3
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1answer
205 views

On Windows 2008 R2, how do I back up DHCP if the DHCP .mdb database is always busy?

I get this from my backup software. C:\WINDOWS\system32\dhcp\dhcp.mdb : The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. C:\WINDOWS\system32\dhcp\j50.log : The ...
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1answer
57 views

is scheduled backup via standard windows backup gui supported over network?

OS Windows server 2008 Standard [note: this is not R2] Plot we are trying to switch from usb attached backups to over the network backup Issues: When i use the standard Windows backup GUI and ...
0
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0answers
28 views

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. ...
0
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1answer
60 views

How do I change number of windows backup copies?

(That was unclear) So I've set up a standard daily windows backup (≈10 GB of files) on a 1 TB hard drive and it only makes two copies, and I want 30 or 60. How do I change that? I just don't know, I ...
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5answers
542 views

Using Hot swap drive to backup on daily basis

Hot swapping and hot plugging are terms used to describe the functions of replacing computer system components without shutting down the system. In all the articles it was mentioned during some system ...
0
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1answer
506 views

DPM2010 / Windows 2012 - DCOM errors communicating with all agents

I just installed DPM 2010 on a Windows 2012 machine. Everything appears fine but then I try attaching an agent and the server can never communicate with any agent. I tried installing/uninstalling ...
0
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0answers
71 views

Backing up laptops with redirected folders + offline files

I have users that have their common folders (mainly My Documents) redirected to our server. Many of them also have offline files enabled so that they can have those files available when they're not ...
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1answer
451 views

Windows Server Backup: compress output .vhd

I would like to have the Windows Server Backup data compressed on the file system. The lion's share of data is consumed by .vhd files in the \WindowsImageBackup\<hostname>\Backup ...
3
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5answers
178 views

How can I take a one time full backup of a Windows Server without the need for a restore program?

I have a Windows SBS server with about 500GB of data that I'm decommissioning but I'd like to take a final backup of the server and place it on an external USB drive. I already have multiple backups ...
1
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0answers
493 views

What causes SqlServerWriter to fail when running windows server backup on a server with Sql Express?

Equipment: I have a Dell PowerEdge T410 with 2 E5506 processors, 32GB of Ram and running Windows Server 2008 R2. It hosts: AD DNS DHCP SQL Express for an Accounting Software Package Quickbooks ...
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0answers
87 views

Backup Windows (ntfs) partition at runtime, restore using linux live distribution?

I need to backup a whole ntfs partition daily using a scheduled task. I want not just the content of the disk, but the partition itself to a preferably compressed file and then restore it 'offline' ...
1
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1answer
47 views

Is it possible to use one Windows Server 2008 R2 to be the backup for other 2008 and 2012 servers?

I have taken over some sysadmin duties and am looking to do the following (if possible). 1) Setup a single Windows Server 2008 R2 as a hub for all the backups. 2) Use Windows Server Backup on this ...
1
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1answer
65 views

Recovering C: in a single step with Windows Server Backup

I'm working on a way to restore a Windows Server machine to a particular point in time without using an image (there are organizational reasons why we can't just image the system drive), and since I'm ...
0
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1answer
95 views

Backing up remote Postgres database

I have a Windows 2008 Server machine with a postgres database running on it. I'd like to back it up daily and have it sent to another machine (running Ubuntu or Windows). What's the best way to set ...
0
votes
2answers
125 views

Backup Win7 machine and Windows Server 2008 R2 backup

We are doing daily a Windows Server 2008 R2 Backup on a shared folder of a dedicated machine scheduled in the Windows Task Scheduler. To access a shared folder (a Win7 machine) as backup destination ...
0
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2answers
366 views

RSync files or Map Network Drive in Windows Server?

