Automatic and Dynamic All Purpose NTBackup.exe Script with Email Notifications and Log Archiving (EricBackup.bat)

This script can do a SystemState, Normal or Differential backup via NTBackup from any location, to any location and have an email report sent to you shortly before the logfile is archived in your designated directory. All you have to do is set all the settings that i describe below in the top section of the script, put in any mapped drives you need to be mapped (net use x: \\server\share /user:user pass) where I have it commented and run it with the desired backup type specified. You can run ericbackup.bat alone to see a help display, too. This certainly isn't anything new, but it is handy because this script can be easily molded, with it's built in settings, to work in almost any situation. If you are running this as a task, you must remember to include the type of backup in the run line of the task. Simply specifying the .bat will not work, you must specify as the example useage below shows.

I would also like everyone to know that this file can be run remotely with psexec... see this article for PowerShell and this article for batch on how to do that. But remember: If you use psexec to run this remotely, the user will be "Default User".

blatpath - The path to blat.exe, which is used to email your reports to you.
relayserver - An email server your computer has access to. This is required to have your report email sent to you.
email - The email your reports will be sent to.
fromemail - This is the address the email will appear to be sent from. Important because some mailservers will filter mail baised ont his. Your own email should be fine.
emailuser - Your email server user login.
emailpass - Your email server password.
source - The directory your backup will be targeting. Systemstate backups will ignore this automatically. If you're targeting the root of a drive, you leave out the ending \ character (ex: c: not c:\). If you want to use a ANSI .bks file, you can specify that here with an @ symbol ahead of it. EX) @c:\filelist.bks Using a unicode .bks file lets you list multiple target locations.
destination - The location your backup files will be placed into... in *.BKF format. If you're targeting the root of a drive, you leave out the ending \ character (ex: c: not c:\).
textlogpath - Path to the text logfile which will track progress and be emailed then archived.
archivepath - The place logs will be placed for storage. Files will be renamed appropriately.
username - This is very important. This is the name of the folder in your user profile. For example, if you opened a CMD window you would see the path to your local profile. This variable is the name of the last folder in that path. If my user folder is eric.greer then this will be eric.greer. Most of the time this folder name is the exact same as the user name it will run under. If this script is running in remotely via PSExec or as the system account, it will require Default User, without quotes, to be entered here.
note - Just a note. This will be placed on your email subject along with on the filename. Good to include the location. Spaces are not supported very well here, and don't use quotation marks either.

Example Useage: (After setting variables on the top of the script!)

ericbackup.bat normal

ericbackup.bat systemstate

ericbackup.bat differential

This will start a normal backup with the settings you specified within the batch file.

EricBackup.bat

@echo off
:Variables

REM Insert your variables below before running this batch from the command line.

set blatpath=c:\programs\blat.exe
set relayserver=localhost
set email=blog@integrii.net
set fromemail=blog@integrii.net
set emailuser=your.user
set emailpass=your.pass
set source=C:\Scripts
set destination=K:\Backup
set textlogpath=K:\Backup\%computername%-Backup.txt
set archivepath=K:\Backup\OldLogs
set username=administrator
set note=ScriptsBackup

REM Map your drives here if you need to.

REM If you use psexec to run this remotely, the user will be "Default User"
REM Dont touch anything below here.
REM Dont touch anything below here.
REM Dont touch anything below here.
REM Dont touch anything below here.
REM Dont touch anything below here.

:TimeStuffFromMichaelSmith

for /F "tokens=1-4 delims=/ " %%i in ('date /t') do (
set Month=%%j
set Day=%%k
set Year=%%l
set Date=%%j-%%k-%%l
set dirdate=%%j%%k%%l
)
for /f "Tokens=1-2 delims=/ " %%i in ('time /t') do (
set tm=%%i
set ampm=%%j
)

:Preparation

echo.
echo **************************
echo EricBackup.bat Version 2.8
echo EricGreer@GMail.com
echo http://blog.integrii.net/?p=76
echo **************************
echo.

