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Disaster Recovery is the planning for and creation of policies and procedures related to the resumption or continuation of an organization's functions following a catastrophic event. The term is most frequently used in relation to failure of networks, but DR preparations also include other business systems and personnel considerations.

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Dear Experts

We are looking for backup and remote replication to achieve the  business continuity and disaster recovery at present we have server with vmware hypervisor we have vmware essential plus Vm running application server, understood from expert exchange expert we can achieve it though vmware essential plus, also we got proposal from the Quest BACKUP AND DISASTER RECOVERY SUITE- Rapid Recovery Soultion,  with Rapid Recovery solution, we can do following below given features:- Bare Metal Recoveries, Rel-Time Backup, Zero Backup Window, Near Zero RPO, virtual stand-By-Hosts, Compression, Dedupe and Encryption, Replication and DR .
would like to understand the difference between VMware disaster solution and Quest BACKUP AND DISASTER RECOVERY SUITE, if we go for vmware does it require vmware license at the recover site also in additional to primary site license, looking for cost effective solution please suggest .
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We have to setup  an application server which is web-based (LAMP stack) for which we are planning to procure the server with 10TB disk and with vmware hypervisor , the application  server will be running on VM, it is very much important for us to setup a disaster recovery and business continuity for example if server crashes or due to physical damage at head office (primary site)  goes down then  the  server at recovery site to ensure business continuity.
 we have 2 branch offices one connected with mpls vpn to the head office where this new server going to be setup and another office is having leased line connectivity. please suggest on the following and which is the best one recommended you can add other plans please
1. while purchasing the dell server is there software  if purchased and as well procure same identical config one more server and host it in the branch office, hence 2 servers of identical configurations and the software will mirror the volume and data - if primary site goes down the recovery site comes to live for the business continuity

2. OR should we have to look for automatic vm backup with veeam and this can be configured replicate from the primary site to the recovery site

please suggest thanks in advance.
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Hyper-V Replication of SQL DB VM, Configured for Transactional replication.

I have a SQL Database (2012 Std) running on Hyper-V, with a reasonably high RTO expectation. I would like to utilize Hyper-V replication for purposes of DR, however, I am concerned about a couple of things:

- What the best backup solution might be - given the opportunity for VSS conflicts with the replication jobs, which can run as frequently as every 5mins.
Secondly, and probably mainly - it appears the Microsofts official position is that Hyper-V replicaiton of a SQL server configured for replication is not fully supported:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/956893/support-policy-for-microsoft-sql-server-products-that-are-running-in-a

specifically the section:

Exceptions

If multiple SQL VMs are tightly coupled with one another, individual VMs can failover to the disaster recovery (DR) site but SQL high availability (HA) features inside the VM need to be removed and re-configured after VM failover. For this reason, the following SQL Server features are not supported on Hyper-VM Replica:
Availability Groups
Database mirroring
Failover Cluster instances
Log shipping
Replication


The way I am reading this - please correct me if I am wrong - is that only the replication piece is not supported, due to the nature of the operation. However, the SQL DB VM could be replicated, we would just need to remove and reconfigure T-Replication in the Failover environment?

I …
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Hello EE,

I have a data file in tab delimited format , I wish to create a new custom object of specific targeted data fields , then export each object as a individual text document . I scripted a simple import of csv with applicable headers  as per below  , with an rloc grouping . ' rloc' is the record locator . powershell group "values" output below.

How would I go about selecting specific 'segment types' example , NAM, FLT etc to reconstruct this into a specific data format as show immediately below this line . Each one will be outputted into an individual txt file for further processing. I have also attached sample data file .

QK YQMTTXH
.HDQRM1Z 131453
HDQ1Z *RLOC*/EQ43/67522766
*NAM*
*FLT*
*FLT*


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$datafile = gci 'C:\temp\EE_sample.txt'
$import = import-csv -Header "Rloc","Pnrline","SegmentType","PNRData" -Delimiter "`t" $datafile 
$groupedrloc = $import | group-object rloc -AsHashTable

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Rloc                               Pnrline                            SegmentType                        PNRData                           
----                               -------                            -----------                        -------                           
Rloc                               Pnrline                            SegmentType                        PNRData                           
AAAWMG                             1                                  NAM                                1.1TEST/MAHMOUD     

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has a SSD  M.2 PCIe (attached the photo).. is there a casing available in the market to connect as external drive to copy out the data?
512GB-M.2-PCIe-SSD.jpg
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EE Pros,

I have struggled over the years with backup devices and backup software.  I have some specific questions about a Seagate 4TB drive I just bought.  First of all, while the box sells the device as a cloud enabled solution, the cloud portion requires a separate fee with Seagate instead of a internet connection with the $150 device.  

