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 Transaction log Backup Frequency

I'm primarily a developer, but for one small in-house system I'm also currently in charge of some of the configuration of a server running SQL server enterprise edition. The database itself sees ...
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Issues with API in free version of VMware ESXi 5.0

We are using Linux box on Esxi 5.0 server to take VMDK backups of all windows servers on that EXSi 5.0; we are using VMware native API to do that; but after the trail period of 60 days, these API's ...
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2950 internal backup SATA drive

We have a Dell 2950 II with 4 76GB drives in a RAID 10 configuration, running ESXi and 5 virtual machines. The RAID controller is Perc5/i. There is a low transaction rate, so this gives us minimal ...
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Where can I find backup scenarios for Windows 2008 Server Backup?

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server that I would like to create a backup schedule for (using Server Backup). If I had my choice I would like to have the following scenario; 5 different external drives to ...
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SVN backup on Linux

I have SVN repository at /var/svn, and folder /var is backup incrementally everyday by the standard TSM backup. Do I still need to do the dump backup for SVN? Thanks
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File system for rsyncing to loop mounted file?

As a backup, I want to rsync a system partition to a loop mounted file (which is stored in Dropbox). The size of the partition is ca. 2GB and growing, and the backup is scheduled to happen once per ...
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Backing Up an Entire Linux Environment

I'm currently in the process of setting up and playing with my new Linux box. Being a newcomer to these things, I'm doing alright, but one small mistake can screw everything up for me. I've currently ...
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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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Why is RAID not a backup?

When someone mentions RAID in a conversation about backups, invariably someone declares that "RAID is not a backup". Sure, for striping, that's true. But whats the difference between redundancy and a ...
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Backups through distributed filesystems

I hope I can articulate my question as precise as possible. I am seeking for a way to make backups for my vm-servers as soon and frequent as possible as the data they are handling/producing are ...
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DPM2010 / Windows 2012 - DCOM errors communicating with all agents

I just installed DPM 2010 on a Windows 2012 machine. Everything appears fine but then I try attaching an agent and the server can never communicate with any agent. I tried installing/uninstalling ...
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Backup archive format for delta syncing to Dropbox?

On an Amazon EC2 server with Linux AMI, I currently have a daily backup cron job be run: TMP_BACKUP_FILE="/tmp/backup.tar" BACKUP_FILE="/home/ec2-user/Dropbox/Backup/backup.tar" rm -f ...
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Why is `slapconfig -backupdb` not creating disk image when run from cron on Snow Leopard Server?

Years ago I put together the following expect script to perform Open Directory backups under Tiger Server and it's worked well under Leopard Server as well: #!/usr/bin/expect -f set date [timestamp ...
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Webserver backup through SSH and Linux Live!

Yesterday my dedicated webserver crashed due to hardware failure. It has been replaced with another server by Leaseweb. It's the same specs but another server so it needs to be re-installed. That ...
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2 backup programs - want to stop program truncating exchange logs

I'm managing a server and have 2 pieces of backup software installed. I have StorageCraft ShadowProtect and since signing up for a cloud backup provider we have Peaceguard software also. After having ...
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How to discourage a hacker with root access from deleting remote backups?

I'm currently researching the best backup solution for my CentOS webserver, and I'm thinking of going with either Tarsnap or straight-up Amazon S3. I am trying to figure out how to discourage a ...
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Is there a right way to use one VPS backup file to build a clone VPS with it?

I tried many times to restore a tar ball from a different server to a fresh installed VPS with the same Linux Debian version (exactly the same) but every time when I restore the tar ball on a ...
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Backup, Migrate or Clone Failing CentOS 4 (LVM)

I've been running a BlueQuartz CentOS 4 system (Nuonce.net distro) for a few years now and although the hard drive (Deskstar) has always been a bit noisy, on a few recent occasions I've heard it ...
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s3cmd fails too many times

It used to be my favorite backup transport agent but now I frequently get this result from s3cmd on the very same Ubuntu server/network: root@server:/home/backups# s3cmd put bkup.tgz s3://mybucket/ ...
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Backup RHEL 5 Web Server Disk and DB Data to USB Drive, Best Way to do this?

We are using a dedicated web server with Redhat Enterprise Linux 5 installed, we are using this to host a couple of our websites. We asked our host to attach an external USB hard drive to our server ...
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Database and Source Code auto back up

We have more have more than ten server(windows 2003 ) system . Each server have more than three web sites. I had create the sql job to auto back up process. Then copy the back up files into external ...
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Exclude mounted folders from tar archive

we want to backup our server and this seems to be pretty simple thing to do except one. Currently we use something like this: tar cvpjf backup.tar.bz2 --exclude=/proc --exclude=/lost+found ...
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Colliding/overlapping full and differential backups in SQL Server

I am trying to set up a monthly full backup and a daily differential. The full backup is currently on the 1st, but I might change it to the first Saturday. I need to retain full backups for a few ...
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What's solution for have reserved server for network problems [closed]

I have website.com and have web based application. Suppose we have network 1 that not stable some times users that not access to it; users switch to network 2 that i have clone of my web based ...
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Permission issue with SQL Server backup via Mintenance Plan

I am using SQL Server 2012 and have created a Maintenance Plan to backup user databases nightly to a folder on the hard drive. However, when this plan is executed it fails with an "Access is denied" ...
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How to make full system backup in windows server 2003? [closed]

