Making copies of data so that the copies may be used to restore the original after a data loss event, or for historical retention.

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Can i delete oplog local.* of Mongo backup fsyncLock() + LVM snapshot?

Is it safe to delete oplog local.* files from a MongoDB snapshot ? Does the fsyncLock() commit oplog entries in DB files ? I currently do a fsyncLock() + LVM snapshot of Mongo data. Then i mount the ...
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How to use fsyncLock() safely in backing up a single mongod

I read in MongoDB's official documentation: important: db.fsyncLock() may block reads, including those necessary to verify authentication warning: When calling db.fsyncLock(), ensure that the ...
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ZFS backup advice with another server

I currently have two servers both have the exact same hardware, disks, etc. One server (server1) is going to be the "main" server. It's basically a server with raidz2 that has SMB shares on it that ...
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How do I encrypt large (20Gb+) compressed files from a backup?

I want to encrypt regularly created and compressed backup files from OpenVZ containers, before they leave the server and get copied to the providers backup space via ftp. They vary in size, from 6 to ...
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Quantum LTO-4 Drive fails with new tapes and need to be cleaned too often

I have a Quantum LTO-4 HH Original Drive, and recently i'm getting a lot of problems with tapes. For a long time every 3-5 tapes, the drive asks me for a cleaning tape, but lately the drive needs to ...
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Redirect warning when running s3cmd sync

When running s3cmd I get a redirect warning as follows: WARNING: Redirected to: xyz.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com The script that produces the warning is this: s3cmd sync /var/backups/db/ ...
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Backup MySQL with LVM, questions about the MySQL Session

I want backup my mysql database with lvm. I will do the backup with cronjob. Here the pseudocode Open mysql session Run SQL FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK Do backup lvcreate -l100%FREE -s -n ...
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Veeam Backup Size Calculation

This is just an informative question about Veeam Backup size. I was setting some backup tasks in Veeam Backup and FastSCP v4.1.1. And while setting I checked the entire backup size of that task and I ...
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Download exported Mikrotik config

I've read how to, and successfully created and export of my configuration. The documentation says the exports can be downloaded via FTP, but provide no details. Anybody know how to download an ...
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“Quarterly round trip to populate the cloud” [closed]

A friend has asked me to look over a proposal for an IT infrastructure in her startup. In the "Backup" section of the proposal, cloud-based image backups are offered, but it states that as part of ...
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SUSE13.1: Increase the size of Duplicity difftar files created by SUSE's default backup program

I'm using the default backup program on SuSE 13.1 - which appears to be Duplicity based. I'm backing up a directory of about 250GB (GIG!) and duplicity is creating a new ... ...
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Unitrends Work with LTO-6?

Has anyone been able to get a Unitrends appliance to work with an LTO-6 drive? I checked to compatibility matrix and while it does have a vague list of supported products is vague... and seemingly ...
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Out-of-date IMAP back-up - restore emails from Client?

The IMAP server just died (Dovecot with Maildirs). The back-up is 1 day old. The missing day of emails is available on the Thunderbird local client. If the IMAP server is restored from backup, on ...
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How to merge exported SQL Data into restored DB updating only changed rows? [migrated]

we've just moved two databases from one Microsoft SQL Server 2008 instance to another using BACKUP DATABASE on the original system and then RESTORE DATABASE on the new one. Everything went fine but ...
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Gitlab backup file location (Omnibus installation)

I have installed Gitlab using omnibus installation package. I took a backup using below command sudo gitlab-rake gitlab:backup:create Backup was successfully created. But I want to know the ...
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Mirror / backup laptop btrfs drive to sometimes connected external USB disk [migrated]

I have a laptop with an internal drive using btrfs. There are several subvolumes and snapshots on here. I want a copy of this drive to be made periodically to an external USB disk of approximately the ...
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Backup/recover Dell PERC RAID controller configuration?

