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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Percona XtraBackup: Getting an error regarding “Too many open files”, how can I solve this issue?

I'm trying to backup using Percona XtraBackup and getting the following error: [root@ads-dev1 ~]# innobackupex /root/db InnoDB Backup Utility v1.5.1-xtrabackup; Copyright 2003, 2009 Innobase Oy and ...
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Data backup on AWS

I need to backup a few files, no more than 1Gb initially. These files represent the mission critical data for my startup. If I lose the AWS machines on which the live data is hosted I need to be ...
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Software to make backups on network [on hold]

Hi guys my boss asked me to find some software to make backups , the destination folder must be in the network from the company. I tried with CrashPlan but this program doesnt have the "network" ...
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Bacula backup with secondary storage on poor conection

We use hetzner dedicated servers for virtualization (xen). Each instance got a 100GB free sftp backup storage, buing more is not an option - it's too expensive. Currently we use bacula and mount this ...
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Creating a scalable back-up cluster with one interface and retention

Currently I'm running a number of back-up servers to back-up other servers with, e.g. b01, b02, .., bn, all with their own IP's, running their own FTP / SSH services. However, I would like to create ...
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MySql Replication Stored to Central Database

Hi I maybe looking with the wrong terminology. But i have a situation where i need to replicate / copy data to a centralized database. Shop1.dbshop - > Central.dbshop1 Shop2.dbshop - > ...
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Backup scripts not running automatically [closed]

Does anyone know why backup scripts would fail to run automatically? They worked before and I checked the configuration of the scripts, which everything appears to be fine. Not really sure what else ...
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Backing up an EC2 EBS Windows volume offline

I would like to backup offline a Windows EC2 EBS Volume, i.e. on my computer and not in the cloud. Note I can stop the instance and detach the EBS volume if needed. Is it at all possible with Amazon's ...
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Mitigating low usb disk space error in backup scenario

In our workplace we have setup a backup system consisting the Symantec Backup Exec 2010 R3 and Synology NAS The backup are scheduled as follows Symantec Backup Exec ---[1]---> Synology Rack ...
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Backup SharePoint (2010) documents only

I was wondering if it is possible to backup the files itself from SharePoint 2010 from all hosted sites? I can backup my entire virtual machine and the database, but i'm only interested in the ...
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What is the best/most secure way to download/send/keep offline backups?

I have a small app that uses MySQL. I'm on a small Ubuntu box using Apache on Digital Ocean. In case anything ever goes wrong, I would like to have something that periodically sends me or downloads in ...
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Arranging a raidz3 ZFS vdev to tolerate entire JBOD failures?

Let's say I'm going to build a very large 1PB zpool. I'll have a head unit with the HBAs inside of it (maybe 4 port LSI SAS cards) and I will have perhaps 7 45-drive JBODs attached to the head unit. ...
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How do I back up AWS S3 and EBS to a non-Amazon provider?

We've centered most of our operations on AWS, and love the ease of use there. However, every once in a while, the paranoid side of my brain wonders what could happen if, say, the bad guys got hold of ...
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Active Directory backup/restore without DSRM

I'm trying to backup my local DC to AWS for DR. When running locally, a system state backup and a restore through DSRM works fine. Unfortunately, a server in DSRM fails to boot in AWS (a situation ...
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Can I salvage a project from a compromised server? [duplicate]

Our server was compromised last week. The developer team I was working on hadn't been backing up our work or using GIT Hub, so everything that we've been working on is on the server. I know that we ...
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Are cloud based file syncing services a replacement for backups? [duplicate]

Are cloud based file syncing services, like DropBox, Google Drive etc, often provide file change/versioning history which makes it trivial to find older versions of a file and even find deleted files. ...
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Linux server backup to Amazon S3 using SSL

I have Linux box CentOS 6.5 and i want to backup daily files like SQL dumps and config files to Amazon S3 I have installed Ruby and S3Sync. But the problem when running the s3sync with these ...
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Should I exclude all 'dev/' or only 'dev/pts/' during full server tar backup?

I'm curious why in all backup tutorials I found tar command excludes among others /dev/pts and not all of /dev/ Why would I want to backup anything under dev?
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Does Rsync Allow Files To Be Synced Both Ways?

I have backed up a linux web server using rsync with cygwin. I now have a perfect copy of the server on my windows laptop. If i delete or modify a file on my laptop and run rsync again with cygwin ...
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Is backing up to Dropbox ideal? [closed]

I am currently setting on a new CentOS server on one of my Linodes, and are debating with myself on how to back up the data. The server is running DirectAdmin, which will compress all data (e-mail, ...
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How to backup large directory from linux server to windows machine

Up until now ive been using FTP to connect to the server and copy the files to my local machine but the directory has grown 3gb in the past few weeks and it usually takes 40mins to copy 100mb so FTP ...
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Shell command to filter out non-existing files in a pipe

I'm looking for a nice way to generate a backup tar.gz of what is going to be overridden by the extraction of another tar.gz. tar -ztf patch.tar.gz | grep -v "/$" | tar -T- -zcvf backup.tar.gz This ...
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7z “is not supported archive” while updating an archive

7za u -pPasswored -mhe=on -r -m0=lzma -mx=9 -mfb=64 -md=32m '-x!temp' filename.7z /home/software While updating archive we are getting this error. Error: XXXXXXX.7z is not supported archive ...
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Regenerate Snapshots from .avhdx files

I'm getting used to Hyper-V and I come into this situation: I manually did a backup and a restore of a virtual machine with 1 disk and 2 snapshots. My restored machine has a .vhdx file and 2 .avhdx ...
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Backup Ubuntu server with cron/rsync: Problems with resuming large files

I currently have a dedicated Ubuntu backup server which wakes itself up from suspend (using rtcwake) daily. 5 minutes later a cron BASH job kicks in, using rsync to pull files from various network ...
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Does 'vim-cmd vmsvc/snapshot.create' create a functional backup of the guest?

