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1answer
34 views

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 ...
2
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0answers
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Replicated Backup & Archival Solution?

I'm attempting to design a system for backup and archival, and I'm frustrated that I can see all the pieces I need, but can't seem to find anything that brings them all together. I want a system that ...
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1answer
50 views

Backing up a directory of data incrementally in linux

I have a directory full of files that remain relatively static. However, some files are moved between subdirectories. I create a full backup every month of this data because it's a lot of data. I'd ...
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1answer
27 views

p2p folder synchronization + encryption

I'm trying to implement a cheap backup system using my computer and my friend's computer. The idea is using each other hdd to store a copy of our files through Internet. Bittorrent Sync would be ...
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1answer
124 views

Automatically purge rotated backup without breaking rsync

How do I make sure locally deleted files have been rotated before deleting them on the server, whithout breaking incremental rsyncing? I usually rsync my files into /backup/active/ on my server, ...
2
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3answers
484 views

Windows backup with support for incremental binary backup

Currently, I'm using the Windows 8.1 file history backup, but it has a major weakness. Large files are copied in their entirety each time they change. For instance, I have some virtual machines files ...
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3answers
1k views

Are periodic full backups really necessary on an incremental backup setup?

I intend to use an old computer I have as a remote backup server for myself and a few other people. We are all geographically separated, and the plan is to do incremental daily backups using rsync and ...
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0answers
89 views

Backing up private git repos to a normal (non-root) ssh account?

It's nice that with github and similar services, I can backup my open-source projects (using 'git push'). With private data, I have some reservations though. I'd prefer that my repos are encrypted on ...
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1answer
271 views

Incremental disk image backup for linux

I have 4 RHEL+2 windows workstations and 1 windows 2012 server. I want to take incremental backup of Linux to windows server. Is it possible to do this. I mean windows to windows is possible but is ...
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2answers
248 views

Why would differential backups take less space than full or incremental backups?

According to this article from Microsoft Differential backups require even less disk, tape, or network drive space than incremental backups. Backup time is faster than full or incremental backups. ...
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3answers
962 views

How to incrementally backup a partition (not as a bunch of files) and be able to mount the snapshots?

Is there any tools that allows this use case: I have a LVM2 partition vg-vol; I periodically create snapshots of it, save them (create_new_snapshot --directory=/media/external_storage/snapshots/ ...
2
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1answer
2k views

Incremental backup with 7zip

I have googled and searched, but can't find the command that 7zip command line utility uses for making incremental backups. So can someone please share the command ? Thanks btw I found this link: ...
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2answers
195 views

Incremental Backup

How do I write a script which creates incremental backups using rsync or what are the parameters to do the incremental backup? Here's the scenario: I have a samba file server and I need to backup to ...
2
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1answer
520 views

Incremental/Differential backup of VMWare Workstation VM?

I need to take an incremental or differential backup of a Linux guest OS running inside VMWare workstation. How do I achieve that? I can take a full backup when the virtual machine is down, but I ...
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2answers
380 views

Backup software that supports differential backup or syncing? (rsync interface maybe?) W7 [closed]

I am looking for an incremental / differential / sync backup utility that does not require a full backup to begin. I have a TB external drive with backups of pictures and movies, about 800GB, and I ...
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1answer
2k views

How to backup a large FreeNAS? [closed]

We have a 12TB FreeNAS box in the office, and are looking for a way to keep a backup of it offsite. We're considering (1) tape; (2) a bunch of bare drives (popped into a spare hotswap bay); (3) ...
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1answer
104 views

Use Carbon Copy Cloner with existing backup

I want to use Carbon Copy Cloner to take over from an existing backup solution. I have an external disk with 1.8TB of data on it replicated/backed up from a folder my local drive. However in order to ...
2
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2answers
522 views

Automatic incremental backups to a network drive (Windows)

So after learning that Windows 7 Home Premium doesn't support this, I'm looking for another solution. I would like to backup my Windows machine to my Ubuntu server. Are there any good automatic ...
1
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3answers
527 views

What backup tool should I use for easy incremental backups? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could you suggest feature-rich disk-based personal backup program for linux (and I've seen a few)? I want to do nightly backups of the whole system and be able to ...
3
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4answers
2k views

Truecrypt Rsync Container

Is there a good way to incrementally sync truecrypt containers? I currently have large containers (200gb+), and I'd like to find a way to back them up without having to mount them. Rsync seems to not ...
1
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1answer
321 views

Preboot/live CD disk image backup solution w/ block-level incremental and merge support

I know there have been many queries regarding backup, but this one is rather demanding. I should also mention that I've done a fair amount of googling, but was unable to find what I need. I need a ...
8
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3answers
3k views

Incremental (delta) backup of a encrypted data

I have several files that I need to keep encrypted on my home hard disk. I currently use a TrueCrypt file container, currently around 100MB in size. I need to backup this file daily, and I'm looking ...
0
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1answer
229 views

