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

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Adding snapshoting capability to a QA lab made of pyshical machines

Due to the nature of our application we can't run and test it on virtualization. I would like to have the ability to revert to a previous clean state and (if possible) have some kind of snapshoting (...
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xfsdump version 3 backwards compatible xfsdump version 2?

I have some old tapes that are backups of a server and stuff. I was just recently able to find out how the tapes were written by doing this: dd if=/dev/nst0 of=./test.img bs=32k count=100 and then:...
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Restore SQL 2008 database fails with error on page xxx:xxx

This is the situation: Got a full backup (.bak file) of a SQL 2008 database, with partitions. The .bak file is 100gb. I need to restore this database on a different server, to a new database. ...
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How can I do a dump of only the table structure in PostgreSQL?

In a similar vein to this question, how would I do a schema-only dump in PostgreSQL?
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How to prepare a new disk to restore a Windows 10 backup image?

My current system (Windows 10 Pro) is on a 256 GB SSD and I want to replace that with a 500 GB one. So I read about that and found some articles suggesting using the systems build-in tools to move my ...
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Server 2008 stuck in reboot loop “Configuring Updates: Stage 3 of 3”

Our server performed some updates last night and this morning we came in to find it stuck in a boot -> "Applying System Configurations" -> "Configuring Updates: Stage 3 of 3. 0%" -> reboot loop. Safe ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Restore fails to Mount

I'm setting up Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials for the first time. I'm able to backup a test client which runs Windows 7 Ultimate. All available Microsoft Updates have been applied to both client ...
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Determine LSN of database in NORECOVERY mode

I'm restoring transaction logs to a database, but need a way to know which transaction log I should start with. Typically I'll see something like this: The log in this backup set terminates at ...
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restore backup files in another server using duplicity

I am using duplicity to backup the application files with gpg key to Amazon service S3 server. And then restore the same from S3 to own server. I want to restore the backed up files to another ...
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In terms of stability, who beats whom? VPS or dedicated server? [closed]

basically I am asking because I am wondering if dedicated servers are really more stable than VPS? I read here: http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/website/difference-between-shared-vps-dedicated-...
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Suse: Restore Packages List from /var/adm/backup/rpmdb/Packages-20160323 .gz

On Suse-Linux you have gzipped backups of the rpmdb: https://www.novell.com/documentation/suse91/suselinux-adminguide/html/ch02s03.html#sec:rpm.anfragen But how can I get the list of all installed ...
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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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Restore files from Bacula backup with missing server

I need to restore files from a full backup which was saved on a network share. Bacula server crashed. Backup files are named the following way: 127.0.0.1-dir-volume-0001 127.0.0.1-dir-catalog-0085 ...
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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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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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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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SBS 2008 Bare Bone Restore

Trying to do a Mock restore for SBS on a test machine. The machine does not see the Western Digital Essentials hard drive as a valid restore. The Drive is seen if I try to Install the OS, so I know ...
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Error when restoring database (Windows 7 test environment)

I have a windows 7 operating system as a test environment. I have SQL Server EE installed with two instances, named as test and production. I took a full backup from AdventureWorks database from test ...
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Unable to restore postgresql data dump for Django app hosted on Azure VM

I am trying to restore a postgres data dump for a Django app of mine. The data dump was extracted from Heroku, and pg_restore is being run on an Azure VM with Linux on it. There are around 40 tables ...
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How to script a backup/restore of the Default Domain Policy to a reinstalled PDC

First I'll say that I've just now discovered that my practice of making changes directly to the Default Domain Policy isn't the recommended way of doing things. I admit I'm not sure why this is the ...
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Lenovo System x3650 M5 RAID 5 Backup and Restore

0 down vote favorite I have a Lenovo System x3650 M5 RACK Server that I already configured to RAID 5 with Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system installed. I have two partitions letter C: and E:. ...
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Error restoring files from backup using backup exec 2010 error code e000fee1

Hopefully some had experiencing same problem like me using symatec backup exec 2010 r2. We are using this software for backup and it not had problem until now, but lately when I want to restore files ...
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Don't receive emails after restoring mails on postfix (ubuntu-server)

I recently swichted my virtual server and for that reason I had to move the whole postfix from the old to the new server. I created an archive (.tar.gz) for each domain in /var/qmail/mailnames/ For ...
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How to remove last updates on Windows Server 2012 if it does not boot now?

We have bought new VPS and I am trying to install it as we need it - Windows Server 2012 R2 x64. There are quite many things we want to install and I am working on this for several days already. The ...
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Export and import a PostgreSQL database with a different name?

Is there a way to export a PostgreSQL database and later import it with another name? I'm using PostgreSQL with Rails and I often export the data from production, where the database is called ...
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T-SQL Script to copy a database

I would like to find a T-SQL script-based way to copy my "PROD" database (which is read-only and consists of several filegroups) to a read/writable "EDIT" database, which I can use and edit data in. ...
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stop error 0x0000007b on boot bare metal recovered Win2008R2

We had HP DL360G4p with Windows 2008 R2 which was broken a few days ago. I setup VM on ESX4 because we don't have extra same hardware and recover from WindowsServerBackup image. The recovery looks ...
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Windows Active Directory backup to a file

How can i take a complete backup of windows Active Directory into a single file and is it possible to restore this AD backup to another server? I cannot use active directory replication now, because ...
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Backup workaround for IaaS v2 Virtual Machines on Azure?

