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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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A list for the top 03 SQL Server Disaster Recovery Plans. These plans have been analyzed and tested under various circumstances making it a perfect list for administrators who are facing corruption or other issues in their SQL database server
NFR key for Veeam Agent for Linux
NFR key for Veeam Agent for Linux

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license for one year.  It allows for the non‑production use and valid for five workstations and two servers. Veeam Agent for Linux is a simple backup tool for your Linux installations, both on‑premises and in the public cloud.

Here in this article, you will get a step by step guidance on how to restore an Exchange database to a recovery database. Get a brief on Recovery Database and how it can be used to restore Exchange database in this section!
My Veeam backup server failed.
Would like to reinstall and make it up.
Appreciate if someone can guide how to recover a failed Veam server.
Backup files are safe in NAS.

Now we r running without a backup solution.
How can shadow copy backups of shared folders be setup within Windows 10?

In my other question Use shadow copy within Windows 10 to restore files contained within shared folders I learned how to setup and configure "Restore your files with file history".

However I'm also interested in how to setup shadow copy backups within Windows 10 where cached copies of file shares are retained and can be restored within Windows 10. I will setup these types of backups for remote users who don't come into the office so I will always have a way of quickly restoring any files that might be deleted or overwritten.

I know that this is possible since I have already seen some Windows 10 computer setup like this.

How can this be setup?

Currently if I connect my second hard disk (which i suspect has some bad sectors) through sata, Windows won't able to boot.
However, I can view the hard disk through usb, or through linux live USB.
What can i do so that windows can detect the hard disk again?
I prefer to use windows interface to copy my files.

There is a problem with my hdd. I am trying to copy the files from it now.
I can't attach it directly with SATA as sometimes the hdd will become very slow (i.e 100kb/s) and my windows 10 will become halted.
I am currently copying it over usb cable.
The speed is average at 4 MB/s, but sometimes it will dropped to 100kb - 300kb (it can last for several mins to 15 mins, but it still running). The speed will pick up again ( 4MB /s) whenever I turn off and turn it on back.

Can I know what's the problem with the hard disk?
I will request for RMA after I copied all the files.

Data Lifeguard Diagnosis tool to check, this is the result I received "Test Result: FAIL" "06 Quick test on drive 2 didn not complete! Status code = 07 (Failed read test element), Failure Checkpoint = 102 (unknown test) Smart self-test did not complete on drive 2.
HDD with Windows 10-64 crapped out.  I automatically made full C: images weekly.  Now I have a new machine, also with Windows 10-64.  Windows on the new machine came preinstalled, along with other SW from the manufacturer, include hardware specific drivers, so I don't want to just restore the whole image.  However I would like to restore various programs so that I don't spend days installing, probably paying for many again because I have lost the PW / activation code, old version no longer available, etc.  Acronis does not claim this can be done.  I found a utility for about $200 that claims it can, but it concerns me.
Hello Experts, our current Back-Up environment was set to back to Magnetic tapes. Our current contract prohibits backups from touching the internet, so Cloud storage is out of the question.  So now my question what's the best media to use for backups, that need to be stored off site.  Thought about a NAS / SAN but unsure of how to move to offsite.  Manger doesn't want to have NAS at another location due to not being able to manage it.

We recently started getting a bunch of fatal errors listed on our main server's RAID.  checking the status it shows as no errors and system is optimal, but these errors keep showing up and once I started a consistency check it started listing a bunch more.

not sure what to do next as these errors don't tell me much....

and am I at any risk of losing data at this point?


The main intent of this article is to make you aware of ‘Exchange fail to mount’ error, its effects, causes, and solution.
Important Lessons on Recovering from Petya
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Important Lessons on Recovering from Petya

In their most recent webinar, Skyport Systems explores ways to isolate and protect critical databases to keep the core of your company safe from harm.

Especially for flash drives
Basically i have essentials plus licensing with vdp, replication, and vcenter server appliances running.  All are the latest available from vmware.  I have three hosts in a cluster and i am using local storage for all three hosts.  I am doing nightly backups of all virtual machines and i wanted to do replication of VMs within this cluster to another datastore to provide another layer of protection for disaster recovery.  

