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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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Relation between Vmware Snapshot and Windows Shadow Copy.

When I run the Backup (Veritas Netbackup with the option Vmware), the backup software will send API requests to Vmware to do the snapshot first, then the backup will start.

However I did not know that the VSS is involved in the Snapshots taken by Vmware.

VSS is windows shadow copy, I thought it is only involved in the backup when   there is a Backup agent installed on the windows computer to be backed up.

Any Clarification on that ?

Thank you
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What are some best alternate for Carbonite back-up?
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I have a san that has 5 nodes. Currently 2 of the 5 nodes are down.  Node 3 is up and running but  HP StoreVirtual shows stats see alarms and the alarm is ‘CIM Server’ server = ‘Down’ .  Node 4 I can connect with a console and it shows Node4 when I try to log on it says wait a min the server is not fully started. (2 hours  I have let it sit)
 I need to get node 3 up and running so the users can work..
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Considering purchase of an NAS to back-up about 10 TB of data - any suggestions on the best way to proceed would be appreciated
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I used a software called Drive Cloner Rx to clone my old hard drive to a new SSD drive.  When I switched the cables to make the cloned drive the main drive, it didn't seem to pick it up as the new drive.  What am I doing wrong?
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Failure with TimeMachine backups. OS Problem?

I had an external disk fail to complete the Time Machine backup with no error message, that I can find. I eventually started afresh using Disk Utility. BUT it still failed!

On another front, I have been told I should re-install the underlying OS on my machine, which I am afraid to do without a current backup!

I do use Cloud based Carbonite, but do not feel safe until I have a hard external backup disk.

The reason I was advised to re-install my OS was that while using Finder, incrementing through my pictures, sometimes the cursor jumps to the end of the list. I did try some small instruction on Mac start-up, if I recall, that involved holding down certain keys.

There was a second instruction, but I sadly can on longer find that post.

So, the last suggestion was to re-install the underlying OS. And it seems I am there right now.

Can anyone suggest a nest step for me?

I can not make a current backup of my machine.

Thanks.
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I need to mirror/clone a Windows 10 disk that fails on Pending Sector Count.  

Can anyone recommend a free/inexpensive cloning program that will clone the disk and *not* fail when it encounters unreadable sectors?

Thanks.
Dave
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I had a backup server which went down and neede to rebuild it, I installed Windows 2008 Server and Backup Exec 15 and now when I do an inventory on the tapes it comes out 0 bytes and the server says never backed up. I know there is data on those tapes, how do I restore the data?
Thanks,
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Hi, i have 2 tapes unused checked in on the library  but when i run a query on eache volume this is what i got:

tsm:  ARCOSSTSM01>q vol DP0291L5 F=D
ANR2034E QUERY VOLUME: No match found using this criteria.
ANS8001I Return code 11.

tsm:  ARCOSSTSM01>q vol CKD057L5 F=D
ANR2034E QUERY VOLUME: No match found using this criteria.
ANS8001I Return code 11.



But if i run a select this is what i got:

tsm:  ARCOSSTSM01>select * from volhistory where volume_name='DP0291L5 '

                     DATE_TIME: 2018-04-27 15:24:17.000000
                        UNIQUE: 0
                          TYPE: STGNEW
                 BACKUP_SERIES:
              BACKUP_OPERATION:
                    VOLUME_SEQ:
                      DEVCLASS: LTO_V5_HP
                   VOLUME_NAME: DP0291L5
                      LOCATION:
                       COMMAND:
                     DB2_OBJID:
                   DB2_HOMEPOS:
                       DB2_HLA:
                       DB2_LLA:
            DB2_TOTALDATABYTES:
             DB2_TOTALLOGBYTES:
               DB2_LOGBLOCKNUM:
           DB_BACKUP_STREAM_ID:
VOLUME_SEQ_IN_DB_BACKUP_STREAM:

                     DATE_TIME: 2018-06-11 11:43:12.000000
                        UNIQUE: 0
                          TYPE: STGDELETE
                 BACKUP_SERIES:
              BACKUP_OPERATION:
                    VOLUME_SEQ:
                      DEVCLASS: LTO_V5_HP
                   VOLUME_NAME:
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Hi everyone.
                         My tsm server is filled with sessions  but no proceses are running. For example:

