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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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Mounting a ZFS backup in a different root directory

I did a backup of the entire zfs root (zroot) dataset from my laptop to my workstation. The backup dataset got all the mountpoints from the laptop. tank/backup 91....
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gcloud compute engine - multiple full backups / snapshots / machine images?

On a gcloud debian vm instance, I would like to create full backups and rotate them, e.g. one per day of week one per week one per month one per year That is, each daily would get over-...
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HP Ultrium 1840 LTO-4 slow write speeds

I have an HP StorageWorks Ultrium 1840 LTO-4 external tape drive attached to a machine running Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS (kernel 4.15.0-99-generic) using an LSI20320IE PCI-X x4 SCSI adaptor with a VHDCI to ...
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Backup multiple databases for a multi tenant app

I have a multi-tenant application with multiple databases and one database server. I want to backup all databases daily. So far I know how to do it for a single database but I want to automatize it. ...
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Docker volume backup and image update with one tool

I'm currently running a few docker containers on my private server and want to start using something like watchtower to keep them up to date. I also want to somehow backup the volumes used by these ...
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How to check the content size of a Duplicity backup-set?

Short of restoring to a temp directory, how do I list the content of a Duplicity backup-set with retained size? I want to find out what's caused it to swell but a complex existing set of excludes ...
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“chroot”, but with a VM?

I just backed up a remote system using rsync. I have a directory that I can chroot into and would now like to boot it up as a VM. I know that qemu has -kernel capability, as well as -drive file=fat: ...
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Bootable one-to-one backup clone of Windows Server 2019? [closed]

The ability to make backup clones of an OS link Linux and macOS (eg, Carbon Copy Cloner, Super Duper, ChronoSync, etc.) offers wonderful peace of mind. For years I've struggled with this seeming to ...
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Change Backup policy for the Azure VM under Recovery services vault

It might seem quite obvious but it's not. My question is how to change backup policy for particular VM, which is already configured to use another policy in the Recovery services vault? Just to be ...
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AWS: difference between instance snapshot and volume snapshot

What is the difference between an AWS instance snapshot and volume snapshot? I am implementing "Lifecycle Manager", and my goal is to create a system that will allow for fast recovery of a server in ...
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Kubernetes cluster shared storage and backup solutions

Which shared storage solutions are common for Kubernetes cluster to implement shared storage persistence for containers? NFS on NAS / iSCSI somehow? How do you backup the data on a Kubernetes with ...
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Is it safe to backup volumes of running mariadb docker containers

Is it safe to backup data volumes of a running mariadb / postgres / mysql container? Should I stop the container prior to backing up the volumes?
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How to re-route traffic for web server DR when we don't control the domain

I'm trying to figure out how I can set up a disaster recovery for clients that manage their own domains. I have a web server. For DR purposes, I want to replicate this server and when/if disaster ...
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Differential Hyper-V backups with max file limit [closed]

I am looking for a product that can take incremental or differential backups of running VMs on a hyper-v host and importantly can chunk or span the backups across multiple individual files no larger ...
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How can I remove a particular directory from a duplicity backup archive without affecting the rest of the backups, to save space?

Due to some really buggy software that likes to write its own backup files to its working area even when that it disabled, duplicity has backed up those backups resulting in several hundred GBs of ...
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Why would files appear corrupt but then be fine days later?

The Setup: Dedicated CentOS 7 web server hosting a CRM database on a company’s internal network. Everyday, the server backs up to itself and then the backups are copied offsite. The Problem: This ...
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azure backup of workstation hangs, no error, no completion

Trying to get Azure backup working again after fresh installation of Windows 10. The backup process begins and creates a volume copy on the local disk but it never connects to the cloud. Using ...
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Butterfly Backup server

I have a Butterfly Backup server. I implemented a solution as described in this article: dev.to. In my sever list, I have two NAS, used as user file repositories; the files change and are changed ...
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Running backup script at shutdown (using rclone utility)

General: I want to run a back-up script during shutdown (not reboot). I've tried tons of systemd's service configuration, but no one is working. Aim: When PC is shutting down I want to perform a ...
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How can I mount vss snapshots and why we have to do that to take backup in window server backup?

"Windows Server Backup cannot guarantee Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) snapshots are retained. In certain situations, after restoring to a new volume, the VSS snapshots may no longer be recognized and ...
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Backup of dockerized Wordpress

I want to backup a dockerized wordpress. Ordinarily I'd restore a docker app from backups like this: spin up a new database container restore a sql dump to the database container spin up a new app ...
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Create nightly Google Cloud VM by Snapshot

I created a Google Cloud Compute Engine and have it backuped (snapshot) nightly. I have a second VM in the same project, which is a clone of the first one. Is it possible to updated the second VM ...
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Tape backup software for putting multiple backup sets on one tape [closed]

I'm currently trying to install a new tape backup environment (LTO 7, hardware is already set up). As LTO 7 tapes provide a LOT of data space (6/15TB per tape), and the backups that need to be stored ...
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Use file creation date as archive name in batch archiving (7zip)

So what I basically want to achieve is to make archive of each file in a specified directory and so the name of resulted archive consisted of compressed file creation date. Say we have some directory ...
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How to back up cloud Exchange mailboxes from the client side, without access to the Exchange server?

