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This is using Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 on MS Windows Server 2008 R2. Recently, we just implementing the retention policy, so as only the latest 30 day backup images would be kept. The scheduled backup job is quite simple, at first either a "Simple" backup schema that comprises a simple full backup jobs to be conducted on all 5 weekdays plus either one day on weekend - either Sat or Sun. Or the second type of backup schema is "Custom" comprises of  incremental backup jobs on all 5 weekdays plus also one weekend - either Sat or Sun.

With either of the way of backups, the job can be completed successfully. Backup jobs fired on time, and completed a few hours later with "success". Now, we add-in the retention policy with the following selections:

 - Cleanup archives:

   Retention rule - see attached Retention rules.bmp

I even run the "Replication/cleanup [1st location]" manually. The result is the operation shows "running" with fix "0%" in progress. Apparently, the operation is idle.
What's went wrong with the retention policy cleanup? How to resolve this issue?


Thanks in advance.
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Ransomware: The New Cyber Threat & How to Stop It
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Ransomware: The New Cyber Threat & How to Stop It

This infographic explains ransomware, type of malware that blocks access to your files or your systems and holds them hostage until a ransom is paid. It also examines the different types of ransomware and explains what you can do to thwart this sinister online threat.  

My wife has Compaq Presario CQ61  with Windows 7 OEM version (I assume it is OEM because the computer was originally supplied with Win 7 installed).  It’s fairly old but does everything she needs, perfectly.  Well, that was until   the computer developed an intermittent motherboard fault and at this stage I am doubtful that it is fixable (although I am still trying).   Call this Computer 1.  I also have a spare hard drive on which I have currently put an Acronis full image back of Computer 1.  i.e the normal Acronis full back up, not the Universal Restore which I certainly can do if there is any benefit.

I have just purchased on eBay for low cost, an identical CQ61 working computer also with Win 7 installed, with the intention of making one fully functional computer out of the two.  Call this Computer 2.

But I have read that due to Windows licensing and the fact that I have OEM version operating system,  that it is impossible for me to simply swap my existing Computer 1 hard drive (or my back up hard drive)  into the second unit, or transfer my original operating system and license from Computer 1 into the Computer 2 because the operating system is inherently linked to the original motherboard, and it will be impossible to activate it again on the “new” computer.  Is this true?

I have tested Computer 2 and it appears to be fully working but with no programs other than the Win 7 operating system etc
I guess I can re install all the programs on to Computer 2 same as …
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Hi. I have a Linux server that I use as a backup gateway for Acronis to redirect the backups to NAS drive.
The gateway has a config file for Acronis where I have to enter the UNC path of the share drive that Acronis will save the backup.
The line now looks like that but for some reason it does not work.
<FesfsParams>//192.168.1.40/backup</FesfsParams>.
The \\192.168.1.40\backup is the UNC path to the folder where I wan the backups to be saved and I can rich that path from windows with no Problem. How do I make Linux to see it?
I already enter on the etc\ftab file the following /192.168.1.40   backup but still not woring
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Need information:
Acronis True Image 2017: How to put the decryption key on a USB pen drive after encrypting the drive.
OS: Windows XP Pro
Backup drive: Samsung SSD T3 (will not support default encryption on the drive due to using XP OS).

Thanks!
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I could not get my computer to boot.  I discovered that the HD was failing as I was running the EPSA Pre-Boot system assessment.
Error Code 2000--0142
Msg: hard Drive 0 s/n xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Short Self test unsuccessful.

I picked up a new HD swapped out the old drive with the new. When I tried to do an image backup to the new drive using Acronis I receive an error message stating that the cloning process failed.
"Failed to read from section '149,992,080'
try to repeat the operation.....
Check the disk using Check disk utility and create a backup of the disk.
Direct R/W operation has failed (0x590001) input/output error (0xFFF1)

So FINALLY after six hours chkdsk appears to have completed. But I am not sure.
When I look at the processes I don't see a CHKDSK.EXE.
But I do see a process named  Checking disk D under the application tab. That is the HD that chkdsk is functioning.
I had to pull up my old Win7 computer to run chkdsk.

How do I know when the process is over?

Thanks!
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I have a computer setup currently on RAID1 using the Intel Rapid Storage Technology software.

Is it possible to downgrade it to No RAID without losing the setup or data?

My aim is to convert it to a Virtual Machine, but i find i am getting a BSOD when trying to launch the VM.  I am thinking it is because it is setup in RAID1.
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Message from Ravi:
I have a lennovo Thinkpad L410 .. While using after restart This is displaying  a message "SMART hard drive Failure predicted .. Press F2 to continue " 

But unfortunately even F2 is not working I have restarted the system 3-5 times and result is the same .

