Creating multiple backup configurations using the Backup Wizard

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Bob Genestet, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. Bob Genestet

    Bob Genestet Guest

    Is there anything wrong with creating a backup using the wizard, renaming
    the scheduled backup task that the wizard created and then running the
    wizard again to create an additional backup?

    Also, once you tell the wizard not to notify a domain user to insert a tape,
    how do you turn that option back on? Additionally, if the above scenario
    about creating multiple backup schedules is possible, it is also possible to
    notify a user for each backup schedule created with the wizard?

    Thank you,
    Bob
     
    Bob Genestet, Jun 14, 2005
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    Jerry zhao Guest

    Hi Bob,

    Thank you for the post.

    Yes, you can rename the backup Selection Script (.BKS file) and create
    another one using the wizard again. However, this renamed backup script
    will not run automatically. But you can run NTBackup to select it to run
    backup manually.

    If you turn off the notification of changing tape, you can not get it back
    unless you recreate the backup selection script using the wizard.

    Since the renamed backup will not run automatically, there will be no
    notification either for that one.

    For your information:

    Backing Up and Restoring Windows Small Business Server 2003
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/smallbusiness/prodtech/sbs/backup_
    restore_sbs2003.mspx

    Backup and Restore Whitepaper:
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/b/d/8/bd8e1a40-d202-429a-8eb7-26300d6
    2bcc9/BKU_BkupRstr.doc

    Backup Operation Fails When You Back Up Exchange Server 2003 Databases and
    System State Information at the Same Time
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;820272

    A Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) update package is available for Windows
    Server 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=833167

    If you have any questions please do not hesitate to let me know. I am glad
    to be of assistance.

    Best regards,

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    Bob Genestet Guest

    Thanks Jerry,
    You answered my initial question completely.

    As a follow up question, can I manually activate the notification to change
    media when the backup media is a USB flash drive or USB hard drive? We do
    not have a tape drive and the opportunity to notify the user to change media
    apparently is not available when tape is not used. We run a small backup to
    a 1 gb USB Flash drive at the end of day to get critical data off site each
    night and then run a system backup at night to a USB hard drive. I wanted to
    send a reminder to the user to have the USB flash drive inserted before the
    scheduled backup starts.

    Bob
     
    Bob Genestet, Jun 14, 2005
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    Jerry zhao Guest

    Hi Bob,

    Thanks for your update.

    Based on my knowledge, there is no native way to achieve you goal, however,
    we can work around it by manually schedule a task to run a script to send a
    notification email.

    Save the following code to a .VBS.

    ================
    Set objEmail = CreateObject("CDO.Message")
    objEmail.From = ""
    objEmail.To = "<To>"
    objEmail.Subject = "<Subject>"
    objEmail.Textbody = "<Body>"
    objEmail.Send
    ===================

    Disclaimer: This sample script is not supported under any Microsoft
    standard support program or service. The sample script is provided AS IS
    without warranty of any kind. Microsoft further disclaims all implied
    warranties including, without limitation, any implied warranties of
    merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk
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    If you have problem with coding related issue. You can post this in the
    Developer newsgroups. I have provided the link below:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/newsgroups/default.asp

    Or

    you may ask for developer support:
    http://support.microsoft.com/directory/directory/phonepro.asp?sd=msdn


    Then you can create a task to run the script, to do so:

    Open control panel -> scheduled tasks, click add scheduled task, then
    follow the instruction to finish the wizard.

    For your information:

    HOWTO: Send HTML Formatted Mail Using CDO for Windows 2000 and a Remote
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=286431


    If there is anything else that I can do for you, please feel free to
    contact me, and I will be happy to help!

    Best regards,

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    Bob Genestet Guest

    Thanks Jerry for the reply,

    The script you posted is working good.

    Bob
     
    Bob Genestet, Jun 15, 2005
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    Jerry zhao Guest

    Hi Bob,

    Thanks for your kind response and I'm glad to hear that my information can
    be help.

    As always, please do post back here again if anything we can still be help.

    Best regards,

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