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Can I sync network folder with a Google drive?

The brand new released Google drive allows to sync a folder which resides under My Documents (on Windows systems). However, I would like to sync a folder that resides on a network-mapped drive. Would ...
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LTO-5 systems compatible with Mac OS X Server

I am looking to implement an LTO-5 tape backup system on a currently shipping Mac OS X Server (10.6.7) tower (PCI Express Card compatible). This backup system would be used only to offload data for ...
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What is the difference between regular windows backup and creating a system image?

I had to deal with an issue where I had to reinstall Windows 7 recently, and had (thankfully) made a 'backup and restore' backup onto an external hard drive before that. Is there a difference between ...
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Backup but leave old versions of files on server

I have recently asked a question about backups but now I have different, similar one. I need to backup on my server, but leave files, new versions, and old ones. The backup should go in one direction ...
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Crashplan + TrueCrypt - Overkill?

Crashplan already has an option to encrypt the data. And if selected, this stores the encrypted file on the server. Truecrypt certainly has lot more options, but for basic usage, wouldn't ...
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Automated instant local backups on Windows

No, I don't want to use RAID at the moment, instead I want a software or a script which can constantly sync folders on one hard-drive to a second physical hard-drive on my PC or any other PC on my ...
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Partition a backup drive

I have a few 2-terabyte external drives i'm looking to introduce into our backup plan. I was wondering if i would gain anything out of partitioning the drives into 2-1-terabyte partitions and ...
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Offsite Backup with Live Sync

I am looking for an offsite backup option for my PC and need to backup 400-500 gb of data. Most of this data is fairly static so the differential data amounts should be more limited. Services like ...
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How can this backup strategy work?

I am trying to script a very simple backup strategy. Here is the general idea. Daily - Backup the entire filesystem using rsync, overwriting the previous day's backup. Weekly - Once a week copy the ...
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Backing up data - with or without “sector by sector”?

Most advanced backup tools includes an option called "sector by sector". Does this option have to be checked when I backup system partition (an image)? I mean.. In case of HDD failure I have system ...
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Accurate drive backup or file/folder synchronization that maintains metadata

Problem What I need is a way of quickly and easily, but properly and completely backing up a memory-card to a flash-drive (see scenario below for details). Research Obviously there are plenty of ...
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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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tar-ing / should I use -C / . or just /

tar cvf backup.tar -C / / # or tar cvf backup.tar / produces an archive like etc/ and gives warnings tar: Removing leading `/' from member names tar: Removing leading `/' from hard link ...
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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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Any disadvantages to using Google Drive for personal backups? [closed]

I'm currently using Mozy for offsite backups of my personal files. I can get more space for the same money with Google Drive, and there are additional advantages (such as sharing files), but do you ...
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Need help choosing backup type and options - how do the different backup strategies apply to single file?

I want to backup my journal to my external hard drive. Because of the nature of journals, I see no reason to keep an old version. In Acronis True Image 2013 how do I set it up so it's backed up once a ...
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Can I backup all computers in my network to my server using free software or windows only? [closed]

I have lots of different computers with windows (XP, 2003, vista, 7) and I am trying to backup some folders from each computer in the network to server. I want folders to synchronise every few hours! ...
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How to backup Outlook PSTs into smaller manageable files?

My client has about 7 - 10 computers that backup to their local server every week or so. Now they also want that data backed up offsite, the only problem is each of those computers have a separate PST ...
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rsync: divide out local files in different servers with limited space

I have 80 Gb of files in a local directory that I want to backup dividing them out in different servers with a limited space quota, using rsync, eg: LOCAL 80 Gb ====> server1: first 30 Gb ...
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using crashplan to backup multiple machines to crashplan-central using a single hub machine

I am playing around with CrashPlan for the last few days, and i am still trying to get the hang of it. one thing i have noticed is that upload to CrashPlan Central from my work laptop is only sending ...
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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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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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creating a backup system with freenas

We are currently in the process of opening a new accounting firm in the new year (actually moving from our previous location). I am looking for a cheap/free solution to back up our files (small, ...
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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 can I archive web pages linked to in my Delicious bookmarks?

I'm looking for ways to quickly backup the web pages I have collected in my Delicious Bookmarks, to guard against linkrot, etc. The most efficient method I've come up with so far would be to export my ...
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Using Intel Rapid Storage Technology RAID-1 in “on request” update mode is a viable backup solution?

I have 2 Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB HDD in RAID 1 using Intel Rapid Storage Technology. I use them as a storage volume, that is not accessed very frequently, and most importantly, that is not written ...
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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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Backup / Disaster Recovery, should I store RAR-compressed files? [closed]

I'm in the process of recovering files from an accidentally formated Ext4 partition using Photorec. It had about 300Gb of data, of which I've already got hold of about 30Gb. So far, it seems to me ...
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What is the simplest free physical solution to backing up files from multiple computers? [closed]

I don't want to consider cloud, as none are free beyond a certain amount of gig, and I have put files on bitcasa before that have just infinitely gone missing. I have also been bitten by physical ...
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Any database-driven differential backup software?

The idea is to take differential backups (new files and folders since last backup), but with no old backups at hand instead by comparing the source directory against a database containing information ...
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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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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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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. ...
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backup time machine style

I would like to find a more solid and handy solution to my small problem.. My idea is to backup every midnight my home directory incrementally, so I want only the modified files (of today) to be ...
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Back up windows server 2008 to external disk

I've got a windows server 2008 box that I want to backup (the entire disk) to external USB hard drives (I've got 2 lying around so I can swap between them and add more over time). I've tried using ...
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How do you make NTFS living with ext4 safe for windows to mount

Hi I want to partition a hard drive with NTFS and ext3. I was going to partition the drive all with primary partitions (don't need 5+ parts) in windows XP then change the last partitions to 83/Linux ...
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Smart but mountable diskimager for windows (that works like ntfsclone -o but in windows)

I like ntfsclone -o image.img because it is mountable. However it is not a windows app. Is there a nice windows solution that: A)Does file mode partition or drive copying (for NTFS). B)Image that ...
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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 ...