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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 am using macrium reflect on two laptops. On my windows 7 laptop, I go to an image, right-click, choose explore, and it creates a new drive with all my folders in it.

On the windows 10 laptop (someone just replaced the hard drive and insisted he copied everything over, but we're missing a bunch of stuff), it gets to the "creating a drive" portion, finishes, but the drive never shows up.

Any thoughts? Thanks.
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Hi Team,

I'm working on a project that involves utilizing VEEAM Agent to create bare metal backups and migrate them over to a new cloud data center. Everything so far has gone exceptional but as expected I've ran into an issue trying to migrate my secondary DC. After a few DNS issues we decided it was best to brig the old local DC VM back online. Things started working again but now the DCs are in a slightly different state.

I originally noticed a warning on my primary DC - "this server is the owner of FSMO but does not consider it valid". Also numerous errors on the primary about kerberos syncing to the secondary and that the secondary was not available / not the right name; etc. All of these issues, after Googling, pointed toward numerous different causes, so as dubious as I was I just decided to reboot both server; primary first, then secondary.

The strange part is now, replication works, I don't have any errors, and best practice analyzer isn't coughing anything up - but the secondary DC allows me to edit and modify DNS and ADUC records whereas before they were locked down, perhaps due to the replication rules. The records could only be edited from the primary DC.

I'm afraid this odd behavior is the result of a larger issues that I I'm unable to pin down. Should I be concerned? Everything seems to be working; new records replicate in both directions and SOA is incremented correctly.

Any advice or things to look for is appreciated. Also tips on migrating …
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Hey all,

I have just taken over a site and one of the critical servers (VM1) is running out of disk space on the C:Drive. Host is running Hyper-V with plenty of space for allocating extra stroage to VM1. The weird thing is that when I look the Disk management within the VM, it shows that there is space that hasn't been allocated. It also has a replica of free unallocated space on the D:Drive which is very odd.

I would ideally  like to just expand the C:Drive - is this safe to do so knowing I have good backups also?
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Can anyone comment on interface changes from Backup Exec version 15 to newer versions (16 or 20)?  I believe version 15 was a substantial (and awful!) change from the historical interface and I'd like to know if they are doing that again in the newer versions.
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I am creating a Windows 10 image to deploy.   Before I do so, I want to run the Windows 10 decrapifier (available on Spiceworks).

Is the following the correct order of events to image the laptop:

1) login as a local admin, run the decrapifier
2) run Sys Prep
3) create TIB file using Acronis boot CD, and USB stick to store image on.
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Hello, I have Backup Exec 2012 Version 14 Rev 1798
I got the following error:
I have the following error: The disk is out of space.  As retention periods expire for backup data on the disk device, Backup Exec re-uses the disk space.

To provide more disk space, you can create additional disk storage devices on other drive letters.  You can also delete the backup sets disk that are no longer needed from this disk storage device.

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Yes the F:\ drive is full...

And this is Disk storage 0003

I am wondering how do i find the backup sets that are targeting the F Drive so i can delete them ?

I am deleting some backup sets...but the drive is not decreasing....

See attachments.

Thanks for your help
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Hi Guys,

We have 2 Server 2016 Hyper-V hosts in our environment, when we try to checkpoint the VM's on the hosts we get the error "The operation cannot be performed while the object is in use" and the following from the logs. "SERVER**' background disk merge failed to complete: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. (0x80070020). (Virtual machine ID E33D1EB8-D888-4CE8-9100-891EA98C566C)

The checkpoints work when the host is restarted but it just fails again, obviouslt this is also affecting the backups.

Anyone else come accross this?

Thanks
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Application API's not responding while SQL Server backup is running.

we are using storagecraft - a tool to back up the DB in every 15 minutes in NAS.
https://www.storagecraft.com/products/shadowprotect

10/20/2018 11:46  --- I/O is frozen on database CRM_DB. No user action is required. However, if I/O is not resumed promptly, you could cancel the backup.
10/20/2018 11:46  --- I/O was resumed on database  CRM_DB. No. No user action is required.
10/20/2018 11:46  --- Database backed up. Database: CRM_DBcreation date(time): 2016/01/06(22:09:09),
                                       pages dumped: 1285028, first LSN: XXXXXXXXXXXXX,
                                       last LSN: XXXXXXXXX, number of dump devices: 1,
                                       device information: (FILE=1, TYPE=VIRTUAL_DEVICE: {'{39}3'}).
                                       his is an informational message only. No user action is required.

It's taking 8 database backups including master, model & msdb

We are thinking this may be one of the reasons for this issue. Is it right? Anyone facing this issue? How to correct it?

OS: Windows server 2012. SQL server 2012.  Server is VM
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What are the differences between Veeam Backup Standard, Enterprise, or Enterprise Plus software?

