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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BackupPC set blackout on alternate days

At the moment my schedule settings look like this. How can I only backup to only run on Mondays(1) and Wednesdays(3)? What I want to do is alternate between two BackupPC instances so one would ...
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Doing a backup with mysqldump and drop it on another server (Bash)

I'm using a cron job to do backups hourly and now, I want to drop those backups on another server by default. My script is the following: mysqldump -u db_user -p db_password db_name| gzip > ...
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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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Command will run in shell but throws unexpected EOF error in cron [duplicate]

I am trying to run the following in cron to back up a server every morning at 4am: 0 4 * * * dump -0uan -f - / | gzip -2 | ssh -c blowfish user@server dd of=/backups/`hostname`_`date ...
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Unmanaged VPS Backup Technique

Is it worth backing up an un-managed VPS? The technology seems to be so stable that crashes seems not likely to happen. If so, what would be the best approach? I have read about backing up on the VPS ...
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Fallback to backup server upon failure of main server without third machine

I will soon need to setup a database server on a budget. We are planning to use Postgres on Ubuntu (most likely) and we'd like to have a backup server. For replication, I think I'll just use ...
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What is a 'best practice' backup plan for a website?

I have a website which is very large and has a large user-base. I am trying to think of a 'best practice' way to create a back up or mirror website, so if something happens on example.com, I can ...
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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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Is /etc, /home and /var enough for a Ubuntu server backup?

From my experience, /etc, /home and /var holds the user created files and the others (/usr, /bin, etc) are installed by packages. Are there other directories that I should backup besides these three? ...
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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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Delete files that are not part of a bash array [migrated]

Right now I backup the mysql databases using a cronjob everyday. Now that the server is getting full, I only want to keep one backup for every month, one backup from sunday every week and the last 7 ...
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How to backup SQL database without users and stored procedures

I have a database which i need to take backup monthly / or by running an script. I need to backup the data and structure only. I don't want to backup stored procedures and users for example... I have ...
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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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Segmenting mysql backups using tar

In addition to using mysqldump, I've been backing up my mysql server by tarring up /var/lib/mysql for redundancy and convenience. This directory includes ibdata, ib_logfile0, and ib_logfile1 as well ...
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Good simple VPS to S3 Backup scripts?

anyone has a nice, simple script for backing up a VPS to a S3 bucket? can be ruby, python, whatever... should be easy to configure! thanks
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Bacula: best practise for labeling and initial start

I'm currently starting with bacula for backup and have a few questions for best practices. Current situation: I want to back up a slow changing max. 12TB (currently 8TB) dataset to a external LTO4 ...
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Explain this rsync script for me - Linux backups

I don't know Linux and even less about programming so pardon my ignorance. I have this script and would like someone to explain the internals to me. I understand that the syntax of: 30 1 * * * ...
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How can make rsync use sudo

I use rsync to mirror a number of folders on our failover server. However, some of our files, such as thumbnails or full-text indexes, are generated by our applications under the web user (named ...
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Is there any equivalent of mysqlhotcopy for InnoDB?

Currently I'm using mysqldump to make backups which is slow, but OKish. The big problem is restoring database, which takes a few days. The dump is around 7GB gzipped, so it's not a tiny database, but ...
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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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Exception reporting with rsync backups?

I run rsync in the cron every 4 hours. This works well for backups, but it generates six messages a day to root for each successful backup. I know I can put the output to /dev/null not to get any ...
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How do I backup a couple of macs to a Linux sever?

I currently use rsync with --link-dest to get an incremental Time Machine-ish backup of few sources with a variety of operating systems to a single Linux box. I swap out the backup drive to an ...
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Cheapest and easiest way to backup Exchange Server 2007 Data? [closed]

I have a non-production Exchange Server 2007 installation on some older machine of mine (Windows Server 2008 Standard) with a handful of boxes configured for experimenting and testing purposes. I ...
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How to Create and Restore a Snapshot of CentOS from one to another Server

I own a server at SoYouStart (OVH), I have installed CentOS 7. PHP, Apache, PostgreSQL, Varnish, etc ... I want to clone the same server with the same configurations and software to my new server on ...
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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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Cannot add Exchange server / agent for CA Arc Serv

For security reasons we recently had to change almost all of our AD passwords, and in the process this broke our CA Arc Serv backup of our Exchange server. Since the change in password we are unable ...
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run remote command to save debian package list

I'd like to backup the package list(dpkg) of some remote computers to a backup server: all of them running Debian. I already configured the rsa key to login remotely as root on the other computers ...
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Is Active Directory backup as flexible as OpenLDAPs or 389-ds's?

