automate outlook.pst backup to network?



mikeindo
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
Is there a way to have the outlook.pst file copy to a network share for
backup purposes when the PC is logged out and therefore no network drives are
actually mapped at the time? Would that be a batch file set as a scheduled
task or something? If so, what would that magic batch file be?

Philip Herlihy
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
Might be worth looking into this:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8b081f3a-b7d0-4b16-b8af-5a6322f4fd01&DisplayLang=en

(pfbackup.exe) .. although I've never used it.

A machine left running with no logged on desktop users can still connect to
the network via UNC paths (eg: \\MyServer\MyShare) and can still run
scripts using the scheduler. You might also look into the backup facility
built into XP and Win2K which can be invoked from scripts.

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"mikeindo" <mikeindo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A5DE894E-6DD3-45CA-AB40-A494F12DEEF8@microsoft.com...
> Is there a way to have the outlook.pst file copy to a network share for
> backup purposes when the PC is logged out and therefore no network drives
> are
> actually mapped at the time? Would that be a batch file set as a
> scheduled
> task or something? If so, what would that magic batch file be?

Mark Dormer
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
a batch file like

net use z: \\servername\sharename\pathtofile
copy c:\whereveritis\a.pst z:\

Regards
Mark Dormer


"mikeindo" <mikeindo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A5DE894E-6DD3-45CA-AB40-A494F12DEEF8@microsoft.com...
> Is there a way to have the outlook.pst file copy to a network share for
> backup purposes when the PC is logged out and therefore no network drives
are
> actually mapped at the time? Would that be a batch file set as a
scheduled
> task or something? If so, what would that magic batch file be?

Mark Dormer
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
or from the other end (server side)
assume you have admin rights on the machines

copy \\machinename\c$\whereveritis\a.pst c:\backupfiles\a.pst

Regards
Mark Dormer

"mikeindo" <mikeindo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A5DE894E-6DD3-45CA-AB40-A494F12DEEF8@microsoft.com...
> Is there a way to have the outlook.pst file copy to a network share for
> backup purposes when the PC is logged out and therefore no network drives
are
> actually mapped at the time? Would that be a batch file set as a
scheduled
> task or something? If so, what would that magic batch file be?

mikeindo
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
thankjs for the suggestions! for now, i'm just going to use XP's Backup
utility scheduled for daytime job during lunch. but i'll keep these in mind
if have to do it during the night!

Ken B
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
Or you could put the PST file on the server, and point the workstation to
look at it there. Takes out the whole need to copy it to the server daily
if you have it reside there.

Ken

"mikeindo" <mikeindo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:70517FD5-5730-40D5-AB1E-80E6F997BB8D@microsoft.com...
> thankjs for the suggestions! for now, i'm just going to use XP's Backup
> utility scheduled for daytime job during lunch. but i'll keep these in
> mind
> if have to do it during the night!

Jetro
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
Useless in the case of laptop. And the .pst files intend to become corrupt
as any other file especially when open across a network.

Zapmob
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
You can use Mobiliti(www.mobiliti.com) products, either
network/Unplugged or continuity@work to backup pst files even when the
user is logged out. Just install the software on the system where you
have the pst file, create a backup project and set the destination of
your choice. Set up a schedule to backup this project when you are
logged in or logged out. The software takes care of the rest. The
products are cheap and easy to use.
Good luck!


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automate outlook.pst backup to network?