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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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Hi...
Trying to create a ISO file using xorriso and getting the below error
xorriso : FAILURE : File exceeds size limit of 4294967295 bytes

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is there an option to bypass this size check...
Thank You For Your Quick Prompts. ;)
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Is there a current equivalent to the old Novell Salvage? Salvage allowed a file to be overwritten, upon which the original file was put somewhere on the disk and be recoverable through the Salvage utility. If you saved edits to a file 5 times, you'd see a history of prior 4 edited copies and could choose which one you wanted to recover. Note that these copies are the file's state just before saving changes, not its state at a point in time, like with Snapshots.

Snapshots don't do the same thing because you could edit a file multiple times before the next snapshot.
Microsoft's Previous Versions doesn't do this either.
Shadow Copies seem to be like Previous Versions and Snapshots.

I'm running in a Windows AD domain and have our data on both server NFS and NetApp SAN.

Can someone help me with this?
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Just for full disclosure, I've already posted this question on the Western Digital community forums, but I've come to value the level of contributions and input from the Experts' Exchange, so I wanted to share my experience here to see what else I might hear from any of you.

Recently, I discovered a disheartening problem with a piece of my equipment, and the prospects for straightening it out aren't great, based on my own research. Long story short, I have a WD Passport portable hard drive that has been working pretty decently for the better part of the last ten years since buying it at my college's bookstore. Unfortunately, I had a mishap while my device was in transit: carrying it in a box up a staircase, it started to slip out as I got up the stairwell; I managed to make it to the top in time, but the hard drive fell out just as I got past the threshold of the door. My intent was to hurry inside to carefully set the box down, or at the very least have the fall be cushioned by the carpeted floor rather than have it tumbling down the hardwood staircase. It seemed pretty harmless at the time, so I didn't check it immediately that night. but over this past weekend, I needed to hook it up to my computer, and I found that it wasn't working anymore. I immediately did some online digging and found that this is pretty common; not only that, I've seen WD
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Hi
We have NetApp FAS2220 SAN and 3xFujitsu PRIMERGY ESX host servers and we are using VMware Vcenter appliance.
On the NetApp filer the current ONTAP version is 8.1.2 - 7 Mode.

I would like to upgrade the filer from ONTAP version is 8.1.2 to ONTAP  version to 8.2.5. Please post me any tutorials or videos to do this upgrade. I have access to NetApp OnCommand Systems manager (version 3.0) and will I be able to do the upgrade from the GUI. Or do I need to do through the command line logging into the filer through putty session.

I have downloaded the upgrade file  for Ontap version 8.2.5 (825P1_q_image.tgz)

Any help much appreciated  and thanks in advance.
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Backup question: I have a Dell 5810 Workstation:
Drive C:  Toshiba SSD 1 TB
Drive D: Samsung SSD 1 TB
Drive R: Raided 1 4 TB brand new Western Digital Black drives

I am sure that my Drive C: is failing. I have only ever backed up my data in a folder by folder method. I have current backups utilizing this method. However I wish to backup the entire C: drive just in case. Since I have 4TB free in the raid configuration is my best option to simply use Windows 10's backup software to copy everything on c: to the 4TB raid? When I replace this computer I "probably" have everything I need on drives external to the computer, but things can be forgotten and Ii want to have the best backup while the C: drive is still readable and writable. The new computer I choose will have the ability to install the two raided drives to retrieve files I might have forgotten about. So, is backup a reasonable choice? Note: I do not wish to troubleshoot this computer any further. I have had TWO motherboards replaced in the last week and am unwilling to go any further to diagnose it. I only want to oreserve my data and then never turn it on again.
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I need a great WebHost for a site that will be using PHP and MySQL for a small project.  The site will be having users sign in, submit and edit forms.  They want to keep the history online, with frequent backups and good security.  

What a good company for professional hosting?


Thanks.
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yesteray i put 256gb mini micro sd card (with about 220gb content) to my motorola 4g plus below phone

https://www.amazon.com/Moto-Plus-4th-Gen-Unlocked/dp/B01DZJFWNC

i played one video and my phone heating up a bit.

Do i not supposed to load that big micro sd card to my phone.

what is the maximum mini micro sd card that i can put safely without overheating etc issues


please advise
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I have shadow copies enabled on the c:\ of a Windows 2012 server, I currently have it set to the below configuration;

Maximum Size: 35MB
Schedule: Twice a day at 06:00 and 13:00

The server also has Acronis Backup installed and running multiple backup jobs to a local NAS and also to Acronis Cloud.

I've noticed that the shadow copy setting maximum constantly resets to no limit but I can't understand why.

Please can someone offer any advise on why this occurs and how best to stop this being reset.
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We are after some software to backup Office365 Exchange, hoping someone would have some suggestions.

We want the ability to backup our Office365 Exchange to an offsite remote server in a datacentre - we already pay to have our backup server in a datacentre, so we are not looking to pay for monthly "cloud" backups with storage fee's, when we already have the infrasturcture to do this ourselves.

