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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eCryptFS: How to mount a backup of an encrypted home dir?

I use eCryptFS to encrypt the home directory of my laptop. My backup script copies the encrypted files to a server (together with everything else in (home/.ecryptfs). How can I mount the encrypted ...
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Best way to automate the copy of two large files?

There are two large (5 GB each) DBF files that need to be backed up before a process is run via MS Access. This is in case something gets corrupted. Right now I am doing two filecopy() commands ...
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How to show differences between two duplicity backups?

I want to be able to see the differences between two duplicity backups. I know there is the command verify but it only lists files which differ from the latest backup. If I try list-current-files with ...
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Mac OS X backup to NAS Server - Time Machine or other

I just bought Synology DiskStation and I want to backup my files. I was thinking about Time Machine and I started to make this happen but I found out that Time Machine backup whole Mac and not just ...
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Why is Crashplan so slow to upload my computer's files?

I just installed Crashplan on my MBP running OS X Lion. Crashplan is extremely slow in uploading all my files. Sitting overnight, it only has backed up about 4GB out of 450GB. Crashplan itself shows ...
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Windows 8 - What all and how should I backup?

So last month my HD crashed and I lost almost everything I had. Now, I keep regular backups. I store everything on the cloud. For my HD backup, I use an external hard drive and create a system image ...
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Data retention on storage devices?

Is there any official table out there that shows how many years can a storage device retain data before it becomes unreadable? Storage devices: USB memory sticks, classic hard drives, SSDs, optical ...
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How can I compare my backup catalog in VVV app with existing volumes?

I've installed the Linux version of Virutal Volumes View (VVV app) to catalog my 207 DVD and CD backups. (Well, actually, I've just cataloged about 75 so far). I like VVV's simple solution with CLI ...
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Database backup bash working via ssh but not in cronjob

I've put together a script to backup my database on a shared host. The script is as follows: mysqldump --databases [db1] [db2] | openssl aes-256-cbc -a -salt -pass ...
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Using Mac's Time Machine for an external drive connected only some of the time

I have just purchased a 1TB external hard drive to use as my Time Machine capsule. I will not have it connected all of the time, I will probably only connect it every month or so. Is there any way ...
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How to fix corrupted NTFS

I was trying to backup my linux box (ext4) into an external NTFS HDD using rsync I got some failure errors and then I deleted the backup on External HDD using "rm -r" & "rm -rf" which was not able ...
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NBF image in VirtualBox

I have a .nbf disk image created by acer backup manager of a windows laptop. How can I boot this system from a linux host system with virtualbox?
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How to backup Avira virus definitions?

Where are the Avira antivirus virus definitions stored? Is it possible to take a backup? Because if it is possible I won't need to download again on next installation(in case of system format). ...
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Duplicity restore with ftplicity fails because of different volume gpg key

I'm trying restore my backup made on remote ftp server but i have problem because backup was made with different gpg key and then incremental backups was made with second gpg key. I get ...
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Container with in-built compression, which automatically adjust its size

I try to find an efficient way of rsyncing contents of an ext4 file system as a part of a regular backup, yet I consider a decent compression and a minimal required space. I can just use plain rsync ...
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NAS Backup Drive Virus Isolation

I have a small NAS that currently has several network shares that get backed up. I also have another share that is of the USB external HDD I have plugged in to the NAS. I want to know if I run regular ...
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How to configure rsync to backup a windows XP partition while running linux

I have a dual boot configuration with an XP partition and a Linux partition. The linux partition is my primary one and the XP one is just for gaming/running Windows-only software that's pretty much ...
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Is there any way to tell a if backup is complete?

I lost a disk. It's clicking, which seems to be something almost everyone agrees is not very fixable. I have backups. Problem is, I look at the backups and the first thing I think is "Is that all I ...
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Update a bootable OS X drive clone with rsync?

The question: is it possible to keep a boot-able backup drive clone of OS X updated with rsync? If rsync is not a viable option are there alternatives? The Setup: My situation is as shown above. ...
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Best media for long-term backup without access : USB key vs DVD vs SD card vs HDD vs SSD vs …? [closed]

Consider that one want to keep a backup of some data by placing a media in a secret place (under earth, in a rock, in a wall...). What would be the best media with the best long term data stability ...
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Migrating Windows Backup to another backup tool

For about two years to date, I have been "piloting" monthly incremental backups with Windows Backup. Today, though, my pilot has come to a close as my home server has been drained completely of disk ...
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How to restore Acronis True Image 2014 backup to another HDD

In earlier versions of Acronis True Image, there was a function in "Restore" section: Select .TIB file to restore and select destination device/partition. But I can't figure out how to restore (for ...
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Are periodic full backups really necessary on an incremental backup setup?

