Storage Software

33K

Solutions

30K

Contributors

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.

Share tech news, updates, or what's on your mind.

Sign up to Post

Software recommendation for Bare Metal Restore of Dissimilar Hardware.  I have an older Asus VivoBook S500C running current version of Windows 10.  I would like to purchase a new laptop and do an image restore without starting from scratch reinstalling individual software packages.
1
Determine the Perfect Price for Your IT Services
Determine the Perfect Price for Your IT Services

Do you wonder if your IT business is truly profitable or if you should raise your prices? Learn how to calculate your overhead burden with our free interactive tool and use it to determine the right price for your IT services. Download your free eBook now!

Do you know of any reputable company (must be a company) that offers technical support for upgrading backup VERITAS Backup Exec? The server has support from Veritas  backup exec but Veritas tend to assign front line techs to upgrades and they are trustworthy.
0
Hi All,

Wondering should I enable backup file encryption for my Veeam backups? It make seance to do so of course but will it have a significant impact on backup and restore times?

thanks
0
Best Practice to check via GUI/Command Line/Tool/Utility
how to Fix and Balance Latency Issue
what shuld be std values n how we can ensure the same
0
Hi, Using Shadow Protect the full backup failed with error: Cannot get access to destination object. What is the fix please?
0
Hello EE,
We are looking at Commvault for backups and I was wondering if anyone else has put it in and can share:
1. What you love about it
2. Biggest challenge
3. Lessons learned
0
We’ve noticed on our Terminal Server that the Windows Search service is periodically writing large amounts of data (sustained 600,000-1,000,000 B/sec). This was first noticed when our ShadowProtect backups began generating 2-5GB incremental files. We run them every 15 minutes and this is much larger than our typical backup. We tracked the problem down to Windows Search.

This was noticed after rebooting the server. We restarted the WSearch service and things seemed to calm down for a while. Within a couple of days the problem reappeared. Since then we rebuilt the search index and configured to only index Outlook. Again, it seemed to run fine for a couple of days and then we noticed the large incremental backups caused by WSearch.

Our Terminal Server is Server 2012 R2 which is virtualized on an ESXi host machine. We had Widows Search/Indexing up and running without issue long before this problem appeared.
0
Hi All

I am trying to schedule a backup to a share location but i get the message attached. I would like to keep the full backup for at least a week

I am using windows server 2012 standard and using windows server backup from server manager to backup

Any suggestion on how i can accomplish my taskbackup image error
0
I just got the idea to prevent ramsomware to create a Ubuntu server create shared folders and have the office computers mapped to it, they office consists in 4 people running windows 7, the idea is to have them use that as their shared folders and for backups, would this help with ransomware if the documents are stored in a linux machine and not windows.
0
We are using OneDrive for Business for Office 365. Get-ODStatus returns  StatusString: NotInstalled when OneDrive is clearly running.
0
10 Tips to Protect Your Business from Ransomware
10 Tips to Protect Your Business from Ransomware

Did you know that ransomware is the most widespread, destructive malware in the world today? It accounts for 39% of all security breaches, with ransomware gangsters projected to make $11.5B in profits from online extortion by 2019.

I have a SBS 2003 server that is booting to some kind of directory services error. Hopefully the attached screen shout is readable. Not sure what to tell you other then the customer needs it running again. TO my knowledge they have no backups.
20180822_091301-1-.jpg
0
Does Google Drive enable access to files to users without that user being registered by my Admin?

I want to give a virtual tour of a famous travel destination. I want to make my image visible by people on my tour, but without me needing to log on as an Admin to Google Drive.

Is there a way I can make certain folder on my drive public?

I am fine giving out a URL to paying customers, even if that URL will be visible to people who did not pay for anything.

Does Google Drive do this?

Thanks
0
Everything I read acts like I can add 2 extra drives to my below server, then use Dell OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) Software "RECONFIGURE" to add these drives to my existing 1 array after I do a FULL backup.

  1. Is that correct ?
  2. Anything else I should be aware of ?
  3. Is it true that if I was running RAID10 instead of RAID6 I would need to delete the array and rebuild from backup instead ?
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Server = Dell PowerEdge R440
OS = Windows 2016 Standard
Hard Drives = HotSwapable, 1.2TB 10K SAS 12G
Disk Controller = Dell PERC H730P Mini, 10 slots ------- 4 slots have above drives ------- 6 slots are open ------- RAID6
1
What is the best free way to clone an hard drive (moving to SSD)

with a bootdisk. so I don't need to install anything on windows.
1
Backup software for infrequent non critical image backups

I have several File and Database servers which are all protected by comercial imaging software (Quest) which is fine and works well. So I have no worries from a data backup perspective. Unfortunatly the person that signed the contracts for these blew our entire backup budget on them. I am now looking for a simple cheap (free?) way to backup a few non data servers. These will be print servers and AV servers and such. Config changes are very rare perhaps twice a year so I don't really feel the need to have the latest up to the minute backups of everything. These are 2012 / 16 on HV. I have never been a fan of snapshots but is that the way to go?
0
We are looking to save data contents at least a bit over a terabyte to a cloud solution.  We are not looking for daily cloud backup rather maybe once ever 2 months.  We were thinking purchasing an account in Google, Apple, Microsoft, Mega, Box, DropBox etc. (those that we already know and have with 2gb, 15gb thru 50gb free accounts in).  

