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How to recover data from an Exchange 2013 database after a complete Active Directory loss?

Scenario: a single Exchange 2013 server in a Windows Server 2003 AD domain; one DC malfunctioned months ago and was dismissed (without proper demotion, no less); the other DC died yesterday and there ...
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Recover mdadm RAID 10 array: listing all as spares

I'm a bad person and haven't backed up my RAID elsewhere. I now have a RAID10 array that won't assemble, and I'm hopeful I can save it. Here's the details: I have five hard drives set up as RAID10 ...
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How to recover an Ubuntu Server which has partial permanent data loss?

I have an Ubuntu Server which root partition is on a raid 0 were one HDD had data loss / broken sectors. The data loss only impacts 1-2 % of the total data on that root partition however the server ...
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How much memory is required to send deduplicated ZFS stream?

Last year I set up a pair of servers for my employer, running FreeBSD 10.1 with a large pool of storage in each server. 12 x 2TB disks, in a zpool configured as two raidz2 vdevs of six disks each. One ...
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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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Method for offsite backup of EC2 servers?

We run a dozen or so Ubuntu Linux webserver production instances on Amazon VPC. The instances are bootstrapped and managed via Puppet. Most management is done via the AWS Console. Our AWS credentials ...
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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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Data recovery seems impossible after kernel upgrade. MDADM (Raid1) LVM2

I opened a question about rebuilding a bad partition My Problem that din't take me anywhere. Bad news is the company trying to rescue the data says it's finding huge inconsistencies they can see some ...
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Restore of SBS 2008 unsuccessful

I have a Windows SBS 2008 here that I'm trying to restore from backups. It runs as a VMware virtual machine, so I can use snapshots and try out stuff. What happened Windows froze and the only option ...
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Need a recipe following a hack disaster [duplicate]

I have inherited a Linux Apache CentOS plesk server which has been hacked, which has websites which are in production. I have been advised by my friend to rebuild it from scratch, since the attack ...
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Can't rebuild master DB on MS SQL Server 2005 Express after power failure

There has been a power loss on our server and I cannot start the SQL service because the master DB is corrupted (as the log states). I found many articles recommending running the setup.exe with ...
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Disk failed part way through 3ware RAID 5 rebuild

I have a 3ware 9650SE RAID controller with a RAID 5 array containing 15 Seagate ST31000340NS disks. After noticing ECC errors in the Port 10 drive I replaced it with a spare and began a RAID rebuild. ...
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Server Potentially Compromised — c99madshell [duplicate]

So, low and behold, a legacy site we've been hosting for a client had a version of FCKEditor that allowed someone to upload the dreaded c99madshell exploit onto our web host. I'm not a big security ...
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Rebuilding RAID1 in Ubuntu

I had my second HD in my RAID1 come up with bad sectors. So I got another drive and pulled out the bad sector drive and put the new drive in. With the original working RAID1 drive in the computer it ...
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Rebuild or repair? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Updating Malware cleaning skills I was having an argument the other day regarding damaged systems. If a system has a hard to eradicate virus, etc, or has been damaged ...
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Recovery strategy for Master-Master replication

I have implemented a HA solution for mysql based on master-master replication. There is a mechanism on the front end part which guarantees that only one db will be read/written to at a given time ...
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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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How do I backup my TRAC installations?

We use separate TRAC instances as our ticket system for many projects and need to have them moved off site several times a day for disaster recovery. What is the best way to make this happen? Is ...
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Disaster recovery. MDADM/LVM2 Some advance but stuck on final mount

We made a stupid upgrade on a running server using wrong repositories and the system became totally unbootable. The system, a SLES 11 we used a openSuse repository to upgrade, and everything went ...
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How long does it take to rebuild a drive in a RAID 6?

I'm building a 7-disk RAID 6 array on a DELL MD3000 DAS box. My top priority is storage space, so I'd like to use 2TB drives -- but I'm worried about how long it will take to rebuild a failed disk. ...
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Single node SQL Server 2014 cluster at DR environment

We are setting up a new Disaster Recovery environment. On Production we have SQL Server cluster with two nodes. For DR we decided that one node should be enough. The plan is to add the second node ...
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VHD to physical disk conversion failed

We have had a happy HyperV running with several VMs until motherboard crashed. On another MB we had to install a new OS, of course HyperV does not see VMs. Tried to use VHD2Disk using a blank ...
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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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accidentally set windows sbs2008 data drive as backup drive how recover partition

A data drive in windows small business server 2008 was accidentally added to the list of backup devices, so of course the backup software repartitioned the drive for that purpose. Before any backups ...
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Replay/Truncate log files exchange 2010 without having ever made a backup

I have an exchange 2010 server where the domain controller/DNS has crashed and is beyond recovery (No backup, dont ask). The Exchange server is still alive, but management and such cant load. I have ...
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System State restore procedure review

I want to review if there are any additional recommendations or unnecessary steps for restoring to dissimilar physical hardware running Windows Server 2008 R2 or above or any holes in the below ...
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What Windows Server Roles should system state be backed up on?

