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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Backups (BackupAssist) are running more than the expected Time

What are the things need to checked if the backup jobs(BackupAssist) are running more than the expected Time.
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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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Bacula services won't start on CentOS 5

I am trying to install Bacula onto my copy of CentOS 5 following this tutorial Installing Bacula on CentOS 5. I have followed the instructions to the very tee, but when I get to the part where I try ...
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How to make GitLab delete old backups?

I use gitlab-rake gitlab:backup:create to create backups from our GitLab 6.8.2. In /etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb I added the following line: gitlab_rails['backup_keep_time'] = 60 AFAIK this means that ...
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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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What format does commvault restore to for SQL server backups?

I have a pretty challenging task that I need to figure out. I have 6TB of data in New Hampshire that I need to move to Texas. It is all SQL Server data. The data is backed up to tape via Commvault as ...
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Reboot to USB stick from OS for backup [on hold]

I have an Ubuntu server. With a terminal command over SSH I would like the server to reboot to a clonezilla usb stick, launch a backup of the system and then reboot back to OS. I found that I can ...
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Amanda/Zmanda backup-recovery Local server

I am trying to recover some files from a tape on Linux, that were placed on there through an amdump. The problem is in order to use amrecover you have to set up the server. Which I do not really know ...
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Configure clonezilla two suppress prompts on restore operation [closed]

I have an usb with the image created by clonezilla from disk. How can I decrease/limit the restore procedure prompts to the one question says "If I want to restore or not"? Where should I start?
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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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Backup Drives: Should I prefer more cache or a SAS interface?

Background: I am buying new drives for a backup server. I've found a good price on a WD RE drive that has a SAS interface but only 32MB of cache. I have to pay $40 more to get a SATA interface and ...
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Physical storage devices, such as tape and changer devices, not visible when booting Debian 8 Jessie, with hpsa driver.

Question Not detecting all physical devices behind Smart Array controller after upgrading to Debian 8 Jessie HP P212 Smart Array Controller and HP 1/8 G2 LTO-5 3000 SAS Autoloader Debian 7 Whezzy ...
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Back up rented VPS that does not have that option

I'm currently renting a linux VPS from a host that doesn't grant the option to create a backup or snapshot. In my previous experiences with other hosts most of them had the ability to do so. And for ...
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Windows Server Backup full backup overwrite?

I am currently backing up a Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual machine to a share on a NAS. Unfortunately, backing up to network shares in 2008 R2 does not allow for incremental backups, nor does it allow ...
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recommendations for efficient offsite remote backup solution of vm's

I am looking for recommendations for backing up my current 6 vm's(and soon to grow to up to 20). Currently I am running a two node proxmox cluster(which is a debian base using kvm for virtualization ...
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WSUS content - exclude from backup?

I have an Windows 2008 R2 server, which is running as a VM on Hyper-V Server 2012 R2, with WSUS running on it. The issue is the WSUS content; the virtual server has two VHDX drives, one is the C: for ...
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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 underneath....
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How does backup deal with existing snapshots in snapshot based backup

I have a question regarding backups and VM's that contain snapshots. If i have a VM running in vmware with 2 snapshots and a snapshot based backup runs overnight, will it delete all of my snapshots or ...
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bash script works correctly but skips commands in cron if I am not logged in via ssh or I was connected recently

I am trying to schedule some backup scripts in cron on a CentOS release 6.7 (Final). This is the full backup, basically mounts a remote directory, checks if there is enough space available for doing ...
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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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RHEL6.1 VM machines frozen when a quiesced snapshot is created for backup purpose

My RHEL 6.1 virtual machines running on ESXi hosts 5.1.0 get frozen when the backup procedure tries to get a quiesced snapshot. I have to reset the virtual machines from VMware console. The tool used ...
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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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Using Rsnapshot with sync_first, link_dest, and use_lazy_deletes

I've set up rsnapshot with the configuration below and it seems to work fine. However, if I understand what I have read correctly, in the rsnapshot docs and other tutorials, the operation would be ...
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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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AWS Glacier for backups with Vault Lock, but still removable in extreme cases

My company maintains data for a number of large corporate customers. The data is everything in the company, and loss of the data would probably mean losing all our customers. This means I ideally need ...
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bareos: changing retention period of windows client

