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 can I convert this to an actual date?

I recently did a backup with Acronis and saved the log. It turns out to be an xml containing some lines like this <event code="504" id="5" level="2" message="Pending operation 158 ...
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Incremental database/table backup using pg_dump on CentOS7

I've googled how to take incremental backups (weekly or daily) using pg_dump on CentOS7. Some suggest WAL instead. Can incremental backups be done with pg_dump? I'm currently using pg_dump to back ...
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Remove backups older than 7 days except first of every month

I want to delete backups older than 7 days but keep the first of every month. The name of the files is name_$(date +\%d\%m\%Y).tar.gz I want to keep name_$(date +\01\%m\%Y).tar.gz I want something ...
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How to FastCopy Only…? Junctions? Hard Links? etc?

I'm new to FastCopy. How can I use it to copy only a certain type of file/folder? e.g. How to copy only junctions, and nothing else?
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Backup a 750 GB HDD to an 1 TB external HD using Acronis and leave free space

Recently I've been thinking about buying an external HD to backup my laptop's drive. I'm thinking about using Acronis True Image to do that. But I have one question: The external drive I'm planing to ...
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Best solution for backup data that is safe and supported over years [closed]

The problem of data backup in HDD is that the data will corrupt. Every Binary data in HDD make by too small magnetic field and this magnetic field affect each other. So, the data stored in HDD after 2 ...
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All User settings Backup for Windows XP

We have old Windows XP computers for our plant with different users and different G.P.C. for each (on old hardware Intel 945 mother board). Now as the old hardware is no longer available, we have ...
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Windows disk-folder sync utilities

Using 2 external drives for backup and archiving. The 2nd drive needs to be a mirror copy of the first. Can anyone give their recommendation for the best synchronizing tool? A quick google search ...
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How to Synchronize Full Content of Mail Account and Local Directory via IMAP?

Is there tool which facilitates one-way synchronization of a mail account's content (accessible via IMAP) and a local directory? For example: An email with attachment is received - then that email is ...
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synchronize already backed up data according to changes in original data

I have following original data: ./DCIM/1.jpg ./DCIM/2.jpg ./DCIM/3.jpg ./DCIM/4.jpg Backup (on another physical disk) of those data looks exactly the same as original: ./DCIM/1.jpg ./DCIM/2.jpg ...
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How to harden external hard disk against ransomware

With the basic consumer backup setup that uses a permanently connected external hard drive to store the backup, with simple backup software or a robocopy script, what can be done to protect the disk ...
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Use a partition as recovery drive

My computer has a HDD and a SSD inside: -Windows 8.1 is installed on the SSD, so it's being used to boot and where the OS is. -While the HDD is used to store data like programs, files.... My HDD is ...
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Can I access command prompt through an installation disk without a C drive?

My C drive can't load into Windows 7 anymore. Any option I choose, advanced, normal, repair, it just says that it's loading windows files and then a black screen. I've read that this is the hard drive ...
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Backup chat history from Viber on Android or Viber on Desktop

I'm curious how to back up user history (with icons, photos, time and everything) from Viber installed on Android or Android on my Desktop. The best way I guess would be exporting it as html with ...
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is DD possible to skip error and create problematic image without “noerror” option?

is DD possible to skip error and create problematic image without "noerror" option ? I am trying to dd the same thing twice and compare since sometimes there might be some random errors.
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Backing up win 7 files to unrecognized external hd

I have an win7 laptop that I'd like to backup. I have an old wd 500 gb external usb hdd. I tried to use the win7 backup program (typing 'backup' at cmd line), but the edd is not recognized for ...
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Comparing files in folders in windows

I am in need of a solution that allows me to compare a sum of of files within two different directories. I was performing a half terabyte copy to Onedrive for business from a NAS device when some ...
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Excel 2007 backup spreadsheet without formulas

I have a spreadsheet report that refers to multiple other workbooks to update values. Currently no macro is used, spreadsheet depends on cell references to update the values. I need to do a daily ...
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How can I export my “Computers & Contacts” from TeamViewer?

I am trying to save my "Computers & Partners" from TeamViewer due to an account migration. So far, I wasn't able to save the list offline. Typing all the contacts by hand will be the last resort, ...
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Doing system backups by rotating the removal of a disk from a 3 disk RAID 1 system

Is it possible to create a system backup by creating a RAID 1 array of 3 disks with 1 of the disks always not connected to the system? Overall Procedure: Insert disks 1 & 2 into computer, ...
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Archive Directory Using Zpaq

I am trying to setup a backup system for a server that I manage to improve upon the old system. I am choosing zpaq because it provided good compression with the old system using lrzip -z and because ...
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How to backup Windows 10 start menu layout?

I have 3 Windows 10 devices and I wanna backup and import start menu layout on each device as Windows 10 isn't supporting layout syncing. Most of the solutions I've found are for Windows 8 only. One ...
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How can I copy files from my internal drive to an external USB 3.0 drive if Windows doesn't boot up?

I'm trying to figure out a way to boot from a USB flash drive to move files from my internal drive to a USB 3.0 external drive. In the past, I've used "Mini Windows XP" to do this with USB 2.0 ...
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Copy everything from a failing 4TB external USB backup drive to new drive in Linux

As the title says, I’d like to copy everything from a failing 4TB external USB drive to a new 4TB USB drive. The complication is, I’m not sure how different programs handle errors. Also, being ...
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Backing up a personal server on the net

I have a server on the net (meaning not within my local network) with fixed IP, DNS Name, etc. The server runs Debian, on which I have three "users": root, admin and user1. I have set up the SSHD ...
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How do I check that every file in folder A exists in folder B?

