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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Rackspace - if I delete a server will I lose the backups?

I've just started using Rackspace and was disappointed to find I have to install the whole LAMP stack myself. This isn't a big deal if I only have to do it once. I've set up a test server to try ...
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BackupPC: How to include and exclude in the same directory?

I have set up BackupPC on a CentOS server, and it works great. The only problem I have is; How do I exclude everything in /media/ except /media/ncpvolues/ ? Here is a screenshot of what I have tried ...
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most trouble/hassle free way of running a backup of a server

We're running windows server 2003 and as of now, we are using NTBACKUP - however, we are looking for another tool, preferably something free which offers mediocore features. The reason we want to ...
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Debian source control and bug tracking server - what's a good backup plan?

I run a subversion source control server from my house on a debian machine. I will be setting up Jira for bug/project tracking very soon so I now have the necessary motivation to put a proper backup ...
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SQL Server backup maintenance plan (full, trans log backups)

I've set up a maintenance plan to carry out: a nightly full backup (overwrites file) a 2 hourly transaction log backup (appends to 1 file separate to the full) The database is in Full recovery ...
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Automate iis backup

I would like to automate the backup of ISS metabase. How would you go about doing this?
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Binlogs vs sql dumps in MySQL

I've been reading about mysql's binlogs and sql dumps, and I have a doubt: Is there any benefit in using binlogs instead of sql dumps? I know you can use binlogs for making incremental backups ...
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Schedule a copy in Windows 7

I am trying to schedule a back up of a folder to another folder, using the Windows task scheduler of Windows 7. I think I have a pretty good idea of the command that will run: xcopy Z:\ ...
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Is there a limit as to how many times a file can be versioned within Dropbox?

Further to my question here, I'm just wondering if there is a limit as to how many times a single file can be versioned within Dropbox? For anyone unsure, I'm talking about the number of changes found ...
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Out of Office laptop backup solution

We have a number of laptops that are in use by traveling sale people who are rarely in the office. We are looking for a convenient backup solution for their laptops. It must be a no brainier kind of ...
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Remote Backups of my dedicated server [closed]

I'm hosting with ThePlanet and while I love their services, their backup services are a bit pricey. To backup my whole server (incrementally) would cost $50/mo on top of my server fee (around $120). ...
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Robocopy hiding folders on backup drives

I have a backup batch file that uses Robocopy to backup my files (note this example contains newlines that you should remove): robocopy "C:\" "G:\Default\RoboCopyBackup\C" /XF Pagefile.sys /XD ...
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When is a computer too old for even file serving?

I'm am looking to convert an old Dell Dimension V400 (cira late 90s) into a file/backup server. For an OS I'm going to be using lubuntu 10.04 (I like my debian packages), but disabling lxdm (its login ...
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SQL Server 2008 Database 250GB on a 250GB drive

Started a new job and there is a 2008 sql database that is 250gb in size. The developers insist that the size is about right. THe problem is that the 250gb MDF file is sitting on a 250GB drive. I ...
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Mound bind a readonly partition as read-write

I'm putting together a simple daily backup script which rsyncs my home directory to a separate partition. I want to have the backup partition mounted at all times to allow browsing, however I also ...
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Restoring an 64 SQL server 2005 backup to a 32 bit installation

I am under the impression that this cannot be done, but would love to know if it can. And if so, why?
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Offsite data backups and data vaulting…

This is for website data, database data, and some internal office data that needs to be "vaulted" and secured. Any viable "experts only" solutions out there that don't require ridiculous time to ...
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For large files compress first then transfer or rsync -z? which would be fastest?

I have a ton of relativity small data files but they take up about 50 GB and I need them transferred to a different machine. I was trying to think of the most efficient way to do this. Thoughts I had ...
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backup of TFS with DPM 2007 - different backup times

I have DPM set up to back up my TFS server every 30 minutes, the reason being it's a way better interface than the quirky SQL backup interface. I also do a full backup nightly using an SQL ...
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How to move SQL Server 2005 Instance “root directory” without re-installing the instance?

Does anyone know a way to change the SQL Server 2005 default instance "Root directory" without re-installing the instance? I just installed a RAID5 SAN drive and I want the backups of the SQL ...
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mysql incremental backup

Right now i have a cron job that dumps my database twice a day. Right now its fine because my DB is < 100mb. I have limited space on the server (also i'd like to reverse space for other things). ...
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MS DPM 2007: Testing the Recovery for a Production Domain

MS DPM 2007 is a new technology in my company, and so am I to the product. We have a classic Microsoft domain with two DCs, Exchange 2007 and a couple Web/MS SQL servers. I have deployed DPM one ...
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How can I use dd to back up the whole disk from inside a linux-vserver guest?

I have a Linux-vserver guest I want to dump the whole disk of. I have no access to the host. I tried: dd if=/dev/hdv1 | gzip -c | ssh user@remote.host.net 'dd of=/path/to/file.img' bs=2048 but the ...
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CA ArcServe r11.1 - have to switch Tape Drive Offline then Online to finish backup

Ill keep it brief, I have an HP Ultrium 1 in a server currently running CA ArcServe r11.1. I have 5 daily backup tapes, each of which are new. 3 of the 5 work fine without intervention but 2 of them ...
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How to copy directories using debugfs?