I have a Dell server with the disks in RAID 10, using the PERC RAID controller in the server. I maintain the data data on the drives, but I'm worried about what would happen if there was an error ...
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Simple scheme for backup virtual machine, which drawback of simple DD?

We've been struggling to create the consistent scheme for backup of KVM virtual machines under Proxmox control and Ceph as storage, but still quite often during the vzdump with a snapshot the virtual ...
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Is it possible to restore Exchange mailboxes from file system snapshot backups?

I have a client who performs file system snapshot-level backups using a tool which works with VSS, to backup everything, including his Exchange server. Is it possible to use this backup method to ...
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Amanda backup - Planner always warning me about overwriting

I have a setup where Amanda does a backup every night. And each night I get a report, where the planner gives out the following warning for every DLE: planner: Last full dump of localhost:/etc on ...
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Create a new image from partition images

I have a faulty server from 2004 which the hard disk is about to die. It has 3 primary(107mb, 2gb, 10gb; boot-swap-data), 1 extended partitions. In the extenxdded partition, there lies 3 partitions, ...
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What is a proper LINUX backup strategy? [closed]

I have been reading recently about backup strategies for Linux, particularly using the Bacula software. It seems that this software is focused at providing backups in case of a hard server failure ...
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R1Soft MySQL Failed to perform discovery on database instance

I am using R1Soft (5.8.1) for file backups on a few servers and have tonight been trying to setup a MySQL backup - I installed the driver etc and am setting up the policy but am getting an error. ...
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Best Practice for Mailbox Backup (IMAP)? With Webinterface? [closed]

Situation: Debian Mailserver with ISPconfig3, Postfix and Dovecot, about 500 Users with different Domains. Server is a virtual client, so i backup it via XenBackup. Problem: If a user delete a single ...
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Shut down syspro 7 processes

We have nightly backups run on our Windows Server 2012 R2 sys pro 7 server. Having the syspro processes running during backups can cause file lock issues and other errors. Does anyone know a way we ...
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Is mongorestore ditrectly to a path with the --dbpath faster than restoring to a running mongod instance?

What and how much is it faster: #mongod not running mongorestore --dbpath /var/lib/mongodb --db test /some_dump or #mongod running mongorestore --db test /some_dump ? I could not quickly find ...
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Rsync and off-lined data on tape

I have a backup system handling large amounts of data. I use rsync to backup the data to a remote directory. In the remote location they archive their data on tape for security reasons. The data is ...
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Two Windows server, not in domain, grant permissions to each other's users [closed]

We have two Windows Server machines, which are not in domain. Sql Server runs on one of them. We want to save backups of Sql Server to another server. We created a folder in second server then we gave ...
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Windows Server Backup [2012 R2] - Went from 100+ copies available to 1 copy available overnight

I'm using Windows Server Backup on a Windows Server 2012 R2 system that has been in production for half a year or so. The server has around 60GB used, and the backup drive is a 160GB external drive ...
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Backup Entire USB Drive Containing Bootable Partitions in Debian [duplicate]

What's the best way to backup a USB drive with bootable data on it? For instance, I have what's called an ESXi server on a bootable USB, it's basically a linux variant with multiple partiions. ...
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Robocopy /xd with wildcards and sub-paths

I don't think this exact question has been asked before (I looked). My backup server runs a script using Robocopy, and I want to exclude files that don't really need to be backed up, specifically: ...
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Server 2012 scheduled task for SharePoint 2013 backup

I have Windows Server 2012 with SharePoint 2013 setup. I created a PShell script and saved it to a ps1 which backs up the Farm: Add-PsSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.Powershell Backup-SPFarm -Directory ...
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Can anyone please explain how to fix the following errors on RSNAPSHOT?

