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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Xenserver 6.5 Backup Solutions [closed]

I'm looking for a way to backup up VM's in my Xenserver 6.5 environment. I'm open to scripts or installing some tools/clients but it need to opensource. We want to backup to our Dell MD3660i SAN as ...
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Backup of running KVM qcow2 VPS

I want a robust method of taking backup of KVM VPS of qcow2 file, while running. After searching for a long time I found that we can use rsync for live backup. I used following command for rsync: ...
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incremental backup IMG files - Linux [closed]

I have been looking for a solution in LINUX to be able to get incremental backup of .img files (KVM) for the past two weeks and I tried almost everything I could get from searching in google ( ...
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Configuring Multiple NICs on Windows 2008 Server for Network Backup

I have a IBM x3650 M4 running Windows 2008 Server and it is used as the DNS Server and the File Server. I also have a Windows 7 machine on the same network configured as the "backup server". I am ...
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perform a full server backup using ssh centos [closed]

I have a dedicated server at hetzner and they told me the hard drives are broken and they must replace them with new ones. I MUST back up all my websites and databases, that is my life work! The ...
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rsnapshot: why daily/weekly/monthly instead of many daily backups?

The daily/weekly/monthly backup scheme is often recommended for backups. As far as I understand rsnapshot, backups are really cheap due to hardlinking. Is there any advantage of say retain ...
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Why does crontab run twice while I set once everyday?

I used CentOS for Wordpress web server. I want backup media and SQL once per day, so I edit crontab as below: [john@cent ~]$ crontab -e TZ=Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh 15 3 * * * /bin/sh ...
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passing additional parameters to rsync using rsnapshot

I have my backups being performed by rsnapshot, works well. EXCEPT, on one of the jobs for the /home volume I'd like rsync to copy the sym-links as physical directory/files. I believe the parameter ...
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SBS 2011 WSUS content

I have an SBS 2011 server, which is running as a VM on Hyper-V Server 2012 R2. As such, WSUS is up and running on it, which is fine. The issue is the WSUS content; the virtual server has two VHDX ...
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Dell NetVault Backup with TL1000 can eject media after job?

I have installed a Server (Windows Server 2008 R2) with a Dell TL1000 tape library (8 tapes) (SAS connected to HBA). The software Dell NetVault is installed, configured, and working properly. It's ...
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How can I check backups on FTP server?

My company uses backup-manager to backup files to an another server. I wish to check if tar.gz files on the FTP Server are not corrupted without downloading the file back to the original server to ...
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RANCID - timeout connecting PALOALTO in HA

When rancid try to connect via SSH to PALO (the active one) i get a time out message. Connecting manually everything is ok. I believe is something related to prompt containing parethesis. add user ...
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Mysql backup from command line

I need to backup a database on a CentOs. I am currently connected to the database. If I run show tables; it shows me all tables and so on. Running the mysqldump command just goes to the next line and ...
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How can I easily backup multiple folders on EC2 to S3

I move dockers around a lot on EC2 instances. Each docker has a specific folder on the host where it stores it's data. I want to create a single backup script that will look for any of a list of ...
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What format does commvault restore to for SQL server backups?

I have a pretty challenging task that I need to figure out. I have 6TB of data in New Hampshire that I need to move to Texas. It is all SQL Server data. The data is backed up to tape via Commvault as ...
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Can I replicate a standby VM between two exsi hosts in VMware vSphere Essentials Plus Kit without a cluster

I will get getting two physical hosts with their own internal storage (not shared or in a HA cluster) and VMware vSphere Essentials Plus Kit. There is a requirement to have a 'near up to date' copy ...
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Wbadmin fullbackup to an external HDD

I need to backup a Windows Server 2008 R2 every day. The backup should contain some folders (With subfolders) on an internal HDD and the system state. WBADMIN START BACKUP -backupTarget:b: ...
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How can I see the expire date of a file in Tivoli Storage Manager?

If I understand correctly, when I do an incremental backup and a file has been removed from the client, the server marks it as inactive which makes it eligible for purging when the expire time has ...
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Veeam Hyper-V backup error: Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer VSS_WS_FAILED_AT_POST_SNAPSHOT

I have an error from a Veeam Hyper-V backup of a Virtual Machine in a Hyper-V host: Unable to create snapshot (Microsoft CSV Shadow Copy Provider) (mode: Veeam application-aware processing). Details: ...
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siginificance of /dev/oracleasm/iid/*

I am a backup admin and our DB team says these files are required in backups. backups usually cannot protect /dev/ and /proc. kind request for any Oracle DBA to help me here to know siginificance of ...
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Server Essentials Client Backups Failing

All the client backups are failing for some reason. I didn't set up the server but from what I can tell it has never worked. I checked the server essentials event logs on a client and the server and ...
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Can I backup a VHD to an identical system and boot in case of hardware failure on the original?

Pretty much all in the title. I'm already using Hyperoo to backup the vhd file to a identical server and was wondering if it would be possible to add the vhd file to a Hyper-V virtual machine and ...
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Keeping Google Cloud Storage buckets backed up

Basically, my question is: what are the best ways to keep my Google Cloud Storage bucket data safe? I understand that using Object Versioning is a first measure you can take to protect yourself ...
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Is it safe to back up SQL Server data directly if using VSS?

I have a client with a very basic single server setup that includes a small SQL Server Express database. I recently configured Symantec Backup Exec 2010 Quickstart edition for them. This is the ...
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S3 backup with versioning plus lifecycle management to prevent malicious deletion of backups?

