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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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Google cloud backing up while the server is down and need reactivate

I have using it from january, it says that i have 90 days and $300. I thing it was end on 31 May 2021, but i contact support service it ends on 4 april 2021. So i exceed the date and the trial credit, ...
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Is Azure Backup Service for Azure Virtual machines the cheapest integrated solution?

This may be in the wrong place and if so please let me know and forgive me. I am just wondering if anyone has experience backing up Azure VM's with a solution other than the Azure Backup service (...
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Backup strategy for .net core, ms-sql, ubuntu [closed]

I have a small side project app - .net core WebAPI running on an Ubuntu Server with an MS-SQL express database. Users are able to upload images and also create profiles with data saved in the database....
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Recommend Backup Client for Windows - no storage needed [closed]

I'm looking for a backup client, for backing up files, on multiple decides (<5) to an existing cloud storage. I'm trying to move away from Crash Plan, I have resolved the cloud part, but I need ...
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Best approach to backuping program config files?

I have a program which looks for a config.json file where it reads needed sensitive infos like DB creds, different APIs creds, etc. I don't upload the config file to the git repository because I ...
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Shutdown NAS Synology after backup

We have 2 NAS Synology Disk Station 1618+ with DS1618+ OS' version. The first one (NAS1) receives backups from multiple servers and the second one (NAS2) is supposed to be the backup of that NAS. So, ...
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Can a system disk backup be used as a VM? [closed]

In Windows 10, which backup software needs to be used so that the backup file can then be used as a virtual machine if need be? I realize that backups are not meant to be used as a VM but sometimes ...
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Cron job to create and send backups over FTP

My VPS is running on Centos 7 with nginx and MySQL 8.0 I have created 2 cron jobs to backup my files and database everyday at a specific time. everything works fine but I'm trying to send those backup ...
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DPM 2019 Synchronization failed: (ID 65 Details: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host (0x80072746))

I am using a System Center 2019 DPM as a backup server that is running on its own hardware. Besides other backups, it backs up files from a file server cluster. The file servers use a deduplicated ...
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mirror/backup of github repository with metadata

(How) would it be possible to make a full backup/mirror of a github repository, including all branches and tags (with full history) all (open) pull requests all premissions/access restrictions ...
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How do production web applications make backups? [closed]

So, I'm almost finished building my first major production web app, and am wondering how to manage the backup protocol. Cold backups via my hosting control panel seem ideal - but daily downtime sounds ...
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Rsync copies all files with executable permission

I ran the following command to back up my home-directory: $ rsync -ahv \ --info=progress2 \ --partial \ --exclude=.cache/ \ --exclude=.miniconda3/ \ --exclude=....
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Can a currupt backup cause a hardrive failure?

I have a script that runs each time Windows 7 starts up that backs up an MS SQL database to a Synology NAS loaded with 12 Seagate ST4000NM002A-2HZ101 hard drives. Everyday at 3am the backed up ...
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Windows Server Backup - Please wait

I have an annoying issue with Windows Server Backup - Please wait... I added one RAID 5 array and reconfigured some drives and changed letters of non system drives, after which I couldn't start Server ...
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Backup drive spindown : is it harmfull? [closed]

I plan on doing a small, Raspberry PI4 based backup server for my house using USB external drives. My plan is to have each PC (4 of them) backing up to the server automatically every month. The rest ...
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Slow backup of data from file servers with System Center Data Protection Manager 2019

I have a virtual file server cluster of 2 VMs, where each VM is running with Windows Server 2019 (8 GB RAM, 8 vCPUs). The file servers store their data on a VHD set, which is formatted with NTFS and ...
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Windows Server: scheduled backup not visible in Scheduled Tasks?

I have set Windows Server 2016 Standard to perform a local backup to a usb drive on a nightly basis at 9pm. The last several runs failed because the destination was disconnected. I've since ...
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I don't see my local backups in Azure Backup center

I'm evaluating Azure backup for on premise computers. Scenario My scenario is simple : I want to backup the computer of my 50 users to the cloud. I want to backup 1 or 2 folders on each computer Each ...
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Azure Backup: Engine encountered an unexpected error azure backup - while normal File Backup on Server 2019

We are facing the same error on two different Windows Server 2019 of two different customers with Azure Backup installed and only File Backup is made with it. The problem exists since at least two or ...
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mechanical differences between 2.5 and 3.5 HDD, in long term offline storage context?

I'm researching best media for long-term offline storage. I've decided a couple mirrored, different brands, spinning HDDs being powered every 6mo is the best spot for amount of data x reliability x ...
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Rclone filtering exclude in one dir, but not in subdirs

I have the following folder structure: data |--unknown_name |--folder_name <-- should be excluded |-- content |--other_folder |--folder_name <-- should not be excluded....
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Bareos (Bacula) FileSet not updated on change/reload/restart

Problem After building a Proof-of-Concept setup of Bareos, I can add and update various components like Clients, Devices, etc. But when modifying a FileSet, those changes are not reflected in the ...
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Barman backup restart after db server recovery

I'm struggling to work out how to restart barman after recovering the attached database server with a VM snapshot and data reload. When I run barman check db I get Server db: PostgreSQL: OK ...
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How to resize img file created with dd on LUKS-LVM partition?

