Returning data from a backup to its original location or to its successor.

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Restoring Virtualmin backup fails: “Cannot change ownership”

I'm attempting to restore my DNS settings from a virtualmin backup after reinstalling bind9. I've selected only the DNS to be restored, as per the advice in this link, regarding duplication of ...
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Restore LVM if VG is not consistent (XenServer 5.6.1)

i have a VG that uses the PVs /dev/md1 and /dev/md2. Now one hdd failed in /dev/md1: [root@xenserver1 ~]# cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : [raid1] md1 : active raid1 sda3[0] 382320128 blocks ...
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Server 2008 R2 - restoring a user's roaming profile folder from Previous Versions

I want to restore a user's roaming profile folder from previous versions, but having no luck. I keep running into access rights problems. The previous version was created with the default rights set ...
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What is the easiest way to restore a backup from “the future” on diverged snapshot of an original server?

Trying to be as succinct as possible, I'm in a situation with: Windows Server 2008 Standard FE x64 Service Pack 2 with Exchange Server 2007 (fairly sure together they are branded as "Windows Small ...
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How to restore Linode to Vagrant VM?

I'm trying to set up a Linux development environment so I can safely make changes to my website without breaking the live site. Linode hosts my live site. A simple solution would be to host my ...
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Restore old /etc onto newer system (CentOS)

In order to save space, I don't backup /usr (except /usr/local), /bin, /sbin and /lib. Instead I do a rpm -qa --qf '%{NAME}\n' to get a list of packages I need to install to restore the content of ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - Restore Previous Versions - Restored File Filled with Nulls

The Restore Previous versions feature on my file server stopped working some time in the recent past. If I look at the Previous Version for a file or folder the items are listed and they show a valid ...
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ec2-consistent-snapshot mongodb - mongod.lock file

I'm trying out ec2-consistent-snapshot with --mongo --freeze-filesystem options. The snapshot itself works great. However, after I restore the volume and try to use it with a new instance, when I ...
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How to backup and restore configurations on lots of Cisco routers and switches from Linux? [closed]

I'm looking for a way to backup, save, version and restore configurations of Cisco network equipments. I need to be able to automatically GET and PUSH configuration files on lots of routers and ...
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Backup/Recovery like barman for MySQL [closed]

I'd like to have a Backup/Recovery tool for MySQL (MariaDB/Percona) servers which has somehow the same features as barman has for postgresql take full backups on a regular basis (xtrabackup, but ...
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backup and restoration of a freeipa infrastructure

I'm finding the documentation on ipa server backup and restoration sadly lacking, and being so centrally critical it's not something i'm really happy about shooting in the dark with - could some kind ...
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How to restore Ubuntu server on a VMWare image after disk failure?

After a disk failure on a VMWare GSX I was able to start the raid with one disk and copy the VMWare image to my ESXi server. After repairing the image with vmkfstools -x repair ...
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Centos 6 - Backup and Restore/Recover

I'm trying to test and document a backup and restore procedure for Centos 6. Here's where I'm up to, but there are a few areas where I need a bit of clarity. CentOS backup/restore documentation on the ...
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Mysql won't start after replacing data in datadir.

so I have a little problem. I had errors with our old system and was unable to backup the old databases properly so I went ahead and backed up the datadir which had all of the databases folders inside ...
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How can I restore part of a mailbox from an RDB?

I need to restore only part of a mailbox that was deleted by accident. I restored the database and tried to associate it to a dummy test account but get the error Failed Error: The mailbox ...
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How can I filter a Dynamic Distribution Group by Database name?

I need to create a dynamic DL to list the members of an individual database and I'm unable to get the powershell command to filter the results properly. [PS] C:\>New-DynamicDistributionGroup -Name ...
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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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Windows Server 2008R2 Backup Cannot Be Found (Unable to Restore)

I've got a bit of an issue and need some professional advice. One of our servers ended up crashing and I have a backup of the said server (Windows Server 2008 R2). The backup routinely backed up the ...
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Automatically restore for vmdk file

I have vmdk file of Linux server that was created by ESX or ESXi by service team. Later we will do the changes on the server but we will need to restore to existing snapshot which corresponds to ...
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Restoring mysql dumps from incrementals

This is probably bordering on a silly question, but if I recently restored a Full mysql DB dump via cat dump.mysql |mysql dbname to a new instance of mysql in order to migrate; and I want to restore ...
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How can I restore a microsoft sql server database backup to postgres?

I need to take a Microsoft SQL Server database backup (dump) file and import/restore into a PostgreSQL database. Does anybody have some sort of transform script (maybe a perl/sed/awk script) that ...
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Restore data from overwritten LVM

I lost all of my data (8 TB) which I collected over the past few years yesterday because I made some seriuos mistakes during the remounting of my LVM. I run a XenServer5.6 installation with additional ...
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How should I Backup / Restore my Ubuntu server onto a different host?

I have an Ubuntu Server hosted with Amazon Web Services, but I'd like to back it up, and know that I can restore it to a different server. (local dev server, competing cloud server, ec2 server in a ...
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FreeBSD restore of /rescue

I'm running a restore from a previous backup of my FreeBSD system, and run into trouble when restoring / (excluding mount-points). The problem is that /rescue fills the / partition (to the extent that ...
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Exchange 2010 Recovery: Mailbox not found using Restore-Mailbox

Exchange 2010 SP1 Update Rollup 5 server information store database was restored to a Recovery Database using EMC Networker successfully. The Recovery Database is in a mounted state with mailboxes ...
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Restore Exchange mail after upgrade and decommission?