Currently I have the following types of servers all with single roles per server: AD (DNS, AD, Sysvol, Com+, Certificate stores, Registry) IIS (Metabase) Exchange FileServer MSSQL FileServer ...
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Zimbra 7.1.4 disaster recovery within the LDAP service

We've a disaster in our Zimbra 7.1.4 server. The server is (was) running on a CentOS 6 box and it failed on the last friday. After doing a lot of effort to make the machine boot once again Zimbra ...
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Missing VirtualDisk on bootup (RAID)

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 with DAS storage attached (MD1000) I rebooted the server to apply window updates (win2008), on restart BIOS detected a VirtualDisk was missing and wanted me to continue or ...
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LVM2: pvscan with offset?

After I played with mdadm a bit too hard, I'm now tryng to recover my lvm2 volumes that were sitting in the original RAID1 array. pvscan finds nothing, but that's not a surprise: since mdadm is not ...
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Disaster Recovery - using Double-Take for live replication to DR on a developer's client machine with Visual Studio running

Our Systems team is implementing Double Take on client machines for live replication to DR servers. Developer's desktops typically have multiple instances of Visual Studio open at all times which ...
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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans

My company is looking for outside assistance in (re)putting together our BC and DR plans. How do you judge companies from one another in this arena?
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MySQL recovery procedure [closed]

After the server die, I have "old" HD (it is external now) with sock file and data files in mysql directory. Where I should find information how to restore the data in fresh installed MySQL? What ...
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Salvaging inaccessible MySQL db without InnoDB log files

In the past few weeks, I have been playing with the configuration of our test MySQL server, without first making a mysqldump of applications running on it. Aim was to increase performance and enable ...
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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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How do you properly do Disaster Recovery for a file server?

We are currently working on implementing a DR strategy for a windows file server. We have ruled out Storage Replication because it is a preview feature, and Failover Clustering is designed for ...
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DRBD as DR: syncing datastores of 2 ESXI hosts, vmdk consistency?

does anyone have experience with using DRBD (protocol C) to sync parts of the datastores of 2 esxi hosts for disaster recovery of selected guests? I have 2-3 guests that should be able to recover ...
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vmware site recovery manager - site A to B and B to A

I will Need to clarify few faqs on vmware SRM, my situation is, i have 25 VMs in site A, and 5 VMs in site B. I need to protect both sites and should be able fail back site A to B and B to A, does ...
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Is DFSR designed for use for Disaster Recovery?

We are currently working on implementing a DR strategy. Instead of SAN-SAN replication, it has been decided to have 2 live file servers replicating via DFSR. However, I don't know whether or not this ...
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Active Directory disaster recovery with DPM

I have a sort of catch-22 question here. Suppose I'm using Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (2010 or 2012, it works the same way) to backup, amongst various other things, my Active ...
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Replicate EMC LUN to AWS. Is it possible?

Is it possible to replicate a LUN from our EMC VNX5300 to Amazon Web Services? This would be for a disaster recovery scenario. I've talked to AWS and they said to talk to EMC. I've talked to several ...
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Recovering Linux soft raid 5, disk stays as spare

I got disk failure on my Centos Linux soft raid 5 array (mdadm). I replaced one of the disk and started to rebuild the array. Next time I checked the status, the rebuild was failed. This is the ...
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Documentation As-A-Manual vs. Documentation As-A-Checklist

I've had discussions in the past with other people in my department about documentation, specifically, level-of-detail and requirements. In their view, documentation is a simple checklist of Y things ...
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Using duplicity in a disaster recovery scenario

I am using duplicity for backups on my Debian servers. I have successfully backed up and restored files using duplicity. In my backup script, I have /usr/bin/dpkg --get-selections > ...
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Simulating failover DR test. After moving mailboxes, Outlook clients can't connect

I have an Exchange 2010 SP3 DAG with 7 servers (3 in production, 3 in DR and a LAG). I have 2 CAS Arrays simply named casarray1 and casarray2. casarray1 sits in production and has the three production ...
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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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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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How can I test my DR on Netapp without stopping replication?

I have two Netapp filers running ONTAP 7-mode with some volumes on the main one replicated to the secondary one on another site. I need to regularly test my DR, but I can't break the replication ...
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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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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 ...