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Questions tagged [backup]

Making copies of data so that the copies may be used to restore the original after a data loss event, or for historical retention.

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Backup logs in s3 before instance termination by auto scaling

I am trying to send log files to S3 before instance termination. I created .service file in /lib/systemd/system-shutdown/upload-backup.service, which is this. Description=Testing Before=shutdown....
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Pulling images from /var/lib/docker?

Is there a way to save/restore Docker images from a hard drive? (e.g. /var/lib/docker ?) Background : booting via rescue wasn't an option, and the OS is no longer bootable (I understand I can run ...
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How to full copy an Windows folder [on hold]

I have a question about cmd - robocopy, on my server. Is it possible to use that command as a way to emergency backup all files from C:\Windows? I am going to do some Windows Server Updates, and I ...
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Definition of German Word “Sicherungssatz” in Backup Context [migrated]

I try to find the definition for the german word "Sicherungssatz" used in IT backup context. All articles I find just use the word without explaining it. The first part of the word "Sicherung" means ...
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Activate Tape Encryption on Windows Server

We use windows to make tape (LTO 8) backups with ltfs and now I want to use the hardware encryption. My problem is I can not find a way to activate it. For Linux I found "stenc" but is there something ...
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using sudo with piped command on Ubuntu server [migrated]

If I need to use the following backup command on an Ubuntu server with sudo, how do I do so? Do I need sudo at two places? tar cf - directory | 7za a -si directory.tar.7z
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qnap backup without creating a network share

Idea behind my approach is that crypto virusses attack every network drive they can find, if we can keep the backup drive 'hidden' than the virus cannot get to it. I have a small bash script that ...
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Why does duplicity require the backup passphrase when deleting old volumes?

I've recently been investigating utilising duplicity to backup a server to a remote location via webdav. As part of this, I want all parties involved to have the absolute minimum permissions needed. ...
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Setting number of threads for xz on webmin filesystem backup module

Is it possible to change the number of threads for the xz command in the filesystem backup module? I would like to use all of the available cpu's on my system. I have tried to add --threads=0 in the ...
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Gitlab backup fails on Debian 9.6

I'm trying to backup my Gitlab installation on my Debian 9.6 server. To do this as per documentation I use the command: bundle exec rake gitlab:backup:create RAILS_ENV=production I run this from the ...
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Rdiff-backup always gives fatal error when backing up directory with SQL files

I have two servers that dump their databases to /usr/local/mysql/backups. After dumping, I run rdiff-backup to copy /usr/local/mysql/backups to a remote server. I also run rdiff on a few other ...
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Do I need to backup my data hosted on cloud services?

We are discussing at the company the migration of some on premises services to cloud alternatives. Is it market practice to backup servers on AWS, or repositories on GitLab.com, or files on Google ...
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Mysqlpump on MariaDB (parallel backup)

I've recently read about the tool mysqlpump and wanted to make use of it's parallel processing feature. I'm currently running Mariadb-server 10.1 on Debian 9. But https://mariadb.com/kb/en/library/...
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Backup files from server (static IP) to home server (Dynamic IP) [migrated]

I am already familiar and use rsync, scp transfers, tar, 7z etc however none of which solve a backup I intend to do rather regularly. I have a remote server with 80% used space on 100GB SSD that I ...
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AWS Workspaces backup?

I am a single user on AWS Workspaces, Standard plan on Server 2016 with Win 10 experience. I am trying to figure out a way to make a system image/backup for easy restore in case of data loss or an OS ...
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Where are Azure SQL Database Backups Stored

I've got 5-6 Azure SQL Databases running. They run in the Basic and Standard pricing tiers. From what I've read backups run by default which allow for the Point in Time restore options to work. ...
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Veeam unexpected “health check” for backup copy job

In Veeam we have a backup copy job for creating offsite backups on usb disks. Now I see that Veeam performs a health check on the usb disk. I can't find any possibility to configure health check for ...
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Remote incremental backups with rsync?

I'm trying to set up rsync to send incremental backups to a remote server. The first backup would go to a "backup" folder, then the next backup would send only the changes to a "backup.1" folder, and ...
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How to create an OFFLINE Incremental backup of an AWS S3 bucket

I'm looking for a way to take daily backups of an AWS bucket as incremental backups. These are to be stored offline and away from AWS. For other storage systems (such as NAS drives) I use a daily ...
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Advices for 1.5m files syncing with rsync

I have a folder with about 1.5 million files and I need them to be copied to a secondary server as often as possible. What would you recommend because clearly standard rsync commands do not make it ...
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Auto backup and delete a project directory using cronjob

I am trying to backup a directory, location: /mnt/project/ once in 24 hrs, and another directory inside the parent directory, location: /mnt/project/uploadDocuments/ every 3 hours using cronjob. ...
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any issues with file-copy Git Repo to another machine (and keep working from both)?

