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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How to backup mail with exim4 server

I have a little exim4 mail server with local delivery to /var/mail folder. How can I backup mails? Is it enought to simply save all /var/mail folder? In this case, how to restore?
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With backups, is deduplication a function of the server independent of the backup software?

In order to save space with backups, I wanted to know if I can use any deduplication or if I have use a special implementation. In other words, say I use backup software x. If I ship those backups ...
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What can I use to do a detailed comparison of local and network share data?

I've got an IT problem I could use some assistance with. I work at a large organization with many users (1000+). We're currently on a mixed Server 2012 R2/2008/Windows 7 environment. The situation is ...
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Log backup clashes with log rotation

On my servers I have log rotation and a backup script which, besides all, backs up the entire log directory. For log rotation I use logroatate on Linux and newsyslog is used on BSD. For log backup I ...
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How to free memory after rsync?

I need to backup data from a web server with 10GB of RAM (Ubuntu). To backup data I use Rsync. My first test was to use one rsync for all website, but it uses 5GB. So I decided to split rsync but it ...
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bacula catalog backup error

I have a Bacula (mysql) server on an Ubuntu-server machine. It backs up and restore without issues except for the catalog. Every time it runs the catalog backup it shows an error. My guess is that ...
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Anyone using VTL for backups?

I would like to know if VTL is really a valid option nowadays? Is anyone here using it and why actually? Does it have any benefits compared to a regular server stuffed with SATA drives in RAID6/10? ...
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Copying preserving file and directory symlinks and symlink destinations

I have a directory with a bunch of files and symlinks in it, for example (not related to my actual hierarchy): src/usr/bin/ls -> src/usr/bin/busybox src/usr/bin/echo -> src/usr/bin/busybox ...
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Does Azure Backup protect against a compromised server?

I have a (physical, not Azure VM!) Windows server whose files are automatically backed up using Azure Backup. If the server gets compromised, how much damage to the backups can the attacker do? ...
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Raid 5+1 considerations

I am charged with upgrading a persons private business network and was thinking of putting a bit of backup and centralisation. So for that i though of getting a small NAS with 4 drives and having 3 ...
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Can I convert my Dell NX3000 server to a disk-based storage device?

I'd like to go away from tape backups if possible, so I'm wondering how I can go about converting this dedicated NAS server into something I can use to hold the backups of my new file server. If it is ...
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Fastest triggering of realtime anti virus scan

I have the problem, that in each backup of my mail system (File based archive on Windows Server 2012 R2), errors occur while backing up virus-infected e-mail attachment files. This is caused by the ...
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Bacula storage daemon won't write to labeled volume

My Bacula configuration won't write to any labeled volume, as long as it's outside of /tmp. When the SD is configured to write to /tmp however, everything works flawlessly. [herpderp@neuromediator2 ...
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Bacula: When a backup job fails, is it possible to run a different backup job?

When a Bacula backup job fails, is it possible to run a different backup job ? I mean something like "after failure of Job A, run Job B". Is there a specific directive in the Job Resource? EDIT1: I ...
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Cannot install Azure Backup Server / DPM

I am trying to install Microsoft Azure Backup Server software, which is basically a clone of DPM, on a Windows 2012 R2 Azure VM. For some reason every time I get to the agent registration portion of ...
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Make consistent copy of maildir

Assuming I'm using Dovecot and it's maildir format to save and access mails on a server. How do I avoid race conditions while copying a maildir? I did read some tutorial about backups and using ...
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How to handle point in time restore without binlogs/How to split database

I thought about this 3 days already and asked in IRC but I wanna consult your expertise too. Basically it is about a High Traffic Site that uses Drupal (don't get me started, I have no choice in this ...
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How can I run unattended backups on b2 if the application key needs renewal every day?

Backblaze b2 gives me an application key that expires every 24 hours and can only be renewed on the web page. How can I set up unattended backups if that's the case?
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RHEL6.1 VM machines frozen when a quiesced snapshot is created for backup purpose

My RHEL 6.1 virtual machines running on ESXi hosts 5.1.0 get frozen when the backup procedure tries to get a quiesced snapshot. I have to reset the virtual machines from VMware console. The tool used ...
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how to configure duplicity to create incremental backups

I'm trying to configure duplicity to create one daily backup and then incremental backups through the week. I have a lot of data on the server ( around 1T) so deleting old backup and then creating new ...
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Configured Azure Backup sends me a health check report every 15 minutes

I configured my SQL Server 2014 database to back up to an Azure storage account. I also enabled email notifications via EXEC msdb.smart_admin.sp_set_parameter @parameter_name = ...
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Veeam Backup failing. Cannot create a shadow copy of the volumes containing writers data

We have a Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 VMWare VM that is failing Veeam backups with the following error: Failed to prepare guest for hot backup. Error: VSSControl: 1 Backup job failed. Cannot create a ...
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Preserve ownership with rsync, without root

I would like to perform incremental backups (for the entire filesystem) from a machine. rsync does this quite will, however I would like to also preserve file ownership - meaning, make it possible to ...
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Is Amazon S3 versioning really a reasonable backup options?

I am in the process of moving my web apps project storage to S3 and I am wondering if S3 versioning is really a good way to handle backups of the data or is there some better way? If the files were ...
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MySQL Backup Cron Job

I have a cron job which backup up my MySQL database by exporting it. The script includes the root password to get the job done. I get the message: Using a password on the command line interface can ...
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How to backup mdadm RAID superblock info?

