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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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Hi - Are there any good options for backup utilities to Clone a drive on Mac OS X, other than Drag & Drop & Time Machine?
I have data on 3 external hard drives, a 4TB, a 5TB, and an 8TB. I also have the New empty 4, 5, & 8 TB to use for backups.
So far I have been plugging into USB3 both drives (Orig & backup) and using drag & drop, but there must be a better way! Especially when the backup fails after 2 days of copying!
I don't want incremental backups like Time Machine uses. I'd like to "Update a Backup" but have it end up as a "clone", not a set of multiple incremental folders.
All are personal drives, nothing 'fancy' (no disk lock, no passwords, etc) and the file systems are all Mac OS X Extended Journaled.
Thanks all in advance!
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I need to find a way to run a report on Veeam Backups for a restore that may have been done.
Is there a way to do this for say a particular server and for a specific date?
If so, how do I get these results?
We are running Veeam 9.5 4
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What software would you recommend which could take data scanned on a 2D Bar Code Scanner and then parse  the data into fields in a report using Excel etc?
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I just purchased a program to deploy a image to a new pc. I have 10 of the same pcs and i used the acronis snap deployment tool. It worked good.
Its been a long time, what the the unique IDs i should check? I remember there being SID GUID that are unique
The computer was not joined to the domain, it was basically take the junk off, add the basic programs, apply windows updates.
Can someone point me in the direction of what IDs i should check that matter in this situation?
Thanks.
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I have been trying to backup my Netgear ReadyNAS Duo to an external hard drive that is connected to my PC, using Syncback Free. AVG has reported many threats while Syncback is attempting to do the backup. Most of them include "SBS" in the name of the supposedly infected file. When I take a look in the location where the infected file is meant to be, I find sometimes that is not even there. For a PC that is regularly having AVG run full scans, it seems very odd that it would discover so many infected files as soon as I start a backup. Could it be that Syncback is generating files that are causing AVG to consider them to be malware?
Can anyone suggest what they think might be going on here?
AVG threat blocked while Syncback does backup
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what is the best and simplest to use program out there in order to do
a system image and a recovery disk?
thanks,
capreol
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Hi,

In current production environment, we have File system that is holding more 2 TB of attachments with <350 mb. We plan to migrate this attachment to different drive on the same server. Currently we are working with Fast copy utility to copy these files to the new drive on the same server. Current status of Fastcopy it will take approx 7250 minutes ie 120 hours to complete this file copy and we are not certain if it gets complete within the stipulated time. The current filesystem server has 4 cpu with 8 GB ram and the memory utilization is 99%.
Please advise if there are any out of box available tool that can help us to copy the 2 tb attachments to different drive.

Screenshot of Filecopy is attached with this update.

Regards
Tom
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A little background information:

I am in the process of upgrading our BackUp Exec server and backups. We were on version 2012. We are upgrading to BackUp Exec 16. I built a new Windows Server, OS 2012r2 and installed the Backup Exec 16 software without an issues. I have a few physical servers that aren't VM host. I configure them. All are backing up without issue.

As for the VM Host and virtual machines, I'm wanting to use the new features so I can use file/folder-level Granular Recovery Technology (GRT). I'm just not sure how ro back up the VM's so I can do this and use Simple Disaster Recovery too. In other wordsCaptureVM.JPG, I want to be able to recover the whole VM and/or a file from that VM. What is the correct way to do this?

As so, when I configure the backup, when do I need to capture the Host Components? I have included a screenshot of what I'm trying to do. Just not sure if I need to have 2 backups, one for SDR and one for GRT.

Any advice or instruction on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,

ABBEadmin
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Hi,

We have an 18TB VVol, and want to allocate 3 TB for the file servers. The rest of the volume will be used by other VM’s.

Can we create a 3TB volume inside the VVol so the file servers can use this space? Alternatively, shall we shrink the VVOL and allocate the space to the fileservers the free space?

Whats the best way to handle this as I know VVOLs work different to  VMFS

Thanks
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MacOS Disk Eject Hanging

I did not pull out my hard disk after an overnight backup with Time Machine. But this window popped up and shows the spinning wheel when I cursor over Cancel and Force Eject...

