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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Can I image a Windows to Go partition and deploy to a system partition?

I was considering using Windows To Go as a test bed, installing certain things to it and imaging the system once I know they work. Is it possible to deploy the image to a local drive? If so, what do I ...
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Missing file on internal hard drive

I recently began to backup my computer. Just after my first backup, I got a message which said files were skipped. Backup encountered a problem while backing up file ...
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Keeping data separate from OS

Is there a simple way to configure windows/linux/mac so that the OS is installed on a separate HDD/SSD to all the user data which is stored on one or more drives?My motivations are: Quick and easy ...
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I can't copy files from a HDD, do I need permission from my own account?

My friend wanted me to backup all the photos and music and text documents on his hard drive so I'm trying to do that. He gave me the whole computer. It's an OEM machine from 2005 running Windows XP. ...
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Remote backup system needed [on hold]

I work for a large organization that is not in the IT industry. As such, we have a lot of users that aren't very computer savvy. They know enough about computers to do their jobs, but not much more. ...
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Offline backups for OneNote

I'm using Microsoft's OneNote on my Surface, is it possible to make offline backups of my notes? (Export my notes to a file) I am using OneNote version 16.0.3327.1043, it doesn't say anything about a ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2: Domain shared NAS drives disappearing, reappearing

I have a Windows Server that runs Active Directory for a small Domain, and is connected to several NAS drives over LAN. For reasons unknown, the NAS drives sometimes appear in the "Network" field of ...
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Mirror with backup of changed files

we have some largeish storage requirements (genomic data) for which we need to buy some archival space (write once, read rarely, files remain easily accessible, each user should have access to their ...
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How do you backup all your emails, by copying the 'Outlook' folder? (Outlook 2013)

[PC Advisor UK:] [...] All versions of Outlook use pst files, but the disk location has changed over the years. Right-click your email account on the left in Outlook and select Data File ...
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Incremental 1+5 Backup solution for Windows Server [closed]

I'm searching for a backup solution, that fulfils the following requirements: Backup one folder to a SMB network drive Execute Pre/Post Backup Scripts (e.g. shut down DB server before starting the ...
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Fastest way to duplicate encrypted hard drives?

I used hard drive duplicator to do the sector-by-sector duplication of hard drives. I think it took about 5 hours. Pros: easy unattended, computer-free operation Cons: hard drive size ...
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Backup app data from iOS8.3 to PC

I'm using Windows and always used the iFunBox-classic to be able to backup save games, but after the update to iOS 8.3 trying to open the application by iFunBox-classic display anything, it is a blank ...
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Create a snapshot of hard drive for Synology DiskStation NAS

I am currently using my DiskStation DS415+ with TimeMachine for OS X. But in addition to this, I would also make a "snapshot" or a "lockdown" if you will, of the file contents on my computer. What ...
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Data recovery after hard disk format

I had an HP Pavilion 13 a113cl and some months ago, about march or february, I installed Windows 10 Home Insider Preview on the computer. It was going fine until I realized that it did not support ...
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wbadmin systemstate parameter

I run a powershell-based backup script using wbadmin on different systems (i.e. Windows 7 Professional / Windows 2008 R2 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 2012R2). In this script, i utilize the -systemstate ...
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How to set up NAS-like off-site backup on a budget? [closed]

I am considering buying a NAS to back up all my data. To make sure the backup is secure against local hazards, I would like to place the NAS off-site. Ideally I would like to replicate what I can do ...
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Create incremental/complete backups from a fully encrypted disk using using TrueCrypt?

I have a tricky question about whole disk encryption and its respective backups ,particularly TrueCrypt, for which I have never found a great answer: What method do you recommend/use for create ...
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Best way to backup and restore system image for laptop on Windows XP

Currently, my method is by just using the default tool in XP: Backup procedure System Tools > Backup Choose to backup system files to another partition or USB drive Now if the systen crashes ...
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Make a backup of absolutely all

My computer is giving me some problems with the battery and I'm thinking to send it to the factory. (My computer is an ASUS with Windows 8.1) But I have it very configured. I have lots of programs ...
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What is an open source backup app alternative to deja-dup/duplicity that gives me more flexibility on *nix? [closed]

Open source (preferably with a GUI but CLI would do too) If CLI - has good documentation and community resources. Option to have more schedule settings than just daily. (I am fine as long as it ...
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Rsync-like automatic delta backup of a removable hard drive on windows

Well a lot of questions have been asked on the SE network about using rsync on Windows. But nothing seems to really do the trick so I'd like to expose the specific mechanism I need to setup. Lets say ...
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Does backup softwares do anything more then simply copy and paste?

Recently I tried to do some backups of my entire Windows 7 64 bit (including system image and the files I wanted) using Window's own backup system and I got an error which I couldn't debug because it ...
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Windows won't open my computer after failed iPhone backup

The story in a nutshell is as follows - My Iphone (iOS 8.2) had some 7k photos on it. I used Windows 8.1 function of moving all photos to the computer, and I checked the box of "erase when copied". ...
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Restore device by Time Machine backup of another device

I have a Time Machine backup for an iMac-500GB and backup size is 100GB. Now trying to restore it on a Macbook-250GB and it doesn't work and restore application alerts that there's no enough space for ...
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Windows Backup VHD file format

I created a backup using the Windows "Backup and Restore" in Windows 7. The harddrive was encrypted using DiskCryptor. The windows image consists of 2 vhd files where one of them is the main ...
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How to prevent rdiff-backup on cygwin from crashing?

