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 to backup Lenovo Password Manager?

I just configured some Tasks to backup my Notebook daylie. Now I'd like to include my Lenovo Password Manager. I took a look into the Help but I couldn't find anything besides exporting my data. I ...
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two external hard drives simultaniously

I have two external western digital usb3 hard drives connected simultaniously to my windows 7 system. I can use them just normally in windows explorer and all is fine. However I want to use one of ...
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Disconnected nfs share causing high io wait load

I synchronize some folders and do backups via attic every night to an nfs share, that is at a different site. For this, I have a script that first establishes an openvpn connection to that site and ...
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Create Windows 7 System Image from command line?

Does anyone know the tool and the exact command that Windows 7 uses to create a system image when using the "Back up your files" -> "Create a system image" option? I would like to add this task to a ...
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Archive directory structure without file contents

I would like to create an archive capturing the entire structure of a directory, including subdirectories and files. Preferably preserving file attributes such as modification time. The archive ...
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Recover data from Lenovo onekey backup file

I had a Lenovo G500 Laptop, I made a backup on a usb drive just some day before the laptop has crashed. I sent it in for warranty repair, but they refound me because it was not reparable. Now I have ...
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Why does duplicity require the GnuPG passphrase when rotating backups?

I am using duplicity 0.7.05 to periodically backup a directory that resides on a Linux system, using a GnuPG key pair with an encrypted private key. Since the public key is not encrypted, the ...
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Remote backups via sneakernet

I have a NAS drive with two internal HDs set up in RAID 0 (seen as one complete drive) and two separate external HDs as backups. I plan to keep the backups off site. This means intermittently I want ...
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Did I lose my GPG data?

I copied my GPG data from another computer by just copying ~/.gnupg/* to an external drive. I can't quite figure out where this leaves me. I'd read that this works, but can't figure out how to get it ...
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How to back up outlook local email files to cloud?

How to backup local outlook email files to cloud? My system set up is win 7, outlook 2010. The file needed to be backed up is a pst file, which is the standard email file format for outlook. Right ...
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What GnuPG files need backing up?

Which GnuPG files (the ones typically under ~/.gnupg/) do I need? I have a script for backing up "private information" that tars it all up and password protects it using openssl with AES256. Is this ...
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Rsync with SSH prompting for remote password

I have followed the following guide to setup Rsync with SSH between my local machine and a remote server: I performed the below as root: rsync -avz -e ssh /home/user/dir root@192.168.200.10::Backup/...
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Does CPANEL offer a schedule backups for Files and Databases content?

I would like to know if it is possible to use cPanel to set up automatic scheduled backup for all my content and configuration of my cPanel account, basically I need to backup files and DataBases (I ...
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Backup Exec - 'Please Insert Overwriteable Media'

Now this may sound like a simple problem but I have been wrestling it for the last few weeks now. Other than our main problem here, which is 'still using tape backups in 2015', I've been struggling to ...
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Leaving company how best to remove outlook mailbox

I am using Outlook 2010, using Office 365 as the back-end. At the end of the week I am leaving the company and I want to clean my mailbox. My email is replicated to my own personal laptop. If I use ...
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Can I have multiple backups in Windows 10?

I have File History set up to backup to a network drive. However, I would also like to do periodical backups to an external USB drive, possibly with a different set of files. Does Windows 10 support ...
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Restrict rsync operations to a subset of files

I have 2 directories that timestamped files are written to. At the end of the day, I would like to synchronize the directories so that they look exactly the same. I have something like this: dir1/ &...
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Windows default drive letter for USB PORT?

We have a backup system that involves copying backups onto a USB drive. When the USB drive gets full we store it off-site and swap it for a new one. At the moment every time we have a new USB drive I ...
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Saving chrome address bar autocompletes

I am switching laptops soon and would like to backup my address bar's suggestions for websites. As in the autocomplete suggestions. Is this possible?
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Restore Windows From Data Backup?

So I managed to break my partition table, but I was able to recover my entire C: drive and copy every file and folder to an external drive. My question now becomes, is there anyway to, when I ...
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Backup external harddrive online

My neighbor was asking me for help with her backups. After a few back and forths, this is what I know. She doesn't have a home computer. She does have a laptop from her school (she's a teacher) ...
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Properly Restore Data Backup from Windows 7 in Linux (Mint)

I recently installed Linux Mint on my computer, dual booting with Windows 7. However, in the process I managed to corrupt my hard drive (trying to convert a "dynamic" Windows disk back to a "basic" ...
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Unlocking backup

I recently purchased a Seagate Backup Plus for Mac for use with my iMac desktop. I notice that sometimes when I start up my computer, I get a message box from Seagate asking me to enter my backup ...
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Windows 10-Windows 8.1 cant restore from backup

I had Windows 10 and decided to downgrade. I backed up my files to an external harddrive, which created a file names 'MediaID.bin' and a folder called 'DESKTOP-78NJS63'. Inside it has back up zips ...
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How to tell when a mirrored disk is bad in Windows

When a disk is mirrored in windows you see it represented as one volume in windows explorer. From my understanding, if one disk errors on read or write then windows will fall back to the other disk. ...
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Creating Symlinks from a iSCSI-Volume to a Fileserver

my fileserver is near capacity limit (using Windows 2012) und full of files, that hasn't been used for years, but still need to be kept for researches in the future. Furthermore the unused and ...
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Windows 7 backup files to Dropbox

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate and it has the option to keep my backup files to the network. But I can't understand what I should write on network location box. I want to use my Dropbox for backup. So ...
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How do I setup WD My Cloud Backup via my Verizon Air Card?

