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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SBS 2008 Backup Drive Full - Error Code '2147942512'

We are using Windows Backup on SBS 2008 SP2 and backing up to 1TB external hard drives. Recently after switching drives our backup started failing because the backup drive is full and auto-delete ...
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Windows server Backup error - The specified component was not reported by the VSS writer

I get this error when trying to run a backup for a virtual server using the mmc console > windows server backup option. Kindly request you to let me know if there is a fix for this error or if it is a ...
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Disabling filecaching during copy of large files on Windows 2012, Windows 2012R2

I've huge problems with backup of Hyper-V on handful of HOSTS. During backup done by the software some machines become unavailable, host starts dying etc. We tracked this to not the software itself ...
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Using Rsync to backup a Windows Share

I have a Windows 7 box that I want to back up to an Ubuntu machine. I have mounted a Windows share on the Ubuntu box (using CIFS/Samba), and I want to use a cron job to rsync what's on the mounted ...
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How can I speed up a MySQL restore from a dump file?

I am restoring a 30GB database from a mysqldump file to an empty database on a new server. When running the SQL from the dump file, the restore starts very quickly and then starts to get slower and ...
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SBS 08 Backup fail

I'm trying to backup my SBS 08 (only C:) with Windows Server Backup. It fails a few minutes after it started: Backup started at '08/12/2009 1:27:23 PM' failed as Volume Shadow copy operation failed ...
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Archiving old files without buying a full archiving system

I have a large Windows file server with about 2TB of data, about half of that is over 2 years old (based on modification date). What would be the best way of archiving off that old data, using scripts ...
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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

Sometimes I get this 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 ...
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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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Linux Backup Methods? [closed]

I want to ask for a good methode to backup some folders on my server with many files (all files together +/- 50 GB). The Files are web of private homepages? Maybe earlier take a backup from ...
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Best failover strategy for e-mail servers on AWS to ensure high availability

We have our e-mail server hosted on AWS. Last week Amazon had a failure in their East Coast region which brought down our server along with many others. We now want to implement a failover strategy ...
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Restoring a backup [closed]

What does it mean to restore a backup? (I have searched the Internet for a while, but have not found a satisfactory answer yet.) Additionally, why does restoring part of a backup help to test the ...
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How to backup Windows Server 2008 R2 files to an Ubuntu server [closed]

I have created an Ubuntu backup server. I would like to backup my Windows files server to it incrementally and nightly. I am using Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 and it's Windows Server 2008. My first ...
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backup compression ratio in SQL 2012 worse than in SQL 2008

We have SQL 2008 Enterprise with TDE enabled and upgraded to SQL 2012 with TDE still enabled. Everything works fine except that I am getting worse backup compression than in SQL 2008. I do ...
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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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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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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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How can you repair a corrupt ntbackup (.bkf) file?

I've got a corrupt ntbackup file that won't open in ntbackup. There are various utilities that a google search turns up that say they can repair the files. Do I need to use one or is there a simple ...
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how to backup/sync and zipped ftp content to local drive (unix)

I know we can use the lftp command with "repeat mirror" flag but the files mirrored are not zipped so it will require huge local storage, what is the workaround/alternative? cheers
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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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Azure Linux VM Backup Failing [on hold]

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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Backup and Restore Multiple MS SQL Databases

We have switched to a new CAD package at work (elecworks) which uses MS SQL Server to store it's data. Unfortunately, it seems to use a separate database for each drawing that is created. We are ...
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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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cisco CUCM 8.6.x configuration export

We currently have a Cisco server running CUCM and cannot get access to the system due to a 'Database communication error' received when attempting a log in to CUCM homepage. Is there any way to ...
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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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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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Win 7 Explorer backup and long paths

I use Explorer to do backups because Win 7's backup program asks me to take backups previously done and to put them back in the drive. I am opposed to that idea since I believe backups should remain ...
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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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Bacula off-site backups

I have 2 locations, one in Europe, one in Asia. Each location has a fully functional Bacula system to handle local backups. What I want to do is to copy some jobs from one location SD to the other ...
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Data Protection Manager System Protection Backups Failing

I'm just starting to setup DPM 2010 in a test environment with a Domain Controller and a File Server. Everything seem to be working fairly well and I can get all of my backup jobs to succeed except ...
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Restore SQL 2008 database fails with error on page xxx:xxx

This is the situation: Got a full backup (.bak file) of a SQL 2008 database, with partitions. The .bak file is 100gb. I need to restore this database on a different server, to a new database. ...
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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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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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Server 2012 - System State backup - exclude winsxs - any issues?

I have a Windows 2012 server that is running a daily system state backup. My question(s) are: Would the system state backup normally include c:\windows\winsxs? Can I exclude this folder and still ...
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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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How to put a backup window for Networker job?

I need to configure a Networker job than needs to start at a fixed time and to finish if it has not completed at a certain (later) time. That is, it has a fixed window. But I do not manage to find ...
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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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GIT as a backup tool

On a server, install git cd / git init git add . git commit -a -m "Yes, this is server" Then get /.git/ to point to a network drive (SAN, NFS, Samba whatever) or different disk. Use a cron job ...
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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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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 files with many duplicated files

I frequently need to do a backup of a group of files, with many subfolders which contain several large, identical files. Is there a compression scheme (.zip, .7z, etc) which can automatically detect ...
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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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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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How to copy directories using debugfs?

The debugfs manpage gives the impression that the command 'rdump . .' will recursively copy all files found on the specified filesystem from the debugfs cwd to the native filesystem's cwd. Instead I ...
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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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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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Shadow protect backup restoration really slow

I'm part of a small I.t. dept for an engineering firm. While I'm mostly a software developer I wear many other hats due to the small size of the company. Today I'm wearing the hat of I.T. manager ...