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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RSnapshot corrupts the USB 3.0 drive on OpenBSD

Been tweaking and tweaking this setup but it is still not working the way it should... Here's what I have done/tried so far. I have an OpenBSD box running version 5.3. An external Lacie USB3.0 drive ...
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Archive directory system with compression for subdirectories - dar?

I have a large (~100GB uncompressed) collection of files that I want to store in < 2GB chunks for backup on a Windows Server based storage system. I'm running Ubuntu on my workstation. The data ...
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Linux backup server

I have a small server and want to create a safety backup to my home. How do I best achieve this? I read about rsync, however, as far as I understand it may make files in use be inconsistent. E.g. my ...
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Loosing random folders on my debians

I'm using updated Debian stable 6 and 7 on few VPS and also on 1 raspberry. The things it's easy, I'm loosing folders and stuff I've installed. For example Mongodb. I had to restart my VPS after ...
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How to backup MySQL databases when the MySQL server is off?

My MySQL server does not start, as according to the guides I found over the internet, the best solution is to re-install MySQL server (with apt-get purge). However, this process will delete my ...
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WinImage unable to restore my SD card from an image file?

So I have an SD card which I backed up via WinImage (Disk > Create Virtual Hard Disk image from physical drive...) and when I try to restore it from the created .ima file (Disk > Restore Virtual Hard ...
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Backup tools free trial limitations

I would like to use a backup tool like Acronis or Crashplan in case I encounter a serious problem with my computer and I want to restore it like it is right now. They both have a free trial of 30 days ...
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What is fastest way to backup a disk image over LAN?

Sometimes I boot sysrescd or a similar live linux on a PC to backup the hardrive over local network to my server. I noticed many times, that the transfer speed is not optimal (slower than HDD and ...
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Hard drive failed, suspected filesystem corruption, still cannot salvage any data from harddrive

Firstly, I am terribly sorry if this is a duplicate, but I couldn't find a similar issue to mine, so here goes. I have a 1TB hdd bought around 8 months ago used as backup hard drive. I have not used ...
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Windows 7 mountvol and task scheduler

In Windows 7, I have a Task-Scheduler job which run Backup4All, to do a backup of my data. It has provision to run a "pre"-backup batch file, and a "post"-backup batch file, which I have taken ...
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Shadow copy of flash drive in Windows

Hello everybody who has the same problem, trying to help or just reading! I'm trying to write a script for everyday backup of important info on my PC to NAS. Some of it is on the flash drive ...
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Bootable backup to use at another computer once a week

I want to create a bootable backup from my own computer, onto an external USB drive. This will be used to, say once a week, use the computers in my school - I will work there for about 3 hours. When I ...
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File permission issue on NAS (Linux) with Windows

I have a NAS (LaCie 5big NAS Pro). I have a share (using SMB protocol) called backup and backup my Windows 2008 servers on it. I use AISBackup. There's no problem with the backup itself. It works OK. ...
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problems with restfs of fsarchiver: it gets stuck

I am having problems restoring my partition on a new SSD. The creation of the archive of my partition went pretty smooth, but I can not restore it. I do not get any error, but it basically gets ...
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What may be wrong with this manual backup method? [closed]

I consulted http://superuser.com/questions/tagged/backup, in which I see many more complex and involved methods. Would someone please explain how they compare and contrast with the following? At ...
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How to backup old emails locally in Thunderbird and then remove them from IMAP server?

I am using Godaddy IMAP email with Thunderbird as my desktop client on Windows 7. The email service has unlimited mailbox size but the local Thunderbird is having troubles due to the large size of the ...
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Hide vim’s backups with a dot in the begining of the backup file name

I have the following line on my ~/.vimrc set backup So, every time I edit a file foo with vim, a backup file foo~ is created. Then the output of ls is polluted. I want vim to make the backup’s ...
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Virus forces system re-install. Can I save essential documents to transfer to clean operating system?

As the title indicates, I have some virus issues and have read on this site that the best course of action is to re-install my OS. I am an unsophisticated user and, as a result, have no backup of my ...
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What is the relationship between the Master Boot Record and the bootmgr and how do I backup both on a stick?

Yes, these are 2 questions: a. What is the precise nature of the relationship between the Master Boot Record and the bootmgr or BCD? is there some sort of hierarchy, dependency, interdependency, etc. ...
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After pressing Lenovo One-Key-Recovery button accidentally, there is no way back

my girlfriend has a Lenovo G500s and she pressed the one-key-recovery button accidentally (this has happenned already twice). Now there is no way of booting Windows 8.1 and only the OneKey Recovery ...
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Bare metal recovery from a file backup for windows

Given a file backup (using vss) of the system drive for windows, what additional information is required, to restore it to different hardware so windows will boot up from that? Will SysPrep alone do ...
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Backup certain folders to NAS with exFat

Hello everybody who has the same problem, trying to help or just reading! Recently I've bought one of IcyBox IB-NAS5520 NAS with 2 x 1TB drives in raid1. I've tryed to follow this idea: How to set ...
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automatic file encryption on NFS or RSYNC for remote incremental backup?

What solutions should I be looking at to allow an incremental backup via rsync over nfs4 to allow files to be encrypted on the backup host? I have zero control over the backup host's software so the ...
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Duplicated Junction Folder

Using Cobian Backup, I backed up my home folder and neglected to deselect "Include Junctions." I now have a recursive Application Data folder filling my entire backup drive: ...
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Cross Platform Encrypted File Server / NAS?

