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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Offsite backup from a Windows Server 2008 R2 to another 2008 R2

I'm looking for a highly reliable option to backup data(not the Bare Metal or System State but various shared folders) from a Windows Server 2008 R2 to another 2008 R2 server. Servers are located in ...
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Is Amazon S3 versioning really a reasonable backup options?

I am in the process of moving my web apps project storage to S3 and I am wondering if S3 versioning is really a good way to handle backups of the data or is there some better way? If the files were ...
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MySQL Backup Cron Job

I have a cron job which backup up my MySQL database by exporting it. The script includes the root password to get the job done. I get the message: Using a password on the command line interface can ...
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Cannot Access Shared Folders After Drive Swap & System Settings Restore (on QNAP TS-869U-RP)

We recently performed a complete drive swap in one of our two TS-869U-RP units in order to increase volume capacity. This particular unit is an AD domain member. We have numerous (90+) shared folders ...
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How to backup mdadm RAID superblock info?

I'm Looking for a simple command that will backup the mdadm superblocks on a RAID volume. A quick way to scan you system would be: mdadm --examine /dev/sd[a-z]* > raid-volumes.txt Now after ...
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Is there any way to backup the content of business google app presence to local storage? [on hold]

I'm looking for a centrally administered automatic archival mechanism (product or service) for a google-docs-for-business instance. Ideally it would: allow self-service restoration (i.e., a user ...
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Windows Server NAS Backup solution [on hold]

I'm looking for software for Windows Server, which will work similarly to NAS solutions. I want to be able to backup data from workstations to my server, manage the rights to share/view/edit files and ...
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Rsync to AWS S3 bucket

For a server I am hosting a website on I want to backup the data and settings to an S3 bucket. I found out that you can't directly use rsync to backup to an S3 bucket. Is there another way to achieve ...
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Using USB HDD with Arcserve / Brightstor

I am having an issue configuring a standard USB HDD for use with CA Arcserve Brightstor 11.5 SP2 : Under the device list it shows a USB device category but none of my USB drives are listed ...
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DPM 2010 Storage Allocation

I'm relatively new to DPM 2010 and I'm hoping someone can explain like I'm 5 what the Replica Volume and Recovery Volume sizes mean. For example, I'm backing up a volume that shows as Replica Volume ...
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How to set icinga2 downtime across midnight

Our backup is running between 22:00 and about 05:00 the next day. I could not figure out how to set this in a scheduled downtime with "apply ScheduledDowntime" in icinga2 (r2.4.1-1 on opensuse 42.1). ...
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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 ...
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Backing up my data causes my server to crash using Symantec Backup Exec 12, or How I Came to Loathe Irony

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2850 running Windows Server 2003. It is the primary file server for one of my clients. I have another server also running Windows Server 2003 that acts as the core media ...
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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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How to restore with Duplicty if Temp space has 0 available?

Normally this command works properly for restoring: duplicity restore -t7D --file-to-restore folder/to_restore file:///where/is/the_backup/ /where_to_restore --no-encrypt But today I am having this ...
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SQL Server Management Studio 2012 DB Backup script

I have SQL Server Management Studio 2012 installed on a VM. We have an active DB (attached to an ASP.Net application whose target Framework is 4.0). What I was looking for is a script to backup a DB ...
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Burp: How to write backup and how to debug?

I would like to use BURP to backup my servers. The clients-directory contains my configured client but my question is now: How can I perform a backup manually and where are the logs located at? If I ...
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rsync syncs too much files

I have the following directory structure: /tmp1 \_ file1.txt \_ file2.txt /tmp2 \_ file1.txt \_ file2.txt \_ file3.txt /changes With rsync's --compare-dest option, I want to sync all ...
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What is the risk of a SQL Server backup strategy that is only weekly full backups and daily transaction log backups?

I'm trying to convince a client that their SQL Server backup strategy is insufficient. Long story short is that their current backup "strategy" is a weekly full backup followed by daily transaction ...
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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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Should I not use my server when its server image is being created?

I have an Ubuntu server on Rackspace and I am currently getting an image created for this server. In the mean time, are there any adverse effects to either the server or the image if I use my server ...
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Encrypted offsite backup using GPG with private key never on backup server?

