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Looking for a tool to scan for ntbackup jobs

Posted on 2007-11-30
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Hi,

We're updating our backup solition at the moment. As part of this process I have to tedious job of surveying the ntbackup jobs on our servers and detailing the following information on each:
1. the scope of the backup job, what is being backed up
2. Start time of job
3. End time of last job
4. Location job is running to
5. Size of backup file

We have approx 200 servers spread over 30 different locations. Is there a way or tool for scanning or somehow automating this process instead of having to RDP to each server?

Thanks a million in advance.
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Based on your question it sounds like you have, or might have, backups running on member servers that are controlled solely on that machine.  If this is the case then there will not be any centrally located source of information to get what you want ... that said ...
you can still probably automate the collection of the information you are looking for.
You would need to build a list of all of the servers in a text file.
You could then use a batch file to loop through the list and run a series of commands against each one ...
You could use sysinternals' PSTools to check each server to see if the backup service is installed, if not skip it, it it is then query the server for what ever info you need.  I haven't used NTBackup for years ... but if you run the command on a machine that has it installed then you might be able to use the local app to connect to the remote server to get the job information you need ... then just pipe and append  the results to an output file.
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