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Periodic backup of changes on another disk from full backup

I am looking for a backup solution that will enable me to backup only changes to an internal disk after a full backup to an external disk. Also, this should run snapshot backups every day until the ...
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What are “Array Based” Snapshots

I understand that a Snapshot of a LUN is just a Point-In-Time Image of the volumes on that LUN. What is "Array Based" about these ? EDIT : I'm pretty new to these concepts. What is an "Array" ? How ...
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Share a snapshot of a virtual machine state (virtualbox)

Think about the following scenario: An application developer figured out the library he is in use crashes. So he created a test project to isolate this problem, and have it sent to the library ...
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Snapshot of system without virtual machine

Background: I am a software developer and work on several projects in parallel. Because of this, I use virtual desktops, one per project. I never restart my computer - only hibernate or sleep - ...
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VirtualBox disk resized, how to get last snapshot?

I am setting a complex environment in a Linux Vbox, running under Windows 7. VBox version 4.3.15 I had to install a large number of items, with very complex dependencies... something that I do not ...
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Create a snapshot of the Windows session this very moment

Is it possible to create a snapshot (just as VirtualBox does) of a real Windows system as of the state this very moment? If I hibernate, RAM at the moment is dumped to the hard disk. Is it possible ...
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How to snapshot a btrfs root file system (snapshot of /)?

I have Fedora 20 and when I installed it I choose to go with btrfs as file system, by many reasons but mainly to have snapshots available. But I can't seem to create a snapshot of /. I can snapshot ...
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Replacing original VDI file with the Snap Shot made from it

I have worked with Virtualbox extensively for the first time. I made a snapshot of an Ubuntu image I was working with. I have been experimenting with the VM for the last two months, and since things ...
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take/restore filesystem snapshots instantly and without reboot

I keep my workspace on a separate NTFS drive. Is it possible to instantly take snapshots (using COW) and restore them instantly too? The free space on the same filesystem is supposed to be used for ...
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Ubuntu Cron ec2-create-snapshot

I have a new ec2 Ubuntu instance running. I have properly set up the ec2-api tools. I want to create a daily backup using the ec2-create-snapshot command. Just to test it, I have my script, which is ...
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Too many VMDK files on my windows VM

I have a windows vm with 60 GB disk running on VMWare Workstation. I see the total size of the folder containing is close to 115 GB. I had some 7 snapshots and though snapshots are the reason. Delete ...
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Can't mount logical volumen ACTIVE already mounted or /mnt busy

Scenario Proxmox 3 System up over net rescue system (also try up with normal disk) /dev/sdb disk missing LVM only show LVM Logical over disk sdb --- Logical volume --- LV Path ...
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What's the diffrence between snapshot-create and snapshot-create-as in virsh kvm?

On my virtualization system there are some VMs. One of them was aimed for testing some services on it. So in this case I need to have the first state of that VM. I searched for a solution found the ...
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How to make user-friendly “time machine” with my LVM thin-provisioned partitions?

I have setup all of my partitions on LVM thin-provisioned device. In some article I've read that this allows me to make incremental snapshots in a simple manner - move back and forward between them. ...
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Expose ZFS snapshots to shadow copy

I have a linux server with a zfs file system that I share via SMB over a network. I take snapshots of the file system, and it works great locally. But I want to share these snapshots over the network ...
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Creating a Snapshot of a Windows 7 System [duplicate]

Is there a way to create a snapshot of a Windows 7 system? My goal is to be able to save the current state of my Windows 7 OS, on external storage, and be able to restore it on the same hardware in ...
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How to save state of ubuntu installation in vmware

I want to save the state of ubuntu 13.10 in vmware virutal machine, so I can rollback to previous state if any further configuration i ubuntu goes wrong?
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Snapshot a desktop

I may be trying to do something that is not possible, but I would like to "snapshot" my desktop every 30min or every hour (Windows 7 Pro). I work with VMware's snapshot ability which has saved me in ...
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Full BTRFS partition unusable

I have an extremely critical set of circumstances. I installed snapper on my Fedora 20 box. It created around 20 snapshots. My btrfs partition is now full of snapper subvolumes. My partition became ...
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Executing several snapshots of one VMWare

I have set up a VM with several snapshots. The size is quite large (~40 GB). Now I would like to run several tests on that operating system, but it seems VMWare Workstation 8.0.6 can only execute one ...
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Opening a .qcow2 snapshot image with Windows 7 to access files within this image

My virtual private server operator provided me a snapshot image of my CentOS 6.5 machine in .qcow2 format. While I can boot from this snapshot with QEMU within my Windows 7 environment, all I need is ...
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Can system images/backups be saved to a specific path/folder in Windows 7 professional?

Situation: I have a 500gb external hard drive and several computers. I would like to create system images for each computer and save them to their respective folders, PC-1, PC-2, etc.. Question: ...
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Using VMware .sna / .hsh files to recreate a working system

I've been given four files that represent the hard disks from a Linux Centos 6 system running under VMware. My task is to get these running as a guest OS but I can't find anything about restoring ...
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Best practice for merging the *only* snapshot with a base VMDK file in VMware?

I have just done some work on a Debian Linux virtual machine in VMware Workstation 9.0. After finishing making my changes to the virtual machine, I created a snapshot and, instead of shutting down ...
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How to save and load app memory states/snapshots?

