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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TrueCrypt and Windows backup, what works and what doesn't?

On the Truecrypt docs->limitations section it states that The Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service is currently supported only for partitions within the key scope of active system encryption (e.g. ...
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Configure Rsnapshot

I'm backing up data on a Ubuntu computer to a separate hard drive. Do I need the admin permission to perform rsnapshot? I'm having following error when do rsnapshot configtest without sudo: ERROR: ...
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Can I use Windows 8 File History to restore file from another Windows 8 File History Image?

Let say, if my Windows 8 is down, or my computer hardware is damaged, and I must reinstall Windows 8 or buy a new Windows 8 machine. Can I use the File History Image from old Windows 8, to restore my ...
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Cant restore my back up of windows 7 after formatting the disk because of a major crash

i backed up my windows 7 to an external hard drive and about a month later windows crashed so i had to format the drive to get thru all the left over junk. then when i put the cd restore disk i made ...
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Is there a canonical list of files/directories/file types that can be safely excluded from Windows 7 Backup?

I'm looking into speeding up my Windows 7 backup. I have it creating a system image of my system drives/partitions (320GB in total; about ~40GB free [lots of Steam games...]) once a week. I have ...
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Website Apache Server CPanel Backup corruptions with large sites

Ok so I have a website that I host with a provider that has a beautiful compression program built into the cpanel that is usually terrific at creating stable home directory & database backups ...
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How to restore files from an external drive done with Norton Ghost

Our office XP computer crashed this afternoon. I know that we had Norton Ghost doing regular backups on an external hard drive. My question is how do you restore from that backup? PS. When I plug in ...
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Backup on Debian interfering with other running programs

I've got a webserver on Debian 6. The system is also always running some processes sensitive to CPU usage. When I am using some of tools like rsync or tar, they are using CPU too much and my sensitive ...
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Software to list contents of .wbcat files (Windows Backup Catalog Files)

The Windows Backup mechanism creates a lot of .zip files and some .wbcat files which describe the contents of the zip files. I could search (with the help of unzip -l ... | grep -ri pattern) where a ...
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Which filesystems support hard links (rsync) to backup a Mac?

I want to make a rsync-style hard-link backup from Mac on an external hard drive, but I cannot decide for a file system. It should be (preferably natively) readable from other operating systems. ...
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External Drive appearing as Logical Volume Group, cannot use as Time Machine on Mac

Once upon a time I encrypted my Time Machine and I cannot remember the password I used to encrypt it (yes, very frustrating). I wiped my Time Machine using Disk Utility, thinking I could just start ...
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Dual boot OS X 10.7/10.8 with File Vault and encrypted backup

Mac Mini Core i5-2520M (mid 2011 model) plus external Fire Wire Freecom 1GB drive Current: Vanilla setup - ie. a single visible OSX 10.7 (Lion) partition plus hidden recovery partition File Vault ...
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Time Capsule replacement back up issues

My Time Capsules developed a fault after 18 months, losing WiFi signal and not backing up. Got a replacement from Apple but keep getting message that I need 1.1TB to perform back up and only 997.2 G ...
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How do I clean Windows 7 backup catalog

I've got WindowsImageBackup catalog which takes up 900GB on my hard drive, of which System Image takes 823 GB. This becomes a problem as it takes nearly half of my data drive. I'm using "Keep only ...
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Why do I have some “encrypted” files on my Win7 Pro drive

For reasons I can't fathom I appear to have a lot of files on my drive that are considered as encrypted (I just tried to xcopy /s /c /y /d a_dropbox_folder\*.* \\somewhere_on_my_nas_drive\ and got ...
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Carbonite backup - local cache?

Im using a Windows 08R2 Server I have running 24/7 which I use as a file server amongst other things and connect to it from my laptop. I have tried out a number of online backups ...
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How is WHS 2011 handling backups of a mirrored drive (RAID-1)?

I have Windows Home Server 2011 automatically backing up my PC. The relevant specifications are that my 500GB system drive is a software mirror and my PC is running Windows 7 Ultimate SP1. I expected ...
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What settings can I change in virtualized XP and W7 to minimise unnecessary image file differential size

I have several virtualized instances of XP and W7 on KVM, and each week I take an LVM snapshot of the qcow2 file and rsync it to a remote site. I'd like to reduce my bandwidth usage if possible - what ...
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How do I use Time Machine to restore my Mac to its previous state?

OSX Lion I accidentally installed a bad driver, and it's causing problems. I want to use Time Machine to have my entire system go back to its previous state. So I went into "Recovery HD" option (ALT ...
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Time Machine preferences being ignored

I have partitioned a 1TB external drive into three independent drives i.e. iTunes, Docs, Video. In Time Machine I have set the Preferences to only back up the internal drive (which contains my apps, ...
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Recommend versioned backup solution for NAS at home

I have a Windows Home Server which I would like to backup to a secondary NAS located on the local network. Requirements for the backup are as follows: Some kind of control over backing-up a subset ...
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Backup FreeNAS on NTFS dive

The Setup Scanner -> FreeNAS Via UNC Path FreeNAS -> Clients Via UNC Path The Clients are all Windows 7 Home Premium. (Ugh) The Question How can I automatically have one of the clients ...
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Windows 7 Backup not recognizing volume mounted on a subdirectory

I have a disk 1 called g: with a subdirectory called "otherG" where I've mounted another hard drive 2. When I try to backup the g: drive, it does not show the subdirectory "otherG". Also, the backup ...
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How did Clonezilla create a drive image file in my NTFS drive's folder?

I ran Clonezilla, and for a drive image destination, I chose the "backup" folder at the root of my NTFS drive. The operation completed successfully; however, upon rebooting into Windows, there was no ...
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Have httrack backup a site?

