I am responsible for about 20 customers with SBS2008 and 2011 servers. I do a daily backup on USB drives.
Till now, I have run weekend backups manually and some employee took those backups offsite.
it is very time consuming, every friday I have to run 20 backups, every monday check whether the backup was successful...
Now I need to deploy weekly offsite backups automatically with email report.
The data amount is 20 to 800gigs, depends on particular Customer.
I would like to use current USB disks (red and blue) for those archives. I also would like to use PowerShell, Windows server backup and task scheduler to achieve this.
weekend Backup script should work like:
1, It is connected to the correct disk (red or blue)?
2, If yes, start backup, otherwise send report "missing correct backup disk"
3, when backup is completed, send report to me and to the emploee "weekend backup completed, take blue off and connect red"
What do You, experts, think about this offsite backup solution? Or do you use another, better one?
Can you point me to the right direction with the script?