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I am looking for desktop imaging system recommendations. A little background, we are currently using Acronis but have outgrown it. I am looking into Quest Kace and SmartDeploy.

I am liking the features of SmartDelpoy much more and would prefer to have a more modern imaging system like that as opposed to Kace. I know there are other options out there like VMWare Workspace ONE, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, and CloneZilla.

Does anyone have any experience with any of these or would be able to recommend something better? We would prefer a cloud solution, if there is one.
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IT Pros Agree: AI and Machine Learning Key
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IT Pros Agree: AI and Machine Learning Key

We’d all like to think our company’s data is well protected, but when you ask IT professionals they admit the data probably is not as safe as it could be.

I just created a backup to acronis true image.  

The program created three TIB files.  

_v1 - (2g)
_v2- (4g)
_v3- (4g)

Any ideas why the program created 3 files?
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I have sysprepped my Win 10 install (generalize, audit, shutdown)

Now the computer is shutdown.  Are my next steps the following:

1) boot to Acronis Win 10 PE bootable recovery media (CD)
2) clone image to USB drive?
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While there were several headline-grabbing ransomware attacks during in 2017, another big threat started appearing at the same time that didn’t get the same coverage – illicit cryptomining.
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I have shadow copies enabled on the c:\ of a Windows 2012 server, I currently have it set to the below configuration;

Maximum Size: 35MB
Schedule: Twice a day at 06:00 and 13:00

The server also has Acronis Backup installed and running multiple backup jobs to a local NAS and also to Acronis Cloud.

I've noticed that the shadow copy setting maximum constantly resets to no limit but I can't understand why.

Please can someone offer any advise on why this occurs and how best to stop this being reset.
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I am creating a Windows 10 image to deploy.   Before I do so, I want to run the Windows 10 decrapifier (available on Spiceworks).

Is the following the correct order of events to image the laptop:

1) login as a local admin, run the decrapifier
2) run Sys Prep
3) create TIB file using Acronis boot CD, and USB stick to store image on.
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Acronis:  I have a server and I want to make a copy of it using Acronis Backup AdvancedWS_11.7, now I want to make this server virtual, put it as hyperV, can I do that with Acronis? or is there any other tool that you know of?

Thank you everyone.
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We’d all like to think our company’s data is well protected, but when you ask IT professionals they admit the data probably is not as safe as it could be.
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by:Andrew Leniart
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Great article that explains the importance of not just relying on definitions based security solutions. Thanks for writing this. Interesting read!

Endorsed.
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Zero Downtime How to prioritize workloads during total downtime? Consider:
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- Which workloads should have redundancy and failover
- Which workloads can wait or should be stopped to free resource capacity
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10 Tips to Protect Your Business from Ransomware
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10 Tips to Protect Your Business from Ransomware

Did you know that ransomware is the most widespread, destructive malware in the world today? It accounts for 39% of all security breaches, with ransomware gangsters projected to make $11.5B in profits from online extortion by 2019.

I wish to cancel a backup which appears to be running without my starting it.
The PC is running windows 7 Professional 64 bit

I am using Acronis Backup version 12 which is described when I click the "About" button as follows:

Web console service: v.12.0.2607

Backup management server: v.12.0.3622

Backup management console: v.12.0.6081

When I launch backup Exec in Microsoft explorer using Http://localhost:9877/

And observe the Status it indicates that a backup is being performed with 52% complete.

I normally manually start backups and wish to start another backup without waiting for this backup to complete.

How can I cancel the backup that is running (or any backup that is running).
Powerring down the PC and poering up again makes no difference, even with the MMS service stopped (Acronis Managed Machine Service)
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Data loss can hit a business in any number of ways, from employees accidentally deleting information and hardware failure to natural disasters and cyberattacks wiping out your systems.
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Good day

Having issues with Acronis Backup 12.5. I have used it on numerous servers but the one server is giving errors when remotly trying to install the agent.