I intend to use an old computer I have as a remote backup server for myself and a few other people. We are all geographically separated, and the plan is to do incremental daily backups using rsync and ...
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Time Machine on Ubuntu Server via SSH tunnel - backup fails

I have an afpd up on my Ubuntu server. Everythings works fine in LAN. If I want to make a backup for a user via ssh tunnelling it fails, although it works in lan. The tunnelling works fine. When the ...
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Backing up multiple hard drives simultaneously

Is there a good way to use one machine to backup multiple hard drives (taken out of other computers) at the same time? Either through eSATA or USB3.0 docking stations or direct cabling to a board. 2-4 ...
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What program syncs folders on Mac OS X like SyncToy does for Windows? [closed]

I'm looking for a program to sync folders between two Macs. I want to use a GUI and selectively sync. On windows there was SyncToy, which allowed you to set two paths, then preview what the sync would ...
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Uploading large folders to Dropbox from external hard drive

I've got a puzzling dilemma that I've been trying to solve for weeks. I want to backup about 500 GBs from an external hard drive to my Dropbox Pro account. My computer's hard drive is nowhere near ...
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Hobocopy VSS PST File Backup Script

We have a daily backup with acronis on our server, but for extra sanity I want to copy the .pst files from our file server to another server. I am using forfiles on 2008 and Hobocopy 1.0 stable, ...
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how to save mysql dumps for N days?

Is there any best practice for saving mysql-dumps daily backups for 30 days and then delete them, without writing scripts that checks date and delete? maybe a builtin tool?
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How do I copy a Mac volume using cp?

I have researched this for hours. In Single User Mode, I used cp -Rpvn /* /Volumes/MyBackup My external USB is mounted on /Volumes/MyBackup The issue however is that after 24hrs it still has not ...
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Very odd and slow backup restore

I have an older Dell Latitude XT Tablet that the 120GB drive fails smart, so I backed it up 3 or 4 different ways to a 1.5TB USB with 3 primary partitions. cloned to the 2nd primary by easeus usb ...
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Rsync incredibly slow in Cygwin - am I doing something wrong?

I am trying to back up my C: and D: drives (each 1 TB, C: has around 210 GB of data on it, D: has around 345 GB on it) onto a 3 TB external HDD using Cygwin in Windows 8. I am doing this with ...
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One-way syncing/backup with Unison

I'm using the syncing tool Unison with my Mac OSX and Ubuntu 9.10 machines to backup my music from Mac to Ubuntu. The thing is, I want to have my Mac be the source and Ubuntu be the target so that the ...
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What does dd conv=sync,noerror do?

So what is the case when adding conv=sync,noerror makes a difference when backing up an entire hard disk onto an image file? Is conv=sync,noerror a requirement when doing forensic stuff? If so, why is ...
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How can I copy a folder with many files with integrity check?

I just got a new hard drive and want to move many of the folders from the old hard drive to the new one, but I want to make sure everything is copied over correctly. I tried using md5summer to ...
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Rsync copying current directory with name

I want to copy current directory to my backup directory: I tried this command rsync -a . ~/backup/ but it just copies the current directory contents instead of creating new directory at the ...
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Windows 7 File Copy / Backup

Does anyone how to copy files from one media (hard drive) to another external media (hard drive, flash drive etc) without changing the Date Created, Date Modified file attributes. When I copy Outlook ...
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Time Machine on a local drive, then make that drive a network drive (via Server.app) on a different computer

I have two macs running OS X 10.10.3. One has Server.app installed, is connected to the internet via ethernet, and also has a 2 TB disk attached via USB, with two partitions - "Backup" and "Storage". ...
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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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How to delete creating automatic back up file for MS Excel?

Every time I use a file Excel it generate an automatic back up file. How can I disable this feature? I use MS Office 2007 with Windows 7
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RHEV / KVM - backuping of running VMs

Is there any way or known script / how-to / tools to backup running VM (using VM snapshot and than merging snapshot file with VM disk)? I need to backup running KVMs without downtime and simple copy ...
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Recover Windows Server 2003 Backup via Windows 8?

Can Windows 8 be used to recover a backup made with the Windows Server 2003 Backup application? I have a tape backup that was created on an old Windows Server 2003 server that is no longer ...
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Robocopy copying unchanged files to other server

I have a problem with a robocopy script that is supposed to mirror a directory including the NTFS ACL from one server to another server. It seems that even though no files have changed, the complete ...
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home folder empty after schroot remove

I was trying to backup and refresh my root server. (Update everything, delete unused files etc.) I uninstalled schroot because i thought i don't use it anyway. Afterwards i started the backup ...
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7-zip update: skip operation if nothing has changed

I am using 7-zip to backup folders on my disk into 7z archives on a network storage. Each time the backup script runs, it will update the existing archives in 7-zip update mode (compress new files ...
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Explore .raw file?

I have a .raw file that is a snapshot of a hard drive. I'm trying to explore the contents of it on my Ubuntu computer, however I'm not sure how to go about doing this. Is there a way to mount it and ...
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Library folder missing from backup

I've found an issue with Windows Backup which puzzles me a bit. I've 3 folders in my Pictures library. One folder (E:\Pictures) is on a secondary hard drive. I've added the library to the backup ...
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Backing up encrpyted hard drive image to cloud?

So I have a hard drive that I think is dying, but I am going to be moving soon, probably busy, and I do not need the data on the drive in the near future. However I do want to ensure that I will not ...
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Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS backup server only starts up in command line

Basically i'm helping out at the offices where family works. They have this backup server computer - which is running Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS - which they apparently in the past could just turn on and then ...
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DISM to Capture Entire Disk As-Is

In short: Is it possible to leverage dism to capture an image of an entire disk as-is, akin to taking an image with Ghost, GParted, PartedMagic, CloneZilla etc.? I've got a shiny new machine and ...