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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Download an Arq backup on Windows

I was using Arq to backup data to Glacier from my Mac. Now I need to download that data onto a Windows machine since my Mac went kaput :( Any ideas how to do that? Fastglacier doesn't show the ...
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How can I import an evolution email directory onto a new computer?

I have a backup of the hard drive of a system that got messed up and could no longer load a window manager. I'm trying to import the data from it to a new computer, and I am stuck at the point of ...
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Using Azure as a backup drive only

I have some Azure credits from my MSDN subscription, but I don't need a website on there. However I do have a need for backing up 300GB of photos and files to the cloud, for which I am considering ...
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How to automatic backup SQL server registered servers?

I have many servers registered. I don't know where this information is saved. After PC rebuild, they are gone. Is there way to schedule task to backup this information?
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Can using cloud storage for backup backfire and ruin local data?

I was thinking of using a simple backup strategy like copying my Documents directory into the Dropbox directory. This strategy should work in case my laptop gets stolen or my house burns down. But ...
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Restoring file properties but not the complete files, from backup

While copying data from my old storage on a Linux computer to the new (linux-based) NAS, I accidentially failed with getting the properties (most important: the modify dates) along to the new ...
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Recovery hard drive

I accidentally formatted my RECOVERY hard drive (of file system type RAW). Actually, I don't really know what was inside it and what was it for, I thought that inside it were all my documents, from ...
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How can I backup my laptop to my ubuntu PC over the ethernet using clonezilla?

After searching the web for hours, I couldn't find a noob-guide for getting the job done. I have read bits of disconnected information here and there about nfs servers, dhcp, samba and so on. I've ...
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getmail does not keep track of downloaded emails if process is killed

I am using getmail to archive my Gmail account's inbox. However, every once in a while the process hangs -- probably due to a bad connection with Gmail's IMAP servers. I find that the only way to ...
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Windows 7 system image: Previous increment not visible in Explorer

I tried out the backup tool built into Windows 7 Pro x64. In the help text, it says: "If you're saving your system images on an internal or external drive, or on CDs or DVDs, you can keep several ...
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Are there any advantages in partitioning an HDD in to system and storage (NTFS) separately [duplicate]

I once read somewhere that NTFS drives performs better as a single big partition. In Unix systems however a separate HOME partition makes sense; they are convenient for backup-restore actions (without ...
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Synchronize files between 2 folders on computer and external drive

I bought an external drive and want to use it partially for store, partially as back up. What I would like to see is that some folder (named.. let's say "Sync") is always the same on my Mac and on the ...
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How best to backup My Documents (maybe with Git?) [closed]

I would like a good process to backup My Documents on my hard drive periodically to an external hard drive or repository. I want to have a snap shot at each backup period, and don't want to waste ...
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Will long kept harddisk get corrupted by itself [duplicate]

I have a few backup hard-disk for keeping important data. These hard-disks are disconnected and kept inside computer desk drawer for most of the time (99% of time). I always believe that simply ...
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what is the best way to send a large amount of data between two computers?

I'm in the middle of backing up important data on my computer before reinstalling everything due to a HD failure however I don't have access to any sufficiently large external HDs or flash drives. My ...
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How to force WAN to be backup on DrayTek router?

I have DrayTek Vigor 2920Vn dual WAN router and I have 2 WANs, one of them is fast, WAN1, and one of them is slow, WAN2. I have configured WAN2 as backup on page WAN -> General Setup -> WAN2 -> Active ...
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File copy, in series or parallel?

I have to copy manually several files and backup a lot of data. It's from an HP laptop, 7200rpm SATA hard drive (no raid), Windows 8.1 to an external USB 3.0 7200rpm hard drive. Both have an NTFS ...
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How to backup program files but not create a system image

Working with a user, want to backup the files/programs on computer. Restore the computer to its factory defaults and then restore the computers original files/programs. But I do not wants to do a ...
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How to backup RAID 0 larger than 2TB?

I have a situation. I use 2 1TB drives as RAID 0 for my C drive, but when I make a windows image backup to a single drive, I got an I/O error which means that the drive I'm trying to back up can't be ...
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Will files that are nonexistent be deleted when selecting “All but newest items” in Windows File History?

When I select "All but newest items" in Windows File History clean up (https://i.holz.nu/063a2.jpg), will it also delete files which are not present on the original location anymore or does it really ...
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How can I automatically backup Firefox bookmarks to folder?

I want to have Firefox backup my bookmarks to a selected folder every Sunday. How can I do that ?
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What does the output of rsync look like when it completes successfully?

I used rsync to back up my main drive to an external drive last night. At some point in the night the external drive was unplugged. This is the tail of the output of rsync -avRP ... ...
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SOS Online Backup

I signed up for SOS Online Backup and I ran the backup only to find that it eventually just filled my hard drive to capacity. From what I've read this is done by the way it caches the files it uploads ...
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Automatic backups (history) in LibreOffice (OpenOffice)

LibreOffice can create a backup copy when you enable it in settings (Options > Load/Save > General), but it saves only the previous state (one only). It has also an versioning feature (File -> ...
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Backing up a reasonable number of GB online [closed]

I am considering backing up my files to the cloud or quite simply just online. I know free services are few but exist. The thing is I want a truly free service where I can upload at least 100GB or a ...
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My LTO-5 ultrium 3000 SAS external tape drive won't show up on my iMac

OK, so here is my problem. I got a HP LTO-5 ultrium 3000 SAS external tape drive from my boss and he said to connect it to my new iMac but when I connect it, it doesn't show up on my computer. I'm ...
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System Image Restore Taking Forever

I recently changed my motherboard, CPU, and power supply since my old motherboard was having some problems. I used Paragon Adaptive Restore to make Windows bootable after changing the hardware. ...
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Backup computers boot information/files under Linux

Basically the same question as the unanswered one of How to backup the boot information of a PC's Hard Disk?, but from a different angle because that one was seeking Windows based solution ...
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Will backing up a game CD/DVD work like this?

