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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Windows Backup doesn't show Hard Drive

I am trying to get the Windows Backup working because the program that was delivered together with my Seagate Backup Drive is really stupid. I want to make incremental backups every hour. Something ...
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Linux fails at creating an tar file for a backup

So I want to make a backup of git. I am using this script to do this (here:https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/blob/master/doc/raketasks/backup_restore.md). But creating the tar file always fails ...
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How can I make incremental backups of a running linux system using freeware?

I'm looking for an incremental backup tool to use on a plain old running disk based linux system, such as ubuntu or the like, and a tool which is freeware. This is for a plain old desktop linux, ...
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How to understand the differences between Clonezilla Live and the “alternative” Clonezilla Live?

How does one know whether they need the Debian-based Clonezilla Live, or the Ubuntu-based "alternative" Clonezilla Live? This FAQ provides a high-level outline of the differences, but unless the ...
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Single Image Backup w/ Windows 7 OEM Keys and Win Vista Bus to Win 7 Pro Upgrade Keys

Alright, so I have a new job and they are in dire need of a overhaul of their backup and imaging methods, they're not letting me do much but I think I can get away with this. We have computers, ...
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One-way file deletion in GoodSync

My team and I are using GoodSync to create server based backups of our local files (i.e. what we have locally, is being copied to our server). The jobs are setup as backup jobs (left to right rule). ...
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What cannot have redundancy\high availability\failover in a server?

I know some big companies such as IBM, Amazon, and governments require a high degree for availability and data retention with their servers. To achieve this they use redundancy. My question is, what ...
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Is there a good reason to avoid upgrading a laptop to Windows 10 if it originally came with Windows 7?

Some reservations: - My ultrabook has a recovery partition with Windows 7 system files. - I'm not sure how PC vendors generally deal with warranty related issues if you upgrade the OS. - I have heard ...
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What is the difference between a Windows system image and a clone?

What is the difference between a Windows system image (generated using Control Panel -> Backup and Restore -> Create a System Image) created in Windows 7 SP1, versus creating a clone using a tool like ...
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Setting up Arq to use Google Cloud Storage without giving it your login credentials and all storage access

Is it possible to setup Arq backup to use Google Cloud Storage without having to give it your login credentials I'd like to use Arq to backup my computer with Google Cloud Storage. When I try to set ...
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Time Machine drive can't be mounted

I have a "WD My Passport for Mac" external hard drive that I've used for over two years as a Time Machine disk. I have recently removed about 130GB of data from my internal drive (Macintosh HD) to ...
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how to rename the old files or backup them into a folder when there are file names collision?

As you know, the default windows copy handler renames the new files if you choose "keeps both files" . What program can i use to rename the old files instead? or better, put all the old files into a ...
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Hard drive physical read error, how to find out which files affected?

My HDD is starting to go bad. So I'm cloning it to a new drive using HDDRawCopy. In the process, there are several read errors (from bad sectors?). The question is, how do I go about to finding out ...
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How to prevent Windows 7 from asking during file copy/backup

I use Windows's built in copy (drap and drop) to backup files (thousands of them in many folders up to 3 levels deep). I want to keep old files untouched but only update new files. But Windows has ...
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firmware backup/transfer xml file with checksum

I have an interesting question if someone out there would know anything that could help. I'm an enthusiast of the d'link DFL series router, running NetDefendOS. I recently went from the DFL-210 to a ...
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Can a partition size be changed between cloning and restoring the clone?

I need to do a full backup of a boot partition of Windows 7. I want to be able to restore it if needed. My understanding is that the only way to do this is to clone the partition byte-for-byte using ...
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How do I copy a file from one server to another without downloading first?

Is it possible to copy a file from one server to another without downloading first? I have a backup file that is 10gb that I'm wanting to copy from my production server to my staging server. ...
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Use a .Properties File to pass values to a Batch File

What we’d like to do is to eliminate the need for embedding the User_ID, User Password, Host Server Name, and Specific Database names into our batch file when automating a backup from our MySQL Server....
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Will this strategy to try Windows 10 work?

A friend wants to try out Windows 10 on a Windows 7 system. But they want the option to go back to exactly how things are now. Their hard drive is 1TB (platter-based, not SSD), and they don't have a ...
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How can I “WinAudit” a system that I only have the hard drive for?

My customer had their industrial PC explode, but luckily the hard drive is fine. I don't have a means to boot from it, as I don't have a hardware configuration that matches their original system. I ...
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pause and resume amanda backups?

Short and simple question -- is it possible to pause and later resume an amanda backup? Longer backstory -- My laptop connects to my home network via wifi, and the /home directory is very large. It ...
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What is fastest for nightly Windows7 local drive to USB external drive backup: ROBOCOPY, XCOPY, or BeyondCompare? [on hold]

I have a batch file that backs up all my work every night. It copies my internal C: an SSD to my primary external USB-3.0 hard disk, and also that primary external hard disk to a secondary external ...
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Identifying old backup file type

I've got a set of backup disks made on a DOS-5/Win31 system on 7/25/95, according to the time/date stamps. Each disk contains a single file, each of which has the same name: c950725c.0??. There are 51 ...
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Can I get Windows Backup and Restore to save more than one system image backup on a single drive?

I've been using legacy (Windows 7) Backup and Restore on a Windows 10 Pro system to generate system image backups that can be restored from bare metal. A major limitation of the tool, however, is that ...
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Can Binary GPG Files Store Custom Attributes?

In my current backup scheme, I TAR the files I want to back up with the data, time stamps, and permissions. But I want to reduce the number of I’m more interested in the timestamps since that tells ...
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What's the best way to store a Mini-SD card?

