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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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Crypto protection. Best solutions? Tape, disk based backup, on site, off site, vendor specific, and reasoning behind your answer.
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We are deploying Windows 10 workstations using True Image.  I want to set browser default to IE, and PDF default to adobe.  
The 2 methods I researched are below.  In your opinion, should I build the defaults into the image, or just use GPO?  
Also,  if I choose to build the defaults into the image, will the OSD method work with Acronis True Image?  Or will I have to implement this a different way?


http://ccmexec.com/2015/09/making-ie-the-default-browser-in-windows-10-during-osd/

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/eb905851-b27f-4330-aa10-d7165c7a521f/switching-pdf-opening-from-edge-for-all-users?forum=win10itprogeneral
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I want to buy: a 4bay qnap server, but wish to confirm, How can I configure the device as a SCSi storage attached to a Windows Server.

Will this process work for it: https://www.qnap.com/tr-tr/how-to/tutorial/article/how-to-create-and-use-the-iscsi-target-service-on-a-qnap-turbo-nas   ?
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Nimble vs. Tegile storage.  Where would you lean now?  Want to hear opinions.
Smaller scale now.  Less than 100TB space for the data center space.
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I want to have a duplicate Lightroom setup on two computers in two different cities.
Macs at both ends.  High Sierra OS
Photos are divided into folders, based on the date of import
 
My base of operations is in New York City, and I have to spend some time away in Massachusetts
Lightroom has over 300,000 pictures, and the catalog is over 4.39 GB
 
I need my assistant to sync and review my collection, delete photos and add keywords, etc.
After the assistant does their changes, I will need the
 
In preparation, I did the following copying:
I duplicated all the LR files onto a removable drive  (CRU RTX)
I took the drive with me to the second city
 
I set up a VPN between the two locations.
NYC has a fast FIOS connection:  greater than 300 Mbps both download and upload.  Sometimes Speedtest will show >600 for each
MA has a cable connection - about 60Mbps Download and 20Mbps Upload
 
I connect from NYC to MA
Tunnelblick on NYC computer
Araknis Router in MA has OpenVPN
 
First Method of sync:
Mac File Sharing
"Beyond Compare" application to update from one direction to another
Too slow to compare files over a VPN
Connection would drop - I assume from the 'stress' of comparing too many files
 
Second Method of sync:
"Retrospect" application - Server in NYC, Client in MA.
The Client works locally on the MA computer to catalog changes,
Server in NYC compares MA catalog of files to NYC local catalog
Retrospect copies new and changed files
Rather than …
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I am looking to use a  MY Cloud Pro 4100 series NAS box  for backing up  Windows Server\ SQL Data locally and then send it to Amazon S3 cloud. The servers I am talking about are 3 Windows servers

2 of the 3 servers are VM-* the servers do  have SQL databases

I  would like to backup  the data locally on the NAS and then send it to Amazon
Has anyone done this?

What I originally wanted to do was install the backup software on the NAS and  have the data back to it and then to the Amazon s3 cloud
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I have a system with storagecraft image manager and no one knows the password.  How is this reset?
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I currently have a 3par array that needs to be re-sync'd with a remote site (another 3par) The bandwidth is not enough to replicate the data in a timely manner.
HP's solution is to create a read-only snapshot and use a block level backup solution to do the backup of the source. Transport the data to the site, and restore
the backup at the remote site. Then have the 3par connect and sync using remote copy. I need to find a backup product that will give me a block level backup of the data
that I can place on a usb drive. All of the data is VMDKs. Both sites are running 3pars connected to ESXi hosts.
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Hi,

I use backup exec 16 to backup my local network.

I have a site-to-site VPN to MS Azure

in Azure I have a VM running the Veritas Backup Exec CAS Server

in local network I have a VM running the Veritas Backup Exec MMS Server

both the CAS and MMS have a local deduplication disk attached to them.

the MMS runs all backup jobs

each backup job runs to the Dedup disk on the MMS (local network) then DUPLICATES to the Dedup disk on the CAS (off site network in Azure).

what I did not understand until now was the performance issues this set up would cause.

the MMS uses the SQL Database on the CAS as its management database.

all queries it makes therefore go over the WAN

after days if not weeks of calls to Veritas off-shore support (which Is painful beyond words) confirmed this is by design.

this article describes the issue: https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.100034399

a potential solution I have thought of is it replicate the SQL database of the CAS to a SQL database in my local network - and for my MMS to connect to this local database.

