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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Run Windows backup with a different account

I am using Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 and have File History and Windows Backup enabled to store backups to a shared NAS folder regularly. Since I am concerned about ransomware trojans, I want to make ...
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How to isolate local backups on Linux from ransomware

I use local encrypted backup feature of Backintime on debian 8.3 to backup my files to an external drive. It automatically backups every 30 minutes. My external drive is always connected. I am the ...
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How can I compare lists of files for manual incremental backup purposes?

I have backups of my hard drives in a physically different location. Periodically I will bring my hard drives to this location to update the backups. I do this because the data on my drives is ...
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Which rights are necessary for using borg repository as non privileged user

I'd like to use borg as a backup solution. I only like to back up home directory, so I run borg as non privileged user. Which rights do I need to assign to the borg repository to make it work?
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Connecting Desktop HDD to Laptop via SATA

I would like to connect my desktop HDD into my laptop. It does not need to fit inside, but it needs to be connected via SATA (meaning I do not want to connect a sata to USB adapter) I have removed ...
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How to handle this hard disk backup

Inserting a larger ram into my laptop causes windows to BSOD frequently, and going back to the old ram does not fix the issue once it is triggered. The only solution is a clean install of windows with ...
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Synology two-bay NAS with existing data?

I'm considering purchasing a NAS, a Synology DS216 (or perhaps a DS216j). I have 2x 2TB drives available; one is full of data; the other is blank. I want to use the NAS in a RAID-1 configuration, to ...
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VM Snapshot Reliability?

Quick question about snapshot backups. I have a hobby project at home where I have a webapp connected to a postgresdb on a VM. I want a simple way to do backups so I wrote a script which stops the ...
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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 broken,...
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Incremental Backup for PostgreSQL 8.3

I'm looking for a way to make good incremental backups for a large (more than 100 GB) PostgreSQL 8.3 DB. I'm currently using pg_dump which isn't incremental and very slow in backup and restore, ...
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Cobian/Filezilla - FTP - Can't remove directory: Directory not empty (dot[filename] error)

The situation for my Backup System NAS DLINK DNS323 Software for backup: "Cobian Backup 11 Garvity" Cobian is setting for backup in lan via FTP and delete the old backup The problem is this. ...
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Can I mirror a system drive to a partition?

I have a 240GB SSD with the system and I'd like to make daily copies of it onto a partition on a bigger HDD. I am aware od RAID, but it requires me to use whole drives, and of typical backup solutions,...
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What are the odds file size remains the same if you photoshop an image?

My uncle is a photographer with lots and lots of photoshoots. He stored (duplicates of) backups across a variety of external hard drives. 90% of all backups are the same, but some have had some edits, ...
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Is running rdiff-backup or rsnapshot save while source directory is written?

I'm wondering if it's safe to use rdiff-backup or rsnapshot on a source directory which is written to while backup is running. Will they backup a snapshot of source or will they eventually backup ...
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Seagate Backup Plus Slim appears as read only on Mac after using in Windows

My Seagate Backup Plus Slim disk box states it can be used with both Windows and Mac. It worked fine with the Power Mac and also with the Windows machine. However, after I used it on a Windows machine,...
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Does External Backup Hardisk is usually slow? [closed]

I have purchased a new Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB 2.5" USB 3.0. I have notice that it copy files with a very low rate. I did some test using crystaldiskmark as follow. as you can see it write in a ...
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How to access files stored on tape drive?

Helping a friend with accessing an old backup file (circa 2000) of some ProTools sessions provided by a recording studio on DAT-style data tapes. He has the tapes, and a Seagate STD 124000N SCSI tape ...
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Is there a way to backup/restore my desktop config settings in Windows 10?

I have my Windows 10 desktop configured appearance wise just the way I like it. I received an update last week that completely messed up the appearance. It added Cortana back in, and the start ...
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Can external harddrives be permanently mounted for routine backing up?

I have a couple external hard drives I use for backing up data. The way I use them is simply keep them stored until needed, and then I plug them in, let them get recognized and then backup data... I ...
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Time Machine size explodes when copied to new drive

I'm trying to replace a 640GB USB2 drive which I use as my Time Machine backup device with a 1TB FireWire 400 drive without losing the current backup history. Given that the 640GB drive is nearly ...
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Using rsync to backup a Windows-hosted share over Samba in FreeBSD

I am trying to backup a Windows-hosted share, using rsync, from a FreeBSD8.2 box: bash$ sudo -i bash# uname -a FreeBSD zeus.companyname.gr 8.2-RELEASE ...amd64 bash# cat /root/.nsmbrc ... [...
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How to fix the Bacula error “2902 Bad storage”?

Scenario: Server backs itself up just fine. Tried adding a file daemon on another computer, my workstation, and the job for that fails with the error "2902 Bad storage". The log also gives a link to ...
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How to backup Windows 10 start menu layout?

