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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Prefered dictionary size for archiving images using Winrar?

The new Winrar 5 allow you to have a dictionary size of upto 1GB. Does this have any affect on images? I tried setting the dictionary size of 256MB but the resulting image archive was almost same as ...
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What's the simplest way to capture an image of an OS and apply it to another drive?

I have a 1 TB hard drive with OS installed (Windows Server 2012 R2), several partitions, dynamic disk. All I want to do is back everything up so I can basically clone it to a bigger drive. However, ...
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Which part of Windows are irreplacable? [duplicate]

Let's say you are tasked with backing up a Windows installation. You could back up everything, but that's inefficient. One can make a backup more compact by considering these directories: (1) Much ...
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Acronis Backup: what do i need to just backup current PC to cloud & restore it back

I want to prepare clean windows install (with some software for my work) & then backup it to the cloud (whole notebook image). Then, when necessary (when it is something broken, unwanted software ...
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Backing up with OneDrive [on hold]

I am trying to backup files to my OneDrive but the files are huge. Should I continue? I am copying and pasting my files on because of my 1TB subscription.
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Back up a bootable USB drive to an image file

I've used the "Recovery Disk" function in Windows 8.1 to create a bootable USB drive with the factory defaults for a laptop. Now I plan to wipe the laptop and install Ubuntu on it. I'm not ...
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Backup apps in ipa format on iphone no PC [migrated]

I need to restore my iphone firmware on my work computer, without installing any other program other than the iTunes already installed on it. I'm wondering if there's some kind if app or jailbreak ...
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What's the smartest way to copy-rename (backup) several files in different folders at once in the shell?

I want to copy-backup several files in different folder at once before updating ntpd. Example (one file only): sudo cp /usr/sbin/ntpd /usr/sbin/ntpd.old Files: /usr/bin/sntp /usr/bin/ntp-keygen ...
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Backup Git repository from Xcode server

I have a OSX server with the Xcode service activated. The server hosts multiple git repositories, git is installed automatically by the service Xcode server. I use Time Machine, but the problem is ...
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Move folders from various locations to a specific folder — Win. 8

I just purchased an external hard drive and was thinking about moving my movie backups over to it. The problem with this is that I didn't really take the time to organize my movie backups to begin ...
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Best media for long-term backup without access : USB key vs DVD vs SD card vs HDD vs SSD vs …?

Consider that one want to keep a backup of some data by placing a media in a secret place (under earth, in a rock, in a wall...). What would be the best media with the best long term data stability ...
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What medium should be used for long term, high volume, data storage (archival)?

This question was inspired by How to store and preserve lots of data? There have been another similar questions, but none with this type of criteria. This is two questions in one. How do you store ...
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Acronis Backup 2009 cannot access Acronis Backup 2014 files

I have 2009 on one machine and 2014 on another. Made full backup with 2014 machine to external hard drive, that has other 2009 backups on it. Open external hard drive on 2009 machine. I can read all ...
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How do I go about backing up/saving installed device drivers in Windows 2000/XP?

I want to reinstall Windows 2000 on a machine which has some very obscure drivers. I don't much fancy having to hunt round for them (that's if I'm able to locate them at all). Is it possible to save ...
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How to backup DD-WRT router settings periodically?

Simple question from a Linux beginner, how do I backup my DD-WRT router's settings, for example, weekly or monthly? Router is a TP Link WR1043ND. I'm not sure what other details are required from ...
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Windows 7 Backup Fails with 0x81000033

I am attempting to take my first backup on a new Windows 7 installation. It's failing with the error code 0x81000033. I have already followed the instructions on ...
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can we use unix hardlinks on a mounted windows share?

ln command can create hard links on the mounted windows share, but cp -al fails. Is this expected behaviour? I'm trying to save disk space by creating copy on write style backups using cowdancer, ...
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Windows 8 pro: backup to pendrive connected to router usb

I have a Windows 8 pro pc, I'd like to connect a pendrive to my router (it supports this, the pen is seen as a network share) and use it to backup my pc with the standard MS backup tool. Will it ...
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Windows 7 backup network restore: “The network location cannot be reached, 0x800704CF”

When I try to restore from a backup image, I get this error. After I enter the network address (\\10.0.0.1\backup or \\z\backup), the wizard presents me with the network login dialog, which leads ...
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Mini app that is able to sync local folders [on hold]

Is there any application that can scan for changes and sync some files like: c:\program files\some app\config.ini c:\program files\other app\settings.db target dir would be d:\backups\config.ini ...
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Change Windows 7 backup & recovery tool so it keeps 2 backups instead of one or indefinite backups

I'm using Windows 7 build-in backup & recovery tool and have scheduled it to automatically create a system backup each week. So far so good There you have two options on how many different ...
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How to restore Acronis True Image 2014 backup to another HDD

In earlier versions of Acronis True Image, there was a function in "Restore" section: Select .TIB file to restore and select destination device/partition. But I can't figure out how to restore (for ...
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How do I export the history of Skype?

Is it possible to export Skype v4 chat history into some readable plain-text format? (.txt, .xml, .html) Alternatively, is it possible to backup/restore skype chat history? (I wouldn't mind backup to ...
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How can a system disc image be restored?

The ability to create a system image of the system disc (with software such as Acronis True Image) makes sense - the operating system stays intact throughout the process. But how will that image be ...
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Virtualmin cPanel backup migration failed

I tried to migrate a cPanel backup into Virtualmin, but it gave me an error saying that I needed a password. Yet, it did not prompt me for a password. This is all it said: Validating migration file ...
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Why Can't I run a FreeFileSync batch file as Administrator?

