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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Time Capsule giving high ping times for wireless

We've just set up an Apple Time Capsule for our network, and while things run fine in wired mode, with wireless mode ping time fluctuates wildly from 0.5 to 400ms: Ping from a Macbook Pro to 10.0.111....
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How to handle point in time restore without binlogs/How to split database

I thought about this 3 days already and asked in IRC but I wanna consult your expertise too. Basically it is about a High Traffic Site that uses Drupal (don't get me started, I have no choice in this ...
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RANCID - timeout connecting PALOALTO in HA

When rancid try to connect via SSH to PALO (the active one) i get a time out message. Connecting manually everything is ok. I believe is something related to prompt containing parethesis. add user ...
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Acronis Backup Advanced 11.5 for Citrix XenServer 6.5 installation issues

We are trying to deploy Acronis Backup Advanced for Citrix XenServer on a running pool of XenServer's. The documentation of the product isn't quite clear about the procedure of the installation and ...
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Solution for file data backup, versioning and replication

We have a growing set of data files (.wav files, image files etc) which are data, i.e not part of the application code - uploaded and modified by users. The number of files is in the 1000s and the ...
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How do I view a Rackspace backup circa 2013?

I was a Rackspace customer until 2013. When I shut down my server, I had them send me a backup of it on a hard drive. Recently I had someone ask for something on that server, so I got the hard drive ...
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How to restore a guest Windows 2012 R2 VM installation/backup from VMWare to OpenStack?

I have a VMWare VM with Windows 2012 R2 installed in DC#1. The machine has terminal services set up with user accounts and permissions, lots of software installed and bunch of things configured that ...
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Azure Backup Cannot Modify Policy - Missing Drive Letters

We've recently done some drive swapping on our server. As a result, several drive letters and paths no longer exist. Azure Backup Agent won't let me modify my policy. The policy contains some of ...
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Rsnaphost “works” when tested but not when run

I have set up rsnapshot successfully a couple of times, and maybe because everything was rather painless (except for the vi tab fiasco of 2013) I am now out of ideas. I have a cifs mounted remote ...
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Windows Server Backup [2012 R2] - Went from 100+ copies available to 1 copy available overnight

I'm using Windows Server Backup on a Windows Server 2012 R2 system that has been in production for half a year or so. The server has around 60GB used, and the backup drive is a 160GB external drive [...
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Bacula Loading Tape at the Wrong Library

I have two HP Tape Libraries installed on the Storage (LibHP08 and LibHP09), i tried to configure some jobs to access both libraries, but I'm having some trouble with bacula accessing the wrong ...
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Keberos clock skrew, although the clocks are synchronized

We have an issue during a backup (run every night). This backup is managed by Veeam Backup&Replication : copy 7 virtual machines from one VMware ESXi host. This host is linked to a vCenter server. ...
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Mercurial storing metadata on OS X

I was searching for convenient incremental snapshot & rollback & show-what-changed solution for my OS X boxes, and ended with simple yet powerful idea — why not create Mercurial repository at ...
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Symantec BE: How is data flow of backups/restore to storage pools?

I am evaluating Symantec's BackupExec 2012 and was wondering how does the backup data flow from the server that as being backed up to the storage pool. E.g. My BE server is in city A, the server that ...
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WBAdmin SystemState Problems

I recently installed DHCP on my 2008R2 Server and now Backup Exec and WBAdmin/WSB is having System State issues. Essentially, after some research, I came across a handy tool called VSHADOW which has ...
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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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DeltaCopy (Rsync for windows) giving an error on task run

I was suggested DeltaCopy to set up a nightly backup between two Windows 2008 R2 servers. After setting up the server side (Amazon EC2 instance where files will be backed to) and setting up the ...
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VSS fails on creating snapshot - various VSS writers failed state, timed out

I have several errors in my log. My environment is: Server 2008 R2 (virtual machines on Server Core stack). AppAssure Replay 4 as the backup solution. In the evening backup goes okay usually, ...
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MySQL Enterprise Backup GUI (or a live backup alternative)

I am looking into MySQL Enterprise backup solution. I am interested in a non-blocking mysql backup (live and incremental). MySQL Enterprise provides this solution (we have the subscription already). ...
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Bacula Volume Retention and Automatic Recycling

Will a bacula volume be recycled if: No more volumes are appendable The date of the last job on it is past the volume retention period Jobs on that volume are not past the job and file retention ...
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TSM TDP for Exchange backup - ANS0326E

Heres the stack Server - AIX - 5.3.0 BAclient - NT 32 bit 5.5.2.0 TDP for Exchange - 5.2.1 Backups are failing with ANS0326E (RC41) This node has exceeded its maximum number of moint points ...
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Local External Drive Backup for WinServer 2012 R2 Essentials

Right now a client of mine has a WinServer 2012 R2 Essentials machine with three hard drives in it - one is the main C: drive for the OS, and the remaining two are using Storage Spaces for drive ...
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What is the asymptotic performance of par2?

