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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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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Find Full or Differential backup from .bak (with powershell or by any other means)

I'm trying to determine whether an MS SQL backup file (.bak) is Full or Differential. Is there an easy way to do this? A way of doing this in powershell?
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Sync LVM snapshots to backup server

I have a number of Xen virtual machines running on a number of Linux servers. These VMs store their disk images in Linux LVM volumes with device names along the lines of /dev/xenVG/SERVER001OS and so ...
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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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Undo Overwritten File

I have just overwritten the CSS file on my site so it is now all messed up! Is there any way to go back, or undo my changes. my host is bluehost! Emailed to bluehost and they replied that they dont ...
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Download exported Mikrotik config

I've read how to, and successfully created and export of my configuration. The documentation says the exports can be downloaded via FTP, but provide no details. Anybody know how to download an ...
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Veeam Backup Size Calculation

This is just an informative question about Veeam Backup size. I was setting some backup tasks in Veeam Backup and FastSCP v4.1.1. And while setting I checked the entire backup size of that task and I ...
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RESTORE detected an error on page (0:0) in database <database> as read from the backup set

I'm attempting to restore a SQL Server 2012 .BAK file to my local server. I've successfully restored this .BAK file before. However now, when I try, I get the following error: RESTORE detected an ...
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How to backup the configuration of a cisco switch and ASA to an SMB windows share?

How do I backup the configuration of a Cisco switch and ASA to an SMB Windows share? I have full enabled admin through SSH. what would be the full command to save it to an SMB share? Is it "show run, ...
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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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Windows Server 2012 Backup on NAS shared folder [on hold]

I have a production Windows Server 2012 running SQL Server 2012 BI and SAP. Recently we acquired a LENOVO NAS. I am trying to set up an automated backup of my server but it fails just at 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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WHM / Cpanel : Create and download backups for all accounts?

Is this possible? I want to download a standard cpanel full backup of every account on my server. There's about 15 accounts. Each are about 50-500 megs. It takes me about 3 hours every week to do this ...
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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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Pull Mechanism for Backups [on hold]

We are currently looking at a way to back up SQL Server backups and possible some ISS directories using a pull mechanism (most likely via FTP). Is there a recommended way out there to achieve this? ...
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“Quarterly round trip to populate the cloud” [on hold]

A friend has asked me to look over a proposal for an IT infrastructure in her startup. In the "Backup" section of the proposal, cloud-based image backups are offered, but it states that as part of ...
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SUSE13.1: Increase the size of Duplicity difftar files created by SUSE's default backup program

I'm using the default backup program on SuSE 13.1 - which appears to be Duplicity based. I'm backing up a directory of about 250GB (GIG!) and duplicity is creating a new ... ...
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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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Backup solution for 1 TB / 30.000.000 files [closed]

We have a couple of webhosting servers. Each hosts around 30.000.000 files - 1 TB of data altogether. I'm looking for software that'll enable me to: - backup each server nightly - have X restore ...
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Unitrends Work with LTO-6?

Has anyone been able to get a Unitrends appliance to work with an LTO-6 drive? I checked to compatibility matrix and while it does have a vague list of supported products is vague... and seemingly ...
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HP MSL2024 LTO6 2 Drive & HP ProLiant DL180 G6

Wanted to get some insight on setting up the below. I have an existing backup server: HP ProLiant DL180 G6 running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard 64-Bit & Backup Exec 12.5. And recently purchased ...
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Any need to make backup of data on Amazon S3?

I'm hosting 200 GB of product images at S3 (this is my primary file host). Do I need to back that data up somewhere else, or is S3 safe as it is? I have been experimenting with mounting the S3 ...
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Backup Solutions for 20 TB of data [duplicate]

First, some background on out situation. We're a small-medium business who has around 20 TB of data on two different NAS's, and that number grows by at least 10% annually. 90% of this data we need to ...
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any advice on upgrading vmware server and backup software for small business [closed]

0 down vote favorite I am currently looking at options to upgrade my server and backup software and hardware. Currently I have two physical servers. One is a backup server running Symantec Backup ...
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Out-of-date IMAP back-up - restore emails from Client?

