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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Server storage upgrade

I have a windows server 2012 r2 setup with the following storage: 1x 900GB Internal HDD (OS Drive) 1x 1TB USB SSD (Client computer backup drive) 2x 1TB USB SSD (C drive backup - hot swapped weekly ...
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How do I view a Rackspace backup circa 2013?

I was a Rackspace customer until 2013. When I shut down my server, I had them send me a backup of it on a hard drive. Recently I had someone ask for something on that server, so I got the hard drive ...
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How to speed up restore process with gziped LVM?

I am experimenting with creating/restoring backups with the help of LVM. It works, but the restore process takes about 8 min. on an idel XEON with 32GB RAM and SSD. The system does not even seam to ...
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How to create clone / image of macbook pro? [closed]

I manage a group of users who are moving from windows based laptops to macbook pros. I want to create a HD image or clone like I have done for windows based machines. This way I can install and ...
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What is the recommended backup strategy for GlusterFS?

I have about 1M files in a GlusterFS with rep 2 on 3 nodes. What would be a recommended automated backup strategy for this setup? I already considered the following: 1) glusterfs snapshots in ...
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How to automate GlusterFS backups with snapshots and dd?

I want to automate backups on a glusterfs 3.7.3 share with snapshots. Creating snapshots on a LVM manualy works, but how are they secured to a different server? I was able manage that process ...
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How to restore a guest Windows 2012 R2 VM installation/backup from VMWare to OpenStack?

I have a VMWare VM with Windows 2012 R2 installed in DC#1. The machine has terminal services set up with user accounts and permissions, lots of software installed and bunch of things configured that ...
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Why does XtraBackup tell me my MySQL database is corrupt?

I am trying to backup data on a MySQL Galera node with XtraBackup. Unfortunatelly the tool tells me, that ibdata1 is corrupt. After double checking I indeed found some myisam tables I have importet by ...
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Advice on migrating RDS MySQL databases from one AWS account to another

I am currently planning a migration of AWS resources from one account to another. This includes several MySQL RDS instances. After some research it looks like a "dump and load" strategy is needed. My ...
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AWS backup on another attached drive

In AWS-EC2, I was thinking of backup my code data and database in RDS via bash script on separate attached drive on same instance. I want to do it like that way so it becomes easier for me during ...
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Migrating bareos storage to another

We have a host A with bareos SD and the storage "backups". We want to migrate the data from host A to another storage (host B) temporarily. We have to reinstall the host A for performance reasons. ...
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Is it possible to derive the command line arguments for mondoarchive after running it manually?

I've recently found out about and then run mondoarchive for the first time on a server, I would like to make this backup job in to a cron job to run regular backups. After running the backup I ...
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NAUbackup - Xenserver 6.5 Backup Solutions

Has anybody every successfully used NAUBackups for xenserver 6.5 and had their backups go to a SAN storage repository? I see the default script backs up to an NFS share but I am trying to avoid NFS ...
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Where to find infos about functions and opportunities for backup / archive systems

we are thinking about building an archive system (>1PB) to store video-files. Probably this complex system will be assemble by different technologies and sub-systems. But one decisively point will be ...
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Superloader3 and IBM ServRAID-7K

I have a new to me Quantum Superloader3, LTO-4 SCSI Tape library. I have it connected to my IBM X346's External Scsi connection. My system see the tapes but it does not see the MediaChanger's ...
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Dirvish expire rules doesn't match

i got a problem with the dirvsh expire rules. It seems that they didn't match at all. The situation System Linux titan 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt11-1+deb8u3 (2015-08-04) x86_64 GNU/...
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Microsoft Azure Backup - which files are being backed up - logs

There is a similar Q (Microsoft Azure Backup - Where are the Logs? - but pertains to errors only). That directory is correct but doesn't contain anything else. So my question is actually about the ...
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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 /home/john/deploy/job/...
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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: -include:...
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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 free,...
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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 bi-...
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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 ...