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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Which external drive is better for server data backup? [on hold]

I need to backup my server from data center having around 700GB of data. Which external drive shall I use (it will be directly connected to the server) for backup? How long it will take to copy data ...
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Can I use clonezilla without overwritting my other image backups on the external drive?

I have an external HDD on which I store some files and my Windows 7 image (created by Windows itself). Now I'm trying to backup an image of my Ubuntu partition using Clonezilla on this HDD, but per ...
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How to backup Oracle database and tomcat directory from Disk with Fedora or other linux live cd?

Some partitions of my disk corrupted (superblock error) and cannot boot, stacked on "Maintenance Mode". How to backup oracle database and tomcat directory on that disk with linux cd ?
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Mac backup / sync software [on hold]

I'm looking for a mac program that would allow me to work following way: Keep all my files on Windows/Samba Share (on Synology NAS device that can also act as rsync server). When I need to work on ...
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Excluding SyncServices from Time Machine backups

I've noticed using BackupLoupe* that lately each of my Time Machine backups burns some space on ~/Library/Application Support/SyncServices. Can I safely exclude the directory from Time Machine if I ...
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Install Windows 8.1 image from backup (Acronis) to dual boot with Windows 7 (Currently Installed)

Here's "the road so far" My laptop came with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. It had a GPT Partition Table, with recovery partions, etc on the hard disk. Made a backup of the entire HDD with Acronis True ...
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Options for daily non-RAID data mirroring?

I'm considering setting up a storage box with an SSD and I want resilience in the case of hardware failure of that SSD. (I expect the box to run Ubuntu 14.04.) I have three reasons to consider ...
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Automatic drive backups [on hold]

I have just had a scare of losing $50,000 worth of work. Are there any software for windows which automatically create backups? I would like to back up my drive every hour. But daily back ups will be ...
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need to copy and or decrypt efs encrypted files

I have some old archived encrypted user data which i lost the crt for. I now need to move this data over to another drive due eminent failure(thanks to smartctl). How can i move this? Another ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - Windows Backup to 4TB volume (2x2 TB raid0) - Possible?

is that possible to backup windows server 2008 using wbadmin to 4tB (2x2tb raid0) volume? im wondering if that will have the same issues, when trying to backup windows server 2008 to single 3TB hard ...
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Auto-remap Windows shares?

I backup teacher laptops to a Windows server share. Unfortunately, when they go home still logged in and come back the next day, the share isn't automatically remapped, so backups fail. Is there any ...
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recreating just the uid/gid unix permissions from tar

I was restoring a root partition based on a tar backup from system-rescue-cd. It went ok except the uid/gid mappings on the system-rescue-cd disk did not match the ones on this debian system that I ...
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How to check that all files in a file system are can be read without errors?

I'm using an external hard drive with an ext4 file system to make backups. The backup software I use (faubackup) copies the file hierarchy 1:1 into a timestamp-named folder on the hard drive, and ...
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Recover Active Directory from a server whose motherboard is dead

I had a Windows Server 2008 R2 server setup as an Active Directory. One fine day, the motherboard went dead. After replacing the motherboard, windows boots up and says it detected hardware change and ...
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Image created with dd as no partition

I installed Bodhi on my Acer C720P Chromebook. Before I started an Upgrade i created a backup with dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/path/to/image And of course the upgrade went wrong. I could set up the chromebook ...
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Why does rsnapshot's sync/sync_first command backup ALL my files everytime?

I'm trying to get rsnapshot working for remote backups (via ssh). I have a working configuration and I can perform all my backups. In my conf I have enabled sync_first=1. As I understand it, this ...
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Backup domain and selected service data on a domain controller?

I need to reconfigure a PowerEdge server that's acting as my domain controller. The server is running Windows Server 2008 standard. Its providing the directory, DNS and DHCP (it does not follow best ...
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can I use Time machine backup to reinstall software applications I have mistakenly erased?

I am selling my iMac 2006 and have erased the hard drive - re installing OS Snow Leopard from a retail disc I bought when I upgraded. Now I realise I have probably erased all the software that came ...
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Cloud “live” backup solution converted to Cloud Storage Solution?

Stupidly without doing a lot of research, I signed up for a 2 year subscription to Backblaze cloud backup solution. They offer unlimited storage in backing up your drives. However, I thought I could ...
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How to stop Microsoft backup complaining about a missing directory

I no longer want a directory that I told Windows 7 Microsoft backup and restore to back up. I unchecked the directory in the settings, ran backup, and then deleted the directory. Now when I run ...
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Copy entire C drive via copy / paste. Will it work?

If I copy an entire C drive on windows machine to a new drive (via copy paste or even a mirroring tool), is there any reason that copied C: drive cannot be booted to? This is on the condition the ...
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Combining two disjoint ddrescue backup images

I have a 3 TB drive which recently started to malfunction. I was using the ddrescue utility on Debian to read data off the disk to a different external hard drive. However, after 2 TB of data had been ...
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Use OneDrive as additional backup location

I'm trying to take advantage of the fact that OneDrive now offers unlimited space, and allows these files to not take up space locally. I already have a backup system in place, but I would like to add ...
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Make Microsoft Security Essentials ignore items in shadow copy

On my computer are some programs that I have written and compiled, but MSE kept finding them and was always wanting to quarantine them, so I added my dev directory to the ignore list. That's fine. ...
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Damaged USB stick?

