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Database and Source Code auto back up

We have more have more than ten server(windows 2003 ) system . Each server have more than three web sites. I had create the sql job to auto back up process. Then copy the back up files into external ...
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32 views

Win Server 2003 R2 full backup on USB -not sure

I have blast from past: win 2003 R2 server backup I connected USB disk and now server sees 4 volumes: C:\ D:\ F:\ and K:\ USB disk is F:\ while major data is on K:\ (DFS share) If I setup standard ...
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83 views

Which version of ROBOCOPY should be run on Windows Server 2003 SP2 (non-R2)?

I realize the version that comes with Win2k3sp2 is pretty old now. Is it wise to run a later version of ROBOCOPY, or will there be compatibility issues and it's best to stick with the original? If ...
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0answers
105 views

Why should ROBOCOPY (XP026, the Windows Server 2003 version) work better through a mapped drive than local?

This page suggests that mapping a local drive to a network drive and using the network drive will help with permissions issues. This doesn't make sense to me, because: ROBOCOPY /B is supposed to ...
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1answer
71 views

Practical way of keeping up-to-date backup servers?

What is the approach generally used when you want to have backup physical servers? Currently I have a Linux server running a database, a samba share, a webapp and some scripts; and a Windows Server, ...
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1answer
787 views

How to make full system backup in windows server 2003? [closed]

I´d like to know how to full backup windows server 2003 system. I was told that 2003 backup tool cannot make such a thing as opposed to windows server 2008. Thanks.
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1answer
62 views

Issues with API in free version of VMware ESXi 5.0

We are using Linux box on Esxi 5.0 server to take VMDK backups of all windows servers on that EXSi 5.0; we are using VMware native API to do that; but after the trail period of 60 days, these API's ...
0
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1answer
159 views

VB6 application backup using SQL 2005 suddenly failing

We have a windows server 2003 R2 machine running MSSQL 2005, and our XP workstations all run a VB6 application which calls the SQL backup utility to backup a 700 Mb database. A couple of weeks ago all ...
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1answer
49 views

Will Windows Backup automatically ask for more media, if needed?

Alright, I know that this is a very simplistic question, but I'm not sure where else to ask this, and it appears to me via the FAQ, that this is the correct place to ask questions about backup on ...
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1answer
376 views

How can I check the contents of a backup tape on Windows Server 2003

I have a tape that was backed up long time ago, probably 5-6y, on a Windows Server 2003. Now I have a situation that I want to check up what was backed up on that tape back then. The backup wasn't ...
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1answer
207 views

Restoring Microsoft SQL databases to a different disk partition on the same server

We have a SQL Server 2005 box running Windows Server 2003 R2 Std 64bit. We have two production databases residing on one partition (which is an iSCSI software target), that partition got apparently ...
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0answers
64 views

Tool to monitor change in data

Is there Windows a tool I can run on my servers to report how much of a change in data there is day to day on our servers/file shares? I'd like to determine if a cloud backup is feasible or if too ...
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2answers
429 views

Active Directory Disaster Recovery in a Small Business

This is hypothetical question, but one I’m sure that someone must have encountered and/or given some thought to before. Situation: Consider this, a small business is running an Active Directory ...
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1answer
77 views

Is it possible to quiesce ms-access for a database backup using VSS?

I was on the phone today with a remote site backup provider and they talked about using Volume Shadowing Service to make a fast database-aware backup. They said that in order for this to work, it ...
2
votes
3answers
168 views

Acronis True Image failing to backup

I have Acronis True Image 9.5 on Windows 2003 standard edition and it started failing to backup. Firstly it gave the error that it was unable to make a backup because of bad sectors on the disk. This ...
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1answer
134 views

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 ...
3
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5answers
439 views

Backing up Systems Locally and Offsite

I have 25 computers in a business office that right now are being backed up locally to a server. I want to also back these systems up to a remote server. Is their an ideal way to do this? My biggest ...
2
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2answers
96 views

How do I determine if a backup occurred on my Windows 2003 server?

