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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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?

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 ...
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I failed to open my xp backup bkf file in Windows 7

I moved xp backup bkf file to windows 7, but could not open bkf file through NTBackup restore utility because I received an error message “the backup file contains unrecognized data and cannot be ...
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Delete files except ones created on sundays with in last 4 weeks

I have a script that copies some files around and deletes older files from destination. right now it just deletes everything older than 10 days. to increase backup retention we need to keep files that ...
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keep in tar.bz2 original directory datetime

I'm looking for a solution to create a tar.bz2 file and keep the original folder timestamp. My solution is "touch -t {original timestamp}" file.tar.bz2 manuel@mfpanzuela:~$ ls -la drwxrwxr-x 2 ...
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Duplicity -> S3 backup failing with “[Errno 105] No buffer space available”

I have a nightly script on my Ubuntu 10.04 VPS which uses duplicity (0.6.24) to run incremental, encrypted backups to Amazon S3. This script had been working until a month or so ago when it started ...
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handle multiple calls of rsync, dd and snapshot

The server runs the following operations often. It takes a snapshot of a logical volume, then backup up the content to the remote backup server. It is possible that multiple backups and transfer ...
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What is a safe way to back up a sparsebundle that is exported via afpd?

I work with a number of OSX client machines that back up via TimeMachine to AFP shares on an Ubuntu Linux file server, exported by netatalk/afpd. These clients back up at arbitrary times of the day, ...
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Bacula errors in bacula-sd.conf

I'm new to Bacula and just finished an install on Ubuntu 14.04. I have installed mySQL then Bacula. However getting the error below. user@Bacula:/$ sudo bacula-dir -tc /etc/bacula-sd.conf 13-May ...
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Using a second dedicated server as backup?

I've been looking at various different options for backuping my main web server. I need 500GB+ of backup. I feel the easiest/most robust option is just to have a second server (owned by a different ...
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Why does the size of a backup differ from Windows Server Backup's snap-in and what's actually on disk?

I've been testing out Windows Server Backup solution on a 2008r2 server. I've scheduled a daily backup covering everything on C:, bare metal and a couple of folders. When I open the snap-in, it ...
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How to purge using duply

I am using duply to backup files/directories to S3. I want a full backup once a month, and an incremental every day in between. I also want to keep all backups for up to a month, but I don't ...
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backup using powershell in windows 7 , 8

In windows 2008 we can use Add-PSSnapin windows.serverbackup abd use WBbackup command to back file and images. Both windows 7 and windows 8 have backup features; however there is no snapin to use ...
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how do i test my DC backups

I have several system state backups of my domain controller 2008r2 stored on a network location. I am wanting to build a test environment so I can practice recovering a domain controller and also to ...
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Domain Controller all FSMO roles, AD,DHCP,DNS 2008r2 backup best practice

hello I am looking to back up my 2008 r2 domain controller, we have 1 forest and 2 domain controllers, idomain-1 and idomain-2 idomain-2 is used for failover and idomain-1 replicates to it. having ...
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Which will have more faster for backups between usb drive on vm or NAS drive

I have IBM server with SAS drives and ESXi Server with many VM (not production). Now for backups of VM i have two options But NAS drive and use that on network Get USB drive , attach to FreeNAS VM ...
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Using NDMP Device as Storage in Symantec Backup Exec 2012

In our backup system, a group of servers are being backed up using Symantec Backup Exec 2012 to HP Disk Cartridges. We use HP Ultrium 5-SCSI as the disk drive, and HP 1x8 G2 Autoloader to load the ...
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Designing a computer network of > 100 devices, dividing server responsibilities

I am designing a computer network for a public high school and came up with the following division of responsibilities between the servers: In the LAN: Active Directory Domain Controller. The DC ...