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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wbadmin systemstate parameter

I run a powershell-based backup script using wbadmin on different systems (i.e. Windows 7 Professional / Windows 2008 R2 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 2012R2). In this script, i utilize the -systemstate ...
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How to set up NAS-like off-site backup on a budget? [closed]

I am considering buying a NAS to back up all my data. To make sure the backup is secure against local hazards, I would like to place the NAS off-site. Ideally I would like to replicate what I can do ...
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Create incremental/complete backups from a fully encrypted disk using using TrueCrypt?

I have a tricky question about whole disk encryption with TrueCrypt for which I have never found a clear answer: What method do you recommend/use for create backups from a whole disk encrypted disk ...
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Best way to backup and restore system image for laptop on Windows XP [closed]

Currently, my method is by just using the default tool in XP: Backup procedure System Tools > Backup Choose to backup system files to another partition or USB drive Now if the systen crashes ...
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Make a backup of absolutely all

My computer is giving me some problems with the battery and I'm thinking to send it to the factory. (My computer is an ASUS with Windows 8.1) But I have it very configured. I have lots of programs ...
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What is an open source backup app alternative to deja-dup/duplicity that gives me more flexibility on *nix? [closed]

Open source (preferably with a GUI but CLI would do too) If CLI - has good documentation and community resources. Option to have more schedule settings than just daily. (I am fine as long as it ...
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Rsync-like automatic delta backup of a removable hard drive on windows

Well a lot of questions have been asked on the SE network about using rsync on Windows. But nothing seems to really do the trick so I'd like to expose the specific mechanism I need to setup. Lets say ...
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Does backup softwares do anything more then simply copy and paste?

Recently I tried to do some backups of my entire Windows 7 64 bit (including system image and the files I wanted) using Window's own backup system and I got an error which I couldn't debug because it ...
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Windows won't open my computer after failed iPhone backup

The story in a nutshell is as follows - My Iphone (iOS 8.2) had some 7k photos on it. I used Windows 8.1 function of moving all photos to the computer, and I checked the box of "erase when copied". ...
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Restore device by Time Machine backup of another device

I have a Time Machine backup for an iMac-500GB and backup size is 100GB. Now trying to restore it on a Macbook-250GB and it doesn't work and restore application alerts that there's no enough space for ...
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Windows Backup VHD file format

I created a backup using the Windows "Backup and Restore" in Windows 7. The harddrive was encrypted using DiskCryptor. The windows image consists of 2 vhd files where one of them is the main ...
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How to prevent rdiff-backup on cygwin from crashing?

I'd like to employ rdiff-backup for backing up my user directory of my Windows 7 - 64 bits. I use the following command line: rdiff-backup -v5 /cygdrive/D/home/maxp ...
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Windows Backup & Restore, network location, how to identify my machine

I have a fairly decent idea of how build-in Backup & Restore works in Windows 7. However, I need to move my machine's backups to another location, and I need help finding which files to move. I ...
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Trigger a command upon every `crontab -e` edit

We are using a shared Linux server account where as everyone comes and edits the crontab. Usually we take a backup like this crontab -l > `date +\%Y-\%m-\%d\_\%H:\%M:\%S.txt` Is there an ...
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How to delete folder and files in the destination that are missing in the source (before copying)?

I sometimes have the problem that rsync tries to transfer a new file from the source to the destination (both have the same space) when there's already not enough space left, which causes this error ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 tar backup error

I've used the below script successfully with ubuntu 12.04. Now I did a fresh install to Linux mint 17.1 and I can't get the tar backup script to work no more. it gives an error: Here's the script, ...
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I want to delete a certain number of oldest files in a folder with .cmd

I have a backup folder where are for everyday day a Backup-folder (like 15.06.; 14.06; 13.06.....) containing the backup files. I now want a to delete (in .cmd file) An amount of x oldest folders ...
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Clonezilla image vanished after supposedly successful disk backup

I've just finished cloning my hard disk to an image and restarted into Windows only to find out that there is no image on the destination disk! I don't know how is that possible especially that it was ...
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Would a ZFS mirror with one drive mostly offline work?

Scenario: I have two external hard drives, and I'd like one to be a backup of the other. Traditionally, I would periodically connect the second drive and rsync across any changes. Does ZFS provide a ...
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Is raid 1 overkill for a home user

I'm looking to centralise my home data - pictures/videos/music and so I have ordered a synology ds214 and a couple of 2tb drives. Since I've been doing my research I've come to realise that mirroring ...
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What kind of hardware do companies use for backing up their data? [closed]

From what I've learned, Tapes (LTO-5) is used, but I'm not sure if there is anything else out there that is a better alternative. What kind of hardware do companies use for backing up their data?
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Windows CLI alternative to robocopy and xcopy

I am looking for windows console-based tools similar to xcopy or robocopy. I have to send file into writable but not readable net share directory (unix privileges 333). Both tools are great however I ...
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Why does Windows Server Backup save as .VHD file?

On our Mail server we are running Exchange 2010. We have four databases. One of the database is called Regional. I decided to take a backup of this Regional database using Windows Server Backup and ...
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Reinstall ubuntu without losing data

Hello I ran into some configuration issues on my ubuntu 14.04 because of this I am not able to connect to Internet from any means. So I want to re install the os. I currently have 14.04 and I want to ...
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How can i get itunes to backup my iphone with limited disk. I linked the backup dir to an ext drive with space yet still won't backup?