I have installed a new Debian 10 on /dev/sda with LUKS + LVM. It has the following partition structure: NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 79G 0 disk ├─...
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Directly zip to network Shared Drive

i am using centos 7,currently I am running a cron in which some files are being zipped and then sent to the directory in desktop on daily basis from there I have to move it manually to a NAS(local ...
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Create a custom ISO debian to rebuild operating system in VPS

I have a VPS server where I frequently install and reinstall the server Operating System (to be specific Debian 10) for test purpose. I use LVM partition when installing the operating system and ...
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rdiff-backup Warning: Metadata file has no digest for file

I'm trying to verify my rdiff-backup, but it seems like half of the files are missing their metadata hash. This means I get tons of errors when running the --compare-hash function: Warning: Metadata ...
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Need most recent file name (and modification date) for each folder in a server tree

Moving server with 13TB of data to new site. Data pipe constraints (1TB/day) prevents it all being moved in the time available (over a weekend). We want to move just the 'active' folders first, the ...
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Is AWS Lifecycle Manager the recommended way to back up root EBS drives?

In the AWS backup and recovery guide [1] Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager is listed as a tool to automate creation, retention and deletion of snapshots. However, on page 15, the guide also mentions that ...
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Windows Server 2016 / windows server backup

We do backups of our Server 2016 with Windows server backup. But whatever settings we use it fails 8gb into backing up the C drive before it fails. The error provided by Windows server backups is just:...
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How do I backup a Hyper-V VM that has a VHD set (while excluding it) with SC DPM 2019?

I have a virtual file server cluster, consisting of two Windows Server 2019 VMs. The data of the file server cluster is stored on a shared vitual hard drive (VHD set) that is shared between those two ...
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Remote MySQL backup from Windows with Worker file

I need a solid remote backup/restore solution for my linux webserver. The backup/restore software must run on Windows It must connect to a remote worker file (script) that does the actual backup/...
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A (cron) job to run if file has changed

I need to backup a live sqlite db by running a command once a day. Only if the db file has changed since last backup. How could it be achieved on Centos 8 ?
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Ways to make a backup on RAID5 filesystem (mdadm) with many files

I have a NAS containing RAID5 array (5.4TB in total, 2.9TB in use) using mdadm. Now I plan to modify some hardware of it (especially SATA controller), so I'd like to have a whole backup of this RAID5 ...
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btrfs send/receive: is it possible to bootstrap a subvolume clone using already existing data?

I have two hard disks on two machines, connected remotely. I would like to start using the promising btrfs send/receive feature to speed up the incremental backup I take over the net, instead of rsync....
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Azure Retention policy for new servers - will the first backup be retained long term

We have an Azure tenancy with a a backup policy doing Daily(retained 30days), weekly (retained 10 weeks), and Annual (triggered on first SAT in JAN, retained for 7 years). I have just migrated a bunch ...
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ZFS missing filesystem after interrupted backup

I have two filesystems in a pool, backup/nextcloud and backup/vm. Today, after a send/receive transfer was interrupted before it could finish (I was backing stuff up to these filesystems), I no longer ...
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KVM trying to restore from backup and getting error unexpected data

Hello I made a backup of a VM guest with these steps: 1. virsh dumpxml --migratable test > /backup/test.xml 2. virsh snapshot-create-as --domain test \ --name backup....
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Mysql backup- restore on multiple host in live replication

MySQL database has 1 primary host which is replicating to 2 Read replicas RR1 RR2 RR1 is master of RR11 RR12 RR13 RR2 is master of RR21 RR22 RR23 I have to make a schema change so I started schema ...
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How to control the connection while uploading to AWS S3?

Is there a way to control the connection while uploading from my servers to the AWS Storage? to be clear, Azcopy is so powerful to upload to AWS, so most of our bandwidth consumed and this is ...
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Automatic file backup management?

I have a bunch of files (about 50 MB total) that I would like to back up every 20 minutes. Each backup should be compressed into a single (.tar.gz) file, and backups older than 24h should be removed. ...
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How to automate backup of specific IIS Websites

I have several Windows Server VPSs (mostly 2012 R2 with IIS 8.5) and on each of them there are several Websites but not all of them are active and need backup. I need a tool if there exists any ...
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Ansible webserver backup: pull other host vars to generate backup scripts

I'm using Ansible to manage a fleet of dissimilar cloud linux servers. I built a script that pulls backups down to a backup server via rync over ssh. All of the host vars are managed in host_vars/...
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Having both atime and noatime on Samba server

I'm looking to improve my current setup: I have a samba server (debian), that share a folder located in an ext4 partition, mounted with relatime option. I'm using the files access time for various ...
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Azure backup fails because of NSG

I am trying to use Recovery Service Vault and Azure Backup to backup a VM which is secured by a NSG. However, the deployment of the backup always fails. It shows that there are connectivity issues. I ...
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RSYNC - owner/group local PC don't get set correctly

When I run the following command owner:group are taken over correctly: rsync -chavzP --delete SOURCE-SERVER DESTINATION-SAME-SERVER However, when I run the same command to sync from the server to my ...
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NTFS + Windows Server Backup and detecting bitrot/silent corruption

A question has come up regarding how we deal with bitrot, and if we need to do more. We have a very simple setup; a single 4TB HDD (NTFS formatted) which is backed up to another larger HDD using ...
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explain rsnapshot incremental rotation

Need help on rsnapshot. I am doing full backup every week with bash scripting which is costly for disk space. Now I am thinking to use rsnapshot and what I want to do with rsnapshot is do a weekly ...
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Server 2012 local server using MARS to backup files - can't restore

I am using MARS on 2012 R2 and backing up a directory to Azure. I want to test the restore function within the portal in the event I can't get to actual physical server - physically or virtually. ...
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Azure Backup - External DPM Online Data - missing Hyper-V servers

We are trying to work through some DR processes. One is how to recover Hyper-V VM backups from Azure Backup. We have on-premise Hyper-V VMs using a VM on-premise to backup those VMs to Azure Backup ...

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