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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Clonezilla vs external blu-ray

I am running clonezilla vivid (stable), which is built on Ubuntu 15.0 (kernel 3.19.0-18-generic)... I see this when I boot the clonezilla iso and run a manual linux shell... user@vivid:~$ cat ...
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Full server backup using powershell script

I am using the following script from the microsoft website for create a image backup of my servers. The problem is that I have an external hard disk on one of my servers and the backup script always ...
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Synology NAS station - how to mirror 2 HDD (Simple how-to)

I have a following problem with my Synology disk station: I had one small HDD in Synology Diskstation, so I removed it. I bought 2 new HDD with same capacity. I transferred backup from old disk to ...
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Incremental backup with 7zip

I have googled and searched, but can't find the command that 7zip command line utility uses for making incremental backups. So can someone please share the command ? Thanks btw I found this link: ...
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Windows Backup failed with I/O error 0x8078002A

Running Windows 7 SP1 64-bit. C = SSD D = internal HDD with docs on it. E = external HDD partition 1 (2 TB) F = external HDD partition 2 (2 TB) I select Windows can choose which files to back up, ...
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Is it possible to run Windows 8 in VirtualBox from .vhd created by disk2vhd?

I want to upgrade my Windows 8.1 machine to Windows 10, but first I need to do complete refresh of the PC. As it's hard to remember everything for backup (like settings in various programs etc) I ...
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How to backup color schemes from Windows 2000?

I'm planning on a migration of a virtual machine server which requires a completely new install, and I was hoping to retrieve the custom color scheme I was using on it so I could migrate it to the new ...
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Bootable drive mac and put other folders

If I create a bootable hard drive (for example using SuperDuper!) will I be able to put folders on that drive (just for temporary copy reasons) or does that make it impossible to boot from this hard ...
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To recover Calibre library from backup?

Assume your OSX's SSD broke but you have backup in Time-machine and your spare computer is now only Linux, for instance Debian 8.1. I opened a thread about the issue also to Calibre's forum here. How ...
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Migrating “File History” from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10

Currently I am using File History on my Windows 8.1 Pro machine to backup all my data to an additional disk drive. Now I would like to migrate to Windows 10 Pro by reinstalling the whole system (no ...
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How to change the passphrase of a duplicity backup?

How to change the passphrase of a duplicity backup? I tried to just provide a new one when doing a backup but was faced with an error. GPGError: GPG Failed How should I proceed to change the ...
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Best software to backup whole drive [on hold]

Now I have Windows 7 on my laptop. I am thinking about upgrade to W10. But also I would like to have some option, to get back if I detect some incompatibilities after upgrade. Can you recommend some ...
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Can I copy files via scp to specific folder in Windows?

I know I can copy file in "local" folder through command scp ubnt@192.168.1.20:/tmp/system.cfg /home/hp/backup/192.168.1.20/ but I'd like to copy this file to folder e.g.: C:\backup\192.168.20\ ...
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Do you know any OS independend centralized backup solution? [on hold]

I'm currently looking for a new backup solution for my home network. That's my IT infrastructure: - HomeServer with OpenMediaVault on Debian - 1 Arch Linux Client - 3 Windows Clients (7/8/10) - 1 ...
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Bacula: Upgrade from Incremental to Full issue?

Using Bacula 5.2.6 I have: Job1 : Client1 Storage1 Schedule1 (Tue at 21:00) Pool1 (Volume1) Fileset1 Full And Job2 : Client1 Storage1 Schedule2 (Wed at 22:00) ...
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Multiple Folder File Paths and Data: Replicate, Migrate, Transfer, Backup, Restore with or without ZIP, TAR Archive [on hold]

Multiple Folder File Paths and Data: Replicate, Migrate, Transfer, Backup, Restore with or without ZIP, TAR Archive tools I'd like to find a tool, utility, app or Scripts/ Automation that allows me ...
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Prevent Bacula from sending “This command can be DANGEROUS!!!” email?

My Message contains: mail = myemail@mydomain.com = all, !skipped operator = myemail@mydomain.com = mount console = all, !skipped, !saved When I run a job that contains: RunScript { Console = ...
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Bacula: Prevent auto upgrade to Full? First weekday? Purge before, Eject after?

Using Bacula 5.2.6: 1- How to prevent an Incremental job from be upgraded automatically to Full backup if no previous Full backup was done? (Cancel the job instead upgrading it) 2- Which is the ...
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best free Backup tool for windows ADVANCED server 2000 [on hold]

I am already using Microsoft backup wizard available. I schedule it on saturday so that the backup runs on sunday and gets completed. But a backup of 75GB runs till Monday afternoon. This slows down ...
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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. Is there an optimal value for the blocksize parameter ...
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How can I perform a complete backup on Windows 7 without using the optical drive?

I have dell Inspiron N5050 laptop with the optical drive not being detected in My computer and also doesn't open on clicking the button to open.So the optical drive not opening and not being detected ...
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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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CentOS - Trying to backup/restore a MySQL database?

