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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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 ...
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Mac OS X backup to NAS Server - Time Machine or other

I just bought Synology DiskStation and I want to backup my files. I was thinking about Time Machine and I started to make this happen but I found out that Time Machine backup whole Mac and not just ...
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How to backup chrome session manager extension on linux and windows?

I've found google chrome's profile in the file directory's of both linux and windows, but I can't find session manager amongst the extensions (and have my doubts that loading up the profile will work ...
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Automating a folder backup task (zip, move, then rename according to naming convention)

I am attempting to automate the backup of a folder on a Windows 2003 R2 server (currently a manual process). There are three components to this task: 1) Generate a zip file of the following folder ...
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Data retention on storage devices?

Is there any official table out there that shows how many years can a storage device retain data before it becomes unreadable? Storage devices: USB memory sticks, classic hard drives, SSDs, optical ...
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How can I compare my backup catalog in VVV app with existing volumes?

I've installed the Linux version of Virutal Volumes View (VVV app) to catalog my 207 DVD and CD backups. (Well, actually, I've just cataloged about 75 so far). I like VVV's simple solution with CLI ...
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Database backup bash working via ssh but not in cronjob

I've put together a script to backup my database on a shared host. The script is as follows: mysqldump --databases [db1] [db2] | openssl aes-256-cbc -a -salt -pass ...
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Restore Outlook 2013 Emails That Weren't Synced?

Recently migrated from a webhost email account to Rackspace. The company owner's email account was apparently not syncing this whole time, nor were the files local (somehow.) All changes he's made to ...
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NBF image in VirtualBox

I have a .nbf disk image created by acer backup manager of a windows laptop. How can I boot this system from a linux host system with virtualbox?
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How to fix corrupted NTFS

I was trying to backup my linux box (ext4) into an external NTFS HDD using rsync I got some failure errors and then I deleted the backup on External HDD using "rm -r" & "rm -rf" which was not able ...
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NAS Backup Drive Virus Isolation

I have a small NAS that currently has several network shares that get backed up. I also have another share that is of the USB external HDD I have plugged in to the NAS. I want to know if I run regular ...
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How to configure rsync to backup a windows XP partition while running linux

I have a dual boot configuration with an XP partition and a Linux partition. The linux partition is my primary one and the XP one is just for gaming/running Windows-only software that's pretty much ...
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Duplicity restore with ftplicity fails because of different volume gpg key

I'm trying restore my backup made on remote ftp server but i have problem because backup was made with different gpg key and then incremental backups was made with second gpg key. I get ...
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Is there any way to tell a if backup is complete?

I lost a disk. It's clicking, which seems to be something almost everyone agrees is not very fixable. I have backups. Problem is, I look at the backups and the first thing I think is "Is that all I ...
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Migrating Windows Backup to another backup tool

For about two years to date, I have been "piloting" monthly incremental backups with Windows Backup. Today, though, my pilot has come to a close as my home server has been drained completely of disk ...
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Time Machine on Ubuntu Server via SSH tunnel - backup fails

I have an afpd up on my Ubuntu server. Everythings works fine in LAN. If I want to make a backup for a user via ssh tunnelling it fails, although it works in lan. The tunnelling works fine. When the ...
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Backing up multiple hard drives simultaneously

Is there a good way to use one machine to backup multiple hard drives (taken out of other computers) at the same time? Either through eSATA or USB3.0 docking stations or direct cabling to a board. 2-4 ...
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Container with in-built compression, which automatically adjust its size

I try to find an efficient way of rsyncing contents of an ext4 file system as a part of a regular backup, yet I consider a decent compression and a minimal required space. I can just use plain rsync ...
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how to save mysql dumps for N days?

Is there any best practice for saving mysql-dumps daily backups for 30 days and then delete them, without writing scripts that checks date and delete? maybe a builtin tool?
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Uploading large folders to Dropbox from external hard drive

I've got a puzzling dilemma that I've been trying to solve for weeks. I want to backup about 500 GBs from an external hard drive to my Dropbox Pro account. My computer's hard drive is nowhere near ...
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How do I copy a Mac volume using cp?

I have researched this for hours. In Single User Mode, I used cp -Rpvn /* /Volumes/MyBackup My external USB is mounted on /Volumes/MyBackup The issue however is that after 24hrs it still has not ...
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Rsync copying current directory with name

I want to copy current directory to my backup directory: I tried this command rsync -a . ~/backup/ but it just copies the current directory contents instead of creating new directory at the ...
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Very odd and slow backup restore

I have an older Dell Latitude XT Tablet that the 120GB drive fails smart, so I backed it up 3 or 4 different ways to a 1.5TB USB with 3 primary partitions. cloned to the 2nd primary by easeus usb ...
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Time Machine on a local drive, then make that drive a network drive (via Server.app) on a different computer

I have two macs running OS X 10.10.3. One has Server.app installed, is connected to the internet via ethernet, and also has a 2 TB disk attached via USB, with two partitions - "Backup" and "Storage". ...
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Windows 7 File Copy / Backup

Does anyone how to copy files from one media (hard drive) to another external media (hard drive, flash drive etc) without changing the Date Created, Date Modified file attributes. When I copy Outlook ...
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How to delete creating automatic back up file for MS Excel?

