I'm not a server admin by any means, and have had little interaction with servers and logs and all that ops side stuff. But I am now forced to interact with this and I have no clue what I'm doing.
We have a bunch of Windows 2003 servers, 3 as our web servers, 2 as our DB servers, 2 as file servers. Anyway, our DB and Web servers generate logs, and for various reasons not known to me have small hard drives, thus meaning the logs are moved off to our file servers at 1am.
The scheduled tasks seem to have mysteriously stopped working and since no one here is a sys admin, no one knows why or really how to fix it, so I said i'll take a look. I've created new admin users with passwords everyone now knows (no one knew the previous users password) but that doesn't seem to make the job work, so perhaps i created the users wrong or not put them in the right group or... who knows.
Are there any good alternatives to scheduled tasks for windows 2003, 'All' i want is a job that runs every night (on the file server), creates a mapped drive to the various web/db servers, picks up the files from a specified location, puts the files in a specified location on the file server, zips them up and goes back to sleep till the next night.
any help would be great. let me know if you need any more info.