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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.

There are plenty of items on the internet about how to set versioning for my OneDrive users, however, the settings for this are no longer available to my users.  I did see that Microsoft made a change to that policy... and is no longer available for users.  What are my options to set versioning parameters? Instead of 250 versions default i'd like to make that number much lower... corporately if i can... to say 10 last versions.
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imported an excel file (csv) into a database. IS there any way to cancel the data import. Someone accidentally imported a batch file into a mysql database. They imported client ids and choose the wrong client on the drop down when importing. The tables are modified as well. I am not familar with the setup of the tables as this is not my area. Would I have to go into the backups and take earlier copy ? In addition, the database was updated throughout the day so a backup would override updates. . I can view the front end of mysql how can I view the backend and get to the workbench if I need to query the database for these records? Thanks in advance Any ideas on how to resolve this erroneous excel import?
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I have a 3.0TB WD hard drive.   When I connect it to my computer, it appears to have only 745GB.
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What is the best Windows 10 backup software which can connect to network drives, and back up data from one network drive to another?
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var request = new HttpRequestMessage(HttpMethod.Post, "/token"){ Content = content };
                var responseToken = httpClientToken.SendAsync(request).Result;
                var resultToken = responseToken.Content.ReadAsStringAsync().Result;
                var jsonResult = JObject.Parse(resultToken);

                var httpClientCreateSurvey = new HttpClient();
                httpClientCreateSurvey.BaseAddress = new Uri("https://clear.pandolink.com");
                httpClientCreateSurvey.DefaultRequestHeaders.Accept.Add(
                    new MediaTypeWithQualityHeaderValue("application/json"));
                httpClientCreateSurvey.DefaultRequestHeaders.Authorization =
                    new AuthenticationHeaderValue("Bearer", jsonResult["access_token"].ToString());
                var responsePando = httpClientCreateSurvey.PostAsync("/api/extension/survey-account",
                    new StringContent(surveyJson, Encoding.UTF8, "text/json")).Result;
                var result = responsePando.Content.ReadAsStringAsync().Result;
                jsonResult = JObject.Parse(result);
                var pandoAccountId = jsonResult["AccountId"];
                return pandoAccountId.ToString() == "0" ? "" : pandoAccountId.ToString();

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What would be the RestSharp equivalent?

I am struggling with what would be the RestSharp equivalent of ReadAsStringAsync( ).   I am glossing over that when serializing the response.Content but I am not getting away with it.


Particularly, I am struggling with the extraction of the value of "AccountId" from the jsonResult var:

 var pandoAccountId = jsonResult["AccountId"];
                return pandoAccountId.ToString() == "0" ? "" : pandoAccountId.ToString();

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Here is my attempt so far:


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Dear Community,
I am looking for cloud backup solution for a G Suite businness
I need a cloud backup solution allowing incremental backup, access rights and granular search.
i need a solution in cloud no physical server and NAS.
Thank you in advance for your feedback.

Regards,
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I am new with SQL Server.  

A while ago I installed SQL Server 2016 in Windows 2012 R2.   I set up the maintenance plans to do daily backups of the database and transaction logs.  

Those maintenance plans worked just fine.

I recently decided I wanted to a text file of the backups to get created.   so I modified each maintenance plan to send a report (.txt) to the "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL13.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Log" folder.

I did this by modifying the maintenance plan and clicking the icon for Reporting and Logging.  Then selecting the checkbox for "Generate a Text file report", select Create a new file, then specified the path above.

Each time the maintenance plan runs, I see an error in the history:

Access to the path 'C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft SQL Server\\MSSQL13.MSSQLSERVER\\MSSQL\\Log\\Backup DBs_Subplan_1_20200207170004.txt' is denied.

I tried changing the path to the same one the backups go to but still got the same error.  

Very perplexed.  

Why would it be able to write all other logs to the "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL13.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Log" folder but not the backup reports?
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We have a Synology NAS and would like to do a daily cloud backup.