Since the Data on the disk is very important i need to retrieve it before replacing my drive . I made a Live bootable USB of ubuntu so that i can copy the data ..but its not even booting from the USB same message displays and F2 is work

Please help me in this regard .

Thanks
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I have a SBS2011 with a dynamic disk where data is being saved. It was mirrored, but the mirror is broken now, and don't think it will be reestablish again.

I want to test my backup, which is being done on an external hard disk drive. The backup is done with the trusty Windows Backup, using Magikmon that will supply me with reports that the backup was successful or errors. It is close to 700GB of data, and not incremental. As a test, I would like to restore this in a different server in a testing environment.

Once the drive is plugged in, Windows Backup/Restore does see the backup for the server, catalogue around 5 minutes, and then "Unable to browse the New Volume (D:). The mounted backup is inaccessible. Please retry the operation"

So how will you recover this? I select files and folders to recover. Should I rather recover the whole volume? If that is the case, will I be able to read info  the dynamic disk? I see there are 3rd party software that you can buy, that might do the trick. But surely if you lose the drive/server, you would like to plug in your drive and hit the recovery button and you sorted out. Without jumping through 10 hoops.
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Hi,
I have inherited a server environment where all the servers are physical. It is a small company and despite recommending VMWARE/Hyper-V, management don't seem interested. I need a way to be able to backup server images of all my physical servers for disaster recovery. And a few PC's with special software too. Does anyone have any experience of server imaging backup software?

* I would like to be able to restore images on to hardware different from the original server if it had a major hardware failure
*I would like to be able to remotely backup images of a server
*Alerting

There are lots of other features I am interested in but the main ones are listed above.
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Long story short I need to uninstall this old version of Acronis including the snapapi26 kernel module to install a slightly newer version.  According to the instructions here: https://kb.acronis.com/content/15649 I do not have an acronis_mms or acronis_agent... but only the acronis_schedule processes.  
Closing acronis_schedule does not allow me to remove snapapi..

[root@QADServer init.d]# sudo rmmod snapapi26
ERROR: Module snapapi26 is in use
[root@QADServer init.d]#

If I proceed down the list the do the dkms remove step.. would a reboot negate the need for the rmmod step?  I do not see any acronis processes in top either.

Thanks
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Simplifying Server Workload Migrations
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Simplifying Server Workload Migrations

This use case outlines the migration challenges that organizations face and how the Acronis AnyData Engine supports physical-to-physical (P2P), physical-to-virtual (P2V), virtual to physical (V2P), and cross-virtual (V2V) migration scenarios to address these challenges.

We have a customer who has an office in the UK and an office in the US

US office has a dedicated Verizon connection at 300mbs up/down.
UK office has a dedicated fibre connection at 100mbs up/down.

They have a SAN in the UK office that they want to use for the US office to and they will be transferring large files to and from it.
There is a site to site VPN in place across the two offices.
Because they see the fast connections at both ends, there is an expectation that they should get very fast speeds in the US when transferring files to and from the SAN that is because in the UK, but at present this is not the case.

I’m aware of MPLS, but I believe this is expensive and difficult to put in when the providers are already in place and they have no existing connection agreement. I only have a limited understanding.

Is there anything else that can be done to speed up the link between the two sites. Any software applications or something or some maybe some priority route intermediary that can speed things up.
For example, I’m hoping there is a service when some global company has a very fast route between the UK and US, which we can connect directly from the UK and US sites and achieve the best speed (maybe this is what MPLS actually is anyway).

Thanks in advance.
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Good day. I am running Windows 7 Pro SP1 and have a separate partition running Linux Mint 17.1 When my computer boots the Windows Boot manager appears with choices for both Windows and Linux. If I choose Windows I go directly into Windows, but when I select Linux it takes me to the Grub 2.02 boot loader where I have to select Linux again. I would like to dispense with the Windows Boot manager and use only the Grub boot loader. I used to have this ability but when I upgraded Acronis True Image 2016 I started this boot-boot process to get to Linux. Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.
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I have a client that uses several complex medical applications that run on Windows PCs. The data acquired by these PCs is sent to a Server which is backed up.

I'm wanting to do complete 'bit backups' of these PCs so if they were to die, I could just roll in and do a complete restore to the new PC.

I'm already doing file & folder backups of their servers, but I'm also wanting to do this 'bit backup' with their servers as well.

Can anyone suggest a product I could use that would allow me to do this?

I'm looking at selling this as a value added service, something that the client doesn't have to purchase, but something I can provide them with.

Thanks for any help.
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This is for home office use.

