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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bad pool caller in Windows Server 2008R2 [on hold]

I have restored a total of 10 different application servers (vm's) from my last backup. Everything worked fine except one. Restoration was successful but once I try to login to that machine, it falls ...
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Why can NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM create SQL Server database backups?

I have a scheduled task (in Windows Task Scheduler) that connects to SQL Server using SMO (Windows Authentication) and creates a database backup. So far, this task was running under the Administrator ...
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Windows Server 2012 Essentials - boot drive failed, backups on external drive not being seen

I've had a Windows Server 2012 Essentials machine (6 drives + 1 external USB 3TB dedicated system boot drive backup) running fine for over a year now. The system boot drive backup was configured ...
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Incremental backup mongodb using rsync

I want to store small files (60 kb, couple of millions) into MongoDB, I was thinking using GridFS, but it seems BSON will do. Anyway, I want to make rsync to backup the mongodb chunk files, so ...
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Tell Wbadmin to never delete backups?

Quote from the article "Backup Version and Space Management in Windows Server Backup" on Microsoft TechNet: If the backup storage location is full, Windows Server Backup automatically deletes the ...
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is scheduled backup via standard windows backup gui supported over network?

OS Windows server 2008 Standard [note: this is not R2] Plot we are trying to switch from usb attached backups to over the network backup Issues: When i use the standard Windows backup GUI and ...
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Using VHD disk as a centralized backup device?

i have 2 physical servers (3rd will come later) and 2 hyper-vs on 1st one. I would use Windows Server Backup utility for backup all systems. Was thinking about to buy NAS, so i bought it, Synology ...
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Backup Active Directory users' files, deploy via GPO? [closed]

Am looking for a solution which can be configured to be deployed via group policies. I've looked into Windows Backup, but it doesn't fulfill our requirements. We need something like this: Runs ...
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Data Protection Manager -

I've just assumed ownership of Microsoft DPM, version 2012, SP1 (v4.1.3426.0) It is currently doing successful backups on a couple of SQL servers. However it is supposed to be backing up some ...
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rsync like backup with multiple harddisks [closed]

I want to backup a NAS (6TB) on USB disks with a rsync like mechanism. I think rsync doesn´t support a backup to multiple disks. Are the any similar backup mechanisms that support multiple disks as ...
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Driver detected a controller error

We have a Server running Windows Server 2008 R2 with an external HDD (1TB) for backup purposes. The external HDD is fine and working but I wonder every week I got an error saying "The driver detected ...
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Can NetApp Snapshots be used as Backups?

Our shop relies very heavily on NetApp Volume Snapshots for backups. We use traditional agent-based tape backups for some of our data but by and large we rely on the Snapshots for the majority of our ...
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File copy, in series or parrallel? [migrated]

I have to copy manually several files and backup a lot of datas. It's from an HP laptop, 7200rpm harddrive sata (no raid), windows 8.1 to an external USB3.0 7200rpm harddrive. Both uses NTFS ...
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How to backup RAID 0 larger than 2 T? [migrated]

I have a situation. I use 2 of 1T drive as RAID 0 for C dirve. but when I make a windows image backup to a single drive , I got I/O error which means that the drive i m trying to back up can't be ...
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An error occurred while quiescing the virtual machine

I got an backup issue on one of my VM. Here is the current situation: Using Acronis backup to backup my VM vmProtect 9 Server I want to get backup is Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition ...
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Backup MongoDB database copying files in `dbpath`?

I need a daily backup of all MongoDB databases in our single-instance server (without stopping the MongoDB service). Our server is in Rackspace so I'm wondering if a valid strategy could be just add ...
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ESXi alerts to consolidate but there were no snapshots taken

I recently came a cross a disk failure on our server and got the disk replaced. Due to this disk failure there were certain issues which raised and now its going up and down. What my problem is that, ...
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My LTO-5 ultrium 3000 SAS external tape drive won't show up on my iMac [migrated]

OK, so here is my problem. I got a HP LTO-5 ultrium 3000 SAS external tape drive from my boss and he said to connect it to my new iMac but when I connect it, it doesn't show up on my computer. I'm ...
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changing iSCSI block storage backup solutions, does CBT need to be reset?

VMware vSphere 5.1, iSCSI block storage, old backup solution uses Changed Block Tracking (CBT) for incremental backups. New backup solution also uses Changed Block Tracking (CBT), but the current CBT ...
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Server 2012 - System State backup - exclude winsxs - any issues?

I have a Windows 2012 server that is running a daily system state backup. My question(s) are: Would the system state backup normally include c:\windows\winsxs? Can I exclude this folder and still ...
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dd unable to write to tape drive

I'm trying to dump our online backups to tape; for obvious reasons I want to encrypt the data on the tapes, so to write to the tape I need to tar everything up, pipe that to openssl to encrypt it, ...
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Windows server mirror drive as primary backup

I was assigned to maintain an accounting server (2008 r2) in a small office recently. Then I found out they only have 1 hdd on it, didn't have a backup system at all - not even a backup of the ...
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rdiff-backup --remote-schema does not take input

I'm trying to set up rdiff-backup between my windows host machine and my remote linux machine. I'm using Windows 8.1. SSH and rdiff-backup is indeed within the PATH environment variablle... With the ...
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Can't shut down HyperV VM with Powershell despite admin rights

I am attempting to use a script that shuts down my Hyper-V VMs, copies their VHDs to a target share, then boots them back up. I found the script on spiceworks just a couple days ago. I always receive ...
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What is a secure set of permissions to give a set of files to be backed up?

