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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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Backup tools detecting relocated files [closed]

Currently my favorite backup tool for my needs is rsnapshot. The only downside is the space wasted if files are just relocated. I have seen a similar question at severfault, but the author tried to ...
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rsync or scp only if there's a difference

How do i figure out if there's a difference between an backupfile and the current used one. The Filename of the Backup is named like: filename_date.conf and the currend used one is name like: ...
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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 ...
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Backing up data (including mysqldumps) to S3

We have a web app on a number of servers and we want to add an additional layer of redundancy by backing up the key data to S3. The key data is the MySQL database and a folder containing dynamically ...
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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 ...
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MS SQL Server, selective backup tool

I'm looking for an enterprise tool / product - paid or free that is designed to handle selective backup / restore of massive MS SQL Server databases. A simple usage scenario would be - from our prod ...
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Backup MySQL databases in 1 file but with separated .tar.gz for each db

I'm now using this in cron to backup all my databases in 1 sql.gz file: 0 0 * * * root mysqldump -u root -pPASSWORD --all-databases | gzip > /home/backup/db/`date +\%G-\%m-\%d`_db.sql.gz ...
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Rsyncing VPS's “/” directory to an external drive: Good backup solution?

I have a VPS with Debian 6 (squeeze) and want to back it up on an external drive at home, so that in case of failure I can restore the complete operating system with all software, settings and ...
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Run command to untar file in timestamped folder?

I have a .tar file that is transferred to our server every night by one of our client management systems. The file is a compressed .sql file which I need to uncompress and dump into our database. The ...
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Full backup, files copy or VSS for disk replacement on a Windows 2003 server?

I have to replace all disks of a Raid 5 volume for more space on a Windows 2003. I want to see what is the more reliable method to backup or move data of this volume (about 800 Gb). In first I was ...
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backup plan on ubuntu server (filesystem/mysql)

I finished configuring my first production server, and I'm thinking about strategy to backup data. In my head this task has 3 faces. Filesystem (ubuntu itself) Mysql webroot Strategy 1. Every 6 ...
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Full server backup solution (to remote windows share)

I have a working server with a raid > lvm > dmcrypt stack. I would like a backup solution which solves the following problems: Changes only: Only transfer daily change, not the whole X Terrabytes ...
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Backup Permissions for an Active Directory Profile Directory

I have Folder Redirection turned on so the profiles are on a Windows shared folder on a File and Print Server... \folders\Profiles I want to back up the entire Profiles directory, but as Domain ...
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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 ...
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Backing up Systems Locally and Offsite

I have 25 computers in a business office that right now are being backed up locally to a server. I want to also back these systems up to a remote server. Is their an ideal way to do this? My biggest ...
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An easy to use tool for backuping/mirroring Debian server [closed]

I have VDS with Debian server and ISPManager and now I'm looking for solution which can help me to backup/restore/clone whole server as I can backup my Windows drives with Acronis (for example). I ...
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How to unpack specific directory from /home backup packed with pigz+tar+gzip

Normally I'm extracting my copies with: pigz -dc backup2_week1_system.tar.gz | tar xzvf - Now I want to unpack specific directory from /home/user for example admin
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Setting up a Windows Server 2008 R2 DC + Fileserver : native or virtual?

I want to deploy a new DC + Fileserver using Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard Edition on a Dell PowerEdge R410 and iSCSI storage for a small business (~30 people). Should I install the system ...
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USB 3 External Drives + Hub for Server Backups?

Background My company is a small to mid-sized business and averages 200-350 GBs of backups per night, coming from 12 servers. Our backups are running on Backup Exec 12.5. We want to be really cheap ...
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rsync (or robocopy) from multiple computers - what happens?

If a Linux server has two different rsync jobs nightly for the same folder to two different destinations, do both destinations end up with the same end set of files? Or does the first job run, and ...
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tar gzip slowing down server

I have a backup script that: compress some files generate md5 copy the compressed file to another server. the other server finishes comparing MD5 (to find copy errors). Here it's the core script: ...
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Backup storage server with ZFS

I am IT everything man at a small company. I want to design a new infrastructure including a new server and a separate backup server with company wide backup policy. The most important thing in the ...
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Possible to simulate a NDMP backup?

I like to try Amanda's and Bacula's NDMP backup features, but I don't wan't to try it out on the live NAS, just yet. Ideally would I like to find out which that suites me best, and get familiar with ...
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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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Ultrium 3 tape drive shoe-shining, 3Mb/s: and it's not the cable

I have a HP 960 Ultrium 3 tape drive. Since I got it, (second hand, £90) I've been experiencing shoe-shining. Writing with tar in Linux, I average about 3Mb/s write speed. I've tried replacing both ...
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pipe from tar to ftp

I have ftp access to a server I do not control. I'd like to start sending archives of my server's FS to that ftp. The problem is I don't have enough free space on my system to create a backup archive ...
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Disallowing certain user from dumping database (MySQL)

Under the privileges that can be assigned to a user, I can't find whether to allow or disallow a user from being able to dump a database. I want to disallow a user from taking backup of a database.
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Using Chef to backup Windows Servers configs - AD,DNS,IIS,DHCP, Exchange the lot

I have been looking at Chef as a tool for backing up config my windows servers. But from what I can see this is geared more towards *nix doesnt look like there are many scripts for backing windwos ...
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How does Duplicity check for modifications (mtime or checksum)?

