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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Tools for sync, encryption and backup to cloud [on hold]

I have two Windows 7 machines. One is Desktop PC, second is notebook. And I want to synchronize some folders between them. Next, I want full this encryption for those and backup that will be stored ...
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how to manage SSD / HDD links with Crashplan

I'm using Crashplan on my Mac, with a SSD OS drive, and internal HDD for data (Documents folder). I made a symbolic link from the SDD to HDD for the documents folder, which works fine for things like ...
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Cheapest way to backup 15TB [on hold]

I have 15TB (not GB) of data which I need to backup. What is the cheapest way to back this up? At the moment, that data is currently stored on five 3TB HDDs
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Copy all files except those that are executable [duplicate]

I have a backup script that copies all the files in my programming directory to an external HDD. Right now, the output files are called program.out and my script is set to ignore them, but I would ...
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Are re-combined BTRFS incrementals identical to the original?

I have several systems running btrfs, and I'd like to use the btrfs subvolume send/receive features as a backup solution. I want to send daily incrementals to remote as efficiently as possible. That ...
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Remote Backup Solution

I have a customer who is looking for an extra backup. He already uses Western Digital's cloud backup as well as swapping out his physical backup drives once a week and bringing it offsite. He is ...
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Acronis Back up Recovery

I had Windows 8 Pre-Installed On my laptop. My HDD was GPT. I backed up with Acronis and saved it in a partition in HDD. Once I Installed Linux Alongside Win 8. Unfortunatly My HDD Cleaned Entirly. I ...
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Can I restore a Unix server by copypasting system directories from a backup?

I messed up a Ubuntu server with lots of installed binaries, settings, etc. I'm going to have to reinstall Ubuntu, but I have a complete backup, hidden files and all, though not bootable. I'm hoping ...
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Backup a big file with binary diff

Edited here is my problem: I have a file A (10GB) and a file B (10GB). File A and B are slightly different (diff is around 500MB). I want to the file A to be exactly as B as fast as possible. One ...
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Home NAS backup system

my question is about automatiom and backups. So I go to work and generate about 1GB of files a day, i want to have a NAS at home that when i come home with my laptop and connect to the network it ...
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Synology NAS resume rsync backup after connection loss

I am trying to do a backup from a synology NAS to an offsite NAS. I am using rsync through DSM5 as of now, but it doesn't give me the possibility to resume the backup if a connection loss occurs. This ...
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Cannot use Windows backup

I'm trying to create a backup after reading this thread, using Windows 7 inbuilt backup. I love the idea of backing up all of my files from my various hard drives, along with creating a virtual ...
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mysql backup verification

Im not a dabase admin or advanced database user or advanced linux user.. but I would like to know how to verify mysql dumps because I am backing up my own sites manually. Normally when backing up lot ...
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Migrating files from Windows to Linux

I am converting my Windows 7 to an Arch Linux machine, and was wondering what the safest way to backup my files for use on Linux was. I don't want to use the Windows Backup and Restore facility as ...
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7z is not supported archive while update archive [closed]

7za u -pPasswored -mhe=on -r -m0=lzma -mx=9 -mfb=64 -md=32m '-x!temp' filename.7z /home/software While updating archive we are getting this error: Error: XXXXXXX.7z is not supported archive ...
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Reading Linksys EA3500 Configuration File

Is there a way to view the configuration of a Linksys EA3500 from a .cfg backup of the router's configuration? What I mean is, can I open the backup file to view the configuration settings of the ...
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Best practice for live backups? [closed]

I wanted to ask for some assistance on the matter....im in need of finding a way to backup live barebone machines. We currently have SCCM implemented to handle deployments of new machines. As far as ...
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Bootmgr missing [closed]

Ok so the dreaded bootmgr missing .... well using. Dell inspiron. 1720.. I had blue screen at which point? Loaded back did system recovery due to desktop unable to be found that did nothing reload ...
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'boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible' After restoring backup

I'm trying to restore a backup image (win 7) from HDD1 (Drive letters: C, D, E, F) to HDD2 (G, H). the drive letters remain the same from both HDDs. After restoring, I removed HDD1 and try to boot ...
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slim down Firefox Portable for backup

I'm using Firefox Portable from portableapps.com Occasionally, I want to backup the whole folder for safekeeping, but the backup usually takes very long time. I am guessing the reason is that there ...
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How to backup data on hard disk before fresh Windows install

My new laptop came pre-loaded with Windows 8. I tried to install Windows 7 but it shows that the drive is partitioned using GPT. Now, I need to delete all partitions and convert it to MBR to install ...
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rsync --backup-dir not getting changed data - instead it is going to the original backup location

I'm not sure why this is not working as expected. I have a full rsync backup of /scripts/source in /scripts/full and want to put differential backup into /scripts/diff However, when a file is added ...
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Creating a system image on a blank hdd and using that same hdd

So here's my situation: I have a 1TB HDD that is starting to make noises (fail) so I bought a new 2TB HDD to put my old information on. But here is my question: If I were to make a System Image on the ...
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Find files with different inodes in same directory structure

We have a slight problem with our backups. Our setup is as follows: We create a backup using the rsync command. The backup uses the option --link-dest option, to create incremental backups with ...
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How to restore the file access time after extracting from archive

Is it possible under Linux to restore the file access time to that of the original file after extracting files from an archive created with tar on NTFS file system? tar does not restore the access ...
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Copy (backup) your Windows 7 - launchers

