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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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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How to copy directories using debugfs? [duplicate]

The debugfs manpage gives the impression that the command 'rdump . .' will recursively copy all files found on the specified filesystem from the debugfs cwd to the native filesystem's cwd. Instead I ...
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Duplicity for remote backup to AWS S3

I am using Bacula with S3 for backups. I keep bacula volumes for 60 days or so. Using duplicity as I would like to use GPG encryption of the volumes. Is there any way to do an rsync style sync using ...
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Does a CDN still work even when my server is down?

I am a website owner planning to use Amazon's cloudfront S3. I have been reading all the stuffs about what a CDN can do but i still have an unanswered question. Does a CDN still work even when my ...
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What are the alternatives to MozyPro for server-level file system off site backups?

Due to problems with getting support, we are currently looking to move away from using MozyPro to backup our Windows servers (150 GB~ of file shares and various development tools for our team of ...
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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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Tar: avoid archiving of files larger than certain size

I want to archive files (with tar) which are below 3 MB in size. But I also want to retain the directories in which those files exist. (so I cannot use find command). I just want to avoid the files ...
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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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Backing up large files using rsync to external drives (NTFS) taking into consideration performance & speed

Currently files are backed up from one external hard drive to another as a means to provide the ability to restore from a secondary device should the primary external hard drive become unavailable ...
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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 ...
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Take complete backup

I have linux installed on this laptop. It has 320G HD. I want to experiment something and for that i will have to format my hard disk. I have got a spare 500G USB External Drive. Can someone suggest ...
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Backing up 2 Exchange Servers in a DAG

A little explanation of our setup.. We have an Exchange 2013 in our main site with 1 Database Active on it and then we have a DR Exchange 2013 with the same Database but as passive. Users are ...
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How Can I Backup Files Hosted on FileMaker Server v13 to a Network Share in Windows?

Background: FileMaker Server documentation says not to backup to a network share: Specify a folder on a local volume, not on a remote volume. If you want to store database backups on a remote ...
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System Center 2012 R2 DPM loading tapes from library out of order

I have a System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager (DPM) configured and working properly. The server has a SAS Tape Library with 24 tapes, and the DPM shows all tapes. But when a backup to tape ...
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Diagnosing permission problems with Cobian Backup to network share

I'm running the latest Cobian 11. I have a Synology DS412 NAS. All of my machines (Mac and Windows) access this just fine when I'm logged in and I browse to it manually. I have Cobian installed as a ...
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Restore files that are not in the Bacula database using a Bacula file deamon

I have a backup made with Bacula on tapes. Files are not listed in the Bacula's catalog. I want to restore files inside the directory, listed one per line in needed.lst (last line empty) onto a ...
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Convert to HTML the output of Powershell

I have been working on a Powershell Script that generates email of the Windows backup event. The problem is the formatting looks bad. Subject: Computer name status [backup was successful] Tuesday, ...
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Not able to find root disk using prtconf in solaris

I am working on Solaris 5.10 server. I have a shell script for backup purpose. It uses the prtconf command & then searches for the root disk to create the backup. It runs the below commands. ...
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Azure Backup VM with files and MySQL

I have an Azure virtual machine that I use to run my java web applications. These web applications make files in the filesystem and are constantly updating the MySQL database I have on the virtual ...
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How to script a backup/restore of the Default Domain Policy to a reinstalled PDC

First I'll say that I've just now discovered that my practice of making changes directly to the Default Domain Policy isn't the recommended way of doing things. I admit I'm not sure why this is the ...
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Need some advice for backup strategy [closed]

I asked some others before but I am still not sure how to solve it exactly. Basically I have a dev server with multiple folders of different branches for a project. Right now I tar.gz them daily to ...
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Backing up a complete Git server

I have a CentOs 7.1 and a Git Server installed on it. The Git Server is configured with SSH keys so users need a passphrase and a private key to connect to the server. There are currently 7 ...
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Icinga2 - Unknown user:backuppc

I'm trying to monitor BackupPC with Icinga2.I've downloaded this plugin but I'm getting the following error. I've added this to commands.conf object CheckCommand "backuppc" { import ...
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BackupPC not completing backups

I'm running BackupPC on Ubuntu server and it suddenly stopped working. I'm getting the following error: File /var/lib/backuppc/pc/mail.vpl.lan/LOG.122015 Contents of file ...
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Lenovo System x3650 M5 RAID 5 Backup and Restore

0 down vote favorite I have a Lenovo System x3650 M5 RACK Server that I already configured to RAID 5 with Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system installed. I have two partitions letter C: and E:. ...
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LTO-3 usable capacity is half native size

I have a Dell Powervault 114T with an IBM Ultrium 3 drive (SCSI) drive, and I have a batch of tapes that I can only write 210GB to. I did get the tapes from eBay, so I guess it isn't that surprising ...
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Error restoring files from backup using backup exec 2010 error code e000fee1

