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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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 ...
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xubuntu: restoring “drive snapshot” image onto removable disk

I have some images created with Drive Snapshot I now want to restore one of these images onto a removable disk, using my xububtu system. The removable disk is a USB device which appears as a SCSI ...
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Outlook archiver-like application for Windows files?

Normally, I saved my working-files on SSD, but it's small (50GB) then I need move them to HDD for backup and refer later, is there any tool can do the job like Outlook-archived-feature? I'm using ...
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WebDAV backup software not working with my ownCloud server, yet working fine with others

I'm trying to use Duplicati to back up a computer to my ownCloud server over WebDAV, but it fails every time with one of the following two errors (depending on OS) and the accompanying log entry. ...
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How can I delete every hourly backup except the 24 most recent ones?

I used to have a server with hourly/daily backups, all readily available thanks to this nice tutorial. Unfortunately, said server fried and I now have to make my backups on a NAS which doesn’t run1 my ...
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Recovery data after formatting data after testdisk and photorec provided poor results

I have two disks with files that I manually mirror with rsync. The disks are two 1TB external usb disks (disk A, disk B). Sometimes I put some files only on one disk when I feel that I do not need to ...
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Swap HDD between 2 desktops

I have 2 desktops at my home with different configs and OSes. First PC: OS: Windows 10 CPU: Intel Core i3 4130 3.4 GHz Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-S RAM: 4 GB HDD: WD Blue 1 TB 7200 RPM Second ...
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Windows 10: Corrupted System Image Backup

Recently, My harddisk (500GB) is failing (everything is corrupted because of the harddisk HARDWARE damage) and on that desperate moment, I tried to make a system image backup (Windows 10) to my ...
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Hard Disk failure, cant boot from my USB backup

I noticed a few weeks ago that my HD was making worrying noises so, expecting imminent failure, I bought a USB HD and used the windows 10 feature to do a system backup. Sure enough, the HD did fail, ...
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Backup files to NTFS storage with fast access to individual files

I am trying to back up my /home directory of my Ubuntu laptop to a external storage drive formatted with NTFS. As NTFS does not support directory permissions, I tried using tar for creating the backup:...
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Append filename with text from a specific textfile

need some help. I have a file called domoticz.backup.tar.gz I allso have a file called History.txt that in the first line says Version 3.4834 (March 2nd 2016) I would like to add the 3.4834 to the ...
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Should I use OEM recovery media software or Windows 10 build-in?

The question is pretty much in the title. I've got various PCs around the house that are from different manufacturers (Acer, Toshiba, and a Custom-built rig), all upgraded to Windows 10. I once had a ...
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Files get bigger while copying

I was stupid enough to forget I deleted an old backup so I could make a new one. A few days after deleting it my Windows crashed. Now I'm trying to create a backup trough Debian. I'm copying my 1TB ...
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Making a live & installable media from a Debian Jessie variant?

I enjoy trying different distros as I hear of them, and lately have installed several based upon Debian 'Jessie' (x64) - Q4OS and PrathamOS. I have also grabbed a couple of others that I will check ...
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Run Windows backup with a different account

I am using Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 and have File History and Windows Backup enabled to store backups to a shared NAS folder regularly. Since I am concerned about ransomware trojans, I want to make ...
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Connecting Desktop HDD to Laptop via SATA

I would like to connect my desktop HDD into my laptop. It does not need to fit inside, but it needs to be connected via SATA (meaning I do not want to connect a sata to USB adapter) I have removed ...
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Synology two-bay NAS with existing data?

I'm considering purchasing a NAS, a Synology DS216 (or perhaps a DS216j). I have 2x 2TB drives available; one is full of data; the other is blank. I want to use the NAS in a RAID-1 configuration, to ...
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How to handle this hard disk backup

Inserting a larger ram into my laptop causes windows to BSOD frequently, and going back to the old ram does not fix the issue once it is triggered. The only solution is a clean install of windows with ...
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VM Snapshot Reliability?

Quick question about snapshot backups. I have a hobby project at home where I have a webapp connected to a postgresdb on a VM. I want a simple way to do backups so I wrote a script which stops the ...
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How can I compare lists of files for manual incremental backup purposes?

I have backups of my hard drives in a physically different location. Periodically I will bring my hard drives to this location to update the backups. I do this because the data on my drives is ...
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Backing up a Linux System to a ReadyNAS

So I'm hoping for some guidance here. What I have is a NetGear ReadyNAS 10TB connected to our subnet. Additionally I have a number of servers that serve a fairly mission critical function. So what I ...
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Cobian/Filezilla - FTP - Can't remove directory: Directory not empty (dot[filename] error)

The situation for my Backup System NAS DLINK DNS323 Software for backup: "Cobian Backup 11 Garvity" Cobian is setting for backup in lan via FTP and delete the old backup The problem is this. ...
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Can I mirror a system drive to a partition?

I have a 240GB SSD with the system and I'd like to make daily copies of it onto a partition on a bigger HDD. I am aware od RAID, but it requires me to use whole drives, and of typical backup solutions,...
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What are the odds file size remains the same if you photoshop an image?

My uncle is a photographer with lots and lots of photoshoots. He stored (duplicates of) backups across a variety of external hard drives. 90% of all backups are the same, but some have had some edits, ...
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Is there a way to backup/restore my desktop config settings in Windows 10?

I have my Windows 10 desktop configured appearance wise just the way I like it. I received an update last week that completely messed up the appearance. It added Cortana back in, and the start ...
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Time Machine size explodes when copied to new drive

I'm trying to replace a 640GB USB2 drive which I use as my Time Machine backup device with a 1TB FireWire 400 drive without losing the current backup history. Given that the 640GB drive is nearly ...
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Is running rdiff-backup or rsnapshot save while source directory is written?

I'm wondering if it's safe to use rdiff-backup or rsnapshot on a source directory which is written to while backup is running. Will they backup a snapshot of source or will they eventually backup ...
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Which rights are necessary for using borg repository as non privileged user

I'd like to use borg as a backup solution. I only like to back up home directory, so I run borg as non privileged user. Which rights do I need to assign to the borg repository to make it work?
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Restore even earlier previous versions

When I right click a Windows file and click Properties and Previous Versions, I can only see very recent versions. Is there any way to restore even earlier versions? Can I, for example, run a full ...
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Failover strategies for home server (RAID, gluster, etc.)

I have a Raspberry PI at home, running Raspian and some servers like Apache, MySQL and ssh. The Raspberry is directly connected (LAN) to the home router and to a 2TB external ext4-formatted hard drive....
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How to mount a read only HDD (NTFS volume) and retrieve files?

I have some backups which I need to retrieve files from. They are huuuge (8 TB drives). Because I am not allowed to modify ANY BIT on the disk, I have a adapter that makes the HDD 'read-only'. ...
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Unable to find where Evolution stores emails, to back them up

I'm trying to create a backup of the emails of evolution in Linux Arch. However, I can't find the source folder. This doesn't exist "~/.gconf/apps/evolution" and this doesn't either "~/.evolution". In ...
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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: /opt/lampp/backup/xampp-backup-09-03-...