I am trying to backup a site with httrack but it isnt doing what I want. It has been going for 20mins already and downloading what looks to be nonsense images and js files from other sites. The page ...
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iPhoto backup on TimeCapsule using encrypted disk image

I have the following setup: Pics on my MBP Backups on my TimeCapsule iPhoto library alias pointing the real library on encrypted disk image Every time I open iPhoto, it mounts the encrypted disk ...
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Backup software which allows to synchronize individual registry entries between two computers

Does anyone know any backup software which, in addition to synchronizing files, also allows parts of the registry to be synchronized? I would like to keep several applications settings synchronized ...
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iPad: How to sync/backup notes and highlights from a PDF/epub read on iBooks?

For books purchased on the iBooks store, it seems that notes and highlights are automatically synced with Apple's servers. My problem is that I read quite a lot of PDFs or epub files which were not ...
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Sync, share and backup policy using NAS

Trying to come up with a way to keep in sync while sharing and keeping a backup of my music/photos and movies. Currently I have an iMac in Greece and a MBP with me in the UK. As a result I've ended ...
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Nokia backup on a Mac

As I have to bring my phone to a shop for repair, I want to backup my contacts, calenders and text-messages. My Nokia connects perfectly through Bluetooth with iSync. One baddy, however is that ...
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Backup to Synology NAS using rsync or NFS and hardlinks

I want to backup data from a Windows (Vista) computer to a Synology NAS (210j). The NAS supports FTP, SMB, NFS and also allows a rsync daemon to be set up. I want to backup different folders to the ...
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How to use Windows Server 2008 as a Time Machine-style backup?

Is there any way to setup Windows Server 2008 as a Time Machine-like backup device for my laptop?
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Filesystem to quickly get recent modifications

I've got relatively big filesystem (ext4) with lots of small files and I'd like to backup it. Making full backups often is not feasible to me so I want to have a way to make differential/incremental ...
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Full server backup using powershell script

I am using the following script from the microsoft website for create a image backup of my servers. The problem is that I have an external hard disk on one of my servers and the backup script always ...
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Is it possible to run Windows 8 in VirtualBox from .vhd created by disk2vhd?

I want to upgrade my Windows 8.1 machine to Windows 10, but first I need to do complete refresh of the PC. As it's hard to remember everything for backup (like settings in various programs etc) I ...
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To recover Calibre library from backup?

Assume your OSX's SSD broke but you have backup in Time-machine and your spare computer is now only Linux, for instance Debian 8.1. I opened a thread about the issue also to Calibre's forum here. How ...
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Migrating “File History” from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10

Currently I am using File History on my Windows 8.1 Pro machine to backup all my data to an additional disk drive. Now I would like to migrate to Windows 10 Pro by reinstalling the whole system (no ...
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Prevent Bacula from sending “This command can be DANGEROUS!!!” email?

My Message contains: mail = myemail@mydomain.com = all, !skipped operator = myemail@mydomain.com = mount console = all, !skipped, !saved When I run a job that contains: RunScript { Console = ...
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Bacula: Prevent auto upgrade to Full? First weekday? Purge before, Eject after?

Using Bacula 5.2.6: 1- How to prevent an Incremental job from be upgraded automatically to Full backup if no previous Full backup was done? (Cancel the job instead upgrading it) 2- Which is the ...
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Linux: sync/merge two (or more) directories, but keep older file versions?

got alotta help throughout the time just by simply scrolling and crawling through the vast landscape of qualified answers here from you, now's the time to ask my first question and it looks rather ...
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Backup script to online backup - Pseudocode look over

I just want to pitch an idea here, before I start writing the code. I thought I build it in bash. I am not very proficient in writing scripts, but I had a few successes and this could be good training ...
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How to roll back rsync backup, and having trouble targeting a particular partition for backup

I'm using Linux Mint 17.1. I tried to set up a backup with rsync using the following command: sudo rsync -aAXv --exclude={"/dev/*","/proc/*","/media/*"} /* /media/hex/ I just installed an m.2 SSD ...
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How can I avoid a “cannot find file” error in Windows Backup?

I use Windows Backup regularly on my laptop to backup specific files. I recently started getting an error following each backup. Event Viewer says: Some files were not backed up. The details are ...
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System image backup and partition sizes

Quick question. Say I have a 100GB partition C: on a 500GB HDD with my OS and everything. If I make a backup(system image) and store it in a external HDD and repartition the 500GB HDD so that I have ...
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Possible to create a shortcut to backup a file in explorer shell?

The idea is simple: When I click it, an additional backup file will be the original filename + with a date and increment variable (e.g. a,b,c,d,e.... or 001,002,003,004, I am taking a,b,c,d as ...
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Windows Server Backup , MMC could not create the snap-in.

I have installed windows server 2012 r2 I installed windows back up feature which was working fine. But suddenly it is throwing the exception MMC could not create the snap-in. I have searched but ...
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Looking for a best backup solution for my case

I don't know if this kind of open-end question can be asked or not, but I think it is ok to ask since this is not a general question, it is with a specified situation. Please flag to remove this ...
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Attempting to backup/clone a tablet with eMMC storage running Win 8.1 x64

We are running into a lot of issues with any type of software or utilities we believe because the eMMC storage on the tablet is basically an SD card and not wanting to allow us to overwrite the data ...
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Fail restore xampp backup

I'm trying to restore an old backup but I can not, I tried to make a new backup and restore but an error occurs. I tried the following commands all failed sh ./xampp... sh xampp... bash xampp.... ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2: Domain shared NAS drives disappearing, reappearing

I have a Windows Server that runs Active Directory for a small Domain, and is connected to several NAS drives over LAN. For reasons unknown, the NAS drives sometimes appear in the "Network" field of ...