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What is being backed up? Files, system state, SQL, Exchange? Has there been any changes in the quantity of data? Have there been any permissions changes that might cause the application to hang? Are there any issues with the storage that is being backed up? How about the storage you're backing up to? RAID issues can cause slow reads, for example. ...


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I know this is an old question, but it is the first question that shows up when searching "commvault" on serverfault. I have two years of experience with Commvault Simpana v9 and v10 as a support technician and a year as a systems engineer. First Question To answer your first question, yes, a typical database restore creates .mdf and .ldf files ...


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Well just in case someone had a similar problem, just use amrestore. I know you wont be able to pick and choose the files but it works fine.


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We are have following hardware HP StoreEver 1/8 G2 LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 Tape Autoloader With the original Jessie Kernel 3.16.0-4 the autoloader is not found. Adding the kernel from backports (jessie-backports) is sufficient. uname -a Linux backup2 4.6.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.6.3-1~bpo8+1 (2016-07-13) x86_64 GNU/Linux and now the autoloader ...


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My best option would be Attic Backup, free and open source, written in python. https://attic-backup.org It can handle out of the box incremental backups and daily/weekly/monthly rotation all with minimum effort and a very small package. Also it does automatic backup via cron, so you will be ready in 3 minutes. Tar and rsync it's fine, but as for a simple ...


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I like to use rsync. You can just rsync to your single backup if your goal is to have a backup if the VPS disappears, but for minimally more hard disk space you can use rsync hardlinked backups. You probably need to have a Linux system to backup to, because while rsync exists for Windows I don't think it would work with hard links.


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All you need is tar, baby. Maybe rsync if you want to get fancy. But seriously speaking, there's a host of options that exist for network backups. Many of them are OS-dependent, though. Depending on what you need, the strategy will change. Do you only change your configurations often? Then you might do better to use a configuration management tool like ...


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Try to call tar with the full path. On my system e.g. it's /bin/tar. You can find out with which tar.


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NetBackup uses the VMware Storage API’s and shouldn’t cause issues but; VMsnapshots Snapshots are bad! this is a good explanation why Snapshots can cause issues and depending on the delta size of the file it may not get played into the backup routine. I have seen issues in the past where chains of snapshots have been missed. I would recommend that you ...


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Your imagined scenarios all seem pretty unlikely to prompt Amazon to backtrack on the following statement, from the document you cited: The vault’s state will be set to Locked, and the policy will remain in effect until the heat death of the universe. This seems a bit at odds with your perspective: I'm imagining it could be enough if Amazon would ...


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What was this system doing when it locked up? More info is needed to speculate on causes... I'd be concerned about the mysql database or anything else important that was being written to. Check your database! Run a data scrub on each array and fsck on each filesystem, maybe this is repairable. If there is any concern about data integrity, restore from ...


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ASR has a few potential bottlenecks. Whether or not you can speed it up depends on where this is. If your on-prem process server is low on resources, that can cause slow replication. Identify what resources are being taxed and increase them (disk IO, RAM, network) Your WAN may be slow. Quick napkin math puts 128GB at 2 hours at just under 20Mbps. Do you ...


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Found the article 'Configure firewall settings for DPM' https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh757794.aspx It must be the same ports as Windows Azure Backup Server is based in DPM.


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The Exclude mechanism in Bareos/Bacula is quite baroque. Your fileset will by default include all files below your specified directory, and *.csv doubly so. This is an instance of Configuration 9.20 - non-working example in the documentation. In other words, you need a rule to exclude everything to make the WildFile parameter have effect. The idiomatic ...


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Onedrive is a consumer product and isn't meant as a commercial backup target. Rather than trying to shoehorn it into your backup architecture, why not look at something much simpler and more suited for the task, such as Azure Backup


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While what Ondra Sniper Flidr writes is true, tar has the habit of refusing to work if the directory changes after it starts archiving. So no, it does not work right even in the scenarios where it should be safe.


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It depends. When you're making tarbal (or rsync copy) of changing data, files will be copied in state when copy of that one file started. And that is a trap. If you will have ie. 100 files in directory, all those files will be changing during backup and backup of one file will takes 1s, last copied file will be for 99s newer than first one. This can lead to ...


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You missed one possibly vital argument to rsync: --hard-links. It depends on the distribution, and I guess it's different now than it is in the past, but system directories and/or files (more so than user files) can easily be hard links to others. For example, in the somewhat recent past on Archlinux, /usr/X11R6/bin was a hard-link to /usr/bin. At present, I ...


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It seems that since Windows 7, windows supports VHD as a native format and is able to boot from it! Using something like this: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/panosm/2011/01/23/implementing-a-windows-7-steadystate-by-utilizing-differencing-vhds-files-and-the-boot-from-vhd-feature/ Seems to be the solution to my needs, thank you all for your answers :)


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As you indicate, recycling is decided on the pool level. You will need to migrate the data to a special pool without recycling. My preferred method is to run a Full backup to that special storage just prior to decommisioning. The client record in the database will not be deleted automatically, or even semi-automatically using dbcheck, as long as there are ...


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As the message says, the operation will only touch the database. It will not reclaim disk space, and it will be possible to do a restore if you are determined (you need to use the bscan utility). Usually, your jobs will be intertwined in the same Media-file (volume), at least they are in my setup, since I store to volumes 50G each in size. This means you ...


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I'd suggest using lights out management to reboot the servers on an image served via PXE, that image could be a small Linux OS that accepts further commands over SSH, like taking a snapshot or writing a new image to the hard drive. That would fit the description pretty well (the speed at which you take snapshots will mainly depend on the speed of the ...


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If time was less of a constraint I'd suggest using WDS and re-deploy as needed. It's a bit long winded, but, it'd do what you need. However, write-filters might be useful to you. I know they work well on the thin clients I use, never tried it on a desktop/server however.


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Recent libvirt/kvm versions support the discard vdisc option (for SCSI vdisk type only). With this option enabled, you can issue fstrim / on the guest fileststem and unused blocks will be immediately discarded by the host vm image, compacting/reducing it via hole punching. See here (driver section, search for 'discard') and here for more information. If ...


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If you have the FILE privilege you can, table by table, use SELECT ... INTO OUTFILE queries and download your data from those.


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You can periodically run crontab -l > my_crontab.backup to backup the crontab into file.


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... i don't want my data to get lost The normal way to do this is to use a backup system that is compatible with your OS. Choose a backup system Perform backups Verify backups Perform hardware upgrade


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Since version 0.7.03 of Duplicity it is possible to list the revisions that a file has changed in: duplicity collection-status --file-changed 'filename' 'remote-url'



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