How does Duplicity determine if the local version of a file has been modified since the last backup? Does it only look for a different mtime/size etc., or does it actually check for modified content, ...
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Best practices for backup on a massively parallel grid system

I work in the research group of a large company. We do a lot of work on a grid processing system with many nodes (More than 200, I'm not sure exactly how many) and several harddrives. More than 1000TB ...
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Shared storage solution for our sql server backups

We have 3 clustered sql servers. We have 5+ multi terrabyte databases and their backup files (compressed using quest litespeed) are hitting over 600gb each, We are required to keep at least a week or ...
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How to do a weekly backup of complete Linux machine?

I'd like to backup a whole remote machine (Linux running CentOS) every week, or month at least. What would be the recommended way to set this up on some local unused PC runing Linux or Windows? Which ...
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What is the easiest way to ZIP important files on my VPS and email them to myself?

If I wanted to zip up (or tar.gz up) a list of paths (recursively) on a Linux VPS, then email the ZIP/TAR to myself, then delete the ZIP/TAR, what's the easiest way to do this? A shell script on a ...
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Execute a command when a device is connected via USB

I currently have a system that backs up my Linux server onto a USB storage device on /media/usb. This all works correctly. However, I actually have 2 drives which we try to swap on a daily basis. Is ...
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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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Backup software with version control for windows server [closed]

I am looking for a solution for backing up company data. I have about 300 gig at the moment, with about 10 gig of changes every day. Ideally I would like to be able to restore the backup for any day ...
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How to make a complete offline backup of my HP Proliant server?

I'm about to do a migration from Raid-5 to Raid-10 and add some hard drives. But before I do that I think it's good to have a complete offline backup. So I have a 1 TB external hard drive ready to put ...
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What's the easiest way to do a FULL backup/restore in Windows 7? [closed]

I want to be able to backup my Windows 7 system, then restore it. When I restore my backup, I want to do a FULL restore--that is, if I created files on my desktop or installed software after the ...
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Backing up Group Policy Objects and their OU Links

I realise there are multiple ways in which you can backup GPO's - via Powershell, via Group Policy Mgmt and so forth, but how in Windows are you able to backup not only the GPO's themselves, but their ...
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Backup website without direct SQL access and only FTP access

A website I've been helping out with is hosted on a web host (not my choice) that only provide FTP to files (no shell access) and the database can only be accessed from the host itself or phpMyAdmin. ...
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What is the fastest way to clone an INNODB table within the same server?

Our development server is a replication slave of our production server. We have a script that developers use if they want to run their applications/bug fixes against fresh data. That script looks like ...
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Have a server, need to figure out a method of backup

My company has an older Dell 2650 server running ArchLinux x64: http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/pedge/en/2650_specs.pdf (2 x 2.4GHz Intel Xeon w/around 3287 RAM according to "free -m") ...
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Bacula & Multiple Tape Devices, and so on

Bacula won't make use of 2 tape devices simultaneously. (Search for #-#-# for the TL;DR) A little background, perhaps. In the process of trying to get a decent working backup solution (backing up ...
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What is the most efficient way to backup a directory full of large database backup files?

We use NetBackup here at Stack Exchange, and I'm working on revamping our backup policy to be more efficient. Currently, we use SQL 2008 R2 and have the SQL run maintenance plans to backup the data ...
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Should I run an aws-ec2 backup script from the instance itself?

I have seen a lot of Amazon EC2 backup scripts that utilize the EC2 API. Specifically, I'm interested in scripts that use snapshots of EBS. I found an interested script with a "pruning strategy" ...
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Linux - Imaging backup solution?

I want to know is there a way to make a snapshot-like backup of a linux system into a single file and restore it in another system ? You know in windows there are programs which makes a copy of a ...
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Windows 7 backup to network location out of space

I've got a domain of 10-15 Windows 7 computers that I don't have physical access to. They are using Windows Backup to only backup certain files (Desktop, Fav's, PST, things like that). The problem I'm ...
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Mirroring MySQL server with different configuration

I have to migrate MySQL server to a different data center so I would like to create another MySQL slave server in new DC and then promote it to a master later on. I previously used LVM snapshots and ...
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Is it a good idea to back up SQL database to an External USB Hard Drive?

I will be installing a Database System on an Offshore Oil Platform (rack Servers). They have very limited hardware and space therefore sending up a backup infrastructure is not possible. Sending ...
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Backing up and restoring remote servers

I have backup exec 2010 R2. Going to be upgrading to 2012 here in the next day or two. I have several servers onsite and 4 remote servers. To backup the 4 remote servers to the tape library device ...