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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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I've taken over a configuration of BareOS on Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie). Its a fresh install, using both file and Autochanger storage.

Everything looks correct and bconsole will talk with the changer (I can move, mount, unmout, label tapes etc.).

Problem: The backups will write to the autochanger's drive - but ONLY if the tape is manually mounted. If the drive is empty, the backup job will not pull a tape into the drive. It just stays queued indefinitely. If I move the tape to the dirve (even after the job is started) it runs fine.

The tapes are barcoded and labeled.

See pertinent config below:
bareos-dir.txt
bareos-sd.txt
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This use case outlines the migration challenges that organizations face and how the Acronis AnyData Engine supports physical-to-physical (P2P), physical-to-virtual (P2V), virtual to physical (V2P), and cross-virtual (V2V) migration scenarios to address these challenges.

Background:   iMac, Sierra.  There are damaged sectors.  There is a 30GB  Parallels file that appears to occupy some of those sectors.
  • I ran Disk Utility, which stopped as soon as it found a damaged sector, and reported that it couldn't help.
  • DiskWarrior showed a "preview drive"   I could only copy about 15GB of the Parallels file before I got an error message that file couldn't be copied.
  • Mac Data Recovery Guru - they found the sectors, kept running, but no Parallels file showed up on the list of recoverable files.
Is there any other software or method that can recover the large Parallels file, or enable me to extract whatever undamaged files are located inside?

Thanks.
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Dear Experts, we realized that Veeam 8.0 displayed the incorrect information about our VMs. These 2 hosts have nothing in used size for sure (they were thin-provision and took about 500 GB each). This leads to the slow backup time (even it is just incremental). I also got the proxy bottleneck. I also got the notification from Veeam that these 2 hosts were no longer processed by this job?

Do you know why and how to fix this?

Environment:
- Veeam 8.0 R&R
- Win server 2012R2
- VMware ESXi 6.5
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A file server will be converted to a virtual server hosted by VMware.

1. Should I convert data partition (which has 4TB) or data , or
2. Atach a NAS on the orignal server and copy the folders into the NAS. Convert C partition to a virtual server. Afterwards, create a virtual data partition and copy all folders to the virtual server


Which way is faster ?

Thx
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How can I find the folders which contain the largest files?

Is there a program or feature of MacOS?

Thanks.
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I'm thinking of a portable USB hdd or QNAP NAS for Window server backup for remote office.

As there is no IT, the backup device will be attached / plugged into the network. I'm considering the WannaCry attach as I will encrypt my data in the backup device as well.

Is there any way to prevent this ? Can we do something like use another password to unlock the backup and lock it again on the portable HDD or NAS ?

Thx
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Need to find a solution to backup 2TB of data on PowerEdge 710. The budget is very limited. Any suggestion ?

Thx
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I am running VEEAM Backup & Replication 9.5 on a Windows Server 2012 R2. VEEAM is configured to backup VM's from 2 Hyper-V Servers that are running Windows Server Data Center 2012 R2. While all VM's backup successfully 'on occasion', often, I get the following error:

Failed to create snapshot (Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0) (mode: Veeam application-aware processing) Details: Writer 'Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer' is failed at 'VSS_WS_FAILED_AT_PREPARE_SNAPSHOT'
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I go to the VM Server identified, run the command "vssadmin list writers", and see that a number of VSS entries says 'timed out. I stop/start the Volume Shadow Copy service then restart the server. The backup jog then completes successfully. This issue will occur again after the 2nd or 3rd successful backup and again, I have to restart the server to get successful backups.

Obviously I cannot continue restarting these affected servers (all of which has databases including Exchange Server 2013). Is there anything that would likely cause the VSS services to periodically time out and fail a backup? Thanks
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Dear Experts,

Recently, I ran some disk cleaning on the server, and after reboot, it failed to get to the log in screen. ( Hung at "Applying Computer Settings" for hours.)  After doing some Googling, I booted the server to Safe mode, and changed all Exchange services to Automatic (Delayed Start), and got it to boot.  Now I cannot connect to Exchange server.  (MS Exchange Server 2010 running on Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1)

I have manually started all of the Exchange services, however, I cannot get Exchange Transport, Exchange System Attendant,  and Information Store to start.  They will say Starting, and it stays there.  Service Host will error out saying The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

I looked into Event Viewer and am getting "Unhandled Exception "The Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology service on server localhost did not return any suitable domain controllers." error every minute.
My DC is the same server, and AD works fine, so I do not know what the issue is at this point.

Please advise.
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I had a disk error that was fixed, however, it caused my Exchange 2016 EDB file to now show 0 Bytes. The database cannot be mounted. I have tried all eseutil commands, but they all give jet error -1206, and state the file is corrupt. There is no backup, as the disk error was not allowing a proper backup to be generated. Is there any way to recover? If not, how do you create a new "first container" database for administration and system files?
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Task Manager for Hyper-V provides critical information that allows you to monitor Hyper-V performance by displaying real-time views of CPU and memory at the individual VM-level, so you can quickly identify which VMs are using host resources.

