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How do you do a System State Restore on a Windows 2016 server located in a datacenter where you only have RDP and serial console access?

I am attempting to do a system state restore on a Windows Server 2016 box, however the server is in a data center (1&1) and I only have RDP and serial console access to it. I have the ...
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Restore permissions/ACL on Linux like you can do with sdb on Windows [duplicate]

I am currently participating a linux course for admins and we are atm at regain access to a broken system. It crossed my mind that you on Windows can "reset" the permissions/ACLs with some sdb ...
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Initramfs error after image restore using dd

I need to create backups of a Ubuntu system in a way that I can easily restore the data and system as it is exactly in a ready to go state. So, I decided to go with dd to create a whole HHD images. I ...
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How to restore a linux root filesystem during operation?

I have a rough idea but not sure it's feasible. It's, in a machine with linux I have a hidden backup default filesystem as time goes, the machine becomes messy and it needs to reset to the factory ...
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Hibernation mode in Windows

Is it possible to resume the current work session on a computer(Windows) in another computer (Windows) by copying the hiberfil.sys file?
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Windows Server 2012 Image restore from FreeNAS server fails error 0x80070001

UPDATE: I have ordered a 8TB drive to be delivered tomorrow. My working theory is while Windows Server let me backup to the FreeNAS CIFS share, that on restoration Windows is being finicky about the ...
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Repairing corrupt Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V VM using the host of an exact same OS

There's a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials machine which had an SSD failure. It hosts a Hyper-V VM of exactly the same type OS. The system never got to the state that it wouldn't boot, but we were ...
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How to backup and restore with tar in a software raid 10 configuration?

I've successfully backed up and restored using tar with VPS that were not raided. Now I have a setup at my residence that requires raid, specifically raid-10. If I attempt to restore the tar it fails, ...
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Restore an entire virtualized domain to earlier state?

We have set up a lab environment in our office to run various cybersecurity simulations. We are using ESXi 6.0 (VMWare) and we have a domain controller with 3 servers. I know that snapshotting domain ...
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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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Create Windows Recovery Image on Windows 8.1

I'm deploying some Lenovo ThinkPads for a small organisation. I want a simple recovery option if a user munges up their system. Luckily, they come preconfigured with the windows recovery partition ...
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Can using System Restore point, while turning the internet temporarily off, recover deleted IMAP messages? [closed]

Lets say a person is using Outlook, and has their email setup as IMAP, and later the server where the mail is located, well, lets just say all the emails are deleted permanently. Would it be possible ...
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Windows Domain controller recover test

I'm testing a Exchange 2012 VM recovery in a Hyper-V test server. I have this VM, 2 DC and a Exchange server: SRVDC1 (pdc, nm, rid) SRVDC2 SRVEX2 As far as I know I need to recover also a Domain ...
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Which file system was I using?

This is an odd question of a somewhat forensic nature. I was running a server, which originally had openSuse 11.4 installed, and was upgraded twice (to v12.3 and v13.1). Recently, an update messed up ...
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Restore ActiveDirectory from System Image Backup after OS reinstall

One of my clients has a single-server Windows 2008 R2 setup which is serving as the Domain Controller. The server got in a situation where it would constantly boot into "Preparing to configure ...
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Restore Windows Server 2008 R2

Earlier today, I tried to restore my Windows Server 2008 R2 server from a Windows Server backup file. The process it followed (which I had used in the past on Server 2003) was Do quick load of OS ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 bare metal restore to different hardware

Scenario: I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 installation whose main disk drive is now 7 years old and showing signs of age. For the last couple of months it's been displaying increased errors and ...
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how to restore ubuntu image with iPXE

I would like to create a backup of one of my Ubuntu systems. Put that backup file/image on one of my web servers and use iPXE or gPXE to restore it onto multiple servers. I'm assuming that I need a ...
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System Restore Points

Currently I am investigating how to schedule an automatic initiation of a system restore point for all of the workstations in my office. It seems that Task Scheduler already has some nice defaults (...
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Dell Latitude 2120 Netbook - Restore

We currently use Dell Latitude 2120 as our In-field Netbooks. One has been returned to us in a real mess and I thought the easiest option would be to "Restore to Factory Settings". Apparently that's ...
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How to put my ASA 5505 into single router mode so I can restore factory defaults?

I'm trying to restore an ASA 5505 to the factory defaults. According to the instructions from several sources (e.g. http://www.mailbeyond.com/restoring-factory-defaults-to-the-cisco-asa5505-firewall-...
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Is there any any merit to routinely restore a linux system, even if unnecessary?

