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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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Do you know of any reputable company (must be a company) that offers technical support for upgrading backup VERITAS Backup Exec? The server has support from Veritas  backup exec but Veritas tend to assign front line techs to upgrades and they are trustworthy.
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Please advise on best means/options to enable most reliable two way sync between QNAP TS-453B and Google Drive GSuite Account.  The QNAP provided software options have not been optimal.

Note:  File Stream is not an option as I need files stored on the QNAP to stream via Plex.

I would like to choose the folders(s) to sync and that both changes on the QNAP and Drive account enable changes on both ends.  

Please advise as well regarding other problem to consider when doing this.
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I am using Windows SBS Console 2011 and the backup disk became full and replaced it with another 4TB external drive and reconfigured Server backup schedule but it is not working. Below the errors I get on the backup history. The external harddisk detects and the backup configuration completes but the backup failed. Please assist.

error one
One of the backup files could not be created.
The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.

error two
Server Backup did not finish successfully on 9/8/2018 9:00 PM. See the Event Log for details.
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Trying to add 3tb ext HD to a pc with Windows 64-bit and Trend Microsystem. I tried a WD Passport and even after taking Trend entirely off, it never fully installed. I see on forums others had this issue with Trend/Passport not getting along (mine would never fully install). But sadly,if they found a solution, they never stated what ext HD DID work!  Any one got experience with this issue who might be able to advise me on what ext HD to try next?
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I am having problems with a RAID 5 setup utilizing 4 x Samsung 850 Pro 2 GB SSD SATA drives. Intel RST version 16.5.1.1030. Server = Compulab Airtop. BIOS version ARTP-3.1.0.637.5.0 (set to RAID mode).

Everything appears to operate correctly in normal operation. However, I have recently been running a scheduled Verify & Repair operation from the Intel RST utility. The first time it was run it reported over 50,000 errors that were repaired and thereafter each night I get 50-60 errors. The system reports no physical hard drive errors and Chkdsk on the RAID drive also give no errors.

Can anyone help? Many thanks.
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hello . I am using reboot restore rx .. and my computer restart and I lost some files .. is there a way to get them back ? pls help me thx
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hello all  ,

appreciate if anyone call help me on finding a way to explore the content of the LUN reside on VNX5300 storage without checking the content of the LUN where it is mapped .

Thanks
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Does anyone know of resources either in books or on the web, or does anyone have experience of using SCSI Pass Through / Direct using (ideally VB6).
I am interested in how to set up the IOCTL_SCSI_PASS_THROUGH / DIRECT without using .net I have tried some sample .net code and it is clunky and very slow.
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I use QuickBook 2016 and store data on server, i always backup my company file with QuickBook backup utility and it work just fine. And my concern is want to know that is it also work 100% if i manually copy or zip whole company folder to external HDD and copy back to anywhere and connect QuickBook to that company folder? (If you can detail me also about PeachTree would be very appreciated).

Thanks in advance.
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Hi all
We have a number of Android tablets, some of which are misbehaving. I need to be able to save (or send) the system logs (and maybe dmesg as well, if poss) continuously to the removeable SD card, or alternately, to send the logs out to an FTP server. Can someone help me do this please? I will not be able to "root" the devices.
Thanks in advance
Michael
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Hi All

I am trying to schedule a backup to a share location but i get the message attached. I would like to keep the full backup for at least a week

I am using windows server 2012 standard and using windows server backup from server manager to backup

Any suggestion on how i can accomplish my taskbackup image error
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Hi there,
I have a big problem with a server of a client. After the holidays, the server was down. On starting up it complains about a disk error. It is a Proliant ML110 G6 and it has 4 drives configure3d in raid 10. It complaints about 2 bad disks which have been found again.. I replaced one with a new disk, but it says it needs 2 new disks to start rebuilding. So I also replaced the other one (Disk 2 and 4 were bad). The raid controller is a B110 btw. Now it says it is recovering, but on startup it says " A disk error occurred, Press ctrl-alt-del to restart". If I go into the raid bios, it still says "recovering". However I can't see anything and can't hear the drives either. How do I know if it really is recovering, how far it is and what it is recovering?

Thanks,
Roger
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C: drive croaked.  Finally gave up and started with a from-scratch installation of Windows 10.  All programs, OS, etc, on C:, all data on other logical drives.  This notebook has 1TB of SSD, partitioned.  So far so good.  However I managed to delete essentially all email from one Thunderbird account; the other four are fine.  Email is IMAP style.  But deleted an entire set for one account, so the server did too.  Carbonite has a complete copy of the entire Thunderbird folder (it has started over with my new installation), so looking for how to "simply" get all of the INBOX emails for one of the five accounts and import or copy them into my current TBird environment.  Spent some time with the Carbonite folk; not much help.  I did reinstall Carbonite, so I have the Carbonite Backup drive which they claim has the old file in it.  I suppose the Carbonite "drive" is just an interface to all the data that is actually at their end.  So I have about 3K email I need to recover from Carbonite, get into "new" Thunderbird.  The old version is due to be deleted soonish, so some urgency.
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How reliable is Office 365 retention policy and is it considered a good backup?
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I have Acronis for backups to tape.  I want to be able to backup "System State" of my DC.  What files or folders do I need to make sure get backed up?
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Hello,
I am new to dealing with file server systems and hybrid solutions. My company was looking at a dell emc that was going to have functionality that would take files based on rules and push them to the cloud. This would leave a pointer in place so if an end user would ever need to do anything with the file they would not know it was in the cloud, it would just take a bit longer for it to download. Unfortunately this won't work in our position as the emc product would have to be used as a san or as a file server. We are using it for a hybrid approach.
I would like to continue to use aws for our cloud storage, but what is out there to automatically do what we are looking for? I know that you can backup data to the cloud but I would like to keep IT's involvement low as we are a small team for a larger company.
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i have hp windows laptop and hp extended monitor

