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 make rsync use sudo

I use rsync to mirror a number of folders on our failover server. However, some of our files, such as thumbnails or full-text indexes, are generated by our applications under the web user (named ...
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Is there any equivalent of mysqlhotcopy for InnoDB?

Currently I'm using mysqldump to make backups which is slow, but OKish. The big problem is restoring database, which takes a few days. The dump is around 7GB gzipped, so it's not a tiny database, but ...
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Exception reporting with rsync backups?

I run rsync in the cron every 4 hours. This works well for backups, but it generates six messages a day to root for each successful backup. I know I can put the output to /dev/null not to get any ...
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How do I backup a couple of macs to a Linux sever?

I currently use rsync with --link-dest to get an incremental Time Machine-ish backup of few sources with a variety of operating systems to a single Linux box. I swap out the backup drive to an ...
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Cannot add Exchange server / agent for CA Arc Serv

For security reasons we recently had to change almost all of our AD passwords, and in the process this broke our CA Arc Serv backup of our Exchange server. Since the change in password we are unable ...
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run remote command to save debian package list

I'd like to backup the package list(dpkg) of some remote computers to a backup server: all of them running Debian. I already configured the rsa key to login remotely as root on the other computers ...
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Is Active Directory backup as flexible as OpenLDAPs or 389-ds's?

With 389-ds I can export my entire directory using db2ldif and import it into a new directory server using ldif2db without any issues; even in catastrophic failure situations. Now, the question is ...
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How to restore a Debian system with a backup of “/”? [closed]

How can I restore my Debian system with a tar-backup of the whole "/"-folder (all files und folders)? Must I create an ISO or what?
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Complete restore of linux system

I am familiar with using rsync to back up various files from my system but what is the best way to completely restore a machine. What I have tried in the past is: Do a basic format/reinstall from ...
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Bacula Backup - Add a second partition to write files to

I would like to set up bacula - well, my first steps have been successful. All my backups are written to /bacula/backup. But / has only 900GB. So I want bacula to write to /sdb1/bacula/backup, too. ...
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backing up millions of files and 1 tb [duplicate]

I'm trying to find a fast solution that can transfer about 3 million files taking up about 1tb of space. So far after a bit of research my choices seem to be lftp and rsync. Which option would work ...
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Quantum LTO-4 Drive fails with new tapes and need to be cleaned too often

I have a Quantum LTO-4 HH Original Drive, and recently i'm getting a lot of problems with tapes. For a long time every 3-5 tapes, the drive asks me for a cleaning tape, but lately the drive needs to ...
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MongoDB Backup & purge

I'm exploring solutions for a basic dbadmin need : periodically backing up and purging data in MongoDB. Basically, I need a logrotate for mongodb. I have a backend program filling a collection. I ...
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Ubuntu broken machine (backup mysql via FTP)

I cannot access my virtual machine (ubuntu 14.04). The only way to connnect is via the FTP. I really need to backup all mysql databases from there. Is this possible to just copy the whole mysql ...
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How to reduce snapshot size

I'm taking a snapshot of a server running in rackspace each day and initially it was 1GB, then around 25GB when actual disk space used was that amount. I then moved data from the boot partition to ...
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Bacula not using the current In-Drive LTO Tape (but the oldest one)

I'm trying to configure Bacula to automatically recycle and use a random tape i put in the single LTO drive, but it seems to prefer the oldest backup tape despite it isn't in the drive. I already ...
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offical way of backing up live git

I can't find an official guide on how to backup a "live" git repository. The very first result in google when you search something like that is: ...
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How can I detect if an online backup service is doing IP-based throttling? [closed]

I live on a campus in the US and I am trying to understand why my upload speed to the online backup service Backblaze on area Y of the campus is 10 times slower than on area X of the campus (20000 vs ...
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How much memory is required to send deduplicated ZFS stream?

Last year I set up a pair of servers for my employer, running FreeBSD 10.1 with a large pool of storage in each server. 12 x 2TB disks, in a zpool configured as two raidz2 vdevs of six disks each. One ...
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how to pipe a mysql dump to s3cmd

I want to transfer a mysql dump, compressed, to s3. I tried: mysqldump -u root -ppassword -all-databases | gzip -9 | s3cmd put s3://bucket/sql/databases.sql.gz but then I get: ERROR: Not enough ...
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How to properly make server backup [closed]

Since I'm not really a server admin but I'm always eager to learn something new. I have a dedicated server to take care of. On that server are 2 VMs and on each VM a site (webapp). Both VMs have ...
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Method for offsite backup of EC2 servers?

We run a dozen or so Ubuntu Linux webserver production instances on Amazon VPC. The instances are bootstrapped and managed via Puppet. Most management is done via the AWS Console. Our AWS credentials ...
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Recommended Backup Media for Circa 2009?

