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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Why can my cron job not find a specific command?

I am using duplicity to create nightly backups of my server over FTP. I wrote a script that does both a local and remote backup and logs the output results. When I run this script as the root user, ...
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Help on writing Linux script to backup and ftp files to another server

I am using MySQL as the database system for my application on a Linux system. Every week I update the system and take backups (mysqldump) of the databases changed (2 databases). I then .tar.gz them ...
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What is a good free (or cheap) solution for remote backups on Server 2003

I have been pulling my hair out trying to implement a remote backup solution for my Windows server on very limited resources. My off-site storage is a NAS drive that only has FTP capabilities, not ...
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Strategy for making incremental backups

Currently I back up my personal files using a simple shell script that creates a tarball. It is being run by cron hourly. I'm planning to switch to incremental backups (I will use duplicity), because ...
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How to track backups

We're in the midst of re-organizing our backup solution. We currently have several different tools and scripts running on various machines in our network which run backups autonomously. In the end, ...
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Win 7 Explorer backup and long paths

I use Explorer to do backups because Win 7's backup program asks me to take backups previously done and to put them back in the drive. I am opposed to that idea since I believe backups should remain ...
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How do I administrate the storage used by Windows Server Backup?

I'm administering a single instance of Windows Server 2008 for a small business, which is backing up daily onto a large USB hard drive. For about the past year, this has worked very well, however the ...
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Tracking number of IOs to disk on Windows

I'm trying to compare 2 versions of a backup software product. I setup all IO to go to a dedicated drive. Is there a way with performance monitor (or anything else) to track the number of IO ...
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Offsite Backup for SQL Server .bak files (only 5 GB)

I'm looking into possible ideas for off site backup for my SQL Server database backups. I have a ton of space a dream host. I could create a SFTP account and automatically SFTP new backups to that ...
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Windows server 2008 r2: Backup notifications

Is it possible to have Windows server 2008 r2 notify, preferably by e-mail, when a backup failed or had warnings? We've had the issue of having backups that are incomplete (luckily detected before ...
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How to restore backup correctly?

I forgot to setup options using 'cp', so all permissions and ownership of made backup are default. I copied the next directories: /etc /bin /home /lib /opt /sbin /usr /var I am using Fedora 13. ...
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Backup a server in order to migrate

i'm going to change my dedicated server. I'm running under OS: Debian5. Database : MySQL iRed Mail server 6 Websites (3000 files for each) on it The new sever is to be setup the same, only ...
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How to get cheap disaster recovery for a 124 TB Isilon filesystem?

On our Isilon cluster, we have a 124 TB file system. It is currently 38 percent full, with 31 million files. About half the data are image files, and the mean file size is 1.5 MB. We use snapshots ...
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Restore linux backup to new hardware

I was looking at following the instructions in this serverfault question for restoring a backup of a server to new hardware. I am a little bit confused by the whole process and have a few specific ...
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Imaging a bootable CompactFlash Card

How do I create an image(clone for backup) of a bootable 4GB CompactFlash Card which has Ubuntu 10.04 linux from a Windows 7 system?
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Can I hide or ignore symlinks with Samba

I'm trying to back up our company's website using a regular old windows copy utility. Website is riddled with symlinks and if they were all followed would bloat the backup to 400% of it's normal ...
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Should we backup SQL 2000 with ArcServe SQL agent or backup to file and then backup the file?

We have SQL Server 2000 running on Windows Server 2003. We've recently moved to new hardware. We use ArcServe / Brightstor for backups. On the old server we used the SQL agent. We also have agents for ...
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File Server Solution for small business

I need a simple file management solution for the following small business setup: an Ubuntu Hardy Linux Server and Windows and Mac OS X Clients. We want to store and manage max 10 GB of files ...
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How to recover Bacula when you run out of space in volumes?

I accidentally started backing up much more than was expected so I filled all volumes. I now fixed the issue of what is being backed up and what isn't; but how do I get backing up again? I cannot ...
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Which Raid to store SQL backup files?

Following is my current SQL Server raid configuration: Raid1 with log files ~ 500GB Raid10 with data files ~ 1TB I would like to keep 3 day worth of daily full backup and hourly transaction log ...
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How i can do SVN Repositories Backup step by step

How i can do SVN Repositories Backup step by step.... i want to backup the Repositories itself .... i don't want to backup it as folder ....
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Windows SBS 2008 Upgrade

When we started our company we have implemented Small Business Server 2008 but now we are growing so fast so we need to upgrade. Can anyone suggest me which server is more efficient to get. limit of ...
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Backing up a MySQL machine

We used to have mostly MyISAM tables (only 1 InnoDB). Our backup solution uses mysqldump. However we noticed that sometimes the backup "broke" the site for a couple of minutes. So we've switched to ...
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Gathering backups logs for Windows Server Backup

I have a few servers running Windows Server Standard SP2, all of which are running windows server backup. It runs daily, and I would like to receive a notification that the backups have completed ...
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time required to Build server configuration [closed]

I need an advice on time required to build the following items. 1) oracle 10g installtion 2) Apache web server 3) Solaris OS 4) Setting of backup service for server 5) Big IP Load balancer A quick ...
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Windows 2008 R2: The backup operation … has failed with following error code '2147942413' (The data is invalid.)

