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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Running programs from external hard drive

I have a three year old Samsung laptop that has “Instant On” feature. It was terrifically fast when new but now its as just as slow as my old desktop. I’d like to reformat my computer so that I could ...
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When a USB is plugged in, automatically backup files to USB on a mac

I have a USB with the name Backup USB, when I plug it in, it should copy over the entire directory (and recursive directories) ~/Documents/uni/ to the USB. I understand I could use Dropbox, Google ...
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Indexed and seekable tar files

When backing up large amounts of files, I've been taring them so that I only need to move one file around. But listing the content of tar files and extracting specific files out of them is really ...
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Google Drive - large frequently modified files

I'm currently exploring the possibility of using Google Drive to automate backup of local files as I am already a paying customer with lots of free storage. I'm currently using Google Apps Email and ...
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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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Script stops when user is changed

I am trying to create a script that logs as a different user to create a database backup. So far I have encountered a few problems, such as having to input sudo password, or not being able to bypass ...
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Are Blu-Ray recordable disks reliable and cost-effective for backups and data storage?

I'm considering moving from DVD-Rs to Blu-Ray Recordable disks to backup my data. I don't have any experience with BD-Rs as of yet, though, and I wonder if it's worth it or I should wait another year ...
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CentOS6 Backup fails; “permission denied”

I am currently trying to do a backup of a server and am getting an error message when running my script. The script runs correctly on certain directories, but for the directory I am attempting to use ...
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Stylish: How to backup styles in Chrome

Stylish is the Chrome (and Firefox) extension. I would like to export all the styles I have installed (and modified some) and import them into Stylish in Chrome on another computer. Is there a way ...
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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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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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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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Exchange Email Sync To Another Email Address

I would like to backup all my email from and to a specific exchange 2010 email address. Ideally I would like to have them sync to a gmail account. Is there anyway to do this without adding a rule to ...
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Possible problems when using OneDrive as backup [on hold]

I’m going to use the automatic sync functionality of OneDrive, which is built-in into Windows 8.1, to implement a backup solution for my work files stored locally. In my understanding, ‘backup’ means ...
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Mirror / backup laptop btrfs drive to sometimes connected external USB disk

I have a laptop with an internal drive using Btrfs. There are several subvolumes and snapshots on here. I want a copy of this drive to be made periodically to an external USB disk of approximately the ...
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Can you store CDs/DVDs in a fireproof safe?

I have a normal WalMart-style fireproof safe that I use to store important documents. I've also been using it to store backup DVDs, each in its own slim case. This takes up a bit of space though, so I ...
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Seagate Backup Plus Slim appears as read only on Mac after using in Windows

My Seagate Backup Plus Slim disk box states it can be used with both Windows and Mac. It worked fine with the Power Mac and also with the Windows machine. However, after I used it on a Windows ...
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How to gain access to Windows Users folders on a read-only backup medium

I have created a backup of a main (C:) volume of my old (Windows 7) computer and I am able to mount it as a read-only volume on my new (Windows 8.1) computer. When I try accessing a user folder under ...
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Can I make a bootable copy of one drive onto another, smaller drive?

I'm wanting to make a bootable copy of my Mac's hard drive in preparation for the upgrade to Mountain Lion. My Mac's hard drive is 320GB; I have an external hard drive that is 250GB. Is there a way to ...
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Crashplan: Disable cloud backup option permanently

I am thinking of purchasing Crashplan as a backup solution. I want to back up my computer to a different local computer on the LAN and to a friends computer offsite. I do not want to use Crashplan's ...
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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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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. ...