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Saving/archiving IIS 7.5 settings for recovery etc

I am not an trained sysAdmin or network engineer, just a programmer who has picked up some knowledge over the years, and at the moment I find myself managing an IIS 7.5 deployment on WinServer 2008 ...
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Shadow protect backup restoration really slow

I'm part of a small I.t. dept for an engineering firm. While I'm mostly a software developer I wear many other hats due to the small size of the company. Today I'm wearing the hat of I.T. manager ...
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Moving entire server data to another server

I would like to ask if its possible. I have recently ordered a new dedicated server for my website. The server is slightly different from the current one. Both are quad core xeons, the differences are ...
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LTO-3 restore from backup when backup software is unknown

I was recently asked to restore the backups of some HP Ultrium LTO-3 tapes to a portable HDD, the company that owned the tapes liquidized and the old CEO wanted the backups in a form they could read ...
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Can you set a backup ip for your server in DNS?

Is there a way that the DNS protocol can natural hold a backup A type server address, like a backup name-server or mail server ? After googling i just got results on backup nameservers. If there isnt ...
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Mysql takes a lot of time to restore backup for test environment. How to work around it?

On a MySQL 5.1 Enterprise server db-dump takes a lot of time. I would like to reduce the amount of time to restore the db-dump or to be able to quickly go back to a known state. This machine is used ...
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What is a good tool/method for version controlling a part of a live database?

Sometimes if a database gets corrupted, a replicated database could also replicate that same corruption. What is the best way to replicate/backup a database and prevent something like this from ...
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Ways to convince management of a high cost

new here, greetings and such. My problem is relatively simple, but the situation is a tad odd. Currently, I have just been hired on to improve (essentially fix) a server room for a health care ...
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SQL Server 2005 died

My SQL Server died and I can access the files on the C Drive but booting is a no go. Yesterdays backup is great but need today's data. I found the C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL ...
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SQLSTATE 42000 on Restore after restoring native backup from NetBackup tape

My environment is Windows Server Standard 2003 SP2, SQL Server 2000 SP4 with a few additional patches, NetBackup Admin console 7.1 and NetBackup Client 6.5.3. I take nightly full backups that restore ...
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Determine LSN of database in NORECOVERY mode

I'm restoring transaction logs to a database, but need a way to know which transaction log I should start with. Typically I'll see something like this: The log in this backup set terminates at ...
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On Exchange 2003, Is there a limit to the number of email stores you can have?

Is there a limit on the number of "stores" you can have on an Exchange server? It seems that it takes a very long time to repair one large store and we are thinking it might be better to divide the ...
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How to backup VirtualBox virtual server?

I'd like to setup a server running in a VirtualBox virtual machine on a Linux host system. What would be an effective way to backup this virtual server "whole", so that in the event of either a host ...
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What is the best method of backing up a VPS?

Let's say that I have 50GB of off site storage and my VPS has a hard drive of 30GB. If I wanted to back-up my entire VPS (take note that cPanel/WHM is installed) every 24 hours, how would I do so and ...
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SQL Server 2008: Is it possible to store differential backups in a separate files?

We're moving some of our applications to a new hosting provider and we want to make it seamless for our users. Nonetheless, we have big databases and we've got to move about 48GB of data. Our ...
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Restoring MySQL user accounts, databases and configuration from backed up /var/lib/mysql directory

Last night, I backed up my Ubuntu 10.10 box using the sbackup utility. The process ran with the default options, which backed up the /etc /home /usr /var directories to a separate partition on my ...
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Restore Windows Server backup into a smaller partition

A Windows Server 2008 R2 machine was mistakenly partitioned. The system partition is now larger than it should be. Because Disk Management doesn't let me shrink the partition to the desired size, I ...
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Create a MySQL slave from another slave, but point it at the master

Problem I have MySQL replication setup between 2 servers, master (A) and slave (B). I need to add a new slave to the mix (C). I want this slave to get it's updates directly from the master, I do not ...
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How to create bootable backup image of windows install

I have received a new laptop and installed all drivers and necessary apps. hile the windows 7 install is fresh and fast I was wondering how I could make a bootable backup of the system in current ...
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Copy a partition into a new image out of an existing dd image

How can I dd an image of a single partition out of a full-disk image? I know skip and count, but I am supposed to divide by bs, and since this is the first partition, it's start point is early in the ...
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How to restore mysql database from the physical files?

I just reinstalled my system, I didn't do dump backup but I still have the physical folder of my previous mysql installations. Is possible to use it to restore and update my current configuration?
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SQL Management Studio - Restore from device problem

When specifying the Backup location by trying to click the Add button the dialog hangs and does not recover. This happens on all of our SQL 2000/2005/2008 environments. Could it be due to them running ...
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How to test the integrity of an Exchange database?

I would like to verify the integrity of my Exchange 2010 database backups and could use some guidance. We have an Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 server that we backup but I don't know if the ...
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How to make a recovery disk combining the OS and the applications? [closed]

To avoid doing tedious job by reinstalling the OS every 6 months, I want to create a recovery disk that combines the OS and required applications. So I can install the complete system only by ...
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Restore single users Exchange 2003 mailbox from backup

I take weekly backups of exchange in full. I also take complete weekly backups of the entire server. It is a Server 2003 R2 with AD and Exchange 2003 all on one box. One users inbox has disappeared. ...
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How can I restore a duplicity backup from a certain date?

