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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Progress bar/% in duplicity?

I'm starting to experiment with Duplicity for my backups and found that it lacks an option to show a progress bar or percentage, it just shows the files to be backup. Is there a way to get a progress ...
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Carbon Copy Cloner corrupted Time Machine?

After cloning my internal drive to an external drive using Carbon Copy Cloner and booting from the external drive once (then booting from my internal drive again), Time Machine thinks that every ...
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Using multiple KeePass databases with separate configurations

We are using KeePass (2.16, Windows) to store passwords in our company (let's name it KeePass_Corp). Additionally I am using another installation on a USB-stick to store my private passwords ...
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How to encrypt rsync communication? (rsyncd + stunnel, vs rsync over SSH, etc)

I don't know much about the specifics of rsync, SSH, stunnel, etc, but I'm looking for a way to make rsync backups, but the transfer of data over the network must be encrypted (the credentials, and ...
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Chrome bookmarks have totally disappeared from my system

I logged on to Chrome today, and my entire bookmarks, 1000's of entries, was gone. That was several years of detailed research and it's gone just like that. Is there any way to get the Chrome ...
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Restore only changed files with duplicity

I've a problem. Duplicity is perfect for backups, I love so much that can be able to do incremental diff tars, but ... when restoring duplicity seems don't apply same concept. Basically I need to ...
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How to automate regular google takeout backups to cloud storage

I would like create a regular google takeout backups (let's say every 3 months) and store them encrypted in some other cloud storage like DropBox or S3. It does not have to be cloud-to-cloud ...
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How do I collapse a machine's Time Machine snapshots to just the final one?

I want to drop all but the latest snapshot from several retired machines' Time Machine store. The computers are no longer in active use, so being able to go back in time a few months ago from their ...
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Rsync fails for files that start with underscore when destination is zfs

I'm using rsync3.1.0pre1 on Mac OS X 10.8.5, and am trying to rsync one folder to another. The destination is a ZFS volume mounted via SMB. The problem I'm having is that files that start with ...
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rsync: large exclusion list adding 10 hours to sync

I have had an rsync backup script running on a Centos 6 box that has been syncing ~410gb of data from a local (LAN) server over a gigabit connection. This script runs hourly, and if there are no new ...
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Use vhdx backup file as Virtual Machine in Hyper-V

I have a Windows 8 machine which I backed-up using the Control Panel -> Windows 7 File Recovery -> Create System Image. This produces a folder with a lot of .xml and a 2 .vhdx files. Is it possible to ...
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Is there an alternative to git-annex for windows?

see http://git-annex.branchable.com/ Especially the use case of the archivist. Reproduced below use case: The Archivist Bob has many drives to archive his data, most of them kept offline, in ...
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dd backup produces bigger image file

I created a disk image with dd. The hard disk capacity is 2 GB. However, the image produced a 3.8 GB file. I used: dd if=/dev/mmcblk0 > /mnt/sd/disk0.img (where mmcblk0 is a microSD card, with 3 ...
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Auto back-up VS2005 workspace

All too often VS2005 will crash when compiling and I'll have to re-open it. That's all well and good, a minor inconvenience really. But the annoying part is that it remembers the opened files from ...
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File History - Unable to scan user libraries for changes and perform backup of modified files for configuration

When trying to run the File History tool in Windows 8 it runs for about 2 seconds then stops. No files are backed up to the selected drive. In the event viewer the only error that appears is: ...
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Automating backup of Amazon S3 data - Alternatives to Bucket Commander?

I need to back up an entire Amazon S3 110 GB bucket on an automatic basis, to a location only accessible to me. We do not store data physically, all our data is in the cloud, so what I am looking for ...
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Scheduled task doesn't seem to work

I am trying to back up all the data from a cash register system every morning. I don't know if the user I'm running the task as will be logged in and I discovered that Windows XP doesn't actually ...
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Copying from WHS 2011 backup very slow

I'm setting up a new computer to replace one of my old ones, and part of doing so is extracting my Home folder from a backup I made just before wiping the old one. However, copying from the mounted ...
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How to set VSS (Shadow Copy) Retention

I am in the process of optimizing the VSS on our Windows Server 2008 SP2 machine. I would like to do the following: Run a snapshot at 11:59 AM and 11:59 PM every day Keep a retention of 30 days ...
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Is there an equivalent program to SyncBackPro for Linux?

We are migrating to Linux however one of the many programs we use daily is SyncBackPro. Is there a equivalent GUI application that supports command line synxtax?
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Not enough space for Windows 7 System Backup

My primary hard disk only has 617GB used. It is a 1.21TB hard drive. I am backing up to a newly formatted 931GB drive. I'm only doing System Backup and not any separate files. Why is Windows 7 ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to create or store a Windows backup system image on a non-NTFS drive?

I'm trying to use Windows Backup on Windows 7 to create a system image to a network location. The destination, identified by UNC path, is an Apple Time Capsule formatted with HFS+. While Windows ...
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windows system backup does not recognize second hard disk anymore

I used to take my windows system backups on D: (windows 7 is installed on C:). D: is a 2x300GB RAID0 installation and was (and still is) working fine. Apart from backups, D: was also my big-files ...
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Time Machine - backup is too large for the backup disk?