I tried relaunching Finder and can not Restart MacOS, since this hangs.

I hate doing a hard restart of my MacBook.

What are my options?

Thanks
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Can I use Mapped drives with Synback Pro to Workdocs in an Unattended backup?
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Looking for an Inexpensive cloud storage for my clients backup because

Amazon is killing me...We use Veeam to send snapshots to AWS

any Suggestions????

Cjoego
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Quick Question

Can Dell EMC UnityVSA

Provide stretched Cluster?

Note: That's the VSA (virtual SAN) product NOT VXRail

Anyone?
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I'm trying to switch my T480 laptop from a Samsung 2TB 2.5" SSD to a Samsung 2TB PCIe, NVMe drive.  It supports either and there's a cassette adapter that I've bought that goes in the 2.5 slot and a separate cable.  In theory the laptop support 2 channels of data, which would be a nice little bump.

I'm stuck on step one though of cloning my drive.  I've got several external NVMe adapters and they're recognized fine, but I've been trying to clone with both Acronis and Paragon without luck.  I know they're 2 entirely different types of drives, but I thought it might work.  I really don't want to start from raw Windows and work my way up.

Is there anyone that's done something like this?  Is there a different product that will clone cross drives like this?  Are these products fine, but I have to use some entirely different technique?
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Hey all,

I am thinking of creating a virtual machine for one of my clients using Hyper-V. It will be a terminal server environment where they will be using a cetralised database and accessing emails and docs. Their documents folder is only around 50GB and they have been getting away with 240GB up until now but I will increase a little when I build it. My question: Is there a need to partition the OS from the data drive.. will this provide any increase in performance or reliability?

FYI We will be running SSD drives with 32GB RAM, 8 vCPU cores which I think is ample.

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hi,
got a server 2012R2 which is hyperv, got 1 disk and 2 volumes as "c" and "d"
"d" volume got all vhd for my virtual machines.
got windows server backup- was all good till recently, it started failing.

it backups up"c" successfully, but not "d" . - fails with "D" volume . getting error as

"there was a failure in preparing the backup image of one of the volumes in the backup set. detailed error:the mounted backup volume is inaccessible. please  retry it again."
also please see the pic
how do I rectify the problem, any ideas ?
backup-failed.PNG
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Planning on switching out our backup software from StorageCraft to Veeam.

Question on data centers. SC provides their own datacenter and Veeam doesn't. We already have other services configured with Amazon S3 so it's likely we'll use their services and replicate backups here. Anyone have any other recommendations or data centers they recommend?
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Backing up a WordPress site to Bitbucket

I have a brand new WP site at A2 Hosting and hope to back up the site in its pristine condition, as my first code commit. That lets me easily see what changes I have made, and help me in the I changed something I should not have changed.

What parts of a WP site get backed up?

What parts of a WP site DO NOT get backed up?

How do you suggest I approach this...A2 Hosting > BitBucket?

Thanks
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One of our remote desktop servers fails to initialize on barracuda backups for daily backups so i started creating additional backup jobs for the same drives on the server
to create redundancy on the scheduled jobs but was thinking of setting up a backup using windows backup to create additional redundancy but have never actually used this feature on 2012r2 server so wanted help on steps involved in creating this native windows backup on the D drive so in the event of a server crash, i could restore using the windows backup in the event that the barracduda backups were not reliable, thanks in advance.
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I run Windows 10 on my Lenovo Laptop computer.  I travel often, and am about to exceed the capacity of my 4TB Western Digital Passport portable hard drive.   I haven't upgraded in several years, and would like to get a dependable, durable, and secure drive (at least 4TB, but hopefully more capacity) that will resist attempts to hack into my files in the event it's lost.  What is the best portable hard drive that will provide the necessary capacity and security?  Hopefully the security encryption will apply to the whole drive and won't require encrypting each file - and won't slow down the access to the files once I type in my password.  Speed is important, if USB 3.1 is available, but security is more important.

