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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Why is it so important to backup your transaction log?

We're currently implementing a backup solution for a client and their ERP solution uses SQL Server. The ERP solution was set up by a different company. And they are telling me that it is super ...
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rsync --iconv option on Mac not working (sync from remote Linux server to local Mac)

I want to use rsync to backup data from a remote Linux server to my local Mac. And I want to initialise this operation on my local Mac. All works fine except that there is a special character problem: ...
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Syncing rsnapshot backup drives

I have a pair of USB drives I use for backing up to via rsnapshot. One drive is left plugged in and the other is taken off site. For the first swap, I ran "rsync -aH" to copy all the contents from ...
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Diagnosing permission problems with Cobian Backup to network share

I'm running the latest Cobian 11. I have a Synology DS412 NAS. All of my machines (Mac and Windows) access this just fine when I'm logged in and I browse to it manually. I have Cobian installed as a ...
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full or incremental backup of large number of files

I have a large amount of files in both quantity and total file size. (we're talking a few terabytes). I would like to sync these files/folders once to an external backup system, then run a daily task ...
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Automatic postgres backup

What is the best way to automatically backup a Postgres database on Linux every day?
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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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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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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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Definition of differential and incremental backups [closed]

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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Filebackup failed - In event log the “Virtual Disk Service” has stopped (at nearly same time)

We have an Windows 2008 R2 server which is used as file server. At the weekend my colleague makes a file-backup via backup exec. We do this on many servers but only this one make problems. We have ...
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How can I use rsync with a FAT file system?

I would like to write a simple backup script that saves some data to a FAT drive. Should I reformat the drive and use a better file system or is it possible to use rsync with FAT? If so, what problems ...
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Windows Azure Backup more than 3 times a day

Windows Azure Backup Scheduler currently restricts the backup operation to a maximum of 3 times a day (as explained here). However, I found that the created task shows up in the task scheduler where ...
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Building an inotify-based backup with revisions

I am currently trying to come up with a backup solution for a ~50K file folder with paths up to 350 chars in length which contain special characters like "º", double quotes, single quotes, "Ñ", "-" ...
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Accessing backup before folder reddirection in Windows server 2012R2

We have Windows Server 2012R2 Essentials in a small office. Having stubborn and uneducated users who refuse to place their files anywhere else but on their desktops I've decided to look into folder ...
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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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Best way to do a full backup of CentOS 6.5 running on VMWare

I have inherited a mission critical pound server running CentOS 6.5 running on VMware. Server needs updates and patching for Shellshock but we do not want to do anything to it without having a ...
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Bacula: how to run a script after 2 jobs are finished?

There is a Run After parameter in Bacula configs. But what if I need to wait for several jobs to finish and then run my script?
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How to copy/export live domain controllers to a test environment?

Let me explain out scenario: We have a totally virtualized live production system running all the production VMs in a Microsoft Failover cluster. The interesting VMs for this questions are the Main ...
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Restoring OpenVZ Container Filesystem Backup

I have a server running OpenVZ -- everyday, a full filesystem backup is made to another server. However, there are no VZ container snapshots being made. So, I have a full filesystem backup of ...
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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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Backup and Recovery Strategy for a VPS

I have several small virtual private servers running ubuntu 11.04. I currently have VirtualMin managing the backups for the server, however, it only backs up the users' home folders and the ...
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Is it possible to Create a local Virtual Machine (vmWare) from a remote Ubuntu 14.04 installation

I have a bunch of Ubuntu 14.04 machines hosted at a host using their CloudHosting VMWare packages. I have tried to download them but it's not supported. Is there any way to backup my servers and run ...
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rsync backup remote server maintaining groups and owner

This might seem like a problem that should have been covered millions of times but I am running into issues that after days of scouring the net, I still can fix. I have a remote server that I want to ...
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How to incrementally backup XenServer VMs

I am looking for a way to backup XenServer (or XAPI) VMs incrementally. backup just changed data every time. without performance penalty, slowing down the server after the backup is done (snapshots ...
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iOS MDM Centralized, Managed and Enforced Device Backup

I am not entirely sure that such a solution exists due to limitations imposed by Apple's iOS security and sandboxing implementations in iOS. Nonetheless, I have a client that has a fleet of company ...
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Daily Weekly and Monthly DB backup with logrotate?

