Love them or hate them many organisations have PSTs in use in their Outlook community.. ie everyone in the entire organisation! I spotted this useful little tool the other day called, oddly, PFBackup
It’s odd… It’s been around “forever” and I never knew it existed. Every day is a school day!
I decided to give it a whirl and see what it does, here is how I got on.
Following the installation, you see an extra entry on the File menu :
As I am a curious type I had a look in the Outlook options, and you can see it’s a COM Add-in :
When you launch File –> Backup from the Outlook menu, you see the following little dialog :
If you click on Options, you see the following dialog where you can customise when the backup runs, which PST’s it backups and where the backup will be created :
If you then start the backup, you will see :
When Outlook restarts, you’ll see a dialog showing you the progress of the “backup” ie copy. When you next open the PST Backup Utility you see :
And here is where the backup file lives on disk :