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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Windows 10 Image Backup: what is meant by “system image”?

Windows 10 contains a tool called Backup and Restore (Windows 7). Googling suggests that this should be able to create image backups. When the tool is run it presents a dialog that looks like this: ...
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Let systemd use password protected ssh and gpg keys

I have setup Obnam backup to do an sftp backup of the system on an external server. When I run the command it executes properly. The way it connects to the sftp is with my ssh key. And it encrypts ...
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Automate bakckup using CloneZilla

How can automate backup using CloneZilla? I don't know if it's possible but I want to just plug a USB key and start the backup process with a single command that specify which hard drive to backup and ...
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can't backup DVD with dvdbackup

I have purchased a movie on DVD and can not back it up with dvdbackup. lsdvd shows this: me@uboot ~ % lsdvd /dev/sr0 *** Zero check failed in src/ifo_read.c:566 for ...
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Ideas on how to backup telegram

Is there a way, a hack, a script, an idea, on how to backup my whole Telegram Chat history with the data (images, voice chat, etc)? I lost my cloud password, and that requires me to reset my whole ...
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Is there a tool like diff -r that compares a directory tree against a manifest file using hashes?

Here's my situation. I have two cold-storage archive volumes that (should) contain identical sets of data. These volumes contain infrequently accessed backups. I am concerned that, eventually, bitrot ...
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How to restore files using File History from another user?

I backed up the information of a couple of users using windows 10 File History. Then I have to totally reformat the PC and recreate the users. I recreate one of the accounts, maybe a couple of times. ...
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Is the File History folder protected from attacks in the local computer?

These days many users are hit by cryptolocker attacks. I usually recommend family and friends to use Windows File history to get decent simple backups. What I am not sure about is how well Windows ...
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Backup to NAS or Cloud

Currently, we backup for all the servers daily using Symmetric Backup Executive 10D to a tape drive. But now, we're considering changing the backup to either NAS or to cloud storage since the tape ...
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How to auto backup set directories to ext hard disk upon docking computer?

I have a slight problem, my computers hard disk is quite small so it get's filled up quite fast. Luckily I have 2TB external hard disc, however copying files to it constantly is a pain. I was ...
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How to be made secure copying between remote machines on different ports by local machine

I have a cluster with 4 machines. One of them is cluster manager. When cluster manager start a backup, each slave cluster creates cluster backup files in it's own file system. After cluster manager ...
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Unable to create a “Full Registry Backup”

Revo Uninstaller (a software to delete other program's leftovers) is able to create a "system restore point" but not "full registry backup". How to check what's wrong and how to fix?
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robo copy delete files from backup after x days of deletion from source

i want to create a backup of files using robo copy.I want files in backup must be deleted after x days of deletion from source.But it must be avilable in backup for x days.purge /minage:x is deleting ...
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Imaging a Windows 10 File History Drive for Offsite Backup?

I have 1 desktop computer and 2 laptops in my household. I just started using Windows 10 File History on the laptops to backup files to a network share on a dedicated drive located on the desktop ...
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cannot create disk image of Windows disk because of small FAT32 partition at front of drive

I'm currently trying to backup a disk image of a recent Windows7 installation that I have, but the Backup & Restore----->Create System Image is not allowing it because there is a small FAT32 ...
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Can I restore a Sony Vaio laptop from only an Auslogics (Vaio Care) backup?

Due to an HDD failure I've lost my Vaio rescue partition. I've also lost my rescue DVDs due to media degradation (5 years is too long for some DVD-R media). I have managed to reinstall Windows with a ...
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Backing up several 5Mo+ files from USB key to another one

I often have to backup between 500 and 1000 files each between 5 and 10Mo. The files are originally on an SD Card or a computer (SSD) and have to be copied to a USB key. So I need to copy USB to USB ...
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NPM modules make Google drive chrash - how to exclude NPM modules from sync'ing?

Im using google drive as my cloud based "sync/backup" service for all important work related files. This has been working perfect and very sufficient until I started using NPM modules (node_modules) ...
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Incremental back from one network location to another network location via ROBOCOPY?

Here is the scenario, SOURCE - //END-PC/Sourcefolder DEST - //FIRST-PC/Destinationfolder Source folder has around 60-70GB of data which are Excel, Word, jpeg, pdf and all sort of work related ...
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Can't seem to figure out how to encrypt Kali Linux post-installation

So I've been trying for the past few days now to encrypt my Kali install with LUKS. I've mostly been switching through different Linux distros to see what might be a good fit. I didn't choose to ...
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Restricting access to a drive to only my backup software

I am currently using Acronis backup software that writes to a local external drive that is used exclusively for backups. Is there a way that I can set things up so that the only application that can ...
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How to compress ext4 partition with Acronis while backup?

With Acronis, when I set to compress ext4 partition before backup, the result is a raw backup and not compressed. The same process with NTFS or FAT32 partition, results are compressed. Please tell ...
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How to force rsync to stop if destination disk is full?

I am using rsync (version 3.1.0 on a centos) to do some backup task. I develop a software that monitor my rsync processes to fit the backup configuration to my buisness logic. My software launch some ...
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Windows License Validity after Restoration from Backup of Other Machine

I am working to restore 30 or so company PCs from a single "clean" backup image. They all came with Windows 7 Pro, and have product key stickers on the cases. On the first machine, I formatted the ...
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Restoring a Windows registry backup in another hdd

I've messed up my Windows registry but I have a backup from that section (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/WindowsNT/CurrentVersion/ProfileList). Turns out I cant boot Windows nor a repair CD ...
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Backup multiple virtual machines and save backups to host

I have linux centos server with multiple ( 10 ) virtual machines running on vmware. Is it possible to make backup on database and specific directory on each virtual machine via script and cronjob on ...
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Can I backup a running virtualbox Virtual machine?

