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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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 strategy to automate backup ~40 Workstations (WINDOWSXP) at some specific Folder

We have a LAN at some remote building with around 40 workstations, with no server or backup plan whatsoever. We're having an auditing next month and we badly need to ensure that some sort of backup ...
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How to gain access to Windows Users folders on a read-only backup medium

I have created a backup of a main (C:) volume of my old (Windows 7) computer and I am able to mount it as a read-only volume on my new (Windows 8.1) computer. When I try accessing a user folder under ...
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MySQL binary log location Windows 2008 Server

I'm running a Windows 2008 Server with IIS, PHP and MySQL. MySQL is installed as a service. There's software on the server that uses a database that I need good backups of, including transaction ...
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Linux centric backup solution for NTFS target

I've got to backup data (around 100GB) on a linux system on a daily basis. I need daily incremental and regular full backups on an 2TB USB drive that is NTFS formatted (no way to change that). If I ...
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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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What is the best way to backup AWS EC2? [on hold]

I want to take backup of my EC2 instances on S3. It can be hourly or weekly or both. What are the solutions most industries are following? And which is the best and automated way to do it?
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SVN : How to get path of repository knowing its URL?

I'm trying to backup my SVN respository with svnadmin dump command. So I must give it the path of my repository which I don't know how to find it. I'm using svn over http. How can I find this? FYI: ...
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Rsnaphost “works” when tested but not when run

I have set up rsnapshot successfully a couple of times, and maybe because everything was rather painless (except for the vi tab fiasco of 2013) I am now out of ideas. I have a cifs mounted remote ...
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AWS S3 Bucket Backups [closed]

Is there any way to recover from accidental deletions of an Amazon S3 Bucket? We've got critical info in our buckets and I need to mitigate the risk of accidental or malicious deletions of the bucket ...
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Windows 2012 Hyper-v backup

We upgraded a Hyper V from 2008 R2 to Windows 2012. Then we copied one VHD (copy/paste) from one 2008 R2 to this new 2012 machine. Everything works well, and we decided to use a out of the box 2012 ...
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I'm going to wipe a Windows 2008 server, but I want to be able to restore it just in case

I have backed up everything with the Windows Server Backup program, but will this be enough? My company is going to completely wipe the computer that has the server, but in case they change their mind ...
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View Current State of Keepalived

Is there a way to view the current state (Master/Backup) in a command line on a server instance? Thanks.
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Best Practice for Mailbox Backup (IMAP)? With Webinterface? [closed]

Situation: Debian Mailserver with ISPconfig3, Postfix and Dovecot, about 500 Users with different Domains. Server is a virtual client, so i backup it via XenBackup. Problem: If a user delete a single ...
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SQLServer Maintenance Plan Cleanup misses files by minutes

I have a set of maintenance plans in place that perform a full backup weekly, and once complete, delete any .bak's that are a week old. This is important, because the DBs are very large and disk space ...
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Moving large size directory using rsync

I plan to move from linux o/s a directory which is mounted on SAN(offboard) to external storage for backup. The dir size is 14TB. I do have experience moving files in/out using rsync but never done ...
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Solution for file data backup, versioning and replication

We have a growing set of data files (.wav files, image files etc) which are data, i.e not part of the application code - uploaded and modified by users. The number of files is in the 1000s and the ...
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Azure Backup - portal reporting 10 times the amount of data I have backed up

I have about 70GB of data (compressed) backed up for my (small business) client. I am using the Azure backup agent on Server 2012 Essentials, with a weekly backup configured to start at 8pm Friday, ...
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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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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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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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GlusterFS snapshot backup solution

We're looking for a fast way to take point in time snapshots of our gluster bricks. It is not crucial that it is a perfect point in time snapshot (ie if files change/get added/removed during the ...
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postfix destination full/busy/error try another destination

Does anyone know if it is possible to setup postfix with a destination for a domain. If that destination (which is also running postfix) can't accept the mail because it's disk is full or it is ...
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How to backup Microsoft SQL Server 2014 to our SAN and Off Site [closed]

We are running Microsoft SQL Server 2014 in a mirrored setup with a witness. The server has two database s which in total are about 200 GB, on the servers we have a 500GB data drive (D) and then a ...
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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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Does an unplugged hard drive used for data archival deteriorate?

