Zip folder dated yesterday and move to network location.

This topic contains 14 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Sohail Gustasab 4 months, 1 week ago.

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  • #90758

    Sohail Gustasab

    I need a script to run every day and zip the folder that was created the previous day.
    I then need the zipped version to be moved to a network location.
    I was thinking of using 7zip to do the zipping as this is installed on the servers but I'm open to alternatives if there is a better way\method\tool.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Here are some additional details.

    The folders to zip are named in this format:

    I need to move the zipped version from

    Thanks In advance for any help

  • #90761

    Olaf Soyk

    As this is not a free script shop here you would have to write a script by yourself. But if I'm not wrong you don't even need a sophisticated complex script for that. A proper command line for 7zip should be enough. Addditional information you can find here: 7Zip Command Line Syntax.
    If you have a question to a Powershell script you wrote you can post here the relevant part of the script we will try to help you as good as we're able to. 😉

  • #90763

    Sohail Gustasab

    HI OLaf,
    I don't think just the command line for 7zip is enough.

    To zip the folder using 7zip command line is just

    7za a -tzip 20171227.7zip 20171227

    This is not my issue.
    I don't know how to target the folder dated from the previous days date.

  • #90775

    Sohail Gustasab

    Okay so I've managed to coble this script together however it's failing at my $yesterdaysfolder variable

    $pathTo7zip = "C:\Users\gustasoh\Desktop\7z1701-extra\x64\7za.exe"
    $sourcefolder = "C:\Users\gustasoh\Desktop\7z1701-extra\x64"
    $yesterdaysfolder = "(Get-Date).AddDays(-1).ToString('yyyyMMdd')"
    $Destination1 = "C:\Users\gustasoh\Desktop\ZIPPED\"
    C:\Users\gustasoh\Desktop\7z1701-extra\x64\7za.exe a -tzip *.7zip $sourcefolder\$yesterdaysfolder
    #Check destination path
    if (Test-Path $Destination1)
      #then copy
      Copy-Item $Source *.7zip $Destination1
    • #90779

      Jeremy Corbello

      $yesterdaysfolder should be like this:

      $yesterdaysfolder = "$((Get-Date).AddDays(-1).ToString('yyyyMMdd'))"

      As for a "better way/method/tool" to 7zip, your requirements don't really scream out "I need to use 7zip". Can you try using the Compress-Archive cmdlet?
      Something like this should do the job:

      $sourceFolder = "Insert\Source\Folder\path\here"
      $Date = "$((Get-Date).AddDays(-1).ToString('yyyyMMdd'))"
      $archivePath = "D:\usr\sap\gkretail\ucon\dataexchange\export_channel\results\export\EXPORT_SUCCESS"
      $archivePath2 = "\\SOL000483\\GK_Transaction_Archive"
      Get-ChildItem "$sourcefolder\$Date" -Recurse | Compress-Archive -DestinationPath "$archivePath\$"
      if (Test-Path "$archivePath\$")
        Copy-Item -Path "$archivePath\$" -Destination "$archivePath2\$" 

      Just fill out the $sourceFolder variable: the path to the $Date folders.

    • #90782

      Jeremy Corbello

      And looking at this after my first sip of coffee, I realized that your Get-Date was already converting it to a string, so the quotes weren't needed.

      $yesterdaysfolder = (Get-Date).AddDays(-1).ToString('yyyyMMdd')
      $Date = (Get-Date).AddDays(-1).ToString('yyyyMMdd')
    • #90785

      Sohail Gustasab

      Hi Jeremy,
      Thanks for the help.
      I have tried the mods you suggested and I get this error.

      Compress-Archive : The term 'Compress-Archive' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet,

    • #90788

      Jeremy Corbello

      You need a minimum version of PowerShell 3, so you are probably running 2 or lower. So back to using 7zip. Just adjust your $yesterdaysfolder to the format that I specified above.

    • #90791

      Sohail Gustasab

      This is what I'm using

      PS C:\Windows\system32> $PSVersionTable.PSVersion
      Major Minor Build Revision
      —– —– —– ——–
      4 0 -1 -1
      PS C:\Windows\system32> get-host

      Name : Windows PowerShell ISE Host
      Version : 4.0
      InstanceId : dc6b8173-9809-4383-9df7-43d55b5482b9
      UI : System.Management.Automation.Internal.Host.InternalHostUserInterface
      CurrentCulture : en-GB
      CurrentUICulture : en-US
      PrivateData : Microsoft.PowerShell.Host.ISE.ISEOptions
      IsRunspacePushed : False
      Runspace : System.Management.Automation.Runspaces.LocalRunspace

      I'm running version 4

    • #90793

      Olaf Soyk

      If I'm not wrong Compress-Archive has been released with version 5. So either you update to a current version or you use your 7zip command line instead.

