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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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For some tools, they require to have ssh password in them to be able to login
to the endpoints to extract configuration of the device that it's managing?

Does NB media & master servers require to contain the endpoints credentials for it
to perform backups?

We deem it a risk if media/master servers contain the credentials (domain AD credentials
 or even the local credentials) of the  Win & Unix servers that it's backing up
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The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Hi everyone,
                        after an issue on our datacenter (energy went down) i have several tape volumes in TSM with status "unavailable" which is not letting me  reclaim space from those tapes. Please can you help me to fix the tape status?


thanks in advance.
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Details:
    Code: 21,954,592(0x014F0020)
<u>LineInfo:</u> 0xDA7E497CF4160E20;

    Module: disk_bundle_vs_50073
    Message: Failed to send the message from 'pdc@ffsci.com' to 'sfields@yarboy.com' (SMTP 'mail.ffsci.local:25').

    Code: 21,954,581(0x014F0015)
<u>LineInfo:</u> 0xDA7E497CF4160E09;

    Module: disk_bundle_vs_50073
    Message: The server cannot accept DATA command.

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Dear Experts,

I have purchased the Kaspersky Small Office Security and I have tried to use the built-in up for Backup/Restore.

I have a W2K8 R2 Server and a shared folder of 70GB in size, I have created a task in order to perform Daily
backup to the Cloud using my Dropbox account.
Unfortunately the backup task fails to complete and it seems that this built-in software is for basic use.

Could you please advise a software for performing backup to Dropbox at a reasonable price?
Please also note that the software should support incremental backups and an email notification feature is also welcome.
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I need to backup a Sage accounts file 50Mb file from a Win 10 file server.

I need a reliable solution because the server in question is not monitored. It only gets checked around 3-4 times a year. I know there are loads of free sync utilities out there but I am specifically looking for a cloud-based solution that does versioning. So for example, if corruption or ransomware did strike, there would be at least 3 or 4 other copies to revert to?

If this has to be a paid backup - so be it.
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our SBS 2011 scheduled backup keeps failing because of error 2155348129

on a previous accepted answer I found the instructions to command line enter vssadmin list writers so I did that and the only error I see is a

non retryable error for the SQLServerWriter

one other thing I noticed is that, in the Manage drive in file explorer, I went into our backup disk Disk 2 and changed the name of the drive (I did this this morning so it is not the reason for the backup not working).  but when running through the Backup Wizard it shows that backups are scheduled to go to Disk 1 and the name is the previous name before I changed the partition name.  The drive does not show up with a drive letter but backups still happened without a hitch.

any help is appreciated.
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Like the title says I need to upgrade the drive capacity of the SAN. I'll be taking the 8x450GB SAS (currently in RAID6) drives out and replacing them with larger drives. I am unfamiliar with this process (and SANS for the most part) and wondering what all it entails. I know how to physically replace drives I'm just talking about within the configuration of the SAN what I need to do.

The SAN is running the StoreVirtual OS  w/ HP StoreVirtual Centralized Management Console version 11.0. The data is all backed up on the companies BCS appliance so no worries there. I'd just like to know hopefully in a step by step manner what I need to do. Are there services and other things that need to be stopped prior to shutting it down and exchanging the drives etc? When I setup the new volumes how do I configure it so that my production server can see them (again I'm a SAN novice).

Thanks for any help here.
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I am hoping to setup a backup scheme for my QNAP to amazon S3.

I have tried Hybrid Sync and S3 plus / S3 plus it get stuck when I select the bucket name / then looks like some meta data message / then get an Unknown error.

Anyone have any luck with one of the backup solutions for the QNAP / we are running the very latest QNAP firmware.
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Hi all

Is it possible for a KVM to communicate with the RAID controller and the disks?
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I cannot restore any system image which was created in Windows 10 v1709 using Backup and Restore. I receive the following error:

“The system image restore failed.

Error details: A Volume Shadow Copy Service component encountered an unexpected error. Check the Application event log for more information.
(0x80042302)”

This is a fresh Windows 10 v1709 installation. A repair disk was created using Backup and Restore. The image resides on an external USB hard drive which contains other images. I can restore any Windows 10 v1703 image using a repair disk. I cannot restore any Windows 10 v1709 image using a repair disk.

As a first test, I installed Windows 10 v1709 on a new HP EliteBook 840 G4 laptop (before installation I wiped the drive). I also used a different (smaller) external USB hard drive to back up the image successfully. I checked Event Viewer and found no errors or warnings relating to Windows Backup. After a successful backup, I wiped the drive using the “clean” command and tried to restore the same image I created earlier. It failed with the VSS error referenced above.

