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109 views

Unable to backup Windows directory using Bacula

Backup and restore works on Linux Bacula's Director (DIR), File Daemon (FD) and Storage Daemon (SD) have been installed on a Linux host, a backup has been run and the files could be restored. Backup ...
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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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115 views

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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2answers
56 views

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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197 views

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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1answer
123 views

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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0answers
48 views

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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1answer
48 views

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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2answers
93 views

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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2answers
76 views

Can I achieve this with a NAS? [closed]

At my workplace we are like 30 workers. So far they haven't been using backups but now that I'm here this is over! xD However, I've never performed such amount of backups, just local backups from one ...
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1answer
97 views

How to perform Hardware disaster recovery with backup server

I have a two windows server 2003 R2 servers with same configuration(same processor,same motherboard etc). One is original server and another one is backup server(Not to store backup files,it is a ...
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1answer
676 views

DPM2010 / Windows 2012 - DCOM errors communicating with all agents

I just installed DPM 2010 on a Windows 2012 machine. Everything appears fine but then I try attaching an agent and the server can never communicate with any agent. I tried installing/uninstalling ...
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3answers
4k views

Windows Server 2012 R2 VM Back up fails with Insufficient storage available to create either the shadow copy storage file or other shadow copy data

This problem was first encountered on an IBM x3650 in a cluster with an IBM x3550 for failover, however this problem is reproducible on a server running HyperV not part of a cluster. When I try to ...
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1answer
89 views

Can an image based backup potentially corrupt data?

I'm considering doing image based backups (Acronis) on production Windows systems during non-peak hours. I'm just wondering if they can potentially lead to application data corruption. Lets say that ...
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1answer
85 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
68 views

Real Time Cloning cost effective [closed]

Is there a way to clone/image drives in real time to a NAS? I would like to find a cost effective way for 30 windows based systems.
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3answers
406 views

Using Windows Azure storage for backup

I am currently looking at Windows Azure blobs as an option for backing up archive data. I want to be able to upload files from an external windows machine via the internet but I don't know enough ...
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votes
1answer
70 views

Backup Server Solution in production environment [closed]

I was looking at setting up a backup server running on a virtualbox with Windows Server 2008r2 as the host (I have no say here). I was thinking about using FreeNAS with ZFS, however, I am finding out ...
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3answers
79 views

Rotating Backup solution - Windows User data

I've been looking around here and Googling but I couldn't find what I'm looking for. Recently I formatted a guy's PC as its Windows partition had gone corrupt. Thankfully the guy that came before me ...
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2answers
129 views

What's the best 'out of the box' way to copy files to a cloud server?

I need to copy files to a newly provisioned Amazon Windows 2008 server. FTP seems to be frowned upon these days, so what is the recommended way of getting files to the machine? Ideally without ...
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3answers
472 views

Is the volume shadow copy service (VSS) available on Windows 2000?

Two applications we use have been crashing whenever an hourly backup kicks off on our file server. The server is running Windows 2000, and lacks the volume shadow copy service. Sounds to me like a ...
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1answer
50 views

How to take backup of Windows VSS store?

Is it possible to take a backup or image of the shadow store created by the Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)? Would Windows Backup include this data when doing a backup?
2
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1answer
3k views

Server 2012: System writer is not found in the backup

I recently installed the Windows Server Backup Feature on my Windows Server 2012. When I try to create a backup (full) I get the following error: System writer is not found in the backup. I followed ...
0
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3answers
76 views

Back up contents of FTPS to local folder

I want to back up the contents of one of my servers to a local folder. The server has a FTPS service set up and running (regular FTP is not an option). I want to copy the contents of the FTP into a ...
2
votes
1answer
449 views

Can Windows Backup and Restore safely backup an SVN repository?

I'm using VisualSVN to host a repository on a server that is backed up nightly using Windows' built in Backup and Restore functionality. Is this sufficient or do I need to create a separate task to ...
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2answers
427 views

RSync files or Map Network Drive in Windows Server?

I have to create a backup plan, from my machine .155 to .156. In .155 my files are in C:/MySQLServer/backup and should be copied daily to .156 at I:/MySQLServer/backup, so I was looking over the ...
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2answers
162 views

Method to Backup Files/Directories while Maintaining File Structure - Per Year

I need a method that may be able to accomplish what I am trying to do. This is a one time thing, any direction would be appreciated. I need to archive a massive Windows share but I would like to be ...
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1answer
421 views

Running scheduled task in current profile with another user

I have a doubt about Windows scheduler: I created a domain user (backupuser) appositely to launch a batch file that starts the backup. The problem is that the batch is launched in the "backupuser" ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Windows backup error after 20 days

I have a server running 2008R2 and it also has SQL 2008 running on it. There are 8 HDD set up in RAID1 pairs. Windows backup is set to backup the C (OS) drive and the 2 drives I have the SQL logs ...
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2answers
884 views

Using Rsync to backup a Windows Share

I have a Windows 7 box that I want to back up to an Ubuntu machine. I have mounted a Windows share on the Ubuntu box (using CIFS/Samba), and I want to use a cron job to rsync what's on the mounted ...
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votes
2answers
520 views

Linux to windows ssh/scp/sftp differential backup solutions?

