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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Carbon Copy Cloner corrupted Time Machine?

After cloning my internal drive to an external drive using Carbon Copy Cloner and booting from the external drive once (then booting from my internal drive again), Time Machine thinks that every ...
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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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Using multiple KeePass databases with separate configurations

We are using KeePass (2.16, Windows) to store passwords in our company (let's name it KeePass_Corp). Additionally I am using another installation on a USB-stick to store my private passwords ...
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Combining two disjoint ddrescue backup images

I have a 3 TB drive which recently started to malfunction. I was using the ddrescue utility on Debian to read data off the disk to a different external hard drive. However, after 2 TB of data had been ...
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Replicated Backup & Archival Solution?

I'm attempting to design a system for backup and archival, and I'm frustrated that I can see all the pieces I need, but can't seem to find anything that brings them all together. I want a system that ...
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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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Rsync fails for files that start with underscore when destination is zfs

I'm using rsync3.1.0pre1 on Mac OS X 10.8.5, and am trying to rsync one folder to another. The destination is a ZFS volume mounted via SMB. The problem I'm having is that files that start with ...
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rsync: large exclusion list adding 10 hours to sync

I have had an rsync backup script running on a Centos 6 box that has been syncing ~410gb of data from a local (LAN) server over a gigabit connection. This script runs hourly, and if there are no new ...
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Use vhdx backup file as Virtual Machine in Hyper-V

I have a Windows 8 machine which I backed-up using the Control Panel -> Windows 7 File Recovery -> Create System Image. This produces a folder with a lot of .xml and a 2 .vhdx files. Is it possible to ...
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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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dd backup produces bigger image file

I created a disk image with dd. The hard disk capacity is 2 GB. However, the image produced a 3.8 GB file. I used: dd if=/dev/mmcblk0 > /mnt/sd/disk0.img (where mmcblk0 is a microSD card, with 3 ...
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Auto back-up VS2005 workspace

All too often VS2005 will crash when compiling and I'll have to re-open it. That's all well and good, a minor inconvenience really. But the annoying part is that it remembers the opened files from ...
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Automating backup of Amazon S3 data - Alternatives to Bucket Commander?

I need to back up an entire Amazon S3 110 GB bucket on an automatic basis, to a location only accessible to me. We do not store data physically, all our data is in the cloud, so what I am looking for ...
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Can Windows Backup and Restore restore to a different drive?

My main system disk died recently so I bought a replacement but it's a different disk with different size (it's greater). I booted from Windows DVD, selected repair, selected a restore point but the ...
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Scheduled task doesn't seem to work

I am trying to back up all the data from a cash register system every morning. I don't know if the user I'm running the task as will be logged in and I discovered that Windows XP doesn't actually ...
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Copying from WHS 2011 backup very slow

I'm setting up a new computer to replace one of my old ones, and part of doing so is extracting my Home folder from a backup I made just before wiping the old one. However, copying from the mounted ...
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How to set VSS (Shadow Copy) Retention

I am in the process of optimizing the VSS on our Windows Server 2008 SP2 machine. I would like to do the following: Run a snapshot at 11:59 AM and 11:59 PM every day Keep a retention of 30 days ...
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Is there an equivalent program to SyncBackPro for Linux?

We are migrating to Linux however one of the many programs we use daily is SyncBackPro. Is there a equivalent GUI application that supports command line synxtax?
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Not enough space for Windows 7 System Backup

My primary hard disk only has 617GB used. It is a 1.21TB hard drive. I am backing up to a newly formatted 931GB drive. I'm only doing System Backup and not any separate files. Why is Windows 7 ...
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Is it possible to create or store a Windows backup system image on a non-NTFS drive?

I'm trying to use Windows Backup on Windows 7 to create a system image to a network location. The destination, identified by UNC path, is an Apple Time Capsule formatted with HFS+. While Windows ...
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windows system backup does not recognize second hard disk anymore

I used to take my windows system backups on D: (windows 7 is installed on C:). D: is a 2x300GB RAID0 installation and was (and still is) working fine. Apart from backups, D: was also my big-files ...
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Time Machine - backup is too large for the backup disk?

I just installed a new 1TB system drive, of which 872 GB are currently available, and installed Snow Leopard on it. I also installed a new 1TB backup drive, which I formatted in Mac OS Extended ...
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How to backup Windows Live Mail data (ex: to move from Vista to 7)

I am using Windows Live Mail to access my 6 mail accounts including hotmail and gmail. Currently I am using windows vista but planning a clean install of Windows 7. Is there any way I can backup the ...
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Using a WinXP box to create versioning system for files on NAS

We have a Lenovo (iOmega) iX-300D NAS box, that we use to store all of our company's data. The files were previously on a tower running XP Pro, but we ran into the 10 connection limit, so we went to ...
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rsnapshot or similar tool for no added size differential backup

I've currently got a backup that backs up all my files to an external hard drive, but currently I am traveling and I want to backup file changes, but without having to duplicate all the files, or ...
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restore os x from specific time machine backup

I upgraded to yosemite, but it was killing my computer, so I decided to restore my compute from a time machine backup I have on an external hard drive. My time machine backup directory ...
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How to image an internal HDD attached with a usb adapter, then restore image?

