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 to tell when a mirrored disk is bad in Windows

When a disk is mirrored in windows you see it represented as one volume in windows explorer. From my understanding, if one disk errors on read or write then windows will fall back to the other disk. ...
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Creating Symlinks from a iSCSI-Volume to a Fileserver

my fileserver is near capacity limit (using Windows 2012) und full of files, that hasn't been used for years, but still need to be kept for researches in the future. Furthermore the unused and ...
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Windows 7 backup files to Dropbox

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate and it has the option to keep my backup files to the network. But I can't understand what I should write on network location box. I want to use my Dropbox for backup. So ...
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How do I setup WD My Cloud Backup via my Verizon Air Card?

I had originally set up the WD My Cloud on with an Ethernet connection 3 years ago. We have now moved to a remote location, and I only have our wireless hot spots on our phones, and my Verizon ...
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What is it like when an SSD gets old or near death?

When a hard disk is aged and near death, I've experienced unusual noises or intermittent operating system booting or utter failure to boot. In my experience when a hard disk is having problems death ...
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Hard Links in Windows - risk of file-loss?

I am now creating hard links to remove duplicate space usage in backup data. This is within single NTFS partitions. I am afraid of data-loss - losing a file completely if one link reference is ...
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How to replace OS drive with an SSD on a laptop [duplicate]

I have an laptop that is ~ 4 years old. It has 2 hard drives - one is used for the OS and the other for data. I'd like to upgrade the OS drive with an SSD to make it run faster, but i was wondering ...
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Duplicity restore failing: No secret key

I'm setting up a backup from a local machine to a remote server. I generated gpg keys on the local machine and ran a test backup with: PASSPHRASE="MyGPGPassphrase" duplicity --encrypt-key KeyID ...
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Android .backup file

I managed tocreate backup from my andoid phone using system recovery mode just b before it died. Now im left with file named userdata_20130101_000010.backup. Is there any way i can extract files from ...
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Restoring 64GB iPhone 6 from iTunes Backup - low disk space

I need help restoring my iPhone. My computer is saying its disk space is too low, even though there is more than enough gigs space on my computer than the actual backup file size, which is 6GB. So, I ...
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Can I create an image of the system repair disk in Windows 7

I am running windows 7 in my desktop pc but unfortunately my DVD writer has stopped working. So my question is : can I somehow create an image of the system restore disk so that I will be able to burn ...
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pgpass not executing when creating backup

I have a backup1.sh file in home/my_dictonary/backup1.sh which creates a backup of my database #!/bin/sh tar -czf /home/ruud/backup1.tgz /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/openerp pg_dump -U dbadmin ...
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I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, but I don't want my Windows 7 backup deleted in a month

So I upgraded to Windows 10 from my Windows 7 PC, but I want to keep my Windows 7 OS to downgrade from Windows 10 if they start doing stupid things with it, like having DLC etc. But, I have an SSD as ...
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Synthesizing progress function with tar script

I use this tar script to backup my files: #!/bin/bash cd /mnt/backupdisk tar -cvpzf "$(date +%m%d%Y).tar.gz" --exclude="~/Documents/Excluded" --exclude-caches-all /home I want to add a progress ...
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pgpass does not execute

So i have a backup1.sh script in /home/user/ #!/bin/sh tar -czf /home/ruud/backup1.tgz /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/openerp pg_dump -U dbadmin -h 127.0.0.1 123telcom -f /home/ruud/dbbackup.sql ...
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How to Tar/GZip just the files folders in the data directory?

I have a bunch of folders and files in /usr/local/bin/data that I want to tar.gz. I have a bash script that sets the source folder to backup src='/usr/local/bin/data/* When I open up the .tar.gz ...
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Using dd to backup disk to same disk

I've tried using dd to back up my computer's hard drive, but I met with some rather confusing results. I've seen on multiple sources (e.g.: ...
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To backup Chromebook and its memory cards?

I would like to backup my Chromebook. This backup includes also the connected memory card. However, I could not CTRL-c and CTRL-v those files from the memory card to my external drive. Chromebook ...
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How to backup 8.1 laptop drive for disaster recovery purposes?

I'm taking a college course and the first assignment was a Business Impact Analysis of what would happen if my laptop was stolen. By the end of it I had a chart spanning several pages full of lost ...
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Merging multiple file copy backups

I have a series of backups (manually made) that contain duplicate information, is there any program/script/command to iterate through the directory structure identify duplicate files via MD5 hashes ...
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how to boot windows image backup?

The Windows boot loader is able to boot Windows from a full Image backup. I read that years ago, and about one year ago I even testet that myself, so I know it's true. Now that I really need to boot ...
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Can a system image disk be also used as a bootable system restore disk in windows 7?

As the title says, can I use a system image disk as also a bootable system restore disk in Win 7 (I am using the built in utility in Win 7 to create the system image disk) ? And even if I use a ...
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phpMyAdmin Quick database export: is it OK to use it for WordPress database backup?

Can somebody confirm/clarify whether using phpMyAdmin Quick database export option is sufficient for backing up WordPress database? Or there is something specific to WordPress database backup that ...
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Is data on harddisk periodically re-written for data consistency? [duplicate]

There is one question which is bothering me alot: It is said that data can only be held on magnetic disks for about 5 years. After that, it could get lost because the magnetic force on the disk gets ...
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Should I backup to optical disc and why? [duplicate]

I am considering including duplicating to bluray once or twice a year into my backup strategy and would appreciate input on pros and cons. Advantages I assume: immune to EMP/electric surge ...
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File History - Invalid Credentials

I'm currently working at backing up files in a business, the general concept is to take all the files in the documents folder and use file history to back them up to a makeshift Windows 8 server which ...
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What is backup mode in Robocopy

I am trying to copy a large database backup file over network. The traditional program copy or xcopy failed with different binary resulted. Also tried robocopy without parameter, and resulted a ...
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will Windows 10 Home allow me to backup directly to a NAS on a schedule?

