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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What is the solution for daily backup only changed files (with log) in Windows Server

We are a small team and working on a project that has huge file sizes which shared from a Windows Server running machine. After some losing important files, corrupted files and etc... we decided to ...
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Docker volume backup and restore

I'm using Docker to deploy some services on a CentOS 6.4 server, and I'm trying to figure out how to properly backup data they generate. For example, one of the services is a web application where ...
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Configuring Backup Exec 2012 using USB hard drives as media

I have found some information on this but have not found the exact answers to these questions. Background I have installed backup exec 2012 (with agents for databases) I have configured a storage ...
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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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Best performance- and backup-strategy with running multiple Webapps and databases on dedicated servers

my company is soon going to move our webservice-hosting to a new hoster and therefore i'm currently planing how everything will run in the future. I have to deploy at least: MsSQL-Database Server ...
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System State Backup on Domain Controller

I wanted to do a one-time full server backup of the Domain Controller. However, there was almost 1 TB of data to backup. So I am just doing a System State backup instead, which is less than 5 GB. At ...
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Mysql Dump and exclude a bunch of tables via a wildcard

I've searched and couldn't find a clear answer to go about doing a mysql dump excluding a bunch of tables using a wildcard. I know mysql has the --ignore-table option, but I would have to list out ...
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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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ownCloud file versioning and deleted files - can it be configured manually?

I want to use OwnCloud as a versioning backup solution. There will be about a dozen (fairly large) files, changed on a regular basis, sometimes there will be new files added or other files deleted. I ...
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How to make live backup servers (failbacks) [closed]

I've done some searching around and can't seem to get my head around this. So here's what I'm looking for: I have a project(asp.net mvc5 and some webpages from the old site but we are replacing all ...
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Rsync takes 8+ hours to backup 15M+ files

I have ~700GB storage where I store ~15M files, hence average file size is ~50KB. To back it up, over night I run a simple rsync script with the following set of flags: --archive --update --compress ...
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ESXi disaster recovery plan

I have a Vmware infrastructure where I am using the free version of Esxi 5 . I cannot as a result use vmotion and the other cool features that come with a paid ESXI. I am using snapshots for the ...
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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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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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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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Veeam Back jobs failing with error: Error: Client error: ChannelError: ConnectionReset

My Veeam Backup was working fine until one day I got this error: Error: Client error: ChannelError: ConnectionReset I was having this error for every backup job(new and old) and restore job. The ...
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Powershell and par2 command line

I have a working script which 7zips sql bak files to a network location (helped by the good people here:)). since 7zip doesn't have recovery records i would like to use par2. now, i have put together ...
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delete rsnapshot directories

Looking to move from rsnapshot backups to something like backupninja. I'm having trouble finding a definitive answer on how to delete the rsnapshot backups. From what I understand many of the files ...
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Synology NAS - rsync messing up versioning / deduplication

Is it true that Synology DSM 4.3's default rsync implementation is not able to handle "vast" amounts of data and could mess up versioning / deduplication? Could it be that any of the variables (see ...
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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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Backing up Zimbra ZCS

I am curious of what to do as far as backing up my Zimbra ZCS server I am testing for my company. I am running the open source edition so I am not able to do a hot backup of Zimbra, I would have to ...
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Full system backup with rsync

I was reading this article about how to do a full system backup using rsync. This article assumes you have another machine with a similar linux system. What if is not the case? How different would be ...
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Git Backup /home with other repos inside it [migrated]

I'm trying to make an automated backup of my /home directory. In theory this is simple by running this in a cronjob: cd /home git add . git commit -m "nightly backup" git push where push will push ...
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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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Remove all Snapshots Stuck at 25% for the past 14 hours ESXi 5.1

I have an ESXi 5.1 host server with a Server 2012 VM server which I am monitoring remotely that hosts the email application Domino. I was using a third party VM backup software called Iperius which I ...
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How to create image file and mount via. loopback (Ubuntu to remote backup space)

I've been fiddling around with the Hetzner Backup Space and I want to use rsync via. rsnapshot in order to back up my files (more info at their Wiki here) They state in their documentation: The ...
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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 7 backup utility” on Windows 10 looks for files in old user folders after changing it

Yesterday, in order to recover from the latest Insider build, I installed Windows again, keeping the old non-system and non-user files in my HDD but installing a fresh Windows copy. I set up a new ...
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Taking an image of a failing boot drive

