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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How to do rsync with different destination port

I'm trying to rsync between two hosts. The source host has SSH keys in the destination server and I verified it can ssh without a password. The destination server is allowing ssh over port 2209. When ...
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Solution for backing up/copying from multiple destinations

We have 12 Debian servers that we want to copy a specific directory from to just one server on a weekly basis. This server will act as sort of a backup server. Any suggestions how to go about this?
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Configuring rsnapshot to only daily backups

I configured rsnapshot so it would not backup hourly by commenting out the hourly cronjob in /etc/cron.d/rsnapshot: #0 */4 * * * root /usr/bin/rsnapshot hourly 30 3 * * * ...
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Can't mount or edit VHDX file, in use

OS is Windows Server 2012 I have a VHDX file that we've been using for backups since Windows won't play nice with our NAS. The first 6 backups worked flawlessly, and they show up in the Windows ...
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Do I still need a backup if I have a redudant storage system with rollback capabilities?

My organization recently bought a storage system. It has 1.5Petabyte, with RAID6, and there is an online synced mirror in a physical different location. The system allows rollback / file recovery, by ...
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Can't login to centos after restore

I'm attempting to run a restore from backup of a test centos server that I have running on a local machine. The server is mimicking the same backup procedures we have running on another server, and I ...
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Backup of KVM raw-images

` Hi,guys! I'm running qemu-img-0.12.1.2-2.355.0.1.el6 on CentOS 6.3 using raw images for my virtual machines. Is there any way to safely backup guests, without stopping them? I've tried to make ...
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mksysb backup failure: “0042-154 c_stat : the file or directory … does not exist”

I have an environment with more than 40 AIX. The nim mksysb backup feature was running just fine for all of them, but for 3-4 weeks one particular server started to fail the mksysb with the following ...
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pg_dump compression; Server or Client side

When you are specifying compression on pg_dump, is the compression happening on the server side so that the transfer is quicker or is the pg_dump doing the compression? Thank you
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Simple backup solution for Windows Workstations [closed]

I am responsible for managing the IT at a small company (5-10 workstations). One of the challenge is to handle backups. We already have a Linux server with a big HDD offsite, so this looks like the ...
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Backup strategy for LVM file sytem on NFS file server connected to SAN

I have setup a server (CentOS) on which I have connected to several LUNs from a SAN via iSCSI then multipath, resulting in multiple physical volumes I can use for LVM (dm1 ...). From the file server, ...
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Server to Server file transfer through wget

I have a dedicated server in Germany with 120GB data, since I have bought a new dedicated server in U.S, I would like to transfer all the files to new server through FTP connection, to achieve this ...
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Exchange restore procedure

I have a odd situation that was dumped in my lap where two database files on an Exchange server have become corrupt. I know no history of this setup from before, but was asked to try and fix this. ...
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Old Roxio Retrospect 7.7 client is not working

I got a legacy backup infrastructure built up by old EMC/Roxio Retrospect 7.7 Multi-Server in the small company LAN. All clients are still works fine for more than 6 years. But when I tried to install ...
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Xackup Backup Type for Xen Server 6.5

I'm running the Xackup trial and started backing up a few linux and windows VM's. I selected disk and memory state as the type of backup. Everything ran fine and backed up ok. When I went to edit ...
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Best RAID config for Data Backup NAS?

Currently looking in to a NAS backup solution which will primarily be used for storing images of a few employees laptops and also storing some internal data. Most likely going to go with the Synology ...
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NAUbackup features + Snapshots

Does anybody know whether or not NAUbackup captures the memory of a vm, along with the disk, when it takes a snapshot? I'm running xenserver 6.5 on three blade servers and I setup NAUbackup to backup ...
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I am looking for software that can parse emails and expect emails within a grace period [closed]

I manage a diverse set of backup systems, the only commonality is email notifications, There status being Failed, Success, Success with exceptions and unknown(where the email isn't sent). Case 1) ...
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How to secure the db dump taken from daily run script

In one of my mysql slave servers I have written a daily run script, which 1) stops slave, 2) takes a db dump, 3) starts slave again, 4) encrypts it, 5) copies it to my s3-bucket. I am using aws-cli ...
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Why are SQL Backups slower on Server OS?

We are a hardware and software provider to small government agencies, where many offices have just 1-3 computers, with a few others that are bigger having 5-12 workstations. For the small offices we ...
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Disk2VHD scheduled backup script

I'm using such simple backup script using Disk2VHD. I would like to change it a little bit so it would check the C disk drive usage and compare it with F drive, so old images would be only removed if ...
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Issues with NAUbackup Email Notification

I've setup NAUbackup to carry out backups for my xenserver 6.5 VM's. It backups up fine but I can't get the email notification to work. I've uncommented everything in the VmBackup.py script, added my ...
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Disadvantages of using soft-layer image templates

Background I have a site that I back up in 2 ways Softlayer Image Template E-Vault After having some trouble restoring my site from E-vault backup I used an image that I had made the previous ...
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Preferred location for registry backups

I'm planning on implementing a enterprise-wide solution in accordance with a workaround provided by Microsoft (CVE-2015-2423) and I would like to backup existing registry keys for each users machine ...
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2012 R2 Failover Cluster & Microsoft CSV Shadow Copy Provider

I am hoping that someone can help me out here. I have a 2 node 2012 R2 Hyper-V Failover Cluster, and I am trying to get our Veeam backups to work on this Cluster. On node 1 the backups work fine ...
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Server storage upgrade

I have a windows server 2012 r2 setup with the following storage: 1x 900GB Internal HDD (OS Drive) 1x 1TB USB SSD (Client computer backup drive) 2x 1TB USB SSD (C drive backup - hot swapped weekly ...
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How do I view a Rackspace backup circa 2013?

