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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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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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My Azure backup has failed on one of my Servers - Main File Server

Microsoft Azure Recovery Services Agent was unable to create a snapshot of the selected volume. Please try the operation again. If the issue persists, please contact Microsoft support. (0x186C2)      

I am able to manually create a Volume Shadow Copy
Volume Shadow Copies are working automatically and correctly
Shadow Copies are set to "No Limit"
The Server has had a couple of reboots
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We recently took a new client that uses Novell Netware 4.1 and we want to make full backups of their system as it has a lot of custom made programs that are not able to be replaced directly. What is the best way to get full backups of the entire system?
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Hi,

I have a "used tape" in Tivoli that I checked out about a month ago and would like to re-use or overwirte data on it. When I load using cmd:
Checkin libvol ts3100 search=b checkin=scratch or private waittime=0 it first failed and I checkout again and checkin again and it was successfully checked in. When I do cmd: q libvol the tape is not showing.  How do I make it show as a "Scratch" tape to be used again???
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Hello experts,

Am I able to promote a 2012 r2 Storage Server to a domain controller?
I have run into a issue that I have two virtual domain controllers currently over shared storage and they are not serving our domain well at all and are very slow, I need a physical host.  I have one that was purchased as a file server but we are not actually using it for that, it came with 2012 R2 Storage Server.  

Thank you,

Karen
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Hi everyone.
                        i have a recursive error on a daily backup.

06/23/2017 13:24:25 ANS5216E Could not establish a TCP/IP connection with address 'VWSAPASTSMSRV01:1500'. The TCP/IP error is 'Unknown error' (errno = 10061).
06/23/2017 13:24:25 ANS9020E Could not establish a session with a TSM server or client agent.  The TSM return code is -50.
06/23/2017 13:24:31 ANS5216E Could not establish a TCP/IP connection with address 'VWSAPASTSMSRV01:1500'. The TCP/IP error is 'Unknown error' (errno = 10061).
06/23/2017 13:24:31 ANS9020E Could not establish a session with a TSM server or client agent.  The TSM return code is -50.


i think it could be the 1500 port, but  there is no firewall between server and client.

Any idea?

Thanks in advance.
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This question may not make sense at all but would like to still give it a go:

what are the risks our EMC VMAX SAN to ransomwares & how are the attacks/
infections likely to occur?

Our MS Exchange's huge partitions are on SAN as well as our servers' database
& applications partitions.  Our PCs/laptops don't use SAN.

I can see the largest malwares & ransomwares being blocked is via our emails
(in thousands or tens of thousands monthly) compared to only a hundred or
less being blocked by endpoint AV & proxy : so how is this translated to our SAN?

A very unique question from our management.

So how do we mitigate ransomwares risks to SAN?  Just by endpoint AV & our
email filtering (which we use Proofpoint which reported tons of ransomwares
& ransomware downloaders being blocked monthly)
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We have a user that uses winzip 9 and wanted to know if that apps one can disable the error messages that keeps popping up on certain files being extracted (see pix below for sample).

 2long
Is  there a way to disable this message and leave the winzip extracting without any interruption?

If winzip cannot  do it, any other apps that can read a winzip file and extract it uninterrupted?
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hi everyone:

im taking a backup on a wintel 2008 server and the dsm.sched show me this:

07/04/2017 08:56:08 Successful incremental backup of '\\vxxxxxxxxxx\d$'

07/04/2017 08:56:23 --- SCHEDULEREC STATUS BEGIN
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Total number of objects inspected:      105,123
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Total number of objects backed up:          520
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Total number of objects updated:              0
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Total number of objects rebound:              0
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Total number of objects deleted:              0
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Total number of objects expired:            487
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Total number of objects failed:               7
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Total number of subfile objects:              0
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Total number of bytes inspected:           1.47 TB
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Total number of bytes transferred:       404.22 GB
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Data transfer time:                    5,091.32 sec
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Network data transfer rate:           83,251.54 KB/sec
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Aggregate data transfer rate:         15,834.58 KB/sec
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Objects compressed by:                        0%
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Total data reduction ratio:               73.27%
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Subfile objects reduced by:                   0%
07/04/2017 08:56:23 Elapsed processing time:               07:26:08
07/04/2017 08:56:23 --- SCHEDULEREC STATUS END
07/04/2017 08:56:23 ---
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We are trying to extract from old Windows backup set data  that we need.   However, we noticed that there are backups with extensions *.bkf and backups that starts with the pc name and subfolder with backups (see  below).

backup
These backups are as far of as 2008 so we are not sure with which windows backup apps was used.

Please advice on restoring these backups in a Windows 10 computer in specific folders.
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Last  night we left running a "Create a system image" in our Windows 10 computer (see  below pix).

w10image
This morning we went to disconnect the USB external drive and found that folders were created but no data.  We ran WinDirStat to see the folders contents and only folders were created (see pix below).

 wimage-folders
With the  above said, we have been creating image of various  computers prior last night; when checking their contents, we noticed  same problem,  folders created but  no image data found.

