Event ID 4 — Backup Operations

Updated: January 27, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

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You can use the Windows Server Backup snap-in or the wbadmin command to create and manage backups to protect your operating system, volumes, files, and application data. Backups can be saved to single or multiple disks, DVDs, removable media, or remote shared folders. They can also be scheduled to run automatically or manually.

However, system state backup is only available for the command line and is not available in the Windows Server Backup snap-in user interface. Also, you cannot configure a scheduled backup to create system state backups—but you can script the wbadmin start systemstatebackup command to run backups on a schedule.

In addition, you can use the Local Group Policy Editor snap-in (Gpedit.msc) to allow or disallow certain types of backups or backup locations. Policy settings for Windows Server Backup are located at: Local Computer Policy\Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Backup\Server.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 4
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Backup
Version: 6.1
Symbolic Name: BACKUP_SUCCESS_EVENT
Message: Backup finished successfully.

Resolve

This is a normal condition. No further action is required.

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