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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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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SSH port forwarding to a host that needs to contact a third named host to access MySQL

We customize and support standard web applications that our customers host on managed servers from different web hosters. Usually, the application consists of a web application in PHP and a database ...
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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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Duplicity: recommended value for --volsize?

I am backing up ~800GB from a server to a NAS via Gigabit (destination is a share mounted on the server I need to backup). What value would you recommend for volsize? Thanks
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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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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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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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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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Diskstation backup tasks being deleted?

We use a diskstation as a backup destination for most of the servers on our network. Daily, these backups are sent to an external hard drive using the backup and restore tool. Drives are swapped each ...
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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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Couchbase RAM Usage & Clear cache

I am in a company that is a fan of Couchbase ( Version 1.8.x). Our Couchbase servers always has RAM around 48 GB. Couchbase Total Allocated is 39 GB. Couchbase In Use around ~ 15-29GB . Note ...
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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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Tool to monitor change in data

Is there Windows a tool I can run on my servers to report how much of a change in data there is day to day on our servers/file shares? I'd like to determine if a cloud backup is feasible or if too ...
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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 ...
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Amanda: selfcheck fail, client times out

I'm testing an Amanda install on an ubuntu 10.04 server as a backup server for primarily OS X 10.6 clients. The server has been setup and has successfully run backups on specific local directories ...
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How to restore Windows 2003 using a system backup? Didn't work for me

I have had an easy time testing system restores with ASR NTBackups. I wanted to try what I thought was an alternate approach provided by windows 2003 for full system restores. Using NTBackup, I made ...
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how to deal with backup & restore of private cloud environment?

using Cloudstack OSS - with NFS as storage backend.... How to deal with VM image backup and restore? snapshot backup is preferred softwares like PHD Virtual are built for specific Hypervisor: ...
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Symantec Backup exec 2012 for SBS - moving data to offsite drives

Can anyone advise how best to run the following strategy, or even if it is possible/sensible strategy? I am looking to backup an SBS server using BE2012 where the data is backed up on a weekly full ...
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DeltaCopy (Rsync for windows) giving an error on task run

I was suggested DeltaCopy to set up a nightly backup between two Windows 2008 R2 servers. After setting up the server side (Amazon EC2 instance where files will be backed to) and setting up the ...
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Backup Exec has lost compression ability

We are running Backup Exec 11d (Version 11.0 Rev 6235) The server is hooked up to an HP Ultrium 440 tape drive. It has been performing very well for a few years now, it has processed about 3-400 TB. ...
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How to Purge old EBS backups?

Anyone knows of a good way to automatically purge old EBS snapshots? We have a cron script backing up the whole instance from inside, via EC2 API snapshots, but the snapshots tend to accumulate. I ...
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How to backup HornetQ

We are running HornetQ on Amazon EC2. Now my question is how to backup the filesystem of HornetQ? At the moment the current release of HornetQ states that only shared storage is supported and no ...
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MySQL Enterprise Backup GUI (or a live backup alternative)

I am looking into MySQL Enterprise backup solution. I am interested in a non-blocking mysql backup (live and incremental). MySQL Enterprise provides this solution (we have the subscription already). ...
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Troubleshooting 'Could Not Start' scheduled task error:

I'm trying to run snapshot on my server to back up the drive onto a local NAS server. I'm currently using this on a Win2k, Win2k3, and Win2k8 servers. Both the Win2k and Win2k8 servers are correctly ...
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Windows server backup stopped working, space issues

I have the backup configured to automatic nightly, and it was going fine for a long time. I noticed that it stopped backing up at least a week ago and reports lack of space. It's a 500g hdd and has ...
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Low performance between VMware and backupexec

I have a dedicated HP backup server, connected to an HP autoloader(SAS). The server is connected through 1 Gbps (network interfaces bridged) IPv4 to the network, where I from BackupExec 2010 R3 ...
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Jungle Disk - Pre and Post Backup Scripts

I've just purchased Jungle Disk so I can backup to my S3 account. One of the most important items on the main server backup is an Act database. In order to backup the ACT database using Backup exec ...
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Backup Strategy ideas needed for awkward setup

We run a business with our offices in Nottingham in the UK. We keep our business critical data on a set of servers in Manchester UK. Although the two locations are not half a world away from one ...
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How to backup MySql to Amazon S3?

What is the best software to use to regularly backup a MySQL database into Amazon S3? It looks like there are several solutions out there, and I am just wondering if there's a consensus on what's ...