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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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 ...
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How to tar Rsnapshot backup files automatically?

I am using Rsnapshot to backup my server files to a remote server. To minimize the file size, I want to tar the backup files, but I don't know how to do it with Rsnapshot. Can anyone help me with ...
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Backing up Zimbra 8.0.x, data.mdb issues

When trying to create a backup of zimbra open source edition 8.0.1+ I ran into issues with data.mdb 'exploding'. While my /opt/zimbra directory is only about 8GB my backup is around 80GB. both rsync ...
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Encrypt Files Before Sending To Bittorrent Sync

Is there a way to encrypt files before being sent to Bittorrent sync, either via a plugin, or by encrypting the files first? Also do you trust Bittorrent Sync's encryption?
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How to properly backup mediawiki database (mysql) without messing up the data?

I want to backup a mediawiki database stored in a MySQL server 5.1.36 using mysqldump. Most of the wiki articles are written in spanish and a don't want to mess up with it by creating the dump with ...
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How to move SQL Server 2005 Instance “root directory” without re-installing the instance?

Does anyone know a way to change the SQL Server 2005 default instance "Root directory" without re-installing the instance? I just installed a RAID5 SAN drive and I want the backups of the SQL ...
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How do you handle data archiving? [closed]

Backups are one thing, but long term archival is another. For example, you might be required to store emails for 7 years, or keep all project data indefinitely. I used to save archives to tape, but ...
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Automysqlbackup how long does it keep the backups [closed]

I wonder that if you setup automysqlbackup with default config, how long does it keep the old backups? total 12 drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 2010-01-27 17:20 daily drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 ...
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Backing up VMs without separate backup server

We're buying a new server and are switching to a virtual environment. We want to have one physical server as a host containing several guest servers. We're a small organisation and we know that ...
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How can I verify an XFS dump backup

I recently had a hard drive crash. Now I'm setting up incremental backups using XFS' dump tool. The setup I have is to make the dumps into files (rather than to a block device), my plan is to do a l0 ...
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Synology NAS - rsync messing up versioning / deduplication

Is it true that Synology DSM 4.3's default rsync implementation is not able to handle "vast" amounts of data and could mess up versioning / deduplication? Could it be that any of the variables (see ...
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Syncronize new / modified files trought SFTP on Linux [closed]

I only have a SFTP access on my NAS, on Lacie OS 3.X, (so exit rsync) and i want to backup it from a remote debian server. The problem is that the NAS is 4TB and it can take a lot of time if i ...
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Shadow copies error 0x80070005-access is denied in local HD properties

I have problems backing up my HPDL380G4 server running Win.2003R2sp2 with SymantecSystemRecovery 2013R2. A scheduled backup job fails with VSS error messages and Symantec's support center after months ...
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Can I make rsync output summary only?

Because I use rsync to backup a directory which is very big, containing many sub-dirs and files, so I dont want to see the "incremental file list", I want to know the summary in the end only. but if I ...
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Path to mysqldump on Azure VM?

I've set up a VM running MySQL Server (Community Edition) on Azure. My CMS (Perch) has a backup module, which uses mysqldump to back up the database. However, the default options don't seem to be ...
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Taking an image of a failing boot drive

Ok, so my Ubuntu 12.10 install seems to have gone slightly sideways. It currently boots from a Compactflash card that I was planning on replacing soon, but as luck would have it it's gone down now. ...
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RDS snapshot to mysqldump

We have accidentally deleted some of the data entries from the RDS db and came to know after 10 days, so to recover data from rds snapshots,we figured out these possible solutions Restore the db ...
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how to include error messages into backup reports for SQL Server 2008 R2?

Right now I have daily (differential) and weekly (full) backups set on my SQL Server 2008 R2 as jobs for SQL Server Agent with email notifications if job fails. I do get emails like this: JOB RUN: ...
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How do I backup my TRAC installations?

