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Windows Server 2012 R2/Hyper-V - Restoring virtualized domain controllers

It appears as if there is a large amount of conflicting or old (pertaining to Server 2008) information regarding backing up and restoring domain controllers hosted in Hyper-V. I have two domain ...

Best setup for secure entreprise file storage? [closed]

I'm looking for a solution to store files such as PDFs, .docs, images and videos for entreprise purposes. We're a startup with 15 people who need to access those files in sync all the time. Sometimes ...

Is there a way to measure or change how fast a Windows Server 2012 rehydrates data that it previously deduplicated?

Since the deduplication option was enabled on the Windows Server (currently at about 40 percent deduplication rate overall), the speed of the Backup Exec 16 job became much slower - less than 30 ...

Debian safe backup of server system drive?

I would like to backup a Debian 8.7 server system drive, SAFELY, using cron (thus non-GUI solution is wanted) to a remote ISCSI drive through local network. Using EXT4 as system partition format. By "...

Azure Backup Server (DPM)

I am currently configuring Azure Backup server(stripped down version of DPM), I have three protection groups but I have one which is continuously failing when trying to create the online recovery ...

Windows Server 2012 backup: the drive cannot find the sector requested

I have recently activated my Windows Server Backup, and till now i am receiving in each full backup, one error in my C unit where i have the OS. And there is: After doing some search I discover ...

Backup Client Computers using Windows Server or a NAS?

Not sure whether this is the right community to ask this question, so sorry if it's the wrong one!* Which option should (or is recommended) you use to make a backup of multiple computers (like 24-30 ...

ADAM (MSExchange) VSS Writer - Non-retryable error (when backing up with DPM, or makinng Hyperv checkpoint)

I have Exchange EDGE ROLE installed as VM on Hyper-v (Win 2016 std). When DPM 2016 tries to backup that VM I have an error that it is failing, I tracked the problem to inability to make VSS snapshot ...

Cron backup tasks

I have been disconnected from the topic for a long time. Some time ago, I was used to use crontab in order to perform a task each some time. I need to perform a shell script each 30 minutes: #!/bin/...

No internet connection on Synology DSM and no connection between diskstations (using active directory)

I have connected our new Synology Diskstation to our active directory according to the FAQ/tutorial. It gets connected and seems to work fine. I can ping the machine in the network and I can see the ...

Is installing NRPE on an ESXi for monitoring purpose a good idea?

I am using Centreon to monitore our VMs. I've also VM backups done on the ESXi (5.5.0) with ghettoVCB and sent to a NAS mounted on NFS. Now I would like to monitore those backups with a home made ...

Azure: Linux VM restore not working

I have an Ubuntu virtual machine on Azure. This machine has only one disk attached, the OS Disk. I created a backup vault for this server, and the backup runs every night at 2AM. This server is bound ...

Linux backupmanager: where does the backup manager stores my mysql backup?

Here are my backupmanager config file: /etc/backup-manager.conf export BM_MYSQL_DATABASES="__ALL__" export BM_MYSQL_SAFEDUMPS="true" export BM_MYSQL_ADMINLOGIN="user1" export ...

SSH connection to OpenWRT and RSYNC to connected device

I have possibility to use 2,5 GB Internet link in geographically distant location for backup needs. So I want to use TP-Link Gigabit router WR-1043WD with OpenWRT installed on it. There is Seagate ...

VSS writer NTDS State 11 failed and other writers state 5

We use Altaro VMBackup V7.0.20.3 to back up some VMs hosted on a single Hyper-V Host running Windows Server 2012 R2. One of the VMs running Windows Server 2008 gets the following error after the ...

Duplicity says file not found on restore, but shows file during list-current-files

I have a duplicity encrypted backup of a folder. That folder has many subfolders and 4 files. 1 file is an excel file. The other 3 are LibreOffice Base database (.odb) files. When I run duplicity ...

Netvault 10.0.5 - list files in a specific saveset

Does anyone know if it's possible to view the list of files in a specific saveset in Netvault 10.0.5? When I create a restore job with that saveset, it presents a full snapshot of all the files I can ...

Windows Server Backup MMC is crashing

I'm having a problem with Windows Server Backup. When I want to do anything, I get a window that says: blbmmc.dll MMC has detected an error in a snap-in and will unload it Report this ...

How to have a remote folder mounted at boot, on system-level?

We use Press Store P5 for backups, running on Windows Server 2012 R2. One of the folders it sends to tape is mounted remotely via SMB. In order to get the P5 service to see this folder, it has to be ...

Large mysql dump pipe to s3

Is there any problem in doing this with lots of data? mysqldump ... | gzip | s3cmd put - s3://bucket/file.sql.gz The MySQL dump is about 100GB in size. What happens if gzip or s3cmd can't process ...

Azure Backup offline initial backup not completing

We have a on-premises Windows server we are trying to get to backup to Azure. They have limited bandwidth. We started an "Offline-Backup workflow in Azure Backup." It appears that the import of the ...

LVM - Reducing COW size down to maximum usable size

I am doing snapshots on an LVM Volume. It works, but since a few minutes I do get a warning message. The command is: sudo lvcreate -s /dev/$VG/$LV -n $SNAP_NAME $VS 2>>$LOG The VG has enough ...

How to setup a backup server with sFTP & FTP and security [closed]

I am not able to figure out how do I setup a server securely as sFTP and FTP server for storing backups of WordPress sites, manual backups and vestaCP remote backups. Will be a great help if you can ...

mongodb cluster backup using snapshots taken from single shared filer/volume

Setup There is a sharded mongo cluster deployed into company's data center (mongo version - 3.2.7, storage engine - WiredTiger). Each replica set has three members - primary, secondary and hidden. ...

