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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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Hello,

I have major problems with my SQL database.
The LDF file is full.
All the backup tools are not working for some reason.
I have no space anymore on disk.

Can you help me to shrink the file or truncate the logs manually ?
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Hello Everyone,

          I am wondering how I can copy or transfer the entire contents of a 1TB external WD USB drive to a 2TB external WD USB drive.  

          Any suggestions regarding any special hardware or software needed to accomplish this task will be greatly appreciated.

          Thank you very much :-)

          George
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I need to make backups of my system state on my windows 2016 server hyper-v domain controller. The only way for this to work is thru power shell. I am only able to run this for one time. How do I write this t run every 4 hours in PowerShell?

# Runs  from PS on DC1
Register-ScheduledJob -Name “System State Backup” -Trigger @{Frequency = “Daily”; At = “2:00”} -ScriptBlock {
	# Create new Backup Policy
	$Policy = New-WBPolicy

	# Add System State to the policy
	Add-WBSystemState -Policy $Policy

	# Set Backup Location
	$BackupLocation = New-WBBackupTarget -VolumePath "\\bugsbunny\svrA"

	# Add backup location to policy
	Add-WBBackupTarget -Policy $Policy -Target $BackupLocation

	# Start Backup Using Policy
	Start-WBBackup -Policy $Policy
}

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Hello,

I have a question regarding VEEAM Backup. We have many vSphere VMs which have terabytes of data. The typical backup strategy is to backup the VMs to disk and afterwards to tape as I know. We have enough space on the backup server to store the full backups but not for the incremental.

So I want to store the full backups on tape and afterwards delete it from the backup server. But VEEAM can not find the full backup anymore, so it starts a full backup instead of the incremenal. Is there a way to achieve what I want or are there any better strategies?

Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.

Bernhard
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This is using Veritas NetBackup 8.1.1. There are 2 master servers in veritas cluster, 4 media servers, and 2 IBM 3580 lto4 6-drivers tape library. All these 4 media controllers have the control of these tape library drives. All these 2 masters, and 4 media are setup in SuSE 11 SP4. There are 2 more media servers setup in MS Windows 2008 server, and used as the proxy to conduct VMware snapshot backup.

We don't have access to those SuSE-based servers, and only have full access to the ms windows-based servers. In daily administration, we access to the NBU admin console on these 2 MS windows media server. Recently, from the activity monitor, we found that the media4 won't conduct any backups. Instead, all these backup jobs were found either "queue up" and eventually the backup jobs fails. The message being "Media server is currently not connected to master server".

On Activity Monitor > Daemons, we ever restarted the "spoold" and "ltid", but still problem resists. What would be the root cause? How to solve the problem?

Thanks in advance.
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I just installed a new Office PC (Win 10 Enterprise). I have an old billing program on my prior Win7 Pro PC that I want to keep using. Created a VM of the Win7 PC using Macrium viBoot, installed the Hyper-V role in Win10 and am able to boot / use the VM without issue. Great!

But what about backup? I have Macrium setup to image my Win10 PC daily. Would restoring my Win7 VM (if needed) be a simple matter of restoring all the files in the Macrium viBoot folder (where all VM files are stored I believe).

I realize (and use) VM backup software (Altaro) at my Server clients. But Altaro, Veeam, etc. programs require the Host to be running Server software. Looked at BackupChain but that would need a Server license as well.

I'm hoping just a simple backup of the VM files will suffice in this scenario.

Anyone have experience with Hyper-V backup on a Win10 host?
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what is the cheap and best passport drive that is available in market now

https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-electronics-begins-mass-production-of-industrys-largest-capacity-ssd-30-72tb-for-next-generation-enterprise-systems

is 30TB is available as above?
i do not like too big size and electric connection etc.
more portable is better to move it along with me
i see
WD My Book 8TB-New USB 3.0 Desktop HDD Western Digital-NEW WDBBGB0080HBK-NESN

and
Seagate Expansion Desktop 8TB External Hard Drive
Please advise
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I need to backup a Ubuntu 18.04 server. I use Storage Craft for all backups but they do not have anything that can backup that version of Linux. I need to find a product that can backup that server.

I am not a Linux tech so I would prefer something where I can install the backup agent on Linux and manage it from a Windows server. I also want it to backup the entire image of the server so I can restore it if necessary.

Can someone recommend a good product for that. Preferable one that is not expensive
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I have taken the backup of tansactions logs of exchange server, Its about 700GB. So when I will take  backup next time it will replace the existing backup "windowsimagebackup"  folder???? My question is that the new backup will also contain backup files of old back or it will lost the last backup. In case I need the files from old backup it will not possible, Its my assumption. Please throw some light on it. Thanks in advanced
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Dears,

Good Day,

We have hp lto-5 ultrium 3000 Tape backup device, never used - today only installed the cards on windows server 2012 R2, can I know which backup tool I can use to take backup on tapes (backup & restore tool)
Thanks
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i bought two 128gb mini mocro sd card one from sandisc other from patriot

when i insert card to laptop to check size by right clicking on it and proprties shows 119gb for sandisc card

when i insert card to laptop to check size by right clicking on it and proprties shows 119gb for patriot card

i wonder why 128gb they do not show
also why both show different?

any place i can put price alerts to get deals email to my gmail
please advise
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How delete an app that is locked?

I no longer use CrashPlan, but can not delete it, since it's locked. (Mac)

CrashPlan Locked
I can not log in since the account is gone.

I do seem to be able to access CrashPlan Service Preferences, but doubt they would do anything since there is no connection to the host.

