Getting Windows Backup to run is the easy part. but getting you to notify you in case of a success of failure is a different story.
To start the backup
Go to the Windows Server Backup Console and create a new schedule.
But as you can see there is no way to set any notifications
This will help you out.
Create a log file
REM wbadmin Get Items -version:05/30/2014-19:00
wbadmin get versions -backupTarget:\\server\backup$ > Backup.log
Schedule this command in a BackupLog.bat file
Create a Job to send a mail on Event ID 4 and 5
Add an action to send a mail and attachment in case of success.
For the Failures you need to create a new Tasks.
Don’t forget to activate the the Job History –> Actions menu on the right.
Now you will get daily e-mail notifications, as with any other commercial backup solution.
Other workarounds are welcome.