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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Batch/Powershell - Empty directory - mkdir with todays date - backup folders

I'm trying to make a batch or a powershell script that: First: Empties the folder C:\backup\ Second: Creates a new folder with todays date withinin c:\backup\ Third: Copies 2 folders c:\123 and ...
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Does Windows 7 Home Premium support backing up to a network share

Windows Vista Home Premium supports automated back ups to a network share, so I would assume the Windows 7 Home Premium would also have this feature. However, several pages on the Microsoft site make ...
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Use dd to backup device over the network

I have a Raspberry Pi connected to the network along with a USB stick. Is it possible to use the dd command on my Raspberry Pi and automatically upload the iso to my Mac? What I mean is on my pi ...
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Robocopy copying files from source to destination in backup mode and with file security permissions intact

I need to utilize robocopy to mirror files and folders from one shared location to another shared location, in restartable backup mode with security permissions. My current command is: robocopy ...
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What medium should be used for long term, high volume, data storage (archival)?

This question was inspired by http://superuser.com/questions/374386/how-to-store-and-preserve-lots-of-data. There have been other similar questions, but none with the same criteria. This is two ...
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I need portable backup system [on hold]

I need some backup system that will snapshot my stuff to a dedicated external drive, that will work with both OSX and Linux (Windows support nice but not essential). Where should I look?
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USB 3.0 Trouble

I am using a WD Elements Portable 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" disk bought in May 2014 to backup data of my desktop machine. rsync runs smoothly without any error messages. However upon restoring data from the ...
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Restore Outlook 2013 Emails That Weren't Synced?

Recently migrated from a webhost email account to Rackspace. The company owner's email account was apparently not syncing this whole time, nor were the files local (somehow.) All changes he's made to ...
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Restore laptop to it's original OS with all data and settings kept

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad L412 which currently has an unactivated version of Windows 7 Enterprise installed. When this laptop was bought, it had an activated version of Windows 7 Professional on it, ...
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rsync doesn't copy file with different attributes but same modification time

I am using rsync to take a backup. This is my command line: sudo rsync -avuh --delete --stats --log-file=$LOGFILE --exclude-from $EXCLUDE $SOURCE $DEST This works for the most part. However, today, ...
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How to properly extract the content of multisession CD/DVDs?

When I was 11 years old or so, I made copies of my Web 0.9 websites onto CDs among other original content. Now I'm 25 years old, I had forgotten about the CDs and the content still has sentimental ...
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Issue with backing up and restoring XAMPP due to unknown software version

I had a ton of permission errors with my XAMPP installation, so I decided to uninstall and start over to avoid hassles with figuring out the correct permissions. I used the XAMPP backup and restore ...
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Getting started on a multi-purpose home server that i can also access via the internet: Media Streaming, Game Server, File storage/Backup

Before i start i want to say that i DID search for this topic. None of the results seem to answer my questions about multiple purpose home server. Hello All! I want to build a home server for the ...
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Creating disk snapshots in Windows 7

Does anyone know of a command or tool to create disk snapshots on Windows 7 (client SKU)? I see vssadmin.exe has a "create shadow" option, but that's available only on server SKUs: ...
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eCryptFS: How to mount a backup of an encrypted home dir?

I use eCryptFS to encrypt the home directory of my laptop. My backup script copies the encrypted files to a server (together with everything else in (home/.ecryptfs). How can I mount the encrypted ...
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Best way to automate the copy of two large files?

There are two large (5 GB each) DBF files that need to be backed up before a process is run via MS Access. This is in case something gets corrupted. Right now I am doing two filecopy() commands ...
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Configuration mail client software [closed]

In my company are 6 PC's and on each PC work 6 people. They share 1 email account and they use mail client software on each PC. How to setup client on 7th PC (for example on Windows server), that all ...
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How to backup chrome session manager extension on linux and windows?

I've found google chrome's profile in the file directory's of both linux and windows, but I can't find session manager amongst the extensions (and have my doubts that loading up the profile will work ...
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How to show differences between two duplicity backups?

I want to be able to see the differences between two duplicity backups. I know there is the command verify but it only lists files which differ from the latest backup. If I try list-current-files with ...
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Permission problems with rsync

I wanna do daily ssh synchronization of some of my local machines files with my server. I want to do this via rsync, since it sounds the most promising tool for this task to me. Sadly I get the ...
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Mac OS X backup to NAS Server - Time Machine or other

I just bought Synology DiskStation and I want to backup my files. I was thinking about Time Machine and I started to make this happen but I found out that Time Machine backup whole Mac and not just ...
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Time Machine permission errors

I back up fairly regularly with Time Machine. Recently, my hard drive crashed and now I wish to put my old contents onto /temp. I am unable to do it in the laptop, as when I open the 'documents' ...
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Automating a folder backup task (zip, move, then rename according to naming convention)

I am attempting to automate the backup of a folder on a Windows 2003 R2 server (currently a manual process). There are three components to this task: 1) Generate a zip file of the following folder ...
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Why is Crashplan so slow to upload my computer's files?

I just installed Crashplan on my MBP running OS X Lion. Crashplan is extremely slow in uploading all my files. Sitting overnight, it only has backed up about 4GB out of 450GB. Crashplan itself shows ...
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Windows 8 - What all and how should I backup?

