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What is a system state backup for?

The windows backup utility comes with an option to backup the system-state. What is this for? Has it a real utility? Can I recover that windows on another machine?
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full or incremental backup of large number of files

I have a large amount of files in both quantity and total file size. (we're talking a few terabytes). I would like to sync these files/folders once to an external backup system, then run a daily task ...
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Delete files from rdiff-backup

We have a system running that uses rdiff-backup for its backups. However, the backup partition is out of space, so we'll need to re-examine the situation. We do need a permanent solution, but until ...
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rdiff-backup - list all changes (and timestamps) of a certain file (or files)?

I run a nightly backup of all my files using rdiff-backup. Can I use rdiff-backup to tell me when changes occurred to a particular file or set of files throughout a certain timeframe? For example, ...
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Is rdiff-backup outdated? [closed]

I just find it a bit odd that this powerful tool does not have any bug fix (if there are any) since 2009! So is it outdated, or its so powerful that there is no need for any update? (P.S. The ...
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Out-of-memory kernel (3.2.0) panic (Debian 7.3) even though offending process was killed

While attempting a backup of a pretty large folder (450G) to a 2TB drive that's in that server solely as a backup destination rdiff-backup (version 1.2.8 - last marked stable) caused a kernel panic. ...
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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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taking care of long filenames

Yesterday I deployed a simple backup based on rdiff-backup on a Windows server machine and our customer had a lot filenames/paths exceeding 250 chars. Every new customer we acquire is having this ...
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Using rdiff-backup for incremental backups of large compressed archive files?

I am researching a remote off-site backup strategy. The major limitation is that the upstream pipe is only ~50 kb/s, so with that in mind the incremental backup capabilities using file differentials ...
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Is there a way to replicate a very large file shares in real-time?

I have an hourly cron job that copies about 40GB of data from a source folder into a new folder with the hour appended on the end. When it's done, the job prunes anything older than 24 hours. This ...
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rdiff-backup not working, but rsync is,Mandriva for both OS

I have two servers, both Mandriva 2010.2, have exact same version of rdiff-backup(1.3.3) and the exact same rsync. I used to use rdiff-backup quite a bit back in debian, but I've moved over to a ...
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optimize space rdiff-backup

Hi all into my server linux with Ubuntu10 in etc/crontab I have this: 0 0 * * * user rdiff-backup -v9 user@111.111.111.111::/var/www/ /mnt/server1/www 0 1 * * * user rdiff-backup -v9 ...
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Upgrade a package

I have an Ubuntu 8.04 server and I wanted to install rdiff-backup I have done: apt-get install rdiff-backup But when I launched it return me a lot of error. i have seen in internet that the problem ...
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Is there a way to list files that can be recovered from rdiff-backup

I am testing rdiff-backup as a possible backup solution. There is one thing i cant find how to do and was wonder if it is possible. If I am backing up directories on a server. e.g. ...
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Recover files using rdiff-backup command

I am trying to understand the rdiff-backup command which is already implemented to do backups.My question is What is the command to restore all files in one .gz backedup file using rdiff-backup ...
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rdiff-backup - can it work when installed locally only? Dreamhost backup

I'm attempting to backup files to Dreamhost's Backup account, which "allows users to perform only ftp, sftp, scp, cvs, rdist, and/or rsync operations" (source: http://wiki.dreamhost.com/RSSH). Is ...
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Is there a good way to combine the incremental behavior of rdiff-backup with the inotify behavior of lsyncd?

I'm trying to backup a directory (my Zotero data, in particular) whenever it changes (a la syncing with drop box); I would also like to keep a history of backups in case I delete something and want to ...
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rdiff-backup UpdateError

I am running rdiff-backup on my linux servers for backups and getting some error on Update like this UpdateError aa.MYD Updated mirror temp file /backup/rdiff-backup.tmp.59 does not match source ...
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Restore huge file from rdiff-backup with few space on / - why does rdiff-backup use so much space on /? [closed]

I try to restore a 5GB file from a backup: $ rdiff-backup -r 2012-01-26 /backup/path/to/file /restore/dir Exception '[Errno 28] No space left on device' raised of class '<type ...
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I can't delete files 'rm: cannot remove X Read-only file system'

I am trying to remove an rdiff backup folder as some problems occured during the backup and need to remove it's history and try again. However, when I run: rm -r -f rdiff-backup-data I get the ...
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Any good reason not to use date-based logfile rotation (rdiff-backup)?

rdiff-backup is a really nice tool for backing up Linux servers. One problem, though, is logrotation: Since rdiff-backup doesn't know how to detect renamed files, every daily backup contain a ...
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backups with ubuntu server sharing via samba: lvm snapshots necessary?

I have a file server running on Ubuntu 8.04. I have a separate volume in LVM that I have mounted and shared via samba. I currently take a snapshot of the volume every 15 minutes, do a backup using ...
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rdiff-backup is taking longer and longer every time it runs

I've been running rdiff-backup for the past week or so, every night at 4am. It started out not taking that long, but it's taking longer and longer and longer every time it runs every night. In some ...
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Deploy rdiff-backup to ESXi server

Have someone succeeded to deploy rdiff-backup to ESXi platform? If yes, are there any instructions how to do that?
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What is the best practice to backup OpenVZ containters?