I´d like to know how to full backup windows server 2003 system. I was told that 2003 backup tool cannot make such a thing as opposed to windows server 2008. Thanks.
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Linux backup in-place (no unmount) solutions [closed]

I have an Ubuntu server that I'd like to backup on a daily basis. I want to be able to restore the entire system with the click of a few buttons (or keystrokes). Also, I don't want to bring down / ...
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Using Windows Azure storage for backup

I am currently looking at Windows Azure blobs as an option for backing up archive data. I want to be able to upload files from an external windows machine via the internet but I don't know enough ...
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Restoring Virtualmin backup fails: “Cannot change ownership”

I'm attempting to restore my DNS settings from a virtualmin backup after reinstalling bind9. I've selected only the DNS to be restored, as per the advice in this link, regarding duplication of ...
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View Current State of Keepalived

Is there a way to view the current state (Master/Backup) in a command line on a server instance? Thanks.
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A backup system alone: tower or rack chasis?

We'll install a backup system in following possible configurations: two servers in cluster with a SAS JBOD attached to them one server with the same JBOD in back However I'm thinking if really is ...
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Backup website without direct SQL access and only FTP access

A website I've been helping out with is hosted on a web host (not my choice) that only provide FTP to files (no shell access) and the database can only be accessed from the host itself or phpMyAdmin. ...
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SQL Backup Is Taking All My Hard Drive Space

I have a job that I run every day to backup my SQL database. I just bought a band new server and was going to transfer the database backup over to the new serer and restore it. Our database isn't as ...
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Rsnapshot still running even with a full disk - no errors in log

Im a very new admin(intern) without anyone to show me the job. The company i work for use rsnaphot to do their backups. Here's their filesystem (CentOs) : Filesystem Size Used Avail ...
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One-line backup, compress, scp database file

I support a company with a remotely hosted web site. They use PostgreSQL dbs. I can't write scripts on the remote server, and I don't want to store any backup files on the remote server, but I can ...
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IBM Tivoli Reclaim vs Update

What is the difference between TSM reclaim vs update? I have accidentally run the reclaim command on my offsite pool? Is it fine to run the reclaim command on offsite pool or is there a bad impact by ...
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Download server backups w/ FTP but not with root

On a dedicated server I've setup backup to run every week, the problem I'm facing is that the backup folder and all it's sub-folders are rwx------ and root as the owner, I'm planning to have some sync ...
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Backup slowness after changing the SAN switch

We have a netbackup environment Recently we changed the connectivity of two of our sql servers(cluster servers) from one SAN switch(MDS 9509) to another (MDS 9513) followed by which we are ...
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Does it change anything when I disable obsolete parameters in SQL Backups? SKIP , stats, Nounload , norewind etc

I am pretty new in managing Computersystems but I always want to know everything to get out the maximum. When we last time deployed a new version of our application I was given a backup script to ...
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Windows Server upgrade from 2012 to 2012 R2 preserve registry

I am trying to upgrade my Windows Server 2012 machine to Windows Server 2012 R2. I have one of my certificates stored as a key-value pair in the following registry key- ...
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Need help with choosing a backup solution [closed]

I need help choosing a backup solution for a server from amongst the tools that I've read about recently (rsnapshot, amanda, clonezilla, rsync, dd, duplicity, bacula...). The setup: [1] One disk ...
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Does VirtualBox “Export Appliance” feature also export the snapshots?

How can I export/copy a virtual machine with all its snapshots and move it to another machine? Do I have to use some CLI commands or Export Appliance will be sufficient for this? VirtualBox 4.0.1
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Rotating Backups with RSync and CP - Excludes not working perfectly

My script looks essentially like this: cp -al $yesterdays_snapshot $todays_snapshot rsync -vadlH --exclude-from excludes.rsyc $source $todays_snapshot This works great except for one problem: If ...
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web server redundancy in case of network failure

I have a (web) server at a datacenter, which at times (as all datacenters do) has network failures (for like 10-30 minutes). I have a second server at a different company (datacenter) which I could ...
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Backing up data stored on Amazon S3

I have an EC2 instance running a web server that stores users' uploaded files to S3. The files are written once and never change, but are retrieved occasionally by the users. We will likely accumulate ...
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Backing up laptops with redirected folders + offline files

I have users that have their common folders (mainly My Documents) redirected to our server. Many of them also have offline files enabled so that they can have those files available when they're not ...
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Grid storage for large files on multiple external machines

I have several dedicated servers with unused space on them. 16GB+ RAM, some have SSD, other HDD. All have minimum 100Mbps connection. OS is Debian 7 64bit. There is no LAN connection between machines ...
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SVN Backup using rsync command

I setup a cron for taking backup of my SVN repo( 8 GB) to another server. But some times I get errors and I feel that this is not the proper way to back an svn to a remote server. I used the command ...
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Backup Subversion Repositories with rsync [duplicate]

Is it ok to Synchronize the SVN Repository directory using the rsync command. Will there be any issues, will the repository files get corrupted due to this? (I use rsync only when no one is using the ...
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Bootable USB backup

I would like to create a copy of my running Linux installation onto a USB 16 GB pen drive. The current system is a basic ATX PC used as a headless server on a remote location. I would like to have a ...