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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Is there an alternative to git-annex for windows?

see http://git-annex.branchable.com/ Especially the use case of the archivist. Reproduced below use case: The Archivist Bob has many drives to archive his data, most of them kept offline, in ...
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How to make daily backups of an entire Windows 8.1 system?

I have a Windows 8.1 system on a 2 TB hard drive with three partitions: ~350 MB boot partition created by Windows 8.1 installer A 60 GB system partition where Windows is installed A ~1.9 TB ...
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How to back up and restore firefox tree style tabs?

I use the popular Tree Style Tab firefox extension. How can I back up all open tabs and later restore them, yielding the same tab tree? The backup could be saved to the bookmarks database, or to a ...
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Is it possible to restore an image from Acronis into a single partition, instead of the whole disk?

I haven't worked with Acronis yet (or any other OS cloning software), but as far as I know, it has to be restored on a blank HDD instead of a single partition (out of 2 or more). So, is that possible ...
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How to fix the Bacula error “2902 Bad storage”?

Scenario: Server backs itself up just fine. Tried adding a file daemon on another computer, my workstation, and the job for that fails with the error "2902 Bad storage". The log also gives a link to ...
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Make Windows 7/8 to use different partitions for system data and user/program data

Is there the way to mount partition as /Users, while first one mounted as root (where /Windows folder lives)? I want to be able to make backup image of system excepting all user/program data (like ...
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mrimg backup files restore in Windows 7

I have a file of Windows XP backup xpbackup.mrimg. Can I restore this to Windows 7 PC and see the contents of backup without using Windows XP?
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Mirroring 1 6TB Drive onto 2 3TB Drives

I have a 6TB drive where I store all my media (on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Server). I also have two 3TB drives that I would like to use to backup the 6TB drive. What is the best way of accomplishing ...
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How do I back up my SSD?

My laptops’ master boot record is messed up, the drive had Windows 10 on it , I cannot boot to windows; So now I really want to just back up my documents that were on windows 10, it’s too much data ...
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Is there an rsync alternative, that stores compressed and encrypted?

I'm looking for a suitable off-site backup / file synchronization solution. Both local client and remote server run linux. Storage space on the server is limited, bandwidth between client and server ...
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Why clone a git repo from backup? [on hold]

Why not only unpack the .tar.gz backup? Tutorials instructs making git clone at last step when restoring a git backup done by filesystem copy. Why?
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Replace files smaller than 1KB from backup

I need to use backups to replace corrupted files on a shared folder. All corrupted files are fixed size = 1KB and have the archive flag set. Basically, I'd like to replace files in the destination ...
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How to make TimeMachine back up contents of any path or mounted volume

I keep different types of data in different encrypted sparsebundle images (say, one for each client) which automatically mount upon login but can't be opened by anybody other than myself. So, after ...
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BASH script - execute command in variable

I am doing a bash script to backup my database daily(on Mac OS X) and I want to save the newest 7 backup directories. Here is the problematic fragment of my script(for listing everything but the ...
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Gmvault: How to skip specific mail during restore

I have an issue with restoring a large gmail backup which I created using Gmvault. Unfortunately, neither the author nor the google group of Gmvault replied to my issue, so maybe one of you guys ran ...
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rsyncd daemon - how to minimize logged information?

I backup my synology NAS to a linux Debian server that runs rsyncd daemon. A typical backup session will write hundreds of thousands useless messages (sample below) to the daemon log file. Q: How can ...
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How can I create a shadow copy in windows7/8 in a batch file?

On server operating systems I can (and do) create a shadow copy of a volume and mount that copy using mklink before copying a folder that almost always has open files. See below for Q&D example. ...
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Network backup device to save revisions [closed]

I'm looking for a NAS/SAN backup solution that will save past revisions of my files whenever I modify them on the network drive (and obviously allow me to recall any past revision). My plan is to run ...
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shell script to generate a log file for VM Backups

we are using PHD virtual backup to trigger backups for VMs and now i want to generate a report of all VMs in a file consisting of VM Name, Date and Backup Time and mail it to my ID at particular ...
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Which cloning software supports Intel Smart Response? [closed]

I have two disks, one HDD and one SSD. And I have used Intel Smart Response Technology to accelerate my HDD. I want a cloning software to clone my HDD which takes into consideration the fact that the ...
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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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Proxifier does not work with Backblaze

Since Backblaze doesn't support proxies (= no option to add a proxy in the settings), I want to use Proxifier. The latter seems to see every application I have except Backblaze. Any idea why and how I ...
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Bad sectors found, should I replace my drive?

