MKBackup is a free front-end for common backup tools like MS Windows ntbackup, and it successor wbadmin, Un*x tools like tar, but also popular ghettoVCB to backup Virtual Machine on VMware ESX(i) host.
MKBackup is developed in Python and is available for Microsoft Windows, for Linux and other Un*x systems.
MKBackup is driven by a CLI and jobs are defined in an INI file. Its main feature is to send an email report including log files and all hints that could help the user to estimate the real status of the backup.It looks like Alain has done some more work and the recently released version 0.9.3. You can get a better overview of the tool at his website and there is also a dedicated support forum.
I have personally not used MKBackup, but it could be very useful and compliment ghettoVCB. Not only can you schedule backups on a Windows or UNIX/Linux host using MKBackup, but it also generates backup reports based on the output from ghettoVCB logs. The reports can then be monitored using a soon to be released utility called MagiKmon which can provide email alerts on successful or failed backups.
Here are a few screenshots that Alain has kindly provided with the use of the latest version of ghettoVCB: