Start a scheduled SCCM 2012 site backup job manually

Start a scheduled SCCM 2012 site backup job manually

You might want to start a scheduled SCCM 2012 site backup job manually.

off course the Site Maintenance task Backup Site Server must be enabled and a valid backup path must be selected (UNC or local drive).

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To start the scheduled backup job outside the scheduled time start services.msc 

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And then start the service SMS_SITE_BACKUP

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You are also able to start the task inside the console by using Monitoring tab > System Status > Component Status > Ribbon > Start > Configuration Manager Service Manager

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Drill down to SMS_SITE_BACKUP and query the component.

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Then start the component.

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Regardless of the method you use, you can follow the backup in the log file smsbkup.log

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