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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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How Connect Bacula Director from CentOS 7 to Storage Demon in Ubuntu 18.04?

Am new to Bacula and Linux world. Am trying to configure Bacula.. I have Bacula storage demon v 9.0.6 in Ubuntu and Bacula director v 5.2.13 installed on centos 7. When am trying to connect the ...
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Backup best practice with lsyncd: delete or not delete

I have set up a backup of some working folders of a server (running with Centos 7) to a remote disk using lsyncd. It's great, however I'm quite undecided about what to do about file deletion: If I ...
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Backup a whole server over the network using tar

I have a server that is 80G total size and has no more space so i cannot backup on the server. I found this command ssh server2 "tar -zc -C /srcdir ./path" | tar -zx -C /destination but it is not ...
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Rsync dns issue

Recently the backup script I've been using for years has started to give me trouble. The part that's problematic boils down to this: for DIR in "${BACKUP_DIRS[@]}"; do rsync --acls --archive --...
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linux incremental file backup for large file collection? speed up rsync?

Have an Ubuntu machine with a huge collection of files (2.7TB, thousands of directories, over just under 2 million files). I need a daily incremental file backup that a user can easily browse the ...
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How to take backups of multiple websites using single bash script? [on hold]

I have got a bash script that take backup of website . I have multiple websites on my server. So, I wrote bash script for each website and kept in backup folder. Is there anyway I can do in single ...
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How to clone a drive including grub/bootloader, not including unused space, in a realistic timeframe? [on hold]

I'm upgrading from a Inland 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD to a HP EX900 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB. In the past I've used Clonezilla to save an image on old drives as backup but this time it's struggling. I ...
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AWS : Replicate Amazon Elastic search and RDS

We are working on an AWS system where we are using Amazon RDS for database purposes and ElasticSearch for indexing. We have a requirement that we require weekly backup of both the services along with ...
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Create archived version of a directory where files are compressed individually

I would like to archive a directory that includes many subdirectories by copying the directory structure and getting the individual files compressed each one separately in the destination directory. ...
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How to ensure a consistent backup? [duplicate]

I'm running MongoDB 4.0 with the WiredTiger storage engine under CentOS 7. The data files are held on a mounted XFS volume. I can't use my hosting provider's backup service because it doesn't support ...
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Copying files in Linux keeps full path

I made a script to, every 6 hours, copy a folder to a backup folder, then put them in /var/www/html/backup/. My command to copy the files was cp -vR ~/world ~/backups/Backup\ on\ $date/world My ...
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Minimizing the write-outage time of the database deployed on AWS EC2 [closed]

Say we have a relational database on EC2 instance. It has a set of EBS volumes in RAID mode. We perform a procedure of backing-up this instance. How to minimize the time during which we cannot write ...
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Storageworks DAT 40 Drive Stuck, All Lights On and Not Responsive on Boot

Let me start by stating that I'm something of an amateur forced to deal with an unfamiliar matter, so sorry in advance if there's something trivial I've missed that should've been done in my ...
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How to back up a running Linode server?

We want to take a backup of everything on our Debian server, which is running remotely on the other side of the world (hosted by Linode), without shutting it down. This system is running shell, email,...
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Preserving file and folder permissions with rsync

I maintain a backup of my email accounts using this command: sudo rsync -av --delete --progress -e "ssh -p pNumber" --rsync-path="/usr/bin/rsync" /vmail/ user@my_backup_server:/home/user/backups/...
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Db2 backup only transaction log files

What is the possibility to take transaction log (Archive log) backup in Db2 database. I know that online backup takes archive log backup by default but what If I want the archive log backup after ...
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What is the behavior of SQL Server Maintenance Plan - Clean Up task for deleting old backups [migrated]

This seems pretty obvious, but it's remarkably hard to find an actual document that addresses this. The scenario: Full Backup - Weekly (Set to expire after 7 days) Differential Backup - Daily (Set ...
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Cannot launch Azure Backup Server console, getting error “MMC has stopped working”

we have been running an online recovery until we had to cancel it since it was almost business hours and it was slowing down the network. After a while it popped up with an error "MMC stopped working....
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backup and restore Debian system

I'am trying to save my Debian system on USB storage (mount in /mnt/backup/), for this I used this command : sudo rsync -aAXv / –exclude={"/dev/*", "/proc/*", "/sys/*", "/tmp/*", "/run/*", "/mnt/*", "/...
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Dell PERC6i raid 0 single drive or USB 3.0 external, which will be faster for backups

I have an older Dell R710 for my personal home server with a pair of PERC6i raid cards in it. I have a drive array attached to one of them where the data lives on different RAIDs, the other PERC6 is ...
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Does an Azure Backup of a VM bump users off the system during execution?

I haven't yet been able to find any documentation that discusses this and am seeking to learn from others' experience here. I have a 1 TB Standard SSD attached to my Windows 2019 Server VM as data ...
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Test Environment Restoration Questions

I am currently deploying a few separate environments into Azure (Dev, Stage, Test, etc.). Some of these will need to be restored to their original state later down the line, for example, test may ...
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MABS/DPM: mmc.exe crashes when trying to view all online file versions

I've got Microsoft Azure Backup Server running happily on-prem, pushing backups into an azure recovery vault. However, when I want to restore a file from the online backup, the MMC crashes. Has ...
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How do I back up my Azure SQL Server Database to my local machine?

I have an Azure SQL Server database that I need to get rid of off of Azure, but that I don't want to lose the data within it. I cannot figure out how to backup/export the data. How do I do so?
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BMSUserErrorContainerIsAlreadyRegisteredWithAnotherVault

I'm unable to create a Backup Service for a VM. I get this error when creating it: Error Code BMSUserErrorContainerIsAlreadyRegisteredWithAnotherVault Error Message Virtual machine is already ...
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How to remote backup a Linux/Ubuntu server from a Windows client?

I have an Ubuntu 18.04 VPS on a hosting company. I manage it via web panel and SSH from my Windows 10 client. I would like to full remote backup my VPS for possible future restore. How can I do ...
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Azure VM Site Replication

I'm looking to set up site replication for our Azure VM's. My question is this, how often are the VM's backed up/replicated to the DR site? Is this replication automated or would I need to kick off ...
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Does Windows Server's automatic incremental backup “work well” with multiple backup disks?

Since Windows Server 2008 R2 (up to and including Server 2019, as far as I know), Windows Server Backup performs automatic management of full and incremental backup: Automatic management of full ...
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wbadmin: Does -allCritical include the system state?

From the Windows IT Pro Center documentation of the wbadmin start backup option -allCritical (italics by me): Specifies that all critical volumes (volumes that contain operating system's state) ...
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Hyper-V Replication failing sync

I have enabled Hyper-V replication for our ERP VM between 2 Windows Server 2012 R2. Every 2 months the master server runs out of space because the replication sync fails. It creates many .AVHDX files ...
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What kind of algorithm is used in LTO tape hardware compression?

LTO tape drives, from their very first generation, offer hardware compression that, theoretically, allows a maximum of 2 - 2.5x the rated data capacity of each cartridge to be stored, with only a ...
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How to resume a “zfs receive” on Debian/stretch?

How do I resume an interrupted ZFS send/receive on Debian/stretch via ZFS on Linux? It seems that the zfs send -t option isn't there.
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Fibre Channel Ports and Tape Library

I am looking for advice rather then fix my issue. What should fibre channel port settings be? Currently F_ports, I have a qlogic 5800 sanbox switch connected to quantum scalar i40 lto7 library over ...
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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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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? ...