I am sure this will not be a supported solution

has anyone had any similar experience?

many thanks

jack
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We have a server in a Data centre and we want to run incremental daily backups to this server over WAN.

The backups will mainly be file backups, exchange, SQL and possibly whole VM backups or Windows Image backups.

I have been looking around and am having trouble finding a product that will suite what we want at a reasonable price. Ideally we would like to be able to pay a one off fee to license our backup server in the datacentre and then be able to backup what ever we want to it, we dont want to have to pay and license for every single instance of file or application backup we configure, though not sure if something like this exists...

Anyone got any recommendations?
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This is using Symantec Netbackup 7.7.3. There are 1 clustered master server, 4 media servers, and 4 DB servers. All are using SLES 11. There is a MS Windows-based server for administration console. 2 Robotic Library (IBM TS2500), each with 6 drives are supported.

Recently, a drive (drive 2) was found "no light" (sort of lost of fibre connectivity). When this happened, the given drive was found "down" and no backup job can be conduct. So, we got the vendor to replace the drive. On library console and web portal, this drive 2 is detected. Now, on Netbackup admin console > Media and Device Management > Device Monitor, 3 drives out of 6 were found DOWN. Attempt to up the drive/path were unsuccessful.

The next attempt is, we tried to run the Device Configuration wizard. We went through the process of Device hosts > Scanning Hosts > backup devices > drag & drop config > and finally, Updating device config. The wizard was completed successfully.

However, when back to the device monitor, we still see the same picture - 3 drives Down. Down means few of the media servers failed to connect and so on. What shall we troubleshoot to bring all drives up again? Shall restarting media servers a good try? or restarting few daemon?

Thanks in advance.
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Relation between Vmware Snapshot and Windows Shadow Copy.

When I run the Backup (Veritas Netbackup with the option Vmware), the backup software will send API requests to Vmware to do the snapshot first, then the backup will start.

However I did not know that the VSS is involved in the Snapshots taken by Vmware.

VSS is windows shadow copy, I thought it is only involved in the backup when   there is a Backup agent installed on the windows computer to be backed up.

Any Clarification on that ?

Thank you
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Hello community,

I have Googled this topic to death and I cannot find the solution to my problem.  Here is my setup:

Database Server 1:
SQL Server 2014 Developer
WIndows Server 2012 R2 Std

Backup Server 1:
SQL Server 2014 Developer
Windows Server 2012 R2 Std

Backup Server 2:
SQL Server 2014 Developer
Windows Server 2016 Std Eval

On Database Server 1, I have 3 databases: DB1, DB2, DB3.

I have created the following script to back each one up (one-at-a-time) to one of the backup servers:

Mapping Drives:
exec xp_cmdshell 'net use P: /delete'
GO
exec xp_cmdshell 'net use Q: /delete'
GO
exec xp_cmdshell 'net use P: \\192.168.0.200\Backup_F'
GO
exec xp_cmdshell 'net use Q: \\192.168.0.200\Backup_G'
GO
exec xp_cmdshell 'dir P:'
GO
exec xp_cmdshell 'dir Q:'
GO

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Actual Backup:
DECLARE 
@today nvarchar(20),
@DB_to_backup nvarchar(128) = 'DB1',
@PATH_FILE1 nvarchar(128) = 'P:\SS_BKP1',
@PATH_FILE2 nvarchar(128) = 'Q:\SS_BKP2',
@backup_type nvarchar(128) = 'diff' /* Specify 'full' or 'diff' */

SELECT @today = SUBSTRING(REPLACE(REPLACE(REPLACE(CONVERT (datetime2,GETDATE(),120),'-',''),':',''),' ','-'),0,16)

DECLARE 
@DISK1 nvarchar(256) = @PATH_FILE1 + '\' + @DB_to_backup + '\' + @DB_to_backup + '_' + @today + '_' + @backup_type + '_MTS4Mb_BufferCount22_file1_of_2.bak',
@DISK2 nvarchar(256) = @PATH_FILE2 + '\' + @DB_to_backup + '\' + @DB_to_backup + '_' + @today + '_' + @backup_type + '_MTS4Mb_BufferCount22_file2_of_2.bak'

PRINT @DISK1

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What are some best alternate for Carbonite back-up?
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how to conect android phone to big smart tv

i see mira cast on my moto 4g plus

it asking to enter some passcode which i cannot find on tv while cponnecting

please advise
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flicker how to make album and photstream privagte only to me


I tried below steps

https://www.google.com/search?q=flickr+how+to+make+album+private&rlz=1C1CHZL_enUS731US731&oq=flickr+how+to+make+album+private&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i64.6916j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8


Method 7 Flickr Desktop - Batch-editing Photos in an Album
Select “You”.
Click “Albums”.
Click on the album you want to edit.
Select “Edit in Organizer”. ...
Select “Batch Edit” the “Change Permissions”.
Choose “Only you (private)”.
Allow your friends and/or family to see your images. ...
Click “Change Permissions”.


