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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 have an external backup disk usb2.0 with data backup using Windows Server Backup.
I need to recover all the data (6TB), takes a lot of time.
Can someone help me to see if this two options would work:
Brake the case of the external disc, extract the backup disck, insert the disc as a sata disc and recover the information using Windows Server Backup (will the WSB will recognize the disk the same as the external usb).
Brake the case of the external disc, extract the backup disc, place it in a usb3 case and recover the information using Windows Server Backup (will the WSB will recognize the disk the same as the external usb).

Will this work?, or should I stay with the same external usb2.0 case?
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Hi,

I have a question regarding the builtin windows group "backup operators". Do I have to add this group to the directories which I want to backup or does this account have the permission even if I do not set the proper ntfs permissions?

Thank you in advance!
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I plan to start recording my gaming sessions. What would be a good internal HDD (or SSD, whatever) for that? I only have one drive slot left in my desktop computer. I imagine that write speeds and write durability would be the main criteria for that task. I don't plan on keeping the recorded sessions for very long so I don't think I need tons of space. This drive would be exclusively used for this purpose.
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I have been struggling for a couple of months now with what I thought would be a simple problem.

I have an external drive which I use to store files i use weekly, that obviously change weekly. I want to back the drive up to the so-called cloud so I have a safe (I hope) off-site backup.

Now, here's the important thing for me: I want to be able to EASILY save the data that has changed since last week (and any new files that have come along). Can I "tell" the backup to just change the changed data and add the new files, or do I have to let it fly and back up EVERYTHING, including "re-saving" older files that are already part of the backed-up files?

I've looked at the how-to for a few cloud services and seem to have a talent for choosing the ones that are built BY techs FOR techs...and that's not me. Heck, I wouldn't be offended to be considered just another dumb user!

YOU'RE the expert....so help me, OK?
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I'm exploring backup policies such that if there's insiders quietly
altering them, we can skip the 'bad' changes:

Day 1: the initial good build
Day 2: legit/good updates were made
Day 3: an insidious/malicious update were made
Day 4: good legit updates/changes were made

We want to restore till Day 2, skip Day 3, restore Day 4.


https://www.acronis.com/en-us/support/documentation/AcronisBackup_12.5/#37575.html
Was told a GFS scheme as above will help but I tend to think
a mix of incremental plus differential backups is needed.
Pls comment.


Q2:
For DB, is it better to backup the OS files of the DB or take dumps & backup
the text dumps?
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Hey Experts!  As I evolve my script, I wanted to improve the log file format.  I need to help with the programming portion.  

Right now the script will delete the files that meet the criteria set and output basic info to a log file.

$logfile = "C:\Tools\Logs\SW_Cleanup.log"
cd "C:\tools\Scripts\Test"

forfiles /d -0 /c "cmd /c echo @path @fdate" > $logfile
forfiles /d -0 /c "cmd /c del /q /f @file"

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I would like to include a header like this:

$scriptversion = 10.12.18


Add-Content -Path $sFullPath -Value "Started processing at [$([DateTime]::Now)]."
Add-Content -Path $sFullPath -Value "***************************************************************************************************"
Add-Content -Path $sFullPath -Value ""
Add-Content -Path $sFullPath -Value "SpiceWorks purge of backups older than 10 days"
Add-Content -Path $sFullPath -Value ""
Add-Content -Path $sFullPath -Value "Running script version [$ScriptVersion]."
Add-Content -Path $sFullPath -Value ""
Add-Content -Path $sFullPath -Value "***************************************************************************************************"
Add-Content -Path $sFullPath -Value "

Through my testing, I've tried various add-content and write-log options with no success so I figured it was time to ask the professionals.  I appreciate your time and assistance.
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I have an aging internal hard drive, so I'm backing it up with an external. I learned my lesson after losing a drive a few years ago. It's all media: home movies, TV, music, etc.

I store my files in folders like this: (more complicated, but this is the structure)
A
B
C
Unsorted

I don't get around to sorting that often, so there's hundreds, possibly thousands of files in the unsorted folder.  I'm copying the entire drive to the backup as-is. What I would like to do is find a way to sort on the internal drive, and have the backup drive automatically mimic the moves. I don't think I want to use a windows-driven file backup, since I don't want to torture the drive by re-writing the data (it's already worked enough moving 3 TB in the last few days). These are simply index adjustments. (I also alter tags, but I imagine that could be a problem.)

