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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WHS - client does not shutdown after backup

I have my WHS/Win 7 laptop configured to do automatic backups through the connector. The backups run just fine every night. I put my computer in hibernate when I go to bed, it wakes and runs the ...
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SPS 2007 backup webparts etc

I would like to backup my hole Share-point 2007 stuff. But as I read on http://searchwinit.techtarget.com/generic/0,295582,sid1_gci1319629,00.html Share-point isn't able to backup all content for an ...
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Whats the best cloud backup solution for a small scale server environment?

I have a server that runs a postgres database that contains about 200MB of data. Currently I have a cron job setup on my home computer which: ssh's into my server runs a remote script which makes a ...
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Laptop Backup Software (Corporate)?

I wondered if any of you who have a fleet of laptops are using anything to back them up, and if so what? In particular I'm looking for a solution that is totally hands-off once installed i.e. the ...
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Automate BESR 8.5 Restore

I have been searching for a way, script, rain dance, to automate the restore of several BESR 8.5 created images (v2i file extension). Does anyone have any experience on how to pull this off? I have ...
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How to schedule daily backup in MSSQL Server 2008 Web Edition

In MSSQL Management Studio I created a maintenance plan but it won't work Error is; "Message Executed as user: Administrator. Microsoft (R) SQL Server Execute Package Utility Version 10.0.1600.22 for ...
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How does RSYNC does incremental Backups

How does RSYNC knows which files are chnages and which are not. Does it logs its data anywhere in the file. Because I want to do incrrmental backups but first it will transfer all files. So my main ...
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WHich site can provide me the FTP acces for backing UP 150GB data [closed]

I want keep the backup of myServer data 150GB online. so that i can run rsync everyday to keep it updated. is there any reliable company which can provide the ftp/sftp access and have storage space ...
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Enterprise online backup providers

We've used Iron Mountain's LiveVault service but found that it was only good for file level backups. We liked how it backed up every 15 minutes. It doesn't support Exchange 2007-10 and the web ...
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Backing up Amazon EC2 machines with Bacula

What's the best way to back up Amazon EC2 machines with Bacula? Currently it seems not possible to use S3, is that correct? Could it just be done with EBS?
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Is there a way to reliably backup and restore a complex network configuration on Windows XP?

I have some Windows XP laptops (10+) that host a ad-hoc WIFI network connection to wireless PDA devices. The laptop itself is connected via a 3rd party VPN radio network. The radio network itself ...
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SQL 2005: Backup database but ignore FTI Catalog

Folks, Apologies for aksing what might be a very simple question, but can I backup a database and ignore the databases FTI catalog? These backups will be restored to a different server and the ...
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rsync to multiple destinations using same filelist?

I'm wondering if it's possible for rsync to copy one directory to multiple remote destinations all in one go, or even in parallel. (not necessary, but would be useful.) Normally, something like the ...
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Which is best for backups rsync vs rdiff vs rsnapshot

I am using rsync for backups from remote FTP to local computer. I read on internet that rsnapshot is better. Just want to know which is used in production environment
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MySQL: stopping just one DB to allow it to be moved

I want to do some work on the files that make up a few MySQL DBs (moving the files to a different partition and symlinking the original location to this) and if possible I'd like to shutdown just the ...
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Backup a linux webserver to windows

I have our websites hosted at a thrid party webserver. I have all the admin access needed. I have a local Win2K3 machine that's using retrospect to backup all the networked machines and server, ...
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Backing up large network (~200 clients) — Enough Bandwidth?

My company wants to institute a backup plan for all of the clients on our network, which is about 200. We back up our servers and SQL databases regularly, but its been our policy to not backup ...
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Windows Registry creating users

can i create local users just using windows registry? i write the programm wich help me to migrate my from one computer to another. When i work with domain user i can save it settings with windows ...
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How to best convert a fully encrypted drive into a Virtual Machine?

I have a Windows XP laptop that uses GuardianEdge's Encryption Plus to fully encrypt the drive from bootup. What I would like to do is install a much larger (unencrypted) hard drive with Windows 7 on ...
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Simple Backup Strategy for Amazon EC2 instances / volumes?

You have entered Introductory Backups for Amazon EC2 EBS-backed Windows Images 010... I have been browsing my brains out to find a simple backup strategy for our single windows 2008 server running ...
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Windows Server Backup - Can I restore to a particular revision?

I'm using Windows Server Backup in Windows Server 2008 to do a scheduled daily backup to a dedicated hard-drive on the server. I noticed that under "All backups" it says I have 45 copies. Does this ...
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Backup and restore MySQL database without system access

I am trying to move a database from 1 provider to another, the problem is that I don't have system access at either end (ie, no ssh), so I cannot use a mysqldump. I have already tried using MySQL ...
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using windows shadow copy for folders, files

it seems only R2 versions of W2k3 and W2k8 support folder, file level VSS backup. In regular Windows server editions only volumes could be backed up. is there any links or doc to confirm this ...
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How to backup Windows 2003 Server users and passwords?