I just want to run this idea by some smarter people to make sure I'm not overlooking something obvious: I want to backup my Linux server to S3 using one of the many backup scripts that allow ...
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Database backup encryption

I've been trying to work out an effective database backup encryption scheme lately. I have a Postgres 9.4 server, I have most of the backup scheme fleshed out I think. Backups will be stored in a ...
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Backup NAS to multiple hard drives on a Mac Mini Server

I've got a Drobo 5D connected to a Mac Mini Server which holds around 14Tb of data. Right now, we've got 30Tb worth of external hard drives that we'll use to create a weekly on-site backup and a ...
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Multiple servers Rsync into one NAS simultaneaus

Scenario: 1 NAS at our main office (Synology Cubestation CS407) 20 remote servers in various physical retail stores (1 server per store) Network between HQ and stores are in an MPLS/VPN. I have ...
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Azure Linux VM Backup Failing [closed]

I am trying to setup backups for my linux VMs in Azure. I am doing it through the Recovery Services facility. All my Linux VMs are discovered and successfully registered. But when the backup jobs ...
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See what Azure Cloud Backup is actually backing up

I have a client where I've recently implemented Azure Backup as their offsite backup solution. The server does about 400 MB of backups over the weekends, when there isn't anyone in the office. Does ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 windows backup consumes all drive's space, VHD occupy only 25% of disk space

I have strange situation in Windows Server 2008 R2 - wbadmin creates backup of C: drive to D: Files on C: occupies about 23GB and that is size of the VHD file on disk D: in Windows Image Backup ...
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Disk boot up from backup

I have a backup of my whole / partition except for /tmp /proc and /sys . Is there a way to boot this up into live? Backup is on 32 bit debian 5 OS Thanks
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tar uses too much memory for its buffer - workaround?

I am taring and then compressing a bunch of files&directories on my Ubuntu Server VPS for a backup. It only has 1GB of RAM and 128MB of Swap (I can't add more - OVH use OpenVZ as their ...
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Duplicity backup to S3: BackendException

I'm trying to configure my Duplicity installation to backup to an Amazon S3 bucket. I keep getting a BackendException error with no further details. EDIT: I've removed my Duply configuration from ...
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The best way to copy OS on RAID10 and lvm partition

I need to backup/clone the entire operating system. The problem is it's 2TB of data on lvm partition and RAID10 (i do not know is it dedicated controller or fake RAID in BIOS. Probably the second ...
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NetApp Backup Strategy - Snapshots to SnapMirrors to Tape?

In a previous question we discussed the pros and cons of relying exclusively on NetApp snapshots for backups. I now find myself in this situation as our aging legacy Symantec BackupExec tape server ...
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Full data backup to Amazon S3

I have an Ubuntu server hosted on Digital Ocean that has outgrown it's existing backup solution. The relevant parts of the stack I use are Node.js, MongoDB, and Elasticsearch. So far backups have ...
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Error during Veeam SQL log backup: “Failed to flush file buffers”

My company uses Veeam Backup & Replication to make backups of our VMWare-hosted virtual machines. We use Veeam's SQL log backup feature for our MS SQL 2008 R2 server. Our backup repository resides ...
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Backup maildir to windows cifs share

How can I incrementally backup a maildir to a cifs share without creating a full image each time? I have dovecot running with some large mail accounts. The only backup available is on a Windows ...
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Acronis Backup Advanced 11.5 for Citrix XenServer 6.5 installation issues

We are trying to deploy Acronis Backup Advanced for Citrix XenServer on a running pool of XenServer's. The documentation of the product isn't quite clear about the procedure of the installation and ...
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LTO-3 usable capacity is half native size

I have a Dell Powervault 114T with an IBM Ultrium 3 drive (SCSI) drive, and I have a batch of tapes that I can only write 210GB to. I did get the tapes from eBay, so I guess it isn't that surprising ...
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Backup and recovery of Chef 11 server

I have found https://docs.chef.io/server_backup_restore.html. While the document mentions chef 11, the two directories it mentions to backup (/etc/opscode and /var/opt/opscode) don't exist but ...
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VMWare ESXi 5 - Backup configuration

I have an ESXi 5 which I will format the OS. Since I have a lot of configuration on it I want to backup the configuration. VMWare suggest this method. Anyone can confirm that this will work?
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Using Micrososft Azure Backup for backing up VHDs

is it possible to backup my VHD files with Microsoft Azure Backup? Does it upload only the file differences or does it upload the complete file every time? I dont want to upload the complete file ...
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Backup with local manifest [duplicate]

I use rsync to backup files to a remote server in a UNIX environment. As my local machine is the only one with write access to the backup files, I know the status of the backup files on the remote ...
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How to mount host's VMFS datastore from a guest?

I'm trying to backup VMs using a CentOS 6.5 VM and a tape library, the tape library is connected via SAS pass-through and it mounts on CentOS. The backup will be done copying the entire VM folder on ...
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Duplicity for remote backup to AWS S3

I am using Bacula with S3 for backups. I keep bacula volumes for 60 days or so. Using duplicity as I would like to use GPG encryption of the volumes. Is there any way to do an rsync style sync using ...
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HP Data Protector restore destination not honored?

I have HP Data Protector 5.5 installation backing up a single server. Now we have experienced RAID troubles on the server and I would like to restore the backup to antoher server before commencing any ...
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Backup server with NAS and Bacula [closed]

I would like to buy a NAS storage, to be used as backup server. Is it a good idea? I'm very new in this kind of things so if some one can help me. I have a dedicated server running with Debian, one ...
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Azure Backup Cannot Modify Policy - Missing Drive Letters

We've recently done some drive swapping on our server. As a result, several drive letters and paths no longer exist. Azure Backup Agent won't let me modify my policy. The policy contains some of ...