We are hoping for the following features:

- Fixed price perpetual license
- Ability to backup normal mailboxes and shared mailboxes
- Ability to browse backup and restore emails from within app (Not essential, but would be nice)

If anyone knows something similar or can recommend one that they use?
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Server 2008 R2 VSS Issue

I am currently having an issue where the NTDS VSS writer is not showing when running the VSSAdmin List Writers command. This is causing an issue with our third party backup software not showing any data to backup for AD. I have verified that the Active Directory Domain Services service is running and have even restarted it multiple times an the writer never re-appears. This issue happens randomly after the server has been running for a few weeks without a restart. The moment I restart the server, the writer returns and the backups will go back to working and showing the appropriate data in the AD backup.  Scheduling downtime constantly to fix this issue is not ideal as I shouldn't have to restart the server to correct this issue. Is there any way to get the writer back up without having to do a restart? I have copied the currently active writers below:

Writer name: 'Task Scheduler Writer'
   Writer Id: {d61d61c8-d73a-4eee-8cdd-f6f9786b7124}
   Writer Instance Id: {1bddd48e-5052-49db-9b07-b96f96727e6b}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'VSS Metadata Store Writer'
   Writer Id: {75dfb225-e2e4-4d39-9ac9-ffaff65ddf06}
   Writer Instance Id: {088e7a7d-09a8-4cc6-a609-ad90e75ddc93}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

Writer name: 'Performance Counters Writer'
   Writer Id: {0bada1de-01a9-4625-8278-69e735f39dd2}
   Writer Instance Id: {f0086dda-9efc-47c5-8eb6-a944c3d09381}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last …
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I added a network to use for backups on a seperate network.  It only goes between 2 computers.  Neither computer can see this network.  How do ZI make this work?
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Hi,

We have Ahsay Offsite Backup Server v6 installed on our Windows 2003 server and use this to backup data for our users.

We are no longer backing up data for some of our users and wish to remove their licenses from our Ahsay backup.

What is the best way to disconnect a user and remove their user license from our Ahsay backup?

Thanks,
Robbie
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I am currently using a shared folder for backups and as a universal location for maintaining status of various devices on the network and adjusting functionality of devises dependent on this information, as it stands i have at least 2 of each device i use, servers with a specific function that are not actively preforming that function check the statuses held on this file server to see if they need to take over, for the most part like a "cluster".
everything works well unless this file server becomes unavailable, as it stands my method of resolving this is to host this shared space on multiple systems and have a script to use the spaces in a specific order.
so use \\192.168.1.194\z 1st - if share not available use \\192.168.1.193\y 2nd, if both are not available use \\192.168.1.192\x ...
I am currently synchronizing data using robocopy and wasfile.

The problem i am having is how slow things get if the primary is not available, so, I am looking for a way to make a virtual iSCSI device across my network, any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Hello,
I have a failed Windows 7 x64 Professional, that i must recover. Fortunately i have a planned Windows Backup task that stores backups in an external hard disk.
But, when i boot computer with the Recovery Windows CD (which was created by the same backup tool) i receive the following error:

The host is an HP PRO 3500, and the restore operation is being made to the original computer. I precise too, that there was no changes to the BIOS configuration except boot orders

I'd like to know now what i should do to resolve that problem.

Thank you for your help
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We are using backup software built by NOVASTOR.

We use the SQL plugin to take backups of SQL databases.
One particular server is not able to query the VSSwriter service and SQL is not an option in the backup sets.

OS:  2016 STD Server x64

I have attached a screen shot of the Windows event errors.  

Please note that the SQL writer state is healthy.  SS attached as well.
Are we missing a component for VSSNBK?
Thanks!
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Is there a way to clean up the disk drive DPM backs up to? The disk keeps expanding by 50 GB's every week and a half and it's starting to be a problem for us. I tried running the pruneshadowcopiesdpm.ps1 but I keep getting access denied in PowerShell. I'm running as admin.
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I want to Migrate a file server in my Network without any Downtime from a Windows server 2012 to a  windows 2016 server in the same domain.  The reason is because i need to backup the file server on azure using the Azure file sync which is only currently supported on windows 2012 R2 and Windows 2016.
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Hi,
I got a DS415 synology nas.
got an external harddisk(1TB) plugged in to it.
so using hyper backup to backup files from nas to external harddisk.

currently, backup fails- because no space in destination.
i have posted the pic of current config of the rotation policy. can someone pleas have a look at it, and let me know what needs to be changed, so it deletes the oldest backup automatically and creates space for new backups in future.

any help would be great.
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Hi,

I am working through the process of automating my backups in AWS. I have a process to take VSS snapshots of my volumes, and I also have a separate script in AWS Lambda which can automatically take an AMI. What i'm now looking to do is combine these in to one single function. The lambda script does take a snapshot, however I'm not certain that it's a VSS2 snapshot. I've googled the issue but all the articles I've come across seem to describe the two processes as separate entities.

