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.

Best data recovery software - NTFS

Any suggestions?

heard that PostgreSQL has problem on failover in terms of HA and DR to remote site, is that right?

In terms of HA, DR, backup/restore, DB upgrade, DB level debug and SQL level debug, how we do it in PostgreSQL?
Hi, i just want to check the usage rights for Windows Server licensing and failover / disaster recovery.

I have 3x 16 core data centre licenses with SA that we use on a HCI cluster.

I want to know if i can have any "standby" machines for failover in case this cluster fails.

Ideally what i would have is a server with hyper-v replicas syncing to it that i can turn on if anything happens to my cluster and all i need to do is change DFS and DNS to redirect users to these.

Is this a supported scenario as long as nothing accesses the DR server unless it is needed (including backup servers etc)
After the latest Windows Updates, few of our computers are experiencing the following issue: the Dell Recovery partition became full (some have few megabytes or kilobytes free left) and the computers do not boot up with an error message stating Missing OS Bootloader. The startup repair kicks in upon starting the computer and tries to repair as it seems like it identifies the issue and has the solution to it but fails the repair. We tried various System Restore on few computers (including other than the latest Windows Update point) but it fails to restore within seconds. I did not check which Windows Update is causing that yet as I did not have time but keep in mind that we install Dell updates through Windows Updates too through our Solarwinds Patch Management.
I think that the "boot" folder which normally is on System Reserved partition is on Dell Recovery partition and there does not seem to be System Reserved partition present in these cases.
Additionally, when I try to do bcdedit and bootrec commands they fail with the errors stating that there is not enough space.

Now, I have a computer which is in the same Dell Recovery partition situation but still works. So I do not want this one to have the same problem as this cannot be fixed remotely. See attached screenshots. Weirdly I checked one of the others Dell computers and that one's Dell Recovery partition is almost entirely empty and I cannot assign drive letter to it to see content when connecting remotely.
Regarding SRM 8.5 to be used with Storage Array Based replication using Recover point on vSphere 6.5

 What should be size of Placeholder data store ? actual data size or only config size?

 Replication required for placeholder data store?

 What all are prerequisites to use SRA for EMC VNX 5600 /5400 Storage ?

Where we can SRA to be used for EMC VNX ? as VMware only have it for Unity?
When trying to use it  to add as Arry getting ping drop to storage?
Is there any compatibility issue about using cloning software to bare metal backup from a server/ PC and recovery to another server/ PC with different hardware configuration?
I am looking for a Disaster Recovery Business Continuity vendor on the East Coast of the United States.  Specifically, i would like this vendor to provide the following services:

- Physical space for employees to work in the event the local office is inaccessible
- Storage for supplies such as phones, printers, toner, etc.
- backup and recovery of windows servers installed at the local office
Using veeams 9.5, how can it backup a physical server to image and restore the image to recovery if server fail?
How to disaster recovery a server (include windows server OS, program and data) using arcserve backup solution?
Hi Experts,

I am programming stuff using Caspio tools, since they only provide revision history to some of their features, I had requested we invest in a custom program that will connect online and perform that in a scheduled bases (as manually its possible to accomplish that from their site).

I had mentioned to our manager that its very useful when debugging stuff to know when exactly did a certain problem started to occur.

and this was manager's response.

...I still don’t get how back-ups will help in troubleshooting. Is it more than just back-ups?

Perhaps you can point to a place where this usage and benefit its being clearly explained in a more professional way.

In addition I would like to have an idea what could cost such a task (writing a script that will logon to our Caspio account and perform the export).

We have total 4 sites geographically distributed. 2 sites have Nutanix HCI solutions deployed and 2 sites have physical servers  Our objective is to build a centralized DR site to serve as offsite backup and being able to failover to the secondary site in disaster recovery situation minimizing the impact to our computing services in the event we lose datacenter. Our RTO is 8 hours and RPO is 1 hour as we are healthcare provider. Hence, our team mates are suggesting to for cloud option.

I would like to have some suggestions on  what cloud solution is better, how does the backup and failover work in cloud option and what would be the architecture ?
Hello Folks
We are an healthcare organisation with multiple branches geographically located. hence we are looking forward to a offsite DR.

What is the best offsite disaster recovery solution ?
- Colocation
- Private Cloud.

In both above cases, what connectivity is best ?
We had an incident occur where power was yanked from our NIM LPAR. This along with what I believe to be age damaged some hardware. We purchased a exact duplicate cabinet and installed the hard drives on a hope of restore this system. The cabinet powers up and we can reach HMC however we do not see any hardware information. We have tried rebuilding from the command. We have also tried adding machines hoping to add the servers it hosts with no luck. Are there any further options or are we just sunk?
**** Azure Site Recovery - HyperV To Azure Replication ****

I have some HyperV VMs that are replicating to Azure by using Azure Site Recovery technology.

