Returning data from a backup to its original location or to its successor.

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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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How to merge exported SQL Data into restored DB updating only changed rows? [migrated]

we've just moved two databases from one Microsoft SQL Server 2008 instance to another using BACKUP DATABASE on the original system and then RESTORE DATABASE on the new one. Everything went fine but ...
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Windows Restore fails with “The Volume ID could not be found” error, what to do?

On my server with 3 disks, one disk died and I'm trying to do a restore. The server looked like this: [DISK1] | C:, main system drive <-- this one died [DISK2] | D:, data disk [DISK3] | ...
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mongorestore with indexing in foreground

I need to restore huge dump taken with mongodump utility. As the collections are big and mongorestore rebuilds indexes in backround, index building takes very long to finish. What I want is to somehow ...
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Restore SQL 2008 database fails with error on page xxx:xxx

This is the situation: Got a full backup (.bak file) of a SQL 2008 database, with partitions. The .bak file is 100gb. I need to restore this database on a different server, to a new database. ...
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How can I back up a table structure but NOT its data in MySQL

I am using MySQL Administrator for making my database backup. I can perfectly back up the whole database with all its tables. There are some tables whose size is very big so I wonder if I could only ...
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Sharepoint - restore single document from database level backup

Have a single Sharepoint webserver backed by a SQL 2005 server. The sharepoint server has a messed up document in a document library and I have a SQL database backup from the day before. What are my ...
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SQL Database with offline filegroup

I'm using SQL 2008 R2 Enterprise and yesterday I had an hardware-error. During this error one disk went offline, which contains a very unimportant part (filegroup) of the database. Accidentially this ...
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Best way to do a full backup of CentOS 6.5 running on VMWare

I have inherited a mission critical pound server running CentOS 6.5 running on VMware. Server needs updates and patching for Shellshock but we do not want to do anything to it without having a ...
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How to restore Linode to Vagrant VM?

I'm trying to set up a Linux development environment so I can safely make changes to my website without breaking the live site. Linode hosts my live site. A simple solution would be to host my ...
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Restore LDAP data from copied files

My server has broken and I had to urgently put it up again. I needed to reinstall the system and, since I was time constrained, I lazily just copied the directories I considered necessary (/etc, /opt, ...
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Backup and restore vCenter 5.5 in a Lab.

I need to take a copy of our production vCenter and run it in a lab for testing purposes. This part isn't my strong point.How do I go about this and is there any official documentation pertaining to ...
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Active Directory backup/restore without DSRM

I'm trying to backup my local DC to AWS for DR. When running locally, a system state backup and a restore through DSRM works fine. Unfortunately, a server in DSRM fails to boot in AWS (a situation ...
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Restoring SBS 2011 Domain Controller with no DSRM logon access

I have a client's server running SBS 2011, it is their only server. I need to restore their OS to a previous date. Everything can go back to that date last week. They have a Windows Image Backup. ...
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System File Missing

I have Windows SBS 2008 R2 use it as file server and i missing some system32 file, so i need to repair it but I don't know how repair/restore this file. Can anyone help me? Thanks
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I just deleted /etc/rc?.d/ dirs, how can I restore/recreate them?

sysv-rc was installed to get a hold of systems autostart, but in the end it wasn't needed (as update-rc.d came in handy). So I dumbly do apt-get purge sysv-rc and type Yes, do as I say! to the apt ...
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SCCM user state migration - is this user's data gone?

Long story short(ish), we're on the tail-end of our XP to Windows 7 migration project, and finally got some VIP's machine in to be migrated. Since the machine is almost as old as the OS on it, this ...
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stop error 0x0000007b on boot bare metal recovered Win2008R2

We had HP DL360G4p with Windows 2008 R2 which was broken a few days ago. I setup VM on ESX4 because we don't have extra same hardware and recover from WindowsServerBackup image. The recovery looks ...
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Exchange 2010 Recovery: Mailbox not found using Restore-Mailbox

Exchange 2010 SP1 Update Rollup 5 server information store database was restored to a Recovery Database using EMC Networker successfully. The Recovery Database is in a mounted state with mailboxes ...
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openvz tar implausibly old time stamp

I'm trying to restore a 26 G tar dumpo of an openvz container. The problem is, that when untarring this error comes up: implausibly old time stamp 1969-12-31 18:00:00 and the it doesn't finish the ...
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PostgreSQL DB size increasing after restoring the same database backup

This is my batch script to take backup @ECHO OFF d: cd Apps\RemedyStar 9.0 KREMCOS\bin\Debug\PG pg_dump.exe -i -h localhost -p 5432 -U postgres -F c -b -v -f "C:\Documents and ...
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volume undelete on a HP MSA

Is it possible to undelete a volume in a HP MSA 2000?
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Cisco Aironet 1200 mode button disabled

Hey I got a free Cisco Aironet 1200 the other day and tried to restore it using the mode button but it was disabled and no one knows the password for the WAP's interface any ideas how I could get it ...
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Dual Drive Failure and server restore slowness on Windows Server R2

I recently had a hosting company that had a dual drive failure within 6 minutes of each other, not sure how that could even happen. However they had to restore a backup of the server last night. ...
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Windows 7 Startup Repair Disjoining System From Domain

We have recently run into the following issue : Startup Repair : The Startup Repair tool can solve many common startup problems automatically. Startup Repair performs an exhaustive analysis to ...
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How can I get ntbackup to show items in the Backup\LTO Ultrium media pool so they can be restored

I am attempting to restore data from an LTO Ultrium 4 backup tape. The backup was originally done via NTBackup. When I attempt to restore the data that was backed up, I am unable to view or select the ...
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Bare Metal Restore to different platform Blue Screens

I have a PE 2850 server with PERC 4 RAID controller running Windows Server 2008 R2 that I did a Full Metal Backup on and want to restore this to a PE R710 which has a PERC 6i RAID controller. I ...
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backup and restoration of a freeipa infrastructure

I'm finding the documentation on ipa server backup and restoration sadly lacking, and being so centrally critical it's not something i'm really happy about shooting in the dark with - could some kind ...
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Restoring an email message sent in 2012/2013 that can not be found in users mailbox

Novice here. Have had a request to restore a sent message that can not be located in the users Sent Items folder, probably because the message is 1+ years old. Running SBS 2008, Exchange 2007 and ...
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How can I speed up a MySQL restore from a dump file?

