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centrally monitor Windows Server Backup

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I am looking for a good way to centrally monitor Windows Server Backup that is running on multiple servers, mostly 2012 R2 but a few 2008 R2.

The servers are located all over the world and are connected by VPN to the central site

Windows Server Backup is initiated by a scheduled task which runs a power shell script

Right now backup status is sent by email along with an xml file including job details and results

I am looking for a better way to get a quick overview of the status of backups at all these sites.  We already have PRTG installed but do not see an easy way to do it with PRTG.
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We use PRTG to monitor WSB on a number of our client's servers (located all over the country). PRTG unfortunately can't monitor it directly but we used the following workaround:

Create a scheduled task on the server to send a "Job successful" email to a central mailbox on backup event 4 (successfully completed).

Setup PRTG IMAP sensor to monitor the central mailbox (setup one sensor for each backup). The sensor looks for an email from the specific sending server with Job complete - if it doesn't see it, an alert is generated for our staff to check the backup. It only checks this between 9-10am each day and any email older than 24 hours is ignored.

It's probably not the easiest of ways to monitor it, but we find it works well enough.
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by:Erik Bjers
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That's what I found... was hoping for a better option but will give that a try
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by:Kimberley from Paessler
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Using the IMAP sensor is your best bet in PRTG.  There's a how-to guide here.here.
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