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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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My organization has been performing backups using the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows - Free Edition.

Now I am trying to perform a restore of a Windows 10 OS that was backed up using this version of Veeam.

When I boot from the recovery media and choose to Restore the "Entire computer" I get a message that says "Unable to auto-match disks, please use manual restore mode."

When I choose Manual restore (advanced) or select the "View automatically detected disk mapping" I get further errors.

I see that there are options to add drivers.

The laptop that was backed up and that I am now trying to restore is a Lenovo T470 20HD005GUS model laptop.

Please provide me with guides on how to properly perform these Veeam restores and how to load the correct drivers.

Performing these Veeam restores aren't as straight forward as I though they would be.

Here are these screenshots:

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Does the free version of Veeam backup software for Windows computers have any kind of central administration console?

My organization is currently using the free Version of the Veeam backup software. Veeam has been installed on the Server 2016 servers, Windows 10 client computers, and Windows 7 client computers.

While using the free version of the Veeam backup software is there any kind of central administration console that can be installed or used or the web or is this only available with the paid or commercial versions of Veeam?

If such central administration software is available please provide me with the URL addresses of where I can download it and learn more about it.
our SBS 2011 scheduled backup keeps failing because of error 2155348129

on a previous accepted answer I found the instructions to command line enter vssadmin list writers so I did that and the only error I see is a

non retryable error for the SQLServerWriter

one other thing I noticed is that, in the Manage drive in file explorer, I went into our backup disk Disk 2 and changed the name of the drive (I did this this morning so it is not the reason for the backup not working).  but when running through the Backup Wizard it shows that backups are scheduled to go to Disk 1 and the name is the previous name before I changed the partition name.  The drive does not show up with a drive letter but backups still happened without a hitch.

any help is 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?


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!
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.
What's a good option ?

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

Something not too expensive

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.


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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 ?
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
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
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
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.

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.
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

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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