I have to create a backup plan, from my machine .155 to .156. In .155 my files are in C:/MySQLServer/backup and should be copied daily to .156 at I:/MySQLServer/backup, so I was looking over the ...
0
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1answer
121 views

How to Shift Domain Controller without Imaging or Cloning

I have "Machine A" which is Server Running Windows Server 2008 with AD. Almost 65 xp clients are connected to this server. I have another "Machine B" which has good hardware configuration, I want to ...
0
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1answer
677 views

Windows Server 2008R2 Backup Cannot Be Found (Unable to Restore)

I've got a bit of an issue and need some professional advice. One of our servers ended up crashing and I have a backup of the said server (Windows Server 2008 R2). The backup routinely backed up the ...
0
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1answer
74 views

Backup and Reset Windows VPS password

We do have an option like "Password Reset disk" for desktops. I like to know is there any similar option available for Windows VPS other than contacting the service provider control panel? I like to ...
0
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1answer
30 views

Backing PDF files and SQL server DB

I have my own Windows Server an Asp.Net application hosted live. The application allows users to upload CV PDF files and I have the DB also on that server. Which steps should I take to ensure that all ...
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1answer
43 views

What to back up and how to restore that back up to another server - MS Server 2008 R2 [closed]

I am modifying an old server to be used as a backup server. The backup server should be able to use the backups of the primary server and run the same as the primary server. Both servers are running ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

Why would Windows 2008 lose its backup schedules at shutdown?

We recently powered down a Windows 2008 server for a weekend as the building power supply was being worked on. Right up until this shutdown, the backups have been happily running daily every day ...
0
votes
2answers
966 views

keep certain number of backups with windows server backup

I'm trying Windows Server Backup, and it's doing incremental backup in order to save disk space. it's working greate, but now I have 36 copies (1 is full backup, others are incremental changes since ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Powershell wait for compressing to finish

I have written a PowerShell script that zips the contents of a folder and sends it to a server for backup. The issue is that the copy process doesn't wait for the zip process to finish. I have tried ...
0
votes
1answer
86 views

Best practice for Windows backup user?

I accustomed to create a dedicated admin-level Domain user account, on which backup processes are running, then blocking it's login ability on station, but I always thought it's a security risk. ...
0
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1answer
210 views

roaming profiles + directory backup for a backup solution

Right now we use acronis for our major production servers and i'm trying to find a good solution to backup our local users at little to no cost. I'm thinking about flipping it to roaming profiles ...
0
votes
3answers
498 views

does windows incremental backup include system state backup?

I'm managing my very small office server with windows server 2008. since I have only one server, and the user group is really small. I made the first hdd into 2 partitions. one (C:) for windows and ...
0
votes
1answer
336 views

Create boot disk clone\image from OS [closed]

I have disk with Windows Server 2008 R2. I want to create image\clone of this disk. I want to be able to do that from OS. So I want to clone disk I am currently booted from to another disk. Then I ...
2
votes
5answers
255 views

backing up a virtual machine

I inquired with the support of justcloud.com telling them that I have a vmware vm that I was wondering if it could be backed up while in use. I can back up the vm once it is shut down but I was ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Windows Server 2008 R2 backup - what is generating all the change data?

We have a small, relatively idle Windows Server 2008 R2 installation that does basic file sharing and hosts Exchange for about 10 not very active users. When running a windows server backup, the ...
0
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3answers
302 views

Windows Backup to folder instead of VHD

Sorry if this question has been asked already, but I couldn't find anything on this aspect. I need to figure out a back up solution for our Windows Shared Folders. Nothing else needs to be backed up ...
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votes
1answer
412 views

robocopy advantages and disadvantages [closed]

Could you, please, list what do you think that are main advantages and main disadvantages of robocopy? Thanks.
0
votes
2answers
438 views

Ping working , however unable to tracert to the server

We have a Solaris 10 server which is a Backup Server. This server is able to ping to client server A (Windows Server 2008), However unable to tracert to it. From Client server A , Ping and tracert to ...
0
votes
2answers
104 views

Dedicated server running VPS how should I back it up? [closed]

We are renting a dedicated server and running a vps within it. We would like to back up the vps so if there is an issue we can restore quickly either from another server or from the current server. ...
0
votes
1answer
289 views

Configuring Windows Server Backup Destination Drive Sets

Is it possible to set up the standard backup system in SBS 2011 (or Server 2008 R2) to use an internal drive as a destination as well as external drives? Before you say yes, from my tests and from ...
6
votes
2answers
525 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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3answers
1k views

Volume Shadow Copy Remotely?

