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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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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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 ...
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Synology Diskstation DS2015 - Simultaneous Backups?

We have a network with four iMacs and two PCs; each of which have 2TB of data. We would like to run Time Machine and File History simultaneously. We have followed the directions found here. ...
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How do I make a backup of OS X Yosemite boot USB as an image on the hard disk?

For CDs one could make an image file and store it on their hard disk. If they wanted to use it again, they could burn to disk or emulate using something like daemon tools. I want to know if something ...
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Win8 Backup: Initial back via USB, then switch to network backup

I have a USB-connected HDD to a router (Linksys E4200) and it takes forever to do a full backup over Wi-Fi (2 weeks and still going). It would help to connect the HDD directly to the computer via ...
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Backing up Google Drive to NAS

I am interested if anyone has overcome the issue of making a physical backup of google drive on to a NAS? I have been looking in to a solution and am running in to the following problems. Backing ...
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Mac won't boot from a mirrored drive

I'm cloning the two internal volumes SSD and HD to one external volume by telling rsync to resolve symlinks and copy the actual files / directories: sudo rsync --acls \ --archive \ ...
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Upload folder to Dropbox, but not sync

I have a Dropbox Pro account and an external hard drive with a lot of information (being a Photographer). To fully use my pro account I'd like to manually copy my entire external drive folder to ...
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Can I run Duplicity backups as root, without sending to S3 as root?

I'd like to back up my whole system, or at least across multiple users, using duplicity, and send it to Amazon S3. I don't feel comfortable with each user backing up their own directory, because ...
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Robocopy /mir - verify it copied everything?

I ran the following command to backup one external drive onto another (Windows 8.1 x64): robocopy /mir G:\ V:\backup /MT:8 The result says that 115161 directories and 992981 files were copied, ...
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Windows 7 back up DVD's

I have a laptop running on windows 7 home basic. It got infected with viruses and i'd like to re-install windows 7. When i bought this laptop 4 years ago,i did not know much about computers and I made ...
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Backup of a backup

Regarding the backup software Areca: http://www.areca-backup.org/ I'm trying to do this: Have a normal backup of my document files. Destination is a network folder. Have an extra backup, that I can ...
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How to make regular backups with TeamViewer?

I have to use a remote computer for a computational project in MATLAB. Therefore I connect to it via TeamViewer, and run my codes in that machine. But I also want to write the code on my computer, and ...
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Prefered dictionary size for archiving images using Winrar?

The new Winrar 5 allow you to have a dictionary size of upto 1GB. Does this have any affect on images? I tried setting the dictionary size of 256MB but the resulting image archive was almost same as ...
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How to backup DD-WRT router settings periodically?

Simple question from a Linux beginner, how do I backup my DD-WRT router's settings, for example, weekly or monthly? Router is a TP Link WR1043ND. I'm not sure what other details are required from ...
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How to backup Dell's partitions (PBR Image and WINRETOOLS) using Linux?

My HDD recently crashed and I can't access my Windows 8 PRO partition anymore, so I bought a SSD to reinstall it. The problem is that my Windows is OEM and I need to backup the PBR Image and ...
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Mapped network drives: “Microsoft Windows Network” name already in use?

I have Windows 7, and I have three network drive partitions mapped as drive letters (two are partitions of an NAS drive and the third is a USB drive connected to my router). Now that I'm accessing ...
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Troubles backing up some files from Linux system to FreeNAS using rsync

I'm using rsync to backup whole system over LAN to freeNAS server with this command: rsync -aAX --delete /* /mnt/backup ...
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Windows System Image taking way to much space

Im using Windows Backup to take backups of my system to a network location. Because of this, windows tells me that because im saving to a network location, only the most recent system image will be ...
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I've got my MBR on a different drive to my system drive so I need two hard drives to keep my system operational

System: Lenovo E20 Thinkstation 2.93Ghz Xeon / 12GB memory dual 1TB drives. Radeon 5750 GPC Win 7 Ultimate SP1. Ok first off my system is operating fine, but it worries me because it's a bit ...
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Time Machine doesn't recognize archive after restore

My mid-2011 21.5 inch iMac running OS 10.9.5 had been running very slow (all 4GB of RAM was constantly in use) so I dropped it off at an Apple Store Genius Bar for a week of diagnostics. The tests ...
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NovaBackup 7.3 stopped working on Windows Server 2003, after years without issue

It's an old program but it worked flawlessly for about 5 years. But it's been failing for the last few weeks. The source hard drive is not showing any signs of failure, nor is external destination ...
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Hobocopy VSS PST File Backup Script

We have a daily backup with acronis on our server, but for extra sanity I want to copy the .pst files from our file server to another server. I am using forfiles on 2008 and Hobocopy 1.0 stable, ...