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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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We have a new server 2016 server that needs service pack install. Its a HP ProLiant DL325 Den 10 server.
We are backing up the host and the 3 Guest Hyper V machines using the Built in server backup on the host.
It keeps failing and the backup drive goes offline when it backs up.
it fails when the backup is about 75% done.
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Used Mozy Pro for years.  Yes it broke on occasion, but also saved our bacon more than once.  Now Carbonite has been forced upon us, and while it seems to be a fast and robust system, it doesn't seem to have any of the deal-breaker features we want for our relatively simple document file backups.  And, Carbonite Server is very complicated compared to MozyPro.

Maybe I just have to re-educate on backup.  But more likely, there's an alternative product out there that willl provide stable and reliable online backup every 2 hours or more with an easy visual on which files and folders I'm backing up, and an easy restore ability to a site other than the server machine the files originated on.  Mozy even used to provide a local backup and a restore feature & tools on the server, rather than having to only sign into the portal.  I'm rather amazed that Carbonite doesn't seem to offer any of these human user-friendly features, but maybe the product just isn't targeted to us anymore.

Appreciate suggestions on alternatives to look into, that are secure and reliable but also easy to use the way we want to?  I don't think I'm being unreasonable.  Basic need is an online backup that runs about every 2 hours for changes and new files, and is available for us to easily restore to even a laptop if one of our officers is working on a project during an interruption.  I say I want easy, because if I get hit by a bus, one of our less-techy employees may need to login and restore a file or …
Is there a PowerShell script or other utility to list all the users under organization tenant that have OneDrive enabled and their usage - i.e. - space used and the folders/files they are backing up?  We have instructed our users to enable local backups (Desktop, Documents, and Pictures folders) and want to ensure they have done so.
We are having an issue with one of our server backups. when i contact Barracuda support they tell me they see two errors both on the Server one is VSS Writers failing but also there is what looks to be a windows restore partition that the backup agent is saying does not exist.
Here is what she sent me.

                - Writer ID   = {be000cbe-11fe-4426-9c58-531aa6355fc4}
                - Writer instance ID = {1384fa96-e51e-4778-a5e5-9c8137e2857a}
                - Supports restore events = FALSE
                - Writer restore conditions = VSS_WRE_NEVER
                - Restore method = VSS_RME_RESTORE_IF_CAN_REPLACE
                - Requires reboot after restore = TRUE
                - Excluded files:
                + Component "ASR Writer:\ASR\ASR"
                        - Name: ASR
                        - Logical path: ASR
                        - Full path: \ASR\ASR
                        - Caption: ASR
                        - Type: VSS_CT_FILEGROUP [2]
                        - Is selectable: FALSE
                        - Is top level: TRUE
                        - Notify on backup complete: FALSE
                        - Components:
                        - Paths affected by this component:
                        - Volumes affected by this component:
                        - Component Dependencies:
                + Component "ASR Writer:\Volumes\Volume{5045a284-7261-40bd-8764-e200f8789a41}"
I'm stumped by an extremely slow backup process on one of 8 virtual machines that are all being backed up using the same process.  Here are the particulars:

HP ProLiant ML350 G9 server with ESXi 6.7U3 (HP custom image) standalone installation; 2 Xeon E5-2609 CPUs; 80GB memory; @7TB of provisioned internal storage (RAID5).
There are two NAS's connected to this server; one NAS has 16TB of storage that is used for backups ONLY; the other one has 6TB of storage used for virtual disks attached to several different VMs.
There are 4 VMs on this host machine, 3 of which are backed up to the backup NAS. All of the VMs are running Windows Server 2019.

The VM that is causing the problem backups is provisioned with 6TB of file storage; a 4.5TB vmdk on the internal datastore and a 2TB vmdk on the storage NAS.  All of the VMs on this server as well as 5 VMs on another standalone ESXi 6.7U3 server are backed up to the backup NAS using one of the VMs running Veritas Backup Exec 20.4.

The problem appears to be only (or at least primarily) the 4.5TB VMDK that is on the internal storage of this server.  It is so slow that it's taking upwards of 5-6 DAYS to back up the contents of this one virtual disk.  Formerly when this data was on another host machine (an older machine running ESXi 5.5 and using Backup Exec 15) the backups would run at about 1-3GB of data/sec and take about 2-3 days to back up the entire virtual machine, plus 2 other smaller VMs, and duplicate the backup to an …
We have a Windows 2003 Small Business server R2. Friday Oct. 4 2019, we were unable to connect to one of our clearing house sites that had been working previously with no problems. The Friday mentioned above, users were getting the following error message:


Calling the clearing house tech support, I was told the problem was not on their end & they had no problems or complaints from anyone else. I cleared the cache on one of the computers, released and renewed the IP config, but nothing worked.

