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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Looking for very simple/easy to setup file level backup for redhat linux.  (backup to network share)

I have acronis - but the latest version won't do file level backups (even with agent installed) because my main LVM partition is LUKS encrypted.... it forces me to do sector by sector which means #1 HUGE backups, and #2 no file level recovery.  I already backup at the VM level for DR and just keep a few days.

But I need an easy/low learning curve (and preferably free, since I already pay for acronis) way to backup 2 of my more important linux servers, just at the file level.  I'm looking for something easily to implement - don't need fancy features just

1. can do full and incremental on a schedule
2. can do file level restore
3. can encrypted the backups.

I don't even need a central management console... I'm fine with something standalone.

These would backup to Samba shares on a NAS.

Any suggestions?

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how to properly manage a data center inculcate backup and vmware and exchange server ?
I have a 2 VMS on Esxi using Veeam to backup on local NAS.
I would like to have replication onto 3 USB Drives for offsite purposes.
how would i accomplish the Backup Copy job using the rotated media, please advise.
Hello all. I have a proliant ML350 G8 with a P420 controller running two 600GB SAS drives. The old drives failed and I have installed two new identical drives and the RAID 1 array is setup. I have a Server 2012 image backups on a Toshiba USB drive. I cannot get the restore to occur.

I get either of the following error 0x80042412 (see attached). I do know the original config had both C and D drives, but I don't remember their sizes. I don't know if it's possible to query the images on the backup disk to determine this. I know that if the new disks are smaller than the original then that's a problem, but as I said they are identical drives in RAID 1. By the way, the OS would install fine using the MS 2012 DVD and HP Intelligent Provisioning, but again I don't remember the C and D sizes and I hope to recover AD as well as files.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
I encounter a problem when I perform the SRM replication test with the message "Replication Confirmation Group Snapshot Creation Failed" and ended up failing at step 4 of the process.

The environment is as:
- 01 EMC VNX 5800 bay and 01 EMC UNITY 500 bay
- 01 Appliance EMC RECOVERPOINT version 5.0.1
- 01 VCSA 6.5
- 01 VM SRM 6.5

- 01 EMC VNX 5300 bay
- 01 Appliance EMC RECOVERPOINT version 5.0.1
- 01 VCSA 6.5
- 01 VM SRM 6.5

Recoverpoint SRAs (version have been installed on each site, sites are well coupled, consistency groups have been created at EMC Recoverpoint and replication is active.
Anyone using SkySync Enterprise connected straight through to StorageCraft's cloud? StorageCraft hasn't completed their Box sync yet. Trying to determine if it's possible to Sync between Box and StorageCraft data center using SkySync.
Hi there,

Anyone is using ShadowProtect Image Manager to replicate backups to multiple USB drives to take offsite? E.g. Rotating plug in the drives weekly.

I get some warnings and errors in ImageManager, which doesn't look very elegant, and just wondering if there is a better way of doing this out there.

I used to configure the drives so they come up as the same drive letter, however, that seem to cause some errors too, becaused some backup files dont get consolidated properly and the drives can get filled up quite quickly.

See screenshot attached, we have 2 * 2TB USB drives, now showing up as G: and H:, while one drive is plugged in for replication, the other one is offsite, not sure if doing it this way is any better.

Any tips and tricks would be appreciated.
Hi all,

We have a situation where we have a drive where all the user's data is saved (F:)  and automatically we have shadow copy enabled and it stores it on another drive (V:)

We have to perform a restore (ex. 01/11/17) and unfortunately on that day the backup has failed.

We have a backup of V:\ drive  for that particular day (01/11/17)  but not for the F:\ drive.  The backup we have for the F:\ drive is that of (07/11/17).

Is there a way to perform a restore?
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?


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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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

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.


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.
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,

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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....
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
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.

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.

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?
For the past few days, we been getting this error before the backup job finished:
Backup- \\EXCHSERVER\Microsoft Information Store\Public FolderV-79-57344-4617 - The backup-to-disk folder or the path for staging temporary data on the Backup Exec server must be on an NTFS volume. Do any of the following, and then submit the job again:
- Create a new backup-to-disk folder on an NTFS volume - Change the location of the current backup-to-disk folder to an NTFS volume - Change the path for staging temporary data. Click Tools, click Options, and then click Backup to change the path.

I looked at the Backup Exec Settings to see where the temp folder is located and it pointed to E:\Temp which is correct, it should go to the E:\Temp folder on the backup server/main server where backup exec is installed but for some reason, it isn't and giving us the error and the drives are NTFS drives.

I looked online and read I can add the OnHostTemp registry but not sure if it will create the temp files directly on the Exchange Server or on the main server where the tape drive/backup server is since I seem to be adding the path to the Exchange Server and not the server where backup exec is running so not sure how this registry fix works.

Anyone seen this error before and know how to fix it? It only happening with our exchange server, our main server isn't giving us the error.

I'm looking for the suggestions about data center structure and want to know what are the steps and details to transform 2 Disaster Recovery DCs to one cluster DC in 2 different sites across WAN.

My goal is to have more advantage like load balancing, failover ... .

Actually, I'm going to config same LANs, config the ports using LACP and jumbo frames ... on switches in both sites.

Thanks for your help
I have a SBS2011 with a dynamic disk where data is being saved. It was mirrored, but the mirror is broken now, and don't think it will be reestablish again.

I want to test my backup, which is being done on an external hard disk drive. The backup is done with the trusty Windows Backup, using Magikmon that will supply me with reports that the backup was successful or errors. It is close to 700GB of data, and not incremental. As a test, I would like to restore this in a different server in a testing environment.

Once the drive is plugged in, Windows Backup/Restore does see the backup for the server, catalogue around 5 minutes, and then "Unable to browse the New Volume (D:). The mounted backup is inaccessible. Please retry the operation"

So how will you recover this? I select files and folders to recover. Should I rather recover the whole volume? If that is the case, will I be able to read info  the dynamic disk? I see there are 3rd party software that you can buy, that might do the trick. But surely if you lose the drive/server, you would like to plug in your drive and hit the recovery button and you sorted out. Without jumping through 10 hoops.
Hello all.

I’m hoping someone here can shed some light on an issue I’m having with SBS 2011 Standard backups and restores.

As background, the server has two volumes—C: OS and D: DATA, which reside on separate SAS RAID arrays. I’m using the built-in Windows Backup utility to perform complete server backups, and trying to test my ability to do a full, bare metal restore.

Since I don’t have a duplicate server to restore to, I’ve been restoring to a Hyper-V VM and a system with dissimilar hardware (completely different mobo and a couple of SATA drives connected). The idea is not necessarily to permanently run the server from either of these environments (although that would be nice), but rather to verify the integrity of the backup.

Anyway, when I boot into the Recovery Environment, everything seems to go well at first. It sees the external USB disk containing the backups, allows me to kick off a restore of the most recent backup, and specifies the restore will include the system reserved partition, C: and D:.

However, when the restore process is complete, the wizard displays a message saying the D: drive was not restored—no explanation or error code given.

So I basically get around this by restoring the D: drive individually via the wbadmin command line, but when that finishes I get a message saying that the restore may be corrupt and that I should restore from another backup or run chkdsk. I’ve run chkdsk and it finds no problems.

Then if I try to boot …

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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