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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Backup folders even if filenames are too long

I need to copy 50 GB of files from my old Windows XP laptop to an external hard-drive. I'm currently using TeraCopy but there are a couple of deeply nested folders that throw an "can't copy folder" ...
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Backup to external drive with full disk encription and bit rot prevention

I have a new USB external 2TB HDD and would like to use it as a backup for my home server. My wishes are: full disk encryption (the disk will be stored off-site) bit rot prevention Currently, I ...
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Unable to create windows backup on external hdd

I am having a WD Elements 2TB portable hard disk (exFAT) I am unable to do backup of windows on it. My windows 7 laptop has ntfs system Please help as I need to do backup
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How to restore backup made with proprietary software to an incompatible system

I'm trying to restore a backup system image that was created using Dell's software on a Dell computer.  (I didn't create it; I would have used a different method.)  The source machine isn't available ...
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Is it safe to temporarily delete hibernation and paging files?

Would it be safe to temporarily delete the following files from C:\ hiberfi.sys pagefile.sys swapfile.sys in order to backup the Operating System? Would the OS re-generate them later on? ...
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PuTTY only executing the first command in a script specified by -m

I try to do a automatic backup of our Avocent Console server. Content of backup.cmd: putty.exe -ssh root@acs01.NULL.local -pw secretpw -m acs01.txt Content of acs01.txt: cli cd system_tools/ ...
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Backup laptop with Clonezilla to an external Blu-ray

I want to back up my Windows laptop to an external blu ray (LG BE14NU40); however, I can't get Clonezilla to recognize the blu-ray as a target. I can see the drive show up in dmesg when I toggle the ...
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looking to sync or backup outlook “quick steps”

we use a lot of default "quick steps" in outlook, to categorize mails, move to folder, set a flag ecc... the problem is that exchange do not syncronize those actions, so everytime we have a clean ...
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Incremental backups with 7-zip

I am trying to set up an incremental backup with 7-zip after finding zip might not suit my needs fully/easily. My data is located in /media/Data/Work. For some reason it is not liking my code. I've ...
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What are the similarities and differences between incremental backup and file synchronization?

Suppose that I have a source drive (e.g., internal hard drive) and a destination drive (e.g., external hard drive). Similarities Obviously, they both involve copying files from the source to the ...
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Will this method of converting a HDD from Legacy to UEFI reset my activation status in Windows 10?

http://superuser.com/a/812063 Also, will Windows 10 backup preserve system's activation status (so I could fiddle with HDD with no worries after possible license loss)?
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Best practices and tools for personal archiving

I have a laptop (OSX) with limited space and i would like to store data that i do not need on a daily basis elsewhere. This is mainly digital articles and books, email and old photo's and videos. My ...
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Stop disk decryption in progress and restore encryption

This is similar to "is there a way to stop mac osx disk encryption in progress?". I started decrypting my 2TB backup drive to use it for something else, but now I don't need that, I want my encryption ...
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Backup linux workstation command

So I'm what you'll call a "almost" noob when it comes to linux. I recently started working on a CentOS workstation and I know there's a lot of customizations on it from the other user. I also know ...
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Recover current OS in case the new one fails

I currently have Windows 10 but late needs make me have to switch to Linux. One thing that I've seen the last time I installed Linux is that it doesn't recognize my networking board. If this happens ...
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Robocopy copying files from source to destination in backup mode and with file security permissions intact

I need to utilize robocopy to mirror files and folders from one shared location to another shared location, in restartable backup mode with security permissions. My current command is: robocopy ...
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Clone HDD to readable format (iso)?

I'm planning on reinstalling tomorrow and I'd like to backup my c: onto my big spinning disk so I can pull the files I want. I really don't want to use a 3rd party software to restore the files I ...
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Robocopy - Backup only new files

I have an access to a network drive where news folder are created everyday. This drive is named G: I want to backup all the folders from G:\ to D:\WebUpload Being given that there are a lot of ...
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Test Clonezilla image recovery

I have successfully created a backup image of my laptop's hard drive using CloneZilla. Before making system changes I want to verify that the backup is fully restorable and can be booted from. I have ...
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Backup and restore only C:\ Drive from boot?

Is it possible in Windows 8/8.1 systems to back up the entire C:\ Drive and restore it from boot without erasing your other data on hard drive placed in e.g. D: or E: drives? So that you only restore ...
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Is there a Windows app to image an entire drive to flash onto a new drive? [closed]

I don't know if I am using the right terms which makes it harder to find the correct app but what I am looking for is an app that does these: Image the contents of an entire drive with the OS ...
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Back up only file names with folder structure

I'm using Windows 7 Home Basic "Service pack 1" on a Samsung rv420 computer. I'm doing a back up of my files. I have a folder called "music i like" (it's not the default music folder windows 7 has), ...
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Crontab scheduled backup not running

I need to have the ZIP compression happen on a different drive than the server due to limited space. Here is the command is the line I use in crontab: 00 1 * * * osmc cd ...
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Manually Deleting Windows 7/Vista Backup files

If I manually delete many gigs of older files from my users Windows 7 and Vista backups, how will it impact the backup and restore catalogs. I fear that the catalogs may become corrupted or otherwise ...
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Does Win7 support scheduling system image backups?

Is there a way to schedule/automate system image backups in Windows 7 Pro? Or do I have to do it manually every time?
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Can Hosted Office 365 data be downloaded locally for large-scale backups?

