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Definition of differential and incremental backups [closed]

On Wikipedia (in german about Archivbit -- http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivbit) I read the following: “Full backup: The full backup backs up all files - regardless of their attributes - and resets ...
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How to incrementally backup XenServer VMs

I am looking for a way to backup XenServer (or XAPI) VMs incrementally. backup just changed data every time. without performance penalty, slowing down the server after the backup is done (snapshots ...
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Syncing rsnapshot backup drives

I have a pair of USB drives I use for backing up to via rsnapshot. One drive is left plugged in and the other is taken off site. For the first swap, I ran "rsync -aH" to copy all the contents from ...
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How to minimize bandwidth in frequent postgres backup scenario?

I'm looking to make very frequent backup (every hour) of postgres data on several VMs (say 20-50) towards the same archive server. Here are more data if needed: Ideally, the system should support ...
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Do different rsnapshot retains use the same hard links?

Say I have a weekly and monthly backup configured in rsnapshot. Will the weekly backups create hard links to the same files created by a previous monthly backup (and vice versa)?
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How many incremental backups to keep with Percona xtrabackup?

I'm looking to replace an aging and decidedly suboptimal mysqldump-based database backup strategy with Percona's Xtrabackup. This all looks pretty straightforward, except that I'm wondering: how many ...
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7z “is not supported archive” while updating an archive

7za u -pPasswored -mhe=on -r -m0=lzma -mx=9 -mfb=64 -md=32m '-x!temp' filename.7z /home/software While updating archive we are getting this error. Error: XXXXXXX.7z is not supported archive ...
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Dar: script for incremental backup on Windows - how to handle full and diff file names?

Is that possible to make incremental backup scripts for dar on Windows? I stumbled over archive naming because Windows by default seem to lack required tools to read dates from (like date -l on ...
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rsync last 3 days plus weekly backups

I have a shell script that i'll be running with a crontab. Basically I want to modify this so I can do daily backups for the last 3 days. I've seen examples where the last 7 days are backup. I just ...
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is scheduled backup via standard windows backup gui supported over network?

OS Windows server 2008 Standard [note: this is not R2] Plot we are trying to switch from usb attached backups to over the network backup Issues: When i use the standard Windows backup GUI and ...
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Is there an equivalent of volume space reclamation in Bacula?

I recently met a guy using Tivoli Storage Manager. He talked about "volume reclamation", which copies only the files of incremental backup which are newer than the retention period/number of version ...
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Rotating Backups with RSync and CP - Excludes not working perfectly

My script looks essentially like this: cp -al $yesterdays_snapshot $todays_snapshot rsync -vadlH --exclude-from excludes.rsyc $source $todays_snapshot This works great except for one problem: If ...
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tar incremental backup is backing everything up, every time when used on the Dropbox directory

I made an incremental backup about 10 months ago (on Jan 27, 2013), creating a .snar metadata file. Now, when I try to make an incremental backup using tar --create --file=dropbox_incremental_1.tar ...
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How do I backup 50GB+ of files on a linux box to a remote sftp account [closed]

How do I backup 50GB+ of files on a linux box to a remote sftp account. My requirements Store several versions of the backups. Encrypted before sent to remote server. Disk and bandwidth efficent, ...
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Which way should we choose to shorten backup time?

A company performs a full backup for its data in a daily basis for disaster recovery purposes. However, their backup process cannot be completed within the assigned backup time window. What would ...
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easy way to restore incremental rsync backup?

I have incremental rsync backups of a folder, created with: rsync --delete -a -v --backup --backup-dir="../backup_`date +%Y-%m-%d`" /orig /backups/dest so I have a copy of current /orig on ...
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How to configure multiple hostfiles to split big backups in BackupPC?

With my current configuration the BackupPC creates one rsync(of tar for local) process per host. My config file is following: /etc/BackupPC/pc/myhost.pl: $Conf{RsyncShareName} = '/data'; In my ...
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Amanda backup with SSH fails both client and localhost

I'm trying to get Amanda working with SSH auth. After I installed it on a server and did a basic configuration with harddisk as tape, I got it up and running, no client support though. But I did get ...
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Differential backup missing moved folders (flawed archive attribute logic)

Recently I've discovered that my backup system it flawed: there are situation where various files/folders are missed. I do my backup from local disk to a network NAS. I use Cobian backup, and I have ...
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How to make differential backup without using archive attribute? [closed]

Plain and simple: I need to make differential backup of my files without using the typical file attribute logic. Possibly with a free software. So the software I need should rely on it's own indexing ...
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Server Backup Options? [closed]

I currently have a dedicated server running Apache (I can supply more specs if needed), but I'm trying to setup automatic full backups to run every night. Preferably I'd like to be able to put them on ...
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Incremental backups and deleting files

I've been researching various backup software (free and paid) for a while now trying to find one that suits our needs. Basically I want to backup a directory on our web server to a remote ftp server ...
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rsync --inplace not reading target file?

I'm trying to optimize the daily backup of a LVM snapshot of a large MySQL database. It works quite ok when I just cp the files (local RAID to other local RAID), with an average speed of ~100MB/s. But ...
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Why keep full and incremental backups in different pools?

