Backup Notification

Posted on 2014-04-28
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Last Modified: 2014-05-08
I would like an email when my backup is completed or when it fails, I used to do this by having the event logs emailed to me but now the e-mail facility (from event viewer) is deprecated from server 2012, is there a simple script or something i can save on the desktop and ask it to run whenever the event is logged?


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jdouthit earned 1000 total points
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I assume you are simply using the built in Windows Backup and not a product like BackupExec.  If so, see if this is what you are needing.


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HostOne earned 1000 total points
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Or you could do this:

1. Task Scheduler.
2. Set a task by event log, instead of time, as the trigger.
3. Set the event to Windows Backup (Technically the log is called "Microsoft-Windows-Backup/Operational").
4. Set the type as 4 (this is a success event)
5. Make the action run a batch file that sends an email, such as using blat (a command line email tool you can download by googleing "blat email").
6. Repeat exactly as above but with type 3, which is a fail.

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