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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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rsyncd daemon - how to minimize logged information?

I backup my synology NAS to a linux Debian server that runs rsyncd daemon. A typical backup session will write hundreds of thousands useless messages (sample below) to the daemon log file. Q: How can ...
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shell script to generate a log file for VM Backups

we are using PHD virtual backup to trigger backups for VMs and now i want to generate a report of all VMs in a file consisting of VM Name, Date and Backup Time and mail it to my ID at particular ...
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How to restore a previous version of a BluffTitler file without backup

I made an important BluffTitler file *.bt which I modified to make it different from the previous version. but I wasn't careful though and then I accidentally saved the different file over the ...
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Exclude file types with Bitcasa

Is there any way to exclude certain file types from being mirrored with Bitcasa? I have a lot of Lightroom catalogues to backup, and want to exclude all the preview files (*.lrprev), as it's just a ...
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Proper ways to backup BCD file

I want to know differences (if there is any) of the ways for backing up BCD file. Use command line and execute bcdedit /export filepath\filename. It is official way to do that. Unload registry hive ...
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boost application process in ubuntu

Are there other ways to boost an application process in Ubuntu other than "nice"? I want to backup a database without using import and export method and just use push and pull method instead. I tried ...
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SPSearch - Unexpected error querying for the IVssWriterCallback interface - 0x80070005

Everytime we run a backup on our SBS 2008 server, all VSS writers but one complete successfully. The one that fails is as follows: Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error querying for the ...
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When a USB is plugged in, automatically backup files to USB on a mac

I have a USB with the name Backup USB, when I plug it in, it should copy over the entire directory (and recursive directories) ~/Documents/uni/ to the USB. I understand I could use Dropbox, Google ...
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Indexed and seekable tar files

When backing up large amounts of files, I've been taring them so that I only need to move one file around. But listing the content of tar files and extracting specific files out of them is really ...
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Exchange Email Sync To Another Email Address

I would like to backup all my email from and to a specific exchange 2010 email address. Ideally I would like to have them sync to a gmail account. Is there anyway to do this without adding a rule to ...
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Why doesn't my Windows 7 task show up in Task Scheduler?

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit: I added new task, to run .bat every night, by doing steps below. But new task doesn't show up in Task Scheduler's Task Status or Active Tasks. I tried adding it again, but it ...
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Duplicate last full backup from Areca

Using Areca Backup, I create full and incremental backups to a secondary drive during the week. I want to replicate the latest full backup or full + incremental to an external hard drive, which is not ...
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Create VPS Image To Save Setup Time

I am facing some issues and wondering if some one could help me out :) i have few VPS (Virtual Private Server) and/or Dedicated server that i pay monthly. Current Way of Works: First time i have ...
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How to backup email in Thunderbird using IMAP and not deleting them on server?

I would like to backup my emails from an IMAP server. One solution I found is to use Thunderbird' Archive option. However, in order to keep email on server, I have to undelete them all after ...
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disk to disk clone in Clonezilla, how to use a part of the backup drive as a disk?

I want to do a disk to disk clone in Clonezilla. I have an external hard drive but I don't want to delete all of it's contents. Is it possible to do a disk to disk clone and choose to backup to a ...
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How to identify the database and took backup from another server?

Please guide me in this situation. I have two domains domain1 and domain2, both domain are registered from the different provider but hosted on the same server (server1). My question is that if I ...
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How do I rip a backup of an HD-DVD? (yes, the old format that was killed by Blu-ray)

I have some old HD-DVDs lying around. I'd like to put them on my computer as a digital file. I'm familiar with Handbrake, and the process of ripping DVDs. But not HD-DVDs. I'm using the Xbox 360 ...
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How to restore a DriveImage Backup to a GPT-based system drive

I just bought a new laptop and was trying different things on it. I backed up my system partition with DriveImage XML and made a clean install of Windows to test something new. Later, when I tried to ...
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continuous backup solution for android over wifi

I want to backup new files (e.g. new pictures) form my SD card of my android powered smartphone over WiFi (differential backups). The backup destination is a windows pc. I thought about the following ...