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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Remove sata drive while running?

I have a hyperv 2012 r2 server, and the case has two bays where you can open a drawer and slide in a bare SATA drive. Theres a data and power connector at the back of the bay with cables to connect ...
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What is appropriate configuration for mysqldump to use as backup

There are some resources on how to dump databases using mysqldump (1, 2, 3 or 4) , but most of them are like "just mysqldump the whole thing". My mysqldump result differs from one I obtain from my ...
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How should my hosting provider handle SQL Server transaction logs?

I received a support ticket today from my hosting provider (they created it), saying that my SQL transaction log had filled up and that they had truncated it, shrunk it and reset it to Full recovery ...
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Debian VPS server - backup

I'm trying to backup my VPS-server (debian) to new Router FTP server. Past (stable backup to my PC): I had backup of my VPS-server to my home-PC over Internet. I used "Filesystem Backup" with ...
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Do snapshots + RAID count as a good on-site backup solution?

The two main reasons I can think of for taking backups seems to be taken care of when I use both snapshots and RAID together with btrfs. (By RAID here, I mean RAID1 or 10) Accidental deletion of ...
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How to restart automatically the server after the backup is done

I would like to restart my server once the backup job is done. I launch the backup job at the commande line using wbadmin start backup [options] This command only starts backup and exits. ...
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MSSQL: savesets in EMC Networker

When taking over an existing Networker backup system, I have found that a single MSSQL: saveset generates several savesets. I understand that these savesets relate to each of the different databases ...
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DPM exceeds threshold of 90%

We currently have a setup with 3 devices : Dell MD3200i san, disk group created 6TB. Hyper-V Guest with DPM installed, iSCSI disk attached as a passthrough disk. Physical Hyper-V host, has the iSCSI ...
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Faster picking of files from a tar archive

We've got a collection of servers that we're backing up using Duplicity. We're trying to build some functionality for our staff so that they can select a file and view the available versions for ...
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Rsync to copy only files by date or changed files?

I'm using a freenas server for the office project files accessed by multiple users. I have an offsite backup for security purposes. Now I don't want to bring a 32 TB raid array to the office to sync ...
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Backup ESXi VM but not every hard disc

I have VMware Essentials ESXi 5.5. I have two hosts. Host 1 has two VMs, a DC and a file/DB server. Host 2 has a DC and some other test VMs. I'm looking at disaster recovery options for this file ...
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backup multiple websites daily automatically [closed]

this is my situation i have a web server pc with many websites in it (using vhost) running freebsd. just in case something bad happened to my server, i want to backup every websites in it every ...
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Is this a reasonable way to setup backups for security? Can it be improved?

On the machine being backed up: Create limited privilege account on a production Linux VM with content to backup. Account would have access to a single direct [e.g. /home/backup] and allow ssh via ...
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MySQL DB Backups: Lockless, Per-Table Restore, MyISAM/InnoDB

The Problem I'd like to implement a MySQL backup strategy on a dedicated server. It has multiple databases on, combined total is about 150GB. Most of this is weighted toward one of the databases. ...
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Desktop backups maintenance on a network share

I have configured Windows Backup and Restore function on Windows 7 Professional desktops to make daily backup on a network share placed on a Windows Server 2012. (BTW It's a pity that this utility ...
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Is there a good way to combine the incremental behavior of rdiff-backup with the inotify behavior of lsyncd?

I'm trying to backup a directory (my Zotero data, in particular) whenever it changes (a la syncing with drop box); I would also like to keep a history of backups in case I delete something and want to ...
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What would have been the correct Setup for a server that died? [closed]

I work at a real estate office that has 30 work stations. The IT guy who cant be reached when you really need him had setup Active Directory with a file server for the stations. About 3 days ago the ...
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Percona Xtrabackup incremental backup based on prepared full backup

I want to create an hourly backup of our MySQL database to a staging system using Percona XtraBackup. Is it possible to prepare the $BACKUPBASE and then use this prepared backupbase as base for the ...
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windows server 2008 backup re-import schedule after reinstall

I originally had a windows 2008 server with software mirrored volumes and a backup volume. The backup volume was a dedicated drive and hidden by the windows backup software feature of windows 2008 ...
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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 ...