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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What are the similarities and differences between incremental backup and file synchronization?

Suppose that I have a source drive (e.g., internal hard drive) and a destination drive (e.g., external hard drive). Similarities Obviously, they both involve copying files from the source to the ...
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Incremental backups with 7-zip

I am trying to set up an incremental backup with 7-zip after finding zip might not suit my needs fully/easily. My data is located in /media/Data/Work. For some reason it is not liking my code. I've ...
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Will this method of converting a HDD from Legacy to UEFI reset my activation status in Windows 10?

http://superuser.com/a/812063 Also, will Windows 10 backup preserve system's activation status (so I could fiddle with HDD with no worries after possible license loss)?
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Best practices and tools for personal archiving

I have a laptop (OSX) with limited space and i would like to store data that i do not need on a daily basis elsewhere. This is mainly digital articles and books, email and old photo's and videos. My ...
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Stop disk decryption in progress and restore encryption

This is similar to "is there a way to stop mac osx disk encryption in progress?". I started decrypting my 2TB backup drive to use it for something else, but now I don't need that, I want my encryption ...
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PuTTY only executing the first command in a script specified by -m

I try to do a automatic backup of our Avocent Console server. Content of backup.cmd: putty.exe -ssh root@acs01.NULL.local -pw secretpw -m acs01.txt Content of acs01.txt: cli cd system_tools/ ...
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Backup laptop with Clonezilla to an external Blu-ray

I want to back up my Windows laptop to an external blu ray (LG BE14NU40); however, I can't get Clonezilla to recognize the blu-ray as a target. I can see the drive show up in dmesg when I toggle the ...
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Recover current OS in case the new one fails

I currently have Windows 10 but late needs make me have to switch to Linux. One thing that I've seen the last time I installed Linux is that it doesn't recognize my networking board. If this happens ...
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looking to sync or backup outlook “quick steps”

we use a lot of default "quick steps" in outlook, to categorize mails, move to folder, set a flag ecc... the problem is that exchange do not syncronize those actions, so everytime we have a clean ...
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Clone HDD to readable format (iso)?

I'm planning on reinstalling tomorrow and I'd like to backup my c: onto my big spinning disk so I can pull the files I want. I really don't want to use a 3rd party software to restore the files I ...
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Is there a Windows app to image an entire drive to flash onto a new drive? [on hold]

I don't know if I am using the right terms which makes it harder to find the correct app but what I am looking for is an app that does these: Image the contents of an entire drive with the OS ...
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Backup and restore only C:\ Drive from boot?

Is it possible in Windows 8/8.1 systems to back up the entire C:\ Drive and restore it from boot without erasing your other data on hard drive placed in e.g. D: or E: drives? So that you only restore ...
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Back up only file names with folder structure

I'm using Windows 7 Home Basic "Service pack 1" on a Samsung rv420 computer. I'm doing a back up of my files. I have a folder called "music i like" (it's not the default music folder windows 7 has), ...
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Test Clonezilla image recovery

I have successfully created a backup image of my laptop's hard drive using CloneZilla. Before making system changes I want to verify that the backup is fully restorable and can be booted from. I have ...
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Crontab scheduled backup not running

I need to have the ZIP compression happen on a different drive than the server due to limited space. Here is the command is the line I use in crontab: 00 1 * * * osmc cd ...
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Can Hosted Office 365 data be downloaded locally for large-scale backups?

This is (no longer) a hypothetical question from a potential customer. They use O365 and use the hosted cloud option for O365 data from Microsoft. What they want is to make local copies of all their ...
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Avoiding the “Replace?” dialog on Send To in Windows 8

I use a network share as a backup for work I'm doing locally. Every so often, I switch to Explorer, right-click on recently-edited files, and select Send To | Backup (X:\). However, since the ...
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Robocopy - Backup only new files

I have an access to a network drive where news folder are created everyday. This drive is named G: I want to backup all the folders from G:\ to D:\WebUpload Being given that there are a lot of ...
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Avoiding data corruption while doing simple home backups in Windows

I do manual backups using glorified copy tools (Cobian, Synctoy) to an external drive, and recently I've run into a large batch of camera raw files which became silently corrupted on my main drive. ...
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Backup linux workstation command

So I'm what you'll call a "almost" noob when it comes to linux. I recently started working on a CentOS workstation and I know there's a lot of customizations on it from the other user. I also know ...
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how to fix bit rot / back up strategy

I'm planning to backup my personal file on a NAS (which will use the btrfs filesystem). It's a cheap nas so unfortunately no ECC ram in it. In my backup strategy the will be other copies of the files ...
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Safe backup/restore of Linux partitions from a Windows system

I have a dual boot laptop, that contains a Linux CentOS 6 partition and a separate Microsoft Windows 7 partition. The Linux partition is not letting me access to its GUI anymore, so I'll have to ...
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Can I safely do a backup of Windows after cleaning it from malware? [on hold]

Long story short, I accidentally installed some malware on my PC. I immediately reached for MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and it detected 4 files: trojans and spyware. I removed it. Then I proceeded to do ...
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Windows 10 EFI partition on different HDD

I've upgraded from windows 8.1 to 10. Once the upgrade completed I wanted to create a system image backup in case anything went wrong down the line. When trying to do this it said my backup size ...
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Batch file to create .7z archive for each file (in folder/subfolder) to a new destination (folder/subfolder structure)

