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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Restricting access to a drive to only my backup software

I am currently using Acronis backup software that writes to a local external drive that is used exclusively for backups. Is there a way that I can set things up so that the only application that can ...
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Failing hard drive; backup procedure and software

I am running on a Windows system that has had a bad hard drive for quite a long while... it has been making grinding noises, which has been audibly getting louder over the past 2 years. Now, the OS ...
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How to compress ext4 partition with Acronis while backup?

with Acronis, when I set to compress ext4 partition before backup, the results is a raw backup and not compressed. The same process with ntfs or fat32 partition, results are compressed. Please, could ...
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How to force rsync to stop if destination disk is full?

I am using rsync (version 3.1.0 on a centos) to do some backup task. I develop a software that monitor my rsync processes to fit the backup configuration to my buisness logic. My software launch some ...
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Windows License Validity after Restoration from Backup of Other Machine

I am working to restore 30 or so company PCs from a single "clean" backup image. They all came with Windows 7 Pro, and have product key stickers on the cases. On the first machine, I formatted the ...
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How to backup and clean my full gmail? [closed]

I have an old and full gmail account, i use every day since 4/16/2005. I try several apps but most don't finish the first full backup. What is the best option? Is there additional options? I favor ...
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Restoring a Windows registry backup in another hdd

I've messed up my Windows registry but I have a backup from that section (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/WindowsNT/CurrentVersion/ProfileList). Turns out I cant boot Windows nor a repair CD ...
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Windows File History Alternatives [closed]

I'm looking for an alternative to windows file history that will backup files stored on a mapped network drive too. Ideally the software would also integrate into the explorer context menu making ...
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Backup multiple virtual machines and save backups to host

I have linux centos server with multiple ( 10 ) virtual machines running on vmware. Is it possible to make backup on database and specific directory on each virtual machine via script and cronjob on ...
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Can I backup a running virtualbox Virtual machine?

I am currently running a time consuming python script on a virtual machine(It has been running for ~95 hours at the moment). I have no idea how long it will take to complete and am running it on a VM ...
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How should I back-up my data before a windows re-install? Omitted files when copying C drive

I wonder how to make sure I backed up all files before whiping out C and re-install Windows (factory reset). I have taken best of care to copy my documents, photos etc. to an external drive. However ...
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windows.old folder restored from external backup is not recognized for rollback in Windows 10 insider preview

Would like to do a proper rollback with the windows.old folder of Windows 10 which was restored from external backup to it's original location; yet the system and startup dialog negates the option. ...
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what is the best file system for archiving pictures and videos? [closed]

I want to store many pictures and videos on external hard drive as back up and I prefer that it be possible to transfer these files from different machines with different Operating systems. As I ...
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Switch hard drives and data [duplicate]

Ok, I know there is something that looks the same but my case is not the same. I have a computer with windows 7 and 5 hard drives. My C drive is full. I want to move the data from hard drive C to ...
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“Reverse incremental” backup for Windows?

I am looking for a way to make a "reverse incremental" backup under Windows. What I mean by reverse incremental is: source folder (S): files a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h target folder: newest backup ...
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Amazon Cloud Drive for photo backup - how does it handle edited photos? [migrated]

I backed up all my photos to my cloud drive and then found that there's no way to sync photos so they continue to stay updated. (Also read this thread). I know that you can drag a file into the ...
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Windows Server Backup dedicated HDD and “locky” kind of malware - are the backed-up data protected?

I have recently set up a Windows Server Backup for one of my servers in the "Back up to a hard disk that is dedicated for backups" mode. In this mode, the whole drive is not normally visible in the ...
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Duplicity encryption

As many of you likely know, duplicity is a software program primarily used on Linux operating systems for creating backups of your desktop environment. The software is known to use gpg to encrypt the ...
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Store data from 10.5.4 os x on external hard drive

I would like to make a backup of my data from old MacBook. The version of OS is: 10.5.4 os x I would like to copy the data to the external harddrive and encrypt it. Then I would like to be able to ...
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Does windows 7 build-in backup copy files to backup drive or does it store them as single backup file?

As in the the question, when I turn on windows backup would it just copy files to the selected drive or would it create a restore file that can be only used by the windows backup? I want to backup ...
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Configure Backup as Administrator in Windows 10

I would like to use the windows 10 backup feature to backup files on an external harddrive but the backup should run as administrator to prevent ransomware from encrypting the backup files if the ...
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Considerations on an archive HDD

I need to buy a hard drive to store monthly backups of my in-home lab. I need an 8 TB disk and I've been looking at Seagate's Archive HDD's. From what I'm read, these drives are designed to run in ...
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pg_restore fails on zlib compressed dump

Created a dump of a postgresql (windows version 9.3 or 9.4) database with the command: C:\>pg_dump -U user -Z 6 database > db.dump restoring it with psql or pg_restore fails: ...
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Recovery of incremental backups made with Cobian Backup (11)

OK... Maybe I'm a bit dim here, but I'm going to ask this. I'm using Cobian 11 to make full and incremental backups. At some point in the future I may need to recover a full one, then update that set ...
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How to ddrescue from an image

I am trying to ddrescue from a .img file which contains image of my disposed HDD. So here are my lsblk of entire system right now: /media/Dummy/Image.img contains the target image that I want to ...
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Using a deja-dup backup from ubuntu on debian

I want to switch from Ubuntu to Debian on the same machine. Can I further use my deja-dup backups I made with Ubuntu under Debian? They are stored encrypted on a USB-device. And if yes, are there ...
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What is the recommended way to move a LUKS Volume Header backup to another computer?

