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 “tar” command manages to “see” changed files between two incremental backups

How tar command checks whether a file is changed or not? How tar "knows" that this file is changed and it has to go in the next incremental backup? I have some assumptions: it may compare "mtime"; ...
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Automatic Media Server Mirror

I have a large (400GB) photo library and I've just built a media server (Win 2012) that I use for local redundant storage and to backup to a cloud (CrashPlan). Since work is primarily done on a PC ...
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WD My Passport Reformat

My WD has run out of space. I have deleted all the files on it, but doing this did not free up space; it is still at capacity. Thus, I was thinking reformatting the drive might purge all the old ...
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Backup encrypted dmg to dropbox, google drive, box etc

I use an encrypted dmg for my sensitive documents. I don't want to place this dmg in a google drive or dropbox folder because I'm terrified I'd open it on another computer and corrupt the dmg. I have ...
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Free file mirroring solution [closed]

I want to create a way of backing up a large number of files (about 1TB) across several distributed drives. I am probably going to have to roll my own, as I have not found any software that can do it ...
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backup / version control hybrid scheme

Any suggestions for how to implement something that's about halfway between version control and a backup system? Specifics: I've been playing around with git and mercurial, and discovering that ...
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clone bootcamp with windows 7 and install windows 8 then restore

I have mac mini (2012) in which i have installed mac os 10.8.2 and windows 7 using bootcamp. Now that i want to try windows 8 (as long as it can remain active). I decided to install windows 8 in same ...
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Poor-man's backup to multiple sources (DVD, hard-drive)

I'd like to organise my data backup, but it's hard to understand which software supports the case I want. I'd like plain static backup DVDs (for some static large files) and the system should catalog ...
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Using SVN as total backup solution for multiple OS sharing data disk

I just installed two Linux OS's on one laptop, dual-booting. I keep my important data on an EXT3 partition that I share between the OS's. I was using CrashPlan for automated backup, but I suspect it ...
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Opening a .qcow2 snapshot image with Windows 7 to access files within this image

My virtual private server operator provided me a snapshot image of my CentOS 6.5 machine in .qcow2 format. While I can boot from this snapshot with QEMU within my Windows 7 environment, all I need is ...
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Does the Windows-folder contain personal files?

I'm currently going through hard drives of my previous computers (Win 98 through Win 7). The goal is to identify personal files, communication, or programs to keep before I throw away the drives. ...
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My 4TB Seagate Backup plus works externally, not internally

I just recently purchased a a 4TB Backup Plus and installed about 1.5GB worth of data. I connected it using the USB 3.0 input on my motherboard.. Works fine. .. I then decided to use the bare drive ...
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Windows backup with support for incremental binary backup

Currently, I'm using the Windows 8.1 file history backup, but it has a major weakness. Large files are copied in their entirety each time they change. For instance, I have some virtual machines files ...
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Could hardlinks be used for backup deduplication purposes?

I know about full backups, incremental backups and decremental backups. However, I wondered why nobody (Windows Backup, TrueImage, Paragon) seems to have implemented the following backup algorithm. ...
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one-click script o backup and restore individual registry keys

I have an application that stores some settings in registry. For whatever reason, it loses some stuff on occasion. I don't really have time to figure out what the problem is (it's not even guaranteed ...
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change directory to network drive in Cygwin

I have a new wireless router in my home and have a 3 TB drive hooked up to it. I would like to write a backup script in cygwin which will copy over any changed files to the external HD. For starters, ...
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Best way to back up big programs such as Ps and Ai?

I often do a clean install of my OS (Windows 8.1) and I usually have my big programs such as Adobe apps like Photoshop and Illustrator on my second hard drive, so I don't have to download and install ...
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dd records in records out different

Simple question: is it OK if the output in dd for "records in" and "records out" are different by 1? Or is this an indication that a disk error has occured? 96088211456 bytes (96 GB) copied, 873.174 ...
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Backup Solution for Field Netbooks?

Windows 7 and Windows 8 Laptops Connected via cell phone hot spots and twice a week WiFi in the office We have about 20 computers that are in the field and about once a day at different times they ...
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Windows 8.1 System Image- 0x80070001 (Invalid Function)

I am running Windows 8.1 on an Alienware M14x R2 which is about one year old and has a 500GB HDD. I recently received a 1TB Transcend External HDD which I intended to use for backing up my PC. With ...
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Does Amanda or Zmanda support copying backups to RDX?

I have been using Bacula as my backup solution for my network, which consists of Linux servers, Linux clients, Windows 7 clients and a NAS (via CIFS). Setting up Bacula to do the backups was not ...
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Backup Windows 7 settings before reinstall?

Is there any way to save these windows 7 settings: windows explorer settings, theme settings, file association, taskbar settings? Maybe some program that can do this? I know Windows 7 has Windows ...
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Restore Windows 7 system image from exFAT formatted external hard drive?

My system setup is as follows: C:\ NTFS formatted internal (SSD) boot drive (Windows 7) D:\ NTFS formatted internal data drive I:\ exFAT formatted external backup drive I periodically back up data ...
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backing up Google Chrome's click history to transfer to another computer

I want to be able to transfer Google Chrome's click history, that is, I want the Chrome installation in my new computer to show the links (for example, google search results) that I have visited ...
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Would data transfer between USB3 drives connected to a USB3 hub be faster even if the host computer is only USB2

I know transfer to the computer will be slower but but how about just moving the data between two drives when on the same 3.0 hub? I would like to know for the hopeful speed increase on transferring ...
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Copied DLL files are all zeros, but correct file size

I used a program called SyncBackFree (CNET 4.5 * rating) to copy a few thousand files from one hard-drive to another hard-drive. All seemed to work okay, and there were no error, and no errors in ...
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Recover only one partition from system image

Unfortunately, I need to format my HDD and restore it later to exactly the same state it was before. My system ist like this: Windows 7 1 SSD as the Windows System drive 1 HDD as Data storage Now I ...
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dd to clone 2 hard drives with 2 OSes and an encrypted partition

So, I have a question with this complex back-up process. My computer has a 32GB SSD, where Ubuntu 13.10 and all programs that run on that system are located. There is only one partition on that drive, ...
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Is there a way to add a Crashplan friend without a friend code?