I'm having to do sys admin work, without the training. (Long story.) We've got a tape drive in one of our Windows 2003 R2 servers. The former sys admin setup a backup job in the Windows Backup and ...
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1answer
51 views

What happens to a backup job, if it is scheduled and some prompt occurs?

For years we've backed up our system, using a tape drive on one of our Windows 2003 R2 servers. And we've done this manually. Whenever we do this, we'll put the tape into the drive, and get into the ...
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0answers
157 views

How to restore Windows 2003 using a system backup? Didn't work for me

I have had an easy time testing system restores with ASR NTBackups. I wanted to try what I thought was an alternate approach provided by windows 2003 for full system restores. Using NTBackup, I made ...
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2answers
338 views

How can ShadowProtect SBS backup to alternating external drives?

I am trying to configure ShadowProtect SBS (v. 4.1.5.10129) in Windows Server 2003 SBS to backup my server hard drives to two alternating external drives. What I want is to be able to swap one drive ...
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1answer
72 views

Best method to protect software PBX system from disaster

I have been put in charge of maintaining an old PBX system which is running Windows Server 2003 and TeleAdvantage PBX software. The big concern is that the company that originally built this PBX box ...
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1answer
371 views

ntbackup asks for a free media LTO-1, but shouldn't

I'm facing this problem: on Windows 2003 server STD, I can't safely perform unattended data backup on tape (HP LTO-1 drive) because it asks for a free media tape after 90GB of data written. The ...
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1answer
285 views

How to set the Backup Identification Label of a job in NT backup using the command line

I'm using NTBackup on a server 2003 R2 system, to backup to a file over the network, using a batch script. What I'm trying to do is to change the name of the backup set as displayed in NTBackup's ...
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0answers
209 views

Backup Exec has lost compression ability

We are running Backup Exec 11d (Version 11.0 Rev 6235) The server is hooked up to an HP Ultrium 440 tape drive. It has been performing very well for a few years now, it has processed about 3-400 TB. ...
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1answer
305 views

Is the size of this system state backup normal

I administer a small network, 2 Windows 2003 servers with around 30 users + Exchange. The system state backup generates a 28 GB file. Is this normal? I think it's too big for just 30 users + 30 ...
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2answers
551 views

NTBackup (on WS2k3) fails to backup remote server (WS2k8R2) with “ Error: is not a valid drive, or you do not have access.”

We run an NTBackup job on a Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 with all updates (as of Q4-2011). It works well backing up two WS2k3 servers as well as the backup server itself. However, we have been unable ...
2
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1answer
230 views

Backup of VisualSVN [duplicate]

I've got installed a VisualSVN in a Windows Server 2003 (it has just a drive C: with 10GB) I'm planning to backup a VisualSVN server in this way: Make a disk image with Ghost or some other ...
2
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3answers
189 views

Clone Windows 2003 SBS Machine without turning it off

I'm a junior sys admin at a small firm and i just recently have been assigned to a new customer. I went through the normal learning process of getting to know the relatively simple network structure ...
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6answers
348 views

Small Business (70GB) Backup Solutions

I'm helping out a small business with their IT needs and a few questions have been raised over the quality/dependability of their backup system. Currently they have two servers in use with one ...
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0answers
438 views

Troubleshooting 'Could Not Start' scheduled task error:

I'm trying to run snapshot on my server to back up the drive onto a local NAS server. I'm currently using this on a Win2k, Win2k3, and Win2k8 servers. Both the Win2k and Win2k8 servers are correctly ...
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1answer
60 views

how do I archive/restore development servers and workstations inexpensively

Scenario # 1 I've a Windows 2003 Server that I have been using for many years for software development, mostly for testing. It has many tools that I might want to use in the future. ...
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votes
3answers
501 views

Symantec backupexec troubleshooting issues with a Dell Robotic tape Library in Windows 2003

I’m running Symantec BackupExec 12.0 on a Windows 2003 server. After I powered down my SCSI tape drive (Dell PowerVault 124t autoloader) it no longer shows up in Backup Exec in the device pool. So ...
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0answers
42 views

