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Can Windows Backup (ntbackup) email a backup report?

Posted on 2009-05-14
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Hi,

I need to genertate reports or logs and have them emailed to me so I can see if the backups completed or failed without actually logging into the server.

Is there anyway to do this?
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Question by:borgmember
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by:Mitch1981
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I wrote this and other script, you can find it to: www.windowserver.it

Bye.
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Sorry, but I do not speak whatever language that site is in :)
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Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

 
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Complete the script below (variables and your ntbackup switches); it uses blat.exe (out it into the folder with the script) to send the email and will (hopefully) find and send the latest log file.
happy mailing: blat online
http://www.blat.net/

@echo off
setlocal
set From=backup@domain.com
set To=me@domain.com
set SMTP=smtp.domain.com
set Subject=Backup Report
set LogFileFolder=%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows NT\NTBackup\data
 
%Systemroot%\system32\ntbackup.exe ...
 
for /f "delims=" %%a in ('dir /o:d /b "%LogFileFolder%\*.log"') do set LogFile=%%a
"%~dp0blat.exe" "%LogFileFolder%\%LogFile%" -f %From% -to %To% -server %SMTP% -subject "%Subject%"

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by:borgmember
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I used this post to get it working. I also used information from this site: http://www.fishbrains.com/posts/154

I had to modify the script to fit my needs, but the middle part starting with %systemroot% now looks like this:

%Systemroot%\system32\ntbackup.exe backup "@c:\scripts\ntbackup\nightly.bks" /d "Nightly Backup" /v:yes /r:no /rs:no /hc:off /m normal /j "nightly" /l:s /f e:\nightly.bkf

Here is the contents of the nightly.bks file:

C:\
D:\
SystemState
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by:quizwedge
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Instead of "%~dp0blat.exe", I used the actual path as "%~dp0blat.exe" didn't work for me, but what a great script!
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Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

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