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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Crashplan Destination Unavailable

I'm using the free version of CrashPlan on Win7 to backup two computers at home. The main one has a 2TB external hard drive, which is set as a backup destination. I have another laptop, on the same ...
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Efficiently backing up a folder with thousands of files/folders when only structure has changed [closed]

I have a folder which is backed up weekly to an external drive, approximately 150GB. There are approximately 36,000 music files. I've changed the folder structure drastically so that nearly half those ...
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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 can I backup a movie DVD?

I'm backing up my DVD movie collection in a portable HDD, both to have a better access to them, and preserve it over time (I've experienced some problems when reading some of them, luckily after ...
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How to restore GPT backup on Linux?

Today, I've encountered a problem when trying to install Windows7 on my new laptop. The installer claimed that Windows couldn't be installed on a GPT drive, so I tried to turn the partition table into ...
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Can I restore OSX 10.7 system onto a new SSHD from Time Machine backup before installing it into my iMac

I have a hard disk that doesn't display the recovery partition so I need to install a new drive in my iMac. Can I perform the re-image of the entire system from my Time Machine backup disk while the ...
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Refresh SD Cards for Long term storage for video files?

I have a large collection of video files most of them in mp4 format. I currently store them in SD Cards. Once I finish filling a SD Card I lock it and never use it again unless I need to read the ...
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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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How to evaluate if a SSD can be a good option as a backup drive?

While SSDs are at a premium compared to mechanical drives, it seems to me that with no moving parts, these drives should practically last forever, if they are rarely written to. On the other hand, ...
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Replacing small HDD with Win 7 OS with larger HDD using Backup & Restore

I'm in the middle of replacing a small hard drive with Windows 7 installed on it with a larger hard drive. I've created a system image to an external hard drive. I've created a System Repair disk and ...
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backup a dual boot system with clonezilla, one image? clone?

I´m running a dual boot system with windows 8.1 and ubuntu. Both systems is on the same hardrive but of course at different partitions. I am happy with my system and want to backup the entire system. ...
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How to automate regular google takeout backups to cloud storage

I would like create a regular google takeout backups (let's say every 3 months) and store them encrypted in some other cloud storage like DropBox or S3. It does not have to be cloud-to-cloud ...
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How to restore/recover an old Firefox cache folder without Firefox moving it to Cache.Trash?

How can I restore an old Firefox cache folder so I can access its' contents? I thought this would be easy, but I was wrong. I have about a dozen old Firefox cache folders, one of which contains a ...
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Windows 7 backup - automatically remove old backup ranges

I have a 1TB USB drive that I use as a backup drive for my work PC. The drive will eventually run out of space and I need to go in and remove older backups using the manage space/view backups dialogs ...
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How to organize folders automatically into groups of a hundred?

I have hundreds of folders on drive A that I want to migrate to drive B. Within the drive B root, I want the folders from drive A to be put inside folders that themselves each contain 100 folders. How ...
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Wireless NAS / Hard drive with Time Machine backup

I have a Macbook and a couple of Windows Laptops too and would like a in home wireless storage solution with the following capabilities. Ideally I would like to plug in my 2.5" SSD instead of using ...
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TimeMachine: how to rename a folder and all its backups?

I'd like to reorganise part of my system, specifically rename the folder in which I have MacPorts installed. If I just do that without taking care of the TM backups of that directory, TM will insist ...
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Sudden rise in temperature of new hard drive

I recently (about two weeks ago) got a new hard drive for backups. It's a 3TB WD Green drive and operates externally, in a separate enclosure, connected via eSATA to my Linux home server. What I'm ...
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Backup and restore windows partition on macbook

I know there's lots of posts and talks on the subject, however I could not find some answers yet. I'd like to do a backup of a bootcamp windows partition on macbook and restore it. I know there are ...
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Paragon Backup&Recovery broken incremental backup

In April I made a full backup of my computer using Paragon Backup&Recovery 2014 Free and in June made a incremental backup using same tool. The problem is I didn't check if the backup is ok, and ...
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Why do I have some “encrypted” files on my Win7 Pro drive

For reasons I can't fathom I appear to have a lot of files on my drive that are considered as encrypted (I just tried to xcopy /s /c /y /d a_dropbox_folder\*.* \\somewhere_on_my_nas_drive\ and got ...
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Backup system image Windows 8.1 fails

I have read this topic: Windows 8.1 Insufficient storage available to create shadow copy And started an administrator prompt and: wbadmin start backup -backuptarget:e: -include:c: and got this ...
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What does Windows Backup do with symlinks?

I'd like to use Windows Backup to backup my Documents folder, but I have very large datasets which I have several symlinks to in my Documents folder. These datasets are backed up elsewhere, so I don't ...
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What exactly does Dropbox do when it syncs?