I have 3 Windows 10 devices and I wanna backup and import start menu layout on each device as Windows 10 isn't supporting layout syncing. Most of the solutions I've found are for Windows 8 only. One ...
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Automatic Backups using Filezilla

I've lost loads of information caused by HDD errors or viruses. I have a Dedicated Server, and I would like to have an automated backup system using FileZilla. I want it to backup a certain directory ...
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How can I export my “Computers & Contacts” from TeamViewer?

I am trying to save my "Computers & Partners" from TeamViewer due to an account migration. So far, I wasn't able to save the list offline. Typing all the contacts by hand will be the last resort, ...
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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 mind(...
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How to go through this duplicity stalled connection?

I am trying to set up backups via duplicity. Here is the use case: ~$ duplicity --encrypt-key CA17A4FA --progress --ssh-options="-l 8192" ~/Documents/ ssh://my.distant.host/save/docs/Documents Local ...
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How to synchronize two directories (on external harddrives with Linux), recognizing file movements?

I have two directories, on being a copy of the other. In my case, each directory is on its own external harddrive, but what I want to do should be universally applicable to two should-be-identical ...
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Restore even earlier previous versions

When I right click a Windows file and click Properties and Previous Versions, I can only see very recent versions. Is there any way to restore even earlier versions? Can I, for example, run a full ...
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Failover strategies for home server (RAID, gluster, etc.)

I have a Raspberry PI at home, running Raspian and some servers like Apache, MySQL and ssh. The Raspberry is directly connected (LAN) to the home router and to a 2TB external ext4-formatted hard drive....
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How to mount a read only HDD (NTFS volume) and retrieve files?

I have some backups which I need to retrieve files from. They are huuuge (8 TB drives). Because I am not allowed to modify ANY BIT on the disk, I have a adapter that makes the HDD 'read-only'. ...
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How can I turn my current PC into a NAS device without losing the PC

Basically I want to know if there is a proper way that I can take my current desktop PC (custom built) and add 2 additional hard drives and have these 2 drives act as a NAS backup with raid, while ...
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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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Unable to find where Evolution stores emails, to back them up

I'm trying to create a backup of the emails of evolution in Linux Arch. However, I can't find the source folder. This doesn't exist "~/.gconf/apps/evolution" and this doesn't either "~/.evolution". In ...
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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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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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What addon should I use to sync/backup my installed addons?

Is there a addon collection manager in Chrome? In Firefox, we have FEBE. In Chrome, I don't know what is the similar one.
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Net Use Error 1219 - I just want to mount a network share

When I log into windows, my system maps a few drives from our server's shares. I have a backup script that I want to run and it maps a few more drives just for the script and then unmaps them when ...
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How can I protect my NAS Backup system from ransomware [duplicate]

I'm currently running a Windows 7 Desktop PC, a MacBook Pro and an iPhone. In my homenetwork I am allowed to backup my MacBook to the MacMini Server, which also works as media server. However my ...
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How to copy data to portable hard disk?

I am installing windows 10. I am in the situation where I need to format Hard Drive. I have formatted OS Partition by mistake. Can anybody suggest me how to copy data of other partition? I have ...
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Sonny Erickson c510 Backup

In what folder does the computer save the file with the backed-up contacts from the phone? I have a sonny erickson c510 and windows 7
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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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Check if file matches selection filelist

Is there a way to check if a file matches a selection filelist, without running the backup command? I am trying to debug my selection filelist file. Since the backup command can take ages to complete ...
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Seagate slim backup plus read only on macs, but never used on windows

I recently bought a Seagate backup drive, I set it up and have only ever used it on my 10.9.5 Mac. However, I tried to use it on another Mac and it is only allowing read only permissions. I am not ...
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How can I restore a MySql database dump direct from S3?

I have a gzipped database backup stored on S3 and would like to restore it to MySql without having to first download it due to disk space constraints. I tried the two commands below but got gzip: ...
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How do I split a large MySql backup file into multiple files?

I have a 250 MB backup SQL file but the limit on the new hosting is only 100 MB ... Is there a program that let's you split an SQL file into multiple SQL files? It seems like people are answering ...
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Can I sync network folder with a Google drive?

The brand new released Google drive allows to sync a folder which resides under My Documents (on Windows systems). However, I would like to sync a folder that resides on a network-mapped drive. Would ...
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Advanced retention policy for bacula frequent backups

I am using bacula on Ubuntu, and I'm pretty new to it. I have an incremental backup every 20 minutes and a differential twice a week Schedule { Name="FrequentCycle" Run = Full 1st sun at 23:05 ...
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Restoring xampp(1.7.3a) backup result in error

Im struck with an old xampp (version 1.7.3a) backup and not able to restore in usual way. The error Im getting is /opt/lampp/backup/xampp-backup-09-03-14.sh: 7: /opt/lampp/backup/xampp-backup-09-03-...
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Are there technical reasons why specific directories can or should be excluded from backup in Linux, and what are those directories?

I am doing a backup of my Linux CentOS 6 using Rsapshot. I already have daily backups that do only critical things like databases and emails. However, I'd like to set-up a "total" backup where ...