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    Hello
    i need software (free) that can be able to backup outlook PST to LAN
    Operating system: XP pro\win7 64 bit
    Thanks
    Last edited by Dell; 19th November 2013, 08:44.

  • #2
    Re: pst backup

    How about a script that:
    1) Terminates Outlook (if running)
    2) Copies the PST to the LAN
    3) Restarts Outlook
    This could be run as a scheduled task

    VBScript would certainly do it, but I suspect a batch file would too

    Cost (excluding your time): Zero
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      Re: pst backup

      Can you not just relocate the pst to the persons home area H:\ and backup their home drive?.
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      • #4
        Re: pst backup

        MS explicitly state that PST files should not run over a LAN - risk of corruption if anything drops on the connection.

        For once I agree with them - have seen issues with network based PSTs
        Tom Jones
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        • #5
          Re: pst backup

          Yes, I agree. Most likely not the best idea, and if possible to not use PST's at all. I've seen many places which operate this way with PST's in home drives and corruption never really been a major issue.
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          • #6
            Re: pst backup

            Thanks for all the answers
            Can same one guide me how to do this with VBscript? ,
            i prefer to schedule the backup by software
            Again thanks

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            • #7
              Re: pst backup

              Acccording to my friend
              https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=vb...O8TAhAfF84HICw
              combined with
              https://www.google.co.uk/search?http...F5KThQfQm4CwAQ
              should do the job

              Putting the two together should be an easy enough exercise using the plethora of online resources at your disposal
              Tom Jones
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              • #8
                Re: pst backup

                any review about this
                http://www.safepstbackup.com/?pcode=...FUNe3godwBcADg

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                • #9
                  Re: pst backup

                  Personally, never heard of it (but that is the same for many applications)
                  Tom Jones
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                  • #10
                    Re: pst backup

                    I'm sure there's a Microsoft outlook backup that you install to outlook and you can set it to prompt the user every time outlook closes, to back up.

                    If you want to automate it, I do have a (crude) bat script that will check if outlook is open, close it if neccesary, then back up to a network share.
                    I think it keeps 3 copies on rotation as well.

                    It's very basic though and needs manual modification to suit your file paths and so on.
                    Please pm me if you want it, or I can post link here if allowed.
                    David Silvester
                    Systems Administrator

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                    • #11
                      Re: pst backup

                      Feel free to post a link (preferably to a txt file - risk of viruses with zips)

                      You have 92 posts, so are a valued member
                      Tom Jones
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                      • #12
                        Re: pst backup

                        Thanks, nice to be valued Should try to post more really.

                        Anyway, here is script, but as I said its very basic:
                        It should be stored in c:\backup
                        And you need to change a fair bit in it - data location, UNC path to backup share as well as creating a mapped drive to the backup share.

                        Also it requires a few things to run.
                        You should have the following present in c:\backup:
                        1. 7Z command line tool (7za.exe) available here - http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sevenzip/7za920.zip
                        2. Blat command line email tool, available here - http://sourceforge.net/projects/blat/


                        I think blat requires net framework 2 or above as well.
                        Dont know if its what your looking for or too basic.


                        Code:
                        @echo off
                        
                        REM set a few variables
                        
                        SET name=youridentifier
                        SET datadrive=c:
                        SET data=C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{DFF16927-88E6-4EAA-A097-460B7E65289B}\Microsoft\Outlook Express
                        
                        
                        REM kill outlook if it can be found
                        
                        taskkill /IM OUTLOOK.exe
                        
                        PING 1.1.1.1 -n 1 -w 6000 >NUL
                        
                        
                        REM check if outlook can still be found in task list
                        set tempfile=bdw.txt
                        del %tempfile%
                        tasklist > %tempfile%
                        type %tempfile% | find /i "OUTLOOK.exe"
                        if errorlevel 0 if not errorlevel 1 goto IsRunning
                        echo isnt running
                        
                        :exit
                        del %tempfile%
                        goto :ready
                        
                        exit
                        
                        :IsRunning
                        
                        REM outlook was found, send notification pertaining to this
                        
                        echo outlook could not be closed %name% >body.txt
                        
                        
                        blat body.txt -s ["ERROR"] -t [email protected] -server smtp.server.com -f [email protected] -u [email protected] -pw password
                        
                        del body.txt
                        
                        goto :lastly
                        
                        
                        REM otherwise, lets proceed
                        
                        :ready
                        
                        
                        REM using 7zip to create tarball of data location (PSTs) then move the tar to network
                        REM use full UNC path here - expects a folder on location named the same as 
                        REM our name variable
                        
                        
                        cls
                        @echo on
                        7za.exe a -ttar email1.tar "%data%" -mmt -mx0
                        move email1.tar \\192.168.1.2\ebackup\%name%\
                        
                        
                        
                        
                        GOTO :end
                        
                        
                        
                        :end
                        
                        REM we need a mapped drive that resolves to our above UNC so we can navigate to it
                        REM using K: in this case
                        REM now we'll get a directory output to send via email on completion
                        
                        k:
                        cd %name%
                        
                        dir /t:c /t:w /s /q *.*>"C:\backup\body.txt"
                        
                        c:
                        cd c:\backup
                        
                        
                        blat body.txt -s ["SUCCESS - Please check output - %name% "] -t [email protected] -server smtp.server.com -f [email protected] -u [email protected] -pw password
                        
                        del body.txt
                        
                        
                        :lastly
                        David Silvester
                        Systems Administrator

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                        • #13
                          Re: pst backup

                          How about PFBackup from MS?
                          http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl...s.aspx?id=9003

                          I've used it through Outlook 2007... maybe 2010. Can't remember.
                          Regards,
                          Jeremy

                          Network Consultant/Engineer
                          Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
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