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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Hello all,
my DPM tape backup is encrypted with a certificate.
I do not have a certificate, and can't remember issuing one.
the old certificate had expired, and a new one had been generated in APRIL.
we can't use the expired one, we need the APRIL one that i don't have and i can't recall creating it.

is it possible that it was auto renewed by the DPM server automatically ? or this certificate must've been generated and imported into the DPM certificate store manually by someone else ?

PS: we can't export the certificate, as we lost the DPM used to do the backups.

Thank you
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We have an APC SURT5000XLI UPS that will not power up.

It just has an illuminated Fault LED, and the 3rd and 4th Battery Level LEDs on. See embedded image.


LEDs on front of APC UPS
Can anyone translate what its trying to say? I can't find a fault finding guide anywhere, other than 'engineer required'. Such an engineer scratched his head, and said it needed replacing...

Thanks
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Hi

Can anyone help me in step by step documents for creation of SFB 2015 DR setup. I have to FE Server in Production & 2 Edge Server in Production. I need to create a DR setup for the entire infrastructure.

Thanks

Avijit
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I no longer have support on this machine and EMC is asking almost $3k with no guarantee this can be done or at least they will not give me a definite answer.  Is there a way to reset the sysadmin password or factory reset the device?  We do not need any data from the DD since we have not used it in about 2 years.
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we have not included some small application running for company internal applications . we are in the process of getting  centralized backup solution  . is there any way we can get the one time backup and copied into external HDD . or any other third party application to get this  bare metal backup
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Dear Team,

We are building a DR site in one of our remote offices. We are using Dell Rapid Recovery software to replicate our production machines to our DR site and export them to a VMWare environment and have them ready to be used in case we have to switch (active standby). Our DR site is also a site that is in production in another city, this site has a Domain Controller and a few file servers always running for the local office over there.

The issue that we have is networking. I would like to know what is being done out there or what is the most efficient way to accomplish this. At this point our DR site has a network in vlan 900 which communicates with vlan 200 in our productions site, these two vlans know of eachother. When we restore the servers in our DR site they will be assigned an IP of vlan 900 which will be different then the vlan 200 they were in the productions site. This will create conflicts because we have some applications servers with odbc connections configured by IP address and all of this will have to be changed in that case. Additionally, we can’t have the same machine turned on with the same name in 2 places at once unless we have an isolated network to do this which is one of the reasons we’re thinking about creating another isolated vlan 200 network in our DR site but not sure if it will work when switching over.
Since we are using rapid recovery, an active standby machine gets overwritten by a backup of the production machine every 2 hours, …
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I did a Veeam Exchange restore and exported the three pst files to the desktop.  I then copied the files to my computer so that I could open them in Outlook 2016.  Unfortunately I get an error message saying "File access is denied. You do not have the permission required to access the file Blah Blah.pst".  

I edited the files and added full permissions for myself and even the "Everyone" group but still get the same message, any ideas please?
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Hello all,
we did loose all our servers including DPM, and now we built everything from scratch, and reinstalled DPM 2012 on a new server, attached it to tape library, and ready to recover.
but obviously, there is no recovery points. ZERO. how can i access those tapes, and recover from them ?
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Hi folks,

I recently inherited a Quantum-branded Certance LTO unit complete with tapes. Most tests pass, but as soon as the drive gets to writing 13GB of data, it fails. Does anyone recognise this symptom and have an suggestions for a fix?

Thanks.
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I have a synology with 2 4TB HD raid 1 and 1TB of data (as per the data analyzer tool on the synology, and ThreeSize) but is the disk overview it shows 98% full

Please advice
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I am trying to copy our windows server backup drive to another hard drive, restore this to a different piece of equipment, and then recover back something from 1+ month ago.

I was able to restore this to a virtual machine. However, I was not able to restore back any individual files / folders from using windows server backup. Using the windows server backup to restore it says the drive is offline "the disk that contains the backup is either not online or is not accessible" clicking any of the different backup dates. I guess since this is a copy it is looking for something specific... how would i mimic this onto the copied disk so i can access the recovery data?
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I'm not very Famaliar with drop box

So dropping a folder doesn't move the folder it just adds a short cut to the drop box folder as a wish for it to sync it - correct ?