With 389-ds I can export my entire directory using db2ldif and import it into a new directory server using ldif2db without any issues; even in catastrophic failure situations. Now, the question is ...
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How to restore a Debian system with a backup of “/”? [closed]

How can I restore my Debian system with a tar-backup of the whole "/"-folder (all files und folders)? Must I create an ISO or what?
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Complete restore of linux system

I am familiar with using rsync to back up various files from my system but what is the best way to completely restore a machine. What I have tried in the past is: Do a basic format/reinstall from ...
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Bacula Backup - Add a second partition to write files to

I would like to set up bacula - well, my first steps have been successful. All my backups are written to /bacula/backup. But / has only 900GB. So I want bacula to write to /sdb1/bacula/backup, too. ...
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backing up millions of files and 1 tb [duplicate]

I'm trying to find a fast solution that can transfer about 3 million files taking up about 1tb of space. So far after a bit of research my choices seem to be lftp and rsync. Which option would work ...
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Quantum LTO-4 Drive fails with new tapes and need to be cleaned too often

I have a Quantum LTO-4 HH Original Drive, and recently i'm getting a lot of problems with tapes. For a long time every 3-5 tapes, the drive asks me for a cleaning tape, but lately the drive needs to ...
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MongoDB Backup & purge

I'm exploring solutions for a basic dbadmin need : periodically backing up and purging data in MongoDB. Basically, I need a logrotate for mongodb. I have a backend program filling a collection. I ...
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Ubuntu broken machine (backup mysql via FTP)

I cannot access my virtual machine (ubuntu 14.04). The only way to connnect is via the FTP. I really need to backup all mysql databases from there. Is this possible to just copy the whole mysql ...
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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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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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How to reduce snapshot size

I'm taking a snapshot of a server running in rackspace each day and initially it was 1GB, then around 25GB when actual disk space used was that amount. I then moved data from the boot partition to ...
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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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Bacula not using the current In-Drive LTO Tape (but the oldest one)

I'm trying to configure Bacula to automatically recycle and use a random tape i put in the single LTO drive, but it seems to prefer the oldest backup tape despite it isn't in the drive. I already ...
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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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Large Transaction Backup [migrated]

On my SQL database I run a full backup at 6am and transactional backups every 15 minutes on week days starting at 8am. Every Monday the first transactional backup is 7 Gb. I want to know why, my ...
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offical way of backing up live git

I can't find an official guide on how to backup a "live" git repository. The very first result in google when you search something like that is: ...
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How can I detect if an online backup service is doing IP-based throttling? [closed]

I live on a campus in the US and I am trying to understand why my upload speed to the online backup service Backblaze on area Y of the campus is 10 times slower than on area X of the campus (20000 vs ...
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How much memory is required to send deduplicated ZFS stream?

Last year I set up a pair of servers for my employer, running FreeBSD 10.1 with a large pool of storage in each server. 12 x 2TB disks, in a zpool configured as two raidz2 vdevs of six disks each. One ...
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how to pipe a mysql dump to s3cmd

I want to transfer a mysql dump, compressed, to s3. I tried: mysqldump -u root -ppassword -all-databases | gzip -9 | s3cmd put s3://bucket/sql/databases.sql.gz but then I get: ERROR: Not enough ...
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How to properly make server backup [closed]

Since I'm not really a server admin but I'm always eager to learn something new. I have a dedicated server to take care of. On that server are 2 VMs and on each VM a site (webapp). Both VMs have ...
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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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Method for offsite backup of EC2 servers?

We run a dozen or so Ubuntu Linux webserver production instances on Amazon VPC. The instances are bootstrapped and managed via Puppet. Most management is done via the AWS Console. Our AWS credentials ...