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Full backup, files copy or VSS for disk replacement on a Windows 2003 server?

I have to replace all disks of a Raid 5 volume for more space on a Windows 2003. I want to see what is the more reliable method to backup or move data of this volume (about 800 Gb). In first I was ...
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permissions for backup operators to eject disks

I'm backing up a Windows Server 2008 R2 server to external USB disks using Windows Server backup. I want the person who physically removes the drive to rotate it offsite to be able to eject the drive ...
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Windows Server Backup [2012 R2] - Went from 100+ copies available to 1 copy available overnight

I'm using Windows Server Backup on a Windows Server 2012 R2 system that has been in production for half a year or so. The server has around 60GB used, and the backup drive is a 160GB external drive ...
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What might cause DIR $file to report “File not found” when DIR $dir shows the same file just fine?

I can DIR a file and it doesn't exist, but DIRing its directory, or a file in the same directory as it, works fine. Is this a hardware or software problem? If it's hardware, is it the drive or ...
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External HDD wrong size

I have an very interesting problem with a Seagate HDD (3TB): Under Windows the HDD has a size of ~3TB. When I connect it to Ubuntu 14.04 and try to format it with GParted, GParted tells me that the ...
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cfdisk hangs while writing table to USB disk - cannot kill

I plugged in my brand new Transcend StoreJet 23H3 and bullishly went into cfdisk to recreate the partition table. I just want a Linux partition on it to perform incremental backups. So, after making ...
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Rotating external disks while keeping the same drive letter in Windows 2003

On a Windows 2003 R2 server, two external USB disks are being used for backup purposes, one at time. The units are identical (same manufacturer and model) and retain the same volume name (although I ...
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Creating a Password reset disk on Windows server 2008 R2 using an external hard drive

I started creating a reset password disk on my windows 2008 r2 server using an external hard drive which I have formated. The process starts as follows=- -Go to start -Open control panel -Go to ...
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Windows 2003R2 keeps loosing shares on external disks upon remount

Attempting to solve a previous problem I have configured on a Windows Server 2003 R2, two external USB disks for backup purposes. The disks are identical 1st unit: drive letter = W:, volume ...