I admin about 50 users on the Sherweb.com cloud Exchange platform. After an experience today, where a mailbox was deleted accidentally, I discovered that Sherweb's recovery/backup practices only ...
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Copy busy file from Samba share

I have an Ubuntu server which I use to backup from another server. I need to backup a file used by the other server, but without stopping it. To connect the 2 servers, I use a Samba share. And to ...
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How to backup a server excluding DB data for transfer to a new web host? [duplicate]

I would like to make a backup of my server (VPS), potentially for transfer to a new web hosting company. So far I have: found the "Backup" utility in cPanel (there is only one web account on the ...
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Backup solution for medium infrastructure with commodity hardware

I'm looking for recommendations for a backup solution for our Infrastructure. We have lots of old Hardware, which is not very fast but just laying around. We have like 20 Servers for backup with 8-...
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Sql Server 2017 - Cannot shrink transaction log file, blocked by LOG_BACKUP status

Last week my sql server 2017 instance (running on windows server 2016) ran out of space, filling the disk completely up with a 190GB transaction log file. Luckily this was on a cloud instance, so I ...
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Why didn't crontab didn't run automatically to backup database with Barman?

Operate user: barman If run these 2 commands, it can work: /usr/bin/barman cron /usr/bin/barman backup pg Set them to crontab: crontab -e * * * * * /usr/bin/barman cron 0 4 * * * /usr/bin/barman ...
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InfluxDB restore error : updating metadata on influxd service failed

I am having a restore problem with InfluxDB (v 1.7.9). I did a backup on an ubuntu 18.04 machine to be able to export it to another machine with another instance of InfluxDB. The backup process is OK ...
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Error while trying to backup site files

# tar -czf /backup/backup.tar.gz /var/www/html tar: Removing leading `/' from member names tar: /var/www/html/wp-content/uploads/2020/02: file changed as we read it # ls -la total 17160456 drwxr-xr-x ...
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What a benefit of RAID 1,5,10 vs every night simple diff backup

Given: 2 HDD in RAID and case when we lose 1 of them after 3 years: If we use RAID 0, we lost data If we use RAID 1, we have a copy on possible also bad-health disk, any restore may cause failure ...
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CUPS make many backup files of printers.conf with format “printers.conf.YYYY-MM-DD-HH-MM-SS” filling my /etc/cups directory

Enviroment: Operative System: "CentOS Linux release 7.7.1908 (Core)" CUPS 1.6.3 (installed by yum) Papercut MF 1.9.5 Symptom: The /etc/cups/ dir is full os printer.conf files: # ls -l total ...
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What is the command line to backup my /var/www/html files?

what is the best command line to backup my files ? tar -czf /backup/backup.tar.gz /var/www/html or tar -czvf /backup/backup.tar.gz /var/www/html and what are the difrences between this to ? P.S. ...
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How to find a find via glob pattern within an archive in Borg Backup?

The title of this question says it all. I'm using Borg 1.1.9 and I have an repo with archives that contain tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of files. I know that in one archive there is a file that ...
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Best practice for doing a bind mount of an NFS share with squashed root?

I want to run the following, as an example: docker run -v /mnt/test001/:/mnt/test001/ hello-world However, on the host, directory /mnt/test001/ is an NFS mount with squashed root. In other words, my ...
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On aws, do I need to backup both EC2 instance and EBS volume?

On aws using aws backup, do I need to backup both EC2 instance and EBS volume? I see that my instance backup is 10GB so it looks like it contains the volume data but tbh I'm not sure I understand the ...
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How to configure Veeam (or other) to backup fileserver with daily/weekly/monthly restore points?

I want to backup a fileserver of around 4TB with: Daily restore points for 14 days Weekly restore points for 4 weeks Monthly restore points 6 months What is the best way to do this taking in account ...
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Use rsnapshot to backup a remote docker volume content

We have a server with rsnapshot which use rsync to pull some VMs content. We are moving a part of these VM architecture to docker and we will need to backup the docker volume content. We are looking ...
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Method for creating accessible, compressed and deduplicated long-term archives

I am looking for a good method of archiving larger amounts of data (multiple 10 GB of mixed data, partially containing duplicates) over a longer time frame. The data should be stored as efficiently as ...
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How can I guard against an administrator deleting both a server and its cloud backup at the same time?

I have some (virtual) servers. They backup themselves on Backblaze B2 using an application key. I want to hire a person to help me administrate these servers. When that person gets root access to ...
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Windows 10 get latest backup from command line

How can I get the latest (most current) backup and date of my automatic Windows backup from command line (or a list of versions which I would sort) situation I have set up automatic backup via ...
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Tar directories while sending with SSH

Nowadays, when I want to backup my server, I log in to it and then I execute the command below which tars the local directory "/ebs1" and sends it to another server at IP xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx and saves it ...
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How to take backup of Windows server in Linux Server

we are using a Windows server as the main server in our organization. Now we need to take the backup of that windows server in a Linux machine. Backup is of two types incremental and full backup. ...
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cassandra backup - errors during compression

My cassandra backup often returns with errors because users move/change it during the compression (we just tar it). Users are logged to the server 24/7 so we can't just change backup hours. I need ...
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Azure Backup failing with errors 80780049 and 8078010E

We use the Microsoft Azure Recovery Services (MARS) agent to back up system state of a Windows Server 2012 R2 server. These backups started failing with the following errors: Unable to perform the ...
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How can I delete photos which have been backed up to Google Photos?

On Android, this is easy as the Google Photos app gives the option to delete photos which have been uploaded to the cloud. However, this does not appear to be an option on the Desktop Version of ...
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Setting a Backup Policy on Hyper-V 2019 server

I'm trying to manage the Azure backup for Windows Server 2019 with the Hyper-V feature using Windows Admin Center. The Server itself is a core server (no GUI). I cannot find a way to define the "...
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bacula virtual full backup

I've searched a lot without finding a clear documentation. Following the instructions provided here https://www.bacula.org/9.4.x-manuals/en/main/Migration_Copy.html#SECTION003050000000000000000 it ...

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