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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Windows 8 pro: backup to pendrive connected to router usb

I have a Windows 8 pro pc, I'd like to connect a pendrive to my router (it supports this, the pen is seen as a network share) and use it to backup my pc with the standard MS backup tool. Will it ...
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Back up a bootable USB drive to an image file

I've used the "Recovery Disk" function in Windows 8.1 to create a bootable USB drive with the factory defaults for a laptop. Now I plan to wipe the laptop and install Ubuntu on it. I'm not ...
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How to restore Acronis True Image 2014 backup to another HDD

In earlier versions of Acronis True Image, there was a function in "Restore" section: Select .TIB file to restore and select destination device/partition. But I can't figure out how to restore (for ...
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Change Windows 7 backup & recovery tool so it keeps 2 backups instead of one or indefinite backups

I'm using Windows 7 build-in backup & recovery tool and have scheduled it to automatically create a system backup each week. So far so good There you have two options on how many different ...
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How can a system disc image be restored?

The ability to create a system image of the system disc (with software such as Acronis True Image) makes sense - the operating system stays intact throughout the process. But how will that image be ...
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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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Is my SSD starting to fail?

I have Plextor 256 gb M2P which is only 3 years old. I tried to make a backup image of my system drive with reflect (macrium) and windows backup but it both fails each time with an IO error. Altough ...
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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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My computer won't boot up, how do I transfer files to an external hard drive? [duplicate]

I'm having problems booting Windows 7, and I need to extract files from the computer's hard drive onto an external hard drive. When I insert the Windows 7 DVD, I get two options, formatting and ...
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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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How to create a Dell drivers backup CD for windows 7

I have a Dell N5050 laptop with Windows 7 on it. I want to create driver CD for it as at the time of purchase the dealer/shop didn't give me one. So I want to create one just in case of format as a ...
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Lenovo Y50-70 w/ Windows 8.1: What to do before deleting the D: partition?

I would like to use the space on the Lenovo's Y50-70's D: drive, for installing there Ubuntu 14. This is how the laptop's partitioning looks, out-of-the-box: And from Ubuntu: Before doing so, ...
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How to efficiently restore all RAW photos from sparsebundle/time machine backups?

I got into a problem were a large number of my raw photos have been deleted over time but I'm pretty sure they are on my time machine backup, but manually using OSX timewarp UI to go and find these ...
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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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canot restore disk image with dd (target part filled with zero)

I have a RAID0 disk before, now I want change the size of it. From the manual, the only way is backup data, delete RAID, re-create with new size, and restore data. now I have many old 2.5" hdd, each ...
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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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Backup updates on Windows 7

I am planning on formatting my laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium that has gathered up a lot of unwanted programs etc.. and re-installing Windows. The problem is that internet is very expensive in ...
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Beginner Backing up ZFS Storage Pools

I'm considering moving my personal home data to ZFS on a Debian PC to take advantage of ZFS features such as data integrity and checksums, deduplication, and snapshots. The box has to be more than ...
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Laptop security plan: Acronis True Image + TrueCrypt + Prey

Scenario: I'm working since 2 years as a software developer and sys admin. I never had anything useful on my pc. Now it's full of personal and sensitive data (passwords/source codes, etc). Now that ...
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Internet failover strategy while hosting services with a staticip

Given you have two networks with statics ips: network A.) 66.xxx.xxx.9 (to reach this network DNS entry is myservice.mydomain.com) and network B.) 66.xxx.xxx.29 ((to reach this network DNS entry ...
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Recovering a damaged PGD file

Recently, I got a disk crash and one partition of my HDD was wiped out. I used EaseusDataRecoveryWizard to search for some important files I had. There are 2 PGD files, virtual disks used by PGP ...
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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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How do I use chunkfs?

I have the same question basically as ( Mountable filesystem that automatically splits files ) and one of the answers(http://superuser.com/a/735013/390402) suggests using ChunkFS but for the life of ...
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Setting up automatic File Sync with USB drive

I have a file that I want to have automatically backed up onto my USB drive like with a networked drive sync operation how would I be able to set this up? I've tried to look in the properties for ...
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Using a WinXP box to create versioning system for files on NAS [closed]

We have a Lenovo (iOmega) iX-300D NAS box, that we use to store all of our company's data. the data folder is mapped on the rest of our computers. Because the NAS doesn't have a file versioning ...
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WD My Cloud impossible to reach (SSH, HTTP, Samba/NFS): How to back up my contents and do a Full Factory Restore?

I own a WD My Cloud (WD My Cloud 4TB Personal Cloud Storage - NAS, model WDBCTL0040HWT-NESN, to be specific). I set it up to allow SSH access, which worked great for months. However, I ran apt-get ...
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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, ...
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Which external drive is better for server data backup? [closed]

I need to backup my server from data center having around 700GB of data. Which external drive shall I use (it will be directly connected to the server) for backup? How long it will take to copy data ...
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Can I use clonezilla without overwritting my other image backups on the external drive?

