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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Hard drive failed, suspected filesystem corruption, still cannot salvage any data from harddrive

Firstly, I am terribly sorry if this is a duplicate, but I couldn't find a similar issue to mine, so here goes. I have a 1TB hdd bought around 8 months ago used as backup hard drive. I have not used ...
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Windows 7 mountvol and task scheduler

In Windows 7, I have a Task-Scheduler job which run Backup4All, to do a backup of my data. It has provision to run a "pre"-backup batch file, and a "post"-backup batch file, which I have taken ...
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Shadow copy of flash drive in Windows

Hello everybody who has the same problem, trying to help or just reading! I'm trying to write a script for everyday backup of important info on my PC to NAS. Some of it is on the flash drive ...
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Bootable backup to use at another computer once a week

I want to create a bootable backup from my own computer, onto an external USB drive. This will be used to, say once a week, use the computers in my school - I will work there for about 3 hours. When I ...
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problems with restfs of fsarchiver: it gets stuck

I am having problems restoring my partition on a new SSD. The creation of the archive of my partition went pretty smooth, but I can not restore it. I do not get any error, but it basically gets ...
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How to backup old emails locally in Thunderbird and then remove them from IMAP server?

I am using Godaddy IMAP email with Thunderbird as my desktop client on Windows 7. The email service has unlimited mailbox size but the local Thunderbird is having troubles due to the large size of the ...
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Hide vim’s backups with a dot in the begining of the backup file name

I have the following line on my ~/.vimrc set backup So, every time I edit a file foo with vim, a backup file foo~ is created. Then the output of ls is polluted. I want vim to make the backup’s ...
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Virus forces system re-install. Can I save essential documents to transfer to clean operating system?

As the title indicates, I have some virus issues and have read on this site that the best course of action is to re-install my OS. I am an unsophisticated user and, as a result, have no backup of my ...
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After pressing Lenovo One-Key-Recovery button accidentally, there is no way back

my girlfriend has a Lenovo G500s and she pressed the one-key-recovery button accidentally (this has happenned already twice). Now there is no way of booting Windows 8.1 and only the OneKey Recovery ...
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Bare metal recovery from a file backup for windows

Given a file backup (using vss) of the system drive for windows, what additional information is required, to restore it to different hardware so windows will boot up from that? Will SysPrep alone do ...
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Backup certain folders to NAS with exFat

Hello everybody who has the same problem, trying to help or just reading! Recently I've bought one of IcyBox IB-NAS5520 NAS with 2 x 1TB drives in raid1. I've tryed to follow this idea: How to set ...
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automatic file encryption on NFS or RSYNC for remote incremental backup?

What solutions should I be looking at to allow an incremental backup via rsync over nfs4 to allow files to be encrypted on the backup host? I have zero control over the backup host's software so the ...
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Duplicated Junction Folder

Using Cobian Backup, I backed up my home folder and neglected to deselect "Include Junctions." I now have a recursive Application Data folder filling my entire backup drive: ...
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Cross Platform Encrypted File Server / NAS?

I have a desktop computer running Windows and two Mac laptops. The desktop computer has two internal hard drives, both NTFS and both encrypted with TrueCrypt (yes, I know TrueCrypt is supposedly not ...
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How to Replicate External Harddrive to Google Drive

I've recently had a scare (near failure) with an external harddrive which I store all my data on. Although I do backup to another external harddrive, I would like to backup to Google Drive. I don't ...
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Command line cp or rsync to crawl drive seeking only specific file types and put them somewhere?

Is it possible only using the command line to use something like the cp or rsync command to crawl a hard-drive seeking only image/video files? And maybe in the process of copying them over to another ...
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Restoring Windows 8 to factory state, without deleting secondary partition

Hi ya'll. I have a 3-months old Dell laptop, which I need to do a factory reset for, using the recovery partition. Since I don't have an external hdd available, in order to backup everything I needed ...
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How to extract certain database from full Mysql dump?

I have regular backups of my mysql server.For convenience I set it up as a single Mysql nightly dump. Now I need to restore one of the databases from the dump. How do I restore a single database ...
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Is it safe to use an SSD for Backup purposes? [closed]

I am in need of backing up some photos from all the phones in the family to a safe location. I am considering buying just a normal HDD, but I think that an SSD is also an option here? I know that ...
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Backing up and Restoring DOS era backups

I have backup files that were made in DOS. They contain many hundreds of hours of work, and unfortunately they're locked away in a format that cannot be opened by anything in the format they are now. ...
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Windows backup is unable to start error 0x80070057

I'm unable to start Windows backup. It failes with error: 0x80070057 Any solution for this ?
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Live stream backup/alternative source

Hello I Am using ffmpeg and ffserver to stream mpegts with h264 encoding on an Ubuntu Server How Can I create a backup/alternative server so that if server1 stopped for any reason server2 takes its ...
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Installing Windows 8 error

MY laptop lenovo G580 came up with windows 8 pre installed. i accidentally deleted some files after that it got in issues. but luckily i made a backup of my windows in external hard drive. i didn't ...
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Do I need to create my own key to have secure cloud backup with CrashPlan?

I am interested in backing up my personal computer and my web server with CrashPlan. As I understand it, CrashPlan supports 3 levels of data security: Encrypt files locally, using a key provided by ...
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Which filesystem to choose in sparse files?

