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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How can I make an image of my Vaio/Windows 8bootable USB recovery disk?

I have created a USB recovery disk for my Vaio running Windows 8, using the Vaio Care tool (so it's got all its drivers and bloatware etc included). I'd like to be able to reclaim the USB stick and ...
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Can win8.1 system image backup files be relocated to USB drive?

As per http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows-8/what-happened-to-backup-restore, I tried twice to backup my win8.1 to my USB 3.0 WD Ultra My Passport 1TB Drive; both times the backup failed. For ...
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Backup Windows Server to NAS

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 that I want to backup to a synology NAS (412+) network share. I've created a shared folder on the NAS. In windows backup when I select "Backup Schedule..." and go ...
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Gmvault: How to skip specific mail during restore

I have an issue with restoring a large gmail backup which I created using Gmvault. Unfortunately, neither the author nor the google group of Gmvault replied to my issue, so maybe one of you guys ran ...
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Delete old backups alike Apple Time Machine does

Time Machine saves hourly backups for the past 24 hours, daily backups for the past month, and weekly backups for everything older than a month until the volume runs out of space. At that point, Time ...
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File History forgets itself and prompts for wrong destination

I purchased a new NAS device and I've created a FileHistory share on it for my File History backups. All works well until the device goes offline for some reason: I have to restart it, a power bump, ...
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continuous backup solution for android over wifi

I want to backup new files (e.g. new pictures) form my SD card of my android powered smartphone over WiFi (differential backups). The backup destination is a windows pc. I thought about the following ...
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Share a hard drive for backing up using Mac TimeMachine and Ubuntu System Backups

I have a Macbook Pro using Time Machine for whole system backup and a Ubuntu installed on another Macbook Pro (not dual boot) using default system backup. I have a 4TB SATA hard drive partitioned ...
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Synology Diskstation DS2015 - Simultaneous Backups?

We have a network with four iMacs and two PCs; each of which have 2TB of data. We would like to run Time Machine and File History simultaneously. We have followed the directions found here. ...
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rsync ignoring partition directory

I use rsync to clone my internal hdd to an external disk. My system is Arch Linux. I have two partitions: / /data I am using the following rsync command: rsync -avzxt --progress --delete ...
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Disk space usage on a MyBook Live

Western Digital makes an automatic backup tool called SmartWare. When I tested it out and backed up just a couple of directories from a Windows machine, it works great - except that files taking up ...
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My application icons dissapeared after restoring (from backup), how to get them back?

My laptop harddisk crashed. However, since I use a backup solution (HP Autonomy), I managed to restore most of the documents and files that had been backed up, after reinstalling the operating system, ...
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Creating Dell factory backup will delete all other data from this drive

I'd like to create a factory backup disk to the Dell laptop that I recently aquired. I want to save this factory backup on an external WD flash drive (that has 500GB). This disk contains, already ...
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Time Machine does not backup all content?

I had to move from a Macbook Pro to a Macbook Air, and so I backed up my Pro using time machine onto an external hard drive. The backup ran smoothly and no errors were displayed. When I went to see ...
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Unable to access data from a application/octet-stream; charset=binary file type

I have a file with .bck extension and file -i returns this: application/octet-stream; charset=binary I don't know where this file came from but someone asked for help. The file is supposed to be a ...
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Sublime Text 2 Keeps Growing due to Backup folder

My Sublime Text 2 Installation folder keeps growing as the backup folder getting bigger. I think it is due to package control plugin. Every time, it updates, it creates dated folder in Backup. Is ...
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How do I make a backup of OS X Yosemite boot USB as an image on the hard disk?

For CDs one could make an image file and store it on their hard disk. If they wanted to use it again, they could burn to disk or emulate using something like daemon tools. I want to know if something ...
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Making backups of 10 hard drives. Should I just make disk images?

I am going to be making backups of about 10 hard drives, around 4 TB of data. I will be using a USB to SATA adapter and then be transferring the data to a 4tb external USB drive. I will most likely be ...
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Win8 Backup: Initial back via USB, then switch to network backup

I have a USB-connected HDD to a router (Linksys E4200) and it takes forever to do a full backup over Wi-Fi (2 weeks and still going). It would help to connect the HDD directly to the computer via ...
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Backing up Google Drive to NAS

I am interested if anyone has overcome the issue of making a physical backup of google drive on to a NAS? I have been looking in to a solution and am running in to the following problems. Backing ...
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How to show volume shadow copy service tab?

There is a service called volume shadow copy that can help me to control my system restore points , this service can make me restore any thing ( e.g restore my files that I write at specific date ) , ...
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SSD encryption and backups

I'm looking to increase security by getting a popular 256 GB SSD that comes with 3D MLC and 256 bit AES encryption. That looks to be the ticket. But. . . I have a very sophisticated back-up system ...
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cwRsync permissions on external drive

I'm having problem using cwrsync to backup my data to an external drive as no data can't be opened on other computers because of permissions cwrsync sets. This is my backup batch script: @ECHO OFF ...
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When I back my iPhone up to iTunes where is my information kept?

