Since we have to shut Vault down to back it up and script the backup process at the command line, (don’t get me started on how dumb this is,) it’s usually done late at night. But I don’t want to sit there at 2 AM waiting for Vault to complete it’s cycle and read the log. Now I don’t have to! Thanks to Ryan Small at SolidCAD for pointing out this nifty utility in the Vault discussion group! BMail is a small SMTP sender that lets you send e-mail from the command line. Download that utility and extract the bmail.exe, then place it in the …\Data Management Server 5\Vault Manager\ directory. Now add this part to your Vault Backup Script at the end:
bmail -s SMTPSERVER -h -t RECIPIENT -f Vault@Backup.Status -a “Vault Backup Status” -m BACKUPLOG -c
Watch for wordwrap, and change the SMTPSERVER and RECIPIENT as needed. I’d suggest you experiment sending yourself some messages from the utility to make sure it’s working before you add it to the script completely.
And be sure to talk to your IT team about this, many SMTP servers will refuse to relay traffic or only allow authorized senders, so some configuration might be needed. Hope this helps you sleep better, Vault Admins!