How to Set Auto Back up in Windows 2003?

Posted on 2009-04-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-06

I'm using Windows 2003 Small Business Server Edition.

I want to backup my few data folder everyday.

Can any one help me out how i can setup this auto backup?

I have read some command name NT Backup but not sure if same i will have to use or some other also available.

Also Can i set auto backup with another HDD in windows server or i have to use external device  - pleas advice for same as well.
Question by:121doc
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    Open the "Server Manger" interface.

    Run the "Backup" setup wizard.

    This will create a script which will execute NTBackup daily (or whenever you prefer) you get to choose what to back up, and where to.

    Once set, this will run when you configure it and report back to you if it succeeds or fails. It will also log the last five backups and you can access those logs through the same Server Managment gui.

    You can back up to any destination, but it's a good idea if the destionation is NOT part of what yo uback up, if you see what I mean. if you want to back up c:\ and ES, then you can specify d:\backupfile as the destination, say. D:\ can be an internal volume or a plugged in USB drive, or, if you have one, you can specify a tape drive as the destination.

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    You should backup using ServerManager/Backup tool.
    But for special backup on disk you can use NTBackup and schedule it to run daily (it will create a Scedulked task). I assume you'll backup on separate disk (or network share).

    Try with this script for backup on network share

    rem Delete existing BackupLogs
    del "%userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows NT\NTBackup\data\*.*" /q
    for /f "Tokens=1-4 Delims=/ " %%i in ('date /t') do set dt=%%i-%%j-%%l
    for /f "Tokens=1" %%i in ('time /t') do set tm=-%%i
    set tm=%tm::=-%
    set dtt=%dt%%tm%
    rem Start backup
    %systemroot%\system32\ntbackup.exe backup "@C:\Skripte\full.bks" /d "%dtt%" /v:no /r:no /rs:no /hc:off /m normal /j "%dtt%" /l:s /f "\\servername\share\%dtt%.bkf"
    rem Send report
    cd "%userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows NT\NTBackup\data"
    ren back*.log backup.log
    type backup.log > text.log
    ping -n 3
    del backup.log /q
    ren text.log backup.log
    rem send report
    rem using BLAT.EXE (; copy exe in system32
    rem blat -install SMTPServer user@domain.inet
    blat backup.log -to recipient -subject "%userdnsdomain% Backup"

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    Forget to mention you have to create a scheduled task that runs this batch file... ;)

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