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How to change default duplicity archive directory?

How can I change the duplicity default archive directory (~/.cache/)? The following option seems to be ignored. Option --archive-dir=/volume4/duplicity/cache/ --name backup duplicity 0.6.21 ...
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General Advice about an archive solution. ~15tb and growing.

I need a better storage and archive system for my small business's files. Specifically the files are completed video projects. Beyond time and cost limitations what is holding me back is I don't ...
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How to maintain up-to-date snapshot tar archive efficiently?

I have a large directory of files and I would like to maintain a single compressed tar archive that I can server over http containing all the files which is brought up to date once each day. Many of ...
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Segmenting mysql backups using tar

In addition to using mysqldump, I've been backing up my mysql server by tarring up /var/lib/mysql for redundancy and convenience. This directory includes ibdata, ib_logfile0, and ib_logfile1 as well ...
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Linux - Splitting a backup into two steps

I create a tarball using tar zcf arhive.tar.gz dir/ and this works ok. Now I wanted to split this into two simple archives, one only for images, the other -- for everything else. It seems that ...
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564 views

How to sync Mails from Server to Backup with only the latest Mails remaining on the Server

At the moment i do a simple Mail-Backup: On the server there is a Maildir, and i use rsync to sync the Maildir from server to backup. So i delete on the Server every file which is older than i.e. ...
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Suggestions for a backup/archive system [closed]

I currently have a backup system that stores everything I want to backup in a single file. The file is approximately 15 GB. The backup is made nightly. I'm looking for a system for a Linux server ...
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Making archive with the current date as folder name

I am looking to make an archive of my root directory, but only certain folders/files. So far, this is what I have, can you please tell me what I'm doing wrong? For the purposes of figuring out the ...
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how do I archive/restore development servers and workstations inexpensively

Scenario # 1 I've a Windows 2003 Server that I have been using for many years for software development, mostly for testing. It has many tools that I might want to use in the future. ...
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Which tar file format should I use?

tar can create the archive in different formats. GNU tar, ustar, pax, v7. What would be the best for long time archiving? Is there significant differencies in these formats? I would use the best ...
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298 views

Tar: avoid archiving of files larger than certain size

I want to archive files (with tar) which are below 3 MB in size. But I also want to retain the directories in which those files exist. (so I cannot use find command). I just want to avoid the files ...
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Cost effective, long term archival of video and image data? ~50 TB

My lab is in the process of setting up a small server that holds data (mostly video and image data, plus a few documents) for the project our group is working on at a moment in time. Historically, ...
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What's a good backup system to use on ubuntu?

I'm running an internal network LAMP server on ubuntu 10.10. I have another ubuntu running on an older ppc g5 with a 640gb drive in it. I'd like to run some software on that G5 that does some snapshot ...
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Backup solution to backup terabytes and lots of static files on linux server?

Which backup tool or solution would you use to backup terabytes and lots of files on a production linux server ? Note that the files are all different and almost never modified, and usage is mostly ...
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How do i archive newly added DB backups?

I'm using Windows Server 2003, Sql-Server 2005 and 7-zip for archiving. Each day maintenance plan adds all DBs to backup and i need to archive those but just those files. How do i create .bat or ...
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Best way to deal with DC600A tapes with deteriorating tension bands?

I have probably ~200 DC600A quarter-inch cartridge backup tapes from the late 80s and early-mid 90s. I have 2 drives that are capable of reading DC600A tapes, but the drives were destroying tapes. ...
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Is there a Utility that will scan selected locations and return all files older than a certain date?

Can anyone recommend a utility that can scan specified directory locations (network shares specifically) and return all files older than a certain date? I am looking to implement a data retention ...
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470 views

Change TSM Archive Date for a file

Is there any way to either insert a file into a TSM archive with a given date, or change the archived date on an existing file in the archive?
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Is it possible to stream input into RAR

I'm using RARLABS RAR.exe to archive/backup my server data. I am familiar with using RAR for creating an archive and adding files from a folder, but what about streaming data directly into an ...
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Archiving old files without buying a full archiving system

I have a large Windows file server with about 2TB of data, about half of that is over 2 years old (based on modification date). What would be the best way of archiving off that old data, using scripts ...
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Splitting an archive on multiple media

I'm generating archives which are larger than my current physical media ( DVD ). I'd like to split those archives: automatically - instead of generating mini-archives by hand; consistently - so that ...
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4answers
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Backup is not Archiving - But what requirements does archiving have?

There's related thread on how to handle archiving. I'm asking on how to find the requirements in a company on the way archiving should be done, and also the requirements that need to be fullfilled so ...
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SSDs for archival purposes?

Given the physical characteristics of flash memory, are SSDs an appropriate long-term storage medium for backups, etc.? Is their decay rate such that it is amenable to using them for rolling backups ...