A bit hidden in SCCM 2012 is the ability to backup site servers in Configuration Manager with a schedule, open the console go to administration –> site configuration –> sites –> settings –> Site Maintance
From there you choose “Backup Sites Servers” and now you choose a backup location and set a schedule –>
If you enable an alert for backup task, it will appear in the monitoring tab
So if an error should occur during the backup, you can see it in the Overview tab in the monitoring pane. You can also view the logs for further info found under smsbkup.log
This backup includes, the database, logs, inboxes.