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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Migrating Windows Backup to another backup tool

For about two years to date, I have been "piloting" monthly incremental backups with Windows Backup. Today, though, my pilot has come to a close as my home server has been drained completely of disk ...
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How to restore Acronis True Image 2014 backup to another HDD

In earlier versions of Acronis True Image, there was a function in "Restore" section: Select .TIB file to restore and select destination device/partition. But I can't figure out how to restore (for ...
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Are periodic full backups really necessary on an incremental backup setup?

I intend to use an old computer I have as a remote backup server for myself and a few other people. We are all geographically separated, and the plan is to do incremental daily backups using rsync and ...
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Time Machine on Ubuntu Server via SSH tunnel - backup fails

I have an afpd up on my Ubuntu server. Everythings works fine in LAN. If I want to make a backup for a user via ssh tunnelling it fails, although it works in lan. The tunnelling works fine. When the ...
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Backing up multiple hard drives simultaneously

Is there a good way to use one machine to backup multiple hard drives (taken out of other computers) at the same time? Either through eSATA or USB3.0 docking stations or direct cabling to a board. 2-4 ...
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What program syncs folders on Mac OS X like SyncToy does for Windows? [on hold]

I'm looking for a program to sync folders between two Macs. I want to use a GUI and selectively sync. On windows there was SyncToy, which allowed you to set two paths, then preview what the sync would ...
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Container with in-built compression, which automatically adjust its size

I try to find an efficient way of rsyncing contents of an ext4 file system as a part of a regular backup, yet I consider a decent compression and a minimal required space. I can just use plain rsync ...
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Uploading large folders to Dropbox from external hard drive

I've got a puzzling dilemma that I've been trying to solve for weeks. I want to backup about 500 GBs from an external hard drive to my Dropbox Pro account. My computer's hard drive is nowhere near ...
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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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Hobocopy VSS PST File Backup Script

We have a daily backup with acronis on our server, but for extra sanity I want to copy the .pst files from our file server to another server. I am using forfiles on 2008 and Hobocopy 1.0 stable, ...
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how to save mysql dumps for N days?

Is there any best practice for saving mysql-dumps daily backups for 30 days and then delete them, without writing scripts that checks date and delete? maybe a builtin tool?
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How do I copy a Mac volume using cp?

I have researched this for hours. In Single User Mode, I used cp -Rpvn /* /Volumes/MyBackup My external USB is mounted on /Volumes/MyBackup The issue however is that after 24hrs it still has not ...
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Very odd and slow backup restore

I have an older Dell Latitude XT Tablet that the 120GB drive fails smart, so I backed it up 3 or 4 different ways to a 1.5TB USB with 3 primary partitions. cloned to the 2nd primary by easeus usb ...
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Backup to offsite NAS through firewall

I want to setup offsite backup for my Windows PC. I can setup a Linux NAS in my office, connected to an intranet that is only accessible through a Linux server with SSH access (which I don't have ...
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Rsync incredibly slow in Cygwin - am I doing something wrong?

I am trying to back up my C: and D: drives (each 1 TB, C: has around 210 GB of data on it, D: has around 345 GB on it) onto a 3 TB external HDD using Cygwin in Windows 8. I am doing this with ...
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One-way syncing/backup with Unison

I'm using the syncing tool Unison with my Mac OSX and Ubuntu 9.10 machines to backup my music from Mac to Ubuntu. The thing is, I want to have my Mac be the source and Ubuntu be the target so that the ...
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What does dd conv=sync,noerror do?

So what is the case when adding conv=sync,noerror makes a difference when backing up an entire hard disk onto an image file? Is conv=sync,noerror a requirement when doing forensic stuff? If so, why is ...
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How can I copy a folder with many files with integrity check?

I just got a new hard drive and want to move many of the folders from the old hard drive to the new one, but I want to make sure everything is copied over correctly. I tried using md5summer to ...
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Rsync copying current directory with name

I want to copy current directory to my backup directory: I tried this command rsync -a . ~/backup/ but it just copies the current directory contents instead of creating new directory at the ...
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If I stop a Windows 7 backup part way through, do I keep files backed up so far?

I am 65% through a Windows 7 backup but my time is running out! If I stop the backup, do I get to keep the files that have been backed up so far?
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Windows 7 File Copy / Backup

Does anyone how to copy files from one media (hard drive) to another external media (hard drive, flash drive etc) without changing the Date Created, Date Modified file attributes. When I copy Outlook ...
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Time Machine on a local drive, then make that drive a network drive (via Server.app) on a different computer

I have two macs running OS X 10.10.3. One has Server.app installed, is connected to the internet via ethernet, and also has a 2 TB disk attached via USB, with two partitions - "Backup" and "Storage". ...
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Backup remote Linux from Windows. Recognize symbolic links

I'm trying to backup a Linux Server from a Windows 7 Laptop. The Problem I'm facing is that backup solutions for Windows do not recognize Linux symbolic links. The backup clients just follow the ...
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How to delete creating automatic back up file for MS Excel?

