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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Run task at logoff and wait until it finishes

I am running a Windows Vista (no gpedit.msc unfortunately) computer and I want to run a backup at logoff. So, when the user tries to shutdown the computer, I want to run a .bat file which executes the ...
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Flash based storage. Do i need to re-plug them back in to my PC from time to time? (Memory cards & SSD's)

I've bought some memory cards for the purpose of backing up & storing my pictures and videos in case my PC's hard drive fails or the data on it becomes unreadable. The hard drive may not fail for ...
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rsync failed: No Such file or directory

I'm using rsync in Windows ( through cygwin64 ) to backup some data to an samba share. I've made this bat file that would take care of everything: net use S: \\10.1.1.23\marc password /user:marc ...
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Copy/Backup VirtualMachine when suspended - VMWare WorkStation 10

Is there any method to backup/copy Virtual Machine to another location for the cause of safety wihtout powering-off?, with suspended mode? Actually I have OpenStack(a cloud computing OS) installed ...
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How to safely back up a sparsebundle that is exported via afpd?

I have several OSX client machines that back up via TimeMachine to AFP shares on an Ubuntu Linux server, exported by netatalk/afpd. These clients back up at arbitrary times of the day, every day. ...
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Completely backup bluetooth pairings/profiles

I have a device running Windows 8 embedded using an Intel wireless Bluetooth 4.0 + hs adapter. Every few weeks/months the device needs to be wiped to upgrade the software. In what way can I ...
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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 system image Windows 8.1 fails

I have read this topic: Windows 8.1 Insufficient storage available to create shadow copy And started an administrator prompt and: wbadmin start backup -backuptarget:e: -include:c: and got this ...
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How to make a Bootable CD from a HDD image

The title says the idea, i need to make my ubuntu server and all the modifications & instalations i do on it be imaged into a CD, with the idea, of course of use this CD to install the clone in ...
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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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Recover incomplete DAR archive

I have a backup, at least part of it, in an incomplete DAR archive. This means I have the first n of x slices, but not the end which would contain the catalogue. $ dar -l mydararchive Error met ...
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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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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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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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Does Amanda or Zmanda support copying backups to RDX?

I have been using Bacula as my backup solution for my network, which consists of Linux servers, Linux clients, Windows 7 clients and a NAS (via CIFS). Setting up Bacula to do the backups was not ...
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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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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 ...
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Copying only the contents of a hibernated system drive, and not the raw filesystem, and then booting it back up from the copy

I had a Windows 7 system, which was hibernated. Then I took an image of the drive while it was hibernated. I'd like to restore the state of the system. I've mounted the image, which is 320gb. The ...
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A few questions about windows 7 snapshots

I have been googling a while, but I am a bit confused about Microsoft VSS technology. Currently I am running Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit - everything patched to the latest versions. My system has one ...
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Disable WIndows 7 Backup in Windows 8

I recently upgraded my Windows 7 machine to Windows 8. I am now using the new file history feature within Windows 8 as part of my backup strategy. My problem is that I had previously used the old ...
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Is there a way to verify the integrity of a rsnapshot backups?

I'm using rsnapshot to make daily backups to a second hdd. But how can I make sure, that no file in my backup is corrupted? If I use the checksum option from rsync, the whole backup will take much ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 full iphone backup

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and have an iPhone 5 using iOS 6.0.2. My question is how can I do a full backup on Ubuntu. Most questions I have seen on this are related to peoples music libraries etc how ...
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How to backup apps + data using TitaniumBackup directly to SMB share

I've been searching for answer to this question for quite some time now and finally decided I should as a question here. So I've managed to find a kernel module (cifs.ko) for my kernel build on ...
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Windows Backup to wait for Backup-Target-HDD

I'm currently using the built in backup function of Windows 7 (Pro) to do a file backup (not an image). However when I forget to plug-in the external HDD where the backup should be written to, I get a ...
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Can i make auto backup for apple devices via Windows Server 2012?

I have Windows Server 2012 and I configured auto backup for all computers, Can I make it also for Apple devices such as (iPhone, iPad etc.) can any body help me ? Best Regards. :)
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RunDLL ~$WT.FAT error when accessing HDD

I can't access my hard drive. When I try to do it, I get the following error: RUnDLL, there was a problem starting ~$WT.FAT The specified module could not be found. My computer was infected with ...
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How much space does volume shadowing take up?

So for example in a server environment I set up shadowing on volume N, how much space do I assign for it? Would a 1mb word document take up 1mb shadowing space on the volume?
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TrueCrypt and Windows backup, what works and what doesn't?

On the Truecrypt docs->limitations section it states that The Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service is currently supported only for partitions within the key scope of active system encryption (e.g. ...
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Configure Rsnapshot

I'm backing up data on a Ubuntu computer to a separate hard drive. Do I need the admin permission to perform rsnapshot? I'm having following error when do rsnapshot configtest without sudo: ERROR: ...
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Can I use Windows 8 File History to restore file from another Windows 8 File History Image?

Let say, if my Windows 8 is down, or my computer hardware is damaged, and I must reinstall Windows 8 or buy a new Windows 8 machine. Can I use the File History Image from old Windows 8, to restore my ...
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Cant restore my back up of windows 7 after formatting the disk because of a major crash

i backed up my windows 7 to an external hard drive and about a month later windows crashed so i had to format the drive to get thru all the left over junk. then when i put the cd restore disk i made ...
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Is there a canonical list of files/directories/file types that can be safely excluded from Windows 7 Backup?

I'm looking into speeding up my Windows 7 backup. I have it creating a system image of my system drives/partitions (320GB in total; about ~40GB free [lots of Steam games...]) once a week. I have ...
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Website Apache Server CPanel Backup corruptions with large sites

Ok so I have a website that I host with a provider that has a beautiful compression program built into the cpanel that is usually terrific at creating stable home directory & database backups ...
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How to restore files from an external drive done with Norton Ghost

Our office XP computer crashed this afternoon. I know that we had Norton Ghost doing regular backups on an external hard drive. My question is how do you restore from that backup? PS. When I plug in ...
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Backup on Debian interfering with other running programs

I've got a webserver on Debian 6. The system is also always running some processes sensitive to CPU usage. When I am using some of tools like rsync or tar, they are using CPU too much and my sensitive ...
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Software to list contents of .wbcat files (Windows Backup Catalog Files)

The Windows Backup mechanism creates a lot of .zip files and some .wbcat files which describe the contents of the zip files. I could search (with the help of unzip -l ... | grep -ri pattern) where a ...
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Which filesystems support hard links (rsync) to backup a Mac?

I want to make a rsync-style hard-link backup from Mac on an external hard drive, but I cannot decide for a file system. It should be (preferably natively) readable from other operating systems. ...
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External Drive appearing as Logical Volume Group, cannot use as Time Machine on Mac

Once upon a time I encrypted my Time Machine and I cannot remember the password I used to encrypt it (yes, very frustrating). I wiped my Time Machine using Disk Utility, thinking I could just start ...
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Dual boot OS X 10.7/10.8 with File Vault and encrypted backup

Mac Mini Core i5-2520M (mid 2011 model) plus external Fire Wire Freecom 1GB drive Current: Vanilla setup - ie. a single visible OSX 10.7 (Lion) partition plus hidden recovery partition File Vault ...