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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Server incremental backup to AWS Glacier

I'm looking to backup various directories and files from a Linux server to AWS Glacier. I'm trying to work out the details on how to do manage this. Incremental Backups I want to upload files ...
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Why don't people just use rsync to back up vmware guests?

If I am running a modern vmware ESXi system, I can drop in a statically linked rsync binary and rsync files to any destination over SSH. I'm trying to understand why most (all ?) backup of vmware ...
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Two databases synced backup

I got a system that need two databases to work. I need a script to backup both databases at given point of time. I need databases to be in sync, so I need to be sure that backup does not allow changes ...
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How to best backup AWS-hosted systems? [closed]

We are deploying a number of servers at AWS and need to work-out a general-purpose backup strategy. The requirements are: Retain the ability to recover full systems or individual files or ...
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Exchange New-MailboxExportRequest PST backup to Linux server share

I'm putting together a backup script for an MS Exchange server. It uses New-MailboxExportRequest to export the Mailbox as PST files. However, it doesn't appear possible to write these PSTs to a Linux ...
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Is it safe to have backup and production servers in the same cluster?

I have two virtual servers maintained by the same provider. I asked them to place them on different physical machines. They told me that they placed them in different nodes of one cluster. I do not ...
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xdelta3 usage in way similar to rdiff

I'm using rdiff backup for my backups. All works fine but extremely slow. I tried to tune flags --input-size and --output-size but without any success, it's so slow anyway. I found xdelta3 and it ...
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how to pipe a mysql dump to s3cmd

I want to transfer a mysql dump, compressed, to s3. I tried: mysqldump -u root -ppassword -all-databases | gzip -9 | s3cmd put s3://bucket/sql/databases.sql.gz but then I get: ERROR: Not enough ...
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Backup server (System Center 2012 DPM Admin Console) Disk Missing

My backup server was recently powered off by an employee who was unaware of what they were doing. When I powered it back on, I entered the admin console to see that all of the volumes that were ...
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Backup Solr home

I'm new to Solr: I've successfully installed Tomcat and Solr 4.3.1 webapp, and two collections on a CentOS 6.4 machine. Now, my server is in production and I need to make backups of solr. So, I ...
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SQL Server 2012 Backups Not Compressing

We recently upgraded from SQL Server 2008R2 to SQL Server 2012 Enterprise. After doing this I noticed that our DB backups were barely compressing at all. Our 22gb DB was compressing down to about 4gb ...
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How do I configure a second pfSense server for failover?

I have 2 pfSense servers (the new and the old one) which are used as routers, DHCP and DNS servers. I want to configure the old one as a backup of the new one. It means that when all is ok, all the ...
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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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How to restore a backup from a tgz file in linux

How can i restore from a backup.tgz file generated from another linux server on my own server? I tried the command the following command: tar xvpfz backup.tgz -C / The above command worked, but it ...
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The best way to make full system dump on Centos [duplicate]

I am on Centos 6.5 with a lot of soft and services installed and working. Also I've got a lot of configs which damaged my brain and I dont want to do it again:) So, can anyone please advice the ...
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Server have 6 harddisk, how to set daily full backup/clone harddisk? [closed]

i have a HP DL380 server, its have 6 harddisk, @72Gb each, i am planning to use centos + cpanel please suggest how to set daily full backup/daily clone harddisk? so if 1 main harddisk is broken, i ...
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On Windows 2008 R2, how do I back up DHCP if the DHCP .mdb database is always busy?

I get this from my backup software. C:\WINDOWS\system32\dhcp\dhcp.mdb : The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. C:\WINDOWS\system32\dhcp\j50.log : The ...
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Connect USM hard disk to USB

Yesterday I bought Seagate 2Bay 4 TB NAS business storage: http://m.seagate.com/external-hard-drives/network-storage/business/business-storage-2-bay-nas/ Seller included Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB USM ...
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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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Xen open source import and export vm

I am using free Xen 4.2.4-30.el6 on centos 6.5 create a vm using virt-install I want to backup and restore virtual machines, but all tutorials talking about citrix and xe command is there any way ...
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I failed to open my xp backup bkf file in Windows 7

I moved xp backup bkf file to windows 7, but could not open bkf file through NTBackup restore utility because I received an error message “the backup file contains unrecognized data and cannot be ...
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Delete files except ones created on sundays with in last 4 weeks

I have a script that copies some files around and deletes older files from destination. right now it just deletes everything older than 10 days. to increase backup retention we need to keep files that ...
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keep in tar.bz2 original directory datetime

I'm looking for a solution to create a tar.bz2 file and keep the original folder timestamp. My solution is "touch -t {original timestamp}" file.tar.bz2 manuel@mfpanzuela:~$ ls -la drwxrwxr-x 2 ...
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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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handle multiple calls of rsync, dd and snapshot

The server runs the following operations often. It takes a snapshot of a logical volume, then backup up the content to the remote backup server. It is possible that multiple backups and transfer ...
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What is a safe way to back up a sparsebundle that is exported via afpd?

