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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Two Windows server, not in domain, grant permissions to each other's users [closed]

We have two Windows Server machines, which are not in domain. Sql Server runs on one of them. We want to save backups of Sql Server to another server. We created a folder in second server then we gave ...
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Windows Server Backup [2012 R2] - Went from 100+ copies available to 1 copy available overnight

I'm using Windows Server Backup on a Windows Server 2012 R2 system that has been in production for half a year or so. The server has around 60GB used, and the backup drive is a 160GB external drive ...
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Backup Entire USB Drive Containing Bootable Partitions in Debian [duplicate]

What's the best way to backup a USB drive with bootable data on it? For instance, I have what's called an ESXi server on a bootable USB, it's basically a linux variant with multiple partiions. ...
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Robocopy /xd with wildcards and sub-paths

I don't think this exact question has been asked before (I looked). My backup server runs a script using Robocopy, and I want to exclude files that don't really need to be backed up, specifically: ...
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Server 2012 scheduled task for SharePoint 2013 backup

I have Windows Server 2012 with SharePoint 2013 setup. I created a PShell script and saved it to a ps1 which backs up the Farm: Add-PsSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.Powershell Backup-SPFarm -Directory ...
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Can anyone please explain how to fix the following errors on RSNAPSHOT?

Some errors occurs during the daily backup of VM's at 1am and is mailed daily with the following output. ***MAIL CONTENT*** ERRORS ERROR: Warning! Could not symlink("PAM.7.gz"), ...
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Snapshot of BTRFS Device on top of luks Volume

I have the following problem: I can't figure out, how to create a snapshot of a btrfs volume residing on a crypted disk. This is the setup: /dev/sdb is a 1TB USB 3 disk. it has a partition ...
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QNAP RTRR to FTP server giving “bad port number to an unknown service” error

I have a QNAP TS-219PII and I've created a RTRR job to backup to an FTP server (set to run real-time). The connection test is successful (and ftp works fine from commandline), the initial sync ...
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iSCSI Volume disappears from physical server during windows backup

I've got a Windows Server 2008 R2 box that I back up to an remote iSCSI volume via Windows server backup. I use Microsoft's iSCSI Initiator and Target software on both the Local machine and the remote ...
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Find Full or Differential backup from .bak (with powershell or by any other means)

I'm trying to determine whether an MS SQL backup file (.bak) is Full or Differential. Is there an easy way to do this? A way of doing this in powershell?
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The Backup Paradox [closed]

I have been thinking about how large companies backup their data. I imagine that in some critical enterprises they must consider every possibility and can't afford to lose even one bit of data. Of ...
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best way to create perfect mirror of zfs based backup server

The existing system: I have a FreeBSD based backup/archive server, which pulls the backups from the live servers via rsync every night and does a zfs snapshot to archive the backup contents for a ...
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EMC Networker and symbolic links

When investigating EMC Networker setup, I found a strange issue. I have a job set up to save /oracle from a server. On that server, /oracle is a symbolic link to /TEMPORAL/oracle When I check the ...
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Using duplicity in a disaster recovery scenario

I am using duplicity for backups on my Debian servers. I have successfully backed up and restored files using duplicity. In my backup script, I have /usr/bin/dpkg --get-selections > ...
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Backup Solutions for 20 TB of data [duplicate]

First, some background on out situation. We're a small-medium business who has around 20 TB of data on two different NAS's, and that number grows by at least 10% annually. 90% of this data we need to ...
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Is it possible to detach and reattach a ZFS disk without requiring a full resilver?

I have a ZFS mirrored pool with four total drives. Two of the drives are intended to be used for rotating offsite backups. My expectation was that after the initial resilvering I could detach and ...
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Is there an alternative to xp_cmdshell and net use for backing up MSSQL to UNC as a different user

Is there an alternative to xp_cmdshell and net use for backing up MSSQL to a UNC with a different user? I'm now using EXEC xp_cmdshell 'net use \\SERVER\SHARE Password /USER:DOMAIN\USER ...
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s3cmd sync hangs forever. Never finishes

I am trying to backup a directory of around 350GB in size to S3. The command I run is s3cmd --progress -v -H sync /localdir s3://mybucket/ However, the process never moves past INFO: Compiling ...
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Invisible (!) data on NAS machine

I am running a Thecus N7510 NAS machine, with 4 HDD in a RAID 10 configuration and one more as a "hot stand by". This machine is used for a variety of purposes, excluding backup up until now. Lately ...
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rsync taking 100% of CPU and hours to complete

So I have a pretty simple backup script that runs as a cron job every night and it is: rsync -azhv /company/shared_files/ /mnt/ext_drive/backups/shared_files/company_share_backup_"`date ...
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Hyper-V 2008 R2 Core Backup Single VMs

Well, after so many tries and searching I finally asking for help. I don't get the whole procedure. I want to backup single VMs of a Hyper-V 2008 R2 Core. There are 6 virtual machines running on that ...
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How to create a consistent (starting) point-in-time backup of a MongoDB replica set?

I'd like to make a backup of a MongoDB replica set in a way that I can ensure the database consistency at the time when the backup starts. As the documentation says, --oplog flag to mongodump will ...
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Can I use different backup tape brands for tape library?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R420, and I ran out of backup tapes. I really need some quickly, but my supplier is out of them - and they are on back order till after Thanksgiving. I had been using Dell ...
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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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BIOS to UEFI no backup restore possible?

We have a DELL R510 server with Windows SBS 2011 (Data, Exchange, ...), we running out of space on the server. We currently have this configuration: 2x 300GB SAS in RAID 1 2x 2TB SATA in RAID 1 ...
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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 ...