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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server maintenance to prevent fsck failures

once in a while after a reboot I found fsck would fail on OS disk and booting becoming impossible on many of my servers. and then I had to reinstall OS and do data migration from the failed OS disk. ...
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How can I speed up a MySQL restore from a dump file?

I am restoring a 30GB database from a mysqldump file to an empty database on a new server. When running the SQL from the dump file, the restore starts very quickly and then starts to get slower and ...
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Exchange 2010 partially offline during Backup (wbadmin)

We have an Exchange Server 2010 on a physical Dell Server (Power Edge R410, 64bit, 32 GB Ram, Windows Server 2008R2 Standard) and every night we make a full-vss backup with the integrated "Windows ...
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Are there issues with making a ldap database group readable?

I'm managing several CentOS 6.5 machines using ldap and kerberos for user accounts and authentication. I want to back up the ldap database as well as other root owned files stored on server1 to ...
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Backup jobs in ARCServe fail trying to back up deleted files and directories. How can fix this?

I am using ARCServe r12 SP2. Our daily backup jobs are failing while trying to back up files and directories on a remote server that have been deleted. How can I fix this?
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How can a script loop for 30 days?

I have a script, backup.sh, that creates a backup of a MySQL database and then SCPs it to a remote server. This works great, and I can run this once per day using crontab with no problems. However, ...
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Recycling media after a cancelled Bareos backup job

When cancelling a backup job in Bareos/Bacula the used media are still shown as "Full". Is there a way to recycle them? Neither pruning nor purging made them available again because Bareos claims that ...
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Set rules on exchange and save it to database [closed]

I wanna set exchange rules for my incomming backup mails. After receiving one message with "Backup Exec Alert: Job Success (Server: "SERVERNAME") (Job: "JOBNAME") " in the subject a script should be ...
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What is a safe way to back up a sparsebundle that is exported via afpd?

I work with a number of OSX client machines that back up via TimeMachine to AFP shares on an Ubuntu Linux file server, exported by netatalk/afpd. These clients back up at arbitrary times of the day, ...
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Rsync does not delete destination files [rsync protocol / module]

An automatic backup script executes the following rsync command to sync a local directory tree with a remote one: env RSYNC_PASSWORD=$rsync_password rsync -aqrxz --delete --timeout=30 \ ...
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Replica between FreeIPA 3.3 to FreeIPA 4

I am trying to move our data from FreeIPA 3.3 on centos 6.5 to FreeIPA 4 on Fedora 21 1) I tried to create a replica on IPA 4.1.2 with IPA 3.3 but it didn't work Got this error Configuring ...
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Creating a physical backup of a linux server?

We recently switched to running our companies warehouse management system server on a linux server. Currently, to create a physical backup that can be stored offsite we are using a DAT72 tape drive to ...
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Separating what is migrated and restored with USMT

I am currently running System Center Config Manager at my workplace. We have integrated MDT and are running a UDI on all of our PXE deployments. I have a ton of MDT Task Sequences that use the UDI ...
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Which full backup will my diff backup be connected to?

I am trying to understand exactly how backups work for SQL Server. The hosting provider have a scheduled FULL backup every night. There are also a number of DIFF backups taken during the day. We ...
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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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Windows Server Backup not working on scheduled task but working with the “Backup Once”

I'm trying to create Backup Schedule from my local drive on a network share but Windows Server 2012 won't let me. I get the error "The parameters are incorrect". When I try the "Backup Once" with all ...
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Backup Hyper-V To Google Drive?

I was thinking about backing up a Hyper-V host to the cloud and a potentially crazy idea came to mind. With Google Drive, you can get 1TB of storage for 2 bucks a month. This would be more than ...
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Backing up a SQL Server 2008 R2 Database without stored procedures

Is it possible to back up a SQL Server database, but only back up the Table structures and content (i.e. not include the stored procedures, views etc?) The scenario: We have a data centre hosted ...
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Synchronizing very large folder structures

We have a folder structure on our intranet which contains around 800,000 files divvied up into around 4,000 folders. We need to synchronize this to a small cluster of machines in our DMZs. The depth ...
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Most prudent method of creating a QA CentOS server?

I'm trying to create a physically separate QA server of an existing install of CentOS, which has various software installed. It also has several files and configurations that I need to preserve. ...
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How to prevent a security breach from taking your online backups with it?

What techniques do you recommend for securing a online backups (to a third party service like Mozy) a backup that has the advantages of online backup but cannot be tampered with just by compromising ...
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How to backup big MySQL database on Linux

I want to backup MySQL database which is around 200GB. How should I do it? Using mysqldump - I feel backing up 200GB database on which there are continuous writes are going on. Is it a good idea? I ...
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Security concerns on online backup

Can there be any security with online (cloud) backup? There are solutions that claim to be secure because they encrypt on client side. But there is a client on your server that has access to all your ...
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BackupPC schedule advanced settings

I've just installed this great tool for network backups called BackupPC but I'm having some difficulties setting the Schedule parameters as I want. As I see it, BackupPC has some basic schedule ...
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3ware raid controller splits raid array into two peices. what do do?

I have a server with a 3Ware 9650SE 8 port controller. I had an 8 drive raid 5 array with a hot spare drive as part of the array of roughly 3.87 TB in size. When I signed into the server today, I ...
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Trying to setup chroot'd rsync

I'm trying to set up a backup server. I want to chroot each user (client) to its home directory, and only allow it to use sftp and rsync. I quickly discovered that I was not the only one trying to do ...
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On-Site Backups: JBOD on Existing Array, or 2nd Array?

