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 do i create automated hdd backup images on windows without powering down?

I've recently started to look into backup options for my windows boxes, but am having a difficult time to find quite what i'm looking for. So i thought it'd be best to ask the professionals: I want ...
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Question on backups for a very small business

I work in a very small print shop that has 3 servers and 7 client workstations. Considering the size of the company, I am trying to implement a reasonable backup/recovery plan. The problem is the ...
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How to migrate bacula jobs

All my bacula jobs are writing to one file. How can I migrate these jobs to separate files, I have a 1G limit. I've already marked the volume as full, and yet, the volume is still being used.
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MySQL Backup and Recover

I have been running mysqldump on my set of MySQL databases (MyISAM and INNDOB). Recently I wanted to restore the databases to another server, and so I created the databases and imported the dump file. ...
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Does librsync really reduce bandwidth for Amazon S3

I am looking to do some backups to S3 and want to reduce the bandwidth as much as possible. I am looking at a few options. It seems like librsync is the best solution for low bandwidth remote backups. ...
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Backing up a MySQL database - while it is still in use

I currently backup my MySQL database using mysqldump, for example: mysqldump --user USERX --password=PWDX DBNAMEX > dbbackup__`date '+%m-%d-%Y'`.sql When I perform the backup (initiated via a ...
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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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Restore Backup Exec tapes without Backup Exec running

I've got old backup tapes I need to pull data from that were created with Backup Exec some years ago, but unfortunately we no longer run Windows servers on our network. Our entire tape backup system ...
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Nice tool that will backup databases & logs and truncate logs? [closed]

Does anyone know of a nice tool that can be scheduled to backup databases & logs and truncate logs? Is use SQL Server 2008 Web Edition
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Backup hosting 3 Tb overall/10 Gb daily

Could someone please advise a hosting for backing up data via FTP. We need about 3 Tb overall space and acceptable speed to transfer about 10 Gb daily (incremental backup for photo hosting). Hosting ...
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What is the best way to back up dedicated web server? (Amanda versus Rsync)

I am trying to establish valid back ups for my web server. It is a linux box on CentOS. I have asked around and "rsync" was suggested by some of the server fault community. However, my coworker at ...
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Are ZFS snapshots + S3 a viable backup system for several VMs and general fileserver storage?

I've been tasked with setting up a backup system for my small office (around 12 people). Most of our production stuff is on the AWS cloud, so what I need to back up are some small office/development ...
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Why does sharepoint claim not enougth disk space for backup when there is lots availalbe?

I'm trying to run the following command: Backup-SPFarm -Directory E:\Backups -BackupMethod full -Verbose However it errors saying there isn't enough disk space... the backup will be about 1.8Gb in ...
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EMC/Legato/Networker Failed to recover files : Cross Platform Recovery not supported

Software used to backup: EMC / Legato Networker legato server : windows legato clients: same hardware (2 years ago fedora something , now ubuntu ) Trying to recover from an old client, which is no ...
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Simplest way to export a SQL Server database

Using SQL Server 2008, how do I export a database to mdf so that I can attach it on another machine? (using "Attach") I tried detaching it (the english opposite of attach), but it didn't work out too ...
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Backup file format that enables easy access of specific files?

I need to upgrade a Server and there have to make a compressed backup of a lot of directories. The question is: Which format should I use? tar.gz, cpio? Both compression and decompression processes ...
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how to back up data from a machine that keeps hanging

I have a storage server running opensolaris. But lately its been acting up - it hangs at random times due to some SCSI/ATA related error messages. I've tried to fix it without any progress, so I'm ...
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To Delete or Not to Delete Arcserve Makeup Jobs?

Every once in a while, I have a backup job that fails with my backup server running ARCserve 12.5. A failure results in the creation of a 'makeup' job. I run the makeup job and even if it completes it ...
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Backup script that excludes large files using Duplicity and Amazon S3

I'm trying to write an backup script that will exclude files over a certain size. My script gives the proper command, but when run within the script it outputs an an error. However if the same ...
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PostgreSQL continuous archiving not running archive_command

I've been trying to set up continuous archiving for a simple, test PostgreSQL 9.0 database, as per the documentation. In postgres.conf I've set: wal_level = archive archive_mode = on ...
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Any freeware/ideas for getting Windows 2008's backups to dump to tape after backing up to disk?

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server that is being backed up to an external ISCSI drive nightly. The problem is, we'd like to use our Tape Drive (VXA 320) that Windows sees just fine to take those backups ...
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Cisco Configuration backup or Reboot with Windows Script

We have a client with a lot of Cisco Devices and we would like to automate the backups of these devices through telnet. We have both 2003 and 2008 servers and ideally use tftp to back it up. I wrote ...
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rsnapshot schedule overlapping, help with backup schedule

I have to following configuration. rsnapshot.conf interval halfhourly 4 interval hourly 6 interval twohourly 12 interval daily 7 interval weekly 4 ...
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Rancid scripts for Brocade Fiber Channel Switches?

I am looking for Rancid scripts for my Brocade 5100s. Does anyone have a secret stash they would be willing to share?
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how to choose backup strategy?

I am DBA of a big online retail company. I am responsible for the availability of the company’s database. The size of this database is 28GB, and it handles an average of 120 transactions every minute. ...
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AS400 Backup Inquiry?

