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rsnapshot produces a double backup of localhost/media

I use rsnapshot in my Xen host to backup all vms via their snapshots. Now rsnapshot backups everything double, because it creates an extra "localhost" folder in each daily backup, that contains ...
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Remote incremental backups with rsync?

I'm trying to set up rsync to send incremental backups to a remote server. The first backup would go to a "backup" folder, then the next backup would send only the changes to a "backup.1" folder, and ...
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Windows 2016 incremental backup to network share

I`m new to Windows 2016 Server. Is there a way to make an incremental backup to network share using native backup software? I found only one way to do this - create a virtual hard drive file. Is this ...
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Is GNU tar incremental backup reliable if ext4 is mounted with noatime?

My system is running on SSD on top of LVM logical volume, formatted to ext4. I'm using noatime option at my fstab for this partition. I'm going to do incremental backups of system partition using LVM ...
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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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rsync to much upload data

I have an issue with an incremental backup using rsync. My issue rsync that it sends 150 GB of data to the backup server, however only 10 GB maximum have been changed on the server. I can't figure out ...
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Azure Backup Change Source Location

I have a small client who uses Azure Backup and Replication to perform a cloud backup of profile data and a file share that was sitting on a failing NAS. I mounted the new NAS via ISCSI to the file ...
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Transitioning from rsync to ZFS send/receive

I recently converted my backup server and offsite backup server to ZFS. I used to use rsync to do incremental backups to the offsite server, but now I would like to transition to using ZFS send and ...
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Should this be the last backup of the year?

I have a question about a Grandfather, Father, Son 21 Backup Strategy... (the 21 stands for the number of volumes) which I have worked out on the following spreadsheet (see in Google Drive): https://...
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Offsite Incremental Encrypted Backups for a small law office [closed]

I am the system administrator for a small law office. We have a local file server on our network that holds all of our digital records. The server is running Windows 8, but uses Cygwin. I currently ...
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fail to perform Incremental Backup with TAR

Environment: Ubuntu 16.04 in Azure I'm attempting to backup specific folders. I'm using a simple tar command with no compression. My objective is to keep the file for a month, adding changes ...
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How to perform incremental / continuous backups of zfs pool?

How can zfs pools be continuously/incrementally backed up offsite? I recognise the send/receive over ssh is one method however that involves having to manage snapshots manually. There are some tools ...
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Why take both incremental and full backups

Some backup software vendors propose making weekly "full backups" in addition to daily "incremental backups". Point in case: http://novabackup.novastor.com/blog/differential-incremental-backup/ I ...
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Backup LXD container to an other LXD host

I have two servers A and B which are running Ubuntu 16.04 and an RAID1 ZFS file system for LXD. At the moment there are a few containers running on server A. Now my idea to make nightly backups from ...
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backuppc can't complete full backup. read error

I'm using backuppc on debian wheezy, the backup service never completes the first initial backp. I keep getting the "Parent read EOF from child: fatal error!" error. Tried to look it up, doesn't seem ...
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How to have rsnapshot link to original files?

I'd like rsnapshot to not create a second copy of all my files and instead just have hardlinks to the original files and only save a copy of changes. I have a windows and linux server. I would like ...
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rdiff-backup bug or error? Disk quota exceeded but that is not true

I want to make a backup with rdiff-backup. I have a backup VPS and I want to get the datas from remote host. Here it is my command what I used: rdiff-backup root@**RemoteIP**::/remotesourcefolder/ ...
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Adding snapshoting capability to a QA lab made of pyshical machines

Due to the nature of our application we can't run and test it on virtualization. I would like to have the ability to revert to a previous clean state and (if possible) have some kind of snapshoting (...
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fast backup script in linux

I have a server with more applications and do normal shell command to take backups. it took couple of days to complete. Tried to install duplicity. but its told some packages are not found. its Debian ...
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Consolidating multiple backupsites to centrally managed backup

We're a medium sized business with about 50 different geographical sites of varying sizes (infrastructure/user/server wise). Today we have local backupservers on most sites, that take filelevel full ...
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Router backup solution with USB [closed]

I have a router sitting at an external location. I'm looking for a solution to backup router logs at scheduled intervals, incrementally, over USB. Can someone recommend an intelligent external ...
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How can I see the expire date of a file in Tivoli Storage Manager?

If I understand correctly, when I do an incremental backup and a file has been removed from the client, the server marks it as inactive which makes it eligible for purging when the expire time has ...
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Windows 2012 Incremental Backup

I'm running Windows 2012, using the built in Backup to perform backups. I want the first backup to be full, and then incremental thereafter. I have the following test scenario set up: Backup ...
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Back up incremental snapshots to another volume

I'm looking for a way to implement something close to the following backup scheme: Initially, a full image is copied to the backup target. Periodically (e.g. nightly), only blocks that have changed ...
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Rotating incremental backups using xfsdump

With rsync I can create a set of incremental backups, and delete backups older than a certain age. Then the oldest backup becomes the new base backup, essentially. Is this possible with xfsdump? Once ...
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Will a Veeam 8 Snapshot Backup be be unable to restore my non-quiescable file-based databases if someone is logged in to them at the time?

