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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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 ...
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What is the risk of a SQL Server backup strategy that is only weekly full backups and daily transaction log backups?

I'm trying to convince a client that their SQL Server backup strategy is insufficient. Long story short is that their current backup "strategy" is a weekly full backup followed by daily transaction ...
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Should I not use my server when its server image is being created?

I have an Ubuntu server on Rackspace and I am currently getting an image created for this server. In the mean time, are there any adverse effects to either the server or the image if I use my server ...
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Encrypted offsite backup using GPG with private key never on backup server?

I have a backup server, that creates xz compressed tar archives of directory trees to be backed up. These tar archives can get huge (multiple TBs), are split into pieces (2.5TB), and each piece is ...
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Is rdiff-backup outdated? [closed]

I just find it a bit odd that this powerful tool does not have any bug fix (if there are any) since 2009! So is it outdated stable, or its so powerful that there is no need for any update? (P.S. ...
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VSS Unexpected error querying for the IVssWriterCallback—Access Denied

I'm having trouble with VSS based backups of my Exchange server. I'm getting the following error on the start of the backup: Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error querying for the ...
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mongodump on mongos : Shard not found for server

Trying to mongodump a mongodb 3.2.1 cluster with : - 3 mongos on port 28018 + keyfile internal auth (one shard on rs0) - 3 mongod_config servers on port 28019 using keyfile internal auth + auth - 3 ...
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Consolidating multiple backupsites to centrally managed backup

We're a medium sized business with about 50 different geographical sites of varying sizes (infrastructure/user/server wise). Today we have local backupservers on most sites, that take filelevel full ...
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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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Adding to tar archive /var/lib/mysql is it enough for backup restore task?

In every docker project, I have a backup.sh and restore.sh file I want to find a good way for backing up and restoring mysql backup using only ./restore.sh ${timestamp} My backup.sh look like ...
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how to backup a cloud site on rackspace cloud with code and database

i have my website hosted on rackspace cloud server . i need to make backup of code + database of my cloud site. Please give me link of any documentation which suggests steps to perform this or link ...
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Windows Server Backup - iSCSI and USB Drives

Been using S2012R2 built in backup for a while with great success now, using a single USB3 external drive for daily backups. (1.6TB data approx). We're now looking to add an offsite backup, where we ...
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Data Protection Manager System Protection Backups Failing

I'm just starting to setup DPM 2010 in a test environment with a Domain Controller and a File Server. Everything seem to be working fairly well and I can get all of my backup jobs to succeed except ...
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Are RDX removable disks a good replacement for LTO tape?

Over a period of three weeks, I experienced six complete failures of LTO-1 and LTO-2 tape drives at client sites. Some had failed mechanisms. Others lost the ability to write reliably. These were HP ...
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CoreOS persistant data storage ( creation + backup + restore )?

Im planning to move my whole server stack to coreOS and using docker. The problem is currently there seems to be no good solutions to create a persistant data storage , back it up and easily restore ...
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Cobian Backup: Incorrect parameter error

I have some Cobian Backup tasks to copy a file to an external hard drive. To prevent it from being compromised, the drive will not be mounted until the task is launched. We use the following ...
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Use Google Drive for live DB backup? [closed]

I am currently trying to define my backup strategy for my AWS EC2 server. I already use Google Drive to backup my apache root folder. This also automatically doubles as a deployment strategy since the ...
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How to decrypt owncloud backups manually without a working installation?

I recently had a data lack and miss some very important files. Encrypted backups I had an owncloud 8.x instance running on my server last year for keeping backups and already located the wanted ...
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SQL Server (2005/2008): Does full backup truncate the log in full recovery mode

I've just read through a lot of MSDN documentation and I think I understand the different recovery models and the concept of a backup chain. I still have one question: Does a full database backup ...
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Dropbox alternative with NAS [closed]

HI Does anyone know how we can backup some files and folders from windows machine to a nas (To store versions of files ie incremental backups) Then sync the data on the nas to another Windows PC for ...
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How to provide proper backups for multiple Linux based servers? [closed]

There have been several questions related to providing backups, but most of them were either too specific, intended for home usage or Windows-based. What I'd like to hear: How do you ensure that ...
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compressing dd backup on the fly

Maybe this will sound like dumb question but the way i'm trying to do it doesn't work. I'm on livecd, drive is unmounted, etc. When i do backup this way sudo dd if=/dev/sda2 of=/media/disk/sda2-...
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Wbadmin email alert on failure

Does anyone have a script they use with WBADMIN to send email alerts? I am a scripting newbie and having trouble finding a solution to notify on failed backups. Seems like it would be a useful tool to ...
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How to keep the full path with rsync?

When backing up with rsync, How do I keep the full directory structure? For example, the remote server is saturn, and I want to backup saturn's /home/udi/files/pictures to a local directory named ...
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How to use fsyncLock() safely in backing up a single mongod

I read in MongoDB's official documentation: important: db.fsyncLock() may block reads, including those necessary to verify authentication warning: When calling db.fsyncLock(), ensure that the ...
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Does rsnapshot save binary diffs?

I use rsnapshot for some years under Kubunt/Linux. But I am not sure how it (and underlying rsync) handles binary diffs: Image a large Thunderbird mailbox file or a 10 MB jpg photo and I change the ...
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Making backup copy of whole git server with all repos

I have found that I can fully backup a git repo, backup a bare repo and much more. What I am interested in, though, is, how to backup the whole git server with all repos - daily, onto a server in a ...
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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 ...