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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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
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SSD caching via Intel SRT and NAS backups, do they cause problems?

I'm wanting to put an SSD as a cache drive using Intel's SRT technology, but am wondering, will running backups throughout the day from my NAS will cause the cache drive to constantly flush out games ...
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FOSS backup solution from OSX and Linux to an Arch server? [closed]

I have a Macbook Pro (Mavericks) and need to find open-source remote backup software to an Arch-Linux server I have set up. Needs to have version-control abilities and backups must be encrypted. Any ...
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How can we create an image from an entire disk?

I've tried clonezilla live cd, and I got an image but in a kind of folder. I would need an .img file or something because afterwards I will use some images together, but that is other story. I also ...
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Put another HDD in Ubuntu Server 10

I am using Ubuntu Server 10 for LAMP and hosting sites. I've added a second HDD for backups, but as the Server 10 runs without GUI, I don't know now how to access/configure backups to the second HDD ...
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Looking for a way to copy a file that does not lock the file being copied

I am aggregating together data that is being generated at a bunch of disparate sources, in a mixed environment of various versions of windows (xp/7) and one linux (centos). The data is available via ...
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How to merge a full and several incremental backups into one full backup with duplicity

We are using duplicity to create backups from our server. We do one full backup each month and incrementals each day in between. On new years it happened that the full backup failed and I forgot to ...
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rsync error: symlink has no referent

I am trying to configure rsnapshot (which uses rsync) to backup a Windows server but I am having trouble with rsync being unable to follow a symlink on the server to be backed up. Setup: Windows ...
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Restore Windows 7 backup image to a VM

I've recently migrated a machine to Windows 8.1. Before I did so I created a system backup of my old Windows 7 configuration. My question is, can I restore this to a hyper-v VM in Windows 8? Having ...
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Lose external space on external HD

I accidentally restored windows image into one drive of my external hard disk using Ghost 1.5 CD. Now that one drive of my external hdd is full, all of the window files and the free space size and ...
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backup/sync service for use with mac, iOS, android and QNAP

I am looking for a "cloud" backup service that also offers synchronisation of files. I need to be able to select which folders to sync to each device, and how. Also it would be great with archived ...
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Reconnect ssh connection without broke the pipe

I have two machines in different site. Two machine have FreeBSD and ZFS volume. One is master. and other one is backup. I usually do a backup by this command that invoked by cron. zfs send -i ...
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How do I make Windows switch Wifi connections when a limit is reached?

My Internet service provider only allows me a cap of 30gb a month. It's a 4g LTE router which I connect to wirelessly. I also have another 3g wireless router as a backup. Windows does not show "no ...
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Is it possible to tell whether my backup data is corrupted?

After performing a backup of all my important files, I always try to do a cursory check by opening one of them to see if it is really there. But how do I know if all my data is backup safely without ...
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Can I configure Backblaze so that it backs up my application folder?

I would like to configure Backblaze so that it backs up the folders C:\Program Files and C:\Program Files (x86). It doesn't seem possible by default: The error message I get when clicking on ...
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Tool to remove windows system, and other program files from old backups

I had a habit of copying everything when I backup my old computers in the past, system files and all. The whole volume. I recently purchased a new hard drive (my 4th 500 GB drive). Now all 4 of them ...
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Best tools and strategies for backing up 5+ TB of data? [closed]

I currently run a single Windows machine with 5+ TB of home media (photos, videos, etc.), and it is quickly growing in size. What I'm worried about is possible drive failures in the upcoming years. I ...
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Windows losing cloud backup sync symbols on Files & Folders when multiple folders are in the same directory?

I seem to be losing my sync symbols (green ticks) when I install multiple cloud backup sync programs for example: Dropbox, Copy, MEGA, SugarSync, Box... etc As you can see from the screenshot below, ...
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Backup auto awesomed photos and videos from Google Plus/Google Photos?

I have set my Android phone to automatically upload my images to Google Photo and Dropbox for backup. In addition I routinely (once a week or so) copy all the images to my computer. I use my local ...
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Given that tar ignored my 2 sockets, how do I backup and then restore my login folder?

I did a network backup of my login area in preparation for reformatting the volume in which it resides to make it bootable on my old Power Mac G5 running the very latest release of Leopard. Though ...
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Has Dropbox an upload limit? Upload slows down after lots of data has been transferred [closed]

Are there any limitations when uploading data via the Dropbox client? I'm backing up my RAW-files when travelling and after having uploaded 20 GB at around 1 MB/s the speed has dropped to around 10 ...
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Mirroring In External Hard Drive

I've recently bought a Seagate Expansion external hard drive (STBV2000200). Searched the Internet but it's still unclear to me how it actually works. Does it have two internal 1TB drives ? ...
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Remove Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit backup file

I upgraded from Vista Home to Windows 7 Ultimate. There is a backup file left on partition 1 which is occupying too much space. Can I manually remove a backup file without using backup/remove?
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True Image scheduling settings

I want a backup to run once a week. I want the scheme to be incremental so that only changes made since the last incremental back up or full backup will be saved. I need help with the settings for ...
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Can I create a self healing file or archive

Earlier I backuped data to CD disks which get unusable after some years as CD get damaged (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_corruption). So I made 2 or more copy of that data file so that even if ...
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p2p folder synchronization + encryption