I'm Looking for a simple command that will backup the mdadm superblocks on a RAID volume. A quick way to scan you system would be: mdadm --examine /dev/sd[a-z]* > raid-volumes.txt Now after ...
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Rsync to AWS S3 bucket

For a server I am hosting a website on I want to backup the data and settings to an S3 bucket. I found out that you can't directly use rsync to backup to an S3 bucket. Is there another way to achieve ...
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DPM 2010 Storage Allocation

I'm relatively new to DPM 2010 and I'm hoping someone can explain like I'm 5 what the Replica Volume and Recovery Volume sizes mean. For example, I'm backing up a volume that shows as Replica Volume ...
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How to set icinga2 downtime across midnight

Our backup is running between 22:00 and about 05:00 the next day. I could not figure out how to set this in a scheduled downtime with "apply ScheduledDowntime" in icinga2 (r2.4.1-1 on opensuse 42.1). ...
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SQL Server Management Studio 2012 DB Backup script

I have SQL Server Management Studio 2012 installed on a VM. We have an active DB (attached to an ASP.Net application whose target Framework is 4.0). What I was looking for is a script to backup a DB ...
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Burp: How to write backup and how to debug?

I would like to use BURP to backup my servers. The clients-directory contains my configured client but my question is now: How can I perform a backup manually and where are the logs located at? If I ...
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How to restore with Duplicty if Temp space has 0 available?

Normally this command works properly for restoring: duplicity restore -t7D --file-to-restore folder/to_restore file:///where/is/the_backup/ /where_to_restore --no-encrypt But today I am having this ...
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rsync syncs too much files

I have the following directory structure: /tmp1 \_ file1.txt \_ file2.txt /tmp2 \_ file1.txt \_ file2.txt \_ file3.txt /changes With rsync's --compare-dest option, I want to sync all ...
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Should I not use my server when its server image is being created?

I have an Ubuntu server on Rackspace and I am currently getting an image created for this server. In the mean time, are there any adverse effects to either the server or the image if I use my server ...
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mongodump on mongos : Shard not found for server

Trying to mongodump a mongodb 3.2.1 cluster with : - 3 mongos on port 28018 + keyfile internal auth (one shard on rs0) - 3 mongod_config servers on port 28019 using keyfile internal auth + auth - 3 ...
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VSS Unexpected error querying for the IVssWriterCallback—Access Denied

I'm having trouble with VSS based backups of my Exchange server. I'm getting the following error on the start of the backup: Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error querying for the ...
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Consolidating multiple backupsites to centrally managed backup

We're a medium sized business with about 50 different geographical sites of varying sizes (infrastructure/user/server wise). Today we have local backupservers on most sites, that take filelevel full ...
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Windows Server Backup - iSCSI and USB Drives

Been using S2012R2 built in backup for a while with great success now, using a single USB3 external drive for daily backups. (1.6TB data approx). We're now looking to add an offsite backup, where we ...
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Encrypted offsite backup using GPG with private key never on backup server?

I have a backup server, that creates xz compressed tar archives of directory trees to be backed up. These tar archives can get huge (multiple TBs), are split into pieces (2.5TB), and each piece is ...
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Cobian Backup: Incorrect parameter error

I have some Cobian Backup tasks to copy a file to an external hard drive. To prevent it from being compromised, the drive will not be mounted until the task is launched. We use the following ...
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What is the risk of a SQL Server backup strategy that is only weekly full backups and daily transaction log backups?

I'm trying to convince a client that their SQL Server backup strategy is insufficient. Long story short is that their current backup "strategy" is a weekly full backup followed by daily transaction ...
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CoreOS persistant data storage ( creation + backup + restore )?

Im planning to move my whole server stack to coreOS and using docker. The problem is currently there seems to be no good solutions to create a persistant data storage , back it up and easily restore ...
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Use Google Drive for live DB backup? [closed]

I am currently trying to define my backup strategy for my AWS EC2 server. I already use Google Drive to backup my apache root folder. This also automatically doubles as a deployment strategy since the ...
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How to decrypt owncloud backups manually without a working installation?

I recently had a data lack and miss some very important files. Encrypted backups I had an owncloud 8.x instance running on my server last year for keeping backups and already located the wanted ...
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Does rsnapshot save binary diffs?

I use rsnapshot for some years under Kubunt/Linux. But I am not sure how it (and underlying rsync) handles binary diffs: Image a large Thunderbird mailbox file or a 10 MB jpg photo and I change the ...
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Making backup copy of whole git server with all repos

I have found that I can fully backup a git repo, backup a bare repo and much more. What I am interested in, though, is, how to backup the whole git server with all repos - daily, onto a server in a ...
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SQL Server - Database Transaction Log Backup. Appended or seperate files?

we have 30 productions databases in our SQL server. top big DBs are 60GB, 40GB, 8GB, 5GB and the rest are 1GB or less. we have incremental transaction-log backup set-up currently every-hour by ...
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Linux Server Mirroring Questions

Excuse me if my English is not well. I have some questions about server mirroring. Could mirroring replace backup? or I need both of them? If main server goes down and users change files and DB on ...
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What is the safest way to delete backups in BareOS?

I'm playing with BareOS. I understand that, when everything is configured correctly, all backups are automatic and purges are managed so that nothing goes missing. But while I'm getting the ...
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Rsync --link-dest create folder only when there is something to update

Firstly, I have a hard time understanding what the --update parameter does. I thought that without it, it would logically update any file that changes and I believe that's what it does, so why does ...