I have a desktop computer running Windows and two Mac laptops. The desktop computer has two internal hard drives, both NTFS and both encrypted with TrueCrypt (yes, I know TrueCrypt is supposedly not ...
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How to Replicate External Harddrive to Google Drive

I've recently had a scare (near failure) with an external harddrive which I store all my data on. Although I do backup to another external harddrive, I would like to backup to Google Drive. I don't ...
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Command line cp or rsync to crawl drive seeking only specific file types and put them somewhere?

Is it possible only using the command line to use something like the cp or rsync command to crawl a hard-drive seeking only image/video files? And maybe in the process of copying them over to another ...
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Restoring Windows 8 to factory state, without deleting secondary partition

Hi ya'll. I have a 3-months old Dell laptop, which I need to do a factory reset for, using the recovery partition. Since I don't have an external hdd available, in order to backup everything I needed ...
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How to extract certain database from full Mysql dump?

I have regular backups of my mysql server.For convenience I set it up as a single Mysql nightly dump. Now I need to restore one of the databases from the dump. How do I restore a single database ...
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Is it safe to use an SSD for Backup purposes? [closed]

I am in need of backing up some photos from all the phones in the family to a safe location. I am considering buying just a normal HDD, but I think that an SSD is also an option here? I know that ...
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Backing up and Restoring DOS era backups

I have backup files that were made in DOS. They contain many hundreds of hours of work, and unfortunately they're locked away in a format that cannot be opened by anything in the format they are now. ...
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Windows backup is unable to start error 0x80070057

I'm unable to start Windows backup. It failes with error: 0x80070057 Any solution for this ?
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Live stream backup/alternative source

Hello I Am using ffmpeg and ffserver to stream mpegts with h264 encoding on an Ubuntu Server How Can I create a backup/alternative server so that if server1 stopped for any reason server2 takes its ...
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Installing Windows 8 error

MY laptop lenovo G580 came up with windows 8 pre installed. i accidentally deleted some files after that it got in issues. but luckily i made a backup of my windows in external hard drive. i didn't ...
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Do I need to create my own key to have secure cloud backup with CrashPlan?

I am interested in backing up my personal computer and my web server with CrashPlan. As I understand it, CrashPlan supports 3 levels of data security: Encrypt files locally, using a key provided by ...
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Which filesystem to choose in sparse files?

I have the problem, that I want to save backups to a NAS. Unfortunately the NAS is only avalable as CIFS network share (plus root SSH access). I do not want to modify anything in the configuration ...
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Best Practices for Email Backup

I was hoping that I could get some recommendations for permanent email backup practices that would help keep our users with high data counts from getting out of hand. Some background: I maintain ...
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Can I change backup location from USB to network share and continue incremental backups?

I have an external hard drive which I use for backups of a Windows 7 Professional system. I already used Windows Backup to make an initial backup of approx 400 GB of data on that drive when it was ...
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How to get backup notification emails to populate spreadsheet / website?

Every night we receive a number of backup notification emails from our customers. These advise whether the backup jobs completed successfully or failed. Monitoring these backups is a manual task - ...
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Seagate backup plus Slim appears as read only on Mac after using in Windows

My Seagate B/Up plus slim disk box states it can be used between Windows and Mac. Worked fine with the Power Mac and also with the Windows machine but once I used it with a Windows machine and moved ...
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Which backup software is this? [on hold]

One of our clients has been asking us to set up a backup software. The client can be difficult in explaining what they want, but is very adamant about having it. Apparently one of their employees used ...
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Why does SyncToy backup all folders except for one?

I have noticed that when I do a full backup over the weekend, it backs up for all the folders except for one. I thought that it could be taking to long to do the backup and it ends on Monday when ...
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Is there a personal cloud solution that keep versions for documents? [closed]

Today I have lost a file which I've worked on for the last day & half by a mistake. As result, I'm looking to buy a personal cloud solution which will automatically backup my files while I save ...
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How to complete restore using just a VHDX file?

Let me please explain the scenario what I went through. I have a Transcend SSD which I use to boot my PC which I upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. I have two other hard disk drives (one tera ...
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Is a home NAS reliable to keep your data on (no other backups)?

The question came up while I was thinking to move some data (e.g.) pictures, old but important other data solely to the NAS (private use, no business level). My NAS is a simple 2 disk RAID system. I ...
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How fast to backup a 2TB hard drive to a local backup drive?

How long will it take to create a full backup (a mirror image) from a 2TB hard drive on my computer to a 4TB Seagate backup drive via a USB3.0 cable? Are there any other variables here? Thanks.
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Find newest x subfolders and keep them, while deleting the remaining ones

I have a backup script that runs once a day. It saves the backups in below the backup folder in a subfolder named by date ($(date +"%F")). Another script for cleanup is meant to run once a week. I ...
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How can I accurately initialize a folder synchronized to mega.co.nz?

Consider the following scenario; I have a partition containing a number of folders that are synchronized with a mega.co.nz account. At some point in the future, I either format the partition or delete ...
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Can I pause dd writing, remove the medium, mount it again and continue without causing I/O error?

I'm creating a compressed image of a laptop's internal drive into an external USB disk using a LiveCD GNU/Linux system. Also I use pv to monitor the progress. Here's how the command looks like: dd ...
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Converting a time machine backup to a clone

I'm having trouble memorizing some old passwords for some old protected DMG's. I'm hoping to find them in my old backups, because stupid young me probably saved them in his keychain (which doesn't fit ...