I can add this to my arsenal of SharePoint Scripts. Just perfect.

FULL_BACKUP.BAT – Use Control Panel – Scheduler to run once a week. Don’t forget the ‘Run As’ account also needs write access to the backup location, in addition to the Central Admin app pool identity, and the SQL Server Machine account. This command will backup the entire farm to the following file share. Don’t use drive:\directory format.

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“c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\web server extensions\12\bin\stsadm.exe” -o backup -directory \\servername\backupshare -backupmethod full

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DIFF_BACKUP.BAT – Use Control Panel -Scheduler to run when you want differential backups. Remember the same security as above, but also it will fail if you add a content DB or Web App since the last FULL backup.

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“c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\web server extensions\12\bin\stsadm.exe” -o backup -directory \\servername\sharename -backupmethod differential

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IIS_MetaBase_Backup.BAT – This is used to backup your IIS Configs to each IIS server, in their respective ‘metaback’ directories. Just add an additional line for each server you want to backup. It will create a backup of the metabase called ‘WeeklyBackup’ with a version appended. The password doesn’t matter, it just makes the backup portable.

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cscript.exe %systemroot%\system32\iisback.vbs /s servername /u domain\username  /p userpassword /backup /b WeeklyBackup /v NEXT_VERSION /e password

cscript.exe %systemroot%\system32\iisback.vbs /s servername2 /u domain\username  /p userpassword /backup /b WeeklyBackup /v NEXT_VERSION /e password

cscript.exe %systemroot%\system32\iisback.vbs /s servername3 /u domain\username  /p userpassword /backup /b WeeklyBackup /v NEXT_VERSION /e password

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As Ben says, use at your own risk.

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