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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ZFS Backup vs. ZFS Data Folders for Services [closed]

So I recently set up my own little server here at home. I got my main system set up on an SSD and a ZFS pool of larger HDDs for data storage. Now the question I was asking myself was if for services ...
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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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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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Use SSHFS on XenServer 6.1

On Xen Server 6.1, to backup my VMs, I use a script based on the following tools: xe vm-list to build a list of the VMs to backup xe vm-snapshot to take a snapshot of the VMs xe template-param-set ...
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How can I capture a one-time full backup of a server using AMANDA?

Suppose I have a preconfigured AMANDA server running automated network backups of directories specified in my disklists file. Normally, AMANDA will backup targets disks to /dumps/amanda. Is there any ...
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Amanda: selfcheck fail, client times out

I'm testing an Amanda install on an ubuntu 10.04 server as a backup server for primarily OS X 10.6 clients. The server has been setup and has successfully run backups on specific local directories ...
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What possible events could cause a MySQL database to revert to a previous state?

A client of mine recently had a strange event with their MySQL database. Several days ago, one database suddenly "went back in time". All the data was in the state it was in several months ago. Even ...
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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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What is a practical way to mirror an Amazon S3 bucket?

I want to mirror my Amazon S3 buckets. I want to do this because 1) I don't want all my data only existing with one provider; and 2) in case of software error or security breach I want to have the ...
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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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How to upload via FTP (or alt.) to AWS S3?

A simple question about Amazon (AWS) S3 storage. Is there any other way to upload data to S3 apart from the web console interface? I have a huge amount of family photos and home videos split into ...
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How do I restore a SQL Server database from last night's full backup and the active transaction log file?

I have been told that it's good practise to keep your SQL Server data files and log files on physically separate disks, because it'll allow you to recover your data to the point of failure if the data ...
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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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How to export a VMware ESXi 5 VM into a file to restore it later?

As I've bought a server it had a RAID controlleer which was not supported by VMWare ESXi 5, so I had to install it in a bare non-RAID configuration. Now as I've bought a supported RAID controller I am ...
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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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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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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 src/...
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Recover amanda backup without configuration files

I have inherited a bunch of old backup tapes that contain some data that needs to be recovered. The problem is that the amanda implementation used to create these backups has since been obliterated. ...
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What are the risks in backing up private keys on services like Dropbox?

I have a couple of private keys that I use to administer Amazon EC2 instances. I recently lost these keys when I did a re-install of my computer and I found out that the CD-RW I'd backed them up to ...
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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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Live Backup using Proxmox's snapshot-drive command

I have a KVM server(not on a proxmox node), my VPS is based on qcow2 format and I would like to do a live backup of the vms. I have understood there are two types of backup, Internal and External, I ...
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Centos 6 - Backup and Restore/Recover

I'm trying to test and document a backup and restore procedure for Centos 6. Here's where I'm up to, but there are a few areas where I need a bit of clarity. CentOS backup/restore documentation on 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Website Backup and Download

How to download the whole website in general and *.blogspot.com in particular? Note that I don't necessary have admin access to that website. In fact I am just trying to download a third party website ...
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daily, weekly, yearly backup script [closed]

Anyone has any bash script that does a daily/weekly/yearly backup script that I can use with cron. Basically it will put the backups into 3 folders. Daily backup would only have this week's backup ...
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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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Backing up my data causes my server to crash using Symantec Backup Exec 12, or How I Came to Loathe Irony

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2850 running Windows Server 2003. It is the primary file server for one of my clients. I have another server also running Windows Server 2003 that acts as the core media ...
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Best failover strategy for e-mail servers on AWS to ensure high availability

We have our e-mail server hosted on AWS. Last week Amazon had a failure in their East Coast region which brought down our server along with many others. We now want to implement a failover strategy ...
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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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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 ...