The debugfs manpage gives the impression that the command 'rdump . .' will recursively copy all files found on the specified filesystem from the debugfs cwd to the native filesystem's cwd. Instead I ...
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Backing NTFS hard drive to a Linux distro

I want to move to Linux (Ubuntu more specifically) and also bought a new hard drive. What I'm not really sure about is if I put my old hard drive on an external case, then install Ubuntu on the new ...
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Mail server Backup script

Im looking for the best way to accomplish a full backup of our "vmail" accounts on our mail server (CentOS "iRedMail" 5.1). I also need to split on 4GB parts the resulting tar or bzip compressed ...
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Rsync command to synchronize two NTFS drives?

I have a 2 1.5TB drives containing numerous video, audio, documents etc that I would like to essentially mirror to 2 other drives for backup. I would like to do this using rsync (as it seems the most ...
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Backup plan for linux webserver in small business?

I am currently in the process of writing a backup plan for the webserver in use by my business. I am very new to this area and have a few ideas about how things should work but am unsure of what tools ...
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Is there a Utility that will scan selected locations and return all files older than a certain date?

Can anyone recommend a utility that can scan specified directory locations (network shares specifically) and return all files older than a certain date? I am looking to implement a data retention ...
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How to ensure dbs are all in sync when restored?

In large server environments, how do you handle the issue of backing up SQL Server dbs which may not be in sync with other dbs they rely on? So if I back up DB1 from a server, and it uses another db ...
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How can make rsync use sudo

I use rsync to mirror a number of folders on our failover server. However, some of our files, such as thumbnails or full-text indexes, are generated by our applications under the web user (named ...
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rdiff-backup command view backedup files

We are using rdiff-backup command to make incremental backups.My question is that how to view the files in a particular backup i.e, .gz file Also how to recover all the files in a particular gz file
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IMAP mailboxes Backup script

I need some advise to create a script that runs at night on my IMAP mail server, and backup all the mailboxes (50) and once the backup is done, burn such file in a DVD. UPDATED: Im runing CentOS 5.x ...
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Postgresql base backup script

I'm using the following script to do a file-level backup of Postgresql. I sometimes see that the last part, to do cleanup after "pgs_backup_stop" is called, hangs while it waits for the last WAL to ...
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Recommend automated night ftp backups for windows machine

My web server was messed up and the host only has a 1 night archive. It took me a day to find the problem so my backup is no help. In order to avoid this in the future I am going to do a nightly ...
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Download databasename.bak file

I have downloaded databasename.bak file from my hosting company, when i tried to restore that DB file in SQL server 2008 it is keep on giving me following error. The media family on device ...
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Most cost efficient way to backup Subversion data to S3?

I'm looking at using S3 as an offsite backup repo for my Subversion database. When I dump my SVN database, it's about 10 gigabytes. I would like to avoid the charge of uploading that data ...
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SQL Server log backups “stalling”

I have interited a box running SQL Server 2008 and Windows 2003, and have had a few events where largeish (35GB) log backups "stall", both before and after the installation of SQL 2008 SP1. The server ...
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Concurrent backups in SQL Server?

We currently have our backups managed by a third party company. There are a bunch of agent jobs created that take full backups (4 times a day) and transaction log backups (4 times an hour). We now ...
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how can we back up in sql server 2008

Hi I need the menus that help me to back up in sql server 2008? thanks
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Bacula v5.0.2 Windows Installation Issues

First off, I am very new to Bacula but I'm very intriqued from what I've read. I'm looking to set up Bacula 5.0.2 on a Windows 2008 R2 server. I've run the installer and at the end it asks me to ...
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Dell External SAS 5/E HBA and Hyper-V

I have a Dell R710 running Win2008 R2 + Hyper-V with dual SAS 5/E HBA's. I'm building a Linux VM to install Bacula on and I need to connect it to my Dell PowerVault 124T via the SAS HBA. I've been ...
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Backing up oracle to TAPE

our Oracle database has grown very large as of late ~= 400 - 500 GB and saving to filesystem is not scalable anymore to us. We are looking at using RMAN to backup to tape (directly, not to fs then ...
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is ROBOCOPY a good form of backup as a tool?

seeing how it does not do a write verify unless scripted (or is it needed?) is it a decent option to dump a few folders to another server? i am just worried about whether the data, after being copied, ...
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Exchange 2007 backup / restore

To explain my situation I have a exchange 2007 server and I have recently upgraded to SP2 so that I can use windows server backup to take an "exchange aware" backup of the server. Is there an easy ...
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Migrate Windows Server 2008 to a new hard disk 2

A few weeks ago, I already asked how to move a Windows Server 2008 to a new hard disk. Despite the previous answers and two weeks lost trying to do it, I am always unable to move the OS to the new ...
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How to access SQL files from a BKS file?

I have a BKS file that is around 20GB. How do I extract the MSSQL files from that? Thanks
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How do I pull a backup from a Linux server to my Windows PC using rsync?

I'm currently using sftp to download nightly backups (.tar.gz) from my web host to my desktop computer. I think I'd like to switch to rsync to minimize the bandwidth (and time). I have cygwin ...
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Windows Server 2008 built in back up issue

On our windows 2008 r2 server, I was trying to configure back of server, but I am continue to get error message saying one of the volumes is fat32 and all the volumes needs to be ntfs. After searching ...