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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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 ...
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Solaris ZFS, cant send/recv to remote encrypted pools?

I'm trying to do a simple task, which is to send a snapshot of a dataset to a remote pool. Both src/dest pools are encrypted. Here is the command I issue: zfs send -R testsnapshot@2014 | ssh ...
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AWS RDS Nightly Staging Database

I am trying to determine if it is possible to configure the RDS service in AWS to do the following, but have not had much luck with my Google searches. When it does its instance backup, have it ...
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Rsync to a backup server resulted in additional space taken

I ran an rsync to backup one of our production servers. I put the production server in readonly mode so that no additional data could be added or modified. I then did a recursive rsync with archive ...
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Using mongodb tools (mongodump, mongorestore) from another machine

I have a mongodb server (A) and a http server (B). I would like to run mongodump and mongorestore commands on http server (B) to backup data on server B. But these tools comes with mongodb ...
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Can i delete oplog local.* of Mongo backup fsyncLock() + LVM snapshot?

Is it safe to delete oplog local.* files from a MongoDB snapshot ? Does the fsyncLock() commit oplog entries in DB files ? I currently do a fsyncLock() + LVM snapshot of Mongo data. Then i mount the ...
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How to put a backup window for Networker job?

I need to configure a Networker job than needs to start at a fixed time and to finish if it has not completed at a certain (later) time. That is, it has a fixed window. But I do not manage to find ...
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How to use fsyncLock() safely in backing up a single mongod

I read in MongoDB's official documentation: important: db.fsyncLock() may block reads, including those necessary to verify authentication warning: When calling db.fsyncLock(), ensure that the ...
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ZFS Sync over unreliable, slow WAN. ZFS replication, or rsync?

I've been tasked with making an off-site backup work over the WAN. Both storage boxes are FreeBSD based NAS boxes running ZFS. Once or twice a week, 15-60 gigs of photography data gets dumped to the ...
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WHM / Cpanel : Create and download backups for all accounts? [closed]

Is this possible? I want to download a standard cpanel full backup of every account on my server. There's about 15 accounts. Each are about 50-500 megs. It takes me about 3 hours every week to do this ...
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Download exported Mikrotik config

I've read how to, and successfully created and export of my configuration. The documentation says the exports can be downloaded via FTP, but provide no details. Anybody know how to download an ...
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How do I encrypt large (20Gb+) compressed files from a backup?

I want to encrypt regularly created and compressed backup files from OpenVZ containers, before they leave the server and get copied to the providers backup space via ftp. They vary in size, from 6 to ...
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Redirect warning when running s3cmd sync

When running s3cmd I get a redirect warning as follows: WARNING: Redirected to: xyz.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com The script that produces the warning is this: s3cmd sync /var/backups/db/ ...
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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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Taking Cassandra Backups

We currently have 12 nodes running in our Cassandra cluster. Ultimately even if a couple of the nodes go down, we're still up and running. The paranoia in me would like to do at least one backup a day ...
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Find Full or Differential backup from .bak (with powershell or by any other means)

I'm trying to determine whether an MS SQL backup file (.bak) is Full or Differential. Is there an easy way to do this? A way of doing this in powershell?
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Sync LVM snapshots to backup server

I have a number of Xen virtual machines running on a number of Linux servers. These VMs store their disk images in Linux LVM volumes with device names along the lines of /dev/xenVG/SERVER001OS and so ...
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Backup MySQL with LVM, questions about the MySQL Session

I want backup my mysql database with lvm. I will do the backup with cronjob. Here the pseudocode Open mysql session Run SQL FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK Do backup lvcreate -l100%FREE -s -n ...
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Undo Overwritten File

I have just overwritten the CSS file on my site so it is now all messed up! Is there any way to go back, or undo my changes. my host is bluehost! Emailed to bluehost and they replied that they dont ...
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RESTORE detected an error on page (0:0) in database <database> as read from the backup set

I'm attempting to restore a SQL Server 2012 .BAK file to my local server. I've successfully restored this .BAK file before. However now, when I try, I get the following error: RESTORE detected an ...
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How to backup the configuration of a cisco switch and ASA to an SMB windows share?

How do I backup the configuration of a Cisco switch and ASA to an SMB Windows share? I have full enabled admin through SSH. what would be the full command to save it to an SMB share? Is it "show run, ...
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Gitlab backup file location (Omnibus installation)

I have installed Gitlab using omnibus installation package. I took a backup using below command sudo gitlab-rake gitlab:backup:create Backup was successfully created. But I want to know the ...
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“Quarterly round trip to populate the cloud” [closed]

A friend has asked me to look over a proposal for an IT infrastructure in her startup. In the "Backup" section of the proposal, cloud-based image backups are offered, but it states that as part of ...
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Unitrends Work with LTO-6?

Has anyone been able to get a Unitrends appliance to work with an LTO-6 drive? I checked to compatibility matrix and while it does have a vague list of supported products is vague... and seemingly ...