I am looking for a suggestion as to the overall best cloud server.

We do our local backups using Hyper Backup and it seems to work OK.

I have tried using Hyper Backup to AWS cloud. For me, not a good solution.

We have about 2000 gigs of data with about 400 megs getting modified daily.

This whole external cloud backup is new to me.
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Does anyone have something that will allow the below step #4 ?

 1. currently a library has 20 Window 10 Pro PCs
 2. every night a software like one of the below software packages are run to REFRESH the PC back to the original IMAGE
         ** https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/customize/enterprise/unified-write-filter
         ** https://horizondatasys.com/reboot-restore-rx-pro/
         ** https://centuriontech.com/enterprise/
 3. about four times a year I manually update each of the 20 Window 10 Pro PCs with a new version
     of special locally installed LIBRARY software / etc that is not already on WSUS, Ninite, etc
 4. instead of doing the above #3 I would like to just update ONE PC,
     having the image easily CLONED to the other PCs
         ** I am willing to have everything on a HyperV VM on each PC if needed
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Hi,

A module of our software system is to allow users to upload files to our on-premise file server which runs Windows 10 Pro.

We need to replicate every file uploaded to secondary storage medium to restore them in case a failure in main storage medium.

Please, I need your help in creating, configuring such disaster recovery plan.

Thanks,
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Hi Experts.

I have a custom template that contains hundreds of building block entries. Unfortunately, the file has corrupted and, whilst I have backups, they seem to exhibit the problem too. Is there any way to extract the building blocks? I was hoping that they might be accessible as one of the 'parts'.

Many thanks for any help.
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Dear Experts,

I would like to speed-up the process of upgrading my Workstations from Win 7 to Win 10.
For this reason I have purchased Acronis True Image 2020 in order to clone a pre-configured SSD drive (GPT, Basic).

All Workstations are hardware identical (motherboard, ram, cpu, ssd model and size, even the case is the same).

The cloning result seems successful but I am facing the below issue:

I use Computer A in order to clone the Win 10 and turned-off Computer A.
On Computer B, I installed the first cloned SSD and powered-on the Computer.
Computer B was successfully booted to Win 10 but I noticed that after powering on Computer B, Computer A was also powered-on automatically.
(this has happened more than once, so it is not a random case)

Of course Computer A and Computer B are under the same Network and imagine what will happen if the rest cloned computers have such behavior.
Finally, if I remove the Network cable from Computer A, it will not boot-up once Computer B is powered-on.

Awaiting your comments,

Best Regards,
Mamelas
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Looking for a good cloud based backup for Windows 10 PC.

Ideally, backs up everything EXCEPT programs, including downloads folder so that downloaded apps can be reinstalled in the event of a Windows re-install being required.

Want it to auto run every night at a time I define in middle of night.

Suggestions?

Thanks
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if we're taking backups daily ie every 24 hours (timings
of the backups (the backups can end between 1am to
4am, depending on how much is there to backup),
what's the RPO (Recovery Point Objective) we can
commit to?  24hrs or 30 hrs or it's 48hrs?

In the current risk management doc, it's indicated
 as 48 hrs but since I joined not long ago, checking
if this is correct?
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Hello. We're not familiar with Synology's NAS apps so we ask you for help with choose best one because Synology offers many apps for backup. What we expect from backup:
  • Backup to the external USB drive
  • The external USB drive can be encrypted
  • Possibility to recovery from Windows device ) (in case of NAS damage, we don't want to wait until NAS will return)
  • Access to data on the USB device (In case of NAS damage)
Synology has a lot of apps for backup, as on a screen below, but as I said we are not sure which from them fulfil our requirements.
2020-01-15_12h10_59.pngCan you advise us about these apps? Or warning if some of them making problems.
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I have been using a 4 TB external hard drive to do time machine backups.  time machine stopped working
about 6 months ago and it says that time machine is not working...the drive is read only.  I have previous time
machine backups on that drive.  What has caused this and what should I be doing about it?
Thanks,
capreol
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I am trying to track down what should be an obvious question, but one which seems to be ignored on the 'Net:

When you enable an application-consistent backup in VMware, it configures the VMware Tools component inside the guest operating system to take a VSS Snapshot, which then engages all of the active VSS Writers to ensure that all data write activity has been quiesced prior to the backup.  This is all the easy part.

