We just uploaded the XML to create a custom Event Viewer filter for failed backups onto the SBS CodePlex site. Once that XML has been set into a custom view in the Event Viewer we can attach a task to fire an e-mail off to us if the backup does indeed fail.
Note that the previous URL to access the CodePlex site was:
The new URL is:
Have a look at the various SBS Console custom alerts as well as the custom Event Viewer filters that are to be found on the site.
The XML code on the site can be packaged up and become part of the SBS setup done for production SBS 2008 boxes by default.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book