I'm reorganizing some files on my harddrive and have an old copy of a folder, what I want to do is to ensure that every file in folder A (the old copy) exists in folder B. Each folder contains at ...
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Backup Files (robocopy) | Error on files in-use

OS: Windows 7 x64 (HomePremium) CMD: >robocopy [source] [destination] -options $ robocopy "C:\Users\itzme\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\geo2eich.default" ...
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I can't copy “Appdata” to a external disc

So I'm doing a backup, manually. I copied some folders in wich there is all my files (I only save things inside them). Now I want to save application data. So in case I lost the programs, I can ...
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Cannot Access “Manage space” in Win 7 “Backup and Restore” after a backup is made

After I made a Win 7 backup onto a NAS device, I used my user name and password, which have administrator privileges and completed the backup. But when I attempted to access "Manage space" it kept ...
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How do I turn off popup offers and ads in Acronis True Image 2016?

I'm running a bought and paid for copy of Acronis True Image 2016 (it was an upgrade). How do I turn off their popup/toast ads which seem to be a new thing (my older version never did this)? Here's ...
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Win10 no-touch backups to synology nas

I have a Win 10 desktop and a new DS214play Synology NAS. I have been backing up my desktop with Carbonite for years, but now I would like to set up the same functionality on my NAS (since it is set ...
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Windows 10 Image Backup

I have a PC that has a 500 GB internal SSD system letter C Drive, an old internal 120 GB SDD letter P drive, a 1-TB internal letter D drive and an external 1 TB letter G drive. I'd like to backup just ...
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Volume label on 2TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim external hard drive does not appear in Windows Explorer (but is visible in Disk Management)

I've been experiencing some weird things with my Seagate drives. I think this happened when I tried to "vaccinate" the drives with Panda Free Anti-Virus. My WD 2TB and my internal hard drives worked ...
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Automatic backup and open HTML-editor in specific directory

I run a small website -- link if you're interested although it's in Dutch -- and would like to automate my procedure for changing a page. At present I manually make a datestamped copy of the page ...
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Macbook confuses mount path of partitions from 2 different external disks

after copying a big amount of data from one 3tb disk (Mother) to another (Backup) overnight i put my computer out. After i put it on again it took about 30 min for "Mother" to reappear with the ...
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Perform a compressed backup of encrypted devices?

I'm looking for software that would do something like this for me: Read disk's partition table, find LUKS-encrypted partitions, Decrypt the partitions, fill the empty space with zeros, Back up the ...
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How do incremental imaging programs know what changed?

When you tell an imaging program like Macrium Reflect to create an incremental backup, how does it figure out which clusters have changed on the volume since the last backup? For example, does it look ...
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How to use Windows system image to restore ONLY one partition (the one imaged)

Here's my hard disk layout: One ~200MB HDD: 4 Partitions EFI (200MB) OS X 10.11 (74GB) Windows 7 (98GB) Backup (23GB) I'm trying to use a Windows 7 system image, which I have on my /dev/disk0s4 ...
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What backup utilites can i use for Debian to backup apps and their configurations

I usually mess with my OS alot, so i always screw up something and that makes my OS unusable. Everytime i do something wrong i reinstall the OS along with all the software I previously had. I'm ...
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what happens when disk is full when using one disk for multiple macs' time capsule backup

I'd like to use same external disk for multiple macs time machine backup. I have a concern that is what will happen when during one macs' backup reaches hdd full capacity. Will it give me the ...
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Manual Backup vs Time Machine

I am unable to login to Yosemite, always freezing on login. My only option after trying everything else was to use MacDrive software on the PC partition (bootcamp) to show the files and copy it ...
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Create an image backup of my OS (with documents saved) and write it on USB

I want to create an image of my OS with all the programs and documents saved and write it on USB and boot this USB like it was my portable OS. How do I do that?
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How to backup fresh OEM install of Windows 7 for a restoration

I purchased a laptop with with Windows 7. The OEM did not provide the disc, but there is a Windows installation with a recovery partition. The Windows 7 machine has not been setup or activated. I ...
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Unable to copy jar files from Windows 7 to USB external encrypted Hard drive

As per the title I was trying to perform a backup on my company laptop running Windows 7 Enterprise SP1. I usually did it successfully in the past but today the backup program (Cobian 11) was not ...
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Is it a bad idea to upload my entire computer to Crashplan? [closed]

TL;DR: From a security standpoint, is it a bad idea to upload my entire computer to Crashplan? First off – despite the title of this question, I am not currently uploading my entire computer to ...
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Is it possible to backup data on a piece of external media (SD card) and nothing else to my HD?

This is about Windows 7 (Ultimate, x64). Inserting a SD into its slot and right-clicking on its icon has "Properties" last in the menu. When I choose it, the last entry on the second tab ("Tools") ...
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Using Winrar's rar.exe with commandline interface to archive sub folders

I was hoping someone might be able to answer this. I've seen similar questions, but none specific to my question. Using rar.exe in a batch file under Windows 8.1 PRO I want to archive a set of sub ...
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OS X Time Machine Auto-Connect to VPN

I've setup a remote AFP share on one of my VPSes for my MacBook Pro for use with Time Machine. I have issues with publicly exposing an AFP share, as I've heard AFP has had vulnerabilities in the past, ...
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Disable .DS_Store, Spotlight and other metadata on Mac disk image

I store my files (plaintext) on an encrypted Sparse Bundle Disk Image and backup this image (the ciphertext) with Rsync to another server. Sparse Bundle Disk Images create 8 MiB files ("bands") to ...
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Does it make sense to use my local OneDrive folder as my actual work folder and keep local copies of files only *and only* there?

I thought that it would be practical to move all my work folders structure and all of their contents to my local OneDrive folder (which I've already changed from the default location to a new folder ...