I'm getting this error: The backup operation that started at '‎2010‎-‎08‎-‎25T13:01:37.646165500Z' has failed with following error code '2147942413' (The data is invalid.). Please review the event ...
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Do I have to shut down mail services in OS X server before doing a backup?

I am using superduper to mirror my server harddrive nightly. Should I be shutting down the mail services before I do this. Or any other service?
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Legato Networker automatic report

On our middle sized company we are using Legato Networker, and now we would like to have some sheduled reports. We already know about some software that can handle that, but it's not a good time to ...
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How to backup Windows Server 2008 R1 to a windows network share?

I need to perform weekly backup of the whole Windows Server 2008 R1 to a Windows Network Share. I cannot put services off. I have used the Task Scheduler and this, small bat file: c: cd ...
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MYSQL Scheduled backups?

I have mysql installed on my web server, which I am accessing using PHPMyAdmin. My client asked me following: Install PhpBB Setup MYSQL Scheduled backup I have installed PhpBB successfully but ...
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Mysqldump stopping website service during backup process

I have a website running on a MySQL database backend which is backed up daily by the following command: mysqldump -h server.com -uuser -ppass database > /home/directory/backup`date +"%Y%m%d"`.sql ...
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How to use rsync for backing up the entire filesystem – include/exclude rules file

I am trying to set up rsync backup for my FreeBSD servers. I’ve put together an rsync-command that looks like this: rsync -avzhe ssh --progress --delete --delete-excluded \ ...
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SQL Server: How to make sqllogship.exe generate backup files with local instead of GMT files

When SQL Server log shipping generates transaction logs through a command like "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Binn\sqllogship.exe" -Backup 60CD93F9-CFC2-4A84-8B06-3AD8DEADBEEF ...
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Backup MySQL users and permissions

I'm setting up backup procedures on my server. I'm going to backup all files, mysql databses, etc. I'm wondering if there's a file or place I can backup in order to just be able to "restore" mysql ...
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Backup strategy for eCryptfs

We have a small network with a Ubuntu server in the middle and Ubuntu notebooks around. The notebooks all use eCryptfs to encrypt the whole home directory of users. Usually, there are two or more ...
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wbadmin doesn't run as scheduled task

Continued from: http://serverfault.com/questions/172349/wbadmin-system-state-backup-fails When I put the following a bat file and run it as scheduled task, I see that the webadmin.exe process ...
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SqlServer2005, restore much slower than backup - it that to be expected?

My backup/restore was getting sluggish (different story), but looking at the duration of backup and restore, I see that the backup completes in a few seconds, while restoring completes in MINUTES. ...
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wbadmin system state backup fails

When trying to backup the system state to shared drive the backup fails. This share is a samba share. The samba server is not on AD but I mapped a network drive so the credentials would be saved ...
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What is a scalable replacement for Windows Home Server backup technology? [closed]

We are up to three Windows Home Servers on site. They happily sit unassumingly in the corner of the server room each backing up a combination of 10 computers/servers. Benefits of WHS. Daily ...
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Best way to mirror files to an external hard drive?

I have a 1 TB internal hardrive full of important files and media on a server running Ubuntu; I also have a 1 TB external hard drive that is plugged into the same server. What would be the best way to ...
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diff for binary files

I have a folder with one big file. This is a file that changes each day. Using tar for incremental backups is not a good idea as that big file (each file that is changed is saved) will be copied each ...
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Looking to replace Ghost with FSArchiver or Clonezilla, few questions about capabilities

I work for a PC Repair company and we are looking into setting up a dedicated machine with externally accessible SATA bays to clone harddrives as a safety net incase something goes wrong during a ...
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backup exchange 2010 mail boxes to exchange 2007

i have one server running exchange 2010 with windows 2008 server. i want to copy emails and user information from exchange 2010 to other server running exchange 2007, windows 2003. is there any way ...
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NAS with off-site vault subscription?

We have some small clients (clinics, doctor's offices, law firms, etc.) with a handful of machines who's only need is shared network storage. Mostly when we come in we find that there's some machine ...
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Backup policy for these parts of infrastructure?

HI, I am defining a backup policy for the following. Given the characteristics of the following (in my scenario), what would be the ideal backup plan for each (retention rate and backup frequency)?: ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller Backup

I am looking to backup my Domain Controller with Bacula. I figure for this I probably want to use Windows Backup to create a local backup of the critical data locally and then have bacula grab that ...
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Backup Exec runs out of tapes… because it hasn't scanned

Our particular tape drive inventories tapes based on barcode. Until it's done inventorying new tapes, it registers in BE as "Robotic door open" and we can't run a scan to update the tape inventory in ...
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Recomendations For Backing Up Remote Users With no Internal LAN Access

I have been looking online for solutions to backup our remote user base, and would like to get some additional opinions on products/solutions that you may have used. Current Environment We have ...
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Backup or replicate one sql server to another

I have 2 instances of SQL server running on 2 separate servers; let's call them sql1 and sql2. How do I make sure that one database in sql1 is backed up to sql2 at least nightly? I know nothing ...
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Thousands of files to backup…overhead killing us

We have a system that generates literally 5k - 10k XML files each day. It's a long story but that system will not change for a while. Anyway, the system dumps these XML files (3k-20k each) into ONE ...