I'm currently running a Microsoft Server 2008 R2 box and want to utilize Volume Shadow Copy but my development machine doesn't have enough hard drive space for 30 days worth of copies, which is what I ...
0
votes
2answers
264 views

Windows Server 2008 Remote/FTP Backup

I'm using Windows Server 2008, and have the requirement to backup system state and data to a remote location. What's the best way to do this, unfortunately it appears Windows Server Backup doesn't ...
1
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1answer
251 views

How can I incrementally transfer a Windows Server Backup set to a remote location?

We have a Windows Server Backup schedule that backs up our 'main' Windows 2008 server, which does our AD, Exchange, Domain controller, file hosting and a bunch of other stuff. Now we want to offload ...
3
votes
3answers
305 views

Backing up Group Policy Objects and their OU Links

I realise there are multiple ways in which you can backup GPO's - via Powershell, via Group Policy Mgmt and so forth, but how in Windows are you able to backup not only the GPO's themselves, but their ...
1
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1answer
124 views

Backing up my GPO's

If I wanted to backup everything related to all my GPO's - permissions, links for the domain (how they are linked to my OU's etc), and all the GPO's themselves, how would I go about doing that. I ...
0
votes
1answer
140 views

Backup Exec - How does it see Overwriteable media?

I have a Backup to Disk folder (on a USB Drive) which does a full backup Monday through Saturday, inclusive. It runs at 23:00 each day, but the drive is only large enough to fit 5 backups. (Each ...
0
votes
1answer
909 views

Windows 2008 full server backup smaller than data itself?

I have file server on Windows 2008 and I'm using Windows Server Backup - full server backup for it. When I look at used space on partitions I can see 426GB used space summary. At Windows Server Backup ...
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votes
2answers
2k views

Possible to just “copy” Active Directory database and files for a backup?

I know it's possible to use system state, but I do not want to do a full system backup... I want to backup AD and that's it. Would stopping all AD services, then backing up all NTDS files be ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Exchange DiskShadow/Robocopy backup does not purge log files

I have a series of scripts setup to backup my Exchange. The following command is executed to start the process: diskshadow /s C:\Backup_Scripts\exchangeserverbackupscript1.dsh This is ...
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0answers
1k views

DeltaCopy (Rsync for windows) giving an error on task run

I was suggested DeltaCopy to set up a nightly backup between two Windows 2008 R2 servers. After setting up the server side (Amazon EC2 instance where files will be backed to) and setting up the ...
0
votes
5answers
137 views

Backing up a server to another server every night

My company just set up an Amazon EC2 instance running Windows Server 2008 R2, and though we were planning on using that server as our main server, we have decided instead to use it as a backup for our ...
2
votes
2answers
387 views

Local backup server - what operating system / software to use?

We have very minimal backups. About 6GB total (including Server 2008R2 OS), and it changes maybe 30MB a day if that. We have an extra server (Dell T310) sitting here with 4 3TB drives in RAID 5. It ...
1
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2answers
914 views

NTFS on iSCSI - Mounting two Server 2008 servers to same LUN

I'm aware that you can't mount a single LUN to two read/write NTFS iscsi volumes without massive issues unless you are using clustered servers. However, I'm curious about mounting 1 iscsi lun ...
0
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2answers
2k views

NetWorker: Frequent errors in log "waiting for # writable volume(s) to backup pool 'Default' disk(s) on

Working on a new NetWorker 7.6.3/DataDomain disk-to-disk-to-remote-disk backup system, there are frequent errors in the log: Media alert event: Waiting for 1 writable volume(s) to backup pool ...