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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Using Micrososft Azure Backup for backing up VHDs

is it possible to backup my VHD files with Microsoft Azure Backup? Does it upload only the file differences or does it upload the complete file every time? I dont want to upload the complete file ...
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Backup with local manifest [duplicate]

I use rsync to backup files to a remote server in a UNIX environment. As my local machine is the only one with write access to the backup files, I know the status of the backup files on the remote ...
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How to mount host's VMFS datastore from a guest?

I'm trying to backup VMs using a CentOS 6.5 VM and a tape library, the tape library is connected via SAS pass-through and it mounts on CentOS. The backup will be done copying the entire VM folder on ...
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Duplicity for remote backup to AWS S3

I am using Bacula with S3 for backups. I keep bacula volumes for 60 days or so. Using duplicity as I would like to use GPG encryption of the volumes. Is there any way to do an rsync style sync using ...
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HP Data Protector restore destination not honored?

I have HP Data Protector 5.5 installation backing up a single server. Now we have experienced RAID troubles on the server and I would like to restore the backup to antoher server before commencing any ...
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Backup server with NAS and Bacula [closed]

I would like to buy a NAS storage, to be used as backup server. Is it a good idea? I'm very new in this kind of things so if some one can help me. I have a dedicated server running with Debian, one ...
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Azure Backup Cannot Modify Policy - Missing Drive Letters

We've recently done some drive swapping on our server. As a result, several drive letters and paths no longer exist. Azure Backup Agent won't let me modify my policy. The policy contains some of ...
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Backup and Restore Multiple MS SQL Databases

We have switched to a new CAD package at work (elecworks) which uses MS SQL Server to store it's data. Unfortunately, it seems to use a separate database for each drawing that is created. We are ...
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How to capture Rsync temp files? [closed]

I want to use Rsync to do incremental backup, and my aim is to store the latest change separately. I found Rsync has a temp file path to store the change, but it automatically delete the temp file ...
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Bash script rsync --include-from fail

I have writted a bash script to backup folders and files from a machine to our backup server. My goal is to exclude all the files older than 6 months from this weekly backup. To do that, I used a find ...
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What are the limitations of using a scheduled Windows Server Backup instead of SQL Server backups?

We've taken over development and server admin for an e-commerce site, and the client has opted for a well-specced dedicated server, including a second drive for daily Windows Server Backups. However ...
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Windows 2012 Incremental Backup

I'm running Windows 2012, using the built in Backup to perform backups. I want the first backup to be full, and then incremental thereafter. I have the following test scenario set up: Backup ...
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Automate pg_dump in a bash script

I am re-learning bash after years of not using it very much and need to figure out a way to automate pg_dump of a single database to a directory. Currently I manually ssh into the box, su to postgres ...
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Remote Ubuntu Server Back-up

I want to move all my data(incl. software and settings) from one VPS to another. I'm currently using a remote Ubuntu server. How can I make a full system image back-up and restore it in a new Ubuntu ...
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Installing tablesnap

I'm trying to install tablesnap in my Cassandra servers, following what I have found in the Jeremy Grosser's Github repo tablesnap but I am not able to do it. I'm not a system administrator and I'm ...
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Microsoft Azure Backup - Where are the Logs?

We are using Microsoft Azure Backup to backup our server. Our backup is passing on 4 out of 5 drives, but consistently failing on the one. All that the Microsoft Azure GUI agent tells me though is ...
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Should I backup from within each guest, or from the host?

I'm searching for advice on whether backups are better taken from within a guest (e.g. ShadowProtect), or from within the host (e.g. copying virtual disk files, or other software). We have 12 VM's (a ...
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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 ...