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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Download and locally store all emails from all mailboxes on Office365?

We have a business that uses Office365 and we want to be able to save all the emails locally. I found a thread on Office365 community pertaining to this and basically it was stated that there is no ...
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The Backup Paradox [closed]

I have been thinking about how large companies backup their data. I imagine that in some critical enterprises they must consider every possibility and can't afford to lose even one bit of data. Of ...
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Syncing rsnapshot backup drives

I have a pair of USB drives I use for backing up to via rsnapshot. One drive is left plugged in and the other is taken off site. For the first swap, I ran "rsync -aH" to copy all the contents from ...
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Using duplicity in a disaster recovery scenario

I am using duplicity for backups on my Debian servers. I have successfully backed up and restored files using duplicity. In my backup script, I have /usr/bin/dpkg --get-selections > ...
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Server 2012: System writer is not found in the backup

I recently installed the Windows Server Backup Feature on my Windows Server 2012. When I try to create a backup (full) I get the following error: System writer is not found in the backup. I followed ...
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Is it possible to detach and reattach a ZFS disk without requiring a full resilver?

I have a ZFS mirrored pool with four total drives. Two of the drives are intended to be used for rotating offsite backups. My expectation was that after the initial resilvering I could detach and ...
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Is there an alternative to xp_cmdshell and net use for backing up MSSQL to UNC as a different user

Is there an alternative to xp_cmdshell and net use for backing up MSSQL to a UNC with a different user? I'm now using EXEC xp_cmdshell 'net use \\SERVER\SHARE Password /USER:DOMAIN\USER ...
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CBT Soap Fault from VMWare when runnnig Veeam backup

We frequently see errors like this in our backup jobs: 10/05/2013 12:21:18 :: Cannot use CBT: Soap fault. Error caused by file /vmfs/volumes/781f6afc-ea228458/VDED-CIT-010(Exchange ...
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Exchange 2010 to Office 365 Migration

We're looking to migrate all of our mailboxes etc onto Office 365 from Exchange 2010. We aim to still primarily use our local Exchange 2010 setup however, the office 365 setup will act as a 'live ...
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s3cmd sync hangs forever. Never finishes

I am trying to backup a directory of around 350GB in size to S3. The command I run is s3cmd --progress -v -H sync /localdir s3://mybucket/ However, the process never moves past INFO: Compiling ...
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Invisible (!) data on NAS machine

I am running a Thecus N7510 NAS machine, with 4 HDD in a RAID 10 configuration and one more as a "hot stand by". This machine is used for a variety of purposes, excluding backup up until now. Lately ...
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rsync taking 100% of CPU and hours to complete

So I have a pretty simple backup script that runs as a cron job every night and it is: rsync -azhv /company/shared_files/ /mnt/ext_drive/backups/shared_files/company_share_backup_"`date ...
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rsync --iconv option on Mac not working (sync from remote Linux server to local Mac)

I want to use rsync to backup data from a remote Linux server to my local Mac. And I want to initialise this operation on my local Mac. All works fine except that there is a special character problem: ...
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Hyper-V 2008 R2 Core Backup Single VMs

Well, after so many tries and searching I finally asking for help. I don't get the whole procedure. I want to backup single VMs of a Hyper-V 2008 R2 Core. There are 6 virtual machines running on that ...
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Sql server backups very slow

How can I estimate the time of a full backup for a 30gb database? In this moment it takes about 50 minutes. Can we improve that? Thanks
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How to create a consistent (starting) point-in-time backup of a MongoDB replica set?

I'd like to make a backup of a MongoDB replica set in a way that I can ensure the database consistency at the time when the backup starts. As the documentation says, --oplog flag to mongodump will ...
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Do I need to run a verfication on LTO tape backups even though the drives themselves perform verification as they write?

We have an LTO-3 Tape drive in a Dell media library that we use for our tape backups. The article about LTO on Wikipedia states that: LTO uses an automatic verify-after-write technology to ...
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Can I use different backup tape brands for tape library?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R420, and I ran out of backup tapes. I really need some quickly, but my supplier is out of them - and they are on back order till after Thanksgiving. I had been using Dell ...
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Diagnosing permission problems with Cobian Backup to network share

I'm running the latest Cobian 11. I have a Synology DS412 NAS. All of my machines (Mac and Windows) access this just fine when I'm logged in and I browse to it manually. I have Cobian installed as a ...
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full or incremental backup of large number of files

I have a large amount of files in both quantity and total file size. (we're talking a few terabytes). I would like to sync these files/folders once to an external backup system, then run a daily task ...
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Automatic postgres backup

What is the best way to automatically backup a Postgres database on Linux every day?
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Filebackup failed - In event log the “Virtual Disk Service” has stopped (at nearly same time)

We have an Windows 2008 R2 server which is used as file server. At the weekend my colleague makes a file-backup via backup exec. We do this on many servers but only this one make problems. We have ...
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How can I use rsync with a FAT file system?

I would like to write a simple backup script that saves some data to a FAT drive. Should I reformat the drive and use a better file system or is it possible to use rsync with FAT? If so, what problems ...
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Windows Azure Backup more than 3 times a day

Windows Azure Backup Scheduler currently restricts the backup operation to a maximum of 3 times a day (as explained here). However, I found that the created task shows up in the task scheduler where ...
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Accessing backup before folder reddirection in Windows server 2012R2

We have Windows Server 2012R2 Essentials in a small office. Having stubborn and uneducated users who refuse to place their files anywhere else but on their desktops I've decided to look into folder ...
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Best way to do a full backup of CentOS 6.5 running on VMWare

I have inherited a mission critical pound server running CentOS 6.5 running on VMware. Server needs updates and patching for Shellshock but we do not want to do anything to it without having a ...
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Bacula: how to run a script after 2 jobs are finished?

