The process of only backing up changes to files rather than the entire file each time a change is made.

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Using Mac's Time Machine for an external drive connected only some of the time

I have just purchased a 1TB external hard drive to use as my Time Machine capsule. I will not have it connected all of the time, I will probably only connect it every month or so. Is there any way ...
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Paragon Backup&Recovery broken incremental backup

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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“2 way” NAS 'time-machine' backup [closed]

For off-site backup purposes I am looking at putting a NAS in 2 places (my own and another) and having them sync. This can be done with rsync obviously, but I'm looking for a bit more security ...
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Can I change backup location from USB to network share and continue incremental backups?

I have an external hard drive which I use for backups of a Windows 7 Professional system. I already used Windows Backup to make an initial backup of approx 400 GB of data on that drive when it was ...
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Incremental Backups of ntfsclone Images

I am attempting to make compressed incremental backups of a Windows partition using ntfsclone on Linux. Currently, I am making full ntfsclone images using something like the following command: sudo ...
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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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Time-Machine weekly not incremental? [duplicate]

I Recently bought a 2Tb external drive and configured time machine on my OS X 10.6.8 iMac. It started by making a full backup (approximately 1.6 Tb). Fine. I see a series of hourly incremental backups ...
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Backing up a directory of data incrementally in linux

I have a directory full of files that remain relatively static. However, some files are moved between subdirectories. I create a full backup every month of this data because it's a lot of data. I'd ...
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USB hard drive incremental backup

I'm trying to set up a good home data backup solution and am having trouble finding software that would allow me to: 1) Have 2 identical external hard drives. 1 master and 1 slave. 2) Use the master ...
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p2p folder synchronization + encryption

I'm trying to implement a cheap backup system using my computer and my friend's computer. The idea is using each other hdd to store a copy of our files through Internet. Bittorrent Sync would be ...
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Bat file to backup when the cable is connected [duplicate]

I need to do a Bat file (or something like that) that do a Incremental Backup of some especified folders when, and just when, the Ethernet Cable is connected. How can I do it? I have no idea how can ...
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How to rollback a single file backed up with rsync?

I just set up a linux NAS as an rsync server to backup our file server. I'm saving several versions of each file and know how to restore a snapshot of our server, but what we really need is to ...
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Automatically purge rotated backup without breaking rsync

How do I make sure locally deleted files have been rotated before deleting them on the server, whithout breaking incremental rsyncing? I usually rsync my files into /backup/active/ on my server, ...
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Incremental backup of unmounted encrypted hard drive / container

I am setting up my system from scratch and want to do everything right from the start. Since my computer contains documents from work, I need to encrypt. So far, I always encrypted my entire ...
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Windows backup with support for incremental binary backup

Currently, I'm using the Windows 8.1 file history backup, but it has a major weakness. Large files are copied in their entirety each time they change. For instance, I have some virtual machines files ...
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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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Backing up private git repos to a normal (non-root) ssh account?

It's nice that with github and similar services, I can backup my open-source projects (using 'git push'). With private data, I have some reservations though. I'd prefer that my repos are encrypted on ...
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Incremental disk image backup for linux

I have 4 RHEL+2 windows workstations and 1 windows 2012 server. I want to take incremental backup of Linux to windows server. Is it possible to do this. I mean windows to windows is possible but is ...
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What is the simplest free physical solution to backing up files from multiple computers? [closed]

I don't want to consider cloud, as none are free beyond a certain amount of gig, and I have put files on bitcasa before that have just infinitely gone missing. I have also been bitten by physical ...
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Why would differential backups take less space than full or incremental backups?

According to this article from Microsoft Differential backups require even less disk, tape, or network drive space than incremental backups. Backup time is faster than full or incremental backups. ...
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How to incrementally backup a partition (not as a bunch of files) and be able to mount the snapshots?

Is there any tools that allows this use case: I have a LVM2 partition vg-vol; I periodically create snapshots of it, save them (create_new_snapshot --directory=/media/external_storage/snapshots/ ...
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Linux Utility for “Timestamping” Functionality

wget's timestamping functionality ensures it only downloads files that have changed. I'm looking for a linux command-line tool that will recursively compare a directories contents with a saved version ...
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How can I limit the disk I/O priority for a process in Windows XP?

I have a setup where a Windows XP machine gets backed up to a server on the LAN, using rsync. Because of operational requirements, the backup needs to happen while the machine is in use. While this is ...
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USB 3.0 portable HD Compatibility and Backup

I have noticed on specifications that some list what os they are compatible with. If the OS is not listed does that mean the usb HD will not work for example MAC. If it does not say its MAC compatible ...
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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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Incremental Backup

How do I write a script which creates incremental backups using rsync or what are the parameters to do the incremental backup? Here's the scenario: I have a samba file server and I need to backup to ...
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What happens to the integrity of a Windows 7 backup when an older backup period is deleted?