I work with a number of OSX client machines that back up via TimeMachine to AFP shares on an Ubuntu Linux file server, exported by netatalk/afpd. These clients back up at arbitrary times of the day, ...
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Bacula errors in bacula-sd.conf

I'm new to Bacula and just finished an install on Ubuntu 14.04. I have installed mySQL then Bacula. However getting the error below. user@Bacula:/$ sudo bacula-dir -tc /etc/bacula-sd.conf 13-May ...
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Using a second dedicated server as backup?

I've been looking at various different options for backuping my main web server. I need 500GB+ of backup. I feel the easiest/most robust option is just to have a second server (owned by a different ...
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Why does the size of a backup differ from Windows Server Backup's snap-in and what's actually on disk?

I've been testing out Windows Server Backup solution on a 2008r2 server. I've scheduled a daily backup covering everything on C:, bare metal and a couple of folders. When I open the snap-in, it ...
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How to purge using duply

I am using duply to backup files/directories to S3. I want a full backup once a month, and an incremental every day in between. I also want to keep all backups for up to a month, but I don't ...
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backup using powershell in windows 7 , 8

In windows 2008 we can use Add-PSSnapin windows.serverbackup abd use WBbackup command to back file and images. Both windows 7 and windows 8 have backup features; however there is no snapin to use ...
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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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Domain Controller all FSMO roles, AD,DHCP,DNS 2008r2 backup best practice

hello I am looking to back up my 2008 r2 domain controller, we have 1 forest and 2 domain controllers, idomain-1 and idomain-2 idomain-2 is used for failover and idomain-1 replicates to it. having ...
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Which will have more faster for backups between usb drive on vm or NAS drive

I have IBM server with SAS drives and ESXi Server with many VM (not production). Now for backups of VM i have two options But NAS drive and use that on network Get USB drive , attach to FreeNAS VM ...
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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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Designing a computer network of > 100 devices, dividing server responsibilities

I am designing a computer network for a public high school and came up with the following division of responsibilities between the servers: In the LAN: Active Directory Domain Controller. The DC ...
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Boot into operating system after clonezilla backup

I am working on an unattended clonezilla backup project. When the machine (re)boots, clonezilla is booted from USB (first boot device), the backup is being performed, and then the machine is shutdown ...
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Removing all disks from RAID5 and adding new disk for access/data destruction - will RAID be preserved?

We have a RAID5 array and limited resources. It has been suggested, for data destruction of a SAS drive with a bad sector, to remove ALL drives from the RAID5 array, and then place this 1 drive into ...
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vpnc not work on linux backup machine

I have a very strange problem with the VPNC ( vpnc cisco client , open source vpn for cisco ) I installed the VPNC on my linux machine linux_box1 ( red-hat version 6.3 ) this machine is VM ware ...
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Why can NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM create SQL Server database backups?

I have a scheduled task (in Windows Task Scheduler) that connects to SQL Server using SMO (Windows Authentication) and creates a database backup. So far, this task was running under the Administrator ...
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Windows Server 2012 Essentials - boot drive failed, backups on external drive not being seen

I've had a Windows Server 2012 Essentials machine (6 drives + 1 external USB 3TB dedicated system boot drive backup) running fine for over a year now. The system boot drive backup was configured ...
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Incremental backup mongodb using rsync

I want to store small files (60 kb, couple of millions) into MongoDB, I was thinking using GridFS, but it seems BSON will do. Anyway, I want to make rsync to backup the mongodb chunk files, so ...
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Tell Wbadmin to never delete backups?

Quote from the article "Backup Version and Space Management in Windows Server Backup" on Microsoft TechNet: If the backup storage location is full, Windows Server Backup automatically deletes 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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is scheduled backup via standard windows backup gui supported over network?

OS Windows server 2008 Standard [note: this is not R2] Plot we are trying to switch from usb attached backups to over the network backup Issues: When i use the standard Windows backup GUI and ...
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Using VHD disk as a centralized backup device?

i have 2 physical servers (3rd will come later) and 2 hyper-vs on 1st one. I would use Windows Server Backup utility for backup all systems. Was thinking about to buy NAS, so i bought it, Synology ...
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Backup Active Directory users' files, deploy via GPO? [closed]

Am looking for a solution which can be configured to be deployed via group policies. I've looked into Windows Backup, but it doesn't fulfill our requirements. We need something like this: Runs ...
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Data Protection Manager -

I've just assumed ownership of Microsoft DPM, version 2012, SP1 (v4.1.3426.0) It is currently doing successful backups on a couple of SQL servers. However it is supposed to be backing up some ...
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Driver detected a controller error

We have a Server running Windows Server 2008 R2 with an external HDD (1TB) for backup purposes. The external HDD is fine and working but I wonder every week I got an error saying "The driver detected ...
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Can NetApp Snapshots be used as Backups?

Our shop relies very heavily on NetApp Volume Snapshots for backups. We use traditional agent-based tape backups for some of our data but by and large we rely on the Snapshots for the majority of our ...