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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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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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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 7 - Limited users unable to write to the root of external drives

I'm running SBS 2008 R2 with all Win 7 clients logging in as restricted users; none of them have local administrator access. Anytime someone uses an external USB drive, they cannot create files on the ...