Ok, so my Ubuntu 12.10 install seems to have gone slightly sideways. It currently boots from a Compactflash card that I was planning on replacing soon, but as luck would have it it's gone down now. ...
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AutoMySQLBackup: Create a single file for each database

I'm backupping my databases with automysqlbackup. This works fine - but unfortunately I do not get a single file for each database but a cumulative file called ...
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Bacula. Running concurrent job from one linux box

Hi all i have a strange problem, as bacula documentation i can run two or many concurrent jobs if i set "Maximum Concurrent Jobs" more then 1. And this is work fine for jobs from different servers. ...
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Copying snapshot to another machine

I currently have exported an OVA of certain systems so I have a complete backup. After certain changes were made ( additional users added to LDAP for example), I created a snapshot. Would I be able to ...
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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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Backing Up Multiple SQL Databases to Network Share at the Same Time

Junior SysAdmin/accidental DBA here so apologies in advance for the noob question. The previous DBA here had a SQL Backup Maintenance Plan that he would copy across 20+ database servers and have all ...
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Rsync backup to veracrypt-encrypted USB memory stick results in errors

I have created encrypted USB memory stick using Veracrypt for backup. First sync went ok, now trying to update it results in error. I'm using this command after mounting the volume: sudo rsync ...
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WS2012, VSS Backup errors

I have few problems with VSS Full Backup on WS 2012 R2. I have 3 physical servers with few VM's on each. I'm doing Full Backup everyday via Windows Server backup. On each server I have different ...
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Bareos Backups all files despite of a custom FileSet

After reading documentation and many blog I still can't figure out what is missing in my FileSet so Bareos backup only csv and pdf files: FileSet { Name = "HQ ccomp" Include { Options { ...
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Quantum LTO-4 Drive fails with new tapes and need to be cleaned too often

I have a Quantum LTO-4 HH Original Drive, and recently i'm getting a lot of problems with tapes. For a long time every 3-5 tapes, the drive asks me for a cleaning tape, but lately the drive needs to ...
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Backup Destination full, Acronis BAAS

I have a server where the versions were set too high on the backups. The drive became 100% full (0 bytes available space). I lowered the versions and attempted to rerun the backup, however it appears ...
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SBS 2011 Backups showing non-existent drive as unsuccessful

I have a client using SBS 2011 and the backup job for the server is showing that the C, D & E drive backups are fine but a fourth drive is unsuccessful. It doesn't list the name in a standard way ...
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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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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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Best Practices for AD DS Backup and Recovery?

So Microsoft claims that "you cannot use a network shared folder as a backup target for a system state backup", but I've seen plenty of posts where people indicate that they are able to do this from a ...
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Backup CentOS VM on Remote Server without snapshots

I have a VM with CentOS Server installed, which is for Email and Web Services, on a free esxi. The entire esxi has 2 TB usable and the CentOS server has 1.5 TB provisioned. Another CentOS VM that runs ...
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RHEL6.1 VM machines frozen when a quiesced snapshot is created for backup purpose

My RHEL 6.1 virtual machines running on ESXi hosts 5.1.0 get frozen when the backup procedure tries to get a quiesced snapshot. I have to reset the virtual machines from VMware console. The tool used ...
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Do you need -e ssh for rsync?

I always used to use the following command when copying from a server: rsync --progress -avze ssh user@host:/path/to/files ./here. However, a friend of mind showed me that I can simply do rsync ...
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In terms of stability, who beats whom? VPS or dedicated server? [closed]

basically I am asking because I am wondering if dedicated servers are really more stable than VPS? I read here: ...
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Very Huge Sized Cache of Duplicity

I am currently using a duplicity script to backup my 110G/2T CentOS server to a 2T sftp server. Since 4 days passed, duplicity backed up just 90G. This is not a problem. The main problem is; I have ...
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How can I validate a ZFS snapshot image residing on a backup system?

I'm running a FreeBSD host with ZFS. Let's pretend that I am storing a series of incremental ZFS snapshot images on a remote host using zfs send: zfs send -i zpool/data/foo@04hoursago ...
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R1Soft CDP2 disk safe - make previous disk safe be active

Hoping that someone will be able to dust off some ancient R1Soft CDP2 knowledge on this =). How can you make a previous disk safe active so that backups can be made to it again? For example, if a ...