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Linux backup in-place (no unmount) solutions [closed]

I have an Ubuntu server that I'd like to backup on a daily basis. I want to be able to restore the entire system with the click of a few buttons (or keystrokes). Also, I don't want to bring down / ...
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Can an image based backup potentially corrupt data?

I'm considering doing image based backups (Acronis) on production Windows systems during non-peak hours. I'm just wondering if they can potentially lead to application data corruption. Lets say that ...
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Is it a good idea to take onsite/offsite backups of server images?

Assuming a non-virtualized environment it a good idea to take actual images of servers (using something like Acronis True Image) and store them on\off site? Backing up data is great but I feel it ...
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How to take backup of Windows VSS store?

Is it possible to take a backup or image of the shadow store created by the Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)? Would Windows Backup include this data when doing a backup?
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What's the best way to have a backup image of system disk?

Under windows system I'm used to create an image of HD with driveImageXML. What's the best approach to have an Image of the hard-drive containing the OS, with Ubuntu Server? I'd like to have a ...
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Need to make portable snapshot of hard drives, best tool for this? [closed]

(redid this question from the ground up) I need to make portable snapshot images of some hard drives. The images would be stored on some sort of external media. My goal is disaster recovery, so ...
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Most prudent method of creating a QA CentOS server?

I'm trying to create a physically separate QA server of an existing install of CentOS, which has various software installed. It also has several files and configurations that I need to preserve. ...
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2k views

mirroring linux server to external usb harddrive

My google-fu must be sucking. i havent been able to find a good solution for the following: numerous Linux server on commodity hardware Trying to do a recovery mirror copy to external harddrives ...
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3answers
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Image Colocated Server?

This may be a silly question. I have a colocated server that is running server 2008 R2. I use it for IIS, MailServer, SQL Server and MYSQL. I also have some custom dlls installed for some of my ...
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Rackspace - if I delete a server will I lose the backups?

I've just started using Rackspace and was disappointed to find I have to install the whole LAMP stack myself. This isn't a big deal if I only have to do it once. I've set up a test server to try ...
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1answer
549 views

Help creating image from LVM

I need to duplicate CentOS hard drive image for multiple stations. The HD has the following layout: Disk /dev/sdb: 250GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: msdos Number ...
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How to create running server images Linux?

We have CentOS and Fedora server running on old hardware. We got new Dell servers. We are looking any open source tool which can take backups and restore all the partition as it is, with out ...
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1answer
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Has anyone switched from Netbackup to Acronis?

We're a site with over 100 servers and we're considering a switch from traditional file-level backups (using Netbackup) to block-level (using Acronis). Of course, with this, we're also considering a ...
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3answers
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How can I create images of remote VPS servers? (Linux)

I am searching for a tool to assist me in making backup images of remotely running VPS servers. Thanks!
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Cost efficient e3fs snapshot

I have a small interesting problem to resolve. I have a dedicated linux box at SoftLayer with 240GB HDD (about 4GB used :), and I need to get its disk image locally at home in order to convert it to ...
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Why did wbadmin produce a VHD I can't mount?

I used the wbadmin tool in Windows 7 to produce an image of my laptop's C: drive, saving it to a network location (call it \\server\backup\user\currentimage) and when it completed, I was unable to ...
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Mac OS X Leopard Segmented Backup

I am trying to do a full backup of a drive on a Mac I have. The drive has 96GB of 100GB filled up. I have an external USB drive I want to backup to. On the external drive, no one file can be any ...
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Need Vista x64 boot disk to access hard drive & external drive

I am evaluating drivesnapshot (www.drivesnapshot.de) for backing up and restoring disk images for Vista PCs. I have drivesnapshot backups working on 2 Vista PCs, but on the x64 PC, I cannot get a boot ...
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2answers
323 views

Drive Image Backups of Virtual Machine Host (without VM's)

I have a virtual machine host that runs about 4 virtual machines on a separate drive. If I create an image backup (a la Acronis True Image or Ghost, etc) of the VM host's system drive and then ...
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What is your recommended disk cloning tool?

Symantec Ghost used to be the tool to use, but from what I read, you no longer get a cli-client, unless you are willing to buy the Ghost Solution Suite at least 5 licenses and have another service ...