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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Best way to create and restore a Drive Image with Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Want to create a system image I am about to build a new PC. I am a windows 7 user. For years now I have been wanting to install windows and all my favorite software, ...
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Mozy fails along with this error

Any idea how to fix this? MozyHome backup is failing at the same time with a FilesystemError2. Windows 7 64-bit. Thanks! Log Name: Application Source: VSS Date: 12/18/2009 ...
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How can I backup Windows 7 with programs and files?

Is there any way that I can reinstall Windows 7 and put all my programs and files back on the system without reinstalling programs one-by-one, like a Mac?
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How to stop Windows 7 Built-in-Backup creating a System Image of too many drives?

I do not want to include (D:) drive in the image. I believe I know the cause of this, it's because I have some Directory Junctions and/or Symbolic Links. Any suggestions other than removing the ...
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Backup and sync solution for online and offline [closed]

I am looking for an software that provides online and offline backup for my files. It would be nice, if there is a free version of it. I want to sync mydocs between my home-pc and my laptop both ...
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Automatic backup solution for Linux (maybe a GUI for rsync)?

What I'm looking for is a backup solution that: is easy to setup (user friendly) does automatic and instant backups whenever a file is added/deleted/modified (I don't want multiple copies/versions, ...
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Best Backup Tool for Windows XP? [closed]

I would like to know what auto backup tool that you all use for Windows XP? I am using XP power tool now, but seems to me to be very slow and has problems with files with long filenames.
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Windows 7 Backup Disk Full

What happens when a Windows 7 backup disk is full? I've been trying to find documentation on the issue without success. Does Windows 7 automatically delete the oldest backup files to free up space ...
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Incremental (delta) backup of a encrypted data

I have several files that I need to keep encrypted on my home hard disk. I currently use a TrueCrypt file container, currently around 100MB in size. I need to backup this file daily, and I'm looking ...
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How to encrypt data on an external hard drive?

I want to secure my external (1 TB) hard drive that I use as a physical back-up for my home computer so that if the drive is stolen (eg burglary) then the data is not easily accessible by a common or ...
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How to make TaskScheduler fail when the task returns result different from 0

I have a backup task that fails with a non zero result, yet Task Scheduler says that it executed the task correctly. Is there any way to tell Task Scheduler that the task failed?
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How do I duplicate my Windows 7 boot SSD drive to another drive?

I have a 2009 first-generation 64 GB SSD drive (manufacturer: G.Skill) that acts as my boot disk for Windows 7. I've installed new applications and media on another hard drive, but the OS is on the ...
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How to copy iPhone contacts on Mac?

I just got a new Mac. My iPhone contacts are extensive and complete. I understand that if I want to sync the computer and the IPhone, I must make sure the computer is the source since all existing ...
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Does Windows 7 Home Premium support backing up to a network share

Windows Vista Home Premium supports automated back ups to a network share, so I would assume the Windows 7 Home Premium would also have this feature. However, several pages on the Microsoft site make ...
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Windows 7 Backup Fails

I am trying to backup a Windows 7 laptop to my file server. The error code is 0x80070005. The Event Viewer shows this: The backup operation that started at ...
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Backup iPhone contacts to a readable format

is there a way to backup or extract the contacts from an iPhone to a more "open source" like format on windows? i cant use this iTunes encrypted backup.
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Can you use other applications while making a backup with Windows 7 Complete PC Backup?

Can you run other applications while backing up your machine? (My guess is the answer would be no, but I figured I'd ask anyway; I'd love to be proven wrong!)
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How could I portably split large backup files over multiple discs?

Context: I make backups / archives, primarily of photos. I'm experimenting with Bup, which is designed for backup to hard disk. Basically it creates Git repos which include packfiles of up to 1GB. ...
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WebFront for sharing diskspace

I just set up an Ubuntu server with 4 TB of Raid 5 space and a public IP, and I would like to share it with my family and friends. Is there any easy Web Frontend, with authentication and quotas, to ...
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How do I backup my bookmarklets?

Any ideas how to backup bookmarklets so I can install them on a new machine? I'm thinking specifically of Chrome -- but I'd like to know how to do the same with Firefox too.
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Creating an image of my hard drive

I've been thinking of making an image of my laptop's hard drive for backup purposes. What would be the best way of doing this? I know about dd but is there a more user-friendly way, perhaps a GUI ...
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How to backup iTunes on Windows to folder/share, i.e. without “Back Up to Disc”? No DVD writer available!

(Surprised I didn't already find an answer here to this!) I've got a computer on which I'd like to back up the iTunes library – music, movies, apps, everything. We're talking multiple ...
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Can I tell Apple's Time Machine to backup a single folder?