On OSX yosemite, a machine with limited disk space free. In order to backup my iphone, I've linked the ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup dir to an external drive. iTunes, correctly ...
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Better Way to Clone Current Operating System? [closed]

This Question maybe so bad, I am Newbie if you dont like, please ignore this, but I was thinking about something tools to creating , packaging current operating system with current configuration. ...
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Backup WD My Cloud outside local network

Is there any way, easy or hard, to keep my WD My Cloud NAS backed up from a remote network? I understand that the built-in Safepoints function only works locally, right? All I want is a hard drive on ...
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Restoring a cPanel/WHM backup

I have a cPanel/WHM backup that I would like to restore on a new system. What I have is the entire backup directory, not compressed. Do I have to compress it into a single file, and move it to the ...
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I restored onto a new SSD using Acronis True Image Home, but it won't boot; how do I make the system boot from the new SSD?

My SSD died yesterday. I have made regular backups using Acronis True Image Home. I've restored the image onto a new SSD which I have purchased and installed. I have verified it is there. It also ...
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How to compress serveral, large, high entropy, but very similar files?

I have several big (as in: bigger than any dictionary, 100s of GBs) files. These files are very high entropy and compress very poorly. However these files are (as far as i can tell) almost completely ...
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Incorrect size of image file made with dd and gzip?

In the past I made a backup of a partially full partition with dd if=/dev/sda1 | gzip -5 > file.gz. Some time later, when a free space on partition was smaller I made an image file again with the ...
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Implement backup strategy in cloud with a slow connection (around 150 GB)

I want to implement a backup strategy based in cloud to prevent data lost by disasters. Scenario: Proliant Server ML350 1X136GB (Windows 2008 installation and applications) 1x136GB (Applications ...
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Cannot rsync 2 qnaps over ssh

Here is my case and question. Me and my dad both have a Qnap NAS. And I would like to back-up to him (and he to me) using rsync. On both sides we can reach each other over rsync and ssh. But as soon ...
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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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Move win7 to another machine: working machine on every step

I want window7 ("C" and "D") move to another machine with all installed programs. As I understand the sequnce of step is following: sysprep /generalize reboot with mini windows and use imagex to ...
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Restoring Windows Image from D: after formatting the C: partition

I have a single HDD with two partitions: C and D. I am running Windows 7 64 bit pro. The system and all the files are on C partition. I can successfully create an Image backup and store it on D. I can ...
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Move Windows 8.1 to beginning of disk

I have 1TB hard disk drive where 700GB is reserved for my personal files. Remaining space is for Windows 8.1. Problem is that Windows 8.1 with their 4 partitions is at end of disk, so I can't extend ...
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Backing up linux server on ntfs harddrive

I'm looking for a way to backup my debian server. For the data partition I have a solution using rsync, the backup goes to an encrypted ntfs-drive. NTFS because I often take the drive with me to watch ...
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Rsync - resending all files, because files have different timestamp (off by 1 second!)

I am using rsync to backup files from my Mac laptop to a usb drive (exFAT) on my Windows laptop. The usb drive is shared within my home network, and mounted on my Mac. I noticed a weird problem when ...
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3 external HDDs not recognized by 2 different computers?

Not sure how to approach this problem. We have 3 external HDDs: 2TB Fantom, 2TB and 4TB G-Drives. Manual backups, no automated/software. We each use 1 and use the 4TB for a duplicate backup of both ...
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Batch/Powershell - Empty directory - mkdir with todays date - backup folders

I'm trying to make a batch or a powershell script that: First: Empties the folder C:\backup\ Second: Creates a new folder with todays date withinin c:\backup\ Third: Copies 2 folders c:\123 and ...
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Use dd to backup device over the network

I have a Raspberry Pi connected to the network along with a USB stick. Is it possible to use the dd command on my Raspberry Pi and automatically upload the iso to my Mac? What I mean is on my pi ...
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USB 3.0 Trouble

I am using a WD Elements Portable 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" disk bought in May 2014 to backup data of my desktop machine. rsync runs smoothly without any error messages. However upon restoring data from the ...
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Restore laptop to it's original OS with all data and settings kept

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad L412 which currently has an unactivated version of Windows 7 Enterprise installed. When this laptop was bought, it had an activated version of Windows 7 Professional on it, ...
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rsync doesn't copy file with different attributes but same modification time

I am using rsync to take a backup. This is my command line: sudo rsync -avuh --delete --stats --log-file=$LOGFILE --exclude-from $EXCLUDE $SOURCE $DEST This works for the most part. However, today, ...
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How to properly extract the content of multisession CD/DVDs?

When I was 11 years old or so, I made copies of my Web 0.9 websites onto CDs among other original content. Now I'm 25 years old, I had forgotten about the CDs and the content still has sentimental ...
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Issue with backing up and restoring XAMPP due to unknown software version

I had a ton of permission errors with my XAMPP installation, so I decided to uninstall and start over to avoid hassles with figuring out the correct permissions. I used the XAMPP backup and restore ...
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Getting started on a multi-purpose home server that i can also access via the internet: Media Streaming, Game Server, File storage/Backup

Before i start i want to say that i DID search for this topic. None of the results seem to answer my questions about multiple purpose home server. Hello All! I want to build a home server for the ...
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Best way to automate the copy of two large files?

There are two large (5 GB each) DBF files that need to be backed up before a process is run via MS Access. This is in case something gets corrupted. Right now I am doing two filecopy() commands ...
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How to show differences between two duplicity backups?

I want to be able to see the differences between two duplicity backups. I know there is the command verify but it only lists files which differ from the latest backup. If I try list-current-files with ...