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CA Recovery in Active Directory

I think I understand, but I want to be sure. We are running two Windows 2016 domain controllers (VMs), one of which is performing the role of a certificate server. We perform system state backups ...
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SystemState backup on SBS 2011 Std. - How many hours would you allow it to run?

I'm doing a migration of SBS 2011 Std to Server 2019 following server-essentials.com documents. This is for a 10 user domain. Exchange is on the SBS box but mail is being handled by o365. This is ...
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Azure Backup failing with errors 80780049 and 8078010E

We use the Microsoft Azure Recovery Services (MARS) agent to back up system state of a Windows Server 2012 R2 server. These backups started failing with the following errors: Unable to perform the ...
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What all does a system state restore point save the state of in Windows Server 2016?

I'm fairly certain, all though not all together certain that it saves / restores the state of: The Registry Installed Software Server Settings (which I would assume generally get installed in the ...
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Terraform remote state backend error - Blob Lease Id missing

I am trying to update the remote state file in Azure. Once the blob is created, then when I run terraform apply - I get the following error: This is the error: * azurerm_storage_blob.testsb: Error ...
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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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Linux process state while waiting for a HTTP response

In Linux, what happens to the state of a process (curl, postman, mule, caml) when it has sent a HTTP request and waiting for a HTTP response? What is the way to know how long the process is waiting ...
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Restoring a System State Backup

We had a server die the other day, and while it is up and running again now, I don't anticipate it will continue to be for long- So I've started building a temporary server as a replacement. I have a ...
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Is it safe to upload SLS (Salt States) file to a webserver

I have a client who has just informed us that they need to host .sls files on their WordPress website and that these should be available as downloads to logged-in members. Ignoring the technicalities ...
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Windows System State Analyzer 3.0 failing to compare file system snapshots

I have an issue with the Windows System State Analyzer 3.0. The tool takes snapshots of the status of file systems, drivers, registry and services statuses, but when I try to compare those, it fails ...
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How to fix system state backup error and NTDS VSS (error: 0x800423f4) state [11]?

The SBS 2011 (Exchange is at SP1) Windows 2008 R2 suddenly stopped making backups with error Backup unsuccessful. A Volume Shadow Copy Service operation failed. Unknown error (0x800423f4). When ...
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difference from default configuration in .deb

To my great surprise I have not found an easy way to view the difference between locally altered configuration files in /etc from the defaults supplied in .deb for particular package. Some day in ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 System State backup

Running a member server 2008R2 server. Backups have been running fine for some time but recently ceased to run. We have been using CloudBerry Lab Enterprise Backup to store backups in cloud storage. ...
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System State restore procedure review

I want to review if there are any additional recommendations or unnecessary steps for restoring to dissimilar physical hardware running Windows Server 2008 R2 or above or any holes in the below ...
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Server 2012 - System State backup - exclude winsxs - any issues?

I have a Windows 2012 server that is running a daily system state backup. My question(s) are: Would the system state backup normally include c:\windows\winsxs? Can I exclude this folder and still ...
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WBAdmin SystemState Problems

I recently installed DHCP on my 2008R2 Server and now Backup Exec and WBAdmin/WSB is having System State issues. Essentially, after some research, I came across a handy tool called VSHADOW which has ...
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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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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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Using Windows Server Backup to schedule a System State backup and I get "The system cannot find the path specified"

When using Windows Server Backup on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise to schedule a System State backup and I get "The system cannot find the path specified". The dedicated drive I'm using is freshly ...
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Backup Exec System State

Does anybody see any point in backing up System State using 'Backup Exec' when 'Backup Exec System Recovery' is running on a server? The only good thing i can see coming from it is having the System ...
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ntfrs and security folders on Domain Controller

every day Domain Controller backup reports some warnings about these files: C:\WINDOWS\ntfrs\jet\ntfrs.jdb C:\WINDOWS\ntfrs\jet\temp\tmp.edb C:\WINDOWS\security\Database\secedit.sdb C:\WINDOWS\...
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How to get partition information from non-booting server?

Need to manually rebuild a mirrored array on a server and am in the process of reinstalling SBS 2003 on it. However, it's a Dell server, and know that there's the Dell FAT32 diagnostics partition, a ...
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Best practices for system state backups with Backup Exec

As our virtual infrastructure keeps growing with more virtual servers I've noticed that our backup job (both weekly and daily) has grown to the point where I have no maintenance window left to patch ...
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Extract registry key from NTBackup System State backup

A Windows Server 2003 machine died recently but I need some information that was contained in the now-defunct server's registry. I have a "System State" backup file created by the Windows Server 2003 ...
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System State Backups using NTbackup fail with error 0x800423f4 (relating to volume shadow copy)

We have a Windows Server 2003 R2 running Service Pack 2. It is a domain controller (Global Catalog) and our main internal DNS server. We run a System State backup of the machine to back up Active ...
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Backing up system state

We use Symantec backup exec 12. We don't feel it is necessary to backup the system state nightly. We are opting to back it up monthly or if system changes are made. I have read articles on what ...
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What is a system state backup for?

The windows backup utility comes with an option to backup the system-state. What is this for? Has it a real utility? Can I recover that windows on another machine?
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