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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Successful data recovery but most files are corrupted

I used Recuva and EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard to see if there's any difference in the files they recover. Both software were able to recover files that I want however most of the files where no longer ...
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Backup from HD Image (Mac)

I am trying to recover a system from a dmg. I copied the dmg onto my Documents folder and select the correct drive as shown: I did this by 1. dragged and dropped `MacIntosh HD` onto the ...
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How can I burn a .mkv larger than 5GB on multiple DVD's without losing any quality?

How can I burn a .mkv larger than 5GB on multiple DVD's without losing any quality? I don't want to zip them and then unzip them when I want to play the video. I just want it to get split into parts ...
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Backup system image Windows 8.1 fails

I have read this topic: Windows 8.1 Insufficient storage available to create shadow copy And started an administrator prompt and: wbadmin start backup -backuptarget:e: -include:c: and got this ...
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Quick way to backup data from partition with cross-linked files

I've got a problem with one of my partitions (no system, only data). I can save files on it just fine, read them too. But any attempt to resize the partition using Paragon Partition Manager software ...
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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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Cobian Backup: Random, odd errors

I use Cobian Backup 11 (Gravity) to back up directories on my computer and one network file server, onto another network drive. Recently I've had too many times when I noticed the icon blinking to ...
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Sudden doubts about DVD+R reliability

We periodically write two copies of a DVD image. The images typically contain on the order of 5000 files, with relatively few files in each folder. We write two because these are backups of ongoing ...
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How to copy entire disk?

Let me be straight forward. I am accepting that - I have installed iDeneb to my personal pc at home.( Just because I want to perform R & D and many experiments with os, yes I also want to learn ...
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Backup folders, file conflicts

Planning folder backups (to augment current drive image backup). Looking at SyncBack. Looking at the situation when already file exists in the target. a) if files "the same", nothing done - good. b) ...
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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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RSnapshot corrupts the USB 3.0 drive on OpenBSD

Been tweaking and tweaking this setup but it is still not working the way it should... Here's what I have done/tried so far. I have an OpenBSD box running version 5.3. An external Lacie USB3.0 drive ...
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Adding parity to backup dvds

I am backing up about 1.8GB of pictures to a dvd, but because over half the disk is free, I would like to add parity of the free space so that data can be read even after some data corruption has ...
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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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Do I need to create my own key to have secure cloud backup with CrashPlan?

I am interested in backing up my personal computer and my web server with CrashPlan. As I understand it, CrashPlan supports 3 levels of data security: Encrypt files locally, using a key provided by ...
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Hard drive failed, suspected filesystem corruption, still cannot salvage any data from harddrive

Firstly, I am terribly sorry if this is a duplicate, but I couldn't find a similar issue to mine, so here goes. I have a 1TB hdd bought around 8 months ago used as backup hard drive. I have not used ...
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Archive directory system with compression for subdirectories - dar?

I have a large (~100GB uncompressed) collection of files that I want to store in < 2GB chunks for backup on a Windows Server based storage system. I'm running Ubuntu on my workstation. The data ...
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Linux backup server

I have a small server and want to create a safety backup to my home. How do I best achieve this? I read about rsync, however, as far as I understand it may make files in use be inconsistent. E.g. my ...
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Loosing random folders on my debians

I'm using updated Debian stable 6 and 7 on few VPS and also on 1 raspberry. The things it's easy, I'm loosing folders and stuff I've installed. For example Mongodb. I had to restart my VPS after ...
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How to backup old emails locally in Thunderbird and then remove them from IMAP server?

I am using Godaddy IMAP email with Thunderbird as my desktop client on Windows 7. The email service has unlimited mailbox size but the local Thunderbird is having troubles due to the large size of the ...
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File History - Unable to scan user libraries for changes and perform backup of modified files for configuration

When trying to run the File History tool in Windows 8 it runs for about 2 seconds then stops. No files are backed up to the selected drive. In the event viewer the only error that appears is: ...
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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 backup MySQL databases when the MySQL server is off?

My MySQL server does not start, as according to the guides I found over the internet, the best solution is to re-install MySQL server (with apt-get purge). However, this process will delete my ...
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WinImage unable to restore my SD card from an image file?

So I have an SD card which I backed up via WinImage (Disk > Create Virtual Hard Disk image from physical drive...) and when I try to restore it from the created .ima file (Disk > Restore Virtual Hard ...
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Backup tools free trial limitations

I would like to use a backup tool like Acronis or Crashplan in case I encounter a serious problem with my computer and I want to restore it like it is right now. They both have a free trial of 30 days ...
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What is fastest way to backup a disk image over LAN?