My laptop is going into repairs and I don't trust the warranty company not to wipe/ruin my data. I've plugged my drive into my girlfriend's laptop via an Apricon SATA 2.5" adapter. I'd like to ...
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System ERASED 2000 files suddenly without any user action. Can recover part of it but some files of importance are corrupted

On a Virtualbox WIN XP SP3 guest machine, the following situation occurred While I was working I had 3 opened windows as usual - Browser, notepad for writing notes in a txt file, and a PDF (thats ...
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Replacing small HDD with Win 7 OS with larger HDD using Backup & Restore

I'm in the middle of replacing a small hard drive with Windows 7 installed on it with a larger hard drive. I've created a system image to an external hard drive. I've created a System Repair disk and ...
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Which filesystem to choose in sparse files?

I have the problem, that I want to save backups to a NAS. Unfortunately the NAS is only avalable as CIFS network share (plus root SSH access). I do not want to modify anything in the configuration ...
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How do I have automatic encrypted backups?

I have a jailbroken iPhone, 2 Laptops, and another server. I will set up these devices to backup files to a main backup server I have but I'm wondering how I can have this done automatically while ...
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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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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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Backup and restore Subversion user permissions

We use svnsync to create fully functional backup servers, and we have a script to do so. However if we wanted to create a new backup server, we have to copy the htpasswd and groups.conf file across ...
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ESXi and ghettoVCM - rotate weekly backups to (2) different drives

I am using ghettoVCB to perform VM snapshot backups on an ESXi server. ghettoVCB has a config file that stores parameters for performing the backup. One of the parameters is the destination path, ...
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Restore Launchpad DB from Backup using Bash/Terminal?

Context: I'm using an OSX shell script to update my settings system-wide after a fresh OS install. One snag I've ran into is restoring Launchpad. I have my launchpad DB backed up via GoogleDrive at: ...
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File transfer tools for linux with support of zero-copy transfer

Are there small and simple file transfer tools for Linux, which can use "zero-copy" style of transferring files from HDD (SSD) to tcp socket, and back? I want to often send huge amount of ...
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Moved CrashPlan backup location but files in old location persist

When I installed CrashPlan on my Windows 8 computer its default was to backup up to the "Program Data" directory of the OS partition (C:). I did not notice this and ran this way for a week or so. When ...
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I can't restore my backup with DriveImage XML

Yesterday, I made a backup of my partition with the program DriveImage XML. After I made the backup, a message showed up. The message was error of xml file but I don't remember the details. I then ...
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Splitting tar archives and uploading them one at a time

I want to backup my systems to split tar archives with a script uploading them one by one. It has to create the split archive and then run a script. The script uploads the part and deletes it. This is ...
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Flash based storage. Do i need to re-plug them back in to my PC from time to time? (Memory cards & SSD's)

I've bought some memory cards for the purpose of backing up & storing my pictures and videos in case my PC's hard drive fails or the data on it becomes unreadable. The hard drive may not fail for ...
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rsync failed: No Such file or directory

I'm using rsync in Windows ( through cygwin64 ) to backup some data to an samba share. I've made this bat file that would take care of everything: net use S: \\10.1.1.23\marc password /user:marc ...
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Copy/Backup VirtualMachine when suspended - VMWare WorkStation 10

Is there any method to backup/copy Virtual Machine to another location for the cause of safety wihtout powering-off?, with suspended mode? Actually I have OpenStack(a cloud computing OS) installed ...
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How to safely back up a sparsebundle that is exported via afpd?

I have several OSX client machines that back up via TimeMachine to AFP shares on an Ubuntu Linux server, exported by netatalk/afpd. These clients back up at arbitrary times of the day, every day. ...
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Completely backup bluetooth pairings/profiles

I have a device running Windows 8 embedded using an Intel wireless Bluetooth 4.0 + hs adapter. Every few weeks/months the device needs to be wiped to upgrade the software. In what way can I ...
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Deleting specific images from Windows Image Backup

When using the Windows 8.1 Image Backup feature, the system creates several files and folders, in this structure: ComputerName Backup 2014-04-02 094800 Catalog Logs SPPMetadataCache My question ...
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Backup system image Windows 8.1 fails

I have read this topic: Windows 8.1 Insufficient storage available to create shadow copy And started an administrator prompt and: wbadmin start backup -backuptarget:e: -include:c: and got this ...
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How to make a Bootable CD from a HDD image

The title says the idea, i need to make my ubuntu server and all the modifications & instalations i do on it be imaged into a CD, with the idea, of course of use this CD to install the clone in ...
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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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external usb (backup) hard drive: is power down or sleep more harmful

I have an external usb hard drive on which I clone my mac's hard drive. I have it on a clock timer. It turns on about 30 min. before the backup process starts and turns off roughly 30 min. after the ...