I use a batch file to backup files to 7-Zip archives. It creates an archive for each file separately in the folder where the original file is. Works with sub folders. FOR /r %%i IN (*.*) DO ( ...
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Crashplan doesn't back up new files for days

I started using Crashplan a few weeks ago. I have about 1GB of data, but a lot of it is old projects which never change. They got backed up on the first day I started using Crashplan. On a typical ...
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Restore to Windows Update

I have Windows 10, and I wish restore my machine to some point before when I got a virus. I never manually created a backup, but under Control Panel > Create a Restore Point > System Restore ...
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Backup files of a bootable flash drive for future use

I want to have a couple of bootable flash drives (such as Windows Recovery Drives) without having multiple physical drives. I thought I'd just copy the files, and later - create a bootable drive using ...
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My version of Notepad++ does not create backups

What I am trying to do is recover a file that was accidentally "not saved" or "not saved properly". Anyway, I was working with a document and up popped a window asking me to do something with the ...
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Backup and easy USB restoration for XP

I have 6 networks. Two(2) to ten(10) PCs on each network that need to have the ability to restore from a crashed HDD with minimal downtime. They are mission critical machines. On going backups are ...
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Multiboot flash drive backup

I have a 16GB flash drive, formatted in FAT32 which contains multiple live linux distros, syslinux bootloader and personal data. I would like to make a backup of it and restore this backup on 64GDB ...
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Move Windows Backup Target, but Preserve Data?

I am tasked with making sure certain file backups (folders, files) are preserved on the backup drive that we use for Windows server backups. From what I see the drive will need to remove older files ...
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Backup a VM while it is running

I have several virtual machines created with VMware Workstation 11 which must run 24/7. I'm not allowed to shutdown/suspend it temporarily. What options do I have to backup this VM while it is ...
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Clean way to preserve permissions in backups from Linux stored on NTFS

With cygwin, rsync and SSH I have set up a backup mechanism that copies all of the vServers (running Debian) contents to my local NTFS hard drive (running Windows 10) and it works. Partially. I use ...
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RAID 0 + Backup

I have two 1GB hard (A) drives, and one 2TB hard drive (B). What I want to do is set up a RAID 0 on (A) and then back it up to (B). To my understanding, this would be different than a RAID 5 set up, ...
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External SSD with bootable linux is too sensitive

I have OCS Vector 150 with Ubuntu 15.10 installed on it. The drive is inserted into Transcend StoreJet 25S3 closure. It's pretty comfortable for me to use it both at home and at work. Also I can ...
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Where does Windows 10 keep the information for Pinned Start icons?

I am looking for the how and where Windows 10 remembers what is pinned for individual profiles Start Menu. I have been looking to create a modified default user profile in Windows 10 Enterprise and ...
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Maximize tape lifespan best practice?

What is best practice to maximize tape lifespan: Append backups to the tape until it becomes full, then overwrite it before the next usage. or Overwrite the tape before it becomes full (for ...
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Export windows customized settings

Got tired of customizing things all over everytime I have to wipe windows. So, How to export all the settings I've changed ? Like folder settings, firewall settings, indexing settings, ...
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How to rollback a specific directory in ZFS snapshot?

Is it possible to rollback to a certain directory within a snapshot? For example, given the snapshot tank/home@snapshot_week_01 can I rollback to something like tank/home/louis@snapshot_week_01 ...
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copying all files from android to microSD [migrated]

Phone = moto g OS = Android 4.4.4 I was going to back up all files on phone to microSD card using EZ file explorer. However, I have been reading that latest 4.4 will not allow this due to new ...
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Does Windows 10 File History protect against damaged drives?

I'm setting up a backup solution on a sibling's home computer. I have an external hard drive for backup roughly 300GB in size. I am backing up no more than 75GB of pictures and miscellaneous ...
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How to see what is changed in a difference image?

After restoring a backup, there is always the question of "What was broken?" I can always create a post-catastrophe backup image offline, mount it, mount a pre-catastrophe image and use a file ...
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64GB Surface claims to hold 74GB, tries to copy 160GB worth of data

Before I leave on vacation, I decided to do a full backup of my Surface Pro 2. The Surface itself is 64GB (~54GB available) so I decided to see how full it is to see if it would fit on my backup ...
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W10 File History Folder Settings not sticking

This is quite frankly making me very mad. I've turned on File History, and I've recently upgraded to Windows 10. In the Backup Options (I presume the new name for File History), there are several ...
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decompress multiples pdf files without using tmp files?

I have more than 100.000 pdf files I want to decompress it, then recompress theme all in one archive file to save space. all i found is: ls | xargs -P 4 -n 1 -I {} qpdf --stream-data=uncompress {} ...
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Backup (archive) IMAP messages to file

Is there any tool which may help with archiving my old emails? I'd like to save all messages older than x (eg. a year) to my local disk (eg. to burn to DVD) eg. in .eml format, with all attachments ...
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How can I access /storage/emulated/0/DCIM on android device?

I recently lost the contents of a micro-SD card and hadn't backed up the contents recently enough. Luckily, I noticed that the pictures I was missing happen to be in ...
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Windows Backup got interrupted, how can I find and delete the backup files created during the interrupted session?

I tried to create a backup on my external hard drive, but unfortunately that got interrupted. Before I ran the backup program, the external hard drive had 860 GB free. Now, it says it has 660 GB free. ...
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Full server backup using powershell script

I am using the following script from the microsoft website for create a image backup of my servers. The problem is that I have an external hard disk on one of my servers and the backup script always ...