This is (no longer) a hypothetical question from a potential customer. They use O365 and use the hosted cloud option for O365 data from Microsoft. What they want is to make local copies of all their ...
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Avoiding the “Replace?” dialog on Send To in Windows 8

I use a network share as a backup for work I'm doing locally. Every so often, I switch to Explorer, right-click on recently-edited files, and select Send To | Backup (X:\). However, since the ...
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Avoiding data corruption while doing simple home backups in Windows

I do manual backups using glorified copy tools (Cobian, Synctoy) to an external drive, and recently I've run into a large batch of camera raw files which became silently corrupted on my main drive. ...
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Batch file to create .7z archive for each file (in folder/subfolder) to a new destination (folder/subfolder structure)

I use a batch file to backup files to 7-Zip archives. It creates an archive for each file separately in the folder where the original file is. Works with sub folders. FOR /r %%i IN (*.*) DO ( ...
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My version of Notepad++ does not create backups

What I am trying to do is recover a file that was accidentally "not saved" or "not saved properly". Anyway, I was working with a document and up popped a window asking me to do something with the ...
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how to fix bit rot / back up strategy

I'm planning to backup my personal file on a NAS (which will use the btrfs filesystem). It's a cheap nas so unfortunately no ECC ram in it. In my backup strategy the will be other copies of the files ...
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Permission problems with rsync

I wanna do daily ssh synchronization of some of my local machines files with my server. I want to do this via rsync, since it sounds the most promising tool for this task to me. Sadly I get the ...
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Safe backup/restore of Linux partitions from a Windows system

I have a dual boot laptop, that contains a Linux CentOS 6 partition and a separate Microsoft Windows 7 partition. The Linux partition is not letting me access to its GUI anymore, so I'll have to ...
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Can I safely do a backup of Windows after cleaning it from malware? [closed]

Long story short, I accidentally installed some malware on my PC. I immediately reached for MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and it detected 4 files: trojans and spyware. I removed it. Then I proceeded to do ...
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Windows 10 EFI partition on different HDD

I've upgraded from windows 8.1 to 10. Once the upgrade completed I wanted to create a system image backup in case anything went wrong down the line. When trying to do this it said my backup size ...
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How can I make multiple physical hard drives appear as a single partition?

I'm writing a basic media server where people can upload/download my content. I have 8 2TB hard drives where I would like to store their uploaded files. Problem is navigating a file system that I want ...
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Crashplan doesn't back up new files for days

I started using Crashplan a few weeks ago. I have about 1GB of data, but a lot of it is old projects which never change. They got backed up on the first day I started using Crashplan. On a typical ...
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Restore to Windows Update

I have Windows 10, and I wish restore my machine to some point before when I got a virus. I never manually created a backup, but under Control Panel > Create a Restore Point > System Restore ...
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Backup files of a bootable flash drive for future use

I want to have a couple of bootable flash drives (such as Windows Recovery Drives) without having multiple physical drives. I thought I'd just copy the files, and later - create a bootable drive using ...
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Setting up Windows Server 2012 with a NAS

Looking to set up a Synology DS412+ NAS on a Windows 2012 Server for backups and extra storage. How do you make the NAS viewable on the network? I have been trying for 3 days with no luck. I can FTP ...
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Find files that will be backed up by Time Machine

It'd be useful to see what Time Machine will backup before the backup actually occurs. I believe it should be possible to approximate this with mdfind. Is there a standard search query that ...
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How can I automatically backup Firefox bookmarks to a folder?

I want to have Firefox backup my bookmarks to a selected folder every Sunday. How can I do that?
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What are the steps towards backing up my Firefox installation?

I'm about to reinstall my Windows XP, and I'd hate to have to work three hours to get my Firefox back to its current condition in terms of theme, add-ons, toolbars and bookmarks. Knowing Firefox, I ...
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Time Machine permission errors

I back up fairly regularly with Time Machine. Recently, my hard drive crashed and now I wish to put my old contents onto /temp. I am unable to do it in the laptop, as when I open the 'documents' ...
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Windows 7 backup produces 0x80070002

I have a problem with my Windows 7 backup. It shows me the following error: Check your backup The system cannot find the file specified Backup time: 8/7/2011 15:53 Backup location: ...
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Seagate Backup Plus Slim appears as read only on Mac after using in Windows

My Seagate Backup Plus Slim disk box states it can be used with both Windows and Mac. It worked fine with the Power Mac and also with the Windows machine. However, after I used it on a Windows ...
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Backup Openfire and restore it to another machine

I am using Openfire as collaboration software in windows server 2008 R2 Domain. Today I am planning to install Elastix 2.3 on my Hyper-V server for VoIP implementation that Elastix has built-in ...
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Where does Windows 10 keep the information for Pinned Start icons?

I am looking for the how and where Windows 10 remembers what is pinned for individual profiles Start Menu. I have been looking to create a modified default user profile in Windows 10 Enterprise and ...
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How to rollback a specific directory in ZFS snapshot?

Is it possible to rollback to a certain directory within a snapshot? For example, given the snapshot tank/home@snapshot_week_01 can I rollback to something like tank/home/louis@snapshot_week_01 ...
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How to backup and restore only the file stamps (date & time) of many files within a folder at once?

I want to retag all my music collection (MP3, OGG, etc) with replaygain info, but I don't want them to lose their original file timestamp as sometimes I want to know when I added a file to my ...