Thanks,

Phil
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Hp mediasmart server health issue
Looking at console, it is showing failing though it has least 100gb free.  It was also indicating files not in sync possible file open, though none are.  Others at random time not able to connect.  One computer think the first one, was running extreamly slow. Rebooted and it started running upadtes, finally started responding quicker.  Could this slow computer be causing this error by not syncing?  But could 1 affect others with this server?
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Background:
Backup Exec version 20.0 1188.1863
Exchange2010

Issues
Full Backup file Fail w/ the following messages:
---------------------------------------------------------
 The consistency check of the snapshot for the Microsoft Exchange database Database was successful.
Monday, May 20, 2019 9:37:17 AM - V-79-57344-65247 - A failure occurred reading an object.

Monday, May 20, 2019 9:37:18 AM - WARNING: "\\concor-ex.XXXdomain.net\Microsoft Information Store\Mailbox Database 1\Database" is a corrupt file. This file cannot verify.
The consistency check of the snapshot for the Microsoft Exchange transaction log Logs ( E0000803337.log - E00008037B8.log ) has failed.  You should check for possible data corruption in the transaction log that is online.
-------------------------------------------------------

The Exchange seems running ok but can't backup

What is the issue with the exchange transaction log?
How can I solve it?
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Hi EE,

I am trying to do copy only backups on my SQL server and I am using Ola Hallengren scripts, I just want to make sure the following command would work to create copy only backups.

sqlcmd -E -S $(ESCAPE_SQUOTE(SRVR)) -d master -Q "EXECUTE [dbo].[DatabaseBackup] @Databases = 'USER_DATABASES', @Directory = N'Y:\MSSQL13.SQL2016INFRA\MSSQL\Backup', @BackupType = 'FULL', @Verify = 'Y', @CleanupTime = 48, @Compress = 'Y', @ChangeBackupType = 'Y', @CheckSum = 'Y', @CopyOnly = 'Y' " -b

Additionally is there any way to verify if I a backup is a copyonly backup?

I am using the following script:


SELECT 
       -- CONVERT(CHAR(100), SERVERPROPERTY('Servername')) AS SRVNAME, 
       msdb.dbo.backupset.database_name,
       msdb.dbo.backupset.backup_start_date,
       msdb.dbo.backupset.backup_finish_date,
       -- msdb.dbo.backupset.expiration_date, 

       CASE msdb.dbo.backupset.type
            WHEN 'D' THEN 'Full'
            WHEN 'I' THEN 'Diff'
            WHEN 'L' THEN 'Log'
       END  AS backup_type,
       -- msdb.dbo.backupset.backup_size / 1024 / 1024 as [backup_size MB],  
       msdb.dbo.backupmediafamily.logical_device_name,
       msdb.dbo.backupmediafamily.physical_device_name,
       -- msdb.dbo.backupset.name AS backupset_name,
       -- msdb.dbo.backupset.description,
       msdb.dbo.backupset.is_copy_only,
       msdb.dbo.backupset.is_snapshot,
       msdb.dbo.backupset.checkpoint_lsn,
       msdb.dbo.backupset.database_backup_lsn,
     

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We use Veeam BU and Replication at two sites.  At site A, Veeam is on a physical machine and our backup storage is physically connected to that physical machine so adding storage to hold backups and replicas is simple.

At site B, there are two VMware hosts.  Veeam is running as a VM on one of those hosts.  

Each host has 20+TB of storage and I'm trying to add it to Veeam to hold backups and replicas and it's giving me some grief.  

Veeam is running on host 200, but the only way I have found to add storage for Veeam to use is to add a virtual hard drive to the Veeam server and then map to it.  I just want to make sure I'm dealing with this storage in the correct way.

Can anyone offer any suggestion?

Thanks

Cliff
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I am about to do a system image of my PC.  My understanding is that I must also make
a rescue disk.  On what media should this rescue disk be made...USB stick, CD/DVD, or an
external hard drive.  Any advice re which is better?  Also, should the device be blank to begin?
Thanks,
Capreol
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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.