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Topic # 222847 31-Aug-2017 11:41
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Is there any way to add multiple backup schedules to windows server 2012 backup programme

 

It only lets me backup once a day or more than once a day, there is no option to choose any other day of the week or month

 

 

 

Thanks

 

 


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  Reply # 1855850 31-Aug-2017 11:42
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For relatively little money you could get a far superior solution in Shadowprotect, which will do incrementals which are super quick pretty much as many times a day as you could imagine. 


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  Reply # 1855851 31-Aug-2017 11:43
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Eek, you're game using Microsoft's built in backup....


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1855852 31-Aug-2017 11:43
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Veeam Endpoint is free too





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  Reply # 1855873 31-Aug-2017 11:56
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Hi

 

Whats the issue with the built-in product?

 

I haven't struck any so far

 

 

 

Ford

 

 


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  Reply # 1855875 31-Aug-2017 11:57
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Ford:

 

Hi

 

Whats the issue with the built-in product?

 

I haven't struck any so far

 

 

 

Ford

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ever done a DR test with it?

 

Are you not currently having an issue with it's flexibility?




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  Reply # 1855894 31-Aug-2017 12:35
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I was referring to technical issues, rather than user.

 

I haven't tried any restore as yet as I'm still testing it.

 

 




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  Reply # 1855897 31-Aug-2017 12:36
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I'll try Veeam

 

 


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  Reply # 1855950 31-Aug-2017 13:47
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To answer the exact question - yes you can just not using the graphical interface - look into wbadmin with task scheduler.

 

Agree with others Veeam is great but if I recall correctly the free product doesn't let you do multiple scheduled jobs.  Shadow Protect is really good for remote backups thanks to continuous incrementals.


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  Reply # 1855998 31-Aug-2017 15:30
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Ford:

 

I was referring to technical issues, rather than user.

 

I haven't tried any restore as yet as I'm still testing it.

 

 

As part of the evaluation you have to try a restore. What if the day you actually need the backup to work the restore fails because you didn't test it?





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  Reply # 1856005 31-Aug-2017 15:36
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In my 23 years of IT Support and experience, I cannot strongly enough recommend: 

 

1) You use a well thought of PAID solution by a reputable company. (Storafecraft, Veeam, Symantec, and the like).

 

2) You backup onsite and offsite to two different mediums.

 

3) you regularly test your restore capability. We generally say at least once a year do a full disaster recovery restore, and 3 times a year, random file restore. 

 

We will refuse to look after customers who do not agree to meet this minimum requirement.

 

I have seen SO many cases of heart break over lost data, so much more frequently since the prevalence of Cryptolocker and it's Ilk. 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1856725 1-Sep-2017 15:20
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Ford:

 

Hi

 

Whats the issue with the built-in product?

 

I haven't struck any so far

 

 

Ive done several test full restores with it (from different servers) , even onto different hardware. Full restore works
Yes, its basic . On the other hand some $$$$ products are simply too complex or buggy.

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1858653 5-Sep-2017 08:48
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Hi

 

We already have the data stored else where.

 

I'm looking to automate better the process.

 

Thanks for your suggestions.

 

I'll post back when I try out Veeam

 

 


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  Reply # 1860246 7-Sep-2017 11:46
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Allow the Backup GUI to create a default schedule.

 

Then go into the task scheduler application.  Under microsoft/windows/backup you will see the schedule that has been created.

 

Edit it to any schedule you want.

 

There are even ways to script an email report to be sent.

 

If you edit the job through the Backup GUI you will need to re-adjust the schedule in the Task Scheduler.


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