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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How to isolate local backups on Linux from ransomware

I use local encrypted backup feature of Backintime on debian 8.3 to backup my files to an external drive. It automatically backups every 30 minutes. My external drive is always connected. I am the ...
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How to synchronize two directories (on external harddrives with Linux), recognizing file movements?

I have two directories, on being a copy of the other. In my case, each directory is on its own external harddrive, but what I want to do should be universally applicable to two should-be-identical ...
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How can I protect my NAS Backup system from ransomware [duplicate]

I'm currently running a Windows 7 Desktop PC, a MacBook Pro and an iPhone. In my homenetwork I am allowed to backup my MacBook to the MacMini Server, which also works as media server. However my ...
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How to copy data to portable hard disk?

I am installing windows 10. I am in the situation where I need to format Hard Drive. I have formatted OS Partition by mistake. Can anybody suggest me how to copy data of other partition? I have ...
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Check if file matches selection filelist

Is there a way to check if a file matches a selection filelist, without running the backup command? I am trying to debug my selection filelist file. Since the backup command can take ages to complete ...
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How can I restore a MySql database dump direct from S3?

I have a gzipped database backup stored on S3 and would like to restore it to MySql without having to first download it due to disk space constraints. I tried the two commands below but got gzip: ...
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Advanced retention policy for bacula frequent backups

I am using bacula on Ubuntu, and I'm pretty new to it. I have an incremental backup every 20 minutes and a differential twice a week Schedule { Name="FrequentCycle" Run = Full 1st sun at 23:05 ...
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Restoring xampp(1.7.3a) backup result in error

Im struck with an old xampp (version 1.7.3a) backup and not able to restore in usual way. The error Im getting is /opt/lampp/backup/xampp-backup-09-03-14.sh: 7: ...
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Does Windows 10 File History protect against crypto malware

Is the saved data generated by Windows 10's file history feature isolated from users and administrators? I'm asking this after reading of the recent crypto attack against OSX machines where time ...
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“Credential agnostic” dump of a (offline) PostgreSQL database?

So, first of all, what I mean by "offline" is that I can ensure that at a given time, and as long as the dump is in progress, no DDL/DML operation will occur on this database. I am no seasoned ...
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Sonny Erickson c510 Backup

In what folder does the computer save the file with the backed-up contacts from the phone? I have a sonny erickson c510 and windows 7
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does s3cmd put command overwrite files?

I am trying to write a script that will automatically backup a drive I have to amazon s3. I have downloaded s3cmd and I am wondering what the put command does... It seems to me like it uploads the ...
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how do i automatically back up Citrix Xen server VMs to a backup server?

I want to backup the VMs on a Xen server to a backup repository automatically using a script. I have a windows and a Linux backup server so which ever one is easier to do would be great. Is there a ...
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How can I backup my files in this situation (recovery mode)?

My disk has been corrupted and has forced me load osx in recovery mode. Going to disk utility, I've tried verifying an image which needed repair. After attempting to repair, I've gotten to the ...
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Marking / flagging files in a way that is visible to a windows batch file

I would like to construct an automated procedure for transferring files from my Windows desktop to a remote storage for backup. I envisage the automation being done by a Windows batch file. To ...
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Are there technical reasons why specific directories can or should be excluded from backup in Linux, and what are those directories?

I am doing a backup of my Linux CentOS 6 using Rsapshot. I already have daily backups that do only critical things like databases and emails. However, I'd like to set-up a "total" backup where ...
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Does Windows File History honor NTFS security restrictions?

I'm currently thinking about a proper defense strategy against ransomware. As a result of this I would like to myself (a standard local user, not an admin) with write access to as many locations as ...
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Restoring Cloudberry Bare Metal Backup to Virtual Machine

I have a dead laptop from which I have a CloudBerry Bare Metal backup. I want to restore the image to a virtual machine. I used these instructions: ...
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rsync is changing my filenames

I use rsync to synchronize remote directory with my local one. My command is: rsync -e"ssh -i /path.to/id_rsa" -aP MyUsername@HostIP:/path/to/host/backup/ /path/to/local/backup --exclude '*.sql' ...
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File system for external hard disk that supports access from Windows and Mac OS X [duplicate]

What is the file system for external hard disk that supports access from Windows and Mac OS X? Also, I would like to backup using Mac Time Machine application, and use the disk to store other data. ...
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Ubuntu admin can't open a directory - permission denied

Ok, so I have family backing up to my Lubuntu desktop server (ubuntu). They do rsync over ssh and the backup works fine. I then run backintime to make daily backups to another server. I am the admin ...
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Robocopy e Compare Commands

I have two problems. I used ROBOCOPY to backup my external HDD in another external HDD. After skipping Error 2 and Error 5 using the following line: C:\>robocopy E: G: /e /r:3 /w:1 /sec /mir /z ...
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Desktop app to use cloud file

I have a specific desktop app (Windows OS) that has vital local MDB data. Instead of making and keeping my personal backup of this MDB file I was thinking if it was possible to maybe: move this file ...
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Seagate slim backup plus read only on macs, but never used on windows

I recently bought a Seagate backup drive, I set it up and have only ever used it on my 10.9.5 Mac. However, I tried to use it on another Mac and it is only allowing read only permissions. I am not ...
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Backup symlinks to files with bacula

I use Bacula to backup my files, but there are some symlinks that pointing to files I do not backup, how can i tell bacula to backup the files under symlinks, I know that for folders /. should be ...
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Do I need RAID 1 if I have a backup?