tsm: OSSTSM01>q sess

  Sess     Comm.      Sess         Wait       Bytes       Bytes     Sess        Platform
Number     Method     State        Time        Sent       Recvd     Type
------     ------     ------     ------     -------     -------     -------     --------
   398     Tcp/Ip     IdleW        0 S      730.3 K     106.2 M     Node        WinNT
   400     Tcp/Ip     MediaW     51.7 H         404       1,008     Node        WinNT
   401     Tcp/Ip     MediaW     51.7 H         404       1.0 K     Node        WinNT
   403     Tcp/Ip     MediaW     51.7 H         404       1.0 K     Node        WinNT
   404     Tcp/Ip     MediaW     51.7 H         404       1.0 K     Node        WinNT
   406     Tcp/Ip     MediaW     51.7 H         404       1.0 K     Node        WinNT
   408     Tcp/Ip     MediaW     51.7 H         404       1,012     Node        WinNT
   409     Tcp/Ip     MediaW     51.7 H         404       1.0 K     Node        WinNT
   412     Tcp/Ip     MediaW     51.7 H         404       1.0 K     Node        WinNT
   414     Tcp/Ip     MediaW     51.7 H         404       1.0 K     Node        WinNT
   416     Tcp/Ip     MediaW     51.7 H         404       1.0 K     Node        WinNT
   419     Tcp/Ip     MediaW     51.7 H         404       1.0 K     Node        WinNT
   421     Tcp/Ip     MediaW     51.7 H         404
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I have a WIndows 2016 server and I'm making full system backups to a local NAS drive. This gives me a DR plan in the event of total hardware failure as I can restore from bare metal. However, what if the building burns down? What do others do to make a full system off-site disaster recovery backup?
I have considered LTO drive and RDX drive but neither are very cheap and although my business is important, it's small and has a limited budget so purchasing this solution would put a bit of a strain on the finances.

What are the alternatives?
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What is difference between incremental backup and differential backup?
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SBS 2011.  C drive is running low in space.  had an issue with backup drive and received and error when trying to configure a new drive.  The error occurred after formatting the new drive using the wizard to update the backup schedule.  Automatic backup's would fail but I would use the "backup once" option and run backup's of Drives and System State.  

Eventually I deleted the backup job, created a new one with the wizard, formatted a new drive, configured a full backup schedule and now automatic backup's work.  During all this time the exchange log files were building up and using a lot of space.  I expected the log files would be removed after I fixed the automatic backup problem.  The first backup that I ran with the new schedule was a full backup.  Subsequent backup's have been incremental.  However the log files have not been removed.

Need help troubleshooting this.
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MY tsm log folder is reaching 85% and i have no scratch available to run  DB backup . is there any secure way to delete logs manually? (just Archive logs NOT the  Active logs)

Please this is urgent.

thanks
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On tivoli tsm I need to create a new storage pool which will point all my nodes
What operations should I do?
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Hi Experts

I have a 3TB tape with media ID "A00005" that includes some VMs backed up end of March 2018 using NetBackup server "XY01" (Windows 2012). The site including the server has been fully decommissioned. However, lately I received a query that requires to restore a certain VM from the tape. I have another NetBackup server "XY02" (Windows 2012) that I could use. But "XY02" already have a record in the Catalog with media ID "A00005" which includes weekly full backup for different things. Honestly I just received the administration and I have no clue about this, just bits and pieces I picked up reading while trying to find a solution. The backup device is a regular tape drive. How can I restore the VM without disturbing anything else?

Kindly assist with step by step (layman terms) on how to accomplish this task. Indeed very grateful for any insight.
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Dear Expert

As now, I have 2 drives shared, each one with 2 TB, now I need manage this drives by receive notification email when Depreciation 80 %.
How I can configuration same?? Knowing that I do not want to use third party software

Regards
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Hi,

I am looking for a vbscript that will search the removable drive for a certain exe file and then create a shortcut in the publics folder when it boots up every time in the case that the  drive letter changes for the exe.
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Hi everyone        
                        Im checkin out some volumes from my ts3200 ibm library and the process end quickly. when i check the actlog i have this error message:

 LIBVOLUME libtsm_ibm DP0192L5 remove=yes  (SESSION: 9282)
ANR0984I Process 271 for CHECKOUT LIBVOLUME started in the
 BACKGROUND at 10:20:55. (SESSION: 9282, PROCESS: 271)
ANR8434I CHECKOUT LIBVOLUME: Operation for volume DP0192L5
 in library LIBTSM_IBM started as process 271. (SESSION:
 9282, PROCESS: 271)
ANR8300E I/O error on library LIBTSM_IBM (OP=8401C058,
 CC=314, KEY=FF, ASC=FF, ASCQ=FF, SENSE= **NONE**,
 Description=The source slot or drive was empty in an
 attempt to move a volume). Refer to the Tivoli Storage
 Manager documentation on I/O error code descriptions.
 (SESSION: 9282, PROCESS: 271)


Any idea whats is happening.?

Thanks in advance.
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This is using Veeam backup and replication 9.5. We are using a standalone lto6 single tape drive. There are altogether 10 tapes for 2 rounds of full backups from Monday to Friday. Since the contents for each day backup is quite small (around 100 GB), I am thinking of keeping 10 weeks' worth of backups for each tape, so, I set the retention to 10 weeks for this media pool. However, no matter how I twist and turn the settings on both media pool (borneo) and backup to tape job 2, I still can't get the subsequent backup contents append. Please see the attached document for the settings of media pool and backup to tape job.