Every time I use a file Excel it generate an automatic back up file. How can I disable this feature? I use MS Office 2007 with Windows 7
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my computer always crashes because of low disk space in system volume [duplicate]

I am a Windows 7 user. I have installed the Windows XP before, and I have upgraded it to Windows 7, so that the free space in system drive is pretty low. Recently, I have met a tough problem. That is ...
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RHEV / KVM - backuping of running VMs

Is there any way or known script / how-to / tools to backup running VM (using VM snapshot and than merging snapshot file with VM disk)? I need to backup running KVMs without downtime and simple copy ...
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Recover Windows Server 2003 Backup via Windows 8?

Can Windows 8 be used to recover a backup made with the Windows Server 2003 Backup application? I have a tape backup that was created on an old Windows Server 2003 server that is no longer ...
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Robocopy copying unchanged files to other server

I have a problem with a robocopy script that is supposed to mirror a directory including the NTFS ACL from one server to another server. It seems that even though no files have changed, the complete ...
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home folder empty after schroot remove

I was trying to backup and refresh my root server. (Update everything, delete unused files etc.) I uninstalled schroot because i thought i don't use it anyway. Afterwards i started the backup ...
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7-zip update: skip operation if nothing has changed

I am using 7-zip to backup folders on my disk into 7z archives on a network storage. Each time the backup script runs, it will update the existing archives in 7-zip update mode (compress new files ...
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Explore .raw file?

I have a .raw file that is a snapshot of a hard drive. I'm trying to explore the contents of it on my Ubuntu computer, however I'm not sure how to go about doing this. Is there a way to mount it and ...
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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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Library folder missing from backup

I've found an issue with Windows Backup which puzzles me a bit. I've 3 folders in my Pictures library. One folder (E:\Pictures) is on a secondary hard drive. I've added the library to the backup ...
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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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Backing up encrpyted hard drive image to cloud?

So I have a hard drive that I think is dying, but I am going to be moving soon, probably busy, and I do not need the data on the drive in the near future. However I do want to ensure that I will not ...
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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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Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS backup server only starts up in command line

Basically i'm helping out at the offices where family works. They have this backup server computer - which is running Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS - which they apparently in the past could just turn on and then ...
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DISM to Capture Entire Disk As-Is

In short: Is it possible to leverage dism to capture an image of an entire disk as-is, akin to taking an image with Ghost, GParted, PartedMagic, CloneZilla etc.? I've got a shiny new machine and ...
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Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library Runtime Error! Program: C:\Program Files\ViceVersa Pro\VICEVERSA.EXE abnormal program termination [closed]

Hi I'm getting the above error running my back up program, Backing up Drive D to Drive E (both 2G) it comes up after it has run for about 20min. Also get the same error when I use Ztree to backup ...
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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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Can I get Emacs to save a local copy when editing a remote file?

I know I can edit a remote file over SSH by opening a file path of the form /ssh:user@host:/path/to/file. However, right now I'm working on a kernel module in a Linux VM. Since my kernel module might ...
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Does External Backup Hardisk is usually slow? [closed]

I have purchased a new Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB 2.5" USB 3.0. I have notice that it copy files with a very low rate. I did some test using crystaldiskmark as follow. as you can see it write in a ...
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Make a copy of my current desktop state [duplicate]

I have just installed Windows 7 (for the 10th time), installed all my required software, made all the little tweaks that I want in Windows. I want to be able to save this condition of my computer so ...
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Fedora 21 fedup CLI error

I'm trying to upgrade my Fedora 20 Atom netbook to F21 using the official CLI tools, as well as the KFUpgrade fedup GUI tool I found on SourceForge. The ISO from getfedora.org wasn't recognized as a ...
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Automatic Backups using Filezilla

I've lost loads of information caused by HDD errors or viruses. I have a Dedicated Server, and I would like to have an automated backup system using FileZilla. I want it to backup a certain directory ...
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Paragon Backup&Recovery broken incremental backup [closed]

In April I made a full backup of my computer using Paragon Backup&Recovery 2014 Free and in June made a incremental backup using same tool. The problem is I didn't check if the backup is ok, and ...
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Plesk: Create ftp user which is not linked to a domain

I am running two virtual ubuntu plesk servers with a full vm backup and plesk backup to local storage. Now I want to do the following to add additional data security: Server A should backup to Server ...
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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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MySQL Cluster ndb_restore fails with no error

I have been working to migrate our current single instance database to a new clustered database running MySQL cluster. It is a large database (several billion records) and, while it seems to be ...
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transfering only one full backup with duplicity

I keep 2 full backups + incremental of my important files to a NAS. Now I want to send those backups to a remote server, but I'm ok with sending just the last full backup instead of both. I know I ...