This is the Python script I'm using in Lambda to take an AMI:

# Automated AMI Backups
#
# @author Robert Kozora <bobby@kozora.me>
#
# This script will search for all instances having a tag with "Backup" or "backup"
# on it. As soon as we have the instances list, we loop through each instance
# and create an AMI of it. Also, it will look for a "Retention" tag key which
# will be used as a retention policy number in days. If there is no tag with
# that name, it will use a 7 days default value for each AMI.
#
# After creating the AMI it creates a "DeleteOn" tag on the AMI indicating when
# it will be deleted using the Retention value and another Lambda function

import boto3
import collections
import datetime
import sys
import pprint

ec = boto3.client('ec2')
#image = ec.Image('id')

def lambda_handler(event, context):
   
    reservations = ec.describe_instances(
        Filters=[
            {'Name': 'tag-key', 'Values': ['backup', 'Backup']},
        ]…
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i want a solution to back up my Microsoft exchange 2016 database and enable me recover mailboxes. i have gotten to end of life on Evault and we are retiring the services due to cost implications. any recommendations?

Note that i have a DAG set up on premise and i intend to do a direct back up to Azure, But that does not solve the problem of recovering mailboxes or old  emails.

Thanks!!
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Hi,
 
I have Windows Server 2016 running Hyper-V server with about 10 virtual machines.. As far as backup is concerned, I have used Windows Server Backup in the past and recently installed NAKIIVO backup software; therefore, I am running two backup programs. NAKIVO backup starts around 6PM and ends fairly quickly because it only backed up changes. On the other hand, Windows server backup starts at 11:30PM and always ends around 5:30AM because it can't seem to backup "changes" only.
At this point, I like to stop Windows Server Backup unless there is a compelling reason to keep it going. It seems redundant for me, but perhaps there are some benefits?

Thanks in advance.
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Symantec Backup Exec 15 will no longer backup Exchange Server 2010.  Get this error: Final error: 0xe000ff12 - A communications failure has occurred with an Exchange Store resource.
Final error category: Resource Errors

No changes to the network.  Just stopped working.  Have checked list writers.  No errors.  Backup Exec 15 is up to date.  Agent is up to date.  Have tried moving backup from tape to disk but same error.
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Good day

Having issues with Acronis Backup 12.5. I have used it on numerous servers but the one server is giving errors when remotly trying to install the agent.

Acronis Server details
Windows 2012 R2 up to date with patching

Target server
Windows 2012 R2 up to date with patching

I have even disabled AV and firewall on the target server. The installation from the Acronis server will run up to 38% and then fails with the below error

Windows error: (0x80070643) Fatal error during installation




Date and time

Oct 02, 2018, 11:09:50 AM




Code

4




Module

309

Message

TOL: Failed to execute the command. Remote installation


Additional info:

------------------------
Error code: 22
Module: 309
LineInfo: 0x8D165E86FB81959B
Fields: {"$module":"management_server_vsa64_10330","CommandID":"8F2647A6-33E4-400D-BE39-561E2C91CC2F"}
Message: TOL: Failed to execute the command. Remote installation
------------------------
Error code: 22
Module: 309
LineInfo: 0x8D165E86FB81959B
Fields: {"$module":"remote_installation_addon_vsa64_10330","CommandID":"8F2647A6-33E4-400D-BE39-561E2C91CC2F"}
Message: TOL: Failed to execute the command. Remote installation
------------------------
Error code: 140
Module: 69
LineInfo: 0x448BB490B35D3532
Fields: {"$module":"remote_installation_addon_vsa64_10330"}
Message: Request to the remote installation service has failed. This may indicate a connection failure.

Error code: 101
Module: …
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Hi,

I have noticed that some of my servers running Windows Server 2008r2 Standard have started failing with the Windows Server Backups, they been running fine for years and suddenly this last months this started to happen on 3 of them. I thought maybe  it was time to change the backup units on some and we did but with same result. Basically the task closes when it starts "Preparing to run consitency check", and it just says: "The Windows Server Backup Service has stopped", there is only one error on the eventlog that i can see.

I ran check disk to Automatically fix file system errors at restart and restarted it, dont see any disk errors on eventlogs.

 I deleted the backup catalog with "wbadmin delete catalog" and recreated the backup Schedule, it works the first day or the first manual backup, but then next days fails with same error.

I have run defragmentation and noticed %35 on one of the servers, i will run defragment and try again. Will update with results, but if there is something else i should be doing your advise is very much appreciated.

This is the error the event log has:

Faulting application name: wbengine.exe, version: 6.1.7601.17514, time stamp: 0x4ce79951
Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.1.7601.24214, time stamp: 0x5b6273e1
Exception code: 0xc0000374
Fault offset: 0x00000000000bf6b2
Faulting process id: 0xbec28
Faulting application start time: 0x01d45686297f0bcb
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\system32\wbengine.exe
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There's a request for "Change runbook" that documents/records changes from Day 1
so that in the event of bad changes (malicious or inadvertent ones) being introduced
over along the line of changes, we can rebuild a server/system back selectively,
dropping the "bad" change so that we can bring up the system to a "clean" slate.

Was told it's not "Change Control" nor CRs that we are looking at here.

I've suggested that a 'bare metal' backup be done with incremental backups (think
EMC has one such product) but this is not what the team requires.

Any document, tools or method are much appreciated.
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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.