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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continuous backup with SyncBack Pro v6.4?

I have been unsuccessfully trying to setup continous backup with SyncBack Pro v6.4. How can I enable real-time versioned backups of some selected folders?
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Google Apps Backup Mail Accounts

We are currently using Google Apps for Business with 10 users, however yesterday a member managed to delete all their emails. Is there any free option in order to backup all emails?
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Using FileHistory on Windows 8 to backup to a specific folder on a network drive

How can I backup my windows 8.1 desktop to a specific folder on a network drive using the built in FileHistory? The entire drive is not just for my backup, so I want to backup under a specific folder: ...
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Windows 7 backup - automatically remove old backup ranges

I have a 1TB USB drive that I use as a backup drive for my work PC. The drive will eventually run out of space and I need to go in and remove older backups using the manage space/view backups dialogs ...
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Bittorrent Sync Backup Only Refreshing Upon “pause->Resume” Or “disconnect/connect” Network

I've setup backup of the DCIM folder of my Android phone to a home server. However, no files are sent to the server if I don't manually (on the phone) either pause then resume the backup, or ...
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How to backup a bulletin board hosted by a 3rd party?

A friend has asked me to back up this forum: http://oldforums.comicbookresources.com/ It's powered by vBulletin. Something bad had happened there and the hosts no longer want to host, and are ...
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OSX Time Machine backup Users partition

I use Time Machine to backup my OSX Mountain Lion computer. Recently I moved the "/Users" folder to a separate partition and used fstab to mount it back to "/Users". That all works fine. But Time ...
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Restoring backup with dd

I have made a backup of an hard drive using ddrescue. Now I have the .img file. How can I restore the .img Backup to an other hard drive? I have tried dd if=backup.img of=/dev/sdc but the hdd sdc is ...
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Sector by sector backup from encrypted hdd to ssd

I have a 500gb encrypted (LUKS) hdd with linux installed (only 50gb used) and I want to migrate to a 250gb ssd. Installing from scratch to the new drive is something that I want to avoid since I have ...
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Proxifier does not work with Backblaze

Since Backblaze doesn't support proxies (= no option to add a proxy in the settings), I want to use Proxifier. The latter seems to see every application I have except Backblaze. Any idea why and how I ...
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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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Using an SD card for regular backups? [duplicate]

I recently updated to a 128 GB solid state drive, and I've gotta say, I love the boot times and app load times, however I'm not keen on the increased possibility of spontaneous failure. I figure I've ...
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When setting up RAID, what does the option “data protection” mean?

I'm setting up a RAID and it has the option "data protection". By default it's disabled but can be changed to enabled. I google searched and found this Data Protection: Use this item to enable or ...
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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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what is the proper way to backup outlook 2010 settings and cache?

We're planning to reinstall some workstations which use outlook 2010 and office365. What do i need to backup/restore in order to avoid the re-creation of the .ost (cache file) ?
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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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Delete all files older than a specific file name?

I want to be able to look for the most recent file ending in .backup, and delete ALL files that are older than that file (but of course keep newer files). Here is an example of a directory listing ...
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Back up (save) the same file at periodic intervals

I am saving a stream in my HDD. I'd like to copy the file periodically into a subfolder backup such that the older versions of the the file are not deleted. Simply put Assume the original file is ...
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Disk encryption stratagy [closed]

I just ordered a new machine. The old one is not encrypted, but before I now receive the new one I wanted to ask about a strategy for the new encryption. My main fear is loosing the password and ...
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Batch: backup, then delete old backup

I have a batch script that runs hourly. It connects to an FTP server, downloads a backup file, then deletes the oldest backup (backups are kept for 4hours by default). This is supposed to insulate our ...
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Archiving Emails from Outlook Express in Vista

I've used Outlook Express for years and I believed I used it in my last desktop which used Windows XP. but, I've been using a Windows Vista laptop since about 2009 to which I somehow migrated all my ...
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Transfer Operating system between drives?

I have a laptop with a 250 GB HDD. I also have a 500 GB external HDD i want to use as a "secondary" boot drive. These are the steps i need to accomplish: Select my new 500 GB HDD and start backup ...
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Where is windows backup settings stored in Windows 7?

I use windows [backup and restore] utility to create a scheduled backup on every Sunday 7PM. I was wondering that where I can find this setting file? If it is a scheduled task, I should be able to ...
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Do all drives get formatted when I install new windows?

I have Windows 8 32 bit and want to change it to 64 bit. When I try to do that, it says that all my files and programs will be deleted. I have 3 drives. C is full of programs and documents. D and E ...
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How to detect RAID 0 from Ubuntu Live CD?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed on a server with RAID 0 configuration. The server has many user accounts and the users have a lot of data in the server. The server has been crashed due to removal of ...
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How do I disable automated SQL Server Backups?