I recently upgraded our Exchange 2007 environment to Exchange 2010 and decommissioned the Exchange 2007 servers. We have almost 2 years worth of backups for our Exchange 2007 environment that would ...
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Restore Zimbra mailbox with zmmailbox connection refused

i'm trying to import mailboxes with zmmailbox -z -m "$user@$domain.com" postRestURL “//?fmt=tgz&resolve=reset” $SOURCE but always i get: zclient.IO_ERROR (Refused connection) i have 3 days ...
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Recover MySQL tables from frm files

I'm desperate, and hoping some kind soul can rescue me! I'm dealing with restoring a completely crashed server. Everything is back up except for there's an issue with one domain which uses MySQL (no ...
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Active Directory disaster recovery with DPM

I have a sort of catch-22 question here. Suppose I'm using Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (2010 or 2012, it works the same way) to backup, amongst various other things, my Active ...
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Can I restore master to a different name as a user database

I need to look at the contents of sysdatabases from an older backup of master, but I do not want to overwrite my master databse. Can I use the rename option of the restore command to restore master ...
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windows server 2008 R2 restore

i have a win 2008 R2 server machine, i am running tests on. i need to be able once test is finished to restore ALL DATA to an initial state, i mean everything : registries, files and such (as though ...
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Restore SQL db?

I have a small db that i need to restore back in time. Meaning i have the db running now, but some data have been overwritten, wo i need to restore a version from last night for instance. But when i ...
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Full server backup solution (to remote windows share)

I have a working server with a raid > lvm > dmcrypt stack. I would like a backup solution which solves the following problems: Changes only: Only transfer daily change, not the whole X Terrabytes ...
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Restore SQL Server 2008 db without affecting users

When I restore a db in Sql Server 2008 R2 from data on another server, it makes a mess of the users. I have a Windows User and MsSql Login named Web_SqlA on both machines. Before the Restore, Web_SqlA ...
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Windows Restore fails with “The Volume ID could not be found” error, what to do?

On my server with 3 disks, one disk died and I'm trying to do a restore. The server looked like this: [DISK1] | C:, main system drive <-- this one died [DISK2] | D:, data disk [DISK3] | ...
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Linux software Raid LVM restore volume group

first of all: excuse my bad english :) We use a Archlinux server with 3 HDD in software raid 1 mode. There should be two lvm extended partition from which i think they should be work in volume ...
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Backing up and restoring remote servers

I have backup exec 2010 R2. Going to be upgrading to 2012 here in the next day or two. I have several servers onsite and 4 remote servers. To backup the 4 remote servers to the tape library device ...
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windows 2003 server missing dllcache folder, how to restore?

Recently our Windows 2003 server has started giving a "Could not start the security center service error". I looked into this and realized a windows dll was missing called WSCSVC.dll I then realized a ...
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Restored server from backup, now I'm missing a lot of modules

I had to restore a trashed filesystem from backup, now its not loading a lot of modules lsmod before: Module Size Used by ses 6715 0 enclosure ...
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Accessing tapes at the Windows Server 2008 R2 with NTBackup backups

Does anyone know any solution how to access tapes at the Windows Server 2008 R2, tapes written with NTBackup from earlier Windows versions ??? I appreciate free or low cost solution to access such ...
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Recover amanda backup without configuration files

I have inherited a bunch of old backup tapes that contain some data that needs to be recovered. The problem is that the amanda implementation used to create these backups has since been obliterated. ...
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ubuntu /dev folder restore

I am a linux fresher. I make a folder /dev/test/ in Ubuntu. When I rebooted the server, the folder /dev/test/ was disappear. Can restore the folder? Why? Thank you.
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linux + Backup & Restore tool for Blade IBM/HP machines [closed]

target - Backup & restore tool that can be put on a PXE server so that a client can be booted via network and support IBM/HP blade machines I hope that I ask the right question, there are allot ...
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DPM Disaster Recovery

I'm using Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (2010, currently evaluating 2012) to backup my environment, and I have two questions about the disaster recovery process in the event of a ...
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how to get a linux image and restore it on another computer

I am trying to use dd command to accomplish complete restore of a linux image on a new computer. I have two partitions sda1(main) and sda2(extended), I took a backup of mbr image using: dd ...
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How to restore a certificate from a backup

I have an authenticode certificate living in a backup created with Drive Snapshot, which is a byte level backup of the c: partition from my development machine. I need to export that certificate. I ...
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What are the risks in backing up private keys on services like Dropbox?

I have a couple of private keys that I use to administer Amazon EC2 instances. I recently lost these keys when I did a re-install of my computer and I found out that the CD-RW I'd backed them up to ...
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How to backup a linux server running a software raid

I would like to backup a production server running ubuntu 10.04 LTS on a software raid. In order to to that I have rebooted into a rescue system which is running in RAM. df -h on ubuntu looks like ...
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How to make a full backup of an ubuntu root server with tar?

I am running ubuntu 10.04 LTS on a remote root server and almost the same setup on a development server over virtualbox. My goal is to backup the remote root server to an ftp-account. In case the hard ...
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Restore Hyper-V image to bare metal

We run Hyper-V on our Win2008R2 server with a DC and Terminal Server as virtualised machines. We're finding that our current usage necessitates a new server to give our terminal server more ...