  • #90817


    No matter what version of PoSh you are using. You can compress with PoSH and .Net.
    So taken your block and tweaking it a bit – Try this approach, nothing extra needed

    Setup source and destination and criteria

        $Source = 'D:\Temp'
        $Destination = 'D:\Temp\ArchiveDestination'
        $ArchiveDate = (Get-Date).AddDays(-1)
        "`nShowing archive source folders"
        Get-ChildItem -Path $Source -Directory -Recurse | Select Name,LastWriteTime | Select -First 9
        "`nCount of current archives to date of the source folders: " + (Get-ChildItem -Path $Destination -Filter '*.zip').Count + "`n"

    Instantiate compression class
    Validate ArchiveDate, compress and archive if true, else take no actions

        Add-Type -AssemblyName 'System.IO.Compression.FileSystem'
        ForEach ($SourceFolder in (Get-ChildItem -Path $Source -Directory))
        If ($SourceFolder.LastWriteTime -lt $ArchiveDate)
        "The folder named – $($SourceFolder.Name) – matches archive date. Archiving Now."
        [IO.Compression.Zipfile]::CreateFromDirectory($SourceFolder.FullName, "$Destination\$($SourceFolder.Name).zip")
        Else {Write-Warning -Message "$($SourceFolder.Name) checked does not met archive date. No actions taken."}
        "`nCount of current and new archives: " +
        (Get-ChildItem -Path $Destination -Filter '*.zip').Count
        Showing archive source folders
        WARNING: ArchiveDestination checked does not met archive date. No actions taken.
        WARNING: ArchiveSource checked does not met archive date. No actions taken.
        Name LastWriteTime
        —- ————-
        ArchiveDestination Thu 04 Jan 02018 14:28:21
        ArchiveSource Thu 04 Jan 02018 13:40:01
        diff Mon 01 Jan 02018 15:34:13
        Downloads Fri 18 Aug 02017 18:55:59
        Duplicates Mon 06 Feb 02017 22:17:04
        JPG Tue 26 Dec 02017 18:55:26
        LRV Tue 26 Dec 02017 18:57:49
        MoveItems Mon 02 Oct 02017 23:25:34
        test Mon 01 May 02017 00:02:30
        Count of current archives to date of the source folders: 0
        The folder named – diff – matches archive date. Archiving Now.
        The folder named – Downloads – matches archive date. Archiving Now.
        The folder named – Duplicates – matches archive date. Archiving Now.
        The folder named – JPG – matches archive date. Archiving Now.
        The folder named – LRV – matches archive date. Archiving Now.
        The folder named – MoveItems – matches archive date. Archiving Now.
        The folder named – test – matches archive date. Archiving Now.
        The folder named – THM – matches archive date. Archiving Now.
        Count of current and new archives: 8
    • #90829

      Sohail Gustasab

      Thanks a lot for helping with this.
      It works very well.

      There is one snag.
      I only need it to zip yesterdays data. this seems to all the data in the source again.
      What part of the code can I change to only zip yesterdays daya.

      I intend to set this as a scheduled task to run early morning to archive sales data from only the previous day.

  • #90830

    Olaf Soyk

    Sorry if that sounds rude for you but don't you think you could put a little effort by yourself? And Jeremy even answered this already. The code you get here does not have a copyright – you're welcome to change it to your needs. Feel free to play a little with it and learn something while you do so – that's how we all do it. And of course you can always ask your prefered internet search engine to help you out.

    • #90832

      Sohail Gustasab

      No that's not rude Olaf.
      I understand but I'm just not that good when it comes to scripting.

      I'll have a further play and see where I get.

      Thanks for all the help all you guys have given me here.

  • #91184

    Sohail Gustasab

    Hi all,
    I have managed to put together a working script now and wanted to thank all of you guys for your time and assistance.
    I the spirit of sharing I thought I would post it here in case it helps somebody else.

    Add-Type -AssemblyName 'System.IO.Compression.FileSystem'
    $Source = 'C:\7z1701-extra\x64'
    $Destination = 'C:\7z1701-extra\x64\ZIPPED'
    $d = (get-date).adddays(-1).tostring('yyyyMMdd')
    $SourceFolder = Join-Path -Path $Source -ChildPath $d
    Write-Verbose "Archiving $SourceFolder"
    [IO.Compression.Zipfile]::CreateFromDirectory($SourceFolder, "$Destination\$")
    Move-Item -Path $Destination\*.zip -Destination \\\GK_Transaction_Archive

    Thanks everyone

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