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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Can I “flush and lock” an Oracle database to do a filesystem backup?

I'm using ZFS to take snapshots of running OpenVZ containers. For MySQL databases I can use flush tables with read lock to put them in a flushed & locked state. This will put the underlying files ...
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How do I properly backup AD Users, Groups and OUs?

At work, we have a Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 server that's doing AD for the company. There are multiple Windows client machines that are part of the domain, but that server is the only ...
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Restore/undo fsutil deletejournal on NTFS driver

In order to return an Exchange 2013 system to life, I had to resolve a full disk. So full that I couldn't even create a backup. So I used fsutil to delete the journal, which freed 330MB and allowed ...
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BackupPC set blackout on alternate days [closed]

At the moment my schedule settings look like this. How can I only backup to only run on Mondays(1) and Wednesdays(3)? What I want to do is alternate between two BackupPC instances so one would ...
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Doing a backup with mysqldump and drop it on another server (Bash)

I'm using a cron job to do backups hourly and now, I want to drop those backups on another server by default. My script is the following: mysqldump -u db_user -p db_password db_name| gzip > ...
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Unmanaged VPS Backup Technique [closed]

Is it worth backing up an un-managed VPS? The technology seems to be so stable that crashes seems not likely to happen. If so, what would be the best approach? I have read about backing up on the VPS ...
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Fallback to backup server upon failure of main server without third machine

I will soon need to setup a database server on a budget. We are planning to use Postgres on Ubuntu (most likely) and we'd like to have a backup server. For replication, I think I'll just use ...
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Is /etc, /home and /var enough for a Ubuntu server backup?

From my experience, /etc, /home and /var holds the user created files and the others (/usr, /bin, etc) are installed by packages. Are there other directories that I should backup besides these three? ...
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Command will run in shell but throws unexpected EOF error in cron [duplicate]

I am trying to run the following in cron to back up a server every morning at 4am: 0 4 * * * dump -0uan -f - / | gzip -2 | ssh -c blowfish user@server dd of=/backups/`hostname`_`date ...
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How to backup SQL database without users and stored procedures

I have a database which i need to take backup monthly / or by running an script. I need to backup the data and structure only. I don't want to backup stored procedures and users for example... I have ...
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Bacula: best practise for labeling and initial start

I'm currently starting with bacula for backup and have a few questions for best practices. Current situation: I want to back up a slow changing max. 12TB (currently 8TB) dataset to a external LTO4 ...
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Exception reporting with rsync backups?

I run rsync in the cron every 4 hours. This works well for backups, but it generates six messages a day to root for each successful backup. I know I can put the output to /dev/null not to get any ...
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Cannot add Exchange server / agent for CA Arc Serv

For security reasons we recently had to change almost all of our AD passwords, and in the process this broke our CA Arc Serv backup of our Exchange server. Since the change in password we are unable ...
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run remote command to save debian package list

I'd like to backup the package list(dpkg) of some remote computers to a backup server: all of them running Debian. I already configured the rsa key to login remotely as root on the other computers ...
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How to restore a Debian system with a backup of “/”? [closed]

How can I restore my Debian system with a tar-backup of the whole "/"-folder (all files und folders)? Must I create an ISO or what?
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Bacula Backup - Add a second partition to write files to

I would like to set up bacula - well, my first steps have been successful. All my backups are written to /bacula/backup. But / has only 900GB. So I want bacula to write to /sdb1/bacula/backup, too. ...
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backing up millions of files and 1 tb [duplicate]

I'm trying to find a fast solution that can transfer about 3 million files taking up about 1tb of space. So far after a bit of research my choices seem to be lftp and rsync. Which option would work ...
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MongoDB Backup & purge

I'm exploring solutions for a basic dbadmin need : periodically backing up and purging data in MongoDB. Basically, I need a logrotate for mongodb. I have a backend program filling a collection. I ...
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Ubuntu broken machine (backup mysql via FTP)

I cannot access my virtual machine (ubuntu 14.04). The only way to connnect is via the FTP. I really need to backup all mysql databases from there. Is this possible to just copy the whole mysql ...
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How to reduce snapshot size

I'm taking a snapshot of a server running in rackspace each day and initially it was 1GB, then around 25GB when actual disk space used was that amount. I then moved data from the boot partition to ...
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offical way of backing up live git

I can't find an official guide on how to backup a "live" git repository. The very first result in google when you search something like that is: ...
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How much memory is required to send deduplicated ZFS stream?

Last year I set up a pair of servers for my employer, running FreeBSD 10.1 with a large pool of storage in each server. 12 x 2TB disks, in a zpool configured as two raidz2 vdevs of six disks each. One ...
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How to properly make server backup [closed]

Since I'm not really a server admin but I'm always eager to learn something new. I have a dedicated server to take care of. On that server are 2 VMs and on each VM a site (webapp). Both VMs have ...
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Bacula not using the current In-Drive LTO Tape (but the oldest one)

I'm trying to configure Bacula to automatically recycle and use a random tape i put in the single LTO drive, but it seems to prefer the oldest backup tape despite it isn't in the drive. I already ...
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Postfix blocking mail from backup MX

I have two CentOS 6.6 servers configured with Postfix for sending email. I have everything working great, SPF entries, Domain Keys and OpenDKIM configured and working, but I'm trying to perfect my ...
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Make incremental and differential backups with Robocopy?

I wanted to know if it is possible to make incremental and differential backups using just Robocopy and arguments. Putting it in a simple bat and making that bat run in Task Scheduler seems like a ...
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Is there a way to backup logs to tape without mounting a NAS?

