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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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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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Backup of 30 gb of files from a windows 2003 server [on hold]

We still have a Windows 2003 server that can't be upgraded. We need some backup solution either to the cloud or local network. Most programs I've looked at don't support windows 2003 server. Has ...
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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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Removing digitalocean DRM from ubuntu 16.04 image

I ran a digital ocean VPS using ubuntu 16.04.5, which I am now migrating to my home server. I used the TAR method from this tutorial: https://www.maketecheasier.com/back-up-entire-hard-drive-linux/ ...
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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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Backup Old Logs in Alienvault OSSIM

I need to backup the logs of OSSIM which are three months old to another machine, so far i am using rsync. is there any more efficient way?
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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 ...
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Backuppc | Got fatal error during xfer (aborted by signal=PIPE)

I am running backuppc version 3.3.1 on an Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS, I try to backup several Linux servers, almost Debian, ubuntu or proxmox hosts. My issue is that when I run the Full/Incermental backup ...
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Backup Scenario with CQRS (MSSQL)

I have a question regarding a backup scenario since we are going to move our software to CQRS and I am not sure how to make a consistent backup on the database side. We have a software that was in ...
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Best way to Sync files from Windows server 2012 R2 to another Windows server 2012 R2 with only local admin privilege

My IT dept give me 2 servers (Windows server 2012 R2), the first one have 4TB data, the 2nd one have an empty 5TB partition. I have admin privilege on both servers. I have to move all data from server-...
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Backup Exec 2014 Insert Over writable Media into the robotic library

We have Backup exec 2014 along with IBM TS3100 Tape Library. I have made partitions defined (one for each day of the week) and all of my jobs run fine. From few weeks we are getting 'Inset ...
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ESXi 6.7 VMWare Backup to External USB Drive

Using VMWare ESXi 6.7.0 with Essentials licensing, I would like to backup my VMs to a plugged External HD. Previously we did it with Veeam because we were using a Windows Server, but now with their ...
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informix HDR failover doesn't work when primary server is powered off

Automatic switchover is configured in a primary/secondary HDR server setup. The HDR cluster would be connected and replication is on. If the service is stopped gracefully on the primary server (NODE-...
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Can you apply a retention policy to users within a group on O365?

I am attempting to apply a retention policy to users added to a specific group in Office 365, yet I cannot seem to find a way to accomplish this. The closest I have come is the ability to apply the ...
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Bacula: “Spool block too big”

Scneario: I got a backup server that runs bacula. At night it backups all my servers, and one of these is a NAS with eight shared folders, each backuped individually. Problem: Randomly, once every ...
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ESXi config recovery

I have an HP Microserver running ESXi 6.5 from a USB stick. A series of power outages seems to have caused some corruption, preventing ESXi from booting (pink screen, unable to load kernel modules). ...
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How to backup and restore informix db using Onbar tool with ONPSM cloud storage device?

I am having a hard time using the Onbar tool (which relies on Onpsm primary storage manager for Informix db (server 12.1) using the cloud device (AWS s3). https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/...
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pg_dumpall hangs occassionally

I have a bash shell script that dumps all my postgres databases from docker: function dump_postgres { mkdir -p ${BACKUP_DIR}/postgres/ docker ps -a --format '{{.Names}}\t{{.Ports}}' | grep ...
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ovirt 3.6 to ovirt 4.2 Migration

We are running Ovirt3.6 version in our prod, we want to upgrade to 3.6 to 4.2. At present we have 2 (hyp A & hyp B)physical host ovirt 3.6 is running with self hosted engine with data domain and ...
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LVM - Should I encrypt physical volumes or logical volume?

I have two hard drives and I'm about to build a backup system. Now I'm wondering which solution would be the best. I encrypt disk1 and disk2. After mounting these I create a volume group and logical ...
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Linux - Find -exec command optimization

I have to copy a huge number of files that are stored in a directory structure that contains a huge number of nested subdirectories and files. I am interested in a specific type of files and I know ...
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Using SSH keys from backup on another machine to access server

I created a server, and configured SSH to not allow root login and disable password access, so only accepts an SSH key to login. I have a machine A with a key, and I can access my server from that ...
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Export back up copy of VM in Azure

I have set up a linux VM running Ubuntu 16 using resource manager and image from the marketplace. I use only SSE encryption since I do not need extra data drive, and OS manged disk uses SSE encryption ...
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How do Quest NetVault and AppAssure relate?

I am at a new job where NetVault and AppAssure are being used. At first, I thought we just used NetVault for backups, but I noticed that NetVault is doing nothing but backing up a folder. Within this ...
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Is it safe to restart a database as soon as VSS backup begins?

I know that VSS is designed to create a snapshot of the state of the entire system as soon as you call begin backup, and hold on to it until the backup is ended (or the disk runs out of space). Does ...
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Windows server backup skips itself

There is a Windows Server 2012 R2 with a scheduled windows server backup, but it does not run the backup. However, if I hit the "Run Once" backup, it runs successfully. There is no log at %windir%\...
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Borg Backup not behaving as expected - new backup files each day

What I'm doing I'm using Borg backup v1.1.0b6 on my production AWS Linux server. Borg is meant to be block based, deduplicating, and incremental. I've also tried borg-linux64 v1.1.6 with the same ...