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vcentre re-install

I am just reviewing our dr documentation after we have moved over to a vmware vsphere environment. My question is surrounding the vcentre software and what is the best practice to re-install this? We ...
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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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How can I recover overwritten labels, pointer blocks and ueberblocks in a ZFS pool?

I caused a stupid accident in a single-disk ZFS pool, seemingly in the same way as the person in this mailing list thread, i. e., I seem to have overwritten important metadata. Can this be restored ...
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Architecture for highly available MySQL with automatic failover in physically diverse locations

I have been researching high availability (HA) solutions for MySQL between data centers. For servers located in the same physical environment, I have preferred dual master with heartbeat (floating ...
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Exchange Server 2010: move mailboxes from recoveded and mounted edb to user’s mailbox

One of our exchange servers crashed, and I am trying to recover the mailboxes. We had 1 exchange 2003 server named "apex" and 1 exchange 2010 server named "2008Enterprise. the exchange 2010 server ...
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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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How do I get an SQL Database in “Mirrored, Disconnected / In Recovery” into service?

I have an SQL Server 2005 mirrored database, with just the primary and secondary servers, no witness. Tonight the primary has gone down and will not be back on-line for some time yet. The secondary ...
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Complete backup / restore solution Windows Sharepoint Services 3.0

Let me start by saying that if I've missed out on some very basic papers, KBs or anything, feel free to link me in the right direction. I've checked some threads here and haven't found the answer to ...
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How to repair a damage transaction log file for Exchange 2003

Yesterday we had a power failure and the UPS did not work (it has worked perfect before). Everything seem to be ok when I started all the servers again except of the mail, when I try to mount the ...
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How to recover emails from Microsoft Exchange when the database of Active Directory is corrupted

The database of Active Directory is corrupted after a hardware failure. It was not possible to recover it. How to recover emails from Microsoft Exchange 2003?
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MySQL replication issues after a power outage

After a power outage at our data centre, the slave MySQL databases are struggling. This is in the logs for one of the slaves: 100118 10:05:56 [Note] Slave I/O thread: connected to master ...
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Exchange 2007 - Mailbox Database Recovery

Exchange 2007 edb Can we restore Exchange edb (First storage group\mailbox database.edb) to another exchange server ? Do I just copy the edb to the new exchange server and delete the first storage ...
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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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Disaster Recovery for SQL 2008 with only the log file

When you read this, you just might cry... We wrote a SharePoint intranet app for the one of our clients that keeps track of files and manages them through various levels of approval. Several files ...
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Disaster recovery options for my lone server running W2K3 std

What is the best disaster recovery option for my machine running W2K3 std edition? I have already imaged my machine using Clonezilla and I have also taken a backup using Windows Automated System ...
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How do you recover when your hosting provider loses everything?

You've probably seen the messages at the stackoverflow blog and on codinghorror: blog.stackoverflow.com experienced 100% data loss at our hosting provider, CrystalTech. We're working to ...
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Do you maintain an OMG it's !@#$ed CD with Utilities to recover and clean computers? What is on it? [closed]

I'm getting ready to build one with some of the common apps I use including malwarebytes, Spybot, and memtest86 . What elese do you recommend I add? Is there a single CD image out there that has all ...
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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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Debian Lenny - SAN - LVM Fail

I've got a Lenny server that has got a SAN connection configured as the only PV for a VG named 'datavg'. Yesterday, I've updated the box with Debian patches and gave it a reboot. After the reboot, ...
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What is the best place to back up files for disaster recovery?

In my case, its about 1 or 2 terrabytes of images, etc. for my design firm. Any ideas? Thanks!
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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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Data Recovery from external drive that used to be ext3 but then was formatted

Someone brought me an external hard drive that used to have ext3 partitions. He said that he was trying to install fedora core 10 on his machine, and left the external drive with his backups plugged ...
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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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Accidently overwrote system.dbf - What now?

I accidentally overwrote system.dbf in /usr/lib/oracle/xe/oradata/XE/system.dbf Well I did not actually do it accidentally, however I overwrote it because of other failures in the database. And when ...
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RAID 5 RECONSTRUCT with RAID Reconstructor

I have Dell Poweredge server 2600 with Raid 5 in 3 hard drive Scsi 36gb each, it was fail to boot sinc the third drive is offline. I attached Sata card adapter to Sata hard drive and install OS ...
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DR - Server 2003 Std SP2 Restore AD to different hardware

What I'm trying to accomplish might be the best way to start this. I have to do a DR test. I'm given 2 days to rebuild AD, Fileserver and SQL from scratch from Dell/IBM hardware to HP Server DL380 ...
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What's the difference between a Disaster Recovery Plan and a Business Continuity Plan?