So last month my HD crashed and I lost almost everything I had. Now, I keep regular backups. I store everything on the cloud. For my HD backup, I use an external hard drive and create a system image ...
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Data retention on storage devices?

Is there any official table out there that shows how many years can a storage device retain data before it becomes unreadable? Storage devices: USB memory sticks, classic hard drives, SSDs, optical ...
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How can I compare my backup catalog in VVV app with existing volumes?

I've installed the Linux version of Virutal Volumes View (VVV app) to catalog my 207 DVD and CD backups. (Well, actually, I've just cataloged about 75 so far). I like VVV's simple solution with CLI ...
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Setting up Windows Server 2012 with a NAS

Looking to set up a Synology DS412+ NAS on a Windows 2012 Server for backups and extra storage. How do you make the NAS viewable on the network? I have been trying for 3 days with no luck. I can FTP ...
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Database backup bash working via ssh but not in cronjob

I've put together a script to backup my database on a shared host. The script is as follows: mysqldump --databases [db1] [db2] | openssl aes-256-cbc -a -salt -pass ...
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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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How to fix corrupted NTFS

I was trying to backup my linux box (ext4) into an external NTFS HDD using rsync I got some failure errors and then I deleted the backup on External HDD using "rm -r" & "rm -rf" which was not able ...
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NBF image in VirtualBox

I have a .nbf disk image created by acer backup manager of a windows laptop. How can I boot this system from a linux host system with virtualbox?
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Backup Openfire and restore it to another machine

I am using Openfire as collaboration software in windows server 2008 R2 Domain. Today I am planning to install Elastix 2.3 on my Hyper-V server for VoIP implementation that Elastix has built-in ...
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How to backup Avira virus definitions?

Where are the Avira antivirus virus definitions stored? Is it possible to take a backup? Because if it is possible I won't need to download again on next installation(in case of system format). ...
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Duplicity restore with ftplicity fails because of different volume gpg key

I'm trying restore my backup made on remote ftp server but i have problem because backup was made with different gpg key and then incremental backups was made with second gpg key. I get ...
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Container with in-built compression, which automatically adjust its size

I try to find an efficient way of rsyncing contents of an ext4 file system as a part of a regular backup, yet I consider a decent compression and a minimal required space. I can just use plain rsync ...
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NAS Backup Drive Virus Isolation

I have a small NAS that currently has several network shares that get backed up. I also have another share that is of the USB external HDD I have plugged in to the NAS. I want to know if I run regular ...
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How do I mount an NTFS image created by GNU NTFSclone on Windows?

How do I mount an NTFS image created by GNU NTFSclone on Windows? Neither the gnuwin32 version of NTFSclone nor Cygwin’s mount seem to be capable.
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How to configure rsync to backup a windows XP partition while running linux

I have a dual boot configuration with an XP partition and a Linux partition. The linux partition is my primary one and the XP one is just for gaming/running Windows-only software that's pretty much ...
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Is there any way to tell a if backup is complete?

I lost a disk. It's clicking, which seems to be something almost everyone agrees is not very fixable. I have backups. Problem is, I look at the backups and the first thing I think is "Is that all I ...
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Update a bootable OS X drive clone with rsync?

The question: is it possible to keep a boot-able backup drive clone of OS X updated with rsync? If rsync is not a viable option are there alternatives? The Setup: My situation is as shown above. ...
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Best media for long-term backup without access : USB key vs DVD vs SD card vs HDD vs SSD vs …? [closed]

Consider that one want to keep a backup of some data by placing a media in a secret place (under earth, in a rock, in a wall...). What would be the best media with the best long term data stability ...
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Migrating Windows Backup to another backup tool

For about two years to date, I have been "piloting" monthly incremental backups with Windows Backup. Today, though, my pilot has come to a close as my home server has been drained completely of disk ...
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How to restore Acronis True Image 2014 backup to another HDD

In earlier versions of Acronis True Image, there was a function in "Restore" section: Select .TIB file to restore and select destination device/partition. But I can't figure out how to restore (for ...
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Are periodic full backups really necessary on an incremental backup setup?

I intend to use an old computer I have as a remote backup server for myself and a few other people. We are all geographically separated, and the plan is to do incremental daily backups using rsync and ...
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Time Machine on Ubuntu Server via SSH tunnel - backup fails

I have an afpd up on my Ubuntu server. Everythings works fine in LAN. If I want to make a backup for a user via ssh tunnelling it fails, although it works in lan. The tunnelling works fine. When the ...
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Backing up multiple hard drives simultaneously

Is there a good way to use one machine to backup multiple hard drives (taken out of other computers) at the same time? Either through eSATA or USB3.0 docking stations or direct cabling to a board. 2-4 ...
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What program syncs folders on Mac OS X like SyncToy does for Windows? [closed]

I'm looking for a program to sync folders between two Macs. I want to use a GUI and selectively sync. On windows there was SyncToy, which allowed you to set two paths, then preview what the sync would ...
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Uploading large folders to Dropbox from external hard drive

I've got a puzzling dilemma that I've been trying to solve for weeks. I want to backup about 500 GBs from an external hard drive to my Dropbox Pro account. My computer's hard drive is nowhere near ...
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Good block size for disk cloning with diskdump (dd)

I use dd in its simplest form to clone a hard drive dd if=INPUT of=OUTPUT However, I read in the manpage that dd knows a blocksize parameter. I was wondering whether there is an optimal value for ...