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Speed up xfsrestore

I administer a development environment with shared (nfs and samba) home directories which are heavily used and pretty large. I use a 2TB partition for around 50 users. I know this is generous but I'd ...
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How to automate sending warning email if USB backup drives are not rotated frequently enough?

Our off-site backup system relies on a staff member alternating which USB drive is connected to the file server each week. Whichever drive is connected then synchronizes with the data partition on ...
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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: ...
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Proper way to backup my Azure VM?

I need to backup atleast 4 VM's I have on the Azure platform. Each are for different companies but, I have to provide weekly backups. Should I purchase disk space and attach each VM to this disk space ...
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Infrastructure Storage Recommendations: Backing up a SAN with VMs [closed]

We are going to be moving our current physical server infrastructure to a VMware solution with 3 nodes (The Essentials Plus Kit). I need recommendations for storage. From what I've read, an iSCSI SAN ...
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Full backups all of the time?

The only con I can think of when doing full backups all of the time is the speed to recovery when one needs to do a full+incremental+incremental+etc. to get a certain state back. Why might anyone ...
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How can I delete SQL Server differential and log backups earlier than the earliest full backup still on disk?

When I delete a full backup, I would like to delete all the files that are rendered useless once that full backup has been deleted: specifically, the differential and log backups that occur before the ...
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Amazon EC2 Backup Strategy

I have a couple Web server/DB server setups using Amazon's EC2. I am currently taking daily snapshots of all my system and EBS drives that contains all of my application files, DB files, source code ...
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How can I incrementally backup a large amount of data [with rsync]?

A website contains ~40GB images + files which needs to be backed up. Rollbacks need to be possible daily for the last 30 days. And backup server < 1.2TB My idea is to have one full backup from 30 ...
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How Gmail and other Mailservice providers must be taking there DB Backups? [closed]

Being Anxious, I thought of asking this question in SO, which will certainly help in getting an idea for how the big DB carriers take their backups. How Gmail and other Mailservice providers must be ...
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backup berkeley db (java edition)

At the moment I am backing up my Berkley DB databases by taking hard copies of the log/db files periodically. The problem with this approach is that I run out of disk space quite quickly. Is there a ...
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Laptop Backup to the Data Center Without VPN

We would like to backup user laptops to the data center – looking for suggestions/alternatives to back them up to the data center where they don’t have to know about it. Blue sky like to haves: • ...
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Help starting to design a VAR's backup strategy for many independent customers?

Is there any particular backup / imaging software which seems to be a good fit for our situation, or is there some other direction I should be looking in to meet our requirements? I realize this is a ...
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Storing backups locally and at a remote location

Does anyone store vm backups on their local server? We have a HyperV server with some dev VMs, and it was mentioned how we would store the backups on the local server but also at a remote location. ...
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What is a 'best practice' backup plan for a website?

I have a website which is very large and has a large user-base. I am trying to think of a 'best practice' way to create a back up or mirror website, so if something happens on domain.com, I can ...
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When using hard disks as inactive storage, what is best amount of disk activity?

Hard drives are a reasonably cheap way to store a lot of data, and have other advantages. I am considering using them as backup media for long-term storage. I've heard that if I disconnect a hard ...
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Incremental assets backup

I've a big application with user uploaded images. The storage is increased by ~1gb every day. I need to backup all images somehow. Backing up all images every day could become a big problem (big ...
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Backup and Archive Strategy Question

I am having trouble finding a backup strategy for our code assets that 'just works' without any manual intervention. Goal is to have an off-site backup (a synchronized one) so that when we check-in ...