RSync Backup Strategy for home computer does not recurse into all directories

I am running a Linux Mint workstation at home and I am following the backup strategy from this page: http://www.jwz.org/doc/backups.html. The destination drive is a eSata drive identical to the ...
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3answers
371 views

Software for system backup, with differential backups and bootable restorations

Reminder: I do understand that we have tens and perhaps over a hundred of questions associated with the backup and community faqs are being written for that but I am asking a different question. If ...
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1answer
143 views

Mercurial for Source Control (and backup) instead of Subversion

Currently I'm using Subversion for keeping source changes centralized and also as a single point of backup. All users commit changes to the server and the server is backed up. I'm wondering how ...
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2answers
2k views

Rsync-based Backup solution for Kubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automatic backup solution for Linux (maybe a GUI for rsync)? hey there I am kinda a bit lost in the multiple options so any recommendations will be more then welcomed. ...
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1answer
5k views

What files should be excluded from a complete Windows backup?

I'm starting to use CrashPlan to backup my Win 7 PC. I've got it writing to my external HD (for quick local restores) and to CrashPlan Central (for offsite storage). I'd like to backup my entire C:\ ...
0
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1answer
292 views

SW recommendation for background backup of selected folders

I'm looking for SW utility (for Windows 7 x64) which is able to run as background process, monitor selected folders and synchronize changes to backup folder on different drive (incremental backup). It ...
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2answers
3k views

Free software for backing up an attached network drive

My wireless router comes with a USB connector which allows me to plug an external hard drive in and it'll act as a Network Attached Storage. The problem is that I want to backup this hard-drive to the ...
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0answers
91 views

Secure, efficient, version-preserving, filename-hiding backup implemented in this way? [closed]

I tried writing a "perfect" backup program (below), but ran into problems (also below). Is there an efficient/working version of this?: Assumptions: you're backing up from 'local', which you own ...
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2answers
1k views

faster dd backup by differential copy

im looking to use dd to back up my whole hard drive regularly but it takes around 1.5 hours and want to know if there is a faster way to back up. possibly just by updating the bytes which are ...
8
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1answer
2k views

Incremental image backup for Windows 7

I'm looking for a backup program that does incremental backups and that I can use to completely image my main hard drive. For example I use the C:\ as my main drive and have E:\backups as my backup. ...
12
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4answers
1k views

Could you suggest feature-rich disk-based personal backup program for linux (and I've seen a few)?

I'm using linux on desktop since about 1996. Every time I changed my desktop or notebook, I've taken my linux with me via "dump | ssh | restore". Along the way, I went through half a dozen HDD ...
3
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3answers
153 views

Backup software for incremental swapped-out drives?

We're using Acronis Home 11 to backup our main Windows machine at the office. We have a set of portable hard drives that we swap out each week, for redundancy. We have incremental sets ( a new diff of ...
2
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1answer
265 views

Backup software for Ubuntu - which one?

I have spent some time testing out different backup solutions for my small home office during the last weeks, but still haven't found anything that have been working out too well yet. We can ...
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2answers
320 views

Filesystem to quickly get recent modifications

I've got relatively big filesystem (ext4) with lots of small files and I'd like to backup it. Making full backups often is not feasible to me so I want to have a way to make differential/incremental ...
0
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1answer
565 views

Can one do incremental backups from a server with Filezilla (how?)

Can one do incremental backups from a server with Filezilla and if so how?
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1answer
558 views

On demand incremental NTFS partition backup

This is somewhat a continuation of my related failed question. I've decided to go with a filesystem approach rather that the whole disk in one chunk. I'm wondering what the best way to do this is. I'm ...
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1answer
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Does built in Windows 7 backup perform differential (incremental) backups?

I have win 7 scheduled to backup every Sunday, it's only looking at one of my drives at the moment and is backing up to an external HDD. It's a 1TB drive so should take quite a while to fill but the ...
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2answers
131 views

Offset AND incremental backup

I already do backups from my main computer to my server computer using synctoy. But now I also want to do off-site backup. My idea so far: have source hard drive (we'll call S) at home have backup ...
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3answers
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How to incrementally backup whole HDD to external from Windows?

What I want exactly is a hard drive to hard drive incremental backup, not an image file. The original HDD has three partitons - ext3, linux-swap, and NTFS. What would be the easiest way to do this ...
12
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8answers
4k views

Incremental backup and sync software

I need a free software for Windows (with gui or command line) that does incremental backup copying all files and storing changed or deleted files in a directory named like last change date (or a ...
0
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3answers
5k views

Sync remote folders on Linux

What is the simplest way to unidirectional incremental syncing of a folder present on a Linux system. +1 for using the command line. +2 for not using rsync (Seems to have some problems on my system.) ...
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4answers
558 views

How to automate server backups in Windows Home Server?

I've set up a server backup for my Windows Home Server in the WHS console, but don't see a way to automate the backup to have it run on a scheduled basis in a similar manner to client backups. How can ...