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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How to restore Linode to Vagrant VM?

I'm trying to set up a Linux development environment so I can safely make changes to my website without breaking the live site. Linode hosts my live site. A simple solution would be to host my ...
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Restoring SBS 2011 Domain Controller with no DSRM logon access

I have a client's server running SBS 2011, it is their only server. I need to restore their OS to a previous date. Everything can go back to that date last week. They have a Windows Image Backup. ...
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BackupPC Taking over 72 hours to backup 250GB's

I am using BackupPC to backup some workstations at the office. One workstations in particular has a sizable amount of data when compared to the rest, however, it's not that large in general (talking ...
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Backup exec LTO tape capacity shows as 17.8GB

I have come across administering a Backup Exec 10d system, and all its tapes show a Total Capacity of 17,8 GB while showing a Used Capacity of e.g. 281GB. The tapes are LTO2 so they should have 200GB ...
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How to use a Volume Shadow Copy to make backups

The plan is to create a shadow copy of a quite large, I/O-heavy volume. It's 350GB, containing a filesystem-based fulltext index organized in hundreds of folders and hundred-thousands of tiny files ...
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s3cmd: on-the-fly backup

To do backups I created a script that makes an archive of all the folders I need to backup, sends it to S3 (through s3cmd) and then deletes it after upload has been completed. I'm looking for a way ...
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Download and locally store all emails from all mailboxes on Office365?

We have a business that uses Office365 and we want to be able to save all the emails locally. I found a thread on Office365 community pertaining to this and basically it was stated that there is no ...
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Percona XtraBackup: Getting an error regarding “Too many open files”, how can I solve this issue?

I'm trying to backup using Percona XtraBackup and getting the following error: [root@ads-dev1 ~]# innobackupex /root/db InnoDB Backup Utility v1.5.1-xtrabackup; Copyright 2003, 2009 Innobase Oy and ...
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Data backup on AWS

I need to backup a few files, no more than 1Gb initially. These files represent the mission critical data for my startup. If I lose the AWS machines on which the live data is hosted I need to be ...
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Robocopy falsely marks files as newer

I have two NTFS formatted drives on different machines and I do a robocopy mirror between them like this: robocopy "D:\My Documents" "X:\Backup\My Documents" /MIR /V /NP /XD .* /XO /XA:SHTO /FAT /Z ...
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Software to make backups on network [on hold]

Hi guys my boss asked me to find some software to make backups , the destination folder must be in the network from the company. I tried with CrashPlan but this program doesnt have the "network" ...
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Windows Server Backup 2012 error - “The version does not support this version of the file format.”

I'm trying out Windows Server 2012, specifically Windows Server Backup, as it would be a very useful way to see us through until we can upgrade our 'real' backup system. I'm backing up to a network ...
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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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Bacula backup with secondary storage on poor conection

We use hetzner dedicated servers for virtualization (xen). Each instance got a 100GB free sftp backup storage, buing more is not an option - it's too expensive. Currently we use bacula and mount this ...
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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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Creating a scalable back-up cluster with one interface and retention

Currently I'm running a number of back-up servers to back-up other servers with, e.g. b01, b02, .., bn, all with their own IP's, running their own FTP / SSH services. However, I would like to create ...
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Automatic backup for a small, domestic network [closed]

I have a small local network, with 2 debian linux boxes, and a macbook. I would like them to be backed up over the network to an external disk, in the way most unmanaged possible. I've found amanda ...
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MySql Replication Stored to Central Database

Hi I maybe looking with the wrong terminology. But i have a situation where i need to replicate / copy data to a centralized database. Shop1.dbshop - > Central.dbshop1 Shop2.dbshop - > ...
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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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protocol version mismatch — is your shell clean?

When following the instructions to do rsync backups given here: http://troy.jdmz.net/rsync/index.html I get the error "protocol version mismatch -- is your shell clean?" I read somewhere that I ...
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Backup SharePoint (2010) documents only

I was wondering if it is possible to backup the files itself from SharePoint 2010 from all hosted sites? I can backup my entire virtual machine and the database, but i'm only interested in the ...
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Backing up an EC2 EBS Windows volume offline

I would like to backup offline a Windows EC2 EBS Volume, i.e. on my computer and not in the cloud. Note I can stop the instance and detach the EBS volume if needed. Is it at all possible with Amazon's ...
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Mitigating low usb disk space error in backup scenario

In our workplace we have setup a backup system consisting the Symantec Backup Exec 2010 R3 and Synology NAS The backup are scheduled as follows Symantec Backup Exec ---[1]---> Synology Rack ...
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What is the best/most secure way to download/send/keep offline backups?

I have a small app that uses MySQL. I'm on a small Ubuntu box using Apache on Digital Ocean. In case anything ever goes wrong, I would like to have something that periodically sends me or downloads in ...
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How do I back up AWS S3 and EBS to a non-Amazon provider?

We've centered most of our operations on AWS, and love the ease of use there. However, every once in a while, the paranoid side of my brain wonders what could happen if, say, the bad guys got hold of ...
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Arranging a raidz3 ZFS vdev to tolerate entire JBOD failures?