I am currently running a time consuming python script on a virtual machine(It has been running for ~95 hours at the moment). I have no idea how long it will take to complete and am running it on a VM ...
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How should I back-up my data before a windows re-install? Omitted files when copying C drive

I wonder how to make sure I backed up all files before whiping out C and re-install Windows (factory reset). I have taken best of care to copy my documents, photos etc. to an external drive. However ...
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windows.old folder restored from external backup is not recognized for rollback in Windows 10 insider preview

Would like to do a proper rollback with the windows.old folder of Windows 10 which was restored from external backup to it's original location; yet the system and startup dialog negates the option. ...
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Switch hard drives and data [duplicate]

Ok, I know there is something that looks the same but my case is not the same. I have a computer with windows 7 and 5 hard drives. My C drive is full. I want to move the data from hard drive C to ...
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“Reverse incremental” backup for Windows?

I am looking for a way to make a "reverse incremental" backup under Windows. What I mean by reverse incremental is: source folder (S): files a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h target folder: newest backup (let'...
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Duplicity encryption

As many of you likely know, duplicity is a software program primarily used on Linux operating systems for creating backups of your desktop environment. The software is known to use gpg to encrypt the ...
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Store data from 10.5.4 os x on external hard drive

I would like to make a backup of my data from old MacBook. The version of OS is: 10.5.4 os x I would like to copy the data to the external harddrive and encrypt it. Then I would like to be able to ...
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Does windows 7 build-in backup copy files to backup drive or does it store them as single backup file?

As in the the question, when I turn on windows backup would it just copy files to the selected drive or would it create a restore file that can be only used by the windows backup? I want to backup ...
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Considerations on an archive HDD

I need to buy a hard drive to store monthly backups of my in-home lab. I need an 8 TB disk and I've been looking at Seagate's Archive HDD's. From what I'm read, these drives are designed to run in ...
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pg_restore fails on zlib compressed dump

Created a dump of a postgresql (windows version 9.3 or 9.4) database with the command: C:\>pg_dump -U user -Z 6 database > db.dump restoring it with psql or pg_restore fails: C:\>psql....
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Recovery of incremental backups made with Cobian Backup (11)

OK... Maybe I'm a bit dim here, but I'm going to ask this. I'm using Cobian 11 to make full and incremental backups. At some point in the future I may need to recover a full one, then update that set ...
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How to ddrescue from an image

I am trying to ddrescue from a .img file which contains image of my disposed HDD. So here are my lsblk of entire system right now: /media/Dummy/Image.img contains the target image that I want to ...
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Using a deja-dup backup from ubuntu on debian

I want to switch from Ubuntu to Debian on the same machine. Can I further use my deja-dup backups I made with Ubuntu under Debian? They are stored encrypted on a USB-device. And if yes, are there ...
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What is the recommended way to move a LUKS Volume Header backup to another computer?

I'm running Linux Mint with a full disk encryption (done during installation). Following this guide, I've created a backup of the LUKS header with the following command: # cryptsetup ...
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cloning hard drive as backup strategy - ensure bootable

I've found a number of similar scenarios on this site and serverfault but still unclear about one thing. Basically I want to rsync from one 2TB drive to another 2TB drive and run this nightly. In ...
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Protecting Data/Storage With a Better Data/Backup System

I've been putting up upgrading my system for data/storage/backups and I really want to deal with this as soon as possible. My Current System: Apple Macbook Pro (OS and Applications External Hard ...
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wbadmin backup fails to create a volume shadow copy

I am running Windows 10 Home edition and I am trying to do a backup of my c:\ to an external drive with wbadmin. When I run it, it says The backup of volume (C:) completed successfully. But then I get ...
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Formatting Issue

I've got a functioning Win7 32bit Ultimate (SP1). I am trying to create an emergency backup disk and am trying to do it with a brand-new set of DVD-R. I have followed Windows format instructions. I've ...
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How to make automatic hourly/daily/weekly snapshots with Btrfs

I remember working at a company with a NetApp server in 2003, and we had a snapshot directory in our home directories, with various snapshots appearing in it. I think there were snapshots for the last ...
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How can I stop files infected with ransomware from replacing my cloud backup?

I saw this question on Security.SE and it got me thinking about my way of backing-up my data. The way I do it is by storing my most important data (including kind of personal things) on a folder on ...
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Read locked files or a previous version thereof on Windows 10: A successor to Shadow Volume Copy?

TL;DR: Is there a non-deprecated alternative to volume shadow copy? I am regularly running incremental backups of my user-files to external drives, including ~/AppData since many programs store ...
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Backup data from failing drive on Mac OS X… while preserving hardlinks

Long story short - I've got ~200 GB of data to copy off a failing hard drive (mostly Library and Application files are broken, user data intact) and I want to copy any intact file after I've managed ...
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External drive throwing ATA errors. What's the issue?

I have an SSD in my system and an external hard drive (attached via eSATA) as a backup medium. I use "rsync" to synchronize the internal drive to the external drive. My backup drive was once a Seagate ...
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aws linuxAMI crontab ec2 to s3 backup command not working

I am new to Aws Platform and was trying to get Hands on experience on Command Line... but when i was configuring installed wordpress site...and syncing it to S3 bucket.. and for that my instructor was ...