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The term "Backup" means the methods and processes involved to copy computer data (system data as well as application data) to media other than the ones where the data originally live (disk, tape, optical, cloud). "Restore" in turn means the methods and processes involved in data recovery, i. e., bringing back copied computer data to their original location. Backup/Restore primarily serves as a means of protection against data loss, be it due to disaster, corruption or sabotage. It can also be used for recovering data from an earlier point in time and even for cloning machines or applications. There is a wide variety of backup/restore software available, from expensive commercial products to free or open source tools.

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I had this question after viewing Recovering backup .Qic files on Windows 7.

I have a set of backup DVDs but when I put them in the DVD player it says it's part of a backup set and there are no visible .qic files on it. Is there a way of copying the set into one qic file to try to restore it?
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IT Pros Agree: AI and Machine Learning Key

We’d all like to think our company’s data is well protected, but when you ask IT professionals they admit the data probably is not as safe as it could be.

I've just, finally, reassembled a Win10PRO PC after a crash and Win-reinstall. All the programs but one, ShadowProtect. I used it once on a Win7 machine with a single volume and it worked. Now I'm on Win 10, reading everything again about installing and, more importantly, restoring bare metal. Frankly, wizards or not, I really don't understand a lot of what I'm reading (like the difference between GPT and MBR, which I now get. Question, SP gets high marks for reliability, but requires a lot of work to set up, test the recovery environment, and so forth. Is there a bare metal backup solutions for an SSD/HD setup that is easier to use and reliable? Thanks in advance for the suggestions.
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Is it possible to manually remove the very old catalog file on Backup Exec 15?
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Does anyone have experience with or know a good way to backup virtual machines running on VMWare? But it is a requirement that there be open source software. Partly because I am on a tight budget, but also in principle because I think there is very good open source software in general.  It is also a requirement that it should run on Linux as I do not have a single Windows machine.
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I am using a Promox VE on my local ML110 xeon 28GB 480GB SSD server. and wish to backup on my Qnap TS-253A 8GB ram nas server.

Normally I log into the local server with: https://snag.gy/RYE3Sm.jpg URL: https://192.168.1.20:8006/#v1:0:18:4:::::: user id: root and then the password. but when I try to log in, it's not working: https://snag.gy/D9zsEx.jpg 

I downloaded nakivo for the backup.
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Hey Guys,

I need a backup solution for our Rackspace email.  What we have in place is Rackspace archiving and retention backup.  We need a backup solution that will backup users individual mailbox and sub folders.  Rackspace retention backup, backs up users mailbox but not sub folders.  All emails in sub folders will gets dumped in a folder called Recovered Deleted Emails folder.  We BackupAssist for backup to external hard drives and iDrive for offsite data backup.  Any assistance will be appreciated.  Thanks.
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We have Veritas Backup Exec 20.3 installed on a Server 2016 but we have an annoying issue since it was upgraded to version 20. The patch to 20.3 did not fix it.

it seems that despite the software and agent being installed on our Server, and licensed, whenever we try to add NAS drives, so that we can backup user shares, BE wrongly adds the NAS units as Windows servers - this results in errors relating to a missing agent on those servers.

NAS drives showing as Windows server
Please see the attached screenshot - note the top and bottom three servers are all QNAP and Synology NAS drives. Despite going "Add a server" and selecting "file server or NDMP data server". they appear incorrectly as Windows servers. I'm pretty sure these were showing correctly before upgrading to version 20 (I can't recall which our old version was and we no longer have the installer for that).

This wouldn't be a problem, except we get errors in the job logs about a missing agent everytime and license issues .

Can anybody suggets a reason for this and how to fix it? I do not believe this is the popular credentials problem. You can actually select the shares on the NAS drives, but you can't browse them and you get errors in the logs about missing agents.
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Windows 2008 Dynamic Disk Error!  I have a client 2008 Server that is reporting error on Disk0 C: drive.  The server has 5 2TB SATA drives all set as dynamic disks. Disks. Disk0 Has a 100MB System Reserve Partiton, 931GB NTFS C: Partition & 931GB Extended NTFS F: Drive Partition that is not being used.  Disk1-3 are in a Dynamic RAID5 array and have no issue. I used to be able to do an Acronis disk image of the entire server but then started failing.  