I am restoring a 30GB database from a mysqldump file to an empty database on a new server. When running the SQL from the dump file, the restore starts very quickly and then starts to get slower and ...
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How can I filter a Dynamic Distribution Group by Database name?

I need to create a dynamic DL to list the members of an individual database and I'm unable to get the powershell command to filter the results properly. [PS] C:\>New-DynamicDistributionGroup -Name ...
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Symantec Backup Exec 2010 Can't Mount or Explore

In the past when trying to restore specific files from a Symantec Backup Exec backup, I would right-click on the relevant recovery point, click Explore and then OK. Alternatively I could go to Recover ...
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restore administrator permission in sccm 2007

I accidently removed permissions on our parent SCCM server Will I be able to add them back? It had Domain Admins in the permission list, this was giving everyone all access to everything, and items ...
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restore fails due to insufficent disk space

I'm trying to test my SBS 2008 backup by restoring to a vm on a Hyper-V server. The SBS is a physical machine. I created two vhdx each at 1TB in (fixed) size, which is larger than the actual disks ...
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Restore MS SQL 2008 Database from files

is it possible to restore a MSSQL server by copying its directory/data files? I have a damaged hard disk and was able to salvage the C:\Program Files (x86)\SQL Server 2008\MSSQL\MSSQL10.MYDATABASE ...
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Restore postgres Dump gives Errors: types do not exist

I´ve dumped a Database from an old Ubuntu machine with postgresql 8.4 wiandth postgis 1.5. On a new ubuntu 12.04 I´ve installed Postgresql 9.1 also with postgis 1.5. (created the postgis_template with ...
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Server 2008 stuck in reboot loop “Configuring Updates: Stage 3 of 3”

Our server performed some updates last night and this morning we came in to find it stuck in a boot -> "Applying System Configurations" -> "Configuring Updates: Stage 3 of 3. 0%" -> reboot loop. Safe ...
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Restoring Virtualmin backup fails: “Cannot change ownership”

I'm attempting to restore my DNS settings from a virtualmin backup after reinstalling bind9. I've selected only the DNS to be restored, as per the advice in this link, regarding duplication of ...
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Restore LVM if VG is not consistent (XenServer 5.6.1)

i have a VG that uses the PVs /dev/md1 and /dev/md2. Now one hdd failed in /dev/md1: [root@xenserver1 ~]# cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : [raid1] md1 : active raid1 sda3[0] 382320128 blocks ...
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Server 2008 R2 - restoring a user's roaming profile folder from Previous Versions

I want to restore a user's roaming profile folder from previous versions, but having no luck. I keep running into access rights problems. The previous version was created with the default rights set ...
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What is the easiest way to restore a backup from “the future” on diverged snapshot of an original server?

Trying to be as succinct as possible, I'm in a situation with: Windows Server 2008 Standard FE x64 Service Pack 2 with Exchange Server 2007 (fairly sure together they are branded as "Windows Small ...
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can you restore a Windows 2008 Server backup to an Amazon EC2 instance?

Is it possible to take a backup of a Windows 2008 server, made with the built-in Windows backup, and restore it to an Amazon EC2 instance. If so, could you please outline the steps? The machine that ...
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Error when restoring database (Windows 7 test environment)

I have a windows 7 operating system as a test environment. I have SQL Server EE installed with two instances, named as test and production. I took a full backup from AdventureWorks database from test ...
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Amazon EC2: Restoring Windows EBS snapshots into AMIs or Instances?

As my Windows EC2 instance lives, starting and stopping many times a week, it evolves. These changes get saved to it's EBS volume, so state is persistent across reboots. Now, periodically I backup ...
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Restore old /etc onto newer system (CentOS)

In order to save space, I don't backup /usr (except /usr/local), /bin, /sbin and /lib. Instead I do a rpm -qa --qf '%{NAME}\n' to get a list of packages I need to install to restore the content of ...
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Recover MySQL tables from frm files

I'm desperate, and hoping some kind soul can rescue me! I'm dealing with restoring a completely crashed server. Everything is back up except for there's an issue with one domain which uses MySQL (no ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - Restore Previous Versions - Restored File Filled with Nulls

The Restore Previous versions feature on my file server stopped working some time in the recent past. If I look at the Previous Version for a file or folder the items are listed and they show a valid ...
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Full server backup solution (to remote windows share)

I have a working server with a raid > lvm > dmcrypt stack. I would like a backup solution which solves the following problems: Changes only: Only transfer daily change, not the whole X Terrabytes ...
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ec2-consistent-snapshot mongodb - mongod.lock file

I'm trying out ec2-consistent-snapshot with --mongo --freeze-filesystem options. The snapshot itself works great. However, after I restore the volume and try to use it with a new instance, when I ...
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How to backup and restore configurations on lots of Cisco routers and switches from Linux? [closed]

I'm looking for a way to backup, save, version and restore configurations of Cisco network equipments. I need to be able to automatically GET and PUSH configuration files on lots of routers and ...