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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Rsync to a backup server resulted in additional space taken

I ran an rsync to backup one of our production servers. I put the production server in readonly mode so that no additional data could be added or modified. I then did a recursive rsync with archive ...
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Using mongodb tools (mongodump, mongorestore) from another machine

I have a mongodb server (A) and a http server (B). I would like to run mongodump and mongorestore commands on http server (B) to backup data on server B. But these tools comes with mongodb ...
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Can i delete oplog local.* of Mongo backup fsyncLock() + LVM snapshot?

Is it safe to delete oplog local.* files from a MongoDB snapshot ? Does the fsyncLock() commit oplog entries in DB files ? I currently do a fsyncLock() + LVM snapshot of Mongo data. Then i mount the ...
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How to put a backup window for Networker job?

I need to configure a Networker job than needs to start at a fixed time and to finish if it has not completed at a certain (later) time. That is, it has a fixed window. But I do not manage to find ...
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How to use fsyncLock() safely in backing up a single mongod

I read in MongoDB's official documentation: important: db.fsyncLock() may block reads, including those necessary to verify authentication warning: When calling db.fsyncLock(), ensure that the ...
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ZFS Sync over unreliable, slow WAN. ZFS replication, or rsync?

I've been tasked with making an off-site backup work over the WAN. Both storage boxes are FreeBSD based NAS boxes running ZFS. Once or twice a week, 15-60 gigs of photography data gets dumped to the ...
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WHM / Cpanel : Create and download backups for all accounts? [closed]

Is this possible? I want to download a standard cpanel full backup of every account on my server. There's about 15 accounts. Each are about 50-500 megs. It takes me about 3 hours every week to do this ...
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Download exported Mikrotik config

I've read how to, and successfully created and export of my configuration. The documentation says the exports can be downloaded via FTP, but provide no details. Anybody know how to download an ...
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How do I encrypt large (20Gb+) compressed files from a backup?

I want to encrypt regularly created and compressed backup files from OpenVZ containers, before they leave the server and get copied to the providers backup space via ftp. They vary in size, from 6 to ...
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Redirect warning when running s3cmd sync

When running s3cmd I get a redirect warning as follows: WARNING: Redirected to: xyz.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com The script that produces the warning is this: s3cmd sync /var/backups/db/ ...
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Taking Cassandra Backups

We currently have 12 nodes running in our Cassandra cluster. Ultimately even if a couple of the nodes go down, we're still up and running. The paranoia in me would like to do at least one backup a day ...
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Find Full or Differential backup from .bak (with powershell or by any other means)

I'm trying to determine whether an MS SQL backup file (.bak) is Full or Differential. Is there an easy way to do this? A way of doing this in powershell?
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Sync LVM snapshots to backup server

I have a number of Xen virtual machines running on a number of Linux servers. These VMs store their disk images in Linux LVM volumes with device names along the lines of /dev/xenVG/SERVER001OS and so ...
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Backup MySQL with LVM, questions about the MySQL Session

I want backup my mysql database with lvm. I will do the backup with cronjob. Here the pseudocode Open mysql session Run SQL FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK Do backup lvcreate -l100%FREE -s -n ...
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Undo Overwritten File

I have just overwritten the CSS file on my site so it is now all messed up! Is there any way to go back, or undo my changes. my host is bluehost! Emailed to bluehost and they replied that they dont ...
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RESTORE detected an error on page (0:0) in database <database> as read from the backup set

I'm attempting to restore a SQL Server 2012 .BAK file to my local server. I've successfully restored this .BAK file before. However now, when I try, I get the following error: RESTORE detected an ...
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How to backup the configuration of a cisco switch and ASA to an SMB windows share?

How do I backup the configuration of a Cisco switch and ASA to an SMB Windows share? I have full enabled admin through SSH. what would be the full command to save it to an SMB share? Is it "show run, ...
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Gitlab backup file location (Omnibus installation)

I have installed Gitlab using omnibus installation package. I took a backup using below command sudo gitlab-rake gitlab:backup:create Backup was successfully created. But I want to know the ...
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“Quarterly round trip to populate the cloud” [closed]

A friend has asked me to look over a proposal for an IT infrastructure in her startup. In the "Backup" section of the proposal, cloud-based image backups are offered, but it states that as part of ...
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Unitrends Work with LTO-6?

Has anyone been able to get a Unitrends appliance to work with an LTO-6 drive? I checked to compatibility matrix and while it does have a vague list of supported products is vague... and seemingly ...
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HP MSL2024 LTO6 2 Drive & HP ProLiant DL180 G6

Wanted to get some insight on setting up the below. I have an existing backup server: HP ProLiant DL180 G6 running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard 64-Bit & Backup Exec 12.5. And recently purchased ...
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Any need to make backup of data on Amazon S3?

I'm hosting 200 GB of product images at S3 (this is my primary file host). Do I need to back that data up somewhere else, or is S3 safe as it is? I have been experimenting with mounting the S3 ...
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Backup Solutions for 20 TB of data [duplicate]

First, some background on out situation. We're a small-medium business who has around 20 TB of data on two different NAS's, and that number grows by at least 10% annually. 90% of this data we need to ...
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Out-of-date IMAP back-up - restore emails from Client?