Is it possible to backup the users (with passwords) on Windows 2003 Server?
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selective backup script in bash

I've been using this simple command (that's all I can do :) to backup the whole tree from my user data in NAS server for a year. cp -r /STORAGE /BACKUP-STORAGE/YYYY-MM-DD Unfortunately, after a ...
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PostgreSQL Backup/Restore

What's the best way to backup a postgresql database? I've tried using the documentation at www.postgresql.org, but I always get integrity errors when restoring. Right now I'm using this for backup: ...
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What is RAID5 + Hotspare?

Does this mean setting aside one more disk as a hotspare than you actually need for RAID5?
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System State Backup Retention Policies

I was wondering if there was a general consensus on how long to keep system state backups. I am trying to reevaluate our current backup process, and trying to get a good handle on our current storage ...
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Re-sync deleted files from rsync

I need to recover files that have been deleted. My scenario: I have a rsync script that runs at 9PM and mirrors everything from server1 directory to another directory on backup server2. A couple ...
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Backup Exec 2010 throwing error trying to restore Exchange mailbox

Error category : Resource ErrorsError : e000848c - Unable to attach to a resource. Make sure that all selected resources exist and are online, and then try again. If the server or ...
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DPM 2010 RC Mailbox Recovery Fails

I am testing DPM 2010 with Exchange 2010. I am attempting to restore a single mailbox from a previous backup to a Recovery Database. I created and mounting the Recovery Database on the Exchange 2010 ...
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SQL 2005 Log Shipping - Was working, now isnt!

I had log shipping working between two SQL 2005 server fine. I suspect that a job was added to the source server which backed up the transaction log to disk (nothing to do with the existing log ...
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How to dump remote database without mysqldump?

I want to dump the database on my remotely hosted site in regular intervals using a shell script. Unfortunately the server is locked down pretty tight, has no mysqldump installed, binary files can't ...
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SVN Backup using rsync command

I setup a cron for taking backup of my SVN repo( 8 GB) to another server. But some times I get errors and I feel that this is not the proper way to back an svn to a remote server. I used the command ...
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Do you know of an online back up & sync solution for Windows that actually works?

I've been looking for some time for a program that backups your data to the cloud and is also able to sync 2 or more computers. By syncing I mean, if I change something on one computer that it should ...
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duplicity fail: not promping for password: “Running 'sftp user@host' failed”

I have two linode VPS accounts and I want to back up one onto the other (the reasons are mainly for fun and to practice server administration.) the short version Duplicity isn't even asking for my ...
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Concurrent modification during backup: rsync vs dump vs tar vs?

I have a Linux log server where multiple applications write data. Data is written in bursts, and in a lot of different files. I need to make a backup of this mess, preferably preserving as much ...
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what's the differences between rsync applications to use for backups?

There are many concerns about backing up servers (naturally), and the best responses I found for "backing up best practices" was ...
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Alternative to robocopy /MIR

We run a number of web apps that store a lot of local data in small xml files. One part of our backup / recovery strategy is to produce a local mirror of the file system via a VPN to the hosting ...
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howto access esx filesystem

need to copy VM files (vmdk etc) to usb disk for backup purposes. tried booting with partedmagic 4.9..but cannot access the vm files on disk. any thoughts?
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esx backup usb disk

my server has a disk error, unfortunately RAID-0. So i am planning to boot it off CD (partedmagic) and copy the VMs to a USB disk. File system is VMFS (esxi4) once the damaged disk is replaced back ...
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How to backup/restore IIS 5.1 or move to another machine?

We have a web based application that run on an Intranet. For various reasons, we are constrained to using Win XP and the version of IIS that ships with it, 5.1. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325889 ...
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Server Backup Solutions - compiling? [closed]

I've been researching backup solutions for a LAMP environment to backup our databases and files alike. I'm looking for open source with a UI (so I'm less likely to screw it up). I downloaded ...
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Recommended Tape Library Backup software [closed]

I recently "inherited" a Tape Library (Powevault 136T / Scalar 100). and I was asking for some advise on the backup software to manage the Library. My goal is to be able to manage backups of all my ...
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SQL Server 'Real Time' Mirroring Possible?

We have a SQL Server that has important databases for our clients, if the server goes down we want another server to be ready to be switched over (we would just change the IP). The question is, how ...
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Service or software to auto-sync one server to another so they are identical?

We have a main node in a DC data center and want to setup a back-up node in Seattle. The back-up node will only be used if the DC node goes down and we switch it over while DC node is repaired. The ...
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Hot swapping for Linux web/database servers

Is there a way to perform the following under Linux: There are two web servers, main and backup There are two database servers (postgres), main and backup Web Servers are in sync with each other, ...
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Ideal backup appliance for backup software like Bacula?

I'm at a small company and we (the IT department of two) manage <100 client computers and a handful of servers. Currently we're using a company's appliance to handle backup; it does a small backup ...
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Can you make a SQL Server Maintenance Subplan run after a previous subplan completes

I have a maintenance plan to do backups and cleanup of old data. It has three subplans, each with their own schedule. Can I set the schedule of subtask 2 to be "after subtask 1 is complete"?
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External Storage for 2TB of backups and 4TB of data RAID level? HW vs Software?

I have a Mac Mini set up as a media center/file server. Currently I just have a hodgepodge mess of external drives for storage. I'm maxed out, and I have some new laptops on the way with much larger ...