I want to audit about 200 servers for low disk space. The servers are using Windows 2000, 2003 and 2008. What is my best bet for doing this easily? The reporting machine can be any of the servers or a XP or 7 workstation.
Answer Question | November 9, 2010 4:12 PM
Active Directory, AD, Auditing, Disk space, Windows, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 Domain
what is the proper method of setting up a second AD server for backup and load balancing? What needs to be setup and what is the proper procedure?
Answer Question | September 21, 2010 4:11 PM
Active Directory, Active Directory backup, AD, Backup Server, Load balancing, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2
One drive failed in a 6 drive raid 5 array. There was a hot spare but it did not kick in. It says offline. What needs to be done to return the array to full working condition? I would like a hot spare as well.
Answer Question | September 21, 2010 4:09 PM
RAID 5, RAID failure, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2
We are about to scrap several old copy machines. I know they have hard drives in them. Should they be removed, wiped or what are normal company procedures for destroying any potential data on it before decommissioning it.
Answer Question | September 21, 2010 3:17 PM
Copy Machine, HARD drive, Hard drives, printer security, Security in 2010, Windows
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Answer Question | January 8, 2011 4:09 PM
Contests, Giveaways, IT Books, NAS, Networking, Security in 2010, Windows 7, Windows 7 in 2010, Windows Server 2003
Can anyone give me some tips or software ideas of how to initialize an external hard drive attached by USB? I have had 2 occasions, one with a brand new HD and one with a HD taken out of an old computer where Disk Management will show the drive as “unknown, Not Initialized” and you [...]
Answer Question | November 2, 2011 2:30 AM
Disk Manager, External Disk Drives, External hard drives, Hard disks, Hard drives, Partitioning, USB hard drives, Windows 7
I cleared the hard drive of my macbook, and inserted the install disk. Now it won’t reboot. Any advice?
Answer Question | November 2, 2011 8:59 PM
HARD drive, Hard drive erasure, iMac, Rebooting mac
We have 6 year old LTO tapes. We are trying to restore data from them using a LTO4 drive. We can not read the tapes at all. Not even the label. Can this be fixed? Any ideas? The drives are backwards compatible right?
Answer Question | September 21, 2010 3:15 PM
Backup, Backup and recovery management software, LTO Tape, Storage in 2010, Tape Backups, Tape storage, Windows
How can I set up a NAS device on my network? Will the users access files directly on it? Do we need to set security here or will the device be an extension of one of my Windows servers using it’s security? What is common practice?
Answer Question | September 21, 2010 3:11 PM
NAS, Network Access Storage device, Network Attached Storage, Network Drive, Security in 2010, Windows
Can you change the amount of drives in a raid 5 array? For example we now have 6 136 GB drives in our raid 5 array. Can we add one more drive to the array as either a hot spare or actually part of the array? Currently the array uses all 6 drives.
Answer Question | September 1, 2011 3:10 PM
RAID, RAID 5, RAID Array, Storage in 2010, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2
Backing up servers over a 100mbps node is very very slow. Is there anything that can be done to speed this up over the existing 100mbps line? The transfers seem to be going at around 7-12mbps. The server is a Windows 2000 Advanced server and the client machines are Windows 2003 R2 servers.
Answer Question | September 20, 2010 5:10 PM
Backup, LTO, LTO tape library, LTO4, Tape Backups, Windows, Windows Server 2000
how to increase the space of mount point dev/sdc1 scsi
Answer Question | October 25, 2010 8:37 AM
iSCSI and Oracle, Mount points, Oracle 10g, Oracle 10g administration, Oracle 10g Database, SCSI
I have tapes in the library that are “inserted” how do i make them “avaiable” for backup?
Answer Question | September 20, 2010 11:24 PM
AS/400, Backup, iSeries, iSeries backup, iSeries backup and recovery, Tape Backups
Does anyone have anymore information regarding using TAR CVF commands to access LTO tapes regardless of what software was used to archive to those LTO tapes. Thanks Ken
Answer Question | September 16, 2010 9:14 PM
LTO, LTO tape library, RCVF, Tape Backups, Tape storage, Unix
Is there a way to replicate a SQL server database to another SQL server with the same hardware and software? I want a live copy of the data up to date in case something goes wrong and we need to switch to the backup server.
Answer Question | January 30, 2012 8:08 PM
Backup, Backup and Recovery Hardware, SQL 2005, SQL Backup, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server database
Can we prompt Outlook 2010 users to archive older emails 2 times a year and bring up a wizard to do it? Will it also compact the folders or does this need to be done manually?
Answer Question | September 17, 2010 3:47 PM
Backup, Email management applications, Outlook 2010, Outlook Administration, Outlook archive, Outlook Backup, Windows
How can I setup a backup exchange server? We have a MX record that points to our main box. I want the secondary MX record to point to the backup machine with a lower priority. How can I point clients to the backup machine if the primary one goes down?
Answer Question | September 17, 2010 3:42 PM
Backup, Backup and Recovery Hardware, Backup Server, Backup server software, Exchange 2000, Exchange administration, Exchange Backup, Exchange Server
Can I mirror a share across the network for high availability and back up purposes? Using Windows 2008 we have several shares. I would like to have the same shares on another Win 2008 box. Can I have changes sent to the box automatically or will I need to script it?
Answer Question | September 15, 2010 3:13 PM
Backup, Network Access Control, Network Backup, Network Share Access, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server backup
via Exch System Mgr,(Exch 2003 on Server 2003) it shows that the database last full backup was done on 6/19/2010. Around this time I switched my backup software from Symantec Backup Exec to Acronis Backup & Recovery 10. It appears that Acronis is not able to backup the DB that same as Symantec. Can I [...]
Answer Question | September 16, 2010 2:07 PM
Acronis Recover for Exchange, Backup, Dell PowerEdge 2800, Exchange 2003, Exchange 2003 database, Exchange Backup, NTBackup, Symantec Backup Exec, Windows, Windows Server 2003
How can I view the files on the back up tape itself and not the log? I need to verify which tape has the most recent files on it, out of several monthly tapes.
Answer Question | September 15, 2010 12:57 PM
Backup, Tape Backups, Tape Drive, Tape libraries, Tape storage