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Recovering files without .encfs6.xml

I've lost my .encfs6.xml file for a encfs volume. I still know my passphrase. Is there anyway to regenerate the .encfs6.xml based on similar volumes and the passphrase? Any chance of brute-forcing? ...
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Backup Mongodb on EC2 through EBS snapshots - timing issue

I'm following this guidance http://docs.mongodb.org/ecosystem/tutorial/backup-and-restore-mongodb-on-amazon-ec2/ I have 4 EBS 1000 IOPS volumes assigned to instance These 4 volumes through MDADM ...
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Windows Server 2003 activity monitoring and reporting

I have BackupExec 2012 attempting to backup a Windows Server 2003 VMWare instance. I often get unable to quiesce error: "The virtual machine may be too busy to quiesce to take the snapshot." I've ...
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Monit “is alive” check of PostgreSQL tends to fail during a run of pg_dump, is there a better way?

I use pg_dump for my primary backup, once every three hours. I also use monit. When monit checks if PostgreSQL is alive during the pg_dump run, it sometimes times out, and restarts postgres. This ...
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Can diskshadow be installed in windows 8?

After finding out about diskshadow, I wanted to install it the systems I backups, there aren't issues with windows 2008 server, but I can't find the program in windows 8 (it's a pro version) On ...
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How migrate the contents of a Windows server?

We currently have webapps located on a windows 2008 server hosted with a cloud hosting company. I require to know how we can migrate/transfer the contents of the windows (current) server on to a new ...
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Best format/approach for one-off backups to tapes?

We're currently backing up quite a lot of data from different servers to a tape library using Amanda Backup and it works just fine. Now I need a one-off backup of a specific set of files (in a ...
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Are these disk errors cause for concern?

Every day I get an email from the logwatch program on our company web server. The server is running CentOS 6 and uses Apache, MySQL and PHP to serve web pages. It is a dedicated piece of hardware (not ...
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Synology diskstation - alternating drive backups

At our job site, we have a Synology Diskstation (DS412+) serving as our backup device. It currently backs up our ESX host and mail server. We also have an external drive backup in place for off-site ...
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Taking Cassandra Backups

We currently have 12 nodes running in our Cassandra cluster. Ultimately even if a couple of the nodes go down, we're still up and running. The paranoia in me would like to do at least one backup a day ...
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Not Backing Up Files That Don't Change In A WordPress Install

I have a WordPress install and I'm wonder what is generally best practice when it comes to back up. I'm asking here instead of WordPress.stackexchange as this question is not only a WordPress question ...
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Scheduling Automatic Backups for Virtual Private Web Server running CENTOS 6.3 and WHM [closed]

I'm pretty new to administering my own VPS - but thus far am finding it quite a compelling experience. There's something quite refreshing about having complete control over everything it does. One ...
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rsync incremental as a get

Is it possible for rsync to be used on 1 backup server and then connect to all the other servers and grab files and backup incrementally? my current command: (how ever this is more a PUT then a GET) ...
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command parameter in .ssh/authorized_keys [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: simple rsync in crontab without password I'm implementing remote backups using rsync. The backup server connects to the host containing the stuff to backup (serverX), ...
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A user that can read any Linux file?

We would like to have a network backup system with a user that can read any file on our servers but not write any file. Is there any way to do this under Linux (and specifically Fedora)? We would ...
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What's the best way to create a static backup of a website?

I have an old Joomla! site that I would like to convert to a static set of html pages (since it's not being updated anymore and I don't want the overhead of having a MySQL db running for something ...
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Server 2008 SP1 VSS Writers Not Responding

I've got a Windows Server 08 box on SP1 that is having some problems. We've experienced backup problems and I've traced it down to VSS Writers not responding. From the command line, if I type ...
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How to transfer huge files (50GB+) from remote Windows server?

I have a dedicated Windows Server in a remote data center, where my site is running along with a Microsoft SQL Server database. The database is is 50+ GB and I want to have a local backup of the ...
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recommendations for disk -> usb backup software [closed]

Recently I lost a tape drive and rather than repair the unit I decided that backups to usb external drives would be cheaper. In the past I used NTBackup and figured that the new server 2008 R2 backup ...
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Exchange 2003: When do transaction logs get committed and why is the archive bit not set?

The instructor got me confused on this one: Exchange transaction logs get committed during full/normal backup. Incremental and differential backups only backup the logs. OK that is clear. But he also ...
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Small / mid-size business backup solutions?

