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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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 ...
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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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Backup MongoDB database copying files in `dbpath`?

I need a daily backup of all MongoDB databases in our single-instance server (without stopping the MongoDB service). Our server is in Rackspace so I'm wondering if a valid strategy could be just add ...
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ESXi alerts to consolidate but there were no snapshots taken

I recently came a cross a disk failure on our server and got the disk replaced. Due to this disk failure there were certain issues which raised and now its going up and down. What my problem is that, ...
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changing iSCSI block storage backup solutions, does CBT need to be reset?

VMware vSphere 5.1, iSCSI block storage, old backup solution uses Changed Block Tracking (CBT) for incremental backups. New backup solution also uses Changed Block Tracking (CBT), but the current CBT ...
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Server 2012 - System State backup - exclude winsxs - any issues?

I have a Windows 2012 server that is running a daily system state backup. My question(s) are: Would the system state backup normally include c:\windows\winsxs? Can I exclude this folder and still ...
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dd unable to write to tape drive

I'm trying to dump our online backups to tape; for obvious reasons I want to encrypt the data on the tapes, so to write to the tape I need to tar everything up, pipe that to openssl to encrypt it, ...
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Windows server mirror drive as primary backup

I was assigned to maintain an accounting server (2008 r2) in a small office recently. Then I found out they only have 1 hdd on it, didn't have a backup system at all - not even a backup of the ...
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rdiff-backup --remote-schema does not take input

I'm trying to set up rdiff-backup between my windows host machine and my remote linux machine. I'm using Windows 8.1. SSH and rdiff-backup is indeed within the PATH environment variablle... With the ...
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Can't shut down HyperV VM with Powershell despite admin rights

I am attempting to use a script that shuts down my Hyper-V VMs, copies their VHDs to a target share, then boots them back up. I found the script on spiceworks just a couple days ago. I always receive ...
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What is a secure set of permissions to give a set of files to be backed up?

On our server we have a number of users (i.e. clients) who need their code to be backed up. Their file permissions are usually 650 with user and group being user:user (where user is the actual user ...
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Backing up rsnapshot directory with rsync copies entires backup directory

I have a main backup server running rsnapshot, with ~2TB of backups stored on it. After the nightly backups, I copy the contents of the rsnapshot directory to an offsite server, using rsync -aH ...
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How to backup OS-specific files with rsync? (Mac OS X to Ubuntu Server)

I want to setup an automatic backup system using rsync to backup documents/source code from Mac OS X to Ubuntu Server. I have some documents written in Pages (iWork), and lastly when I tried to ...
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Checking status of HP Data Protector Backup Jobs

We use HP Data Protector Backup Software for taking backup of our production data . To check the status of yesterday's backup jobs , every day morning i visit the data center to check the job status . ...
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How to change default duplicity archive directory?

How can I change the duplicity default archive directory (~/.cache/)? The following option seems to be ignored. Option --archive-dir=/volume4/duplicity/cache/ --name backup duplicity 0.6.21 ...
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Full system backup - different drive types

I have workstations I deploy regularly that all have the same configuration. The problem I'm encountering is; the primary Windows 7 x64 drive is a standard 120gb SSD with a NTFS. The secondary ...
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What kind of possibility do I have to backup my Domain Controller 2012R2?

I have an ESXi (5.5) environment. There are two redundant domain controller(Active Directory, WINS, DNS, DHCP). What kind of possibility do I have to backup these domain controller without stopping ...
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backup files to a remote server with multiple versions using rsync hardlink option

To use rsync hard link option to backup files remotely so that remote backup server could keep multiple versions of the backups, both the link-dest directory and the target directory have to be on the ...
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Remove sata drive while running?

I have a hyperv 2012 r2 server, and the case has two bays where you can open a drawer and slide in a bare SATA drive. Theres a data and power connector at the back of the bay with cables to connect ...
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What is appropriate configuration for mysqldump to use as backup

There are some resources on how to dump databases using mysqldump (1, 2, 3 or 4) , but most of them are like "just mysqldump the whole thing". My mysqldump result differs from one I obtain from my ...
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How should my hosting provider handle SQL Server transaction logs?

I received a support ticket today from my hosting provider (they created it), saying that my SQL transaction log had filled up and that they had truncated it, shrunk it and reset it to Full recovery ...