Making copies of data so that the copies may be used to restore the original after a data loss event, or for historical retention.

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Method for offsite backup of EC2 servers?

We run a dozen or so Ubuntu Linux webserver production instances on Amazon VPC. The instances are bootstrapped and managed via Puppet. Most management is done via the AWS Console. Our AWS credentials ...
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Recommended Backup Media for Circa 2009?

Tape has been the chosen form of backup media for decades, but with newer technologies, this is changing. Now other contenders are creeping up on this venerable format. What is the current sweet ...
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How to copy directories using debugfs?

The debugfs manpage gives the impression that the command 'rdump . .' will recursively copy all files found on the specified filesystem from the debugfs cwd to the native filesystem's cwd. Instead I ...
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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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Using USB HDD with Arcserve / Brightstor

I am having an issue configuring a standard USB HDD for use with CA Arcserve Brightstor 11.5 SP2 : Under the device list it shows a USB device category but none of my USB drives are listed ...
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Bacula not using the current In-Drive LTO Tape (but the oldest one)

I'm trying to configure Bacula to automatically recycle and use a random tape i put in the single LTO drive, but it seems to prefer the oldest backup tape despite it isn't in the drive. I already ...
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Is duplicity a reliable backup tool? [closed]

Well, the question might seem very generic, however, I don't have any specific question about it. Can anyone here who has used duplicity for a few years for backup up production servers talk about ...
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Windows Server Backup Fails: There is not enough disk space to create the volume shadow copy…

We have a brand new Dell PowerEdge T320 with a PERC S110 RAID Controller running a fresh install of Windows Server 2012 R2. The RAID level is RAID 5 with two NTFS partitions, 1TB for the OS and 7TB ...
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Postfix blocking mail from backup MX

I have two CentOS 6.6 servers configured with Postfix for sending email. I have everything working great, SPF entries, Domain Keys and OpenDKIM configured and working, but I'm trying to perfect my ...
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SBS 2008 Backup Drive Full - Error Code '2147942512'

We are using Windows Backup on SBS 2008 SP2 and backing up to 1TB external hard drives. Recently after switching drives our backup started failing because the backup drive is full and auto-delete ...
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Windows 2012 Hyper-v backup

We upgraded a Hyper V from 2008 R2 to Windows 2012. Then we copied one VHD (copy/paste) from one 2008 R2 to this new 2012 machine. Everything works well, and we decided to use a out of the box 2012 ...
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Make incremental and differential backups with Robocopy?

I wanted to know if it is possible to make incremental and differential backups using just Robocopy and arguments. Putting it in a simple bat and making that bat run in Task Scheduler seems like a ...
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Which tar file format should I use?

tar can create the archive in different formats. GNU tar, ustar, pax, v7. What would be the best for long time archiving? Is there significant differencies in these formats? I would use the best ...
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Initial rdiff-backup on slow connection / large data (Could performing an rsync before help?)

I want to set up standard rdiff-backup to remote server. However the data is very big for the capacity of internet connection. Therefore I need some way to do the initial copy of data without ...
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GIT as a backup tool (am I a silly person?)

So I was in the shower this morning thinking about stuff, and I had an idea which may be terrible or may be brilliant I'm not sure. On a server, install git cd / git init git add . git commit -a -m ...
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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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SBS 08 Backup fail

I'm trying to backup my SBS 08 (only C:) with Windows Server Backup. It fails a few minutes after it started: Backup started at '08/12/2009 1:27:23 PM' failed as Volume Shadow copy operation failed ...
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How to check if restored database is the same as original [migrated]

Is there a way to check if restored backup of Oracle database is the same as the original database? Is there a simple way to check it if I have the original database?
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Rsync command for offsite rolling backups

I've read a lot of articles and tried to come up my self but couldn't, so need help with Rsync command for offsite rolling backups please. I have installed cwRsync(in VMs as a test run for now) on ...
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Is there a way to backup logs to tape without mounting a NAS?

The traditional way to send logs to tape backup as I understand it is to mount a NAS which has the ability to do tape backups (or maybe send to a syslog server which in turn mounts a NAS). Is there a ...
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How to troubleshoot tape backup issues via mt on Linux for Windows backups?

I have an HP Ultrium 448 tape backup that is being recognized without seeming issue on Ubuntu. I am able to see it at /dev/st0. When I issue mt -f /dev/st0 offline, the tape ejects. When I issue mt ...
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Linux live hot backup snapshot

I have a VPS with linode and they have hot backup of running system. I have multiple times restored the image when I do something stupid or mess up some install etc How do they do live hot backup , ...
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rsync for backup but don't want to wipe ( not erase ) drive

I am not sure how to even ask this question without explaining. Say I use rsync to backup drive-a to drive-b. Drive-a fails and all data is lost when the rsync went off it saw that drive-a had been ...
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Cloning linux to different machines (with different hardware configurations)

Let's say i have already configured linux system which i would like to clone from machine it's on to other machines which aren't similar - don't have the same hardware, etc. How do i achieve this? I ...
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Backup databases from MS SQL Server 2008 Express database thru batch script

I need batch script to backup selected databases from Microsoft SQL 2008 Express Edition. Unfortunately MS SQL Server 2008 Express edition lacks of visual database backup tools called Maintenance in ...
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Fastest ways to do backups: FTP, rsync, Robocopy, SMB/CIFS, etc? [closed]

Im looking for methods to do (incremental) backups and sync from and to NAS over LAN and VPN. Im having trouble finding couple implementations between Linux and Windows. My Linux NAS boxes have ...
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backup and restoration of a freeipa infrastructure

I'm finding the documentation on ipa server backup and restoration sadly lacking, and being so centrally critical it's not something i'm really happy about shooting in the dark with - could some kind ...
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Are RDX removable disks a good replacement for LTO tape?