As a second test, I installed Windows 10 v1703 on the same HP EliteBook 840 G4 laptop (before installation I wiped the drive). I used the same external USB hard drive to back up the image successfully. I checked Event Viewer and found no errors or warnings relating to Windows Backup. After a successful backup, I wiped the drive again using the “clean” command and tried to restore the same…
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It is time to replace our incredibly simple sbs2003 domain with a virtualized windows server essentials 2016 domain. It is just a file server for a dozen windows 10 clients.  No exchange, sql or other complications.

The new WSEServer  environment uses shadowprotect SPX 6.5.3 for daily backups.

The old sbs2003 used shadowprotect 3, but I believe we could also run SPX 6.4.3 on the old machine which might help solve my problem.

 

We have tested the following:

Step 1 created an "empty" Server04 machine with 10 users and internet connectivity. (\\Server04 is the hypervisor, and \\WSEServer is the virtual fileserver.)

Step 2 use Robocopy to copy old server d:\data\OfficeFolders\ to a USB

Step 3 use robocopy to copy USB to \\WSSERVER\data\OfficeFolders

The test worked very well, except all 10,000 folders now have last date modified as 11/3/2017. Luckily, the file level date is correct so 300,000 files all look fine.

For reasons that are too complicated to explain, losing the folder level dates is a big deal for us. We can live with it, but it will irritate me daily for the next 3 years.

Does anybody have any suggestions?  We tried restoring the SBS 2003 shadow protect 3.0 backups for our restore, but the SIDs caused a bunch of access denied problems.  We tried taking ownership of the USB folders and lower levels, but that step alone ran for about 3 hours. We then tried to restore again, and things went even further downhill.


Does anybody have any…
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Hi, I am trying to setup Data Protection Manager 2012 R2 agent on VMware hosts so I can backup the VM's residing on the VMware hosts.  According to my research, the VMware hosts need to be on the domain or trust created with the domain my DPM server resides?  Is this true?

Also, I am also hearing that I can just install DPM agent on my vCenter server that does already reside on the same domain as my DPM server, but not sure how that would work since the vCenter server is actually a VM residing on the VMware host.  Is this true?


Any assistance, suggestions, links...is greatly appreciated.
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Is anyone here using AutoDesk Vault and if so, how are you backing up your Vault instance(s)? I am told that AutoDesk only recommends a particular backup solution (Symantec I think) but we're getting ready to move the Vault instance over from a standalone physical box to a VM. I would really prefer (after the migration) to back it up using Veeam along with all our other VMs in our vCenter. However, because Vault uses a SQL backend, I have been told that I may want to also do something specifically with the individual SQL databases in addition to our normal backup ... and that this may very well be the reason why AutoDesk recommends a specific backup solution for it. So I need to know how others are doing it.

In addition, we would love to be able to share certain files stored in our AutoDesk Vault with a partner or two and we are not quite sure how to even approach that, so if anyone on here has any experience in using the AutoDesk Vault product and sharing Vault files from it, it would also be great to hear how you guys do it.
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Hello Friends,

i have Buffalo TeraStation 7000 device. configured 3 of 12 disks Arrays each 4 disk drives

Arry 1 and 2 are RAID5 = copying speed over network is and within drives is 10-12 Mbps Only.
Arry 3 is configured as RAID0 but speed is same 10Mbps

copying speed on other network devices reaches up to 200Mbps but very slow on this even within the gigabit NIC

could you please help.
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People,

My Exchange Server 2013 DAG mailbox (Passive) cannot truncate the transaction logs with the below error as I can see from the backup software (Veeam):

The server name: PRODMBX01-VM
Unable to truncate Microsoft Exchange transaction logs. Details: Failed to call RPC function 'Vss.FinishSnapshot': Error code: 0x800401fd. Failed to invoke func [FinishSnapshot]: Object is not connected to server.

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This is the result of the vssadmin list writers command:
Writer name: 'Microsoft Exchange Writer'
   Writer Id: {76fe1ac4-15f7-4bcd-987e-8e1acb462fb7}
   Writer Instance Id: {678f3888-9335-4294-81af-cbde9348672c}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: Retryable error

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As at the moment, there is no Active mailbox DB running in PRODMBX01-VM so it only holds a passive copy.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Note:

What's the impact when running this command below during the business hours:

diskshadow
set verbose on
set context volatile
add volume \\?\Volume{3c8d1bcb-9d95-11e5-80b0-806e6f6e6963}\
add volume X:
add volume C:\ClusterStorage\Volume1
begin backup
create
end backup

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Source: https://www.veeam.com/kb1980
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I have a client, he is a doctor, he wants to backup offsite but wants it stored at his home.  Looking for recommendations for a hardware/software solution.
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The Seagate STDR5000200 external hard drive we have contains every piece of data for our business such as databases and Microsoft office files.

