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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, we lost power to our esx + san environment, and my backups have been failing on VEEAM. I went into vmware, and saw this message, however the disk is attached in the VM. How do i fix this?

Vmware 6.0 drive properties
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My computer started to give me blue screens for the first time yesterday, 3 times actually.  Today, same thing, I was able to get into windows, but it crashed 2 or 3 times, so I did a full restore from my backups about 4 hours ago, and so far so good, it has not crashed yet, BUT, my problem now is, besides my OS drive (SSD), I had 2 more drives in my PC, another 2.5" SSD and a 6TB drive, both already formatted.  
The bios sees both drives, but when I boot to windows, none show up.
I checked the device manager, nothing there, I checked disk management, they are not there.  I clicked on scan for new hardware in device manager, nothing shows up.
I found online to run the windows memory diagnostic tool, did that, restarted, and still didn't' show up.   I'm a bit puzzled.

Any other thoughts why the drives show up in bios, but not in windows, running the latest version of windows 10.

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SQL Server Maintenance

I have a SQL Server that houses a small db for about 20 users. I am by no means a DBA. I am currently using Datto to do image level backups every hour. The server has 2 Drives that are mirror running server 2008 and SQL 2008 and 8 GB of Ram. I would like to know what other tasks i should be doing to make sure the DB is healthy. Also i would like to know if there is a way to monitor its performance to make sure its running at its best.
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Assistance in writing a script that will:-

a) backup mySQL databases at 00:01, together a log to state that backups are completed successfully or failed and and e-mail notification is sent out
b) mySQL databases are kept for 7days before they are archived
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About a month ago my scheduled batch backup using xcopy began to fail.  I posted a question about the issue on EE and eventually scrapped the xcopy  with a new backup using Robocopy

Old xcopy Backup
xcopy "I:\My Documents\*.*" "K:\Mike\" /s /y /f

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Robocopy backup
set LogFile=I:\My Documents\copylog.txt
RoboCopy "I:\My Documents" "K:\RoboCopy" /E /TEE /LOG+:"RoboCopyLog.txt"

The xcopy retained files on the destination that had been removed from the source and I set up the new Robcopy to do the same.

Now the xcopy backup contains files that aren’t in the new Robocopy backup.  These would be files that had been removed from the source drive over time.

The source directory for both backups is I:\My Documents.  There are many subdirectories under this main directory.
I would like to set up a onetime Robocopy that will copy from K:\Mike to K:\Robocopy.  However, the only files (and possibly directories I want to copy are the ones that don’t exist in K:\Robocopy.

What parameters do I use on the onetime RoboCopy to accomplish this?
RoboCopy "K:\Mike" "K:\RoboCopy"  /?????
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I tried to use Acronis Universal Restore to restore a backup to  a different computer.   I keep getting the request to provide the following file:

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C26&SUBSYS_04EE1028&REV_05 for Windows 7

I have the original Dell device drivers and utilities resource media, but it does not appear to be there.    Restore does not proceed without this file.   Where do I find it?
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Good Morning,
I am attempting a GRT Backup using the following:
Backup Server:
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1 64-Bit
Backup Exec 2010 R3 Version 13.0 Rev.5204 64-Bit

Exchange Server:
Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 64-Bit
Exchange 2007 Enterprise Version 8.2

Attempting a full backup returns the following error:
Backup- \\Server.local\Microsoft Information Store\First Storage GroupV-79-57344-918 - Unable to complete the operation for the selected resource using the specified options.  The following error was returned when opening the Exchange Database file:  '-546 The log file sector size does not match the sector size of the current volumn. '

Backup- \\Server.local\Microsoft Information Store\Second Storage GroupV-79-57344-918 - Unable to complete the operation for the selected resource using the specified options.  The following error was returned when opening the Exchange Database file:  '-546 The log file sector size does not match the sector size of the current volumn. '  Love how they misspell error