The traditional way to send logs to tape backup as I understand it is to mount a NAS which has the ability to do tape backups (or maybe send to a syslog server which in turn mounts a NAS). Is there a ...
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How to troubleshoot tape backup issues via mt on Linux for Windows backups?

I have an HP Ultrium 448 tape backup that is being recognized without seeming issue on Ubuntu. I am able to see it at /dev/st0. When I issue mt -f /dev/st0 offline, the tape ejects. When I issue mt ...
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rsync for backup but don't want to wipe ( not erase ) drive

I am not sure how to even ask this question without explaining. Say I use rsync to backup drive-a to drive-b. Drive-a fails and all data is lost when the rsync went off it saw that drive-a had been ...
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Backup databases from MS SQL Server 2008 Express database thru batch script

I need batch script to backup selected databases from Microsoft SQL 2008 Express Edition. Unfortunately MS SQL Server 2008 Express edition lacks of visual database backup tools called Maintenance in ...
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Fastest ways to do backups: FTP, rsync, Robocopy, SMB/CIFS, etc? [closed]

Im looking for methods to do (incremental) backups and sync from and to NAS over LAN and VPN. Im having trouble finding couple implementations between Linux and Windows. My Linux NAS boxes have ...
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Linux live hot backup snapshot

I have a VPS with linode and they have hot backup of running system. I have multiple times restored the image when I do something stupid or mess up some install etc How do they do live hot backup , ...
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How to compress files before Rsnapshot remote backup start? [closed]

I have some remote servers and one backup server, I'm using Rsnapshot to do the remote backup on the backup server. In my plan, I want to run shell script to compress files first, then Rsnapshot can ...
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btrfs send from a 3tb drive ti btrfs-receive on a 1tb drive

I have question about the nature of a subvolume Snapshot sent and received. I have 2 3tb raid1 drives with only about 300gbs on them. I have a spare 1tb drive I placed in an enclosure for backups. ...
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Duplicity backup restore to the same system or other system had issue

I have installed the duplicity on centos-7 and I was able to encrypt the data and able to restored the same on other server. duplicity --encrypt-key='12005FB81112' etc.gz ...
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wbadmin allcritical backup files

In my server I am using wbadmin to backup using this command. wbadmin start backup -backupTarget:\\backup-server\d\backups -allCritical -vsscopy -quiet Which files this command will backup ? whole ...
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Storing backups on a remote filesystem

I have a FreeNAS solution, in which I'll would like to save my backups. Currently I was doing some scripting to rsync/tarball, but I want a something more easy to manage, so I figure out, to run a ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 Backup

We have deployed Windows Server 2012R2, which by using the Windows Server Backup was backup on the drives connected from SAN. SAN disks connected through multiple paths using Windows Multipath-IO. ...
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RSync incremental backups, backing files that haven't changed. Does file access time cause a re-backup? [duplicate]

I backup my LAMP server using RSync over SSH. Currently, it's on an hourly incremental schedule. From a 14GB full backup, it's backing up a further 15~MB hourly. Looking at the files it's backing ...
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Can I install Backup Exec in a guest

We want to have a single physical machine as host, having several guests. One of the backup solutions we're considering is using Backup Exec to backup to external disks or tape, having Backup Exec ...
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Restore from Amazon S3 with dupy - duplicity on a new machine

I am trying to restore a full backup in a new machine but it seems that is not working. I installed my pgp's and secret keys. Also I copied my project from duply but when I run duply test restore ...
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Backing up Zimbra 8.0.x, data.mdb issues

When trying to create a backup of zimbra open source edition 8.0.1+ I ran into issues with data.mdb 'exploding'. While my /opt/zimbra directory is only about 8GB my backup is around 80GB. both rsync ...
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How to tar Rsnapshot backup files automatically?

I am using Rsnapshot to backup my server files to a remote server. To minimize the file size, I want to tar the backup files, but I don't know how to do it with Rsnapshot. Can anyone help me with ...
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Automysqlbackup how long does it keep the backups [closed]

I wonder that if you setup automysqlbackup with default config, how long does it keep the old backups? total 12 drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 2010-01-27 17:20 daily drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 ...
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Back up incremental snapshots to another volume

I'm looking for a way to implement something close to the following backup scheme: Initially, a full image is copied to the backup target. Periodically (e.g. nightly), only blocks that have changed ...
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how to split Exchange database into multiple files (for backup reasons)?

we have single Exchange 2010 server with single 28Gb mailbox database file. Lots of historical emails. I'm working on backup solution now (uploading to cloud nightly etc), and uploading this huge file ...
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Shadow copies error 0x80070005-access is denied in local HD properties

I have problems backing up my HPDL380G4 server running Win.2003R2sp2 with SymantecSystemRecovery 2013R2. A scheduled backup job fails with VSS error messages and Symantec's support center after months ...
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Syncronize new / modified files trought SFTP on Linux [closed]

I only have a SFTP access on my NAS, on Lacie OS 3.X, (so exit rsync) and i want to backup it from a remote debian server. The problem is that the NAS is 4TB and it can take a lot of time if i ...
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Bacula off-site backups

I have 2 locations, one in Europe, one in Asia. Each location has a fully functional Bacula system to handle local backups. What I want to do is to copy some jobs from one location SD to the other ...
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Backing up VMs without separate backup server

We're buying a new server and are switching to a virtual environment. We want to have one physical server as a host containing several guest servers. We're a small organisation and we know that ...