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I would like to create a script that emails me when a scheduled daily backup runs. I'd prefer the email to indicate success or failure. I understand that this is not an easy thing to do with Windows Server 2008.

Is it possible? If so, how?


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Easiest way would be to setup an alert from the eventlog for backup events.

Otherwise roll your own PowerShell script to control the backup and alerting (WSB comes with a number of cmdlets for PowerShell)

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Could you please elaborate a little on setting up an alert from the eventlog? Thanks! – Brian Webster Mar 16 '10 at 5:32
can you make me an example of how to check successful backup with cmdlets of powrshell ? thanks – aleroot Sep 6 '10 at 20:11

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