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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Is it a good idea to take onsite/offsite backups of server images?

Assuming a non-virtualized environment it a good idea to take actual images of servers (using something like Acronis True Image) and store them on\off site? Backing up data is great but I feel it ...
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Protecting Backups from Viruses

Currently we are using ReadyNAS RN102 by NETGEAR to hold all our images from all our machines. My question is can viruses expand from the machines and infect the NAS drive and the backups? We are ...
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Centos backup mysql using cron job

According to this tutorial http://www.a2hosting.com/kb/getting-started-guide/backing-up-your-data/backups-on-dedicated-servers-and-vps trying to backup mysql database I did: 1) created folders in ...
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Real Time Cloning cost effective [closed]

Is there a way to clone/image drives in real time to a NAS? I would like to find a cost effective way for 30 windows based systems.
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How to run a safe, responsible, fast MySQL backup

I've been tasked with assorted maintenance of a DB. I have very little experience with MySQL, so pardon any ignorance :) Two (well, four) related questions: The DB is supposed to be replicated to a ...
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Server backup remotely?

I have a rough idea of how this may work, but not sure if its possible as I have never done something like this before. So I was wondering if anybody who is experience can help me out. I currently ...
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Is there any way to retrieve the settings ran from fstab that were used at boot?

I suck at life and accidentally overwrote my fstab before making a backup by trying to chmod 777 /etc/fstab so I could edit and resave it via a text editor. So my question is, since most of ...
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Idera ServerBackup / R1soft Kernel Modules

We currently have virtual (xen) servers from a host here in the UK and back up to an Idera R1Soft / ServerBackup system in the US. One of our servers absolutely refuses to compile the kernel module. ...
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LTO 5 tape rotation best practices - Lifetime

What is the general best practice for keeping LTO 5 tapes in a rotation? I have read that they have archival capability of 30 years, but I am sure this really depends on how much you're reading and ...
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Backup a big PostgreSQL database continually

I have a 20 Tb database in PostgreSQL 9.2 and I have no idea how to efficiently create backups. It's a database that grows a little bit every day and on the 1 of each month it grows about 200 Gb. I ...
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How to create a consistent backup of an application (database and files on a disk)? [closed]

I have an application where some data is stored in a database and some directly on a file system. When a user performs an operation, his action can trigger a change to a database and to some file on a ...
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Diskstation backup tasks being deleted?

We use a diskstation as a backup destination for most of the servers on our network. Daily, these backups are sent to an external hard drive using the backup and restore tool. Drives are swapped each ...
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Rsync for generating daily backups, with some sort of history

this is probably expanding on Using Rsync to backup to an external drive I usually, manually, back up my data to an external drive. I start by creating a directory on the external drive with today's ...
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How does Windows Server Backup authenticate on a SQL Sever?

My unerstanding is that when making a backup with Windows Server Backup it calls on the vss shadow copy service to create shadows of various components. One of the vss writers is SqlServerWriter, ...
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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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What causes SqlServerWriter to fail when running windows server backup on a server with Sql Express?

Equipment: I have a Dell PowerEdge T410 with 2 E5506 processors, 32GB of Ram and running Windows Server 2008 R2. It hosts: AD DNS DHCP SQL Express for an Accounting Software Package Quickbooks ...
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Does a full Windows Server backup also backup “previous versions” created by VSS?

Let's say I have volume C:\ with VSS enabled, and there is some file C:\somefile.txt, which has been around for a while. Today, I remove C:\somefile.txt. Since VSS is enabled it's still contained in ...
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Using Windows Azure storage for backup

I am currently looking at Windows Azure blobs as an option for backing up archive data. I want to be able to upload files from an external windows machine via the internet but I don't know enough ...
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Security of AWS automated backup via snapshots

I need to automate backup of a Linux AWS instance. I would like to do this via one of the many scripts available that rely on the API access of AWS to do snapshots of the underlying EBS volume. What ...
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What would cause this error nightly during NTBackup (SBS 2003)?

I am getting the following warning message on 510 different files (always the same ones) every night: WARNING: Portions of "[INSERT FILENAME HERE]" cannot be read. The backed up data is corrupt or ...
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What is “backup mode” in postgresql?

I am in the process of setting up a standby server for a PostgreSQL 9.3 install. I was looking to use pg_basebackup to get the initial starting point for the standby server. However, the documentation ...
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How can I backup an SQL Server database using Windows Backup?

Apparently Windows Backup has some support for backup of SQL Server databases: Ability to recover applications. Windows Server Backup uses VSS functionality that is built into applications like ...
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Veeam backup of VMware ESXi VM's - is it a snapshot backup?

