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How to Script a Daily Windows Server 2008 Command-Line System State Backup

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My Windows Server 2008 Domain Controller has a 20GB C:\, and I have added a second 20GB D:\ drive for Daily System State backups (ONLY!).

Brief Story: After having witnessed a disaster at another company using 3rd party backup tools, I now know that a Veeam/vRanger/BackupExec backup will not backup Active Directory on a Windows 2008 correctly, so I want to script a daily System State backup using the Windows Server 2008 Backup feature. The GUI forces you to backup the whole server, when I only want the System State part.

The following command will run a System State backup to the server's D: drive:

 
WBADMIN START SYSTEMSTATEBACKUP -backuptarget:D:

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BUT I want a script that does the following:

1. Script kicks off every day at 13:00
2. Checks for existing System State backups, if any exist, then delete
3. After existing backup is deleted, the a new System State backup should begin
4. On completion, a simple "System State backup was completed on" %Date%, %Time%" is appended to a text/log file e.g. D:\SysStateBkp.log

Has anyone completed a similar task before, or have any ideas?

Thanks,
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You should be able to do this with Task Scheduler.
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Checkout this script from Script Center and see if it works for you, As mentioned above you can schedule this script daily to run at 13:00..

Folders and System State Backup using PowerShell script
http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Folders-and-System-State-e60faab7
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That weblink was very helpful in assisting us write a custom Powershell script to automate the creation of Windows DC system state backups.
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