Hi Everyone,
                        i have 2 drives online on my tsm:

tsm: VWARCKDSTSM01>q drive

Library Name     Drive Name       Device Type     On-Line
------------     ------------     -----------     -------------------
LIBTSM           DRIVE1           LTO             Yes
LIBTSM           DRIVE2           LTO             Yes


but when i check the path status, i got this:

tsm: VWARCKDSTSM01>q path

Source Name     Source Type     Destination     Destination     On-Line
                                Name            Type
-----------     -----------     -----------     -----------     ----------
VWARCKDSTS-     SERVER          LIBTSM          LIBRARY         Yes
 M01
VWARCKDSTS-     SERVER          DRIVE1          DRIVE           No
 M01
VWARCKDSTS-     SERVER          DRIVE2          DRIVE           No



so i tried to bring them back online:

tsm: VWARCKDSTSM01>update path vwarckdstsm01 drive1 srctype=server desttype=drive library=libtsm device=mt9.0.0.0 online=yes

and this is the error message i get:

ANR8444E UPDATE PATH: Library LIBTSM is currently unavailable.
ANS8001I Return code 15.


Please any idea? i need to run a restore ASAP.

Thanks in advance,

Santiago,
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Running SPX 6.5.2 and Oracle Virtual box 5.0.10 and when attempting a virtualboot am getting

There was a problem impersonating the network share user.

The image is out on a NAS ,but will not boot,so anybody get any ideas?
Tried 2 different computers ,a Poweredge Xeon and an Insprion  I7 ,both with virtualization turned on.
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My friend says her MacBook locks up when she start using Dropbox. And neither of us like Google, so Google Drive is out.

"Large": 250 MB or so...

What is a good free platform for large file sharing?

I could delete the file after transferred, if there is a cap on the file space permitted...

It needs to work on Windows also, but mainly Mac.

Thanks.
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Hi, I am trying to fully understand System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 R2 Short-Term Goals, in particular Retention Range and File Recovery Points.

Can anyone clue me in on this so I know how much or little to set these to, which ultimately affect storage size requirements?


If you have any links, articles, suggestions, recommendations, comments, all are welcome and greatly appreciated.


Thanks in advance.
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Hi everyone,
                      my tsm 6.4  backup is failing with the message: ANS0326E This node has exceeded its maximum number of mount points.


any idea or steps to solve this issue?

Thanks in advance.

Santiago.
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Greetings,

Previously, we used the windows backup utility to backup our server daily with out any issues. Last month we change to the Barracuda backup for our daily backups.  The initial backup went fine but took a very long time.  Since then, we have had sporadic issues with the incremental backups.  Barracuda has informed us that the USN Journal may be corrupted or full.  I have checked the event log and do not find any issue with the Journal.

Barracuda is advising us to delete the Active USN Change Journal and create a new one.  My concerns are as follows:

1. Is there any risk to the OS or data by completing the delete recreate process?
2. How long should this process take to delete and recreate the journal?  ( We have over 8 million files on the server)
3. Is this the best process to correct this issue?

Thank You Very Much For Your Help
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Hi

We have SQL database files on the computer Windows 7 Pro x64. We use Asigra for Cloud Backup. Asigra is using VSS backup. The backup started failing a week ago with the error message:
"The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process." when trying to access .ldf and .mdf files.
I checked the permissions and it is fine. I tried adding exceptions to AVG antivirus but AVG could not access files either.
I used Process Explorer and the files are in use by sqlserv (64 bit) and not sqlserv*32. I checked on another computer we have similar set up and the same backup type and the files over there are not in use by any process.

How can I fix it?
Regards,
Tom
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Hi EE,

I have a problem with one of my servers not replicating to an OFF-SITE location. I am able to replicate ON-SITE to the same host without a problem or even to another host in the same environment. Replicating via VPN to our data center give me the following error

"processing configuration Error: The operation is not allowed in the current state."

I would like to add that I am able to replicate a different server from a different location to this same host without any problems via VPN.

Thanks
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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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I did a Veeam Exchange restore and exported the three pst files to the desktop.  I then copied the files to my computer so that I could open them in Outlook 2016.  Unfortunately I get an error message saying "File access is denied. You do not have the permission required to access the file Blah Blah.pst".  

I edited the files and added full permissions for myself and even the "Everyone" group but still get the same message, any ideas please?
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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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i have a veeam Job which backup 6 vms(jobname= job1). Sudenly this Job not working any more , after that i cloned this Job (jobname= job1.clone) and work good at the Moment.
but still exist on the NAS storage , .vbk and vbr files. they are prox :900 gb .of Course i would like to use this space for job1.clone Job.

i changed restore Point under job1 and deleted part of vbk,and vrb. But still there is data which i cant delete manually.

Please help to delete These old files.

Thanks in advance
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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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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 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.