Create a Notepad log file for 2003 Server backup


I am running windows backup on my server which works fine for us. I would just like to create a log file of the backups when errors occur, cant seem to find an option in the Software to create a log.

Could anyone help with this please?

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In the Backup utility it has a Backup Report. It saves logs in text format of your Backups in this directory.

C:\Documents and Settings\%USER%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows NT\NTBackup\data

%USER% being the username that you are running the backup from.

Hope this helps


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Agree with Lazarus, but please take into consideration :
The logs are reused (written over) in a cycle.
Only 10 logs exist at a given time, unles YOU do something to save them.
good point, I forgot to mention that little bit. He can easily make a little batch file to save and rename them. Something like below:

FOR /F " tokens=1,2,3* delims=/,  " %%i IN ('date /T') DO SET CURRENTDATE=%%i%%j%%k%%l
FOR /F " tokens=1,2,3* " %%i IN ('echo %CURRENTDATE%') DO SET GETSYSDATE=%%j%%k%%l

ren backup*.log backup-%GETSYSDATE%.log
daly29Author Commented:
Thanks very much guys that really helped a lot

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