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If you export your filesystem via NFS and the ro and no_root_squash option, it can't be modified on the remote system.


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Can anyone recommend a SAN device Not really. Take a look at the offerings of major manufacturers and see what fits your needs. How do I back it up on and off site? You can approach things in several ways. For example, it may work best to have your file server image manage backups from inside it as if it were a real machine. For other machines, ...


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Instead of backing up individual client machines (bad!), you should be doing a couple of things. 1) Network home folders w/ offline cache enabled (OS X calls this a Mobile Account, I believe). This will alleviate the need to backup a bunch of individual client machines. You just back up the single server and all of their data will be there. 2) Automated ...


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Another option besides using rsync is to configure mysql replication with each of the normal databases as masters, and the ones in your office as a slave for each master. You can read mysql's documentation here.. If you want to keep with the scp/rsync style backup, you can maybe add compression to the backup with bzip, or some other method. There is also ...


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Keep the previous dump and use rsync or even better, rdiff-backup ( http://www.nongnu.org/rdiff-backup/ ) through ssh instead of plain scp.


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Without diving into their code, I can't tell you why it's throwing errors. What I can say is that you've already invested more effort in finding that (apparently broken) tool than if you'd just written a quick shell script to call mongodump (even with rotations) and add it to your crontab. Here's an example of what you can do if you want to have a daily ...


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The real first question is "what data are you piping in?" Based off the tag of "backups" I'm going to assume we're talking about hard drive images. In that case, yes, gzip is definitely worth the time. On a recent Linux partition I gzip'd, the file went from 1.7gb to ~200mb, which definitely paid for itself in time savings while uploading. The higher ...


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For my money, tar, directly to the tape device - which is the normal way to use it, and one it does a great job with. It's been stable for a long, long time; as long as you have a drive that can read the media, you're very likely to be able to read the data off them. If you want to get fancy and manually set the blocking factor, to try to optimise write ...


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This link from Microsoft explains a bit about transaction logs in Exchange 2003. You are talking about 2 different things that are confusing you I think. The archive bit just tracks changed files during an external backup of the filesystem. Committed transactions are for the Exchange database to reference in the event of an unexpected shutdown. ...


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wget usually works. GNU page: https://www.gnu.org/software/wget Wiki: http://wget.addictivecode.org Example: wget.exe -x -r http://www.acmecorp.com Would create a directory called www.acmecorp.com under your current directory, and recursively download all of the content. There are a myriad of options. wget --help GNU Wget 1.11.1, a ...


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I just made static pages from an old Joomla with this command: wget --adjust-extension --mirror --page-requisites --convert-links http://my.domain.com It's short version is: wget -E -m -p -k http://my.domain.com This save pages with .hml extension and will get (almost) all css, js and images files the pages need. But I wanted my static mirror to have ...


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backups stink (in general), Everyone's going to have their favorites and opinions, The only thing I'll comment on that's not opinion driven is that rsyncing to a file server is not DR. Your method doesn't appear to address guest file system quiescence.


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If you haven't tried this already, you can use SQL management studio to do scheduled backups of the database files. I've never tried such a large file to a remote site, but I've had it handle remote sites and much larger files than 50 GB fine, on separate jobs. Or, failing that, have you tried robocopy? Robocopy should work "fine," is easily scriptable, ...


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So something like this? if failed unixsocket /tmp/.s.PGSQL.5432 protocol pgsql for 5 cycles then restart if failed host 127.0.0.1 port 5432 protocol pgsql for 5 cycles then restart if 5 restarts within 25 cycles then timeout That way the monit check would have to unreachable for 15 minutes before a restart. Assuming a 180 second cycle interval. ...


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I figured out the answer is to re-register the vss writers using the following batch file on this particular server. net stop "System Event Notification Service" net stop "Background Intelligent Transfer Service" net stop "COM+ Event System" net stop "Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider" net stop "Volume Shadow Copy" cd /d %windir%\system32 net stop vss ...


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Short answer: no Long answer: in theory, you could set an ACL over your whole filesystem that would allow user X to read everything. But that's pretty tedious. From what I can tell, must backup software runs as root for precisely this reason.


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Just use your command the other way round from your backup server: rsync -avz user@targetmachine1:/home /path/to/targetmachine1 and with adapted paths for more than one machine.


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You give the answer by yourself: Some data simply doesn't compress well ... and other data extremely well. That said, it completely depends on the type of the data you have on that HDD: are they mostly text? or mostly MP3 files, videos, images? If it mixed, it might be worth splitting up in two partitions instead.


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You must provide a share name to smbclient; a subdirectory is not supported. smbclient //IP/Volume_1 -U username password You should be able to verify this by mounting the share somewhere: mount -t cifs //IP/volume_1 /mnt/tmp -o user=username,pass=password


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Enterprise Backup software that supports Mac OS X exists. TSM comes to mind, which will install an agent on the end device and will then pull accordingly to TSM server. Also a central time machine server (running on Mac OS X Server) in front of your favorite storage. Another option is to provide central NFS (or even CIFS shares) with TM enabled on non AFP ...


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You can set up an OS X Lion server hooked up to a decent Promise or Active Storage Array. That will probably be your best bet for a 100% OS X Time Machine supported solution.


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If the Windows share is mountable, you could do something like: mount.cifs '\\winserver\share1' /mnt/winbackup (you may need to add arguments to that such as -o user=winuser,uid=localuser,gid=localuser etc., depending on your configuration/needs. man mount.cifs for details.) from there you can just: rsync -auz --delete /backup/dir /mnt/winbackup ...


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This sounds like a problem with restoring a Windows made backup on a Linux machine. The problem should be fixed in 1.3 beta (r1020), but the details are here: http://code.google.com/p/duplicati/issues/detail?id=482


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I have dived into the code of automongobackup and while shell scripts are not my forte: The short answer Set the following in the config section: # Choose other Server if is Replica-Set Master REPLICAONSLAVE="no" I had that set to 'yes' (since I hope to move to a replica set before long) - and was being emailed exactly the errors the OP provides, with ...


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Another potential option is to use the binary log but not any actual replication for the reasons syneticon-dj listed. Keep a couple days of binary logs (they can be large) and use the mysqlbinlog tool to get specific time periods and to replay the changes onto the central server during the day. There are some performance and other limitations like ...


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Asking for software like that for free is a rather tall order. There's software called DriveImageXML that can do what your asking, however it's only free for personal use. If you want to use it in a commercial setting, the cheapest license is $100USD which is very reasonable, if you ask me. Alternatively, you can search around for a free utility called ...


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eFolder does this and they're awesome! You can use their software to backup all of your computers to a central location and then just backup that location to the cloud. They don't sell directly though, only through partners. So if you're a reseller, hit them up. If not, it shouldn't be too hard to find a good partner.


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I actually have this in place for a group of customers. We achieve this by using Ahsay backup software. We have an account with our remote backup partner, which provides us with a managed, offsite location to replicate our data (it can also be replicated to another site you own with Ahsay's Replication Server). We install the client software(OBM) on the ...


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You'll want to telnet/ssh into the switch, and use the "configupload" command. The switch will then need to be supplied the IP/hostname to upload to, the username and password, and the method of transport. FTP and RSH are both supported in most switches.


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Sure, you can either modify the properties of the maintanance plan or you can modify the properties of the job that comprises the maintenence plan.



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