Looking at the Disk Manager Disk0 reports Errors. If I right click on Disk0 in the Disk Manager I have the option to Reactivate Disk. Sounds like a good step but I am afraid this might break it and this is the sole Domain Controller for the small office.

Is it safe to Reactivate Disk0?  It is weird since it seems to be working with error.

I also may have a bad block on the disk.  I am game to replace the disk but since it is a stand alone dynamic disk and Acronis Disk Image is not working I am not sure of the best path to migrate the OS and Data without losing it all.

I havent worked with Dynamic Disks very much and can use soem EXPERT opionion.
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Curious what others are doing for backups..... I am about to take a sledgehammer to our current setup, and am curious what other people use and what backup strategies they employ. Cloud is not an option for our firm- our backups to tape can accommodate storage. Currently, we have a daily incremental backup, a weekly full backup that expires after 5 weeks and a monthly backup that never expires and is retained indefinitely. Currently, I have to schedule backups to run every Friday and then watch them all weekend because the backup software randomly marks our full backups as "superseded" (Just started this a month ago), and support was never good from this vendor. We have in-house Exchange, file servers, in-house SQL, an AD domain, and of course file servers. Almost our entire infrastructure is Hyper-V. Total amount of data is about 20TB. I'm more interested in strategies to safeguard the data than an actual product. Should I consider changing the weekly backups to only backing up data that has changed in the past 30 days, and have the monthly be all data? I'll take any suggestions or perspectives on the best way to do this.

Thanks!
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We have several clients who have IMAP email and access it using Outlook 2007 / 2010 / 2013 / 2016.  Those clients have a TON of data in their PSTs and don't want to lose them.  The clients have a TON of data in their email, so we've broken it up into archive PSTs by year.  (IE, archive_2015.pst, archive_2016.pst, etc.)  The default mail destination PST doesn't have anything more than about a year old in it.  By doing so, this keeps the PSTs down to 2-3GB each.  

The data in these PSTs is important and needs to be backed up locally and offsite.  The servers at the clients' locations have local and offsite backups configured, so the trick was getting the PST files to the servers to they're backed up.

By default, Outlook stores the PSTs in %userprofile%\appdata\local\<something or other>, which, as its folder location suggests, is local.  We moved the PSTs into %userprofile%\appdata\roaming\microsoft\outlook, enabled roaming profiles, and scheduled the workstations to log off automatically after business hours.  Voila!  The PSTs are synched to the server and backed up offsite.

Except there are problems with PST corruption.  One of the clients had a couple of users that would get impatient during the logon / logoff process and forcibly reboot their computers.  No surprise how the corruption happened there.  But we have another user at a different client that also encounters corruption issues despite being patient and tolerant during logon and logoff.  The corruption …
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Hi

I am looking to backup 32GB of data in a possible 6 hour window for a client and then they what an air gap between next day backup. i.e.
Physical change over of Media ... any ideas of a way forward with this or a product suggestion
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Hi,

I am looking for a backup and restore (Disaster recovery ) solution for my servers. I have 2 cluster SQL servers, application server, and 4 domain servers. I found many solutions like solar wind, Zetta , MozyPro, CrashPlan...etc. My data size almost 2T. I really need help with this. Can you help me or suggest good backup solution with affordable price?

Thanks
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Have a customer who has asked us to haul away their AS400.  After we took it offsite they asked if we could back it up to their new Synology NAS for them to access "every 3rd or 6th month" for the odd file lookup.  

