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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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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.

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!
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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!
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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.
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CrashPlan for Home is being discontinued.  I greatly depend on its ability to do computer-to-computer backups across the Internet, as opposed to cloud-based backups.  Unfortunately, this feature is not supported in CrashPlan's new "Small Business" offering.  What alternative solution can anyone recommend?  Ideally, it would:

  • Automatically back up the data on one of my computers and send it encrypted across the Internet to another one of my computers located on a different network.
  • Be easy to set up and maintain.
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What's a good option ?

If we get hit with ransom ware want to have a cloud option in place

Something not too expensive

Thanks
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Hi Team,

I just recently created a fail-over cluster for SQL, I will now like to create the same scenario for our web servers. The primary reason for doing this is for Disaster Recovery between 2 sites. These 2 web servers will be located across two sites and ideally switch over automatically if there's an issue with the active site.
I have some experience with IIS but not with a web farm or IIS clustering.
Is this possible to do with windows server 2016 build in features and IIS or would I need some type of hardware loadbalancer?
I must also say that these 2 sites don't share storage or have storage replication.

Thank you
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What is the best and most efficient way to install images on machines.
I know there are Acronis and ghost, but also Microsoft has it's own program , but it takes more time to install.

Which one do you recommend? I want to be able to press a certain key a boot with PXE from the network or a bookable USB and install the image from a shared network location.
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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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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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Will your db performance match your db growth?
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Will your db performance match your db growth?

In Percona’s white paper “Performance at Scale: Keeping Your Database on Its Toes,” we take a high-level approach to what you need to think about when planning for database scalability.

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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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 know we have many options to clone a raid 1 on server 2008 r2.  I want to know if Clonezilla live can make a backup image of this on a single drive for recovery purposes only?  Just asking!

Thanks ahead of time.
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Hi Everyone,

I am hoping you can help me with this.

We have several cloud servers and are going to purchase more.

The hosting company does offer several options for back up.  One of the options is a server in the cloud to manage all of that but it's being stored in the same place?  My management wants to know our options for backing up in the cloud.

Here is what i don't get.

In trying to work on disaster recovery here, we are looking at backing up to the cloud, these servers I am trying to get more information on now are already in the cloud, so what is the recommended way that we should be backing up our cloud servers?  I can't back them up to here I don't think.

I hope that made sense, just didn't know how others are doing it.  

Thank you,

Karen
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How to setup backup report using gstclreport.. EMC Networker
gstclreport emc Networker.. Scheduling report
Scheduling Missed backup and other types of report
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I can not access my yahoo mail (vianski76@yahoo.com) for I forgot my password  and my recovery email and phone  number is not active anymore.  kindly need your immediate help for me to change my recovery email and phone so that i can change my password. I really need to open my mails.
Thanks for your kind help....
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Please forgive my ignorance, I'm an amateur and have learnt my lesson!!

I have recently upgraded to OS Sierra and I didn't realise how full my HD was - I hadn't checked in a while and there were no warnings.
 
Yesterday, I went to use my computer that was in sleep mode and it was really slow, wouldn't shut down or restart, so I saved everything I had open and turned it off using the button. When I tried to turn it back on it got stuck on the loading bar and when I checked it this morning it was stuck on about 80% and wouldn't move. So, I did the dreaded turn off and wait and on again, same result. I then did the command+R to access the disk utility and it would not let me repair (first aid) and it would not let me restore onto the external drive I just bought to back everything up onto (yeah I know I'm so prepared!!). Obviously because the external HD isn't installed, it doesn't recognize it and I tried to install it using the online help in disk utility but the internal HD is too full.
 
When I tried to repair it, it said 'file system verify or repair failed' and when I tried to back it up it said something to do with the partition map.
 
Please help! I don't want to do anymore damage!
 
Thanks in advance.
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we are in the process of having complete BC and DR implementation  . the Issue is how we can implements the right approach  . Currently we have bit by bit not in the proper documents
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Learn how to optimize MySQL for your business need
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Learn how to optimize MySQL for your business need

With the increasing importance of apps & networks in both business & personal interconnections, perfor. has become one of the key metrics of successful communication. This ebook is a hands-on business-case-driven guide to understanding MySQL query parameter tuning & database perf

Hello running windows 2012 r2 for our file server and we have a old server with backup exec 12.5 on it

Can anyone confirm me if version 12.5 of backup exec can support data deduplication at the os level if i activated this option in Windows 2012 R2 i want to be sure backup will be ok when i will do restore

Thanks for the information
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Hi all,

I'm trying to install Microsoft Azure unified setup for the on premises server( configuration server) but i guess i'm making something wrong, when it comes to install the IIS features it gives me an error, is this error familiar to anyone?

Attached is a screenshot of the error.

Thanks in advance.
Khaled.
azaure-unified-software-error.png
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Hello,

I am looking into a Nutanaix hyperconverged system to replace some ailing DELL PowerEdge servers.  We currently utilize Windows DataCenter 2012 R2, running as our hypervisor and have virtualized all of our servers on this hypervisor.

The Nutanix solution allows us to continue to run this hyper visor within it's Acropolis O/S.  

I have some concerns regarding this system, since the hypervisor is now housed on a "foreign" o/s.  I worry that at some point there will be a problem and getting support will be convoluted, because MS would say this is an unsupported environment, and left bouncing back and forth between MS and Nutanix for help.

Our main goals are to provide fail over for DR.  Initially our thought was to buy new robust servers, continue to run datacenter and look into replication and HA.  A datacenter server housed at separate sites connected with high speed fiber links.  Providing us failover if a hardware failure occurs, or if a site is rendered unusable.  Can I accomplish this with just utilizing MS Datacenter?  A single Nutanix 3-node cluster will provide us with failover in the event of a hardware crash, but would require a completely separate 3-node DR cluster provide failover in the case of a site being rendered unusable.

I would like to know the answer to the question above, and first hand experience with Nutanix.

Thank You for your help.
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Hi Team,

Can someone please help me to provide the steps required to make the standby commserve active if production commserve goes down or in case or DR.

I have read the advance failover configuration in commvault documentation but didn't understand the DNS configuration part. How the DNS record will automatically update to standby server.

Regards
Brits
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Hi ..
I am building a customzised Windows 10 image using this guide:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/21679/Windows-10-Sysprep-Guide.html

Now, I am looking for the best way to create a Recovery Parition (like a manufacturer does), does anyone know, please, to help out.
Thank you in advance for your help.
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Hi. I have a Q see 16. And am trying to recover a video from Aug of this year. But, I believe has been taped over. Can I still recover this video?
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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.