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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Hyper-v back-up

We are trying to decide a good backup strategy for our new Hyper-V setup. We have 3 VMs on Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V host. We installed Symantec BackupExec 2010 on the host and have the Hyper-V Agent ...
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Off-Site Backups

I need to implement off-site backups and would really appreciate any advice on this. Current Setup: 2 Racks with internal 100MB network. 15 servers each backing up approx 100GB of data each day ...
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How to backup running KVM guest qcow2 disk without LVM?

How to backup running KVM guests, when using qcow2 disks and host system does not use a LVM? Is it even possible without guest shutdown?
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, RDIFF-BACKUP, data source and destination on remote machines

i've got a problem with rdiff-backup... I have three systems: System-A: Data source, SSH on port 1234 System-B: Backupspace, SSH on port 22 System-C: Executive system which runs rdiff-backup. my ...
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Qemu Proxmox VM - Network access to guests for BackupPC backups

Environment I rent a dedicated server from OVH and installed Proxmox 3.3 (which is based on Debian 6 Wheezy) in order to create and manage multiple Virtual Machines on it. Each VM is configured to ...
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How does dropbox version/upload large files? [closed]

I have a free dropbox account (2GB), and I was wondering how the versioning of large files works. I have a full backup of all my webfiles that sites @ just over 1GB. After the initial upload of 1GB, ...
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Lightweight, but robust enterprise backup solution [closed]

Looking for a backup solution primarily for Windows clients (XP/7), that will either back up to 2 different servers (1 on site, 1 off site - internet - can be our own server), or back up to 1 server ...
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Best strategy to automate backup ~40 Workstations (WINDOWSXP) at some specific Folder

We have a LAN at some remote building with around 40 workstations, with no server or backup plan whatsoever. We're having an auditing next month and we badly need to ensure that some sort of backup ...
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MySQL binary log location Windows 2008 Server

I'm running a Windows 2008 Server with IIS, PHP and MySQL. MySQL is installed as a service. There's software on the server that uses a database that I need good backups of, including transaction ...
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Linux centric backup solution for NTFS target

I've got to backup data (around 100GB) on a linux system on a daily basis. I need daily incremental and regular full backups on an 2TB USB drive that is NTFS formatted (no way to change that). If I ...
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SVN : How to get path of repository knowing its URL?

I'm trying to backup my SVN respository with svnadmin dump command. So I must give it the path of my repository which I don't know how to find it. I'm using svn over http. How can I find this? FYI: ...
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Rsnaphost “works” when tested but not when run

I have set up rsnapshot successfully a couple of times, and maybe because everything was rather painless (except for the vi tab fiasco of 2013) I am now out of ideas. I have a cifs mounted remote ...
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I'm going to wipe a Windows 2008 server, but I want to be able to restore it just in case

I have backed up everything with the Windows Server Backup program, but will this be enough? My company is going to completely wipe the computer that has the server, but in case they change their mind ...
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Best Practice for Mailbox Backup (IMAP)? With Webinterface? [closed]

Situation: Debian Mailserver with ISPconfig3, Postfix and Dovecot, about 500 Users with different Domains. Server is a virtual client, so i backup it via XenBackup. Problem: If a user delete a single ...
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SQLServer Maintenance Plan Cleanup misses files by minutes

I have a set of maintenance plans in place that perform a full backup weekly, and once complete, delete any .bak's that are a week old. This is important, because the DBs are very large and disk space ...
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Moving large size directory using rsync

I plan to move from linux o/s a directory which is mounted on SAN(offboard) to external storage for backup. The dir size is 14TB. I do have experience moving files in/out using rsync but never done ...
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Solution for file data backup, versioning and replication

We have a growing set of data files (.wav files, image files etc) which are data, i.e not part of the application code - uploaded and modified by users. The number of files is in the 1000s and the ...
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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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Cost effective, long term archival of video and image data? ~50 TB

My lab is in the process of setting up a small server that holds data (mostly video and image data, plus a few documents) for the project our group is working on at a moment in time. Historically, ...
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postfix destination full/busy/error try another destination

Does anyone know if it is possible to setup postfix with a destination for a domain. If that destination (which is also running postfix) can't accept the mail because it's disk is full or it is ...
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Does an unplugged hard drive used for data archival deteriorate?

If I were to archive data on a hard drive, unplug it, and set it on a (not dusty, temperature-controlled) shelf somewhere, would that drive deteriorate much? How does the data retention of an ...
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Backup Monitoring Solution [closed]

I've been testing out different backup software across our environment and the one thing that I can't seem to get a handle on is the monitoring of these backup solutions. I can't find one backup ...
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how to add server column to adsm_k event query

My current adsm_k query for server group opsfile is "opsfile:q ev * prod_ begindate=-1 enddate=today node= exceptionsonly=yes" it returns the scheduled start, actual start, schedule name, node ...
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Windows Azure Backup agent with Windows 7 pro

I know that windows azure backup is designed to work with windows server, but I have a small client that runs a little windows 7 pro machine as a "server/file share" in their office and I want to set ...
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Subversion - svnadmin dump remote url