I'd like to have a "system" going forward so as I acquire more media, I can sort at my leisure, and have my backup drive to the same, without having to open lots of windows and move every file twice. Otherwise, when the original drive dies, I'll have all the data, but won't be able to find anything.

Any ideas are welcome. Thanks.
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I have Domain Server 2016 Environment and all workstations are win-10 and some Macs. We have legacy file server 2003 that is quite BIG, we use it for backups and old file-storage. For now we have no option to transfer all files, to big and no budget. But now, some colleagues would like once in a while to access those old files, on the fly.

All Mac users can access those files, no problem.
All Win-10 workstations/laptops, they cannot access them.

Any options? Please.

I have tried this bellow, do not work.
http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-3091503/enable-support-legacy-file-shares-windows.html
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Hello. I was wondering if anyone might have any ideas on restoring modified and created dates to a set of files. We had a share go down and worked off of a backup for about a week. That backup wasn't restored with the correct dates and when the server came back online we used the backup set to continue working and left the original set alone.

Long story short, the files that we're working with now all have the modified and created dates of the date the backup was restored. The original share still exists. How do I get the dates from the original set of files to the restored set of files that we're working with.

Thank you.
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Good morning. I am experiencing a peculiar issue with Backup Exec 2010 R3. Over the weekend (10/6), we received errors of ALL of our jobs failing (Full jobs, not differential or incremental) with the error of:

***********************************************************************************************************************************************
Final error: 0xe000fe3c - Before you can back up this resource, you must purchase and install a license key for the appropriate Backup Exec agent. See Job Log for details.

Backup- *Server Name* License Violation

A Remote Agent for Windows Systems license is required for protecting remote servers with this edition of Backup Exec.

Please contact your vendor for information on protecting remote servers with this edition of Backup Exec.

V-79-57344-65084 - Before you can back up this resource (\\*Server Name*\C:), you must purchase and install a license key for the appropriate Backup Exec agent.

For information about how to obtain a license key, go to the following URL:
![CDATA[https://redirector.symantec.com?src=inpdt
pdt=be
action=t]]
***********************************************************************************************************************************************

This is odd because these backups were seemingly licensed properly and working successfully as recently as the previous Thursday (10/4). As I am unfamiliar with the intricacies (learning more to fix that) of Backup Exec, I am at a …
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Hi,
 
I have Windows Server 2016 running Hyper-V server with about 10 virtual machines.. As far as backup is concerned, I have used Windows Server Backup in the past and recently installed NAKIIVO backup software; therefore, I am running two backup programs. NAKIVO backup starts around 6PM and ends fairly quickly because it only backed up changes. On the other hand, Windows server backup starts at 11:30PM and always ends around 5:30AM because it can't seem to backup "changes" only.
At this point, I like to stop Windows Server Backup unless there is a compelling reason to keep it going. It seems redundant for me, but perhaps there are some benefits?

Thanks in advance.
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Using Veeam backups saw this with a vm this morning, vm couldnt consolidate or turn on

The parent  virtual disk  has been  modified  since the  child was  created. The  content ID  of the  parent  virtual disk  does not  match the  corresponding parent  content ID  in the child

Got it working and turned on again, with this link

https://www.geekshangout.com/vmware-the-parent-virtual-disk-has-been-modified-since-the-child-was-created-the-content-id-of-the-parent-virtual-disk-does-not-match-the-correspond-ing-parent-content-id-in-the-chil/

Is there a root cause for this, just due to Veeam backup or is it something else for us to look at ?
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I have 400GB of files to back up for safety purposes onto an external USB HD.
I started using just the copy and paste for the whole thing and, it appears, this worked OK - probably better than one should expect.
However, there were many filename/path combinations that were too long.

The files aren't "mine" and I don't have any way to judge how to change the path length.
Yet, I'd like to get the backup job completed so I can move on to the next task.

I've tried running xcopy
C:\WINDOWS\system32>xcopy "C:\office" F:\office /c /d /e /h /i /k /q /r /s /x /y
but this results in
Unable to create directory - [name]
File creation error - The system cannot find the file specified.

This is on a Windows 10 Home 64-bit workstation.

Now, I've checked and the files appear to be there even if the filename/path length is greater than 256 characters.
There are too many to manually deal with this and I'd like to back up the remaining files that were initially missed.

Once the backup is done, perhaps we will be able to shorten the path lengths.  But the backup really needs to be done first if at all possible.