Backup problem please help

One of my SBS users has had their home folder wiped out. All that is left is a file called "C". We take hourly backups using Symantec backup exec system recovery 8.5. I have looked through our ...
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3answers
960 views

Windows Server 2003: Backup Failed

I am having trouble backing up my server. I back up to an external hard drive, and up until now, I haven't had any problems with it. But today my backup failed. Here is the report from the backup log: ...
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1answer
454 views

Resolve error “Required Media Missing” for tape backup

I just recently bought 8 brand new tapes for the purposes of backing up my data to tape drives. I put in one of the brand new tapes in the drive and opened up Backup Utility because this is the ...
2
votes
3answers
221 views

Server Backup Software

What are you all using for your server backups? We have 95% Windows servers and are looking for new backup software without breaking the bank, if possible. I've been looking at ShadowProtect and ...
2
votes
3answers
901 views

IBM LTO 3 Tape drive periodically going “offline”

I have a problem with a LTO 3 Tape Drive. I'm using Brightstor ArcServe Backup software with Windows Server 2003. Sometimes, the scheduled backups will stop working and going into "devices" inside ...
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1answer
129 views

windows Task Scheduler [closed]

We have two Windows servers. One is Windows Server 2008 and another is Windows Server 2003. We have TFS installed on Windows Server 2003 and taking daily backup on same server. I am looking to ...
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4answers
486 views

A drive is failing on Windows Server 2003. How should I back it up? How should I restore it?

My drive is failing and I have a new one ready to go. Can I just create a BKF file on a separate drive with the Backup utility, then shut down, swap in new drive for failing one, insert Windows ...
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3answers
264 views

How to harden windows 2003 service account

I remember there was a tech-net or WindowsITpro article about how to harden windows 2003 service accounts a couple of years ago. For backup software purposes (such as BackupExec / AppAsure / Etc.. , ...
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2answers
2k views

best way to backup Exchange 2003 using Symantec Backup Exec 12.5

I'm a newbie admin for an Exchange 2003 server running on Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard, all storage on the server is local, no DAS, SAN or NAS. The server is being backed up to magnetic tape using ...
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0answers
212 views

Jungle Disk - Pre and Post Backup Scripts

I've just purchased Jungle Disk so I can backup to my S3 account. One of the most important items on the main server backup is an Act database. In order to backup the ACT database using Backup exec ...
3
votes
2answers
107 views

Is there an easy, affordable solution to network-wide backup for Windows Server 2003?

I work for a public school, and our technology is several years old. Our IT budget is, like most government-run organizations, pre-set several years in advance. What I'm looking for is a way to back ...
3
votes
2answers
5k views

How do I erase a tape with NTBackup on Windows Server 2003?

I am trying to get NTBackup under Windows Server 2003 to perform a backup to tape. But when I start the job I always get the error "There is no free media with the selected type." As a first ...
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1answer
1k views

Trying to backup system state on server 2003 sp2, getting “Faulting application vssvc.exe - system state backup failed” in applciation log

Trying to backup system state on Windows Server 2003 (SP2), getting "Faulting application vssvc.exe - system state backup failed" in application log. Volume shadow copy creation: Attempt 1. ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Cisco Configuration backup or Reboot with Windows Script

We have a client with a lot of Cisco Devices and we would like to automate the backups of these devices through telnet. We have both 2003 and 2008 servers and ideally use tftp to back it up. I wrote ...
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4answers
856 views

Migrating Windows Server 2003 installation to new hardware

I have a Windows 2003 Server that I want to migrate to new hardware. All the setup and configuration was done by my predecessor. Right now I'm in a real time crunch and I just want to copy all the ...
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2answers
207 views

Automatic folder backup from XP to Windows Server 2003

My HR/Finance manager stores important files & records in her Win XP desktop PC and she rarely copies all her files into our file server that runs on Windows Server 2003 (the last time she did it ...
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2answers
340 views

automatic mysql backup in windows server 2003 [closed]

someone Know and can recommend me an open source program or freeware software to realize automatics backups in mysql under windows server 2003. I need automatize a task every day. A shareware ...