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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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1answer
65 views

Is there a right way to use one VPS backup file to build a clone VPS with it?

I tried many times to restore a tar ball from a different server to a fresh installed VPS with the same Linux Debian version (exactly the same) but every time when I restore the tar ball on a ...
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2answers
78 views

Minimal backups of a Debian server

(This was originally asked on SuperUser --- they pointed me here as being more appropriate.) I have a shiny new Debian server running in an Amazon EC2 instance. I've spent a while setting it up and ...
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0answers
12 views

Minimal backups of a Debian server [duplicate]

I have a shiny new Debian server running in an Amazon EC2 instance. I've spent a while setting it up and it now works nicely. However, because it's a cloud server, if I (or someone else) presses the ...
0
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2answers
45 views

Copy latest created directory

I would like to make a second backup from the latest created backup. So I tried the shell command: last='ls -tr | tail -1' cp -r /path/.../"$last" /path/.../backup/ but it copies a randome backup. ...
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1answer
58 views

Copy remote FTPS to local folder

I have a NAS with a bunch of files I dont want to loose and a linux VPS with 250GB space off site. The NAS runs an FTPS server. The VPS runs Debian/Linux I want the VPS to copy/mirror all the ...
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0answers
176 views

Debian - Persistent tape binding

I have a problem, whenever the library is rebooted, a cartdrige is mounted, or any operation, Linux is changing path for library, making it unavailable to automate backup procesing, it is even worst ...
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2answers
80 views

Build RAID 1 array (non-boot), apparently all data is gone?

The computer that this is occurring in, has a 40GB boot drive (Debian) and two non-boot drives. I have two identical 1.5TB drives (one partition on each), and one of them had data on it (other was ...
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1answer
63 views

Backing up files on Debian

I need to backup a file on my file server to an external hdd. I want the folder to be replicated on the hdd every day. What kind of backup software do I need. I run Debian 7.1 and want to be able to ...
0
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1answer
95 views

Clone a debian virtual private server

I would like to have a couple of VPS servers with identical configuration and software. Is there any chance to do something like this? : install one server do some sort of a backup get another blank ...
0
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1answer
91 views

Tarball backup causes massive server lag

I am running three minecraft servers, 40-60 online users in average spread over the daemons, on a debian 6.0 squeeze root server. I'm trying to configure a cronjob backup and wrote a small shell ...
4
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1answer
416 views

Backup root partition with dd without downtime

Is there a way to remount / as read-only and buffer new writes in RAM, so can backup the / media with dd? I want to create a bootable image from my SoHo-Server (Debian 6) without a live cd or any ...
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2answers
65 views

Suggested list of backup excludes

I am backing up a server installation of Debian 6.0.6 "Squeeze". My question is, what is a good starting list of places that do NOT need to be backed up. Some examples of things that, to my knowledge ...
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2answers
428 views

Debian backup bashscript

I'm hosting my own web server, and would like to regularly take a backup of my files. So I decided to write a bash script. However, I'm stuck with this: #!/bin/bash # /etc/init.d/backup # version ...
1
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1answer
232 views

Should backups be owned by root:backup?

I have a central backup server running Debian which holds backups of various other hosts in the network, stored in a structure like /media/backup/imap /media/backup/wiki With imap and wiki being ...
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2answers
133 views

Mirroring a drive in Debian

I have a drive with data on it. I dont want to use RAID, instead I want to do hourly backups to a second drive. I basically want to mirror the data drive and resync every hour. It is inefficient to ...
0
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2answers
246 views

incremental archive backup similar to rsnapshot

I am looking for a similar tool like rsnapshot, capable of doing incremental backups and easy viewing of different backup versions (=easy unpacking of all increments of a specific backup or viewing of ...
0
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1answer
114 views

Create (linux debian) backup for VMWare

I want to create a backup of my server after the initial installation. Then I want to load/install this backup in VMWare. The reason I want to do this is so I can experiment and improve my setup ...
1
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1answer
174 views

Backup broken PostgreSQL 8.4 without pg_dump

So. I have a problem. PostgreSQL 8.4 won't start or restart without any output given. But it worked for 3 monthes until hosting provider doesn't rebooted server. Now it is completly broken. It wan't ...
0
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3answers
448 views

rsync or scp only if there's a difference

How do i figure out if there's a difference between an backupfile and the current used one. The Filename of the Backup is named like: filename_date.conf and the currend used one is name like: ...
2
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1answer
269 views

Rsyncing VPS's “/” directory to an external drive: Good backup solution?

I have a VPS with Debian 6 (squeeze) and want to back it up on an external drive at home, so that in case of failure I can restore the complete operating system with all software, settings and ...
2
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2answers
285 views

Full server backup solution (to remote windows share)

I have a working server with a raid > lvm > dmcrypt stack. I would like a backup solution which solves the following problems: Changes only: Only transfer daily change, not the whole X Terrabytes ...
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1answer
100 views

An easy to use tool for backuping/mirroring Debian server [closed]

I have VDS with Debian server and ISPManager and now I'm looking for solution which can help me to backup/restore/clone whole server as I can backup my Windows drives with Acronis (for example). I ...
1
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2answers
185 views

Create a duplicate of my server

I have a VPS running Debian with Plesk which I use to host some of mine and client's websites. I'd like to know what's the best way to create a backup of the server so if anything happens to the main ...
1
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1answer
359 views

Linux LTO-4/5 Drive Encryption

For a number of reasons I have been trying to find a way to encrypt my backup tapes. I'm currently running Bacula for my backups and it's support for Drive based encryption is I have to call a script ...
2
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4answers
1k views

Linux - Bare Metal Restore from a Tar file

I make a backup of my Debian webserver on a daily basis. A full backup on Sunday, and differentials each other day of the week. The backup is made with Tar. I backup the whole system into the Tar ...
0
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1answer
264 views

simple method to completely backup Debian over network

I need to completely backup Debian 5.0 over network (internet) to my Windows machine. Later I'm going to switch device to identical one and restore Linux there. I access Linux by ssh and sftp. What a ...
0
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1answer
432 views

Debian Server Backup in Realtime - Mail, Apache, MySQL

I'm looking for a backup strategy for my production server. It should be fully automatic and as "real-time" as possible. Further, i don't want to do much to recover everything. Let's say like a ...
0
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1answer
448 views

How to create backups when upgrading Debian?

