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Windows Server 2008 x64 SP2 software mirror raid recovery when primary drive fails

I'm attempting to use software mirroring to move the system partition between different hardware raid arrays. Unfortunately, whenever I pull the primary disk offline, I'm not able to get the boot ...
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Realtime file-level mirroring from local NTFS to network drive

We have some data collection machines running WinXP. After a new file is written, we would like to immediately copy the new file to network storage (a NetApp CIFS share) automagically. We need ...
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Miroring usb drives (master/slave, booting linux from them)

I have a small server that boots from a usb drive and i would like to protect myself from the drive dying. I can't add another hard drive. My question is: can i add one or two usb sticks of the same ...
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recovering from a crash. data stored on a 3ware 9650SE-LP mirrored set

So I'm hoping this will be very easy because my drive that failed is not part of my mirrored set. I had my OS drive go bad but my data drive ( my 2TB mirrored set ) is still ok. I just can't access ...
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Windows Server 2008 - Will not boot normally, only boots into Safe Mode

I have a less than one month old server on which Windows Server 2008 R2 is installed. I have a 2 mirrored disk drives in there. I attempted a RAM upgrade, which did not go well possibly due to memory ...
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FTP an entire folder via the command line

I'm looking so migrate some websites to a new server. I have SSH access to the current one but only FTP access to the new one. How can I via Centos and SSH copy entire folders to the new server via ...
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gem mirror segfaulting

I'm trying to create rubygems mirror on my VDS doing the following: $ gem mirror $ gem generate_index -d /home/rubygems/mirror The problem that each time I run first command ruby segfaults with ...
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How do I mirror a folder (copy only missing and changed files recursively) in windows?

I'm trying to find a fast way to recursively update a folder and all subfolders from another folder. Obviously, a full delete and Xcopy would work but that is very slow. After the update, the ...
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Mac OS X Server 10.6 - Apple's software mirrored RAID worth it?

I am installing an Intel Xserve (Quad core Xeon) with Snow Leopard Server (10.6) on two 80Gb 7200rpm SATA HDs. I created a mirrored RAID set using Disk Utility with those two drives, all went fine. ...
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Login failed for user 'XXX' on the mirrored sql server

We have 4 web servers that host our asp.net (3.5) application. Randomly, we get error messages like : 1) "Login failed for user 'userid'" 2) "A network-related or instance-specific error occurred ...
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Alternative to robocopy /MIR

We run a number of web apps that store a lot of local data in small xml files. One part of our backup / recovery strategy is to produce a local mirror of the file system via a VPN to the hosting ...
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HW RAID 1 different disk sizes?

I was told by an HP support guy that I should not replace a failed drive in a mirror with a bigger size drive, since it could crash my array. I am puzzled why is this so and how to hell am I suppose ...
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Hardware issue: UI freezes and hard drive light goes solid several times per hour

I have a workstation that has been acting up for the last few weeks. It currently has Windows Server 2008 R2 installed on it, and 2 HDD mirrored. A few times per hour the screen will freeze up, ...
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linux LVM mirror vs. MD mirror

I think I remember making some mirrors years ago with LVM, and I don't remember this "log" thing. Or maybe I made the mirror with mdadm and put LVM on top. That must be it. What is the LVM log for ...
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Image Management System with Different Levels of Access

I work in the graphics department for a real estate brokerage, and we deal with a lot of photos. Agents take the photos, upload them to me, I touch up and standardize the photos, then I add them to ...
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Is there a way to mirror two severs on Ubuntu?

I was wondering if it's possible to mirror two servers, like you could upload files to one server and they'd push to the other server, etc. I'm more curious to file mirroring, it doesn't have to ...
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Splitting a raidctl mirror safely

I have a Sun T5220 server with the onboard LSI card and two disks that were in a RAID 1 mirror. The data is not important right now but we had a failed disk and are trying to understand how to do ...
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wget mirroring, subdomains and directories and cookies

I have an account on a web page that is now "full" (ie I have used up all my allocated space) and I would like to make a mirror of that site. wget seems like the thing to use. The problem is that I ...
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wireshark captures different on two computers from the same port

I Have a Windows XP Machine Running wireshark, connected to a Mirror port on a network. I'm capturing with no filtering, and it can only see half of some two way TCP conversations. I had thought it ...
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Linux Raid: mystical md_d device

I have a 64bit Ubuntu Jaunty server (kernel 2.6.28-17-server) installed on two SATA disks (sdc and sde) in a mirror RAID, this being my current raid configuration: cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : ...
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How can I limit the bandwidth of apt-mirror?

