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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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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Backups through distributed filesystems

I hope I can articulate my question as precise as possible. I am seeking for a way to make backups for my vm-servers as soon and frequent as possible as the data they are handling/producing are ...
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DPM2010 / Windows 2012 - DCOM errors communicating with all agents

I just installed DPM 2010 on a Windows 2012 machine. Everything appears fine but then I try attaching an agent and the server can never communicate with any agent. I tried installing/uninstalling ...
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Backup archive format for delta syncing to Dropbox?

On an Amazon EC2 server with Linux AMI, I currently have a daily backup cron job be run: TMP_BACKUP_FILE="/tmp/backup.tar" BACKUP_FILE="/home/ec2-user/Dropbox/Backup/backup.tar" rm -f ...
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Backup RHEL 5 Web Server Disk and DB Data to USB Drive, Best Way to do this?

We are using a dedicated web server with Redhat Enterprise Linux 5 installed, we are using this to host a couple of our websites. We asked our host to attach an external USB hard drive to our server ...
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Is there a right way to use one VPS backup file to build a clone VPS with it?

I tried many times to restore a tar ball from a different server to a fresh installed VPS with the same Linux Debian version (exactly the same) but every time when I restore the tar ball on a ...
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Database and Source Code auto back up

We have more have more than ten server(windows 2003 ) system . Each server have more than three web sites. I had create the sql job to auto back up process. Then copy the back up files into external ...
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Exclude mounted folders from tar archive

we want to backup our server and this seems to be pretty simple thing to do except one. Currently we use something like this: tar cvpjf backup.tar.bz2 --exclude=/proc --exclude=/lost+found ...
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How to discourage a hacker with root access from deleting remote backups?

I'm currently researching the best backup solution for my CentOS webserver, and I'm thinking of going with either Tarsnap or straight-up Amazon S3. I am trying to figure out how to discourage a ...
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Colliding/overlapping full and differential backups in SQL Server

I am trying to set up a monthly full backup and a daily differential. The full backup is currently on the 1st, but I might change it to the first Saturday. I need to retain full backups for a few ...
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What's solution for have reserved server for network problems [closed]

I have website.com and have web based application. Suppose we have network 1 that not stable some times users that not access to it; users switch to network 2 that i have clone of my web based ...
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2 backup programs - want to stop program truncating exchange logs

I'm managing a server and have 2 pieces of backup software installed. I have StorageCraft ShadowProtect and since signing up for a cloud backup provider we have Peaceguard software also. After having ...
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Linux backup in-place (no unmount) solutions [closed]

I have an Ubuntu server that I'd like to backup on a daily basis. I want to be able to restore the entire system with the click of a few buttons (or keystrokes). Also, I don't want to bring down / ...
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Restoring Virtualmin backup fails: “Cannot change ownership”

I'm attempting to restore my DNS settings from a virtualmin backup after reinstalling bind9. I've selected only the DNS to be restored, as per the advice in this link, regarding duplication of ...
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View Current State of Keepalived

Is there a way to view the current state (Master/Backup) in a command line on a server instance? Thanks.
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A backup system alone: tower or rack chasis?

We'll install a backup system in following possible configurations: two servers in cluster with a SAS JBOD attached to them one server with the same JBOD in back However I'm thinking if really is ...
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Rsnapshot still running even with a full disk - no errors in log

Im a very new admin(intern) without anyone to show me the job. The company i work for use rsnaphot to do their backups. Here's their filesystem (CentOs) : Filesystem Size Used Avail ...
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SQL Backup Is Taking All My Hard Drive Space

I have a job that I run every day to backup my SQL database. I just bought a band new server and was going to transfer the database backup over to the new serer and restore it. Our database isn't as ...
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One-line backup, compress, scp database file

I support a company with a remotely hosted web site. They use PostgreSQL dbs. I can't write scripts on the remote server, and I don't want to store any backup files on the remote server, but I can ...
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Download server backups w/ FTP but not with root

On a dedicated server I've setup backup to run every week, the problem I'm facing is that the backup folder and all it's sub-folders are rwx------ and root as the owner, I'm planning to have some sync ...
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Backup slowness after changing the SAN switch

We have a netbackup environment Recently we changed the connectivity of two of our sql servers(cluster servers) from one SAN switch(MDS 9509) to another (MDS 9513) followed by which we are ...
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Does it change anything when I disable obsolete parameters in SQL Backups? SKIP , stats, Nounload , norewind etc

I am pretty new in managing Computersystems but I always want to know everything to get out the maximum. When we last time deployed a new version of our application I was given a backup script to ...
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Windows Server upgrade from 2012 to 2012 R2 preserve registry

I am trying to upgrade my Windows Server 2012 machine to Windows Server 2012 R2. I have one of my certificates stored as a key-value pair in the following registry key- ...
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web server redundancy in case of network failure

I have a (web) server at a datacenter, which at times (as all datacenters do) has network failures (for like 10-30 minutes). I have a second server at a different company (datacenter) which I could ...
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Rotating Backups with RSync and CP - Excludes not working perfectly

My script looks essentially like this: cp -al $yesterdays_snapshot $todays_snapshot rsync -vadlH --exclude-from excludes.rsyc $source $todays_snapshot This works great except for one problem: If ...
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Backing up laptops with redirected folders + offline files

I have users that have their common folders (mainly My Documents) redirected to our server. Many of them also have offline files enabled so that they can have those files available when they're not ...
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Backup Subversion Repositories with rsync [duplicate]

Is it ok to Synchronize the SVN Repository directory using the rsync command. Will there be any issues, will the repository files get corrupted due to this? (I use rsync only when no one is using the ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 VM Back up fails with Insufficient storage available to create either the shadow copy storage file or other shadow copy data

This problem was first encountered on an IBM x3650 in a cluster with an IBM x3550 for failover, however this problem is reproducible on a server running HyperV not part of a cluster. When I try to ...
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How to maintain up-to-date snapshot tar archive efficiently?