On our server we have a number of users (i.e. clients) who need their code to be backed up. Their file permissions are usually 650 with user and group being user:user (where user is the actual user ...
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Backing up rsnapshot directory with rsync copies entires backup directory

I have a main backup server running rsnapshot, with ~2TB of backups stored on it. After the nightly backups, I copy the contents of the rsnapshot directory to an offsite server, using rsync -aH ...
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How to backup OS-specific files with rsync? (Mac OS X to Ubuntu Server)

I want to setup an automatic backup system using rsync to backup documents/source code from Mac OS X to Ubuntu Server. I have some documents written in Pages (iWork), and lastly when I tried to ...
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Checking status of HP Data Protector Backup Jobs

We use HP Data Protector Backup Software for taking backup of our production data . To check the status of yesterday's backup jobs , every day morning i visit the data center to check the job status . ...
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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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Full system backup - different drive types

I have workstations I deploy regularly that all have the same configuration. The problem I'm encountering is; the primary Windows 7 x64 drive is a standard 120gb SSD with a NTFS. The secondary ...
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What kind of possibility do I have to backup my Domain Controller 2012R2?

I have an ESXi (5.5) environment. There are two redundant domain controller(Active Directory, WINS, DNS, DHCP). What kind of possibility do I have to backup these domain controller without stopping ...
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backup files to a remote server with multiple versions using rsync hardlink option

To use rsync hard link option to backup files remotely so that remote backup server could keep multiple versions of the backups, both the link-dest directory and the target directory have to be on the ...
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Remove sata drive while running?

I have a hyperv 2012 r2 server, and the case has two bays where you can open a drawer and slide in a bare SATA drive. Theres a data and power connector at the back of the bay with cables to connect ...
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What is appropriate configuration for mysqldump to use as backup

There are some resources on how to dump databases using mysqldump (1, 2, 3 or 4) , but most of them are like "just mysqldump the whole thing". My mysqldump result differs from one I obtain from my ...
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How should my hosting provider handle SQL Server transaction logs?

I received a support ticket today from my hosting provider (they created it), saying that my SQL transaction log had filled up and that they had truncated it, shrunk it and reset it to Full recovery ...
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Debian VPS server - backup

I'm trying to backup my VPS-server (debian) to new Router FTP server. Past (stable backup to my PC): I had backup of my VPS-server to my home-PC over Internet. I used "Filesystem Backup" with ...
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Do snapshots + RAID count as a good on-site backup solution?

The two main reasons I can think of for taking backups seems to be taken care of when I use both snapshots and RAID together with btrfs. (By RAID here, I mean RAID1 or 10) Accidental deletion of ...
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How to restart automatically the server after the backup is done

I would like to restart my server once the backup job is done. I launch the backup job at the commande line using wbadmin start backup [options] This command only starts backup and exits. ...
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MSSQL: savesets in EMC Networker

When taking over an existing Networker backup system, I have found that a single MSSQL: saveset generates several savesets. I understand that these savesets relate to each of the different databases ...
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DPM exceeds threshold of 90%

We currently have a setup with 3 devices : Dell MD3200i san, disk group created 6TB. Hyper-V Guest with DPM installed, iSCSI disk attached as a passthrough disk. Physical Hyper-V host, has the iSCSI ...
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Faster picking of files from a tar archive

We've got a collection of servers that we're backing up using Duplicity. We're trying to build some functionality for our staff so that they can select a file and view the available versions for ...
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Backup ESXi VM but not every hard disc

I have VMware Essentials ESXi 5.5. I have two hosts. Host 1 has two VMs, a DC and a file/DB server. Host 2 has a DC and some other test VMs. I'm looking at disaster recovery options for this file ...
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backup multiple websites daily automatically [closed]

this is my situation i have a web server pc with many websites in it (using vhost) running freebsd. just in case something bad happened to my server, i want to backup every websites in it every ...
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Is this a reasonable way to setup backups for security? Can it be improved?

On the machine being backed up: Create limited privilege account on a production Linux VM with content to backup. Account would have access to a single direct [e.g. /home/backup] and allow ssh via ...
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MySQL DB Backups: Lockless, Per-Table Restore, MyISAM/InnoDB

The Problem I'd like to implement a MySQL backup strategy on a dedicated server. It has multiple databases on, combined total is about 150GB. Most of this is weighted toward one of the databases. ...
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Desktop backups maintenance on a network share

I have configured Windows Backup and Restore function on Windows 7 Professional desktops to make daily backup on a network share placed on a Windows Server 2012. (BTW It's a pity that this utility ...
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Is there a good way to combine the incremental behavior of rdiff-backup with the inotify behavior of lsyncd?

I'm trying to backup a directory (my Zotero data, in particular) whenever it changes (a la syncing with drop box); I would also like to keep a history of backups in case I delete something and want to ...
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What would have been the correct Setup for a server that died? [closed]

I work at a real estate office that has 30 work stations. The IT guy who cant be reached when you really need him had setup Active Directory with a file server for the stations. About 3 days ago the ...
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Percona Xtrabackup incremental backup based on prepared full backup

I want to create an hourly backup of our MySQL database to a staging system using Percona XtraBackup. Is it possible to prepare the $BACKUPBASE and then use this prepared backupbase as base for the ...
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windows server 2008 backup re-import schedule after reinstall

I originally had a windows 2008 server with software mirrored volumes and a backup volume. The backup volume was a dedicated drive and hidden by the windows backup software feature of windows 2008 ...