I've created a FreeFileSync batch script with options that will preserve file permissions, this requires the script to be run with Administrative Privileges. I can't find an obvious way to run the ...
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Lenovo Y50-70 w/ Windows 8.1: What to do before deleting the D: partition?

I would like to use the space on the Lenovo's Y50-70's D: drive, for installing there Ubuntu 14. This is how the laptop's partitioning looks, out-of-the-box: And from Ubuntu: Before doing so, ...
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Optimum way to back up my ultra-book running on windows 7? [closed]

Note: My laptop does not have an optical drive. How can I backup my laptop such that I retain all my app settings and I don't have to reconfigure it all again. I am more interested in a local ...
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How to backup Dell's partitions (PBR Image and WINRETOOLS) using Linux?

My HDD recently crashed and I can't access my Windows 8 PRO partition anymore, so I bought a SSD to reinstall it. The problem is that my Windows is OEM and I need to backup the PBR Image and ...
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Which backup software for me? [closed]

Must be free (prerably also for commercial use, but I guess I can live without that; home has priority over work; it's just that I like to use the same tools at both if I can) I don't need ...
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How do I prevent users from deleting a folder, while still giving them modify permissions to its contents… Doesn't work?

I have a backup of files on my computer and I am trying to make it so some of the folders cannot be deleted but their contents can. I was following the instructions on a post here, yet for some reason ...
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Limit amount of bandwidth a program can use per month [closed]

I know there are programs to limit the speed/bandwidth usage of a program, but I am wondering if it is possible to limit the amount of data a program can use per month. Once it gets to a set amount of ...
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Windows Backup failed with error 0x807800C5

I setup backup of my Windows 8 laptop with Windows 7 File Recovery (known as Backup and Restore in Windows 7). Backup of files runs successfully. But if I try to create system image, it fails with ...
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My computer won't boot up, how do I transfer files to an external hard drive? [duplicate]

I'm having problems booting Windows 7, and I need to extract files from the computer's hard drive onto an external hard drive. When I insert the Windows 7 DVD, I get two options, formatting and ...
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Retrieve Passcode from iphone backup files [migrated]

This is the scenario in front of me. An iPhone 4s is available with enter passcode. I have its backup taken from iTunes. I have extracted all the files (*.plist, *.db, *.sqlite, etc.) from those ...
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Software for creating an image of a CompactFlash card

Does any one know a good free application to make an image of a CompactFlash memory card? We are developing a program for a computer that uses a CompactFlash card as system storage and we would like ...
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Is my SSD starting to fail?

I have Plextor 256 gb M2P which is only 3 years old. I tried to make a backup image of my system drive with reflect (macrium) and windows backup but it both fails each time with an IO error. Altough ...
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How do I Open Samsung's .sme files?

I have a Samsung mobile phone, and I was using the software that came along with it (Samsung Kies) to backup all my SMS's on my desktop. This software creates a .sme file, to store the backup. I ...
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How to restore previous iPhone backups (not the latest one) [closed]

I messed up with my contacts a bit on iPhone 5 and then did not the smartest thing — connected it to the computer and it backed up, erasing all previous contacts from the computer too. However, in ...
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Mapped network drives: “Microsoft Windows Network” name already in use?

I have Windows 7, and I have three network drive partitions mapped as drive letters (two are partitions of an NAS drive and the third is a USB drive connected to my router). Now that I'm accessing ...
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How to create a Dell drivers backup CD for windows 7

I have a Dell N5050 laptop with Windows 7 on it. I want to create driver CD for it as at the time of purchase the dealer/shop didn't give me one. So I want to create one just in case of format as a ...
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Troubles backing up some files from Linux system to FreeNAS using rsync

I'm using rsync to backup whole system over LAN to freeNAS server with this command: rsync -aAX --delete /* /mnt/backup ...
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Creating disk snapshots in Windows 7

Does anyone know of a command or tool to create disk snapshots on Windows 7 (client SKU)? I see vssadmin.exe has a "create shadow" option, but that's available only on server SKUs: ...
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How to efficiently restore all RAW photos from sparsebundle/time machine backups?

I got into a problem were a large number of my raw photos have been deleted over time but I'm pretty sure they are on my time machine backup, but manually using OSX timewarp UI to go and find these ...
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Windows Backup error: 0x81000019 - Check VSS and SPP event logs

I'm having trouble with Windows 7 Backup and Restore. Whenever I try to run a backup for myd rives, it gives me this error: Very annoying. Now I've searched for the error code, and tried ...
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How to Copy .VHD File to Physical Hard Disk Using DD Command

I have read other question/answers on this site that say this is possible, but I'm wondering how it is done. I have tried the following command, which completes successfully, but the NTFS isn't valid ...
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Windows 7 backup to 3TB Seagate external drive got 0x8078002A error

I'm using the Windows 7 backup and restore utility to create a system image and personal file backup to an external Seagate GoFlex 3TB disk. I got the following error: One of the backup files could ...
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Windows System Image taking way to much space

Im using Windows Backup to take backups of my system to a network location. Because of this, windows tells me that because im saving to a network location, only the most recent system image will be ...
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Move existing Windows 7 installation to new computer?

I have a Windows 7 64-bit installation on my current PC, and I want to move it to a new PC .. I do NOT have a problem with licensing, as the new system already has its own new Windows 7 license, which ...
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ROBOCOPY command to do an incremental backup

I am overwhelmed by the ROBOCOPY documentation. I want to do an incremental backup of my local files to the network drive (M). I want it to run as quickly as possible, with no log file and with as ...