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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Copying snapshot to another machine

I currently have exported an OVA of certain systems so I have a complete backup. After certain changes were made ( additional users added to LDAP for example), I created a snapshot. Would I be able to ...
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Backing Up Multiple SQL Databases to Network Share at the Same Time

Junior SysAdmin/accidental DBA here so apologies in advance for the noob question. The previous DBA here had a SQL Backup Maintenance Plan that he would copy across 20+ database servers and have all ...
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Rsync backup to veracrypt-encrypted USB memory stick results in errors

I have created encrypted USB memory stick using Veracrypt for backup. First sync went ok, now trying to update it results in error. I'm using this command after mounting the volume: sudo rsync -...
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WS2012, VSS Backup errors

I have few problems with VSS Full Backup on WS 2012 R2. I have 3 physical servers with few VM's on each. I'm doing Full Backup everyday via Windows Server backup. On each server I have different ...
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Bareos Backups all files despite of a custom FileSet

After reading documentation and many blog I still can't figure out what is missing in my FileSet so Bareos backup only csv and pdf files: FileSet { Name = "HQ ccomp" Include { Options { ...
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Backup Destination full, Acronis BAAS

I have a server where the versions were set too high on the backups. The drive became 100% full (0 bytes available space). I lowered the versions and attempted to rerun the backup, however it appears ...
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SBS 2011 Backups showing non-existent drive as unsuccessful

I have a client using SBS 2011 and the backup job for the server is showing that the C, D & E drive backups are fine but a fourth drive is unsuccessful. It doesn't list the name in a standard way ...
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Best Practices for AD DS Backup and Recovery?

So Microsoft claims that "you cannot use a network shared folder as a backup target for a system state backup", but I've seen plenty of posts where people indicate that they are able to do this from a ...
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Backup CentOS VM on Remote Server without snapshots

I have a VM with CentOS Server installed, which is for Email and Web Services, on a free esxi. The entire esxi has 2 TB usable and the CentOS server has 1.5 TB provisioned. Another CentOS VM that runs ...
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In terms of stability, who beats whom? VPS or dedicated server? [closed]

basically I am asking because I am wondering if dedicated servers are really more stable than VPS? I read here: http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/website/difference-between-shared-vps-dedicated-...
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Very Huge Sized Cache of Duplicity

I am currently using a duplicity script to backup my 110G/2T CentOS server to a 2T sftp server. Since 4 days passed, duplicity backed up just 90G. This is not a problem. The main problem is; I have ...
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File archiver that stores RAW EFS files

I'll start off with the assurance that I have all the EFS certs safely in hand, and that is not what I'm asking about below. Assume I have that part taken care of. I'm trying to backup a some mixed (...
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How to correctly process backups from webdav folder

So I have a GNU/linux server running apache with mod_dav. Users can upload their backups into their respective user folder. I would like to write a scanner that scans those directories and passis it ...
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R1Soft CDP2 disk safe - make previous disk safe be active

Hoping that someone will be able to dust off some ancient R1Soft CDP2 knowledge on this =). How can you make a previous disk safe active so that backups can be made to it again? For example, if a ...
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Bacula. Running concurrent job from one linux box

Hi all i have a strange problem, as bacula documentation i can run two or many concurrent jobs if i set "Maximum Concurrent Jobs" more then 1. And this is work fine for jobs from different servers. ...
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Backing up MySQL MyISAM databases by copying the physical folders

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine and on it I have 2 MySQL MyISAM databases. These databases are quite large as they are over 20GB in combined size. I update these databases once a week. (I ...
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Merge split backup in container

I have a backup on my former hosting's container storage but it's split into 200MB parts Here is a screenshot So I can download the parts and when I do a cat file-003 I do get some plain text in ...
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Tape Library backup terminology

We are looking for Tape Backup solutions but bit confused the difference between LTO Tape Drive and LTO Cartridges . We want to backup data (1 PB) from Linux servers for long term secure environment. ...
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XenServer Fails to Backup:

I've had this issue on and off for a year and I figured I should finally post something. When going Server -> Backup on a three host pool of XenServer 6.5 SP1, I get "Unable to read data from the ...
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Hybrid Cloud Backup solution [closed]

I am looking like this solution. How can I do this? My side there will a central server This server as a local backup server. It will act as local file cache server. This server will encrypt all ...
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Restrict rsync over ssh read only / only copy from remote host

I want a backup host to be able to pull backups from a remote host. The backup host uses ssh key authentication to authenticate as a restricted user on the remote host, this user is restricted to the ...
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How to do offsite AWS RDS PostgreSQL backups?

As a measure to mitigate against catastrophes such as a malicious entity gaining full access to our AWS account and deleting everything, I am in the process of setting up offsite backups for our ...
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Physical storage devices, such as tape and changer devices, not visible when booting Debian 8 Jessie, with hpsa driver.

Question Not detecting all physical devices behind Smart Array controller after upgrading to Debian 8 Jessie HP P212 Smart Array Controller and HP 1/8 G2 LTO-5 3000 SAS Autoloader Debian 7 Whezzy ...
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Trouble getting automysqlbackup to keep connection to mysql server

I am trying to follow the instructions from the following page to set up backups for mysql. https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/mysql-incremental-backup-point-in-time-recovery/ However, once I get to ...
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Is redundancy form of a backup?

