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Amazon EC2 VM Import Connector Backup Strategies

I'm trying to get information on this connector but most of what i'm finding seems to be rather old info. My ultimate goal is to have my production virtual machines (esx 5.1) backed up to EC2 servers ...
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How to perform Hardware disaster recovery with backup server

I have a two windows server 2003 R2 servers with same configuration(same processor,same motherboard etc). One is original server and another one is backup server(Not to store backup files,it is a ...
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1answer
519 views

Hadoop HDFS Backup & DR Strategy

We are preparing to implement our first Hadoop cluster. As such we are starting out small with a four node setup. (1 master node, and 3 worker nodes) Each node will have 6TB of storage. (6 x 1TB ...
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146 views

Small office backups, small NAS (RAID) vs single disk

Assume a small office situation, 5-10 workstations (PCs), and a Windows server hosting a network share. The Windows server is in a 3+1 RAID 5. I am debating with myself over a backup solution and I ...
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263 views

Best Disaster Recovery Setup for Domain Controller with Additional Services

I'm setting up some new Windows 2012 servers to replace old ones currently on 2003. One of my concerns is to try and have a suitable DR plan to get them back up and running if we have a major failure. ...
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112 views

Bare-metal recovery on dissimilar hardware [Win/Linux]? [closed]

I'm planning a disaster recovery for our servers, and have been looking at this solution. I know of Clonezilla, but it does not entirely comply to the "different hardware" part. I could still ...
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196 views

Accessing data on SAS drives if server fails

If my server goes down, how can i access the data on the SAS drives? I don't have another server to plug them into, and even then connecting the drive to a different controller (while keeping the ...
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488 views

Active Directory Disaster Recovery in a Small Business

This is hypothetical question, but one I’m sure that someone must have encountered and/or given some thought to before. Situation: Consider this, a small business is running an Active Directory ...
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4answers
273 views

Virtualization for hardware resiliency?

Can anyone tell me if it is possible to pool several physical servers to run a resilient virtualization environment. Our servers are getting more and more critical to our clients and we want to do ...
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1answer
95 views

Definition of minimal “onsite backup” [closed]

I've learned about a hosting provider who's definition of "onsite backup" includes "snapshots of the SAN storage stored on the same SAN and the same RAID 50 array". Does this sound right to anyone? I ...
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3answers
598 views

Backup Exec - Differential Backups and Overwriting

I have a setup for a customer whereby a full backup is conducted on a Friday - then Monday through to Thur, differentials are carried out. Now, there is a single media set for these two jobs (I ...
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1answer
160 views

some Zimbra project planning questions

I am planning to deploy a ZCS machine in a remote DC on colocation. Using the latest Community edition Hardware: 2x SAS disks for OS in raid1, 8x SAS disks in raid10 for Zimbra, 32Gb RAM 8 CPU ...
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161 views

Professional Dropbox type services for DR/Backup

Should I consider these kind of cloud services for off site DR? We are a small company currently run backup across our servers and then allow dropbox (paid version) to ensure that we have backup's in ...
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1answer
181 views

Symantec Backup exec recovery test of my exchange server

I came into a new environment which runs pretty old systems. Windows Server 2003 with Exchange 2003. They backing up servers with Symantec backup exec 11d. For compliance reason and that I can sleep ...
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1answer
382 views

Full Server off-site backup for a small business

I work in a small company which is getting bigger all the time. We have out grown our old backup system (a Small NAS box and Sugar Sync) and would like to move to something better... We currently ...
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1answer
303 views

Windows Server Backup for 2008 R2

When restoring a Windows Server Backup for 2008 R2, there is the option to format the drives. However, that formats them at the standard cluster size of 4K. Is there a way to change that during ...
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1answer
166 views

Which Windows Server 2008 Backup Do I need?

I am looking at creating backups of our C: drive in case we have a major HD or OS failure... This is a web server, so I want the fastest way of restoring IIS with all the settings and all the program ...
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1answer
953 views

Good backup solution for Xen virtual machines?

we are looking for a backup solution for our xen servers that meets the following requirements: makes backups while machines are running has easy to use disaster recovery without depending on ...
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2answers
331 views

Debian - Disaster recovery software

I run a web server on Debian-Lenny. For the moment, I backup my whole system with tar with a daily script. But for the recovery, I need to reinstall a clean Debian and then untar my latest tar file ...
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1answer
107 views

Hard Disk based storage library

We have a Tandberg T24 tape device to handle all of our long term backups right now. We decided that we're not backing up nearly everything that we would like to and that we still have a lot of ...
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5answers
235 views

How do you deal with the attitude that backups are not important?

