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Do different rsnapshot retains use the same hard links?

Say I have a weekly and monthly backup configured in rsnapshot. Will the weekly backups create hard links to the same files created by a previous monthly backup (and vice versa)?
0
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1answer
26 views

How many incremental backups to keep with Percona xtrabackup?

I'm looking to replace an aging and decidedly suboptimal mysqldump-based database backup strategy with Percona's Xtrabackup. This all looks pretty straightforward, except that I'm wondering: how many ...
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43 views

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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0answers
35 views

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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1answer
57 views

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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1answer
72 views

Rotating Backups with RSync and CP - Excludes not working perfectly

My script looks essentially like this: cp -al $yesterdays_snapshot $todays_snapshot rsync -vadlH --exclude-from excludes.rsyc $source $todays_snapshot This works great except for one problem: If ...
2
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3answers
136 views

tar incremental backup is backing everything up, every time when used on the Dropbox directory

I made an incremental backup about 10 months ago (on Jan 27, 2013), creating a .snar metadata file. Now, when I try to make an incremental backup using tar --create --file=dropbox_incremental_1.tar ...
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1answer
258 views

How do I backup 50GB+ of files on a linux box to a remote sftp account [closed]

How do I backup 50GB+ of files on a linux box to a remote sftp account. My requirements Store several versions of the backups. Encrypted before sent to remote server. Disk and bandwidth efficent, ...
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2answers
113 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 ...
1
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1answer
524 views

How to configure multiple hostfiles to split big backups in BackupPC?

With my current configuration the BackupPC creates one rsync(of tar for local) process per host. My config file is following: /etc/BackupPC/pc/myhost.pl: $Conf{RsyncShareName} = '/data'; In my ...
0
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1answer
453 views

Amanda backup with SSH fails both client and localhost

I'm trying to get Amanda working with SSH auth. After I installed it on a server and did a basic configuration with harddisk as tape, I got it up and running, no client support though. But I did get ...
0
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1answer
110 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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2answers
664 views

How to make differential backup without using archive attribute? [closed]

Plain and simple: I need to make differential backup of my files without using the typical file attribute logic. Possibly with a free software. So the software I need should rely on it's own indexing ...
0
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1answer
64 views

Server Backup Options? [closed]

I currently have a dedicated server running Apache (I can supply more specs if needed), but I'm trying to setup automatic full backups to run every night. Preferably I'd like to be able to put them on ...
2
votes
1answer
524 views

rsync --inplace not reading target file?

I'm trying to optimize the daily backup of a LVM snapshot of a large MySQL database. It works quite ok when I just cp the files (local RAID to other local RAID), with an average speed of ~100MB/s. But ...
3
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1answer
343 views

Why keep full and incremental backups in different pools?

I have just started using Bacula and it is great, one tutorial I read recommended putting full backups in a different pool (disk) to incremental backups. What would the benefit of sperating full and ...
0
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1answer
170 views

Large incremental backup sizes although minimal changes with cPanel tarballs

I am using Bacula and connecting to my cPanel server on a nightly basis at 2am to backup the tar.gz files that were generated the previous day at 6am by cPanel. Note, cPanel is generating a full ...
3
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1answer
331 views

Duplicity Incremental Restores

I use duplicity to manage an encrypted daily incremental and weekly full backup schedule for my Linux box. Though duplicity allows incremental backups, I could not find any way to do anything other ...
1
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1answer
58 views

rsync incremental as a get

Is it possible for rsync to be used on 1 backup server and then connect to all the other servers and grab files and backup incrementally? my current command: (how ever this is more a PUT then a GET) ...
0
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1answer
74 views

Remote backup grabbing

I have 2 servers. 1 is main. 2 is backup. I would like 2 to log in and grab files from 1 and backup on 2 with rsnapshot. Is this possible? I was looking at the config setup and saw this: ...
0
votes
1answer
182 views

what does the --backup-mode option for rdiff mean?

I've got rdiff-backup up & running nicely using cron jobs over SSH between two VMs (my webserver and a backup space), using scripts put together from various places online. I'm backing up various ...
2
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3answers
1k views

Windows Server 2008 R2 backup - what is generating all the change data?

We have a small, relatively idle Windows Server 2008 R2 installation that does basic file sharing and hosts Exchange for about 10 not very active users. When running a windows server backup, the ...
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3answers
172 views

How to mirror server with 150 GB of data

I have a linux server whic is used as web/file/svn/sql server. It is accessed by 100 machines for storing their code files on this server(svn/code/mysql). The OS is on a 80 GB HDD. The data is on ...
2
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4answers
163 views

What's the best way to schedule a command to run, assuring a previous set of commands have completed?

Namely, I need to rotate backup folders. I have many machines on a schedule to rsync to a single backup machine. Although I schedule the backups to begin in the late evening, and schedule a folder ...
12
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4answers
3k views

btrfs-enabled backup solution

With btrfs hitting production in Oracle EL 14th this month (together with working fsck and scrubbing from Linux 3.2) I was thinking of redesigning my current backup solution to utilise it. Note that ...
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2answers
136 views

How much space does inc and diff backups take? Acronis Adv. Server 2011

Looking to make a full backup weekly of a 2008 R2 server which has the OS + a 6TB hard drive with install files, Customer bills, and a couple of other things saved on it/to it. After that, do ...
3
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2answers
287 views

open source backup system with user-driven recovery

At my old company we used NetApp, which supported a ".snapshot" feature. Whenever I did something stupid to my files, I could cd .snapshot and find hourly and nightly directories which contain ...
2
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3answers
257 views

Bandwidth-friendly backup strategy using tar?

