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rsync --backup would do what you want. You can specify a suffix for old files using --suffix, or move old files to a different folder using --backup-dir.


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Updated: Paste it in a .txt file and rename it to Backup.cmd. It walks in each subfolder and puts previous versions of duplicates that are going to be overwritten in a directory called Backup_Date_Time in the root of Backup folder, suffixed by date and time of the current backup process (so you can backup multiple times, without losing previous versions). @...


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It is possible to "restart" the task if it fails. Use following code in the batch script to create a system error event: eventcreate /ID 100 /SO "Your Script Name" /L APPLICATION /T ERROR /D "Your failure reason" Create a new task with a trigger that monitors the system events and filter for the category and ID you just added in the batch. The ...


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Microsoft came up with DISM that solves this issue entirely... DISM doesn't care about partition size but, obviously, you must ensure the backed up data will fit onto the smaller disk - i.e. Don't knowingly try to put 500GB worth of C: onto a new 250GB disk. DISM is available through the WAIK (Windows Automated Installation Kit) kit and you can create ...


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@RockPaperLizard, as far as i know, you can not only make a image smaller than the source partition, but also restore to a partition smaller than source partition. For example, if your Windows 7 system partition is 100 GB with only 30 GB used, you can make a image of the used space use "intelligent sector backup" without any compression of image. Then image ...


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Clonezilla works best when it is cloning from one disk to another disk of exactly the same size. I've had mixed results with cloning partitions. If you want to clone to a device that has less storage space than the original, you can try PING (Partimage is not Ghost). This has worked well for me in creating compressed images of my hard drive. I've upgraded ...


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You don't need a backup device as large as the whole drive for most modern backup software - and in many cases it can be slightly smaller due to compression. I tend to use third party software (Veem endpoint backup handles my daily backups, and I've used macrium for one off backups). So, if you want to play it safe try backing up first, then doing windows ...


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A byte-for-byte clone as you put it is quite inefficient and Clonezilla by default will not attempt to do such a thing. Instead it will attempt to copy just the files and data that was listed as being used on the hard drive to the backup medium to keep the backup small. The only reason to reduce the size of the partition before starting the clone/backup ...


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I'm presuming these are both linux servers as you've mentioned scp (yes I am aware scp exists for windows). Simply ssh onto one of the servers, then scp the file directly to the other server. scp file user@server:/location/ Infact, if your version of scp supports it (I've not used one that doesn't but the online man pages don't seem to document this ...


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You could do this like so... Create your file list (or .properties file) containing the username, password, hostname and databasename in the same one file with the values of each of those on the first line, and each separated by a comma (i.e. <Username>,<Password>,<Hostname>,<DatabaseName>). FileList Content Example - Line One ...


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The plan would work, but it's partially obsolete. No idea about the 10GB partition, but if possible simply back up the whole disc just to be sure. Besides that, Windows 10 may be uninstalled within 30 days, allowing you to go back to the previous state without having to rely on your own backup.


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I found this command sudo -u amanda /usr/local/sbin/amadmin MyConfig due newlaptop /home which tells me roughly when I can expect the next full backup to occur. I'm going to see if I can use that to pre-warn me about getting a wired connection in time. But it would still be much nicer to pause a running backup if that option were available to me.


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I/O Input/output error That may suggest a hardware problem with the drive and/or disk. If there's a problem at either of those levels then it may be inadvisable to attempt repair of the file system. Record … has no FILE magic Amongst the responses to Tuxera Support - View topic - Record 6 has no FILE magic: Input/output error (2008-02-18) was this,...


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From Wikipedia ROBOCOPY: "Robocopy functionally replaces Xcopy, with more options...Robocopy is noted for capabilities above and beyond the built-in Windows copy and xcopy commands, including the following:" ESPECIALLY: "Multithreaded copying"


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You may want to look at breaking up the backup so that you aren't backing up everything at once. Consider using exclude rules to exclude large objects like ISOs, videos, and possibly MP3s from the main backup. These can be backed up in more or more alternate backups that select those files. Examine your backup cycle. Consider doing full backups less ...


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These feature names itself gives you a hint on their functionality. File History: It is the complete record of changes made to a file. You can roll back changes and get an older copy of a file. It is more useful, if your accidently deleted a file or it turned to garbage. You can simple use File History to restore the file. Backup and Restore: As the ...


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Create multiple partitions on the backup drive, and then you can create an image on each partition. Other data can also be saved on each partition without disturbing the Windows Image Backup. I do this all the time.