My CentOS 6 server got a server issue, so customer support took a backup of my server and reinstalled it. The backup is in a folder called /home/42406. I'm trying to find my MySQL database called ...
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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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Why does Cloudberry Backup not list files correctly when using Amazon Glaicer?

About 10 days ago, I began a trial of Cloudberry Backup (CBB). Their Explorer product is very good and I am looking to save a few bucks by using Amazon Glacier as my offsite backup at home instead of ...
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Replicate data across folders on-the-fly automatically in Mac OS X 10.10.4 (Yosemite‎)

Long time Mac User running OS10.10.4. I'm looking for the best method to replciate data across separate folders on-the-fly. That is to say, I want to copy data to Folder A then have it ...
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Fastest way to backup 650K files (25 GB) between two local SSDs on Win8.1?

Short story: one of my computers died (boot partition is corrupt I think), so I ripped out out the C: drive, plugged it into my other PC, and now I'm trying to get the files off before I reformat it. ...
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Linux: sync/merge two (or more) directories, but keep older file versions?

got alotta help throughout the time just by simply scrolling and crawling through the vast landscape of qualified answers here from you, now's the time to ask my first question and it looks rather ...
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I need to restore the rpi backup image if the boot time of RPI time out (watchdog)? [closed]

Or Continuous 5 failed boot loading leads to restore (Image)point.. Key points: GPU loads the first stage of the boot loader then parallel i want to start my Watchdog which is on RPI. and if the ...
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Does rsync --inplace write to the entire file, or just to the parts that need to be updated? (for btrfs+rsync backups)

I was reading several guides how combine btrfs snapshots with rsync to make an efficient backup solution with history. However it all depends on if rsync --inplace modifies only those portions of ...
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Backup script to online backup - Pseudocode look over

I just want to pitch an idea here, before I start writing the code. I thought I build it in bash. I am not very proficient in writing scripts, but I had a few successes and this could be good training ...
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How can I group files into 8GB “clusters”?

Let's say that I have 100 GB of files. I want to split the files up into groups of 8 GB so that I can record them onto dual-layer DVDs (which hold 8.7 GB). I want to access the contents of each DVD ...
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How To Open A Damaged Backup File(.img)? [closed]

my hard drive is broken. and I just have a back up file with .img extension. the problem is that I can't open it properly. I've tried using DMDE, Virtual Clone Drive, ISO Buster. It worked. But file ...
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Manually Deleting Windows 7/Vista Backup files

If I manually delete many gigs of older files from my users Windows 7 and Vista backups, how will it impact the backup and restore catalogs. I fear that the catalogs may become corrupted or otherwise ...
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Exclude time-limited files from backup [closed]

I am likely to receive some sensitive data marked 'delete after a certain time'. Also some free commercial software has T&Cs that prohibit copying. How can my backup strategy cope with this? I ...
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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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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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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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How to roll back rsync backup, and having trouble targeting a particular partition for backup

I'm using Linux Mint 17.1. I tried to set up a backup with rsync using the following command: sudo rsync -aAXv --exclude={"/dev/*","/proc/*","/media/*"} /* /media/hex/ I just installed an m.2 SSD ...
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Seagate Backup from mac to Windows (surface pro 3)

I want to transfer files off of my mac onto my surface. I bought the seagate backup plus slim and installed it to my mac to get started. It appears I can only backup to the "cloud" from my mac--so I ...
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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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How can I avoid a “cannot find file” error in Windows Backup?

I use Windows Backup regularly on my laptop to backup specific files. I recently started getting an error following each backup. Event Viewer says: Some files were not backed up. The details are ...
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Copy directory contents using 'cp' command

How do you copy all the contents of one directory into another? For example: $ cd /home/newuser $ cp -a /backup/olduser/* . The problem with the above is that the globing pattern '*' matches the ...
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Windows 7 Backup Fails

I am trying to backup a Windows 7 laptop to my file server. The error code is 0x80070005. The Event Viewer shows this: The backup operation that started at ...
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System image backup and partition sizes

Quick question. Say I have a 100GB partition C: on a 500GB HDD with my OS and everything. If I make a backup(system image) and store it in a external HDD and repartition the 500GB HDD so that I have ...
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Possible to create a shortcut to backup a file in explorer shell?

The idea is simple: When I click it, an additional backup file will be the original filename + with a date and increment variable (e.g. a,b,c,d,e.... or 001,002,003,004, I am taking a,b,c,d as ...
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Are RAR-archives safe to store backups in? [duplicate]

I'm writing a little batch script to backup all data for a project that I am currently developing. The script is currently just copying all project files to a new directory (named by the date when the ...
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Windows Server Backup , MMC could not create the snap-in.

I have installed windows server 2012 r2 I installed windows back up feature which was working fine. But suddenly it is throwing the exception MMC could not create the snap-in. I have searched but ...
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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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Tool for creating system image from DOS (should be USB bootable) ..? [closed]

I want to know if there's any decent tool which can be used to create the system image from DOS .. What I specifically want to do is to put the program in my FAT32 formatted USB, then boot the target ...