• Looking for Backup solution for VMWare environment

    We've started adding VMWare servers to our data center, and we need a backup solution that works. We'll have a mix of ESX4.0 and ESX3.5 hosts along with vCenter 4.0. Host will have Windows 2003, Windows 2008, RedHat 4.x and 5.x. Some hosts will have MS SQL 2005 and Oracle DB. We have TSM deployed...

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  • ASP Increased over night; how do I get it back to a normal level?

    we have noticed that our 570 box took a ASP hit from 62 % to 81% over a day.I am getting inputs from development staff what was happened ontheir side. Apart from that ,I want to investigate it from administration side what are the new objects saved during that period.but, i'm not sure how to do...

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  • Automatic backups for production databases without taking SQL server offline

    I need to automatically create backups of my 42 production databases every night without taking my SQL Server 2008 offline. Is this possible? A full backup and transaction backup so I can step back to the exact time I need?

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  • VM ESX using sata drives

    Can I install VMware's ESX server on a system using sata drives or will I  have to have scsi drives instead. Thanks,  Stan

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  • File backups for Windows server 2003

    What files should we be backing up across all of our windows 2003 servers? Is there a list of what should be backed up to restore the entire system if a disaster occurs?

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  • How do I duplicate or clone a dying SATA drive?

    If a sata drive is dying what is the best method to duplicate or clone it without risking the data? Is this the same for ide or scsi drives? If not please list the best methods for these as well across any platform.

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  • Database Log File sql server 2005

    We have a 500GB database, we use a san server with 16 drives. Eight drives are for storage and the other eight for mirroring. All eight drives is one RAID 10 and within that RAID 10 we partition the drives into 8 drives (please seee below) we are having so much slow performance on the application...

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  • ENDSYS – IPL

    HI, recently my development/test box keeps going down because of sapce problems. ASP2 or ASP3 overflows and this causes the ENDSYS. is there any way to know before hand that now the system will go down? i have cleared everything i could and cant afford a new disk so any suggestions to scrape some...

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  • Defragmentation on Windows Vista desktop

    What sort of defragmentation schedule should I have on my Windows Vista desktop computer? It has been slow lately and I want to automate it via scheduled tasks. Can this be done easily?

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  • upS vs gENERATORS

    wHAT IS BETTER TO BACKUP A SERVER ROOM UPS OR GENERATOR

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  • Transactional Replication: Publisher & Subscriber size mismatch

    Hello, We have implemented transactional Replication[Push] on our SQL Server 2005 DB. The Distributor is the Publisher. The publisher is on one server and the subscriber on another. After synchronizing the DB, the tables count and the no of recs per table are identical on both the servers, however...

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  • I have a LTO 3 tape drive that does not read my LTO2 tapes is this normal?

    I have a LTO 3 tape drive that does not read my LTO2 tapes is this normal? I thought they were backwards compatible. I can read the LTO2 tapes in the LTO2 drive but not vice versa. It seems to be letting me write to them but not read them.

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  • Restore information store using ntbackup

    I have 1 domain controller (Winserver 2003) & 1 member server & exchange server 2003 installed. however backup is working perfectly but restoring the backup is not working. Would you please advise. thanks.

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  • Automatic change VM backup name on vmware sphere

    Hi. I created task for backup on  vmware sphere. First backup runned and all is fine. Then jib tried second backu but get error : cannor clone virtual machine, because the name exits. I want that the task automatic added the time to the end of virtual machine task name. How can i do it?

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  • Automated backup system available to my client windows 7 workstations?

    Is there an automated backup system available to my client windows 7 workstations on the network? Can it be scheduled to wake up the clients and then back them up to a central location? Can I log everything or will I need to script batch files to pipe the output using xcopy?

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  • How to wipe hard drives

    I have an iSeries 600 (I think...it's in storage right now, so I'm not sure the model). I would like to consider selling it for parts on my own, or to a company that handles that. It is not entitled so I assume that I can't just sell it to a company to use. (My company gave it to me after we did a...

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  • Best practices of RAID configuration of StorEdge HDS 9960 and Oracle 10g R2

    Hello, What are the best practices of RAID configuration of HDS 9960 storage and Oracle. Currently we are using now Mirroring RIAD 1+0 with 4 disks (2+2). will the second option of Mirroring 4+4 give us better performance than 2+2 disks? Thanks in advance. P.S. the Oracle instance is OLTP.

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  • Email backup on Exchange server

    We are now required to save all emails for 5 years. How can I automatically do this with our Exchange server? Is there a way to compress it on another machine as to not waste so much room on the production server? Are there applications that do this or is it a built-in feature?

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  • VMWare, Windows, Deduplication, Defragmentation: Bad combo?

    I was in a meeting the other day talking about our VMWare implementation and one of our Windows engineers brought up a comment that I wanted to throw out to everyone. He was told by a VMWare engineer that if you run Windows defragmenation on the virtual server while also are using de-duplication on...

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  • CDP over VPN

    I would be grateful for any  pointers as to a CDP or file Synchronization (with schedule) solution that works well over an IPSEC VPN over a WAN. Any help would be appreciated JB

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