I'm running Linux Mint with a full disk encryption (done during installation). Following this guide, I've created a backup of the LUKS header with the following command: # cryptsetup ...
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cloning hard drive as backup strategy - ensure bootable

I've found a number of similar scenarios on this site and serverfault but still unclear about one thing. Basically I want to rsync from one 2TB drive to another 2TB drive and run this nightly. In ...
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Protecting Data/Storage With a Better Data/Backup System

I've been putting up upgrading my system for data/storage/backups and I really want to deal with this as soon as possible. My Current System: Apple Macbook Pro (OS and Applications External Hard ...
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wbadmin backup fails to create a volume shadow copy

I am running Windows 10 Home edition and I am trying to do a backup of my c:\ to an external drive with wbadmin. When I run it, it says The backup of volume (C:) completed successfully. But then I get ...
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Formatting Issue

I've got a functioning Win7 32bit Ultimate (SP1). I am trying to create an emergency backup disk and am trying to do it with a brand-new set of DVD-R. I have followed Windows format instructions. I've ...
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How to make automatic hourly/daily/weekly snapshots with Btrfs

I remember working at a company with a NetApp server in 2003, and we had a snapshot directory in our home directories, with various snapshots appearing in it. I think there were snapshots for the last ...
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How can I stop files infected with ransomware from replacing my cloud backup?

I saw this question on Security.SE and it got me thinking about my way of backing-up my data. The way I do it is by storing my most important data (including kind of personal things) on a folder on ...
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Read locked files or a previous version thereof on Windows 10: A successor to Shadow Volume Copy?

TL;DR: Is there a non-deprecated alternative to volume shadow copy? I am regularly running incremental backups of my user-files to external drives, including ~/AppData since many programs store ...
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Backup data from failing drive on Mac OS X… while preserving hardlinks

Long story short - I've got ~200 GB of data to copy off a failing hard drive (mostly Library and Application files are broken, user data intact) and I want to copy any intact file after I've managed ...
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External drive throwing ATA errors. What's the issue?

I have an SSD in my system and an external hard drive (attached via eSATA) as a backup medium. I use "rsync" to synchronize the internal drive to the external drive. My backup drive was once a Seagate ...
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aws linuxAMI crontab ec2 to s3 backup command not working

I am new to Aws Platform and was trying to get Hands on experience on Command Line... but when i was configuring installed wordpress site...and syncing it to S3 bucket.. and for that my instructor was ...
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xubuntu: restoring “drive snapshot” image onto removable disk

I have some images created with Drive Snapshot I now want to restore one of these images onto a removable disk, using my xububtu system. The removable disk is a USB device which appears as a SCSI ...
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Outlook archiver-like application for Windows files?

Normally, I saved my working-files on SSD, but it's small (50GB) then I need move them to HDD for backup and refer later, is there any tool can do the job like Outlook-archived-feature? I'm using ...
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WebDAV backup software not working with my ownCloud server, yet working fine with others

I'm trying to use Duplicati to back up a computer to my ownCloud server over WebDAV, but it fails every time with one of the following two errors (depending on OS) and the accompanying log entry. ...
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How can I delete every hourly backup except the 24 most recent ones?

I used to have a server with hourly/daily backups, all readily available thanks to this nice tutorial. Unfortunately, said server fried and I now have to make my backups on a NAS which doesn’t run1 my ...
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Recovery data after formatting data after testdisk and photorec provided poor results

I have two disks with files that I manually mirror with rsync. The disks are two 1TB external usb disks (disk A, disk B). Sometimes I put some files only on one disk when I feel that I do not need to ...
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Swap HDD between 2 desktops

I have 2 desktops at my home with different configs and OSes. First PC: OS: Windows 10 CPU: Intel Core i3 4130 3.4 GHz Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-S RAM: 4 GB HDD: WD Blue 1 TB 7200 RPM Second ...
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Windows 10: Corrupted System Image Backup

Recently, My harddisk (500GB) is failing (everything is corrupted because of the harddisk HARDWARE damage) and on that desperate moment, I tried to make a system image backup (Windows 10) to my ...
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Hard Disk failure, cant boot from my USB backup

I noticed a few weeks ago that my HD was making worrying noises so, expecting imminent failure, I bought a USB HD and used the windows 10 feature to do a system backup. Sure enough, the HD did fail, ...
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Backup files to NTFS storage with fast access to individual files

I am trying to back up my /home directory of my Ubuntu laptop to a external storage drive formatted with NTFS. As NTFS does not support directory permissions, I tried using tar for creating the ...
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Append filename with text from a specific textfile

need some help. I have a file called domoticz.backup.tar.gz I allso have a file called History.txt that in the first line says Version 3.4834 (March 2nd 2016) I would like to add the 3.4834 to the ...
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Should I use OEM recovery media software or Windows 10 build-in?

The question is pretty much in the title. I've got various PCs around the house that are from different manufacturers (Acer, Toshiba, and a Custom-built rig), all upgraded to Windows 10. I once had a ...
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Files get bigger while copying

I was stupid enough to forget I deleted an old backup so I could make a new one. A few days after deleting it my Windows crashed. Now I'm trying to create a backup trough Debian. I'm copying my 1TB ...
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Making a live & installable media from a Debian Jessie variant?

I enjoy trying different distros as I hear of them, and lately have installed several based upon Debian 'Jessie' (x64) - Q4OS and PrathamOS. I have also grabbed a couple of others that I will check ...