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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Why is it so important to backup your transaction log?

We're currently implementing a backup solution for a client and their ERP solution uses SQL Server. The ERP solution was set up by a different company. And they are telling me that it is super ...
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rsync --iconv option on Mac not working (sync from remote Linux server to local Mac)

I want to use rsync to backup data from a remote Linux server to my local Mac. And I want to initialise this operation on my local Mac. All works fine except that there is a special character problem: ...
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full or incremental backup of large number of files

I have a large amount of files in both quantity and total file size. (we're talking a few terabytes). I would like to sync these files/folders once to an external backup system, then run a daily task ...
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Definition of differential and incremental backups

On Wikipedia (in german about Archivbit -- http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivbit) I read the following: “Full backup: The full backup backs up all files - regardless of their attributes - and resets ...
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Windows Azure Backup more than 3 times a day

Windows Azure Backup Scheduler currently restricts the backup operation to a maximum of 3 times a day (as explained here). However, I found that the created task shows up in the task scheduler where ...
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Accessing backup before folder reddirection in Windows server 2012R2

We have Windows Server 2012R2 Essentials in a small office. Having stubborn and uneducated users who refuse to place their files anywhere else but on their desktops I've decided to look into folder ...
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Best way to do a full backup of CentOS 6.5 running on VMWare

I have inherited a mission critical pound server running CentOS 6.5 running on VMware. Server needs updates and patching for Shellshock but we do not want to do anything to it without having a ...
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How to copy/export live domain controllers to a test environment?

Let me explain out scenario: We have a totally virtualized live production system running all the production VMs in a Microsoft Failover cluster. The interesting VMs for this questions are the Main ...
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Restoring OpenVZ Container Filesystem Backup

I have a server running OpenVZ -- everyday, a full filesystem backup is made to another server. However, there are no VZ container snapshots being made. So, I have a full filesystem backup of ...
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Filebackup failed - In event log the “Virtual Disk Service” has stopped (at nearly same time)

We have an Windows 2008 R2 server which is used as file server. At the weekend my colleague makes a file-backup via backup exec. We do this on many servers but only this one make problems. We have ...
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Is it possible to Create a local Virtual Machine (vmWare) from a remote Ubuntu 14.04 installation

I have a bunch of Ubuntu 14.04 machines hosted at a host using their CloudHosting VMWare packages. I have tried to download them but it's not supported. Is there any way to backup my servers and run ...
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rsync backup remote server maintaining groups and owner

This might seem like a problem that should have been covered millions of times but I am running into issues that after days of scouring the net, I still can fix. I have a remote server that I want to ...
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How to incrementally backup XenServer VMs

I am looking for a way to backup XenServer (or XAPI) VMs incrementally. backup just changed data every time. without performance penalty, slowing down the server after the backup is done (snapshots ...
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iOS MDM Centralized, Managed and Enforced Device Backup

I am not entirely sure that such a solution exists due to limitations imposed by Apple's iOS security and sandboxing implementations in iOS. Nonetheless, I have a client that has a fleet of company ...
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Is there a way to do SpiderOak setup from an Ubuntu 12.04 server command line without a GUI?

We're experimenting with SpiderOak for a few server backup tasks. (We preferred to avoid dropbox if possible, though that may end up as a fallback.) We've installed the client on our local Mac and ...
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off-site backup strategy for small local tower server

I am a computational biologist working for a small startup tasked with setting up a local implementation of a small tower server (if it matters, I'm looking into getting a PowerEdge T620 or similar) ...
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Linux -Can I rsync to dropbox or another free cloud storage service? [duplicate]

We host a small community, not for profit site and mailing list, is it possible to rsync to dropbox or a similar (free) service to maintain backup? Edit: For context, we host on a shared VM and don't ...
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how to backup partition layout?

How I can backup(and restore) partition layout of the Disk along with file system types,UUIDs,labels,LVM partitions(Linux LVM) etc, plus with MBRs and VBRs etc but without actual files I want to ...
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Syncing rsnapshot backup drives

I have a pair of USB drives I use for backing up to via rsnapshot. One drive is left plugged in and the other is taken off site. For the first swap, I ran "rsync -aH" to copy all the contents from ...
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Exchange 2010 to Office 365 Migration

We're looking to migrate all of our mailboxes etc onto Office 365 from Exchange 2010. We aim to still primarily use our local Exchange 2010 setup however, the office 365 setup will act as a 'live ...
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How can I verify an XFS dump backup

I recently had a hard drive crash. Now I'm setting up incremental backups using XFS' dump tool. The setup I have is to make the dumps into files (rather than to a block device), my plan is to do a l0 ...
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NAS DS412+ exchanging discs procedure

I have sra RAID with four WD Red 4TB inside. It stores data for 30 persons company. I have backup and do backups daily at morning to two usb external discs. I have two discs in NAS in storage ...
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How to minimize bandwidth in frequent postgres backup scenario?

I'm looking to make very frequent backup (every hour) of postgres data on several VMs (say 20-50) towards the same archive server. Here are more data if needed: Ideally, the system should support ...
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zip in cron doesn't work, but zip from command is working [duplicate]

I need to back up a directory with zip -r /savehere/backup_`date +%y%m%d%H%M%S` /save/this -q It works fine. But not from crontab: * * * * zip -r /savehere/backup_`date +%y%m%d%H%M%S` /save/this ...
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Backup VMWare virtual server

I have a virtual server that is constantly running, lately we tried to do a backup for it and we were surprised that the modification date of all the image files is a couple weeks old. We are trying ...
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Is there an accepted way to backup gitlab for archival purposes?

