Version 1.0

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Released: Jan 29, 2009
Updated: Jan 29, 2009 by JerryRasmussen
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Release Notes

I wanted to try my hand at C# and found this blog post on backing SharePoint programmatically, so I wrote a little utility that has some nice features that SharePoint Administrators would apperciate:

* Improved Error handling if something goes wrong you should get an email.
* The utility tells you how long the backup took from start to finish.
* Reports start and end time for SharePoint Backup.
* You can specify the number of threads used for the backup.
* Specify different email address for success or failure reporting.
* Failure emails are flagged as important in your inbox.
* The backup path is included in the email.
* The amount of disk space needed for the backup is included in the email.
* The amount of disk space available is included in the email .
* Reports if there are errors or warnings from the backup.
* Writes to the event log when the backup is complete.

The utility works by creating a folder for the day of the week that the script is run on, then backing up the SharePoint server to that location. If a folder already exists in that location then it will delete the existing folder and create a new folder. This will create a rolling 7 day backup of your SharePoint server. If you have any comments or suggestions on improving the utility please let me know. One small advantage my utility has over the stsadm command is it will backup to a local drive as well as a share. This could potentially help if your backup is very large or takes a long time to run.

Reviews for this release

Does what it says it will do.
by jahhbone on Nov 1, 2010 at 10:15 PM