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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What differential backup program to use?

Currently I'm using rdiff-backup, but I'm not happy with its performance, and ability to track down the problem. Is there any other tool that provides differential backups over ssh? Which is the ...
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Should I run DBCC checkdb before full backups? Or after?

We have a mix of SQL 2000, 2005, and 2008 servers, and we've always run a DBCC CHECKDB nightly just before the full backups, under the theory that you want to make sure the DB is in good shape before ...
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Backing up exchange 2003

I am trying to backup exchange 2003 with the windows backup tool but due to bad block on the hard drive I am getting the following error. Backup Status Operation: Backup Active backup destination: ...
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Can I move an LVM as I can move an ISO

Can an LVM be copied or transferred to some remote server in a similar fashion as I can do with ISO.(Not asking rsync) I copy the ISO one one place to some other location and on the second location I ...
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What storage system and file server system should I use for 4TB of design images?

We are a design company who have grown quickly. We currently are housing our design data within one Dell server in a raid array, with HDD backups taken weekly onto external HDD drives. I'm looking ...
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A multiple web-app backup script

I'm mostly a Drupal developer, and have a backup script that goes through each site and uses Drush to perform a db dump, before archiving all the sites and their dumps. I've just finished a small ...
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Bacula - skip folders that exceed a certain size

What would be the easiest way to automatically skip the backup of subfolders that use more space than a certain limit? A solution that also sends a notification would get first prize!
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Question about Using Windows Server Backup to Perform a Backup of Exchange

I've got two questions about backing up Exchange 2010 with Microsoft Server Backup. So Microsoft have this article about Using Windows Server Backup to Perform a Backup of Exchange. In it they say, ...
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Miroring usb drives (master/slave, booting linux from them)

I have a small server that boots from a usb drive and i would like to protect myself from the drive dying. I can't add another hard drive. My question is: can i add one or two usb sticks of the same ...
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Server tape backup solutions?

Our server is now setup to run a basic Domain. Our other (older) samba server uses an Iomega Internal REV tape drive for backups. There is an advantage to installing another tape drive the same into ...
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Backup mailbox in Exchange 07

I need to do some clean up in my Exchange 07, so I want to backup some mailboxs before deleting them. I found this : http://www.jasonmohan.com/exchange/how-to-pst-a-exchange-2007-mailbox/ I read also ...
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Running two kinds of backup at the same time

I'm going to schedule a differential backup at 01AM and transaction log backup every one hour for a database. What will happen differential backup takes too long and transaction log backup starts ...
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SQL Server 2008 Express, need to copy a table from one server to another automatically

We have 2 servers with SQL Server 2008 Express for IVR systems and one for our website. The website's database server is more accessible on our network. I would like to copy some tables from the other ...
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Backup solution to backup terabytes and lots of static files on linux server?

Which backup tool or solution would you use to backup terabytes and lots of files on a production linux server ? Note that the files are all different and almost never modified, and usage is mostly ...
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how i can take backup of file on UNIX-AIX? [closed]

how i can take backup of file on UNIX-AIX ?
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Backup Exec b2d NAS

I'd like to backup my servers to a Drobo NAS which shows up in Windows as a network drive. It doesn't seem possible in Backup Exec 2010 to create a backup to disk folder on a mapped network drive. I ...
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How do you backup your site? [closed]

How do you backup your site? I am especially interested when you have a large site (20GB+) with thousands of files? Is there anything clever than the usual tar -zcvf backup2010.tar.gz ./public_html/ ...
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Source manager vs Backups

I need to get input of some it proffessional. My point is, when you have developpement, example, web developpement and you get some .cs files, aspx files, .css , .js and you get somme graphic files ...
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How to do a single backup of SQL Server 2005 Data for out of place restore?

My problem: I got a virtual Windows XP machine with a specific database driven software installed using SQL Server 2005. A similar machine is also in use by several customers. One customer reports an ...
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Rackspace offsite backup

Is it necessary to do offsite backups when you're on Rackspace? Rackspace does daily image backups of the server, which does backups every half hour. If the server is hacked, and all backups are ...
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What is a practical way to mirror an Amazon S3 bucket?

I want to mirror my Amazon S3 buckets. I want to do this because 1) I don't want all my data only existing with one provider; and 2) in case of software error or security breach I want to have the ...
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Copy Transaction Log backup from Primary to non secondary server

I have a SQL Server 2005 log shipping set up, with a primary server and two secondary servers. The process goes like this: Primary backs up to independent network drive (not on any of database ...
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Backup Solution for windows and ubuntu

Are there any solutions out there that will backup all windows and ubuntu machines on my home network? This needs to happen nightly. I am looking for something like Windows Home server(which ...
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How can i back up transaction log of a db2 database?

i search infocenter of Ibm Db2 for backing up the transaction log but i can't figure out. using Tivoli Storage manager software is an option for back up i learned from infocenter. but how can i back ...
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Question about Consolidate Helper - 0

