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You can get a list of all the chown commands to issue like this: tar --numeric-owner -tvjf backup.tar.bz2 | perl -e 'while (<STDIN>) { s|/|:|; @t = split(" "); print "chown $t[1] \x27$t[5]\x27\n"; }' | tee /tmp/chown_cmds Output will be like: chown 0:119 './var/cache/jockey/driverdb-OpenPrintingDriverDB.cache' chown 0:119 ...


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If you don't mind a monthly fee of approx $9/month (quantity discount available) then use CrashPlan. It what I use.


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Windows has a built in backup program that can be scheduled to run. Go to Control Panel/Sytem and Security/Backup and Restore. You can schedule what files and how often to backup. In addition, there are some third party vendors who provide similar products. The one I use is Crashplan. However, I don't like backing up to the "cloud". Call me old fashion, ...


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Open your notepad and type the below content net use x: \\computer\share /persistent:yes save the file as automap.bat Go to start and type "task scheduler" and open Task scheduler Go to create task -> Triggers(New) -> select Begin the task as On an event and select the below parameters Log: Microsoft-Windows-NetworkProfile/Operational Source: ...


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Non-technical suggestion: Tell them to logoff before leaving the building and/or rebooting once when the come back, put it in the IT/computer usage policy for the organization, and make them sign it. If they can't do that, remove their right to take the computer home (since you can't trust them to follow basic rules of use). Technical suggestion: Don't ...


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There is also a free software called Plex that turns a Vista or higher machine into a local server. It has the neat feature of automatically downloading meta data for your files.


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GNU tar does not copy the content of hard linked files multiple times. Read the first answer to this question or the official documentation on this topic. You can test this by piping the output (the archive) of tar through wc: tar cf - -C <mountpoint of your disk> . | wc -c and verify the archive size in bytes (you can compare this to the result with ...


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How many DCs do you have in your environment? If the failed server was not the only DC in the domain, then there are other ways to restore the server. This is not a supported method (I'd call it 'experimental') and all supported methods require making backups but you might be able to restore Active Directory Domain Services using the following procedure. If ...


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Lets start with where things went wrong: You did not backup your disk (which is /dev/sda). You only backed-up a single partition. In ASCII graphics: -------------------- whole disk sda -------------------------- [MBR] [partition sda1] [possible second partition sda2] ... Your dd command told the computer to only backup the partition /dev/sda1. But ...


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Using RoboCopy and a Scheduled Task to backup to a directory that is then grabbed by the other backup system would be more reliable. Volume Shadow Copy is great but not really designed for what you're trying to accomplish.


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Short answer, yes you can restore applications from TB backups as I have done this on my very own Macs when upgrading to Yosemite. Applications like iLife are bound to your Apple ID so you should be able to download then from the store, I believe.


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From Karan's comments: Why are you trying so hard to reinitialise the drive if it contains your important data? If Windows fails to read the drive for some reason, you can see if your data is accessible via Linux. (Any Linux LiveCD/USB will do, In case your old laptop doesn't work). If not, there might be a hardware issue with the drive, the cable or the ...


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Arq stores your data in it's own file format which is documented here. You will most likely have to use Arq on another Mac to get the files.


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Since at least Windows NT 4.0, only a single set of user credentials can be used for a single server name, where the server name is determined when mapping the resource (e.g. the server in \server\share). If using the same set of user credentials is acceptable, the additional server share can be successfully mapped by not specifying the user name or ...


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You can restore the deleted photos/videos from iTunes backup. Just connect your iPhone to your computer through iTunes. If you backed your iPhone on iTunes, you will have a choice "Restore backup". Click it.


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There's also the dureg utility: Description: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/317382 The download in the above description is wrong, but you can google dureg and find the executable. For example: http://www.pctools.com/guides/software/detail/30/?act=download


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Have you tried the --verify option to try and run a verify on your backup and see what rdiff states? Also looking at others output of --verify it appears that rdiff uses SHA1 and not MD5 signatures as the verification mechanism. I also was reading that apparently if you have files with multiple hard links to them that on restore rdiff may not put them ...


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If you were to do it using a boot disk and then copy without running the os then it should work, just if you want to copy user files and documents. If you are trying to copy past to make an image of the hard drive it will fail with corrupted files and registry system. If using an imaging program it should work fine. When I work on client computers, I ...


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I actually figured out how to do this without buying a 3rd party tool. Basically, I just mount my OneDrive using WebDAV, and then I can use Robocopy to mirror the files. I created detailed instructions here.


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Various key pieces of information the computer needs to boot up are not stored within the file system on your hard drive, they are stored in specific places (sometimes in a separate partition which you can't see while the system is running). So no, it is not true that everything on the machine is a file. In the world before Windows 8 and EFI this was ...


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I had the same problem and this fixed it instantly. Reinstall the NTFS for MAC OSX (if you don't have it yet). You can download the driver here : http://www.seagate.com/as/en/support/downloads/item/ntfs-driver-for-mac-os-master-dl/


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The suggested for loop solution works, but if you're transferring a large amount of data, it will be very slow. This is because it serializes the jobs, which are bound by the speed of disk-write. A better but slightly more complex alternative is to use GNU Parallel: http://www.gnu.org/software/parallel/ You can come up with a command to parallelize ...


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In your OneDrive settings, you can decide which folders you do not want to sync (aka select sync - dropbox). Go to the web interface of OneDrive. Create a folder called archive Go inside the archive folder In your desktop client, go to Settings > Choose folders Uncheck the archive folder Back to the web interface, upload files you want into the archive ...


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It is normal. Your best options are: Multiple backups. If you don't have 2 copies of it, you don't really have it. Especially for your own data (your photos, important documents, etc). Actually, these days my advice is to copy your own backups off CD/DVD/Blu-ray discs altogether and onto multiple external (or portable) hard disk drives. For example, a 3TB ...


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Windows 8 introduces a technology called "storage spaces" which allows a user to combine multiple disks to create a storage space "pool" so you could use 2 x 2TB disks to create a 4TB space. You can use different types of disks - connected internally or externally - to create a storage space. Example: a 2TB external USB3.0 disk + an internal 2TB SATA disk ...


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This is a suggestion from https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-duplicity-with-gpg-to-securely-automate-backups-on-ubuntu?comment=12940 asymmetrically encrypt the backup to a different public key by passing a different key id to the "--encrypt-key" flag" Or cache the password using gpg-agent but there is a caveat that it will ...


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I have been successfully using the following script for a few years now: robocopy C:\my_folder M:\my_backup_folder /MIR /FFT /R:3 /W:10 /Z /NP /NDL The /MIR option (equivalent to /E /PURGE) stands for "mirror" and is the most important option. It regards your source folder as the "master", causing it to overwrite any changes on the target side, which is a ...



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