My main hard drive (Windows) shows some bad sectors, the number of sectors hasn't changed since I discovered them 2 months ago. However there's no clue how long they have been there. I have another ...
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Download multiple files from ftp server with bash script

I have 2 or 3 FTP Servers where our hoster puts database backups each day. Since he only keeps one, I was orded to write a bash script for downloading alle database backups every day so we have more ...
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Automatically start machine if another fails [migrated]

Is it possible to get a backup server (machine) to automatically start if the main server (machine) fails (i.e. does not longer respond to ping, or something). We're talking physical servers, not ...
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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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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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System Backup without User Data

I'm looking for a way to make a backup of my system without any of the user data. I know there are many programs for creating backups and system images but all of them I've seen so far always want to ...
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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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How to restore a previous version of a BluffTitler file without backup

I made an important BluffTitler file *.bt which I modified to make it different from the previous version. but I wasn't careful though and then I accidentally saved the different file over the ...
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Recover files deleted from Windows 7 with no backup

I accidentally deleted important files, for which I do not have a backup. My thesis files worth four years of sweat is gone and when I tried to go back to a "previous versions" I get the message: ...
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Exclude file types with Bitcasa

Is there any way to exclude certain file types from being mirrored with Bitcasa? I have a lot of Lightroom catalogues to backup, and want to exclude all the preview files (*.lrprev), as it's just a ...
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Freeware Backup utility - with shadow copy ability? [closed]

I search for a free software that can use Shadow Copy. In XP I can use Cobian, but in Win2008/x64 that Shadow Copy cannot accessable. With Windows Backup I have problem that I have only one HDD. ...
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What do I have to back up before I re-install?

It seems that almost every time I re-install windows on my PC I end up forgetting to back up something. Now I consider myself an experienced pc-user, and I've done this tons of times, but it never ...
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Proper ways to backup BCD file

I want to know differences (if there is any) of the ways for backing up BCD file. Use command line and execute bcdedit /export filepath\filename. It is official way to do that. Unload registry hive ...
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boost application process in ubuntu

Are there other ways to boost an application process in Ubuntu other than "nice"? I want to backup a database without using import and export method and just use push and pull method instead. I tried ...
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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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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 resilient is the .7z file format?

I'm intended to package up quite a lot of data in to archives so that I can store them using an on-line file storage service and to various local backups - the intention being that this will be fairly ...
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Boot to VHD backup plan

I have a machine that I just reinstalled Windows and all of my applications onto... what a chore that is. I want to totally and completely avoid this from now on by creating an image. My first ...
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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 can I backup the list of languages I have set and ordered in Firefox?

Background While I was testing an error in a web service I was using, I noticed that it did not work in a single language when no others were specified as 'backups' or 'fallbacks'. Before going to ...
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Dual boot, back up Windows7, install Ubuntu on it's place, than restore

I have dual boot on my machine, Windows 7 and Windows XP, loader - standard Win7 loader. I want to temporarily install ubuntu on a disk space now occupied by Win7 and be able to load both ubuntu and ...
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SPSearch - Unexpected error querying for the IVssWriterCallback interface - 0x80070005

Everytime we run a backup on our SBS 2008 server, all VSS writers but one complete successfully. The one that fails is as follows: Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error querying for the ...
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Ubuntu, System/disk image to USB

It's simple. I have a 212GB pc with ubuntu 10.04 on it already configured for production environment. Only 4 GB are used out of 212GB. I want a (possibly quick) way to put the system image on a ...
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How do I split a large MySql backup file into multiple files?

I have a 250 MB backup SQL file but the limit on the new hosting is only 100 MB ... Is there a program that let's you split an SQL file into multiple SQL files? It seems like people are answering ...
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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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iCloud is full, stopped syncing images… remove backup? [migrated]

I’ve set up iCloud on my wife’s laptop, but a couple of weeks ago it stopped syncing. When I open the application I states that it has 831 MB left. On the iPhone, if I go to “Settings -> iCloud -> ...
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File inconsistency… doesn't appear in 'ls -a' but it exists?

I’ve run rsync (3.0.6) on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard )to backup a folder form an external hard drive (FAT32) to another external hard disk (FAT32). Somehow certain files (and at times they change!) ...
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Copying/backing up data from an encrypted hard drive while connected via USB

I need to be able to create a copy or backup of a hard drive that I have connected via USB -> SATA. The hard drive is from a MacBook Pro and it appears to be fully encrypted (disk management says the ...