I've got a non-technical friend whose backup strategy is 'cross fingers and hope'. I've decided this is unacceptable (because I'll be the one called when hope stops working), so I installed Crashplan ...
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Is there an archive flag in ext2/ext3/ext4 or how does incremental backup works in Linux?

I am wondering, does an ext2/ext3/ext4 file system (and Linux) support "archive flags". At Windows it is quite convenient to do an incremental backup because the archive flag is automatically set if a ...
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bash script to tar multiple domain folders

!/bin/bash sitedir="$HOME/domains" logs="$HOME/site_backups/log" tbackups="$HOME/site_backups/today" ybackups="$HOME/site_backups/yesterday" echo "`date`" > $logs/backups.log for i in `ls`; do ...
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How to prevent windows from deleting specific old custom restore points

Windows automatically deletes old restore points. How do I prevent windows from deleting some particular custom restore points. Here is a similar question, which talks about talking the backup of ...
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How can I automate multiple back-ups of Mac OS, data and archives?

I would like to automatically back up my Mac OS, Data on the Mac, and also Archived data that I only keep on an external storage device (because the mac has limited storage itself). I imagine the ...
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Move Windows XP to a new disk - only moving system installation and nothing else from the partition

Part of my problem is pretty common: I bought new HDD for my computer (notebook) and now want to move Windows XP system to the new disk. My specific problem is that the system on the old disk doesn't ...
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How to restore a custom toolbar in XP [duplicate]

A few months ago I asked where the details of a custom toolbar were located with a view to restoring a backup. With the assistance of Psycogeek I got to the bottom of it. I offer you the batch ...
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Is there a benefit to having NAS with ECC memory and ZFS filesystem when I work on systems with neither?

Recently I've read some alarming stats on corruption rates in systems with non-ECC RAM and typical filesystems. From what I can Google, having a system with ECC RAM running ZFS is probably the best ...
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How to back up a password database and to keep 15 older versions?

I mainly work on linux at home and on windows at work. I use the open source password manager KeePass and it works great. I back up my document files often using Unison file synchroniser. I use ...
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Recover deleted data

I was trying to make some backup's and I accidentally started copying the backed up file OVER the current file; when I realized this I hit cancel only to see that my original 30GB file had been ...
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How can I add a context menu item in windows 7 that could backup the selected files as zip?

I need to add a context menu item, which will open WinRAR with some args/flags and pass the filenames of those which are selected to it too. For instance, softwares like WinRAR accepts command-line ...
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Can system images/backups be saved to a specific path/folder in Windows 7 professional?

Situation: I have a 500gb external hard drive and several computers. I would like to create system images for each computer and save them to their respective folders, PC-1, PC-2, etc.. Question: ...
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Burning DVD+R DL backup on OS X 10.8 via Disk Utility, .ISO too large?

I have a DVD dual layer backup ISO file that, when uncompressing turned out to be 8.74 GB and has an associated .dvd file. I am a bit confused as as the DVD+R DL files I have only have a capacity of ...
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Resume interrupted file transfer to harddrive

I was copying my whole user folder over to a harddrive for backup, but I had to plug out the disk because I had to leave. I got about 160 of 220gigs transferred, and now the file is sitting on the ...
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How to mirror a filesystem structure but without any content

This is needed for backup purposes. Just the index of the entire fs structure. I can do such image with a FAR plugin. How can the same be achieved in the GNUverse? Mirroring means perfect copy, i.e. ...
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Would distance and ping effect backup speed

There is a cloud backup provider situated on the US west coast that im considering using to backup my data, (im currently using a provider who runs on amazons cloud, i believe they are using the Irish ...
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Setting up Windows Server 2012 with a NAS

Looking to set up a Synology DS412+ NAS on a Windows 2012 Server for backups and extra storage. How do you make the NAS viewable on the network? I have been trying for 3 days with no luck. I can FTP ...
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windows server 2012 r2

Hello all< I seem to be having a big problem with windows server 2012-r2 trying to install a new NAS unit synology DS412+ it works fine in windows 8.1 pro, but the server 2012 doesn't see the NAS, ...
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How to limit bandwidth (file sync) to a specific windows file share (smb - raid1 backup device)?

So I decided that I needed a Raid1 backup device for the home. Mostly to backup documents and media. There will be about 3-4 Windows systems in the household that would sync files to this device. I ...
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Clonezilla 2tb disk used 20gb to 16gb usb

I am pretty new to Clonzilla, so I have 2tb hdd which has fresh os install currently used space is 18.1Gb. Just a 10 minute ago I create backup with clonezilla to a 16gb flashdisk and it just takes ...
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Vim will not stop creating backup files (Windows 8)

I'm using Gvim on Windows 8.1 and even after setting nobackup and nowritebackup in _vimrc, Vim insists on creating those pesky backup files (the .ext~ ones). I'd like to disable this behavior ...
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How can I make a backup of a whole directory of a web site? [duplicate]

There is a guide here http://lj.163.com/guide/ that I would like to back up. All the links that go to http://lj.163.com/guide/* I also need to back up, and on a few of those pages there is pagination ...