I need to make a once off mirror of all the Ubuntu apt repository (for the record it's because I'm sending it to Kenya (see here and here). I did it before and used apt-mirror, and that does exactly ...
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I need to duplicate software packages installed on one HP-UX system to a test system

I am very inexperienced with HP-UX and need to duplicate a production server for a test environment. I have 11.11 on the prod server and have completed the base install on the test server. What I ...
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“wget --mirror” Alternative

I'm looking for an alternative to using this, it doesn't have to use FTP, but it should provide the same functionality as the "--mirror" option of wget where it only downloads new and changed files. ...
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remove volume on missing dynamic disk

I had 2 drives in my Server 2003 PDC 1 of the drives went bad and was replaced. Now i show the working drive, the new drive and a missing disk. I am trying to delete the missing disk but am not able ...
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real-time mirroring of files (from Linux to Windows (or maybe cygwin))

How do I make it so that whenever the file blah.pdf on computer A is changed, its copy at computer B is updated? I believe I must setup some daemons on A and B. A is a Linux system and B is a Windows ...
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wget recursive download, but I don't want to follow all links

I'm trying to mirror a website using wget, but I don't want to download lots of files, so I'm using wget's --reject option to not save all the files. However wget will still download all the files and ...
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fastest backup for large files

what is the fastest way to duplicate a folder contain few files with few hundred megs size and other few megs small files? (say, /var/lib/mysql) cp or tar or rsync or...??
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Download JDK onto a remote server

I want to get the latest JDK onto a server in a remote location. Downloading the JDK from Sun's website requires jumping through all kinds of hoops until you actually get the file. I'm not sure ...
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OS X: setting display resolution and mirroring

How do I have a projector machine always mirror at 1024x768? By default new users get 1920x1200 and non-mirrored.
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Mirroring live system - what are the options

What are my options to mirror a running system (without taking it down) to have an as close as possible copy for use as a XEN guest? Now I'm planning to install the same version of OS as domU and ...
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Mirroring an Apache server

I have a few named vhosts on my apache2 debian server and I want to have a mirror server that can pickup as soon as the first server goes down. We can assume I have total control over both servers and ...
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Multiple web servers serving same static content

I created a sub-domain for static content to be able to serve it more efficiently by several load-balanced web servers. This static content is updated automatically, at a rate of ~1k files/day. Right ...
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Tips and tricks for identifying the dying hard drive

I have a raid 1 that has failed partially. The controller tells me the raid is degraded, but does not tell me which drive is failing. When I look in My Computer, I see that the controller split my ...
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Why don't these raid levels exists?

I've been looking at my raid setups and I am beginning to really hate raid 1. During a drive failure, you don't know if the data on the other drive is correct or not. And what if one drive reads 1 ...
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SQL Server Patching a Mirror configuration

We're planing to have two SQL servers updated by synchronous database mirroring. This will include a third environment configured as a witness server. For standard windows patching - what order ...
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DPM server and mirrored SQL-server cluster

I want to use Data Protection Manager 2007 to backup two servers with SQL-server that have several mirrored databases. On ...
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SQL Server 2005 Mirrored DB Recovery

Scenario: We want to use SQL Server 2005 Standard's version of DB mirroring along with a witness server in an Active Directory domain environment. The database is fed from a 3rd party app server that ...
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improving rsync backup performance

What are the best techniques to improve rsync over ssh mirroring between unix boxes, assuming that one system will always have the master copy and the other system will always have a recent copy (less ...
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Maintenance plan for SQL Server Database Mirroring

We're using SQL Server database mirroring and we're trying to create a db maintenance plan to backup the database. The problem is that when the server is not the primary database the plan fails. I was ...
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Mirroring Drives

I'd like to mirror a drive between two windows servers for fail over/disaster recovery. I assume there is a software package for this. What do you use?