I have a backup server, that creates xz compressed tar archives of directory trees to be backed up. These tar archives can get huge (multiple TBs), are split into pieces (2.5TB), and each piece is ...
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Is rdiff-backup outdated? [closed]

I just find it a bit odd that this powerful tool does not have any bug fix (if there are any) since 2009! So is it outdated stable, or its so powerful that there is no need for any update? (P.S. ...
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VSS Unexpected error querying for the IVssWriterCallback—Access Denied

I'm having trouble with VSS based backups of my Exchange server. I'm getting the following error on the start of the backup: Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error querying for the ...
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mongodump on mongos : Shard not found for server

Trying to mongodump a mongodb 3.2.1 cluster with : - 3 mongos on port 28018 + keyfile internal auth (one shard on rs0) - 3 mongod_config servers on port 28019 using keyfile internal auth + auth - 3 ...
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Consolidating multiple backupsites to centrally managed backup

We're a medium sized business with about 50 different geographical sites of varying sizes (infrastructure/user/server wise). Today we have local backupservers on most sites, that take filelevel full ...
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“Backup Operators” Not Working [cobian]

I'm trying to run Cobian Backup on our file server under it's own user (instead of Administrator). It is unable to backup our user homes/profiles since making the change. The dedicated user ...
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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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Adding to tar archive /var/lib/mysql is it enough for backup restore task?

In every docker project, I have a backup.sh and restore.sh file I want to find a good way for backing up and restoring mysql backup using only ./restore.sh ${timestamp} My backup.sh look like ...
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how to backup a cloud site on rackspace cloud with code and database

i have my website hosted on rackspace cloud server . i need to make backup of code + database of my cloud site. Please give me link of any documentation which suggests steps to perform this or link ...
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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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Windows Server Backup - iSCSI and USB Drives

Been using S2012R2 built in backup for a while with great success now, using a single USB3 external drive for daily backups. (1.6TB data approx). We're now looking to add an offsite backup, where we ...
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Make incremental and differential backups with Robocopy?

I wanted to know if it is possible to make incremental and differential backups using just Robocopy and arguments. Putting it in a simple bat and making that bat run in Task Scheduler seems like a ...
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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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Are RDX removable disks a good replacement for LTO tape?

Over a period of three weeks, I experienced six complete failures of LTO-1 and LTO-2 tape drives at client sites. Some had failed mechanisms. Others lost the ability to write reliably. These were HP ...
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CoreOS persistant data storage ( creation + backup + restore )?

Im planning to move my whole server stack to coreOS and using docker. The problem is currently there seems to be no good solutions to create a persistant data storage , back it up and easily restore ...
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Cobian Backup: Incorrect parameter error

I have some Cobian Backup tasks to copy a file to an external hard drive. To prevent it from being compromised, the drive will not be mounted until the task is launched. We use the following ...
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Use Google Drive for live DB backup? [closed]

I am currently trying to define my backup strategy for my AWS EC2 server. I already use Google Drive to backup my apache root folder. This also automatically doubles as a deployment strategy since the ...
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Windows Server Backup Fails: There is not enough disk space to create the volume shadow copy…

We have a brand new Dell PowerEdge T320 with a PERC S110 RAID Controller running a fresh install of Windows Server 2012 R2. The RAID level is RAID 5 with two NTFS partitions, 1TB for the OS and 7TB ...
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How to decrypt owncloud backups manually without a working installation?

I recently had a data lack and miss some very important files. Encrypted backups I had an owncloud 8.x instance running on my server last year for keeping backups and already located the wanted ...
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SQL Server (2005/2008): Does full backup truncate the log in full recovery mode

I've just read through a lot of MSDN documentation and I think I understand the different recovery models and the concept of a backup chain. I still have one question: Does a full database backup ...
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Dropbox alternative with NAS [closed]

HI Does anyone know how we can backup some files and folders from windows machine to a nas (To store versions of files ie incremental backups) Then sync the data on the nas to another Windows PC for ...
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How to provide proper backups for multiple Linux based servers? [closed]

There have been several questions related to providing backups, but most of them were either too specific, intended for home usage or Windows-based. What I'd like to hear: How do you ensure that ...
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Accessing data on SAS drives if server fails

If my server goes down, how can i access the data on the SAS drives? I don't have another server to plug them into, and even then connecting the drive to a different controller (while keeping the ...
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compressing dd backup on the fly

Maybe this will sound like dumb question but the way i'm trying to do it doesn't work. I'm on livecd, drive is unmounted, etc. When i do backup this way sudo dd if=/dev/sda2 ...
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Wbadmin email alert on failure

Does anyone have a script they use with WBADMIN to send email alerts? I am a scripting newbie and having trouble finding a solution to notify on failed backups. Seems like it would be a useful tool to ...
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How to keep the full path with rsync?

When backing up with rsync, How do I keep the full directory structure? For example, the remote server is saturn, and I want to backup saturn's /home/udi/files/pictures to a local directory named ...
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Reducing the initial size of database log file

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 I want to reduce the initial size of a database (to a size below what it is currently) and then back up the log file. Is this a safe way of reducing the size of the log? ...
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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 ...