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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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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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        What Is Transaction Monitoring and who needs it?
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        What Is Transaction Monitoring and who needs it?

        Synthetic Transaction Monitoring that you need for the day to day, which ensures your business website keeps running optimally, and that there is no downtime to impact your customer experience.

        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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        Have a synology diskstation which is join to my domain and the domain administrator group has read and write permissions to all folders but will not accept any domain credentials to access the diskstatuion in file explorer (or when windows backup tries to access it).
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        Exchange 2010, have two sites and need to do a switchover due to a planned network outage at once site.

        What is the best way to go about this?  I'm referencing two a couple sites with different methods.....

        1. Moving the Active Database Copy to another DAG Member (aka Switchover):  http://techgenix.com/uncovering-exchange-2010-database-availability-groups-dags-part4/
        2. Moving a server:  Move-ActiveMailboxDatabase: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd298068(v=exchg.141).aspx  and   https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/exchange/en-US/239804df-9236-476c-ad7b-fa27a08ce237/switch-over-procedure-for-exchange-2010-in-a-dag?forum=exchangesvravailabilityandisasterrecoverylegacy

        Infrastructure I have at each site:
        4 servers / CAS Server, Hub Transport Server, Mailbox Server, Public Folder Server, Personal Archive
        2 servers / CAS Server
        2 HA / CAS Server, Hub Transport Server, Mailbox Server
        Then one DAG for each site
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        This morning my PC couldn't start up. It worked normally yesterday but i did a hard shut down (holding the power button) and went to sleep. When i wanted to access the computer today it didn't start up, had BSOD (blue screen of death) right after the windows logo animation was finished. The error was; c000021a (Fatal System Error) The session manager initialization system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc000003a(0x00000000,0x00000000) .
        I tried resetting to Factory setting (by the f8 method) but the screen that popped out offered no Repair option. I'm no tech guy so i'm asking for some help

        Note; The PC is very old around 7 years and I've had recent BSOD issues but not of the same type, once I deleted a file I suspected caused it the issue was gone
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        I'm looking for a reliable utility I can create a bootable USB from a ISO I'm currently using windows 7 USB download which does a great job but will only convert one ISO on each USB I would like to be able to boot all versions of windows from one USB (I have them as ISO files)
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        New to exchange.  What I need to do is move all mailboxes from one site to another site, like a DR

        Topology is:
        Site A and Site B:  Each have Four servers, 2 have CAS Server, Hub Transport Server, Mailbox Server, Public Folder Server, the other 2 have CAS Server, Hub Transport Server, Mailbox Server

        Have one DAG at each site and two CAS servers

        From what I understand, I believe I'd want to move the active DB copy to another DAG member, switchover?  Looking at this link:  http://www.techrid.com/exchange-server-2010/moving-the-active-database-copy-to-another-dag-member-in-exchanger-server-2010/

        Any advice or guidance would be appreciated.
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        How can I Reset forgotten local administrator user password in window 2008
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        Asus X555LA - how do I get into recovery mode - I can't seem to find it
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        My understanding is that these are two separate areas.  Testing DR is about being able to recover a service/system in line with documented RTO/RPOs.  This may include the recovery of data from a backup but to me its main aim is the service/system as a whole to perhaps a secondary datacenter.
        Backup testing is just ensuring that data can be recovered to a live environment where the service or system is unaffected.  It might be a single file or all of the data in a database if it were to become corrupted.  It is also about testing the integrity of any backup media and also the processes involved in restoring data from media or an offsite location.

        However, my manager believes this is all just the same thing.  I can see his point, data does need to be recovered in DR testing so you could argue that you don’t need a separate backup testing schedule.

        What’s everyone’s thoughts, is DR testing and backup testing two separate functions or do you include backup testing within DR testing and don’t have a separate backup testing schedule?

        Many thanks.
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        Why Off-Site Backups Are The Only Way To Go
        Why Off-Site Backups Are The Only Way To Go

        You are probably backing up your data—but how and where? Ransomware is on the rise and there are variants that specifically target backups. Read on to discover why off-site is the way to go.