I'm running Linux server with OpenVZ containers. I back up data with rdiff-backup in two steps (to minimalize downtime). First step is on live containter, and second step is on suspended container. ...
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Restore multiple files with rdiff-backup

Has anyone written a script to restore multiple files/directories at once using rdiff-backup on windows? Single files work fine-- Thanks! http://www.nongnu.org/rdiff-backup/
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rsync & rdiff backup combination giving erros

On the server I'm making every day a backup with rdiff-backup like: rdiff-backup /home/ /backup/home Then every week I want to make a rsync backup offside with sshfs like: rsync -avz ...
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Which is the most reliable means of copying archives using binary deltas across Windows SMB shares?

I've been searching for the quickest way to copy some WAR and JAR files for huge software deployments between Windows systems. Clearly, multithreaded robocopy or any rsync protocol implementation will ...
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Backups Failing (Previously Fine) (rdiff-backup) [closed]

This is driving me a little crazy as previously it ran a full and happy backup. Cron: /usr/bin/rdiff-backup --exclude /var/yp --exclude /var/tux --exclude /var/tmp --exclude /var/www/usage ...
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rdiff-backup error: Host key verification failed

What is this error? This rdiff-backup command is run in a shell script. How to resolve this issue? ssh -l root 161.3.46.12 rdiff-backup root@161.3.46.12::/root/files/1/ /root/cloodon_sync ...
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Backing up LVM volume with multiple partitions

I want to create a backup of a LVM volume (Xen DomU's), however a LVM volume can have multiple partitions and those are dynamic (I cannot guarantee LVM #1 has 1 partition and LVM #2 has 3 etcetera). ...
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ubuntu 8.04lts + rdiff-backup: Should I install from source instead of using apt repositories?

I'm trying to use rdiff-backup in order to make backup copies of some folders inside an Ubuntu 8.04LTS server. I'm attempting to do the backup on another server with a more modern Ubuntu distro ...
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Backing up files

I'm looking for a method to do incremental file backups. I've found rdiff-backup and had a question about it: is it possible todo something along the lines of backup to 25 feb 2012. I know you can ...
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How to do rdiff backup restore

How to do rdiff back restore using program ( perl, bash ) Can i get more informatio about rdiff back restore ?
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What differential backup program to use?

Currently I'm using rdiff-backup, but I'm not happy with its performance, and ability to track down the problem. Is there any other tool that provides differential backups over ssh? Which is the ...
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rdiff-backup simultaneously

into my backup Linux server (Ubuntu) I have done a system to backup my three servers. Into etc/crontab I have write line like this: 0 0 * * * user rdiff-backup -v9 user@111.111.111.111::/var/www/ ...
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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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how to rdiff-backup with list increments

I have already created nfs server and client for backup web server and cms server like at http://www.myee.web.id/2012/04/nfs-server-for-backup/ Then I installed rdiff-backup, for backup I running ...
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rdiff-backup command view backedup files

We are using rdiff-backup command to make incremental backups.My question is that how to view the files in a particular backup i.e, .gz file Also how to recover all the files in a particular gz file
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rdiff-backup command restore with date

If a backup was made using rdiff-backup command for some particular date what is the format that should be given to restore the files for that particular date. rdiff-bakup -r "dateformat" ...
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rdiff-backup script not working on this server, but does work on an other server

I have a rdiff-backup script that isn't really working on a specific server. The script I'm using, is for allmost all the servers the same and they all work fine, except for one server. The first time ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, RDIFF-BACKUP, data source and destination on remote machines

i've got a problem with rdiff-backup... I have three systems: System-A: Data source, SSH on port 1234 System-B: Backupspace, SSH on port 22 System-C: Executive system which runs rdiff-backup. my ...
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conveniently inspect the diff between two states of a directory in rdiff-backup

I'd like to inspect the changes in the stored states in rdiff-backup with something like git diff old..HEAD. How do I do this conveniently? First, restoring an old state, and then running a diff ...
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Verify rdiff backup integrity

I am using rdiff for my differential backup. Recently an issue happened where all versions of my backup failed to patch correctly and rdiff returning an error 106 which after investigation is a code ...
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rdiff-backup --remote-schema does not take input

I'm trying to set up rdiff-backup between my windows host machine and my remote linux machine. I'm using Windows 8.1. SSH and rdiff-backup is indeed within the PATH environment variablle... With the ...
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Performing an rsync before initial rdiff-backup

I want to set up standard rdiff-backup to remote server. However the data is very big for the capacity of internet connection, so I have transferred them on physical media. Than I synchronized the ...
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rdiff-backup -r is not working with QT

I am using rdiff-backup to get previous version of the files from server with this command: rdiff-backup --no-hard-links --force -r "DATE" "USERNAME@IP::SERVER PATH" "CLIENT PATH" I can do this ...
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versioning files in ubuntu ( like versions in mac os)

I'm a little lost as to where to look regarding this, which is why I'm asking, there might be something obvious out there and I'm simply not hitting the right google keywords. Here's what I'm trying ...
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rdiff-backup fails when deleting files from backup directory

In my search for a reliable backup program i have come across rdiff-backup which seems like a good solution for me. To test it a little bit i did the following: Create a directory a Add three files ...
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Can rdiff do incremental backups

I am new to ubuntu , i have installed rdiff-backup. I have folder called sqlfiles on remote ftp server.The sql filesa are stored for last three days and then deleted. But i want to download the all ...