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 most efficient/foolproof way to backup personal files from an entire hard drive?

I am on the cusp of obtaining a new laptop; is there a "shortcut" to saving all my "personal" files (those created by me - documents, spreadsheets, source code, etc.) from my old laptop so that they ...
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Does Synology DS716+ NAS back up iPhone photos or just sync?

I'm thinking of buying this NAS. I'm planning to use pretty much all the features on it. Running Plex, using the Time Machine and also backing up home PCs. One thing I'm a bit confused about is ...
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win32_shadowcopy Unsupported shadow copy context

The result of entering (Get-WmiObject -list win32_shadowcopy).create("C:\","Backup") into powershell is ReturnValue : 5 ShadowID : {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} However the ...
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Backup and Restore rescue Disk

I am having couple of quick question regarding Backup and Restore feature with my recently purchase Dell Inspiron 15 5547 laptop. If anybody could give some inputs/lights on this that would be great ...
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Copy source backup folder contents to a folder where the name is the local date

I'm needing to move only the contents (files and subfolders) of a folder located in: \\serverA\critical\ to a new folder where the name must be the local date in: \\serverB\dd-mm-yyyy and then ...
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Find/check redundant files for cleanup and backup purposes

Very often I want to find out if the contents of given folders match or if the content of a single folder is redundant - maybe to check if it's duplicate and can be removed or to make sure there are ...
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How to backup VMware fusion?

This might sound weird but I deleted (with a third party tool: Omnisweeper) my VMware hd disk, while it was still running. Although it is still running but I guess with next restart, it will never ...
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how to create backup form PostgreSQL without console postgresql?

I have a VPS (ubuntu base). I can not access to console of postgresql. How should I backup from PostgreSQL? Thanks.
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WHS 2011 error code '2155348249' when trying to make a server backup: low disk space for Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)

When I try to start the windows server backup it fails because of empty disk space. I get the following error message in the event log: The backup operation that started at xxx has failed because ...
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Multiple Failed to read Sector - Unrecovered Read Error" when backing up dvd. Tried multiple copies of the same dvd

I've been backing up my dvd collection to external drives which are connected to a raspberry pi running kodi. I've literally backed up thousands of dvds without any issue but I'm having a real ...
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Windows File history over internet (or another solution)

So I have a backup of my HD on a NAS-server in Denmark, but I am in Canada for 7 months. I have lots of new photos and video, and would like to back them up. It seems I cannot chose a drive outside ...
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Why is the backup image size limited to 2088958MB?

I wanted to make a backup image of my drive with the windows 7 (x64) backup tool. I deselected any file-based backup options as I just wanted a full image (i.e. recovery + C partition). I got the ...
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Backing up .PST's to the cloud effectively

Medium sized business 2000 people. Connected HP Backup is used to backup people’s data in HP’s Datacentre. We have 3 sites, 30Mb split across 3 sites, 10Mb each. 700 people per site (not exactly), ...
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How to make a backup copy of a DVD?

I have a DVD, which has some questions and solutions. I want to copy this DVD into my hard disk as a backup in case it gets scratched. I think I have to save it as ISO file but I'm not sure. How can ...
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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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Mirror a folder automatically? [duplicate]

Let's say I store some really important stuff in C:\User\Rahul\Desktop\IMP. Is it possible to make windows automatically mirror the contents of that folder to C:\Users\Rahul\OneDrive\IMP constantly ...
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Backup FireFox's Session Manager storage

I use FireFox with Session Manager plugin. I'd like to use a tool to backup only its session files, not whole FireFox profile. These tools support shadow copy, so that a file can be backup even when ...
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How do I move hard links to new server properly?

I have a server with 4 drives in it and am getting pretty full. I run the drives in a raid 5 and they are all 3tb drives. I then run backintime and have it run my daily backup. My data set is about ...
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Magento backups with MySQL

I'm launching an online store using Magento. I plan to launch two Apache server instances using Apache and two mysql server instances. From what I've read, MySQL master-master replication does not ...
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Running a Windows XP image using Windows virtual PC from an external HDD

Backstory. We have an old XP computer which will be retired. This computer has an application made by a firm that does not exist anymore. The files this application produced can only be viewed using ...
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[Windows]Automatically run script only when application is run? [duplicate]

I have a script generated by FreeFileSync that backs up (via versioning) Firefox's profile directory every hour. How can I have this script run when Firefox is started and terminate when Firefox is ...
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Backing up Word VBA Macros

I just inadvertently deleted a couple of functions that I needed and am having to recreate them. Is there a way to back up Word VBA macros themselves? Preferably one that's quick and easy and/or ...
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Why is my Virtual Machine Backup larger than virtual machine drives

As part of a disaster recovery test, we made a backup of a virtual machine that runs our SQL server. The backup file was >360GB and took a long time to copy over USB 2.0 (don't ask me why our disaster ...
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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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In which case should I prefer dd over GNU ddrescue?

