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Possible To Schedule A Folder Backup For Other Than Daily?
Posted 04 October 2011 - 07:52 AM
They're W2k3 and Ubuntu machines so no Home Server connector for me!!
I've tried the regular server backup, and they backup a 30 - 40 gb file twice a day, so not very useful as the server backup never finished.
I've also tried playing with 7zip I can stop my vms and back them up that way but it's very slow. Ideally I'd like to be able to use VSS with 7zip so that I can start the VM straight after the backup starts.
The last option is to create a Windows Server Backup that's not the Home server controlled one. Is this possible? It would be probably on 1 folder monthly, no real need to keep mulitple sets.
I don't mind if I have to make a batch file to do it, but some pointers would be useful.
Posted 04 October 2011 - 01:33 PM
You could try using SyncToy to do it. Although it doesn't let you do it directly, you can schedule the sync job to run on a schedule. Do a google search on for the specific syntax, but it's done by using Task Scheduler in "control panel -> administrative tools".
Posted 24 March 2012 - 03:55 PM
Actually, I've been successful in running server backups on a weekly basis using just the Server Backup tool. The WHS server backup manager doesn't like it (says status is "unknown") but my whole-server backup runs successfully (thus far) every Saturday at 1000 local. You could include your VM folders in that backup set and run it as often as you like.
Unfortunately, the only way you're going to be able to do it is to use third party software. ... Do a google search on for the specific syntax, but it's done by using Task Scheduler in "control panel -> administrative tools".
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