Can someone tell me the commands to view the status or logs of our backup jobs that are running on our AS400? Our sysadmin decided to walk out last week and I would like to check on these jobs to ...
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Rsync like windows backup tool [closed]

I need to backup some windows machines and have been unable to find the proper tool. What I need is a tool that does efficient copying of changed files to a windows network location, like Rsync does. ...
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Ubuntu: Move fsbackup backups to Amazon S3

I have a legacy server (Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic x86), where previous admin set up backups with fsbackup. This server lives in a VPS (under some kind of Xen), and it is low on HDD space (16 GB total). Now ...
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Tape vs SSDs backups regarding long-term storage reliability

My question is very specifically about solid state drives, not regular hard drives. I would like to put in place a grandfather-father-son backup scheme, with the SSDs being used for the grandfather ...
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backup storage server

Is it possible to have a machine (used for storage) with the following: Lets say all the HDD's are 73GB SATA drives. 1 HDD for the OS. 2 HDD for the storage (RAID 5, hardware) 1 Hotswap HDD which ...
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flat-rate backup service for Windows Server

Does anyone know if there is a decent flat-rate backup service which supports Windows Server? I've investigated the following: Backblaze - no WS support, sales say they have a "no server" policy ...
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What program to use for incremental backup of large single file

I'm looking for a program to make incremental backups of one large file (3GB) on windows systems over internet. Any idea? Thanks!
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How should I organize my backups?

I'm using for the first time rsync to create daily backups of my websites and I was wondering if I should overwrite the previous copy or should I create multiple copies and overwrite only the oldest ...
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What do you think about these backup / svn workflows I want to implement?

What do you think about these backup / svn workflows I want to implement ? Please see picture:. Is this architecture good ? Or is there something wrong ? Missing ? thanks
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Hard Disk based storage library

We have a Tandberg T24 tape device to handle all of our long term backups right now. We decided that we're not backing up nearly everything that we would like to and that we still have a lot of ...
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How do I restore a SQL Server database from last night's full backup and the active transaction log file?

I have been told that it's good practise to keep your SQL Server data files and log files on physically separate disks, because it'll allow you to recover your data to the point of failure if the data ...
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Migrating Windows Server 2003 installation to new hardware

I have a Windows 2003 Server that I want to migrate to new hardware. All the setup and configuration was done by my predecessor. Right now I'm in a real time crunch and I just want to copy all the ...
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Any cloud storage for backups (upload by passing a http-link)

We have our backups available via direct http and we are serching for a cloud provider with a feature: We should give a backup http or ftp link to it`s control panel or api and it should upload this ...
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Best Free Windows Imaging Software For Servers [closed]

We are running two physical servers both Windows 2003, not virtualized. What is the best free (if any) windows software to take a full image backup of the entire drives? If possible, while the image ...
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How to Approach CentOS Back Up on GoDaddy Dedicated Hosting

Does anyone have any experience with backing up a dedicated server at GoDaddy or anywhere else? I have a CentOS system. I recently made a big newbie mistake working on linux and toasted my server. ...
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Replicate a big, dense Windows volume over a WAN — too big for DFS-R

I've got a server with a LOT of small files -- many millions files, and over 1.5 TB of data. I need a decent backup strategy. Any filesystem-based backup takes too long -- just enumerating which ...
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Server backup solutions

Who are some good linux server backup solutions that support rsync?
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Backup Exec backup-to-disk folder creation - Access denied

I'm having a difficult time creating a backup-to-disk folder in Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 and Backup Exec 2010. The backend storage is a Nexenta/ZFS-based NAS filer sharing the volume via CIFS. I've ...
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Ghost/Acronis/Clonezilla Live Image Creation (Without Rebooting)

I know Ghost and Clonezilla aren't able to build images of a system while the system is running(Without Rebooting). Haven't Checked on Acronis though, but i don't simpatize with private solutions. ...
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Command line to backup schedulded tasks in Windows 7

How can I create a backup of my schedulded tasks so that I can restore them on my backup server easily? Edit: I would prefer a command line version, so that the backup of the schedulded tasks is a ...
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Amazon S3: allow users to upload on a restricted basis (per bucket maybe)?

I'm thinking about signing up to the Amazon S3 storage service. What I want to do is create a service where other people can register their own bucket with a certain amount of storage. These users ...
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Multi Gateway and Backup Routing on a cisco router

I have a 2620 Cisco Router with only one Fastethernet port Now I have two internet gateways. I want to config my router as when primary routing fails second routing automatically start to route all my ...
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replacing buffalo lonkstations with FreeNAS, overall backup strategy, am I on the right path?

We've been using 2 Buffalo LinkStations of 320Gb each for shared directory and employee's server storage (around 20 employees). So only documents (word, excel, cad drawings etc.) and database backup ...
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Bacula Volume Retention and Automatic Recycling

Will a bacula volume be recycled if: No more volumes are appendable The date of the last job on it is past the volume retention period Jobs on that volume are not past the job and file retention ...
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Input/output (read) errors in Bacula while setting up a Tape Drive + Autochanger

When running the label barcode command in bacula I am getting Input/output errors. I am just getting started in trying to set this up: Connecting to Storage daemon TapeDevice at ny-back01.ny....