Tape has been the chosen form of backup media for decades, but with newer technologies, this is changing. Now other contenders are creeping up on this venerable format. What is the current sweet ...
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Postfix blocking mail from backup MX

I have two CentOS 6.6 servers configured with Postfix for sending email. I have everything working great, SPF entries, Domain Keys and OpenDKIM configured and working, but I'm trying to perfect my ...
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Which tar file format should I use?

tar can create the archive in different formats. GNU tar, ustar, pax, v7. What would be the best for long time archiving? Is there significant differencies in these formats? I would use the best ...
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Initial rdiff-backup on slow connection / large data (Could performing an rsync before help?)

I want to set up standard rdiff-backup to remote server. However the data is very big for the capacity of internet connection. Therefore I need some way to do the initial copy of data without ...
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Rsync command for offsite rolling backups

I've read a lot of articles and tried to come up my self but couldn't, so need help with Rsync command for offsite rolling backups please. I have installed cwRsync(in VMs as a test run for now) on ...
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Is there a way to backup logs to tape without mounting a NAS?

The traditional way to send logs to tape backup as I understand it is to mount a NAS which has the ability to do tape backups (or maybe send to a syslog server which in turn mounts a NAS). Is there a ...
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How to troubleshoot tape backup issues via mt on Linux for Windows backups?

I have an HP Ultrium 448 tape backup that is being recognized without seeming issue on Ubuntu. I am able to see it at /dev/st0. When I issue mt -f /dev/st0 offline, the tape ejects. When I issue mt ...
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Linux live hot backup snapshot

I have a VPS with linode and they have hot backup of running system. I have multiple times restored the image when I do something stupid or mess up some install etc How do they do live hot backup , ...
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rsync for backup but don't want to wipe ( not erase ) drive

I am not sure how to even ask this question without explaining. Say I use rsync to backup drive-a to drive-b. Drive-a fails and all data is lost when the rsync went off it saw that drive-a had been ...
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Cloning linux to different machines (with different hardware configurations)

Let's say i have already configured linux system which i would like to clone from machine it's on to other machines which aren't similar - don't have the same hardware, etc. How do i achieve this? I ...
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Backup databases from MS SQL Server 2008 Express database thru batch script

I need batch script to backup selected databases from Microsoft SQL 2008 Express Edition. Unfortunately MS SQL Server 2008 Express edition lacks of visual database backup tools called Maintenance in ...
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Fastest ways to do backups: FTP, rsync, Robocopy, SMB/CIFS, etc? [closed]

Im looking for methods to do (incremental) backups and sync from and to NAS over LAN and VPN. Im having trouble finding couple implementations between Linux and Windows. My Linux NAS boxes have ...
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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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How to compress files before Rsnapshot remote backup start? [closed]

I have some remote servers and one backup server, I'm using Rsnapshot to do the remote backup on the backup server. In my plan, I want to run shell script to compress files first, then Rsnapshot can ...
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Duplicity backup restore to the same system or other system had issue

I have installed the duplicity on centos-7 and I was able to encrypt the data and able to restored the same on other server. duplicity --encrypt-key='12005FB81112' etc.gz ...
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Restore from Amazon S3 with dupy - duplicity on a new machine

I am trying to restore a full backup in a new machine but it seems that is not working. I installed my pgp's and secret keys. Also I copied my project from duply but when I run duply test restore ...
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btrfs-enabled backup solution

With btrfs hitting production in Oracle EL 14th this month (together with working fsck and scrubbing from Linux 3.2) I was thinking of redesigning my current backup solution to utilise it. Note that ...
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btrfs send from a 3tb drive ti btrfs-receive on a 1tb drive

I have question about the nature of a subvolume Snapshot sent and received. I have 2 3tb raid1 drives with only about 300gbs on them. I have a spare 1tb drive I placed in an enclosure for backups. ...
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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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Can I install Backup Exec in a guest

We want to have a single physical machine as host, having several guests. One of the backup solutions we're considering is using Backup Exec to backup to external disks or tape, having Backup Exec ...
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Copy Windows 2008 R2 builtin backups to RDX

I've done a lot of research and it seems that the built in Windows Backup utility cannot backup to an RDX drive without it thinking it is a DVD drive. So, that said. I currently backup a remote ...
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wbadmin allcritical backup files

In my server I am using wbadmin to backup using this command. wbadmin start backup -backupTarget:\\backup-server\d\backups -allCritical -vsscopy -quiet Which files this command will backup ? whole ...
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Storing backups on a remote filesystem

I have a FreeNAS solution, in which I'll would like to save my backups. Currently I was doing some scripting to rsync/tarball, but I want a something more easy to manage, so I figure out, to run a ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 Backup

We have deployed Windows Server 2012R2, which by using the Windows Server Backup was backup on the drives connected from SAN. SAN disks connected through multiple paths using Windows Multipath-IO. ...
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Bulk-erasing backup tapes

I have about 120 DLTape-VS1 tapes and 2 drives that are all near the end of their retention period, and have been superseded by newer technology. I would like to donate the whole package to my local ...
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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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RSync incremental backups, backing files that haven't changed. Does file access time cause a re-backup? [duplicate]

I backup my LAMP server using RSync over SSH. Currently, it's on an hourly incremental schedule. From a 14GB full backup, it's backing up a further 15~MB hourly. Looking at the files it's backing ...