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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NetApp Backup Strategy - Snapshots to SnapMirrors to Tape?

In a previous question we discussed the pros and cons of relying exclusively on NetApp snapshots for backups. I now find myself in this situation as our aging legacy Symantec BackupExec tape server ...
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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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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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Full data backup to Amazon S3

I have an Ubuntu server hosted on Digital Ocean that has outgrown it's existing backup solution. The relevant parts of the stack I use are Node.js, MongoDB, and Elasticsearch. So far backups have ...
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Reasons why Robocopy would skip a folder and not write it to the log file

I'm in the process of trying to troubleshoot a Robocopy job on Windows 2008 R2 SP 1 where the job states that a folder was skipped in the copy process (at the end of the copy job) yet does not show 1) ...
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archive Windows system image backup? [on hold]

I've taken a system image backup on a Windows 7 machine. I see the backup uses as much space as the actual OS on the HDD. Other than storing the backup folder in an archive (e.g. ZIP), is there a way ...
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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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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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backup and restoration of a freeipa infrastructure

I'm finding the documentation on ipa server backup and restoration sadly lacking, and being so centrally critical it's not something i'm really happy about shooting in the dark with - could some kind ...
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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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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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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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Old file daletion script [migrated]

I used script: #!/bin/sh for file in "$( find /var/backup/web2 -type f -mtime +1 -maxdepth 1 -exec rm -f {} \; )" do rm -f $file done exit 0 to delete files older than 24h from fixed directory. ...
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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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Backup maildir to windows cifs share

How can I incrementally backup a maildir to a cifs share without creating a full image each time? I have dovecot running with some large mail accounts. The only backup available is on a Windows ...
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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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Best practice for backing up OpenVPS? [closed]

I got 2 vps running apache, openvpn, ftpd. Did a bit of research and I think I have a few options but I don't know which would be ideal. My host provides a ftp server for backup. Use duplicity and ...
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Acronis Backup Advanced 11.5 for Citrix XenServer 6.5 installation issues

We are trying to deploy Acronis Backup Advanced for Citrix XenServer on a running pool of XenServer's. The documentation of the product isn't quite clear about the procedure of the installation and ...
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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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How do i install SubInAcl on server 2012? Or do you know another way to backup an restore ntfs shared folder permissions? [closed]

I am trying to make a backup of the shared folders permissions (ntfs).... I found that it can be done via subinacl(via a script).... but i can't/don't know how to install it on server 2012. Is there ...
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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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LTO-3 usable capacity is half native size

I have a Dell Powervault 114T with an IBM Ultrium 3 drive (SCSI) drive, and I have a batch of tapes that I can only write 210GB to. I did get the tapes from eBay, so I guess it isn't that surprising ...
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Backup and recovery of Chef 11 server

I have found https://docs.chef.io/server_backup_restore.html. While the document mentions chef 11, the two directories it mentions to backup (/etc/opscode and /var/opt/opscode) don't exist but ...
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VMWare ESXi 5 - Backup configuration

I have an ESXi 5 which I will format the OS. Since I have a lot of configuration on it I want to backup the configuration. VMWare suggest this method. Anyone can confirm that this will work?
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Using Micrososft Azure Backup for backing up VHDs

is it possible to backup my VHD files with Microsoft Azure Backup? Does it upload only the file differences or does it upload the complete file every time? I dont want to upload the complete file ...
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How many hours of use before I need to clean a tape drive?

I do backups to a HP Ultrium 2 tape drive (HP StorageWorks Ultrium 448). The drive has a 'Clean' LED that supposedly will light up or blink when the drive needs to be cleaned. The drive has been in ...
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Backup with local manifest [duplicate]

I use rsync to backup files to a remote server in a UNIX environment. As my local machine is the only one with write access to the backup files, I know the status of the backup files on the remote ...
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How to mount host's VMFS datastore from a guest?