When I manage my Windows 7 Backup's disk usage through the "Manage space used by this backup" and then "View backups..." options, I see two backup periods. That report implies I will free up 1.14 ...
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Incremental/Differential backup of VMWare Workstation VM?

I need to take an incremental or differential backup of a Linux guest OS running inside VMWare workstation. How do I achieve that? I can take a full backup when the virtual machine is down, but I ...
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Backup software that supports differential backup or syncing? (rsync interface maybe?) W7 [closed]

I am looking for an incremental / differential / sync backup utility that does not require a full backup to begin. I have a TB external drive with backups of pictures and movies, about 800GB, and I ...
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Use Mac Pro as time machine, server and editing station? [closed]

Background: My fiancée needs a Mac Pro for movie editing and rendering. I need a web server and a backup solution for my MacBook Pro. Idea We thought we could split the costs of the Mac Pro and set ...
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How to backup a large FreeNAS? [closed]

We have a 12TB FreeNAS box in the office, and are looking for a way to keep a backup of it offsite. We're considering (1) tape; (2) a bunch of bare drives (popped into a spare hotswap bay); (3) ...
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Use Carbon Copy Cloner with existing backup

I want to use Carbon Copy Cloner to take over from an existing backup solution. I have an external disk with 1.8TB of data on it replicated/backed up from a folder my local drive. However in order to ...
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Is there ANY backup tool that can handle 256 path length limit on NTFS?

Is there ANY backup tool that can handle 256 path length limit on NTFS ? I'm not talking about a sync or filecopy tool like robocopy, but an incremental backup tool like cobian backup (which cannot ...
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Backup of a game-map

I admin a dedicated server that hosts a multiplayer game. This game uses a map that now is 1.5 GB but will be soon 2.3 GB. We have just one SATA HD. We would like to save the map every hour in the ...
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Automatic incremental backups to a network drive (Windows)

So after learning that Windows 7 Home Premium doesn't support this, I'm looking for another solution. I would like to backup my Windows machine to my Ubuntu server. Are there any good automatic ...
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What backup tool should I use for easy incremental backups? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could you suggest feature-rich disk-based personal backup program for linux (and I've seen a few)? I want to do nightly backups of the whole system and be able to ...
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Truecrypt Rsync Container

Is there a good way to incrementally sync truecrypt containers? I currently have large containers (200gb+), and I'd like to find a way to back them up without having to mount them. Rsync seems to not ...
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Preboot/live CD disk image backup solution w/ block-level incremental and merge support

I know there have been many queries regarding backup, but this one is rather demanding. I should also mention that I've done a fair amount of googling, but was unable to find what I need. I need a ...
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Incremental (delta) backup of a encrypted data

I have several files that I need to keep encrypted on my home hard disk. I currently use a TrueCrypt file container, currently around 100MB in size. I need to backup this file daily, and I'm looking ...
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RSync Backup Strategy for home computer does not recurse into all directories

I am running a Linux Mint workstation at home and I am following the backup strategy from this page: http://www.jwz.org/doc/backups.html. The destination drive is a eSata drive identical to the ...
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Software for system backup, with differential backups and bootable restorations

Reminder: I do understand that we have tens and perhaps over a hundred of questions associated with the backup and community faqs are being written for that but I am asking a different question. If ...
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Mercurial for Source Control (and backup) instead of Subversion

Currently I'm using Subversion for keeping source changes centralized and also as a single point of backup. All users commit changes to the server and the server is backed up. I'm wondering how ...
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Rsync-based Backup solution for Kubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automatic backup solution for Linux (maybe a GUI for rsync)? hey there I am kinda a bit lost in the multiple options so any recommendations will be more then welcomed. ...
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What files should be excluded from a complete Windows backup?

I'm starting to use CrashPlan to backup my Win 7 PC. I've got it writing to my external HD (for quick local restores) and to CrashPlan Central (for offsite storage). I'd like to backup my entire C:\ ...
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Free software for backing up an attached network drive

My wireless router comes with a USB connector which allows me to plug an external hard drive in and it'll act as a Network Attached Storage. The problem is that I want to backup this hard-drive to the ...
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Secure, efficient, version-preserving, filename-hiding backup implemented in this way? [closed]

I tried writing a "perfect" backup program (below), but ran into problems (also below). Is there an efficient/working version of this?: Assumptions: you're backing up from 'local', which you own ...
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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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DVD RW: Are they still relevant for backups? [closed]

With the availability of compact USB memory sticks with much, MUCH higher storage capacities is there still any use-case for taking periodic, incremental backups on DVD/RWs? The DVD/RW has an ...
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Incremental image backup for Windows 7

I'm looking for a backup program that does incremental backups and that I can use to completely image my main hard drive. For example I use the C:\ as my main drive and have E:\backups as my backup. ...
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Backing up 80G hard drive 1G per day

I want to securely backup my 80G HD, but doing a complete backup takes forever and slows down my machine, so I want to backup just 1G per day. Details: % First hurdle: on the first day, I want to ...