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 delete old backups with charon.ftp using incremental strategy

Hello we have configured Tartarus and Charon.ftp to respectivelly backup and remove old backups. We have an incremental strategy for backup (full backup on Sun and incr. backup on week days), and the ...
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How can you repair a corrupt ntbackup (.bkf) file?

I've got a corrupt ntbackup file that won't open in ntbackup. There are various utilities that a google search turns up that say they can repair the files. Do I need to use one or is there a simple ...
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How can I get ntbackup to show items in the Backup\LTO Ultrium media pool so they can be restored

I am attempting to restore data from an LTO Ultrium 4 backup tape. The backup was originally done via NTBackup. When I attempt to restore the data that was backed up, I am unable to view or select the ...
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Amazon EC2 VM Import Connector Backup Strategies

I'm trying to get information on this connector but most of what i'm finding seems to be rather old info. My ultimate goal is to have my production virtual machines (esx 5.1) backed up to EC2 servers ...
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Daily Weekly and Monthly DB backup with logrotate?

I am currently keeping daily backup of my database by doing a daily mysqldump and by using logrotate to keep the 7 last days of mysqldump. I would like to improve this backup process to keep 7 daily ...
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Prevent the possiblity of writing data to an unmounted mount point directory [duplicate]

I have an Ubuntu server where I'm automounting an external hard drive each boot. To do this, I've created an empty folder on the root partition, and the drive gets mounted "inside" this folder. ...
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backup and restoration of a freeipa infrastructure

I'm finding the documentation on ipa server backup and restoration sadly lacking, and being so centrally critical it's not something i'm really happy about shooting in the dark with - could some kind ...
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How to setup a “last day of month” schedule in Networker?

I need to set up a "Last day of the month" schedule in EMC Networker V8.0.1 I have actually set up it as: Period: Week Action: skip skip skip skip skip skip skip Override: full last day every month ...
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Backup to tape on server 2012

It seems that Windows Backup Server on 2012 does not backup to tape, only to block storage devices. Anyone know if there is a way of backing up to tape on server 2012, just like the old ntbackup used ...
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is there any auto backup of mysql database? [closed]

Unfortunately I have lost some part of my data (a field of table) in a mysql database on a linux server and my backup is old I want to know is there any solution to recover that table?
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Best way to prevent the root system filling up when a mount fails?

We have an internal web server (virtualized, hosting ReviewBoard, but not super relevant) and we have a relatively consistent failure mode with failed NFS mounts causing / to fill up. Distro is Ubuntu ...
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Tools or scripts to transfer files of a specific criteria to a USB drive

The company I work for has a 'company wide' share that is mapped on all of our machines. Over the years this has grown into the terrabytes and now lucky me has been tasked with bringing this back ...
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Should SQL Server backups be scheduled in SQL Server Agent or as a Scheduled Task?

I have inherited a system where a system where our database is backed up by identical scripts, one set up in SQL Server Agent and one set up as a Scheduled Task. Both are running at the same time, so ...
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How to perform Hardware disaster recovery with backup server

I have a two windows server 2003 R2 servers with same configuration(same processor,same motherboard etc). One is original server and another one is backup server(Not to store backup files,it is a ...
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How can I speed up a MySQL restore from a dump file?

I am restoring a 30GB database from a mysqldump file to an empty database on a new server. When running the SQL from the dump file, the restore starts very quickly and then starts to get slower and ...
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lvextend onto a ramdisk or tmpfs

I want to be able to run system image backups of my root partition without downtime. I've read that I can use LVM snapshots and dd to create such images, but my current lvgroup has no unallocated ...
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SBS 2008 add backup drives without formatting

I have an SBS 2008 server that required a bare metal restore. After the restore the backup needed to be reconfigured. For some unknown reason, it, and a few other software configurations did not come ...
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How does vzdump treats hard links pointing out of the virtual machine?

I have an OpenVZ container containing some hard links pointing to the host file system. For example, I have run on the host ln /root/file /var/lib/vz/private/101/root/link Now I'm asking myself: if ...
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Windows Azure Blob Storage Data Migration

I would like to back up the files I currently have in Azure Blob Storage and move them elsewhere. The problem is that pulling them one by one would take me several weeks, even within the same ...
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What are simple options for reading from LTO tape drive [closed]

The only way I know to read from an LTO tape drive is with big, heavy tools like Backup Exec. I am looking for a light weight or free tool that can read files from an LTO tape drive attached to a ...
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Encrypt Windows Backup

Is there a way to encrypt my backups using Windows Backup in Server 2008 R2 without using a paid for 3rd party application? I've searched high and low but have been unable to find anything. Thanks ...
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Using Hot swap drive to backup on daily basis

Hot swapping and hot plugging are terms used to describe the functions of replacing computer system components without shutting down the system. In all the articles it was mentioned during some system ...
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restore fails due to insufficent disk space

I'm trying to test my SBS 2008 backup by restoring to a vm on a Hyper-V server. The SBS is a physical machine. I created two vhdx each at 1TB in (fixed) size, which is larger than the actual disks ...
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disconnect and reconnect node from percona xtradb cluster

I have a Percona Xtradb Cluster with 3 nodes. Which is the best way to disconnect and reconnect 1 node from the cluster with the node still working? Some suggestions include clear wsrep_provider or ...
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Command Line Winrar & Batch Scripts

I've written a wee batch script to backup some stuff on my desktop and dump it over the network to a share... The only thing that's bugging me is the verbosity of rar.exe while it's doing the ...
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What is the best way to redundantly back up to external hdd so that one of the hdds can be unplugged daily to be taken off site?