I'm trying to backup VMs using a CentOS 6.5 VM and a tape library, the tape library is connected via SAS pass-through and it mounts on CentOS. The backup will be done copying the entire VM folder on ...
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View Current State of Keepalived

Is there a way to view the current state (Master/Backup) using a command line inside a server instance? Cheers
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Duplicity for remote backup to AWS S3

I am using Bacula with S3 for backups. I keep bacula volumes for 60 days or so. Using duplicity as I would like to use GPG encryption of the volumes. Is there any way to do an rsync style sync using ...
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HP Data Protector restore destination not honored?

I have HP Data Protector 5.5 installation backing up a single server. Now we have experienced RAID troubles on the server and I would like to restore the backup to antoher server before commencing any ...
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Automated Backup System Managed Remotely - Ubuntu Server 10.04 (Other OS if recommended)

After procrastinating so long to get a backup system in place, and losing some important data on the way... I've finally decided to start stetting it up. After searching for Ubuntu specific ...
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What's the easiest way to back up EC2 instances automatically?

I'm worried I might log in one day and my fully configured instance has been removed. I would like to be able to back it up daily to S3 but frustratingly this is not a simple setting in the console. ...
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Use of Append for Backup Exec 10.1d - Two Jobs to One Tape

We are running a Windows 2003 SBS server and Backup Exec 10.1d We currently have one job which backs up both hard drives then the exchange server, but recently we have had problems with VSS ...
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Backup server with NAS and Bacula [closed]

I would like to buy a NAS storage, to be used as backup server. Is it a good idea? I'm very new in this kind of things so if some one can help me. I have a dedicated server running with Debian, one ...
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Azure Backup Cannot Modify Policy - Missing Drive Letters

We've recently done some drive swapping on our server. As a result, several drive letters and paths no longer exist. Azure Backup Agent won't let me modify my policy. The policy contains some of ...
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Back up incremental snapshots to another volume

I'm looking for a way to implement something close to the following backup scheme: Initially, a full image is copied to the backup target. Periodically (e.g. nightly), only blocks that have changed ...
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GIT as a backup tool (am I a silly person?)

So I was in the shower this morning thinking about stuff, and I had an idea which may be terrible or may be brilliant I'm not sure. On a server, install git cd / git init git add . git commit -a -m ...
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Backup and Restore Multiple MS SQL Databases

We have switched to a new CAD package at work (elecworks) which uses MS SQL Server to store it's data. Unfortunately, it seems to use a separate database for each drawing that is created. We are ...
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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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User not functioning after backup and restore of database to another server in SQL Server 2005

We have a database called 'foo' on the first sql server instance called 'SQL01' that is backed up nightly via a snapshot with Snap Manager for SQL Server and then flex cloned and restored to a second ...
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How to capture Rsync temp files? [closed]

I want to use Rsync to do incremental backup, and my aim is to store the latest change separately. I found Rsync has a temp file path to store the change, but it automatically delete the temp file ...
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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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Bash script rsync --include-from fail

I have writted a bash script to backup folders and files from a machine to our backup server. My goal is to exclude all the files older than 6 months from this weekly backup. To do that, I used a find ...
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What are the limitations of using a scheduled Windows Server Backup instead of SQL Server backups?

We've taken over development and server admin for an e-commerce site, and the client has opted for a well-specced dedicated server, including a second drive for daily Windows Server Backups. However ...
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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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Windows 2012 Incremental Backup

I'm running Windows 2012, using the built in Backup to perform backups. I want the first backup to be full, and then incremental thereafter. I have the following test scenario set up: Backup ...
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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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How to restore a file system level copy of a PostgreSQL database (not dump) to a different PC

I am new to PostgreSQL. I have to recover a database which was running in widows XP machine. I have the zip folder of postgres. I have extracted postgres installation in a different PC and started a ...
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Installing tablesnap

I'm trying to install tablesnap in my Cassandra servers, following what I have found in the Jeremy Grosser's Github repo tablesnap but I am not able to do it. I'm not a system administrator and I'm ...