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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Automatic backups (history) in LibreOffice (OpenOffice)

LibreOffice can create a backup copy when you enable it in settings (Options > Load/Save > General), but it saves only the previous state (one only). It has also an versioning feature (File -> ...
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ROBOCOPY command to do an incremental backup

I am overwhelmed by the ROBOCOPY documentation. I want to do an incremental backup of my local files to the network drive (M). I want it to run as quickly as possible, with no log file and with as ...
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cwRsync permissions on external drive

I'm having problem using cwrsync to backup my data to an external drive as no data can't be opened on other computers because of permissions cwrsync sets. This is my backup batch script: @ECHO OFF ...
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Win8 Backup: Initial back via USB, then switch to network backup

I have a USB-connected HDD to a router (Linksys E4200) and it takes forever to do a full backup over Wi-Fi (2 weeks and still going). It would help to connect the HDD directly to the computer via ...
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How to show volume shadow copy service tab?

There is a service called volume shadow copy that can help me to control my system restore points , this service can make me restore any thing ( e.g restore my files that I write at specific date ) , ...
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FTP from bash script running from cron not working

I have a script that is run by cron to create backup of a MySQL database and some files. After creating a tar ball and encrypting it with openSSH I have to put it on a remote ftp server. Following is ...
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Backing up Google Drive to NAS

I am interested if anyone has overcome the issue of making a physical backup of google drive on to a NAS? I have been looking in to a solution and am running in to the following problems. Backing ...
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SSD encryption and backups

I'm looking to increase security by getting a popular 256 GB SSD that comes with 3D MLC and 256 bit AES encryption. That looks to be the ticket. But. . . I have a very sophisticated back-up system ...
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When I back my iPhone up to iTunes where is my information kept?

When I back up my iPhone (5) to iTunes. Where is my information kept?
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Backup and restore Osmo-pim

I have entered names, addresses, birthdays and other information into Osmo-pim. It has worked great thus far, but my fear would be losing this information if my computer crashes. I am running Linux ...
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How to clone Windows HDD to a smaller SSD with Windows built in tool

I would like to move my OEM Windows from a big HDD to a smaller SSD. Windows 7 + SP1 has a built in toool. My problem is that it could not find a way for it to make an image file only of the used ...
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Mac won't boot from a mirrored drive

I'm cloning the two internal volumes SSD and HD to one external volume by telling rsync to resolve symlinks and copy the actual files / directories: sudo rsync --acls \ --archive \ ...
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How to copy a btrfs filesystem

How can make a full copy of the contents of a btrfs filesystem? By full copy I mean not only the current data, but also different subvolumes with their snapshots, ideally preserving their CoW ...
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How to create a bat file to create folder on share and copy specific folders contents of all user profiles

I am trying to create a batch file to create a network folder based on computer name and then copy the desktop, My Documents, Favorites from each profile to that share. So destination should be ...
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cwrsync and long file names issue

I am trying to use cwrsync on my windows server to backup to my linux server, but am running into an issue where the file names become too long. So a user on one of the systems will have a mapped ...
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Upload folder to Dropbox, but not sync

I have a Dropbox Pro account and an external hard drive with a lot of information (being a Photographer). To fully use my pro account I'd like to manually copy my entire external drive folder to ...
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Can I run Duplicity backups as root, without sending to S3 as root?

I'd like to back up my whole system, or at least across multiple users, using duplicity, and send it to Amazon S3. I don't feel comfortable with each user backing up their own directory, because ...
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Backing up multiple PCs in a network

Background: I have a small network that consists of roughly 10 PCs. Every week or so, we are required to backup all partitions of every PCs to one external HDD. Problem: I find that the process is ...
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Robocopy /mir - verify it copied everything?

I ran the following command to backup one external drive onto another (Windows 8.1 x64): robocopy /mir G:\ V:\backup /MT:8 The result says that 115161 directories and 992981 files were copied, ...
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Windows 7 back up DVD's

I have a laptop running on windows 7 home basic. It got infected with viruses and i'd like to re-install windows 7. When i bought this laptop 4 years ago,i did not know much about computers and I made ...
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Backup of a backup

Regarding the backup software Areca: http://www.areca-backup.org/ I'm trying to do this: Have a normal backup of my document files. Destination is a network folder. Have an extra backup, that I can ...
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How to make regular backups with TeamViewer?

I have to use a remote computer for a computational project in MATLAB. Therefore I connect to it via TeamViewer, and run my codes in that machine. But I also want to write the code on my computer, and ...
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offline incremental backup via thumbdrive? [closed]

I need to mirror one computer's 3 TB directory tree on another computer. The computers share no network [edit: they cannot communicate at all, "air barrier"], but I can transport a 32 GB thumbdrive ...
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Win XP task scheduler backup

In my factory, we have two non-networked windows xp machines connected to some industrial equipment. Every day, they log the information that the equipment passes on. I've been backing them manually ...
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How can I restrict access to a backup drive to only one program in Windows 7?

