In the past, I have had backups fail due to a lack of hard drive space on the destination drive (among other reasons) and the only way I found out about them was through a gut feeling that I should check the Windows Backup & Restore Center.
I know that in Windows XP, the backup software created an entry in the event log each time the software tried to create a backup (and I even wrote a piece of software that notified me when a backup failed).
Is there any software package out there that will monitor the event log for failed backups and notify me if a backup fails? The software should be smart enough to send me an e-mail if there's a network connection available and notify me when I log in to the computer if a network connection doesn't appear in a few days (else, I might end with losing an entire week's worth of backups!).
- Source: Windows Vista computer
- Destination: External drive enclosure with a Seagate drive
- Software: Windows Backup & Restore