And what is a perpetual license agreement compared to a subscription license agreement?
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What is the process to configure a NetApp storage device as the backup destination within Veeam 9.5?
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Acronis:  I have a server and I want to make a copy of it using Acronis Backup AdvancedWS_11.7, now I want to make this server virtual, put it as hyperV, can I do that with Acronis? or is there any other tool that you know of?

Thank you everyone.
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I have an external backup disk usb2.0 with data backup using Windows Server Backup.
I need to recover all the data (6TB), takes a lot of time.
Can someone help me to see if this two options would work:
Brake the case of the external disc, extract the backup disck, insert the disc as a sata disc and recover the information using Windows Server Backup (will the WSB will recognize the disk the same as the external usb).
Brake the case of the external disc, extract the backup disc, place it in a usb3 case and recover the information using Windows Server Backup (will the WSB will recognize the disk the same as the external usb).

Will this work?, or should I stay with the same external usb2.0 case?
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Hi,

I have a question regarding the builtin windows group "backup operators". Do I have to add this group to the directories which I want to backup or does this account have the permission even if I do not set the proper ntfs permissions?

Thank you in advance!
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I plan to start recording my gaming sessions. What would be a good internal HDD (or SSD, whatever) for that? I only have one drive slot left in my desktop computer. I imagine that write speeds and write durability would be the main criteria for that task. I don't plan on keeping the recorded sessions for very long so I don't think I need tons of space. This drive would be exclusively used for this purpose.
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I have been struggling for a couple of months now with what I thought would be a simple problem.

I have an external drive which I use to store files i use weekly, that obviously change weekly. I want to back the drive up to the so-called cloud so I have a safe (I hope) off-site backup.

Now, here's the important thing for me: I want to be able to EASILY save the data that has changed since last week (and any new files that have come along). Can I "tell" the backup to just change the changed data and add the new files, or do I have to let it fly and back up EVERYTHING, including "re-saving" older files that are already part of the backed-up files?

I've looked at the how-to for a few cloud services and seem to have a talent for choosing the ones that are built BY techs FOR techs...and that's not me. Heck, I wouldn't be offended to be considered just another dumb user!

YOU'RE the expert....so help me, OK?
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I'm exploring backup policies such that if there's insiders quietly
altering them, we can skip the 'bad' changes:

Day 1: the initial good build
Day 2: legit/good updates were made
Day 3: an insidious/malicious update were made
Day 4: good legit updates/changes were made

We want to restore till Day 2, skip Day 3, restore Day 4.


https://www.acronis.com/en-us/support/documentation/AcronisBackup_12.5/#37575.html
Was told a GFS scheme as above will help but I tend to think
a mix of incremental plus differential backups is needed.
Pls comment.


Q2:
For DB, is it better to backup the OS files of the DB or take dumps & backup
the text dumps?
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Hey Experts!  As I evolve my script, I wanted to improve the log file format.  I need to help with the programming portion.  

Right now the script will delete the files that meet the criteria set and output basic info to a log file.

$logfile = "C:\Tools\Logs\SW_Cleanup.log"
cd "C:\tools\Scripts\Test"

forfiles /d -0 /c "cmd /c echo @path @fdate" > $logfile
forfiles /d -0 /c "cmd /c del /q /f @file"

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I would like to include a header like this:

$scriptversion = 10.12.18


Add-Content -Path $sFullPath -Value "Started processing at [$([DateTime]::Now)]."
Add-Content -Path $sFullPath -Value "***************************************************************************************************"
Add-Content -Path $sFullPath -Value ""
Add-Content -Path $sFullPath -Value "SpiceWorks purge of backups older than 10 days"
Add-Content -Path $sFullPath -Value ""
Add-Content -Path $sFullPath -Value "Running script version [$ScriptVersion]."
Add-Content -Path $sFullPath -Value ""
Add-Content -Path $sFullPath -Value "***************************************************************************************************"
Add-Content -Path $sFullPath -Value "

Through my testing, I've tried various add-content and write-log options with no success so I figured it was time to ask the professionals.  I appreciate your time and assistance.
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I have an aging internal hard drive, so I'm backing it up with an external. I learned my lesson after losing a drive a few years ago. It's all media: home movies, TV, music, etc.

I store my files in folders like this: (more complicated, but this is the structure)
A
B
C
Unsorted

I don't get around to sorting that often, so there's hundreds, possibly thousands of files in the unsorted folder.  I'm copying the entire drive to the backup as-is. What I would like to do is find a way to sort on the internal drive, and have the backup drive automatically mimic the moves. I don't think I want to use a windows-driven file backup, since I don't want to torture the drive by re-writing the data (it's already worked enough moving 3 TB in the last few days). These are simply index adjustments. (I also alter tags, but I imagine that could be a problem.)

