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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, Im trying to delete a virtual disk but i got this message
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These are all the alarms that I got.

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Please Help, I am really new on all this storage thing :(
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I was off and running with what I thought was a great solution to my backup problem. Unfortunately, I didn't consider reboot.

My "Virtual Drive" was assigned drive "D". Following a Windows update and reboot last night, Drive D is no longer visible. My Storage Spaces is comprised of 2 8TB external drives.

Is there a way to recover from this without starting over? And why would anyone even use this feature if it won't survive a reboot?

Ideas anyone?
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We have Yosemite backup going on our Ultrium 5 tape drive, yesterday we tried to restore some file from it for first time and initially it showed the file on the tape and now under the devices it says Invalid-Device not ready whereas the tape drive is connected and checked the connection using HP utility and it showed all good. what could be the cause to this?
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If the USB Flash Drive is big enough, can you partition it? Example, make a USB bootable, have a folder with documents etc?
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Veeam Backup and Replication version 9.5
Windows Server 2008 R2
Server is a domain controller
Backup completes either "successfully" or with a warning (mentioned in Question Title), however only 9GB out of 32GB are transferring
Have tried with "Guest Quiescience", "Guest File System Indexing" and "Application Aware Processing" both enabled and disabled as suggested in forums
No errors in event log
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I recently purchased 2 of Seagate's newer releases - Seagate Expandable 8tb external drives to back up my media. I was using Amazon Drive, backing up to the cloud but their prices increased by a factor of almost 10 so I started looking for alternatives.

My Backup software (iDrive) only looks at one drive at a time which my media won't fit on so I'm looking for a "Volume" solution where you can group multiple backup drives but have it "appear" to Windows 10 as only one drive.

That brought me to the subject of "Spanning" drives. A term I was completely unfamiliar with, but from it's description, sounded exactly like what I was looking for so I thought I'd give it a try.

Using Disk Manager:
Step 1 in the process is to delete the existing volume.
Step 2 in the process is to right-click on the volume and select "Spanning".
Step 3 in the process is to select the drive(s) you want to include.
Step 4 you are presented with a screen informing you are about to convert your discs to "Dynamic". It's not optional. You either convert or cancel the process, so I selected to continue.

I then received a message the process failed. "Devices don't support this action" or something along those lines.

From that point on, my drives became inoperable. Device Manager could see them but Disc Manager could not. Nothing I tried would bring them back into Disc Manager. Even using the Cmd line approach, they were not identified.

I have 2 new drives coming later in the week but for …
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Microsoft advises me that backing up a Windows 10 computer to achieve full restore, if required, is best done with an external hard drive that contains an app designed for this purpose.

Experts, please, identify and comment on external hard drives that contain the app.

The external hard drive must be able to store and restore everything needed for Windows 10 to be installed on a new internal hard drive that is a replacement for its predecessor that totally failed.

Thanks

Gordon
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The drive has a System reserved partition of 100 MB and the other partition that has the Windows operating system.

Do you mark the system reserved partition as the boot partition or the partition that actually has the OS?

How do you set these parameters on an OS drive w a reserve partition.

System, Active, Boot, Primary

Right now when I try to boot off of it, it complains it cannot find winloader.exe.

Thanks so much,

Steve
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I have a system that I built myself with a GigaByte mother board.

I set the BIOS to have boot order be the USB Thumb Drive and then the CDRom but it just goes right by them into the Windows Boot disk.

I have booted from them before so I believe that they are good but just goes right by them.

I need to boot into Norton Ghost 15 recover to restore my system after a Samsung SSD failure.

I am going to try and build another CD boot disk, Link to good procedure would be awesome.

Is there a utility that can manage the boot or a known good boot iso image that I can download?

