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Microsoft Exchange Server PowerShell Cookbook - Third Edition by Mike Pfeiffer, Jonas Andersson

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Reporting on database backup status

Using the Exchange Management Shell, we can write scripts that will check on the last full backup time for a database that can be used for monitoring and reporting. In this recipe, you will learn how to check the last backup time for each database, and use this information to generate statistics and find databases that are not being backed up on a regular basis.

How to do it...

To check the last full backup time for a database, use the Get-MailboxDatabase cmdlet, as shown here:

Get-MailboxDatabase -Identity DB1 -Status | fl Name,LastFullBackup

How it works...

When you run the Get-MailboxDatabase cmdlet, you must remember to use the -Status switch parameter or else the LastFullBackup property will be $null. In the ...

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