Powershell: Backup Lync 2013 configuration

One of the most important things to do when using Lync 2013 is to backup the Lync 2013 topology and configuration.
With these backup files and your ssl certificates you can restore your basic Lync environment (without the data).

With this powershell script you can easily backup these configuration files and as a bonus you can also backup the persistent chat database.

You have to run the script on a machine with the Lync cmdlets (Administrative Tools).

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Back-up for virtual environments (TSMVE) is still underestimated by IBM!

When you are using IBM equipment there is a big chance that you will use IBM related software to manage the environment. In a large  environment you can use IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) for Virtual Environments to make back-ups of your virtual machines. IBM says that:

Tivoli® Storage Manager software provides a wide range of storage management capabilities from a single point of control, helping companies ride the information tidal wave.

Early this year they’ve added a new product to the Tivoli Storage Manager, IBM storage management software called IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments (TSMVE). This is their product for making back-ups and to recover virtual machines.

You would think that a big company like IBM jumped on the train of virtualisation when it was leaving the train station but in my opinion that’s not what they have done!

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Back-up and Recovery of Exchange 2010 with Veeam Backup & Replication version 6

Veeam Backup & replication version 6 I finally found some time to install version 6 of Veeam Back-up and replication and I was wondering if the back-up strategy that I used for Exchange 2010 in version 5 ( see part one, part two and part three for backup and recovery )  will change in the new version. Because in the What’s new guide it says that there is a 1 click file restore but there is noting mentioned about exchange! In this post I will describe the settings for exchange 2010 within version 6 of Veeam Back-up and recovery if they are different comparing to version 5.

When Opening the new version I noticed the fist difference: The pull down menu on the left side has changed there is no restore menu this has made placed for History menu. Also the SureBackup part is gone.

Pull down menu Veeam back-up version 5                                            Pull down menu Veeam back-up version 56
Pull down menu Veeam back-up version 5          Pull down menu Veeam back-up version 6

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VEEAM installation rights during Veeam Enterprise manager installation

When installing (reinstalling) Veeam Enterprise manager after installing Veeam back-up enterprise on the same system and connected to the same database system i got this error: Veeam Backup datatbase found on <servername> SQL server instance but is not accessible.


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Institute for Backup Trauma

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Gelukkig maken wij backups op disk. 🙂

John Cleese rocks!

Data Protection Manager 2007 – Error ID: 31008

Het is noodzakelijk dat de Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) update rollup package voor Windows 2003 is geïnstalleerd voordat er met Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 een Protection Group gemaakt kan worden.

Wanneer deze update niet is doorgevoerd treed er een foutmelding (ID: 31008) op wanneer op de desbetreffende server ‘All Volumes’ en ‘System State’ worden aangevinkt. Wanneer de foutmelding hierna nog optreed, dient voor Refresh information in de Management Tab,  Agents Tab onder Actions (rechterpane) gekozen te worden. Dit is noodzakelijk omdat de Agents eenmaal in de 30 minuten ververst worden.

Daniel Nikolic

Microsoft DPM / SCOM error: 800706ba – The RPC server is unavailable

Het kan voorkomen dat de volgende foutmelding verschijnt wanneer er een connectie wordt gemaakt naar de DPM / SCOM server óf wanneer een agent wordt geïnstalleerd:

Agent operation failed. (ID: 370)
The agent operation failed because the DPM Agent Coordinator service on MachineName.DNSName did not respond. (ID: 324)

DPM ID: 0^|^MachineName^|^Agent operation failed^|^DPM^|^Administration^|^MachineName^|^SID

 Wanneer daarna, bijvoorbeeld met de hand de agent wordt geïnstalleerd, in dit geval voor DPM de dpm server gezet wordt verschijnt de volgende foutmelding:

setdpmserver.exe -dpmservername MachineName.DNSName
Configuring dpm server settings and firewall settings for dpm server =[MachineName.DNSName]
DPM server name provided is invalid. Make sure that machine provided is fully qualified name and joined in domain.
SetDpmServer failed with errorcode =800706ba, error says: The RPC server is unavailable.

Volg de stappen in het volgende artikel en controleer in ieder geval of er geping-ed kan worden naar de MachineName.DNSName. Wanneer er gebruik wordt gemaakt van Windows 2008 let dan op dat de Firewall standaard aanstaat, het volstaat om het volgende commando uit te voeren: Netsh firewall set service remoteadmin enable all

Daniel Nikolic