I have an external HDD on which I store some files and my Windows 7 image (created by Windows itself). Now I'm trying to backup an image of my Ubuntu partition using Clonezilla on this HDD, but per ...
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How to backup Oracle database and tomcat directory from Disk with Fedora or other linux live cd?

Some partitions of my disk corrupted (superblock error) and cannot boot, stacked on "Maintenance Mode". How to backup oracle database and tomcat directory on that disk with linux cd ?
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Excluding SyncServices from Time Machine backups

I've noticed using BackupLoupe* that lately each of my Time Machine backups burns some space on ~/Library/Application Support/SyncServices. Can I safely exclude the directory from Time Machine if I ...
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Options for daily non-RAID data mirroring?

I'm considering setting up a storage box with an SSD and I want resilience in the case of hardware failure of that SSD. (I expect the box to run Ubuntu 14.04.) I have three reasons to consider ...
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Automatic drive backups [closed]

I have just had a scare of losing $50,000 worth of work. Are there any software for windows which automatically create backups? I would like to back up my drive every hour. But daily back ups will be ...
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Auto-remap Windows shares?

I backup teacher laptops to a Windows server share. Unfortunately, when they go home still logged in and come back the next day, the share isn't automatically remapped, so backups fail. Is there any ...
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recreating just the uid/gid unix permissions from tar

I was restoring a root partition based on a tar backup from system-rescue-cd. It went ok except the uid/gid mappings on the system-rescue-cd disk did not match the ones on this debian system that I ...
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How to check that all files in a file system are can be read without errors?

I'm using an external hard drive with an ext4 file system to make backups. The backup software I use (faubackup) copies the file hierarchy 1:1 into a timestamp-named folder on the hard drive, and ...
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Recover Active Directory from a server whose motherboard is dead

I had a Windows Server 2008 R2 server setup as an Active Directory. One fine day, the motherboard went dead. After replacing the motherboard, windows boots up and says it detected hardware change and ...
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Image created with dd as no partition

I installed Bodhi on my Acer C720P Chromebook. Before I started an Upgrade i created a backup with dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/path/to/image And of course the upgrade went wrong. I could set up the chromebook ...
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Why does rsnapshot's sync/sync_first command backup ALL my files everytime?

I'm trying to get rsnapshot working for remote backups (via ssh). I have a working configuration and I can perform all my backups. In my conf I have enabled sync_first=1. As I understand it, this ...
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Backup domain and selected service data on a domain controller?

I need to reconfigure a PowerEdge server that's acting as my domain controller. The server is running Windows Server 2008 standard. Its providing the directory, DNS and DHCP (it does not follow best ...
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can I use Time machine backup to reinstall software applications I have mistakenly erased?

I am selling my iMac 2006 and have erased the hard drive - re installing OS Snow Leopard from a retail disc I bought when I upgraded. Now I realise I have probably erased all the software that came ...
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How to stop Microsoft backup complaining about a missing directory

I no longer want a directory that I told Windows 7 Microsoft backup and restore to back up. I unchecked the directory in the settings, ran backup, and then deleted the directory. Now when I run ...
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Copy entire C drive via copy / paste. Will it work?

If I copy an entire C drive on windows machine to a new drive (via copy paste or even a mirroring tool), is there any reason that copied C: drive cannot be booted to? This is on the condition the ...
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Combining two disjoint ddrescue backup images

I have a 3 TB drive which recently started to malfunction. I was using the ddrescue utility on Debian to read data off the disk to a different external hard drive. However, after 2 TB of data had been ...
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Use OneDrive as additional backup location

I'm trying to take advantage of the fact that OneDrive now offers unlimited space, and allows these files to not take up space locally. I already have a backup system in place, but I would like to add ...
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Make Microsoft Security Essentials ignore items in shadow copy

On my computer are some programs that I have written and compiled, but MSE kept finding them and was always wanting to quarantine them, so I added my dev directory to the ignore list. That's fine. ...
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Damaged USB stick?

I would like to know, if my usb stick is physically damaged. I have some good readable documents, but some folders with unknown symbols and not readable data: I would like to backup this usb stick ...
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Is cp -au / cp --archive --update contradictory?

I want to update a directory on a backup disk with new content added to the source, and of course rsync is too slow. cp -a does the trick but is a bulldozer; cp -u should leave existing files alone. ...
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On Win8, is there a program/script that can back up a 4 tb drive to two 2 tb ones? [closed]

Without using any RAID setups is there a program or script that could take the contents of one 4 tb drive and copy them to two 2 tb drives? I'm using Windows 8.1.