Schedule backup
Hi,I amtrying to schedule Farmlevel backup on amonthly basis through a batch process that has the following command.stsadm -o backup -directory<UNC path> -backupmethod full this command will run at the end of each monththen I am trying toschedule differentialbackup on weekly basisthrough a batch process that has the following commandstsadm -o backup -directory<UNC path> -backupmethoddifferential Every time the full backupbatch runs, it is creating a new folder like 'spbr0001'within UNC path and is increasing the last value by one.Instead of creating a new folder everytime,I wantsto overwrite the previousmonth's fullbackupand Ialso want to overwrite weekely differential backupdue to space contraintsHow can we achieve this ?does farm's full backup and differential back up commands through stsadm.exe support -overwrite??Thanks,Warm Regards, Bhushan Gawale
May 11th, 2009 8:14am

Hi, The catastrophic backup (farm backup) does not contain an overwrite parameter unfortunately. The good news is that this can still be done. There are a couple free backup utilities that individuals have developed which helps scheduling rolling backups. The one I have downloaded the source code and have customized to fit my needs is located here: By default this one overwrites the first backup taken on the 7th day and continues that cycle. Hope this helps, Jason Medero WSS MVP Medero, WSS MVP, B&R Business Solutions,
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May 20th, 2009 3:57pm

Hi Jason, Thanks For Your Helpful PostI downloaded that utility and saw it's .config file, so wanted some help from you,1. hot to configure it to take backup of full farm? 2. suppose I dont want those emailing functionalities and other mailing options so can I remove those <settings> for that?Thanks,Warm Regards, Bhushan Gawale
May 25th, 2009 9:16am

Hi, How do you use the utility. Do you just run the exe on the server? Will it backup all the site collections on a regular basis?
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November 9th, 2011 6:26am

Yes keep exe on server file system and schedule using System Scheduler. Bhushan | |
November 29th, 2011 9:37am

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