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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postgresql - Approach for 'live'/hot file backup?

Forgive me for the ignorant question, but I see postgres has their WAL logs, and there are talks about using filesystem snapshots, and the WAL with the snapshots may or may not be sufficient ...
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General Advice about an archive solution. ~15tb and growing.

I need a better storage and archive system for my small business's files. Specifically the files are completed video projects. Beyond time and cost limitations what is holding me back is I don't ...
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Backup EC2 instances

I found a lot of questions to this topic already, but I'm still not 100% sure what's the best approach to do so. The option I'd prefer is using EBS snapshots. The pros would be that I can spin up a ...
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Dual Drive Failure and server restore slowness on Windows Server R2

I recently had a hosting company that had a dual drive failure within 6 minutes of each other, not sure how that could even happen. However they had to restore a backup of the server last night. ...
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Docker volume backup and restore

I'm using Docker to deploy some services on a CentOS 6.4 server, and I'm trying to figure out how to properly backup data they generate. For example, one of the services is a web application where ...
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How do I change number of windows backup copies?

(That was unclear) So I've set up a standard daily windows backup (≈10 GB of files) on a 1 TB hard drive and it only makes two copies, and I want 30 or 60. How do I change that? I just don't know, I ...
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windows backup location could not be found or is not a supported backup storage location

i´m experiencing a very strange problem with the backup of one of my clients. The following command is run every day at 10pm: wbadmin start backup -backuptarget:F: -include:D:\Data,D:\Homes,D:\hv ...
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Backup strategy for developer-focused Apple environments?

It's interesting to see the technological split between structured corporate environments and more developer-driven/startup environments. Some of the Microsoft technologies I take for granted (VSS, ...
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How to keep: daily backups for a week, weekly for a month, monthly for a year, and yearly after that

I need to backup data and config files on this server, daily. I need to keep: daily backups for a week weekly backups for a month monthly backups for a year yearly backups after that All of this ...
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“Push only” backups?

I have a server which pushes its backups to some online backup space. An intruder (on the server that pushes to the backup space) can access the backup space and mess with the backups, because the ...
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Tar backup to webdav server: how to split the output file using stdin?

I need some advice on storing a tar file to a webdav server. I'd like to make automated backups of my VPS, however the available space is limited so I can't store the backup before uploading it to the ...
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Can I achieve this with a NAS? [closed]

At my workplace we are like 30 workers. So far they haven't been using backups but now that I'm here this is over! xD However, I've never performed such amount of backups, just local backups from one ...
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Veeam backup of Domain Controllers

Is it safe to backup and/or replicate a Domain Controller (Win2003 & Win2008) using Veeam Replication & Backup 7? I am aware of the Application Aware option in Veeam. We can enable, but I ...
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Docker: How to partition a large server?

So I have a Dell XS23 Rack with 8 CPUs and 40G Ram with vmware esxi in my production environment. The way I'd partitioned it before was 2 API servers (quad core, 8gig ram) 2 DB servers same specs, ...
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WHS (Windows Home Server) as an backup agent for Synology [closed]

In short, can I use a WHS as the backup agent to fetch data from our windows-based servers and perform backups to a Synology nas? We just purchased a Synology 8-bay nas as our onsite backup device. ...
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Graceful way to rsync millions of files between two local folders

I want to rsync a folder with millions of files from a local directory to another, on a daily basis. The files themselves change very rarely. I want to reduce the impact on the running server, e.g. ...
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SSH port forwarding to a host that needs to contact a third named host to access MySQL

We customize and support standard web applications that our customers host on managed servers from different web hosters. Usually, the application consists of a web application in PHP and a database ...
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Which is the safest way to back up and upgrade?

We are having VMware ESXi 4.1 and we need to move to ESXi 5.1 or ESXi 5.5. Before upgrade some of our team members advised us to take a backup of VMs. Now the problem is we don't have SAN or Net ...
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Dropbox crashing CENTOS server

I have a CENTOS 6.3 Rackspace VPS, running the latest version of dropbox and using the dropbox.py command like tools. It is a webserver running WHM/cPanel My problem is that my sever is only 512MB, ...
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Bacula Backups Failing with Duplicate Primary Key Error

All of my Bacula backups started failing over the weekend with the following MySQL error: Fatal error: sql_create.c:XXX Fill File table Query failed: INSERT INTO File (FileIndex, JobId, PathId, ...
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How can I backup large amount of small files?

A Windows filesystem is mounted through samba and I am trying to compress a large amount of small files: find /path/to/files/ -newermt "2012-01-01 00:00:00" -path '*/*log.txt' -exec tar cvfz ...
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How to delete old backups with charon.ftp using incremental strategy

Hello we have configured Tartarus and Charon.ftp to respectivelly backup and remove old backups. We have an incremental strategy for backup (full backup on Sun and incr. backup on week days), and the ...
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How can I get ntbackup to show items in the Backup\LTO Ultrium media pool so they can be restored

I am attempting to restore data from an LTO Ultrium 4 backup tape. The backup was originally done via NTBackup. When I attempt to restore the data that was backed up, I am unable to view or select the ...
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Backup to tape on server 2012

It seems that Windows Backup Server on 2012 does not backup to tape, only to block storage devices. Anyone know if there is a way of backing up to tape on server 2012, just like the old ntbackup used ...
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How to setup a “last day of month” schedule in Networker?