How do I save and load memory state of a specific application in Windows? Specifically, I'm interested in games that don't support game saves. So far I only found out one way to do this, and it's via ...
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Restoring the exact state of a linux install to a different laptop with different sized drives and other hardware

I have a computer running LInux that has already been used and settled into, with packages installed, browser profiles, etc, etc. The drive is 60gb, and it has a swap partition and an ext4 root ...
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Btrfs snapshot space and time overhead

Using btrfs-snapshot-rotation, I've setup a system to rotate snapshots so that it always has snapshots of: Each of the the last 24 hours Each of the last 30 days Each of the last 12 months. This ...
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Change the settings for a virtualbox snapshot which has children

I have a disk snapshot in virtualbox, which has some child shapshots, like so: + Snapshot: After install `--+ Snapshot: After updates | `--+ Snapshot: Installed some software `--+ Yet another child ...
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Script to schedule a program to open and automatically navigate to a window within the program

I need to take a scheduled snapshot of my computer screen once a day for data logging purposes. I work for a company, and this program that I need the data from has only 5 licences and cannot be left ...
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How can I “snapshot” an Ubuntu Server installation and deploy it to multiple other machines

I am a web developer and frequently have to set up and configure virtual machines and dedicated machines (almost always on Ubuntu Server installations). I was wondering if there was an effective and ...
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A few questions about windows 7 snapshots

I have been googling a while, but I am a bit confused about Microsoft VSS technology. Currently I am running Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit - everything patched to the latest versions. My system has one ...
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How to delete all snaphosts in Virtualbox?

I have till now everytime saved and loaded machine from snapshot, but my SSD disk now is full and I can't do anything. Snapshots folder are using 70 GB and what I want to do now is delete all ...
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VMWare Snapshot Cleanup

Running a Win7 VMware VM (Not ESXi) on WinXP. Now the C: driver is full and want to increase the size. I used the VMWare CLI vmware-vdiskmanager to increase the size. But it throwing an error message ...
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corrupted data in a write-through disk using a live snapshot in virtualbox

I have a linux guest with two disks for / and /home. /home is a write-through disk to keep data safe of snapshot restoring. The problem is that the live snapshot corrupts /home data when restoring ...
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Fedora 19: system snapshot

Today I've made an update for my Fedora 18 and get 19th version. On previous versions I had troubles with nvidia drivers (I have a laptop). Neither nvidia drivers from package nor from nvidia site ...
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Taking a snapshot of your HDD, so you can revert back to it anytime

I have an OS installed in VirtualBox and like how I can take a snapshot of the current state of the OS before making changes to it, from changing settings, to installing software, to applying updates, ...
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How to remove virtualbox VM with snapshots?

I have a VM with many snapshots. I don't need this machine anymore, and I need disk space. Snapshots eat a significant amount of disk space. But when I try to delete it by VirtualBox means - there is ...
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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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Quickest way to merge snapshots in VirtualBox?

I have vdi with quite a number of snapshots taken from it - say, 50 or 70 snapshots. I want to have one plain vdi with a current state. These snapshots take way too much disk space and are not needed ...
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Keyboard layout *image* creator

Is there a program for creating images of keyboard layouts? The program would be able to put a background image on each key but also provide its text. One could do it in Inkscape or such, but it would ...
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Taking Snapshot of running VM in VMWare

I am not able to see the "Take a snapshot of this virtual machine" enabled while the VM is running and active. It is found enabled only if the VM is powered off and not even when it is paused. I am ...
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Should I be using snapshots or clones for my purposes?

I have a VirtualBox machine representing a "clean" install of my OS. I would like to use this VM for several types of machines - one for simple games, one for programming, one for my audio editing. ...
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Cannot open all .SNP snapshot files on Windows 7 x64

We receive .snp snapshot files from legacy MS Access databases out in the field. Our new Windows 7 x64 machines are running Office 2003 and the Snapshot Viewer (SNAPVIEW.EXE), however the vast ...
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Is it possible to open someone's Xcode snapshot in my Xcode?

My boss sent me a Xcode Snapshot of the project that he is working on, but I don't know how to open it and I am not sure if it's possible to open it. Can someone teach me?
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VirtualBox - can I clone a snapshot?

I have a VirtualBox VM machine and I took a few snapshots. VirtualBox works on a Window7 x64 and plays a Window7 x64 system as well. Now I would like to clone the very first snapshot but I would ...
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How add USB device to a VirtualBox snapshot?

I need to repair 1TB HDD I was restoring it sector by sector with the Disk Genius from thr Hirens iso file ( ofcourse in VM ) for about 24 hours. Than I need to turn off the notebook so, I paused the ...
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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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Windows app to grab webcam snapshots?

I want to periodically capture an image from a webcam attached to a Windows PC, and upload it to a Linux server on the network (preferably FTP, could be SFTP or even Samba). The images have to be ...
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Deleting Snapshots from LinkedClone Corrupts other LinkedClones

I am currently having a problem in which I have 3 LinkedClones created from the same parent snapshot. The tasks I do consists of creating a lot of snapshots per virtual machine, therefore having the ...
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Why does rsnapshot not back up /var/lib/mysql/*?

In rsnapshot's config file I added /var/lib/mysql/ as another source directory to back up. But rsnapshot does not back it up. Why? /var/log/rsnapshot does not list a relevant warning. The owner of ...