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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Solution for file data backup, versioning and replication

We have a growing set of data files (.wav files, image files etc) which are data, i.e not part of the application code - uploaded and modified by users. The number of files is in the 1000s and the ...
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backup compression ratio in SQL 2012 worse than in SQL 2008

We have SQL 2008 Enterprise with TDE enabled and upgraded to SQL 2012 with TDE still enabled. Everything works fine except that I am getting worse backup compression than in SQL 2008. I do ...
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Windows Server Backup [2012 R2] - Went from 100+ copies available to 1 copy available overnight

I'm using Windows Server Backup on a Windows Server 2012 R2 system that has been in production for half a year or so. The server has around 60GB used, and the backup drive is a 160GB external drive ...
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Bacula Loading Tape at the Wrong Library

I have two HP Tape Libraries installed on the Storage (LibHP08 and LibHP09), i tried to configure some jobs to access both libraries, but I'm having some trouble with bacula accessing the wrong ...
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Using NDMP Device as Storage in Symantec Backup Exec 2012

In our backup system, a group of servers are being backed up using Symantec Backup Exec 2012 to HP Disk Cartridges. We use HP Ultrium 5-SCSI as the disk drive, and HP 1x8 G2 Autoloader to load the ...
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Keberos clock skrew, although the clocks are synchronized

We have an issue during a backup (run every night). This backup is managed by Veeam Backup&Replication : copy 7 virtual machines from one VMware ESXi host. This host is linked to a vCenter server. ...
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Mercurial storing metadata on OS X

I was searching for convenient incremental snapshot & rollback & show-what-changed solution for my OS X boxes, and ended with simple yet powerful idea — why not create Mercurial repository at ...
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Symantec BE: How is data flow of backups/restore to storage pools?

I am evaluating Symantec's BackupExec 2012 and was wondering how does the backup data flow from the server that as being backed up to the storage pool. E.g. My BE server is in city A, the server that ...
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WBAdmin SystemState Problems

I recently installed DHCP on my 2008R2 Server and now Backup Exec and WBAdmin/WSB is having System State issues. Essentially, after some research, I came across a handy tool called VSHADOW which has ...
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Windows Restore fails with “The Volume ID could not be found” error, what to do?

On my server with 3 disks, one disk died and I'm trying to do a restore. The server looked like this: [DISK1] | C:, main system drive <-- this one died [DISK2] | D:, data disk [DISK3] | ...
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Bacula Volume Retention and Automatic Recycling

Will a bacula volume be recycled if: No more volumes are appendable The date of the last job on it is past the volume retention period Jobs on that volume are not past the job and file retention ...
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TSM TDP for Exchange backup - ANS0326E

Heres the stack Server - AIX - 5.3.0 BAclient - NT 32 bit 5.5.2.0 TDP for Exchange - 5.2.1 Backups are failing with ANS0326E (RC41) This node has exceeded its maximum number of moint points ...
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Rsnaphost “works” when tested but not when run

I have set up rsnapshot successfully a couple of times, and maybe because everything was rather painless (except for the vi tab fiasco of 2013) I am now out of ideas. I have a cifs mounted remote ...
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Commvault, how to generate a report by time scheduled?

I'm using commvault at the moment to manage backups, but i need to creata a report of some kind that can show me the days of the week , and what server is backing up at that moment. A bit like this: ...
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Are there issues with making a ldap database group readable?

I'm managing several CentOS 6.5 machines using ldap and kerberos for user accounts and authentication. I want to back up the ldap database as well as other root owned files stored on server1 to ...
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Rsync does not delete destination files [rsync protocol / module]

An automatic backup script executes the following rsync command to sync a local directory tree with a remote one: env RSYNC_PASSWORD=$rsync_password rsync -aqrxz --delete --timeout=30 \ ...
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Separating what is migrated and restored with USMT

I am currently running System Center Config Manager at my workplace. We have integrated MDT and are running a UDI on all of our PXE deployments. I have a ton of MDT Task Sequences that use the UDI ...
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Using Rsnapshot with sync_first, link_dest, and use_lazy_deletes

I've set up rsnapshot with the configuration below and it seems to work fine. However, if I understand what I have read correctly, in the rsnapshot docs and other tutorials, the operation would be ...
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R1Soft MySQL Failed to perform discovery on database instance

I am using R1Soft (5.8.1) for file backups on a few servers and have tonight been trying to setup a MySQL backup - I installed the driver etc and am setting up the policy but am getting an error. ...
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s3cmd sync hangs forever. Never finishes

I am trying to backup a directory of around 350GB in size to S3. The command I run is s3cmd --progress -v -H sync /localdir s3://mybucket/ However, the process never moves past INFO: Compiling ...
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How to incrementally backup XenServer VMs

I am looking for a way to backup XenServer (or XAPI) VMs incrementally. backup just changed data every time. without performance penalty, slowing down the server after the backup is done (snapshots ...
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Is there an accepted way to backup gitlab for archival purposes?

The standard Gitlab backup process only supports restore to the exact same version. Is there a way to perform a backup that it will be easy to interact with several years in the future, many Gitlab ...
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Conditional pstcmd with savepnpc in EMC Networker

I need to delete some files if they have been backed up. I'm trying to find how to do this with savepnpc command, but it seems that pstcmd is run unconditionally, so even if the backup fails (e.g. ...
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Two-site disk based backup with migration in Bacula

I am setting up a disk based (vchanger) backup system in Bacula, whereby at any given time, two sets of identical data will reside on the disks. One set of disks will be stored on-site, the other ...
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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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safety git repo mirror

I've read about git clone --mirror <repo> and git remote update. But it seems that would change local mirror no matter what happened in remote repo. What I want is a mirror backup copy of the ...
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Is it possible to use Microsoft Data Protection Manager without clients being registered in DNS?