I have a Windows 7 PC with a quad core CPU and 8GB RAM that is used on a daily basis and at times, it is crucial that I have it available.  I just went through a HD failure and it took longer than I'd like to get things up and running again.  

So, I was considering setting up a virtual machine.  But I'd like to have a good process for setting up and maintaining that VM on a daily basis in case my real machine goes out, I'd like to just take the VM to another PC and use it from there.  Obviously, this would involve some kind of daily backup.  

I'm thinking the VM will be 100GB-150GB

So, I need suggestions on a solution and these are some questions going through my mind:
Which free VM product? VirtualBox, VMWare, Hyper-V?
Once I create the VM from my physical machine, what would be the best way to update it daily so it could be ready to go when needed? Re-duplicate the drive? Update the changed files? Use a tool made for VM backup?
Should I make my main machine a VM and only use my physical machine to host my VM?
I'll need my VM to access USB printers, cameras, sound, scanners, etc and be able to access network drives, printers, scanners, etc.
If I put data on the host HD instead of the VM will it noticeably slow down my access time vs on the non-VM?
These two are of a secondary nature:
Can I have two VM's on the same physical machine and set one up as a MySQL server that can be accessed by another?
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So I am asked by my manager to perform data recovery on a RAID 1 disk that his boss brought in, in our IT department.  I have access to a 5 bay RAID enclosure that can handle RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, and 10 including JBOD.  The brand is "Mobius 5-Bay FireWire 800, eSATA, USB 3.0 RAID Enclosure"

I am not too comfortable yet but if I can get some hints are guidance on what to do with the enclosure and RAID 1 disks, that will be helpful.  I don't think we (or at least I don't) have access to a Windows server around.

What I am looking for is what is correct software to use to access the data in question on this RAID 1 disks?
With Mobius enclosure, I am curious if I even need to do anything or just insert his RAID disks in the bay and go from there?

I am little lost and confused but I can catch up soon if I get some assistance.

Thanks
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My current computer is slow. I have bought new powerful PC but I don't want to lose my current computer programs such as Photoshop, AutoCAD and Adobe software. What is best software to transfer programs to another computer ?

My current computer:
Windows 8 Pro
Intel i5 , 8GB RAM, 1TB Hard disk

New PC:
Windows 8.1 Pro
Intel i7, 16GB RAM, SSD 500GB
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Hi Team,

We use Acronis Backup & Recovery 10.
Our backups are set up backup locally and then copy to an external drive.
The backup gets split into 4gig files. Our total backup size is around 800Gb.

Issue being that lately the copy process fails to copy over all the files.
1 or 2 files don't get copied. When I try to manually copy the missing files it starts to copy then about halfway through we get an error.
"Cannot read from the source file or disk"
Trying to copy to local disk also gives same error.
Local copy of backup opens fine.

If anyone has any info or advise that would much appreciated.

Cheers
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a few months ago two volumes in my Synology DiskStation 412+ NAS crashed and until now I am still unable to recover the data but I am motivated and won't give up.

I am able to see the hard drives (sda and sdc) under "disks" in Ubuntu but I am unable to mount the raid volume.

It also detects the RAID array but it is not running.

If I want to start it, then it says "No array found in config file or automatically" When I try the command "sudo mdadm -A /dev/sda /dev/sdc" then it says it exists but it is not an md array.

At this point I don't know what to do. Any help will be appreciated. You can find all screenshots here

Since I am new to this forum I am not allowed to upload pictures or add more than 2 links so I created a photo album on Dropbox with all screenshots.

Thanks for your help in advance! I hope I can recover my data soon!
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I have a server with 4 Vms running. The server has 4 cpus with 6 cores = 24v cores. I currently have esxi 5.5 on it with a free license of vsphere that limits each vm to have 8v cores.

I would like to start using backups such as acronis vm backup or veem however they wont work with the free license of vsphere. What is the cost for a compatible vsphere license to run acronis vm backup?
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Acronis

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Acronis sets the standard for cloud-based data protection with its innovative backup, disaster recovery and file sync/share solutions. Powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine and set apart by disk-imaging technology, Acronis solutions provide easy, complete and affordable data protection of all files, applications and operating systems across any environment – virtual, physical, cloud and mobile. Founded in 2003, Acronis protects the data of five million customers and 500,000 businesses in more than 145 countries. With 100+ patents secured for its groundbreaking technology, Acronis products have earned numerous product-of-the-year awards. In 2016 Acronis was named one of CRN Magazine’s 20 Coolest Cloud Storage Vendors of 2016. Acronis solutions are available worldwide through a global network of service providers, distributors and cloud resellers or online at www.acronis.com.

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