See photos of Bios Setting attached.Booting-to-Usb-fails.pdf

Thanks,

Steve
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Hi every one:

i have the following tapes in tsm and i need to recover space to make scratch tapes. please can you help me with this. im out of  new scratch tapes to load. thanks in advance,

BTSM_IBM       GO1628L5        Private                             Data          4,126
BTSM_IBM       GO1629L5        Private                             DbBackup      4,119
BTSM_IBM       GO1630L5        Private                             Data          4,123
BTSM_IBM       GO1631L5        Private                             Data          4,127
BTSM_IBM       GO1632L5        Private                             DbBackup      4,120
BTSM_IBM       GO1636L5        Private                                           4,133
BTSM_IBM       GO1638L5        Private                                           4,138
BTSM_IBM       GO1639L5        Private                                           4,134
BTSM_IBM       GO1643L5        Private                             Data          4,131
BTSM_IBM       GO1644L5        Private                             Data          4,140
BTSM_IBM       GO1655L5        Private                             Data          4,106
BTSM_IBM       GO1656L5        Private                             Data          4,113
BTSM_IBM       GO1657L5        Private                             Data          4,109
BTSM_IBM       GO1660L5        Private                             DbBackup      4,104
BTSM_IBM       GO1663L5        Private                            
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We are using EMC VNX 5300 which is running out of space. It also hosts CIFS shares which are heavily nested. Plan is to add another DAE, have quota enabled file system and move CIFS shares to the newly allocated space. Any suggestions on how this can be achieved with minimal efforts.

As per understanding:
1. Add new DAE via Unisphere.
2. Create a new storage pool. (RAID 6+2)
3. Provision new LUN and create volume.
4. create file system.
5.create mount point and mount on datamover.
6. create quota trees.
7. Create cifs share.
These parameters to be identical to the existing file system from which data will be copied. And,

If this looks okay, any inputs on next procedures..  Thank You!
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Hi Experts,

We are running nightly onsite backups for our server (DC + File Server) using Veeam, and I want to store an offsite copy of these backups on AWS. What AWS Service should i go for? Do you have any documentation or KBs i can refer to for setting this up?
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Hi experts

we have vmware servers vsphere 6.0 and VSAN 6.0
 this VSAN cluster has 12 hosts all of them has two 10 GB Ethernet speed
one interface dedicated to VSAN traffic
the second one for other trafics                 and we configured policy for fail over in case one of these two interfaces got issue  

we bought Nexenta store 5.3 and we deployed this Nexenta to work as file server on this VSAN cluster

it works well no issue  but after i configure NDMP backup i noticed the backup so slow  20 MB per send  

and i dont know where the bottle neck

Nexenta appliance has  42 GB memory  it hods now around 10 TB data    12 core CPU

before we use Nexenta we used EMC celerra and it worked so much faster because EMC celerra send NDMP backup directly to our data domain and send the meata data to our backup server.

with Nexenta it is look like Nexenta sent data to backup server then backup server send it to data domain

but even so i thinks till so slow

our backup server EMC networker 8.2

if you need more information pls let me know

kindly advice
Sword
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This is a CRAZY missing file situation that I have no answer for at all!  Maybe someone else does, in which case I tip my cap to you!

On June 22 at 2pm a client of mine saved a Wod doc to their "Client" folder on their Windows 2008 R2 server.  Immediately after this, she opened the folder on her laptop (same machine where she had edited it), right-clicked the Word doc to rename it, and accidentally deleted it instead.  File was created in early May.  She says she last modified it on June 22, so the file in question had been on the server for at least a month.

Short story is when I go to recover it from the Windows Server Backup (of the previous day) it is not there.  Any random search of dates back to the creation date shows that the file she says she has been working on is simply not there on the Windows Server backup.

I have two other backups. One is a Robocopy backup from the server's data drive to the C drive that occurs at midnight every night (no one has network access to the server's C drive).  The Robocopy backup is a copy of files from the data folder to the destination.  It's not a mirror copy.  This means that a file deleted on the data drive does NOT result in a deletion from the backup on the C drive.

The other is a Carbonite backup that is running continuously.  When I log onto their Carbonite account, the file is not there. The folders are there, and many documents. Just not the document she is looking for.