Hopefully some had experiencing same problem like me using symatec backup exec 2010 r2. We are using this software for backup and it not had problem until now, but lately when I want to restore files ...
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Don't receive emails after restoring mails on postfix (ubuntu-server)

I recently swichted my virtual server and for that reason I had to move the whole postfix from the old to the new server. I created an archive (.tar.gz) for each domain in /var/qmail/mailnames/ For ...
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Server Backup reports incomplete backup [0x80070020] due to item in System Volume Information Folder

My Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials server has started throwing the same error each time during daily backups, each backup has this error in the failed items backup log: Error in backup of ...
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Syncing MySQL backup with GIT tags

We have a large Yii2 / PHP application using MySQL database and versioned by GIT. The application is under continuous development as customer require new features. The database gets changed quite ...
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Missing Exchange Writer + Missing System Writer + Specific services crashing regulary + Hyper-V VM

I have some strange errors on multiple Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machines (Hyper-V hosts). Missing VSS writers on startup: System Writer and Exchange Writer. I have scoured the net for possible ...
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Does Rsync Allow Files To Be Synced Both Ways?

I have backed up a linux web server using rsync with cygwin. I now have a perfect copy of the server on my windows laptop. If i delete or modify a file on my laptop and run rsync again with cygwin ...
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Best practices to backup mysql databases

This question concerns best practices for mysql backup with replication and large number of databases. I'm looking for your point of view and suggestions :) I - Current situation I have two ...
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Backup solution to backup terabytes and lots of static files on linux server?

Which backup tool or solution would you use to backup terabytes and lots of files on a production linux server ? Note that the files are all different and almost never modified, and usage is mostly ...
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Windows Backup job fails

I currently have a server configuration that allows me to schedule backup jobs and copy the specified folders to tape backup on 4MM DDS tapes. Unfortunately this is my first experience with tape ...
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Can Perforce backup files?

From reading the Perforce docs it sounds like only changelists and version history can be backed up. Is it possible to get Perforce to create a backup of files too, so that in the event of loss, ...
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Backup old disk to external disk (new)

One of the 2 x 500GB drives on server is crashed can read but not write the data, which both are on Hardware RAID 0. So I connected an external 1TB new drive to backup the data and replace those 2 x ...
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ZFS backup advice with another server

I currently have two servers both have the exact same hardware, disks, etc. One server (server1) is going to be the "main" server. It's basically a server with raidz2 that has SMB shares on it that ...
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How to automate GlusterFS backups with snapshots and dd?

I want to automate backups on a glusterfs 3.7.3 share with snapshots. Creating snapshots on a LVM manualy works, but how are they secured to a different server? I was able manage that process ...
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Is it safe to use not ECC RAM for cold backup server?

I need home computer for simple backup task (just cronjob on Linux, it will run once per day): Download file from my production server (in datacenter, it's good server with Xeons & ECC RAM etc.) ...
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keep a minimum free space on rsync-destination

I'm using rsync to backup two folders to the same target disk in a nightly cron-job: rsync -avz /very/important/data /Backup/VID/ rsync -avz /other/stuff /Backup/tmp/ The first job backups more ...
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Keeping Google Cloud Storage buckets backed up

Basically, my question is: what are the best ways to keep my Google Cloud Storage bucket data safe? I understand that using Object Versioning is a first measure you can take to protect yourself ...
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How do I back up AWS S3 and EBS to a non-Amazon provider?

We've centered most of our operations on AWS, and love the ease of use there. However, every once in a while, the paranoid side of my brain wonders what could happen if, say, the bad guys got hold of ...
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Hp Data Protector backup destination command line

I'm using Hp DP ver. A.06.11 on HP-UX with 24 slots tape library. On DP Gui, I'm able to specify backup destination. Is it possible to do it from the command line? When I type the command ...
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GlusterFS snapshot backup solution

We're looking for a fast way to take point in time snapshots of our gluster bricks. It is not crucial that it is a perfect point in time snapshot (i.e if files change/get added/removed during the ...
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Backup a System via scp

I want to backup my System remotely. Can I jsut copy / via scp to get a working image of my System, or could this be a problem? The System is a CentOS7
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Ping working , however unable to tracert to the server

We have a Solaris 10 server which is a Backup Server. This server is able to ping to client server A (Windows Server 2008), However unable to tracert to it. From Client server A , Ping and tracert to ...
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Backing up Xen Guests from dom0 with disk image file

I have a Xen server dom0 with a number of guests installed and am struggling to find an easy way to manage backups from the dom0 side. Guest scripts: Of course I could run backup scripts on each of ...
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How can I have multiple backup jobs in Windows Server?

I'm using Windows Server Backup on 2008 server. Is it possible to have multiple backup jobs from within that program? I would like to schedule a full backup on Friday and an incremental backup the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, RDIFF-BACKUP, data source and destination on remote machines

i've got a problem with rdiff-backup... I have three systems: System-A: Data source, SSH on port 1234 System-B: Backupspace, SSH on port 22 System-C: Executive system which runs rdiff-backup. my ...