The problem I've got is that I have a Ubuntu 13.10 instance, running ownCloud, and I want to keep redundant backups of the data directory from ownCloud on two external drives (1tb, USB3). The plan is ...
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Ubuntu backup script kills performance

I run a nightly backup, which takes about 1 hour. During that the performance is bad as hell. It looks pretty much like this: # DB dump ionice -c 3 nice -n 20 mysqldump --skip-lock-tables --user=foo ...
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Why does system lag or stall after successful completion of tar backup command?

I have a script that runs backup of system files via tar as a cronjob for my server. Every time the script is being fired off, it completed the task as successful. All backups were tested and appeared ...
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SQL Server Transaction log Backup Frequency

I'm primarily a developer, but for one small in-house system I'm also currently in charge of some of the configuration of a server running SQL server enterprise edition. The database itself sees ...
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Issues with API in free version of VMware ESXi 5.0

We are using Linux box on Esxi 5.0 server to take VMDK backups of all windows servers on that EXSi 5.0; we are using VMware native API to do that; but after the trail period of 60 days, these API's ...
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2950 internal backup SATA drive

We have a Dell 2950 II with 4 76GB drives in a RAID 10 configuration, running ESXi and 5 virtual machines. The RAID controller is Perc5/i. There is a low transaction rate, so this gives us minimal ...
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Where can I find backup scenarios for Windows 2008 Server Backup?

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server that I would like to create a backup schedule for (using Server Backup). If I had my choice I would like to have the following scenario; 5 different external drives to ...
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SVN backup on Linux

I have SVN repository at /var/svn, and folder /var is backup incrementally everyday by the standard TSM backup. Do I still need to do the dump backup for SVN? Thanks
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File system for rsyncing to loop mounted file?

As a backup, I want to rsync a system partition to a loop mounted file (which is stored in Dropbox). The size of the partition is ca. 2GB and growing, and the backup is scheduled to happen once per ...
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Backing Up an Entire Linux Environment

I'm currently in the process of setting up and playing with my new Linux box. Being a newcomer to these things, I'm doing alright, but one small mistake can screw everything up for me. I've currently ...
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Is there any equivalent of mysqlhotcopy for InnoDB?

Currently I'm using mysqldump to make backups which is slow, but OKish. The big problem is restoring database, which takes a few days. The dump is around 7GB gzipped, so it's not a tiny database, but ...
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Why is RAID not a backup?

When someone mentions RAID in a conversation about backups, invariably someone declares that "RAID is not a backup". Sure, for striping, that's true. But whats the difference between redundancy and a ...
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Backups through distributed filesystems

I hope I can articulate my question as precise as possible. I am seeking for a way to make backups for my vm-servers as soon and frequent as possible as the data they are handling/producing are ...
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DPM2010 / Windows 2012 - DCOM errors communicating with all agents

I just installed DPM 2010 on a Windows 2012 machine. Everything appears fine but then I try attaching an agent and the server can never communicate with any agent. I tried installing/uninstalling ...
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Backup archive format for delta syncing to Dropbox?

On an Amazon EC2 server with Linux AMI, I currently have a daily backup cron job be run: TMP_BACKUP_FILE="/tmp/backup.tar" BACKUP_FILE="/home/ec2-user/Dropbox/Backup/backup.tar" rm -f ...
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Why is `slapconfig -backupdb` not creating disk image when run from cron on Snow Leopard Server?

Years ago I put together the following expect script to perform Open Directory backups under Tiger Server and it's worked well under Leopard Server as well: #!/usr/bin/expect -f set date [timestamp ...
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Webserver backup through SSH and Linux Live!

Yesterday my dedicated webserver crashed due to hardware failure. It has been replaced with another server by Leaseweb. It's the same specs but another server so it needs to be re-installed. That ...
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2 backup programs - want to stop program truncating exchange logs

I'm managing a server and have 2 pieces of backup software installed. I have StorageCraft ShadowProtect and since signing up for a cloud backup provider we have Peaceguard software also. After having ...
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How to discourage a hacker with root access from deleting remote backups?

I'm currently researching the best backup solution for my CentOS webserver, and I'm thinking of going with either Tarsnap or straight-up Amazon S3. I am trying to figure out how to discourage a ...
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Is there a right way to use one VPS backup file to build a clone VPS with it?

I tried many times to restore a tar ball from a different server to a fresh installed VPS with the same Linux Debian version (exactly the same) but every time when I restore the tar ball on a ...
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Backup, Migrate or Clone Failing CentOS 4 (LVM)

I've been running a BlueQuartz CentOS 4 system (Nuonce.net distro) for a few years now and although the hard drive (Deskstar) has always been a bit noisy, on a few recent occasions I've heard it ...
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Backup RHEL 5 Web Server Disk and DB Data to USB Drive, Best Way to do this?

We are using a dedicated web server with Redhat Enterprise Linux 5 installed, we are using this to host a couple of our websites. We asked our host to attach an external USB hard drive to our server ...
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Database and Source Code auto back up

We have more have more than ten server(windows 2003 ) system . Each server have more than three web sites. I had create the sql job to auto back up process. Then copy the back up files into external ...
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Exclude mounted folders from tar archive

we want to backup our server and this seems to be pretty simple thing to do except one. Currently we use something like this: tar cvpjf backup.tar.bz2 --exclude=/proc --exclude=/lost+found ...
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Colliding/overlapping full and differential backups in SQL Server

I am trying to set up a monthly full backup and a daily differential. The full backup is currently on the 1st, but I might change it to the first Saturday. I need to retain full backups for a few ...