The IMAP server just died (Dovecot with Maildirs). The back-up is 1 day old. The missing day of emails is available on the Thunderbird local client. If the IMAP server is restored from backup, on ...
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How to merge exported SQL Data into restored DB updating only changed rows? [migrated]

we've just moved two databases from one Microsoft SQL Server 2008 instance to another using BACKUP DATABASE on the original system and then RESTORE DATABASE on the new one. Everything went fine but ...
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Backup/recover Dell PERC RAID controller configuration?

I have a Dell server with the disks in RAID 10, using the PERC RAID controller in the server. I maintain the data data on the drives, but I'm worried about what would happen if there was an error ...
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Mirror / backup laptop btrfs drive to sometimes connected external USB disk [migrated]

I have a laptop with an internal drive using btrfs. There are several subvolumes and snapshots on here. I want a copy of this drive to be made periodically to an external USB disk of approximately the ...
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Windows Restore fails with “The Volume ID could not be found” error, what to do?

On my server with 3 disks, one disk died and I'm trying to do a restore. The server looked like this: [DISK1] | C:, main system drive <-- this one died [DISK2] | D:, data disk [DISK3] | ...
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Simple scheme for backup virtual machine, which drawback of simple DD?

We've been struggling to create the consistent scheme for backup of KVM virtual machines under Proxmox control and Ceph as storage, but still quite often during the vzdump with a snapshot the virtual ...
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Backup a remote directory with duplicity

Is it possible to backup a remote directory to a local path? Using two URL in the command raises Two URLs specified. One argument should be a path. Using only one for the remote but specifying ...
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Is it possible to restore Exchange mailboxes from file system snapshot backups?

I have a client who performs file system snapshot-level backups using a tool which works with VSS, to backup everything, including his Exchange server. Is it possible to use this backup method to ...
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Amanda backup - Planner always warning me about overwriting

I have a setup where Amanda does a backup every night. And each night I get a report, where the planner gives out the following warning for every DLE: planner: Last full dump of localhost:/etc on ...
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Create a new image from partition images

I have a faulty server from 2004 which the hard disk is about to die. It has 3 primary(107mb, 2gb, 10gb; boot-swap-data), 1 extended partitions. In the extenxdded partition, there lies 3 partitions, ...
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What is a proper LINUX backup strategy? [closed]

I have been reading recently about backup strategies for Linux, particularly using the Bacula software. It seems that this software is focused at providing backups in case of a hard server failure ...
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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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Veeam backup of Domain Controllers

Is it safe to backup and/or replicate a Domain Controller (Win2003 & Win2008) using Veeam Replication & Backup 7? I am aware of the Application Aware option in Veeam. We can enable, but I ...
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Bootable USB backup

I would like to create a copy of my running Linux installation onto a USB 16 GB pen drive. The current system is a basic ATX PC used as a headless server on a remote location. I would like to have a ...
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bacula - client choose backup content

I would be interested to deploy bacula as my backup solution. My drawback so far is that I haven't found how/if is possible for a client to determine what he wants to be backed up. My understanding ...
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R1Soft MySQL Failed to perform discovery on database instance

I am using R1Soft (5.8.1) for file backups on a few servers and have tonight been trying to setup a MySQL backup - I installed the driver etc and am setting up the policy but am getting an error. ...
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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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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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How to backup millions of small files?

What is the best way to backup millions of small files in a very small time period? We have less than 5 hours to backup a file system which contains around 60 million files which are mostly small ...
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Shut down syspro 7 processes

We have nightly backups run on our Windows Server 2012 R2 sys pro 7 server. Having the syspro processes running during backups can cause file lock issues and other errors. Does anyone know a way we ...
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Definition of differential and incremental backups

On Wikipedia (in german about Archivbit -- http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivbit) I read the following: “Full backup: The full backup backs up all files - regardless of their attributes - and resets ...
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Storing backups locally and at a remote location

Does anyone store vm backups on their local server? We have a HyperV server with some dev VMs, and it was mentioned how we would store the backups on the local server but also at a remote location. ...
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Is mongorestore ditrectly to a path with the --dbpath faster than restoring to a running mongod instance?

What and how much is it faster: #mongod not running mongorestore --dbpath /var/lib/mongodb --db test /some_dump or #mongod running mongorestore --db test /some_dump ? I could not quickly find ...
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Backup Entire USB Drive Containing Bootable Partitions in Debian [duplicate]

What's the best way to backup a USB drive with bootable data on it? For instance, I have what's called an ESXi server on a bootable USB, it's basically a linux variant with multiple partiions. ...
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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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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 ...