Every time I use a file Excel it generate an automatic back up file. How can I disable this feature? I use MS Office 2007 with Windows 7
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RHEV / KVM - backuping of running VMs

Is there any way or known script / how-to / tools to backup running VM (using VM snapshot and than merging snapshot file with VM disk)? I need to backup running KVMs without downtime and simple copy ...
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Backup remote Linux from Windows. Recognize symbolic links

I'm trying to backup a Linux Server from a Windows 7 Laptop. The Problem I'm facing is that backup solutions for Windows do not recognize Linux symbolic links. The backup clients just follow the ...
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Recover Windows Server 2003 Backup via Windows 8?

Can Windows 8 be used to recover a backup made with the Windows Server 2003 Backup application? I have a tape backup that was created on an old Windows Server 2003 server that is no longer ...
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home folder empty after schroot remove

I was trying to backup and refresh my root server. (Update everything, delete unused files etc.) I uninstalled schroot because i thought i don't use it anyway. Afterwards i started the backup ...
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7-zip update: skip operation if nothing has changed

I am using 7-zip to backup folders on my disk into 7z archives on a network storage. Each time the backup script runs, it will update the existing archives in 7-zip update mode (compress new files ...
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Explore .raw file?

I have a .raw file that is a snapshot of a hard drive. I'm trying to explore the contents of it on my Ubuntu computer, however I'm not sure how to go about doing this. Is there a way to mount it and ...
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If I stop a Windows 7 backup part way through, do I keep files backed up so far?

I am 65% through a Windows 7 backup but my time is running out! If I stop the backup, do I get to keep the files that have been backed up so far?
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Library folder missing from backup

I've found an issue with Windows Backup which puzzles me a bit. I've 3 folders in my Pictures library. One folder (E:\Pictures) is on a secondary hard drive. I've added the library to the backup ...
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Backing up encrpyted hard drive image to cloud?

So I have a hard drive that I think is dying, but I am going to be moving soon, probably busy, and I do not need the data on the drive in the near future. However I do want to ensure that I will not ...
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Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS backup server only starts up in command line

Basically i'm helping out at the offices where family works. They have this backup server computer - which is running Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS - which they apparently in the past could just turn on and then ...
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Does External Backup Hardisk is usually slow? [closed]

I have purchased a new Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB 2.5" USB 3.0. I have notice that it copy files with a very low rate. I did some test using crystaldiskmark as follow. as you can see it write in a ...
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Can I get Emacs to save a local copy when editing a remote file?

I know I can edit a remote file over SSH by opening a file path of the form /ssh:user@host:/path/to/file. However, right now I'm working on a kernel module in a Linux VM. Since my kernel module might ...
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Make a copy of my current desktop state [duplicate]

I have just installed Windows 7 (for the 10th time), installed all my required software, made all the little tweaks that I want in Windows. I want to be able to save this condition of my computer so ...
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Plesk: Create ftp user which is not linked to a domain

I am running two virtual ubuntu plesk servers with a full vm backup and plesk backup to local storage. Now I want to do the following to add additional data security: Server A should backup to Server ...
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DISM to Capture Entire Disk As-Is

In short: Is it possible to leverage dism to capture an image of an entire disk as-is, akin to taking an image with Ghost, GParted, PartedMagic, CloneZilla etc.? I've got a shiny new machine and ...
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MySQL Cluster ndb_restore fails with no error

I have been working to migrate our current single instance database to a new clustered database running MySQL cluster. It is a large database (several billion records) and, while it seems to be ...
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transfering only one full backup with duplicity

I keep 2 full backups + incremental of my important files to a NAS. Now I want to send those backups to a remote server, but I'm ok with sending just the last full backup instead of both. I know I ...
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How bring Windows 7 backup catalog into sync with reality?

I recently replaced a 1TB hard drive I use for storing Windows 7 backups with a 3TB drive. To do this, I copied all the files from the old drive to the new drive, removed the old drive, then assigned ...
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Can I be sure that files copied from a DVD are not corrupted?

I'm about to move a lot (like 100) of old backups made on DVDs to my new NAS. The procedure I will use is simply: put a DVD in my Windows 7 PC, move its content to the NAS, repeat with next DVD. If ...
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Is in-line data de-duplication worthwhile when backing up for a photographer?

I create RAW image files plus a small selection of JPEG files derived from the RAW masters. The JPEGs once created are very, very rarely edited again but when they are because they are recompressed, ...
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How can I backup my data from a partition so that i can restore to windows later?

To start off I do not know much about Ubuntu in general so be gentle. I tried to do a dual boot of windows 7 and Ubuntu, which failed and I can no longer boot to windows because of a disk error. ...
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Windows Complete Backup

I'm looking to try Linux. How do I completely backup my Windows computer and put it into something like an ISO so I can boot from it later if I ever want to switch back from Linux to Windows? Will ...
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How to fix the Bacula error “2902 Bad storage”?

Scenario: Server backs itself up just fine. Tried adding a file daemon on another computer, my workstation, and the job for that fails with the error "2902 Bad storage". The log also gives a link to ...