I would like to know, if my usb stick is physically damaged. I have some good readable documents, but some folders with unknown symbols and not readable data: I would like to backup this usb stick ...
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Is cp -au / cp --archive --update contradictory?

I want to update a directory on a backup disk with new content added to the source, and of course rsync is too slow. cp -a does the trick but is a bulldozer; cp -u should leave existing files alone. ...
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What “sizing scheme” to use for PAR2?

Being on Windows7, I downloaded MultiPar with the intent of adding PAR2 recovery to my off-line backup routine. When I copy lots of data to a external HDD for safe keeping, including off-site ...
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On Win8, is there a program/script that can back up a 4 tb drive to two 2 tb ones? [closed]

Without using any RAID setups is there a program or script that could take the contents of one 4 tb drive and copy them to two 2 tb drives? I'm using Windows 8.1.
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Skip previously faulty files on a robocopy restart

I'm copying large amount of files from a cloud drive. Over TB totals with file sizes around ~10mb. A lot of them became corrupted with time. My network is unreliable and I have to restart robocopy ...
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Wiping the WD my passport portable hard drive while keeping the default programs

I have had my portable hard drive for around 2 years now and so there is lots of stuff backed up on there that I have deleted on my internal hard drive. I was wondering if there was a way of ...
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Creating Backup of Drive

Don't say it's duplicate before reading. I bought a new laptop and it has installed with drivers and operating system and stuff. And I don't want to search for them in the future and use the ...
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How can prevent iTunes from copying app purchases/updates from my iPhone, while keeping sync?

I back my iPhone up to my computer. I consider this a safer, more complete, and cheaper option than iCloud backup. In general, this is fine, but I have noticed the “copying app purchases from iPhone” ...
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How to hide Gnupg passwords when doing back ups with Duplicity?

I have been following some tutorials for Duplicity back ups. It is all fine except that everyone seems to be putting their Gnupg passwords in scripts or plain text files which sounds crazy stupid ...
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rsnapshot or similar tool for no added size differential backup

I've currently got a backup that backs up all my files to an external hard drive, but currently I am traveling and I want to backup file changes, but without having to duplicate all the files, or ...
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Why can’t restore from snapshot in DigitalOcean? [closed]

In my droplet d1 in DigitalOcean (a VPS server), I take a snapshot named s1,and then destroy the droplet d1, re-create a droplet d2, there is the s1 in the panel images snapshot. When I want to ...
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restore os x from specific time machine backup

I upgraded to yosemite, but it was killing my computer, so I decided to restore my compute from a time machine backup I have on an external hard drive. My time machine backup directory ...
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Email backup from terminal without rc file

I am looking for an application that I can use to backup all my different IMAP accounts. It needs to be done from the Linux terminal so that I can script and schedule it using cron. So far I have ...
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Periodic backup of changes on another disk from full backup

I am looking for a backup solution that will enable me to backup only changes to an internal disk after a full backup to an external disk. Also, this should run snapshot backups every day until the ...
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Auto backup files/folders upon a specific external HDD connection

Could you help me with this: is there a way, a program that could be set to automatically back up certain files and folders from my laptop HDD to a specific external one when it is connected to the ...
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How to backup contents of a TrueCrypt container

How can I backup the contents of a (mounted) TrueCrypt container when conventional tools (e.g. Acronis TrueImage or Pragon DriveBackup) fail, because the drive letters assigned by TrueCrypt are not ...
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Where can I find the file history window in Windows 7?

Where can I find the file history window in Windows 7?
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Mirror / backup laptop btrfs drive to sometimes connected external USB disk

I have a laptop with an internal drive using btrfs. There are several subvolumes and snapshots on here. I want a copy of this drive to be made periodically to an external USB disk of approximately the ...
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How to deal with file subsets?

Often I need a bunch of files that are taken from an organized set stored on a hard drive in Windows 7. An example will elucidate: Let's say you have 9 folders, each named with the name of a ...
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How to image an internal HDD attached with a usb adapter, then restore image?

My laptop is going into repairs and I don't trust the warranty company not to wipe/ruin my data. I've plugged my drive into my girlfriend's laptop via an Apricon SATA 2.5" adapter. I'd like to ...
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How to backup Windows user data to restore on a Mac afterwards?

I have a Windows laptop(old) and a Mac laptop(new) and have lots of pictures, music, and documents on Windows laptop. Also I'm aware of the fact that the programs I have installed won't carry over to ...
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Using Mac's Time Machine for an external drive connected only some of the time

I have just purchased a 1TB external hard drive to use as my Time Machine capsule. I will not have it connected all of the time, I will probably only connect it every month or so. Is there any way ...
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Verify rdiff backup integrity

I am using rdiff for my differential backup. Recently an issue happened where all versions of my backup failed to patch correctly and rdiff returning an error 106 which after investigation is a code ...
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Accessing gmail folders with mbsync

I am trying to create a replica of the "[Google Mail]/All Mail" folder in my gmail account using mbsync. Using Pattern * in the rc-file mbsync can see all the folders (lables) that I have created and ...
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How to backup a mixed-mode CD with MP3 for the Audio Tracks?

I'm currently in the process a tidying up my CDs, among which there are some PC games with mixed-mode CDs, i.e. they have a data track plus some audio tracks (usually the game's music). In order to ...
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Clonezilla: Split image on multiple DVDs?

I'm using Clonezilla 2.2.3-10 to create a backup-image of a computer. The image is about 44GB in size and fits on my USB drive. It's also possible to restore the image via that USB drive. The problem ...