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 set up backups for MySQL databases a windows server?

I am new to MySQL, I have used MS SQL Server up to this point, so forgive my ignorance. We are hosting on a Rackspace dedicated server and they can set up nightly backups on a directory. Currently, ...
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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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How to take backup of all the data of all the apps

I have some apps that contain information like Account summary, TO-DO list, Notes, Password saver etc. Recently I lost my cellphone so I lost all my app data as well. I don't want to lose my app data. ...
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Backup apps on Linux after a certain date

Is there a way to back up applications installed after a certain point in time? Example: I would like to back up all the applications that have been installed within the last month. Is this ...
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Is there an rsync alternative, that stores compressed and encrypted?

I'm looking for a suitable off-site backup / file synchronization solution. Both local client and remote server run linux. Storage space on the server is limited, bandwidth between client and server ...
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Is there any chance that my data will get silently corrupted with a robocopy SMB network transfer?

I'm setting up a NAS box for the first time. At the moment, I have most of my data backed up to a few local hard drives, and I intend to transfer all the data to my NAS over ethernet once the RAID ...
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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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Backup external harddrive online

My neighbor was asking me for help with her backups. After a few back and forths, this is what I know. She doesn't have a home computer. She does have a laptop from her school (she's a teacher) ...
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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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What online backup solutions work with Linux? [closed]

I'm looking for an online backup solution for my Ubuntu server. Unfourtunatly it looks like both mozy and backblaze do not have a linux client? The paid version of dropbox does have a linux client, ...
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How to backup Lenovo Password Manager?

I just configured some Tasks to backup my Notebook daylie. Now I'd like to include my Lenovo Password Manager. I took a look into the Help but I couldn't find anything besides exporting my data. I ...
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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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WD My Cloud impossible to reach (SSH, HTTP, Samba/NFS): How to back up my contents and do a Full Factory Restore?

I own a WD My Cloud (WD My Cloud 4TB Personal Cloud Storage - NAS, model WDBCTL0040HWT-NESN, to be specific). I set it up to allow SSH access, which worked great for months. However, I ran apt-get ...
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Back up to Time Capsule remotely via SSH + iMac

I wonder if it's possible to connect from my MacBook at home to my iMac at work, using SSH and then bind 'whateverport' to my Time Capsule (placed at work) so I can backup my MacBook from home as ...
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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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Backup remote Linux from Windows. Recognize symbolic links

I'm trying to backup a Linux Server from a Windows 7 Laptop. The Problem I'm facing is that backup solutions for Windows do not recognize Linux symbolic links. The backup clients just follow the ...
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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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How to backup multiple partitions in one image and restore

I have a multi-boot system(win xp, win 7 and ubuntu). How do I get to backup those? Win xp and ubuntu 10.04 are on the same partition through wubi. And win 7 is on a different partition. What software ...
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Permission problems with rsync

I wanna do daily ssh synchronization of some of my local machines files with my server. I want to do this via rsync, since it sounds the most promising tool for this task to me. Sadly I get 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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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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Does Windows restoration require reactivation?

I have an activated Windows 7 installation on a HDD atm that I want to move to an SSD. I want to use the Windows backup function, but I'm not sure about a few things. Do I have to create a bootable ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Synology Diskstation DS2015 - Simultaneous Backups?

We have a network with four iMacs and two PCs; each of which have 2TB of data. We would like to run Time Machine and File History simultaneously. We have followed the directions found here. ...
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Possible to rsync to Amazon Glacier?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 server that I need to incrementally backup nightly, preferably with rsync. Amazon's Glacier looks like a good option but none of the online tutorials I'm finding do incremental ...
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Command line 7zip exlude

I have tried this many times but not yet got it. How to use 7zip to zip directory without one directory inside other. Like: I have a folder /home/files/ and inside that, directory1/ and ...
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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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two external hard drives simultaniously

I have two external western digital usb3 hard drives connected simultaniously to my windows 7 system. I can use them just normally in windows explorer and all is fine. However I want to use one of ...
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Windows 10: Difference between File history, and Backup and Restore

The title pretty much says it all. I've been going through the various backup options for windows, but I do not understand the difference between these two. They seem to have the same purpose in ...
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I need a simple way to backup files to Amazon glacier from the command line?

I have a CentOS server online with a directory of cPmove files I need to back up to Amazon Glacier. I only have command line access, no GUI. I need a command line client that is relatively easy to ...
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running rsnapshot with hardlinks only?

We are running rsnapshot as a backup mechansim for long time but we manage also very huge systems which already take enough care about hardware failiure but don't have a convenient snapshot mechanism. ...
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Disconnected nfs share causing high io wait load

I synchronize some folders and do backups via attic every night to an nfs share, that is at a different site. For this, I have a script that first establishes an openvpn connection to that site and ...
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Remote backups via sneakernet

I have a NAS drive with two internal HDs set up in RAID 0 (seen as one complete drive) and two separate external HDs as backups. I plan to keep the backups off site. This means intermittently I want ...