I have a Synology NAS. I'd like to upgrade to Windows 10 but I'm not clear which version will allow NAS backups. In Win 7 you needed to have Pro (I have Home at this time). I've searched on the web ...
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Any PORTABLE application to open Active@ Disk Image Backup File (ADI)

Recently I formatted & reinstalled my Windows System. Before that taken back-up of whole 'C' Drive (using AOMEI Backupper,free backup software) to an ADI extension file. There is option to mount ...
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OSX File System Snapshots (Like BTRFS/LVM Volumes)

Does anyone know of a file-system versioning/backup solution for OSX, similar to BTRFS or LVM Volumes? Essentially - I'd like to be able to take a snapshot of my file system prior to testing a script ...
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Backup of clients' directory to Windows Server 2008

We have a machine running Windows Server 2008, and we need to take backup of folder from a desktop on LAN. This folder is not shared. Is there any tool or software to do this, or can a scheduled ...
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How to backup a big SD card?

I have a SD card with 32 GB (with Raspian on it, for my Raspberry Pi). No I installed everything and want to backup the content, so that I can quickly restore it (if the card fails) to another SD ...
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Rsync backups on btrfs very slow

My environment is Ubuntu 15.04 with kernel 3.19.0-28-generic and Btrfs v3.17. I have two identical external USB hard disks that I use with my backup script. One of them is formatted with btrfs and ...
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What folders do I need to backup to be able to downgrade from Windows 10?

I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 2 weeks ago which was not as smooth as I expected but everything seems to work. (Except Cortana, but I'm never going to use that anyway). I understand that ...
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Creating Session Backup Solution / Tool for Chrome

TRIGGER > chrome.exe exits / stops running / goes from running to not running ACTION > zip specified session files (to specified dir)
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Cobian Backup - Delete oldest backup before beginning current backup

I use Cobian Backup 11 Gravity to backup our server and would like to maximize the number of backups I can hold on an external drive. Currently I have it set up to do incremental backups every ...
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Create database backup with sqlcmd from remote host

I want to execute a database backup through SQLCMD from a remote host. My command I use looks like this: sqlcmd -H IP.OF.Machine -S .\SQLDOTNET -U User -P Password -Q "Backup Database ...
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Iphone backup not recognized in itunes

I made a backup in my iphone with the Iexplorer program. Sure enough the backup is in the backup file on my computer, but when I plug my iphone into itunes, the only backup option it gives me is for ...
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Server management studio 2012 can't open folder where I keep my Databases on windows 10

I had problems recently restoring a MDB file from a drive image that I had mounted. I eventually gave up on that as it wasn't very important but after this episode I found I couldn't browse from ...
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Is it possible to back up a partition on an SSD onto an HDD?

Is it possible to back up a partition on an SSD onto an HDD, in such a way that if something goes wrong with the SSD partition (say it's completely scrambled by some program) you can restore it from ...
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External HDD inaccessible after formatting ext4+LUKS

In an attempt to establish a backup of my Arch Linux installation, I reformatted my My Passport Ultra 1 TB Drive. It was previously used on Windows, so I think the file system was NTFS (although I'm ...
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Incremental backup or sync for data backup?

I use a portable usb hard disk for backup. On windows, I use synctoy to sync files from my computer to this backup disk every month. I've heard about incremental backup many times; however, I've never ...
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Is pushing zfs backup to tape for long term redundancy efficient?

Its quite expensive to move to tape, so for my setup, would it be efficient? Im looking for suggestions for efficiency towards either just building up my existing backup (SAN), and documenting it for ...
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Preparing backups for google drive with Encryption/Integrity [closed]

Google Drive terms allow them to reproduce or even publish data uploaded, which seams crazy. How is it wise to prepare your backups first before sending to google drive? My concern for my data is ...
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Using wget to copy website with proper layout for offline browsing

This is the proper way to download a website with all the images and css files so that it has the same layout as the original but I don't know why the -K --backup-converted and -E --adjust-extension ...
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To fix permissions for backups in reading

I see the following kind of folders in reading my backup disc with OSX, similarly forbidden in reading by Debian Linux 8.1. The SSD of my Macbook broke two months ago so I have had recover some ...
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Backing up user accounts in linux

Following is my steps to backup user accounts with scheduling: `sudo crontab -e. 0 0 * * * sudo tar -cpzf /backupfolder/user1_backup-$(date +\%Y--\%m-\%d).tar.gz /home/students/user1 0 0 * * * sudo ...
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Proper rsync flags for backuping from ext4 to ZFS

I have a home server running Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS with an ext4 file system, to which I regularly backup data from various devices. Now I have set-up an external USB HDD with ZFS file system and would ...
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Can I use Window's Robocopy to safely backup MySQL tables?

I've got a MySQL database on a server running Windows 7, and I want to create a quick (but safe!) copy without shutting anything down. I issue FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK, run Robocopy, then issue ...
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Fast acces to OneDrive as file system for backups

I was going to use the robocopy utility from Windows 10 to backup some folders to my OneDrive storage as described in this article: ...