SQL Server seems to be doing full backups (.bak) at random intervals then storing them into, C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Backup Is there an option to ...
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Automatic ESXi backups, is this possible?

Since ESXi does not support software RAID, the only option would be to use a hardware RAID controller. However, I would like to avoid buying one for a while, until I finally decide to keep using ESXi ...
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How to keep Windows image up-to-date?

Our client PCs have different configurations for different departments. We used to pick up few PCs from each department to create a monthly Windows image by using Windows backup utility, but this way ...
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Robocopy copy only changed files to new folder

I'd like to create a backup such as the following: C:/backups/20140101/ All files from source folder C:/backups/20140102/ Only files changed since last backup C:/backups/20140103/ Only files ...
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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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How can I sync pictures with all my computers via a server [duplicate]

I'm running a server in my basement and I would like to save all my pictures on it. So is there any software like "dropbox" that I could host? I don't need my stuff in the cloud just on my server. ...
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Download an Arq backup on Windows

I was using Arq to backup data to Glacier from my Mac. Now I need to download that data onto a Windows machine since my Mac went kaput :( Any ideas how to do that? Fastglacier doesn't show the ...
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How can I import an evolution email directory onto a new computer?

I have a backup of the hard drive of a system that got messed up and could no longer load a window manager. I'm trying to import the data from it to a new computer, and I am stuck at the point of ...
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Using Azure as a backup drive only

I have some Azure credits from my MSDN subscription, but I don't need a website on there. However I do have a need for backing up 300GB of photos and files to the cloud, for which I am considering ...
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How to automatic backup SQL server registered servers?

I have many servers registered. I don't know where this information is saved. After PC rebuild, they are gone. Is there way to schedule task to backup this information?
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Can using cloud storage for backup backfire and ruin local data?

I was thinking of using a simple backup strategy like copying my Documents directory into the Dropbox directory. This strategy should work in case my laptop gets stolen or my house burns down. But ...
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Restoring file properties but not the complete files, from backup

While copying data from my old storage on a Linux computer to the new (linux-based) NAS, I accidentially failed with getting the properties (most important: the modify dates) along to the new ...
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Recovery hard drive

I accidentally formatted my RECOVERY hard drive (of file system type RAW). Actually, I don't really know what was inside it and what was it for, I thought that inside it were all my documents, from ...
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How can I backup my laptop to my ubuntu PC over the ethernet using clonezilla?

After searching the web for hours, I couldn't find a noob-guide for getting the job done. I have read bits of disconnected information here and there about nfs servers, dhcp, samba and so on. I've ...
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getmail does not keep track of downloaded emails if process is killed

I am using getmail to archive my Gmail account's inbox. However, every once in a while the process hangs -- probably due to a bad connection with Gmail's IMAP servers. I find that the only way to ...
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Windows 7 system image: Previous increment not visible in Explorer

I tried out the backup tool built into Windows 7 Pro x64. In the help text, it says: "If you're saving your system images on an internal or external drive, or on CDs or DVDs, you can keep several ...
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Are there any advantages in partitioning an HDD in to system and storage (NTFS) separately [duplicate]

I once read somewhere that NTFS drives performs better as a single big partition. In Unix systems however a separate HOME partition makes sense; they are convenient for backup-restore actions (without ...
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Synchronize files between 2 folders on computer and external drive

I bought an external drive and want to use it partially for store, partially as back up. What I would like to see is that some folder (named.. let's say "Sync") is always the same on my Mac and on the ...
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How best to backup My Documents (maybe with Git?) [closed]

I would like a good process to backup My Documents on my hard drive periodically to an external hard drive or repository. I want to have a snap shot at each backup period, and don't want to waste ...
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Will long kept harddisk get corrupted by itself [duplicate]

I have a few backup hard-disk for keeping important data. These hard-disks are disconnected and kept inside computer desk drawer for most of the time (99% of time). I always believe that simply ...
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what is the best way to send a large amount of data between two computers?

I'm in the middle of backing up important data on my computer before reinstalling everything due to a HD failure however I don't have access to any sufficiently large external HDs or flash drives. My ...
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How to force WAN to be backup on DrayTek router?

I have DrayTek Vigor 2920Vn dual WAN router and I have 2 WANs, one of them is fast, WAN1, and one of them is slow, WAN2. I have configured WAN2 as backup on page WAN -> General Setup -> WAN2 -> Active ...
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File copy, in series or parallel?

I have to copy manually several files and backup a lot of data. It's from an HP laptop, 7200rpm SATA hard drive (no raid), Windows 8.1 to an external USB 3.0 7200rpm hard drive. Both have an NTFS ...
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How to backup program files but not create a system image

Working with a user, want to backup the files/programs on computer. Restore the computer to its factory defaults and then restore the computers original files/programs. But I do not wants to do a ...