I got an old computer from some friends, so I decided to wipe it and set it up as a home NAS running Windows 7. My plan is to have two external drives: one as a network-accessible, read/write device ...
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Auto-archive IMAP mail folders on OS X

I am trying to achieve the following. Download all messages from mail server(and remove downloaded messages from server). Downloaded messages should be in a local mailbox preserving folder structure ...
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rsnapshot or similar tool for no added size differential backup

I've currently got a backup that backs up all my files to an external hard drive, but currently I am traveling and I want to backup file changes, but without having to duplicate all the files, or ...
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How do I setup rsync and any other scripts to mimic a minimal viable replica of DropBox?

The tools I use to mimic the service are not as important as creating a reliable replacement in case something happens to the DropBox company (price flux, acquisition, etc) My original question was ...
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How to backup seafile data? [closed]

I am currently using Owncloud as a personal cloud for data synchronization, photo storage and share and so on. Since it stores the data in the file system, I can do folder dependent backup jobs (for ...
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How to delete all glacier data?

I was using a tool on Mac OS X called Arq to backup my data, but i found it so hard to upload all my stuff since I don't and can't have an internet connection that is fast enough for it. So I decided ...
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Will a backup of all my files (including system reserved partition) be just as effective as a system image?

When creating system images I can only make exclusions for folders I don't want to backup. However when doing a normal file/folder backup, I can select just a few files/folders within a folder instead ...
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Does copying files via MTP over USB compress them?

I'm trying to backup my phone to a computer running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I noticed that one of my backup images looked noticeably more pixelated, even when viewed at the same size as my phone screen. ...
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is possible to burn Blu ray data disks encrypting data on them? [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to lock BD disks, so I can do a backup and not be worried that someone may access the data on them. I thought to make a zip and protect it with password, then burn it, but this ...
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Moving a RAID 1 between RAID Cards

I have an HP DL380 G6 with the 410i internal controller. I have an array configured with 2 drives as a RAID 1. This logical drive is my boot drive. I've recently installed a P800 raid card and want ...
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Any performance implications of LVM and ZFS snapshots over time?

Is it bad practice to take and keep LVM or ZFS snapshots over the long-term as backups or archives? I agree snapshots are no substitute for making a second (or third) copy to take off-site, for ...
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Image system drive using Windows XP where manufacturer blocks or hinders imaging

I want to make an image of the C: drive on a particular windows xp machine, which I own. Then I want to restore this image to an identical drive. But the manufacturer has implemented measures to ...
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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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How can I create a Windows system restore point that won't be overwritten by Windows in the future?

Since Windows regularly creates system restore points, it overwrites old ones when the allotted space for system restore is full. What I'm trying to do is make a system restore point of my PC's ...
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How do I image my hard drive for backup? Or do I just need to backup the files?

I have never imaged a hard drive, so I don't know how to prepare my system for imaging. Is this the best way to backup? In the past, I've always just kept a copy of my important files on an external ...
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slim down Firefox Portable for backup

I'm using Firefox Portable from portableapps.com Occasionally, I want to backup the whole folder for safekeeping, but the backup usually takes very long time. I am guessing the reason is that there ...
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how does data integrity affect offline backups with rsync?

I am trying to understand the implications of bitrot and data corruption on my data on disks. Currently for my family photos (JPEG and MOVs), aside from storing them on my main pc, I have them on a ...
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What's the smartest way to copy-rename (backup) several files in different folders at once in the shell?

I want to copy-backup several files in different folder at once before updating ntpd. Example (one file only): sudo cp /usr/sbin/ntpd /usr/sbin/ntpd.old Files: /usr/bin/sntp /usr/bin/ntp-keygen ...
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Finding files with BTRFS Uncorrectable Errors

I have a question concerning unrecoverable errors on a BTRFS file system. Specifically, I've run a BTRFS Scrub recently after experiencing a problem with one of my RAM sticks and it seems to have ...
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Issue with rsync/cwrsync on windows

I'm having this batch script which i'm trying to make to backup stuff to my external drive. For some reason, it works just fine when I run it as administrator but not when i run it as a regular user. ...
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How to backup/restore GRUB without reinstalling Ubuntu?

I need to remove grub to disable Hyper-v . I couldn't find any solution to achieve this .As many solution exist to this but they doesn't satisfy requirement . I would like remove grub and then again ...
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Can I backup setting of shotcut keys on special characters in Ms-Office

I am using Ms-Office 2007 and created some shortcut keys for special characters as shown below screen-shot: Now My question is: Is there any way to backup this setting/configuration of shortcut ...
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Backing up data - with or without “sector by sector”?

Most advanced backup tools includes an option called "sector by sector". Does this option have to be checked when I backup system partition (an image)? I mean.. In case of HDD failure I have system ...
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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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Prefered dictionary size for archiving images using Winrar?

The new Winrar 5 allow you to have a dictionary size of upto 1GB. Does this have any affect on images? I tried setting the dictionary size of 256MB but the resulting image archive was almost same as ...
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What's the simplest way to capture an image of an OS and apply it to another drive? [duplicate]

I have a 1 TB hard drive with OS installed (Windows Server 2012 R2), several partitions, dynamic disk. All I want to do is back everything up so I can basically clone it to a bigger drive. However, ...