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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Manually extract files from Windows Home Server 2011 backup?

A drive in my WHS2011 server went down and took all the pictures of our son's first month of life with it. I had StableBit Drive Pool installed, but it seems not to have gotten the pictures onto the ...
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System Image for Windows 8.1 Won't Restore

I have a problem restoring Windows 8.1 using a system image. I've re-installed Windows after accidentally wiping my partitions. Fortunately, I had a backup, but I haven't been able to get that ...
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Clonezilla failing due to check disk

I'm trying to create an image backup of a laptop with Clonezilla. Once all the settings have been chosen and I try to start the process it displays an error stating that the source drive is scheduled ...
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How to copy bootable SSD (multiple partitions) to HDD and then to a new SSD?

My 15" late 2013 Retina MBP has a bootable 1TB SSD. I want to back it up to a 1.5TB HDD and then restore it to a (potentially) new bootable 1TB SSD at a later date. Sorry if this has been asked ...
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Tools for sync, encryption and backup to cloud [on hold]

I have two Windows 7 machines. One is Desktop PC, second is notebook. And I want to synchronize some folders between them. Next, I want full this encryption for those and backup that will be stored ...
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how to manage SSD / HDD links with Crashplan

I'm using Crashplan on my Mac, with a SSD OS drive, and internal HDD for data (Documents folder). I made a symbolic link from the SDD to HDD for the documents folder, which works fine for things like ...
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Copy all files except those that are executable [duplicate]

I have a backup script that copies all the files in my programming directory to an external HDD. Right now, the output files are called program.out and my script is set to ignore them, but I would ...
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Cheapest way to backup 15TB [on hold]

I have 15TB (not GB) of data which I need to backup. What is the cheapest way to back this up? At the moment, that data is currently stored on five 3TB HDDs
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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 ...
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Are re-combined BTRFS incrementals identical to the original?

I have several systems running btrfs, and I'd like to use the btrfs subvolume send/receive features as a backup solution. I want to send daily incrementals to remote as efficiently as possible. That ...
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Remote Backup Solution

I have a customer who is looking for an extra backup. He already uses Western Digital's cloud backup as well as swapping out his physical backup drives once a week and bringing it offsite. He is ...
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Acronis Back up Recovery

I had Windows 8 Pre-Installed On my laptop. My HDD was GPT. I backed up with Acronis and saved it in a partition in HDD. Once I Installed Linux Alongside Win 8. Unfortunatly My HDD Cleaned Entirly. I ...
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Can I restore a Unix server by copypasting system directories from a backup?

I messed up a Ubuntu server with lots of installed binaries, settings, etc. I'm going to have to reinstall Ubuntu, but I have a complete backup, hidden files and all, though not bootable. I'm hoping ...
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Backup a big file with binary diff

Edited here is my problem: I have a file A (10GB) and a file B (10GB). File A and B are slightly different (diff is around 500MB). I want to the file A to be exactly as B as fast as possible. One ...
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Back up (save) the same file at periodic intervals

I am saving a stream in my HDD. I'd like to copy the file periodically into a subfolder backup such that the older versions of the the file are not deleted. Simply put Assume the original file is ...
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Home NAS backup system

my question is about automatiom and backups. So I go to work and generate about 1GB of files a day, i want to have a NAS at home that when i come home with my laptop and connect to the network it ...
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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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How to delete all glacier data?

I was using a tool on Mac OS X called Arq to backup my data, but i found it so hard to upload all my stuff since I don't and can't have an internet connection that is fast enough for it. So I decided ...
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Synology NAS resume rsync backup after connection loss

I am trying to do a backup from a synology NAS to an offsite NAS. I am using rsync through DSM5 as of now, but it doesn't give me the possibility to resume the backup if a connection loss occurs. This ...
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Restoring files, directories, and paths from lost+found

One of our drives suffered a crash and my entire user directory is gone (this is on a cluster which houses many user directories. For some reason, mine was the only affected one). The directory ...
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Correct option for SSH authentication?

I'm using rdiff-backup to send incremental backups to my local server. My host is Windows and my remote is a Linux machine. I'm trying to get my script to execute the following: command = ...
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mysql backup verification

Im not a dabase admin or advanced database user or advanced linux user.. but I would like to know how to verify mysql dumps because I am backing up my own sites manually. Normally when backing up lot ...
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Migrating files from Windows to Linux

I am converting my Windows 7 to an Arch Linux machine, and was wondering what the safest way to backup my files for use on Linux was. I don't want to use the Windows Backup and Restore facility as ...
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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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faster dd backup by differential copy

im looking to use dd to back up my whole hard drive regularly but it takes around 1.5 hours and want to know if there is a faster way to back up. possibly just by updating the bytes which are ...
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VBA to save document in Excel and Word periodically (AutoBackup)

I want to create a VBA script that would save a copy of the document every 5-10 minutes with a new name. The script would keep like 10-15 copies in the same folder, incrementing a number each time. If ...
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How to split TrueCrypt file into smaller files for cloud backup to OneDrive?