I have Subversion repository that contains multiple projects, and now I'm trying to separate each project into it's own repository. system: # cat /etc/redhat-release Red Hat Enterprise Linux ...
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Windows Disk Management tells me “Disk is not initialized.” What does that mean? [closed]

I have a disk I need to recover, but the problem is that when I connect it via USB to my Windows, machine, Disk Management tells me Disk is not initialized. When I try to initialize the disk, either ...
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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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automatic backup [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how to get database backup automatically i want to have automatic backup in my program.it means that for example every 30 minutes a table that contains backup schedules ...
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Backing Up User home Folders in an Active Directory

Our Domain is currently Set up with a Server 2012 domain controller. We have Home profiles enabled, which is annoying because it grants the User and only the user access to their files. We need to ...
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Server have 6 harddisk, how to set daily full backup/clone harddisk? [closed]

i have a HP DL380 server, its have 6 harddisk, @72Gb each, i am planning to use centos + cpanel please suggest how to set daily full backup/daily clone harddisk? so if 1 main harddisk is broken, i ...
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backup multiple websites daily automatically [closed]

this is my situation i have a web server pc with many websites in it (using vhost) running freebsd. just in case something bad happened to my server, i want to backup every websites in it every ...
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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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Most cost efficient way to backup Subversion data to S3?

I'm looking at using S3 as an offsite backup repo for my Subversion database. When I dump my SVN database, it's about 10 gigabytes. I would like to avoid the charge of uploading that data ...
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Should Oracle *online* redo logs be backed up?

Obviously archived redo logs are backed up as frequently as required, but does it make any sense to backup online redo logs? Is the online redo log an open and active file such that copying it in this ...
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Shadow copies for local files on Windows Server 2012 or alternative

I hope serverfault is the right place for this - if not, please tell me where to post it. The situation is the following: our company has a WebDAV fileserver running on a Windows Server 2012 that I ...
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Commvault, how to generate a report by time scheduled?

I'm using commvault at the moment to manage backups, but i need to creata a report of some kind that can show me the days of the week , and what server is backing up at that moment. A bit like this: ...
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server maintenance to prevent fsck failures

once in a while after a reboot I found fsck would fail on OS disk and booting becoming impossible on many of my servers. and then I had to reinstall OS and do data migration from the failed OS disk. ...
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Exchange 2010 partially offline during Backup (wbadmin)

We have an Exchange Server 2010 on a physical Dell Server (Power Edge R410, 64bit, 32 GB Ram, Windows Server 2008R2 Standard) and every night we make a full-vss backup with the integrated "Windows ...
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Are there issues with making a ldap database group readable?

I'm managing several CentOS 6.5 machines using ldap and kerberos for user accounts and authentication. I want to back up the ldap database as well as other root owned files stored on server1 to ...
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Backup jobs in ARCServe fail trying to back up deleted files and directories. How can fix this?

I am using ARCServe r12 SP2. Our daily backup jobs are failing while trying to back up files and directories on a remote server that have been deleted. How can I fix this?
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How can a script loop for 30 days?

I have a script, backup.sh, that creates a backup of a MySQL database and then SCPs it to a remote server. This works great, and I can run this once per day using crontab with no problems. However, ...
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Recycling media after a cancelled Bareos backup job

When cancelling a backup job in Bareos/Bacula the used media are still shown as "Full". Is there a way to recycle them? Neither pruning nor purging made them available again because Bareos claims that ...
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Set rules on exchange and save it to database [closed]

I wanna set exchange rules for my incomming backup mails. After receiving one message with "Backup Exec Alert: Job Success (Server: "SERVERNAME") (Job: "JOBNAME") " in the subject a script should be ...
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What is a safe way to back up a sparsebundle that is exported via afpd?

I work with a number of OSX client machines that back up via TimeMachine to AFP shares on an Ubuntu Linux file server, exported by netatalk/afpd. These clients back up at arbitrary times of the day, ...
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Rsync does not delete destination files [rsync protocol / module]

An automatic backup script executes the following rsync command to sync a local directory tree with a remote one: env RSYNC_PASSWORD=$rsync_password rsync -aqrxz --delete --timeout=30 \ ...
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Replica between FreeIPA 3.3 to FreeIPA 4

I am trying to move our data from FreeIPA 3.3 on centos 6.5 to FreeIPA 4 on Fedora 21 1) I tried to create a replica on IPA 4.1.2 with IPA 3.3 but it didn't work Got this error Configuring ...
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Creating a physical backup of a linux server?

We recently switched to running our companies warehouse management system server on a linux server. Currently, to create a physical backup that can be stored offsite we are using a DAT72 tape drive to ...
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Separating what is migrated and restored with USMT

I am currently running System Center Config Manager at my workplace. We have integrated MDT and are running a UDI on all of our PXE deployments. I have a ton of MDT Task Sequences that use the UDI ...
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Which full backup will my diff backup be connected to?

I am trying to understand exactly how backups work for SQL Server. The hosting provider have a scheduled FULL backup every night. There are also a number of DIFF backups taken during the day. We ...
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SQL Server (2005/2008): Does full backup truncate the log in full recovery mode

I've just read through a lot of MSDN documentation and I think I understand the different recovery models and the concept of a backup chain. I still have one question: Does a full database backup ...