I'd like to employ rdiff-backup for backing up my user directory of my Windows 7 - 64 bits. I use the following command line: rdiff-backup -v5 /cygdrive/D/home/maxp ...
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Windows Backup & Restore, network location, how to identify my machine

I have a fairly decent idea of how build-in Backup & Restore works in Windows 7. However, I need to move my machine's backups to another location, and I need help finding which files to move. I ...
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Trigger a command upon every `crontab -e` edit

We are using a shared Linux server account where as everyone comes and edits the crontab. Usually we take a backup like this crontab -l > `date +\%Y-\%m-\%d\_\%H:\%M:\%S.txt` Is there an ...
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How to delete folder and files in the destination that are missing in the source (before copying)?

I sometimes have the problem that rsync tries to transfer a new file from the source to the destination (both have the same space) when there's already not enough space left, which causes this error ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 tar backup error

I've used the below script successfully with ubuntu 12.04. Now I did a fresh install to Linux mint 17.1 and I can't get the tar backup script to work no more. it gives an error: Here's the script, ...
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I want to delete a certain number of oldest files in a folder with .cmd

I have a backup folder where are for everyday day a Backup-folder (like 15.06.; 14.06; 13.06.....) containing the backup files. I now want a to delete (in .cmd file) An amount of x oldest folders ...
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Clonezilla image vanished after supposedly successful disk backup

I've just finished cloning my hard disk to an image and restarted into Windows only to find out that there is no image on the destination disk! I don't know how is that possible especially that it was ...
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Would a ZFS mirror with one drive mostly offline work?

Scenario: I have two external hard drives, and I'd like one to be a backup of the other. Traditionally, I would periodically connect the second drive and rsync across any changes. Does ZFS provide a ...
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Is raid 1 overkill for a home user

I'm looking to centralise my home data - pictures/videos/music and so I have ordered a synology ds214 and a couple of 2tb drives. Since I've been doing my research I've come to realise that mirroring ...
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What kind of hardware do companies use for backing up their data? [closed]

From what I've learned, Tapes (LTO-5) is used, but I'm not sure if there is anything else out there that is a better alternative. What kind of hardware do companies use for backing up their data?
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Windows CLI alternative to robocopy and xcopy

I am looking for windows console-based tools similar to xcopy or robocopy. I have to send file into writable but not readable net share directory (unix privileges 333). Both tools are great however I ...
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Why does Windows Server Backup save as .VHD file?

On our Mail server we are running Exchange 2010. We have four databases. One of the database is called Regional. I decided to take a backup of this Regional database using Windows Server Backup and ...
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Reinstall ubuntu without losing data

Hello I ran into some configuration issues on my ubuntu 14.04 because of this I am not able to connect to Internet from any means. So I want to re install the os. I currently have 14.04 and I want to ...
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How can i get itunes to backup my iphone with limited disk. I linked the backup dir to an ext drive with space yet still won't backup?

On OSX yosemite, a machine with limited disk space free. In order to backup my iphone, I've linked the ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup dir to an external drive. iTunes, correctly ...
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Better Way to Clone Current Operating System? [closed]

This Question maybe so bad, I am Newbie if you dont like, please ignore this, but I was thinking about something tools to creating , packaging current operating system with current configuration. ...
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Backup WD My Cloud outside local network

Is there any way, easy or hard, to keep my WD My Cloud NAS backed up from a remote network? I understand that the built-in Safepoints function only works locally, right? All I want is a hard drive on ...
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Restoring a cPanel/WHM backup

I have a cPanel/WHM backup that I would like to restore on a new system. What I have is the entire backup directory, not compressed. Do I have to compress it into a single file, and move it to the ...
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I restored onto a new SSD using Acronis True Image Home, but it won't boot; how do I make the system boot from the new SSD?

My SSD died yesterday. I have made regular backups using Acronis True Image Home. I've restored the image onto a new SSD which I have purchased and installed. I have verified it is there. It also ...
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How to compress serveral, large, high entropy, but very similar files?

I have several big (as in: bigger than any dictionary, 100s of GBs) files. These files are very high entropy and compress very poorly. However these files are (as far as i can tell) almost completely ...
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Incorrect size of image file made with dd and gzip?

In the past I made a backup of a partially full partition with dd if=/dev/sda1 | gzip -5 > file.gz. Some time later, when a free space on partition was smaller I made an image file again with the ...
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Implement backup strategy in cloud with a slow connection (around 150 GB)

I want to implement a backup strategy based in cloud to prevent data lost by disasters. Scenario: Proliant Server ML350 1X136GB (Windows 2008 installation and applications) 1x136GB (Applications ...
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Cannot rsync 2 qnaps over ssh

Here is my case and question. Me and my dad both have a Qnap NAS. And I would like to back-up to him (and he to me) using rsync. On both sides we can reach each other over rsync and ssh. But as soon ...
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EaseUS Todo Backup freeze at strartup

I have bee n using EaseUS ToDo backup trial version for backing up my system for about more than 3 years. So far it has worked well. But recently i downloaded their version 8.3 that is latest version ...
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Move win7 to another machine: working machine on every step

I want window7 ("C" and "D") move to another machine with all installed programs. As I understand the sequnce of step is following: sysprep /generalize reboot with mini windows and use imagex to ...
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Restoring Windows Image from D: after formatting the C: partition

I have a single HDD with two partitions: C and D. I am running Windows 7 64 bit pro. The system and all the files are on C partition. I can successfully create an Image backup and store it on D. I can ...