Is it possible to restore a duplicity backup from a certain time in the past? For example, if I'm making daily incremental backups, is there a way to restore a backup from three days ago?
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Backup unix files to filesystem which doesn't allow chgrp/chown etc

I unfortunately have no choice but to backup some files from a ext3 parition on a server to a filesystem which does not allow me to set and edit the normal file attributes (NFS, with all_squash set so ...
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Windows Server 2008 - Disk Imaging program wanted [closed]

Can anybody please suggest a good disk imaging solutions for Windows 2008 Server? The software should be capable of incremental backups, FTP storage and handling the Windows Server 2008 default ...
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Backup software Windows recommendations ~ ( PS: except Acronis )

So I am looking for recommendations for enterprise backup solutions for Windows. I am hugely disappointed with Acronis though on an individual station it's fine -- centralized = FAIL. Needs to: ...
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How to do rdiff backup restore

How to do rdiff back restore using program ( perl, bash ) Can i get more informatio about rdiff back restore ?
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Bare bones backup / restore for single Win 2003 server

I have a single server, Win 2003 Server and would like to setup a system to be able to perform a bare bones restore if needed. (just plug in a cd or smth and get everything back). Ideally the backup ...
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how to restore backup from rsync

I want to restore a backup. With respect to rsync I have a doubt If the server A on which I have to restore backup from a USB disk I do as follows rsync -avz /usb/disk -e ssh root@IP:/ will it over ...
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Restore old Backup Exec tapes with NTbackup

I've got old backup tapes made with previous versions (v10 and v12) that I need to pull data from (related to this prior question). I have a machine set up with Windows Server 2008 and a trial ...
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Exchange restore from Outlook clients

We have an Exchange 2003 SP2 server on 2003, whose store got corrupted after IBM RAID got bad-stripes and bad-blocks. Unfortunately the backups were discovered out to be out of date, so now we facing ...
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How to do full computer backup and restore on Windows 2003 running SQL Server 2005?

This is a question for someone who has had hands-on experience with this. Mainly I'm wondering whether this is a straight-forward process that can be achieved with the backup utility included with ...
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How do you verify a restore?

What tool(s) would you use to verify that a restored file structure is whole and complete? My environment is a Windows Server 2008 file server. (We use tape for backup, but that is inconsequential.) ...
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Does rsync looks for modified files also

I have an rsync backup with me I want to restore it on a Vmware virtual machine. The back I have is of a Guest OS which is running on LVM and where I want to restore is a guest running on Vmware.My ...
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How to copy my faulty Cisco 2600 configuration to a working identical one using ethernet

I'd have to make a backup copy of my Cisco 2600 router and restore it on another Cisco 2600. Is it possible using ethernet cable and telnet or any other tool? How? Thanks!
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Restore Backup Exec tapes without Backup Exec running

I've got old backup tapes I need to pull data from that were created with Backup Exec some years ago, but unfortunately we no longer run Windows servers on our network. Our entire tape backup system ...
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Can SQL Server (2008) transaction logs handle the database being dropped and re-created?

We're trying to restore a database (created programatically by running a hand-crafted SQL script we have). Our backup routine is to create a full backup of every database on the SQL Server 2008 ...
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How to recover MySQL database from .mysql file?

We had some problems with our MySQL server and somehow all I've got is a database.mysql file for the database I want to restore. I've done a bit of googleing but I didn't find anything about how ...
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How to Approach CentOS Back Up on GoDaddy Dedicated Hosting

Does anyone have any experience with backing up a dedicated server at GoDaddy or anywhere else? I have a CentOS system. I recently made a big newbie mistake working on linux and toasted my server. ...
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Ghost/Acronis/Clonezilla Live Image Creation (Without Rebooting)

I know Ghost and Clonezilla aren't able to build images of a system while the system is running(Without Rebooting). Haven't Checked on Acronis though, but i don't simpatize with private solutions. ...
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Maintenance window and recovery for a large database

One of our teams is developing a database that will be somewhat large (~500GB) and grow from there (I know 500 Gigs may seem small to many of you, but it will be one of the larger databases in our ...
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Backup plan for production server

We have a production server (RHEL 5.3 64 bit) where all our domains are hosted remotely. We want to have a standard backup plan for our system so that on any physical damage the system can be quickly ...
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Restore Oracle 9 backup on Oracle 11 server?

We have a client who is using Oracle 9i on their old server, and they want to switch to Oracle 11 on the new server. They want to backup the old database and restore it on the new server. Is this ...
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SQL 2008 R2 Enterprise Compatible

We currently have SQL 2008 (non R2) installed on our development server. Our production server has SQL 2008 R2 Standard, so we would like to upgrade our development server so they are "compatible". ...
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Exchange 2007 Replication Plan

At the moment I have 1 exchange 2007 server that I am backing up with backup-exec. I'm trying to come up with a way to handle something going wrong with him, how can I get back up and running. What ...
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Migrating a large Mysql DB from one server to another (via linux shell)

I have a large Mysql db (over 10gb). I'm moving from one hosting provider to another one (both in CentOS). My idea was to do this: Old server: tar -cvf backup.tar backup.sql New server: wget ...
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What is the correct way to backup, move and restore a database that uses Service Broker?

I'm currently developing an application which uses SqlDependency which relies on the Service Broker. I'm running into an issue every time I move the database from development to staging in that I'm ...