Backup Server:
C:\Windows\system32>fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo C:
NTFS Volume Serial Number :       0xc61879e71879d6c1
Version :                         3.1
Number Sectors :                  0x00000000707cc7ff
Total Clusters :                  0x000000000e0f98ff
Free Clusters  :                  0x000000000a4a02fc
Total Reserved :                  0x0000000000000040
Bytes Per Sector  :               512
Bytes Per Physical Sector :       4096
Bytes Per 

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Hi guys,
I got a backupexec 2010 product to backup my sever
 
Backups everything going good everyday. I just want to know how do I find how many days of backup it has ? How do i find retention policy.
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Is it possible to automate backups of the logs in Event Viewer on Windows Server so that I don't have to manually go in and backup the log?
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We have done this over the years with a variety of different software but wanted to get some feedback from you experts.

What is the best commercial and/or open source software (that is user friendly) to clone a larger drive (example: 1TB SSD) to a smaller drive (example: 480GB SSD)?

(If it matters they are Windows OS drives.)
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I was planning to create windows pe boot media and add windows os, ubuntu, android and acronis iso for installation from usb.

Which is the best usb multiboot  to that. ?   And also I want to load pc technician utilities on the win pe usb boot disk.  

Also what about microsoft windows pe boot builder , is it easy to create pe boot disk using their aik kit.
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Time Machine couldn't complete backup to "[Name] Time Machine"

With 2 Macs (Mojave), I am unable to continue Time Machine backups. I have to erase drive to continue.

Seems in the past with earlier OSX versions I could rely on Time Machine to delete older files and continue with backup.

Why not now? Can I automate the erase/restart backup procedures?
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Hello,

I want to to know how "windows system center operation manager" and "Backup Exec" works with doubled data.
For example I want to backup disk C, D, E and also shared data - lets say S:\. Now some data on disk S:\ are files shared from same server, let it be disk "D:\data\some data". When data is being backed up, do software knew that S:\ and "D:\data\some data" are the same, and just compress them in some way - something like deduplication, or any other compression - or just backing them up twice?

Same goes with SQL - with Backup Exec SQL agent we make back up of our  databases and also we back up previously made copies which are stored on some local hard drive (which might be the same).
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Hi Experts,

I've been using Mozy for cloud based backup (MS Windows client) for many years.
It is being phased out, and replaced by Carbonite.

I've just finished an initial Carbonite backup and it's telling me: "Your files are safely backed up".
But a manual check shows that many files are not backed up!
This issue is discussed here.

I do not want to persevere with trying to cajoling Carbonite into backing up all my files.

I'm looking for recommendations for alternatives.
Reliability and ease of use take precedence over cost.

Regards,
Leigh
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My client has a free cloudflare account. A new developer is having difficulty with the website, and wants to adjust cloudflare's settings to try to get it to work better. But the developer is afraid that they might not succeed and will not be able to return the settings to the current values.

Is there a way to save and restore these settings?
If not, is there a way to get a printout or some type of copy of the settings so that someone could go through this list and change the settings to these values?

THank you.
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I had to rebuild my Replicating server due corrupt windows files causing me not to be able to upgrade to the new 9.5.4 version.

After, rebuilding the server, reinstalling the Veeam Backup & Replicating software and importing the backed up config files, I'm getting an error.

When I try to re-scan the local host I'm getting a [esxi-Server.domain.local] Disks and volumes discovery failed Error: The remote name counld not be resolved: 'esxi-Server.domain.local'  Host discovery failed.

Can anyone help me with this?
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We have IBM 9111 520 on AIX 5.3 and planning to replace the existing SCSI 3581 auto loader with the TS3100 3573-L2U SCSI.
I currently using backup script with AIX command tapeutil (mount & unmount) & backup.  
I wish to know if the same script will work on the T3100 3573?

the script as follows:
/usr/bin/tapeutil -f /dev/rmt1 mount ${2}  
/usr/sbin/chdev -l rmt1 -a block_size=0
/bin/find acu opt etc usr var/spool/ cron/crontabs/root scripts home `find * -prune -type l` data  | /usr/sbin/backup -ivqf /dev/rmt1 -b100
/usr/bin/tapeutil -f /dev/rmt1 unmount ${2}

Thanks
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Best solution to sync HUGE QTY of files across slow WAN?