if "%1" == "systemstate" set backupmode=systemstate & echo "%1 mode selected." & goto goodtogo
if "%1" == "normal" set backupmode=normal & echo "%1 mode selected." & goto goodtogo
if "%1" == "differential" set backupmode=differential & echo "%1 mode selected." & goto goodtogo
if "%1" == "Systemstate" set backupmode=systemstate & echo "%1 mode selected." & goto goodtogo
if "%1" == "Normal" set backupmode=normal & echo "%1 mode selected." & goto goodtogo
if "%1" == "Differential" set backupmode=differential & echo "%1 mode selected." & goto goodtogo
if "%1" == "SystemState" set backupmode=systemstate & echo "%1 mode selected." & goto goodtogo

goto noparams

:goodtogo

set server=%computername%
set logpath=C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows NT\NTBackup\data

if not exist "%archivepath%" md "%archivepath%" & echo "Archive Path did not exist, so it was created." >> %textlogpath%
if exist "%textlogpath%" del "%textlogpath%" & echo "Previous %textlogpath% existed, so it was deleted." >> %textlogpath%
if exist "%logpath%\*.log" del "%logpath%\*.log" & echo "Previous ntbackup logfile existed, so it was deleted." >> %textlogpath%

:Backup

echo %server% backup started at %tm% %ampm% on %Year%-%Month%-%Day% into "%destination%" >> %textlogpath%
echo %server% backup starts %tm% %ampm% on %Year%-%Month%-%Day% into "%destination%"

if %backupmode% == systemstate ntbackup.exe backup systemstate "%source%" /n "%server%-Backup" /d "%server%-Backup" /v:no /r:no /rs:no /hc:off /j "%server%-Backup" /l:s /f "%destination%\%server%-Backup-%Year%-%Month%-%Day%-SYSTEMSTATE.bkf" >> %textlogpath%
if %backupmode% == differential ntbackup.exe backup "%source%" /n "%server%-Backup" /d "%server%-Backup" /v:no /r:no /rs:no /hc:off /m differential /j "%server%-Backup" /l:s /f "%destination%\%server%-Backup-%Year%-%Month%-%Day%-DIFFERENTIAL.bkf" >> %textlogpath%
if %backupmode% == normal ntbackup.exe backup "%source%" /n "%server%-Backup" /d "%server%-Backup" /v:no /r:no /rs:no /hc:off /m normal /j "%server%-Backup" /l:s /f "%destination%\%server%-Backup-%Year%-%Month%-%Day%-NORMAL.bkf" >> %textlogpath%

:RenameLogs

if exist "%logpath%\*.log" ren "%logpath%\*.log" %server%-Backup.log
if exist "%logpath%\%server%-Backup.log" copy "%logpath%\%server%-Backup.log" "%archivepath%" /y

echo NTBackup.exe .log file archived at "%archivepath%\%note%-%server%-%Year%-%Month%-%Day%.log" >> %textlogpath%
echo EricBackup.bat .txt file archived at "%archivepath%\%Year%-%Month%-%Day%-%server%-%note%.txt" >> "%textlogpath%"

:Send
%blatpath% "%textlogpath%" -attach "%archivepath%\%server%-Backup.log" -t %email% -s "%server% Backup Log %Year%-%Month%-%Day% at %tm% %ampm%" -i %fromemail% -f "%fromemail%" -q -server "%relayserver%" -u "%emailuser%" -pw "%emailpass%"

:Archive
if exist "%archivepath%\templog.txt" del "%archivepath%\templog.txt"
if exist %textlogpath% copy "%textlogpath%" "%archivepath%\templog.txt"
if exist "%archivepath%\%Year%-%Month%-%Day%-%server%-%note%.txt" del %archivepath%\%Year%-%Month%-%Day%-%server%-%note%.txt
if exist %archivepath%\templog.txt ren %archivepath%\templog.txt "%Year%-%Month%-%Day%-%server%-%note%.txt"

if exist "%archivepath%\%note%-%server%-%Year%-%Month%-%Day%.log" del "%archivepath%\%note%-%server%-%Year%-%Month%-%Day%.log"
if exist "%archivepath%\%server%-Backup.log" ren "%archivepath%\%server%-Backup.log" "%note%-%server%-%Year%-%Month%-%Day%.log"
if exist "%archivepath%\%server%-Backup.log" del "%archivepath%\%server%-Backup.log"
if exist "%logpath%\%server%-Backup.log" del "%logpath%\%server%-Backup.log"

if exist "%textlogpath%" del "%textlogpath%"

goto eof

:noparams
echo This file must be configured by opening it in notepad and setting the variables in the variables section at the top of the script.
echo You do not need to touch anything else beyond the variables with remarks above them!
echo To run the file after you configure it in notepad you must specify a backup type as the first paramiter.
echo.
echo EXAMPLE 1:
echo ericbackup Systemstate
echo.
echo EXAMPLE 2:
echo ericbackup Normal
echo.
echo EXAMPLE 3:
echo ericbackup Differential
echo.
echo **************************
echo.

:eof

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This script has been a lot of work to get just right, and I would appreciate it if any problems are reported to me. This is a big timesaver for me and i use it every other day in different environments with no problems.