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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Rotating Backup solution - Windows User data

I've been looking around here and Googling but I couldn't find what I'm looking for. Recently I formatted a guy's PC as its Windows partition had gone corrupt. Thankfully the guy that came before me ...
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What's the best 'out of the box' way to copy files to a cloud server?

I need to copy files to a newly provisioned Amazon Windows 2008 server. FTP seems to be frowned upon these days, so what is the recommended way of getting files to the machine? Ideally without ...
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Segmenting mysql backups using tar

In addition to using mysqldump, I've been backing up my mysql server by tarring up /var/lib/mysql for redundancy and convenience. This directory includes ibdata, ib_logfile0, and ib_logfile1 as well ...
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Restore Database of deleted Domain -Parallels

I accidentally deleted a domain from parallels plesk.Is it possible to restore the database related to the domain
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Debian - Persistent tape binding

I have a problem, whenever the library is rebooted, a cartdrige is mounted, or any operation, Linux is changing path for library, making it unavailable to automate backup procesing, it is even worst ...
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Is it possible to backup an SQL Database hosted on an Azure VM, to our internal DPM2012?

I've got an SQL database on an azure VM (non domain) that i'd like to backup to our internal DPM 2012 server. I've installed the DPM agent on the Azure VM, setup DCOM to use only the ports 5000 to ...
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Back up compiled version of Apache2 for quick restore

I use Puppet to automate setting up servers for work. The only problem with this is that installing the specific version of the software in my stack is a bit tricky as dependencies are sometimes not ...
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Solution for backing up to multiple destinations

I want to backup one or several directories to multiple destinations. For example, I want to put backups on 2 different HDD of a backup server or put one copy of backup on a backup server and another ...
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Applying exim ACL to mail from backup server

I use exim as a mail server. To combat spam, I have a catch-all email address, and use a custom email address for every service I sign up to. If they leak my address to a spam list, I can just block ...
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Do you need root access to fully backup a server?

I have an account on a server and I would like to automate backups onto another server, I disabled root logins for security. Do you need root access to fully backup a server?
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Script needed to log the name of attached USB drive to text file

We rotate 2 TrueCrypt-encrypted USB hard drives ("BACKUP 1" and "BACKUP 2") off-site each week, for our data backup system. For both drives, the physical drive has no drive letter assigned to it (not ...
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How much memory will this PHP Script need? [duplicate]

I'm trying to use a WordPress Plugin to backup my database and files but it keeps running out of memory. How much memory will this script need to finish and how much should I ask for from my hosting ...
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How to (properly) back up a live QEMU/KVM VM?

I'm currently engineering a backup solution for KVM VM's as an additional measure to traditional backups. Unfortunately, all currently (August 2013) existing solutions I came across so far either: ...
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Hadoop HDFS Backup & DR Strategy

We are preparing to implement our first Hadoop cluster. As such we are starting out small with a four node setup. (1 master node, and 3 worker nodes) Each node will have 6TB of storage. (6 x 1TB ...
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Shadow copies for local files on Windows Server 2012 or alternative

I hope serverfault is the right place for this - if not, please tell me where to post it. The situation is the following: our company has a WebDAV fileserver running on a Windows Server 2012 that I ...
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Recovering C: in a single step with Windows Server Backup

I'm working on a way to restore a Windows Server machine to a particular point in time without using an image (there are organizational reasons why we can't just image the system drive), and since I'm ...
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Automated IIS backups at the application level?

I'm exploring automated backups when deploying to IIS 7 using webdeploy. I've upgraded to webdeploy v3 after ensuring that Management Service is installed and running under my web server role, all of ...
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Alternatives to rdiff-backup that work well with USB drives?

Here's the problem in a nutshell. We need to backup some SVN repositories, Samba shares, /home directories, postgresql nightly backups, etc. But the results are going to be written out to external ...
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How can I export backup files from SCDPM?

I'm using SCDPM as my backup solution, but there is a concern that I want to meet. SCDPM manages the backup sets and files in itself. But as an extra level of security for disaster recovery, I want to ...
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ec2-consistent-snapshot mongodb - mongod.lock file

I'm trying out ec2-consistent-snapshot with --mongo --freeze-filesystem options. The snapshot itself works great. However, after I restore the volume and try to use it with a new instance, when I ...
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HP MSL2024 LTO6 2 Drive & HP ProLiant DL180 G6

Wanted to get some insight on setting up the below. I have an existing backup server: HP ProLiant DL180 G6 running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard 64-Bit & Backup Exec 12.5. And recently purchased ...
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Build RAID 1 array (non-boot), apparently all data is gone?

