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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Creating A Backup DVD of Windows 10

I purchased Windows 8.1 around 2 years back, I have the original DVD, and installed it on my laptop. Later, I upgraded it to Windows 10 around 8 months back. I want to completely remove everything ...
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Veeam Backup & Replication for Hyper-V

I have 5 Hyper-V on each of them. I have created virtual machines with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 10. I want to get backup from these machines with Veeam Backup & Replication. If I want ...
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Incremental Snapshot Style backups with rsync on NTFS

I've taken over development of an embedded Linux product which needs a reliable backup solution. Backups are to be performed without compression to an attached USB storage device formatted to NTFS. ...
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rsnapshot exclude_file not working for local backup?

I've setup rsnapshot for 2 Ubuntu 14.04 servers. One is over SSH, the other is local. The configs are almost exactly the same, however the local backup seems to not honor the exclude_file. Global ...
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Get Win7 backup settings without changing settings

I want to see what my current Win7 backup directory settings are. The only way I have found to get to them is by going through the Win7 backup wizard. This last time I stepped through the wizard, ...
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Windows Bacup Image - on live system?

I remember the old days, when many people used Norton Ghost. It was started from a bootable floppy disk and then one was able to create or restore system images. Today I use the built-in Windows ...
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I cannot get Windows 7 to perform a system backup

I am trying to create a backup of my Windows 7 partition by using Windows' "Backup and Restore" utility. I have an external USB hard drive with a ~1.8 TB NTFS partition and a small 256 MB partition ...
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Windows easy transfer plug in error [closed]

I have clicked on Windows Easy Transfer and when it opens i see an error message: An error saying that the PC needs to connect to another PC.
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Using 7-Zip for peer-to-peer LAN backups, good or bad idea?

Context: A couple of computers have a few gigabytes of documents to back-up. Most of the hard drive is empty. I want to use 7-Zip to create password protected archives and distribute it among the ...
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ioctl error during btrfs send

I am getting this error when I try to back up my @home btrfs subvolume from my laptop running Arch Linux to my external drive. This seems like a straightforward error, but the strange thing is that I ...
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Windows incorrectly marks my drives as “System”

I want to back up my Windows system using System Image Backup (control panel - file history - system image backup). Windows won't let me backup unless I include an external hard drive, and another ...
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El Capitan upgrade white screen

I recently upgraded my late 2007 iMac to el capitan. The computer was very sluggish for a couple of weeks keep freezing on us. And than after the last update it died completely, white screen with the ...
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Need To Factory Restore Laptop. How Do I Backup and Restore Thunderbird?

I need to do a factory restore on my Medion Vista Laptop. How can I back up and restore my desktop items including, and especially, Thunderbird email clients and folders. It receives the emails from ...
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Handling outlook data files .pst when moving to another PC

I am having a little trouble handling a .pst outlook data file and it's supposed location in Outlook 2010. Let me explain a bit. My objective was to move and use a pst outlook file from an old ...
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unable to remove symbolic links of rsync copy of /bin and /dev

I accidentally made a rsync copy of my root directory, "/" using the -a option, as follows: user@mycomputer:~$ rsync -a / /backup-dir user@mycomputer:~$ ls -l /backup-dir/ total 10102784 drwxrwxrwx 1 ...
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Unable to create system image: One of volumes specified for backup is invalid

Having rebuilt my laptop from a Windows 8.1 sys-prepped image, then spent a day adding additional applications, I want to create a system image to speed up any future rebuilds. However, when I ...
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Backup with client-side encryption that supports file renaming/moving [closed]

I've been using Crashplan for remote backups for a while now, but I'm frustrated by the amount of memory it uses and I also particularly have trouble with the fact that it doesn't have any support for ...
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Bonobo git server: How to do an incremental backup of all repos

We have Bonobo git server running on Windows server and have to copy all repos to another Windows server, so we can restore Bonobo git server even after our office has been burnt to the ground. We ...
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Prevent data loss through degradation, by making redundant copies to disc

I am about to store my PGP key to a 700MB disc. The key is (compressed) ~ 7KB in size. That is a whole lot space not used. A whole lot space that, if filled, could enable my drive to get at least one ...
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Is it possible to recover HTML form data from Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 (MS IE11)?

I want to know if it's possible to recover HTML web form data from MS IE11. The 4 scenarios that I'm interested in, are: when you've closed IE11's process (iexplore.exe (*32)), but have not ...
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Rsync hanging on files from client to LAN NAS server via ssh

I'm using rsync to do a backup to a NAS on my local network over SSH. However when running rsync I'm finding that it's getting stuck on certain files. Rsync will completely freeze and refuse to ...
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Backing up Windows to a NAS: Security issues

Recent computer malware will seek out mounted SMB volumes and do their dirty work on files it finds there. This puts NAS-based backups at risk. Due to a Windows limitation, a client may use no more ...
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How do I image a external disk with a linux install and restore it to a smaller external disk [closed]

I have a bootable 1T external USB disk but only have a Linux OS and few other things on it. It is only used about 50GB. I have another 500GB external USB disk. I am thinking transfer the state of the ...
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What is the most efficient/foolproof way to backup personal files from an entire hard drive?

