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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Swap HDD between 2 desktops

I have 2 desktops at my home with different configs and OSes. First PC: OS: Windows 10 CPU: Intel Core i3 4130 3.4 GHz Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-S RAM: 4 GB HDD: WD Blue 1 TB 7200 RPM Second ...
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Windows 10: Corrupted System Image Backup

Recently, My harddisk (500GB) is failing (everything is corrupted because of the harddisk HARDWARE damage) and on that desperate moment, I tried to make a system image backup (Windows 10) to my ...
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Hard Disk failure, cant boot from my USB backup

I noticed a few weeks ago that my HD was making worrying noises so, expecting imminent failure, I bought a USB HD and used the windows 10 feature to do a system backup. Sure enough, the HD did fail, ...
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Backup files to NTFS storage with fast access to individual files

I am trying to back up my /home directory of my Ubuntu laptop to a external storage drive formatted with NTFS. As NTFS does not support directory permissions, I tried using tar for creating the backup:...
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Append filename with text from a specific textfile

need some help. I have a file called domoticz.backup.tar.gz I allso have a file called History.txt that in the first line says Version 3.4834 (March 2nd 2016) I would like to add the 3.4834 to the ...
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Should I use OEM recovery media software or Windows 10 build-in?

The question is pretty much in the title. I've got various PCs around the house that are from different manufacturers (Acer, Toshiba, and a Custom-built rig), all upgraded to Windows 10. I once had a ...
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Files get bigger while copying

I was stupid enough to forget I deleted an old backup so I could make a new one. A few days after deleting it my Windows crashed. Now I'm trying to create a backup trough Debian. I'm copying my 1TB ...
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Making a live & installable media from a Debian Jessie variant?

I enjoy trying different distros as I hear of them, and lately have installed several based upon Debian 'Jessie' (x64) - Q4OS and PrathamOS. I have also grabbed a couple of others that I will check ...
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Run Windows backup with a different account

I am using Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 and have File History and Windows Backup enabled to store backups to a shared NAS folder regularly. Since I am concerned about ransomware trojans, I want to make ...
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Connecting Desktop HDD to Laptop via SATA

I would like to connect my desktop HDD into my laptop. It does not need to fit inside, but it needs to be connected via SATA (meaning I do not want to connect a sata to USB adapter) I have removed ...
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Synology two-bay NAS with existing data?

I'm considering purchasing a NAS, a Synology DS216 (or perhaps a DS216j). I have 2x 2TB drives available; one is full of data; the other is blank. I want to use the NAS in a RAID-1 configuration, to ...
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How to handle this hard disk backup

Inserting a larger ram into my laptop causes windows to BSOD frequently, and going back to the old ram does not fix the issue once it is triggered. The only solution is a clean install of windows with ...
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VM Snapshot Reliability?

Quick question about snapshot backups. I have a hobby project at home where I have a webapp connected to a postgresdb on a VM. I want a simple way to do backups so I wrote a script which stops the ...
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How can I compare lists of files for manual incremental backup purposes?

I have backups of my hard drives in a physically different location. Periodically I will bring my hard drives to this location to update the backups. I do this because the data on my drives is ...
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Backing up a Linux System to a ReadyNAS

So I'm hoping for some guidance here. What I have is a NetGear ReadyNAS 10TB connected to our subnet. Additionally I have a number of servers that serve a fairly mission critical function. So what I ...
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Cobian/Filezilla - FTP - Can't remove directory: Directory not empty (dot[filename] error)

The situation for my Backup System NAS DLINK DNS323 Software for backup: "Cobian Backup 11 Garvity" Cobian is setting for backup in lan via FTP and delete the old backup The problem is this. ...
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Can I mirror a system drive to a partition?

I have a 240GB SSD with the system and I'd like to make daily copies of it onto a partition on a bigger HDD. I am aware od RAID, but it requires me to use whole drives, and of typical backup solutions,...
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What are the odds file size remains the same if you photoshop an image?

My uncle is a photographer with lots and lots of photoshoots. He stored (duplicates of) backups across a variety of external hard drives. 90% of all backups are the same, but some have had some edits, ...
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Is there a way to backup/restore my desktop config settings in Windows 10?

I have my Windows 10 desktop configured appearance wise just the way I like it. I received an update last week that completely messed up the appearance. It added Cortana back in, and the start ...
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Time Machine size explodes when copied to new drive

I'm trying to replace a 640GB USB2 drive which I use as my Time Machine backup device with a 1TB FireWire 400 drive without losing the current backup history. Given that the 640GB drive is nearly ...
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Is running rdiff-backup or rsnapshot save while source directory is written?

I'm wondering if it's safe to use rdiff-backup or rsnapshot on a source directory which is written to while backup is running. Will they backup a snapshot of source or will they eventually backup ...
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Which rights are necessary for using borg repository as non privileged user

I'd like to use borg as a backup solution. I only like to back up home directory, so I run borg as non privileged user. Which rights do I need to assign to the borg repository to make it work?
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Restore even earlier previous versions

When I right click a Windows file and click Properties and Previous Versions, I can only see very recent versions. Is there any way to restore even earlier versions? Can I, for example, run a full ...
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Failover strategies for home server (RAID, gluster, etc.)

I have a Raspberry PI at home, running Raspian and some servers like Apache, MySQL and ssh. The Raspberry is directly connected (LAN) to the home router and to a 2TB external ext4-formatted hard drive....
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How to mount a read only HDD (NTFS volume) and retrieve files?