We're reconfiguring our on-site backups (using Veeam if it makes any difference) and I have a decision to make. I can either purchase an entire new disk array and use that, or I can purchase a JBOD ...
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What purpose does the battery serve on a battery-backed caching RAID controller if the server is on an uninterruptible power supply?

Is the battery redundant if the server is on a properly-sized UPS? There is an option to force write-back mode and I want to understand the risk. It is my understanding that it helps against power ...
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Is it possible to virtualize a Genband/Broadsoft M6 voip telephony system?

I work with a company that runs a hosted VOIP platform originally known as the Genband M6 acquired by Broadsoft a few years back. This system is going end of life March 2016 and will no longer be ...
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how to backup partition layout?

How I can backup(and restore) partition layout of the Disk along with file system types,UUIDs,labels,LVM partitions(Linux LVM) etc, plus with MBRs and VBRs etc but without actual files I want to ...
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Which compressed file formats are efficient with rsync?

Every system admin knows that rsync is the way to go if you need to do backups of large files, e. g. a database file: since it uses delta compression, it only overwrites blocks that have been modified ...
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Backup History in WbAdmin Incremental backup

How can I do incremental backup with Histories using wbadmin in Windows Server 2008 R2. I want to restore it back for a particular date later. More, Is there any provision to keep history only for ...
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Azure Backup on Windows Server 2012 Essentials - cannot register server

I'm trying to set up Azure Backup on a new Server 2012 Essentials machine. I've created the backup Vault, downloaded the Essentials version of the Azure Backup module, and installed it. On this ...
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Backup ZFS snapshots to tape (both full and diff)

What would be the best way to implement an LTO tape-based backup system on a ZFS fileserver? I've got about 6TB that need to be backed up on a daily basis, along with an existing HP 1840 LTO4 tape ...
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Using Rsnapshot with sync_first, link_dest, and use_lazy_deletes

I've set up rsnapshot with the configuration below and it seems to work fine. However, if I understand what I have read correctly, in the rsnapshot docs and other tutorials, the operation would be ...
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Veeam Backup Size Calculation

This is just an informative question about Veeam Backup size. I was setting some backup tasks in Veeam Backup and FastSCP v4.1.1. And while setting I checked the entire backup size of that task and I ...
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ElasticSearch snapshot backup sliding expiration - possible?

I'm planning on using the ElasticSearch S3 cloud plugin to create snapshots of our ES cluster. This all looks fairly straight forward but I'm wondering whether its possible integrate it into our ...
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Adding a VSS Writer to a proprietary MS Access Backend Database?

Is it possible to add a VSS Writer to a proprietary MS Access Backend Database (.mdb)? And do I need to add it, or is it already there? If I run vssamin list writers I get: Writer name: 'System ...
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RAID 1 failed disk replacement - backup recommendations [closed]

Having recently lost one drive in a RAID1 (mirrored) setup with a "hot spare" on a HP ProLiant ML350 G6 server, we're about to have it replaced with a new one. The disks are hot swappable so for that ...
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How to setup a daily backup virtual machine running on VMWare?

My company has a VMWare server. We run 6-8 virtual machine. I would like to perform daily backup them in a storage server. How to do this with VMWare? Is there some "component" I don't know ? Or ...
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Robocopy silently missing files

I'm using Robocopy to sync data from our server's hard disk to an external disk as a backup. It's a pretty simple solution but pretty much the best/easiest one we could come up with - we use two ...
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Block level backups of Docker volumes

I'm new to Docker and trying to evaluate methods and processes for doing backups on a CentOS host and container. From reading numerous articles about Docker backups, I've come to the following ...
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Looking For Simple, Fast Incremental Backup Algorithm Using RSYNC [closed]

I'm running a simple bash script that uses rsync to do an incremental backup of my web server every hour. What I'm looking for is an efficient algorithm to delete the proper backups so that in the end ...
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backup compression ratio in SQL 2012 worse than in SQL 2008

We have SQL 2008 Enterprise with TDE enabled and upgraded to SQL 2012 with TDE still enabled. Everything works fine except that I am getting worse backup compression than in SQL 2008. I do ...
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Modifying Microsoft azure backup on Windows Server 2012 Essentials

I have been using Microsoft Azure from cloud backup of data on Windows Server 2012 Essentials. We'd now like to add more items to the backup. When using wbadmin to add items to the backup I've been ...
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DPM 2012 virtual server stuck backing up

I have a DPM 2012 server which has a virtual server stuck 'Backing up' and cannot be started. As the virtual server lives on a host with a number of other virtual servers the only way we have fixed ...
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Rsync over ssh: “ERROR: module is read only” suddenly appeared

I've used from some time rsync/ssh to backup my shared host contents to my personal Synology NAS (212j for that matter), and it worked quite well. For information, I use a password-less ssh ...
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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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Postgres Restore Not Restoring Binary Data

This is a very urgent situation. We have a postgres 9.4 database installed on a CentOs machine. We are trying to take a backup from a Heroku Postgres database and restore it to the database on ...
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Resilvering for data transfer?

I currently have a production server with four drives in raidz2 and a backup server that is identical in configuration and hardware. I'm currently doing a transfer of data using rsync between the ...