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79 views

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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31 views

Database and Source Code auto back up

We have more have more than ten server(windows 2003 ) system . Each server have more than three web sites. I had create the sql job to auto back up process. Then copy the back up files into external ...
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1answer
79 views

Protecting Backups from Viruses

Currently we are using ReadyNAS RN102 by NETGEAR to hold all our images from all our machines. My question is can viruses expand from the machines and infect the NAS drive and the backups? We are ...
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1answer
41 views

how to backup a cloud site on rackspace cloud with code and database

i have my website hosted on rackspace cloud server . i need to make backup of code + database of my cloud site. Please give me link of any documentation which suggests steps to perform this or link ...
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1answer
85 views

how to restore cloud site on rackspace from files container [closed]

I have backed up my cloud site using http://www.zipitbackup.com/. It creates a backup file in Cloud sites/Container . Now i need to restore my site using this backup file. I don't find documentation ...
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2answers
109 views

Which way should we choose to shorten backup time?

A company performs a full backup for its data in a daily basis for disaster recovery purposes. However, their backup process cannot be completed within the assigned backup time window. What would ...
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3answers
235 views

Automated nightly backup of 1TB drive on Ubuntu Server

How you would set up an automated nightly backup for the whole disk (boot and data partition) running Ubuntu Server? I have a 1TB drive (current usage 200GB) and I want to have daily clone of this ...
1
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1answer
43 views

Is there a way to list files that can be recovered from rdiff-backup

I am testing rdiff-backup as a possible backup solution. There is one thing i cant find how to do and was wonder if it is possible. If I am backing up directories on a server. e.g. ...
0
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1answer
557 views

Windows Server 2008R2 Backup Cannot Be Found (Unable to Restore)

I've got a bit of an issue and need some professional advice. One of our servers ended up crashing and I have a backup of the said server (Windows Server 2008 R2). The backup routinely backed up the ...
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2answers
198 views

Ridiculous Exchange database restore scenario

Okay, so I have a little bit of a challenge for the Exchange pros. I am looking for the mailbox database that a specific user was on... Before their account (and mailbox) was destroyed, around 7 ...
1
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1answer
347 views

Backup and Recovery Strategy for a VPS

I have several small virtual private servers running ubuntu 11.04. I currently have VirtualMin managing the backups for the server, however, it only backs up the users' home folders and the ...
0
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1answer
104 views

Differential backup missing moved folders (flawed archive attribute logic)

Recently I've discovered that my backup system it flawed: there are situation where various files/folders are missed. I do my backup from local disk to a network NAS. I use Cobian backup, and I have ...
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1answer
36 views

Restoring my Backup [closed]

Is it possible to copy all the data in the C drive of a machine to the C drive of another machine (which has totally different hardware) and then boot the new machine with it?
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1answer
81 views

Windows 2008 R2 Backup to DVD

Been playing with Windows 2008 R2 and I ended up creating a backup of my test server and stored the backup files on my local machine. How can I copy the backup files from my local machine to a DVD? ...
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0answers
406 views

Duplicity: is it possible to restore files from a backup that has not been updated in six months?

I need files from an old server that ran a daily duplicity backup and was deactivated six months ago. The backup files are store in an Amazon S3 bucket and the last backup was made about six months ...
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votes
1answer
42 views

What to back up and how to restore that back up to another server - MS Server 2008 R2 [closed]

I am modifying an old server to be used as a backup server. The backup server should be able to use the backups of the primary server and run the same as the primary server. Both servers are running ...
0
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2answers
200 views

Accessing data on SAS drives if server fails

If my server goes down, how can i access the data on the SAS drives? I don't have another server to plug them into, and even then connecting the drive to a different controller (while keeping the ...
1
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1answer
310 views

rsnapshot - not correctly archiving mysql databases

My rsnapshot configuration: snapshot_root /.snapshots/ backup /home/user localhost/ backup_script /usr/local/backup_mysql.sh localhost/mysql/ Using this file: NOW=$(date ...
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1answer
119 views

Cloning my hard drive as a backup [closed]

At the moment, I have an Ubuntu 11.04 installation on a single 500GB hard drive in my laptop. The hard drive is partitioned into four parts: 500MB for the boot information, 2GB for the swap ...
0
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1answer
133 views

Automatically Snapshoting AWS instances (or other back up strategy)

I just realized that my aws instance count has risen into the double digits. I'm currently backing portions of my folders and dbs and moving them off to a backup instance. What I think I should be ...
1
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0answers
32 views

Backup RAID1 and RAID10 before upgrade

I have two machines, one with mdadm RAID 1 on root partition and one with mdadm RAID 10 on root partition with 4 drives. Ubuntu machines, now I need to upgrade these. If something goes wrong I need a ...
4
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1answer
75 views

Restore database from backup file, where file name matches reg expression

I am doing the below : RESTORE DATABASE UAT FROM DISK = 'E:\Databases\backup\MY_LIVE_20120720_070001.bak' WITH REPLACE But I want to be able to use a file location that ignores the numbers in the ...
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4answers
209 views

Sql Server Backup Compatibility - 2008 with 2005

I'm hoping to restore a backup from SQL Server 2008 into a Sql Server 2005 instance. Is there a way to have Sql 2008 back up in a format that 2005 will understand?
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2answers
150 views

What's the easiest way to do a FULL backup/restore in Windows 7? [closed]

I want to be able to backup my Windows 7 system, then restore it. When I restore my backup, I want to do a FULL restore--that is, if I created files on my desktop or installed software after the ...
2
votes
1answer
625 views

Do I need to use apply-log with innobackupex

I'm using innobackupex to backup my databases like this: usr/local/bin/innobackupex --user=bkpuser --password='example' --rsync \ --no-timestamp /pathtobackup 2> /pathtobackup/innobackupex.log ...
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1answer
202 views