I have some backups which I need to retrieve files from. They are huuuge (8 TB drives). Because I am not allowed to modify ANY BIT on the disk, I have a adapter that makes the HDD 'read-only'. ...
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Unable to find where Evolution stores emails, to back them up

I'm trying to create a backup of the emails of evolution in Linux Arch. However, I can't find the source folder. This doesn't exist "~/.gconf/apps/evolution" and this doesn't either "~/.evolution". In ...
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How to isolate local backups on Linux from ransomware

I use local encrypted backup feature of Backintime on debian 8.3 to backup my files to an external drive. It automatically backups every 30 minutes. My external drive is always connected. I am the ...
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How to synchronize two directories (on external harddrives with Linux), recognizing file movements?

I have two directories, on being a copy of the other. In my case, each directory is on its own external harddrive, but what I want to do should be universally applicable to two should-be-identical ...
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How can I protect my NAS Backup system from ransomware [duplicate]

I'm currently running a Windows 7 Desktop PC, a MacBook Pro and an iPhone. In my homenetwork I am allowed to backup my MacBook to the MacMini Server, which also works as media server. However my ...
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How to copy data to portable hard disk?

I am installing windows 10. I am in the situation where I need to format Hard Drive. I have formatted OS Partition by mistake. Can anybody suggest me how to copy data of other partition? I have ...
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Check if file matches selection filelist

Is there a way to check if a file matches a selection filelist, without running the backup command? I am trying to debug my selection filelist file. Since the backup command can take ages to complete ...
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How can I restore a MySql database dump direct from S3?

I have a gzipped database backup stored on S3 and would like to restore it to MySql without having to first download it due to disk space constraints. I tried the two commands below but got gzip: ...
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Advanced retention policy for bacula frequent backups

I am using bacula on Ubuntu, and I'm pretty new to it. I have an incremental backup every 20 minutes and a differential twice a week Schedule { Name="FrequentCycle" Run = Full 1st sun at 23:05 ...
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Restoring xampp(1.7.3a) backup result in error

Im struck with an old xampp (version 1.7.3a) backup and not able to restore in usual way. The error Im getting is /opt/lampp/backup/xampp-backup-09-03-14.sh: 7: /opt/lampp/backup/xampp-backup-09-03-...
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Does Windows 10 File History protect against crypto malware

Is the saved data generated by Windows 10's file history feature isolated from users and administrators? I'm asking this after reading of the recent crypto attack against OSX machines where time ...
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“Credential agnostic” dump of a (offline) PostgreSQL database?

So, first of all, what I mean by "offline" is that I can ensure that at a given time, and as long as the dump is in progress, no DDL/DML operation will occur on this database. I am no seasoned ...
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Sonny Erickson c510 Backup

In what folder does the computer save the file with the backed-up contacts from the phone? I have a sonny erickson c510 and windows 7
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does s3cmd put command overwrite files?

I am trying to write a script that will automatically backup a drive I have to amazon s3. I have downloaded s3cmd and I am wondering what the put command does... It seems to me like it uploads the ...
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how do i automatically back up Citrix Xen server VMs to a backup server?

I want to backup the VMs on a Xen server to a backup repository automatically using a script. I have a windows and a Linux backup server so which ever one is easier to do would be great. Is there a ...
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How can I backup my files in this situation (recovery mode)?

My disk has been corrupted and has forced me load osx in recovery mode. Going to disk utility, I've tried verifying an image which needed repair. After attempting to repair, I've gotten to the ...
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Marking / flagging files in a way that is visible to a windows batch file

I would like to construct an automated procedure for transferring files from my Windows desktop to a remote storage for backup. I envisage the automation being done by a Windows batch file. To ...
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Are there technical reasons why specific directories can or should be excluded from backup in Linux, and what are those directories?

I am doing a backup of my Linux CentOS 6 using Rsapshot. I already have daily backups that do only critical things like databases and emails. However, I'd like to set-up a "total" backup where ...
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Does Windows File History honor NTFS security restrictions?

I'm currently thinking about a proper defense strategy against ransomware. As a result of this I would like to myself (a standard local user, not an admin) with write access to as many locations as ...
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Restoring Cloudberry Bare Metal Backup to Virtual Machine

I have a dead laptop from which I have a CloudBerry Bare Metal backup. I want to restore the image to a virtual machine. I used these instructions: http://www.cloudberrylab.com/blog/how-to-perform-...
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rsync is changing my filenames

I use rsync to synchronize remote directory with my local one. My command is: rsync -e"ssh -i /path.to/id_rsa" -aP MyUsername@HostIP:/path/to/host/backup/ /path/to/local/backup --exclude '*.sql' ...
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File system for external hard disk that supports access from Windows and Mac OS X [duplicate]

What is the file system for external hard disk that supports access from Windows and Mac OS X? Also, I would like to backup using Mac Time Machine application, and use the disk to store other data. I'...
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Ubuntu admin can't open a directory - permission denied

Ok, so I have family backing up to my Lubuntu desktop server (ubuntu). They do rsync over ssh and the backup works fine. I then run backintime to make daily backups to another server. I am the admin ...
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Robocopy e Compare Commands

I have two problems. I used ROBOCOPY to backup my external HDD in another external HDD. After skipping Error 2 and Error 5 using the following line: C:\>robocopy E: G: /e /r:3 /w:1 /sec /mir /z /...
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Desktop app to use cloud file

I have a specific desktop app (Windows OS) that has vital local MDB data. Instead of making and keeping my personal backup of this MDB file I was thinking if it was possible to maybe: move this file ...
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Seagate slim backup plus read only on macs, but never used on windows

I recently bought a Seagate backup drive, I set it up and have only ever used it on my 10.9.5 Mac. However, I tried to use it on another Mac and it is only allowing read only permissions. I am not ...