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The best course of action would be to ask the party that's making the proposal. We would have no idea of what they meant by that statement - they aren't using industry insider terminology that would make sense to someone in the "know".


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Since the '/export' command dumps the configuration to stdout, I do always backup my mikrotiks vía ssh this way: ~$ ssh admin@router /export > mikrotik.conf


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Use common sense. Replace the unit or leverage the manufacturer/warranty contacts. The behavior you're experiencing is not common or acceptable. Imagine this were a common kitchen appliance like a microwave or your refrigerator. Would you tolerate a weekly failure of those? Nope... So apply the same logic to your malfunctioning tape drive :)


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ZFS is very resilient. The most basic example of shipping a file system would be: # zfs snapshot tank/test@tuesday # zfs send tank/test@tuesday | ssh user@server.example.com "zfs receive pool/test" Note the snapshot prior to the send (and sending the snapshot). You could wrap that up into a script to delete the local snapshot after you've sent it to the ...


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That's about right. The interface to an LTO-1, LTO-4, LTO-6 doesn't really differ... The Unitrends software/appliance is likely Linux and it sees the same device regardless of LTO type. You should be fine as long as you adjust capacity to reflect the size of your LTO-6 cartridges.


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Others have suggested various symmetric encryption tools which are suitable for pipelining, such as aespipe. I suspect those will be about as efficient as you can get, given that encryption is a fairly CPU-expensive sort of thing to do, and it's not a bad suggestion. But I'd suggest considering an asymmetric tool such as gpg. The under-the-hood bulk ...


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First off, the use of FTP is NOT recommended as your password is sent in cleartext, and anyone looking at your traffic can sniff it. IF you want to use FTP, make sure it is enabled under IP > Services. Then go to your terminal, and export the file using the command export file=myname. The file will then be under the File menu as myname.rsc. You then ...


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Veeam can compress and dedupe your data, so it makes a best guess on how big your compressed and deduped backup set is going to be. That's the "Estimated full backup size". As for the Estimated Required Space, what version of Veeam is this? I believe there was a bug circa 2010 that miscalculated disk sizes based thin provisioned disks.


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I've fixed this on github.com/s3tools/s3cmd master branch. It was introduced in the new signature v4 code, but does not need to be a warning(), but instead lowered to info() which won't output on normal runs.


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It's always possible to do a partial restore of a backup. I'm not familiar with Bacula but I will outline the general methods: Most backup software actually allows you to do a partial restore of a full backup, by design. If you run the restore command for Bacula then I'm sure it will allow you to select a list of files or directory trees to restore. "Halp, ...


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I've organized my backup strategy around rdiff-backup over NFS. It lets you access your backups as a simple mirror of your file system with the ability to get previous versions too.


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No, this is not going to work because the disk /dev/sda will be changing during the dd run and you end up with an inconsistent image. Simpler explanation: Tell him that if you create a file towards the end of the backup, it will not be be backed up as the information where a file is located is at the beginning of the image and will not include the new file. ...


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If you switch for a same controller the configuration the disk got will be use, then if you switch a disk in the raid, then the controller will re-built. You can't make a copy, to switch on another controller platform at all. And you must note where your disk was placed (slot 0, etc..) Make a full acronis/ghost, or those kind of image of your volume, and ...


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but when I delete the configuration from the controller and try to retrieve it I can't Did you perform this configuration deletion while the disks were still seated? If so, this does not simulate the config "going missing" from the controller - this action actually clears the config from the controller and from the drives. To test this accurately, ...


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/var/opt/gitlab/backups by default. https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/blob/a64d0f79173301dd86db073e9b6a329b56554dbd/doc/raketasks/backup_restore.md says that: This archive will be saved in backup_path (see config/gitlab.yml) Then ...


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SF problem with SU solution :D Ensure thunderbird computer can't connect to IMAP server (turn off wifi/pull the LAN cable). You don't want to Thunderbird synchronize itself with outdated backup. Run Thunderbird. While offline, copy new email from IMAP account in Thunderbird to Thunderbird Local Folder. It will backup the email to your computer. Connect ...


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I would use incremental ZFS send/receive. It should be more efficient than rsync as ZFS knows what has been changed since the previous snapshot without needing to explore the whole file system. Assuming you want to fully backup a file system namen datapool/fs. You first create a pool to store your backup on the destination server and a recursive snapshot ...


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Always stick to one brand of tapes. Different manufacturers use different coatings which can interact and require additional cleaning. However in this case it sounds like the drive needs to be serviced or replaced.


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Duplicity doesn't support remote sources, so there is no way to do this without tricks like suggested by @blubberdiblub. It have disappointed me when I found the issue, although they don't call this as an issue: https://answers.launchpad.net/duplicity/+question/143932


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I personally have done it a lot of times. It's absolutely safe once you use VSS (application aware). The second KB which was recommended by Veeam is worth to be checked.



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