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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Volume label on 2TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim external hard drive does not appear in Windows Explorer (but is visible in Disk Management)

I've been experiencing some weird things with my Seagate drives. I think this happened when I tried to "vaccinate" the drives with Panda Free Anti-Virus. My WD 2TB and my internal hard drives worked ...
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Automatic backup and open HTML-editor in specific directory

I run a small website -- link if you're interested although it's in Dutch -- and would like to automate my procedure for changing a page. At present I manually make a datestamped copy of the page ...
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Macbook confuses mount path of partitions from 2 different external disks

after copying a big amount of data from one 3tb disk (Mother) to another (Backup) overnight i put my computer out. After i put it on again it took about 30 min for "Mother" to reappear with the ...
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Perform a compressed backup of encrypted devices?

I'm looking for software that would do something like this for me: Read disk's partition table, find LUKS-encrypted partitions, Decrypt the partitions, fill the empty space with zeros, Back up the ...
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How do incremental imaging programs know what changed?

When you tell an imaging program like Macrium Reflect to create an incremental backup, how does it figure out which clusters have changed on the volume since the last backup? For example, does it look ...
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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 backup utilites can i use for Debian to backup apps and their configurations

I usually mess with my OS alot, so i always screw up something and that makes my OS unusable. Everytime i do something wrong i reinstall the OS along with all the software I previously had. I'm ...
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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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Manual Backup vs Time Machine

I am unable to login to Yosemite, always freezing on login. My only option after trying everything else was to use MacDrive software on the PC partition (bootcamp) to show the files and copy it ...
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Create an image backup of my OS (with documents saved) and write it on USB

I want to create an image of my OS with all the programs and documents saved and write it on USB and boot this USB like it was my portable OS. How do I do that?
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How to backup fresh OEM install of Windows 7 for a restoration

I purchased a laptop with with Windows 7. The OEM did not provide the disc, but there is a Windows installation with a recovery partition. The Windows 7 machine has not been setup or activated. I ...
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Unable to copy jar files from Windows 7 to USB external encrypted Hard drive

As per the title I was trying to perform a backup on my company laptop running Windows 7 Enterprise SP1. I usually did it successfully in the past but today the backup program (Cobian 11) was not ...
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Is it a bad idea to upload my entire computer to Crashplan? [closed]

TL;DR: From a security standpoint, is it a bad idea to upload my entire computer to Crashplan? First off – despite the title of this question, I am not currently uploading my entire computer to ...
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Is it possible to backup data on a piece of external media (SD card) and nothing else to my HD?

This is about Windows 7 (Ultimate, x64). Inserting a SD into its slot and right-clicking on its icon has "Properties" last in the menu. When I choose it, the last entry on the second tab ("Tools") ...
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Using Winrar's rar.exe with commandline interface to archive sub folders

I was hoping someone might be able to answer this. I've seen similar questions, but none specific to my question. Using rar.exe in a batch file under Windows 8.1 PRO I want to archive a set of sub ...
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OS X Time Machine Auto-Connect to VPN

I've setup a remote AFP share on one of my VPSes for my MacBook Pro for use with Time Machine. I have issues with publicly exposing an AFP share, as I've heard AFP has had vulnerabilities in the past, ...
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Disable .DS_Store, Spotlight and other metadata on Mac disk image

I store my files (plaintext) on an encrypted Sparse Bundle Disk Image and backup this image (the ciphertext) with Rsync to another server. Sparse Bundle Disk Images create 8 MiB files ("bands") to ...
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Does it make sense to use my local OneDrive folder as my actual work folder and keep local copies of files only *and only* there?

I thought that it would be practical to move all my work folders structure and all of their contents to my local OneDrive folder (which I've already changed from the default location to a new folder ...
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Command line 7zip exlude

I have tried this many times but not yet got it. How to use 7zip to zip directory without one directory inside other. Like: I have a folder /home/files/ and inside that, directory1/ and ...
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Possible to rsync to Amazon Glacier?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 server that I need to incrementally backup nightly, preferably with rsync. Amazon's Glacier looks like a good option but none of the online tutorials I'm finding do incremental ...
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Windows 10: Difference between File history, and Backup and Restore

The title pretty much says it all. I've been going through the various backup options for windows, but I do not understand the difference between these two. They seem to have the same purpose in ...
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running rsnapshot with hardlinks only?

We are running rsnapshot as a backup mechansim for long time but we manage also very huge systems which already take enough care about hardware failiure but don't have a convenient snapshot mechanism. ...
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How to backup Lenovo Password Manager?

I just configured some Tasks to backup my Notebook daylie. Now I'd like to include my Lenovo Password Manager. I took a look into the Help but I couldn't find anything besides exporting my data. I ...
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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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Disconnected nfs share causing high io wait load

I synchronize some folders and do backups via attic every night to an nfs share, that is at a different site. For this, I have a script that first establishes an openvpn connection to that site and ...
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Create Windows 7 System Image from command line?

