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 tar Rsnapshot backup files automatically?

I am using Rsnapshot to backup my server files to a remote server. To minimize the file size, I want to tar the backup files, but I don't know how to do it with Rsnapshot. Can anyone help me with ...
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Backing up Zimbra 8.0.x, data.mdb issues

When trying to create a backup of zimbra open source edition 8.0.1+ I ran into issues with data.mdb 'exploding'. While my /opt/zimbra directory is only about 8GB my backup is around 80GB. both rsync ...
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Encrypt Files Before Sending To Bittorrent Sync

Is there a way to encrypt files before being sent to Bittorrent sync, either via a plugin, or by encrypting the files first? Also do you trust Bittorrent Sync's encryption?
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How to properly backup mediawiki database (mysql) without messing up the data?

I want to backup a mediawiki database stored in a MySQL server 5.1.36 using mysqldump. Most of the wiki articles are written in spanish and a don't want to mess up with it by creating the dump with ...
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How to move SQL Server 2005 Instance “root directory” without re-installing the instance?

Does anyone know a way to change the SQL Server 2005 default instance "Root directory" without re-installing the instance? I just installed a RAID5 SAN drive and I want the backups of the SQL ...
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How do you handle data archiving? [closed]

Backups are one thing, but long term archival is another. For example, you might be required to store emails for 7 years, or keep all project data indefinitely. I used to save archives to tape, but ...
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Automysqlbackup how long does it keep the backups [closed]

I wonder that if you setup automysqlbackup with default config, how long does it keep the old backups? total 12 drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 2010-01-27 17:20 daily drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 ...
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Backing up VMs without separate backup server

We're buying a new server and are switching to a virtual environment. We want to have one physical server as a host containing several guest servers. We're a small organisation and we know that ...
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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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Synology NAS - rsync messing up versioning / deduplication

Is it true that Synology DSM 4.3's default rsync implementation is not able to handle "vast" amounts of data and could mess up versioning / deduplication? Could it be that any of the variables (see ...
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Syncronize new / modified files trought SFTP on Linux [closed]

I only have a SFTP access on my NAS, on Lacie OS 3.X, (so exit rsync) and i want to backup it from a remote debian server. The problem is that the NAS is 4TB and it can take a lot of time if i ...
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Shadow copies error 0x80070005-access is denied in local HD properties

I have problems backing up my HPDL380G4 server running Win.2003R2sp2 with SymantecSystemRecovery 2013R2. A scheduled backup job fails with VSS error messages and Symantec's support center after months ...
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Can I make rsync output summary only?

Because I use rsync to backup a directory which is very big, containing many sub-dirs and files, so I dont want to see the "incremental file list", I want to know the summary in the end only. but if I ...
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Path to mysqldump on Azure VM?

I've set up a VM running MySQL Server (Community Edition) on Azure. My CMS (Perch) has a backup module, which uses mysqldump to back up the database. However, the default options don't seem to be ...
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Taking an image of a failing boot drive

Ok, so my Ubuntu 12.10 install seems to have gone slightly sideways. It currently boots from a Compactflash card that I was planning on replacing soon, but as luck would have it it's gone down now. ...
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RDS snapshot to mysqldump

We have accidentally deleted some of the data entries from the RDS db and came to know after 10 days, so to recover data from rds snapshots,we figured out these possible solutions Restore the db ...
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how to include error messages into backup reports for SQL Server 2008 R2?

Right now I have daily (differential) and weekly (full) backups set on my SQL Server 2008 R2 as jobs for SQL Server Agent with email notifications if job fails. I do get emails like this: JOB RUN: ...
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How do I backup my TRAC installations?

