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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backupninja rsync in local mode

I'm using master version of backupninja My config for rsync: when = everyday at 18:00 user = root sshoptions = -p267 options = -av --stats --delete [source] type ...
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Windows Server Backup fails with Error System writer is not found in the backup

The scheduled system backup on one of our Win 2008 R2 server fails with the following error The system writer is not found in the backup I've tried the step mentioned here but still no system ...
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Why should I use the “BurnRecovery” tool

I just bought a new laptop and I'm quite puzzled by the restore utility. Why should I use the "BurnRecovery" tool which burns the default image on a DVD when I have the default image partition on my ...
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Full backup of a HDD with NTFS and EXT partitions using Windows

Windows can't read EXT, there are some apps to do it but are very limited and I need to do a full backup including the OSes (Windows 7 and Linux Mint) on the disk so it can be run from VirtualBox or ...
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Storage solution for a company [closed]

I would like to upgrade current storage solution for a small company. Company has around 20 computers and one central server running Hyper-V and several guests in it. There is an Exchange server, SQL ...
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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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Arq app — Merge a backup folder from a fresh install

context I'm using Arq app, my disk have 2 partitions, os and data, the partition I'm backing up is data. added the content under data partition to backup and waited for the data upload to complete ...
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Debian VPS server - backup

I'm trying to backup my VPS-server (debian 6) to new Router FTP server. Past (stable backup to my PC - windows FTP): I had backup of my VPS-server to my home-PC over Internet. I used "Filesystem ...
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Error codes when trying to manually backup iPod

I'm attempting to backup all of the music from my 80GB iPod Classic to my Windows Vista computer. My old computer (originally linked to this iPod with a backed up copy of all music) died on me, so ...
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one-way sync from common folders on various computers

I'm not sure if this is a duplicate, but I'm having a really hard time finding a precooked solution. I have a desktop with 1TB hard drive and 3 laptops with 256GB each. I download a lot of music to ...
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How to backup incremental with rsync with diffrent location for incremental changes?

I want to do incremental backup with rsync in centos. but I want to have a full backup in a specific folder and for incremental changes I use to another folder with time stamp. Is it possible and how? ...
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Setup backup with mirror image

I need to generate backup from my pc/server. But condition is if my first backup drive damage than I am able to use second drive for restore. I guess for that I need to use mirror backup, but how to ...
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Remove old TimeMachine backups from another machine?

I have an external hard drive with all my old iMac backups on which go back for about 6 months. Now, I have a MBPr and I want to use the same drive for my MBP backups. The issue I have is that my ...
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How to back up Ubuntu 12.04 lts? Must be able to restore in 2 days or less

I run several e-commerce sites off my home server (my own, a family member's, and a customer's). Its an older Dell Dimension 4600 that I have running Ubuntu 12.04 lts. The computer doesn't show any ...
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Merge C and D HDDs with Windows 7

Due to hardware issues, I would like to move my installation of Windows 7 as well as the rest of the installed programs and data from my C drive (a small SSD) to my current D drive, which would then ...
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How can I backup windows on linux server?

I have a linux server in my network and some windows servers and clients. I want to use the linux for backup windows servers and clients. How can I do this and what is the best linux tool for this ...
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Windows Back Up

I have an external hard drive that I've used to create a manual back up by periodically copying data to it. Is it possible to set up the windows 7 back up tool to continue using this back up? Could I ...
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Recover Firefox password files from backup

I recently set my Firefox (actually Iceweasel 24.3.0) master password and promptly forgot it. Before I set the master password I made a backup of my homedir and want to recover the password files ...
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Backup Vista Desktop to Windows 8 Laptop

My friends computer was showing signs of a failing hard drive and then got the black screen that would not let her boot up the E-Machine PC. So i told her that i could back up her files, which i did, ...
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Copy files to location, skipping duplicates (in source and dest. location)

I have an external hardrive I think is running down breaking (unable to delete some files from it). I copied a bunch of files over already but ran out of space. How do I dedup while copying/How to I ...
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Backup with rsync in an encrypted folder

I want to backup a folder from a remote server in a local folder encrypted with encfs. The files in the remote folder are owned by different users and I want to keep ownerships. The local folder is in ...
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Windows 8 Built-in Back-Up Utility

I have a Western Digital Passport 1TB. Windows 8.1 does not recognise it as a device for backing up data or making a windows image on it. 2 months ago these features worked fine but after I changed my ...
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external usb (backup) hard drive: is power down or sleep more harmful

I have an external usb hard drive on which I clone my mac's hard drive. I have it on a clock timer. It turns on about 30 min. before the backup process starts and turns off roughly 30 min. after the ...
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Mapping FTP folder LAN

I've old computer with probably Windows CE connected with LAN. I can view folder and files on old computer, by typing ftp://10.0.0.3 in explorer (windows 7). I'd like to backup folder DATA from ...
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Rsync to multiple directories with one command?

I want to rsync my working directory to two other directories. One would destination would be for backup, another for testing it. I tried this: rsync -av --exclude='.git' source dest1,dest2 But ...
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Linux - archived view of folders (and files) without actual disk occupation - how?