Does anyone know:
1. Is this possible or do we need to send the server back onsite?
2. If it is possible how on earth do we do it?  What software would be required, etc.
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I have System Center Data protection Manager 2012 installed in Windows Server 2008 R2, with SQL Server 2012. We are successfully taking Bare Metal Backup of more than 100 servers via SCDPM. But 4 nos. of web servers backup is failing since beginning. When I run consistency check or resume backup, it fails instantaneously with error of VSS.
I have checked all the VSS shadows, writers and providers all is fine. I have applied every solution provided for the likewise problems in internet, nothing worked.
Attached the snapshot of the error and VSSAdmin outputs.
I am getting an error in VSSADMIN list shadowstorage: A volume shadow copy service component encountered an unexpected error.
Can anyone help?
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wbadmin.JPG
wbadmin2.JPG
vssadmin-list-providers.JPG
vssadmin-list-shadows.JPG
vssadmin-list-shadowstorage.JPG
vssadmin-list-writers.JPG
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I have a ccr mikrotik as an Openvpn server.
It Works very well.

I have a backup device ccr mikrotik, which is identical to the ccr of production.

When restoring production backup to backup equipment, everything works, but Openvpn clients do not connect.

I believe it may be something tied to the digital certificate that it does not restore.
The detail is that they are several clients and I can not redo the certificates and switch. So I'd like to know what the best way to handle this is to back it up so that it restores to another CCR or some other alternative.

Thank you.
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I am looking for desktop imaging system recommendations. A little background, we are currently using Acronis but have outgrown it. I am looking into Quest Kace and SmartDeploy.

I am liking the features of SmartDelpoy much more and would prefer to have a more modern imaging system like that as opposed to Kace. I know there are other options out there like VMWare Workspace ONE, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, and CloneZilla.

Does anyone have any experience with any of these or would be able to recommend something better? We would prefer a cloud solution, if there is one.
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Hello Dear,
I want to backup Exchange mialbox as pst file. by Iperius Backup,
i also set permission user to mailbox organisation management .
When I run Iperius to connect with mailbox wiht credential it gave error :
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Test gave negative result: Connecting to remote server Server01.mail.com failed with the following error message : Access is denied. For more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic. (at System.Management.Automation.Runspaces.AsyncResult.EndInvoke())
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Please help me
Ramazan Rahimi
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Hi,
I am re-building my Veeam serveur moving for 4.x to 9.5 and want to be sure and safe I'm doing the right thing,

A consultant put in place a few jobs but didn't seems that sure of the configs to put.
I want a full backup set out every friday and full on-site every nights (one to a NAS and one to a local USB drive)

My main job goes to a NAS.
As 20 restore points
"Configure secondary destinations for this job" is not check
It's a Incremental
"Enable application-aware processing" is checked
"Enable guest file indexing" is checked
runs daily

got a Weekly on F: drive
1 restore point
"Configure secondary destinations for this job" is not check
Incremental
"Active full backup - Create active full backups periodically on Thursday"
This job I remove every Fridays and bring home and I rotate it using 8 hd
"Enable application-aware processing" is checked
"Enable guest file indexing" is not checked
Runs everyday at 8pm

And got a BackupCopy job called "backup on external drive"
Target is E: removable HD
31 restore points
Runs continuous

1- Is all configs efficient?
2- And is there anyway on the job "backup on external drive" I could bitlocker that drive when it is not in use.
I activated bitlocker but coudn't create a batch job that would decrypt before backup and re-crypt afterwards.

tx!
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Greetings EE'ers,

I am looking for a good solution for file management and  data storage options for a small Law Office.  There are several "canned" solutions out there that are mostly hosted solutions, which is fine, but they all seem to be pretty expensive.  Does anyone know of any good solutions for this?  Either on prem storage or cloud solution is ok...or even a combination of both, as long as it's compliant for legal documents security requirements.

Thanks!
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Active Protection takes the fight to cryptojacking

While there were several headline-grabbing ransomware attacks during in 2017, another big threat started appearing at the same time that didn’t get the same coverage – illicit cryptomining.

Hi,

We have been using a Seagate STDR5000200 external hard drive for backing up data from our local PCs and servers.

This drive was encrypted with Bitlocker.

While we were backing up data to this external hard drive, the PC, which this drive was plugged into, was turned off accidentally via a switch on the wall.

The next day, this drive was not recognised on the PC it was plugged into and after trying different Windows 10 and 7 PCs, I found that there could be a problem with this drive.

I used Seagates error checking tools and Seagate said from the result that this drive is not functioning properly.

Through the Disk Management on one of the Windows 10 PCs, I did "Rescan disks" and the corrupt drive was listed as "disk 6 unknown".