I recently heard that CDs and DVDs "go bad" after extended periods of time. Initially this was a problem for me because I couldn't write boot disks for new Linux distributions (at least until I get ...
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Replicated Backup & Archival Solution?

I'm attempting to design a system for backup and archival, and I'm frustrated that I can see all the pieces I need, but can't seem to find anything that brings them all together. I want a system that ...
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Windows 8.1 System Image Backup — Unable to backup to network share due to unsupported “version of the file format”

I have a Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit system that I am trying to make a system image backup via Windows 8.1's System Image Backup feature. The backup destination is a network share, but the image creation ...
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How to keep two directories on two unconnected machines in sync via emailing of delta-archives

My situation is that I have two directories on two different computers (one Windows machine, OSX machine) and I need to keep the two directories on the two machines in sync (= mirrored), so that they ...
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Clonezilla failing due to check disk

I'm trying to create an image backup of a laptop with Clonezilla. Once all the settings have been chosen and I try to start the process it displays an error stating that the source drive is scheduled ...
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Deleting specific images from Windows Image Backup

When using the Windows 8.1 Image Backup feature, the system creates several files and folders, in this structure: ComputerName Backup 2014-04-02 094800 Catalog Logs SPPMetadataCache My question ...
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Wy is mysqldump producing structure only

OS Version: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS MySQL server version: Server version: 5.5.35-0ubuntu0.12.04.2 (Ubuntu) I have been using the following command to produce a data dump: mysqldump -u someuser ...
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Backup system image Windows 8.1 fails

I have read this topic: Windows 8.1 Insufficient storage available to create shadow copy And started an administrator prompt and: wbadmin start backup -backuptarget:e: -include:c: and got this ...
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Monitor or record a robocopy operation

I have a robocopy command that backs up a folder containing over 200K files into another folder called Backup. Lately, I notice that the backup is now taking additional 1hr to complete even though the ...
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Syncing specific User DATA from workstation to a server/NAS location

I've been wondering is there a way to achieve above. I'm sure that a google search will give plenty of solutions. I've tried few of those but it didn't help or may be I'm searching incorrectly. What I ...
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Exact copy of files from NTFS to another NTFS using Linux

I try to copy all files from an NTFS to an external drive and want to preserve all permissions and attributes. The external drive has already an NTFS and contains other files. I've considered using ...
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How to make a Bootable CD from a HDD image

The title says the idea, i need to make my ubuntu server and all the modifications & instalations i do on it be imaged into a CD, with the idea, of course of use this CD to install the clone in ...
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Correct option for SSH authentication?

I'm using rdiff-backup to send incremental backups to my local server. My host is Windows and my remote is a Linux machine. I'm trying to get my script to execute the following: command = ...
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Zip files and Volume Shadow Copy

I back a lot of data up using WinRAR and I create a .rar file from these backups. Since I back up about 20GB of data at a time this process takes some time. Sometimes I need to open a few of the ...
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rdiff-backup remote schema does not take input

I'm trying to set up rdiff-backup between my windows host machine and my remote linux machine. I'm using Windows 8.1. SSH and rdiff-backup is indeed within the PATH environment variablle... With the ...
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Windows System Image generation: how is Unallocated space handled?

I am cleaning up an old Acer Aspire Revo NetTop Windows 7 mini-PC. Its Hard disk drive has three partitions: 1: OEM Recovery partition - 12GB 2: System reserved - 100MB 3: C:\ Main - ~400GB (as I ...
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I'm trying to run a batch file that test for 4 different files then based on the correct file present it runs the correct command

:: batch file to run backup @echo off setlocal set backup1=="F:\my backups\Disk_1_DataBAckup" set backup2== "F:\My backups\2_backup_data_to_disk2" set backup3=="G:\my backups\3_backup_data_to_disk3" ...
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Doesn't the SeBackupPrivilege give me right to use the backup tool in windows 7?

I have a regular user account on Windows 7 home premium that I wanted to give the user rights to perform backups, using the backup and restore tool. I tried ntrights +r SeBackupPrivilege –u ...
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can I backup only the application folder in windows?

If I have an application that is installed in the 'program file' and I want to take a backup of the application in case any disaster happen. If i take a backup for only the application folder without ...
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Windows 7 Ready to use system image [closed]

Good day, I want to create a dvd of my windows 7 with installed programs. I have a new windows 7 with a few standard programs installed. (Photoshop, Office, etc.) How can i make an image on a dvd of ...
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Windows SBS 2008 Backup cannot configure backup schedule

I'm running Windows SBS 2008 Svc Pk 2 and have tried to use the Backup Wizard to configure a backup. It recognizes my external disk plugged in (1.8T WD), lets me rename it, select the drives to be ...
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How to backup SVN repository from one server to another

We have installed subversion 1.6 and SVN client (TortoiseSVN 1.5). We've created a repository on the server which is active now, and we are going to set up a new repository on another server to ...