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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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NAS enclosure vs linux server for backup storage

I am in the middle of revamping the backups of the servers and shared drives at my non-profit. What I need is a storage solution that will simply give me a place to put the backups. I have two options ...
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rsync:push --no-perms still preserves permissions and ignores umask

I read https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/381566/rsync-no-perms-still-preserves-permissions-and-ignores-umask and then I read full entry in the man page, but I am only able to get umask to mask ...
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Always do “zpool export” for easier and/or more reliable recovery?

Setting up a new (zfs-on-linux) setup with a zpool as data storage (not for system) I would like to prepare myself for the worst case as far as possible. But as I do not have any practical ZFS ...
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Create an Image of a disk having software raid partitions

I want to create a bootable backup image/clone of my centos7 server "A" having software raid partitions and use this backup to create new servers with same configurations. my partitions are sda --&...
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LVM snapshot gets created in a dirty state and cannot be mounted in XEN

I have a server which runs Xen 4.9.2 with Linux Ubuntu 18.04.2 installed in Dom0. There is one virtual machine (DomU) with Linux Ubuntu 12.04.5 that uses LVM logical volume as its root filesystem. ...
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Considerations when backing up multiple data sources to the same machine

I'm currently in the process of "designing" my personal (Linux-based) IT, specifically backups. I've got a few servers which generate data worth backing up (databases, files, etc.) and would like to ...
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Is it important to backup and restore DFSR/Private folder for Windows DFS replication group?

Strangely, there doesn't appear to be a whole lot of direction on this and it doesn't seem that even the backup vendors can provide a straight answer. In a Windows DFS replication group, each server ...
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Failover Hyper-V 2012 R2 with CSVs backup

We have a VMM-managed set of Hyper-V 2012 R2 clusters. Virtual machines are backed up with TSM, but currently there is no in-place backup for clusters themselves. I can't find (obviously I have ...
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How can i download my aws key file? [duplicate]

I asked a freelancer to migrate the website from staging to live server and they perform the migration, but now I want to back up the files and DB I need a pem file, which the freelancer never gave me....
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How to big scale backup Gitlab?

When asking Gitlab support on how to do a 3TB backup on ones on-premise Gitlab they reply use our tool that produces a tarball. This just seams wrong to me on all levels. This tarball contains the ...
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“A communications failure has occurred between the Backup Exec job engine and the remote agent” for a local restore

I am having a problem with my restore using Backup Exec 16. On the face of it, I would think that an error like "A communications failure has occurred between the Backup Exec job engine and the Agent ...
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Plesk - Issue creating backups - Can't locate object method “lastDumpsFile” [migrated]

My Plesk (17.5.3) server has stopped creating scheduled backups. The log coming from the web GUI just says: Error: server "server" Unable to create dump Not very helpfull. So I sshed into the server ...
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BackupPC RSync job timing out

I have a BackupPC RSync job that is not completing on a new server. The job just times out after signal ALRM. I increased the time out to 288000, but it will still time out and doesn't appear to ever ...
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rsync to report file size using `--out-format`

I would like rsync to report the file size at the source location for all files being reported when I use --itemize-changes or --out-format. For example, I know I can use the following format, "%i %f",...
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How to make rsync of ~2M files from remote server performant for regular backups

We have a large amount of files on a remote server that I'd like to setup regular backups to a local system for extra redundancy. Some details: Remote system is not in my control. I only have SSH/...
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Backing up DC for a catastrophic case

I've been setting up off-site backups for the most critical elements of the company I work at. One of these critical elements is the DC. Now, the company is fairly small, so has only a single forest, ...
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live server disk image backup data integrity

I've been looking for a way to do a disk image backup of a running linux server. There are several questions which answer this, like How to make a disk image, Mirror Live Linux (Debian) Server, Linux ...
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No returning vssadmin list writers command

On my Windows Server 2012 R2 when running the command vssadmin list writers it is returning an empty list. So no writers at all. It seems to occur after a reboot of the server. What might be problem? ...
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How to correct configure backup plan for bacula?

Could someone explain the following? I have multiple hosts, which I need to back up. I would like to have for each host daily diff backup, 1 full weekly, 4 weekly and 3 full monthly backups. I've ...
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How we can have the ability to build a new sharepoint server which have the same sharepoint patches installed

we have couple of sharepoint 2013/2016 farms, and they all shared these architecture :- one sharepoint application server which have sharepoint server installed. one database server which have the ...
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What is the right way to test website's backup?

I have a wiki based on dokuwiki. I made a backup of it by archiving all files. I can automate testing it extracting files and manually see that website works. But what is the right way to check that ...
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azure backup- error during enabling

I can't enable Azure backup on some my VMs in Azure. I have already virtual machines migrated from classic to ARM, but disks for a few one are still stored in Classic storage. If I try to enable ...
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Breakdown of storage use in Azure Recovery Services vault

I've inherited a small Azure set-up where they are using a Recovery Services value to backup three virtual machines and two file servers using the Azure Backup agent. One of the agents on the file ...
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How do I manage the backup process for a VPS?

I have a platform that I would like to offer for my client. It is a SaaS platform in which I need to host it. It sounds like VPS is one way to go but I never owned/managed a VPS so not sure how to ...
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MariaDB replication and cross database queries

I need to improve backup of databases that won't load production server. I read that good solution to do that is to set database replication and do mysqldumps on slave server. But description of "...
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Is it worth using WORM Media for archiving? (Not needed for legal purposes)

Apart from regular backups, there is some data that I want to archive (e.g., old projects that aren't needed anymore). I wonder if there is any benefit to using WORM media instead of regular tapes (...
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Azure - Geo-Redundant Backup of Azure Files (Standard, LRS)

We're failing to set up geo-redundant backup of our Standard LRS Azure Files. We can't find any restrictions mentioning that in the documentation (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/backup-...
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Are LTO Hardware compression and encryption standardized?

I'm about to setup a backup using an LTO-4 Drive. I know that drives are meant to be compatible to any tape within the past 3 generations (so I should be able to read an LTO-4 tape using an LTO-4, 5 ...
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baremetal server backup tar excludes for centos

I have the following cronjob running on a baremetal IDS server, but I am wondering if I have all of the appropriate tar exclusions for CentOS7 so that when I restore everything will work normally? ...
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How do I get SQL Server Management Studio to find a .bak file to restore?

I am trying to turn a .bak file into a database. I can't find the "Restore Database" button when I left-click "databases" when connected. This is what I should see. However, this is what I see. I ...
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Veeam target | How to detect CRC errors in time?

A custumer uses Veeam and a NAS as primary backup target. The backups for last days were performed without any errors. Now they cannot restore due to CRC errors. Obviously, the writing to the NAS ...
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Clever way to reduce rsync/rclone load with backups to Amazon S3?

I started running rclone to keep a set of files on my laptop that are synced up to the cloud and encrypted. I wanted to 'control' the encryption because of trust issues. Rclone does this pretty well, ...
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How to Backup Microsft DNS Server Log Before Hitting Maximum Size?

I'm not seeing any way to send these DNS Logs to a remote server for cold storage. Is there a built-in way to make sure Windows sends log entries to another server (or file!) before it hits Maximum ...
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Run a backup script at systemd shutdown (e.g. copy logs to 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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How to full copy the C:\Windows folder?

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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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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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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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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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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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 ...