I want to copy all my git repos from my old machine to my new machine (both Ubuntu). I will keep using both machines... I am doing this primarily out of laziness (well: there are for some local ...
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List of important commands to have an idea of settings for future reference [closed]

I want to keep the settings of my linux machines in github etc to have an idea of file locations, firewall rules, network settings and any other critical settings. What I remember are the following, ...
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Mikrotik backup using rancid

I'm trying to do a backup of a new Mikrotik using Rancid. To be more specific, Rancid is installed on a Ubuntu Server, that I can access via ssh using puTTY. I can access the Mikrotik via ethernet ...
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Windows Server Backup (WSB) on iSCSI Disk - space not freed after Backup deletion

I'm at a loss here and wanted to ask for your help. I take care of the IT infrastructures and backups of some external companies. This week, I've already had the same issue of no more space on the ...
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What are the options to “atomically” stage different files (not having ZFS)

I need to take a backup of an SQLite3 DB matching the state of other applications writing to disk, besides a vault using the filesystem as a backend. I need to do this in a system with no ZFS so no ...
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Configuration Backup in JUNOS using TFTP

Is there any way to auto backup in Junos using TFTP like Cisco.. I can't find any specific documentation like this.. I have already did it in CISCO XR router by using those command: (config)#...
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SQL Server 2016 Restore From URL

I'm having some trouble restoring databases in SQL Server Management Studio which have been backed up to Microsoft Azure. I have been able to create the maintenance plans which successfully create the ...
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windows server backup. how to restore msssql database

it's theoretical question. If i have a window server 2012 r2 which have mssql server installed. I add role windows server backup. So can restore the database which was backuped by windows server ...
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Rdiff-backup directory way too bigger than real directory

I have a directory with 14G that I backup to my local server with rdiff-backup. I'm backing up for like three months now. I recently ran rdiff-backup --remove-older-than 8B /backup/directory to free ...
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Is there a way to force unison to either split jobs or use less RAM?

I want to use Unison to sync 2 file systems of about 2.5TB, but every time I try to sync, the host on which I run the job kills it (OoM kill) because it uses a ridiculous amount of memory. (The host ...
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Windows Server Backup and shadow copies - how to automatically rotate?

My question is about how to manage the rotation (i.e., automatic deletion) of old backups when using Windows Server Backup. I'm using Windows Backup on a Windows Server 2016 system. I know that ...
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Backup and Restore Centos 7 using Dump

I am very new in Linux. I have some applications installed in one of my CentOS 7 VPX. I want move my hosting to another provider, so I want create backup of my full system so I can restore it in the ...
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Where is the networker public key?

I am trying to install a networker backup client on linux (CentOS). At the moment I have to use "yum install --nogpgcheck" to do this, since I could not find the public gpg-key for their rpms. ...
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Azure Database For MySql - How to see the successful backup and restore logs?

I am using Azure Database for MySQL, vcore GpV2 and had opted for Geo-redundant backup during Database creation. According to the official documentation, Generally, full backups occur weekly, ...
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HDD unpluged for a long period of time goes bad? [duplicate]

I have two HDD's unplugged for two years. It's from my old pc. I have some important files in there but I'm wondering about this problem. Will the HDD's turn on and I'll be able to access all my ...
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Replace zpool volume with another

I've been using flynn because I needed a small paas for my projects. Unfortunately I made the decision to host on my flynn cluster (composed by 3 AWS instances) a production app with some important ...
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Accepted standards for incremental or differential backups

I need to choose software for network backup (this is not a software recommendation question). I wonder if there are accepted standards for incremental or differential backups, so different software ...
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NAS with DVD.ISO Images won't rsync

I have 2 NAS servers (Freenas). One is set up only to be a backup of the other. I have rsync working through the interface and it works for other files. My DVD.ISO images will not rsync. I'm not ...
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kvm/libvirt backup: how to ensure a consistent fs during online blockcommit?

I want to create online backups of a KVM Windows 10 virtual machine that is managed by libvirt. I have the qemu agent setup in the guest. If found this wiki entry that suggests the following: 1. ...
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xtrabackup unpacks database backup too slowly

XtraBackup unpacks database backup too slowly (I can't wait when it's done) System: Debian 9, MariaDB 10.1.23 On Debian 8 with the same MariaDB 10.1.23 it works perfect (some minutes) When it try ...
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mounting remote ftp securely as local drive

I am using centos and I want to mount remote ftp as local drive. I have successfully done this using curlftpfs. This let me easily mount the drive. I have use .netrc file to store ftp login details. ...
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Backup AWS VOLUME to S3 (not EBS Snapshot on s3)

Backup AWS #Volume (to #S3 or similar). Problem: I have some old instances, and even worse, old data volumes, that needs to be stored for some time, then removed. Very likely noone would look at it ...
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Host Key verification failed SSH Rsync

Two days ago I started using SSH to transfer backups of two Linux servers to another one. I created a shell script to run it in Crontab. Both servers are using Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS My SQL-Server ...
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how to create fake symlinks when copying to CIFS share with rsync

So I have to backup lot's of data to a company server. And it creates a fair share of symbolic links. I'm on a Linux Machine, and the backup server is accessed via CIFS, which does not support ...
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How to make backup of VMWare ESXi host from Centos 7 using the ISCSI target?

I have the VMware ESXi 6.7 free version as the iSCSI initiator and the iSCSI target with CentOS 7 64bit. All of VMs installed in the iSCSI datastore. Is there any way to sync or copy the file from the ...
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Have Duplicity use user's persistent gpg session when performing full filesystem backup?

I'm trying to set up automatic, full filesystem backups on my local system using Duplicity. I do not want to have to enter my password for it to encrypt a volume: what if I am not at the computer and ...
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Azure Backup - Is last backup copy retained indefinitely?

If I enable Azure Backup on a VM and, after a few recovery points are saved, I disable Azure Backup, is the newest recovery point kept indefinitely, regardless of the retention policy? I saw the ...
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QEMU QMP How to find device to use drive_backup?

I would like to use backup_drive command to copy disks and their snapshot in one image. Unfortunately, each time i use the command : virsh qemu-monitor-command VM_NAME --hmp drive_backup device=...
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amanda backup and take

I'm very new to amanda-backup and also linux I'm looking for the amanda-backup setting https://www.howtoforge.com/centralized-backup-server-with-amanda-on-centos I saw the "tape(?)" setting in ...