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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A user has a Transformer T100TAF, it's an ASUS product.  The computer runs on Windows 8 and has stopped booting.  Looking it over, I found that it had been dropped.  It looks like the motherboard is cracked.  I don't see a drive-in here, so I assume that the SSD is soldered in place, though, I've not identified which chip is the SSD.

If I can ID the chip is there a reader that I can use to get the data off?

I'm searching the interwebz and I'm not finding a lot of great answers, though, someone out there must be able to do this kind of thing.
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OWASP: Forgery and Phishing
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Learn the techniques to avoid forgery and phishing attacks and the types of attacks an application or network may face.

We have an old laptop that has Windows 7 and some very specific software that our finance dept uses. We no longer have access to this software that was created by company that is no longer in business. Users typically remote into this machine to run this software that requires SOAP UI Utilities and Office 2003 to work. We would like to Clone this PC unto another similar PC so more than person can access this software and perform the same function. All that being said, can we close the hard drive of that laptop unto another laptop (Does it have to be the same make and model?) so we can have an exact duplicate of that system? I was thinking about using Clonezilla.
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We are considering hosting our own cloud backup location for a handful of servers that are hosted by commercial companies.

Looking at 150 GB of data backup per month and a monthly OS disk image of three or four servers approximately 200 GB total.  Most of it is archival and the image files would be rotated possibly maintaining 2 images per remote server at a time.  Currently using AWS with SyncBack.  Unfortunately started with Jungle Disk because at the time SyncBack did not interface directly with AWS.  This has led to enormous expense in retrieving things from Glacier and dealing with Jungle Disks changing file names/data to proprietary scheme so you can't see actual file names in Glacier.  And JD does not have Glacier retrieval function.  The server hosting companies charge almost as much for regular image backups as for the monthly server fee and I have heard that their backups are not totally reliable.

In spite of that very costly situation and the recent cost time and money required for us to retrieve a 5 TB archive, AWS charges too much and they have a ridiculous amount of tiers of charges and fees that it is nearly impossible to know what charges are coming on a monthly basis.

Looked at Azure and it looks slick but it isn't free or inexpensive even with our moderate amount of usage.  So we are considering hosting our own cloud backup.

We have extra servers so no hardware expense except a few large drives.  We would figure out some secure VPN / FTP into the…
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Hi I have a user that's Outlook PST file became corrupted.  I have never seen this before, but the file now has a .corrupt extension.  I tried to use my typical Outlook data recovery sofware packages, even scanpst.exe, but they get lost, I think they want to find a pst or ost.

question, how would I go about recovering data from this.  This dude uses a Surface so he ins't part of the network and keeps his stuff locally.

Thanks all.
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I was working on organising some 112 zip folders containing some training files that I purchased recently. These were located on an external 3 TB Seagate hard drive (separately powered).

When I was almost done, I suddenly noticed that all except one of the folders had simply disappeared.

I have been desperately trying to find those files, thinking that perhaps I may have accidentally moved them to another folder, but no, those files no longer exist on that drive.

Currently I am in the process of running chkdsk /h /f /r /x on that drive and hoping something would come up. Besides a friend suggested it could be that the allocation tables are corrupt so I might have to resort to expensive data recovery tools or services.

Any help would be welcome from this forum please. Those files together cost me about $800!!
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hi,
please guide me about below:
1. what 3rd party tools can be used with
   vmware/ hyper-V for DR replication/mirroring. and how these tools will work. agent will be installed on each VM ? for real-time replication
2. how licensing work in DR case. windows server, exchange, SQL etc
3. what are the best backup practise? weekly, monthly etc ? kindly explain those practises
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I google drive backup a safe backup solution?
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Hi,

We have a corrupt exchange .edb file that we need to recover email from.

I have tried the exeutil soft recovery option, this did not work. I havent tried the hard recovry yet because the file is 600GB and reading up say its takes 3-4 hours per 3GB ish, this would take an ice age so im exploring other options first

The edb was part of a Raid 10 array that 2 of the drives for some reason marked themselves as foreign. We have to clear the virtual drive and reassign the disks to the new VD. All the data is still there. I dont think this is a factor but worth mentioning just in case.

