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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Make backups every N minute via Windows backup tool

Trying to make a backup of a certain folder with high frequency but the minimal option is day. Is this possible? I tried also cmd tool wbadmin but partial backups are not supported in it.
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How do I collapse a machine's Time Machine snapshots to just the final one?

I want to drop all but the latest snapshot from several retired machines' Time Machine store. The computers are no longer in active use, so being able to go back in time a few months ago from their ...
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Can't seem to copy to network share in CMD

I'm trying to write a simple script to back up specific files and directories, however it seems to fail when copying to the network drive. I've seen other similar issues advising to map the drive ...
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Why doesn't my Windows 7 task show up in Task Scheduler?

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit: I added new task, to run .bat every night, by doing steps below. But new task doesn't show up in Task Scheduler's Task Status or Active Tasks. I tried adding it again, but it ...
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Removing or overriding Windows 7 system image in windows 8

Before upgrading my PC to Windows 8.1, I did a standard Windows 7 backup to a 1TB hard drive. Now that I am in Windows 8.1, I would like to create a new System Image Backup, however I don't think the ...
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Windows Back Up thinks drive is disconnected

My netbook runs Windows 7 Starter. I have successfully backed this up in the past. I may have upgraded the external drive I used for backups subsequent to this. Now when I go to Control ...
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Duplicate last full backup from Areca

Using Areca Backup, I create full and incremental backups to a secondary drive during the week. I want to replicate the latest full backup or full + incremental to an external hard drive, which is not ...
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SQLServer Maintenance Plan Cleanup misses files by minutes [migrated]

I have a set of maintenance plans in place that perform a full backup weekly, and once complete, delete any .bak's that are a week old. This is important, because the DBs are very large and disk space ...
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How do I back up images with limited disk space?

I'm in a scenario where I have one 500GB hard drive and about 400GB of images I want to tar. I obviously won't have enough disk space, but I don't mind getting rid of the images as they are added to ...
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Windows xp/ Windows 7 copy command behavior

We have a folder to which a lot of people copy files. Instead of over writing the existing file on the folder, I would like to rename the original file first, and then copy the new file. Example: ...
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dd fails in postgres backup from one server to another

I've got a server which is running out of space. Unfortunately it doesn't even have enough space anymore to backup a postgres database I've got running on it. So I now want to backup the running ...
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Why is this drive's partition table messed up?

My old Compaq Presario C700 notebook is dying and I wanted to backup its data. I can boot it and copy the data right from it—with the problem of it shutting down every 2-3 minutes—or I can just take ...
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Create VPS Image To Save Setup Time

I am facing some issues and wondering if some one could help me out :) i have few VPS (Virtual Private Server) and/or Dedicated server that i pay monthly. Current Way of Works: First time i have ...
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Restoring a website from a tar.gz file

I have a backup of a website that I created using the tar command below: tar -cvpzf backup.tar.gz /var/www/vhosts/example.com/httpdocs I see that in the archive file, it has saved the entire path ...
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How to backup email in Thunderbird using IMAP and not deleting them on server?

I would like to backup my emails from an IMAP server. One solution I found is to use Thunderbird' Archive option. However, in order to keep email on server, I have to undelete them all after ...
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Create clean computer infrastructure [closed]

I'm building my girlfriend a new computer, and I want to build it in such a way that if anything goes wrong, as little as possible is lost. This is a less of a component selection question, and more ...
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Time Machine backup to Google Drive folder? [closed]

My university uses Google Apps. With Google recently unveiling higher education customers will receive unlimited drive space, I want to take advantage of this to automatically backup my Mac. The ...
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What is the recommended mininum “backup” for a new Toshiba Windows 8.1 laptop with no backup media? [closed]

I've got a new Windows 8.1 Toshiba laptop for one of my daughters. I'm trying to decide what the minimum backup I need to do is considering that it has not Windows CD or Windows CD Key. I don't care ...
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What is the most common archive file format to have mountable, readable/searchable archives?

I make periodic backups of my data, resulting in large chunks of files. Currently I copy them into different directories on a share on a NAS (plus an external HDD), indicating the date in the ...
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Why does rsnapshot's sync/sync_first command backup ALL my files everytime?

I'm trying to get rsnapshot working for remote backups (via ssh). I have a working configuration and I can perform all my backups. In my conf I have enabled sync_first=1. As I understand it, this ...
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How to overwrite website files with minimal downtime [closed]

I have a web server running on AWS, and I have spun up a beta instance so I can do some cleanup without affecting the live website. Now I have tested and know it works fine, it is time to replace the ...
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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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How to create password for WD MyPassport if drive doesn't show up in WD Smartware Settings tab?

Is it possible to set a password for Western Digital Smartware backups on a WD My Passport Ultra once the backup function has already been used? When I go to the Settings tab, it only shows my ...
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Is it possible to transfer a file in separate bursts?

I have a USB device, a Kindle, that is suffering a disabling bug. It can be fixed with a firmware update. Unfortunately, one of the symptoms of this bug is that the device can only be mounted for 15 ...
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How to combine two partitions in Windows 7?