I want to make a copy of some settings with Windows 7 - Launchers pinned to the taskbar - Launchers pinned to the start menu - Favorites / link from the sidebar of Windows Explorer - Library with ...
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Copying files from hard drive B (desktop's HD) to hard drive A (laptop's HD) and putting back hard drive A into laptop

I just bought a new Hard drive for my laptop, but all my files are on my desktop. I thought of just plugging in my new laptop's hard drive into my desktop and copying and pasting my files (from ...
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How Shadow Copy Service works? how it backups the data which we modified

I am Using Shadow Copy to restore my files,and restoring my files. I wonder how does it works.
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Windows Backup and Restore Error 0x800708CA

When trying to set up Windows Backup and Restore to save to a network drive, I receive an error "The Network connection does not exist. (0x800708CA) It seems to be an issue with my local machine. ...
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Keeping internal HDD as external

I am looking to get a disk to backup all my data in case something hapens and both my internal drives' filesystem get corrupted. I am thinking of getting an 'internal' hard drive and simply keep it ...
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Saving source code of a personal project (made with Netbeans) to the cloud

I'm using Netbeans for code development of a personal project. Often times the computer I'm working on isn't mine or I may not be on it always (for example it's a library computer or one I'm using at ...
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How to read a Linux HD from a NAS on a windows machine?

I have/had a Buffalo NAS drive, LS-WSX Series working fine until I decided to clean out the trash folder on the NAS. Since then I can not access the shared folders that I had set up. I have spoken ...
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How do I back up images with limited disk space?

I'm in a scenario where I have one 500GB hard drive and about 400GB of images I want to tar. I obviously won't have enough disk space, but I don't mind getting rid of the images as they are added to ...
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Making a backup of the system image in windows 7

I am trying to make a backup of my windows 7 system and am trying to use the external hard disk to back up the data to. Looking at a couple of guides on google ...
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Tape backup with compression

I would like to backup a NAS to a series of LT02 tapes, (200 gigs uncompressed, 400gigs compressed.) There are about 700 gigs of data to back up. I initially tried cpio, first trying to set hardware ...
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Clone BOOTCAMP partiton for later full restore [OSX]

I have 2 Macs at home, a Macbook Pro and a Mac Mini. I want to move the Minis data to MBPs and vice versa. I made a time machine backup of both Macs, on my external HDD. The challenge is that both ...
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Efficient solution for on the cloud backup and archiving [closed]

At my current office i have an old PowerEdge server machine with the following spec: 2.1 Xeon, 500GB, 8GB DDR2. The machine is installed with MS Server 2008, and mostly used as a storage server ...
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What is the most secure, efficient and cheap way to backup files? [closed]

I 've been using computers for 20 years and I have gone through several styles of backing up my files. In the past I used to burn files on CDs and DVDs, which soon turned into a huge mass. I couldn't ...
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Run schedule task while logged off using command line on local machine under windows7

I'm tryig to run this batch file: schtasks /create /SC once /ST 23:00 /tn "batch2" /tr "c:\windows\system32\schtasks.exe /run /TN "Acronis\backup_to_disk2" /ru "WORKGROUP\Tps02-PC$" rl/ highest ...
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Sync between machines

How can I set backup from machine A to machine B (via WAN), but have the files in destination B encrypted in some level (password per folder\file)? Is there any solution (free or not) to backing up ...
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How to restore Acronis backup

When I bought My Laptop I backed up (With Acronis) from partitions(OS ,Recovery and restore partition). Now my hard disk cleaned entirely and I've created some new Partitions. But when recover my ...
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Best solution: NAS with DMS for CAD workgroup

I am currently trying to figure out the best solution for a small (2-5 persons) workgroup that primarily works with CAD files and some standard office stuff. The users want to use the NAS as a central ...
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Rsync for backup

I think I'm using rsync wrong as it appears to be backing up unchanged files I ran it yesterday and it's backup up again when I run today instead of skipping them. Why? EDIT Trying to back up to a ...
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Will Win7 Hidden Install Partition Still Work After Cloning and Restoring to a New Hard Drive

I have a laptop with Windows 7 whose hard drive is failing. There is no install disk and a fresh install is done via the bios and a hidden partition containing the Win7 install files. I'd like to ...
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Backing up a Surface Pro 2 as easily as a Mac

I'm a long time Mac user, and one of the things I love is not having to think about backup - I plugged in a Time Capsule, told my various Macs to use it and haven't worried since. Every time I need ...
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iMac with Mountain Lion and Mavericks

I have been starting up my iMac (Mavericks) with a flash drive that boots up Mountain Lion so that I can use an app that is incompatible with Mavericks. Question: I have a single external backup drive ...
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Backing up github [closed]

I have a bunch of github directories and have been using a script with the "cp" command to backup to an external USB drive. I was wondering if I should be backing up directories that I make for ...
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How to backup a flash drive automatically each time I plug it in?

I remember using a program to do this in the past, but I can't find it anymore. Regardless of that, in Windows is there a way I can automatically backup a USB flash drive each time I plug it in?
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Real-time local backup on Windows 7/8 [closed]

I'm looking for a reliable backup solution on Windows, something with a feature set similar to Yadis. I've been using CrashPlan for 2 months, but their software lost more than 1TB of my data, that's ...
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Backup and restore Subversion user permissions

We use svnsync to create fully functional backup servers, and we have a script to do so. However if we wanted to create a new backup server, we have to copy the htpasswd and groups.conf file across ...