I've got a machine with a wimpy CPU, only 1G of ram, and a 10Tb of disk space. I'd like to make a very reliable backup of what's stored on this machine. As part of this I'd like to create par2 ...
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How to create image file and mount via. loopback (Ubuntu to remote backup space)

I've been fiddling around with the Hetzner Backup Space and I want to use rsync via. rsnapshot in order to back up my files (more info at their Wiki here) They state in their documentation: The ...
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SBS 2011 Backups showing non-existent drive as unsuccessful

I have a client using SBS 2011 and the backup job for the server is showing that the C, D & E drive backups are fine but a fourth drive is unsuccessful. It doesn't list the name in a standard way ...
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XenServer Fails to Backup:

I've had this issue on and off for a year and I figured I should finally post something. When going Server -> Backup on a three host pool of XenServer 6.5 SP1, I get "Unable to read data from the ...
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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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BackupPC not completing backups

I'm running BackupPC on Ubuntu server and it suddenly stopped working. I'm getting the following error: File /var/lib/backuppc/pc/mail.vpl.lan/LOG.122015 Contents of file /var/lib/backuppc/pc/mail....
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EFS Encrypted folder questions?

I have just installed a brand new W2012R2 that includes sensible medical data folders. I was considering Bitlocker but as I need remote access to the server, it will not be a good alternative for me (...
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Xackup Backup Type for Xen Server 6.5

I'm running the Xackup trial and started backing up a few linux and windows VM's. I selected disk and memory state as the type of backup. Everything ran fine and backed up ok. When I went to edit ...
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Advice on migrating RDS MySQL databases from one AWS account to another

I am currently planning a migration of AWS resources from one account to another. This includes several MySQL RDS instances. After some research it looks like a "dump and load" strategy is needed. My ...
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Where to find infos about functions and opportunities for backup / archive systems

we are thinking about building an archive system (>1PB) to store video-files. Probably this complex system will be assemble by different technologies and sub-systems. But one decisively point will be ...
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Microsoft Azure Backup - which files are being backed up - logs

There is a similar Q (Microsoft Azure Backup - Where are the Logs? - but pertains to errors only). That directory is correct but doesn't contain anything else. So my question is actually about the ...
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Is it safe to back up SQL Server data directly if using VSS?

I have a client with a very basic single server setup that includes a small SQL Server Express database. I recently configured Symantec Backup Exec 2010 Quickstart edition for them. This is the free,...
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Backup NAS to multiple hard drives on a Mac Mini Server

I've got a Drobo 5D connected to a Mac Mini Server which holds around 14Tb of data. Right now, we've got 30Tb worth of external hard drives that we'll use to create a weekly on-site backup and a bi-...
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What are the limitations of using a scheduled Windows Server Backup instead of SQL Server backups?

We've taken over development and server admin for an e-commerce site, and the client has opted for a well-specced dedicated server, including a second drive for daily Windows Server Backups. However ...
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Windows 2012 Incremental Backup

I'm running Windows 2012, using the built in Backup to perform backups. I want the first backup to be full, and then incremental thereafter. I have the following test scenario set up: Backup ...
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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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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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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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Commvault, how to generate a report by time scheduled?

I'm using commvault at the moment to manage backups, but i need to creata a report of some kind that can show me the days of the week , and what server is backing up at that moment. A bit like this: ...
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Are there issues with making a ldap database group readable?

I'm managing several CentOS 6.5 machines using ldap and kerberos for user accounts and authentication. I want to back up the ldap database as well as other root owned files stored on server1 to ...
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Rsync does not delete destination files [rsync protocol / module]

An automatic backup script executes the following rsync command to sync a local directory tree with a remote one: env RSYNC_PASSWORD=$rsync_password rsync -aqrxz --delete --timeout=30 \ "${...
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Windows Server Backup not working on scheduled task but working with the “Backup Once”

I'm trying to create Backup Schedule from my local drive on a network share but Windows Server 2012 won't let me. I get the error "The parameters are incorrect". When I try the "Backup Once" with all ...
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Separating what is migrated and restored with USMT

I am currently running System Center Config Manager at my workplace. We have integrated MDT and are running a UDI on all of our PXE deployments. I have a ton of MDT Task Sequences that use the UDI ...
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Azure Backup on Windows Server 2012 Essentials - cannot register server

I'm trying to set up Azure Backup on a new Server 2012 Essentials machine. I've created the backup Vault, downloaded the Essentials version of the Azure Backup module, and installed it. On this ...
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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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Snapshot of BTRFS Device on top of luks Volume

I have the following problem: I can't figure out, how to create a snapshot of a btrfs volume residing on a crypted disk. This is the setup: /dev/sdb is a 1TB USB 3 disk. it has a partition /dev/...
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s3cmd sync hangs forever. Never finishes

I am trying to backup a directory of around 350GB in size to S3. The command I run is s3cmd --progress -v -H sync /localdir s3://mybucket/ However, the process never moves past INFO: Compiling ...
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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 ...