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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How to troubleshoot tape backup issues via mt on Linux for Windows backups?

I have an HP Ultrium 448 tape backup that is being recognized without seeming issue on Ubuntu. I am able to see it at /dev/st0. When I issue mt -f /dev/st0 offline, the tape ejects. When I issue mt ...
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Linux live hot backup snapshot

I have a VPS with linode and they have hot backup of running system. I have multiple times restored the image when I do something stupid or mess up some install etc How do they do live hot backup , ...
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rsync for backup but don't want to wipe ( not erase ) drive

I am not sure how to even ask this question without explaining. Say I use rsync to backup drive-a to drive-b. Drive-a fails and all data is lost when the rsync went off it saw that drive-a had been ...
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Cloning linux to different machines (with different hardware configurations)

Let's say i have already configured linux system which i would like to clone from machine it's on to other machines which aren't similar - don't have the same hardware, etc. How do i achieve this? I ...
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Backup databases from MS SQL Server 2008 Express database thru batch script

I need batch script to backup selected databases from Microsoft SQL 2008 Express Edition. Unfortunately MS SQL Server 2008 Express edition lacks of visual database backup tools called Maintenance in ...
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Fastest ways to do backups: FTP, rsync, Robocopy, SMB/CIFS, etc? [on hold]

Im looking for methods to do (incremental) backups and sync from and to NAS over LAN and VPN. Im having trouble finding couple implementations between Linux and Windows. My Linux NAS boxes have ...
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Improve the EBS Backup Process Duration [on hold]

I am having couple of EBS Volumes and I have a cron which I would use to create snapshots from the volumes that are close to 1TB, the entire backup snapshot runs for close 5 to 6 hours. I understand ...
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backup and restoration of a freeipa infrastructure

I'm finding the documentation on ipa server backup and restoration sadly lacking, and being so centrally critical it's not something i'm really happy about shooting in the dark with - could some kind ...
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Are RDX removable disks a good replacement for LTO tape?

Over a period of three weeks, I experienced six complete failures of LTO-1 and LTO-2 tape drives at client sites. Some had failed mechanisms. Others lost the ability to write reliably. These were HP ...
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How to compress files before Rsnapshot remote backup start? [on hold]

I have some remote servers and one backup server, I'm using Rsnapshot to do the remote backup on the backup server. In my plan, I want to run shell script to compress files first, then Rsnapshot can ...
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Duplicity backup restore to the same system or other system had issue

I have installed the duplicity on centos-7 and I was able to encrypt the data and able to restored the same on other server. duplicity --encrypt-key='12005FB81112' etc.gz ...
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Windows Server Backup : how do I copy the backup disk to cloud? [on hold]

I'm using the standard "Windows Server Backup" to backup an SBS 2011 server. I'm using a dedicated external disk to keep the backup's. When I browse this disk, I can only find files which totals to ...
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Restore from Amazon S3 with dupy - duplicity on a new machine

I am trying to restore a full backup in a new machine but it seems that is not working. I installed my pgp's and secret keys. Also I copied my project from duply but when I run duply test restore ...
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btrfs-enabled backup solution

With btrfs hitting production in Oracle EL 14th this month (together with working fsck and scrubbing from Linux 3.2) I was thinking of redesigning my current backup solution to utilise it. Note that ...
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btrfs send from a 3tb drive ti btrfs-receive on a 1tb drive

I have question about the nature of a subvolume Snapshot sent and received. I have 2 3tb raid1 drives with only about 300gbs on them. I have a spare 1tb drive I placed in an enclosure for backups. ...
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Cool things to do with an unused/old computer at company [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the right place for posting this, but we were wondering what are some cool uses for old/unused computers at company. We have a few unused computers at our business and we ...
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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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Can I install Backup Exec in a guest

We want to have a single physical machine as host, having several guests. One of the backup solutions we're considering is using Backup Exec to backup to external disks or tape, having Backup Exec ...
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Copy Windows 2008 R2 builtin backups to RDX

I've done a lot of research and it seems that the built in Windows Backup utility cannot backup to an RDX drive without it thinking it is a DVD drive. So, that said. I currently backup a remote ...
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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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wbadmin allcritical backup files

In my server I am using wbadmin to backup using this command. wbadmin start backup -backupTarget:\\backup-server\d\backups -allCritical -vsscopy -quiet Which files this command will backup ? whole ...
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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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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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Storing backups on a remote filesystem