With that being said i am worried that i will have trouble recovering if vcenter server is unavailable and i wanted to replicate it to another datastore as well.  I really can't find any information about doing this.  Any experts out there have any thoughts regarding this setup?
Want to know how to use Exchange Server Eseutil command? Go through this article as it gives you the know-how.
Working for a small law-firm client setting up a disaster recovery protocol, utilizing Acronis True Image with Universal Restore. I have used this solution before for other clients and it went flawlessly.

Source machine: Win7 Pro Acer 4GB RAM dual core. Did the Acronis image save and created Acronis Universal restore media.

Took an old box and attempted to restore to it and got BSOD, spent a day or two then bought a refurb HP Elite 8100 from Amazon with quad core icore 5 and 8gb ram.

I attempted Acronis Universal and it gets stuck on missing driver. So I went everywhere I could and got all the drivers I could However some drivers are EXE and I do NOT want to run those exe's on one of my production machines for fear that they will attempt to overwrite perfectly good drivers on the production machines.

Where can I get .inf, .sys, etc. PCI drivers for HP Elite 8100?

I used to rely exclusively on ExpertsExchange back in the day, now I find myself back into the trenches and wondering if you all are as good as you used to be.

Thanks in advance for your attention, regards,
Hello everyone,

I'm looking to do a Failback from ASR for a few of my servers but lost the "process server" I used to have on premise. How do I failback without it or do I first recreate a new "process server"?

Thank you!
I need to create a script to spin up an Domain Controller (RODC and Writable) from the script in the event of the emergency.  In case the DC  tanks Admins should be able easily spin up a replacement using a script.  This would eliminate a human errors and increase a recovery speed.
Can someone point me to the right direction, how its being done and experiences.
Thanks in advance!
Background:   iMac, Sierra.  There are damaged sectors.  There is a 30GB  Parallels file that appears to occupy some of those sectors.
  • I ran Disk Utility, which stopped as soon as it found a damaged sector, and reported that it couldn't help.
  • DiskWarrior showed a "preview drive"   I could only copy about 15GB of the Parallels file before I got an error message that file couldn't be copied.
  • Mac Data Recovery Guru - they found the sectors, kept running, but no Parallels file showed up on the list of recoverable files.
Is there any other software or method that can recover the large Parallels file, or enable me to extract whatever undamaged files are located inside?

Long story short, I accidently deleted the volume using fdisk.  It had the Windows OS. I think  Windows 7 Professional on it. Nothing on there truly important but would save me a lot of time if I could just recover the volume instead of reinstalling everything. I have the HD attached to my computer now. Attached Pic shows HD as Disk 1 and missing OS is the Unallocated 450 GB partition. I have installed testdisk but it doesn't find any missing partitions. Not sure how to use it. Should I use one of the advanced options? Would appreciate any help, step-by-step on how to recover this volume.
Are you an Exchange administrator employed with an organization? And, have you encountered a corrupt Exchange database due to which you are not able to open its EDB file. This article will explain all the steps to repair corrupt Exchange database.
Visualize your virtual and backup environments
Visualize your virtual and backup environments

Create well-organized and polished visualizations of your virtual and backup environments when planning VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V or Veeam deployments. It helps you to gain better visibility and valuable business insights.

Have a supermicro x8sax and cannot boot from USB even in the bios it's set for the first to boot
Looking for a software to clone my current c drive (with 2 partitions on it) to a smaller ssd both sets are in a raid config

Windows 10
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Hi All,

I'm assigned to work on System center operation manager 2012 r2 deployment project.
My environment is single domain Structure. And there is already established Disaster recovery site for the case main site failure.
SCOpMgr 2012 r2 also needed to be highly available within and across site.
Any best practice to design HA/DR Architecture.?

Any response appreciated.
we are in the process of getting a new backup solution  for following BCP plan

Phase 1
Data center Backup
Desktop Backup (Image and File /Folder ) -  which one is best Image vs. file/folder
Backup media  -  D to Tape / D to NAS   with NAS to NAS Syn.

Phase 2

Application level replication to Cloud with other extra features  like  recovery full recovery

I have 3 product in the list : Arc , VERITAS and commvault    . Please share your input on this

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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