        I had this question after viewing cc cleaner on windows wiper.

        Drive wiper is running deleting free space 35 times

        now I get warnings from windows that there is no drive space remaining

        and my system restore images are being deleted

        so I run drive wiper and my computer could crash beyond repair because system restore is gone
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        Q1:
        Does anyone scan Disaster recovery site, UAT, SIT & Development
        sites?  

        Q2:
        For cold DR site that uses the same public & even the same
        internal IP (as in ours) & same URL, I presume external it's not
        possible as we'll hv duplicate IP.  One PCI-DSS doc suggests to
        do VA & PT scans only for warm & hot sites: is this the common
        practice?

        Q3:
        What about internal VA?  Do we do it on UAT, SIT & cold DR?

        Q4:
        Assuming cold site DR is powered down / isolated (ie not used
        by even internal users), still worth doing external pentest &
        internal VA?  When we apply fixes/patches/address vulnerabilities,
        we propagate to our cold DR

        Any best practice papers / authoritative links will be appreciated
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        how does drive wiper know what is free space and what is used space

        could drive wiper forget to delete some areas
        could drive wiper delete existing files by mistake
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        https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897443

        sdelete is a difficult command line tool to use

        is there an easier tool that will overwrite previously deleted data on windows c drive so that data can not be recovered

        I dont want to try to recover the data and then triple delete it
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        on windows
        how can some files be deleted without ability to recover

        not all files

        want to keep os and applications and some files
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        Treat 64-bit malware like any other possible threat. Invest in a credible threat intelligence platform, understand your organisation's risk tolerance level and plan accordingly. Be smart and be alert. Keep systems up-to-date, understand what devices need an internet connection, review user permissions and privileges, create and execute a backup strategy. But mostly importantly continue to educate your users about cyber dangers, and test your incident response and disaster recovery plans regularly.

        Read more here.
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        by:Juana Villa
        Your link is not working, I think you meant "http://wbrt.io/xm9e"
        Anyway, I agree as users we all need to know how to protect our data.
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        by:Drew Frey
        Great catch! Thanks for keeping me a watchful eye out.
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        iPhone stuck in recovery mode.  We've tried resetting and DFU mode but to no avail.  Is there a program that I can just install on my computer, plug in the iPhone and the program allows me to manually find the pictures on the phone's hard drive?
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        Please tell me how to recover user name and password.  Thanks.  Ken
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        I need to do a disaster Recovery  test this year and I was thinking about backing up our data from  our domain controller to  Amazon(AWS) cloud

        HAs anyone ever  done this?
         I am talking about 600 gb of data


        any tips or ideas would be appreicated
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        Comparison of Amazon Drive, Google Drive, OneDrive
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        What is Best for Backup: Amazon Drive, Google Drive or MS OneDrive? In this free whitepaper we look at their performance, pricing, and platform availability to help you decide which cloud drive is right for your situation. Download and read the results of our testing for free!

        Looking for a method or application to remove fragments of Acronis True Image 2017. I had Acronis support look at it and they had no luck.

        I have been deleting files from the registry, but there seems to be no end in sight,

        Thanks for your help...
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        I have a repository that is old and the data was copied to an external drive ready for archiving. What is the procedure to connect back to this data in the future?
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        Kicked off a full backup and not sure why the option to continually run didn't show. I suspect something with imagemanager. I ran a full backup with the idea that I would create an incremental backup and schedule it to run each night, assuming it would presume from the full image. Is this an option or do I have to run a new full backup with incremental's?

        Thank you.
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        Does windows server replica replicate from both sides from whatever side a change is made it replicate it to the other side??
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        Have a server 2012 hosting vm on one side and windows 10 on the other side will hyper v replication work or does both sides need to have server os
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        Lost a server yesterday that had a RAID 1 Mirror configuration on it.  Could not boot to the mirrored drive and don't understand why not.   I thought that if you replaced the failed drive and tell it to rebuild the array. New to working with RAID.  Replaced the original drive and still could not get it to boot and rebuild.  Had to rebuild the server from scratch.  What did I do wrong?
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        Disaster Recovery

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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.