Looked high and low, but couldn't figure out a way of backing up my VMs in Azure's new portal i.e. IaaS v2 VMs (made using the resource manager). I was wondering if anyone has implemented a ...
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Is there a way to force restore an ElasticSearch snapshot with “unsupported snapshot state”

I am trying to restore a snapshot, but there were problems in some indices when we took the snapshot. We didn't get any errors when getting the backup, so we deleted the previous instance, but when we ...
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restore parts of an LDAP Database

Let's say I have a replicated LDAP setup and someone comes along and deletes an account by accident. Naturally this deletion then gets replicated to all the slaves. How would one go about restoring ...
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How can I speed up a MySQL restore from a dump file?

I am restoring a 30GB database from a mysqldump file to an empty database on a new server. When running the SQL from the dump file, the restore starts very quickly and then starts to get slower and ...
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xfsretsore from a zipped image to a unmouted partition

I have a zipped image which I am restoring to a unmounted partition: gunzip -c /mnt/sda3/backup.gz | xfsrestore - /dev/sda7 I get a error: xfsrestore: ERROR: specified destination /dev/sda7 is not ...
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Windows 2012 R2 AD LDS Restore to another computer

I've been having trouble restoring an instance of AD LDS from one computer to another following the Microsoft technet instructions. For the same server installed with the same windows restore image it ...
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how to backup win 2008 r2 drivers for bmr?

I am in the process of moving a W2008 R2 OS to dissimilar hardware using EaseUS. In the process I will probably need the hardware drivers of the new machine. This new machine has already W2008 R2 ...
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WBAdmin shows recently backup successful, but does not show as Backup version for recovery

We have a file server running Windows Storage Server 2012 Workgroup. The backup schedule runs Nightly at 11pm. We rotate 3 external hard drives as the Backup targets (one is offsite and rotates weekly;...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 system image and active directory restore

I've the following setup: Domain DC1 [all fsmo roles], server 2008 r2 DC2 - additional domain controller, server 2012 r2 I need to restore DC1 from image backup, due to disk errors. Do I have to ...
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Need to do partial restore from a full xtrabackup

I'm using percona xtrabackup to do full DB backups on mariadb 10 and now i'm testing the restore. I want to restore just some databases (the important DBs) and ignore others (big archive DBs), ...
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Can't login to centos after restore

I'm attempting to run a restore from backup of a test centos server that I have running on a local machine. The server is mimicking the same backup procedures we have running on another server, and I ...
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Command line scripts to restore the 4 system databases of MS SQL Server 2008

can someone give me some advice on how to restore the 4 system databases (master, msdb, model, tempdb) of a sql server 2008 please? I've already done some testing myself (on restoring the master ...
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Exchange restore procedure

I have a odd situation that was dumped in my lap where two database files on an Exchange server have become corrupt. I know no history of this setup from before, but was asked to try and fix this. ...
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Loading iptables rules at boot

i have added some rules to the iptables. I saved the iptables rules using the command iptables-save > /etc/sysconfig/iptables To apply the rules i did systemctl start iptables.service ...
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Restoring iptables at boot (rc.local)

I have saved my iptables rules using the iptables-save > command and i am trying to restore these rules when the machine boots up. I have added the command iptables-restore < "path to rules file"...
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How to speed up restore process with gziped LVM?

I am experimenting with creating/restoring backups with the help of LVM. It works, but the restore process takes about 8 min. on an idel XEON with 32GB RAM and SSD. The system does not even seam to ...
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Simple Backup Strategy for Amazon EC2 instances / volumes?

You have entered Introductory Backups for Amazon EC2 EBS-backed Windows Images 010... I have been browsing my brains out to find a simple backup strategy for our single windows 2008 server running ...
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How to restore a saved partition table to another disk with parted

OS: Ubuntu 10.04 I have saved my partition layout from sda and want to restore it to my new disk sdb. I have used the following command to save the layout, but how can i restore it to my new disk ...
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Import a vm image to a new host machine with virt-manager

I need to recover a guest machine with Windows 2003 on a new host server on Centos 7 with virt-manager. I've shut down a guest machine and simply copied its .img file from /var/lib/libvirt/images. ...
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siginificance of /dev/oracleasm/iid/*

I am a backup admin and our DB team says these files are required in backups. backups usually cannot protect /dev/ and /proc. kind request for any Oracle DBA to help me here to know siginificance of ...
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Can I backup a VHD to an identical system and boot in case of hardware failure on the original?

Pretty much all in the title. I'm already using Hyperoo to backup the vhd file to a identical server and was wondering if it would be possible to add the vhd file to a Hyper-V virtual machine and ...
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Restore shows tape volume error

I have used the below command to take dump on my RHEL server: /sbin/dump -0uz -f /data0101/backup_labeir1/labeir1_150622_123050_^apps.dmp /apps The dump is successful, but when I do a restore using ...