Here is the setup: Large amounts of large files (many over 4gb, multiple TBs in total) in a simple tree structure that need to be backed up without compression from a handful of linux boxes to a ...
0
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1answer
309 views

VSS Snapshot Warning - File c:\windows\system32\mtxcip2.dll is not present on the snapshot

Our backup server is a Server 2012 R2 machine running Backup Exec 2012. I receive the error while backing up a Server 2008 server which is running the Backup Exec Remote Agent, Symantec Protection ...
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1answer
118 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
768 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 ...
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1answer
31 views

Backing PDF files and SQL server DB

I have my own Windows Server an Asp.Net application hosted live. The application allows users to upload CV PDF files and I have the DB also on that server. Which steps should I take to ensure that all ...
2
votes
2answers
274 views

Robocopy with local catalog of remote data for incremental backup

I am currently using robocopy to an extremely slow destination. The compare between source and destination files can take a while to run through. Since the destination will never change (apart from ...
2
votes
2answers
981 views

Reduce the I/O priority of Windows Backup (Windows Server 2008 R2)

I have a PostgreSQL running on Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 box. And I have scheduled a backup everyday from the RAID 1 DB disk to a dedicated standalone disk. They are SAS 15k on Dell PERC 6i. I am ...
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1answer
56 views

Backup of files in XP Mode application

I've recently installed a 16 bit application in Windows XP mode on our HR department's desktop and I'm looking for ideas to backup the system up. Only one folder requires backing up. The desktop is ...
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1answer
189 views

Backing up Windows 2003 Server that has Certificate Authority

I want to export and migrate a Certificate Authority CA role from a Windows 2003 machine to a new copy of Windows 2008 R2 virtual machine. I was told that I cannot have 2 CA roles on the same network ...
0
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1answer
359 views

Create boot disk clone\image from OS [closed]

I have disk with Windows Server 2008 R2. I want to create image\clone of this disk. I want to be able to do that from OS. So I want to clone disk I am currently booted from to another disk. Then I ...
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1answer
448 views

robocopy advantages and disadvantages [closed]

Could you, please, list what do you think that are main advantages and main disadvantages of robocopy? Thanks.
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1answer
197 views

Backup/copy open files from network share on a NAS device

We have several network shares mapped via DFS (Windows Server 2008 R2) on external NAS. That NAS is simple and doesn't support snapshots. We are making backup from the NAS via robocopy but from time ...
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votes
2answers
606 views

Backup using Dell powervault 124T

I connected my Dell PowerVault 124T to my Windows Server using SCSI cable, I set IP and Address mask for remote connection on my Dell device. I red on Dell page that Symantec Backup Exec is compatible ...
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1answer
188 views

Backup script for Windows AMI

I just want to know what could you recommend a script to backup Windows server? I tried to use the normal Amazon API command line stated below and it’s working fine. However, when I restore the ...
4
votes
1answer
6k views

Robocopy, do not overwrite existing files, but copy the changed / new ones

Is it possible to mirror the two directories without overwritting the files in destination directory with new/changed/deleted files. Something like snapshots. Example: Copy the source directory with ...
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votes
1answer
50 views

How to automate database backup of windows machines

I have a network containing 10 Windows workstations and 1 Windows 7 machine which acts as a server. I am planning to take a monthly backup of a folder called "MYFILES" which will be on all of the ...
2
votes
3answers
227 views

Acronis True Image failing to backup

I have Acronis True Image 9.5 on Windows 2003 standard edition and it started failing to backup. Firstly it gave the error that it was unable to make a backup because of bad sectors on the disk. This ...
2
votes
4answers
553 views

What is the efficient way to backup large files?

I have the schedule job of backing large files in Windows Server and it takes almost 2 hours to finish. For now, I only use copy command in the .bat and copy the large files to another folder. I'm ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Best way to back up a domain controller before upgrading it from 2003 to 2008 OS?

I am trying to convert a DC from a 2003 DC to a 2008 RODC. Before I can do that, I must have a writable 2008 DC in my domain. I have a Windows 2003R2 x86 DC that I would like to upgrade to Windows ...
5
votes
3answers
558 views

Backup with Mercurial and Robocopy?

The Problem We would like to backup our critical files from several network shares to a removable hard drive. We want to automate the backup so we don't have to remember to run it. It needs to ...