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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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Has anyone used Acronis Server Backup 12.5 (or any server backup) to a AWS S3 cloud storage? Does AWS accept FTP or SFTP connections to S3 Storage?
It seems their cloud storage is priced well. $276/yr for a TB. Any comments to cloud storage in general for backups?
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Crypto protection. Best solutions? Tape, disk based backup, on site, off site, vendor specific, and reasoning behind your answer.
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We are deploying Windows 10 workstations using True Image.  I want to set browser default to IE, and PDF default to adobe.  
The 2 methods I researched are below.  In your opinion, should I build the defaults into the image, or just use GPO?  
Also,  if I choose to build the defaults into the image, will the OSD method work with Acronis True Image?  Or will I have to implement this a different way?


http://ccmexec.com/2015/09/making-ie-the-default-browser-in-windows-10-during-osd/

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/eb905851-b27f-4330-aa10-d7165c7a521f/switching-pdf-opening-from-edge-for-all-users?forum=win10itprogeneral
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Nimble vs. Tegile storage.  Where would you lean now?  Want to hear opinions.
Smaller scale now.  Less than 100TB space for the data center space.
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I want to have a duplicate Lightroom setup on two computers in two different cities.
Macs at both ends.  High Sierra OS
Photos are divided into folders, based on the date of import
 
My base of operations is in New York City, and I have to spend some time away in Massachusetts
Lightroom has over 300,000 pictures, and the catalog is over 4.39 GB
 
I need my assistant to sync and review my collection, delete photos and add keywords, etc.
After the assistant does their changes, I will need the
 
In preparation, I did the following copying:
I duplicated all the LR files onto a removable drive  (CRU RTX)
I took the drive with me to the second city
 
I set up a VPN between the two locations.
NYC has a fast FIOS connection:  greater than 300 Mbps both download and upload.  Sometimes Speedtest will show >600 for each
MA has a cable connection - about 60Mbps Download and 20Mbps Upload
 
I connect from NYC to MA
Tunnelblick on NYC computer
Araknis Router in MA has OpenVPN
 
First Method of sync:
Mac File Sharing
"Beyond Compare" application to update from one direction to another
Too slow to compare files over a VPN
Connection would drop - I assume from the 'stress' of comparing too many files
 
Second Method of sync:
"Retrospect" application - Server in NYC, Client in MA.
The Client works locally on the MA computer to catalog changes,
Server in NYC compares MA catalog of files to NYC local catalog
Retrospect copies new and changed files
Rather than …
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I have a system with storagecraft image manager and no one knows the password.  How is this reset?
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I currently have a 3par array that needs to be re-sync'd with a remote site (another 3par) The bandwidth is not enough to replicate the data in a timely manner.
HP's solution is to create a read-only snapshot and use a block level backup solution to do the backup of the source. Transport the data to the site, and restore
the backup at the remote site. Then have the 3par connect and sync using remote copy. I need to find a backup product that will give me a block level backup of the data
that I can place on a usb drive. All of the data is VMDKs. Both sites are running 3pars connected to ESXi hosts.
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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,

I use backup exec 16 to backup my local network.

I have a site-to-site VPN to MS Azure

in Azure I have a VM running the Veritas Backup Exec CAS Server

in local network I have a VM running the Veritas Backup Exec MMS Server

both the CAS and MMS have a local deduplication disk attached to them.

the MMS runs all backup jobs

each backup job runs to the Dedup disk on the MMS (local network) then DUPLICATES to the Dedup disk on the CAS (off site network in Azure).

what I did not understand until now was the performance issues this set up would cause.

the MMS uses the SQL Database on the CAS as its management database.

all queries it makes therefore go over the WAN

after days if not weeks of calls to Veritas off-shore support (which Is painful beyond words) confirmed this is by design.

this article describes the issue: https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.100034399

a potential solution I have thought of is it replicate the SQL database of the CAS to a SQL database in my local network - and for my MMS to connect to this local database.

