Background

Jocha work with a lot of startup companies and small-business owners, which is great in so many ways. While it gives us the possibility to design and set everything up from scratch, with all the best practices, it usually means working with a smaller budget compared to the larger corporations.

Windows Backup is a great built-in feature in Windows Server, however it lacks a useful reporting feature. We’ve built a PowerShell-script that will give you a nice report summary of the last backup job. As always we recommend using the last version of Windows Management Framework for this script.

Requirements

– Elevated PowerShell-session.
– Windows Server Backup feature installed.
– At least Windows Management Framework 3.0

Solution

By using built-in functions and leveraging scripts and third-party products you can save a lot of money.
This PowerShell-script will retrieve the last backup job send an email with a report of the results.

Example: Report from a successful job

Example: Report from a failed job

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