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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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, ...
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Which part of Windows are irreplacable? [duplicate]

Let's say you are tasked with backing up a Windows installation. You could back up everything, but that's inefficient. One can make a backup more compact by considering these directories: (1) Much ...
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Back up a bootable USB drive to an image file

I've used the "Recovery Disk" function in Windows 8.1 to create a bootable USB drive with the factory defaults for a laptop. Now I plan to wipe the laptop and install Ubuntu on it. I'm not ...
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Backup Git repository from Xcode server

I have a OSX server with the Xcode service activated. The server hosts multiple git repositories, git is installed automatically by the service Xcode server. I use Time Machine, but the problem is ...
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Move folders from various locations to a specific folder — Win. 8

I just purchased an external hard drive and was thinking about moving my movie backups over to it. The problem with this is that I didn't really take the time to organize my movie backups to begin ...
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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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Acronis Backup 2009 cannot access Acronis Backup 2014 files

I have 2009 on one machine and 2014 on another. Made full backup with 2014 machine to external hard drive, that has other 2009 backups on it. Open external hard drive on 2009 machine. I can read all ...
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How do I go about backing up/saving installed device drivers in Windows 2000/XP?

I want to reinstall Windows 2000 on a machine which has some very obscure drivers. I don't much fancy having to hunt round for them (that's if I'm able to locate them at all). Is it possible to save ...
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How to backup DD-WRT router settings periodically?

Simple question from a Linux beginner, how do I backup my DD-WRT router's settings, for example, weekly or monthly? Router is a TP Link WR1043ND. I'm not sure what other details are required from ...
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Windows 7 Backup Fails with 0x81000033

I am attempting to take my first backup on a new Windows 7 installation. It's failing with the error code 0x81000033. I have already followed the instructions on ...
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Windows 8 pro: backup to pendrive connected to router usb

I have a Windows 8 pro pc, I'd like to connect a pendrive to my router (it supports this, the pen is seen as a network share) and use it to backup my pc with the standard MS backup tool. Will it ...
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Windows 7 backup network restore: “The network location cannot be reached, 0x800704CF”

When I try to restore from a backup image, I get this error. After I enter the network address (\\10.0.0.1\backup or \\z\backup), the wizard presents me with the network login dialog, which leads ...
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Change Windows 7 backup & recovery tool so it keeps 2 backups instead of one or indefinite backups

I'm using Windows 7 build-in backup & recovery tool and have scheduled it to automatically create a system backup each week. So far so good There you have two options on how many different ...
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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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How do I export the history of Skype?

Is it possible to export Skype v4 chat history into some readable plain-text format? (.txt, .xml, .html) Alternatively, is it possible to backup/restore skype chat history? (I wouldn't mind backup to ...
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How can a system disc image be restored?

The ability to create a system image of the system disc (with software such as Acronis True Image) makes sense - the operating system stays intact throughout the process. But how will that image be ...
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Virtualmin cPanel backup migration failed

I tried to migrate a cPanel backup into Virtualmin, but it gave me an error saying that I needed a password. Yet, it did not prompt me for a password. This is all it said: Validating migration file ...
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Why Can't I run a FreeFileSync batch file as Administrator?

I've created a FreeFileSync batch script with options that will preserve file permissions, this requires the script to be run with Administrative Privileges. I can't find an obvious way to run the ...
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Lenovo Y50-70 w/ Windows 8.1: What to do before deleting the D: partition?

I would like to use the space on the Lenovo's Y50-70's D: drive, for installing there Ubuntu 14. This is how the laptop's partitioning looks, out-of-the-box: And from Ubuntu: Before doing so, ...
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How to backup Dell's partitions (PBR Image and WINRETOOLS) using Linux?

My HDD recently crashed and I can't access my Windows 8 PRO partition anymore, so I bought a SSD to reinstall it. The problem is that my Windows is OEM and I need to backup the PBR Image and ...
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Which backup software for me? [closed]

Must be free (prerably also for commercial use, but I guess I can live without that; home has priority over work; it's just that I like to use the same tools at both if I can) I don't need ...
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Windows Backup failed with error 0x807800C5

I setup backup of my Windows 8 laptop with Windows 7 File Recovery (known as Backup and Restore in Windows 7). Backup of files runs successfully. But if I try to create system image, it fails with ...
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My computer won't boot up, how do I transfer files to an external hard drive? [duplicate]

I'm having problems booting Windows 7, and I need to extract files from the computer's hard drive onto an external hard drive. When I insert the Windows 7 DVD, I get two options, formatting and ...
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Software for creating an image of a CompactFlash card

Does any one know a good free application to make an image of a CompactFlash memory card? We are developing a program for a computer that uses a CompactFlash card as system storage and we would like ...
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Is my SSD starting to fail?

I have Plextor 256 gb M2P which is only 3 years old. I tried to make a backup image of my system drive with reflect (macrium) and windows backup but it both fails each time with an IO error. Altough ...
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How do I Open Samsung's .sme files?

I have a Samsung mobile phone, and I was using the software that came along with it (Samsung Kies) to backup all my SMS's on my desktop. This software creates a .sme file, to store the backup. I ...
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Mapped network drives: “Microsoft Windows Network” name already in use?