The idea I had was to use some third party software that claims it can mount a corrupt edb and get what I can, but I cant even copy the edb file to another drive as it keeps failing saying the file is corrupt.

Any help or advice I could get at this point would be very appreciated.

The database is currently marked as dirty shutdown. I tried reading how to make it a clean shutdown but couldnt seem to get anyhting to work.

Thank you
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Having a nightmare with a server which has a failing hard sisk and is dragging the server down completely to a halt. The worst thing is we added 3 drives to the array and started the expansion just before the drive started alerting. This expansion is going to take weeks, is it possible to remove th failing drive (its not failed yet or I would just tak e it out) mid expansion?
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We have a production site and a DR site.

We have Veeam installed on the production site. Among others, Veeam replicates the backups and the virtual machines to the DR site.

As part of the replication jobs, I would like to know if we can replicate the Veeam backup server to the DR site and if there is any best practices that must be followed for such scenario.
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Learn SQL Server Core 2016
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Learn SQL Server Core 2016

This course will introduce you to SQL Server Core 2016, as well as teach you about SSMS, data tools, installation, server configuration, using Management Studio, and writing and executing queries.

I have a Windows 2016 server and it is running Windows Server Backup on a multiple times a day schedule and dumping the files to a USB drive.  everything is working but what I am trying to figure out is this.  Most backup software will keep x amount of copies on the storage device than then start over writing the oldest FIFO.  There is no way to tell WSB to do this so does it just run until the USB drive is full then crap out or does it run until full then start over writing?

Thanks
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Hi Experts,
this is in reference to the following.
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29151324/Urgent-Cannot-insert-new-records-in-SQL-table.html?anchor=a42899504¬ificationFollowed=232866306#a42899504
The problem is occurring again.
Please help!!!

P.S. The problem does not seem to be Access related as its happening in SSMS as well.
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Hi Experts,

Suddenly I can not insert new records in a SQL table.

See error attached.

PS. We restarted the server recently, could be that caused the problem?

In addition I realized something strange with this table, when linking it into Access, its showing the wrong field as PK.

As per users, since this problem started (today morning) at one point they were able to add, and now again same issue.

What could these possible be?!


Thanks
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what is the best and simplest to use program out there in order to do
a system image and a recovery disk?
thanks,
capreol
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A little background information:

I am in the process of upgrading our BackUp Exec server and backups. We were on version 2012. We are upgrading to BackUp Exec 16. I built a new Windows Server, OS 2012r2 and installed the Backup Exec 16 software without an issues. I have a few physical servers that aren't VM host. I configure them. All are backing up without issue.

As for the VM Host and virtual machines, I'm wanting to use the new features so I can use file/folder-level Granular Recovery Technology (GRT). I'm just not sure how ro back up the VM's so I can do this and use Simple Disaster Recovery too. In other wordsCaptureVM.JPG, I want to be able to recover the whole VM and/or a file from that VM. What is the correct way to do this?

As so, when I configure the backup, when do I need to capture the Host Components? I have included a screenshot of what I'm trying to do. Just not sure if I need to have 2 backups, one for SDR and one for GRT.

Any advice or instruction on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,

ABBEadmin
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Hi All,

We are currently running a VMware environment with SAN as storage. We have two sites, production and disaster recovery. We are currently reviewing our backup site. At the backup site we have another VCenter, physical hosts with enough resources to run production and an equivalent SAN with double the production capacity. Volume replication occurs between the production SAN to DR SAN. We use VEEAM for backups.

We want to be able to use the DR site in the event the production site is unavailable due to disaster as quickly/easily as possible for all network services. Is it better to use VM site recovery or veeam replication. Should we continue to replicate the Volumes from the production SAN to the DR SAN? We also want to be able to recover single server very quickly, ie if our storage server got hit with ransomware we could simply roll it back to a known uninfected time.

Thoughts, suggestions and input very welcome.

