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How do modify this script to backup something other than the applications event log?

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I have the code below that backs up the applications event log, but instead of the applications event log I need it to back up a particular log file in the applications and services log (applications and service > softwarecompanyA).

How do I modify the code below to do it?

dtmThisDay = Day(Date)
dtmThisMonth = Month(Date)
dtmThisYear = Year(Date)
strBackupName = dtmThisYear & "_" & dtmThisMonth & "_" & dtmThisDay

strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
    & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate,(Backup)}!\\" & _
        strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

Set colLogFiles = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
    ("Select * from Win32_NTEventLogFile where LogFileName='Application'")

For Each objLogfile in colLogFiles
    objLogFile.BackupEventLog("c:\scripts\" & strBackupName & _
        "_application.evt")
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Question by:Kevin Smith
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prashanthd earned 500 total points
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Try following

Modify LogFile="Application" to the event log name you want to take backup example
LogFile="System"

dtmThisDay = Day(Date)
dtmThisMonth = Month(Date)
dtmThisYear = Year(Date)
strBackupName = dtmThisYear & "_" & dtmThisMonth & "_" & dtmThisDay
LogFile="Application"
strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
    & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate,(Backup)}!\\" & _
        strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

Set colLogFiles = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
    ("Select * from Win32_NTEventLogFile where LogFileName='"& logfile &"'")

For Each objLogfile in colLogFiles
    objLogFile.BackupEventLog("c:\scripts\" & strBackupName & _
        "_"&logfile&".evt")
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by:prashanthd
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hmmm...Can you be more specific and give an example?
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by:RobSampson
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Hi, I'm not that familiar with the new eventing, but have a look at the discussion here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Visual_Basic/VB_Script/Q_26696817.html

Basically, it looks like the wevtutil.exe command is your utility of choice, but you could also try Powershell.  VBScript doesn't seem capable of querying these new event logs.

Rob.
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by:Kevin Smith
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perfect, thanks :)
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