I am on the cusp of obtaining a new laptop; is there a "shortcut" to saving all my "personal" files (those created by me - documents, spreadsheets, source code, etc.) from my old laptop so that they ...
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Synology DS716+

So I'm thinking of buying this NAS. Im planning to use pretty much all the features on it. Running Plex, using the Time Machine and also backing up home PCs. One thing I'm a bit confused about is: ...
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win32_shadowcopy Unsupported shadow copy context

The result of entering (Get-WmiObject -list win32_shadowcopy).create("C:\","Backup") into powershell is ReturnValue : 5 ShadowID : {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} However the ...
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Backup and Restore rescue Disk

I am having couple of quick question regarding Backup and Restore feature with my recently purchase Dell Inspiron 15 5547 laptop. If anybody could give some inputs/lights on this that would be great ...
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Copy source backup folder contents to a folder where the name is the local date

I'm needing to move only the contents (files and subfolders) of a folder located in: \\serverA\critical\ to a new folder where the name must be the local date in: \\serverB\dd-mm-yyyy and then ...
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Find/check redundant files for cleanup and backup purposes

Very often I want to find out if the contents of given folders match or if the content of a single folder is redundant - maybe to check if it's duplicate and can be removed or to make sure there are ...
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How to backup VMware fusion?

This might sound weird but I deleted (with a third party tool: Omnisweeper) my VMware hd disk, while it was still running. Although it is still running but I guess with next restart, it will never ...
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how to create backup form PostgreSQL without console postgresql?

I have a VPS (ubuntu base). I can not access to console of postgresql. How should I backup from PostgreSQL? Thanks.
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WHS 2011 error code '2155348249' when trying to make a server backup: low disk space for Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)

When I try to start the windows server backup it fails because of empty disk space. I get the following error message in the event log: The backup operation that started at xxx has failed because ...
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Multiple Failed to read Sector - Unrecovered Read Error" when backing up dvd. Tried multiple copies of the same dvd

I've been backing up my dvd collection to external drives which are connected to a raspberry pi running kodi. I've literally backed up thousands of dvds without any issue but I'm having a real ...
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Windows File history over internet (or another solution)

So I have a backup of my HD on a NAS-server in Denmark, but I am in Canada for 7 months. I have lots of new photos and video, and would like to back them up. It seems I cannot chose a drive outside ...
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Why is the backup image size limited to 2088958MB?

I wanted to make a backup image of my drive with the windows 7 (x64) backup tool. I deselected any file-based backup options as I just wanted a full image (i.e. recovery + C partition). I got the ...
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Backing up .PST's to the cloud effectively

Medium sized business 2000 people. Connected HP Backup is used to backup people’s data in HP’s Datacentre. We have 3 sites, 30Mb split across 3 sites, 10Mb each. 700 people per site (not exactly), ...
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How to make a backup copy of a DVD?

I have a DVD, which has some questions and solutions. I want to copy this DVD into my hard disk as a backup in case it gets scratched. I think I have to save it as ISO file but I'm not sure. How can ...
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Windows 10 System Image Restore Failed - The Parameter is Incorrect

I backed up my computer by using Windows Backup and Recovery System Image. I have been using this technique for years with windows 7, 8 and 8.1. I use a System Repair disc to successfully restore ...
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Mirror a folder automatically? [duplicate]

Let's cay I store some really important stuff in C:\User\Rahul\Desktop\IMP. Is it possible to make windows automatically mirror the contents of that folder to C:\Users\Rahul\OneDrive\IMP constantly ...
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Backup FireFox's Session Manager storage

I use FireFox with Session Manager plugin. I'd like to use a tool to backup only its session files, not whole FireFox profile. These tools support shadow copy, so that a file can be backup even when ...
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How do I move hard links to new server properly?

I have a server with 4 drives in it and am getting pretty full. I run the drives in a raid 5 and they are all 3tb drives. I then run backintime and have it run my daily backup. My data set is about ...
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Magento backups with MySQL

I'm launching an online store using Magento. I plan to launch two Apache server instances using Apache and two mysql server instances. From what I've read, MySQL master-master replication does not ...
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Running a windows xp image using windows virtual PC from an external hdd

Backstory. We have an old XP computer which will be retired. This computer has an application made by a firm that does not exist anymore. The files this application produced can only be viewed using ...
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[Windows]Automatically run script only when application is run? [duplicate]

I have a script generated by FreeFileSync that backs up (via versioning) Firefox's profile directory every hour. How can I have this script run when Firefox is started and terminate when Firefox is ...
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Backing up Word VBA Macros

I just inadvertently deleted a couple of functions that I needed and am having to recreate them. Is there a way to back up Word VBA macros themselves? Preferably one that's quick and easy and/or ...
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Why is my Virtual Machine Backup larger than virtual machine drives

As part of a disaster recovery test, we made a backup of a virtual machine that runs our SQL server. The backup file was >360GB and took a long time to copy over USB 2.0 (don't ask me why our disaster ...
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Is it possible to get Windows Repair to restore the latest files at the same time as an image?

Using Backup and Restore from Windows 7 Pro it seems pretty easy to take a an image of a machine and then configure it to backup all files on a disk incrementally. It also seems extremely easy to ...
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In which case should I prefer dd over GNU ddrescue?

As far as I can see, comparing dd with ddrescue can be concluded saying that ddrescue is far better at rescuing data from broken data sources. dd does not have this ability. dd_rescue vs dcfldd vs dd ...
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Run batch job periodically after a process has terminated

I used FreeFileSync to create a batch job to backup my Firefox profile and I'm not sure how to run it periodically (every hour or so) or after Firefox has been closed. FreeFileSync's website ...
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How restore point works in Windows 10

I am trying to create a backup for my C Drive having windows 10 ( C drive was crashed last time and I've lost a lot of data; error was 'boot file missing' ). I have installed games, softwares etc in ...