There is a Run After parameter in Bacula configs. But what if I need to wait for several jobs to finish and then run my script?
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How to copy/export live domain controllers to a test environment?

Let me explain out scenario: We have a totally virtualized live production system running all the production VMs in a Microsoft Failover cluster. The interesting VMs for this questions are the Main ...
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Restoring OpenVZ Container Filesystem Backup

I have a server running OpenVZ -- everyday, a full filesystem backup is made to another server. However, there are no VZ container snapshots being made. So, I have a full filesystem backup of ...
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BIOS to UEFI no backup restore possible?

We have a DELL R510 server with Windows SBS 2011 (Data, Exchange, ...), we running out of space on the server. We currently have this configuration: 2x 300GB SAS in RAID 1 2x 2TB SATA in RAID 1 ...
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Backup and Recovery Strategy for a VPS

I have several small virtual private servers running ubuntu 11.04. I currently have VirtualMin managing the backups for the server, however, it only backs up the users' home folders and the ...
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Is it possible to Create a local Virtual Machine (vmWare) from a remote Ubuntu 14.04 installation

I have a bunch of Ubuntu 14.04 machines hosted at a host using their CloudHosting VMWare packages. I have tried to download them but it's not supported. Is there any way to backup my servers and run ...
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rsync backup remote server maintaining groups and owner

This might seem like a problem that should have been covered millions of times but I am running into issues that after days of scouring the net, I still can fix. I have a remote server that I want to ...
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How to incrementally backup XenServer VMs

I am looking for a way to backup XenServer (or XAPI) VMs incrementally. backup just changed data every time. without performance penalty, slowing down the server after the backup is done (snapshots ...
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iOS MDM Centralized, Managed and Enforced Device Backup

I am not entirely sure that such a solution exists due to limitations imposed by Apple's iOS security and sandboxing implementations in iOS. Nonetheless, I have a client that has a fleet of company ...
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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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Is there a way to do SpiderOak setup from an Ubuntu 12.04 server command line without a GUI?

We're experimenting with SpiderOak for a few server backup tasks. (We preferred to avoid dropbox if possible, though that may end up as a fallback.) We've installed the client on our local Mac and ...
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off-site backup strategy for small local tower server

I am a computational biologist working for a small startup tasked with setting up a local implementation of a small tower server (if it matters, I'm looking into getting a PowerEdge T620 or similar) ...
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How to restore Linode to Vagrant VM?

I'm trying to set up a Linux development environment so I can safely make changes to my website without breaking the live site. Linode hosts my live site. A simple solution would be to host my ...
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Linux -Can I rsync to dropbox or another free cloud storage service? [duplicate]

We host a small community, not for profit site and mailing list, is it possible to rsync to dropbox or a similar (free) service to maintain backup? Edit: For context, we host on a shared VM and don't ...
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Back up system partition table

I'm tring to back up the partition table of a Linux Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. Actually I'm making the tests with Virtualized machines (VirtualBox). And I have one source system in a virtual disk, another ...
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.pgpass with postgreSQL not working

I have put a .pgpass file in /folder/.pgpass and it looks like this *:*:*:postgres:password_for_postgres I have a bash script where I backup the database from postgreSQL: #!/bin/bash export ...
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Windows Server 2003: Backup Failed

I am having trouble backing up my server. I back up to an external hard drive, and up until now, I haven't had any problems with it. But today my backup failed. Here is the report from the backup log: ...
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windows backup location could not be found or is not a supported backup storage location

i´m experiencing a very strange problem with the backup of one of my clients. The following command is run every day at 10pm: wbadmin start backup -backuptarget:F: -include:D:\Data,D:\Homes,D:\hv ...
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How can I verify an XFS dump backup

I recently had a hard drive crash. Now I'm setting up incremental backups using XFS' dump tool. The setup I have is to make the dumps into files (rather than to a block device), my plan is to do a l0 ...
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How to minimize bandwidth in frequent postgres backup scenario?

I'm looking to make very frequent backup (every hour) of postgres data on several VMs (say 20-50) towards the same archive server. Here are more data if needed: Ideally, the system should support ...
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NAS DS412+ exchanging discs procedure

I have sra RAID with four WD Red 4TB inside. It stores data for 30 persons company. I have backup and do backups daily at morning to two usb external discs. I have two discs in NAS in storage ...
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Backup VMWare virtual server

I have a virtual server that is constantly running, lately we tried to do a backup for it and we were surprised that the modification date of all the image files is a couple weeks old. We are trying ...
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zip in cron doesn't work, but zip from command is working [duplicate]

I need to back up a directory with zip -r /savehere/backup_`date +%y%m%d%H%M%S` /save/this -q It works fine. But not from crontab: * * * * zip -r /savehere/backup_`date +%y%m%d%H%M%S` /save/this ...
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Hourly database backup

I have a VPS with Kloxo control panel, I want to have database backup from one of my websites in every 2 hour. How i can do this? Kloxo doesnt support Hourly backups, only support daily, weekly and ...