I am currently running CommVault and my support agreement is about to expire. I received a quote from my managed service provider to upgrade my license renewal ($3k for the renewal), upgrade my ...
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Recover amanda backup without configuration files

I have inherited a bunch of old backup tapes that contain some data that needs to be recovered. The problem is that the amanda implementation used to create these backups has since been obliterated. ...
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Infrastructure Storage Recommendations: Backing up a SAN with VMs [closed]

We are going to be moving our current physical server infrastructure to a VMware solution with 3 nodes (The Essentials Plus Kit). I need recommendations for storage. From what I've read, an iSCSI SAN ...
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Exceptions from automongobackup, yet script completes

I am using automongobackup to, well, automate the backups of mongodb. output from the script (to STDERR) has the following exceptions (but the backup completes, and the dump files are created) ...
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MySQL incremental backups and database replication

We have some servers that runs a tomcat app with a MySQL database. These servers are in different cities and the web app is used locally by our customers. On these servers a crontab job runs twice a ...
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Mac OS X Backups in Companies

we have round about twenty Macbooks (mixed Snow Leopard and Lion) in our Company and thinking about a backup solution. Now we can buy a lot of time machines and make backups or we want a Storage ...
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Accessing network share through a debian OS

I am trying to move the SVN backup files from the local directory to a NAS device via Putty and I am using the following syntax, however I am receiving the below error message - ...
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Disk cloning using dd thru gzip - how effective is it? [closed]

Is gzip or gzip -9 for a disk clone worth the extra time that it takes to perform the compression? Does it yield a significant saving? There is very little information on how effective piping data ...
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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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Problems restoring file backed up on Windows using Duplicati to a Linux server running mono

TL/DR version: Mono + Duplicati.commandline.exe restore etc. etc. spits this out for several files regardless of what I try. I am able to list sets, list files in said sets, even do a verify, but ...
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Oracle Backup Strategy

I have recently inherited a smallish Oracle database running on a SPARC Solaris 10 Server. I have been asked to implement a sensible backup strategy. The database has about 3000 odd tables and is ...
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Linux noob: Need to backup 2 linux servers to a Windows share

I have 2 Gentoo Linux servers that currently use rsync to sync between each other to do backups. I have a Windows box that is our real "backup server". I have a share on the Windows box called ...
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Importance of Segregating Backups?

We are in the midst of an infrastructure overhaul, and we're now looking at backup solutions for our new servers. We will have a relatively simplistic server infrastructure consisting of 5 servers, 3 ...
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rsync script to nightly backup var

Having trouble with making a backup script for automatically updating the var folder to another server nightly BDATE=`date +%F` rsync --exclude=foldera/folderb -bavz --backup-dir=backup-$(BDATE) ...
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How do I restore my mongodump backups to my newly sharded architecture? (Mongodb)

I have a directory of bson files (Results from my mongodump). OK, so I just set up a new architecture for sharding MongoDB. (2 replica sets--3 servers each, and also 1 config server and 1 mongos ...
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Can you dump tables from a non-functional postgresql database?

I have a postgres's data directory from another system, and I'm trying to get it to work enough to dump the data into sql files. Unfortunately, postgresql is broken with the copied in data directory ...
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wbadmin backup all local drives

I'm trying to find a one-size fits all wbadmin script that I can deploy to a variety of Server 2008 R2 servers. The catch I'm having is that whilst all of the servers have a C:, some have an E:, some ...
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gmail/email backup server - how'd i go grabbing emails off imap, and serving them out again?

Since the hosting service that we use has a paltry 200 mb, we're using gmail as a repository of our mails. It works spectacularly well, for an ugly hack, but there have been incidents where mail has ...
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Unable to restore database using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express

I am unable to restore database in form of .bak files using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express. It gives following error message: Too many backup devices specified for backup or ...
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Brocade Fiber Channel switch backups

I am looking for a way to back up my Brocade FC switch configs (including zoning!). Does anyone have commands or automated methods that they use for this?
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What cloud backup solution supports a “backup server to cloud” configuration?

What online backup tool allows you to: A) Back up Windows, Linux and optionally Mac desktops and servers to the cloud B) Do so by first backing up to a central server or appliance C) Allow restoring ...
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Laptop Backup to the Data Center Without VPN

We would like to backup user laptops to the data center – looking for suggestions/alternatives to back them up to the data center where they don’t have to know about it. Blue sky like to haves: • ...
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Will Yosemite Server backup 8.1 work on Windows Server 2008 R2 to backup Exchange 2010?

I've inherited the backup support of some Windows server 2003 machines that used Yosemite Server backup 8.1 The company has joined the BizSpark program and want to use the license of Windows Server ...
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Rancid scripts for Brocade Fiber Channel Switches?

I am looking for Rancid scripts for my Brocade 5100s. Does anyone have a secret stash they would be willing to share? :D
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Best Free Windows Imaging Software For Servers [closed]

We are running two physical servers both Windows 2003, not virtualized. What is the best free (if any) windows software to take a full image backup of the entire drives? If possible, while the image ...
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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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Bacula - skip folders that exceed a certain size

What would be the easiest way to automatically skip the backup of subfolders that use more space than a certain limit? A solution that also sends a notification would get first prize!
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how do i do edit the frequency of backups in sql server?

i already have existing maintenance plans and i would like to edit the frequency at which they occur. is this possible to do?