I am currently keeping daily backup of my database by doing a daily mysqldump and by using logrotate to keep the 7 last days of mysqldump. I would like to improve this backup process to keep 7 daily ...
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Is there a way to do SpiderOak setup from an Ubuntu 12.04 server command line without a GUI?

We're experimenting with SpiderOak for a few server backup tasks. (We preferred to avoid dropbox if possible, though that may end up as a fallback.) We've installed the client on our local Mac and ...
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off-site backup strategy for small local tower server

I am a computational biologist working for a small startup tasked with setting up a local implementation of a small tower server (if it matters, I'm looking into getting a PowerEdge T620 or similar) ...
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How to restore Linode to Vagrant VM?

I'm trying to set up a Linux development environment so I can safely make changes to my website without breaking the live site. Linode hosts my live site. A simple solution would be to host my ...
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Linux -Can I rsync to dropbox or another free cloud storage service? [duplicate]

We host a small community, not for profit site and mailing list, is it possible to rsync to dropbox or a similar (free) service to maintain backup? Edit: For context, we host on a shared VM and don't ...
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Back up system partition table

I'm tring to back up the partition table of a Linux Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. Actually I'm making the tests with Virtualized machines (VirtualBox). And I have one source system in a virtual disk, another ...
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how to backup partition layout?

How I can backup(and restore) partition layout of the Disk along with file system types,UUIDs,labels,LVM partitions(Linux LVM) etc, plus with MBRs and VBRs etc but without actual files I want to ...
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.pgpass with postgreSQL not working

I have put a .pgpass file in /folder/.pgpass and it looks like this *:*:*:postgres:password_for_postgres I have a bash script where I backup the database from postgreSQL: #!/bin/bash export ...
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Exchange 2010 to Office 365 Migration

We're looking to migrate all of our mailboxes etc onto Office 365 from Exchange 2010. We aim to still primarily use our local Exchange 2010 setup however, the office 365 setup will act as a 'live ...
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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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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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Windows Server 2003: Backup Failed

I am having trouble backing up my server. I back up to an external hard drive, and up until now, I haven't had any problems with it. But today my backup failed. Here is the report from the backup log: ...
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windows backup location could not be found or is not a supported backup storage location

i´m experiencing a very strange problem with the backup of one of my clients. The following command is run every day at 10pm: wbadmin start backup -backuptarget:F: -include:D:\Data,D:\Homes,D:\hv ...
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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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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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Robocopy falsely marks files as newer

I have two NTFS formatted drives on different machines and I do a robocopy mirror between them like this: robocopy "D:\My Documents" "X:\Backup\My Documents" /MIR /V /NP /XD .* /XO /XA:SHTO /FAT /Z ...
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How can I verify an XFS dump backup

I recently had a hard drive crash. Now I'm setting up incremental backups using XFS' dump tool. The setup I have is to make the dumps into files (rather than to a block device), my plan is to do a l0 ...
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How to minimize bandwidth in frequent postgres backup scenario?

I'm looking to make very frequent backup (every hour) of postgres data on several VMs (say 20-50) towards the same archive server. Here are more data if needed: Ideally, the system should support ...
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NAS DS412+ exchanging discs procedure

I have sra RAID with four WD Red 4TB inside. It stores data for 30 persons company. I have backup and do backups daily at morning to two usb external discs. I have two discs in NAS in storage ...
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vSphere ESXi 5.5 Snapshot-Based Backup

I'd like to know if is there a way to keep aligned a virtual machine with its backup (saved on another datastore) In order to be able to rapidly turn on the backed-up one on another machine. My idea ...
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Backup VMWare virtual server

I have a virtual server that is constantly running, lately we tried to do a backup for it and we were surprised that the modification date of all the image files is a couple weeks old. We are trying ...
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zip in cron doesn't work, but zip from command is working [duplicate]

I need to back up a directory with zip -r /savehere/backup_`date +%y%m%d%H%M%S` /save/this -q It works fine. But not from crontab: * * * * zip -r /savehere/backup_`date +%y%m%d%H%M%S` /save/this ...
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Hourly database backup

I have a VPS with Kloxo control panel, I want to have database backup from one of my websites in every 2 hour. How i can do this? Kloxo doesnt support Hourly backups, only support daily, weekly and ...
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Is there an accepted way to backup gitlab for archival purposes?

The standard Gitlab backup process only supports restore to the exact same version. Is there a way to perform a backup that it will be easy to interact with several years in the future, many Gitlab ...