Can a Sql Server standard edition backup be restored to web edition

If I have two instances of Sql Server 2008 R2. One is standard edition, one is web edition. If I take a backup of a database from the standard instance can I restore it to the web edition instance?
0
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1answer
490 views

Acronis Cloning of Redhat Linux Server

I tried to evaluate Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 for my redhat linux before deciding what cloning software to purchase for my company, but doesn't seem to get it working. My redhat linux box has ...
1
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1answer
76 views

Best method to protect software PBX system from disaster

I have been put in charge of maintaining an old PBX system which is running Windows Server 2003 and TeleAdvantage PBX software. The big concern is that the company that originally built this PBX box ...
2
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1answer
346 views

Restore utility error

I want to restore a .bkf file created on SBS 2003, to a SBS 2011. I have downloaded and instaled restore utility, but I am getting this error Unable to write data to c:\foldername This security id ...
2
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3answers
145 views

Mirroring an entire machine

What's the most appropriate way to constantly mirror all the settings and data from one Linux machine to another? I have a critical server, which I'd like to have a "hot spare" available for in case ...
0
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2answers
145 views

clone server onto remote storage

how can i clone a server onto a remote drive? I would like to make an identical backup of my CentOS 6 64bit server onto a remote hdd. I am going to be installing a raid card into the sever causing ...
2
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3answers
1k views

Using mongodb tools (mongodump, mongorestore) from another machine

I have a mongodb server (A) and a http server (B). I would like to run mongodump and mongorestore commands on http server (B) to backup data on server B. But these tools comes with mongodb ...
2
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1answer
115 views

Need help recovering PostgreSql database to a new server

As said in the topic I need some help restoring a database to a new server. There is a production database on one server - I do a daily automated backup of that database to a remote location: pgdump, ...
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2answers
4k views

How To Backup “crontab -e” Files?

I want to do a complete server backup. I already have my backup script copying all of the html/php files for the web app, and the mysql databases, placing them into a .tar.gz file. How can I add the ...
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4answers
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Should I backup and restore the `mysql` database?

In the process of creating an automated solution for backing up and restoring an entire MySQL server, I've come across the mysql database which seems to contain user accounts, permissions, metadata, ...
2
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1answer
786 views

Shadow protect backup restoration really slow

I'm part of a small I.t. dept for an engineering firm. While I'm mostly a software developer I wear many other hats due to the small size of the company. Today I'm wearing the hat of I.T. manager ...
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3answers
82 views

What is a good tool/method for version controlling a part of a live database?

Sometimes if a database gets corrupted, a replicated database could also replicate that same corruption. What is the best way to replicate/backup a database and prevent something like this from ...
0
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1answer
150 views

What is the best method of backing up a VPS?

Let's say that I have 50GB of off site storage and my VPS has a hard drive of 30GB. If I wanted to back-up my entire VPS (take note that cPanel/WHM is installed) every 24 hours, how would I do so and ...
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1answer
80 views

SQL Server 2008: Is it possible to store differential backups in a separate files?

We're moving some of our applications to a new hosting provider and we want to make it seamless for our users. Nonetheless, we have big databases and we've got to move about 48GB of data. Our ...
2
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1answer
187 views

Restoring MySQL user accounts, databases and configuration from backed up /var/lib/mysql directory

Last night, I backed up my Ubuntu 10.10 box using the sbackup utility. The process ran with the default options, which backed up the /etc /home /usr /var directories to a separate partition on my ...
1
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1answer
978 views

Restore Windows Server backup into a smaller partition

A Windows Server 2008 R2 machine was mistakenly partitioned. The system partition is now larger than it should be. Because Disk Management doesn't let me shrink the partition to the desired size, I ...
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4answers
148 views

How to create bootable backup image of windows install

I have received a new laptop and installed all drivers and necessary apps. hile the windows 7 install is fresh and fast I was wondering how I could make a bootable backup of the system in current ...
1
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2answers
124 views

Copy a partition into a new image out of an existing dd image

How can I dd an image of a single partition out of a full-disk image? I know skip and count, but I am supposed to divide by bs, and since this is the first partition, it's start point is early in the ...
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3answers
8k views

How to test the integrity of an Exchange database?

I would like to verify the integrity of my Exchange 2010 database backups and could use some guidance. We have an Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 server that we backup but I don't know if the ...
5
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2answers
4k views

How can I restore a duplicity backup from a certain date?

Is it possible to restore a duplicity backup from a certain time in the past? For example, if I'm making daily incremental backups, is there a way to restore a backup from three days ago?
3
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5answers
374 views

Backup unix files to filesystem which doesn't allow chgrp/chown etc

I unfortunately have no choice but to backup some files from a ext3 parition on a server to a filesystem which does not allow me to set and edit the normal file attributes (NFS, with all_squash set so ...
0
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1answer
239 views

How to do rdiff backup restore

How to do rdiff back restore using program ( perl, bash ) Can i get more informatio about rdiff back restore ?
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4answers
657 views

Bare bones backup / restore for single Win 2003 server

I have a single server, Win 2003 Server and would like to setup a system to be able to perform a bare bones restore if needed. (just plug in a cd or smth and get everything back). Ideally the backup ...
0
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1answer
592 views

Restore Backup Exec tapes without Backup Exec running

I've got old backup tapes I need to pull data from that were created with Backup Exec some years ago, but unfortunately we no longer run Windows servers on our network. Our entire tape backup system ...
0
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5answers
496 views

How to Approach CentOS Back Up on GoDaddy Dedicated Hosting

Does anyone have any experience with backing up a dedicated server at GoDaddy or anywhere else? I have a CentOS system. I recently made a big newbie mistake working on linux and toasted my server. ...