If I were to archive data on a hard drive, unplug it, and set it on a (not dusty, temperature-controlled) shelf somewhere, would that drive deteriorate much? How does the data retention of an ...
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Backup Monitoring Solution [closed]

I've been testing out different backup software across our environment and the one thing that I can't seem to get a handle on is the monitoring of these backup solutions. I can't find one backup ...
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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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how to add server column to adsm_k event query

My current adsm_k query for server group opsfile is "opsfile:q ev * prod_ begindate=-1 enddate=today node= exceptionsonly=yes" it returns the scheduled start, actual start, schedule name, node ...
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Windows Azure Backup agent with Windows 7 pro

I know that windows azure backup is designed to work with windows server, but I have a small client that runs a little windows 7 pro machine as a "server/file share" in their office and I want to set ...
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Subversion - svnadmin dump remote url

I have Subversion repository that contains multiple projects, and now I'm trying to separate each project into it's own repository. system: # cat /etc/redhat-release Red Hat Enterprise Linux ...
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Windows Disk Management tells me “Disk is not initialized.” What does that mean? [closed]

I have a disk I need to recover, but the problem is that when I connect it via USB to my Windows, machine, Disk Management tells me Disk is not initialized. When I try to initialize the disk, either ...
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System State Backup Retention Policies

I was wondering if there was a general consensus on how long to keep system state backups. I am trying to reevaluate our current backup process, and trying to get a good handle on our current storage ...
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automatic backup [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how to get database backup automatically i want to have automatic backup in my program.it means that for example every 30 minutes a table that contains backup schedules ...
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Backing Up User home Folders in an Active Directory

Our Domain is currently Set up with a Server 2012 domain controller. We have Home profiles enabled, which is annoying because it grants the User and only the user access to their files. We need to ...
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Server have 6 harddisk, how to set daily full backup/clone harddisk? [closed]

i have a HP DL380 server, its have 6 harddisk, @72Gb each, i am planning to use centos + cpanel please suggest how to set daily full backup/daily clone harddisk? so if 1 main harddisk is broken, i ...
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backup multiple websites daily automatically [closed]

this is my situation i have a web server pc with many websites in it (using vhost) running freebsd. just in case something bad happened to my server, i want to backup every websites in it every ...
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How can I do daily backups for my VisualSVN Repos? [duplicate]

How can I do daily backups for my VisualSVN Repos? Its on a Windows Server 2003 machine with VisualSVN Server, I was thinking about just doing an xcopy of the folder C:\Repo but I'm not familiar ...
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Most cost efficient way to backup Subversion data to S3?

I'm looking at using S3 as an offsite backup repo for my Subversion database. When I dump my SVN database, it's about 10 gigabytes. I would like to avoid the charge of uploading that data ...
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Should Oracle *online* redo logs be backed up?

Obviously archived redo logs are backed up as frequently as required, but does it make any sense to backup online redo logs? Is the online redo log an open and active file such that copying it in this ...
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Shadow copies for local files on Windows Server 2012 or alternative

I hope serverfault is the right place for this - if not, please tell me where to post it. The situation is the following: our company has a WebDAV fileserver running on a Windows Server 2012 that I ...
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Commvault, how to generate a report by time scheduled?

I'm using commvault at the moment to manage backups, but i need to creata a report of some kind that can show me the days of the week , and what server is backing up at that moment. A bit like this: ...
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server maintenance to prevent fsck failures

once in a while after a reboot I found fsck would fail on OS disk and booting becoming impossible on many of my servers. and then I had to reinstall OS and do data migration from the failed OS disk. ...
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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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Exchange 2010 partially offline during Backup (wbadmin)

We have an Exchange Server 2010 on a physical Dell Server (Power Edge R410, 64bit, 32 GB Ram, Windows Server 2008R2 Standard) and every night we make a full-vss backup with the integrated "Windows ...
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Are there issues with making a ldap database group readable?

I'm managing several CentOS 6.5 machines using ldap and kerberos for user accounts and authentication. I want to back up the ldap database as well as other root owned files stored on server1 to ...
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Backup jobs in ARCServe fail trying to back up deleted files and directories. How can fix this?

I am using ARCServe r12 SP2. Our daily backup jobs are failing while trying to back up files and directories on a remote server that have been deleted. How can I fix this?
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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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Webmin and Iptables - I cannot make FTP backup

In webmin I want to backup the files of my system sending them through FTP to another server. So in Iptables I've opened outgoing FTP connection: -A INPUT -p tcp --sport 21 -m state --state ...
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How can a script loop for 30 days?

I have a script, backup.sh, that creates a backup of a MySQL database and then SCPs it to a remote server. This works great, and I can run this once per day using crontab with no problems. However, ...