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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dd unable to write to tape drive

I'm trying to dump our online backups to tape; for obvious reasons I want to encrypt the data on the tapes, so to write to the tape I need to tar everything up, pipe that to openssl to encrypt it, ...
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Windows server mirror drive as primary backup

I was assigned to maintain an accounting server (2008 r2) in a small office recently. Then I found out they only have 1 hdd on it, didn't have a backup system at all - not even a backup of the ...
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rdiff-backup --remote-schema does not take input

I'm trying to set up rdiff-backup between my windows host machine and my remote linux machine. I'm using Windows 8.1. SSH and rdiff-backup is indeed within the PATH environment variablle... With the ...
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Can't shut down HyperV VM with Powershell despite admin rights

I am attempting to use a script that shuts down my Hyper-V VMs, copies their VHDs to a target share, then boots them back up. I found the script on spiceworks just a couple days ago. I always receive ...
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What is a secure set of permissions to give a set of files to be backed up?

On our server we have a number of users (i.e. clients) who need their code to be backed up. Their file permissions are usually 650 with user and group being user:user (where user is the actual user ...
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Backing up rsnapshot directory with rsync copies entires backup directory

I have a main backup server running rsnapshot, with ~2TB of backups stored on it. After the nightly backups, I copy the contents of the rsnapshot directory to an offsite server, using rsync -aH ...
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How to backup OS-specific files with rsync? (Mac OS X to Ubuntu Server)

I want to setup an automatic backup system using rsync to backup documents/source code from Mac OS X to Ubuntu Server. I have some documents written in Pages (iWork), and lastly when I tried to ...
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Checking status of HP Data Protector Backup Jobs

We use HP Data Protector Backup Software for taking backup of our production data . To check the status of yesterday's backup jobs , every day morning i visit the data center to check the job status . ...
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How to change default duplicity archive directory?

How can I change the duplicity default archive directory (~/.cache/)? The following option seems to be ignored. Option --archive-dir=/volume4/duplicity/cache/ --name backup duplicity 0.6.21 ...
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Full system backup - different drive types

I have workstations I deploy regularly that all have the same configuration. The problem I'm encountering is; the primary Windows 7 x64 drive is a standard 120gb SSD with a NTFS. The secondary ...
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What kind of possibility do I have to backup my Domain Controller 2012R2?

I have an ESXi (5.5) environment. There are two redundant domain controller(Active Directory, WINS, DNS, DHCP). What kind of possibility do I have to backup these domain controller without stopping ...
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backup files to a remote server with multiple versions using rsync hardlink option

To use rsync hard link option to backup files remotely so that remote backup server could keep multiple versions of the backups, both the link-dest directory and the target directory have to be on the ...
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Remove sata drive while running?

I have a hyperv 2012 r2 server, and the case has two bays where you can open a drawer and slide in a bare SATA drive. Theres a data and power connector at the back of the bay with cables to connect ...
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What is appropriate configuration for mysqldump to use as backup

There are some resources on how to dump databases using mysqldump (1, 2, 3 or 4) , but most of them are like "just mysqldump the whole thing". My mysqldump result differs from one I obtain from my ...
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How should my hosting provider handle SQL Server transaction logs?

I received a support ticket today from my hosting provider (they created it), saying that my SQL transaction log had filled up and that they had truncated it, shrunk it and reset it to Full recovery ...
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Debian VPS server - backup

I'm trying to backup my VPS-server (debian) to new Router FTP server. Past (stable backup to my PC): I had backup of my VPS-server to my home-PC over Internet. I used "Filesystem Backup" with ...
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Do snapshots + RAID count as a good on-site backup solution?

The two main reasons I can think of for taking backups seems to be taken care of when I use both snapshots and RAID together with btrfs. (By RAID here, I mean RAID1 or 10) Accidental deletion of ...
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How to restart automatically the server after the backup is done

I would like to restart my server once the backup job is done. I launch the backup job at the commande line using wbadmin start backup [options] This command only starts backup and exits. ...
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MSSQL: savesets in EMC Networker

When taking over an existing Networker backup system, I have found that a single MSSQL: saveset generates several savesets. I understand that these savesets relate to each of the different databases ...
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DPM exceeds threshold of 90%

We currently have a setup with 3 devices : Dell MD3200i san, disk group created 6TB. Hyper-V Guest with DPM installed, iSCSI disk attached as a passthrough disk. Physical Hyper-V host, has the iSCSI ...
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Faster picking of files from a tar archive

We've got a collection of servers that we're backing up using Duplicity. We're trying to build some functionality for our staff so that they can select a file and view the available versions for ...
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Rsync to copy only files by date or changed files?

I'm using a freenas server for the office project files accessed by multiple users. I have an offsite backup for security purposes. Now I don't want to bring a 32 TB raid array to the office to sync ...
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Backup ESXi VM but not every hard disc

I have VMware Essentials ESXi 5.5. I have two hosts. Host 1 has two VMs, a DC and a file/DB server. Host 2 has a DC and some other test VMs. I'm looking at disaster recovery options for this file ...
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backup multiple websites daily automatically [closed]

this is my situation i have a web server pc with many websites in it (using vhost) running freebsd. just in case something bad happened to my server, i want to backup every websites in it every ...
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Is this a reasonable way to setup backups for security? Can it be improved?