I want to upgrade my Debian lenny to squeeze but as I'm doing it for the first time I was thinking how to create the backup mentioned in the release notes: The main things you'll want to back up ...
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3answers
211 views

What's the best solution for 99.999% Up-time to end users? [closed]

I'm looking for a solution to make sure my site stays accessible as much as possible on a long term basic, what i might need is just a simple DNS management solution (I don't know but i would like ...
2
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2answers
197 views

Backup/Zip all server files once to local hard drive

I have backup2l scheduled to take daily backups that are stored on an external server, this work fine although I would also like to take a full backup of the whole server and store this on my local ...
2
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1answer
306 views

Do you have to partition before running mkfs on a single partition disk?

I see that some people don't use fdisk to create a partition on /dev/sdb... what is the difference between making and not making a partition for a single partition disk? I just added a partition on a ...
1
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1answer
395 views

How to backup bugzilla

The server is bit old running on Debian sarge 3.1. What are the important things to backup while making a backup of bugzilla? Please guide me how to process with it.
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2answers
3k views

Bacula vs. BackupPC [closed]

I have been googling about the differences between them. Bacula has lots of roles BackupPC is easier to configure Bacula works with agent, not rsync (great for Windows backups) It seems that ...
0
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1answer
432 views

BackupPC back-up has not been finished in 12 hours(!)

I installed BackupPC toda on a server and set it to do a back-up 12 hours ago... while it's been backing up since, it seems very very slow and it's not completed yet. It's just backing up a testserver ...
2
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3answers
954 views

What filesystem should I use for backuppc on CentOS/Debian and lots and lots (200k) of small hardcopied files?

The reason I ask is that I use rsnapshot for backups with a /backups separate raid1 ext3 back-up disk. Unfortunately removing back-ups (happens every 4 hours) takes up to a full hour! rm -rf ...
2
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1answer
4k views

What exactly will --delete-excluded do for rsync?

I use rsync with great pleasure for backing up my servers, although I do have a question about the --delete-exclude parameter. /usr/bin/rsync -a --delete --numeric-ids --relative --delete-excluded ...
9
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1answer
256 views

Migrate live server

I'm in trouble, I have a running server with the usual services (httpd, mail, sql), and looks like I must be really fast to prevent total data loss (my RAID array failed, so I'm depending on a single ...
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1answer
2k views

Install and configure Bacula on Debian 6.0.0

I installed Debian version 6.0.0 and I want to configure it as network backup solution using bacula, so I need someone help me to do that. Also, should I add this server to my domain?
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1answer
83 views

How to detect, if a virtual machine has changed in OpenVZ?

I want to backup my virtual machines (all Debian) with a cronjob. As the backups per machine can be pretty huge I only want to backup the system with its configuration itself (leaving out the ...
1
vote
6answers
5k views

create an image of currently linux installed with ssh?

I just bought a dedicated server with debian 6. I will install the classic LAMP. Is there a way to make an image of the hard disk so in case of any problems I can restore this image? Thanks
1
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2answers
331 views

Debian - Disaster recovery software

I run a web server on Debian-Lenny. For the moment, I backup my whole system with tar with a daily script. But for the recovery, I need to reinstall a clean Debian and then untar my latest tar file ...
0
votes
2answers
167 views

Backup a server in order to migrate

i'm going to change my dedicated server. I'm running under OS: Debian5. Database : MySQL iRed Mail server 6 Websites (3000 files for each) on it The new sever is to be setup the same, only ...
2
votes
3answers
343 views

Debian/Linux backup files changed by user

I would like to backup my server that is hosting a few websites in such a way that I can restore everything to the way it was from a fresh format. I know that I should backup all the home folders and ...
0
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1answer
83 views

Debian source control and bug tracking server - what's a good backup plan?

I run a subversion source control server from my house on a debian machine. I will be setting up Jira for bug/project tracking very soon so I now have the necessary motivation to put a proper backup ...
2
votes
1answer
112 views

List of newly-installed apt packages

Is there a good way to determine which apt packages were installed by the user/admin (as opposed to getting installed by default upon OS install)? The list doesn't have to be comprehensive - can ...
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6answers
897 views

How to choose a cloud service for backups

I am thinking of using a cloud service to backup one of my client's website. My (clients) main concerns are (in decreasing order of importance) Protection of IP (trade secrets, source code), user ...
4
votes
4answers
2k views

Backup and disaster recovery debian lenny on remote server

I am new to Linux so I apologize if the questions are stupid. I have a Debian lenny web server complete with MySQL, dovecot, Postfix Apache, PHP5, etc. It runs on a server in a datacenter so I have ...
4
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8answers
1k views

debian mysql auto daily backuping

I need to backup my Mysql database daily under a Debian server. I know there are plenty of scripts out there but my need is backing up daily as a sql file and putting each backup seperately(maybe the ...
2
votes
2answers
397 views

Local Encrypted Incremental Space efficient Backup Solution

I am a student and for my hobby projects i managed to buy a vps. Problem is how can i backup that? I have got a webdav account somewhere (and they allow to store any file types for any purposes as ...