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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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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Rancid scripts for Brocade Fiber Channel Switches?

I am looking for Rancid scripts for my Brocade 5100s. Does anyone have a secret stash they would be willing to share?
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setting up a new infrastructure… im a mess [on hold]

Question edited. Need advice on following. Have 50-75 clients working simultaneously. 20 work with 2 different softwares relying on mysql databases. Need to setup a domain controller with active ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Backup/Clone a btrfs partition

Is it possible to backup a btrfs partition verbatim (including all the shared structures which save space by marking snapshot trees as COW) to another one? For instance, I'd like to backup my root ...
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Definition of differential and incremental backups

On Wikipedia in german about Archivbit, I read the following: Full backup: The full backup backs up all files - regardless of their attributes - and resets the archive attribute. Differential ...
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Proper way to backup my Azure VM?

I need to backup atleast 4 VM's I have on the Azure platform. Each are for different companies but, I have to provide weekly backups. Should I purchase disk space and attach each VM to this disk space ...
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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 ...
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Postgresql daily backup

Is there any simple way to backup all your local databases daily (same postgresql server)? I found some bash script that I can use but they seem very complex for such a job. Any easy suggestions ?
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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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Back-up entire VPS CentOS 7

I am a totally beginner when it comes to VPS and Linux but I would like to know what the best options are for making a backup of ALL my files. I have seen options such as rsync but this is ...
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Making a crontab more efficient

I run a relatively simple server with a couple of web sites that I maintain. I set up a crontab to dump the mysql and zip up the PHP daily. Rotating over a week I have 7 increments of whatever has ...
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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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Simple Backup Strategy for Amazon EC2 instances / volumes?

You have entered Introductory Backups for Amazon EC2 EBS-backed Windows Images 010... I have been browsing my brains out to find a simple backup strategy for our single windows 2008 server running ...
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recommendations for efficient offsite remote backup solution of vm's

I am looking for recommendations for backing up my current 6 vm's(and soon to grow to up to 20). Currently I am running a two node proxmox cluster(which is a debian base using kvm for virtualization ...
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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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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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incremental backup IMG files - Linux [on hold]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Error during Veeam SQL log backup: “Failed to flush file buffers”

My company uses Veeam Backup & Replication to make backups of our VMWare-hosted virtual machines. We use Veeam's SQL log backup feature for our MS SQL 2008 R2 server. Our backup repository resides ...
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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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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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How can I copy a VHD image back to a physical disc?

It's quite easy to backup a real drive to VHD, e.g. with Sysinternal's Disk2VHD on XP or with Windows Image Backup on Windows 7. But how do I copy that file back? It's possible by booting a recovery ...
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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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Using slapcat to backup LDAP

I'm running an OpenLDAP directory on a Debian server, using the hdb backend. I've been wondering about backups, and did som reading on the net. Slapcat seems to be the way to go, but I keep seeing ...
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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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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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Why is RAID not a backup?

When someone mentions RAID in a conversation about backups, invariably someone declares that "RAID is not a backup." Sure, for striping, that's true. But what's the difference between redundancy and ...
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Encrypted Remote Backups via Rsync?

I run a small modest CentOS server at my house for misc backups, etc. My friend on the other side of town also runs a small modest server at his house for similar purposes. We have been toying with ...
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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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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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linux + how to restore sdaXX.fsa files by the fsarchiver tool

I get the following files (that was backup from some Linux machine ) swap.label sda-partition-info.sfdisk sda.mbr sda1.fsa sda2.fsa sda3.fsa sda.labels sda7.fsa sda5.fsa in order to build ...