I need to set up a "Last day of the month" schedule in EMC Networker V8.0.1 I have actually set up it as: Period: Week Action: skip skip skip skip skip skip skip Override: full last day every month ...
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is there any auto backup of mysql database? [closed]

Unfortunately I have lost some part of my data (a field of table) in a mysql database on a linux server and my backup is old I want to know is there any solution to recover that table?
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Prevent the possiblity of writing data to an unmounted mount point directory [duplicate]

I have an Ubuntu server where I'm automounting an external hard drive each boot. To do this, I've created an empty folder on the root partition, and the drive gets mounted "inside" this folder. ...
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Amazon EC2 VM Import Connector Backup Strategies

I'm trying to get information on this connector but most of what i'm finding seems to be rather old info. My ultimate goal is to have my production virtual machines (esx 5.1) backed up to EC2 servers ...
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Tools or scripts to transfer files of a specific criteria to a USB drive

The company I work for has a 'company wide' share that is mapped on all of our machines. Over the years this has grown into the terrabytes and now lucky me has been tasked with bringing this back ...
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Should SQL Server backups be scheduled in SQL Server Agent or as a Scheduled Task?

I have inherited a system where a system where our database is backed up by identical scripts, one set up in SQL Server Agent and one set up as a Scheduled Task. Both are running at the same time, so ...
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rsnapshot subdir of user home directories

i want to make backups of specific subdirs in my users home directories. For example the typical home dir looks like: \home\alice\backup \home\alice\something_else \home\bob\backup\ \home\bob\trivia ...
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lvextend onto a ramdisk or tmpfs

I want to be able to run system image backups of my root partition without downtime. I've read that I can use LVM snapshots and dd to create such images, but my current lvgroup has no unallocated ...
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How to perform Hardware disaster recovery with backup server

I have a two windows server 2003 R2 servers with same configuration(same processor,same motherboard etc). One is original server and another one is backup server(Not to store backup files,it is a ...
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Unable to Access SBS 2011 Backup Drive

I have a client running an SBS 2011 server that is configured to make backups to an external hard drive via the built in server backup utility. I am unable to access this drive - It shows up in disk ...
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SBS 2008 add backup drives without formatting

I have an SBS 2008 server that required a bare metal restore. After the restore the backup needed to be reconfigured. For some unknown reason, it, and a few other software configurations did not come ...
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How does vzdump treats hard links pointing out of the virtual machine?

I have an OpenVZ container containing some hard links pointing to the host file system. For example, I have run on the host ln /root/file /var/lib/vz/private/101/root/link Now I'm asking myself: if ...
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What are simple options for reading from LTO tape drive [closed]

The only way I know to read from an LTO tape drive is with big, heavy tools like Backup Exec. I am looking for a light weight or free tool that can read files from an LTO tape drive attached to a ...
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Windows server backup keeps failing after upgraded my OS from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2

I've got 2 hard disks installed on the server, one of them is specifically for backup purpose. Everything is fine before I upgrade my OS to Windows Server 2012 R2... And the problem is that after OS ...
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Encrypt Windows Backup

Is there a way to encrypt my backups using Windows Backup in Server 2008 R2 without using a paid for 3rd party application? I've searched high and low but have been unable to find anything. Thanks ...
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Using Hot swap drive to backup on daily basis

Hot swapping and hot plugging are terms used to describe the functions of replacing computer system components without shutting down the system. In all the articles it was mentioned during some system ...
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disconnect and reconnect node from percona xtradb cluster

I have a Percona Xtradb Cluster with 3 nodes. Which is the best way to disconnect and reconnect 1 node from the cluster with the node still working? Some suggestions include clear wsrep_provider or ...
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What is the best way to redundantly back up to external hdd so that one of the hdds can be unplugged daily to be taken off site?

The problem I've got is that I have a Ubuntu 13.10 instance, running ownCloud, and I want to keep redundant backups of the data directory from ownCloud on two external drives (1tb, USB3). The plan is ...
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Ubuntu backup script kills performance

I run a nightly backup, which takes about 1 hour. During that the performance is bad as hell. It looks pretty much like this: # DB dump ionice -c 3 nice -n 20 mysqldump --skip-lock-tables --user=foo ...
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Archiving Amazon AWS instances

We have multiple short-term projects for different clients that run on separate EC2 instances, some using databases on RDS and all running from GitHub repos. Once a project is done, what's the best ...
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Why does system lag or stall after successful completion of tar backup command?

I have a script that runs backup of system files via tar as a cronjob for my server. Every time the script is being fired off, it completed the task as successful. All backups were tested and appeared ...
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2950 internal backup SATA drive

We have a Dell 2950 II with 4 76GB drives in a RAID 10 configuration, running ESXi and 5 virtual machines. The RAID controller is Perc5/i. There is a low transaction rate, so this gives us minimal ...
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Where can I find backup scenarios for Windows 2008 Server Backup?

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server that I would like to create a backup schedule for (using Server Backup). If I had my choice I would like to have the following scenario; 5 different external drives to ...
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restore fails due to insufficent disk space

I'm trying to test my SBS 2008 backup by restoring to a vm on a Hyper-V server. The SBS is a physical machine. I created two vhdx each at 1TB in (fixed) size, which is larger than the actual disks ...
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SVN backup on Linux

I have SVN repository at /var/svn, and folder /var is backup incrementally everyday by the standard TSM backup. Do I still need to do the dump backup for SVN? Thanks
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File system for rsyncing to loop mounted file?

As a backup, I want to rsync a system partition to a loop mounted file (which is stored in Dropbox). The size of the partition is ca. 2GB and growing, and the backup is scheduled to happen once per ...