I do fieldwork with a number of computers running ubuntu performing critical tasks doing fieldwork. The computers are similarly configured with slight variations. Since we've had some configuration ...
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What do you think about this Debian Backup strategy? [closed]

I am not really a sys admin, I am mainly a developer with some unix knowledge, and because we don;t have any competent sysadmin , I have been delegated the task to implement the backup strategy. We ...
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Restoring Win2K3 R2 server with Active Directory

We have had a server in a data center for about 6 years now. A few days ago motherboard went bad. In order to get the services running back quickly, a tech team decided to place it on a new ...
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Why does Server 2003 not have System Restore?

There are numerous articles about how to enable System Restore on Windows Server 2003. My question is, why is it not there in the first place? One would think a service like this is even more ...
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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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how to find memory on my system

A long time back on a production server of mine I had created a few virtual machines. On Ubuntu using virt-manager I have forgotten their configurations i.e. How much RAM did I allocate to those VM's ...
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How to restore with multicast 3 systems: Windows 7, Windows 2008 and Linux?

We have used an old version of Norton Ghost to do backups and restores of computers. There are few groups of computers with the same hardware and we have used multicast. We have had Windows XP, ...
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nic not working after TEST sbs 2003 restore to dissimilar hardware

restored an sbs 2003 backup file to different hardware rebooted, and things took a while, i tidied up the drivers and such, removed ghost nic in device manager etc, re-ran the connection wizard for ...
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Ubuntu Desktop system restore?

We are using all the desktop ubuntu 8.04 to 10.04, we are looking same thing like system resorting to back date like windows feature. Around 500 desktop and 79 server we want to setup. Thanks
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How can I create a simple Exchange 2010 backup solution?

I'm sure this question's been asked a dozen times in one form or another, however after much searching, there doesn't appear to be an obvious simple recovery solution for a single Exchange box. We're ...
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Home Server restore fails cannot find boot device [closed]

I am using Windows Home Server to backup my PCs. I recently had a hard drive failure on one of my WHS connected PCs and obtained an identical sized/speed drive for my laptop. I used the latest home ...
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Is this script comprehensive enough to restore IIS and Security Settings?

We want to make sure that the script below will capture all needed configuration settings to restore on a new machine IIS and all Security Settings. 'This script will dump a daily system state backup ...
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Benefits of “System Restore” feature? [closed]

Do you have "System Restore" feature enabled on your computers? Few years ago I had bad experience with System Restore on Windows XP and after that I disabled it. I never missed it. On Vista ...
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SMALL BUSINESS SERVER 2003 sp1 disaster recovery test, slow preparing network connections

ok did a test to different hardware for a sbs 2003 r2 sp1 machine, client wants a documented test. Have done this in the past many times for others but this time the "preparing network connections" ...
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Looking for a free and reliable alternative to Norton Ghost [closed]

I am looking for ways to restore my system to a previous state easily. I am using Windows Vista and ubuntu.
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Perform a full time-machine restore without an install disc?

I have a computer with a blank hard drive where, fortunately, the user has a complete Time Machine backup. Unfortunately, my Leopard install Disc was eaten by an unhappy disk drive, and while I do ...
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Complete restore of linux system

I am familiar with using rsync to back up various files from my system but what is the best way to completely restore a machine. What I have tried in the past is: Do a basic format/reinstall from ...
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Restoring II6 server after a hardware failure

We had an array lose 3 drives on an IIS6 server. We now have the drives runing...for now. What's the best path to restoring the server to functionality. We have a backup of system state and the ...
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How to customize a Windows boot CD

What is the easiest way to make a Windows boot CD that can be customized? Specifically I would like to run DriveSnapshot from a boot CD so that I can restore images from a USB drive. I tried UBCD a ...
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Restore OS quickly?

I took a look at this thread but i am unsure if it best suits my needs. Using DD for disk cloning I want to cleanly reformat a few machines. They have the same specs and from the same vendor. I would ...
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Disabling System Restore on a USB External Disk on *all* Windows machines?

So I can disable System Restore on my USB External Disk by going to System Properties -> System Restore -> (selecting the drive) -> Settings -> Turn off System Restore on this drive and this ...
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How do you converting a double partitioned hard disk to a single partion? [closed]

I have an XP Home laptop that has 2 NTFS partitions on it that I want to convert to a single NTFS partition. I haven't done this for a while but from what I recall this is as simple as running ...
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Favorite system recovery Live CD? [closed]

What's your system recovery CD? I've used Ultimate Boot CD and GParted. What works for you?