Thorny1, regarding copying/moving recordings to another box, you can write a simple batch file to do that and then you can schedule it via Task Scheduler to make it "automatic".
A terrific alternative to that is to use the VideoReDo free add-on called VAP. It can be used to automatically strip out commercials and then save the results in another location. This can also be triggered via Task Scheduler. But, of course, you need to have purchased VRD to use it.