Please advice on,

  • Why the windows backup didn't create the actual image data (if possible)?
  • How to properly create an image of Windows 10 computer?
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I have setup Windows Home Server with an X510 Data Vault for a desktop PC and a laptop.
There is a separate user account for each computer and the back up function works overnight as configured.

Problem:
1. The Homeserver computer shows up in Network under Computers on the laptop but not on the desktop.
2. When I attempt to Restore or View files from a backup from the desktop, the Opening backup: stalls at 79%.

Objective:
1. to be able to view Homeserver in Network under computers.
2. To be able to Restore or View files from a backup on the desktop.

Thanks,
Greg
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I am looking for a command that will tell me in the whole host if I have the rights to the entire file system , if any files have changed in the last one minute or 5 minutes

I thank you very very much in advance and will reward pts right away !!!!
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Hi everyone:
                        i need to restore a file on the same location and when i execute the restore i got this message:

restore  "/usr/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/ProcSrv01/config/cells/vwsapautestwkfNode01Cell/wim/config/authz/wim-rolemapping.xml"  -latest

ANR2020E RESTORE: Invalid parameter - /USR/IBM/WEBSPHERE/APPSERVER/PROFILES/PROCSRV01/CONFIG/CELLS/VWSAPAUTESTWKFNODE01CELL/WIM/CONFIG/AUTHZ/WIM-ROLEMAPPING.XML.
ANS8001I Return code 3.


Any idea? This is urgent,  Thanks in advance.
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Hi experts,
I know this is old NAS server but still needs to support due to some reasons.

NAS Configuration
OS :- Windows storage server 2008 - 64
2 hard drive – RAID 1 configuration for OS (Not Backed up - Want to take backup of this HDs)
12 hard drive – RAID 6 configuration for image backup. (Backed up by tape drive)  

I have failure in one Hard drive (internal OS) and RAID-1 is degraded. To change failed HD i have to open server so before that i want to take backup.   Tried Windows server backup utility to take backup but it is failing on Windows SBS Server 2008 Backup fails  with error code 2155348075 (failed because the Volume Shadow Copy Service operation to create a shadow copy of the volumes being backed up failed with following error code '2155348075.) and VSS (volume shadow copy service error)

We have norton backup exec 2010 for tape backup.

Any idea how to take backup of windows server storage 2008 ? latest Acronis ? or how to resolve standard windows backup error ?
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Hello,

I need to backup for my users their 'My Documents' & Desktop to the Server.
what will be the best solution ?

thank u
David Dotan Sofer
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Hello,

in my virtual environment I'm using Veeam as backup to disk.
now I need to also to backup to Tape.
I have few ESXi in VMware environment, and my Veeam is VM.
 how can I connect LTO 7 Tape drive to my environment ?

thank u.
David Dotan Sofer
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Hi everyone.
                         i need to calculate the total amount of data residing on my tsm storage pools and the % of data on the tape volumes.

Thanks in advance.
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I work for an accounting firm, and we are switching from our old password keeper application to a new one. This will be used by around 400 users. Needs to have the ability to share passwords with other users. What password keepers are you using and why?
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Installed SP SPX. Made a MIXED backup schedule. If I want to restore the full volume, what do I chose from the list of backups - the base image, or the most recent incremental image. If its the most recent incremental image, I take it the base backup in restored as well. Yes?

Win7Pro/64
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Hi All,

What’s the impact when taking the backup of Exchange Server (no DAG) with Veeam (VSS aware or Application-Aware Processing enabled) when the server is currently running on Circular logging and the mailbox is being migrated from one server to another ?
More info about the application aware: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/backup_job_vss_application_vm.html?ver=95 

The reason I ask this question is that the migration of the 2TB+ mailbox database is quite slow about 5 GB per hours, which is about 17 days with no backup running on the email server.

Any help and comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Dear Experts,

My client is using Symantec Backup Exec 2012

They have three servers to do the backup set at Highest (SQL) , High (Exchange) and Medium (Apps)

All servers are to backup at 11pm everyday. Mon to Thurs (incremental), Friday (Full)

The backup for Exchange and Apps server are successful.

But the SQL server is still running the backup but there is no action.
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People,

Can anyone here please shed some light and let me know how to safely enable and configure the built-in NTBackup Utility on my Windows Server 2008 R2 Exchange server?

The D: drive is currently 1.95 TB in size but the disk space is just 2.5% free. [I cannot extend it bigger anymore due to MBR partition]
My Veeam Backup software cannot take backup on this server due to the disk space limitation as in https://www.veeam.com/kb1794

So my goal here is to back it up while I'm migrating the mailboxes to different Exchange Server 2013 SP1 that I have just deployed and built.

Both old and the new Exchange Server Mailbox Database got Circular Logging enabled.

I just need the steps in how to backup Exchange mailbox database safely with no downtime or data loss, since the migration will take 21 days continuously.
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What is the purpose of "catalog" used for windows server backup utility? What situation should I create\ delete the catalog?
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Use the windows 7 pro backup , when restoring it , attention on the time stamp of backed up is not matched the time really done ?  Time zone is -8 which shall be +8 zone right ?

How this is made  ?
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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.