We use separate TRAC instances as our ticket system for many projects and need to have them moved off site several times a day for disaster recovery. What is the best way to make this happen? Is ...
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Rotating incremental backups using xfsdump

With rsync I can create a set of incremental backups, and delete backups older than a certain age. Then the oldest backup becomes the new base backup, essentially. Is this possible with xfsdump? Once ...
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wbadmin incremental backup fails on every week days

The backup strategy of my office works like this. Incremental backup of workingFolder everyday (except fridays) at 4.00 AM. Full backup of workingFolder every friday at 4.00 AM. All incremental ...
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Automatically start machine if another fails

Is it possible to get a backup server (machine) to automatically start if the main server (machine) fails (i.e. does not longer respond to ping, or something). We're talking physical servers, not ...
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Recovering files without .encfs6.xml

I've lost my .encfs6.xml file for a encfs volume. I still know my passphrase. Is there anyway to regenerate the .encfs6.xml based on similar volumes and the passphrase? Any chance of brute-forcing? ...
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Server 2012 Backup uses 4x its size on disk [closed]

i am having a problem with one of my server backups. More specifically the disk space it seems to use but shouldnt. The WindowsImageBackup folder for the Server in question is about 600gb which would ...
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GlusterFS snapshot backup solution

We're looking for a fast way to take point in time snapshots of our gluster bricks. It is not crucial that it is a perfect point in time snapshot (i.e if files change/get added/removed during the ...
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How do I back up an AWS S3 Bucket without versioning the source bucket [closed]

Is there any way to recover from accidental deletions of an Amazon S3 Bucket? We've got critical info in our buckets and I need to mitigate the risk of accidental or malicious deletions of the bucket ...
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Conditional pstcmd with savepnpc in EMC Networker

I need to delete some files if they have been backed up. I'm trying to find how to do this with savepnpc command, but it seems that pstcmd is run unconditionally, so even if the backup fails (e.g. ...
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EMC Networker and symbolic links

When investigating EMC Networker setup, I found a strange issue. I have a job set up to save /oracle from a server. On that server, /oracle is a symbolic link to /TEMPORAL/oracle When I check the ...
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How can I validate a ZFS snapshot image residing on a backup system?

I'm running a FreeBSD host with ZFS. Let's pretend that I am storing a series of incremental ZFS snapshot images on a remote host using zfs send: zfs send -i zpool/data/foo@04hoursago ...
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Backup/recover Dell PERC RAID controller configuration?

I have a Dell server with the disks in RAID 10, using the PERC RAID controller in the server. I maintain the data data on the drives, but I'm worried about what would happen if there was an error ...
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What the max disc label when recording CDs/DVDs?

When doing backups, I get confused about the max character size of the disk label when recording CDs/DVDs. It's fixed size or follow some standard?
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Data Protection Manager Offsite Backup

Our current backup scheme is to backup all of our servers to a NAS device, and swap it out with another one occasionally. Of course, this is no fun to manage, so we've been evaluating Microsoft's ...
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Using Rsync to backup to an external drive

I'm buying an external hard drive to back up the computers in my house (finally!!). I'm hoping to use rsync. I've seen an example that does (or seems to do) exactly what I want. Something like ...
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How to manually extract a backup set made by duplicity?

I have a set of files on my webserver produced by duplicity software: duplicity-full.20110315T085334Z.vol1.difftar.gz duplicity-full.20110315T085334Z.vol2.difftar.gz ...
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libbaccats-7.0.5.so => not found

I'm installing Bacula from sources on CentOS 6.6. ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc/bacula --with-mysql [root@bacula0 lib]# ldd /usr/sbin/bacula-dir linux-vdso.so.1 => ...
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sql server: best practice for log backup in full recovery mode [closed]

I have a development sql 2014 environment. I need to put all db in full recovery mode in order to test availability groups, so I need to manage logs to avoid excessive growth. I don't need to keep log ...
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Backing up VMWare VMs to a Linux server using FastSCP from veeam

My goal is to back up VMWare ESX/ESXi VMs to a local fileserver. The local fileserver is either a plain old Linux system with SSH or a FreeNAS system. Both of those systems would accept scp/sftp ...
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Create tar on remote server and send it back over SSH

All the scripts I've seems to be pushing code from server to a backup server, I am trying to set the backup server to pull code from a live server. I've managed it with the sql: ssh -C ...
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Force a WHM / CPanel Backup via SSH [closed]

How to generate forcely backup of all account in WHM/cPanel. Actuly i am want to generate full backup of my all cpanel account, and want to remove backup drive from server so i don't want to scheduled ...
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Duplicity: How to list versions of a file?

Using Duplicity I can make an incremental, efficient backup to an untrusted remote storage. This works fine and I can restore files at a specific point in time (or the next backup after that). Well ...
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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: ...