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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Windows local disk incremental backup/restore [on hold]

I am looking for a free/open source solution that: Works with Windows installations (i.e. NTFS partitions that contain Windows). Works locally (i.e. no need for a server but can be done after ...
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Local External Drive Backup for WinServer 2012 R2 Essentials

Right now a client of mine has a WinServer 2012 R2 Essentials machine with three hard drives in it - one is the main C: drive for the OS, and the remaining two are using Storage Spaces for drive ...
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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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rsync to remote ssh or to local iscsi

I'm curious of anyone knows a link to or can elaborate upon this design question: I have a server that I would like to make a backup copy of data from. I have a second server that is iscsi-enabled. ...
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Generate duplicate Active directory on Server 2008 r2

Currently We are using window server 2008 r2 and installed Active directory on server, which working fine. Problem is that, Some of roles which are not working well(Can not install/uninstall roles), ...
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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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How can I do a dump of only the table structure in PostgreSQL?

In a similar vein to this question, how would I do a schema-only dump in PostgreSQL?
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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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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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HP DPM 7.0 restore failed on symbolic link

I know the software is really old. The previous admin decided to tick the box that says "Backup POSIX hard links as files". Now that I need to restore a job, it fails to create a symbolic link. ...
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How to prepare a new disk to restore a Windows 10 backup image?

My current system (Windows 10 Pro) is on a 256 GB SSD and I want to replace that with a 500 GB one. So I read about that and found some articles suggesting using the systems build-in tools to move my ...
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How could I quickly recover lost DFS files on AWS?

We have a Windows 2012 R2 file server on a EC2 instance, with DFS network shares. The overall data takes about 600-800GB. I would like to somehow keep a copy at 15 minutes intervals for the lastest ...
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Virtualmin backup files owner

this question is also posted to virtualmin forum but with no answer. https://www.virtualmin.com/node/41185 I have schedule backup every night in my server and works just fine. I want after the backup ...
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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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Achieving repeatability

I am going to be setting up a single server at my college to deploy some tools and resources for students to use. Being a student myself, I will not be there for much longer, and I expect the server ...
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Error while creating a mongobackup using MongoDump

I'm using the following command line: /global/instance/mongodb-linux-x86_64-enterprise-suse11-2.6.10/bin/mongodump --host localhost:27017 --authenticationDatabase admin --username admin --password ...
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DPM - Reporting of express backups

How can I get out of DPM server a list of the latest successful "express Backups"? ( And good to have time taken? ) The monitoring page just shows everything as a recovery point. My protection ...
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Hiera hash or array error

I developed an AWS S3 bakcup modul, but after the latest modify, puppet client not running (for run I using a following command: puppet agent --no-daemonize --debug --onetime). My hiera.yaml: --- :...
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Explorer crashed on Windows 8 Deep Freeze will erase all my data if restarted and Task Manager is not coming up

How do I force explorer to restart without the task manager or Ctrl Alt del? Neither are responding to any input and Windows is just completely unresponsive. Deep Freeze (configured by admins) ...
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Combining a Windows Server with a Cloud NAS

We currently run Windows Server 2012 on our company's server. This handles the local domain, user accounts and file sharing etc. The server is RAIDED, and separately to this I also run a daily backup ...
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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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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 underneath....
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What is the asymptotic performance of par2?

I've got a machine with a wimpy CPU, only 1G of ram, and a 10Tb of disk space. I'd like to make a very reliable backup of what's stored on this machine. As part of this I'd like to create par2 ...
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If RAID5/6 are risky due to URE, are full backup/restore schemes at risk too?

As I understand it, you have a high chance of encountering an URE during a rebuild due to having to read a large amount of data to perform the task. Does this problem also affect backup and restore ...
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What's the best way to automate backing-up of PostgreSQL databases?

I find it tedious to have to backup databases every week. And I also think weekly backups should be turned into daily backups. If I had to do that, I don't want to do it manually. What's the best way ...
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Arcserve incremental backup to network drive on weekday and full backup at monthend to a USB drive

i wish to keep the backup as simple, fast as possible weekday : incremental backup to network drive, admin no need to care about it monthend : full backup to a USB drive, then admin will remove the ...
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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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What is the diference between volume marked archive and volume marked full?

In Bacula, what is the difference between a volume status at full and a volume status on Archive? I browsed the Internet, but found nowhere to find out what means all those statuses such as Recycle, ...
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Backup laptop and server folder using rsync

I want to have a folder in my laptop synched in the server. My purpose is to have 'cloned' folder in laptop and server. Both folders will be updated when changing files either in laptop or server with ...
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'rsync -av −−del' gives error

Seems --del has problems with permissions. I don't know what's happening but rsync is not deleting file '1-s2.0-S1369527414001830-main.pdf' on local. rsync -av −−del /home/bernardo/...
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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 change default duplicity archive directory?

How can I change the duplicity default archive directory (~/.cache/)? The following option seems to be ignored. Option --archive-dir=/volume4/duplicity/cache/ --name backup duplicity 0.6.21 (...
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Qemu Proxmox VM - Network access to guests for BackupPC backups

Environment I rent a dedicated server from OVH and installed Proxmox 3.3 (which is based on Debian 6 Wheezy) in order to create and manage multiple Virtual Machines on it. Each VM is configured to ...
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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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Robocopy hiding folders on backup drives

I have a backup batch file that uses Robocopy to backup my files (note this example contains newlines that you should remove): robocopy "C:\" "G:\Default\RoboCopyBackup\C" /XF Pagefile.sys /XD "...
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Duplicity backup to S3: BackendException

I'm trying to configure my Duplicity installation to backup to an Amazon S3 bucket. I keep getting a BackendException error with no further details. EDIT: I've removed my Duply configuration from ...
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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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Server 2012 Essentials not deleting backups

I have a client who had 2012 essentials, he has a separate solution for backups and we don't want to use the built in Windows backup. I selected each pc and turned backups off and told it to delete ...
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Simple Bacula config to not fill backup volume

I am new to Bacula (and to server admin in general) and I have setup a close-to-vanilla configuration for a small webserver. I have little space for backup (66GB). The backup volume was full, so I ...
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BIOS to UEFI no backup restore possible?

We have a DELL R510 server with Windows SBS 2011 (Data, Exchange, ...), we running out of space on the server. We currently have this configuration: 2x 300GB SAS in RAID 1 2x 2TB SATA in RAID 1 ...
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How do you physically transport your backup media?

I currently back up to LTO-3 tapes, and I'm about to cross the threshold where a full backup will not fit on a single tape any more; the weekly and monthly backups will span two tapes. Well, I ...
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Why does Server 2008 running SQL 2008 produce a FlushFileBuffer exception?

Hi I run 64bit SQL2k8 on 64bit WS2k8, and backup a database to a UNC file. The backup creates the file, copies the data, and when finishing, crashes. Backup database Infovest to disk = '\riscsrv-...
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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 isn'...
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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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Gitlab backup file location (Omnibus installation)

I have installed Gitlab using omnibus installation package. I took a backup using below command sudo gitlab-rake gitlab:backup:create Backup was successfully created. But I want to know the ...
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TFS backup notifications apparently not working

What must I do to correctly configure Alert Notifications for backups on my TFS 2015.1 installation? I've entered the SMTP information and verified that a test message goes through; my domain account ...
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Regular Disk Backup Vs. Hyper-V Backup

I have a Server 2012-r2 environment where the hard disks are backed up regularly. In the machine I also have two or three VM running at a time. I was wondering if the entire disk backup is enough to ...