Let's say I'm going to build a very large 1PB zpool. I'll have a head unit with the HBAs inside of it (maybe 4 port LSI SAS cards) and I will have perhaps 7 45-drive JBODs attached to the head unit. ...
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Active Directory backup/restore without DSRM

I'm trying to backup my local DC to AWS for DR. When running locally, a system state backup and a restore through DSRM works fine. Unfortunately, a server in DSRM fails to boot in AWS (a situation ...
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Can I salvage a project from a compromised server? [duplicate]

Our server was compromised last week. The developer team I was working on hadn't been backing up our work or using GIT Hub, so everything that we've been working on is on the server. I know that we ...
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What's needed for a complete backup system?

For my new server, I want to setup a proper backup solution. I've found a great setup that will do twice-daily incremental backups via Dropbox. I plan on backing up my various databases, the webroot ...
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Are cloud based file syncing services a replacement for backups? [duplicate]

Are cloud based file syncing services, like DropBox, Google Drive etc, often provide file change/versioning history which makes it trivial to find older versions of a file and even find deleted files. ...
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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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rsync changing already existing files

I have a simple line of rsync in my crontab that gets backup files from the prod server to another. It looks like it is touching the already existing files in the destination folder. This way, the ...
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Giving user read permissions everywhere (Linux)

I have a "backup" user on my server that needs to have read permissions everywhere. Doing chown 444 -R / backup doesn't seem like the right thing to do, so what should I do?
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Alternative to robocopy /MIR

We run a number of web apps that store a lot of local data in small xml files. One part of our backup / recovery strategy is to produce a local mirror of the file system via a VPN to the hosting ...
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Xen open source import and export vm

I am using free Xen 4.2.4-30.el6 on centos 6.5 create a vm using virt-install I want to backup and restore virtual machines, but all tutorials talking about citrix and xe command is there any way ...
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pg_basebackup: could not get WAL end position from server

I want to create a Base Backup with the pg_basebackup tool of postgres 9.1. After some seconds I receive: `pg_basebackup: could not get WAL end position from server What can be the reason for this ...
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Windows server backup keeps failing after upgraded my OS from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2

I've got 2 hard disks installed on the server, one of them is specifically for backup purpose. Everything is fine before I upgrade my OS to Windows Server 2012 R2... And the problem is that after OS ...
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Backup Ubuntu server with cron/rsync: Problems with resuming large files

I currently have a dedicated Ubuntu backup server which wakes itself up from suspend (using rtcwake) daily. 5 minutes later a cron BASH job kicks in, using rsync to pull files from various network ...
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backupexec 12.5 not following symlinks on linux agent

Ok, we are at a loss here trying to backup a linux box to a backupexec server... we got a backupexec 12.5 server and a "backupexec for windows servers linux agent" (sigh) running on one of our linux ...
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Linux server backup to Amazon S3 using SSL

I have Linux box CentOS 6.5 and i want to backup daily files like SQL dumps and config files to Amazon S3 I have installed Ruby and S3Sync. But the problem when running the s3sync with these ...
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Does Rsync Allow Files To Be Synced Both Ways?

I have backed up a linux web server using rsync with cygwin. I now have a perfect copy of the server on my windows laptop. If i delete or modify a file on my laptop and run rsync again with cygwin ...
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Should I exclude all 'dev/' or only 'dev/pts/' during full server tar backup?

I'm curious why in all backup tutorials I found tar command excludes among others /dev/pts and not all of /dev/ Why would I want to backup anything under dev?
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Checking the integrity of windows 2008 server backup

There is a simple way to check the integrity of a backup made with Windows Backup in Windows 2008 Server Enterprise (not R2)? Today i tried to restore some files from a backup I made some days ago, ...
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TSM TDP for Exchange backup - ANS0326E

Heres the stack Server - AIX - 5.3.0 BAclient - NT 32 bit 5.5.2.0 TDP for Exchange - 5.2.1 Backups are failing with ANS0326E (RC41) This node has exceeded its maximum number of moint points ...
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How to backup large directory from linux server to windows machine

Up until now ive been using FTP to connect to the server and copy the files to my local machine but the directory has grown 3gb in the past few weeks and it usually takes 40mins to copy 100mb so FTP ...
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Is backing up to Dropbox ideal? [closed]

I am currently setting on a new CentOS server on one of my Linodes, and are debating with myself on how to back up the data. The server is running DirectAdmin, which will compress all data (e-mail, ...
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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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Back up S3 bucket to another?

I am looking at duply and duplicity currently to mirror one bucket to another but it looks like I may be running in to a brick wall? So far I have been able to get things working backing up local ...
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Regenerate Snapshots from .avhdx files

I'm getting used to Hyper-V and I come into this situation: I manually did a backup and a restore of a virtual machine with 1 disk and 2 snapshots. My restored machine has a .vhdx file and 2 .avhdx ...
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Does 'vim-cmd vmsvc/snapshot.create' create a functional backup of the guest?

If I create a snapshot with: 'vim-cmd vmsvc/snapshot.create' I can then transfer the file that creates to another system, or even to another vmware ESXi system. Setting aside the fact that ...