I then went to the server and did an nslookup on both a known working site and the one that gave us the error and I came up with the following:


To get us working again, I went to each of the user's computers and manually entered the address of our ISP's DNS server instead of the IP address of our in-house server. Everything is working as it should. This was the only site we had a problem with - all other websites loaded correctly and we were able to access files on the server.

I also noticed that our tape backup failed twice while using new tapes. The previous 5 new tapes worked properly on the previous 5 days. The message I got from Symantec Backup Exec 12.0 was to put in Tape Number 000000016, even though these are new tapes and we have never had to use a full tape for the daily backups. I'm not sure if the 2 problems are related, but I figure I'd better post this in case there could be some correlation.

I have …
I'm looking for a good product to run on my existing servers to backup our Office 365 email. I'm seeing lots of cloud to cloud offerings. I'd like something cheap to simply backup to my tons of existing TBs on site. Synology has a solution that fits, but I don't need more hardware because I already own it.
Backup Exec 16 Rev 1142 on Windows server 2008 R2 std stop working - jobs keep stuck in Queued and server paused

been using Backup exec for years, i have jobs setup and running automatically. All of a sudden it just stopped. i am using a SATA storage device locally connected to the server

i restarted the server
repair Database
ran inventory on storage
i can copy and delete from the storage device HD
I am using esxi 6.7 with acronis 12.5 , backups are working fine but there is one 2012 server vm which in not backing up and through error of Activity 'Creating application-consistent (VSS) snapshot' failed. The operation is not allowed in the current state.  I am using this machine for faxing  and Fax card is attached to it . acronis asked me to contact vmware regarding this . Please let me know what to do . backups are working fine when i shut down the vm .
I restored an access database from my backups because it became corrupt. Since then I have worked in the database and added new data, but discovered that some of the older data is missing. I have found the missing data in an even older backup so I would like to merge the backup with the new version if possible to have all the data in the same place.

Thank you
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We just installed a new Server 2016 STD.
WE have a host server running 3 SM's in Hyper-V

We are using the built in server backup software.

We are backing up to a USB device. It seems to be failing quite often with this error

so far I tried reformatting the drives and re-adding them as a backup destination.

these are all the event id's that are in event viewer when the backup fails
153 (Disk), THe I0 Operation at logical block address 0x25681e8 for Disk1
513 (cap12),  after the 513 error the backup drive disappears from disk management and we have to power cycle the drive to bring it back online.
129, Reset to device \Device\Raidport5, was issued
Dear Experts
We are having head office and site office both are connected over MPLS VPN, it is very much essential for us to have video record the activities that happens at the remote site hence we must install CCTV system to monitor and record all the activities, the following is what I am planning
Setup local server install VMware ESXi and on VM install the backup software point the as destination storage device where all the recordings are stored and configure backup software to schedule the backup for every 30 mins , the moment the backup session is completed replicate the same to remote storage which is in head office
1.      please help me with best practice design , can I plan for above design or suggest the best practice.

As there will be continuous recordings 24/7 hence too much of data is stored locally and also gets replicated to remote site , please suggest  the best practice should I have to plan like

2.      Please help on the following approach which one to go for or any other suggestion
At the site backup destination as disk and at remote site replication source also disk
At the site backup destination as disk and remote site where the replication happens is tape
At the site backup destination as tape and remote where the replication happens also tape.

3.      Is it good idea to have one more recording where real time monitoring and backup of site office happens from head office as we are connected over MPLS vpn network.
Please help on above 1 , 2 and 3
I need to confirgure a veeam job to backup a complete lun. Please can anybody give me the configuration?

Thanks in advance.
My family uses a combination of macs, laptops, windows machines and we store the files and other data on the local drive together with manual moving of files to our google drive which has 2 step verification on there.  I need to access these documents when I'm away from my home computers.

I'm always worried that if my gmail account is ever hacked (despite 2-step verification) a lot of personal documents are out in the main domain.  They dont contain passwords just letters and other stuff.

I also do use time machine from time to time to make manual backups but no good if there is a fire as its not stored off site.  Keeping a portable drive offsite also has its own risks if its stolen.