The computer that this is occurring in, has a 40GB boot drive (Debian) and two non-boot drives. I have two identical 1.5TB drives (one partition on each), and one of them had data on it (other was ...
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Recommended disk array for backup use with SCDPM? [closed]

I am trying to create a new disk array that will have two purposes: Archiving data long-term nightly backups This is replacing 10 TB configured across several consumer grade USB disks, Backup ...
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how to restore ubuntu image with iPXE

I would like to create a backup of one of my Ubuntu systems. Put that backup file/image on one of my web servers and use iPXE or gPXE to restore it onto multiple servers. I'm assuming that I need a ...
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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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Backing up files on Debian

I need to backup a file on my file server to an external hdd. I want the folder to be replicated on the hdd every day. What kind of backup software do I need. I run Debian 7.1 and want to be able to ...
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How to avoid deliberate corruption using a NAS for backup

This is an extension of my question here (Small office backups, small NAS (RAID) vs single disk). What would be a good way to structure a NAS backup solution to prevent deliberate corruption by a ...
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Small office backups, small NAS (RAID) vs single disk

Assume a small office situation, 5-10 workstations (PCs), and a Windows server hosting a network share. The Windows server is in a 3+1 RAID 5. I am debating with myself over a backup solution and I ...
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Backing up remote Postgres database

I have a Windows 2008 Server machine with a postgres database running on it. I'd like to back it up daily and have it sent to another machine (running Ubuntu or Windows). What's the best way to set ...
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Reasons why Robocopy would skip a folder and not write it to the log file

I'm in the process of trying to troubleshoot a Robocopy job on Windows 2008 R2 SP 1 where the job states that a folder was skipped in the copy process (at the end of the copy job) yet does not show 1) ...
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Win Server 2003 R2 full backup on USB -not sure

I have blast from past: win 2003 R2 server backup I connected USB disk and now server sees 4 volumes: C:\ D:\ F:\ and K:\ USB disk is F:\ while major data is on K:\ (DFS share) If I setup standard ...
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Will regular backups make my hard drives fail early?

I have recently put in place Veeam Backup and Replication to do a nightly backup of a bunch of VMs running in VMware ESXi 5.1. It appears that while Veeam generates incremental backups, it does so by ...
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azure websites backup strategy [closed]

I hope this is the right place to ask this question. I have a simple azure website with a linked sql azure DB. I want to be able to back up both the ftp files and the SQL DB. What is the best ...
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Is the volume shadow copy service (VSS) available on Windows 2000?

Two applications we use have been crashing whenever an hourly backup kicks off on our file server. The server is running Windows 2000, and lacks the volume shadow copy service. Sounds to me like a ...
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VM Freezes at the end of a backup

I have a virtual machine that I'm backup up using Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5. The software is working well, but one issue I'm having is that at the end of the backup (99%) the machine will ...
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Which version of ROBOCOPY should be run on Windows Server 2003 SP2 (non-R2)?

I realize the version that comes with Win2k3sp2 is pretty old now. Is it wise to run a later version of ROBOCOPY, or will there be compatibility issues and it's best to stick with the original? If ...
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Why should ROBOCOPY (XP026, the Windows Server 2003 version) work better through a mapped drive than local?

This page suggests that mapping a local drive to a network drive and using the network drive will help with permissions issues. This doesn't make sense to me, because: ROBOCOPY /B is supposed to ...
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Server Backup Strategy for Amazon EC2

Where and how should I backup my EC2 / EBS based snapshots OUTSIDE of EC2? EC2 provides a great product with their EBS based snapshots. However it is also a high risk point that someone could ...
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How to take backup of Windows VSS store?

Is it possible to take a backup or image of the shadow store created by the Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)? Would Windows Backup include this data when doing a backup?
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Signaling KVM/QEMU VM to quiesce, preparing for live backup

Assume a KVM/QEMU VM, which uses qcow/qcow2 as the image format for virtual disks. Backup is (to be) done on the VM host. As far as my current understanding goes is that while we can create backups ...
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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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Back up contents of FTPS to local folder

I want to back up the contents of one of my servers to a local folder. The server has a FTPS service set up and running (regular FTP is not an option). I want to copy the contents of the FTP into a ...
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How to backup and restore configurations on lots of Cisco routers and switches from Linux? [closed]

I'm looking for a way to backup, save, version and restore configurations of Cisco network equipments. I need to be able to automatically GET and PUSH configuration files on lots of routers and ...
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Principles of creating a consistent (point-in-time) backup

As far as my experience goes, in order to create a useful, and consistent backup, one must involve the application handling the data to be backed up. I'd like to validate my findings with fellow ...
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Backup of write heavy Solr / MySQL server

I am attempting to set up an automatic backup for a server running Ubuntu. This server is used to host a couple applications which are rather write heavy and subject to a good amount of traffic. To be ...
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Backup/Recovery like barman for MySQL [closed]

I'd like to have a Backup/Recovery tool for MySQL (MariaDB/Percona) servers which has somehow the same features as barman has for postgresql take full backups on a regular basis (xtrabackup, but ...
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ssh connection operation timed out using rsync

I use rsync to backup my remote server on my local device but when I combine it with a cron job my ssh times out. Just to be clear, the data is stored on a remote server and I want it stored on my ...
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Which hardware I need for building up a backup server, which is able to store 100TB+? [closed]

we are managing a pool of 40 PCs with an attached storage of up to 3 TB each. Every weekend we copy this data to 3 other PCs with several RAID5-systems inside to have some kind of backup. We chose 3 ...
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Windows server backup fails at 40%

I´m configuring windows server backup as full system backup. It starts fine, but when it´s making system drive (c:) backup it stops at 40% every time i try. It only backups 7.28 GB of the total 18.19 ...
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Duplication of Windows 7 Backup [closed]

I use the built in backup utility for Windows 7 because it's automated and flexible enough to allow me to schedule a daily shadow copy backup of particular files and folders directly to a separate ...