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 System Image Restore Failed - The Parameter is Incorrect

I backed up my computer by using Windows Backup and Recovery System Image. I have been using this technique for years with windows 7, 8 and 8.1. I use a System Repair disc to successfully restore ...
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Is it possible to get Windows Repair to restore the latest files at the same time as an image?

Using Backup and Restore from Windows 7 Pro it seems pretty easy to take a an image of a machine and then configure it to backup all files on a disk incrementally. It also seems extremely easy to ...
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VHDX File Empty When Mounted Windows 10

I've found a old vhdx backup on a harddrive and I want to get some files off of it. Whenever I mount the disk is Windows 10, it mounts an empty volume even though the vhdx file is 350gb. Here is an ...
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Booting a file-copied Linux root partition

I created a file backup of my root partition using duplicity, with the following command: duplicity \ -v8 \ --no-encryption \ --exclude-other-filesystems \ --exclude-device-files \ --...
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How to FastCopy Only…? Junctions? Hard Links? etc?

I'm new to FastCopy. How can I use it to copy only a certain type of file/folder? e.g. How to copy only junctions, and nothing else?
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Archive Directory Using Zpaq

I am trying to setup a backup system for a server that I manage to improve upon the old system. I am choosing zpaq because it provided good compression with the old system using lrzip -z and because ...
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How to backup Windows 10 start menu layout?

I have 3 Windows 10 devices and I wanna backup and import start menu layout on each device as Windows 10 isn't supporting layout syncing. Most of the solutions I've found are for Windows 8 only. One ...
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How to use Windows system image to restore ONLY one partition (the one imaged)

Here's my hard disk layout: One ~200MB HDD: 4 Partitions EFI (200MB) OS X 10.11 (74GB) Windows 7 (98GB) Backup (23GB) I'm trying to use a Windows 7 system image, which I have on my /dev/disk0s4 ...
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what happens when disk is full when using one disk for multiple macs' time capsule backup

I'd like to use same external disk for multiple macs time machine backup. I have a concern that is what will happen when during one macs' backup reaches hdd full capacity. Will it give me the ...
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two external hard drives simultaniously

I have two external western digital usb3 hard drives connected simultaniously to my windows 7 system. I can use them just normally in windows explorer and all is fine. However I want to use one of ...
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Can I have multiple backups in Windows 10?

I have File History set up to backup to a network drive. However, I would also like to do periodical backups to an external USB drive, possibly with a different set of files. Does Windows 10 support ...
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Unlocking backup

I recently purchased a Seagate Backup Plus for Mac for use with my iMac desktop. I notice that sometimes when I start up my computer, I get a message box from Seagate asking me to enter my backup ...
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Restoring 64GB iPhone 6 from iTunes Backup - low disk space

I need help restoring my iPhone. My computer is saying its disk space is too low, even though there is more than enough gigs space on my computer than the actual backup file size, which is 6GB. So, I ...
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pgpass not executing when creating backup

I have a backup1.sh file in home/my_dictonary/backup1.sh which creates a backup of my database #!/bin/sh tar -czf /home/ruud/backup1.tgz /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/openerp pg_dump -U dbadmin ...
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What folders do I need to backup to be able to downgrade from Windows 10?

I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 2 weeks ago which was not as smooth as I expected but everything seems to work. (Except Cortana, but I'm never going to use that anyway). I understand that ...
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Cobian Backup - Delete oldest backup before beginning current backup

I use Cobian Backup 11 Gravity to backup our server and would like to maximize the number of backups I can hold on an external drive. Currently I have it set up to do incremental backups every ...
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Incremental backups with 7-zip

I am trying to set up an incremental backup with 7-zip after finding zip might not suit my needs fully/easily. My data is located in /media/Data/Work. For some reason it is not liking my code. I've ...
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Can I copy files via scp to specific folder in Windows?

I know I can copy file in "local" folder through command scp ubnt@192.168.1.20:/tmp/system.cfg /home/hp/backup/192.168.1.20/ but I'd like to copy this file to folder e.g.: C:\backup\192.168.20\ ...
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Windows Server Backup , MMC could not create the snap-in.

I have installed windows server 2012 r2 I installed windows back up feature which was working fine. But suddenly it is throwing the exception MMC could not create the snap-in. I have searched but ...
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Internal hard drive connected by usb no longer displays in Disk Management. How to get the drive to show without deleting it's data?