Some errors occurs during the daily backup of VM's at 1am and is mailed daily with the following output. ***MAIL CONTENT*** ERRORS ERROR: Warning! Could not symlink("PAM.7.gz"), ...
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Snapshot of BTRFS Device on top of luks Volume

I have the following problem: I can't figure out, how to create a snapshot of a btrfs volume residing on a crypted disk. This is the setup: /dev/sdb is a 1TB USB 3 disk. it has a partition ...
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QNAP RTRR to FTP server giving “bad port number to an unknown service” error

I have a QNAP TS-219PII and I've created a RTRR job to backup to an FTP server (set to run real-time). The connection test is successful (and ftp works fine from commandline), the initial sync ...
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iSCSI Volume disappears from physical server during windows backup

I've got a Windows Server 2008 R2 box that I back up to an remote iSCSI volume via Windows server backup. I use Microsoft's iSCSI Initiator and Target software on both the Local machine and the remote ...
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Find Full or Differential backup from .bak (with powershell or by any other means)

I'm trying to determine whether an MS SQL backup file (.bak) is Full or Differential. Is there an easy way to do this? A way of doing this in powershell?
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The Backup Paradox [closed]

I have been thinking about how large companies backup their data. I imagine that in some critical enterprises they must consider every possibility and can't afford to lose even one bit of data. Of ...
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best way to create perfect mirror of zfs based backup server

The existing system: I have a FreeBSD based backup/archive server, which pulls the backups from the live servers via rsync every night and does a zfs snapshot to archive the backup contents for a ...
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EMC Networker and symbolic links

When investigating EMC Networker setup, I found a strange issue. I have a job set up to save /oracle from a server. On that server, /oracle is a symbolic link to /TEMPORAL/oracle When I check the ...
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Using duplicity in a disaster recovery scenario

I am using duplicity for backups on my Debian servers. I have successfully backed up and restored files using duplicity. In my backup script, I have /usr/bin/dpkg --get-selections > ...
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Backup Solutions for 20 TB of data [duplicate]

First, some background on out situation. We're a small-medium business who has around 20 TB of data on two different NAS's, and that number grows by at least 10% annually. 90% of this data we need to ...
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Is it possible to detach and reattach a ZFS disk without requiring a full resilver?

I have a ZFS mirrored pool with four total drives. Two of the drives are intended to be used for rotating offsite backups. My expectation was that after the initial resilvering I could detach and ...
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Is there an alternative to xp_cmdshell and net use for backing up MSSQL to UNC as a different user

Is there an alternative to xp_cmdshell and net use for backing up MSSQL to a UNC with a different user? I'm now using EXEC xp_cmdshell 'net use \\SERVER\SHARE Password /USER:DOMAIN\USER ...
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s3cmd sync hangs forever. Never finishes

I am trying to backup a directory of around 350GB in size to S3. The command I run is s3cmd --progress -v -H sync /localdir s3://mybucket/ However, the process never moves past INFO: Compiling ...
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Invisible (!) data on NAS machine

I am running a Thecus N7510 NAS machine, with 4 HDD in a RAID 10 configuration and one more as a "hot stand by". This machine is used for a variety of purposes, excluding backup up until now. Lately ...
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rsync taking 100% of CPU and hours to complete

So I have a pretty simple backup script that runs as a cron job every night and it is: rsync -azhv /company/shared_files/ /mnt/ext_drive/backups/shared_files/company_share_backup_"`date ...
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Hyper-V 2008 R2 Core Backup Single VMs

Well, after so many tries and searching I finally asking for help. I don't get the whole procedure. I want to backup single VMs of a Hyper-V 2008 R2 Core. There are 6 virtual machines running on that ...
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How to create a consistent (starting) point-in-time backup of a MongoDB replica set?

I'd like to make a backup of a MongoDB replica set in a way that I can ensure the database consistency at the time when the backup starts. As the documentation says, --oplog flag to mongodump will ...
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Can I use different backup tape brands for tape library?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R420, and I ran out of backup tapes. I really need some quickly, but my supplier is out of them - and they are on back order till after Thanksgiving. I had been using Dell ...