We run VMWare ESXi 5 and are looking at backup solutions. We found Veeam backup free edition and thought we would try it. At the start of the backup wizard, there is an option to disable "quiescing ...
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VSS and backup errors on 80TB array in 2008 R2 and 2012

The front of my forehead is now flat from me banging my head on my desk trying to get this working. I have a Supermicro 36 3.5" bay server running an LSI Megaraid 9265-8i card. I've tried multiple ...
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How can I run a Cron job to make backups of a MySQL server by SSH

I have a production server running CentOS with a MySQL database. At home, I have a QNAP NAS (runs a little embed linux). I want to make a Cron job on my NAS to backup the data from my CentOS ...
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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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Backup Windows Azure websites

I have a Website on Windows Azure and I am looking for a backup solution for this website. I am using GIT to manage source code of my website, so it easy to restore application code if something bad ...
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SQL Server rotating Azure backups

SQL Server 2012 SP1 CU2 allows backing up databases into the cloud: BACKUP DATABASE myDatabase TO URL = 'https://mystorageaccount.blob.core.windows.net/mycontainer/myDatabase.bak' WITH CREDENTIAL = ...
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Copy latest created directory

I would like to make a second backup from the latest created backup. So I tried the shell command: last='ls -tr | tail -1' cp -r /path/.../"$last" /path/.../backup/ but it copies a randome backup. ...
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EC2 backup strategy, 2 EBS volumes

i've currently set up a Windows EC2 instance with MySQL installed on the root/C: drive, with the database files, logs, etc on another volume. Is it safe to use snapshots to back up the instance? My ...
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Backup Server Solution in production environment [closed]

I was looking at setting up a backup server running on a virtualbox with Windows Server 2008r2 as the host (I have no say here). I was thinking about using FreeNAS with ZFS, however, I am finding out ...
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Automated Logon with Macro backup script

I'm having some issues with an automated backup macro script I've written using Autohotkeys. My specific issue is that I need the script to run on a Windows based server at a given time during the ...
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Backup a DRBD resource (compressed and incremental)

I have a DRBD resource, Primary and Secondary (EXT4 - No LVM) What is the more suitable way to do a backup on the DRBD resource with compressed data and incremental backup?
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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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Store multiple versions of large binary file with minimal data duplication (preferably Linux)

I need to store multiple versions of a ~ 150 GB binary file (qcow2) on Linux servers with local storage, and was hoping there is some solution that involves just keeping diffs that can be merged as ...
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Difference between snapshot export and VM export for backup purposes

I'm new to xen server, and would like to know few things about the best ways to do a complete back up of a VM. I'm using XenCenter and have encountered some issues wih exporting a complete VM : the ...
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Backup Windows (ntfs) partition at runtime, restore using linux live distribution?

I need to backup a whole ntfs partition daily using a scheduled task. I want not just the content of the disk, but the partition itself to a preferably compressed file and then restore it 'offline' ...
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How do I backup 50GB+ of files on a linux box to a remote sftp account [closed]

How do I backup 50GB+ of files on a linux box to a remote sftp account. My requirements Store several versions of the backups. Encrypted before sent to remote server. Disk and bandwidth efficent, ...
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Is it necessary to do an svnadmin dump to backup subversion?

We have subversion repositories that are accessed via svn+ssh and apache's svn module. Is there any problem with just backing up the repository directories directly, or will I get something out of ...
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Copy remote FTPS to local folder

I have a NAS with a bunch of files I dont want to loose and a linux VPS with 250GB space off site. The NAS runs an FTPS server. The VPS runs Debian/Linux I want the VPS to copy/mirror all the ...
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How to setup a load balancing / fail-proof web server under Linux [closed]

the company i work for currently has 2 linux servers running under Debian that are being paid for. One of them currently hosts multiple websites + mail services as well. The other linux currently is ...
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Oracle 10g backup issue

Introduction: I have to set up a backup concept for an old Oracle 10g installation. The server is old and poorly managed, but I have to ensure we have rock solid backups until the system will be taken ...
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How to get a files selected for backup list from Symantec Backup Exec 10d

How can I get a list of the files selected for backup from Backup Exec 10d? I have a number of workstations with files being backup up by Symantec Backup Exec 10d, I need to provide a list of the ...
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Given an original and backup filesystem, how can I find out if any files are missing?

I found from this posting on Stackoverflow, if you just wanted to get a list of corresponding files whose content differs, then you could execute: diff --brief --recursive dir1/ dir2/ ...and ...
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How can I speed up my Duplicity backup?

I need to perform onsite backups of hundreds of gigabytes from a few Xen VMs to some storage available on a dedicated server in the same network, with a Gigabit connection. The data is mostly MySQL ...
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Restoring a ProxMox backup in a virt-manager/virsh host

I need to migrate a running virtual server hosted in a ProxMox host into a KVM virt-manager/virsh host (I wonder if it is possible: Not shutting down but stopping it). I've performed a suspend backup ...
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Rsync transfer via SSH is very slow

I am making a remote backup of my website. Whole catalog is about 70GB with about 5,000,000 of files total. Here is the command that I run on my backup server: rsync -ah -e ssh --delete ...
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Amazon S3 sync theory

I'm setting up a backup of my vital data (database and images, mainly) to S3 from my Ubuntu box. I've set up Amazon S3, and installed S3FS to mount the bucket on my machine. This is working well, but ...
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How to prepare outlook for exchange to googleapps migration

I am switching over roughly 15 users to googleapps, with everyone still using outlook. The migration from exchange to google will happen via individual .pst files syncing to google then pullen down in ...
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how to backup a cloud site on rackspace cloud with code and database

i have my website hosted on rackspace cloud server . i need to make backup of code + database of my cloud site. Please give me link of any documentation which suggests steps to perform this or link ...