I bought this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RORMF6 3TB internal hard drive to back-up data across multiple computers. When I connected the sata cable to USB, the hard-drive did not ...
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EaseUS Todo Backup freeze at strartup

I have bee n using EaseUS ToDo backup trial version for backing up my system for about more than 3 years. So far it has worked well. But recently i downloaded their version 8.3 that is latest version ...
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Make Windows 7/8 to use different partitions for system data and user/program data

Is there the way to mount partition as /Users, while first one mounted as root (where /Windows folder lives)? I want to be able to make backup image of system excepting all user/program data (like ...
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How to restore a DriveImage Backup to a GPT-based system drive

I just bought a new laptop and was trying different things on it. I backed up my system partition with DriveImage XML and made a clean install of Windows to test something new. Later, when I tried to ...
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How to restore Acronis True Image 2014 backup to another HDD

In earlier versions of Acronis True Image, there was a function in "Restore" section: Select .TIB file to restore and select destination device/partition. But I can't figure out how to restore (for ex....
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canot restore disk image with dd (target part filled with zero)

I have a RAID0 disk before, now I want change the size of it. From the manual, the only way is backup data, delete RAID, re-create with new size, and restore data. now I have many old 2.5" hdd, each ...
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How do I use chunkfs?

I have the same question basically as ( Mountable filesystem that automatically splits files ) and one of the answers(http://superuser.com/a/735013/390402) suggests using ChunkFS but for the life of ...
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Is cp -au / cp --archive --update contradictory?

I want to update a directory on a backup disk with new content added to the source, and of course rsync is too slow. cp -a does the trick but is a bulldozer; cp -u should leave existing files alone. ...
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How can prevent iTunes from copying app purchases/updates from my iPhone, while keeping sync?

I back my iPhone up to my computer. I consider this a safer, more complete, and cheaper option than iCloud backup. In general, this is fine, but I have noticed the “copying app purchases from iPhone” ...
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restore os x from specific time machine backup

I upgraded to yosemite, but it was killing my computer, so I decided to restore my compute from a time machine backup I have on an external hard drive. My time machine backup directory Backups....
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System ERASED 2000 files suddenly without any user action. Can recover part of it but some files of importance are corrupted

On a Virtualbox WIN XP SP3 guest machine, the following situation occurred While I was working I had 3 opened windows as usual - Browser, notepad for writing notes in a txt file, and a PDF (thats ...
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google photo auto-backup, creating duplicates from my new computer

I use google plus's auto-photo backup to auto-save my photos from my computer to google's server. Today, I got a new computer! I moved all my photos to the "My Pictures" directory, then installed ...
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Replacing small HDD with Win 7 OS with larger HDD using Backup & Restore

I'm in the middle of replacing a small hard drive with Windows 7 installed on it with a larger hard drive. I've created a system image to an external hard drive. I've created a System Repair disk and ...
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Could installing backup system image on 2nd HD cause problems?

HARDWARE I have 3 hard drives installed in my computer: C:/ System 60GB SSD E:/ Media 500GB HHD Z:/ Newly Formatted 240GB SSD (no data) FAILURE I was experiencing what I thought was a harddrive ...
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How to simultaneously backup multiple email accounts (in Outlook 2013)?

It is too inefficient to export each .pst file, one at a time, for multiple Outlook email accounts. For desire of greater efficiency, how can I export all .pst files (for all your email accounts in ...
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Which filesystem to choose in sparse files?

I have the problem, that I want to save backups to a NAS. Unfortunately the NAS is only avalable as CIFS network share (plus root SSH access). I do not want to modify anything in the configuration ...
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How do I have automatic encrypted backups?

I have a jailbroken iPhone, 2 Laptops, and another server. I will set up these devices to backup files to a main backup server I have but I'm wondering how I can have this done automatically while ...
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Backup a big file with binary diff

Edited here is my problem: I have a file A (10GB) and a file B (10GB). File A and B are slightly different (diff is around 500MB). I want to the file A to be exactly as B as fast as possible. One ...
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Synology NAS resume rsync backup after connection loss

I am trying to do a backup from a synology NAS to an offsite NAS. I am using rsync through DSM5 as of now, but it doesn't give me the possibility to resume the backup if a connection loss occurs. This ...
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Backup and restore Subversion user permissions

We use svnsync to create fully functional backup servers, and we have a script to do so. However if we wanted to create a new backup server, we have to copy the htpasswd and groups.conf file across (...
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ESXi and ghettoVCM - rotate weekly backups to (2) different drives

I am using ghettoVCB to perform VM snapshot backups on an ESXi server. ghettoVCB has a config file that stores parameters for performing the backup. One of the parameters is the destination path, ...
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Moved CrashPlan backup location but files in old location persist

When I installed CrashPlan on my Windows 8 computer its default was to backup up to the "Program Data" directory of the OS partition (C:). I did not notice this and ran this way for a week or so. When ...
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I can't restore my backup with DriveImage XML

Yesterday, I made a backup of my partition with the program DriveImage XML. After I made the backup, a message showed up. The message was error of xml file but I don't remember the details. I then ...
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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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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 ...