Cheers,
Paul
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Hi everyone, I have a G-Technology 6TB G-Drive USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive that had/has an error on it. I launched 'Properties-->Tools-->Error Checking-->Check' and chose to fix the error at next computer restart. I then restarted my computer, and now I can't gain access to the hard drive. I believe my files are still intact as I ran EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and it shows the correct allocated/remaining sizes for the drive and my files.

I have 3 years of rescue/recovery coverage that I purchased alongside the drive that is still valid, but don't want to hand over my drive just yet if there is a simple solution to this problem. Right now the drive just reads 'NTFS' under the drive name. When I try to open it the message reads 'Location is not available. F:\ access is not accessible, Access is denied'

I am running the latest version of Windows 10 Home with all available updates installed.

Any ideas?
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Hi

I have a windows 7 laptop and the laptop was in the domain. I accidentally deleted the computer account in the AD and later on realised i had deleted .
it and tried to rejoin the domain going to workgroup and joined the laptop to work group.

I noticed that my predecessor had created a restricted user account to log into the laptop,  and i can see the local admin account is disabled and  i went to MMC and added local users and groups and when i enable the local admin account, it says access denied.

There are important document on the local hard drive and the laptop hardrive was encrypted with veracrypt.
Now i need to recover these documents which is on another user profile , which is saved on the desktop.

Please let me know how to get access the documents or is there any way to enable the local admin account? so that i can switch user and log in as local admin.
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Planning on switching out our backup software from StorageCraft to Veeam.

Question on data centers. SC provides their own datacenter and Veeam doesn't. We already have other services configured with Amazon S3 so it's likely we'll use their services and replicate backups here. Anyone have any other recommendations or data centers they recommend?
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Angular Fundamentals
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Is there such a thing as a backup software for android, I have my Samsung S9 plus, and am currently using smart switch, which with 78 GB, takes a long time every time I have to backup the complete entire phone. Does someone have software that will do incremental backups on the Samsung phone?
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Attempting to unlock a GPT protected disk while preserving the data. I'm using EaseUS Partition software and the drive is a healthy WD 4T SATA drive. The scans been running over 5 hours and is just over 50%.

Is there a faster way to access the data?
easeus
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Hi

I have a JVC video camera GZ-HD40EK and we had video recordings of exams  on the camera. Somehow the videos have been deleted or may  be formatted.

Now the examiner wants the videos.

Guys please help , is there any way i can recover the videos from this camera.
Thanks is advance
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I have two synology NAS one onsite and one offsite, synology offer two application for site to site replicate synology snapshot and hyper backup. Can one please advice which should be the recommended one to use.
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Would like to backup using StorageCraft software to a Western Digital NAS device. Goal is redundancy by backing the data up to a NAS device at another office location. I believe this is an option has anyone done it and how reliable was it. I know StorageCraft is reliable I'm more concerned with their services backing up to a NAS device not in their cloud and the reliability in this part of it. NAS will likely be a Western Digital of some sort unless EE'rs feel there's a better option.
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I'm using ROBOCOPY for backing up files across our network from 1USB external hard drive connected to a PC to another USB external hard drive connected to a different PC.
On the source USB external hard drive there are approximately 30 Folders with each holding 30 Subfolders.  Within the 30 subfolders there are hundreds and hundreds of files - mostly Word docs and .pdf files.
The PC that will be "receiving" the Folders/Files from the Source PC is where I'm running Robocopy.
My initial command was:
ROBOCOPY \\SOURCEPC\SHAREDEXTHDD /S /R:1 /W:1 D:
with D: being the external hard drive plugged into the PC receiving the Folders/Files from the Source PC.
This command gave me an exact copy of the USB external hard drive connected to the Source PC.  This process copied over approximately 180 gigs in about 6 hours.
This is an office that will Add or Edit Folders/Files on the Source PC's USB external hard drive daily.
However, I would now like some assistance with a command that will copy ONLY the added or edited Folders/Files on the Source PC's external USB hard drive since the last backup.  That is, at the end of every day, the external USB hard drive that is receiving Folders/Files from the Source PC's USB external hard drive should just "update" it's existing Folder/File structure.
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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.