FIX: Event ID: 57860 “An error occurred while attempting to log in to the following server… SQL error number: “0011” is seen when backing up a server with SQL installed

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Exact Error Message Event ID: 57860 Source: Backup Exec Type: Error Description: An error occurred while attempting to log in to the following server: “SERVERNAME”. SQL error number: “0011”. SQL error message: “[DBNETLIB][ConnectionOpen (Connect()).]SQL Server does not exist or access denied   Details:   This error will occur when performing any type of backup on […]

Howto: Export IIS 7.0 web server configuration

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To export a backup copy of your IIS 7.0 configuration on a Windows 2008 Server: Open Server Manager Expand Roles – Web Server (IIS) – Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager Highlight the web server name From the Management category, double click Shared Configuration Under Actions, select Export Configuration. Accept or change the default export path […]

Howto: Backup IIS 7.0 web server configuration

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To backup your IIS 7.0 configuration on a Windows 2008 Server, you just need to make a copy of the \windows\system32\inetsrv\config directory (and subdirectories) and save it in a safe location. You can also use the appcmd.exe utility to create the backup via the command line. The syntax to create a backup is: %windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd.exe add […]

Howto: Stop Backup Exec from failing entire backup jobs when corrupt files are encountered

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Here is the registry entry to stop Backup Exec from failing backup jobs when corrupt files are encountered [For Backup Exec versions 9x and 10x] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\VERITAS\Backup Exec\Engine\Backup [For Backup Exec versions 11x and 12x] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SYMANTEC\Backup Exec for Windows\Backup Exec\Engine\Backup On the menu bar, select Edit | Add Value In the Value name field, type in […]

Script to backup Groupwise configuration files on Netware Part I

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I performed a Groupwise 6.5 to 7.0.3 upgrade this weekend on the domain and post office servers, and wrote a quick script to backup the agent configuration files.  It’s not a pretty script, but I wrote it in about 10 minutes and it worked on all my Netware servers.  I call this script part I […]

Simple script to backup Groupwise 7 configuration files on SLES Linux

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I’m about to upgrade our Groupwise infrastructure, and I wanted to write a simple script that would backup and archive important Groupwise configuration files.  I’m not proficient at scripting, but here’s what I came up with.  Please recommend additional files to include if I have overlooked anything. [sourcecode language=’cpp’] #################################### ### Begin ### script to backup […]

Script to securely backup and export IIS 6.0 Configuration

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Last week I posted a basic script that took advantage of file encryption to securely backup the iis metabase. Today’s script builds upon it by backing up the IIS configuration and exporting it using iiscnfg.vbs. REM delete mapping for H: if it exists net use h: /del REM map H: to remote server share net […]

Script to securely backup IIS 6.0 Metabase

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The following is a script to backup the IIS 6.0 Metabase.  Save it as bkupmeta.bat. REM delete mapping for H: if it exists net use h: /del REM map H: to remote server share net use h: \\RemoteServer\backup /user:RemoteServer\user password REM replace YouriisServerName with the name of your IIS web server SET SERVER=YouriisServerName REM yymmdd will be […]

Creating Backups of Windows 2008 Server Core Machines

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Windows 2008 Server Core is a minimalist installation of Windows Server 2008. It must be managed from the servers console command line or remotely via Terminal Services. In previous versions of Windows Server, NTbackup.exe was the program used for creating system backups. NTbackup.exe has been phased out and has been replaced in Windows 2008 by […]

Kiwi CatTools: Schedule automatic backups (and perform other activities) on your network devices

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Kiwi CatTools is a free (up to five devices) customizable utility that help network administrators automate configuration backups of their network devices such as routers and switches. It provides email notification and compare reports, highlighting configuration changes. Some of the features of CatTools includes: Instant or scheduled device configuration backups where any differences can be […]