Hello creative experts!

I have 1.7 million files (4 TB) in one of our remote offices.  

We presently use Vice-Versa to replicate the remote office data to headquarters.

Vice-versa is installed on a server here in HQ.

The initial "comparing source vs. destination" part of the run takes 21 hours over our 50 mbps wan connection.  

The actual file copy of changed files typically takes about 3 hours.

I'm guessing it's soooo slow because it's having a chatty conversation across a slow WAN connection to determine which files got added and deleted.  [This is a total guess as I don't know how the software is written]

What's the best solution?

Is there a solution that perhaps has agent software running on the other side such that each side determines local changes and THEN compares notes?

Is there a solution that works something like OneDrive?  (For example: there's no day long process evaluating local vs cloud before figuring out what to sync.  I presume if you delete a local folder, the agent gives the path of what to delete to the cloud and it's deleted.  Likewise, if a file gets added locally, just that file gets uploaded).

As I type this: I wonder if there's a microsoft solution which could leverage our E3 Office 365 subscription for our 400 users?

We started getting quotes for cloud backup and it was surprisingly expensive: maybe $90,000 per year for 8TB  - that's super approximate but …
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hi,
got a windows server 2016.
got azure backup configured.
backups failing within few seconds. i have attached a screenshot of the error.
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have tried:
1- registering the server. re registered successfully
2 - updated mars agent. 2.0.9153.0

still no luck. any help would be great.
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User has two locations where they work on their photo library using Adobe LightRoom on Mac.  They are 8 months at first location, then 4 months at the second for the summer.

Can I have a Synology NAS at each location to synchronize their work?

Internet connection in NYC is FIOS, which currently is 600+ mbps using Speedtest both Download and Upload
Internet connection in MA (Massachusetts) is Xfinity which measures 30 Download and 6 Upload

They have about 5 TB of photos on a RAID directly attached to their computer.
I can use software to sync the RAID files to and from the Synology


I will do the initial synchronization of  the Synology units in NYC, and have them bring one to MA

Once in MA
User adds 1 to 2 GB of photos every few days, which will be synchronized to the NAS

At the end of the 4 months, when the user returns to NYC, I would like their photo library and LightRoom catalogs to be a mirror of what they were working on in MA, and ready to use.



Is this a good method?
Any steps missing?


Thanks
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I have Dell PC running windows 10. I use the windows back up and restore software for backing up on external drive. But this has not been upgraded since Windows 7.

Now I have updated Windows 10 I can no long get the back up to work. I need to find a different way now that Microsoft do not provide technical support on this.  Any ideas please for continuing to be able to back up on the external drive?

Thanks
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I have few jobs in veritas backup exec 16, some didnt work for a year... I want to recover some files from external drive ...
Is there a way to browse the specific drive even if the job dosent exist anymore?
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Dear Wizards, I got this error when restored a Linux VM from recovery media iso file.

The username/password are correct for sure. Can you please suggest?  Many thanks!

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hi all,
 
i created a new SVM and added domain, cifs server , almost everything but still i am not able to see the cifs share i created on that SVM.
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I have a 1TB USB external disk drive connected to my Windows Server 2016 and backing up data to it.  
Because it is only 1TB in size, I need a larger capacity USB external drive for backups.

Note:  I am using Acronis Backup 12.5.

I purchased a Western Digital 6TB USB external disk drive, formatted as NTFS (Allocation unit size:  4096 bytes)

When I plug the 6TB USB external disk drive into the Server, the drive is not recognized by the Server.

What could be the problem?
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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.