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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AWS S3 Bucket Backups

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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What is appropriate configuration for mysqldump to use as backup

There are some resources on how to dump databases using mysqldump (1, 2, 3 or 4) , but most of them are like "just mysqldump the whole thing". My mysqldump result differs from one I obtain from my ...
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How should my hosting provider handle SQL Server transaction logs?

I received a support ticket today from my hosting provider (they created it), saying that my SQL transaction log had filled up and that they had truncated it, shrunk it and reset it to Full recovery ...
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rsnapshot subdir of user home directories

i want to make backups of specific subdirs in my users home directories. For example the typical home dir looks like: \home\alice\backup \home\alice\something_else \home\bob\backup\ \home\bob\trivia ...
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Difference between snapshot export and VM export for backup purposes

I'm new to xen server, and would like to know few things about the best ways to do a complete back up of a VM. I'm using XenCenter and have encountered some issues wih exporting a complete VM : the ...
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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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Debian VPS server - backup

I'm trying to backup my VPS-server (debian) to new Router FTP server. Past (stable backup to my PC): I had backup of my VPS-server to my home-PC over Internet. I used "Filesystem Backup" with ...
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Do snapshots + RAID count as a good on-site backup solution?

The two main reasons I can think of for taking backups seems to be taken care of when I use both snapshots and RAID together with btrfs. (By RAID here, I mean RAID1 or 10) Accidental deletion of ...
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Daily incremental backup + weekly full backup

I have a server with CentOS 5.6, with SVN on it and I would like to take incremental backups of the changes on a daily basis while I take a full backup on a weekly basis. I need to back this up on an ...
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How to restart automatically the server after the backup is done

I would like to restart my server once the backup job is done. I launch the backup job at the commande line using wbadmin start backup [options] This command only starts backup and exits. ...
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Faster picking of files from a tar archive

We've got a collection of servers that we're backing up using Duplicity. We're trying to build some functionality for our staff so that they can select a file and view the available versions for ...
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MSSQL: savesets in EMC Networker

When taking over an existing Networker backup system, I have found that a single MSSQL: saveset generates several savesets. I understand that these savesets relate to each of the different databases ...
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DPM exceeds threshold of 90%

We currently have a setup with 3 devices : Dell MD3200i san, disk group created 6TB. Hyper-V Guest with DPM installed, iSCSI disk attached as a passthrough disk. Physical Hyper-V host, has the iSCSI ...
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Percona Xtrabackup incremental backup based on prepared full backup

I want to create an hourly backup of our MySQL database to a staging system using Percona XtraBackup. Is it possible to prepare the $BACKUPBASE and then use this prepared backupbase as base for the ...
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Backup Users from Server 2012 Essentials before upgrade to R2?

I have a Windows Server 2012 Essentials server at home I am about to update to 2012 R2. According to MS it is not possible to do an in-place upgrade and I am required to make a clean installation of ...
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Backup ESXi VM but not every hard disc

I have VMware Essentials ESXi 5.5. I have two hosts. Host 1 has two VMs, a DC and a file/DB server. Host 2 has a DC and some other test VMs. I'm looking at disaster recovery options for this file ...
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backup multiple websites daily automatically [closed]

this is my situation i have a web server pc with many websites in it (using vhost) running freebsd. just in case something bad happened to my server, i want to backup every websites in it every ...
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MySQL DB Backups: Lockless, Per-Table Restore, MyISAM/InnoDB

The Problem I'd like to implement a MySQL backup strategy on a dedicated server. It has multiple databases on, combined total is about 150GB. Most of this is weighted toward one of the databases. ...
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Rackspace offsite backup

Is it necessary to do offsite backups when you're on Rackspace? Rackspace does daily image backups of the server, which does backups every half hour. If the server is hacked, and all backups are ...
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Is there a good way to combine the incremental behavior of rdiff-backup with the inotify behavior of lsyncd?

I'm trying to backup a directory (my Zotero data, in particular) whenever it changes (a la syncing with drop box); I would also like to keep a history of backups in case I delete something and want to ...
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Why should one have a secondary DNS server?

I'm very confused. I basically understand how DNS works. Here's an example that helps illustrate what I'm having trouble understanding. Right now, I run a small web-server. I use my provider's DNS ...
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What ways there are to backup repositories for Windows VisualSVN?

At this moment we are using Visual SVN and we are backing up the entire repositories directory for visual svn. This backs up the entire data for each repository inside our svn engine. I am curious ...
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What would have been the correct Setup for a server that died? [closed]

I work at a real estate office that has 30 work stations. The IT guy who cant be reached when you really need him had setup Active Directory with a file server for the stations. About 3 days ago the ...
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windows server 2008 backup re-import schedule after reinstall

I originally had a windows 2008 server with software mirrored volumes and a backup volume. The backup volume was a dedicated drive and hidden by the windows backup software feature of windows 2008 ...
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postgresql - Approach for 'live'/hot file backup?