Here are my questions;

When using the Seagate Dashboard, if you back up your harddrive, you get this incredibly long number that represents a backup.  The way I use to do it is  to have a DATA file on my harddrive and simply copy the DATA file over to a backup drive.  My hunch is that in order to back  up ONLY CHANGES to the Datafile on my harddrive, using the Seagate software, I must put up with the long number rather then  my own file names.  Is that true?  If so, I can select back up at a frequency, for example, "daily" and it should only refresh the changed data. Also, can I restore this data to another Windows 10 system or do I need to image the entire drive?

Any insight into proper tactics in backup and restore procedures would be appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

B.
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Backup Gmail Mailbox to PST
Gmail is a free web-based email service, which is accessible from a web browser anywhere in the world as long as an Internet connection is present. Export Gmail to Mailbox PST/ EML/ MBOX/ MSG formats with the help of SysTools Gmail Backup. To secure Gmail account data on Local system/Hard drive.
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When creating a recovery image for my Microsoft Surface, I am supposed to start by creating a USB recovery drive and then download a recovery image for my specific Surface. This download is a zip-file, and after having decompressed its content, I am advised to drag all these files to the created USB recovery drive and replace all files in the target. However, in the decompressed Surface folder I find dozens of folders that seem to be language specific having names like "fr-ca", "hu-hu", "it-it", "ja-jp", etc. (See attached screen dump). Do I really need to drag all these folders as well over to my USB recovery drive? Is it not enough to only include the language folder I want to install?Screen capture of recovery image folder content
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Ever faced an issue with Microsoft Outlook? If you’ve been working long enough with this popular emailing platform, you’ve probably faced more than one issue. Like to restore ScanPST.exe .bak file. Here in this post we will discuss the methods to repair a damaged PST file and restore the .bak file.
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by:Smith Daniel
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If you are unable to fix PST file corruption issues by using Scanpst.exe inbuilt utility, then you get can help of this Outlook PST Repair tool. It is very advanced and affordable tool that allow you to repair and recover data from corrupted or deleted PST file without any difficulty. The tool also provide multiple file saving options like PST, MSG, EML, DBX and HTML format.
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by:Marco Brown
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Hi Bharat
What a superb solution! Really great. Thanks for sharing.I’m just speechless. Very easily understandable..
Well you can also try this PST Repair tool,user friendly GUI, which makes it easier to use by any novice user.
Regards
Marco
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This is a very interesting topic. Ransomware has been around for a while but has increased drastically over the last year or so.
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Are you working to mount the dismounted Exchange 2013 database? Then the best course of action is to analyze the causes of Database issue, their probable solutions and decide for the appropriate course of action.
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Manually How to Fix Exchange 2016/2013/2010 Error Unable to Mount Database
http://expert-advice.org/exchange-server/how-to-fix-exchange-error-unable-to-mount-database/
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I'm having trouble wrapping my head around a clients DAG config.  They have a 5 Node DAG, 3 MBX servers in Primary Site and 2 MBX in Secondary site, no FSW.  Cluster Quorum is Node Majority.  When Primary site goes down, DAG copied in Secondary site goes Offline as Quorum is lost. What can I configure to have the DAG Copies in the Secondary site to stay operational?  Even if I put a FSW in the Secondary Site, the Cluster will ignore is because it's a 5 node cluster.
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I have a server running Server 2012.  I made a backup of the OS drive, and it is broken up into the following:

Backup 2018-03-19  021305
Catalogs
Logs
SPPMetadata Cache
Medaid

Now if my server crashes, how do I take these folders to re-install to bring it back with all the settings?   Is there a step by step list on how to take these folders to a bootable disk and then re-install.   the server has a Data partition that is saved to the cloud every night,   The server is split into a raid 1 and raid 5.
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I have a Samsung galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) from a friend. The display is broken (black screen). And additionally the cell phone is locked. :-(
So I can not make a data recovery/data transfer to another device since all is locked. I have tried Wondershare AND FoneLab software. There is a need to make a special order of pushing the home/power/volume-up-buttons. It onced worked, but not more anymore. Any other ideas how I can get the old data ?
(the cell phone is not rooted, USB-debugging is NOT turned on, I also tried OLG-USB keyboard to connect with no luck)
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I have a PC at home with Windows 10 Home.  I have the primary OS hard drive; I only put OS related things on this primary drive.  I also have 3 other hard drives of varying sizes/brands; they are large sizes too that hold my Steam games, movies, TV shows, music, photos, etc.