Suggestions?
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I need a recommendation on a  Windows 10 free software or very reasonably priced software that's easy to deploy and will take application backup files and other msc files stored locally on a Windows 10 computer and back them up to the locally NAS.  Bonus, it sends an email notification if backup location on NAS breaks.  We unfortunately have a few workgroup client environments where low budget solutions will determine they are here today or gone tomorrow as a small business.  The most critical backup files in question come from Quickbooks and Abacus.
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I am using Backup Exec 2016 and trying to back up a Hyper-V virtual Server 2016 with Exchange.  Backups were running fine until I installed Exchange 2016, I am now unable to backup that server.  I get the following error in Event Viewer on the host server and nothing in the virtual server:

A VSS writer has rejected an event with error 0x800423f4, The writer experienced a non-transient error.  If the backup process is retried,
the error is likely to reoccur.
. Changes that the writer made to the writer components while handling the event will not be available to the requester. Check the event log for related events from the application hosting the VSS writer.

Operation:
   PrepareForSnapshot Event

Context:
   Execution Context: Writer
   Writer Class Id: {66841cd4-6ded-4f4b-8f17-fd23f8ddc3de}
   Writer Name: Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer
   Writer Instance ID: {86a4095e-f206-4b63-add4-59d60f5469a1}
   Command Line: C:\Windows\system32\vmms.exe
   Process ID: 2744
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Dear Support,

Good Day,

I'm using Veeam Backup & Replication 9.0, taking backup of my VM Servers. and moving copy of the backups manually to External HDD monthly and keeping it out of office for disaster recovery.
Could you please help how can I restore VM server from the HDD.

Waiting for your update.

Thanks
Kumar
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Veeam is erroring on backups for a handful of VMs due to errors creating snapshots.  I have gone into vSphere and tried to manually create a snapshot and also receive an error.  VMware is saying "An error occurred while taking a snapshot: msg.fileio.generic." & "An error occurred while saving the snapshot: msg.fileio.generic."  We had some storage issues a few days ago where one of our datastores on an HP MSA ran out of space.  I added 200GB to the datastore to free up some room.

I guess my question is when creating a snapshot, I have one of the VMs that I checked and the vmdk is 100GB but the Datastore is showing 259.89GB free.  Is there a way to verify the freespace?  I have about 10 vms failing backups with the same errors and they all seem to be residing on the same Datastore.  Not sure where else to look to troubleshoot?

Thanks!
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I just created a backup to acronis true image.  

The program created three TIB files.  

_v1 - (2g)
_v2- (4g)
_v3- (4g)

Any ideas why the program created 3 files?
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I have sysprepped my Win 10 install (generalize, audit, shutdown)

Now the computer is shutdown.  Are my next steps the following:

1) boot to Acronis Win 10 PE bootable recovery media (CD)
2) clone image to USB drive?
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Need better solution for backing up data to a network drive.  Powershell or batch script is ok, just the logging is less than desired.  Needs to be able to run on Windows server OS and handle large amounts of data (2 TB - 8 TB).  

FreeFileSync and SyncToy were great applications that worked well for this simple purpose.  Make a folder pair and configure the kind of sync between the folders.  I am fine doing in a script, just do enjoy the ease of use there.
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Hello,

I need help regarding VEEAM Backup. I have a File-to-Tape Backup job that does not function properly. Nearly everytime it comes to the following error during backup:

Error message:
The handle is invalid
-tr:Error code: 0x00000006
Error    --tr:Failed to deserialize file info

Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

Please help!

Thank you in advance,
Bernhard
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Is there a current equivalent to the old Novell Salvage? Salvage allowed a file to be overwritten, upon which the original file was put somewhere on the disk and be recoverable through the Salvage utility. If you saved edits to a file 5 times, you'd see a history of prior 4 edited copies and could choose which one you wanted to recover. Note that these copies are the file's state just before saving changes, not its state at a point in time, like with Snapshots.

Snapshots don't do the same thing because you could edit a file multiple times before the next snapshot.
Microsoft's Previous Versions doesn't do this either.
Shadow Copies seem to be like Previous Versions and Snapshots.

I'm running in a Windows AD domain and have our data on both server NFS and NetApp SAN.

Can someone help me with this?
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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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Hi
We have NetApp FAS2220 SAN and 3xFujitsu PRIMERGY ESX host servers and we are using VMware Vcenter appliance.
On the NetApp filer the current ONTAP version is 8.1.2 - 7 Mode.

I would like to upgrade the filer from ONTAP version is 8.1.2 to ONTAP  version to 8.2.5. Please post me any tutorials or videos to do this upgrade. I have access to NetApp OnCommand Systems manager (version 3.0) and will I be able to do the upgrade from the GUI. Or do I need to do through the command line logging into the filer through putty session.

I have downloaded the upgrade file  for Ontap version 8.2.5 (825P1_q_image.tgz)

Any help much appreciated  and thanks in advance.
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Backup question: I have a Dell 5810 Workstation:
Drive C:  Toshiba SSD 1 TB
Drive D: Samsung SSD 1 TB
Drive R: Raided 1 4 TB brand new Western Digital Black drives

I am sure that my Drive C: is failing. I have only ever backed up my data in a folder by folder method. I have current backups utilizing this method. However I wish to backup the entire C: drive just in case. Since I have 4TB free in the raid configuration is my best option to simply use Windows 10's backup software to copy everything on c: to the 4TB raid? When I replace this computer I "probably" have everything I need on drives external to the computer, but things can be forgotten and Ii want to have the best backup while the C: drive is still readable and writable. The new computer I choose will have the ability to install the two raided drives to retrieve files I might have forgotten about. So, is backup a reasonable choice? Note: I do not wish to troubleshoot this computer any further. I have had TWO motherboards replaced in the last week and am unwilling to go any further to diagnose it. I only want to oreserve my data and then never turn it on again.
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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.