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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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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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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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 = ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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How to eject sas hdd win server 2012 proliant dl380 g9

We got Proliant DL380 G9, when I try to eject or remove SAS HDD by taking it offline, the Red LED (Do not remove) is still on. I'm not really familiar with Proliant, on other servers I just take the ...
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What's the safest way to backup a graphite whisper database?

What's the safest way to backup a graphite whisper database, is it safe to just use tar or is there another method required to prevent corruption?
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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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What is the best way to backup a huge directory tree?

We have a linux centOS server with WHM/Cpanel . We use the cpanel backups but we're having issues with one account that has a very large directory tree which contains mostly images. This directory ...
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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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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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How do I set domain machines to ignore domain in login credentials?

Basically, some machines will allow remote access with an incorrect domain but correct username and password, but others won't. How do I set a server TO do that? My issue is that I have a host ...
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SQL Server Backups using Volume Shadow Copy

Many well-known backup utilities for Windows use the Volume Shadow Copy Service built in to newer versions of windows to create a point-in-time snapshot of the disk in order to safely back up open ...
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How can I backup an SQL Server database using Windows Server Backup?

Apparently Windows Server 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 ...
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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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MariaDB taking ages to restore backup

So I did a mysqldump of a pretty huge db and I'm trying to restore it now using: mysql db_test < db_test.sql but it looks like it's not gonna end by the end of this year. It's been about an hour ...
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How can I get Transaction Logs to auto-truncate after Backup

Setup: Sql Server 2008 R2, databases set up with Full recovery mode. I have set up a maintenance plan that backs up the transaction logs for a number of databases on the server. It is set to create ...
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Using clonezilla - how long should it take?

So I've just setup a brand new box and thought it would be a good time to make an image with Clonezilla. The harddrive is 250GB with ~4GB used on the partition that I have chosen to backup, so I ...
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Considerations on an archive HDD [migrated]

I need to buy a hard drive to store monthly backups of my in-home lab. I need an 8 TB disk and I've been looking at Seagate's Archive HDD's. From what I'm read, these drives are designed to run in ...
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Rsync fails to backup some files, giving error 22

I'm trying to backup my whole server using a simple rsync on a NFS mounted volume on '/nas' Here's my rsync command rsync -sav -S --stats -H --numeric-ids --delete -D ...
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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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How to manually extract a backup set made by duplicity?

I have a set of files on my webserver produced by duplicity software: duplicity-full.20110315T085334Z.vol1.difftar.gz duplicity-full.20110315T085334Z.vol2.difftar.gz ...
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Backup MySQL with LVM, questions about the MySQL Session

I want backup my mysql database with lvm. I will do the backup with cronjob. Here the pseudocode Open mysql session Run SQL FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK Do backup lvcreate -l100%FREE -s -n ...
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Sync a Maildir backup to an account

I have a client who created about 20 mailboxes on a server, and they have been using them for a few weeks. So there is mail in them, that can't be lost. Now they recovered a backup of those mailboxes ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Backup from Networked Drive

Can someone give a solution similar to the old NT Backup that allows backing up networked drives on Windows Server 2008 R2? I have one backup server running Windows Server 2008 R2 and 4 servers ...
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Network path not found while joining client to domain

I am using Windows server 2008r2 and it has AD, DHCP and DNS. When I tried to join clients to our domain, it worked well for almost 5 years. But on monday it refused to join. The error message was ...
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What is the solution for daily backup only changed files (with log) in Windows Server [closed]

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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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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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 ...