my laptop when i connect to power cord and remove from cord displays too bright to my eyes

how to keep default brightness value all the time

please advise
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Hi Guys, we are a small business we are trying to implement a file server using windows server 2016, we can't afford a h/w raid for now to have a proper NAS. so i'm researching the alternative. so for the data experts out there what file storage NAS can we use in a windows server 2016 AD environment. so far we are comparing unRaid, FreeNas, stablebit drivepool and windows native RAID.
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Lambda backups via AWS - Currently the backup script in place does the backup perfectly fine however it does not add the label to the snapshot. We would like the backup to place the instance name to the snapshot backup so it is easy to understand. I believe such functionality must exist already as having a snapshot created with no label is not helpful, especially if that instance no longer exists.

Current Script:
import boto3
import collections
import datetime

ec = boto3.client('ec2')

def lambda_handler(event, context):
    reservations = ec.describe_instances(
        Filters=[
            {'Name': 'tag-key', 'Values': ['backup', 'Backup']},
        ]
    ).get(
        'Reservations', []
    )

    instances = [
        i for r in reservations
        for i in r['Instances']
    ]

    print "Found %d instances that need backing up" % len(instances)

    to_tag = collections.defaultdict(list)

    for instance in instances:
        try:
            retention_days = [
                int(t.get('Value')) for t in instance['Tags']
                if t['Key'] == 'Retention'][0]
        except IndexError:
            retention_days = 7

        for dev in instance['BlockDeviceMappings']:
            if dev.get('Ebs', None) is None:
                continue
            vol_id = dev['Ebs']['VolumeId']
            print "Found EBS volume %s on instance %s" % (
                vol_id, instance['InstanceId'])

            snap = ec.create_snapshot(
                

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I have just started to deploy and learn Microsoft Power Bi. I installed the BI gateway and able to get it connected in the portal.  My question is, how to i make a BI workspace that calls to that data?  DO i need the BI desktop app or can i not create that from the portal?
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I need to restore data from 5 years ago.Year backup 2012. About 8 tapes
5 years ago we had CV version 8. Now we have version 11 SP7.
The steps i did to try recover the data:
1) Mark tapes for Catalog
2) Catalog the tapes(took almost 6 hours per tape)
3)Merge the tape with the content.
http://documentation.commvault.com/commvault/v10/article?p=features/disaster_recovery/other/recovering_pruned_deleted_data.htm

Included "aged data" option when trying to restore.
Show aged data during browse and recovery option in the Control Panel is also enabled.
Found the following article:
The browse and restore operations on merged catalog contents from tapes is not supported for the V11 clients. You can restore the merged data, by running Restore by Jobs.
http://documentation.commvault.com/commvault/v11/article?p=12001.htm

In my case the data is not "browseable". I can see the data and catalog content on the tapes, but can not restore.
I tried browse ad restore, Job history, restore by jobs.. The error i get is "no backups found for the chosen time range"
What am I doing wrong? Or do I have to install the latest SP?
Thanks
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Hi everyone:
                         I need to configure a tsm backup policy   with 5 years retention. Please can you help me with this?

Thanks in advance.
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Hi Experts,

I use Dropbox to Sync files between a number of coworkers PCs.

Yesterday I set up a new PC.

I thought it would be a good idea to copy the Dropbox folder from one of the other PCs to the new one.

That turned out to be a disaster.

After installing Dropbox on the new PC, the number of subfolders in the Dropbox folder doubled.
So I now have folders with names like:

D:\Dropbox\Dropbox\Travel (Selective Sync Conflict)

this folder has some of the files duplicated from this folder:

D:\Dropbox\Dropbox\Travel

My problem now is that I can delete this folder, D:\Dropbox\Dropbox\Travel (Selective Sync Conflict).

But minutes later it reappears, presumably because it is on one or more other PCs.

How can I delete the Selective Sync Conflict folders permanently?

Regards,
Leigh
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Hi,

I was navigating through my files on Dropbox.com using my Windows 10 Pro PC.

I found that after clicking on an image file I uploaded, I could switch between all my images with arrow keys.

However, this does not work for other files such as videos, PDFs, text files, etc.

I would like to for example, click on an image file and then use arrow key to switch to next file which could be video file, PDF, etc.

Is there a way of switching between all my files in Dropbox with arrows keys without having to back out of each file?

Thanks,
Robbie
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Hi,

I have a Windows 10 Pro PC.

I have my Google Drive folder on my Windows 10 Pro PC synced with my online Google Drive.

I created a folder in my Google Drive folder on my Windows 10 Pro PC and the folder is not showing in my online Google drive.

What could be the reason for this and how can I resolve this?

Thanks,
Robbie
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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.