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How should I design a backup strategy for multiple machines containing important data?

What principles should I keep in mind as I design a backup strategy for my machines? I currently make backups of my data on an external terabyte drive, but I want to be in a position where I could ...
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File corruption detection strategy

due to current high price of hdds, I would like to switch from running RAID1 to JBOD + offsite backup (Backblaze). In theory it's a much better approach (if PC gets fried by lighting strike, I still ...
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ESXi - Solaris ZFS Raids System Drive Failure Recovery (VMDirectPath I/O - raidz pool)

I currently run Solaris 11.1 in ESXi 5.5, with a HBA (disk controller card) passed though to the OS via VMDirectPath I/O and a raidz pool (called Vault). The OS is running on a single deddicated SSD ...
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Is there a shell script that helps identify the non-system related files to backup?

Is there an application or script that will identify all of the distribution/system files? My ultimate goal is: I would like to automate backups to a secondary/alt sec Linux machine, but I would like ...
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How to automatically take daily HDD backup?

I think my HDD might have crashed. I don't want to lose data if this happens again. I have dual boot Windows/Ubuntu system. What is the best way to backup data and other software settings in Ubuntu? I ...
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backuppc - will it work with flexraid (or similar)

Will backupcpc work with flexraid? What I do know is Backuppc must run under linux because of the hard links it uses, which means the file system I believe has to be a certain type other than ...
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Is there a canonical list of files/directories/file types that can be safely excluded from Windows 7 Backup?

I'm looking into speeding up my Windows 7 backup. I have it creating a system image of my system drives/partitions (320GB in total; about ~40GB free [lots of Steam games...]) once a week. I have ...
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Is in-line data de-duplication worthwhile when backing up for a photographer?

I create RAW image files plus a small selection of JPEG files derived from the RAW masters. The JPEGs once created are very, very rarely edited again but when they are because they are recompressed, ...
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Backup of a backup

Regarding the backup software Areca: http://www.areca-backup.org/ I'm trying to do this: Have a normal backup of my document files. Destination is a network folder. Have an extra backup, that I can ...
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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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Office 365 (Exchange Online) backups

We are in the process of planning a move to Office 365 and we are planning to implement SSO in the process. We have some emails still on Exchange 2003 servers and we have Exchange 2010. We also have ...
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Backup has ceased working Windows 7

A backup for my computer was established by a pro. It worked for many months. Now when I try to back up, it fails with a message to check my VSS and SPP logs. How do I re-establish backup? Windows 7. ...