Acronis Server details
Windows 2012 R2 up to date with patching

Target server
Windows 2012 R2 up to date with patching

I have even disabled AV and firewall on the target server. The installation from the Acronis server will run up to 38% and then fails with the below error

Windows error: (0x80070643) Fatal error during installation




Date and time

Oct 02, 2018, 11:09:50 AM




Code

4




Module

309

Message

TOL: Failed to execute the command. Remote installation


Additional info:

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Error code: 22
Module: 309
LineInfo: 0x8D165E86FB81959B
Fields: {"$module":"management_server_vsa64_10330","CommandID":"8F2647A6-33E4-400D-BE39-561E2C91CC2F"}
Message: TOL: Failed to execute the command. Remote installation
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Error code: 22
Module: 309
LineInfo: 0x8D165E86FB81959B
Fields: {"$module":"remote_installation_addon_vsa64_10330","CommandID":"8F2647A6-33E4-400D-BE39-561E2C91CC2F"}
Message: TOL: Failed to execute the command. Remote installation
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Error code: 140
Module: 69
LineInfo: 0x448BB490B35D3532
Fields: {"$module":"remote_installation_addon_vsa64_10330"}
Message: Request to the remote installation service has failed. This may indicate a connection failure.

Error code: 101
Module: …
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There's a request for "Change runbook" that documents/records changes from Day 1
so that in the event of bad changes (malicious or inadvertent ones) being introduced
over along the line of changes, we can rebuild a server/system back selectively,
dropping the "bad" change so that we can bring up the system to a "clean" slate.

Was told it's not "Change Control" nor CRs that we are looking at here.

I've suggested that a 'bare metal' backup be done with incremental backups (think
EMC has one such product) but this is not what the team requires.

Any document, tools or method are much appreciated.
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Software recommendation for Bare Metal Restore of Dissimilar Hardware.  I have an older Asus VivoBook S500C running current version of Windows 10.  I would like to purchase a new laptop and do an image restore without starting from scratch reinstalling individual software packages.
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Have a pc running with one hard disk. What is the good solution to prevent data loss? NAS / additional hard disk to running raid? any other good solution?
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Newly released Acronis True Image 2019 includes their battle-tested anti-ransomware defense
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by:William Fulks
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Bagaudin - thanks for replying! This was with the 2015 version I purchased for work a while back. With previous versions we used to maintain a bank of system images and all that - for tech support - and with this new one because of the licensing it was limiting us to one machine. I also upgraded from a HD to an SSD and the process of making the image and restoring kept throwing errors even though both drives were fine. I eventually just quit using it and haven't in a couple of years.
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by:Bagaudin Satuev
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Thanks for the detailed feedback, William!

I dearly hope that if (when) you consider our products again - you'll let me or any other Acronis vendor expert know.
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Active Protection takes the fight to cryptojacking
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Active Protection takes the fight to cryptojacking

While there were several headline-grabbing ransomware attacks during in 2017, another big threat started appearing at the same time that didn’t get the same coverage – illicit cryptomining.

What is the best free way to clone an hard drive (moving to SSD)

with a bootdisk. so I don't need to install anything on windows.
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Hi,

I used to use This Acronis Drive Monitor free software for SATA drive (the name of the file is ADM_en-us.exe).
The Lenovo T470 has mSATA drive; I tried to use the above software for Lenovo T470, but did not work.

Question: Is there a free software for mSATA drive monitor please.

Thanks,
tjie
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I have Acronis for backups to tape.  I want to be able to backup "System State" of my DC.  What files or folders do I need to make sure get backed up?
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Has anyone used Acronis Server Backup 12.5 (or any server backup) to a AWS S3 cloud storage? Does AWS accept FTP or SFTP connections to S3 Storage?
It seems their cloud storage is priced well. $276/yr for a TB. Any comments to cloud storage in general for backups?
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We are deploying Windows 10 workstations using True Image.  I want to set browser default to IE, and PDF default to adobe.  
The 2 methods I researched are below.  In your opinion, should I build the defaults into the image, or just use GPO?  
Also,  if I choose to build the defaults into the image, will the OSD method work with Acronis True Image?  Or will I have to implement this a different way?


http://ccmexec.com/2015/09/making-ie-the-default-browser-in-windows-10-during-osd/

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/eb905851-b27f-4330-aa10-d7165c7a521f/switching-pdf-opening-from-edge-for-all-users?forum=win10itprogeneral
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We have a master image created using Acronis. It contains Win10, MS Office, a few browsers and applications installed on it. Now, we want to bring in that image into SCCM which we will be using from now on instead of Acronis. My question is should we sysprep that image even though it will be push onto the same PC hardware/model ? how would you guys go about this? Any input will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!
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