Over a period of three weeks, I experienced six complete failures of LTO-1 and LTO-2 tape drives at client sites. Some had failed mechanisms. Others lost the ability to write reliably. These were HP ...
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How to compress files before Rsnapshot remote backup start? [closed]

I have some remote servers and one backup server, I'm using Rsnapshot to do the remote backup on the backup server. In my plan, I want to run shell script to compress files first, then Rsnapshot can ...
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Duplicity backup restore to the same system or other system had issue

I have installed the duplicity on centos-7 and I was able to encrypt the data and able to restored the same on other server. duplicity --encrypt-key='12005FB81112' etc.gz ...
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Restore from Amazon S3 with dupy - duplicity on a new machine

I am trying to restore a full backup in a new machine but it seems that is not working. I installed my pgp's and secret keys. Also I copied my project from duply but when I run duply test restore ...
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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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btrfs send from a 3tb drive ti btrfs-receive on a 1tb drive

I have question about the nature of a subvolume Snapshot sent and received. I have 2 3tb raid1 drives with only about 300gbs on them. I have a spare 1tb drive I placed in an enclosure for backups. ...
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Veeam backup of Domain Controllers

Is it safe to backup and/or replicate a Domain Controller (Win2003 & Win2008) using Veeam Replication & Backup 7? I am aware of the Application Aware option in Veeam. We can enable, but I ...
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Can I install Backup Exec in a guest

We want to have a single physical machine as host, having several guests. One of the backup solutions we're considering is using Backup Exec to backup to external disks or tape, having Backup Exec ...
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Copy Windows 2008 R2 builtin backups to RDX

I've done a lot of research and it seems that the built in Windows Backup utility cannot backup to an RDX drive without it thinking it is a DVD drive. So, that said. I currently backup a remote ...
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cisco CUCM 8.6.x configuration export

We currently have a Cisco server running CUCM and cannot get access to the system due to a 'Database communication error' received when attempting a log in to CUCM homepage. Is there any way to ...
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wbadmin allcritical backup files

In my server I am using wbadmin to backup using this command. wbadmin start backup -backupTarget:\\backup-server\d\backups -allCritical -vsscopy -quiet Which files this command will backup ? whole ...
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Restore SQL 2008 database fails with error on page xxx:xxx

This is the situation: Got a full backup (.bak file) of a SQL 2008 database, with partitions. The .bak file is 100gb. I need to restore this database on a different server, to a new database. ...
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Data Protection Manager System Protection Backups Failing

I'm just starting to setup DPM 2010 in a test environment with a Domain Controller and a File Server. Everything seem to be working fairly well and I can get all of my backup jobs to succeed except ...
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Storing backups on a remote filesystem

I have a FreeNAS solution, in which I'll would like to save my backups. Currently I was doing some scripting to rsync/tarball, but I want a something more easy to manage, so I figure out, to run a ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 Backup

We have deployed Windows Server 2012R2, which by using the Windows Server Backup was backup on the drives connected from SAN. SAN disks connected through multiple paths using Windows Multipath-IO. ...
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Bulk-erasing backup tapes

I have about 120 DLTape-VS1 tapes and 2 drives that are all near the end of their retention period, and have been superseded by newer technology. I would like to donate the whole package to my local ...
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Diagnosing permission problems with Cobian Backup to network share

I'm running the latest Cobian 11. I have a Synology DS412 NAS. All of my machines (Mac and Windows) access this just fine when I'm logged in and I browse to it manually. I have Cobian installed as a ...
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RSync incremental backups, backing files that haven't changed. Does file access time cause a re-backup? [duplicate]

I backup my LAMP server using RSync over SSH. Currently, it's on an hourly incremental schedule. From a 14GB full backup, it's backing up a further 15~MB hourly. Looking at the files it's backing ...
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How to tar Rsnapshot backup files automatically?

I am using Rsnapshot to backup my server files to a remote server. To minimize the file size, I want to tar the backup files, but I don't know how to do it with Rsnapshot. Can anyone help me with ...
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Backing up Zimbra 8.0.x, data.mdb issues

When trying to create a backup of zimbra open source edition 8.0.1+ I ran into issues with data.mdb 'exploding'. While my /opt/zimbra directory is only about 8GB my backup is around 80GB. both rsync ...
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svnadmin dump failing with Invalid diff stream message [migrated]

I am attempting to migrate an SVN repository from RHEL 5.11 to a different system. To effect this change I have attempted a few different scenarios, including simple "rsync", "svnadmin dump" and most ...
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Encrypt Files Before Sending To Bittorrent Sync

Is there a way to encrypt files before being sent to Bittorrent sync, either via a plugin, or by encrypting the files first? Also do you trust Bittorrent Sync's encryption?
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How to properly backup mediawiki database (mysql) without messing up the data?

I want to backup a mediawiki database stored in a MySQL server 5.1.36 using mysqldump. Most of the wiki articles are written in spanish and a don't want to mess up with it by creating the dump with ...