Thanks
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When I hook up a Win7 drive to a slaved hdd I have no permission to view files

When I click next on the user it fails after taking forever (done loads of times)  

So without file permission issues can I use knopix or something ?
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1tb for 100 euro and I like the interface

But a mate got an encryption Virus and after a sync that's all he was left with - was .bac7 encrypted files in Dropbox

Would keep versions help - it's an option in Dropbox or once a file is deleted or renamed the  incremented back up file will be gone as well?

Thanks
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i bought a surface 3 and it asks for a bitimage recovery key,i dont have it nor any paperwork with it i tried all of the options in advanced troubleshoot it says cannot restore till the windows drive is unlocked ive tried running command prompt chkdsk/f and it doesnt work there is no recovery image or linked cloud account
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Hi Experts,

We are running nightly onsite backups for our server (DC + File Server) using Veeam, and I want to store an offsite copy of these backups on AWS. What AWS Service should i go for? Do you have any documentation or KBs i can refer to for setting this up?
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Looking for a new server which will be a domain server/file server/exchange/and terminal server

Currently there is 10 users but estimated to grow in the next 5 years to about 20 currently have 10 mail boxes estimate over the next 5 years to go up to 35 terminal server will start with less than 5 but maybe over the next 5 years will switch more office staff to terminal server.

The way I would architect this, 2 servers one for exchange a domain and one for file and terminal, the terminal server should be a box that can expend so if we decide to move to terminal it can be upgraded.

Also would add power so each server can back up to each other and in case of deserter host for temporary.

Does this make sense or am I off? Also what spaces would you recommend?
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I installed Crashplan on a windows machine and have a mapped network path as drive letter f: and crashplan cannot back it up, but on a MAC I installed Crashplan and it can backup the same network path. What is the limitation in windows that prevents this and is there a work around? I have even attempted mapping the drive in windows then creating a symbolic link and it still does not work.
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In the process of restoring SBS 2011 to another identical hardware for troubleshooting and testing purposes. and it is prompting:
'To restore this computer Windows needs to format the drive that the Windows Recovery environment is currently running on. To continue with the restore shut down this computer and boost it from a Windows installation disc or a system repair disc and then try the restore again.'
'If you don't have a system repair disc you can create one now.'
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I want to do a backup with robocopy for 3 folders would the flowing be the right way to do it?

robocopy
f:/ data \\DC2\Backup /mir /r:1 /nfl /ndl /copyall
f:/ clientdesktops \\DC2\Backup /mir /r:1 /nfl /ndl /copyall
f:/ clientdocuments \\DC2\Backup /mir /r:1 /nfl /ndl /copyall
/log+:f:\Reports\robocopy.txt
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Hello experts I've got a laptop that was dropped, now it wont boot.  I've taken out the HDD connected to USB to atempt to recover data, however I having some issues.  Is there any thing special i should be doing since its a GPT not MBT?

Thanks in advance.
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Installed SP SPX. Made a MIXED backup schedule. If I want to restore the full volume, what do I chose from the list of backups - the base image, or the most recent incremental image. If its the most recent incremental image, I take it the base backup in restored as well. Yes?

Win7Pro/64
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We were getting a replace battery pulsating beep and have since purchased a Tripp-Lite Smart1500LCD.  However, there's some UPS curiosities that have come up and I hope to have answered here.  

    Does everyone always replace the UPS unit or do they ever simply replace the battery in the unit?
      The servers were shutting down as if there was a power outage on the APC Smart-UPS SC 1500 but there was no outage.  Why would this happen?
        Tripp-Lite Smart1500LCD has a USB cable for initiating safe shutdown of my ESX Host.  How do I ensure that process works?
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        Hi friends,

        I'm in (preemptive !) need for some bootable antivirus rescue disk for offline scanning of Linux systems - preferably a flavour that could be banned onto a bootable USB stick and with good test results ...

        Any recommendations ?
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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.