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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Is cp -au / cp --archive --update contradictory?

I want to update a directory on a backup disk with new content added to the source, and of course rsync is too slow. cp -a does the trick but is a bulldozer; cp -u should leave existing files alone. ...
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On Win8, is there a program/script that can back up a 4 tb drive to two 2 tb ones? [closed]

Without using any RAID setups is there a program or script that could take the contents of one 4 tb drive and copy them to two 2 tb drives? I'm using Windows 8.1.
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Skip previously faulty files on a robocopy restart

I'm copying large amount of files from a cloud drive. Over TB totals with file sizes around ~10mb. A lot of them became corrupted with time. My network is unreliable and I have to restart robocopy ...
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Wiping the WD my passport portable hard drive while keeping the default programs

I have had my portable hard drive for around 2 years now and so there is lots of stuff backed up on there that I have deleted on my internal hard drive. I was wondering if there was a way of ...
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Creating Backup of Drive

Don't say it's duplicate before reading. I bought a new laptop and it has installed with drivers and operating system and stuff. And I don't want to search for them in the future and use the ...
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How can prevent iTunes from copying app purchases/updates from my iPhone, while keeping sync?

I back my iPhone up to my computer. I consider this a safer, more complete, and cheaper option than iCloud backup. In general, this is fine, but I have noticed the “copying app purchases from iPhone” ...
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How to hide Gnupg passwords when doing back ups with Duplicity?

I have been following some tutorials for Duplicity back ups. It is all fine except that everyone seems to be putting their Gnupg passwords in scripts or plain text files which sounds crazy stupid ...
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rsnapshot or similar tool for no added size differential backup

I've currently got a backup that backs up all my files to an external hard drive, but currently I am traveling and I want to backup file changes, but without having to duplicate all the files, or ...
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Why can’t restore from snapshot in DigitalOcean? [closed]

In my droplet d1 in DigitalOcean (a VPS server), I take a snapshot named s1,and then destroy the droplet d1, re-create a droplet d2, there is the s1 in the panel images snapshot. When I want to ...
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restore os x from specific time machine backup

I upgraded to yosemite, but it was killing my computer, so I decided to restore my compute from a time machine backup I have on an external hard drive. My time machine backup directory ...
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Periodic backup of changes on another disk from full backup

I am looking for a backup solution that will enable me to backup only changes to an internal disk after a full backup to an external disk. Also, this should run snapshot backups every day until the ...
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Auto backup files/folders upon a specific external HDD connection

Could you help me with this: is there a way, a program that could be set to automatically back up certain files and folders from my laptop HDD to a specific external one when it is connected to the ...
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How to backup contents of a TrueCrypt container

How can I backup the contents of a (mounted) TrueCrypt container when conventional tools (e.g. Acronis TrueImage or Pragon DriveBackup) fail, because the drive letters assigned by TrueCrypt are not ...
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Where can I find the file history window in Windows 7?

Where can I find the file history window in Windows 7?
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Mirror / backup laptop btrfs drive to sometimes connected external USB disk

I have a laptop with an internal drive using Btrfs. There are several subvolumes and snapshots on here. I want a copy of this drive to be made periodically to an external USB disk of approximately the ...
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How to deal with file subsets?

Often I need a bunch of files that are taken from an organized set stored on a hard drive in Windows 7. An example will elucidate: Let's say you have 9 folders, each named with the name of a ...
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How to image an internal HDD attached with a usb adapter, then restore image?

My laptop is going into repairs and I don't trust the warranty company not to wipe/ruin my data. I've plugged my drive into my girlfriend's laptop via an Apricon SATA 2.5" adapter. I'd like to ...
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How to backup Windows user data to restore on a Mac afterwards?

I have a Windows laptop(old) and a Mac laptop(new) and have lots of pictures, music, and documents on Windows laptop. Also I'm aware of the fact that the programs I have installed won't carry over to ...
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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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Verify rdiff backup integrity

I am using rdiff for my differential backup. Recently an issue happened where all versions of my backup failed to patch correctly and rdiff returning an error 106 which after investigation is a code ...
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Accessing gmail folders with mbsync

I am trying to create a replica of the "[Google Mail]/All Mail" folder in my gmail account using mbsync. Using Pattern * in the rc-file mbsync can see all the folders (lables) that I have created and ...
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How to backup a mixed-mode CD with MP3 for the Audio Tracks?

I'm currently in the process a tidying up my CDs, among which there are some PC games with mixed-mode CDs, i.e. they have a data track plus some audio tracks (usually the game's music). In order to ...
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Clonezilla: Split image on multiple DVDs?

I'm using Clonezilla 2.2.3-10 to create a backup-image of a computer. The image is about 44GB in size and fits on my USB drive. It's also possible to restore the image via that USB drive. The problem ...
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Write back partition being resized

I have problem with my mac it don,t boot. After some research i find out that it mark partition as crashed and want to check it. But while checking it say invalid sibling link and can't repair because ...
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CrashPlan don't cross filesystem boundaries

I have replaced my backuppc to CrashPlan Family. CrashPlan is very feature-full, but I can not force backup to do not cross filesystem boundaries, like rsync -x. It would be a killing feature, because ...
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Gmvault / got-your-back (gyb) features compare, for decision making

Are there any differences in the way the backups can be done for Gmail, and restored, through Gmvault or got-your-back? Haven't been able to locate a side by side comparison. http://gmvault.org ...
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With Aptana, can I have my work-space changes published in 2 places at once (other than the local source)?