I just bought two 128GB miniSDXC cards (on sale today on Amazon). One is going in my phone. I figured I could use the other one for a backup of my MP3 & JPGs. Which brings up a problem.... How/...
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Difference Between File History, Backup and Restore, System Image, and System Protection (Restore Points)

I have seen 1 or two answers to this, but none of them have had a comprehensive list of ALL of the backup methods on this list and what each of them is used for and the similarities and differences ...
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Strange bytes added to end of JPG files on SD card

A month ago, my wife upgraded from a Galaxy S5 to S7, and brought along a MicroSD card full of photos taken on the old phone. Recently, in the process of backing up new photos, I noticed that a lot ...
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Cloning a HD vs. Copying Files - Which is faster?

Which is faster if I wanted to copy all files on a 6 TB hard drive to an 8 TB external hard drive? Cloning the 6 TB hard drive with Macrium Reflect or copying all files with UltraCopier? I noticed ...
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Should I consider data integrity issues when choosing a file compression algorithm?

Is there a relation between a data compression format (zip, gzip, bzip2, etc.) and it's ability to ease in recovering broken data? I want to store some backups (like tar.gzs) but then I started ...
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What is “Local System account” in Windows?

And how do I run something as this account ? I am in the administrators group for a server in a Active Directory organization. It is mainly a file server and in the interest of security, all non ...
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Can't access backup hard drive in Windows

I'm trying to backup files in an "internal" 3.5 inch 3 terabyte hard drive using Windows 10. My computers have external SATA slots, where I can insert these storage devices without having to open my ...
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How do I set the default phone uploads folder for Google Photos?

I have been backing up my photos to Google Photos ever since I lost them all a while back. But I would like to add a few directories to sort out the photos since I am about to add more photos. Though ...
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Why does backup stop at 4 gig?

Win 7 - 64 Comodo AV Comodo Backup ADATAHV420 I have a Win 7 laptop with a 500 gig HDD. I recently purchased an ADATA 2 TB HDD for backup purposes. I downloaded Comodo Backup, installed it and ...
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windows server 2008 r2 - Script on server needs interactive user input

i have a small script running which listens for a specific ip to get online in the network. (for a robocopy job) I have split this into two things: If the client is connected via vpn, ask the user if ...
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Delete Old Moved Backup?

I'm having quite the dilemma. I recently decided to wipe my computer but decided to back it up first. When I came to my Backup Hard Drive, I saw some old backups I didn't need. So, I put all of the ...
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External HDD formatted to ZFS, another external HDD as (offline) backup. How do I protect my data against silent corruption?

I am an amateur photographer using a base model MacBook Air (128 GB SSD) with a macOS/Ubuntu 16.04 dual boot. Because the SSD is too small to store my photo library on, I used to store it on a 500 GB ...
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Keeping cloned partition as bootable backup

I'll try to keep it short, I want to clone my current Windows 7 Install from an HDD [80GB System (C:) and 1,7TB Data (D:)] to an SSD. The last SSD I installed unfortunately broke after only a few ...
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how to backup MS OneNote notebooks (on Mac OSX)

The instructions I have found for backing up OneNote notebooks don't seem to apply to the Mac version. I just want to find my notebooks and copy them to a thumb drive. Anyone know how? Thanks.
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Does File History still uses Shadow Copies under the cover?

File History was introduced in Windows 8 and "replaces" previous backup utility called Shadow Copy. However, isn't it the case, that File History still uses VSS to copy files locked or used by another ...
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Cbbackup terminated unexpectedly. - Coucbase Backup issue

We are using Coucbase 3.0.2-1603 Enterprise Edition (build-1603). We are having around 350 GB data on our cluster. We have tried to execute a backup and suddenly it got terminated. Below is the ssh ...
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How to back up files on windows server 2008

how to take a back up of a folder that is more than 50Gigs and ensure that modifications to the files after commencing backup process are also reflected in the destination
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Can rsync be used to update restoration hdd?

I have two identical hard disks (say HDD1 and HDD2) with 4TB capacities. I want to create install CentOS, update it, install services and create users on one of the hard disk, say HDD1, meant only ...
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NTFS Hard disk about to die, I only have another ext4 hard disk and want to backup on it

Is it possible? Right now i'm manually copying inside it, used ext2 Volume Manager to assign a drive letter to it. Is there any other way to do it? The ntfs is 1TB while the ext4 is 450. The ext4 is ...
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how to use space within pathname for Window's Robocopy

When my path for robocopy has a space, I surround it with " but get the weird error below... My .bat file contains: rem Backup scans ROBOCOPY "C:\Users\doug\Documents\My Scans\" "B:\BACKUP\My Scans\...
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Generate duplicate Active directory on Server 2008 r2 [migrated]

Currently We are using window server 2008 r2 and installed Active directory on server, which working fine. Problem is that, Some of roles which are not working well(Can not install/uninstall roles), ...
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Clonezilla and software RAID array theory

I don't have enough hardware to try this out myself, but since Clonezilla doesn't support backing up software RAIDs, I've been trying to think of ways to backup my RAID0. Since all of the information ...
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Won't I lose my Windows 10 license if I restore Windows 8.1 from backup

I have a computer the drivers are mostly Windows-only, and Windows 10 runs like crap on it - performance-wise. I'd like to get Windows 8.1 back by restoring from Clonezilla backup. I have some ...
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Glacier for personal backup: s3 or directly (or Nearline?)

I'm looking to use AWS Glacier for personal backup, or the similar 'Nearline storage' from Google. I would prefer manually uploading stuff (instead of an automated backup solution). I'm aiming to ...
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Windows 10 Image Backup: what is meant by “system image”?

Windows 10 contains a tool called Backup and Restore (Windows 7). Googling suggests that this should be able to create image backups. When the tool is run it presents a dialog that looks like this: ...