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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 to backup data from linux servers to linux server (incremental + snapshot)?

We have a handful of hosted servers running RHEL4 and RHEL5 and would like to backup some key folders (I'm thinking /var /srv and /etc) to a local server we have in house. The local server is running ...
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Backup strategies for linux based file servers

I want to know some enterprise-wide backup strategies used for linux based file servers. What are the tools and techniques used when making a backup. for e.g when a backup fails on a machine, it ...
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Should I keep my ex-employer's data?

Following my brief reign as System Monkey, I am now faced with a dilemma: I did successfully create a backup and a test VM, both on my laptop, as no computer at work had enough free disk space. I ...
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MySql backup (MySqldump questions)

I have a vps with ubuntu 9 server. I need to backup my MySql database. Can MySql make backups automatically? If so, how? If not, how should I do it then? The website is a classifieds website (PHP, ...
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Ubuntu server; Backup of server and MySql database, and Solr database

How is backup done on ubuntu servers? I have a server (Ubuntu 9.10) which has apache2 installed, php5, mysql etc... The website is a classifieds website where all classifieds are stored in mysql and ...
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TSM TDP for Exchange backup - ANS0326E

Heres the stack Server - AIX - 5.3.0 BAclient - NT 32 bit 5.5.2.0 TDP for Exchange - 5.2.1 Backups are failing with ANS0326E (RC41) This node has exceeded its maximum number of moint points ...
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How can I decrease the time spent reformatting / restoring user's workstations?

I started working for a medium sized company (approx. 150 users). When user's workstations need to be reformatted for any variety of reasons, we reformat, reinstall windows from an oem disk, install ...
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What does SQL Server do if you select more than 1 full backup when doing a restore?

I have a backup file that contains 2 backup sets. Both backup sets are full backups. When I open SQL Server Management Studio and choose "Restore..." and pick the file as my device, it lets me pick ...
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How to create daily backup and hourly differentials with easy restore?

I need to create a daily full backup (snapshot) of a directory tree + hourly differentials. A developer who has only sftp access needs to be able to restore from the backups and hence a solution such ...
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How can I do daily backups for my VisualSVN Repos? [duplicate]

How can I do daily backups for my VisualSVN Repos? Its on a Windows Server 2003 machine with VisualSVN Server, I was thinking about just doing an xcopy of the folder C:\Repo but I'm not familiar ...
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What files do I need to recover MySQL databases from Ubuntu?

I have a now non-bootable install of Ubuntu. What files do I need to copy to backup all of the MySQL databases (including database users and permissions)?
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Sql Server differential backup : Simple vs Full recovery model

I need to better understand the backup process under SQL Server 2008. Since drive space is a kind of matter for us and we want to have a better disaster recovery solution, I decided that we will ...
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Difficulty restoring a differential backup in SQL Server, 2 media families are expected or no files are ready for rollforward

I have sql backups copied from server A to server B on a nightly basis. We want to move the sql server from server A to server B without much downtime, but the files are very large. I assumed that ...
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SQL Server transaction log backups,

I have a question regarding the transaction log backups in sql server 2008. I am currently taking full backups once a week (Sunday) and transaction log backups daily. I put full backup in folder1 on ...
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What is the easiest way to setup a webserver on Mac?

I am looking for the easiest way to run a webserver with Drupal on Mac. MAMP PRO is a nice solution but some people say that it is for the local usage only. Can it be used as a full-scale webserver? ...
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How to use LVM on Rackspace Cloud

I am trying to set up a simple but effective solution to make a backup of my rackspace cloud servers. These servers each run subversion, trac, and some database-backed custom php applications. My ...
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What does SQL Server's BACKUPIO wait type mean?

I'm using Sql Server 2008 ("R1"), with some maintenance plans that back up my databases to a network share. Some of my backup jobs show long waits of type "BACKUPIO". Of course it seems like this is ...
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Ad Agency storage/file server +backup needed (NAS or something else?)

Looking for a "this is all you need" recommendation. We're a small ad agency with both mac & pcs that access and share files from a 3 yr old Windows 2000 box (no server software). We currently ...
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How to take snapshot of the filesystem in linux (files, their sizes only, not their data)

We need to take a snapshot of your linux server. We don't want to backup the data, just a snapshot we can compare against changes.
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VSS Information: Where do I find it?

I'm currently taking care of backups for about 100 clients, and I'm really getting hammered with VSS issues. I've tried many different things, re-regsitering the VSS Dlls, reboots, patches, etc. ...
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software to auto-backup MYSQL + images etc on Server to Network HD in my house?

While i'm sure i can write a CRON to do this and some how open the ports on a network hd in my house, to be honest i'd rather spend a bit of money on some good software with a nice visual interface.. ...
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Backup VSS Issues

I've got this server, and we've been having VSS issues for quite awhile. We've tried every form of re-registering the VSS drivers we can think of. NTbackup won't run a system state backup vssadmin ...
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Online backup — any real tests?

I'm considering using online backup for my business. Is anybody publishing rigorous test results for services like Jungle Disk, Mozy, Carbonite, etc.? I'm looking for measures of whether the ...
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backupexec 12.5 not following symlinks on linux agent

Ok, we are at a loss here trying to backup a linux box to a backupexec server... we got a backupexec 12.5 server and a "backupexec for windows servers linux agent" (sigh) running on one of our linux ...
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What is a ‘best practice’ backup plan for a website?

I have a website which is very large and has a large user-base. I am trying to think of a 'best practice' way to create a back up or mirror website, so if something happens on domain.com, I can ...
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What is a 'best practice' backup plan for a website?

I have a website which is very large and has a large user-base. I am trying to think of a 'best practice' way to create a back up or mirror website, so if something happens on domain.com, I can ...
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What are the best backup tools around that someone should consider before making a decision?

I've found Bacula and Amanda, but are there other nice backup tools out there? I'm sure some exist but I haven't found them yet. Can we make a list?
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How to backup a remote VPS machine?

I am considering opting for a VPS solution, with the server running Ubuntu server. I am pretty new to this, and I need to come up with a backup policy for my server data. Initial data is likely to be ...
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How to backup mysql daily and backup binary log hourly on linux?

I'm wondering how can I backup mysql daily and backup binary log hourly? I don't know how to write a script to do this(or use etc/crontab?).
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SAN performance issues storing SQL Server tempdb on a SAN that's being backed up

I'm afraid I don't know much about SAN's so please forgive my lack of detail or technical terms. As a developer I've just completed and put on an existing production system a new application but it ...
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How can I install my installed linux on another hardware too?

It's my state: I installed some apps on a linux server(ubuntu). Apps stack are development tools: -some of Atlassian product -SVN, USVN -Maven, Artifactory -Tomcat & ... My problem: I want to ...
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How do I make a backup of a live server?

At my new job, I have a production server with the following qualities: Windows Server 2003, ancient hardware Absolutely vital database No backups whatsoever Everyone in the company has full admin ...
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Restore windows server image backup from one server to another

Can I restore and Windows Server 2008 built in image backup from one server to a different hardware? Is that possible? I have a PowerEdge T710 and I want to restore to T300.
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Optimal way to make MySQL backups for fairly large databases (MyISAM / InnoDB)

Currently we have one beefy MySQL database that runs a couple of high traffic Django based websites as well as some e-commerce websites of decent size. As a result we have a fair amount of large ...
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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, ...