I used to think both terms referred to the exact same thing, but one of my clients just requested to have a look at both documents. The request emanates from the security department of a very big ...
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SQL Server Sync Jobs Betwen Primary and Secondary Server

I am setting up a Standby Server for disaster recovery and high availability reasons. My product relies heavily on SQL Jobs, as such, these jobs need to exist (Disabled) on the Standby server. I have ...
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Battery Backed Write Cache

I recently got some U server price quotes and some of them include BBWC: What exactly does it do? Is it just for RAID configurations? If there is a power malfunction, isn't the data loss ...
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SQL Server DR Strategies with virtualisation & multi sites

I'm looking for advice on the best HA/DR strategies for SQL Server. Currently I'm using Express edition with backups being copied over a the WAN to a remote site and being restored. The SQL Express ...
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Best way to replicate / mirror 100s of databases in SQL 2005

I currently host around 400-500 SQL 2005 databases of varying sizes (1-10 gig) each. I am aware of most of the different methods available and the general pros/cons of mirroring, log shipping, ...
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Is the windows event log the only place to perform a post-mortem after a server crash?

A couple of days ago one of our web-servers went down in the small hours. It wasn't responding to any remote requests (to be honest I don't know if it would have responded if a USB keyboard and ...
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Bare-Metal Restores of Linux Servers with Tivoli

We currently use IBM Tivoli to back up our Linux servers and we are looking for suggestions on the best way to restore to bare metal. I've read IBM's doc on this issue. Is that still relevant or is ...
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High server availabilty for a small business

After having a bit of scare with a server that wouldn't come up one morning, the higher ups have decided that the business needs a high availability / fail over setup. We have 5 main servers (4x ...
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Unmount a nfs mount where the nfs server has disappeared

Server A used to be a NFS server. Server B was mounting an export of that. Everything was fine. Then A died. Just switched off. Gone. Vanished. However that folder is still mounted on B. I obviously ...
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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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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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Exchange data recovery

I'm trying to do something a little bit obscure, if not to other people at least to me. My current task: Sneak into the (possibly corrupted) data of a Windows 2003 server hard drive, and extract the ...
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Automated bare-metal recovery practices for small network

I have several machines which are on a small network with one DC and 3 to 5 workstations on the network at any given time. These are all setup with DNS and AD on the same server. I want the ability ...
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lsass.exe error, Windows cannot boot

This is apocalypse. The server threw me an "lsass.exe" error this morning, saying that it cannot boot, with the following error. LSASS.EXE - System Error, security accounts manager initialization ...
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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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Is there a good online backup solution for SBS2003? [closed]

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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MOSS Stretched Farm over a WAN link - a bad idea?

I am looking to build a disaster recovery strategy for our MOSS farm. The stretched farm configuration looks appealing, but the MS documentation warns not to use it when there is more than 1ms latency ...
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How to remove an “extra” (unwanted) network from a windows 2008 failover cluster?

We had a severe crash on one node of our 2-node Windows 2008 / Exchange 2007 CCR Cluster the other day, and i tried to rebuild the node from scratch. I'm using this as a rough outline: ...
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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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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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Data Recovery [closed]

I am looking for a way to recover data off a perfectly good external HDD. Not a problem usual. The drive was being used as a backup drive for computers that I was working on during a reformat. ...
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Business Internet Outage/Disaster Recovery

We have all of our corporate servers co-loc'd in a secure data center about an hour away that serves many Terminal Services remote apps to our local clients. We have a speedy network connection ...
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Licensing a SQL DR box [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I'm tempted to use a DR server which holds a mirrored copy of a database to also perform test restores and integrity ...
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Accidentally formated external usb harddrive (500GB) with bootable iso (1GB), how can I recover my data?

I was attempting to create a bootable usb thumbdrive from the ubuntu install cd using UNetBootin. Unfortunately, I accidental wrote the live cd to my 500gb usb external drive (which was almost ...