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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How to fix the Bacula error “2902 Bad storage”?

Scenario: Server backs itself up just fine. Tried adding a file daemon on another computer, my workstation, and the job for that fails with the error "2902 Bad storage". The log also gives a link to ...
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Make Windows 7/8 to use different partitions for system data and user/program data

Is there the way to mount partition as /Users, while first one mounted as root (where /Windows folder lives)? I want to be able to make backup image of system excepting all user/program data (like ...
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mrimg backup files restore in Windows 7

I have a file of Windows XP backup xpbackup.mrimg. Can I restore this to Windows 7 PC and see the contents of backup without using Windows XP?
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Mirroring 1 6TB Drive onto 2 3TB Drives

I have a 6TB drive where I store all my media (on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Server). I also have two 3TB drives that I would like to use to backup the 6TB drive. What is the best way of accomplishing ...
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How do I back up my SSD?

My laptops’ master boot record is messed up, the drive had Windows 10 on it , I cannot boot to windows; So now I really want to just back up my documents that were on windows 10, it’s too much data ...
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Is it possible to restore an image from Acronis into a single partition, instead of the whole disk?

I haven't worked with Acronis yet (or any other OS cloning software), but as far as I know, it has to be restored on a blank HDD instead of a single partition (out of 2 or more). So, is that possible ...
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Why clone a git repo from backup? [on hold]

Why not only unpack the .tar.gz backup? Tutorials instructs making git clone at last step when restoring a git backup done by filesystem copy. Why?
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Replace files smaller than 1KB from backup

I need to use backups to replace corrupted files on a shared folder. All corrupted files are fixed size = 1KB and have the archive flag set. Basically, I'd like to replace files in the destination ...
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rsyncd daemon - how to minimize logged information?

I backup my synology NAS to a linux Debian server that runs rsyncd daemon. A typical backup session will write hundreds of thousands useless messages (sample below) to the daemon log file. Q: How can ...
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Network backup device to save revisions [closed]

I'm looking for a NAS/SAN backup solution that will save past revisions of my files whenever I modify them on the network drive (and obviously allow me to recall any past revision). My plan is to run ...
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shell script to generate a log file for VM Backups

we are using PHD virtual backup to trigger backups for VMs and now i want to generate a report of all VMs in a file consisting of VM Name, Date and Backup Time and mail it to my ID at particular ...
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Which cloning software supports Intel Smart Response? [closed]

I have two disks, one HDD and one SSD. And I have used Intel Smart Response Technology to accelerate my HDD. I want a cloning software to clone my HDD which takes into consideration the fact that the ...
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BASH script - execute command in variable

I am doing a bash script to backup my database daily(on Mac OS X) and I want to save the newest 7 backup directories. Here is the problematic fragment of my script(for listing everything but the ...
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Suggestions for backup system to copy from Windows Server to Linux [closed]

Currently we have a backup system in place called BackupAssist (GUI for rsync over cygwin) to copy files from Windows to Linux. However for some reason after carrying out the backup a lot of the files ...
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Download multiple files from ftp server with bash script

I have 2 or 3 FTP Servers where our hoster puts database backups each day. Since he only keeps one, I was orded to write a bash script for downloading alle database backups every day so we have more ...
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Automatically start machine if another fails [migrated]

Is it possible to get a backup server (machine) to automatically start if the main server (machine) fails (i.e. does not longer respond to ping, or something). We're talking physical servers, not ...
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Bad sectors found, should I replace my drive?

My main hard drive (Windows) shows some bad sectors, the number of sectors hasn't changed since I discovered them 2 months ago. However there's no clue how long they have been there. I have another ...
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How to restore a previous version of a BluffTitler file without backup

I made an important BluffTitler file *.bt which I modified to make it different from the previous version. but I wasn't careful though and then I accidentally saved the different file over the ...
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Exclude file types with Bitcasa

Is there any way to exclude certain file types from being mirrored with Bitcasa? I have a lot of Lightroom catalogues to backup, and want to exclude all the preview files (*.lrprev), as it's just a ...
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Proper ways to backup BCD file

I want to know differences (if there is any) of the ways for backing up BCD file. Use command line and execute bcdedit /export filepath\filename. It is official way to do that. Unload registry hive ...
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boost application process in ubuntu

Are there other ways to boost an application process in Ubuntu other than "nice"? I want to backup a database without using import and export method and just use push and pull method instead. I tried ...
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How can I create a shadow copy in windows7/8 in a batch file?

On server operating systems I can (and do) create a shadow copy of a volume and mount that copy using mklink before copying a folder that almost always has open files. See below for Q&D example. ...
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How can I backup the list of languages I have set and ordered in Firefox?