System: Linux Mint 16 with Xfce. Context: For remote backup I use encfs with the reverse option (http://linux.die.net/man/1/encfs). This gives me an encrypted view of files on disk. I can then ...
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rsync won't recognize my /user folder?

On OSX, 10.9.1. I'm trying to use rsync to sync the contents of local folder: (/Users/username/00_WORK/FolderX) with (/Volumes/WORK_BACKUP/01_Current_Work/FolderX) Obviously the destination is ...
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Disk backup - OS-independent mirroring? [closed]

Suppose I have a 2TB disk full of files, and a second 2TB disk, both internal to my desktop. I'd like to use this for backup. Risk analysis: Concerned about disk failure Not concerned about ...
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Windows 7 System Image Restore Error 0x80042412 (No disk can be used…)

SSD main drive died in a computer. Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit. Had a weekly Windows Image backup on one of its hard drives. Replaced the SSD with a newer, bigger SSD. Booting from the Windows ...
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Restoring files, directories, and paths from lost+found

One of our drives suffered a crash and my entire user directory is gone (this is on a cluster which houses many user directories. For some reason, mine was the only affected one). The directory ...
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cwrsync and long file names issue

I am trying to use cwrsync on my windows server to backup to my linux server, but am running into an issue where the file names become too long. So a user on one of the systems will have a mapped ...
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Clonezilla Server Or Other Imageing Software [closed]

I have many machines on my network, spend more time doing system installations then I should have to. I love Clonezilla client side imaging, but that requires me to go to each machine, and run the ...
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Are USB sticks a good backup medium? [closed]

I used to back up files to DVD, but I found that the DVDs really didn't last very long, and were very delicate. When I upgraded my computer I opted to go DVD drive free. Now I've been using USB ...
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Recover incomplete DAR archive

I have a backup, at least part of it, in an incomplete DAR archive. This means I have the first n of x slices, but not the end which would contain the catalogue. $ dar -l mydararchive Error met ...
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Alternative backup for a huge files or folder [closed]

I am trying to figure it out how to backup a file that is 635 GB File Geodatabase. Backup alternative What I would like to try and compress the file and backup to external hard drive and save it ...
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Restore to existing partition layout with Todo Bakcup or other software?

I used EaseUs Todo Backup to backup and recover several computers. Every computer has only one disk. In a few cases one had an already existing partition layout as follows: 1. Windows7 boot partition ...
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Cobian Backup incremental after recovery

I'm using Cobian Backup 10 with the same Incremental profile previously used to copy a specific directory to a backup drive. Recently I've had to use GetDataBack to recover the drive the source files ...
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Disk partition showing “Low Disk Space” but cannot delete Windows Backup files

Windows 7 desktop PC that has been using Windows Backup on a schedule. Unfortunately it has been backing up to the Recovery partition where the original factory software is located. Windows Backup has ...
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How to schedule USB drive to start only in specific days

I have backup drive, and I have configured backup in Acronis every Friday. But to minimize chance of infecting "backup drive" with virus (for ex. cryptolocker) I want drive enabled only on FRIDAY. Is ...
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Backing up Google Drive data in the event of a virus attack

I am moving to GDrive (Google Drive) more and more these days. Can't see myself ever leaving the cloud. My question is about backing up of data on Google Drive. As I understand, GDrive and similar ...
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Is it possible to extract/backup the so called G-List (a list with bad sectors)?

If I run a full disk format in Windows, it will often find and mark bad sectors in the SystemArea, in a list called the G-List (source). If I re-format the drive, this list will get deleted. Is there ...
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wbadmin from vpn network drive to local

Using OpenVPN to connect directly to a Linux server and I need to backup all the files from it automatically using wbadmin. CMD log: Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601] Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft ...
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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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Restore Samsung Recovery Solution Backup Files (.wcl, .w01) using other software

I know this is a common problem but I can't find a Windows solution online. My wife's computer was not working so we did a backup using Samsung Recovery Solution before doing a full restore as Basic ...
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rsync on NTFS - permissions

I'm backing up directories on a Fedora machine onto an NTFS drive (fuseblk according to df -T) and it seems to go just fine with this: ls -t | sed -e "1,"$n"d" | xargs -d '\n' rm -rf nice rsync -azv ...
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Creating a Snapshot of a Windows 7 System [duplicate]

Is there a way to create a snapshot of a Windows 7 system? My goal is to be able to save the current state of my Windows 7 OS, on external storage, and be able to restore it on the same hardware in ...
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Linux tool to create a full backup of a SSD

I want to do backups from SSD's and HDD's, which are connected via a USB converter to my workstation. The backups should be bootable (after restoring of course^^), the tool shouldn't need ...
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Local Network Mail (IMAP) server for backup old mails

Firstly a bit of context: I'm managing a business network with 30 windows workstations, each one has Outlook installed and configured for an Exchange account. The Exchange server grant 4G of space ...
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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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Data corrupted or file not sync properly

I've two sync servers but from secondary data is not opening or corrupted. All kinds of files are not opening, but data restore works successfully. Server name: windows 2003 server