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Monitoring Microsoft Windows Backup Status from Nagios with NRPE and NSClient++
# For Windows 2012

Copy script check_backup.ps1 in NSClient++ scripts folder on Windows Server Client

Edit NSC.ini (config file for NSclient++) and add in section [External Scripts]

check_backup=cmd /c echo scriptscheck_backup_win2012.ps1; exit($LastExitCode) | powershell.exe -command -
Authorize remote scripts execution

In powershell (Run as Admin) execute this command

Set-ExecutionPolicy remotesigned
Restart service NSClient++

On powershell

Restart-Service NSClientpp
Enable feature .NET Framework

DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3


#For Windows Server 2008

Copy script check_backup.ps1 in NSClient++ scripts folder on Windows Server Client

Edit NSC.ini (config file for NSclient++) and add in section [External Scripts]

check_backup=cmd /c echo scriptscheck_backup.ps1; exit($LastExitCode) | powershell.exe -command -
Authorize remote scripts execution

In powershell (Run as Admin) execute this command

Set-ExecutionPolicy remotesigned
Restart service NSClient++

On powershell

Restart-Service NSClientpp
Enable feature .NET Framework

DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3

# Debug

To view events logs in powershell you can use command

Get-WinEvent @{Path = "C:WindowsSystem32winevtLogsMicrosoft-Windows-Backup.evtx" }
For only view specific events add Level parameter: Example for warning events

Get-WinEvent @{Path = "C:WindowsSystem32winevtLogsMicrosoft-Windows-Backup.evtx" ; Level = 3}
Levels:

1,2 : Critical
3 : Warnings
For success status use parameter ID = 4
On Windows server 2012 simply use command :

get-wbjob -previous 1