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Recover data from SCSI hard disk

We've got an old server with SCSI hard disk. The server crashed last week and it isn't exactly known what hardware component is damaged. Since the server is due to be retired anyway we don't want to ...
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hosted failover(proxy?) service - does it exist?

We're in the planning phase to make our web application services redundant. Right now we've got our own physical servers at a colo, running a VMWare cluster connected to an EqualLogic SAN. It's a LAMP ...
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IIS recover from HD Copy

i'm here on a new server and want to recover the IIS Role, the old server is as a backup (rsync copy) on a second drive. Anyone know how to recover the IIS from a Directory? The Server is a Windows ...
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Clone a Red Hat RAID as part of a disaster recovery plan

I am looking for recommendations to clone a Red Hat mirrored raid to a single hard drive located in the same machine. The idea is if the servers hardware ever has an issue we have a similar hardware ...
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If my RAID card fails, how likely is it to corrupt the RAID?

My RAID card does not currently have a battery installed and its write mode is set to write-through. Data is rarely written to the RAID - large batches of data come in maybe every other week. Daily ...
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Steps to recreate SQL Server Instance

I'm writing a disaster recovery protocol at work - a protocol that describes how to create a SQL Server instance from scratch in case that the PROD server will be unavailable. We have SQL Server 2008 ...
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How to start MSSQL Server with corrupt model db

After moving some databases around (restoring, deleting, etc) we experienced an issue creating new databases. Specifically, When trying to create a new database MSSQL Server it failed because the "The ...
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What things do you look for when picking a server hosting company?

We are going through an RFP process of changing hosting companies for most of our servers (~10 fairly powerful workhorses and database servers). When the existing company was picked I wasn't at the ...
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Use at best reliability two old servers to deploy a domain in small business

I have to deploy a Windows 2008 Domain and all I have is two old (5 years) Hp 380. Of course I know that the best in reliability would be to buy new hardware and I've told the customer that nothing ...
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Use a linux (Ubuntu) live cd to read a hardware RAID array

I've got a Dell Poweredge 2900 server on it's face. We have had issues with it's PERC 6/i RAID controller over and over this last week. The server's OS is Small Business Server 2008 and it's RAID 5 ...
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Failing back from DNSSec to regular DNS

A disaster recovery plan has been proposed in a client's company that would fail back from DNSSec to regular DNS in the event of 1) A major site outage requiring the change of many DNS records 2) ...
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Mysqld InnoDB crash

my MySQL server just crashed and I cannot restart/recover it. I've tried: /etc/init.d/mysql restart Stopping MySQL database server: mysqld. Starting MySQL database server: mysqld . . . . . . . . . . ...
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MSMQ Disaster Recovery - How to recover message queues from a crashed machine?

How can message queues be recovered from a crashed machine, so that transactional messages can be restored on a new machine?
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Save data after accidental dd format

as embarrassing as it sounds I managed to dd a debian iso to an external hd instead of my usb pen drive. now my 1.5 tb western digital has 1 700mb partition named debian and the rest is unallocated ...
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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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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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New 2008 R2 Domain controller online with another failed DC. How do I get rid of the failed DC?

We had a 2008 R2 domain controller begin failing recently, the backups all became corrupted and the system drive contained CRC errors. (thus preventing further backups). We were able to promote a ...
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DPM Disaster Recovery

I'm using Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (2010, currently evaluating 2012) to backup my environment, and I have two questions about the disaster recovery process in the event of a ...
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Hyper-V and Fail over cluster 2 nodes Virtualizing DC and Secondery DC

I am building a new network for a company from scratch (50 user/Computer) They need 1-Domain Controler ( Only one Domain at the moment ) 2-MS Exechange Server 3-File Server 4-SQL/Database Server ...
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IRP/DRP for CentOS software RAID

We're finally trying to start doing things right by getting proper servers. We've got a HP server (With B110i but it's not being used as RAID controller) and it's running a CentOS 5 derivative with a ...
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Restoring Win2K3 R2 server with Active Directory

We have had a server in a data center for about 6 years now. A few days ago motherboard went bad. In order to get the services running back quickly, a tech team decided to place it on a new ...
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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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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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Good Linux disaster-ready filesystem? [closed]

I'm working on this emergency open wi-fi network project and it includes a local website (nginx + MySQL). In order to eliminate SPOFs, we're going to setup at least two of everything (server, switch, ...
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What happens when multiple DNS servers fail?

