Windows Server 2016 – Altaro Backup Software

June 21, 2018

Just started using ALTARO Backup software.

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This Free edition contains a full featured backup solution for 2 VM guests.

If you look at the high compression rate (63%) it was able to reduce the VM from 11GB to 3.5 GB Smile

Tip :

If you get these kind of warnings VM is NOT Application Consistent.

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In the VSS settings you can DISABLE the VSS settings for a specific VM to solve the issue.

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Highly recommended as a VM Backup Software for Hyper-V and VMWare …

Enjoy !

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Windows – Backup failed with following error code ‘2155347997’

June 9, 2015

I have a System State backup failing for days on a Windows 2K8r2 server, giving an Event ID 517 error Sad smile

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Quite a cryptic error code ‘2155347997’

After looking around on the interweb I found a lot of hotfixes and workarounds to get it solved. But I was convinced that none of those was really the root cause.

I had a gut feeling that lack of disk space would be a more reasonable cause of the failing backup.

I decided to start a manual backup using WBAdmin

But it did end into the same error ?

Next I decided to save the backup to a different server logical disk using this command :

WBADMIN START SYSTEMSTATEBACKUP -backupTarget:\\server\e$

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And voila all went well Smile


MS SQL – Compressed Back Tool

February 17, 2013

Making MS SQL backups is quite easy using the build-in features.

But it is more efficient using the Compressed Backup Tool which you can download here http://mssqlcompressed.sourceforge.net/doc_command.shtml

The syntax us as follows :

msbp.exe backup "db(database=YourDB)" 
"zip64(level=3;filename=YourDB)" 
"local (path=D:\Temp\YourDB.zip)"

The benefits are highly compressed backups compared to the native MS SQL backups.

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Just give it a try