I have a lot of OneDrive storage and want to back up my files, but rather than putting them directly in the OneDrive folder, I'd rather put them in a TrueCrypt volume for security reasons. However, ...
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Reading Linksys EA3500 Configuration File

Is there a way to view the configuration of a Linksys EA3500 from a .cfg backup of the router's configuration? What I mean is, can I open the backup file to view the configuration settings of the ...
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automatic backup of files after change is made

I want to backup few folders on a regular basis on Windows XP. The best would be automatic backup after any change to the files is made. I like sugarsync but I cannot sync files from program files ...
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'boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible' After restoring backup

I'm trying to restore a backup image (win 7) from HDD1 (Drive letters: C, D, E, F) to HDD2 (G, H). the drive letters remain the same from both HDDs. After restoring, I removed HDD1 and try to boot ...
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slim down Firefox Portable for backup

I'm using Firefox Portable from portableapps.com Occasionally, I want to backup the whole folder for safekeeping, but the backup usually takes very long time. I am guessing the reason is that there ...
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Restore only changed files with duplicity

I've a problem. Duplicity is perfect for backups, I love so much that can be able to do incremental diff tars, but ... when restoring duplicity seems don't apply same concept. Basically I need to ...
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How to backup data on hard disk before fresh Windows install

My new laptop came pre-loaded with Windows 8. I tried to install Windows 7 but it shows that the drive is partitioned using GPT. Now, I need to delete all partitions and convert it to MBR to install ...
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rsync --backup-dir not getting changed data - instead it is going to the original backup location

I'm not sure why this is not working as expected. I have a full rsync backup of /scripts/source in /scripts/full and want to put differential backup into /scripts/diff However, when a file is added ...
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Unnamed, hidden partitions on my 500 GB HD, HP Pavilion dm4 Laptop

I have multiple doubts here. Its a Seagate 500GB 7200RPM HD. I had installed it few months back after my original Laptop HD stopped working. The current drives on my latop, as shown by the Windows ...
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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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Copying files from hard drive B (desktop's HD) to hard drive A (laptop's HD) and putting back hard drive A into laptop

I just bought a new Hard drive for my laptop, but all my files are on my desktop. I thought of just plugging in my new laptop's hard drive into my desktop and copying and pasting my files (from ...
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Creating a system image on a blank hdd and using that same hdd

So here's my situation: I have a 1TB HDD that is starting to make noises (fail) so I bought a new 2TB HDD to put my old information on. But here is my question: If I were to make a System Image on the ...
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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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Find files with different inodes in same directory structure

We have a slight problem with our backups. Our setup is as follows: We create a backup using the rsync command. The backup uses the option --link-dest option, to create incremental backups with ...
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How to restore the file access time after extracting from archive

Is it possible under Linux to restore the file access time to that of the original file after extracting files from an archive created with tar on NTFS file system? tar does not restore the access ...
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Windows 7 shows a drive as full in summary but files shown on drive are very small

I have a drive partitioned so it is seen by Windows as 2 drives: C:\ and D:\ Windows 7 shows D:\ as full up in the graphical summary in 'My Computer' summary of all the drives, e.g. the bar graph ...
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Why is piping 'dd' through gzip so much faster than a direct copy?

I wanted to backup a path from a computer in my network to another computer in the same network over a 100 Mbit/s line. For this I did dd if=/local/path ...
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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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Backup photos from Google Plus?

I'm interested in using Google Plus to backup my photos online, but I'm nervous about trusting my backup to only one location. I'd like a way to automatically download my Google+ photos from the web ...
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Backup a server using Ansible?

Ansible seems to be a pretty efficient automation tool to deploy and to update applications on servers. Is it possible to use it to backup a (Linux) server as well? Is it a good practice to do so? ...
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Can I tell Apple's Time Machine to backup a single folder?

Additionally to TM backing up everything every hour, I'd like sometimes to tell it to quickly add a backup of a single folder. Can that be done?
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Is Clonezilla a good option for a daily batch-file-based backup of a Windows XP PC?

Having just been through the process of rebuilding a Windows XP desktop machine when the disk died, I'm anxious to make it a lot less painful. I didn't lose any data, but reinstalling everything took ...
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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 Shadow Copy Service works? how it backups the data which we modified

I am Using Shadow Copy to restore my files,and restoring my files. I wonder how does it works.