If I have two disk drives c and d and I image the c drive to d and leave it for a day; it is a form of backup, since I can revert to the day I mirrored it. But if I mirror it as RAID1, it is not a ...
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How to backup mail with exim4 server

I have a little exim4 mail server with local delivery to /var/mail folder. How can I backup mails? Is it enought to simply save all /var/mail folder? In this case, how to restore?
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With backups, is deduplication a function of the server independent of the backup software?

In order to save space with backups, I wanted to know if I can use any deduplication or if I have use a special implementation. In other words, say I use backup software x. If I ship those backups ...
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What can I use to do a detailed comparison of local and network share data?

I've got an IT problem I could use some assistance with. I work at a large organization with many users (1000+). We're currently on a mixed Server 2012 R2/2008/Windows 7 environment. The situation is ...
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Log backup clashes with log rotation

On my servers I have log rotation and a backup script which, besides all, backs up the entire log directory. For log rotation I use logroatate on Linux and newsyslog is used on BSD. For log backup I ...
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How to free memory after rsync?

I need to backup data from a web server with 10GB of RAM (Ubuntu). To backup data I use Rsync. My first test was to use one rsync for all website, but it uses 5GB. So I decided to split rsync but it ...
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bacula catalog backup error

I have a Bacula (mysql) server on an Ubuntu-server machine. It backs up and restore without issues except for the catalog. Every time it runs the catalog backup it shows an error. My guess is that ...
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Anyone using VTL for backups?

I would like to know if VTL is really a valid option nowadays? Is anyone here using it and why actually? Does it have any benefits compared to a regular server stuffed with SATA drives in RAID6/10? ...
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Copying preserving file and directory symlinks and symlink destinations

I have a directory with a bunch of files and symlinks in it, for example (not related to my actual hierarchy): src/usr/bin/ls -> src/usr/bin/busybox src/usr/bin/echo -> src/usr/bin/busybox src/...
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Does Azure Backup protect against a compromised server?

I have a (physical, not Azure VM!) Windows server whose files are automatically backed up using Azure Backup. If the server gets compromised, how much damage to the backups can the attacker do? ...
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Raid 5+1 considerations

I am charged with upgrading a persons private business network and was thinking of putting a bit of backup and centralisation. So for that i though of getting a small NAS with 4 drives and having 3 ...
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Can I convert my Dell NX3000 server to a disk-based storage device?

I'd like to go away from tape backups if possible, so I'm wondering how I can go about converting this dedicated NAS server into something I can use to hold the backups of my new file server. If it is ...
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Fastest triggering of realtime anti virus scan

I have the problem, that in each backup of my mail system (File based archive on Windows Server 2012 R2), errors occur while backing up virus-infected e-mail attachment files. This is caused by the ...
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Bacula storage daemon won't write to labeled volume

My Bacula configuration won't write to any labeled volume, as long as it's outside of /tmp. When the SD is configured to write to /tmp however, everything works flawlessly. [herpderp@neuromediator2 ...
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Bacula: When a backup job fails, is it possible to run a different backup job?

When a Bacula backup job fails, is it possible to run a different backup job ? I mean something like "after failure of Job A, run Job B". Is there a specific directive in the Job Resource? EDIT1: I ...
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Cannot install Azure Backup Server / DPM

I am trying to install Microsoft Azure Backup Server software, which is basically a clone of DPM, on a Windows 2012 R2 Azure VM. For some reason every time I get to the agent registration portion of ...
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Make consistent copy of maildir

Assuming I'm using Dovecot and it's maildir format to save and access mails on a server. How do I avoid race conditions while copying a maildir? I did read some tutorial about backups and using ...
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How to handle point in time restore without binlogs/How to split database

I thought about this 3 days already and asked in IRC but I wanna consult your expertise too. Basically it is about a High Traffic Site that uses Drupal (don't get me started, I have no choice in this ...
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How can I run unattended backups on b2 if the application key needs renewal every day?

Backblaze b2 gives me an application key that expires every 24 hours and can only be renewed on the web page. How can I set up unattended backups if that's the case?
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RHEL6.1 VM machines frozen when a quiesced snapshot is created for backup purpose

My RHEL 6.1 virtual machines running on ESXi hosts 5.1.0 get frozen when the backup procedure tries to get a quiesced snapshot. I have to reset the virtual machines from VMware console. The tool used ...
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how to configure duplicity to create incremental backups

I'm trying to configure duplicity to create one daily backup and then incremental backups through the week. I have a lot of data on the server ( around 1T) so deleting old backup and then creating new ...
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Configured Azure Backup sends me a health check report every 15 minutes

I configured my SQL Server 2014 database to back up to an Azure storage account. I also enabled email notifications via EXEC msdb.smart_admin.sp_set_parameter @parameter_name = '...
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Veeam Backup failing. Cannot create a shadow copy of the volumes containing writers data

We have a Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 VMWare VM that is failing Veeam backups with the following error: Failed to prepare guest for hot backup. Error: VSSControl: 1 Backup job failed. Cannot create a ...
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Preserve ownership with rsync, without root

I would like to perform incremental backups (for the entire filesystem) from a machine. rsync does this quite will, however I would like to also preserve file ownership - meaning, make it possible to ...
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Is Amazon S3 versioning really a reasonable backup options?

I am in the process of moving my web apps project storage to S3 and I am wondering if S3 versioning is really a good way to handle backups of the data or is there some better way? If the files were ...
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MySQL Backup Cron Job

I have a cron job which backup up my MySQL database by exporting it. The script includes the root password to get the job done. I get the message: Using a password on the command line interface can ...