It is locked in a safe for a month at a time.

For a few hours, this Seagate drive would be out of the safe for backing up PC and server data.

The data to backup is on Windows PCs and servers with operating systems such as Windows 10, 7 and XP.

This drive is replaced each month at a time by another drive which contains backup data.

The Seagate backup drive is not connected to a PC or to the cloud.

I believe this drive may not need encryption.

The reason being that if a thief steals it, the fact of them being a hacker is a billion to one.

What is the best password protection for Seagate STDR5000200 external hard drive?

Thanks,
Robbie
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hi everyone:
                        i have a several tapes loaded on the library and only 2 slots free. Is there any command or select to unload full/unused/old tapes on the library?

Thanks in advance.
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Hello Experts,

I have problems with BitTorrent Sync on Synology NAS: I have two identical NAS (Synology DS 214, Version DSM 6.1.3-15152 Update 3) where I configured BitTorrent Sync Package (Version 2.3.7-1) to synchronize data between two distant locations.

This worked fine for some months, but recently I found one of the two NAS fails to send new files to the other one. The NAS where it fails contains quite a lot of data (lots more than the other one), the synchronized data (one shared folder) it's about 870 GB, 370000 files in 23500 directories, overall there is about 1,1 TB, 520000 files in 39000 directories - the filesystem is EXT4.

I checked the BitTorrent log and found a large amount of error messages like this:
[20170826 05:26:49.206] MC[1CCF] [18FC]: processing get_nodes message for /NAS_II/<Path>/<Filename>
[20170826 05:26:49.207] MC[1CCF] [18FC]: too many nodes to send 190671, stopping at /NAS_II/<Path>/<Filename>

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I searched for info about this message and found a hint this probably could be solved by increasing the  (https://forum.resilio.com/topic/40934-latest-destkop-build-214/) Max torrent metadata size in advanced preferences.

Question: Does anyone know if there may exist other reasons for these log messages?

Now I tried to change this but found there seems to be a problem with the settings files, it seems for any reason they're not updated after I changed the settings (via BitTorrent Sync's WebGui), when I view the settings after I changed them they look ok, but when I restart BitTorrent Sync and check the settings they're turned back to the values they had before.

I found the settings are stored in a file settings.dat
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What does it mean to be "Always On"?
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What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Hi everyone:
                        I need to download the current SSL certificates from my ts3500 ibm library in order to update them and then upload to the library again.  Any idea about the process download/upload?

thanks in advance.
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Hello All,

I am receiving a duplicate copy of  backup report from commvault.

kindly assist to stop the system from sending two copies of summary backup report of which one report is empty.

Regards
Claver
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I have 4 of these and all of them give me a similar error even when using a new tape.
I have run the cleaning tape 6 times on each of them with no change,
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Dear Team,
The dual port issue has been resolved now, the NetVault is successfully installed with license and my both drives is properly connected with NetVault. NetVault backup clients are also installed on all client servers.
When I am going to run backup the host server backup is done successfully but unable to take the client server backup, its failed again and again as shown in the attached snap shot.
Please send me create backup job configuration guide or any other video link. My  clients servers shows me on NetVault backup  and all drives shown when I create a new job Like C or D drive.
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Hello,

I have a shared mailbox that contains alot of automatically emails. I want to clean it up every time so i need to make a script for it. I thought i could fix it with a powershell command for the exchange management console but i can't figure out. I first tested this:

Get-Mailbox -Identity “USERHERE” | Search-Mailbox -ContentFilter {Size -gt 1024KB} -and {((Received -lt ’12/06/2010) -and (Received -ge ’01/01/2013')) -DeleteContent -force

But i get a syntax error.

Can someone help me a bit out? The manually Autoarchive does not work.

Thanks a lot!!
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I'm trying to figure out how to re-run the QP1AVMS report for August 6 and 7th.  Something didn't run properly and the volume movement reports that ran for August 6th and 7th didn't have any volumes on them.  I need to re-run that job, but I don't know what it is.  I think it has something related to BRMMNT09.  I'm new to BRMS.  Any help would be 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.