I was a Rackspace customer until 2013. When I shut down my server, I had them send me a backup of it on a hard drive. Recently I had someone ask for something on that server, so I got the hard drive ...
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How to speed up restore process with gziped LVM?

I am experimenting with creating/restoring backups with the help of LVM. It works, but the restore process takes about 8 min. on an idel XEON with 32GB RAM and SSD. The system does not even seam to ...
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How to create clone / image of macbook pro? [closed]

I manage a group of users who are moving from windows based laptops to macbook pros. I want to create a HD image or clone like I have done for windows based machines. This way I can install and ...
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What is the recommended backup strategy for GlusterFS?

I have about 1M files in a GlusterFS with rep 2 on 3 nodes. What would be a recommended automated backup strategy for this setup? I already considered the following: 1) glusterfs snapshots in ...
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How to automate GlusterFS backups with snapshots and dd?

I want to automate backups on a glusterfs 3.7.3 share with snapshots. Creating snapshots on a LVM manualy works, but how are they secured to a different server? I was able manage that process ...
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How to restore a guest Windows 2012 R2 VM installation/backup from VMWare to OpenStack?

I have a VMWare VM with Windows 2012 R2 installed in DC#1. The machine has terminal services set up with user accounts and permissions, lots of software installed and bunch of things configured that ...
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Why does XtraBackup tell me my MySQL database is corrupt?

I am trying to backup data on a MySQL Galera node with XtraBackup. Unfortunatelly the tool tells me, that ibdata1 is corrupt. After double checking I indeed found some myisam tables I have importet by ...
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Advice on migrating RDS MySQL databases from one AWS account to another

I am currently planning a migration of AWS resources from one account to another. This includes several MySQL RDS instances. After some research it looks like a "dump and load" strategy is needed. My ...
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AWS backup on another attached drive

In AWS-EC2, I was thinking of backup my code data and database in RDS via bash script on separate attached drive on same instance. I want to do it like that way so it becomes easier for me during ...
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Migrating bareos storage to another

We have a host A with bareos SD and the storage "backups". We want to migrate the data from host A to another storage (host B) temporarily. We have to reinstall the host A for performance reasons. ...
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Is it possible to derive the command line arguments for mondoarchive after running it manually?

I've recently found out about and then run mondoarchive for the first time on a server, I would like to make this backup job in to a cron job to run regular backups. After running the backup I ...
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NAUbackup - Xenserver 6.5 Backup Solutions

Has anybody every successfully used NAUBackups for xenserver 6.5 and had their backups go to a SAN storage repository? I see the default script backs up to an NFS share but I am trying to avoid NFS ...
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Where to find infos about functions and opportunities for backup / archive systems

we are thinking about building an archive system (>1PB) to store video-files. Probably this complex system will be assemble by different technologies and sub-systems. But one decisively point will be ...
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Superloader3 and IBM ServRAID-7K

I have a new to me Quantum Superloader3, LTO-4 SCSI Tape library. I have it connected to my IBM X346's External Scsi connection. My system see the tapes but it does not see the MediaChanger's ...
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Dirvish expire rules doesn't match

i got a problem with the dirvsh expire rules. It seems that they didn't match at all. The situation System Linux titan 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt11-1+deb8u3 (2015-08-04) x86_64 ...
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Microsoft Azure Backup - which files are being backed up - logs

There is a similar Q (Microsoft Azure Backup - Where are the Logs? - but pertains to errors only). That directory is correct but doesn't contain anything else. So my question is actually about the ...
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Xenserver 6.5 Backup Solutions [closed]

I'm looking for a way to backup up VM's in my Xenserver 6.5 environment. I'm open to scripts or installing some tools/clients but it need to opensource. We want to backup to our Dell MD3660i SAN as ...
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Backup of running KVM qcow2 VPS

I want a robust method of taking backup of KVM VPS of qcow2 file, while running. After searching for a long time I found that we can use rsync for live backup. I used following command for rsync: ...
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incremental backup IMG files - Linux [closed]

I have been looking for a solution in LINUX to be able to get incremental backup of .img files (KVM) for the past two weeks and I tried almost everything I could get from searching in google ( ...
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Configuring Multiple NICs on Windows 2008 Server for Network Backup

I have a IBM x3650 M4 running Windows 2008 Server and it is used as the DNS Server and the File Server. I also have a Windows 7 machine on the same network configured as the "backup server". I am ...
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perform a full server backup using ssh centos [closed]

I have a dedicated server at hetzner and they told me the hard drives are broken and they must replace them with new ones. I MUST back up all my websites and databases, that is my life work! The ...
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rsnapshot: why daily/weekly/monthly instead of many daily backups?

The daily/weekly/monthly backup scheme is often recommended for backups. As far as I understand rsnapshot, backups are really cheap due to hardlinking. Is there any advantage of say retain ...
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Why does crontab run twice while I set once everyday?

I used CentOS for Wordpress web server. I want backup media and SQL once per day, so I edit crontab as below: [john@cent ~]$ crontab -e TZ=Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh 15 3 * * * /bin/sh ...
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passing additional parameters to rsync using rsnapshot

I have my backups being performed by rsnapshot, works well. EXCEPT, on one of the jobs for the /home volume I'd like rsync to copy the sym-links as physical directory/files. I believe the parameter ...