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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 can't seem to find a good backup program that is NOT a cloud service.  I use Acronis for my normal system back up and that is fine, but I want something that will backup other files that is NOT encrypted or in a proprietary file type, etc. but is a file for file backup.
Most importantly, I want a backup program that can backup ONLY new or revised files and leave the others alone.  

For example, when I backup My Documents, I want the backup program to backup ONLY new, changed or revised files.  So if I drop and drag my entire My Documents folder over manually, it will ONLY backup the new, changed or revised files.  I would also like it to be able to be setup to do this automatically.  Another "want" would be for this backup program to be as USER FRIENDLY as possible.
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Dear all,

I have an (HP LTO-7 Ultrium Tape Drive).  it is a single tape drive connected to a single server for regular backup.  I wonder what software should I go for in this situation with fordable price.  There are HP Data protection and Acronis which i believe it is a subscription based.  Would you please recommend some tape Backup Software Solution including the HP Data protection mentioning initial and subscription price.

Thanks in advance.
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Hi,
If this is a simple question, apologise me.
When i got to the disk management of the laptop computer (windows 7) it shows 3 disks . Disk 1- 500gb , disk 2- 250 gb and disk 3- 50mb
Does it mean my computer has 3 separate hard disks inside  or does it mean any other meaning? ?  

thanks guys
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I bought a replacement MacBook, and inserted the 500BG SSD from the old machine into the new one. I also have a few backup HDD's which I used with TimeMachine on the old machine.

Can I safely use those drives with the new PC? The new MacBook Pro is of the same vintage as the old one, and I moved all configurations to the new PC by way of swapping the old SSD into the new PC.

Thanks.
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I expect to get a different MacBook with a 500GB drive and need to replace what's on the drive with the contents of the back-up drive.

I used the drive to back-up my prior 500GB drive, on a PC which died on me yesterday.

Please provide me the exact steps to follow to completely restore the drive.

Thanks
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Hi everyone:
 
i have  my dsm.opt on TSM 6.4 Configured to backup the following path:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL12.BES\MSSQL

But the backup is failing with this error:

ANS1076E The specified directory path 'C:\Program Files\Tivoli\TSM\baclient\Server\MSSQL12.BES\MSSQL' could not be found.


My question is: Why the tsm client is searching the file on : C:\Program Files\Tivoli\TSM\baclient if the dsm.opt is pointing to: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL12.BES\MSSQL


Thanks in advance.
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I have a client running  4 virtual servers on 2 separate hosts (1 VMWare, 1 HyperV).
All 4 guest machines backup to a NAS, and I use ImageManager to repliate backups to G drive, which is a USB drive. There are 2 USB drives, and they get rotated and taken offsite.

I'm not very skilled in ShadowProtect and please bare with me.
A couple of weeks back, 2 of the mobile USB drives are getting full, so I erased them one by one to let ImageManager resync the backup, and I started getting warnings and errors in ImageManager on all 4 backups, I'm unsure if the issue is in the backup files in the NAS drive or on the USB drives and I'm trying to understand why and obviously concerned if the backups are still valid.

Is there an elegant way to verify the backups and figure out the reason for the attached warnings or errors and what caused it and how to resovle them.

Any help would be appreciated.
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In the old days, they called this a headless PC.

My Mac video card died aND  one option is to use the Mac or my Time Machine drives as a way to access this information.

I assume the external backup drives I can just plug in.

How do I do this with the MacBook as an external drive?

Thanks
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Hi everyone:  im running tsm incremental backups on a 2 servers cluster and this is the error showed in the dsmerror.log.


10/30/2017 02:00:54 ANS1512E Scheduled event 'BIA_BC_VTNPD2' failed.  Return code = 12.
10/31/2017 02:01:01 ANS1071E Invalid domain name entered: 'F:\TNPROD\*'
this 10/31/2017 02:01:01 ANS1071E Invalid domain name entered: 'G:\PFILES'
10/31/2017 02:01:01 ANS1071E Invalid domain name entered: 'G:\TNPROD\EXPORT'
10/31/2017 02:01:01 ANS1071E Invalid domain name entered: 'G:\TNPROD\RMAN'
10/31/2017 02:01:01 ANS1149E No domain is available for incremental backup. The domain may be empty or all file systems in the domain are excluded.
10/31/2017 02:01:01 ANS1134E Drive  is an invalid drive specification
10/31/2017 02:01:02 ANS1512E Scheduled event 'BIA_BC_VTNPD2' failed.  Return code = 12.


