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Windows Server 2008 Backup Email notifications?

Discussion in 'Windows Home Server' started by ja, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. ja

    ja Guest

    I know this is an elusive request, but has anyone had any luck in getting
    WSB2008 to send a simple "Backup was Successful" or "Backup Failed" email
    message?

    If I log into the Server 2008 Manager console, click Storage/Windows Server
    Backup, the Status screen shows the following messages:

    Time Message Description
    --------------------------- --------------- -------------------
    10/20/2009 11:00 PM Backup Successful
    10/19/2009 11:00 PM Backup Successful
    10/18/2009 11:00 PM Backup Successful

    Question: How do I forward these messages out to my Email each day?

    Question 2: I have this 2008 server as part of a SBS2003 domain. Is there a
    way to have SBS2003 grab the Event Logs from 2008, and then have SBS2003 send
    them out in the daily Performance Report?

    These links seem to say it is possible to send an email via 2008 (but I'm
    not sure how to set it up):
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  2. UKBITS

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    There is no backup notification system in the backup itself, but there IS a way to set a task to send an email when certain events hit the Event Log.
    Unfortunately, this doesn't allow you to specify a username and password for the SMTP server.
    I worked around this by downloading SendEmail from http://caspian.dotconf.net/menu/Software/SendEmail/ and creating two batch files which use this to send the email - one is for success and is attached to event 4 in Microsoft-Windows-Backup/Operational, the other one is for failure and is attached to events 19 and 49 in the same log.
    I blogged our particular set of circumstances in more detail at http://ukbits-ltd.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/how-to-set-up-windows-server-2008.html including the batch files I used if that's of any help.
     

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