SCCM 2012 – Maintenance – Backup

To setup Maintenance tasks in SCCM:-

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, go to Administration > Site Configuration>Sites.
  2. Choose the site that has the maintenance task that you want to set up.
  3. On the Home tab, in the Settings group, choose Site Maintenance, and then choose the maintenance task that you want to set up.
  4. To set up the task, choose Edit, ensure the Enable this task check box is checked, and set up a schedule for when the task runs. If the task also deletes aged data, set up the age of data that will be deleted from the database when the task runs. Choose OK to close the task
  5. To enable or disable the task without editing the task properties, choose the Enable or Disable button. The button label changes depending on the current configuration of the task.
  6. When you are finished configuring the maintenance tasks, choose OK to finish the procedure.More information & Reference:-

So, with that information, we will get to our key maintenance task – Site Back up. As shown above, back up site server is one of the maintenance task for backing up the site server to survive in DR situations.

  • Once you have enabled the back up task, it’s required to provide the destination path where your backup has to copied. Ensure that your back up drive is having enough disk space to avoid failures.
  • For successful backup, below mentioned services are required:

Remote registry Service


Comand – vssadmin list writers

Below mentioned writers should be present for backup to be successful.

‘Task Scheduler Writer’

‘VSS Metadata Store Writer’

‘Performance Counters Writer’

‘System Writer’


‘ASR Writer’

‘Shadow Copy Optimization Writer’

‘SMS Writer’

‘WMI Writer’

‘BITS Writer’

‘COM+ REGDB Writer’

‘Registry Writer’

Status message IDs

500 – SMS_SITE_Backup Service Started

501 – SMS_SITE_BACKUP Service is Stopped

502 – SMS_SITE_BACKUP Service is Stopping

5035 – Backup completed

5034 – Backup Failed

5040 – Backup.ini file created

5055 – Back up Phase started after verifying the backup folder

5056 – Started to Complete the Backup Phase



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