Background While I was testing an error in a web service I was using, I noticed that it did not work in a single language when no others were specified as 'backups' or 'fallbacks'. Before going to ...
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Dual boot, back up Windows7, install Ubuntu on it's place, than restore

I have dual boot on my machine, Windows 7 and Windows XP, loader - standard Win7 loader. I want to temporarily install ubuntu on a disk space now occupied by Win7 and be able to load both ubuntu and ...
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SPSearch - Unexpected error querying for the IVssWriterCallback interface - 0x80070005

Everytime we run a backup on our SBS 2008 server, all VSS writers but one complete successfully. The one that fails is as follows: Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error querying for the ...
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Ubuntu, System/disk image to USB

It's simple. I have a 212GB pc with ubuntu 10.04 on it already configured for production environment. Only 4 GB are used out of 212GB. I want a (possibly quick) way to put the system image on a ...
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iCloud is full, stopped syncing images… remove backup? [migrated]

I’ve set up iCloud on my wife’s laptop, but a couple of weeks ago it stopped syncing. When I open the application I states that it has 831 MB left. On the iPhone, if I go to “Settings -> iCloud -> ...
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System Backup without User Data

I'm looking for a way to make a backup of my system without any of the user data. I know there are many programs for creating backups and system images but all of them I've seen so far always want to ...
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Back up Mac Server with Time Machine Server installed on the same Time Machine Server

I want to back up several Workstations (“Workstations 1-4” in diagram below) and a Mac OS X Server (“MacMini Server” in diagram below) that runs “Time Machine Server” on that same “Time Machine ...
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When a USB is plugged in, automatically backup files to USB on a mac

I have a USB with the name Backup USB, when I plug it in, it should copy over the entire directory (and recursive directories) ~/Documents/uni/ to the USB. I understand I could use Dropbox, Google ...
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Indexed and seekable tar files

When backing up large amounts of files, I've been taring them so that I only need to move one file around. But listing the content of tar files and extracting specific files out of them is really ...
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Google Drive - large frequently modified files

I'm currently exploring the possibility of using Google Drive to automate backup of local files as I am already a paying customer with lots of free storage. I'm currently using Google Apps Email and ...
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Script stops when user is changed

I am trying to create a script that logs as a different user to create a database backup. So far I have encountered a few problems, such as having to input sudo password, or not being able to bypass ...
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Running programs from external hard drive

I have a three year old Samsung laptop that has “Instant On” feature. It was terrifically fast when new but now its as just as slow as my old desktop. I’d like to reformat my computer so that I could ...
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CentOS6 Backup fails; “permission denied”

I am currently trying to do a backup of a server and am getting an error message when running my script. The script runs correctly on certain directories, but for the directory I am attempting to use ...
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Stylish: How to backup styles in Chrome

Stylish is the Chrome (and Firefox) extension. I would like to export all the styles I have installed (and modified some) and import them into Stylish in Chrome on another computer. Is there a way ...
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Exchange Email Sync To Another Email Address

I would like to backup all my email from and to a specific exchange 2010 email address. Ideally I would like to have them sync to a gmail account. Is there anyway to do this without adding a rule to ...
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How to gain access to Windows Users folders on a read-only backup medium

I have created a backup of a main (C:) volume of my old (Windows 7) computer and I am able to mount it as a read-only volume on my new (Windows 8.1) computer. When I try accessing a user folder under ...
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Make backups every N minute via Windows backup tool

Trying to make a backup of a certain folder with high frequency but the minimal option is day. Is this possible? I tried also cmd tool wbadmin but partial backups are not supported in it.
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Can't seem to copy to network share in CMD

I'm trying to write a simple script to back up specific files and directories, however it seems to fail when copying to the network drive. I've seen other similar issues advising to map the drive ...
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Why doesn't my Windows 7 task show up in Task Scheduler?

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit: I added new task, to run .bat every night, by doing steps below. But new task doesn't show up in Task Scheduler's Task Status or Active Tasks. I tried adding it again, but it ...
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Removing or overriding Windows 7 system image in windows 8

Before upgrading my PC to Windows 8.1, I did a standard Windows 7 backup to a 1TB hard drive. Now that I am in Windows 8.1, I would like to create a new System Image Backup, however I don't think the ...
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Duplicate last full backup from Areca

Using Areca Backup, I create full and incremental backups to a secondary drive during the week. I want to replicate the latest full backup or full + incremental to an external hard drive, which is not ...
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dd fails in postgres backup from one server to another

I've got a server which is running out of space. Unfortunately it doesn't even have enough space anymore to backup a postgres database I've got running on it. So I now want to backup the running ...
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Create VPS Image To Save Setup Time

I am facing some issues and wondering if some one could help me out :) i have few VPS (Virtual Private Server) and/or Dedicated server that i pay monthly. Current Way of Works: First time i have ...
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How to backup email in Thunderbird using IMAP and not deleting them on server?

I would like to backup my emails from an IMAP server. One solution I found is to use Thunderbird' Archive option. However, in order to keep email on server, I have to undelete them all after ...
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Restoring a website from a tar.gz file

I have a backup of a website that I created using the tar command below: tar -cvpzf backup.tar.gz /var/www/vhosts/example.com/httpdocs I see that in the archive file, it has saved the entire path ...
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Time Machine backup to Google Drive folder? [closed]

My university uses Google Apps. With Google recently unveiling higher education customers will receive unlimited drive space, I want to take advantage of this to automatically backup my Mac. The ...
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What is the recommended mininum “backup” for a new Toshiba Windows 8.1 laptop with no backup media? [closed]

I've got a new Windows 8.1 Toshiba laptop for one of my daughters. I'm trying to decide what the minimum backup I need to do is considering that it has not Windows CD or Windows CD Key. I don't care ...
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How to overwrite website files with minimal downtime [closed]

I have a web server running on AWS, and I have spun up a beta instance so I can do some cleanup without affecting the live website. Now I have tested and know it works fine, it is time to replace the ...