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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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Backup Windows (ntfs) partition at runtime, restore using linux live distribution?

I need to backup a whole ntfs partition daily using a scheduled task. I want not just the content of the disk, but the partition itself to a preferably compressed file and then restore it 'offline' ...
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16tb raid6 + lvm, to partition or not to partition?

So I have a 16tb raid6 on one of a new batch of machines I am setting up. I will be using LVM on top of this and am wondering if there are any compelling reasons to break the raid up into partitions ...
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1answer
251 views

Back up system partition table

I'm tring to back up the partition table of a Linux Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. Actually I'm making the tests with Virtualized machines (VirtualBox). And I have one source system in a virtual disk, another ...
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2answers
165 views

Backup Server RAID Partition

Recently bought a server with 16 1TB disks. We're going to use this for a backup to disk solution. Is there any reason why I'd want to partition the array in any specific manner? I was basically just ...
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1answer
942 views

Restore Windows Server backup into a smaller partition

A Windows Server 2008 R2 machine was mistakenly partitioned. The system partition is now larger than it should be. Because Disk Management doesn't let me shrink the partition to the desired size, I ...
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1answer
523 views

Windows Server 2008 Backup Failure on WinRE Partition

I'm setting up Windows Server 2008 R2 backup for the first time. When I try to do a test backup, it fails almost immediatly with the following error message. Log Name: Application Source: ...
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4answers
61 views

back-up database in Linux partition from windows partition!

Hello I am in a very embarrassing situation, I was trying to upgrade to ubuntu 10.04 from ubuntu 9.10 yesterday and while updating I forgot to put my laptop on charger and the battery ran out. Since ...
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1answer
434 views

USB drive only for Linux backups: To partition or not to partition?

I have a 2TB USB drive plugged into CentOS 5.5 that will be formatted with ext3 and will only be used for file-level backups. I've always partitioned my drives but a while ago when I had setup Amazon ...
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2answers
266 views

SQL Server Partial Backups

We currently distribute snapshots of our database to our stores by using rdiff on compressed backups of the entire database. In order to optimize how long it takes to both create these backups, and ...
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2answers
218 views

Is it possible to back up and then restore a Windows volume partition?

I installed Windows 7 on a MacBook using Boot Camp. Using Boot Camp, I resized the MacOS partition to 20 GB and let the Windows partition consume the rest of the space - 128 GB. (Unfortunately this ...
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6answers
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Create image of Windows partition on Linux

I'd like to create an image of my Windows partition (so a can restore it later) and I was wondering if anyone could recommend any utilities that are capable of this? Either command line or GUI (pref. ...
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Large Microsoft Backup

We recently added a new server to our system with a 6 TB RAID array for file storage of completed audio and video projects. We have traditionally been a Microsoft house, so I used Windows Server 2008 ...