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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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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 ...
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How to put a backup window for Networker job?

I need to configure a Networker job than needs to start at a fixed time and to finish if it has not completed at a certain (later) time. That is, it has a fixed window. But I do not manage to find ...
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Extract data from server without causing high disk IO

My current diagnosis is that there is a hardware fault, either related to the memory of the hardware RAID controller or something related to the extra juice the hard drives requires when running on ...
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Windows backup takes more space than original data on disk

Virtual Machine with Windows Server 2012 (and SharePoint 2013 installed). Within VM: Disk C -> Properties -> Used Space 130GB. Start Windows Backup -> Progress -> "Local disk (C:) data transferred ...
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Method for offsite backup of EC2 servers?

We run a dozen or so Ubuntu Linux webserver production instances on Amazon VPC. The instances are bootstrapped and managed via Puppet. Most management is done via the AWS Console. Our AWS credentials ...
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“Backup Operators” Not Working [cobian]

I'm trying to run Cobian Backup on our file server under it's own user (instead of Administrator). It is unable to backup our user homes/profiles since making the change. The dedicated user ...
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Where to place my server, configuration and (big) data? /srv? /etc? /usr/local/bin? /home/me/.whatever?

I was searching this site for good answer to my question, the best I could find was this. (I'd guess to put my config in /etc, application in /usr/local/bin and data in either /home/firda/.tunnel or ...
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How to reliably and conveniently mirror 2 drives in hotswap hdd racks (likely without RAID1)?

I have the following situation: Need to store 1 original + 1 copy for data sets that are 1-2 TB in size Need to use consumer SATA drives, 1 for original, 1 for copy Need to store 50+ such data sets ...
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Bacula Loading Tape at the Wrong Library

I have two HP Tape Libraries installed on the Storage (LibHP08 and LibHP09), i tried to configure some jobs to access both libraries, but I'm having some trouble with bacula accessing the wrong ...
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Backup without the help of softwares [closed]

I am quite new to VPS, although I have become comfortable setting up Nginx, PHP-FPM, MySql, git and other tools in CentOs, plus do some basic security and A Lot! optimization drills, all through shell ...
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Export apt package list for reuse (debian)

Is it possible to export a list of packages from a (Debian) server, so I can reuse this list and simply hit apt-get install <exported_package_list> on a different server? Can I also pipe a ...
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Web server directory structure with additional volume for media (in Amazon EC2)

I'm re-building my server (LAMP) structure. I have now only one root volume that includes all data. Now i'm adding (EBS volume) for userdata like media etc. so i can just backup that volume and not ...
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Two-site disk based backup with migration in Bacula

I am setting up a disk based (vchanger) backup system in Bacula, whereby at any given time, two sets of identical data will reside on the disks. One set of disks will be stored on-site, the other ...
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Using Clonezilla Live USB to create an Image of W7 on a server

I would like to create a daily Image of my OS using a hardware encrypted Live USB containing Clonezilla. I know how to do that, what i don't know is how to setup a server (or rent one that comes ...
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Windows Server Backup Fails: There is not enough disk space to create the volume shadow copy…

We have a brand new Dell PowerEdge T320 with a PERC S110 RAID Controller running a fresh install of Windows Server 2012 R2. The RAID level is RAID 5 with two NTFS partitions, 1TB for the OS and 7TB ...
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Disabling filecaching during copy of large files on Windows 2012, Windows 2012R2

I've huge problems with backup of Hyper-V on handful of HOSTS. During backup done by the software some machines become unavailable, host starts dying etc. We tracked this to not the software itself ...
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RAID1 for cloning

I understand that RAID should not be used for backups but what about using it to create backups on physical level? I have a setup of regular rsync backups from all the network to one server. Once a ...
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Restoring SBS 2011 Domain Controller with no DSRM logon access

I have a client's server running SBS 2011, it is their only server. I need to restore their OS to a previous date. Everything can go back to that date last week. They have a Windows Image Backup. ...
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s3cmd: on-the-fly backup

To do backups I created a script that makes an archive of all the folders I need to backup, sends it to S3 (through s3cmd) and then deletes it after upload has been completed. I'm looking for a way ...
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Backup exec LTO tape capacity shows as 17.8GB

I have come across administering a Backup Exec 10d system, and all its tapes show a Total Capacity of 17,8 GB while showing a Used Capacity of e.g. 281GB. The tapes are LTO2 so they should have 200GB ...
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BackupPC Taking over 72 hours to backup 250GB's

I am using BackupPC to backup some workstations at the office. One workstations in particular has a sizable amount of data when compared to the rest, however, it's not that large in general (talking ...
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Percona XtraBackup: Getting an error regarding “Too many open files”, how can I solve this issue?

I'm trying to backup using Percona XtraBackup and getting the following error: [root@ads-dev1 ~]# innobackupex /root/db InnoDB Backup Utility v1.5.1-xtrabackup; Copyright 2003, 2009 Innobase Oy and ...
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Data backup on AWS

I need to backup a few files, no more than 1Gb initially. These files represent the mission critical data for my startup. If I lose the AWS machines on which the live data is hosted I need to be ...
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Bacula backup with secondary storage on poor conection

We use hetzner dedicated servers for virtualization (xen). Each instance got a 100GB free sftp backup storage, buing more is not an option - it's too expensive. Currently we use bacula and mount this ...