I have a main PC with 2 x 750 GB RAID 1 (full), another PC with 500 GB (almost full) and a NAS with 2 x 1.5 TB (ca. 1 TB used, partially with backup of the most important data from the PCs). I have ...
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Windows Server backup full instead of incremental after a failure

I use Windows Server Backup to backup two of my HDD to a third HDD I run this weekly on a schedule and the backup itself takes more than 24 hours. but this one time i left the schedule to daily so ...
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unable to boot into centos 6.7 after suspending the system

I suspended the cent os workstation when I restart it is unable to load the OS and I am always displayed with boot option menu like upgrade or install memory test etc result of pvscan : could not ...
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How to prevent from uploading videos to Google Photos?

I am using Google Photos App to backup and sync camera images to photos.google.com. I just want to back up and sync only Camera photos and not the recorded videos (due to heavy in size and take longer ...
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How can I backup Apple Mail?

I want to backup Apple Mail. Is there a way to do this automatically? I have a gmail account.
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KeePass destroys Hardlinks?

I'm using KeePassX on OS X. I have a folder ~/.keyfiles, to which I'm hardlinking all key- and password-related files for a daily encrypted backup. To also backup my KeePass-Database, I therefore ...
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Windows Server 2012 Backup: How do I enable Bitlocker on a hard disk that is “dedicated” for backups?

I'm using the Windows Server Backup wizard to backup server data to an external hard drive. Unfortunately, the room where this server is can't be secured, so my biggest concern is that anybody could ...
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Creating A Backup DVD of Windows 10

I purchased Windows 8.1 around 2 years back, I have the original DVD, and installed it on my laptop. Later, I upgraded it to Windows 10 around 8 months back. I want to completely remove everything ...
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Veeam Backup & Replication for Hyper-V

I have 5 Hyper-V on each of them. I have created virtual machines with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 10. I want to get backup from these machines with Veeam Backup & Replication. If I want ...
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Incremental Snapshot Style backups with rsync on NTFS

I've taken over development of an embedded Linux product which needs a reliable backup solution. Backups are to be performed without compression to an attached USB storage device formatted to NTFS. ...
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rsnapshot exclude_file not working for local backup?

I've setup rsnapshot for 2 Ubuntu 14.04 servers. One is over SSH, the other is local. The configs are almost exactly the same, however the local backup seems to not honor the exclude_file. Global ...
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Get Win7 backup settings without changing settings

I want to see what my current Win7 backup directory settings are. The only way I have found to get to them is by going through the Win7 backup wizard. This last time I stepped through the wizard, ...
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Windows Bacup Image - on live system?

I remember the old days, when many people used Norton Ghost. It was started from a bootable floppy disk and then one was able to create or restore system images. Today I use the built-in Windows ...
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I cannot get Windows 7 to perform a system backup

I am trying to create a backup of my Windows 7 partition by using Windows' "Backup and Restore" utility. I have an external USB hard drive with a ~1.8 TB NTFS partition and a small 256 MB partition ...
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Using 7-Zip for peer-to-peer LAN backups, good or bad idea?

Context: A couple of computers have a few gigabytes of documents to back-up. Most of the hard drive is empty. I want to use 7-Zip to create password protected archives and distribute it among the ...
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ioctl error during btrfs send

I am getting this error when I try to back up my @home btrfs subvolume from my laptop running Arch Linux to my external drive. This seems like a straightforward error, but the strange thing is that I ...
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Windows incorrectly marks my drives as “System”

I want to back up my Windows system using System Image Backup (control panel - file history - system image backup). Windows won't let me backup unless I include an external hard drive, and another ...
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El Capitan upgrade white screen

I recently upgraded my late 2007 iMac to el capitan. The computer was very sluggish for a couple of weeks keep freezing on us. And than after the last update it died completely, white screen with the ...
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Need To Factory Restore Laptop. How Do I Backup and Restore Thunderbird?

I need to do a factory restore on my Medion Vista Laptop. How can I back up and restore my desktop items including, and especially, Thunderbird email clients and folders. It receives the emails from ...
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unable to remove symbolic links of rsync copy of /bin and /dev

I accidentally made a rsync copy of my root directory, "/" using the -a option, as follows: user@mycomputer:~$ rsync -a / /backup-dir user@mycomputer:~$ ls -l /backup-dir/ total 10102784 drwxrwxrwx 1 ...
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Unable to create system image: One of volumes specified for backup is invalid

Having rebuilt my laptop from a Windows 8.1 sys-prepped image, then spent a day adding additional applications, I want to create a system image to speed up any future rebuilds. However, when I ...
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Bonobo git server: How to do an incremental backup of all repos

We have Bonobo git server running on Windows server and have to copy all repos to another Windows server, so we can restore Bonobo git server even after our office has been burnt to the ground. We ...
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Prevent data loss through degradation, by making redundant copies to disc

I am about to store my PGP key to a 700MB disc. The key is (compressed) ~ 7KB in size. That is a whole lot space not used. A whole lot space that, if filled, could enable my drive to get at least one ...
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Is it possible to recover HTML form data from Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 (MS IE11)?

I want to know if it's possible to recover HTML web form data from MS IE11. The 4 scenarios that I'm interested in, are: when you've closed IE11's process (iexplore.exe (*32)), but have not ...
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Rsync hanging on files from client to LAN NAS server via ssh

I'm using rsync to do a backup to a NAS on my local network over SSH. However when running rsync I'm finding that it's getting stuck on certain files. Rsync will completely freeze and refuse to ...