If I create a snapshot with: 'vim-cmd vmsvc/snapshot.create' I can then transfer the file that creates to another system, or even to another vmware ESXi system. Setting aside the fact that ...
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Back up S3 bucket to another?

I am looking at duply and duplicity currently to mirror one bucket to another but it looks like I may be running in to a brick wall? So far I have been able to get things working backing up local ...
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rsync changing already existing files

I have a simple line of rsync in my crontab that gets backup files from the prod server to another. It looks like it is touching the already existing files in the destination folder. This way, the ...
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Dar: script for incremental backup on Windows - how to handle full and diff file names?

Is that possible to make incremental backup scripts for dar on Windows? I stumbled over archive naming because Windows by default seem to lack required tools to read dates from (like date -l on ...
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Server incremental backup to AWS Glacier

I'm looking to backup various directories and files from a Linux server to AWS Glacier. I'm trying to work out the details on how to do manage this. Incremental Backups I want to upload files ...
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Why don't people just use rsync to back up vmware guests?

If I am running a modern vmware ESXi system, I can drop in a statically linked rsync binary and rsync files to any destination over SSH. I'm trying to understand why most (all ?) backup of vmware ...
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Two databases synced backup

I got a system that need two databases to work. I need a script to backup both databases at given point of time. I need databases to be in sync, so I need to be sure that backup does not allow changes ...
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How to best backup AWS-hosted systems? [closed]

We are deploying a number of servers at AWS and need to work-out a general-purpose backup strategy. The requirements are: Retain the ability to recover full systems or individual files or ...
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Back up files on Azure VM

What is better to store backup files on Windows Azure Drive mounted to VM or mount somehow Windows Azure Blob Store. What would you recommended?
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Exchange New-MailboxExportRequest PST backup to Linux server share

I'm putting together a backup script for an MS Exchange server. It uses New-MailboxExportRequest to export the Mailbox as PST files. However, it doesn't appear possible to write these PSTs to a Linux ...
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Is it safe to have backup and production servers in the same cluster?

I have two virtual servers maintained by the same provider. I asked them to place them on different physical machines. They told me that they placed them in different nodes of one cluster. I do not ...
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xdelta3 usage in way similar to rdiff

I'm using rdiff backup for my backups. All works fine but extremely slow. I tried to tune flags --input-size and --output-size but without any success, it's so slow anyway. I found xdelta3 and it ...
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how to pipe a mysql dump to s3cmd

I want to transfer a mysql dump, compressed, to s3. I tried: mysqldump -u root -ppassword -all-databases | gzip -9 | s3cmd put s3://bucket/sql/databases.sql.gz but then I get: ERROR: Not enough ...
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Backup server (System Center 2012 DPM Admin Console) Disk Missing

My backup server was recently powered off by an employee who was unaware of what they were doing. When I powered it back on, I entered the admin console to see that all of the volumes that were ...
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Backup Solr home

I'm new to Solr: I've successfully installed Tomcat and Solr 4.3.1 webapp, and two collections on a CentOS 6.4 machine. Now, my server is in production and I need to make backups of solr. So, I ...
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SQL Server 2012 Backups Not Compressing

We recently upgraded from SQL Server 2008R2 to SQL Server 2012 Enterprise. After doing this I noticed that our DB backups were barely compressing at all. Our 22gb DB was compressing down to about 4gb ...
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How do I configure a second pfSense server for failover?

I have 2 pfSense servers (the new and the old one) which are used as routers, DHCP and DNS servers. I want to configure the old one as a backup of the new one. It means that when all is ok, all the ...
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safety git repo mirror

I've read about git clone --mirror <repo> and git remote update. But it seems that would change local mirror no matter what happened in remote repo. What I want is a mirror backup copy of the ...
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How to restore a backup from a tgz file in linux

How can i restore from a backup.tgz file generated from another linux server on my own server? I tried the command the following command: tar xvpfz backup.tgz -C / The above command worked, but it ...
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The best way to make full system dump on Centos [duplicate]

I am on Centos 6.5 with a lot of soft and services installed and working. Also I've got a lot of configs which damaged my brain and I dont want to do it again:) So, can anyone please advice the ...
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Server have 6 harddisk, how to set daily full backup/clone harddisk? [closed]

i have a HP DL380 server, its have 6 harddisk, @72Gb each, i am planning to use centos + cpanel please suggest how to set daily full backup/daily clone harddisk? so if 1 main harddisk is broken, i ...
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On Windows 2008 R2, how do I back up DHCP if the DHCP .mdb database is always busy?

I get this from my backup software. C:\WINDOWS\system32\dhcp\dhcp.mdb : The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. C:\WINDOWS\system32\dhcp\j50.log : The ...
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Connect USM hard disk to USB

Yesterday I bought Seagate 2Bay 4 TB NAS business storage: http://m.seagate.com/external-hard-drives/network-storage/business/business-storage-2-bay-nas/ Seller included Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB USM ...
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Is it possible to use Microsoft Data Protection Manager without clients being registered in DNS?

TL;DR -- Is there any way to get Microsoft DPM 2012 R2 back up domain clients that don't exist in DNS? We've got a (maybe) unique setup where our domain clients pull IPs from a DHCP that assigns them ...
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Xen open source import and export vm

I am using free Xen 4.2.4-30.el6 on centos 6.5 create a vm using virt-install I want to backup and restore virtual machines, but all tutorials talking about citrix and xe command is there any way ...