We use separate TRAC instances as our ticket system for many projects and need to have them moved off site several times a day for disaster recovery. What is the best way to make this happen? Is ...
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Rotating incremental backups using xfsdump

With rsync I can create a set of incremental backups, and delete backups older than a certain age. Then the oldest backup becomes the new base backup, essentially. Is this possible with xfsdump? Once ...
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wbadmin incremental backup fails on every week days

The backup strategy of my office works like this. Incremental backup of workingFolder everyday (except fridays) at 4.00 AM. Full backup of workingFolder every friday at 4.00 AM. All incremental ...
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Automatically start machine if another fails

Is it possible to get a backup server (machine) to automatically start if the main server (machine) fails (i.e. does not longer respond to ping, or something). We're talking physical servers, not ...
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Recovering files without .encfs6.xml

I've lost my .encfs6.xml file for a encfs volume. I still know my passphrase. Is there anyway to regenerate the .encfs6.xml based on similar volumes and the passphrase? Any chance of brute-forcing? ...
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Server 2012 Backup uses 4x its size on disk [closed]

i am having a problem with one of my server backups. More specifically the disk space it seems to use but shouldnt. The WindowsImageBackup folder for the Server in question is about 600gb which would ...
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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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How do I back up an AWS S3 Bucket without versioning the source bucket [closed]

Is there any way to recover from accidental deletions of an Amazon S3 Bucket? We've got critical info in our buckets and I need to mitigate the risk of accidental or malicious deletions of the bucket ...
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Conditional pstcmd with savepnpc in EMC Networker

I need to delete some files if they have been backed up. I'm trying to find how to do this with savepnpc command, but it seems that pstcmd is run unconditionally, so even if the backup fails (e.g. ...
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EMC Networker and symbolic links

When investigating EMC Networker setup, I found a strange issue. I have a job set up to save /oracle from a server. On that server, /oracle is a symbolic link to /TEMPORAL/oracle When I check the ...
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How can I validate a ZFS snapshot image residing on a backup system?

I'm running a FreeBSD host with ZFS. Let's pretend that I am storing a series of incremental ZFS snapshot images on a remote host using zfs send: zfs send -i zpool/data/foo@04hoursago ...
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Backup/recover Dell PERC RAID controller configuration?

I have a Dell server with the disks in RAID 10, using the PERC RAID controller in the server. I maintain the data data on the drives, but I'm worried about what would happen if there was an error ...
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What the max disc label when recording CDs/DVDs?

When doing backups, I get confused about the max character size of the disk label when recording CDs/DVDs. It's fixed size or follow some standard?
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Data Protection Manager Offsite Backup

Our current backup scheme is to backup all of our servers to a NAS device, and swap it out with another one occasionally. Of course, this is no fun to manage, so we've been evaluating Microsoft's ...
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Using Rsync to backup to an external drive

I'm buying an external hard drive to back up the computers in my house (finally!!). I'm hoping to use rsync. I've seen an example that does (or seems to do) exactly what I want. Something like ...
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How to manually extract a backup set made by duplicity?

I have a set of files on my webserver produced by duplicity software: duplicity-full.20110315T085334Z.vol1.difftar.gz duplicity-full.20110315T085334Z.vol2.difftar.gz ...
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libbaccats-7.0.5.so => not found

I'm installing Bacula from sources on CentOS 6.6. ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc/bacula --with-mysql [root@bacula0 lib]# ldd /usr/sbin/bacula-dir linux-vdso.so.1 => ...
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sql server: best practice for log backup in full recovery mode [closed]

I have a development sql 2014 environment. I need to put all db in full recovery mode in order to test availability groups, so I need to manage logs to avoid excessive growth. I don't need to keep log ...
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Backing up VMWare VMs to a Linux server using FastSCP from veeam

My goal is to back up VMWare ESX/ESXi VMs to a local fileserver. The local fileserver is either a plain old Linux system with SSH or a FreeNAS system. Both of those systems would accept scp/sftp ...
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Create tar on remote server and send it back over SSH

All the scripts I've seems to be pushing code from server to a backup server, I am trying to set the backup server to pull code from a live server. I've managed it with the sql: ssh -C ...
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Force a WHM / CPanel Backup via SSH [closed]

How to generate forcely backup of all account in WHM/cPanel. Actuly i am want to generate full backup of my all cpanel account, and want to remove backup drive from server so i don't want to scheduled ...