I use Aptana to handle my web development projects and it does an incredible job of it. I especially like the feature that publishes changes on my project's local source to the server that the app ...
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Thunderbird Data reinstallation

I have Back up of Emails in Thunderbird in OLD PC.New Laptop Purchased. How to take backup in New Laptop -Thunderbird and what precautions to be taken
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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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Backup folders through portable hard drive intermediate

I have folders with large amounts of data (TB) in need of backups, and I have a collection of hard drives to store the backups in. The problem is, the computers here are not authorized to connect to ...
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Cloud storage/backup/sync options [closed]

I have the following four needs and am looking for one or more apps/services that can solve them. I have a lot of photos that need to be backed up. These are rarely ever viewed, but I don't want to ...
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How can one shut down a computer from the windows 8.1 setup?

I have a new computer that I want to make a backup of (prior to creating a user account or anything like that) - and keep ending up in the "Region and language" screen, that then goes to the "time ...
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Home backup & media storage solution [closed]

I'm pondering how I can best create a system to backup devices in my home, as well as separate media storage (essentially iTunes and iPhoto, hoping to put movies, music/podcasts, photos in one place). ...
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Linux Full Disk Backup of a Remote System?

I have a home file server in the following configuration: 4 HDDs of 2TB each 1 USB flash drive running the Debian OS of 8GB I would like to make a full disk backup of the OS flash drive to another ...
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How can I change my BIOS startup screen? How can I backup my BIOS?

I want to know all the safe ways to change the bios startup screen for my lenovo Y500. Instead of lenovo's logo can I have a GIF? Can I have sound with it? Can I time it such that the screen is blank ...
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OSX and bacula: system backup or malware?

Worrying about the bash "shellshock" bug, I have taken my iMac off the network and checked for open ports. On OS 10.9.4, when I run netstat -atp tcp on the terminal, I see an unexpected entry for ...
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Is it safe to backup my HDD?

Currently I see 2 parameters reaching design limits, namely Reallocated Sector Count as well as Spin Retry Count from the SMART data. The computer boots once out of 10 attempts and I have seen BSODs ...
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Can cobian backup make a full backup after x incremental ones, ignoring the days where no file has changed?

I've started using cobian backup on windows, setting folders to save as "incremental" backups. Cobian makes a full backup the first time, then incremental ones, and a new full backup every x ...
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How to get crontab to run when backup requires a password

I am running a script to backup my postgres database on Debian. I am basically running exactly this: https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Automated_Backup_on_Linux Now I have everything working fine when ...
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System ERASED 2000 files suddenly without any user action. Can recover part of it but some files of importance are corrupted

On a Virtualbox WIN XP SP3 guest machine, the following situation occurred While I was working I had 3 opened windows as usual - Browser, notepad for writing notes in a txt file, and a PDF (thats ...
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google photo auto-backup, creating duplicates from my new computer

I use google plus's auto-photo backup to auto-save my photos from my computer to google's server. Today, I got a new computer! I moved all my photos to the "My Pictures" directory, then installed ...
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Cobian backup archieve bit

I want to backup my data with 2 different tasks in cobian backup. Task 1 will be using mirror backup of drive E in order to backup the data of it as is to my Local Drive H. Task 2 will be backing up ...
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After restoring C drive from a backup, my other drive got wiped?

This computer started booting very slowly so I decided to restore it from a backup. I used norton ghost 15 like I usually do without any problem. There are 2 drives, C:\ and D:\ , and the backup was ...
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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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ROBOCOPY command to do an incremental backup

I am overwhelmed by the ROBOCOPY documentation. I want to do an incremental backup of my local files to the network drive (M). I want it to run as quickly as possible, with no log file and with as ...
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How can I repair a totally corrupt rpm db on centos 6.4 with no backup?

I am looking for help in repairing my Centos 6.4 rpm db. I had a disk failure and the backup rpm i have is not working also. I have googled the request and have come up with many different solutions ...
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Synology NAS station - how to mirror 2 HDD (Simple how-to)

I have a following problem with my Synology disk station: I had one small HDD in Synology Diskstation, so I removed it. I bought 2 new HDD with same capacity. I transferred backup from old disk to ...
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backup wlc2504 cf card

I dd imaged a CF card for a WLC2504 before upgrading to a new FUS image and now have a backup image of the new running software as well. My question is can I use the pre-update CF image if necessary ...
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Are USB hard disks less reliable for backups?

A colleague told me that it is not recommended to use USB hard disks due to the lack of inherent integrity checking of copied files. I am looking for details on that. In what respect is copying to a ...
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Are USB hard disks less reliable for backups? [duplicate]

A colleague told me that it is not recommended to use USB hard disks due to the lack of inherent integrity checking of copied files. I am looking for details on that. In what respect is copying to a ...