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How can I determine if a backup occurred?

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    I'm having to do sys admin work, without the training.  (Long story.)  We've got a tape drive in one of our Windows 2003 R2 servers.  The former sys admin setup a backup job in the Windows Backup and Restore utility, which we've been running, by hand, for a long time.  Last week I couldn't be there to fire off the backup job, so I tried to schedule it within the Backup and Restore utility.  How do I determine that the job ran?  I got onto the server, and got into the event viewer, looked at Applications for the relevant time period, but didn't see anything.  Does that mean it didn't work?  Or do I have to look elsewhere?

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