We are looking for a cloud provider, that coud be one of the above or one we have not consider, that would suffice the amount of space we need.  However, considering EE vast experience, can you provide info as to:

  • which cloud provider is best for this type of task?
  • Which one uploading is fastest?
  • Which one is  has the optimal security requirement?
  • Also, which is most economical?

Pleasea advice.
0
Hi'
Anyone knows this: I have installed "Veeam backup and replication free" (or is it called VeeamZip don't know) and I trying to figure out the difference between pressing the what seems a manual backup: button "VeeamZIP" and what seems fully schedulable backup "VM and File Copy".
I need my backups to be scheduled and I read of a script for that but if "VM and File Copy" is a real backup and it already comes with a build-in scheduling melanism: then I would use this.
tx!
0
We want to update our backups and restore process.  Currently we use external drives and use 3-2-1 method (or try at least because sometimes we justa backup and that’s it); also using differential where once a year  a we clone the server and sometimes the computer.  For the computers daily backup we use synchronization where a copy of  my documents are sync to a certain area of the server.  As for restore, it gets tedious and tricky because we have to search by area since it’s “differential”.

Reading uo on the subject, we found we can use something called VDR or even the cloud for backups.  We like would to know if there an updated process to what we do in backups/restore to current techonoly times
0
Hi,

I used to use This Acronis Drive Monitor free software for SATA drive (the name of the file is ADM_en-us.exe).
The Lenovo T470 has mSATA drive; I tried to use the above software for Lenovo T470, but did not work.

Question: Is there a free software for mSATA drive monitor please.

Thanks,
tjie
0
C++ 11 Fundamentals
LVL 12
C++ 11 Fundamentals

This course will introduce you to C++ 11 and teach you about syntax fundamentals.

Hi,

I've got a connection (compatibility) issue between an HPE 16Gbps Fibre Channel HBA and an 8 Gbps Fibre Channel LTO-7 Backup Tape Drive.

The supplier of the hardware said that the FC HBA would connect to the Backup Tape Drive at 8 Gbps (it would negotiate a lower speed and is compatible with slower devices), but this does not seem to be the case. It shows "link down", and I also tried to force the speed on both devices to 8 Gbps.

Any ideas on how one goes from here to troubleshoot or get the connection to work?

In summary:

We have a new HPE DL360 Gen 10 Server with the HPE SN1200E 16Gbps FC HBA.
This connects to the IBM/Lenovo LTO-7 FC SLED (Tape Drive) in the TS-3100 Tape Library.
I’ve set the connection speed for both (FC HBA Port 1 and LTO-7 SLED) to 8 Gbps (it did not connect when set to “auto” on both devices either).
The port link status on the FC HBA shows “link down”.
The SLED status shows “negotiating link”.

I will attach some screen shots as well.

Thanks,
Reinhard
20180813-OneCommandManager-FCHBA-Por.jpg
20180813-OneCommandManager-FCHBA-Por.jpg
20180813-DeviceManager-StorageAdapte.jpg
20180812---IBT-TS3100-Library-Screen.JPG
0
Hi All,

Researched this and wanted to know if anyone has a solution. Is there any way to encyrpt dpm data at rest. Reached out to Microsoft Support, which confirmed DPM does not support encryption.  Thanks,

Are there third party tools out there to accomplish this.
Were using an old storage server from what I can tell  doesn't support hardware encryption - Proliant SE1220,
0
Backup exec scheduling...

I have one Windows file server DFS replica to protect, which  contains ~4TB of data.  I have an 8TB ISCSI volume, which can be expanded up to ~16TB.  My goal is to retain at least 60 days worth of backups 2 disk.  We have some twitchy users that like to delete and relocate files....

I was thinking of 1 FULL and 59 incrementals or 2 x (1 FULL /mth and 1 inc /day for 30 days).  I'm currently running the trial version, but I've only purchased 1 single Backup exec server license with no agents whatsoever.

Any recommendations on scheduling?

Are there better methods I should consider?  (ie grandfather, father, child)

All helpful responses welcome!

Thanks!

Chris
0
Hello
info to begin with: Physical disk #1 320GB, Physical disk #2 250GB (both MBR)

Is it possible to restore a disk #1 partition after the following:


- Span disk #1 & #2 into 1 big dynamic partition ~530GB (GPT) ( JBOF mode )
- Accidentally delete disk #2 partition (results in deleting both #1 & #2)
- Set #1 back to MBR
- Restore spanned #1&#2 lost partition (using MT PartitionWizard) 530GB into the 320GB space of #1
- Delete #1 (messed up partition)
- Create Simple volume #1
- Try to restore? (I get the existing (empty) partition instead of the old lost one (spanned, or the main #1 partition))

I lost 35 GB of important work data and i would totally be grateful if a hero comes along and helps me get back the partition or at least get back my files :(
0
I have 2 My Cloud PR 4100 NAS boxes. We backup to one of these NAS boxes at our corporate branch.  I would like to put the other one of these NAS boxes at one of our local branches and have the backups between the one at Corporate branch sync with the one that will be located at our local branch

I would set both them up at the corporate branch to allow the sync to occur then I would move the "local branch" NAS box to the local branch


Will this work?- Do you have any suggestions

Can someone recommend a software program?  to sync?
There is an internal backup sync program installed on the NAS
0
What are the best practices in light of ransomware attacks. I've had a few local non rotating backups get bricked because of ransomware. I do have remote backup, but is everyone resorting to rotating backup drives?
0

Storage Software

33K

Solutions

30K

Contributors

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.