I'm trying to implement a cheap backup system using my computer and my friend's computer. The idea is using each other hdd to store a copy of our files through Internet. Bittorrent Sync would be ...
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7-zip backup folders, exclude some of folders but keep excluded folder's name

By using 7-zip in Linux I need to save zip file to absolute path: /var/www/vhosts/mysite.com/httpdocs/app/webroot/myfiles.7z backup all files and subfolders inside this: ...
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Backup Folder with files but leave behind empty files/folders

I see this asked in linux and ubuntu forums/sites but could never find one for xcopy or Windows x86/64 platform (or an application) I wish to back-up a folder to another drive, but I would like to ...
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Desktop (3.5“) vs Portable (2.5”) external hard drives, which one is more reliable? [closed]

For someone who seeks an external hard drive as reliable as possible, where size is not an issue and cloud backup is not an option: would a desktop external hard drive be less fallible than a portable ...
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file copy from remote client to NAS

Is there an easy way to file-copy/backup (not a system image) all files of a remote system to a NAS, without having the users to stop working? I was thinking along the lines of Administrative Shares ...
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How to back up large amounts of data? [duplicate]

I have a lot of high res pictures, a lot meaning i have about at least 100gb/month that needs backing up. I wrote blu-rays until now when some of them started failing. I also need to have quick acces ...
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windows 7 sp1 recovery using a system image from an external drive

I had done a full backup ( system image included ) from old hard drive to Seagate 1TS backup plus. Bought new harddrive from Dell and installed it in My Dell Studio 1749 laptop. I had Used Windows 7 ...
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How to schedule a task to run every weekday except on the 1st day of the month

How to schedule a task to run every weekday except on the 1st day of the month? To avoid the XY problem: I'm building a backup system. I want to create monthly backups on the 1st of every month and ...
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How to take backup of all the data of all the apps

I have some apps that contain information like Account summary, TO-DO list, Notes, Password saver etc. Recently I lost my cellphone so I lost all my app data as well. I don't want to lose my app data. ...
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Need help choosing backup type and options - how do the different backup strategies apply to single file?

I want to backup my journal to my external hard drive. Because of the nature of journals, I see no reason to keep an old version. In Acronis True Image 2013 how do I set it up so it's backed up once a ...
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Bacula is backing up the same files every night

On my servers, I have a script that resets the owner/group of a large directory to a specific user and group every night. This is causing the stime (ls -l --time=status) to change, and thus bacula ...
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Automatically purge rotated backup without breaking rsync

How do I make sure locally deleted files have been rotated before deleting them on the server, whithout breaking incremental rsyncing? I usually rsync my files into /backup/active/ on my server, ...
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How “tar” command manages to “see” changed files between two incremental backups

How tar command checks whether a file is changed or not? How tar "knows" that this file is changed and it has to go in the next incremental backup? I have some assumptions: it may compare "mtime"; ...
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Automatic Media Server Mirror

I have a large (400GB) photo library and I've just built a media server (Win 2012) that I use for local redundant storage and to backup to a cloud (CrashPlan). Since work is primarily done on a PC ...
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WD My Passport Reformat

My WD has run out of space. I have deleted all the files on it, but doing this did not free up space; it is still at capacity. Thus, I was thinking reformatting the drive might purge all the old ...
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Backup encrypted dmg to dropbox, google drive, box etc

I use an encrypted dmg for my sensitive documents. I don't want to place this dmg in a google drive or dropbox folder because I'm terrified I'd open it on another computer and corrupt the dmg. I have ...
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Free file mirroring solution [closed]

I want to create a way of backing up a large number of files (about 1TB) across several distributed drives. I am probably going to have to roll my own, as I have not found any software that can do it ...
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backup / version control hybrid scheme

Any suggestions for how to implement something that's about halfway between version control and a backup system? Specifics: I've been playing around with git and mercurial, and discovering that ...
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clone bootcamp with windows 7 and install windows 8 then restore

I have mac mini (2012) in which i have installed mac os 10.8.2 and windows 7 using bootcamp. Now that i want to try windows 8 (as long as it can remain active). I decided to install windows 8 in same ...
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Poor-man's backup to multiple sources (DVD, hard-drive)

I'd like to organise my data backup, but it's hard to understand which software supports the case I want. I'd like plain static backup DVDs (for some static large files) and the system should catalog ...
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Using SVN as total backup solution for multiple OS sharing data disk

I just installed two Linux OS's on one laptop, dual-booting. I keep my important data on an EXT3 partition that I share between the OS's. I was using CrashPlan for automated backup, but I suspect it ...
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Opening a .qcow2 snapshot image with Windows 7 to access files within this image

My virtual private server operator provided me a snapshot image of my CentOS 6.5 machine in .qcow2 format. While I can boot from this snapshot with QEMU within my Windows 7 environment, all I need is ...
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Does the Windows-folder contain personal files?

I'm currently going through hard drives of my previous computers (Win 98 through Win 7). The goal is to identify personal files, communication, or programs to keep before I throw away the drives. ...
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My 4TB Seagate Backup plus works externally, not internally

I just recently purchased a a 4TB Backup Plus and installed about 1.5GB worth of data. I connected it using the USB 3.0 input on my motherboard.. Works fine. .. I then decided to use the bare drive ...