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Prevent the possiblity of writing data to an unmounted mount point directory [duplicate]

I have an Ubuntu server where I'm automounting an external hard drive each boot. To do this, I've created an empty folder on the root partition, and the drive gets mounted "inside" this folder. ...
2
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1answer
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Exclude mounted folders from tar archive

we want to backup our server and this seems to be pretty simple thing to do except one. Currently we use something like this: tar cvpjf backup.tar.bz2 --exclude=/proc --exclude=/lost+found ...
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1answer
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Sending HDD to sleep after unmounting it in server running on CentOS Linux? [duplicate]

How to send to sleep a hard drive completely after it's being unmounted? I'm planning to have separate 4TB drive only for backups. It will be encrypted and I will only mount it when I need to ...
0
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1answer
282 views

Backing up file moves with rsync + tar

I have a mirroring system in place with rsync and it works well. However, moving a file causes it to be transferred again in its entirety. Given what I know about the rsync algorithm's rolling ...
0
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1answer
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Can't mount after EBS snapshot and restore on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to backup and restore an EBS volume on EC2. So this is what I'm doing: ec2-create-snapshot <ebs volume> -d <snapshot name> ec2-create-volume --snapshot <snapshot code> -z ...
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How can ShadowProtect SBS backup to alternating external drives?

I am trying to configure ShadowProtect SBS (v. 4.1.5.10129) in Windows Server 2003 SBS to backup my server hard drives to two alternating external drives. What I want is to be able to swap one drive ...
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4answers
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Best way to prevent the root system filling up when a mount fails?

We have an internal web server (virtualized, hosting ReviewBoard, but not super relevant) and we have a relatively consistent failure mode with failed NFS mounts causing / to fill up. Distro is Ubuntu ...
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How To Prevent Access To Unmounted Mount Point

Ok, I have this in fstab //windows_mashine/Backup /backups cifs credentials=/root/.credentials,rw,_netdev,iocharset=utf8,uid=1000 0 0 I have rsnapshot in my cron which backups /etc/ and ...
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What service to use to backup 100+ gigs of data as mounted block-level storage? [closed]

I'm looking for an online solution to mount a drive as block-level storage and perform backups on it. I'd use S3 for this, but it's not block level. I'd use rackspace for this, but again, it's not ...
2
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3answers
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Optimal file system type and mount options for an rsnapshot dedicated drive

We have an external USB 2 drive that we are using as a backup drive for our configuration. We use rsnapshot for the backups. It uses a few standard commands for managing snapshots: rm -rf: deletes ...
0
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1answer
124 views

Mound bind a readonly partition as read-write

I'm putting together a simple daily backup script which rsyncs my home directory to a separate partition. I want to have the backup partition mounted at all times to allow browsing, however I also ...
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1answer
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I just disaster-recovered an Exchange 2007 Server, what now?

Long story short: My standalone Exchange 2007 server existed in a Hyper-V instance that somehow clashed with the physical server's RAID hardware and caused a BSOD on the host shortly after the ...