We have some very old file-based databases (multi-user, but not Server-based) that are running on some VMs on an VMWare ESXi. Setup HyperVisor The ESXi is running ESXi version 5.1.0 Virtual ...
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Looking For Simple, Fast Incremental Backup Algorithm Using RSYNC [closed]

I'm running a simple bash script that uses rsync to do an incremental backup of my web server every hour. What I'm looking for is an efficient algorithm to delete the proper backups so that in the end ...
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Efficiently get file deltas for backups

With many large Xen sparse image files that have to be backed up, I'm looking for a way to do this efficiently both in terms of disk space (saving space with a differential tool like duplicity, bup, ...
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Robocopy /xd with wildcards and sub-paths

I don't think this exact question has been asked before (I looked). My backup server runs a script using Robocopy, and I want to exclude files that don't really need to be backed up, specifically: *\...
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Definition of differential and incremental backups

On Wikipedia in german about Archivbit, I read the following: Full backup: The full backup backs up all files - regardless of their attributes - and resets the archive attribute. Differential ...
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How to incrementally backup XenServer VMs [closed]

I am looking for a way to backup XenServer (or XAPI) VMs incrementally. backup just changed data every time. without performance penalty, slowing down the server after the backup is done (snapshots ...
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Syncing rsnapshot backup drives

I have a pair of USB drives I use for backing up to via rsnapshot. One drive is left plugged in and the other is taken off site. For the first swap, I ran "rsync -aH" to copy all the contents from ...
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How to minimize bandwidth in frequent postgres backup scenario?

I'm looking to make very frequent backup (every hour) of postgres data on several VMs (say 20-50) towards the same archive server. Here are more data if needed: Ideally, the system should support ...
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Do different rsnapshot retains use the same hard links?

Say I have a weekly and monthly backup configured in rsnapshot. Will the weekly backups create hard links to the same files created by a previous monthly backup (and vice versa)?
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How many incremental backups to keep with Percona xtrabackup?

I'm looking to replace an aging and decidedly suboptimal mysqldump-based database backup strategy with Percona's Xtrabackup. This all looks pretty straightforward, except that I'm wondering: how many ...
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7z “is not supported archive” while updating an archive

7za u -pPasswored -mhe=on -r -m0=lzma -mx=9 -mfb=64 -md=32m '-x!temp' filename.7z /home/software While updating the archive we are getting this error: Error: XXXXXXX.7z is not supported archive ...
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rsync last 3 days plus weekly backups

I have a shell script that i'll be running with a crontab. Basically I want to modify this so I can do daily backups for the last 3 days. I've seen examples where the last 7 days are backup. I just ...
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is scheduled backup via standard windows backup gui supported over network?

OS Windows server 2008 Standard [note: this is not R2] Plot we are trying to switch from usb attached backups to over the network backup Issues: When i use the standard Windows backup GUI and ...
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Is there an equivalent of volume space reclamation in Bacula?

I recently met a guy using Tivoli Storage Manager. He talked about "volume reclamation", which copies only the files of incremental backup which are newer than the retention period/number of version ...
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Rotating Backups with RSync and CP - Excludes not working perfectly

My script looks essentially like this: cp -al $yesterdays_snapshot $todays_snapshot rsync -vadlH --exclude-from excludes.rsyc $source $todays_snapshot This works great except for one problem: If ...
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tar incremental backup is backing everything up, every time when used on the Dropbox directory

I made an incremental backup about 10 months ago (on Jan 27, 2013), creating a .snar metadata file. Now, when I try to make an incremental backup using tar --create --file=dropbox_incremental_1.tar --...
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How do I backup 50GB+ of files on a linux box to a remote sftp account [closed]

How do I backup 50GB+ of files on a linux box to a remote sftp account. My requirements Store several versions of the backups. Encrypted before sent to remote server. Disk and bandwidth efficent, ...
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Which way should we choose to shorten backup time?

A company performs a full backup for its data in a daily basis for disaster recovery purposes. However, their backup process cannot be completed within the assigned backup time window. What would ...
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easy way to restore incremental rsync backup?

I have incremental rsync backups of a folder, created with: rsync --delete -a -v --backup --backup-dir="../backup_`date +%Y-%m-%d`" /orig /backups/dest so I have a copy of current /orig on /backups/...
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How to configure multiple hostfiles to split big backups in BackupPC?

With my current configuration the BackupPC creates one rsync(of tar for local) process per host. My config file is following: /etc/BackupPC/pc/myhost.pl: $Conf{RsyncShareName} = '/data'; In my /data ...
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Amanda backup with SSH fails both client and localhost

I'm trying to get Amanda working with SSH auth. After I installed it on a server and did a basic configuration with harddisk as tape, I got it up and running, no client support though. But I did get ...
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Differential backup missing moved folders (flawed archive attribute logic)

Recently I've discovered that my backup system it flawed: there are situation where various files/folders are missed. I do my backup from local disk to a network NAS. I use Cobian backup, and I have ...
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How to make differential backup without using archive attribute? [closed]

Plain and simple: I need to make differential backup of my files without using the typical file attribute logic. Possibly with a free software. So the software I need should rely on it's own indexing ...
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Server Backup Options? [closed]

I currently have a dedicated server running Apache (I can supply more specs if needed), but I'm trying to setup automatic full backups to run every night. Preferably I'd like to be able to put them on ...
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Incremental backups and deleting files

I've been researching various backup software (free and paid) for a while now trying to find one that suits our needs. Basically I want to backup a directory on our web server to a remote ftp server ...