Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Windows 2012 R2 - File Backup

I need to backup my files running on Windows 2012 R2 to external drive. I also need this to be done in a regular basis and send me an email after the job done with the report.

First, I create a batch file, called backup.bat, with the content

@echo off
robocopy H:\Home V:\Home /MIR /R:1 /W:1 /LOG:V:\Home.txt
robocopy K:\Documents V:\Documents /MIR /R:1 /W:1 /LOG:V:\Documents.txt
copy /b V:\Documents.txt +V:\Home.txt V:\Backup.txt

The last line is joining the 2 log files into a single file, backup.txt

Schedule this daily with the Windows Scheduler, having an actions:

Start a Program: cmd.exe
Add arguments: /c D:\scripts\backup.bat

That bit is done for backup job.

Now, the email bit. I create a powershell script, called email.ps1, with the content:

 function sendMail{

     Write-Host "Sending Email"

     #SMTP server name
     $smtpServer = "smtprelay.domain.local"

     #Creating a Mail object
     $msg = new-object Net.Mail.MailMessage

     #Creating SMTP server object
     $smtp = new-object Net.Mail.SmtpClient($smtpServer)

     #Email structure 
     $msg.From = ""
     $msg.ReplyTo = ""
     $msg.subject = "Backup Email - Daily"
     $msg.body = "Backup Email - Daily"
     $attachment = New-Object System.Net.Mail.Attachment("V:\Backup.txt", 'text/plain')

     #Sending email 

#Calling function


The email powershell script attach the backup.txt file and send it away
On the same schedule job created earlier, add a second action:

Start a Program: powershell
Add arguments: D:\scripts\email.ps1

Done. Second action will be executed after the 1st action is running and it will grab the log and attach it to the email.

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