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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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 ...
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Clever way to rotate portable media where we store backup

We are a small company and we backup all our data daily on an external HD. We are 5 of us. Each of us has got an external hard drive that brings everyday from home. That HD gets written with the ...
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BrightStor ARCServe Backup job settings not applying

I have an backup job that I want to set a file exclusion on. The problem I'm having is that every time I add a filter (e.g. *.log), the setting drops off as soon as I close the job. Is there ...
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Copying over 600GB from one windows 2003 ESX VM to another

I need to copy 650GB-isg from one VM to another both server instances are on a VMware ESX cluster and both run Windows server 2003 x86 (on the same LAN). One server is our file server and the other is ...
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What is a good free Linux FTP backup solution? [closed]

I have the need for a backup solution that will let me run local incremental backups and then synchronize the backup with a remote folder over FTP. I have found several solutions that would allow me ...
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How to backup files/directory and database on LAMP daily and automatically

Is there any way to backup a whole website including files and database automatically on LAMP? phpMyAdmin is avaliable. I'd like to save zipped files and database sql in the folder above www ...
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What backup restoration solutions for SQL Server 2005/2008 will most closely match my requirements?

We have been using a sql job to back up our SQL 2005 databases locally, and then copy them to tape with BackupExec. At the same time, we use MS Data Protection Manager to take incremental backups ...
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How to back up a MSSQL Database

I have a MSSQL databse hosted on a windows server, What do I need to download a back up to my pc? I am familiar with backing up MSSQL databases, I believe I need to download a Microsoft database ...
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Drobo Pro or SAN for backups

I have multiple offices and was thinking of using two Drobo Pros as a storage location for my backups, with one at each site being synced. It seems like on the surface its a cheap alternative to a ...
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Flush MSSQL Express in Memory Data to Disk Without Service Shutdown

I am attempting to configure a MSSQL 2005 Express db to flush its in memory data to disk so that the data can be captured by using disk snapshot software. I have been unable to find any particular way ...
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How can I copy from a server on the internet to a server behind a router doing NAT?

I have both a VPS and a server behind a NAT firewall. I want to use the server behind a NAT firewall as a backup for the VPS. The VPS needs to be able to initiate the backup process and send the ...
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Backing up a SQL Server vm by doing a complete vm backup as opposed to individual dbs?

Is backing up a SQL Server via doing a complete backup of the VM image rather than backing up individual databases a bad practise? I can imagine that backing up the entire image looses the ...
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Storing backups locally and at a remote location

Does anyone store vm backups on their local server? We have a HyperV server with some dev VMs, and it was mentioned how we would store the backups on the local server but also at a remote location. ...
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alternatives to rsync?

I'm trying to script a backup system for several servers, some Windows, some Linux. I'd love to be able to use rsync but I can't (at least not in all situations, since some servers I can't install ...
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daily, weekly, yearly backup script

Anyone has any bash script that does a daily/weekly/yearly backup script that I can use with cron. Basically it will put the backups into 3 folders. Daily backup would only have this week's backup ...
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Chunking large rsync transfers?

We use rsync to update a mirror of our primary file server to an off-site colocated backup server. One of the issues we currently have is that our file server has > 1TB of mostly smaller files (in ...
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windows 2003 - Backup File server

Witch is the way to backup file server including directory structure and file permissions? For now, I'm backing up on DVD the files directly, but I want to backup also the Security ACL, It is ...
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best way to backup data from disk failure?

As lots of people prefer to backup data to multiple backup storage, this is not a perfect choice. Lets say a video file stored in a server which connected to hundreds of other server in cluster. The ...
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What's the easiest way to back up EC2 instances automatically?

I'm worried I might log in one day and my fully configured instance has been removed. I would like to be able to back it up daily to S3 but frustratingly this is not a simple setting in the console. ...
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MySQL - backup from binary data - some databases seems to be empty while they were not!

my OS died today, so I have to copy the data onto working machine. I've set up the new environment including MySQL, then copied contents of /var/lib/mysql from an old machine to the new one. ...
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How to best encrypt data on an external hard drive

This is the scenario. I have a local server in the office that I want to back up programmatically (via a bash script) everyday to an external hard disk that I will bring home. The data in the hard ...
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How to backup postfix?

I am putting together a list of things that I need to backup, on my website. I am using postfix for handling my mail. Which files in /etc/postfix (if any) do I need to backup? My goal is that after ...
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How to schedule a database backup operation by using SQL Server Management Studio in SQL Server 2008R2?

I'm having difficulties to setup a daily backup schedule in SSMS 2008 R2 Developer Edition. This is exactly what I'm trying to achieve: My SSMS connect to my DB (remotely), which located at some ...
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If I cannot recover the database that Symantec Backup Exec used to store information about tape backups then can I recover my tape backups?

First off I admit that I might not fully know what I am talking about and any clarification to my question you can provide would be helpful. My understanding is that Symantec Backup Exec stores ...
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Checking the integrity of windows 2008 server backup

There is a simple way to check the integrity of a backup made with Windows Backup in Windows 2008 Server Enterprise (not R2)? Today i tried to restore some files from a backup I made some days ago, ...
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MSSQL Remote Backup

Environment: Shared Hosting - No MSSQL control panel - Only have mssql management studio MSSQL Server: Remote - YES Remote SQL Connections - NO FTP - NO Shared Drive Is there a way to backup MSSQL ...
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Do I need to bring my website down just in order to use mysqldump?

I have a LAMP website with mysql backend with InnoDb engine for tables I would like to be able to use mysqldump to take periodic dumps of the database - WITHOUT having to stop the mysql server (i.e. ...
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How do i archive newly added DB backups?

I'm using Windows Server 2003, Sql-Server 2005 and 7-zip for archiving. Each day maintenance plan adds all DBs to backup and i need to archive those but just those files. How do i create .bat or ...
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Exchange 2010 Backup Strategy

We just moved to Exchange 2010 from another mail system and have been using IDrive for years to back up our Documents & mail on a single windows server. Previously we just stopped the ...
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backing up a website - recommended strategy and steps for a newbie sysadmin

I am running a LAMP website on Linux 10.0.4 LTS. I am a newbie sysadmin (I am a developer though) and I am seeking some advice on how best to implement backup for my website. My database is mySQL and ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 backup includes volume with MSSQL data

I'm using wbadmin to schedule image backup every night on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard server. Ever since installing MS-SQL 2008 Express R2, wbadmin wants to also backup the volume where the ...