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Restoring from BackUp Exec to 2003 Recovery Storage Group

We seem to have some issue with recovering Exchange 2003 data via BackUp Exec 12.5 to Recovery Storage Group. We have set-up a dial-tone Exchange database, and now trying to restore latest backup to ...
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Mysql disaster recovery

We just got a major disaster: somebody made an uncontrolled update on the production database, and obviously, the backup process is not working since a long time, so we got a major data loss. A 40 ...
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Restore Windows Server 2008 R2 from a Windows Server Backup (.vhd)

I have a crashed (BSOD) Windows Server 2008 where i luckily have a backup from the night before the crash. This backup was made by using Windows Server Backup, doing a full system backup on a NAS. ...
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Files deleted on a Windows 2003 Network Share from a Windows XP Client

I have a Windows 2003 server that has file shares. If a windows XP client deletes a file on that share. Does it go to any sort of 'recycle bin' on the server or client?
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How to recover basic networking utilities on Debian?

I am administrating a small server for LAN, providing basic services such as web-proxy, ldap, kerberos, afs, etc. Yesterday there was a power cut so server halted. When I restarted it no network ...
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Exchange 2003: recover mailbox when migrated to 2007

We have migrated almost all of our mailboxes from Exchange 2003 to 2007 so both are still up and co-existing in our domain. One mailbox is missing some mails, and I tried to recover from an Exchange ...
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What is the best way to gain access when the password is unknown?

If you were provided a computer running Windows 2000 or newer and you have no passwords, what method do you use to gain access with administrator privileges so you can use the system?
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Windows Server 2008 Backup Failure on WinRE Partition

I'm setting up Windows Server 2008 R2 backup for the first time. When I try to do a test backup, it fails almost immediatly with the following error message. Log Name: Application Source: ...
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Recover overwritten filesystem

I made an oopsie- insofar as a filesystem with important data was overwritten as an LVM volume. I never actually wrote any data to the disk though, only hosed enough of the partition table to mark it ...
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Rebuild Directory Structure

We have an HD with 3 partitions, 2 are correctly identified but the third one is being reported as "unrecognized file system" by the WindowsXP Recovery Console. This third partition was used to ...
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How do you recover from a zimbra crash?

My server running zimbra crashed hard and now the zimbra server won't start. Here is what I get in the logs: Nov 24 21:04:14 zimbra1 slapd[21258]: @(#) $OpenLDAP: slapd 2.4.21 (Mar 24 2010 18:25:37) ...
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moving plone or recovering data

I had a simple plone site running on my Ubuntu 8.10 box, setup by following instructions on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/forum/server/Plone Now the computer got an Ubuntu 9.04 install from ...
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MySQL Server - Got error -1 from storage engine

I am currently trying to restore a MySQL table from the .ibd file. I have been following the instructions on the MySQL reference manual on how to use DISCARD and IMPORT TABLESPACE to replace the .idb ...
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After applying archive log in oracle, what time is it now?

I have restored the database and applied the archive log. How can I tell the latest transaction timestamp I have recovered to? This is oracle 10g R2 standard (no flashback enable)
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Reinstalling YUM on CentOS via RPM

So, our server got into a complete meltdown. Random files are missing, an fsck fixed something out of any of the remaining files...and thanks to sysadmin's faulty backups, I ended up trying to recover ...
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How to uninstall domain controller role from server with command prompt

I have the following problem: I need to create a test Win Server 2008 R2 as Virtual machine, and set active directory on it. Never did this before, so I just experimenting. The problem is, after I ...
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How to clone a windows xp recovery partition

Its all in the question. The partition is on a slave drive. Bob.
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Getting the path of items on your network

I have a ReadyNAS on my network that I can't SSH or rsync into because it doesn't allow connections on port 22. I can, however, see the machine in Ubuntu's filesystem GUI under "Network". If I open up ...
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Restore Windows from local system image

Back in the day (late 90s) I worked with a school who partitioned their desktop systems into two drives, the main Windows drive and a secondary hidden drive which held a system image for easy restore ...
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Plesk crash recovery

I had a dedicated server, running CentOS with a Plesk control panel, that had a hard drive crashed. The hard drive was put into a USB enclosure and connected to a new server. When I SSH into the new ...
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sql server 2005 instance unresponsive and all db's are 'in recovery'

we've got a sql server 2005 instance that one of our guys messed up, i believe they killed the sql server service and restarted the computer, and when it came back all of our databases are "in ...
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how to repair ubuntu 8.04.4 after uninstalling many things by mistake

While trying to install rmagick and failing, I thought I would uninstall libfreetype6 and then reinstall it. When I entered sudo apt-get remove libfreetype6 It asked that the following packages ...
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How can I automatically boot into the Advanced Boot menu in Windows 7

Rather than playing the F8 game on startup, is there a way (command line etc.) of configuring windows so that shutting down Window and rebooting will always come up with the advanced boot menu or ...
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Ldap database recovery after server crash

so my server crashed and my backup is a couple of weeks old :(. so.... I have the old files that can be found in /var/lib/ldap How can i recover my db, or export them in a ldif files. Tnx all ...
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How to recover from RAID 5 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to recover from RAID 5 there are 5 disk-array. i've lost the data of one of them. How can i recover?
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Exchange 2003 Recovery Items go back 3 years for 1 user

I have an Exchange 2003 environment serving approx 150 users. We are quickly approaching the 75 GB limit, and need to clear out what I can until we can get a new server in place. (Probably months ...
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How to fix corrupt indexes blocks in SYSAUX tablespace

we had power failure that left corruption in data files. It was recovered from RMAN backup including logs and all is OK, the DB is working.. except that I noticed this: RMAN> BACKUP VALIDATE CHECK ...
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Should a restore of a database file for Exchange 2010 always be in a “Dirty Shutdown” state?