Now for the hard part: What happens if the system administrator never sets up shadowcopy storage within the OS?  Or, more directly, do you need to configure the operating system's VSS storage (i.e. vssadmin list shadowstorage) in order for this to work?  I have seen references that VMware handles the snapshot duties, which would seem to imply that you do NOT need shadow storage configured.  However, I can also see where the VSS environment within the guest OS would depend on it, and it might refuse to allow a VSS snapshot to occur without storage being available.  Which is it???
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Can files from a native Windows Server 2012 R2 backup be restored on Windows 7 or 10?
Server is having issues and we're trying to discover all options
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I need to take a backup of Whatsapp from an iphone 6s , and another backup from an Android phone; and merge the 2 backups in one Whatsapp on an android phone ;
How can this be done ?
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My client owns a retail store with several PCs.  He would like to place a Synology NAS in his home and backup his store computers to that home NAS directly, across the Internet.

What is the way to accomplish this?   Or, what are the options I could explore, for accomplishing this?
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I want to back up my machine using Acronis.  But it says it can't back it up until I turn off Bitlocker.
When I go to Control Panel --> System and Security --> Bitlocker Drive Encryption, it says "BitLocker waiting for activation".  There is an icon to "Turn on BitLocker".  

Do I have to turn it on before I turn it off?
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I've been using the Windows 7 "system imaging' in both Windows 7 and Windows 10. I've been successful restoring images but I don't feel it's 100% reliable. I recall that I've used it about 25 times and it failed miserably two or three times.

The other day I had to do a replace a failed drive with a new SSD and then restore a system image that I created about three months old. The restore failed. The restore process saw the image and started the preparation to image the replacement drive and it failed with a number of errors that I did not document. I tried this three different ways. First, I booted from a system repair disk, the second time with the actual Windows 7 media and the third time, I actually installed a base Windows 7 operating system and attempted to restore the image to no avail. I ended up having to totally rebuild the PC and restore the data from backup.

- I believe that the Windows 7 system image is a "byte by byte" image and not a "sector by sector" image which means, if I'm installing a new SSD to replace the hard drive, the SSD needs to be equal or larger in size

I'm not a big fan ACRONIS, mainly because of the so many different versions to purchase and the install is quite large. Maybe down the road, I'll practice more with it to become more familiar with it

So my question is
- is the Macrium Reflect 7 free version more reliable than the Windows 7 system imaging version?
Read good things about this product. I know that it performs sector by …
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I need to restore a system image on a server 2012 R2 machine.

I've booted recovery options from a 2012 R2 Disc, but re-image wizard says Windows cannot find a system image on this computer. Ive read this is a common issue.

The image was originally saved to a nasbox and i pulled the entire "WindowsImageBackup" folder from it onto the root of an external hard drive.
If i cancel the error and browse for driver, i can see where file explorer sees the external drive with the folder in it.

How to i make the recovery wizard see the backup folder and continue the restore?
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After a power outage and my ESXI Host had a hard shutdown when I was able to bring everything back up my Veeam Backups are no longer running and I am getting the following error.

Current vSphere license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation.
Error: Current vSphere license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation.
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Attempts to install Windows Server Back Role on a VM  (Server 2016) fails.

server error image
I have reviewed various known issues that were posted regarding this issue in the past such as
group policy issues, language update issues, and so on. None of those previous historic issues are relevant to my server.

I currently use Veritas to run backups but this single VM seems to fail and I am attempting to troubleshoot that issue by testing if I can get a successful backup using Windows Server Backup.
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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.