I have noticed at my place of work that there is an attitude that backups are not very important (certainly, development/testing happens before any form of backup strategy is in place). Because the ...
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3answers
672 views

SQL Transaction log backups after Full SQL Backups

Environment: VM with 20 gb of HD space and secondary hard drive with 3 gb. Windows Server 2003 and Sql 2005 Backup Scenario: Weekly Full backups with Backupexec Nightly Diff. backups with ...
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1answer
965 views

How to get cheap disaster recovery for a 124 TB Isilon filesystem?

On our Isilon cluster, we have a 124 TB file system. It is currently 38 percent full, with 31 million files. About half the data are image files, and the mean file size is 1.5 MB. We use snapshots ...
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4answers
1k views

Restore linux backup to new hardware

I was looking at following the instructions in this serverfault question for restoring a backup of a server to new hardware. I am a little bit confused by the whole process and have a few specific ...
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Migrate Windows Server 2008 to a new hard disk 2

A few weeks ago, I already asked how to move a Windows Server 2008 to a new hard disk. Despite the previous answers and two weeks lost trying to do it, I am always unable to move the OS to the new ...
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1answer
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Sql Server differential backup : Simple vs Full recovery model

I need to better understand the backup process under SQL Server 2008. Since drive space is a kind of matter for us and we want to have a better disaster recovery solution, I decided that we will ...
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4answers
360 views

Standard database backup procedures

I've been looking at the setup we've implemented for a hosted client, who has a database backed up several times per day (and the last week of backups always available). Say the backups require 20gb, ...
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3answers
282 views

Can VMWare Server 2.0 be useful in Production for easing backups?

Let's run this idea by the group here. I am thinking about using VMWare Server in production to host a 2008 Domain Controller with DHCP and DNS, a 2008 member server with WSUS, some virus ...
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1answer
78 views

Is there a simple way to backup and restore all Microsoft SQL Server database objects related to a particular application?

I would like to backup, not only the databases that belong to a particular application living on a shared server, but also, those things that get stored outside of the database; the server accounts, ...
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4answers
409 views

Log Shipping multiple database SQLServer 2008 Standard

We currently use a fairly basic script we wrote to log ship our databases to our DR site (and back again) but want to move to a better solution. We initially discounted the inbuilt logshipping ...
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5answers
572 views

Backup Linux to Windows Remote Site

We have two sites, one linux (Ubuntu) based, the other windows based which we would like to connect permently over VPN (using openVPN). We need to backup some files on a number of linux (Ubuntu) ...
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1k views

Backup Exec and SharePoint Gotchas

We have Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 installed and configured to back up our SharePoint servers. The farm consists of: 1 virtual web/search/Central Admin server (soon to be extended with a second WFE) ...
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478 views

Disaster Recovery strategy implementation

I looked a little bit around at other questions, and none of them really answered what I needed to know. What are the steps I should take towards building an efficient disaster recovery strategy, both ...
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102 views

Best DR option for two web servers located in different sites

We're looking to improve our Disater revoery and fail over capabilies or our Web server and Webpshere applicaiton server. We have 2 sites in the UK [HQ and Callcentre] and want to host a DR ...
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Backing up VirtualBox VMs

Does anyone have a good complete strategy for backing up a bunch of virtual machines running under VirtualBox? I intend to run a handful of virtual machines on a single hardware platform and back ...
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6answers
3k views

Is there a good online backup solution for SBS2003?

I support an environment for a non-profit that is a single SBS 2003 server running Exchange and Sharepoint. They are in need of a decent backup solution that I would prefer incorporate online ...
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3answers
173 views

Community Input on Backup Solutions

I am considering changing my backup strategy from using backup tape to using a product from EMC called Avamar. I have a Corp Data Center and a Disaster recovery Data Center. The plan is to put Avamar ...
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4answers
423 views

Disaster Recovery/Sabotage Protection for a small business

I've been contacted by two partners in a small professional firm. They are concerned about their other partner and want to take some steps to be absolutely sure that the company's data and systems ...
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10answers
329 views

Desktop standby solution?

Does anyone know of a good solution to have a Windows desktop standby so that users can be back up and running quickly in case of hardware failure? Assumption is that the desktops aren't generic but ...
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3k views

Setting up a new backup scheme

I'm in the process of designing my first ever backup scheme. I'm completely new to managing data backup, and there are some concepts that I don't totally understand. Here's what I've got so far, and ...
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4answers
3k views

Windows Server backup / disaster recovery best practice for small shop?

I work for a small school that has two Windows 2003 servers. I'm trying to get a grip on cost-effective strategies to handle the failure of one or both servers. I come from a UNIX background, so I ...
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4answers
1k views

DPM Bare Metal Restore

We currently use Microsoft's Data Protection Manager (DPM) for backups in a relatively small environment, but I'm still worried about our main active directory server. I've been thinking that it'd be ...
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2answers
733 views

Best practice for IIS 6.0 (Windows Server 2003) backups?

What is the best backup strategy for saving IIS 6.0 data: web metadata, files, logs etc. for disaster recovery?