Forgive me for the ignorant question, but I see postgres has their WAL logs, and there are talks about using filesystem snapshots, and the WAL with the snapshots may or may not be sufficient ...
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writing LTO-3 tapes with a LTO-4 drive

Apparently LTO-4 drives can both read and write LTO-3 tapes. Are these tapes fully compatible with LTO-3 drives? I'm interested in real life experience more than theoretical vendor-touted ...
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How to have a transparent backup server for SVN

A few friends and I were thinking about a project. We would need a server to for a SVN repository and storage for basic things, that we grab once in a while (lets say they are all art and sound ...
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Microsoft SQL server backup : restoring data to one table

Is there an easier way to restore data to single table in an MSSQL server, rather taking down the database and restoring the entire database?
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General Advice about an archive solution. ~15tb and growing.

I need a better storage and archive system for my small business's files. Specifically the files are completed video projects. Beyond time and cost limitations what is holding me back is I don't ...
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Dual Drive Failure and server restore slowness on Windows Server R2

I recently had a hosting company that had a dual drive failure within 6 minutes of each other, not sure how that could even happen. However they had to restore a backup of the server last night. ...
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How to backup an HFS+ partition using Ubuntu

i need to mount via AFP an HFS+ partition (Mac) and Backup it to an external drive, using Ubuntu. The problem is that in Nautilus i can 'view' the drive using afp:\myserver_ip but when i launch a ...
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Archiving Amazon AWS instances

We have multiple short-term projects for different clients that run on separate EC2 instances, some using databases on RDS and all running from GitHub repos. Once a project is done, what's the best ...
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Does an unplugged hard drive used for data archival deteriorate?

If I were to archive data on a hard drive, unplug it, and set it on a (not dusty, temperature-controlled) shelf somewhere, would that drive deteriorate much? How does the data retention of an ...
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How do I change number of windows backup copies?

(That was unclear) So I've set up a standard daily windows backup (≈10 GB of files) on a 1 TB hard drive and it only makes two copies, and I want 30 or 60. How do I change that? I just don't know, I ...
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windows backup location could not be found or is not a supported backup storage location

i´m experiencing a very strange problem with the backup of one of my clients. The following command is run every day at 10pm: wbadmin start backup -backuptarget:F: -include:D:\Data,D:\Homes,D:\hv ...
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Docker: How to partition a large server?

So I have a Dell XS23 Rack with 8 CPUs and 40G Ram with vmware esxi in my production environment. The way I'd partitioned it before was 2 API servers (quad core, 8gig ram) 2 DB servers same specs, ...
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“Push only” backups?

I have a server which pushes its backups to some online backup space. An intruder (on the server that pushes to the backup space) can access the backup space and mess with the backups, because the ...
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Backup - rsync or tar

We're looking to backup about 100gb+ of data containing small files (10kb+) each. The backup needs to be done as fast as possible to another harddrive weekly. Which is the better (especially speed ...
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Tar backup to webdav server: how to split the output file using stdin?

I need some advice on storing a tar file to a webdav server. I'd like to make automated backups of my VPS, however the available space is limited so I can't store the backup before uploading it to the ...
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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 achieve this with a NAS? [closed]

At my workplace we are like 30 workers. So far they haven't been using backups but now that I'm here this is over! xD However, I've never performed such amount of backups, just local backups from one ...
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Which is the safest way to back up and upgrade?

We are having VMware ESXi 4.1 and we need to move to ESXi 5.1 or ESXi 5.5. Before upgrade some of our team members advised us to take a backup of VMs. Now the problem is we don't have SAN or Net ...
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Cannot create TFS backup plan, permission issues in a non-domain setup

I am trying to create a backup plan for my TFS 2010 server. This TFS server (MRSPOCK) is not part of a domain. My backup destination folder is a shared folder on a Windows 7 Professional PC (SCOTTY). ...
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SSH port forwarding to a host that needs to contact a third named host to access MySQL

We customize and support standard web applications that our customers host on managed servers from different web hosters. Usually, the application consists of a web application in PHP and a database ...
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WHS (Windows Home Server) as an backup agent for Synology [closed]

In short, can I use a WHS as the backup agent to fetch data from our windows-based servers and perform backups to a Synology nas? We just purchased a Synology 8-bay nas as our onsite backup device. ...
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Graceful way to rsync millions of files between two local folders

I want to rsync a folder with millions of files from a local directory to another, on a daily basis. The files themselves change very rarely. I want to reduce the impact on the running server, e.g. ...
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CentOS Hot Backup

We have dedicated CentOS machine running a customer management service, in a few days development will cease and we would like to take a complete backup of the hard-disks. The server has 2 500GB ...
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Dropbox crashing CENTOS server

I have a CENTOS 6.3 Rackspace VPS, running the latest version of dropbox and using the dropbox.py command like tools. It is a webserver running WHM/cPanel My problem is that my sever is only 512MB, ...
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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 can I backup large amount of small files?

A Windows filesystem is mounted through samba and I am trying to compress a large amount of small files: find /path/to/files/ -newermt "2012-01-01 00:00:00" -path '*/*log.txt' -exec tar cvfz ...