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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Google Drive - large frequently modified files

I'm currently exploring the possibility of using Google Drive to automate backup of local files as I am already a paying customer with lots of free storage. I'm currently using Google Apps Email and ...
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Script stops when user is changed

I am trying to create a script that logs as a different user to create a database backup. So far I have encountered a few problems, such as having to input sudo password, or not being able to bypass ...
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Running programs from external hard drive

I have a three year old Samsung laptop that has “Instant On” feature. It was terrifically fast when new but now its as just as slow as my old desktop. I’d like to reformat my computer so that I could ...
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CentOS6 Backup fails; “permission denied”

I am currently trying to do a backup of a server and am getting an error message when running my script. The script runs correctly on certain directories, but for the directory I am attempting to use ...
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Stylish: How to backup styles in Chrome

Stylish is the Chrome (and Firefox) extension. I would like to export all the styles I have installed (and modified some) and import them into Stylish in Chrome on another computer. Is there a way ...
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Exchange Email Sync To Another Email Address

I would like to backup all my email from and to a specific exchange 2010 email address. Ideally I would like to have them sync to a gmail account. Is there anyway to do this without adding a rule to ...
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Possible problems when using OneDrive as backup [on hold]

I’m going to use the automatic sync functionality of OneDrive, which is built-in into Windows 8.1, to implement a backup solution for my work files stored locally. In my understanding, ‘backup’ means ...
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How to gain access to Windows Users folders on a read-only backup medium

I have created a backup of a main (C:) volume of my old (Windows 7) computer and I am able to mount it as a read-only volume on my new (Windows 8.1) computer. When I try accessing a user folder under ...
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Make backups every N minute via Windows backup tool

Trying to make a backup of a certain folder with high frequency but the minimal option is day. Is this possible? I tried also cmd tool wbadmin but partial backups are not supported in it.
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Can't seem to copy to network share in CMD

I'm trying to write a simple script to back up specific files and directories, however it seems to fail when copying to the network drive. I've seen other similar issues advising to map the drive ...
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Why doesn't my Windows 7 task show up in Task Scheduler?

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit: I added new task, to run .bat every night, by doing steps below. But new task doesn't show up in Task Scheduler's Task Status or Active Tasks. I tried adding it again, but it ...
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Removing or overriding Windows 7 system image in windows 8

Before upgrading my PC to Windows 8.1, I did a standard Windows 7 backup to a 1TB hard drive. Now that I am in Windows 8.1, I would like to create a new System Image Backup, however I don't think the ...
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Duplicate last full backup from Areca

Using Areca Backup, I create full and incremental backups to a secondary drive during the week. I want to replicate the latest full backup or full + incremental to an external hard drive, which is not ...
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SQLServer Maintenance Plan Cleanup misses files by minutes [migrated]

I have a set of maintenance plans in place that perform a full backup weekly, and once complete, delete any .bak's that are a week old. This is important, because the DBs are very large and disk space ...
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dd fails in postgres backup from one server to another

I've got a server which is running out of space. Unfortunately it doesn't even have enough space anymore to backup a postgres database I've got running on it. So I now want to backup the running ...
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Create VPS Image To Save Setup Time

I am facing some issues and wondering if some one could help me out :) i have few VPS (Virtual Private Server) and/or Dedicated server that i pay monthly. Current Way of Works: First time i have ...
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Why is this drive's partition table messed up?

My old Compaq Presario C700 notebook is dying and I wanted to backup its data. I can boot it and copy the data right from it—with the problem of it shutting down every 2-3 minutes—or I can just take ...
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How to backup email in Thunderbird using IMAP and not deleting them on server?

I would like to backup my emails from an IMAP server. One solution I found is to use Thunderbird' Archive option. However, in order to keep email on server, I have to undelete them all after ...
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Restoring a website from a tar.gz file

I have a backup of a website that I created using the tar command below: tar -cvpzf backup.tar.gz /var/www/vhosts/example.com/httpdocs I see that in the archive file, it has saved the entire path ...
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Time Machine backup to Google Drive folder? [closed]

My university uses Google Apps. With Google recently unveiling higher education customers will receive unlimited drive space, I want to take advantage of this to automatically backup my Mac. The ...
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What is the recommended mininum “backup” for a new Toshiba Windows 8.1 laptop with no backup media? [closed]

I've got a new Windows 8.1 Toshiba laptop for one of my daughters. I'm trying to decide what the minimum backup I need to do is considering that it has not Windows CD or Windows CD Key. I don't care ...
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How to overwrite website files with minimal downtime [closed]

I have a web server running on AWS, and I have spun up a beta instance so I can do some cleanup without affecting the live website. Now I have tested and know it works fine, it is time to replace the ...
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Is it possible to transfer a file in separate bursts?

I have a USB device, a Kindle, that is suffering a disabling bug. It can be fixed with a firmware update. Unfortunately, one of the symptoms of this bug is that the device can only be mounted for 15 ...
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How to create password for WD MyPassport if drive doesn't show up in WD Smartware Settings tab?

Is it possible to set a password for Western Digital Smartware backups on a WD My Passport Ultra once the backup function has already been used? When I go to the Settings tab, it only shows my ...
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disk to disk clone in Clonezilla, how to use a part of the backup drive as a disk?

