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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Crypto protection. Best solutions? Tape, disk based backup, on site, off site, vendor specific, and reasoning behind your answer.
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Thanks in advance for your help.

I have an external 3 TB OWC Mercury Elite – AL Pro Hard drive.  That is no longer working properly.  I am trying to recover my data.  Windows file Explorer shows the drive but when I click on it, it looks like it is going to load the contents but is no longer able to.  I then get an error message that reads “G:\  is not accessible.  The parameter is incorrect.”  It has also asked me if I would like to format the hard drive which I always say “no.”  

I ran from the command prompt - chkdsk g: /f /r and it was not able to fix the issue.

I have now tried to use Stellar Phoenix Disk Recovery and the software recognizes the drive.  It shows that the drive has data stored but I cannot see the contents.  I initiate the scan it requires and everything seems to be working normal.  Then after 15 or 20 minutes.  Windows file explorer intervenes and I get a message that says, “USB device not recognized.  The last USB device you connected to this computer malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognized it.”  The scan then messes up and I hear the chime that the drive would make when you are plugging it or unplugging it from the computer.  This chime and message will keep reappearing about every minute or so afterwards.

I have tried connecting hard drive to another computer and all the same things happen.

Things to know:

I am using windows 10 pro on my desktop computer (which is where I always kept external hard drive connected) and windows …
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I have a Hyper V server  with 3 guests.
The host only has one partition so hyper v is running on the local C: drive.

I'm going to do a one time backup just for disaster recovery purposes. In case the whole server goes.
Would it be beneficial to do a one time backup of the whole host using windows backup?
And then I could restore the virtual machines using image restore to the VM.


This customer uses Datto Backup for the guest servers.
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What Windows 10 Pro hard drive RAW recovery tools do you recommend ?

Example
  ** https://www.easeus.com/datarecoverywizard/recover-raw-drive.htm
  ** etc
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I am handling a Disaster Recovery project which involves contractors/service providers. Can you share with me the following document/template below which you have used before in recent projects?

1. Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA); and
2. InfoSec Compliant Statement.

Thanks a lot for your help in advance.
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As a videographer, what is the best practice for backups? I deal with large files (High-resolution megapixel stills and 1080p/4K/8K video footage) on a daily basis and want to make sure there’s a backup at all times.

Presently, our team uses External Drives but this is difficult to manage and if one of us is out of office, we don't have access to the other's data or backup.

Can someone provide a better scenario for backing up very large datasets which would include a disaster recovery/archive option, secure online retrieval if another staff is out of the office? Our office uses mostly Macs.

Thank you.
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Dear Experts, in case of disaster, such as viruses, ransomware,... if we only have NAS device remaining and it only includes the Veeam backup files (.vbm, vbk, .vib files) of Exchange server; can we recover it?

If we cannot recover the VM, how can we rebuild it from those backup files. Can you please suggest a plan? Many thanks.

Veeam 9.5; Exchange 2016, Server 2012R2
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There are numerous software applications for Windows that will help to recover a deleted file on a flash drive formatted as FAT32.  Unfortunately, what I am finding is that these tools are designed to work with standard-sized FAT32 drives up to 32GB.  If you buy a larger SD card - such as a Sandisk 64GB Extreme - what you receive is a drive with a single larger-than-32GB-partition.   Presumably, Sandisk has put a non-standard FAT32 partition on that drive, cheating some element of the specification?

I have a 64GB flash drive with a FAT32 partition, and I need to recover a file.   Wise Data Recovery and Wondershare Recoverit do not see the 64GB flash drive at all.   EaseUS Data Recovery Free application sees the flash drive and claims to work on it for an hour and find 3000 files (which is way too high) and then displays only one folder on the drive and three files.  So EaseUS basically has a corrupted view of the file system.

Is there any software application for Windows that will work with non-standard FAT32 partitions that are larger than 32GB?
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I had a couple of VMs configured with vsphere replication and working fine, after upgrading from vcenter 6 to 6.5 I'm not able to reconfigure replication and can't edit RPO policy(greyed out). The workarround to edit RPO policy is deleting the VM , create and reconfigure it again from scratch, what could I be doing wrong? is there any bug in 6.5 related to this?

