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Offline Files Issues

If for whatever reason you cannot get your offline files to synchronize and you want to make sure you have a backup of them before messing with any of your settings follow these steps.
Download CSCCMD.exe version 1.1
csccmd /extract /target:c:temp /recurse2
If your offline files point to an old network location and you need to change it you can do so with these steps.
csccmd.exe /moveshare:OldServer NewServer

Backing up and restoring Edge Transport

In the c:Program filesMicrosoftExchange ServerScripts directory there exists a powershell script called ExportEdgeConfig.ps1.  You can backup your Edge Transport by executing the following command
From Exchange management shell
./ExportEdgeConfig -cloneConfigData:”c:CloneConfigData.xml”
To restore:
./importedgeconfig -CloneConfigData:”C:CloneConfigData.xml’ -IsImport $false -CloneConfigAnswer:”C:CloneConfigAnswer.xml”
This will create a CloneConfigAnswer.xml file.  If everything was correct it will be blank if not you will have to modify it and import it.
./importedgeconfig -CloneConfigData:”c:CloneConfigData.xml” -IsImport $true -CloneConfigAnswer:”c:cloneConfigAnswer.xml”
 
 

Backup and restore the config on an ASA/Pix using a TFTP server

First thing you need to do is find a free TFTP server there are piles of them out there as a simple google search for TFTP server will show.
First console, telnet, or ssh into your ASA device then issue the following commands
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<enter your enable password>
conf t
<enter your configure terminal password>
copy startup-config tftp
A prompt will come up “Address or name of remote host []? 
Type in the ip address of the TFTP server you initially setup. 
Next prompt is “Destination filename [startup-config]?
Leave this field just hit <enter>
Congrats you’ve just backed up your config.
 
Now for the restore process:
en
<enter your enable password>
conf t
<enter your configure terminal password>
copy tftp startup-config
Address or name of remote host []?
Type in your IP here of your local computer where you installed the TFTP server
Source filename []?
In the first process we left the filename at default so it should be startup-config
You should see something like this
Accessing tftp://172.16.11.50/startup-config…!!
Writing system file…
!!
5277 bytes copied in 0.470 secs
That’s all there is to it now just issue the command reload and your ASA will reboot to the startup config which we just copied.  It should be noted you have not restored until you issue the reload command because you’re still running the running image not the startup one that we’ve copied over.

How to backup your iPhone

First you need to make sure you have the latest version of iTunes which can be obtained here.
Next you just need to find your device inside of iTunes, right click on it and you should have the options to do whatever you want to your iPhone. A full article from Apple can be read here.

Backup your PC!

If you run a business and you do not backup your servers then you run a serious risk of losing all of your data. Backing up is so quick and easy it baffles me why people do not do it. If you use tapes then you can still pat yourself on the back because you’re backing up. But today external hard drives are so cheap. All you have to do is buy a USB 2.0 drive and backup to it. Tapes are a handful of problems and trust me you don’t want them when you have to do a restore.
Here are the steps I recommend:
1. Purchase an external hard drive. You can get a 1TB for about $99 at Fry’s Electronics.
a. If you are truly concerned about your data you should purchase 2 drives. Keep one in a safe deposit box or somewhere else off site. If your house gets broken into or catches fire you’ll wish you had done this.
2. Purchase a program called Acronis. It only costs $79 and it is well worth it.
a. Just a note on this. If you do not want to use Acronis then make sure you are using a backup software that images your PC not just backs up your files.
3. Configure Acronis to backup to your external drive. If you purchased two configure it to backup to them both. Make a full backup and take one hard drive offsite.