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

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Simple Backup Strategy for Amazon EC2 instances / volumes?

You have entered Introductory Backups for Amazon EC2 EBS-backed Windows Images 010... I have been browsing my brains out to find a simple backup strategy for our single windows 2008 server running ...
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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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linux + how to restore sdaXX.fsa files by the fsarchiver tool

I get the following files (that was backup from some Linux machine ) swap.label sda-partition-info.sfdisk sda.mbr sda1.fsa sda2.fsa sda3.fsa sda.labels sda7.fsa sda5.fsa in order to build ...
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How to restore a saved partition table to another disk with parted

OS: Ubuntu 10.04 I have saved my partition layout from sda and want to restore it to my new disk sdb. I have used the following command to save the layout, but how can i restore it to my new disk ...
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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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Import a vm image to a new host machine with virt-manager

I need to recover a guest machine with Windows 2003 on a new host server on Centos 7 with virt-manager. I've shut down a guest machine and simply copied its .img file from /var/lib/libvirt/images. ...
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siginificance of /dev/oracleasm/iid/*

I am a backup admin and our DB team says these files are required in backups. backups usually cannot protect /dev/ and /proc. kind request for any Oracle DBA to help me here to know siginificance of ...
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Can I backup a VHD to an identical system and boot in case of hardware failure on the original?

Pretty much all in the title. I'm already using Hyperoo to backup the vhd file to a identical server and was wondering if it would be possible to add the vhd file to a Hyper-V virtual machine and ...
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Restore shows tape volume error

I have used the below command to take dump on my RHEL server: /sbin/dump -0uz -f /data0101/backup_labeir1/labeir1_150622_123050_^apps.dmp /apps The dump is successful, but when I do a restore using ...
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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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User not functioning after backup and restore of database to another server in SQL Server 2005

We have a database called 'foo' on the first sql server instance called 'SQL01' that is backed up nightly via a snapshot with Snap Manager for SQL Server and then flex cloned and restored to a second ...
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Unable to restore from Shadow Copy due to long filename

We have shadow copy enabled on our Windows SBS 2008 server. Attempting to restore a file from shadow copy gave the following error- The source file name(s) are larger than is supported by the file ...
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Restoring openldap configuration from ldif file?

I am trying to restore my OpenLDAP server from an ldif file I made before it went horribly wrong. All of the websites I found talk about using slapadd but when I run slapadd -v -l ...
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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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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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How can I do a dump of only the table structure in PostgreSQL?

In a similar vein to this question, how would I do a schema-only dump in PostgreSQL?
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Should Remove-ActiveSyncDevice be run after a Dialtone restore?

I have an Exchange server with a consistent behavior, where some random phones will not work unless I run a Remove-ActiveSyncDevice for the problematic user. Is this normal, should I remove all ...
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Restored virtual DC - Issues after restore

I have two HyperV hosts, hv01 and hv02. hv01, a HyperV 2012 R2 server, hosts an SBS 2011 server and two other member servers, 2k8 R2 and Server 2012 R2, but neither are DCs. hv02 is Win 2k8r2 with ...
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Backup / restoring a snapshot on Linode

I am trying to automate a process of creating an image/snapshot/backup (whatever it is called) of my disk at a certain point, and then restoring it back to that point later. So I am experimenting ...
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Restored server from backup, now I'm missing a lot of modules

I had to restore a trashed filesystem from backup, now its not loading a lot of modules lsmod before: Module Size Used by ses 6715 0 enclosure ...
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Does restoring a SQL database from backup rebuild its indexes?

Does restoring a SQL database from backup rebuild its tables and indexes from scratch? Or does it keep it in the same internal physical order it was in at the time of backup? We're using SQL 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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I'm going to wipe a Windows 2008 server, but I want to be able to restore it just in case

I have backed up everything with the Windows Server Backup program, but will this be enough? My company is going to completely wipe the computer that has the server, but in case they change their mind ...
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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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Linux: how to restore config file using apt-get/aptitude?

I've occasionally lost my config file "/etc/mysql/my.cnf", and want to restore it. The file belongs to package mysql-common which is needed for some vital functionality so I can't just purge ...
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Restore Legacy Tapes with Veeam

We were previously using VRanger to back up our VMs and then using HP data protector to copy the backups to tape. We have subsequently moved to Veeam, and have decommissioned both VRanger and Data ...
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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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Postgres Restore Not Restoring Binary Data

This is a very urgent situation. We have a postgres 9.4 database installed on a CentOs machine. We are trying to take a backup from a Heroku Postgres database and restore it to the database on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...