It showed progress bar 100% and said thanks which make me think it is done


but when i go back it is still showing as public instead of private

how to make all my albums private rather than exposing them to entire world


also how to make my videos under photostream private

i wasted already 3 hours on this excersise but not solution yet
https://www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/72157631475086032/

above link says it cannot be done

"when I went back to the set in organizr, they were still marked as private."

You can't check the permissions in Organizer. It will only ever show you your account default setting.


also how to make auto uploader on my cell phone and windows desktop/laptop to make all photos automatically uploaded as private rather than public?

Please advise
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I have a san that has 5 nodes. Currently 2 of the 5 nodes are down.  Node 3 is up and running but  HP StoreVirtual shows stats see alarms and the alarm is ‘CIM Server’ server = ‘Down’ .  Node 4 I can connect with a console and it shows Node4 when I try to log on it says wait a min the server is not fully started. (2 hours  I have let it sit)
 I need to get node 3 up and running so the users can work..
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Considering purchase of an NAS to back-up about 10 TB of data - any suggestions on the best way to proceed would be appreciated
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I have all Windows 2016 DCs. On each DC, I attached a 2nd Drive to be used for Weekly System State backups.
After few months drive got full and jobs are now failing.

How to a create/Configure Systems State backups so that the disk purges backups as needed so I don't run out of space?
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I used a software called Drive Cloner Rx to clone my old hard drive to a new SSD drive.  When I switched the cables to make the cloned drive the main drive, it didn't seem to pick it up as the new drive.  What am I doing wrong?
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Failure with TimeMachine backups. OS Problem?

I had an external disk fail to complete the Time Machine backup with no error message, that I can find. I eventually started afresh using Disk Utility. BUT it still failed!

On another front, I have been told I should re-install the underlying OS on my machine, which I am afraid to do without a current backup!

I do use Cloud based Carbonite, but do not feel safe until I have a hard external backup disk.

The reason I was advised to re-install my OS was that while using Finder, incrementing through my pictures, sometimes the cursor jumps to the end of the list. I did try some small instruction on Mac start-up, if I recall, that involved holding down certain keys.

There was a second instruction, but I sadly can on longer find that post.

So, the last suggestion was to re-install the underlying OS. And it seems I am there right now.

Can anyone suggest a nest step for me?

I can not make a current backup of my machine.

Thanks.
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I received a large PDF file. It took days for me to type in all the information. I would like to save this file with the text. Is there any work-around to saving this PDF file with my entered text?
There was a message bar that said that I cannot save the text and that if I try to save the document, I just get the original PDF file saved devoid of my text entries. Sure enough, those words were true. For that reason, I shut off WIFI because an update might cause a reboot, and I would lose my text.

Luckily on Windows 10, I was able to print to a PDF file which I was able to transfer to a Windows 7 laptop, and email that file back to the sender. The printed PDF file has all my information, but it is not-editable; and I can't even copy text data from this saved file.

I had asked the sender to send me a PDF file with the ability to save the text, in case of a OS crash. Answer was a firm "No" - end of discussion. Anyway, now that I have sent the completed form back to the sender, this request doesn't matter. I am still keeping the Acrobat program in memory with my text data in case I get feedback that I have to revise it.

If I can't save my PDF file text, I started thinking about a work-around by using a new SSD that I will use to replace the HD someday; but I fail to see how I can use it to give me a backup of the in-memory work that I have done. For now, I put my Windows 10 laptop to sleep on a permanent basis until I figure this one out, or just give up, and let the …
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I have VMWare 6.0, Can I clone a image to the VMWare and recovery purpose for physical server?
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I need to mirror/clone a Windows 10 disk that fails on Pending Sector Count.  

Can anyone recommend a free/inexpensive cloning program that will clone the disk and *not* fail when it encounters unreadable sectors?

Thanks.
Dave
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I had a backup server which went down and neede to rebuild it, I installed Windows 2008 Server and Backup Exec 15 and now when I do an inventory on the tapes it comes out 0 bytes and the server says never backed up. I know there is data on those tapes, how do I restore the data?
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.