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How to get Azure Policy Rule JSON script for existing resource

I want to create the custom policy for our databases. the default PITR Backup policy is 7 days but I want that all our newly added databases should be 35 days backup policy, Please any one guide ma ...
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Mariabackup error restoring incremental (`This incremental backup seems not to be proper for the target`)

I use mariabackup for creating incremental backups on a previously created full backup directory. The full backup is created using the following command: mariabackup --backup --target-dir=/var/mariadb/...
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Can I restore a Vzdump tar archive to an LXD/LXC container

I have a number of "tar" files created from an old proxmox 6 server, using the vzdump tool. The person that originally created them has left the company, and the company has changed it's ...
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Local Backup Solutions for LEMP Server (Full Clone to an ISO file, and Incremental backups)

BACKGROUND I still consider myself sort of a noob when it comes to setting up server. So when answering this question, please give as much detail as possible in your answers. ENVIRONMENT I run a LEMP ...
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Error 0x800706BA Restoring Windows Server 2012 from System Image

We've been running Windows Server 2012 in a VMware virtual machine for a few years now. The VM has the OS, apps, and user data on one virtual disk and automated system image backups on another virtual ...
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Are Google Cloud Platform (GCP) persistent disk snapshots a proper way for doing long-term backups?

Let's say I need a long-term backup for a webserver in Google Cloud Platform. I need to have a possibility to access to the state or restore the state of the machine up to 1 year ago. (Weekly ...
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Restore AWS glacier data created with synology hyper backup

I'm using Synology Hyper backup to backup my NAS to AWS S3. To reduce cost I added a lifecycle to the S3 bucket, that moves the data to AWS glacier after a couple of days. Now I want to restore the ...
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Azure Devops Server 2019 Backup testing

I have created backups using Azure DevOps server 2019 so I want to test the integrity of those backups. by testing I mean check that the backups are valid. I can't check them manually because of the ...
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Comparing file differences between an offline and an online linux image

so I hired a freelancer to do some work on my server that required admin access. Before hiring him I took a backup of my debian installation on that server. I have a basic level of trust with this guy ...
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Mailbox file of mutt suddenly disappeared

I have recently seen that my entire mailbox with mutt has suddenly disappeared. I don't know how to backup, if it is possible ? I am on Linux Debian 10. The sent file of all mails sent has not ...
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Will a Solaris server tolerate a ZFS pool from its future?

My experience with ZFS has generally been that it just works, so I expect the answer will be, it’s not a problem — but I have a data pool which will ruin my January if it fubars, so I want to double-...
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Backup and Restore strategy in Hbase cluster

I have just started with Hbase cluster. I have a Hbase cluster with 2 master nodes and 4 slave nodes. I have one hbase table where huge data is populated everyday so the disk gets filled quickly. I ...
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File History Catalog and Restoring Backup Image ... What Will Happen?

The Windows 10 File History feature stores the configuration files and catalog files both on the local C: and the File History target drive (correct me if I'm wrong please) and keeps them in sync. Is ...
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Ubuntu server best practice to backup and restore linux file system

so i have a really important question, and need some advise about linux server OS backup and restore. There is plenty information on google, other sources, but don't have much time to test every ...
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Backing up volumes from host vs from the inside of the container

The official docker documentation suggests as a good practice to backup the entire docker volume as it is. When you need to back up, restore, or migrate data from one Docker host to another, volumes ...
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Windows NTFS Data Deduplication and Snapshot Backups

We have a file server (fs00) on Google Cloud Platform (GCP): Running Windows Server 2019 (with Desktop Experience installed). One OS / System disk (250GB SSD) An independent data disk (5TB standard ...
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Clonezilla does not carry over user login configuration in Ubuntu 18.04

I have a machine with Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 installed. There is a single user and the user is set to login automatically without asking for password. I took device image with Clonezilla to restore the ...
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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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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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How to boot vhdx drives?

I recovered a bare metal backup for one hyper-v vm (2012 R2) in the form of 2 vhdx files. How can I boot the backed up vm? Should I burn into a USB/DVD or can I just use an unallocated drive space?
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Can't get primary DC up after restore

Recently I have become the administrator of a Windows-server environment. Due to an error on the PDC, I decided to restore it from an old backup (a bit over a month old) - yeah I know now and I'm ...
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Server 2012 R2 backup and restore

I do not have much experience with backup/restore to windows server images. I have a Windows server 2012r2 with sql and an accounting program. It is/was joined to a domain. I had to do a restore ...
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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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How to restore an OS disk onto a different, resized Azure VM as its new OS disk?