TL;DR -- Is there any way to get Microsoft DPM 2012 R2 back up domain clients that don't exist in DNS? We've got a (maybe) unique setup where our domain clients pull IPs from a DHCP that assigns them ...
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Duplicity -> S3 backup failing with “[Errno 105] No buffer space available”

I have a nightly script on my Ubuntu 10.04 VPS which uses duplicity (0.6.24) to run incremental, encrypted backups to Amazon S3. This script had been working until a month or so ago when it started ...
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how do i test my DC backups

I have several system state backups of my domain controller 2008r2 stored on a network location. I am wanting to build a test environment so I can practice recovering a domain controller and also to ...
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An error occurred while quiescing the virtual machine

I got an backup issue on one of my VM. Here is the current situation: Using Acronis backup to backup my VM vmProtect 9 Server I want to get backup is Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition ...
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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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Should SQL Server backups be scheduled in SQL Server Agent or as a Scheduled Task?

I have inherited a system where a system where our database is backed up by identical scripts, one set up in SQL Server Agent and one set up as a Scheduled Task. Both are running at the same time, so ...
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Synology NAS - rsync messing up versioning / deduplication

Is it true that Synology DSM 4.3's default rsync implementation is not able to handle "vast" amounts of data and could mess up versioning / deduplication? Could it be that any of the variables (see ...
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Backup archive format for delta syncing to Dropbox?

On an Amazon EC2 server with Linux AMI, I currently have a daily backup cron job be run: TMP_BACKUP_FILE="/tmp/backup.tar" BACKUP_FILE="/home/ec2-user/Dropbox/Backup/backup.tar" rm -f ...
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Backup RHEL 5 Web Server Disk and DB Data to USB Drive, Best Way to do this?

We are using a dedicated web server with Redhat Enterprise Linux 5 installed, we are using this to host a couple of our websites. We asked our host to attach an external USB hard drive to our server ...
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How can I capture a one-time full backup of a server using AMANDA?

Suppose I have a preconfigured AMANDA server running automated network backups of directories specified in my disklists file. Normally, AMANDA will backup targets disks to /dumps/amanda. Is there any ...
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What causes SqlServerWriter to fail when running windows server backup on a server with Sql Express?

Equipment: I have a Dell PowerEdge T410 with 2 E5506 processors, 32GB of Ram and running Windows Server 2008 R2. It hosts: AD DNS DHCP SQL Express for an Accounting Software Package Quickbooks ...
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Does a full Windows Server backup also backup “previous versions” created by VSS?

Let's say I have volume C:\ with VSS enabled, and there is some file C:\somefile.txt, which has been around for a while. Today, I remove C:\somefile.txt. Since VSS is enabled it's still contained in ...
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Amazon S3 sync theory

I'm setting up a backup of my vital data (database and images, mainly) to S3 from my Ubuntu box. I've set up Amazon S3, and installed S3FS to mount the bucket on my machine. This is working well, but ...
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Has anyone implemented the OSS ReportServer package to pull reports from an Asigra backup solution?

We have Asigra set up by our service provider and we need a way to build better reports than those that are built-in. We have the Java DS-User package installed so, according to Asigra documentation, ...
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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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Amanda Backup between restricted networks [server and client not in same network]

We are planning to use Zmanda/Amanda community backup in our organisation. The problem we are facing is that we have our servers scattered at different data centers across globe, some are in client ...
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Duplicity: is it possible to restore files from a backup that has not been updated in six months?

I need files from an old server that ran a daily duplicity backup and was deactivated six months ago. The backup files are store in an Amazon S3 bucket and the last backup was made about six months ...
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Backing up VMs to a tape drive

I've got myself one of these fancy tape drives, HP LTO2 with 200/400 GB cartridges. The st driver reports it like this: scsi 1:0:0:0: Sequential-Access HP Ultrium 2-SCSI T65D I can ...
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TFS 2012: Backup Plan Fails with empty log file

I have a Team Foundation Server 2012 installation with Power Tools, and I defined a backup plan using the wizard found in the "Database Backup Tools" in the Team Foundation Server Administration ...
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Cross machine full backup solutions

I have a fully configured VPS where every service relevant to my customers and to me is provided in abstraction from the underlay hardware; that is: the softwares for webserver, PHP, forums, and every ...
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r1soft agent is failing with the error: “write error while sending code: Broken pipe”

I have an Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS server with r1soft agent installed in it. Recently, the backups are failing with the following error. -------- write error while sending code: Broken pipe -------- I ...
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Backup RAID1 and RAID10 before upgrade

I have two machines, one with mdadm RAID 1 on root partition and one with mdadm RAID 10 on root partition with 4 drives. Ubuntu machines, now I need to upgrade these. If something goes wrong I need a ...
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Backup Exec 2012 - Global exclusions by directory name?

I'm kind of a n00b with BE, so forgive me if this should be obvious. With other backup systems in the past, we have had a general policy of excluding any folder named DoNotBackup. This provides a ...
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Oracle Database 11g Express Edition - Built-in backup files-to-be-saved

Considering the built-in 'Backup Database' script (backup.bat) that comes with a new instalation of the Oracle Express 11g Edition, after finishing the script execution, what folders/files should be ...