When I back up my iPhone (5) to iTunes. Where is my information kept?
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Backup and restore Osmo-pim

I have entered names, addresses, birthdays and other information into Osmo-pim. It has worked great thus far, but my fear would be losing this information if my computer crashes. I am running Linux ...
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How to clone Windows HDD to a smaller SSD with Windows built in tool

I would like to move my OEM Windows from a big HDD to a smaller SSD. Windows 7 + SP1 has a built in toool. My problem is that it could not find a way for it to make an image file only of the used ...
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Mac won't boot from a mirrored drive

I'm cloning the two internal volumes SSD and HD to one external volume by telling rsync to resolve symlinks and copy the actual files / directories: sudo rsync --acls \ --archive \ ...
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Backing up Files [closed]

I'm not even sure if this is the correct place to ask, but I need +5 reputation to ask on meta, so I figured I would give it a shot. I am new to doing computational work on my computer (OSX) and am ...
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How can I achieve “Git”-like update management for Linux?

I want to manage the updates of my Linux system in a similar fashion as Git does it, by being able to move back and forth within "revisions". How could I do that?
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Upload folder to Dropbox, but not sync

I have a Dropbox Pro account and an external hard drive with a lot of information (being a Photographer). To fully use my pro account I'd like to manually copy my entire external drive folder to ...
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Can I run Duplicity backups as root, without sending to S3 as root?

I'd like to back up my whole system, or at least across multiple users, using duplicity, and send it to Amazon S3. I don't feel comfortable with each user backing up their own directory, because ...
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Backing up multiple PCs in a network

Background: I have a small network that consists of roughly 10 PCs. Every week or so, we are required to backup all partitions of every PCs to one external HDD. Problem: I find that the process is ...
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Robocopy /mir - verify it copied everything?

I ran the following command to backup one external drive onto another (Windows 8.1 x64): robocopy /mir G:\ V:\backup /MT:8 The result says that 115161 directories and 992981 files were copied, ...
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Windows 7 back up DVD's

I have a laptop running on windows 7 home basic. It got infected with viruses and i'd like to re-install windows 7. When i bought this laptop 4 years ago,i did not know much about computers and I made ...
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Backup of a backup

Regarding the backup software Areca: http://www.areca-backup.org/ I'm trying to do this: Have a normal backup of my document files. Destination is a network folder. Have an extra backup, that I can ...
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How to make regular backups with TeamViewer?

I have to use a remote computer for a computational project in MATLAB. Therefore I connect to it via TeamViewer, and run my codes in that machine. But I also want to write the code on my computer, and ...
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offline incremental backup via thumbdrive? [closed]

I need to mirror one computer's 3 TB directory tree on another computer. The computers share no network [edit: they cannot communicate at all, "air barrier"], but I can transport a 32 GB thumbdrive ...
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How can I restrict access to a backup drive to only one program in Windows 7?

I got an old computer from some friends, so I decided to wipe it and set it up as a home NAS running Windows 7. My plan is to have two external drives: one as a network-accessible, read/write device ...
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Win XP task scheduler backup

In my factory, we have two non-networked windows xp machines connected to some industrial equipment. Every day, they log the information that the equipment passes on. I've been backing them manually ...
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How to backup seafile data? [closed]

I am currently using Owncloud as a personal cloud for data synchronization, photo storage and share and so on. Since it stores the data in the file system, I can do folder dependent backup jobs (for ...
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Will a backup of all my files (including system reserved partition) be just as effective as a system image?

When creating system images I can only make exclusions for folders I don't want to backup. However when doing a normal file/folder backup, I can select just a few files/folders within a folder instead ...
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Does copying files via MTP over USB compress them?

I'm trying to backup my phone to a computer running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I noticed that one of my backup images looked noticeably more pixelated, even when viewed at the same size as my phone screen. ...
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is possible to burn Blu ray data disks encrypting data on them? [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to lock BD disks, so I can do a backup and not be worried that someone may access the data on them. I thought to make a zip and protect it with password, then burn it, but this ...
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Moving a RAID 1 between RAID Cards

I have an HP DL380 G6 with the 410i internal controller. I have an array configured with 2 drives as a RAID 1. This logical drive is my boot drive. I've recently installed a P800 raid card and want ...
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Any performance implications of LVM and ZFS snapshots over time?

Is it bad practice to take and keep LVM or ZFS snapshots over the long-term as backups or archives? I agree snapshots are no substitute for making a second (or third) copy to take off-site, for ...
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How can I create a Windows system restore point that won't be overwritten by Windows in the future?

Since Windows regularly creates system restore points, it overwrites old ones when the allotted space for system restore is full. What I'm trying to do is make a system restore point of my PC's ...
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how does data integrity affect offline backups with rsync?

I am trying to understand the implications of bitrot and data corruption on my data on disks. Currently for my family photos (JPEG and MOVs), aside from storing them on my main pc, I have them on a ...
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Fedora 21 fedup CLI error

I'm trying to upgrade my Fedora 20 Atom netbook to F21 using the official CLI tools, as well as the KFUpgrade fedup GUI tool I found on SourceForge. The ISO from getfedora.org wasn't recognized as a ...
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Finding files with BTRFS Uncorrectable Errors

I have a question concerning unrecoverable errors on a BTRFS file system. Specifically, I've run a BTRFS Scrub recently after experiencing a problem with one of my RAM sticks and it seems to have ...
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Issue with rsync/cwrsync on windows

I'm having this batch script which i'm trying to make to backup stuff to my external drive. For some reason, it works just fine when I run it as administrator but not when i run it as a regular user. ...