I have the problem, that I want to save backups to a NAS. Unfortunately the NAS is only avalable as CIFS network share (plus root SSH access). I do not want to modify anything in the configuration ...
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Best Practices for Email Backup

I was hoping that I could get some recommendations for permanent email backup practices that would help keep our users with high data counts from getting out of hand. Some background: I maintain ...
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Can I change backup location from USB to network share and continue incremental backups?

I have an external hard drive which I use for backups of a Windows 7 Professional system. I already used Windows Backup to make an initial backup of approx 400 GB of data on that drive when it was ...
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How to get backup notification emails to populate spreadsheet / website?

Every night we receive a number of backup notification emails from our customers. These advise whether the backup jobs completed successfully or failed. Monitoring these backups is a manual task - ...
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Seagate backup plus Slim appears as read only on Mac after using in Windows

My Seagate B/Up plus slim disk box states it can be used between Windows and Mac. Worked fine with the Power Mac and also with the Windows machine but once I used it with a Windows machine and moved ...
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Which backup software is this? [closed]

One of our clients has been asking us to set up a backup software. The client can be difficult in explaining what they want, but is very adamant about having it. Apparently one of their employees used ...
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Why does SyncToy backup all folders except for one?

I have noticed that when I do a full backup over the weekend, it backs up for all the folders except for one. I thought that it could be taking to long to do the backup and it ends on Monday when ...
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Is there a personal cloud solution that keep versions for documents? [closed]

Today I have lost a file which I've worked on for the last day & half by a mistake. As result, I'm looking to buy a personal cloud solution which will automatically backup my files while I save ...
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How to complete restore using just a VHDX file?

Let me please explain the scenario what I went through. I have a Transcend SSD which I use to boot my PC which I upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. I have two other hard disk drives (one tera ...
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Is a home NAS reliable to keep your data on (no other backups)?

The question came up while I was thinking to move some data (e.g.) pictures, old but important other data solely to the NAS (private use, no business level). My NAS is a simple 2 disk RAID system. I ...
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Find newest x subfolders and keep them, while deleting the remaining ones

I have a backup script that runs once a day. It saves the backups in below the backup folder in a subfolder named by date ($(date +"%F")). Another script for cleanup is meant to run once a week. I ...
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Can I pause dd writing, remove the medium, mount it again and continue without causing I/O error?

I'm creating a compressed image of a laptop's internal drive into an external USB disk using a LiveCD GNU/Linux system. Also I use pv to monitor the progress. Here's how the command looks like: dd ...
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Converting a time machine backup to a clone

I'm having trouble memorizing some old passwords for some old protected DMG's. I'm hoping to find them in my old backups, because stupid young me probably saved them in his keychain (which doesn't fit ...
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Syncback: USB serial number in destination field?

In Syncback Pro, I created a profile that is triggered anytime an USB drive is inserted. How can I dynamically create destination folders, whose name is the USB drive serial number? This way I can ...
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How can I make Time Machine back up my virtual machines?

It seems Time Machine only checks the size of a file and not the date modified to back up. I have a Windows Virtual box and it does not back it up even though the date modified has changed since the ...
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Automatic system for os image creation/recovery

I will be doing some laptop cleaning with full disk format and os reinstal of Win7. And I thought about creating sepereate linux partition for os partition image. I know that It can be easily done ...
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What 7zip settings to compress very large partition image?

I have 77 GB big partition backup image in single file and I'd like to compress it quickly. It should compress very well even on worst settings, but choosing GZIP with "Fastest" setting takes about ~1 ...
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how to create ubuntu installable iso image from files

this might be a quite silly question but I lack linux knowlege so here it is... I have an ubuntu VPS from which I need to create a development environment under my WMWare. So I wonder if the ...
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Copying files: Do any of the mainstream operating systems (excluding e.g. BSD/Linux with ZFS) hash files when moving them?

What I tend to do to go about making sure I don't lose my data is I pick and choose what files I want to keep, and once I have my large (in bytes, not in heft) external hard disk attached (usually ...
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Where are the Windows Start Menu settings stored?

When installing windows on a new PC, it's kind of annoying to go through all the start menu options and update them with sane (in my opinion) options either from a screenshot or from another machine ...
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Can I set access permissions for files on my SpiderOak network?

Assume I have two devices, one at my home and another at the office. And I want to backup some data from both devices on my SpiderOak network. I want to access my work data from home but don`t want ...
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Cobian backup error “The system cannot find the path specified” but the path does exist

I have started using cobian backup. Here is the log from my last backup. It should have backed up 20GB but only did 5GB. Cobian backup error "The system cannot find the path specified" but the path ...
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Sudden doubts about DVD+R reliability

We periodically write two copies of a DVD image. The images typically contain on the order of 5000 files, with relatively few files in each folder. We write two because these are backups of ongoing ...
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How to use Google Drive when a network drive is required?

I have used Google Drive for backups for a while now (yes...I do encrypt certain files locally). I was in the situation where I had plenty of local storage and just moved my Google Drive directory ...
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How to exclude folders from backup

I use the main HDD to make daily incremental backups of the OS partition and an old HDD to backup the main HDD (I plug it only when backing up), but I don't need to backup the 'backup files' again, so ...
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Use a USB HDD connected to a Wi Fi router as a backup for both Windows Desktop and MacBook pro

i've a macbook pro with Retina ( running latest osX, 10.9 i guess ) and a desktop with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1. Can i buy a router with a usb port like this one, connect a USB HDD to it and use it as a ...