The standard Gitlab backup process only supports restore to the exact same version. Is there a way to perform a backup that it will be easy to interact with several years in the future, many Gitlab ...
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What is the best way to backup and restore a CentOS 7 server, using rsnapshot?

I recently made a backup of a CentOS 7 server using rsnapshot - version 1.3.1 and rsync -version 3.0.9 I made a few changes to the rsnapshot.conf file, which are listed below. I uncommented the ...
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Hot swapping RAID 1 from data center to office

We have a NAS in our data center that we use for backups and application data. It has the ability to have an external USB hard drive connected to it and all data can be backed up to that drive. Here ...
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Conditional pstcmd with savepnpc in EMC Networker

I need to delete some files if they have been backed up. I'm trying to find how to do this with savepnpc command, but it seems that pstcmd is run unconditionally, so even if the backup fails (e.g. ...
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Advice on backup solution for Azure virtual servers?

I need to devise a backup solution for some Azure virtual machines, in a hybrid cloud scenario (persistent VPN, Active Directory DCs present in both the company LAN and the Azure virtual network, all ...
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Can Microsoft DPM 2010 Backup Windows Server 2012 R2?

I have Microsoft DPM 2010 running on Server 2008 R2. I wish to backup Server 2012 R2. There is loose reference that this won’t work. Can anyone confirm if this is possible? If so, are there any ...
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HHD cloning with dd on running server

Is it possible to clone HDD with dd command on linux while server is up and running. Server running, Apache, MySql, NGINX. I ask this coz won't have downtime.
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how to use mysql database replication to backup a single database

Suppose I want to replicate a single database in mysql on my slave, the master might be creating and writing to multiple databases. is this possoible? or does the replication slave have to replicate ...
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How to clone a linux live server with no stopping it?

This is my current situation:+ A linux server containing several web applications that cannot be stopped, with no physical access to it, only via ssh. This is what I need: I need to replicate it to a ...
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bacula-dir.conf configuration to backup wordpress website

I'm the beginner of bacula backup solution. I'm trying to backup my website built by wordpress. This is the Job and FileSet to backup documents root directory. Job { Name = WebServerBackup Pool ...
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How to backup Azure File Service?

I'm using Azure File Service to create a shared network drive that is used by multiple VMs running in Azure. Azure File Service has built in support for geo-redundant backup, for disaster recovery, ...
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mail: Cannot parse address

This is the command I use to tar my backup files, write to stdout and then upload everything to Amazon S3 with an email notification. tar -czvf - --exclude-caches /var/www | s3cmd ...
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Unable to backup Windows directory using Bacula

Backup and restore works on Linux Bacula's Director (DIR), File Daemon (FD) and Storage Daemon (SD) have been installed on a Linux host, a backup has been run and the files could be restored. Backup ...
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How to backup your MySQL database when /tmp is read only?

I have an Ubuntu server 12.04 with a corrupted ext4 file system on my /tmp partition : $ dmesg | tail [25300713.878456] end_request: I/O error, dev vda, sector 2019854 [25300713.882430] Aborting ...
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Backup and restore vCenter 5.5 in a Lab.

I need to take a copy of our production vCenter and run it in a lab for testing purposes. This part isn't my strong point.How do I go about this and is there any official documentation pertaining to ...
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Do different rsnapshot retains use the same hard links?

Say I have a weekly and monthly backup configured in rsnapshot. Will the weekly backups create hard links to the same files created by a previous monthly backup (and vice versa)?
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Using different tape drives with different servers

I am using HP MSL 2024 LTO 6 Fiber and backup exec 2012. My tape library has two magazines with one tape drive. I want to have two separate backup exec software but currently using only one drive. If ...
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“Unstable” NFS mount point

I've posted that on StackOverflow and I've been advised to move it here. Sorry for that. First of all, this is the first time I'm posting a question on ServerFault, so please don't kill me if I've ...
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Real Time Data Mirroring in Linux Servers [closed]

Which are the different techniques available for real time data mirroring / backup of full server to restore it from a entire system crash? Is it better to purchase a separate server for data ...
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recovering overwritten file in ubuntu [closed]

I recently just overwrote one of my sql dump file by doing the following command: mysqldump -u root -pTucson85719@ Directory > directory.sql is it possible to get back the file that is being ...
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Database backup regardless of backup made through a control panel?

I know that all CMS or CMC platforms have some sort of walkthrough for their users to fully backup and restore the database or the whole website. While we all can perform such backups (and there are ...
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How to create a snapshot volume to a remote server using kvm?

I want to backup a few virtual machines to a backup server. Here're the backup steps. suspend a virtual machine create a snapshot of the virtual machine using lvcreate -s resume a virtual machine dd ...
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Encrypt Files Before Sending To Bittorrent Sync

Is there a way to encrypt files before being sent to Bittorrent sync, either via a plugin, or by encrypting the files first? Also do you trust Bittorrent Sync's encryption?
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Backup strategy for millions of files in lots of directories

We have millions of files in lots of directories, for example: \00\00\00\00.txt \00\00\00\01.pdf \00\00\00\02.html ... so on \05\55\12\31.txt backing up these to tape is slow as backing up data in ...
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How many incremental backups to keep with Percona xtrabackup?

I'm looking to replace an aging and decidedly suboptimal mysqldump-based database backup strategy with Percona's Xtrabackup. This all looks pretty straightforward, except that I'm wondering: how many ...