How do I backup all my hard drives to one hard drive?  Does Windows 10 home have this already?  I believe I would need to get some 2-5TB hard drive to hold all the collective data from each hard drive, but what software should I use to accomplish this?  Will this software do regular backups?  I'm open to free and paid software recommendations.
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My computer crashed but before it did I created a system backup and on the new computer I was able to create a system recovery repair disk.  It showed that the backup was successful but my system image is 0 bytes.  Is this normal?
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I have a Kingston 16GB usb flash drive that does not show up anymore when I plug it into any computer.  
I have tried the flash drive in 4 different computers, bot PCs/Macs, and it's not recognized.  Is there any software out there that anyone knows of that will help me recover my data?

Here's what I tried:
Software:
https://www.icare-recovery.com/
https://datarecovery.wondershare.com/

Both of the above programs does not recognize the flash drive.

Here's what I've tried so far (no particular order)
1. under disk management (when I plug in the drive, a "removable" K drive does appear, and when I unplug it, it disappears
dskmngt2. under device manager, I updated the drivers for the root bridge
3. under disk management, I did a right click on hte K drive and did update drivers there as well
4. did a diskpart, list disk, and disk 8 shows no media, 0B, 0B for both size and free (I'm assuming same disk as in disk management), I tried to select the partition, but nothing worked
5. I went to kingstons website and googled for data repair software, couldn't find anything

Not sure what else I can do?  Any ideas?  I really need to get the data from the usb drive.
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If there is anything erroneous with Exchange Database, it causes a significant effect on email communication till the user remounts the database. Further, database crash directly affects Outlook users due to which they are unable to access their emails.
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Manually How to Fix Exchange 2016/2013/2010 Error Unable to Mount Database
http://expert-advice.org/exchange-server/how-to-fix-exchange-error-unable-to-mount-database/
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Hi,

I have a micro sd card for my dash cam, it was working(recording) before I dismounted it. I have tried different card readers, no luck. One of the EEs suggested me to use a smartphone to see if it is readable. I tried, it worked for a short period of time.

I was wondering if EEs have any suggestion for data recovery service.
It is a 64G sd card.  thanks
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What is the best way to expand replicated datastore without breaking the replication in VMware?
I used to expand snapmirrored  NetApp datastore (NFS), but unable to do EMC's RecoverPoint replicated LUN.
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Looking for a backup program that will backup all my data from my NAS to google cloud, synology has a option to do so, but for some reason it does not use the bucket I crate instead it creates a new bucket, and a multi regional, and seams to create extra traffic or space not sure but it cost me about $50 a month.  I switched to cloudberry whitch a licence for a year is ony $30 and it cost me for storage on google less then $2. cloudberry has many options I found useful a nice online portal but recently I encouraged a issue  with the backup, I am already emailing with them over a month and the issue is not yet solved.

Does anyone have any recommendation? appreciated.
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This tutorial summarizes the causes behind"an unknown error prevented access to the PST File”. It also suggests the various solutions to fix the problem.
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Looking for very simple/easy to setup file level backup for redhat linux.  (backup to network share)

I have acronis - but the latest version won't do file level backups (even with agent installed) because my main LVM partition is LUKS encrypted.... it forces me to do sector by sector which means #1 HUGE backups, and #2 no file level recovery.  I already backup at the VM level for DR and just keep a few days.

But I need an easy/low learning curve (and preferably free, since I already pay for acronis) way to backup 2 of my more important linux servers, just at the file level.  I'm looking for something easily to implement - don't need fancy features just

1. can do full and incremental on a schedule
2. can do file level restore
3. can encrypted the backups.

I don't even need a central management console... I'm fine with something standalone.

These would backup to Samba shares on a NAS.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
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Disk errors can be the source of sundry problems for the Exchange server, the most common one being that the database fails to mount.
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Let us take a look at the scenario, you have a database that is corrupt and you run the ESEUTIL command only to find you are unable to repair it. How do you now get the data back?
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Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery is the planning for and creation of policies and procedures related to the resumption or continuation of an organization's functions following a catastrophic event. The term is most frequently used in relation to failure of networks, but DR preparations also include other business systems and personnel considerations.

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