console version of a similar application called http://code.google.com/p/backupmsoutlook/
NEW - in v.1.3 backupmsoutlook program support MS Outlook 2013
and backupmsoutlook can be run as a task scheduler in a standard windows scheduler (recommend program for backup in background, "set and forget" :)

bellow description only backupmymail (this project site)
Backup My Mail is a simple GUI for hobocopy(c) program download from https://github.com/candera/hobocopy/downloads website
This program copy all pst files from default Microsoft Outlook profile to backup folder (v.0.982 tested in Microsoft Outlook 2007 and Microsoft Outlook 2010)
In v.1.3.1 adding support for Microsoft Outlook 2013 (backup pst file only + backup key registy, different then eariel MS Outlook version)

Attention:
If you MS Outlook using pst archive files from other drive then system partition eg. ("D" yours hard disc partition) turn eariel shadow copy for this partition -> http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/330-system-protection-turn-off.html
(solution for Windows 7)

If you MS Outlook using pst archive files from network share eg. (\\server\share\archive.pst) you must use "not use vss" option (checkbox on tab other) and MS Outlook must be disable when run it.

Hobocopy(c) program allows copy files even when they are in use. This console application copy files from VSS (Volume Shadow Copy).
Shadow copy created when program start...
Description http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/backupcopy-files-that-are-in-use-or-locked-in-windows/

Program description on this http://www.addictivetips.com/microsoft-office/schedule-backup-of-outlook-pst-file-with-backup-my-mail/ and http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505143_162-28652631/back-up-your-outlook-pst-to-prevent-a-total-loss-of-email/?tag=bnetdomain
other languages
and here (German) on this http://www.golem.de/1110/86924.html
and here (Portuguese) on this http://pplware.sapo.pt/windows/software/backup-my-mail-backups-periodicos-do-outlook/
and here (Italian) on this http://www.geekissimo.com/2011/10/14/backup-my-mail-eseguire-backup-automatico-email-calendari-contatti-outlook/ and http://news.swzone.it/news/30575_Backup_automatico_di_Outlook_con_Backup_my_Mail.html

Path to log
Default path to log file in Windows Vista/7 this C:\Users\USER-NAME\AppData\Local\logBackupMyMail.txt
in Windows XP this C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Local Settings\Application Data\logBackupMyMail.txt

Icon information
If program don't set schedule then icon is orange.
If program set schedule the icon is green.
If program running backup the icon is blue.

View program
v.1.2.2
tab backup
tab-backup-v1.2.2.jpg

tab schedule
tab-schedule-v1.2.2.jpg

tab restore
tab-restore-v1.2.2.jpg
Restore procedure:
//don't use MS Outlook during restore procedure (cannot overrite actual using file)
1. Select path to *.reg file and push button "Restore MS Outlook registy"
(override actual setting in windows registry) - restore optional step
2. Select path to *.xml file and push button "Read pst info"
(program read all path to orignal pst location and last backup) - restore require step
3. Restore pst: - restore user choose step
a) Push button "Restore only default pst" if you want restore only default pst file (actual mail)
b) Push button "Restore all pst (default + all archive) if you want restore all pst file
//if the pst files are not small, this procedure will take some time (look on label in left corner)
disadvantage of this recovery is that the version of Outlook and a user name and file locations pst must be the same as when making copies.
WHEN PST IS RECEIVE MS OUTLOOK MUST BE DISABLE (LOCKED FILES)

tab others (settings in v.1.2.3.1]
tab-others-v1.2.3.1.jpg

icon tray
tray-menu.jpg

tooptip-terminate.jpg

tooptip-successful.jpg

example file settingsBackupMyMail.xml
settingsBackupMyMail.txt_v1.2.2.jpg

example file infoAboutMSOutlook.xml.
infoAboutMSOutlook_v1.2.2.jpg

example file logBackupMyMail.txt
logBackupMyMail.txt_v1.2.2.jpg

example file backupSettings.reg
backupSettings.reg_v1.2.2.jpg

Last edited Dec 16, 2013 at 7:08 PM by MarekOtulakowski, version 52

Comments

HenryLiu Oct 13, 2011 at 3:38 PM 
well,great work