When I upload or create folders on a system I have configured with Dropbox, what exactly happens on my other systems equipped with that same Dropbox account? By that, I mean: does Dropbox download a ...
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Incrementally compress large single file

I have one file around 10 gb. It is changing a bit over time. I need to take snapshots of this file and compress them. Currently I use 7z and each archive is around 700 mb. Are there any other ...
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Could installing backup system image on 2nd HD cause problems?

HARDWARE I have 3 hard drives installed in my computer: C:/ System 60GB SSD E:/ Media 500GB HHD Z:/ Newly Formatted 240GB SSD (no data) FAILURE I was experiencing what I thought was a harddrive ...
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Is a cloning of a Hard disk into an img.gz image file a corruption safe backup?

I want to save all the files in my Hard Disk to install a new OS but most of the files are really precious to me. I decided to use dd, namely (following ...
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What medium should be used for long term, high volume, data storage (archival)?

This question was inspired by How to store and preserve lots of data? There have been another similar questions, but none with this type of criteria. This is two questions in one. How do you store ...
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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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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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chkdsk restores unwanted files after restoring ssd from backup

Due to me catching a virus that corrupted my system, i had to set up a clean windows installation. I used Paragon Backup and Recovery to put a working backup on my drive that i created earlier this ...
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“2 way” NAS 'time-machine' backup [closed]

For off-site backup purposes I am looking at putting a NAS in 2 places (my own and another) and having them sync. This can be done with rsync obviously, but I'm looking for a bit more security ...
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How indicative are SMART read & write errors of total failure?

My computer had recently crashed very unusually and began exhibiting slow performance and graphical glitches. I checked my read errors and write errors and they are steadily rising (Like 10/second ...
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Recovery hard drive

I accidentally formatted my RECOVERY hard drive (of file system type RAW). Actually, I don't really know what was inside it and what was it for, I thought that inside it were all my documents, from ...
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Crashplan: Backing up locally encrypted files

I have a large number(>50GB) of files I want to back up in encrypted form, and I don't trust the crashplan provided encryption for these files. I'm using ecryptfs and doing this in my /etc/fstab: ...
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Backup new Windows 8.1 system after upgrading from Windows 8

I have this HP Ultrabook which came with Windows 8 pre-installed. It had (OS)C:\ and (RECOVERY)D:\ Partitions. Now since I have upgraded to windows 8.1. The D:\ RECOVERY partition doesn't make any ...
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Restoring WoW6432Node

I feel real stupid about this one. Before I go any further I would like to state that I have a registry backup I created two hours prior to this and I should have system restore checkpoints all over ...
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duplicate file/folder finder application for windows 7

I got old archives of my old computers, Now I decided to merge all these folders and organize them, I got many backups so I need app that will find duplicate files and delete / move them, any ideas?
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Find missing files from multiple backups, regardless the folder location

I have 6 backups of my PC wasting a lot of space, on an external hard disk, because all of them are full backups (not incremental) of my PC, meaning that the majority of the contents are duplicated ...
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Successful data recovery but most files are corrupted

I used Recuva and EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard to see if there's any difference in the files they recover. Both software were able to recover files that I want however most of the files where no longer ...
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Backup from HD Image (Mac)

I am trying to recover a system from a dmg. I copied the dmg onto my Documents folder and select the correct drive as shown: I did this by 1. dragged and dropped `MacIntosh HD` onto the ...
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How can I burn a .mkv larger than 5GB on multiple DVD's without losing any quality?

How can I burn a .mkv larger than 5GB on multiple DVD's without losing any quality? I don't want to zip them and then unzip them when I want to play the video. I just want it to get split into parts ...
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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 copy entire disk?

Let me be straight forward. I am accepting that - I have installed iDeneb to my personal pc at home.( Just because I want to perform R & D and many experiments with os, yes I also want to learn ...
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Backup folders, file conflicts

Planning folder backups (to augment current drive image backup). Looking at SyncBack. Looking at the situation when already file exists in the target. a) if files "the same", nothing done - good. b) ...
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RSnapshot corrupts the USB 3.0 drive on OpenBSD

Been tweaking and tweaking this setup but it is still not working the way it should... Here's what I have done/tried so far. I have an OpenBSD box running version 5.3. An external Lacie USB3.0 drive ...
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Adding parity to backup dvds

I am backing up about 1.8GB of pictures to a dvd, but because over half the disk is free, I would like to add parity of the free space so that data can be read even after some data corruption has ...
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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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Archive directory system with compression for subdirectories - dar?

I have a large (~100GB uncompressed) collection of files that I want to store in < 2GB chunks for backup on a Windows Server based storage system. I'm running Ubuntu on my workstation. The data ...
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Linux backup server

I have a small server and want to create a safety backup to my home. How do I best achieve this? I read about rsync, however, as far as I understand it may make files in use be inconsistent. E.g. my ...