I am sure this will not be a supported solution

has anyone had any similar experience?

many thanks

jack
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We have a server in a Data centre and we want to run incremental daily backups to this server over WAN.

The backups will mainly be file backups, exchange, SQL and possibly whole VM backups or Windows Image backups.

I have been looking around and am having trouble finding a product that will suite what we want at a reasonable price. Ideally we would like to be able to pay a one off fee to license our backup server in the datacentre and then be able to backup what ever we want to it, we dont want to have to pay and license for every single instance of file or application backup we configure, though not sure if something like this exists...

Anyone got any recommendations?
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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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This is using Symantec Netbackup 7.7.3. There are 1 clustered master server, 4 media servers, and 4 DB servers. All are using SLES 11. There is a MS Windows-based server for administration console. 2 Robotic Library (IBM TS2500), each with 6 drives are supported.

Recently, a drive (drive 2) was found "no light" (sort of lost of fibre connectivity). When this happened, the given drive was found "down" and no backup job can be conduct. So, we got the vendor to replace the drive. On library console and web portal, this drive 2 is detected. Now, on Netbackup admin console > Media and Device Management > Device Monitor, 3 drives out of 6 were found DOWN. Attempt to up the drive/path were unsuccessful.

The next attempt is, we tried to run the Device Configuration wizard. We went through the process of Device hosts > Scanning Hosts > backup devices > drag & drop config > and finally, Updating device config. The wizard was completed successfully.

However, when back to the device monitor, we still see the same picture - 3 drives Down. Down means few of the media servers failed to connect and so on. What shall we troubleshoot to bring all drives up again? Shall restarting media servers a good try? or restarting few daemon?

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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Hello community,

I have Googled this topic to death and I cannot find the solution to my problem.  Here is my setup:

Database Server 1:
SQL Server 2014 Developer
WIndows Server 2012 R2 Std

Backup Server 1:
SQL Server 2014 Developer
Windows Server 2012 R2 Std

Backup Server 2:
SQL Server 2014 Developer
Windows Server 2016 Std Eval

On Database Server 1, I have 3 databases: DB1, DB2, DB3.

I have created the following script to back each one up (one-at-a-time) to one of the backup servers:

Mapping Drives:
exec xp_cmdshell 'net use P: /delete'
GO
exec xp_cmdshell 'net use Q: /delete'
GO
exec xp_cmdshell 'net use P: \\192.168.0.200\Backup_F'
GO
exec xp_cmdshell 'net use Q: \\192.168.0.200\Backup_G'
GO
exec xp_cmdshell 'dir P:'
GO
exec xp_cmdshell 'dir Q:'
GO

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Actual Backup:
DECLARE 
@today nvarchar(20),
@DB_to_backup nvarchar(128) = 'DB1',
@PATH_FILE1 nvarchar(128) = 'P:\SS_BKP1',
@PATH_FILE2 nvarchar(128) = 'Q:\SS_BKP2',
@backup_type nvarchar(128) = 'diff' /* Specify 'full' or 'diff' */

SELECT @today = SUBSTRING(REPLACE(REPLACE(REPLACE(CONVERT (datetime2,GETDATE(),120),'-',''),':',''),' ','-'),0,16)

DECLARE 
@DISK1 nvarchar(256) = @PATH_FILE1 + '\' + @DB_to_backup + '\' + @DB_to_backup + '_' + @today + '_' + @backup_type + '_MTS4Mb_BufferCount22_file1_of_2.bak',
@DISK2 nvarchar(256) = @PATH_FILE2 + '\' + @DB_to_backup + '\' + @DB_to_backup + '_' + @today + '_' + @backup_type + '_MTS4Mb_BufferCount22_file2_of_2.bak'

PRINT @DISK1

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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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how to conect android phone to big smart tv

i see mira cast on my moto 4g plus

it asking to enter some passcode which i cannot find on tv while cponnecting

please advise
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flicker how to make album and photstream privagte only to me


I tried below steps

https://www.google.com/search?q=flickr+how+to+make+album+private&rlz=1C1CHZL_enUS731US731&oq=flickr+how+to+make+album+private&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i64.6916j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8


Method 7 Flickr Desktop - Batch-editing Photos in an Album
Select “You”.
Click “Albums”.
Click on the album you want to edit.
Select “Edit in Organizer”. ...
Select “Batch Edit” the “Change Permissions”.
Choose “Only you (private)”.
Allow your friends and/or family to see your images. ...
Click “Change Permissions”.