I have just started using Bacula and it is great, one tutorial I read recommended putting full backups in a different pool (disk) to incremental backups. What would the benefit of sperating full and ...
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Large incremental backup sizes although minimal changes with cPanel tarballs

I am using Bacula and connecting to my cPanel server on a nightly basis at 2am to backup the tar.gz files that were generated the previous day at 6am by cPanel. Note, cPanel is generating a full ...
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Duplicity Incremental Restores

I use duplicity to manage an encrypted daily incremental and weekly full backup schedule for my Linux box. Though duplicity allows incremental backups, I could not find any way to do anything other ...
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Incremental backups from Rackspace Cloud Files to Amazon Glacier [closed]

Is there a software product/module (open-source or commercial) that can provide incremental backups from Rackspace Cloud Files to Amazon Glacier? We are looking for something that will provide the ...
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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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Remote backup grabbing

I have 2 servers. 1 is main. 2 is backup. I would like 2 to log in and grab files from 1 and backup on 2 with rsnapshot. Is this possible? I was looking at the config setup and saw this: ...
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what does the --backup-mode option for rdiff mean?

I've got rdiff-backup up & running nicely using cron jobs over SSH between two VMs (my webserver and a backup space), using scripts put together from various places online. I'm backing up various ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 backup - what is generating all the change data?

We have a small, relatively idle Windows Server 2008 R2 installation that does basic file sharing and hosts Exchange for about 10 not very active users. When running a windows server backup, the ...
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which linux distro favours remote administration and remote incremental backup over vpn?

My partner runs a small accounting practise. The computer support guy has recently gone out of business, so I've been volunteered (!) to replace the aging company server. I should say that my ...
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How to mirror server with 150 GB of data

I have a linux server whic is used as web/file/svn/sql server. It is accessed by 100 machines for storing their code files on this server(svn/code/mysql). The OS is on a 80 GB HDD. The data is on ...
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What's the best way to schedule a command to run, assuring a previous set of commands have completed?

Namely, I need to rotate backup folders. I have many machines on a schedule to rsync to a single backup machine. Although I schedule the backups to begin in the late evening, and schedule a folder ...
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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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How much space does inc and diff backups take? Acronis Adv. Server 2011

Looking to make a full backup weekly of a 2008 R2 server which has the OS + a 6TB hard drive with install files, Customer bills, and a couple of other things saved on it/to it. After that, do ...
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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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MSSQL techniques to archive-backup content

We are now moving from a MySQL to a MSSQL 2008R2 database. As the project is a web application that we need to be able to scale well, we need to rework the way the DB handles data. We have 3 separate ...
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open source backup system with user-driven recovery

At my old company we used NetApp, which supported a ".snapshot" feature. Whenever I did something stupid to my files, I could cd .snapshot and find hourly and nightly directories which contain ...
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Windows based Mogo database running on EC2 backups

Currently we have a windows 2008 server running a Mongo database hosted on Amazon EC2. Without looking at database replication to another database what can we do to make sure the database is getting ...
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Bandwidth-friendly backup strategy using tar?

We've used tar to backup and compress (gzip) selected directories on our file server with very good results until recently. Each and every one of our backups are stored on mirrored (RAID) harddrives ...
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Backing up server and multiple clients

I'm running a Amahi server. It's basically a Fedora14 x64 installation. I'm looking for a good solution to backup my 200GB system drive on the server to an external USB/eSATA drive every night. I ...
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What backup tool should I use for easy incremental backups? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to provide proper backups for multiple Linux based servers? I want to do nightly backups of the whole system and be able to rollback to any of last 7 days. And, it ...
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backup error - windows server 2003 [closed]

I have server loaded with windows 2003 it is scheduled for a system state backup using Ntbackup utility, for some time it worked fine as scheduled , since a couple of days the scheduled backup isn't ...
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Do incremental backups from Linux

I want to make incremental backups on a Linux machine, on the next way: BACKUP1 BACKUP2 | | | | |--- file1 |--- file1 (symlink to ...
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Update RDS db via mysqlbinlog: “you need (at least one of) the SUPER privilege(s)”

We are moving a production site to EC2/RDS Followed these instructions: http://geehwan.posterous.com/moving-a-production-mysql-database-to-amazon I have set up row-based binary logging on the ...
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Interruptible, incremental backup tool with timing strategies

Basically, I'm searching for a rdiff-backup that can be safely interrupted (network disconnection, computer switch off, sleep), and that can develop scheduling strategies to in order to avoid ...
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Creating a *Consistent* *Online* MySQL Backup with InnoDB AND MyISAM tables

I just spent hours building a new database server to replace 2 failed servers from a mysqldump file created a month ago, then used my server's bin-logs to bring that mysqldump up to date. Now that I ...
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dirvish doesn't backup NFS mount

I do incremental backups using dirvish. (dirvish makes incremental backups using rsync and hardlinks). This has worked perfectly on our old server (nothing fancy, just a linux box with one disk on ...
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How can I restore a duplicity backup from a certain date?

Is it possible to restore a duplicity backup from a certain time in the past? For example, if I'm making daily incremental backups, is there a way to restore a backup from three days ago?