Sometimes I boot sysrescd or a similar live linux on a PC to backup the hardrive over local network to my server. I noticed many times, that the transfer speed is not optimal (slower than HDD and ...
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Windows 7 mountvol and task scheduler

In Windows 7, I have a Task-Scheduler job which run Backup4All, to do a backup of my data. It has provision to run a "pre"-backup batch file, and a "post"-backup batch file, which I have taken ...
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Shadow copy of flash drive in Windows

Hello everybody who has the same problem, trying to help or just reading! I'm trying to write a script for everyday backup of important info on my PC to NAS. Some of it is on the flash drive ...
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Automatically copy a folder when it gets updated

I am working on a project on my hard drive F, but my Dropbox-Folder is on my hard drive D. Now I want, that everytime I save something in the folder on hard drive F, that it get's automatically copied ...
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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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Bootable backup to use at another computer once a week

I want to create a bootable backup from my own computer, onto an external USB drive. This will be used to, say once a week, use the computers in my school - I will work there for about 3 hours. When I ...
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problems with restfs of fsarchiver: it gets stuck

I am having problems restoring my partition on a new SSD. The creation of the archive of my partition went pretty smooth, but I can not restore it. I do not get any error, but it basically gets ...
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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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How could I portably split large backup files over multiple discs?

Context: I make backups / archives, primarily of photos. I'm experimenting with Bup, which is designed for backup to hard disk. Basically it creates Git repos which include packfiles of up to 1GB. ...
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Rsync and Windows 7

Can someone give me any tips on setting up some sort of Rsync server/client on Windows 7 to run rsync between both my web hosting server, and a backup server that I have running Ubuntu? I've tried ...
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Hide vim’s backups with a dot in the begining of the backup file name

I have the following line on my ~/.vimrc set backup So, every time I edit a file foo with vim, a backup file foo~ is created. Then the output of ls is polluted. I want vim to make the backup’s ...
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Can I backup my IMAP Gmail account locally using only Alpine?

I recently discovered cli email clients and have fallen in love with their speed and simplicity. After playing around with mutt and alpine I decided I favor alpine. I am a Gmail IMAP user and have ...
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Virus forces system re-install. Can I save essential documents to transfer to clean operating system?

As the title indicates, I have some virus issues and have read on this site that the best course of action is to re-install my OS. I am an unsophisticated user and, as a result, have no backup of my ...
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What is the relationship between the Master Boot Record and the bootmgr and how do I backup both on a stick?

Yes, these are 2 questions: a. What is the precise nature of the relationship between the Master Boot Record and the bootmgr or BCD? is there some sort of hierarchy, dependency, interdependency, etc. ...
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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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After pressing Lenovo One-Key-Recovery button accidentally, there is no way back

my girlfriend has a Lenovo G500s and she pressed the one-key-recovery button accidentally (this has happenned already twice). Now there is no way of booting Windows 8.1 and only the OneKey Recovery ...
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Bare metal recovery from a file backup for windows

Given a file backup (using vss) of the system drive for windows, what additional information is required, to restore it to different hardware so windows will boot up from that? Will SysPrep alone do ...
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Backup certain folders to NAS with exFat

Hello everybody who has the same problem, trying to help or just reading! Recently I've bought one of IcyBox IB-NAS5520 NAS with 2 x 1TB drives in raid1. I've tryed to follow this idea: How to set ...
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automatic file encryption on NFS or RSYNC for remote incremental backup?

What solutions should I be looking at to allow an incremental backup via rsync over nfs4 to allow files to be encrypted on the backup host? I have zero control over the backup host's software so the ...
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Duplicated Junction Folder

Using Cobian Backup, I backed up my home folder and neglected to deselect "Include Junctions." I now have a recursive Application Data folder filling my entire backup drive: ...
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Cross Platform Encrypted File Server / NAS?

I have a desktop computer running Windows and two Mac laptops. The desktop computer has two internal hard drives, both NTFS and both encrypted with TrueCrypt (yes, I know TrueCrypt is supposedly not ...
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How to Replicate External Harddrive to Google Drive

I've recently had a scare (near failure) with an external harddrive which I store all my data on. Although I do backup to another external harddrive, I would like to backup to Google Drive. I don't ...
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Command line cp or rsync to crawl drive seeking only specific file types and put them somewhere?

Is it possible only using the command line to use something like the cp or rsync command to crawl a hard-drive seeking only image/video files? And maybe in the process of copying them over to another ...
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Restoring Windows 8 to factory state, without deleting secondary partition

Hi ya'll. I have a 3-months old Dell laptop, which I need to do a factory reset for, using the recovery partition. Since I don't have an external hdd available, in order to backup everything I needed ...
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Best way to backup a Windows 2000 system?

I need to create a bare-metal exact copy of a Windows 2000 system. I just want to duplicate the system disk to another disk and put it on a shelf in case of emergency. Unfortunately, the current ...