Additionally to TM backing up everything every hour, I'd like sometimes to tell it to quickly add a backup of a single folder. Can that be done?
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Backup an installed software

I have some important installed software applications, and I want to backup such applications only (not all disk). Is there any software that can backup those applications (including registry?)
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Successful data recovery but most files are corrupted

I used Recuva and EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard to see if there's any difference in the files they recover. Both software were able to recover files that I want however most of the files where no longer ...
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restore a smaller hard drive 320GB image to a larger harddrive 1TB

I want to transfer my current system hard drive to a larger hard drive. Doing so, I thought of creating an image of my system hard drive which is 320 GB in size. Would I be able to restore this ...
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Periodic “mirroring” of boot disk in Windows 7

Is it possible to take a full copy of the system (C:) drive in Windows 7 to another disk, whilst running the OS. The intention is, to keep 2 drives in the system (a main drive and a backup drive) and ...
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Help to keep and update backup copy of folders [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which is the best application to Sync two folders? I want to know a very simple application to help me to keep and update backup copy of folders. I want to generate a ...
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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 use 7-zip to backup files, but exclude some directories

I would like to use 7-zip to backup a directory, but I would like it to exclude all directories named ".svn" (anywhere in the source tree). Does anybody know if this is possible and in that case how?
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Backing up Google Chrome

Having recently switched to Google Chrome, I was wondering what files and directories I should be including in my backups to make sure that bookmarks and history are included. Along the same lines, ...
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What is a good backup strategy for home? [closed]

We have about 4 computers. What is a good strategy for making sure our data is always backed up ?
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Backup Picasa 'people' tags data

OK, so I've spent a fair amount of time putting names to faces in Picasa 3.5 but in a few days (hopefully) my copy of Windows 7 should arrive and I'll need to reinstall Windows. So, does anyone ...
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How to avoid losing all my files when my Dropbox syncs to a compromised Dropbox account?

So I am trying to find a way to prevent a possible Dropbox doomsday scenario. Say someone gets my dropbox login credentials. They log into the Dropbox web interface as me. They delete all my files. ...
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Windows Home Server Online Backup Solutions

Does anyone have any good, well priced online backup solutions for Windows Home Server? I've looked at using s3 but the pricing ends up to expensive with the amount of data I have. Mozy and alike ...
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Which are the most important directories to backup on a Linux server?

I'm running an Ubuntu 9.10 Linux server. I'm trying to find a way to backup the machine while it is running and from what I see, this eliminates the disk clone utilities. All of the disk clone stuff I ...
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A good solution for home backups and file/print sharing

I’m looking for a cheap and reliable solution that allows me to share files and a printer in me home network. Raid support and very low power consumption would be nice extras. Should I go with a NAS ...
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Are Time Machine backups incremental? And is Time Machine any better on Snow Leopard?

I would like to understand how Time Machine backups work and has this been made any better in Snow Leopard?
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What is the best way to back up a computer's files?

I have not done any backing up, does anyone know what would be the best way to do so? I would like free. UPDATE: incremental backups are best. Offsite is good too.
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Windows backup: user-friendly incremental disk imaging?

I'd like to start a regular backup routine for my parents and grandparents and I'd like some help finding the best software. My requirements are, in order of importance: Recovery must be simple (if ...
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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 I make my PC backup and then sleep on demand with WHS?

I really hate the way that WHS backs up at a particular time in the morning. First of all I don't EVER want my computer turning on when I am not there. EVER. I have a Core-i7 laptop which literally ...
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How to do rsync-like encrypted backup?

I want to save a backup of my data on a remote server, but never want the backup server to see the data unencrypted. Editing a single file and backing up should not result in everything being ...
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Windows7 Full System Backup - Bare metal Restore (maybe diff specs)

I have a HP desktop for development work that I picked up at local supermarket, its Quad core, 2gb RAM, onboard NVidia graphics etc.. pretty much run of the mill. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit ...
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How do I restore Windows 7 from a System Image to a Boot Camp partition without formatting?

I had a 70GB Boot Camp partition on my iMac that I wanted to increase the size of, so after creating a system image (.vhd) on an external FW drive of the Boot Camp partition using Windows Backup and ...
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Home Backup Solutions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a simple home backup software which works with a variety of OSes? Right now, I have a couple of laptops and a desktop running various versions of Windows and ...
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Accessing Time Machine backup from Windows/Linux laptops

I'm wondering if I can access my time machine backup from Windows or Linux computers... I'm just wondering what'll happen if my computer fails and I don't have enough money to buy a new mac...
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ntbackup workalike for adhoc full backups in Windows 7 thats free and preferably open source

On windows 2000 and XP machines I used to be able to do the following: ntbackup backup systemstate c: /f e:\backups\machineName\machineName-full+systemstate_200101206.bkf This gave me a full backup ...
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Can I Use My Linux Box As A 'System Imaging' Server? (i.e., Norton Ghost Server?)

I'm curious if anyone has accomplished the following, or knows a good terse description of how to set up the following. I'd like to set up a Linux server that is able to clone PC's over the network, ...
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Windows 7 Backup - Does the “system image” include all the files on my drive?

I have a new Dell Laptop that I have setup the way I like it. I want to use Windows 7 to do a backup and then restore that backup on a different hard drive (solid state). When I setup the backup ...