As far as I can see, comparing dd with ddrescue can be concluded saying that ddrescue is far better at rescuing data from broken data sources. dd does not have this ability. dd_rescue vs dcfldd vs dd ...
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Run batch job periodically after a process has terminated

I used FreeFileSync to create a batch job to backup my Firefox profile and I'm not sure how to run it periodically (every hour or so) or after Firefox has been closed. FreeFileSync's website ...
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How restore point works in Windows 10

I am trying to create a backup for my C Drive having windows 10 ( C drive was crashed last time and I've lost a lot of data; error was 'boot file missing' ). I have installed games, softwares etc in ...
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Acronis True Image 2016: possible to restore hdd from file based backup?

Assuming I have used Acronis True Image 2016 to create a full backup of a Windows 8 system drive using the file based backup function (i.e. not a drive image). If now the system drive dies, is it ...
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Bootable + system backup hard drive

I installed windows 10 from an external hard drive. Just now I also saved the system image backup on the same drive. Is there any problem with this ? Can I still boot and do stuffs like repair on ...
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backup and restoration of my C drive only

I bought a dell laptop with 1 tb internal hardisk drive. I made 3 partitions in my hardrive and all having data like movies, songs and document. Now I want to take the backup of my C drive only with ...
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Backup website running on Ubuntu / JBoss / MySQL

I have access to a server that our hosting partner is going to decommission. Website wont be used for a few months - and we want to ensure we have all the software required to setup the website again ...
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Crashplan: Relay backups for disconnected clients

Is it possible to relay backups for frequently disconnected clients (like laptops) with crashplan? IOW, if I have a fast local destination that is always on, can that destination do the work of ...
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How to set config for backup2l for a correct number of levels

I use backup2l to backup my server. The folder where backup2l is written is then mirrored at a dedicated Google Drive account (15 GB max). Currently I have # Number of levels of differential backups ...
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rm: cannot remove 'file': No such file or directory

I need to delete some files under Linux, but when I try to do so, I always get the same error: rm: cannot remove 'file': No such file or directory. The problem is that the said files are visible with ...
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Copying large files using Rsync on Mac between a NAS and a local hard drive

I am running a regular backup using Rsync for one of my data servers. I am backing up the data which is on my Synology NAS Storage to an External Hard drive over the network and using a gigabit ...
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Synchronize identical files' timestamps across directory trees?

In January of 2015, I transferred some files from a dd created backup image to a new hard disk. This transfer did not preserve timestamps, so basically every file shows a timestamp of January 20th. ...
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How to exclude libraries from File History backup in Windows 10?

I try to use the built-in File History tool in my Windows 10 Pro to create periodic backups of the important files I'm working on. I do not need to back up folders included into the standard libraries ...
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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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Can I connect my laptop's (VAIO VPCEB26FG) hard disk to my desktop's sata cable and to desktop's SMPS power supply and take data backup?

Can I connect my laptop's (VAIO model VPCEB26FG) hard disk to my desktop's SATA cable and to desktop's power cable supplied by SMPS and take data backup? Or does it cause voltage issues and damage the ...
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In emergency, I need to use my MAC Backed up office data on my Windows XP w/MSOffice

As a Windows users, I am a Newbie with my iMac: With my iMAC OSX, I can export MAC office files so they are compatible with MS Office. And that works fine. Problem: In an emergency, if my MAC dies, ...
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Where does CrashPlan store it's sensitive config (backup encryption keys?)

When I reinstall my OS I want to automatically reinstall crashplan and configure it, the /opt/crashplan/conf folder contains the crashplan licence key and login info for the account, but crashplan ...
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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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Backup of system drive backups to a different partition than the original

I want to backup my system drives, but in the past I have had problems with restoring to different partitions (Even same partitions with a different size) So I am looking for procedures (possibly ...
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What is a “System Image” in the context of a Windows Backup?

The text at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows7/what-is-a-system-image seems to indicate that everything is backed up in a system image, however I am running a backup right now that was ...
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Windows 10 built-in backup tool: Can't exclude Music, Videos & Pictures user folders

Trying to setup the built-in Backup (File History) to make automatic copies of some important work files in my Windows 10 Pro. I do not need to backup such user folders as Music, Videos and Pictures ...
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Does “system image” include program files installed on a different partition?

I like to install program files on a separate partition (Virtual partition P: for instance). If I do a system image will it copy those program files too? Edit: I'm using Easus Todo Backup. System is ...
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System backup, Disk Backup, Partition backup differences [closed]

I want to backup my work laptop to keep data safe. I'm getting dumb to understand which one is the right step to take. The disk is a 320gb disk divided into 3 partitions. - 1 400 gb recovery ...
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system backup with dual-boot (Paragon ?)

I´ve got a question concerning system backup of a dual-boot system. Currently I´ve got WIN 8.1 home (64bit) installed on my computer. I´m thinking of changing that to a dual-boot system (WIN 8.1 + ...
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rsync “file has vanished” for broken symlinks when --del is used

I'm using rsync on a Synology NAS to make daily hardlink-snapshots from all shares. To have a off-site backup, I'm copying the local backup away. Due to performance, only the newest backup is copied ...
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How can I convert this to an actual date?

I recently did a backup with Acronis and saved the log. It turns out to be an xml containing some lines like this <event code="504" id="5" level="2" message="Pending operation 158 ...