The IMAP server just died (Dovecot with Maildirs). The back-up is 1 day old. The missing day of emails is available on the Thunderbird local client. If the IMAP server is restored from backup, on ...
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Windows Restore fails with “The Volume ID could not be found” error, what to do?

On my server with 3 disks, one disk died and I'm trying to do a restore. The server looked like this: [DISK1] | C:, main system drive <-- this one died [DISK2] | D:, data disk [DISK3] | ...
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Simple scheme for backup virtual machine, which drawback of simple DD?

We've been struggling to create the consistent scheme for backup of KVM virtual machines under Proxmox control and Ceph as storage, but still quite often during the vzdump with a snapshot the virtual ...
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Backup a remote directory with duplicity

Is it possible to backup a remote directory to a local path? Using two URL in the command raises Two URLs specified. One argument should be a path. Using only one for the remote but specifying ...
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Is it possible to restore Exchange mailboxes from file system snapshot backups?

I have a client who performs file system snapshot-level backups using a tool which works with VSS, to backup everything, including his Exchange server. Is it possible to use this backup method to ...
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Amanda backup - Planner always warning me about overwriting

I have a setup where Amanda does a backup every night. And each night I get a report, where the planner gives out the following warning for every DLE: planner: Last full dump of localhost:/etc on ...
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What is a proper LINUX backup strategy? [closed]

I have been reading recently about backup strategies for Linux, particularly using the Bacula software. It seems that this software is focused at providing backups in case of a hard server failure ...
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Bootable USB backup

I would like to create a copy of my running Linux installation onto a USB 16 GB pen drive. The current system is a basic ATX PC used as a headless server on a remote location. I would like to have a ...
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bacula - client choose backup content

I would be interested to deploy bacula as my backup solution. My drawback so far is that I haven't found how/if is possible for a client to determine what he wants to be backed up. My understanding ...
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R1Soft MySQL Failed to perform discovery on database instance

I am using R1Soft (5.8.1) for file backups on a few servers and have tonight been trying to setup a MySQL backup - I installed the driver etc and am setting up the policy but am getting an error. ...
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How to backup millions of small files?

What is the best way to backup millions of small files in a very small time period? We have less than 5 hours to backup a file system which contains around 60 million files which are mostly small ...
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Shut down syspro 7 processes

We have nightly backups run on our Windows Server 2012 R2 sys pro 7 server. Having the syspro processes running during backups can cause file lock issues and other errors. Does anyone know a way we ...
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Definition of differential and incremental backups

On Wikipedia (in german about Archivbit -- http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivbit) I read the following: “Full backup: The full backup backs up all files - regardless of their attributes - and resets ...
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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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Is mongorestore ditrectly to a path with the --dbpath faster than restoring to a running mongod instance?

What and how much is it faster: #mongod not running mongorestore --dbpath /var/lib/mongodb --db test /some_dump or #mongod running mongorestore --db test /some_dump ? I could not quickly find ...
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Backup Entire USB Drive Containing Bootable Partitions in Debian [duplicate]

What's the best way to backup a USB drive with bootable data on it? For instance, I have what's called an ESXi server on a bootable USB, it's basically a linux variant with multiple partiions. ...
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bacula-dir.conf configuration to backup wordpress website

I'm the beginner of bacula backup solution. I'm trying to backup my website built by wordpress. This is the Job and FileSet to backup documents root directory. Job { Name = WebServerBackup Pool ...
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Rsync and off-lined data on tape

I have a backup system handling large amounts of data. I use rsync to backup the data to a remote directory. In the remote location they archive their data on tape for security reasons. The data is ...
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Windows Server Backup [2012 R2] - Went from 100+ copies available to 1 copy available overnight

I'm using Windows Server Backup on a Windows Server 2012 R2 system that has been in production for half a year or so. The server has around 60GB used, and the backup drive is a 160GB external drive ...
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wbadmin backup all local drives

I'm trying to find a one-size fits all wbadmin script that I can deploy to a variety of Server 2008 R2 servers. The catch I'm having is that whilst all of the servers have a C:, some have an E:, some ...
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How to do VMWare Backups

Im looking for some software that can regularly backup (eg. nightly) of all the virtual machines on an ESXi server? Or can I just run normal backup software from the running virtual machine?
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Windows Server 2012 R2 VM Back up fails with Insufficient storage available to create either the shadow copy storage file or other shadow copy data

This problem was first encountered on an IBM x3650 in a cluster with an IBM x3550 for failover, however this problem is reproducible on a server running HyperV not part of a cluster. When I try to ...
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best way to create perfect mirror of zfs based backup server

The existing system: I have a FreeBSD based backup/archive server, which pulls the backups from the live servers via rsync every night and does a zfs snapshot to archive the backup contents for a ...
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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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Two Windows server, not in domain, grant permissions to each other's users [closed]

We have two Windows Server machines, which are not in domain. Sql Server runs on one of them. We want to save backups of Sql Server to another server. We created a folder in second server then we gave ...
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How do I backup a couple of macs to a Linux sever?

I currently use rsync with --link-dest to get an incremental Time Machine-ish backup of few sources with a variety of operating systems to a single Linux box. I swap out the backup drive to an ...
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How to backup a full Centos Server?

I switched a few weeks ago from a dedicated server to a VPS. Now that everything is working well on the VPS I would like to shutdown the dedicated server and close my account with the hosting company. ...