I'm doing this remotely so my ability to do things with the hardware or to boot from DVDs, etc. is accordingly limited.
What would you do?
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i had a nas storage unit and the mother board on the unit died.

i wwas wondering if i purchase another nas storage without the drives will the new unit accept the drives and will ii be able to have access to the data on the drives.

in simple will the new box identify the raid5 and allow me to copy the data off
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I wish to cancel a backup which appears to be running without my starting it.
The PC is running windows 7 Professional 64 bit

I am using Acronis Backup version 12 which is described when I click the "About" button as follows:

Web console service: v.12.0.2607

Backup management server: v.12.0.3622

Backup management console: v.12.0.6081

When I launch backup Exec in Microsoft explorer using Http://localhost:9877/

And observe the Status it indicates that a backup is being performed with 52% complete.

I normally manually start backups and wish to start another backup without waiting for this backup to complete.

How can I cancel the backup that is running (or any backup that is running).
Powerring down the PC and poering up again makes no difference, even with the MMS service stopped (Acronis Managed Machine Service)
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The link in this post is no longer available:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28339172/Exchange-2010-Public-Folder-item-restore-using-Backup-Exec-2010.html

By any chance does anyone know how to restore an Exchange 2010 Public Folder item restore using Backup Exec 2010?

The original question was
      I'd like to restore some emails from a Public Folder backup using Backup Exec.

      I have the restore ready to go, but not sure on the best way to go about it.

      I cannot restore to a recovery database (You cannot restore Public Folders to a RDB).
      I cannot restore to a PST (Needs 2012 or above?).

      I'm not sure how to go about restoring to the Public Folder Database.  This involves taking it offline (and the Mailbox Database?).  Does this mean that staff need to come out of
      Outlook when I restore it?  What happens when you dismount a database?  Is it best done out of hours?

     Any advice gratefully received!



Thank you,
Steph
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Dear expert,

I have an external drive formatted with NTFS extension. This drive divided into 3 logical drive as you can see below.
I sold my windows PC and I do not have access to any windows PC.
I am looking for a way to merge these logical drives into one drive then use it as backup on TimeMachine.
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Is there any tool to copy DVD to USB disk ?

Thx
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I want to transfer Video Tapes to DVD or other formats.  Would appreciate some advice on which programs to consider

I am not looking for free software (unless there is something exceptional available)

The Tapes are of historical interest and I want to preserve them

I find that DVD disks tend to deteriorate so are there any alternatives (such as large hard disks  - like My Passport Ultra?  It seems to me that  it would make more sense to transfer to master hard disks and then   I can always burn DVD's from these.
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I have a PST file for archiving . (20gb)

I tried to put in on onedrive. but the file is too big for one file.

What options to I have to have the file backed up?
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I have netbackup software version 8.0. I need to upgrade to the latest version 8.1.2.
I have one master server and two media servers. All of them runs windows server OS.
Could you tell me how to upgrade this backup software, or point me to step by step article that explain the process.
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With currently known Ransomware variants is backing up a Windows 10 Pro and/or Windows 7 Pro workstation  to a ReadyNAS NAS Box  or FreeNAS NAS Box a reliable method of protecting your backup images/files  if the workstation user does not have permission to access the NAS device but the backup program on the workstation does have the ability to write to the NAS using a specific NAS configured Read/Write User account?
If not.....
 1) what are additional NAS configurations should be configured?
2)  what  other additional backup protection methods should be deployed on the network storage destination(s).

Thank you,
JohnB
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could you tell me any good blog for Netback software. Any good articles and tips about Netback.
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I am using a QNAP TS-859U-RP NAS as the backup destination for my server. This NAS is running firmware version 4.2.6 (which is the most current firmware version for this model).

This NAS is used for about 90 minutes each day during the daily server backups.

I would like to find an automated way of setting this NAS to power on and power off at certain times each day so the backup jobs can be written to it and then when it is no longer needed the NAS will power off.

Is there any way of doing this?
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Backed up a MAC to Time Machine with encryption enabled. Backup complete now its encrypting data which my understanding takes awhile, much longer than the backups. I turned off Time Machine hoping it speeds up the encryption process. Question, I hoped to do a rebuild on the MAC and reinstall the OS after the backup. Will I be able to recover my data (don't want to re-image from the backups just recover data) prior to the encryption process finishing? It's been on 6% for awhile.
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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.