I want to do a disk to disk clone in Clonezilla. I have an external hard drive but I don't want to delete all of it's contents. Is it possible to do a disk to disk clone and choose to backup to a ...
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Does Linux offer “system protection” as available in Windows 7? [closed]

Windows 7 offers "System Protection" as found in the Control Panel applet System, then System Protection. System Protection will use whatever percentage of disk space is made available to it to keep ...
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How to use OneDrive for backup

I have a collection of folders that I want to be backed up to OneDrive. As files in these folders change - I want the new files to be uploaded/synced to OneDrive. As the size of these folders is ...
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What is the most common archive file format to have mountable, readable/searchable archives?

I make periodic backups of my data, resulting in large chunks of files. Currently I copy them into different directories on a share on a NAS (plus an external HDD), indicating the date in the ...
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Backing Up User home Folders in an Active Directory [migrated]

Our Domain is currently Set up with a Server 2012 domain controller. We have Home profiles enabled, which is annoying because it grants the User and only the user access to their files. We need to ...
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Setting up a distributed share and backup group [closed]

I want to set up a network with some friends and am wondering what tools are available. Specifications Ideally, we have some 3-7 computers, potentially but not necessarily including a NAS and/or a ...
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How to identify the database and took backup from another server?

Please guide me in this situation. I have two domains domain1 and domain2, both domain are registered from the different provider but hosted on the same server (server1). My question is that if I ...
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How do I rip a backup of an HD-DVD? (yes, the old format that was killed by Blu-ray)

I have some old HD-DVDs lying around. I'd like to put them on my computer as a digital file. I'm familiar with Handbrake, and the process of ripping DVDs. But not HD-DVDs. I'm using the Xbox 360 ...
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Clone entire disk to image using clonezilla and keep bootloader(s)

I have hardware issues with my notebook, so I'm sending it in tomorrow and need to backup the disk. Because I have multiple OSes installed it would be very important for me to preserve the bootloaders ...
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Why does file copying pause when user profile is “locked” on OSX ? (Mavericks)

I left my MacBook Pro backing up to an external drive using SuperDuper only to wake up and find that the progress was where I had left it. I had used my hot-corners that put my display to sleep also ...
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How do I set up a WD MyBook 1TB disk as a USB drive on Debian Linux “Lenny”?

I have a WD MyBook 1TB drive that I would like to use for full cron backups (TAR?) on a Debian Linux ("Lenny") server. Is this possible? I don't care about losing the MyBook software if a reformat ...
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How to restore a DriveImage Backup to a GPT-based system drive

I just bought a new laptop and was trying different things on it. I backed up my system partition with DriveImage XML and made a clean install of Windows to test something new. Later, when I tried to ...
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How can I make hourly backups from my Synology NAS to my LaCie NAS?

I have a Synology DiskStation DS215j and a LaCie Network Space 2. The LaCie has firmware >2.2.3, which allows it to function as an rsync server. Of course, normal network shares are also available. ...
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How can I make an image of my Vaio/Windows 8bootable USB recovery disk?

I have created a USB recovery disk for my Vaio running Windows 8, using the Vaio Care tool (so it's got all its drivers and bloatware etc included). I'd like to be able to reclaim the USB stick and ...
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Can win8.1 system image backup files be relocated to USB drive?

As per http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows-8/what-happened-to-backup-restore, I tried twice to backup my win8.1 to my USB 3.0 WD Ultra My Passport 1TB Drive; both times the backup failed. For ...
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Backup Windows Server to NAS

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 that I want to backup to a synology NAS (412+) network share. I've created a shared folder on the NAS. In windows backup when I select "Backup Schedule..." and go ...
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Gmvault: How to skip specific mail during restore

I have an issue with restoring a large gmail backup which I created using Gmvault. Unfortunately, neither the author nor the google group of Gmvault replied to my issue, so maybe one of you guys ran ...
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Delete old backups alike Apple Time Machine does

Time Machine saves hourly backups for the past 24 hours, daily backups for the past month, and weekly backups for everything older than a month until the volume runs out of space. At that point, Time ...
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File History forgets itself and prompts for wrong destination

I purchased a new NAS device and I've created a FileHistory share on it for my File History backups. All works well until the device goes offline for some reason: I have to restart it, a power bump, ...
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continuous backup solution for android over wifi

I want to backup new files (e.g. new pictures) form my SD card of my android powered smartphone over WiFi (differential backups). The backup destination is a windows pc. I thought about the following ...
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Share a hard drive for backing up using Mac TimeMachine and Ubuntu System Backups

I have a Macbook Pro using Time Machine for whole system backup and a Ubuntu installed on another Macbook Pro (not dual boot) using default system backup. I have a 4TB SATA hard drive partitioned ...
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Synology Diskstation DS2015 - Simultaneous Backups?

We have a network with four iMacs and two PCs; each of which have 2TB of data. We would like to run Time Machine and File History simultaneously. We have followed the directions found here. ...
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rsync ignoring partition directory

I use rsync to clone my internal hdd to an external disk. My system is Arch Linux. I have two partitions: / /data I am using the following rsync command: rsync -avzxt --progress --delete ...
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Disk space usage on a MyBook Live

Western Digital makes an automatic backup tool called SmartWare. When I tested it out and backed up just a couple of directories from a Windows machine, it works great - except that files taking up ...
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My application icons dissapeared after restoring (from backup), how to get them back?

My laptop harddisk crashed. However, since I use a backup solution (HP Autonomy), I managed to restore most of the documents and files that had been backed up, after reinstalling the operating system, ...
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Creating Dell factory backup will delete all other data from this drive

I'd like to create a factory backup disk to the Dell laptop that I recently aquired. I want to save this factory backup on an external WD flash drive (that has 500GB). This disk contains, already ...