I'm designing a business continuity plan. The company's website uses two internally-hosted servers at two different datacenters to provide name resolution. I've been asked to add a third WHOIS ...
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Offsite network/data center for disaster recovery

I'm designing an off-site server room for disaster recovery purposes. This off-site space will house duplicates of production servers and backup systems (around 10 Windows systems in total). The ...
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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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Failed to Attach DB on replicated SAN

We currently have a clustered SQL Server 2005 which has replicated SAN disks for our DR solution, to test DR we break the SAN synch and then attach the various DB's on the DR server. Our web servers ...
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How to take periodic snapshots of VMs and efficiently transport them off-site

I'm running KVM on Debian Squeeze and have VMs ranging from Debian to Windows Server 2003 to XP and W7 My plan is to move these VMs to qcow2 and use libvirt's snapshot-create to take periodic ...
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Disaster Recovery with one 2008R2 DC and a 2003R2 DC

I am working out DR scenarios and one was making me scratch my head: Currently our domain has a 2008R2 DC and a 2003R2 DC. I know bringing restoring DCs can sometimes be harmful to an AD if others ...
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Need help with estimating required bandwidth for SAN array to SAN array replication over WAN

I have a long-term goal of setting up a DR site in a colo somewhere and part of that plan includes replicating some volumes of my EqualLogic SAN. I'm having a bit of a difficult time doing this ...
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Engineers are using explosives to remove hard rock outside our office building. What countermeasures should we take?

Our building is located approx. 100 meters from the explosive charges. They happen several times per day, and really shake the entire building a lot. This is going to go on for many days and the ...
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Disaster Recovery Planning, tower or rack?

I'm working on this project to develop a system with centralized information regarding emergencies delivered via open Wi-Fi on a small city. I'm from Chile, so we thought of this system to work ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 install is missing /etc/rc0.d, is there a quickfix?

I have no idea how this happened, but /etc/rc.*/ is simply missing. As a result, aptitude and apt-get don't work right anymore. Is there a quick-fix for this? I really don't want to reinstall the OS ...
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Edit Hard Disk Serial Number with VMware

I'm virtualizing a Rockwell AssetCentre Server and I'm looking at Disaster Recovery scenarios. This server contains a lot of other Rockwell Software like RSLinx, Logix 5000, Logix 500, and more... ...
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How to move Private-Public-logs from old SBS 2003 Exchange to new intall of SBS 2003

This is what we have, a crashed SBS 2003 with Exchange 2003. The Exchange priv, pub and log files are located on another RAID array and the Exchange data is OK. I want to install another SBS ...
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How to actually use mysql slave as soon the master is failover or got burnt

I have MySQL master-slave replication that works fine; I googled the whole net and MySQL site to find the standard procedure to make use of the replication but found nothing. It is as if admins are ...
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Physical proximity of Disaster Recovery site [closed]

We are researching a hosting company to hold our DR site. The problem is that they are in neighboring states. One host is in Herndon, Virginia. The other is in Charlotte, NC. Are these too close ...
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How to recover data from failed Intel Matrix Storage Console rebuild process?

I have a server with 3 hard drives: one System Drive and two drives in RAID1 for data. Raid1 is done via Intel Storage Matrix software. Today Intel Storage Matrix said that array is degraded and must ...
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MSMQ Disaster Recovery

I'm looking into utilizing MSMQ in our enterprise applications. The one area I haven't been able to find information on is with disaster-recovery. Scenario A fire has broken out in the server room. ...
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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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disaster recovery plan for server migration

We are migrating from a DC and Exchange 2003 on an old Win 2003 server to Win 2008 R2 and Exchange 2010 in a virtual env. We are worried hardware failure in our old server when we install adprep and ...
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Recovering a Hyper-V vhd from a snapshot

I'm going to leave out tons of related info that I hope isn't relevant to keep this lean - feel free to ask for detail. My host is a Windows Server 2008 Standard SP2 (not R2). Last February we had ...
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iSCSI RAID 1 on two servers, fail scenario

Imagine I have two servers, each server has two disks in RAID 1. Now I merge the two arrays with iSCSI to one RAID 1 disk. Two questions: Can I do the merging of the 4 disks in one go? I can't image ...
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Has anyone setup a temporary webmail server to catch emails during an outage?

I've recently been in a situation where an Exchange email server went down and we weren't able to bring it back online after 48hrs, so some incoming emails bounced. Also, users weren't able to send or ...
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Mysql data recovery

The linux machine on which we have the mysql has crashed due to a power failure. This probably caused the mysql server to crash too and we are not now able to restore/backup/export the database from ...
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Is it possible to create recovery CDs/DVDs from a recovery partition? [closed]

I recently acquired a HP laptop that has no recovery CDs or DVDs nor is there any software that will allow me to create them on the laptop. Furthermore is the laptop is infested with every imaginable ...
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When is it appropriate to run chkdsk?

A UPS failed and a Hyper-V box hosting 6 VMs went down (all Windows Server 2008 R2 x64, if it matters). When I booted back up, it did not automatically perform a chkdsk (which I have seen in the ...
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Can A Virtual Machine Be Converted to a Virtual Server e.g VMWare?

The Simple Question Can I convert an existing VM to a Virtual Server (e.g. VMWare)? I'm using Oracle's one and only awesome product, VirtualBox, and I'm trying to setup a SharePoint Farm to ...
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Bare Metal Restore with Backup Exec 11d on Win 2003

So, I'm looking at a bare metal restore situation with my current setup. Not sure if this is possible, but looking at a hypothetical restore path to bounce off of with some Server Fault gurus ;). As ...