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The data seems to be some kind of hash, that whatever backup software is happening is using it to track which files have already been uploaded, and which ones haven't. Also hashes, if the hash is for the whole file it can be used to determine if the file has been altered since its last upload. Many picture formats support metadata which is added to the ...


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Maybe using Btrfs send / receive could be made to work, but it is not so simple, because to send a filesystem, a read only snapshot must first be made, and then the name of this snapshot is used on the external disk. I don't think there is a way to receive the root filesystem, at / This is the best solution. I use snapshots to make fast incremental backups ...


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In my experience, it has always been faster to copy all the files from one drive to another than to clone the drive. In theory, it will should be faster to copy files than to clone the drive because when cloning, you must read and write every block on the drive, even the empty ones, whereas with copying you only read and write the data. Since you are ...


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Cloning will be much. much faster. I cant say how much, as it will depend on the speed of your setup. However, it shouldnt take more than a few hours. Copying has to open a file, read it, write it, and then close it. Virus scanners will look at every file you open, as well. Other file system based hooks could slow it down, like indexing. Cloning ...


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The easiest way to run some commands as SYSTEM is to use psexec in an elevated PowerShell session: psexec -s -i -accepteula powershell.exe This should open a new PowerShell window that runs as system whoami shows: nt authority\system


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It sounds like the SATA ports on the back of your computer belong to an add-on card in one of your PCIe slots. This card is either a nice, high-end controller with features you didn't know you had, or it's a cheap pile of off-brand crap that doesn't properly conform to the SATA spec. It would help to know what make/model this card is. Either way, the ...


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It seems there is no native solution to this problem. I suggest to either use a third party application or go the 'hacky' way and invoke a local script on target client to temporary store your desired information and process further. This thread may be useful. Hope that helps.


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You can use the open source command-line utility drive to back up your Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets etc. by exporting them and all other files in Google Drive by downloading them. This is my favourite solution because it can be fully automated. However, "it probably doesn't work on Windows" [source], so may not be suitable for your case. Installation ...


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You can use Google Takeout to mass-export your Google Docs document into a format of your choice: While configuring the archive to create, select only the "Drive" product. Click the "down arrow" icon in the line belonging to the Drive product to configure the formats to export in, and the folders to include. Issues with this approach: The export will ...


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You can use Google Drive for mass-exporting your Google Apps files to MS Office formats: Google Docs to .docx, Google Spreadsheets and Google Forms to .xlsx, Google Presentations to .pptx. Instructions: Select one or more files or folders in Google Drive. Right-click and choose "Download" from the context menu. Save and then unpack the .zip archive that ...


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try shadowspawn (with robocopy). It is quite good. shadowspawn Edit: i just realized that this is 2 years old. Sorry!


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I could then manually replace it with a copy from the 2,5" backup drive before the backup is polluted with the corrupted version. Unfortunately I have read that ZFS doesn't appear to notify the user when it detects corrupted files during an automatic checksum calculation/comparison. So my idea isn't possible. Actually, ZFS does (in a way) notify the user ...


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I have a similar workflow. You should periodically scrub the external disk: zpool scrub poolname This will take several hours, depending on your pool size. You can check on status: zpool status poolname In your case where the pool has no redundancy, the scrubbing process will not be able to correct any bit errors but it will tell you which files are ...


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The free version only stores your files on the cloud. For any offline documents, OneNote stores all its files in the follow directory: ~/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.onenote.mac/Data/Library/Application Support/Microsoft User Data/OneNote/


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Usually the Windows licence code is hardcoded into the motherboard. So even after multiple system formats or change of OS the licence is not altered and is restored when you install windows 10. If you want to be on safe side you can always backup your product key using the method mentioned in the link. How to Find Your Lost Windows or Office Product Keys


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Since you mention you want to backup the entire disk, the best solution is to use a live CD cloning distribution. This will allow you to literally copy every sector and partition, either to another drive or to an image file. The advantage of the cloning approach is that you can compress and encrypt the images, or clone through a network. You can also ...


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If the second drive will strictly be used for backup and not as a live system, the best course of action is to use a cloning live CD to make an exact copy of the installation. This will ensure that you copy every sector and partition of your original installation. There are a number of open source live CD distributions that can accomplish this, and their ...


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rsysc will transfer your files, but won't do the same with your bootloader, your partitions, volumes (if any). Make sure, that you take care of that too.


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According to your figures, the 1 TB drive that is failing has 330 GB free, which means that you likely have somewhere around 650 GB of data on it, and the 450 GB drive (I assume it isn't a 450 TB drive, or you likely would know better than to ask here) that you want to back up to now has 410 GB (also assumed unit) free. Even if the best case, where you ...



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