A search of those three backups (Server…
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I have plugged in my Seagate 5GB harddrive, installed Seagate Dashboard Backup program. The backup ran as it should. The problem is  when I attempt to run the backup program at a later date. Seagate Dashboard cannot find the USB drive that the external drive is connected to,( it will search through drive letters, but not drive S where the harddrive is connected). I have tried switching USB ports, but the Seagate harddrive is always assigned drive S. The computer sees it fine. The only solution that works, is to uninstall  and reinstall the program.
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I've setup a dual boot, so all in all, it's a 443 gb drive with 77 gb free, I'm backing up the entire drive and was wondering how long it would take the first time so I can have some estimate, furthermore I was a bit lazy so I chose to click "Add a folder" (under backup these folders) and added the entire C drive, however I didn't remove the other folders that were already there that were already IN my user file (which is in C drive) will it backup those files twice?
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Hi All,

We have Backup Exec 16 running on Windows 2012 R2, on a Physical server. and the Dedupe Disk is the D:\ drive in the server.
I do Dedupe backup so need to know when backup up the "BACKUP SERVER" which folders to be de-selected!

I've gone through this article https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000068227 and deselected the "Backup Exec Deduplication Storage " from "Shadow Copy Components" as you can see in the picture below section B.

1) Question is do I still need to deselect the Dedupe folder in D:\ drive "BackupExecDeduplicationStorgaeFolder"  Section A in the picture shown ?

Im bit confused as to whats the difference is here
Backup Server folder selection
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I moved Backdate folder and now backup exec 15 will not catalog *.bdf files
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Hello everyone,

I have an IBM DS3524 on which one of the logical drive size threshold has exceeded.
I have freed up some space but the alert is still there and the consumed capacity is incorrect.

Is there a way to force it to refresh ? I have searched but I did not managed to find any solution.

Thanks in advance for your help,
sinN
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Hi All,

I am currently using DPM server 2016 rollup 2 ( 5.0.322.0 ). I have installed client in non trusted computer and trying to attach the agent getting an error as

Attach protected computer Computer name failed:
Error 32684: Unable to contact the protection agent on server Computer name.
Recommended action: 1) Ensure that the above server name is accessible from the DPM server.
2) Ensure that the protection agent has been installed on the remote server. Also ensure that you have run SetDpmServer.Exe with the -isNonDomainServer option on the protected computer.

I have done the below thing as well.

setdpmserver.exe -dpm servername DPM server -isnondomainserver -username
DPM.jpg
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Hello ,

I am trying to create a new aggregates and I have received the following error , can you please assist for a fix:

Error: command failed: [Job 57] Job failed: Failed to create aggregate
       "aggr_data" on "test-clstr-01". Reason: 11 disks needed, but not enough
       matching disks are available.
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Hi,

I am having an issue running windows server backup on server 2012 R2 Standard. Each time I run it, it tries to make a shadow copy and shortly after fails.  I have restarted the volume shadow copy service, restarted my server, re-did the backup and even formatted it the backup drive. Nothing seems to be working. I attached an image to show you the error I am getting.  If anyone can help out, I'd greatly appreciate it! Thanks!Error message on Backup Manager
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Hello,

we have an old TSM A and a new one TSM B

TSM B have been configured and backup run for node A

now we need to import old data from old node A on the TSM A to the new node A on TSM B

Domain/mgtclass/stgpoll are different on the both TSM server

how can we do ?
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My computer that was running the X310 server died. I need to recover the data form the X310 data vault. I can't find an installation disk but have two recovery disks. Can I use the recovery disc to get my data? HP no longer supports the X310 so they basically told me they couldn't help. I tried to get them to transfer the data to a new server and they were still not able to help. I just want me data.
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My client has a NAS that they want me to connect to their LAN.  There are about 6 Macbooks/iMacs as well as 1 Win10 laptop and an iMac running Windows XP - yes, XP :-) in Parallels.

Is a NAS typically formatted so that both Macs and PCs are able to read/write the NAS? I ask because I know that Macs usually will read, say, a PC formatted drive, but not write to it.

Thanks.
Dave
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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.