I have a large directory of files and I would like to maintain a single compressed tar archive that I can server over http containing all the files which is brought up to date once each day. Many of ...
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Bootable USB backup

I would like to create a copy of my running Linux installation onto a USB 16 GB pen drive. The current system is a basic ATX PC used as a headless server on a remote location. I would like to have a ...
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Possible to take a backup of SQL Server 2012 DB and restore on 2008?

I want to take a backup of SQL 2012 and restore on 2008, is that possible ? I have this options which I can't change on DB. Thank you
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Rsync backup - detect new directory and backup only from that directory

New cpanel daily backup is creating separate directories for daily backup. This creates problem when I try to user rsync to do an offsite backup since I would like to rsync only latest data. E.g. On ...
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Backup of images [closed]

I've just installed a Ubuntu for a file server. It will share a folder (samba) and employees of my company will save photos on that. Currently the total amount of the photos is about 100GB and every ...
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Windows Server Backup: compress output .vhd

I would like to have the Windows Server Backup data compressed on the file system. The lion's share of data is consumed by .vhd files in the \WindowsImageBackup\<hostname>\Backup ...
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How to monitor regular MySQL backups.

I am a developer and I am discussing with my sysadmin how to backup the MySQL database we are using. The previous sysadmin told me he had started backing up the database, but the new guy, who isn't ...
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innobackupex - after restoring - quit without updating PID file

After restoring a backup the server can't start.. command line tar -izxf /var/bak/db/2013-11-16-2300_mysql.tar.gz -C /var/bak/db_import innobackupex --defaults-file=/var/ini/my.cnf --use-memory=1G ...
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tar incremental backup is backing everything up, every time when used on the Dropbox directory

I made an incremental backup about 10 months ago (on Jan 27, 2013), creating a .snar metadata file. Now, when I try to make an incremental backup using tar --create --file=dropbox_incremental_1.tar ...
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Backing up data stored on Amazon S3

I have an EC2 instance running a web server that stores users' uploaded files to S3. The files are written once and never change, but are retrieved occasionally by the users. We will likely accumulate ...
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Restoring MySQL backup from disk image

I recently flubbed a query and nuked a table in MySQL. I also realized that I don't have a cron doing a nightly SQL dump. But I do have a nightly disk image, which I've restored and mounted on the ...
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Grid storage for large files on multiple external machines

I have several dedicated servers with unused space on them. 16GB+ RAM, some have SSD, other HDD. All have minimum 100Mbps connection. OS is Debian 7 64bit. There is no LAN connection between machines ...
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How can I capture a one-time full backup of a server using AMANDA?

Suppose I have a preconfigured AMANDA server running automated network backups of directories specified in my disklists file. Normally, AMANDA will backup targets disks to /dumps/amanda. Is there any ...
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reversed supply to 3 phase ups system

we have just put a new 3 phase supply to our computer room and the three phase ups system has had problems. the engineer from schneider says that the supply phases are in the wrong direction. I ...
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Interface to collect successful remote backups status [closed]

I would like to deploy into our infrastructure a web interface that could register when the copies are finished and if for some reason they haven't. The current issue is that we are doing on site ...
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What is the easiest way to restore a backup from “the future” on diverged snapshot of an original server?

Trying to be as succinct as possible, I'm in a situation with: Windows Server 2008 Standard FE x64 Service Pack 2 with Exchange Server 2007 (fairly sure together they are branded as "Windows Small ...
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Windows Azure Backup agent with Windows 7 pro

I know that windows azure backup is designed to work with windows server, but I have a small client that runs a little windows 7 pro machine as a "server/file share" in their office and I want to set ...
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Can I re-attach my EBS while a snapshot is pending?

I have my database backed up to an EBS drive. My current backup method is 1) queue all writes (not important how) 2) kill database process 3) detach + umount ebs volume 4) take snapshot 5) ...
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Minimal backups of a Debian server

(This was originally asked on SuperUser --- they pointed me here as being more appropriate.) I have a shiny new Debian server running in an Amazon EC2 instance. I've spent a while setting it up and ...
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Minimal backups of a Debian server [duplicate]

I have a shiny new Debian server running in an Amazon EC2 instance. I've spent a while setting it up and it now works nicely. However, because it's a cloud server, if I (or someone else) presses the ...
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Can an image based backup potentially corrupt data?

I'm considering doing image based backups (Acronis) on production Windows systems during non-peak hours. I'm just wondering if they can potentially lead to application data corruption. Lets say that ...
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How can I take a one time full backup of a Windows Server without the need for a restore program?

I have a Windows SBS server with about 500GB of data that I'm decommissioning but I'd like to take a final backup of the server and place it on an external USB drive. I already have multiple backups ...