I have a Bareos server that backups some Windows clients and I have also installed webui When I've installed the windows client the program showed me some configuration that I should include in ...
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I failed to open my xp backup bkf file in Windows 7

I moved xp backup bkf file to windows 7, but could not open bkf file through NTBackup restore utility because I received an error message “the backup file contains unrecognized data and cannot be used”...
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Software Raid + LVM + Virtual Machine: File Corruption after crash

At our startup, while trying to move our applications to a new server we ran into a hung up Ubuntu 16.04 at the new server, responding to pings but ssh hanging at debug1: Entering interactive ...
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How to restore only a specific system state item in Windows Server

i have two Windows server in 2012 version, i want backup specific system state item in the first server and recover it on the second server but retaining the roles and system state existents in the ...
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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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Azure Site Recovery. How to Increase Backup/Restore Speed?

My 128GB VMs take 2 hours to back up and 1.5 hours to restore. Is there a way to decrease that time?
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Microsoft Azure Backup Server TCP/UDP Ports to open

Planning to install Microsoft Azure Backup Server in our production environment which is firewall restricted, but I could not find any documents which specify the exact TCP/UDP port requirements. ...
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Bareos Backups all files despite of a custom FileSet

After reading documentation and many blog I still can't figure out what is missing in my FileSet so Bareos backup only csv and pdf files: FileSet { Name = "HQ ccomp" Include { Options { ...
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Remove “OneDrive” from path in onedrive folder [closed]

I'm trying to setup a simple backup solution for a small office of a few people. We have a windows server with two disks in Raid 1 (mirrored) for saving files that can be reached both in office and ...
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Is it safe to create tarball while files are in use?

Is it safe to create a tarball of a directory while the files in the directory are being used (read+write)? I want to create a backup of a 20GB directory without having to shut down my application ...
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Restore full VPS using rsync backup

I had a xen VPS running Debian 8 that had to come offline so I backed it up using rsync like this. rsync -aAXv --exclude={"/dev/*","/proc/*","/sys/*","/tmp/*","/run/*","/mnt/*","/media/*","/lost+...
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Adding snapshoting capability to a QA lab made of pyshical machines

Due to the nature of our application we can't run and test it on virtualization. I would like to have the ability to revert to a previous clean state and (if possible) have some kind of snapshoting (...
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Safely retaining backup data for decommissioned BareOS Clients

We have a BareOS installation for back ups. We have just finished using a client machine. We want to: Ensure that the last remaining snapshot(s) are retained forever. Make sure that that client ...
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What is the safest way to delete backups in BareOS?

I'm playing with BareOS. I understand that, when everything is configured correctly, all backups are automatic and purges are managed so that nothing goes missing. But while I'm getting the ...
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How to backup all the iso and config files [closed]

We have: Existing Spec: Model: HP Proliant DL380p Gen 8 Server Processor: 2 x Intel® Xeon® E5-2650 v2 (2.6GHz/8-core) Memory: 32GB (2 x 16GB) HDD: 1TB SAS Hot-Plug HDD We are Upgrading it to: Memory: ...
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Auto clean unused space on disks in VM

I run KVM based virtualization server (namely, Proxmox) where some Debian based machines are run in KVM VM's. Proxmox can create backups of VMs, it also compress the VM disks images. As we understand,...
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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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How can I export a database from phpMyAdmin when the “Export” tab is missing?

My Webhost has disappeared, possibly because the company has gone out of business. I no longer have access to cloud-based backups which my host created on a daily basis, however I still have access to ...
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To iterate a schedule for every hour in tivoli workload scheduler (similar to iterating the job )

Requirement: I have 3 jobs in a schedule, each job to run for every one hour. Each job is having dependency to each other. If any job running more that one hour, the next instance should not overlap ...
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How To Backup “crontab -e” Files?

I want to do a complete server backup. I already have my backup script copying all of the html/php files for the web app, and the mysql databases, placing them into a .tar.gz file. How can I add the ...
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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 isn'...
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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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Duplicity: How to list versions of a file?

Using Duplicity I can make an incremental, efficient backup to an untrusted remote storage. This works fine and I can restore files at a specific point in time (or the next backup after that). Well ...