First off, note that I am not doing this recovery because of any actual problem, I'm just testing it. I'm running Exchange 2010 on Server 2008 R2, and using Windows Server Backup to a remote file ...
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Is there a risk of data loss on RAID1 when RAID controller stops working?

I heard that using RAID5 or RAID6 can be problematic: if RAID controller stops working, there is too much pain to recover the data when you do not have another controller of the same type. Now, is it ...
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Linux file Recovery

Can anyone help me out in getting back a deleted file in linux. Instead of giving this command " rm -rvf *~ ", I gave " rm -rvf * ". Is there any way to get all files back ??
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Recovery models, log shipping and log backup frequency in SQL05

Trying to get a sense of the optimal setup in our environment. I have a large SQL05 DB (500+GB) that is log shipped to a read-only system over a WAN. I'm currently running in FULL recovery model, ...
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How to recover/restore SQLServer 2005 databases from MDF/LDF files

I have a SQL DB instance that was stopped/shut down improperly and the msdb system db along with the regular DBs have been "in recovery" for over 2 weeks now. sometimes after a reboot one DB in the ...
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Migrate Windows Server 2008 to a new hard disk

I have a machine with Windows Server 2008. I want to change the hard disk drive, but keep everything else. I don't have a cd/dvd drive and don't want to buy it. My first idea was to make a ...
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Recover Intel Matrix Raid Configuration

I had 2 HDDs in Intel Matrix Raid configuration on a motherboard with intel ICH9R. I had some RAID 0 partitions and one RAID 1 partition. Somehow when replacing my videocard I partially unpulugged ...
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How to recover zfs pool when root fs fails?

I have a FreeBSD 8.0 amd64 box w/ 1 ATA drive for system root and 4 SATA drives as a RAIDZ pool. The ATA drive isn't mirrored nor part of any pool, but also doesn't hold any valuable data (other then ...
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How to recover from failed Mysql schema update, with replication?

I have two MySQL servers configured with master-slave replication. Before we deploy a new application version we: 1) STOP SLAVE 2) Take a MySQL dump of the slave. However, if a mistake is done ...
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Is there any way to recover files in /usr/local directory on Ubuntu?

We are running Ubuntu server on VPS. Some files were removed accidentally by placing unnecessary space this command: rm -r /usr/local <directory to be deleted> I know, that in most cases this ...
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preparing to migrate MOSS 2007 SP1 content into new server with MOSS 2007 SP2 with the same server name using builtin tools

To All Experts here, I'd like to perform a MOSS server content migration from the existing single instance server (SQL Server 2008, Windows Server 2008, SharePoint 2007 SP1) all in one and by ...
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SAN based Snapshots and Disaster Recovery

I wanted to know if anyone has has any expirience of using SAN based snapshots and replication between SANs for disaster recovery. My main worries are around databases and applications like Exchange ...
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Automatic o/s reset on a dedicated internet browsing Windows 7 pc

I have just purchased a new Acer Revo nettop PC for dedicated internet browsing. It will be the only pc on a home network. My original plan was to install one virtual PC for family browsing, another ...
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Accidentally overwrote first 400MB of hard drive with ext3 partition - possible to rescue?

Accidentally wrote /dev/zero to the first 371MB of a 500GB disk. Is it possible to rebuild the partition table and/or recover what data hasn't been overwritten?
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unattended recovery from image

I've got quite a few machines which sometimes need to be restored from an image. There's a slight problem that those machines are at different locations, don't have keyboards and sometimes don't even ...
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RAID5 2-disk failure - what steps to take?

I've got a 6-disk RAID5 array on a gentoo server. mdadm is reporting that two of the disks have failed. In the event that the disks are actually gone, I'm prepared to send the drives to professionals ...
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SQL Server 2005 dropping objects from DB on recovery?

SQL Server 2005 dropped a user from one of our mirrored databases after we recovered from a simple Windows-update induced restart of the machine. I checked and the login is not in the mirror server ...
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How to make deleted files unrecoverable?

If I delete files on a NTFS partition I can recover them shortly with a very high probability of success. When a file is deleted, only the file system entry is deleted, thus the content of the file ...
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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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raid 5 epic fail #2

following- Part 1 http://serverfault.com/questions/83262/raid-5-rebuilding-epic-fail, managed to get the raid controller half working.. when my linux distro (pmagic) boots, as far as i can tell ...
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I just disaster-recovered an Exchange 2007 Server, what now?

Long story short: My standalone Exchange 2007 server existed in a Hyper-V instance that somehow clashed with the physical server's RAID hardware and caused a BSOD on the host shortly after the ...
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The best way to backup and restore a Linux Mail Server?

I have a Linux Postfix mail server, and I am doing a configuration backup via FTP. but actually thinking about it, this will give me a 3-4 day period for recover my server... whats is the best way to ...
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Incorrect checksum during recovery PostgreSQL database (32bits) from a backup on Mac Os X 64 bits

When I try to recover PostgreSQL database from a backup saved under my old version of Mac Os X 10.5 (32bits) on my new version 10.6 (64bits), I have this error : # sudo -u postgres ...