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I am not using SBS2003's 'Server Backup Wizard', as it lacks a lot of the basic features I'd expect in a backup wizard - Namely I can't see an easy option to configure 'incremental/diff' backups! It may be there, but I couldn't find it!

Anyway, I have configured NTbackup with a full backup on Wednesday and a full backup on Friday, with incrementals inbetween. This is the setup I'm happy with. It's working fine, however I noticed when I receive my morning email with the server performance reports, it states 'backup did not run'. How can I tell the system that it's not using the 'Server Backup Wizard', and to correctly report whether the backup has run?

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aoakeley earned 2000 total points
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download blat and use that to email logs.

Code snippit attached to find the latest log
ECHO OFF
REM|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
REM| Change to backup log directory to search for the latest log file to send |
ECHO ON
cd C:\Documents and Settings\sysadmin\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows NT\NTBackup\data\

ECHO OFF
REM|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
REM| This dir command will list all log files sorted by date in bare format   |
ECHO ON
set fcmd=dir "%fld%*.log" /OD /A-D /B

REM set command will set lastf variable to the last file in set, i.e. the latest one
for /F "tokens=* delims= " %%i in ('%fcmd%') do set lastf=%fld%%%i

ECHO OFF
REM|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
REM| convert the unicode file to ascii to allow it to be emailed.             |
TYPE %lastf% > emaillog.txt

REM|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
REM Send emails to CorporateComputers to monitor backups.
ECHO ON

blat emaillog.txt -subject "Nightly Backup Report" -to to@domain.com -f from@domain.com.au -server mail.bigpond.com

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by:UncleVirus
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You sir, are what's commonly known as a legend! I will award you a big juicy 500 points :-) That worked perfectly. That is *Exactly* what I wanted.

I also wanted to know how to send it to a second recipient, but a quick RTFM helped :)
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Simply amazing! Quick reply and perfect.
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