We've used tar to backup and compress (gzip) selected directories on our file server with very good results until recently. Each and every one of our backups are stored on mirrored (RAID) harddrives ...
0
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2answers
184 views

Backing up server and multiple clients

I'm running a Amahi server. It's basically a Fedora14 x64 installation. I'm looking for a good solution to backup my 200GB system drive on the server to an external USB/eSATA drive every night. I ...
0
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4answers
964 views

What backup tool should I use for easy incremental backups? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to provide proper backups for multiple Linux based servers? I want to do nightly backups of the whole system and be able to rollback to any of last 7 days. And, it ...
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3answers
716 views

Do incremental backups from Linux

I want to make incremental backups on a Linux machine, on the next way: BACKUP1 BACKUP2 | | | | |--- file1 |--- file1 (symlink to ...
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1answer
135 views

Interruptible, incremental backup tool with timing strategies

Basically, I'm searching for a rdiff-backup that can be safely interrupted (network disconnection, computer switch off, sleep), and that can develop scheduling strategies to in order to avoid ...
6
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3answers
1k views

Creating a *Consistent* *Online* MySQL Backup with InnoDB AND MyISAM tables

I just spent hours building a new database server to replace 2 failed servers from a mysqldump file created a month ago, then used my server's bin-logs to bring that mysqldump up to date. Now that I ...
5
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2answers
5k 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?
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3answers
2k views

Incremental backup up from a remote ftp box to a Windows server

I need to backup a website to a Windows server every week and I only have access to remote FTP. I'd like to use an incremental backup program so that I can just copy the files every week on a schedule ...
1
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2answers
176 views

backing up my linux server to my windows machine

I have a linux server. several days ago one of HDDs attached to the server crashed and i was very lucky not to loose anything important cause that was my backup HDD. Now i'm looking for a solution to ...
5
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3answers
713 views

What program to use for incremental backup of large single file

I'm looking for a program to make incremental backups of one large file (3GB) on windows systems over internet. Any idea? Thanks!
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1answer
133 views

Why do I need to backup the Exchange Logs during a Full VSS backup

Suppose I have a backup application that performs scheduled backups of my Exchange Server using the VSS API: Why does the backup application need to backup all the log files as well as the .edb file ...
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1answer
180 views

write bash file to do incremntal backup daily?

i want to write bash file to do incremntal backup daily ... how i can do it ? by svnlook youngest i can get the current svn repository revision ... how i can store the result of svnlook youngest in ...
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2answers
540 views

Autorotating Incremental/incremental backups with cron

i need a backup script (or tool) for my Ubuntu Server. Simple packing a folder into a tar.gz cron.d is quite easy to do. But the problem is, with every update there are several 100 MB of data. So I ...
1
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1answer
117 views

Differential system backup at startup

I got a Linux Ubuntu Server, where system has its own 5 gig partition. Ive recently made a backup of this system partition into an .img file using dd. Since it is a system partition I needed to boot ...
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3answers
296 views

How do I administrate the storage used by Windows Server Backup?

I'm administering a single instance of Windows Server 2008 for a small business, which is backing up daily onto a large USB hard drive. For about the past year, this has worked very well, however the ...
0
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2answers
158 views

Remote Backups of my dedicated server [closed]

I'm hosting with ThePlanet and while I love their services, their backup services are a bit pricey. To backup my whole server (incrementally) would cost $50/mo on top of my server fee (around $120). ...
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1answer
193 views

Offsite data backups and data vaulting…

This is for website data, database data, and some internal office data that needs to be "vaulted" and secured. Any viable "experts only" solutions out there that don't require ridiculous time to ...
0
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1answer
130 views

rdiff-backup command view backedup files

We are using rdiff-backup command to make incremental backups.My question is that how to view the files in a particular backup i.e, .gz file Also how to recover all the files in a particular gz file
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1answer
433 views

Creating diff from a tar

There is a tar file which was created few days before, this tar file was created on the /files directory. And now /files directory has new files uploaded in it. My question is how to create another ...
3
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4answers
181 views

I want to version control my entire slice

I'm renting a slice (i.e., a VPS) from Slicehost. I've a spent a day or two filling up /usr with my favorite packages, /etc with configs and init scripts, and so on. Now I want to: save this whole ...
1
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1answer
169 views

Windows data backups with alternating removable drives?

I have a removable disk drive (RD1000 from Dell), and I am looking for backup software that will allow me to backup every night, and every morning switch to the alternate disk. There is only one ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

Windows Server 2008 System State Backup

What I'm looking for, is info on what is contained in the server 2008 system state backup. It is incredibly large (10+ G), and annoying to backup remotely. is there a way to take a full system ...
11
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2answers
3k views

Duplicity Full Backup Lifetime and Efficiency

I'm trying to work up a backup strategy for some clients, and am leaning towards duplicity for remote backup (already use rdiff-backup for internal/on location backups). Is it reasonable to want a ...