Right clicking on the disk 6 gave me the options; Initialize disk, Offline, Properties, help.

When I tried "initialising" the disk or clicking "properties", the Disk Management window freezes and eventually the disk 6 disappears from the PC.

Errors I received from this were : data error (cyclic redundancy check) and i/o device error.

Is there a way of formatting this drive?

Thanks,
Robbie
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Why are my SQL Backups failing in my maintenance plan? SQL 2008 - The Job was invoked by Schedule 13

I received the following email alert about my Maintenance Plan backups:

JOB RUN:            '4DCVR_BackupPlan.4DCVR_Subplan_Tran' was run on 27/11/2018 at 14:00:00

DURATION:        0 hours, 1 minutes, 46 seconds

STATUS:               Failed

MESSAGES:        The job failed.  The Job was invoked by Schedule 13 (4DCVR_BackupPlan.Subplan_2).  The last step to run was step 1 (4DCVR_Subplan_Tran).



I attempt to manually run a Full Backup on the database which is set to Full Recovery mode, which appears to be backing up as the file appears in the backup folder, but still the  backup fails. The transaction logs are apparently failing according to the email, but they are still visible in the backup folder (although may not be complete).

I have maintnenance plan backups setup exactly the same way for other databases on different instances that are successfully working,

Can anyone tell me what may be going on and how to rectify it?

The backups from the maintenance plan have stopped working for way over a couple of weeks.
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I had this question after viewing Restore windows server 2016 from backup.

I've got full backups made by WIndows Server Backup 2012 R2 Essentials. I'm booting from the Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials disc, and trying to restore the backup from there. I'm going through the steps but at the point where the Backup needs to restored it looks like it's not detecting my external backup drive where the backup is located. Do I need to load a specific driver here to be able to pick up the backups on the external harddrive?
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Hello,

I'm looking for a cost effective, automated solution for AWS/Glacier offsite backups.  I understand the fundamental differences between Glacier and regular storage in AWS (atleast I *think* I do).

Here are the items that need backed up regularly:
(2) Local machines (Win7/Win10)
(1) Plex Media server
(1) WD NAS (stores backup of Plex Media, plus non-automated backups of local machines)

Local machines are currently backed up in irregular intervals manually with Beyond Compare to the NAS.
Media files from Plex are automated backups to NAS.

Manually once a year using Beyond Compare we run a full comparison on the media files on AWS and the NAS.
Is there an easier automated way to zip these media files (so there's less Put/Get/List Requests) and only have updated/changed zipped files uploaded to S3?  To automate individual file scanning/comparison on a routine basis gets "expensive".  I can't control costs related to amount of storage needed - that's a given, but when I run Beyond Compare against the S3 storage - the amount of requests to compare each file for changes gets extreme - upwards of $50/month, which maybe isn't expensive to some, but for a home set-up that's a little much IMHO.

The local machine Beyond Compare backups to the NAS are just file replication - copy/overwrite so it's not even a great backup solution - but atleast if a drive on a local machine dies, mission critical files exist somewhere else... not the best by any means, but …
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Hello,

I have a few  large files (85 gigs or so) that I want to copy from our server to Onedrive on a weekly basis. What is the best technique/software to do this?
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Will /PURGE and /COPY function in the same Robocopy script? I am running image backup software that copies three versions and then resets. I then Robocopy them to an external hard drive for extra security but the number of versions on the target hard drive continues to grow. I'd like to be able to COPY and PURGE on the target hard drive. Do I need two Robocopy scripts to accomplish this? If not - what do you recommend?
Thanks,
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The term "Backup" means the methods and processes involved to copy computer data (system data as well as application data) to media other than the ones where the data originally live (disk, tape, optical, cloud). "Restore" in turn means the methods and processes involved in data recovery, i. e., bringing back copied computer data to their original location. Backup/Restore primarily serves as a means of protection against data loss, be it due to disaster, corruption or sabotage. It can also be used for recovering data from an earlier point in time and even for cloning machines or applications. There is a wide variety of backup/restore software available, from expensive commercial products to free or open source tools.