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Copy File

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator

The Copy File activity copies a file from one directory to another. You can also copy files to network shares that are available using UNC paths. Use the Copy File activity to copy important files that have been created or modified in a folder that is being monitored by the Monitor Folder activity to a backup location.

Configuring the Copy File Activity

Before you configure the Copy File activity, you need to know which files you are copying and the destination path where you will put the copies.

Use the following information to configure the Copy File activity.

Details Tab

Settings Configuration Instructions

File

Type the path and name of the file that you want to copy. You can use the * and ? wildcards to specify the file name or path. These wildcards behave the same way as in the Windows Command Prompt.

Include sub-folders

Select this option to copy any files within the sub-folders of the path you have specified that match the filename that you have specified.

Folder

Type the path of the folder where you want the files to be copied to.

If the destination exists

Select the action that you want to take if a file with the same name already exists in the destination folder:

Overwrite: Select this option to overwrite the existing file with the file that is being copied.

Fail: Select this option to cause the Copy File activity to fail if the filename already exists.

Create a file with a unique name: Select this option to append a value to the filename to create a unique name that does not conflict with an existing name.

Advanced Tab

Settings Configuration Instructions

File age

Specify Is less than or Is more than to copy the files that are older or newer, respectively, than the number of days that you specify.

days

Enter the number of days that you will use with the File age measure.

Date of transfer

Set the date of the file at the destination to the date when it was copied to the folder.

Same as original

Set the date of the file at the destination to the date of the original file.

Published Data

The following table lists the published data items.

 

Item Description

Origin folder

The path of the base folder where the file was copied from.

Destination folder

The destination folder where the file was copied to.

Total number of files to be transferred

The number of files that matched the criteria that you specified.

Number of successful file operations

The number of files that were successfully copied.

Number of failed file operations

The number of files that failed to copy.

File operation status

Determines whether the copy succeeded or failed.

File path

The path of the file that was copied.

File name

The name of the file that was copied.

Name and path of the file relative to the origin folder

The relative path of the file starting from the origin folder.

If destination exists

The option that was selected to handle the operation if the destination file already exists.

File age date options

The option that was selected to evaluate the file age.

File age days

The number of days that was provided to evaluate the file age.

Modified date option

The option that was selected for the date to be assigned to the destination file.

Name and path of the destination file

The name and path that the file was copied to.

Name and path of the origin file

The name and path that the file was copied from.

Include sub-folders

Indicates whether the Include sub-folders check box was selected.

Origin folder

The path of the base folder where the file was copied from.

Destination folder

The destination folder where the file was copied to.

Total number of files to be transferred

The number of files that matched the criteria that you specified.

Number of successful file operations

The number of files that were successfully copied.

Number of failed file operations

The number of files that failed to copy.

File operation status

Determines whether the copy succeeded or failed.

File path

The path of the file that was copied.

File name

The name of the file that was copied.

Name and path of the file relative to the origin folder

The relative path of the file starting from the origin folder.

If destination exists

The option that was selected to handle the operation if the destination file already exists.

File age date options

The option that was selected to evaluate the file age.

File age days

The number of days that was provided to evaluate the file age.

Modified date option

The option that was selected for the date to be assigned to the destination file.

Name and path of the destination file

The name and path that the file was copied to.

Name and path of the origin file

The name and path that the file was copied from.

Include sub-folders

Indicates whether the Include sub-folders check box was selected.

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