This error is presented on both servers. Please can you help me with this?

Thanks in advance.
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Hi Everyone,
                        I need to list all my include/exclude files from the nodes where TSM client run. Is there any way to have this information from the tsm server directly? (since there are more than 500 servers , check each .opt file will take me  days!)

Thanks in advance

Santi.
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Hi everyone:
                         I need to create a report with the complete  list of servers and each of their respective directories protected by my TSM server. Is there any command to obtain this data?


Thanks in advance.
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Dear Experts, we are using Veeam 9.5 to backup our VMs, but the speed of reading disk was very slow, about 20-30 MB/s. The main bottleneck is Source. This problem started happening when we changed to Veeam 9.5 and installed new vCenter appliance. It was fast before, about 100-200 MB/s but with Veeam 8.0 and vCenter Window platform.

The backup proxy is the default Server in Veeam, with settings are like attached picture. How can we increase the speed? Should we change any option?

Environment: VMware vSphere 6.5, 4 Hosts, 24 VMs, Veeam is also a VM, 16 GB RAM, 20 vCPU; 4 Hosts are connected directly to a SAN storage
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Hi everyone. My scheduled backup for exchange DB/logs is failing with the following message:

ACN5073E None of components entered are in a state to be backed up.

No idea what is happening.

the vss writers are loaded and in a stable state.

Please can anyone help me with this.?

Thanks in advance.
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Hello experts,

We are looking for a good file storage and syncing software to implement with our 2016 Microsoft server to use with our local and remote employees. We tried OneDrive, but it does not offer us the ability to grant the permissions to different file/folders and file types that we would want. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!
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Hi,

I had 2 Seagate STDR5000200 external hard drives.

The first Seagate drive worked fine.

It was encrypted and has all our files from all PCs backed up since two months ago.

The second drive was not encrypted but was to be encrypted after all files from all PCs were backed up onto the second Seagate drive.

We backed up files from every PC to the second drive but one which was the Windows 2003 server was not backed up.

We left the second drive to backup files on our Windows 2003 server and we later found that the drive crashed and was corrupt.

We ordered in a new replacement for the second drive and had received a third Seagate STDR5000200 external hard drive.

I unpacked the drive and then plugged it into a Windows 10 PC we have.

A message came up on the PC asking if I would like to scan and fix this external hard drive.

This occured with other PCs I plugged the third drive into as well.

We finally got this drive to stop displaying this message but two out of three of these drives caused problems for us.

How reliable are the Seagate STDR5000200 external hard drives?

Thanks,
Robbie
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Hi everyone:
                        i have an important node with client, opt, etc configured and registered in the tsm server too , but seems that the asociated schedule has been deleted /removed deasociated. is there a comand to check the date when this happen?

thanks in advance
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Hi everyone,:
                         i need to archive for 6 months all the daily backups successfully executed 2 days ago. How can i do this?


thanks in advance
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Dear Experts, we are using Veeam B&R 8.0 to backup VMs to a NAS. But the storage's size was consumed very fast. Please see the attached pictures for the settings of restore points and VM retention in Veeam.

In the rest picture, you can see we have some .vib (incremental) and .vbk (full) backup files. Questions are:

1. If we setup the restore points to 15, why did not Veeam delete backup files before October 1st automatically? Is there any setting which we can config to achieve that?

2. Can we delete some backup files manually?
 

Many thanks in advance!
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Hi, everyone!
This is my first post,
I need some help, Im ussing veritas backup exec16 to backup ndmp emc storage.
All the backup is ok, but i need restore 1 file, but the media is expired. How to put the media in state to restore the file?
thanks!
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I am running Exchange Server 2010 on a Windows 2008 R2 server with 16gb of ram and 3.40ghz processor. The server does not have any kind of lagging and it behaves perfectly for our incoming/outgoing email flow.