I have a FreeNAS solution, in which I'll would like to save my backups. Currently I was doing some scripting to rsync/tarball, but I want a something more easy to manage, so I figure out, to run a ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 Backup

We have deployed Windows Server 2012R2, which by using the Windows Server Backup was backup on the drives connected from SAN. SAN disks connected through multiple paths using Windows Multipath-IO. ...
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Bulk-erasing backup tapes

I have about 120 DLTape-VS1 tapes and 2 drives that are all near the end of their retention period, and have been superseded by newer technology. I would like to donate the whole package to my local ...
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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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RSync incremental backups, backing files that haven't changed. Does file access time cause a re-backup? [duplicate]

I backup my LAMP server using RSync over SSH. Currently, it's on an hourly incremental schedule. From a 14GB full backup, it's backing up a further 15~MB hourly. Looking at the files it's backing ...
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How to tar Rsnapshot backup files automatically?

I am using Rsnapshot to backup my server files to a remote server. To minimize the file size, I want to tar the backup files, but I don't know how to do it with Rsnapshot. Can anyone help me with ...
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Backing up Zimbra 8.0.x, data.mdb issues

When trying to create a backup of zimbra open source edition 8.0.1+ I ran into issues with data.mdb 'exploding'. While my /opt/zimbra directory is only about 8GB my backup is around 80GB. both rsync ...
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svnadmin dump failing with Invalid diff stream message [migrated]

I am attempting to migrate an SVN repository from RHEL 5.11 to a different system. To effect this change I have attempted a few different scenarios, including simple "rsync", "svnadmin dump" and most ...
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Encrypt Files Before Sending To Bittorrent Sync

Is there a way to encrypt files before being sent to Bittorrent sync, either via a plugin, or by encrypting the files first? Also do you trust Bittorrent Sync's encryption?
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How to properly backup mediawiki database (mysql) without messing up the data?

I want to backup a mediawiki database stored in a MySQL server 5.1.36 using mysqldump. Most of the wiki articles are written in spanish and a don't want to mess up with it by creating the dump with ...
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How to move SQL Server 2005 Instance “root directory” without re-installing the instance?

Does anyone know a way to change the SQL Server 2005 default instance "Root directory" without re-installing the instance? I just installed a RAID5 SAN drive and I want the backups of the SQL ...
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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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How do you handle data archiving? [closed]

Backups are one thing, but long term archival is another. For example, you might be required to store emails for 7 years, or keep all project data indefinitely. I used to save archives to tape, but ...
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Automysqlbackup how long does it keep the backups [on hold]

I wonder that if you setup automysqlbackup with default config, how long does it keep the old backups? total 12 drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 2010-01-27 17:20 daily drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 ...
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Back up incremental snapshots to another volume

I'm looking for a way to implement something close to the following backup scheme: Initially, a full image is copied to the backup target. Periodically (e.g. nightly), only blocks that have changed ...
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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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Backing up VMs without separate backup server

We're buying a new server and are switching to a virtual environment. We want to have one physical server as a host containing several guest servers. We're a small organisation and we know that ...
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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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Bacula off-site backups

I have 2 locations, one in Europe, one in Asia. Each location has a fully functional Bacula system to handle local backups. What I want to do is to copy some jobs from one location SD to the other ...
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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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how to split Exchange database into multiple files (for backup reasons)?

we have single Exchange 2010 server with single 28Gb mailbox database file. Lots of historical emails. I'm working on backup solution now (uploading to cloud nightly etc), and uploading this huge file ...
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Windows Server Backup does not work unless I restart “Com+ Event System” service

We are working on a terminal server at a client running Windows Server 2008. We recently had a major issue and did a system state restore from a backup. This solved the issue and everything seemed to ...
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Syncronize new / modified files trought SFTP on Linux [closed]

I only have a SFTP access on my NAS, on Lacie OS 3.X, (so exit rsync) and i want to backup it from a remote debian server. The problem is that the NAS is 4TB and it can take a lot of time if i ...
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Shadow copies error 0x80070005-access is denied in local HD properties

I have problems backing up my HPDL380G4 server running Win.2003R2sp2 with SymantecSystemRecovery 2013R2. A scheduled backup job fails with VSS error messages and Symantec's support center after months ...
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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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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 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 ...