I had originally set up the WD My Cloud on with an Ethernet connection 3 years ago. We have now moved to a remote location, and I only have our wireless hot spots on our phones, and my Verizon ...
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What is it like when an SSD gets old or near death?

When a hard disk is aged and near death, I've experienced unusual noises or intermittent operating system booting or utter failure to boot. In my experience when a hard disk is having problems death ...
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Hard Links in Windows - risk of file-loss?

I am now creating hard links to remove duplicate space usage in backup data. This is within single NTFS partitions. I am afraid of data-loss - losing a file completely if one link reference is broken,...
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How to replace OS drive with an SSD on a laptop [duplicate]

I have an laptop that is ~ 4 years old. It has 2 hard drives - one is used for the OS and the other for data. I'd like to upgrade the OS drive with an SSD to make it run faster, but i was wondering ...
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Duplicity restore failing: No secret key

I'm setting up a backup from a local machine to a remote server. I generated gpg keys on the local machine and ran a test backup with: PASSPHRASE="MyGPGPassphrase" duplicity --encrypt-key KeyID ...
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Android .backup file

I managed tocreate backup from my andoid phone using system recovery mode just b before it died. Now im left with file named userdata_20130101_000010.backup. Is there any way i can extract files from ...
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Restoring 64GB iPhone 6 from iTunes Backup - low disk space

I need help restoring my iPhone. My computer is saying its disk space is too low, even though there is more than enough gigs space on my computer than the actual backup file size, which is 6GB. So, I ...
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Can I create an image of the system repair disk in Windows 7

I am running windows 7 in my desktop pc but unfortunately my DVD writer has stopped working. So my question is : can I somehow create an image of the system restore disk so that I will be able to burn ...
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pgpass not executing when creating backup

I have a backup1.sh file in home/my_dictonary/backup1.sh which creates a backup of my database #!/bin/sh tar -czf /home/ruud/backup1.tgz /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/openerp pg_dump -U dbadmin ...
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I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, but I don't want my Windows 7 backup deleted in a month

So I upgraded to Windows 10 from my Windows 7 PC, but I want to keep my Windows 7 OS to downgrade from Windows 10 if they start doing stupid things with it, like having DLC etc. But, I have an SSD as ...
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Synthesizing progress function with tar script

I use this tar script to backup my files: #!/bin/bash cd /mnt/backupdisk tar -cvpzf "$(date +%m%d%Y).tar.gz" --exclude="~/Documents/Excluded" --exclude-caches-all /home I want to add a progress ...
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pgpass does not execute

So i have a backup1.sh script in /home/user/ #!/bin/sh tar -czf /home/ruud/backup1.tgz /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/openerp pg_dump -U dbadmin -h 127.0.0.1 123telcom -f /home/ruud/dbbackup.sql ...
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How to Tar/GZip just the files folders in the data directory?

I have a bunch of folders and files in /usr/local/bin/data that I want to tar.gz. I have a bash script that sets the source folder to backup src='/usr/local/bin/data/* When I open up the .tar.gz ...
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Using dd to backup disk to same disk

I've tried using dd to back up my computer's hard drive, but I met with some rather confusing results. I've seen on multiple sources (e.g.: http://www.backuphowto.info/linux-backup-hard-disk-clone-dd,...
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To backup Chromebook and its memory cards?

I would like to backup my Chromebook. This backup includes also the connected memory card. However, I could not CTRL-c and CTRL-v those files from the memory card to my external drive. Chromebook ...
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How to backup 8.1 laptop drive for disaster recovery purposes?

I'm taking a college course and the first assignment was a Business Impact Analysis of what would happen if my laptop was stolen. By the end of it I had a chart spanning several pages full of lost ...
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Merging multiple file copy backups

I have a series of backups (manually made) that contain duplicate information, is there any program/script/command to iterate through the directory structure identify duplicate files via MD5 hashes ...
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how to boot windows image backup?

The Windows boot loader is able to boot Windows from a full Image backup. I read that years ago, and about one year ago I even testet that myself, so I know it's true. Now that I really need to boot ...
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Can a system image disk be also used as a bootable system restore disk in windows 7?

As the title says, can I use a system image disk as also a bootable system restore disk in Win 7 (I am using the built in utility in Win 7 to create the system image disk) ? And even if I use a ...
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phpMyAdmin Quick database export: is it OK to use it for WordPress database backup?

Can somebody confirm/clarify whether using phpMyAdmin Quick database export option is sufficient for backing up WordPress database? Or there is something specific to WordPress database backup that ...
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Is data on harddisk periodically re-written for data consistency? [duplicate]

There is one question which is bothering me alot: It is said that data can only be held on magnetic disks for about 5 years. After that, it could get lost because the magnetic force on the disk gets "...
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Should I backup to optical disc and why? [duplicate]

I am considering including duplicating to bluray once or twice a year into my backup strategy and would appreciate input on pros and cons. Advantages I assume: immune to EMP/electric surge ...
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File History - Invalid Credentials

I'm currently working at backing up files in a business, the general concept is to take all the files in the documents folder and use file history to back them up to a makeshift Windows 8 server which ...