I just installed a new 1TB system drive, of which 872 GB are currently available, and installed Snow Leopard on it. I also installed a new 1TB backup drive, which I formatted in Mac OS Extended ...
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My LTO-5 ultrium 3000 SAS external tape drive won't show up on my iMac

OK, so here is my problem. I got a HP LTO-5 ultrium 3000 SAS external tape drive from my boss and he said to connect it to my new iMac but when I connect it, it doesn't show up on my computer. I'm ...
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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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Deleting specific images from Windows Image Backup

When using the Windows 8.1 Image Backup feature, the system creates several files and folders, in this structure: ComputerName Backup 2014-04-02 094800 Catalog Logs SPPMetadataCache My question ...
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Backup a server using Ansible?

Ansible seems to be a pretty efficient automation tool to deploy and to update applications on servers. Is it possible to use it to backup a (Linux) server as well? Is it a good practice to do so? ...
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external usb (backup) hard drive: is power down or sleep more harmful

I have an external usb hard drive on which I clone my mac's hard drive. I have it on a clock timer. It turns on about 30 min. before the backup process starts and turns off roughly 30 min. after the ...
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Windows 7 System Image Restore Error 0x80042412 (No disk can be used…)

SSD main drive died in a computer. Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit. Had a weekly Windows Image backup on one of its hard drives. Replaced the SSD with a newer, bigger SSD. Booting from the Windows ...
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Restore Samsung Recovery Solution Backup Files (.wcl, .w01) using other software

I know this is a common problem but I can't find a Windows solution online. My wife's computer was not working so we did a backup using Samsung Recovery Solution before doing a full restore as Basic ...
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rsync error: symlink has no referent

I am trying to configure rsnapshot (which uses rsync) to backup a Windows server but I am having trouble with rsync being unable to follow a symlink on the server to be backed up. Setup: Windows ...
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How do I make Windows switch Wifi connections when a limit is reached?

My Internet service provider only allows me a cap of 30gb a month. It's a 4g LTE router which I connect to wirelessly. I also have another 3g wireless router as a backup. Windows does not show "no ...
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True Image scheduling settings

I want a backup to run once a week. I want the scheme to be incremental so that only changes made since the last incremental back up or full backup will be saved. I need help with the settings for ...
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Can I create a self healing file or archive

Earlier I backuped data to CD disks which get unusable after some years as CD get damaged (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_corruption). So I made 2 or more copy of that data file so that even if ...
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file copy from remote client to NAS

Is there an easy way to file-copy/backup (not a system image) all files of a remote system to a NAS, without having the users to stop working? I was thinking along the lines of Administrative Shares ...
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Backup encrypted dmg to dropbox, google drive, box etc

I use an encrypted dmg for my sensitive documents. I don't want to place this dmg in a google drive or dropbox folder because I'm terrified I'd open it on another computer and corrupt the dmg. I have ...
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My 4TB Seagate Backup plus works externally, not internally

I just recently purchased a a 4TB Backup Plus and installed about 1.5GB worth of data. I connected it using the USB 3.0 input on my motherboard.. Works fine. .. I then decided to use the bare drive ...
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Burning DVD+R DL backup on OS X 10.8 via Disk Utility, .ISO too large?

I have a DVD dual layer backup ISO file that, when uncompressing turned out to be 8.74 GB and has an associated .dvd file. I am a bit confused as as the DVD+R DL files I have only have a capacity of ...
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Vim will not stop creating backup files (Windows 8)

I'm using Gvim on Windows 8.1 and even after setting nobackup and nowritebackup in _vimrc, Vim insists on creating those pesky backup files (the .ext~ ones). I'd like to disable this behavior ...
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Can I tell rsnapshot to tar every file?

Is it possible to backup a set of files with rsync, but not as regular files but archived with tar (each file)? My problem is: I need/want to make backups of my home-folder at work and IT gave me ...
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Second hard drive isn't recognized in Windows 7

I have an old laptop that the motherboard went out of. I have 10 gigs of pictures I want to rescue so I took the HDD out and put it in my main computer. I hooked it up via a sata to USB port, and I ...
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Backing up MBR - why not restoring the boot code?

I've seen two pages explaining how to backup & restore the MBR: Linux: How to backup hard disk partition table (MBR) UNIX / Linux: Copy Master Boot Record (MBR) They've shown an example with ...
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Synchronizing and Backing Up From OS X To Ubuntu

Last weekend I set up a small personal file server where I store most of my files. The server runs Ubuntu 13.10. For the purposes of accessing and reading/writing most files, this server works fine. ...
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How to change the passphrase of a duplicity backup?

How to change the passphrase of a duplicity backup? I tried to just provide a new one when doing a backup but was faced with an error. GPGError: GPG Failed How should I proceed to change the ...
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Backing up Xbox 360 USB data then using then USB drive

I have one USB drive available to me, its a 16GB Corsair which I use to save my Xbox 360 game data to. Now, I want to install OpenSUSE via a live USB, so I need to backup the data on the drive to my ...
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Diskstation - Lost Backup Jobs

We use a diskstation as a backup destination for most of the servers on our network. Daily, these backups are sent to an external hard drive using the backup and restore tool. Drives are swapped each ...
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How do I restore verbose backup (bak) of notepad++ file?

My system crashed and my document is hosed. I have a restore from yesterday morning, but want to see if I can restore any of the .bak files that npp has produced for me. I enabled the verbose backup ...
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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 ...