Please enlighten so as I can store 10 weeks' of backup contents per tape or so. Thanks in advance.
Borneo-Media-Pool-and-backup-jobs.docx
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Hi everyone,
                        I have several tapes on my tsm library IBM3200 with the following status:

Volume status: Filling
Access: Unavailable
Number of Write Errors: 1


For example:

 Volume Name: DP0294L5
 Storage Pool Name: T_WINTEL_SERVERS
 Device Class Name: LTO_V5_HP
 Estimated Capacity: 2.7 T
 Pct Util: 86.1
 Volume Status: Filling
 Access: Unavailable
 Pct. Reclaimable Space: 1.8
Scratch Volume?: Yes
In Error State?: No
Number of Writable Sides: 1
Number of Times Mounted: 181
Number of Write Errors: 1



or

Volume Name: DP0298L5
Storage Pool Name: T_WINTEL_SERVERS
Device Class Name: LTO_V5_HP
Estimated Capacity: 2.7 T
Scaled Capacity Applied:
Pct Util: 0.0
Volume Status: Filling
Access: Read-Only

Pct. Reclaimable Space: 4.0
Scratch Volume?: Yes
In Error State?: Yes
Number of Writable Sides: 1
Number of Times Mounted: 10
Write Pass Number: 1
Approx. Date Last Written: 04/05/2018 11:14:26
Approx. Date Last Read: 04/05/2018 00:14:26
Date Became Pending:
Number of Write Errors: 1





Please what should i do to turn this tapes to a healthy status or scratch status?


thanks in advance.
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Dear Experts,

I have a ReadyNAS 2120 that backs up to another ReadyNAS 2120 that is off-site.  The ReadyNAS uses ReadyNAS Replicate to perform the backup.  The ReadyNAS Replicate makes you sign-on using a ReadyNAS Remote account, which I have.  The ReadyNAS Remote account users a username/password; moreover, there is an email address associated with this username.  All emails about the success/failure of the backup goes through this email address.  I have the ReadyNAS Remote account username/password and I can log into the ReadyNAS Replicate with no problem.  However, the employee with the email address is no longer with the company.  How do I change the email address under the ReadyNAS Remote account username so emails are sent to the proper employee.  I have checked the Netgear community forums and I have found that to change the email address, you have to go to the website remote.readynas.com.  However, remote.readynas.com no longer exists.  So, can anyone point me to the proper Netgear website so I change the email address associated with a ReadyNAS Remote account.  I know it has to be simple; I just can't seem to find out the proper website.

Thank you,
sla0610
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Hi everyone.

                        I need help with the following problem:

Today in the morning  i loaded 4 scratch tapes on my TS3200 IBM library.

VOLUME_NAME
-------------------------------------------------------
DP0192L5
DP0296L5
DP0363L5
GO1676L5

 SCRATCH_VOLUMES
----------------
               4


a couple of hours later and with no processes running  there is only one scratch left:

VOLUME_NAME
----------------------
DP0363L5

 SCRATCH_VOLUMES
----------------
               1
i ran the command  Q ACTLOG SEARCH= for each one of the scratch tapes and here is the ouput:


05/16/2018 14:51:34      ANR8302E I/O error on drive DRIVE2 (\\.\Tape1) with volume
                          DP0363L5 (OP=GETPOS, Error Number=21, CC=0, rc = 7, KEY=
                          02, ASC=04, ASCQ= 02, SENSE=70.00.02.00.00.00.00.58.00.0-
                          0.00.00.04.02.30.00.10.12.00.00, Description=An
                          undetermined error has occurred). Refer to the Tivoli
                          Storage Manager documentation on I/O error code
                          descriptions.   (SESSION: 732)
05/16/2018 14:51:34      ANR0514I Session 732 closed volume DP0363L5. (SESSION:
                          732)
05/16/2018 14:51:34      ANR8302E I/O error on drive DRIVE2 (\\.\Tape1) with volume
                          DP0363L5 (OP=REW, Error Number=21, CC=0, rc = 7, KEY= 02,
                          ASC=04, ASCQ= 02,
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Hi everyone,
                        i have several tapes outside the library and i need to know which one already expired in order to check them in as scratch. Is there any command available to know this?

Thanks in advance.
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Is there any alternative to AOMEI OneKey Recovery that lets you make your own "factory" recovery partition on your computer when you have installed all the software you need, and then, when needed can restore the entire C-drive to from this partition by holding down the F11 key during boot. I am having problems installing AOMEI OneKey and am looking for an alternative. Thanks!
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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.