PD: vmware tools in the vms is out of date due the vcenter upgrade.
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Looking for examples of data centre documentation, points to use

Preferably from some a data centre engineer someone who has documented it before

What are the main points to look for?
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I am trying to locate data that is needed by a customer and thought to be in a workstation backup that is stored with multiple workstation backups on a My Passport external drive.

The problem I have is the disk is nothing but .dat files that I do not know the origin of, therefore do not know of a software that will enable me to browse the content.  

I have attached screenshots of the data directory, and was hoping EE could provide some ideas.
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I am looking for one of the best data recovery places in the united states. I have a drive thats been sent out to a local shop and my client is looking for it to be sent to a more known / renowned place.   Any Recommendations?
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Looking for a free backup program that can backup outlook even when it's running, and recommendation?

Window file backup will not backup when outlook is running.

Preferred but not a most
* should be able to deploy via group policy
*alert or not successful backup

I've seen http://www.safepstbackup.com who says thy do it, anyone experience with them?
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Hello experts, I use an old version of IBM TSM (Version 7.0.0) . I do a tsm reporting server which sends backup reports everyday. I would like to know if its possible to show the backup folders or database inside the report? If yes, how?

TSM Reports
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I'm looking for a backup solution to backup a SAN unit.  I have one server and all the information will be stored on a 2 TB San.  Symantec is insanely expensive. there must be something else.  Can someone suggest something?
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Two local data drives disappeared. I have Win 10 OS on a SSD and two hdd's for data.  In Disk management i get immediate Initialize Disk prompt for Disc 0, MBR(Mster Boot Record) or GPT (GUID partition Table).

Found a bunch of these in the event viewer.
Event ID: 153
The IO operation at logical block address 0x609d40 for Disk 0 (PDO name: \Device\0000008a) was retried.

I don't want to loose the data on the other drives. Any suggestions? Thank you in advanced.
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I am working on creating an android app that scans the deleted data which is not overwritten by android device and recovers it, just like data recovery tool. How to create a recovery tool inside an android app is there a tutorial or any thing?
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we woud like to have Windows DNS Server ( 3 to 4) in main site and 3 to 4 server in DR to provide high availability and Disaster recovery. I need guidance to make a proper design and have following questions.

Can we have three primary DNS servers (two in main and one in DR site) with read/write ability? If yes, then we are plaining to put these server behind DMZ zone and these servers will not be serving client queries.
We will have two secondary servers in main site and two in DR servers (only with read/write option) in DMZ zone to expose them to the internet.
 Is this right approach to design and build DNS Infrastructure to offer DNS services to customer?
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Hyper-V Replication of SQL DB VM, Configured for Transactional replication.

I have a SQL Database (2012 Std) running on Hyper-V, with a reasonably high RTO expectation. I would like to utilize Hyper-V replication for purposes of DR, however, I am concerned about a couple of things:

- What the best backup solution might be - given the opportunity for VSS conflicts with the replication jobs, which can run as frequently as every 5mins.
Secondly, and probably mainly - it appears the Microsofts official position is that Hyper-V replicaiton of a SQL server configured for replication is not fully supported:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/956893/support-policy-for-microsoft-sql-server-products-that-are-running-in-a

specifically the section:

Exceptions

If multiple SQL VMs are tightly coupled with one another, individual VMs can failover to the disaster recovery (DR) site but SQL high availability (HA) features inside the VM need to be removed and re-configured after VM failover. For this reason, the following SQL Server features are not supported on Hyper-VM Replica:
Availability Groups
Database mirroring
Failover Cluster instances
Log shipping
Replication


The way I am reading this - please correct me if I am wrong - is that only the replication piece is not supported, due to the nature of the operation. However, the SQL DB VM could be replicated, we would just need to remove and reconfigure T-Replication in the Failover environment?

I …
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has a SSD  M.2 PCIe (attached the photo).. is there a casing available in the market to connect as external drive to copy out the data?
512GB-M.2-PCIe-SSD.jpg
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My computer crashed but before it did I created a system backup and on the new computer I was able to create a system recovery repair disk.  It showed that the backup was successful but my system image is 0 bytes.  Is this normal?
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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?

Thanks!
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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.
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HI ALL,
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:
SITE PRODUCTION
- 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

DR SITE
- 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 2.2.0.3) have been installed on each site, sites are well coupled, consistency groups have been created at EMC Recoverpoint and replication is active.
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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?
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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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