Recently I had an issue where a virtual machine had ran out of space and was suspended, a restart was able to to fix the issue but when I SSH'd in I noticed there were two large files (both delta.vmdk ...
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Differential system backup at startup

I got a Linux Ubuntu Server, where system has its own 5 gig partition. Ive recently made a backup of this system partition into an .img file using dd. Since it is a system partition I needed to boot ...
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Backup on a remote server

We have just solved the problem of stolen server by hiding an external backup unit in a different room of our office. Now the problem is fire and all the other possilble disaster that can happen. We ...
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SQL Server live database backup strategies

I'm trying to come up with a backup strategy for SQL Server 2005. I am thinking of doing full backup once a week, differential backup once a day and transaction log backup every 15 minutes. The ...
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sql server backups: should i set them to run at the same time?

i have several databases that need to be backed up should i set the backup times the same? is there a good/bad way to do this? i am concerned that since they are going to be backing up at the same ...
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how do i do edit the frequency of backups in sql server?

i already have existing maintenance plans and i would like to edit the frequency at which they occur. is this possible to do?
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How to restore a SQL Server database and shrink its files at the same time?

Let's say I have a SQL Server database whose data files have been created with an initial size of 100 GB, but it only contains 10 GB of data. A database backup will then be only 10 GB in size. I want ...
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How to upload via FTP (or alt.) to AWS S3?

A simple question about Amazon (AWS) S3 storage. Is there any other way to upload data to S3 apart from the web console interface? I have a huge amount of family photos and home videos split into ...
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Backup software for service provider?

Currently using Vembu's storegrid. Not very happy with the user interface, the reports or nothing. Very hard to get a good grip on how well everything is. backing up typical servers such as Windows ...
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what's the best way to make backup of my data?

I have bought an Ubuntu server and I'm going to install several websites on it. I was wondering how to perform backups of the websites.. stored in different folders in the /var/www folder. For ...
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Best practice with huge VM disks, NFS mount or huge image file?

I am looking into a backup solution, it will run on a virtual machine located at our KVM-host. The question is wether it is best to use a LVM-volume on the host and mount that with NFS into the guest ...
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Can drive swapping break a win7 system image backup?

I've got a friend with a 1tb raid10 and 2 separate hot swappable 1tb drives runnin win7 ultimate. I created a scheduled task that would create a system image backup of the main raid array to the 1tb ...
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What directories to/not backup

I'm setting up rsnapshot to backup a production LAMP server. These are the directories that currently are going to be backed up. /home /etc /usr/local /root /var What directories can I exclude ...
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Windows file backup software

I'm looking for the backup software for Windows servers aswell as for the workstations. We always used Acronis but backup&recovery 10 is slow as hell and has too many bells and whistles (i.e. ...
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Is it possible to restore a backup of a physical machine to a machine with disparate hardware?

I have seen some backup software advertise the ability to restore an image of a physical machine to completely different hardware. Is this really possible? Also, is this easily done with sysprep? ...
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SQL Server Backups using Volume Shadow Copy

Many well-known backup utilities for Windows use the Volume Shadow Copy Service built in to newer versions of windows to create a point-in-time snapshot of the disk in order to safely back up open ...
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Mail backup error (tar Cannot stat: No such file or directory)

I have got this error in during my mail server backup: 2010-09-16 06:24:20 ERROR backup of /var/mail/vhosts failed: tar: Removing leading `/' from member names tar: ...
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Are Windows Backup Files (.bkf) compressed?

I'm running out of diskspace on a server - i've got a directory containing around 20gb of bkf files, which are backups of an ADAM store. I'm thinking of applying NTFS compression to the folder to ...
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Suspicious rsync output

I backup our servers using rsync like this rsync -av --delete /mnt/backup backupserverIPadress::backupfolder > /mnt/logs/textfile.txt It was working fine until 10 days ago. When I check on the ...
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File Backup Scheme - How to make effective backups

I'm the system administrator of a small law office (6-8 employees) which stores a large amount of important legal documents (Primarily PDFs, Excel Spreadsheets, and Word Documents) on a simple Windows ...
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USB drive only for Linux backups: To partition or not to partition?

I have a 2TB USB drive plugged into CentOS 5.5 that will be formatted with ext3 and will only be used for file-level backups. I've always partitioned my drives but a while ago when I had setup Amazon ...
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RSync backup of Subversion repository with Rsyncrypto

This is a crosspost from stackoverflow because I find that I might get a much qualified audience here The Situation I have a pretty large Subversion repository that I am trying to backup ...
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Creating a tgz file on a remote server without using local harddrive

I have a fairly ancient Fedora server which I have inherited from another company. I only have access to the server VIA SSH. Here are some details of the server: Linux REMOVED 2.6.15-1.1831_FC4 #1 ...
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Which backup software for Windows Server to Linux server backups?

I need to use a backup software that can backup windows server to a Linux server out side the network (the cloud)! So far I came through the following: Handy Backup Professional 6.7 Backup4all ...
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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 ...