I am able to create a new virtual machine that's of a larger size than my current one, but I am not able to upgrade or resize an old VM to that larger size even though it's of a pretty similar type. ...
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Restoring logical volume from GCP/GCE snapshot

I recently carried out a recovery test on a Google Compute Engine VM with a Centos 7 OS. The VM has five partitioned disks managed by LVM. The server has been around for a while so there are about ten ...
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Windows Server 2016 Backup and restore with previous dates for recover file

I am using Windows Server 2016 for windows backup. My backup is a full server backup scheduled every day at 10:00 PM. A user asked for a three day old file but at the time of recovery or restore only ...
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How to restore from .dump.gz file using dump tool?

I have taken a dump of my server using the following command /sbin/dump -0uan -f - / | gzip -2 | ssh -p ***** -c blowfish dev***@***.**.**.** dd of=/DATA/junkBEN/server-full-backup-date '+%d-%B-%Y'....
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How to configure Linux to ignore `sync`?

I'm re-building a server that needs to do awfully lot of I/O to complete the task. Is there a way to tell Linux to temporarily ignore all sync(), syncfs() and fdatasync() from any processes? I think ...
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duplicity "CollectionsError: No backup chains found"

I'm using duplicity 0.7.06 to back up and 0.7.17 to restore a duplicity backup. But I'm getting the error "No backup chains found" when trying to restore a directory from it. I'm not sure what that ...
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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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pfsense xml restore on dissimilar hardware

pfsense has it's built in backup and restore function. it stores backup in xml files. they are located in /cf/config directory. backup can be done in many was from web interface or from directories. I ...
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Restoring a bare-metal backup fails (0x80070057 error) on Hyper-V

I'm trying to create a backup of our one of our domain controllers in case of a catastrophic failure, and I'm looking into ways to make one effectively. So far, I'm been very unsuccessful in getting ...
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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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How to perform a safe upgrade of Windows Server 2008 R2 (production) to Server 2012 R2?

I am new to server administration. I need to upgrade the windows server 2008 R2 to 2012 R2. Since windows server 2008 is a production server, I am afraid to do the in-place upgrade. Basically I need ...
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Move projects between two SVN repository

Our main svn repository went down due to a hardware failer 2 weeks back so I had to set up temporary local svn in an Ubuntu box to keep the development running with recovered working copies from local ...
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RAID 5 array not working after disk replacement?

We have an HP StorageWorks server with HP Smart Array P212. It has 2 SAS array configurations. Logical drive 1 which is a RAID 1 configuration Logical drive 2 which is a RAID 5 configuration One of ...
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Robocopy - Overwrite all files unless file in destination is newer

The title pretty much sums it up. I had restored a file share recently from a backup. Come to find out after about a day of users in production we started to notice some files were corrupt. Pulling ...
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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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Upgrading from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to 18.04 LTS - provisioning to restore to pre-upgrade state

We have an ubuntu 16.04 LTS server that we wish to upgrade to 18.04. However if something goes wrong, we don't want to be doing a re-install of 16.04, instead we would like to be able to take a ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Backup and Restore Best Practices

What is the best practice for backing up a Windows Server 2008 R2 environment so that it can be restored to different hardware if need be with Active Directory etc. intact? What needs to be ...
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How to revert back and undo changes in Centos?

Sometimes, I need to make some changes to Centos like installing and testing some utilities or trying a complex tutorial to install an advanced program for which the outcome is unknown. How can I ...
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Cannot recover from Windows Server Backup after expanded volume

I am running a Windows Server 2012 r2 instance on Hyper-v, I set up Windows Server Backup to run every night to incrementally back up a large folder. The folder sits on the same Virtual Hard Disc as ...
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Identify Mystery Backup File - Possibly cPanel?

A client contacted interested in getting his website back up and running after taking it down ~4 years ago and wanted to know if I still had a backup anywhere. Being a digital pack rat, I did! But I ...
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Prometheus with remote_write and backups

I'm building a prometheus stack that uses the remote_read/remote_write feature for long term storage, and I have some questions about if/how prometheus' tsdb needs to be backed up, given that it is ...
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TSM Can't Restore to Another Node

I have a server setup here which has been running for more than eight years. The servers are starting to fail, so the ability to restore from backup is becoming critical. I have a machine which has ...
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Restored Gitlab to Local Server, it now always redirects to original server

I restored a gitlab backup to my local computer just to see if i could make it work with another ldap server. Installed the same gitlab omnibus version to my machine, changed external url in gitlab.rb ...
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Can an EFS encrypted folder be backed up in an Azure Recovery Services Vault?

When I try to back up a Windows EFS encrypted folder on a physical server to an Azure Recovery Services Vault the file size is modified upon recovery and the files cannot be opened (are unrecognizable)...
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Automatic deletion of backups and transaction logs leaves broken backup points

TLDR: default log shipping job and maintenance plan are deleting old files from disk but backups are still displayed in SSMS making it very slow to display "Restore" window. How to delete old .trn/....
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how do I extract a tar archive with larger block size?

I have a tar ball that has a huge number of very large files. The blocking factor is 10k. This is taking too long to extract because it does a lot of 10k writes. The filesystem will perform better if ...
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