I have a laptop with a 500 GB hard drive, running Windows 7 64-bit. The hard drive is partitioned as follows: C - 58 GB D - 136 GB E - 136 GB F - 133 GB. C is my primary partition, where I've ...
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disk to disk clone in Clonezilla, how to use a part of the backup drive as a disk?

I want to do a disk to disk clone in Clonezilla. I have an external hard drive but I don't want to delete all of it's contents. Is it possible to do a disk to disk clone and choose to backup to a ...
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Can you use other applications while making a backup with Windows 7 Complete PC Backup?

Thanks. . . So I am just using the resident Windows 7 native backup. It seems that the general consensus is. . .Yes, I can use the computer freely. . .go on the internet. . .use programs etc? No ...
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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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Can i make a mapped network share appear as a local drive?

I'm using a cloud backup service that only permits internal drives to be backed up. The thing is, I share all my backup-relevant stuff on a NAS. Is there anyway to fool Windows 7, or at least any ...
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Move existing Windows 7 installation to new computer?

I have a Windows 7 64-bit installation on my current PC, and I want to move it to a new PC .. I do NOT have a problem with licensing, as the new system already has its own new Windows 7 license, which ...
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How can I make hourly backups from my Synology NAS to my LaCie NAS?

I have a Synology DiskStation DS215j and a LaCie Network Space 2. The LaCie has firmware >2.2.3, which allows it to function as an rsync server. Of course, normal network shares are also available. ...
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How to use OneDrive for backup

I have a collection of folders that I want to be backed up to OneDrive. As files in these folders change - I want the new files to be uploaded/synced to OneDrive. As the size of these folders is ...
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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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Crashplan won't back up or restore from external hd. How can I get my data?

I set Crashplan to back up my data to my external hard-drive, which was listed as G:/ at the time. Unfortunately, the computer would assign that letter to whatever drive was connected first on any ...
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Does Linux offer “system protection” as available in Windows 7? [closed]

Windows 7 offers "System Protection" as found in the Control Panel applet System, then System Protection. System Protection will use whatever percentage of disk space is made available to it to keep ...
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Setting up a distributed share and backup group [closed]

I want to set up a network with some friends and am wondering what tools are available. Specifications Ideally, we have some 3-7 computers, potentially but not necessarily including a NAS and/or a ...
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Backing Up User home Folders in an Active Directory [migrated]

Our Domain is currently Set up with a Server 2012 domain controller. We have Home profiles enabled, which is annoying because it grants the User and only the user access to their files. We need to ...
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can we use unix hardlinks on a mounted windows share?

ln command can create hard links on the mounted windows share, but cp -al fails. Is this expected behaviour? I'm trying to save disk space by creating copy on write style backups using cowdancer, ...
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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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How to use Google Drive with data stored on a NAS (network drive)?

I have used Google Drive for backups for a while now (yes...I do encrypt certain files locally). I was in the situation where I had plenty of local storage and just moved my Google Drive directory ...
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How to identify the database and took backup from another server?

Please guide me in this situation. I have two domains domain1 and domain2, both domain are registered from the different provider but hosted on the same server (server1). My question is that if I ...
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How do I rip a backup of an HD-DVD? (yes, the old format that was killed by Blu-ray)

I have some old HD-DVDs lying around. I'd like to put them on my computer as a digital file. I'm familiar with Handbrake, and the process of ripping DVDs. But not HD-DVDs. I'm using the Xbox 360 ...
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backup a dual boot system with clonezilla, one image? clone?

I´m running a dual boot system with windows 8.1 and ubuntu. Both systems is on the same hardrive but of course at different partitions. I am happy with my system and want to backup the entire system. ...
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Clone entire disk to image using clonezilla and keep bootloader(s)

I have hardware issues with my notebook, so I'm sending it in tomorrow and need to backup the disk. Because I have multiple OSes installed it would be very important for me to preserve the bootloaders ...
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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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Why does file copying pause when user profile is “locked” on OSX ? (Mavericks)

I left my MacBook Pro backing up to an external drive using SuperDuper only to wake up and find that the progress was where I had left it. I had used my hot-corners that put my display to sleep also ...
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Windows 7 backup to 3TB Seagate external drive got 0x8078002A error

I'm using the Windows 7 backup and restore utility to create a system image and personal file backup to an external Seagate GoFlex 3TB disk. I got the following error: One of the backup files could ...
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How do I set up a WD MyBook 1TB disk as a USB drive on Debian Linux “Lenny”?

I have a WD MyBook 1TB drive that I would like to use for full cron backups (TAR?) on a Debian Linux ("Lenny") server. Is this possible? I don't care about losing the MyBook software if a reformat ...
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How to restore a DriveImage Backup to a GPT-based system drive

I just bought a new laptop and was trying different things on it. I backed up my system partition with DriveImage XML and made a clean install of Windows to test something new. Later, when I tried to ...
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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 ...