On the machine being backed up: Create limited privilege account on a production Linux VM with content to backup. Account would have access to a single direct [e.g. /home/backup] and allow ssh via ...
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MySQL DB Backups: Lockless, Per-Table Restore, MyISAM/InnoDB

The Problem I'd like to implement a MySQL backup strategy on a dedicated server. It has multiple databases on, combined total is about 150GB. Most of this is weighted toward one of the databases. ...
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Desktop backups maintenance on a network share

I have configured Windows Backup and Restore function on Windows 7 Professional desktops to make daily backup on a network share placed on a Windows Server 2012. (BTW It's a pity that this utility ...
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Is there a good way to combine the incremental behavior of rdiff-backup with the inotify behavior of lsyncd?

I'm trying to backup a directory (my Zotero data, in particular) whenever it changes (a la syncing with drop box); I would also like to keep a history of backups in case I delete something and want to ...
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What would have been the correct Setup for a server that died? [closed]

I work at a real estate office that has 30 work stations. The IT guy who cant be reached when you really need him had setup Active Directory with a file server for the stations. About 3 days ago the ...
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Percona Xtrabackup incremental backup based on prepared full backup

I want to create an hourly backup of our MySQL database to a staging system using Percona XtraBackup. Is it possible to prepare the $BACKUPBASE and then use this prepared backupbase as base for the ...
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windows server 2008 backup re-import schedule after reinstall

I originally had a windows 2008 server with software mirrored volumes and a backup volume. The backup volume was a dedicated drive and hidden by the windows backup software feature of windows 2008 ...
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postgresql - Approach for 'live'/hot file backup?

Forgive me for the ignorant question, but I see postgres has their WAL logs, and there are talks about using filesystem snapshots, and the WAL with the snapshots may or may not be sufficient ...
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General Advice about an archive solution. ~15tb and growing.

I need a better storage and archive system for my small business's files. Specifically the files are completed video projects. Beyond time and cost limitations what is holding me back is I don't ...
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Backup EC2 instances

I found a lot of questions to this topic already, but I'm still not 100% sure what's the best approach to do so. The option I'd prefer is using EBS snapshots. The pros would be that I can spin up a ...
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Dual Drive Failure and server restore slowness on Windows Server R2

I recently had a hosting company that had a dual drive failure within 6 minutes of each other, not sure how that could even happen. However they had to restore a backup of the server last night. ...
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Docker volume backup and restore

I'm using Docker to deploy some services on a CentOS 6.4 server, and I'm trying to figure out how to properly backup data they generate. For example, one of the services is a web application where ...
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How do I change number of windows backup copies?

(That was unclear) So I've set up a standard daily windows backup (≈10 GB of files) on a 1 TB hard drive and it only makes two copies, and I want 30 or 60. How do I change that? I just don't know, I ...
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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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Backup strategy for developer-focused Apple environments?

It's interesting to see the technological split between structured corporate environments and more developer-driven/startup environments. Some of the Microsoft technologies I take for granted (VSS, ...
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How to keep: daily backups for a week, weekly for a month, monthly for a year, and yearly after that

I need to backup data and config files on this server, daily. I need to keep: daily backups for a week weekly backups for a month monthly backups for a year yearly backups after that All of this ...
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“Push only” backups?

I have a server which pushes its backups to some online backup space. An intruder (on the server that pushes to the backup space) can access the backup space and mess with the backups, because the ...
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Can I achieve this with a NAS? [closed]

At my workplace we are like 30 workers. So far they haven't been using backups but now that I'm here this is over! xD However, I've never performed such amount of backups, just local backups from one ...
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Veeam backup of Domain Controllers

Is it safe to backup and/or replicate a Domain Controller (Win2003 & Win2008) using Veeam Replication & Backup 7? I am aware of the Application Aware option in Veeam. We can enable, but I ...
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Docker: How to partition a large server?

So I have a Dell XS23 Rack with 8 CPUs and 40G Ram with vmware esxi in my production environment. The way I'd partitioned it before was 2 API servers (quad core, 8gig ram) 2 DB servers same specs, ...
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WHS (Windows Home Server) as an backup agent for Synology [closed]

In short, can I use a WHS as the backup agent to fetch data from our windows-based servers and perform backups to a Synology nas? We just purchased a Synology 8-bay nas as our onsite backup device. ...
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Graceful way to rsync millions of files between two local folders

I want to rsync a folder with millions of files from a local directory to another, on a daily basis. The files themselves change very rarely. I want to reduce the impact on the running server, e.g. ...
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SSH port forwarding to a host that needs to contact a third named host to access MySQL

We customize and support standard web applications that our customers host on managed servers from different web hosters. Usually, the application consists of a web application in PHP and a database ...
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Which is the safest way to back up and upgrade?

We are having VMware ESXi 4.1 and we need to move to ESXi 5.1 or ESXi 5.5. Before upgrade some of our team members advised us to take a backup of VMs. Now the problem is we don't have SAN or Net ...
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Dropbox crashing CENTOS server

I have a CENTOS 6.3 Rackspace VPS, running the latest version of dropbox and using the dropbox.py command like tools. It is a webserver running WHM/cPanel My problem is that my sever is only 512MB, ...
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Bacula Backups Failing with Duplicate Primary Key Error

All of my Bacula backups started failing over the weekend with the following MySQL error: Fatal error: sql_create.c:XXX Fill File table Query failed: INSERT INTO File (FileIndex, JobId, PathId, ...