I have Windows 7, and I have three network drive partitions mapped as drive letters (two are partitions of an NAS drive and the third is a USB drive connected to my router). Now that I'm accessing ...
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How to create a Dell drivers backup CD for windows 7

I have a Dell N5050 laptop with Windows 7 on it. I want to create driver CD for it as at the time of purchase the dealer/shop didn't give me one. So I want to create one just in case of format as a ...
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Troubles backing up some files from Linux system to FreeNAS using rsync

I'm using rsync to backup whole system over LAN to freeNAS server with this command: rsync -aAX --delete /* /mnt/backup ...
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How to efficiently restore all RAW photos from sparsebundle/time machine backups?

I got into a problem were a large number of my raw photos have been deleted over time but I'm pretty sure they are on my time machine backup, but manually using OSX timewarp UI to go and find these ...
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Windows Backup error: 0x81000019 - Check VSS and SPP event logs

I'm having trouble with Windows 7 Backup and Restore. Whenever I try to run a backup for myd rives, it gives me this error: Very annoying. Now I've searched for the error code, and tried ...
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How to Copy .VHD File to Physical Hard Disk Using DD Command

I have read other question/answers on this site that say this is possible, but I'm wondering how it is done. I have tried the following command, which completes successfully, but the NTFS isn't valid ...
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Windows System Image taking way to much space

Im using Windows Backup to take backups of my system to a network location. Because of this, windows tells me that because im saving to a network location, only the most recent system image will be ...
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canot restore disk image with dd (target part filled with zero)

I have a RAID0 disk before, now I want change the size of it. From the manual, the only way is backup data, delete RAID, re-create with new size, and restore data. now I have many old 2.5" hdd, each ...
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ZFS + dedup: copy many small files fast

I'm running a ZFS backup server (with deduplication) to backup websites and store them with retention. To do this, I transfer all files to the backup server during the first backup, and make a copy of ...
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I've got my MBR on a different drive to my system drive so I need two hard drives to keep my system operational

System: Lenovo E20 Thinkstation 2.93Ghz Xeon / 12GB memory dual 1TB drives. Radeon 5750 GPC Win 7 Ultimate SP1. Ok first off my system is operating fine, but it worries me because it's a bit ...
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Backup updates on Windows 7

I am planning on formatting my laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium that has gathered up a lot of unwanted programs etc.. and re-installing Windows. The problem is that internet is very expensive in ...
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Copying files: Do any of the mainstream operating systems (excluding e.g. BSD/Linux with ZFS) hash files when moving them?

What I tend to do to go about making sure I don't lose my data is I pick and choose what files I want to keep, and once I have my large (in bytes, not in heft) external hard disk attached (usually ...
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Beginner Backing up ZFS Storage Pools

I'm considering moving my personal home data to ZFS on a Debian PC to take advantage of ZFS features such as data integrity and checksums, deduplication, and snapshots. The box has to be more than ...
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Cobian Backup: Random, odd errors

I use Cobian Backup 11 (Gravity) to back up directories on my computer and one network file server, onto another network drive. Recently I've had too many times when I noticed the icon blinking to ...
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Setting up automatic File Sync with USB drive

I have a file that I want to have automatically backed up onto my USB drive like with a networked drive sync operation how would I be able to set this up? I've tried to look in the properties for ...
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Internet failover strategy while hosting services with a staticip

Given you have two networks with statics ips: network A.) 66.xxx.xxx.9 (to reach this network DNS entry is myservice.mydomain.com) and network B.) 66.xxx.xxx.29 ((to reach this network DNS entry ...
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Laptop security plan: Acronis True Image + TrueCrypt + Prey

Scenario: I'm working since 2 years as a software developer and sys admin. I never had anything useful on my pc. Now it's full of personal and sensitive data (passwords/source codes, etc). Now that ...
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Fedora 19: system snapshot

Today I've made an update for my Fedora 18 and get 19th version. On previous versions I had troubles with nvidia drivers (I have a laptop). Neither nvidia drivers from package nor from nvidia site ...
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Using a WinXP box to create versioning system for files on NAS [closed]

We have a Lenovo (iOmega) iX-300D NAS box, that we use to store all of our company's data. the data folder is mapped on the rest of our computers. Because the NAS doesn't have a file versioning ...
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Recovering a damaged PGD file

Recently, I got a disk crash and one partition of my HDD was wiped out. I used EaseusDataRecoveryWizard to search for some important files I had. There are 2 PGD files, virtual disks used by PGP ...
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Can't install network driver for Intel DZ77BH-55K for Windows Server 2003

I know now that this is a Desktop motherboard, officially not supported for Windows Server operating systems, but I would still like to get it to work. I've confirmed that the motherboard network ...
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Keeping OEM software after reinstalling OS (Toshiba NB550D)

OK, this is a problem I've had a couple of times over the years with laptops (But made worse by current trend of not giving CD's with computer, and instead have hard drive partitions with just a ...
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Time Machine doesn't recognize archive after restore

My mid-2011 21.5 inch iMac running OS 10.9.5 had been running very slow (all 4GB of RAM was constantly in use) so I dropped it off at an Apple Store Genius Bar for a week of diagnostics. The tests ...