All of them were replicating just fine but, three of them failed recently, so I went to the HyperV host, went to the VHD folder and noticed a lot of large HRL files in there.

My question is, is it safe to delete those large HRL files?

Thanks in advance,

I recently resigned from my last company and have been receiving calls for new employment; however, I'm a bit confused as to how to address why I left my last company without sounding "bad".
please guide in DR scenerio, what if source host is hyper-v environmen and destination is vmware. how  replication will work in this scenerio ?
I have a hard drive that has been formatted by mistke and need to recover data. I am able to run a scan using EaseUS Data Recovery. I can see the entire folder structure, etc but no files. I have since been informed that the drive was encrypted using Symantec Endpoint Encryption. Is this the reason no files are visible? Would have assumed if it was encrypted I would not be able to see folder structure, etc?

I would like to know how to unencrypte the drive so i can run another scan to see if I can recover this data. Any help is appreciated. Let me know if you need any additional information.
I have a customer with 4 Servers and I am responsible for the backups. I typically use Cloudberry labs backup software and back data up files and SQL to Backblaze for cloud and locally to some sort of SSD. I also setup email notifications.....I generally feel pretty good about the backup plans and I test recovery from time to time.

However, I am having trouble backing up these other servers over the network..lots of permission issues. Plus, there are so many files and SQL DBs to backup scheduling is tight.

Does anyone else backup up over the network or have backup software running on each server?
What are other Managed IT providers recommending for onsite BDR's? Currently using StorageCraft and happy with their software\services. They've proven themselves over the years unlike other backup solutions. My question is I have old BDR's that I'm getting ready to replace with new PowerEdge Servers. What specs do you recommend for an onsite BDR? For sake of this discussion client is running a Server 2016 standard with two VM's, one PDC and another Exchange.
We are changing backup software. Coming off of StorageCraft ShadowProtect.

If i archive the backup files somewhere, is there any way to access them again without an active storagecraft license?

I see that storagecraft gives a free 30 day trial which could be an option in a bind,  but is there any other process for restoring from or mounting these backup (.spf and .spi) files without storagecraft software?

A script that will backup MongoDB:-

1. Backup the db at 00:01 (cron job..)
2. Compress the backup file
3. Remove backups after 2 days
4. Alert by email of backups successful or fail

A script that will be used to restore the MongoDB
I've recovery my windows OS then i found mysql folder in Windows.old folder.  and MySQL unistalled or windows restored to previous version before MySQL Installed.
I try to make Solution as follows:
1- I've used New PC with Mysql .
2- stop Mysql Services.
3- replace Data folder.
4- When try to start MySQL again error 1067 is appear.

how can i recovery data from ibdata1 file and *.frm
My boss is unimpressed by the fact that AlwaysOn Availability Groups on our non-clustered environment can only do a Manual Failover in the event of disaster.

I have been tasked with redesigning our setup to support Automatic Failover, and everyone knows you need a clustered environment to do that (right?)

However, before even getting down to the details, Automatic Failover requires that the Availability Group be set up with Synchronous Commit, which is obvious, but in the testing phase of our current AG-setup, we discovered that the performance (responsiveness, readiness) of our instances were dramatically slower on Synchronous Commit vs Asynchronous Commit.

To please my boss, I would have to set up our AG to have the responsiveness of Asynchronous Commit while having the high availability of Automatic Failover.  Is there any hope for me?

Our Environment:

Intel Xeon 2643 v2 x 2
1.50 TB RAM
All-flash Samsung Enterprise SSD storage in RAID 10
Windows Server 2016 Datacenter
SQL Server 2017 Enterprise
Mellanox Dual 40G NIC

Cisco Nexus 3132X 40G (access layer)

A typical database in our environment is 300GB-1TB, and tables can easily have 10 million records.
Server 2016 - Patches up to date - Running as a Workgroup.

I use a cloud backup for my daily backup. I am getting my backup daily, but recently, I started getting a notification of a warning.

The warning is that the software was unable to take a Snapshot (Shadow Copy) the warning states that the service does not exist.

I looked in services.msc and sure enough there is no Volume Shadow Copy service.

I am looking for a way to reinstall VSS without rebuilding the server.

Thank you

Andy Coyle (andy@adillo.com)
Hi: I have a problem with backing up and restoring protection groups in System Center DPM 2016 - 1801. I have a Dell R730xd server  ( windows  2016 )  attached to a Dell TL4000 Tape library ) . I get this error message: The operation failed because of a protection agent failure. ID: 998 Details: Access is denied (0x80070005)


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.