Perhaps I'm overthinking this for a home user, but how do others (and I mean informed people, not a generalised answer) secure their personal and data and back it up with the need to access it through dropbox or google drive)?
I am getting an error 0x8007016A The cloud file provider is not running.  It is a folder that was from a OneDrive account on another computer and the hard drive was put in a new computer.  The folder seems to have "Everyone" permissions for everything.  How can I take control of this folder as I need some of the data out of it? (It isn't Selective Synced as the folder is over 330GB)
Windows 10 Pro client on Server Essentials 2012.  
When trying to backup computer from server, message is 'cannot complete this task because the computer is either offline or it is not connected to the network.  (it clearly is connected and not offline)

When trying from the client launchpad, the message is 'connecting...' then 'cannot connect to the Windows server essentials client computer management service'.
I can reach the server shares from the client so I know it is connected and joined to the domain.
I have hp standalone tape drive 15000 with tap drive 15tb
I install the ltfs program. when I formatted the tap drive it's give me only 5.2 tb so where is the problem ?
Hi All,

please assist me for troubleshooting Exchange 2010 DAG Cluster, We Have 3 Mailbox server(2 Main site and One is DR location) and 2 CAS Server.

Every day three or four times the Cluster services is stopping and after some time it will automatically start.

I unable find out the root cause. because it is automatically start working again.

How can i trouble shoot this issue (is server is hanged or is it network interface issue).

please find the below event fronm that server

1.The Cluster Service service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 2 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 120000 milliseconds: Restart the service.
2.The Cluster Service service terminated with the following service-specific error: 
The membership engine requested shutdown of the cluster service on this node.
3.Microsoft.Exchange.Cluster.Replay.AmClusterApiException: An Active Manager operation failed. Error An error occurred while attempting a cluster operation. Error: Cluster API '"OpenCluster( failed with 0x6d9. Error: There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper"' failed.. ---> System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper
   --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
   at Microsoft.Exchange.Cluster.Replay.NetworkManager.DriveMapRefresh()
   at Microsoft.Exchange.Cluster.Replay.NetworkManager.TryDriveMapRefresh()
4.The following information was included 

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Vcenter Operations Manager. Showing two old faults from February 2018. ESX host has 0 days of usable disk space allocation capacity remaining. Host is over VM capacity by 0 vms because of disk space allocation.

I see no disk space issues anywhere. help with understanding and resetting this flag?
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I have a physical server running Server 2012 R2 which is failing backups due to resource exhaustion. The server has 16GB of RAM installed and it is only using 8GB currently yet it states committed memory is 63/64 GB.

If I list the processes in task manager by memory nothing is using more than 1.6GB which is SQL Server Express 2014.

If I reboot the server sometimes it is ok, other times this happens pretty much straight from a cold boot.

How do I go about identifying what is using all the of the virtual memory?

Event 2004 states:

Windows successfully diagnosed a low virtual memory condition. The following programs consumed the most virtual memory: sqlservr.exe (1708) consumed 1871679488 bytes, service_process.exe (73388) consumed 923725824 bytes, and UniFi.exe (26648) consumed 464076800 bytes.

Task manager showing high virtual memory usage
Task Manager process details
Dear experts,

Currently we are using Dell Tape library for backup the data of my company. I would like to ask which is the best technology for backup now a days. Cloud or Tape Library. (Less expensive and Easy to handle and maintain). We generate almost  5TB data per year. Can you suggest me please should I keep the existing one, or go for the cloud like Veeam?

Many Thanks in advanced.

Hi EE ,

I want to Cofigure backup for  a Client (SAP/Oracle) using EMC Networker Version 8.2

OS:Linux 7.4

Any one can help me step by step ?  

Also can show me the restore procedure Step by step

I have a client with a 2016 Hyper-V Host running only two guests.  We are backing the server up with Veeam.

Just after a reboot of the host, the backups will run successfully for a few days, then start failing consistently.

The two errors that show up in the logs are:

Hyper-V Server 3280
'server' could not initiate a checkpoint operation: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. (0x80070020). (Virtual machine ID 22148F7D-625F-4EBD-BB60-2057CE7E7918)

Hyper-V-VMMS 18014

Checkpoint operation for 'server' was cancelled. (Virtual machine ID 22148F7D-625F-4EBD-BB60-2057CE7E7918)

Most of the articles I have found so far refer to cluster environments.

Note that application aware checkpoints are configured.
What is a good a Windows software for backing up long path / long file name files?

Many thanks,

M. Cook
snap nas drive is asking for credential when user try to access shares. cause. how to change. impacting company wide. please help me asap.

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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.