It showed progress bar 100% and said thanks which make me think it is done


but when i go back it is still showing as public instead of private

how to make all my albums private rather than exposing them to entire world


also how to make my videos under photostream private

i wasted already 3 hours on this excersise but not solution yet
https://www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/72157631475086032/

above link says it cannot be done

"when I went back to the set in organizr, they were still marked as private."

You can't check the permissions in Organizer. It will only ever show you your account default setting.


also how to make auto uploader on my cell phone and windows desktop/laptop to make all photos automatically uploaded as private rather than public?

Please advise
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I received a large PDF file. It took days for me to type in all the information. I would like to save this file with the text. Is there any work-around to saving this PDF file with my entered text?
There was a message bar that said that I cannot save the text and that if I try to save the document, I just get the original PDF file saved devoid of my text entries. Sure enough, those words were true. For that reason, I shut off WIFI because an update might cause a reboot, and I would lose my text.

Luckily on Windows 10, I was able to print to a PDF file which I was able to transfer to a Windows 7 laptop, and email that file back to the sender. The printed PDF file has all my information, but it is not-editable; and I can't even copy text data from this saved file.

I had asked the sender to send me a PDF file with the ability to save the text, in case of a OS crash. Answer was a firm "No" - end of discussion. Anyway, now that I have sent the completed form back to the sender, this request doesn't matter. I am still keeping the Acrobat program in memory with my text data in case I get feedback that I have to revise it.

If I can't save my PDF file text, I started thinking about a work-around by using a new SSD that I will use to replace the HD someday; but I fail to see how I can use it to give me a backup of the in-memory work that I have done. For now, I put my Windows 10 laptop to sleep on a permanent basis until I figure this one out, or just give up, and let the …
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hi,

any ASM like service MySQL can offer?
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I need a windows application (freeware or opensource) to copy terabytes of pictures from pc to a folder on external disk1 and then check copied files that they are identical to those on pc. Then I need to copy the same pictures from pc to a folder on external disk2 and check copied files (that they are identical to those on pc). Then I remove copied files (manually) from pc. Then I disconnect external disks and put them on the shelf for storage. Then from time to time (say monthly) I need to check that files on external disk1 and the on external disk2 are still readable (no bits lost): I would like this to be assisted by some software I am looking for.

Basically I want to catch when some any of the file from external disk becomes unreadable. If I find unreadable file I will manually copy it from spare external disk.

Setup: source machine is ROG gl752vw 16 GB RAM, 2 TB 5400 RPM HDD (this is where files come)+256 SSD for OS (Win10). Destination is: Lacie 10 TB 2big Thunderbolt™ 2 with 5400 RPM HDDs.

What application to use?
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Hi friends,
I have a nvme ssd- PM953 960G gen3 sumsung,
it claim  has 240000 IOPs random read, and 19000 IOPS random write,
sequential read/write=1GB/780MB

I want test it's IOPS , how i  test it for get to IOPS that it said?
what is tools for test and what is configuration for it?

very thanks,
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Hi All,
I have a problem about, do exist open source write cache project for increase performance,
I have NVME SSD and 7200 rpm disks, I want use ssd as  write cache for my disks,
i find Rapiddisk , but it not suitable , can you help me for find same projects?

Thanks in advance,
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On an SBS Essentials box with 10 PCs, the server hard drive is getting pretty full. Most of that is from the backups of the desktops.  Is there a way to see how much space each desktop's backup is  taking up (ie see who's got lots of data vs. others that don't have much stored on their PCs?)

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.