I'd like to have a "system" going forward so as I acquire more media, I can sort at my leisure, and have my backup drive to the same, without having to open lots of windows and move every file twice. Otherwise, when the original drive dies, I'll have all the data, but won't be able to find anything.

Any ideas are welcome. Thanks.
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I have Domain Server 2016 Environment and all workstations are win-10 and some Macs. We have legacy file server 2003 that is quite BIG, we use it for backups and old file-storage. For now we have no option to transfer all files, to big and no budget. But now, some colleagues would like once in a while to access those old files, on the fly.

All Mac users can access those files, no problem.
All Win-10 workstations/laptops, they cannot access them.

Any options? Please.

I have tried this bellow, do not work.
http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-3091503/enable-support-legacy-file-shares-windows.html
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Hello. I was wondering if anyone might have any ideas on restoring modified and created dates to a set of files. We had a share go down and worked off of a backup for about a week. That backup wasn't restored with the correct dates and when the server came back online we used the backup set to continue working and left the original set alone.

Long story short, the files that we're working with now all have the modified and created dates of the date the backup was restored. The original share still exists. How do I get the dates from the original set of files to the restored set of files that we're working with.

Thank you.
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Good morning. I am experiencing a peculiar issue with Backup Exec 2010 R3. Over the weekend (10/6), we received errors of ALL of our jobs failing (Full jobs, not differential or incremental) with the error of:

***********************************************************************************************************************************************
Final error: 0xe000fe3c - Before you can back up this resource, you must purchase and install a license key for the appropriate Backup Exec agent. See Job Log for details.

Backup- *Server Name* License Violation

A Remote Agent for Windows Systems license is required for protecting remote servers with this edition of Backup Exec.

Please contact your vendor for information on protecting remote servers with this edition of Backup Exec.

V-79-57344-65084 - Before you can back up this resource (\\*Server Name*\C:), you must purchase and install a license key for the appropriate Backup Exec agent.

For information about how to obtain a license key, go to the following URL:
![CDATA[https://redirector.symantec.com?src=inpdt
pdt=be
action=t]]
***********************************************************************************************************************************************

This is odd because these backups were seemingly licensed properly and working successfully as recently as the previous Thursday (10/4). As I am unfamiliar with the intricacies (learning more to fix that) of Backup Exec, I am at a …
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Hi,
 
I have Windows Server 2016 running Hyper-V server with about 10 virtual machines.. As far as backup is concerned, I have used Windows Server Backup in the past and recently installed NAKIIVO backup software; therefore, I am running two backup programs. NAKIVO backup starts around 6PM and ends fairly quickly because it only backed up changes. On the other hand, Windows server backup starts at 11:30PM and always ends around 5:30AM because it can't seem to backup "changes" only.
At this point, I like to stop Windows Server Backup unless there is a compelling reason to keep it going. It seems redundant for me, but perhaps there are some benefits?

Thanks in advance.
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Using Veeam backups saw this with a vm this morning, vm couldnt consolidate or turn on

The parent  virtual disk  has been  modified  since the  child was  created. The  content ID  of the  parent  virtual disk  does not  match the  corresponding parent  content ID  in the child

Got it working and turned on again, with this link

https://www.geekshangout.com/vmware-the-parent-virtual-disk-has-been-modified-since-the-child-was-created-the-content-id-of-the-parent-virtual-disk-does-not-match-the-correspond-ing-parent-content-id-in-the-chil/

Is there a root cause for this, just due to Veeam backup or is it something else for us to look at ?
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I have 400GB of files to back up for safety purposes onto an external USB HD.
I started using just the copy and paste for the whole thing and, it appears, this worked OK - probably better than one should expect.
However, there were many filename/path combinations that were too long.

The files aren't "mine" and I don't have any way to judge how to change the path length.
Yet, I'd like to get the backup job completed so I can move on to the next task.

I've tried running xcopy
C:\WINDOWS\system32>xcopy "C:\office" F:\office /c /d /e /h /i /k /q /r /s /x /y
but this results in
Unable to create directory - [name]
File creation error - The system cannot find the file specified.

This is on a Windows 10 Home 64-bit workstation.

Now, I've checked and the files appear to be there even if the filename/path length is greater than 256 characters.
There are too many to manually deal with this and I'd like to back up the remaining files that were initially missed.

Once the backup is done, perhaps we will be able to shorten the path lengths.  But the backup really needs to be done first if at all possible.

I'm doing this remotely so my ability to do things with the hardware or to boot from DVDs, etc. is accordingly limited.
What would you do?
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i had a nas storage unit and the mother board on the unit died.

i wwas wondering if i purchase another nas storage without the drives will the new unit accept the drives and will ii be able to have access to the data on the drives.

in simple will the new box identify the raid5 and allow me to copy the data off
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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.