Modifying and deleting scheduled backups

The following is tip #7 from "12 ways to protect your Exchange 2003 data."

The following is tip #7 from "12 ways to protect your Exchange 2003 data," excerpted from Mike Daugherty's new book, Monitoring & Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, reprinted with permission of Digital Press, an imprint of Elsevier, copyright 2004. For more Information, please visit www.elsevier.com. Return to the main page for more tips on this topic.


You can use the following procedure to modify a scheduled backup job.

1. Start the Scheduled Tasks utility from the Windows Start menu by selecting All Programs → Accessories → System Tools → Schedule Tasks.

2. Double-click a scheduled job to view details about the job.

Task tab
3. The Run field contains the command that will be executed to perform the backup. The Run as field contains the security context under which the backup job will be run.

Schedule tab
4. Select the Schedule tab to view details about the backup job schedule.

5. You can use the Schedule tab to change the backup schedule. You can perform the backup just once, daily, weekly on selected days, or monthly on selected days of the month. For each of these options, you can specify the time when the backup should start. Optionally, you can select to perform the backup each time the system starts up, each time you logon to the system, or whenever the system is idle for a specified number of minutes.

You can use the following procedure to delete a scheduled backup job:

1. Start the Scheduled Tasks utility from the Windows Start menu by selecting All Programs → Accessories → System Tools → Schedule Task.

2. Right-click the job you want to delete and select Delete.


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About the author: Mike Daugherty is Manager of the Microsoft Consulting Resource Unit for the Central Region as well as a Senior Solution Architect and Program Manager with HP Consulting and Integration Services. He travels widely, working with large Exchange installations and helping clients manage their systems. He is based in Texas.

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