Months ago we had like 10 different domains distributed in 4 different drives totaling almost 900gb of space. At that time the backup procedure was taken 13 hours. We completely removed 2 domains and physically also deleted any remaining logs, files and subdirectories for those domains, bringing the space used by the databases down to around 600gb. After that, we enforced users to bring their mailboxes down to around 4gb each (some of the users had 35gb mailboxes) and in the past few days I've running the command: eseutil /d "D:\database 01\database01.edb" /t  "F:\temporary.edb" on each of the databases to defragment them bringing the total space used down to about 300gb.

The questions I have are as follows:

1) The backup procedure (manually run each monday) still takes around 12-13 hours and I thought that if 900gb was taking 13 hours, 300gb should take somewhere around 4 hours. Am I missing something here in terms of doing something besides defragmenting the databases?

2) Anything else I should check or uncheck that could be causing this delay?

3) Could somehow this delay be caused because I am using the same external usb disk? I don't know if each backup completely overwrites the previous one or the process do some kind of verification)

4) Do you …
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We  have a backup software that uses that the files archive bit to execute it's "incremental" process.  This specific PC we have been restoring and moving around megs of data for the user.   Now we need to set the files archive bit on certain files and folders and sub-folder (and files within these folders) - this way when the apps runs, it will backup only the modified files/folders.

Please advice on the optimal manner to go about resetting the bit.
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I'm using a Neoseries T24 (Flexstor II) autoloader with two drives. I have tapes (11 of them) in a pool labeled 'Full'.

When I run two jobs, both for the 'Full' pool, they will wait in sequence so they can both use the same drive (0) instead of one running on drive 0 and one running on drive 1.

Is it possible to have any tape from the Full pool an available drive in the autoloader so that two jobs can be run simultaneously?

Do two SD daemons need to be running?

** bareos-sd.d/server-sd.conf**

storage {
  Name = server-sd
  Maximum Concurrent Jobs = 20
  # Plugin Directory = /usr/lib/bareos/plugins
  # Plugin Names = ""
}
** bareos-sd.d/autochanger/autochanger-0.conf **

Autochanger {
  Name = "FlexStor_II"
  Changer Device = /dev/tape/by-id/scsi-1BDT_FlexStor_II_xxxxxxxxxxx_LL0
  Device = ULTRIUM-HH7-0
  Device = ULTRIUM-HH7-1
  Changer Command = "/usr/lib/bareos/scripts/mtx-changer %c %o %S %a %d"
}
** less bareos-sd.d/device/ULTRIUM-HH7-0.conf **

Device {
    Name = "ULTRIUM-HH7-0"
    DeviceType = tape
    DriveIndex = 0
    ArchiveDevice = /dev/tape/by-id/scsi-xxxxxxxxxxxxxx001-nst
    MediaType = LTO-7
    AutoChanger = yes                       # default: no
    AutomaticMount = yes                    # default: no
    MaximumFileSize = 500GB                  # default: 1000000000 (1GB)
    AlwaysOpen = yes
    Autoselect = yes
    RemovableMedia = yes
}
** bareos-sd.d/device/ULTRIUM-HH7-1.conf **

Device {
    Name = …
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How to blank / scratch tapes with Networker to free up space on a datadomain vtl? We are migrating data from one site to another.
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Any recommendation for backing up my NAS ?

Should I do it directly from the NAS or from a computer that is mapped to NAS?

Which providers are recommended and have apps that I can install on the NAS?
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I asked a very similar question last year but now, there are some added twists, so it's time to hit up you experts for advice.

I have 6 computers in use in my home. I also have 9 portable hard drives (to be sure: the ones that look like cell phones, not the "box on the desk" kind) . Some of these are in and of themselves backups of certain folders full of data and programs on one or more of the computers, really requiring weekly backups for data that changes often

I'm asking you for your suggestions and help for a relatively simple plan that will allow me to back up all this stuff as needed on both a local "big" drive (1 or 2 TB)  dedicated for a backup AND a cloud backup.  If you need more info from me , ask away. I realize that this question may have a fair amount of levels and details to bring the whole picture into focus.

Have at it...and 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.