Does anyone know the tool and the exact command that Windows 7 uses to create a system image when using the "Back up your files" -> "Create a system image" option? I would like to add this task to a ...
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Archive directory structure without file contents

I would like to create an archive capturing the entire structure of a directory, including subdirectories and files. Preferably preserving file attributes such as modification time. The archive ...
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Recover data from Lenovo onekey backup file

I had a Lenovo G500 Laptop, I made a backup on a usb drive just some day before the laptop has crashed. I sent it in for warranty repair, but they refound me because it was not reparable. Now I have ...
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Why does duplicity require the GnuPG passphrase when rotating backups?

I am using duplicity 0.7.05 to periodically backup a directory that resides on a Linux system, using a GnuPG key pair with an encrypted private key. Since the public key is not encrypted, the ...
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Remote backups via sneakernet

I have a NAS drive with two internal HDs set up in RAID 0 (seen as one complete drive) and two separate external HDs as backups. I plan to keep the backups off site. This means intermittently I want ...
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Did I lose my GPG data?

I copied my GPG data from another computer by just copying ~/.gnupg/* to an external drive. I can't quite figure out where this leaves me. I'd read that this works, but can't figure out how to get it ...
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How to back up outlook local email files to cloud?

How to backup local outlook email files to cloud? My system set up is win 7, outlook 2010. The file needed to be backed up is a pst file, which is the standard email file format for outlook. Right ...
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What GnuPG files need backing up?

Which GnuPG files (the ones typically under ~/.gnupg/) do I need? I have a script for backing up "private information" that tars it all up and password protects it using openssl with AES256. Is this ...
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Rsync with SSH prompting for remote password

I have followed the following guide to setup Rsync with SSH between my local machine and a remote server: I performed the below as root: rsync -avz -e ssh /home/user/dir ...
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Does CPANEL offer a schedule backups for Files and Databases content?

I would like to know if it is possible to use cPanel to set up automatic scheduled backup for all my content and configuration of my cPanel account, basically I need to backup files and DataBases (I ...
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Backup Exec - 'Please Insert Overwriteable Media'

Now this may sound like a simple problem but I have been wrestling it for the last few weeks now. Other than our main problem here, which is 'still using tape backups in 2015', I've been struggling to ...
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Leaving company how best to remove outlook mailbox

I am using Outlook 2010, using Office 365 as the back-end. At the end of the week I am leaving the company and I want to clean my mailbox. My email is replicated to my own personal laptop. If I use ...
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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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Restrict rsync operations to a subset of files

I have 2 directories that timestamped files are written to. At the end of the day, I would like to synchronize the directories so that they look exactly the same. I have something like this: dir1/ ...
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Windows default drive letter for USB PORT?

We have a backup system that involves copying backups onto a USB drive. When the USB drive gets full we store it off-site and swap it for a new one. At the moment every time we have a new USB drive I ...
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Saving chrome address bar autocompletes

I am switching laptops soon and would like to backup my address bar's suggestions for websites. As in the autocomplete suggestions. Is this possible?
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Restore Windows From Data Backup?

So I managed to break my partition table, but I was able to recover my entire C: drive and copy every file and folder to an external drive. My question now becomes, is there anyway to, when I ...
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Backup external harddrive online

My neighbor was asking me for help with her backups. After a few back and forths, this is what I know. She doesn't have a home computer. She does have a laptop from her school (she's a teacher) ...
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Properly Restore Data Backup from Windows 7 in Linux (Mint)

I recently installed Linux Mint on my computer, dual booting with Windows 7. However, in the process I managed to corrupt my hard drive (trying to convert a "dynamic" Windows disk back to a "basic" ...
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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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Windows 10-Windows 8.1 cant restore from backup

I had Windows 10 and decided to downgrade. I backed up my files to an external harddrive, which created a file names 'MediaID.bin' and a folder called 'DESKTOP-78NJS63'. Inside it has back up zips ...
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How to tell when a mirrored disk is bad in Windows

When a disk is mirrored in windows you see it represented as one volume in windows explorer. From my understanding, if one disk errors on read or write then windows will fall back to the other disk. ...
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Creating Symlinks from a iSCSI-Volume to a Fileserver

my fileserver is near capacity limit (using Windows 2012) und full of files, that hasn't been used for years, but still need to be kept for researches in the future. Furthermore the unused and ...
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Windows 7 backup files to Dropbox

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate and it has the option to keep my backup files to the network. But I can't understand what I should write on network location box. I want to use my Dropbox for backup. So ...
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How do I setup WD My Cloud Backup via my Verizon Air Card?

I had originally set up the WD My Cloud on with an Ethernet connection 3 years ago. We have now moved to a remote location, and I only have our wireless hot spots on our phones, and my Verizon ...