Altaro backup warning

I have a VM, which was originally running on Windows Server 2008 R2 with the Hyper-V role. The guest was a Server 2012 which was just serving as a domain controller (a backup one to the SBS 2011 ...

Why does backup script fail with cron?

So I'm doing automated backups of a database. The backup script works properly, both when I run it manually, and also when Cron runs scheduled hourly and daily backups. The backup fails, however, on ...

Mysql/Mariadb backup from non-bootable system

My working server crashed, more precise, my HDD got bad sectors. What is proper method to make a backup from non-working server and restore it later on newly installed server? Any set of files I need ...

Robocopy Error 5

When using robocopy to backup data in a directory tree to a NAS, I keep getting Error 5 - Copying NTFS Security to Destination Directory. Access denied. for folders which shouldn't return such error. ...

C:/hiberfile.sys refuses to be copied even when using hobocopy [migrated]

I'm trying to make a backup copy of C:/hiberfil.sys without rebooting the system. So booting to a linux is not possible. The Windows system is currently running. Running hobocopy c:\ e:\ hiberfil....

Backing up VHD Sets

I've recently created a guest fileserver cluster using VHD Sets. Everything is working fine except i can't do backup on the fileservers. Windows VSS tells me it cannot create snapshots of VMs with ...

How should I store my HDDs?

I have a few HDDs which contain backup data. I want to store them in a secure place. I know some good practices like storing them in a different building so if there is, let's say, a fire, you can ...

sql Operating system error 1385(Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer.)

All our SQL server backup jobs are managed and executed via an external third party task scheduler. Each SQL Server has an unique service account to run its SQL Server service and has access to a ...

Restoring Windows Image Backup to same drives in different computer

I have a Dell Precision T5400 with two 500 GB hard drives in RAID 1 using the motherboard RAID controller. I ran out of expansion room in the case, so I am moving to a Precision T7500, also with built-...

Azure blob backup

Our blob storage is crucially important to our business. If for some reason one day the blob storage account is deleted from hackers or buggy scripts, it would cause serious harm. What's the best ...

How to have rsnapshot link to original files?

I'd like rsnapshot to not create a second copy of all my files and instead just have hardlinks to the original files and only save a copy of changes. I have a windows and linux server. I would like ...

Pruning of backup files as they get older

I'm looking for a tool (for Linux) that will prune my backup files, not like the standard logrotate that completely deletes them after defined number of rotations, but where the files are basically ...

Confused about rsync, port 873 and NAS

I am trying to set up a backup from my NAS (QNAP TS-469 Pro) to my PC running Ubuntu 16.10, using the "Backup Station" offered by the NAS. If I ssh to the NAS and run the following commands, the ...

How to create a full backup of a remote ubuntu 16.04 server?

I just finished configuring a dedicated remote ubuntu server and want to create a backup with DD in order to be able to rebuild fast in case of hardware issues. The system has 2 SSD drives with 500GB ...

How to import pop3/imap mails to new server (backup and restore IMAP/POP3 account)? [duplicate]

I have new Ubuntu server with Dovecot installed, with Roundcube frontend, with root access. And an inbox on third party service (web hosting + own domain pointed there by setting DNS addresses), ...

Internal or external Backup Disks

I want setup a small energy efficient server for a home office. It has a system M2 boot drive, two disks in RAID-1 and two disks for a 2-way rotating full data backup. My question is how dangerous is ...

Robocopy - All data marked as modified

We make use of the following script to backup a folder (quite large - approx. 400GB), to a NAS with EXT4 Filesystem: robocopy "Source_Directory" "\\NAS\Destination\Directory" /MIR /FFT /COPYALL /W:5 /...

Bareos clustering installation

I already use a Bareos backup solution. Currently, I have one server who contain bareos-dir/sd/fd. I would configure Bareos on two servers (active/passive). It is possible to use Bareos in clustering?

Copy s3 contents of bucket, including all versions

I have a few S3 buckets that I want to hand access over to another organisation, as am handing over an existing hosting client to them. After looking through the docs, if I no longer want to be ...

What are some good ways to verify data integrity for home use with Windows? [migrated]

I currently make backups of my family pictures from my hard drive to an external drive and archive this every few months on a safe location. How can I guarantee that the file on my external drive and/...

backuppc can't complete full backup. read error

I'm using backuppc on debian wheezy, the backup service never completes the first initial backp. I keep getting the "Parent read EOF from child: fatal error!" error. Tried to look it up, doesn't seem ...

Random scheduling of backups in BareOS

I've recently configured the laptops and workstations in my environment with BareOS. We are doing this as a preventative measure for data loss (part of a grander scheme of recommendations). With the ...

Schedule a disk snapshot on GKE

I'd like to schedule this command line to run every 12h on Google Container Engine: gcloud compute --project "qvitoo-com" disks snapshot \ "SPECIFIC_INSTANCE_ID" --zone "europe-west1-c" --snapshot-...

Azure Backup causes hyperv VM BSOD

We are backing up 5 servers to azure using azure backup agent and all running fine except the one which has its storage coming via iSCSI storage. Every time we run backup on this server after few ...

Mailchimp Data Backup Recovery

So we accidentally deleted a field from our mailchimp list. I contacted Mailchimp support to see if they could recover the information for us. Mailchimp support has told me multiple times that it isn'...

SQL Server backup overwrite increases in size

I have a small database, that backs up to around 3.5mb. If I overwrite the backup Tasks -> Backup -> Type: Full -> Backup to disk it increases in size each time around 3.5mb. If I delete ...
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