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Questions tagged [backup]

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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Rsync backup from PostgreSQL with Barman on same server?

I have at work only one server to disposal an i want to ask if it is possible to backup my PostgreSQL with the backup-program Barman, where both programs are located on the same server. Is it still ...
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CalDAV/CardDAV server behavior after restoring to an old version

Assume the following situation: A CalDAV/CardDAV server is used by different clients. Each of the clients keeps data locally and synchronizes periodically. The server goes down and is restored from ...
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instantaneous backup to external drive

I have an external hard drive, and I want to use it as a backup drive. So my question is "how to update a backup folder when the original folder gets updated?", I'm talking about an instant backup. As ...
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How do I retrieve orphaned Cloud SQL backups in Google Cloud?

A CLOUDSQL instance was deleted from our project but the backups are still in the Cloud. These are automated backups and not accessible through Cloud Storage. I have done the following based on this ...
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DOS at command scheduling

I wanted to make a schedule that runs a (backupping) .bat program using at command on startup. If it isn't possible, then at 5 PM sunday.
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Efficiently mix encryption and rsync on an external drive? [duplicate]

I have an external hard drive that contains several folders. The largest of these folders is a backup that I often update by rsyncing the relevant folders from an encrypted (via Ubuntu's ...
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Hard drive clone was made without file system

since one of my hard drives lately started to show signs of failing, i yesterday made a clone of that drive using AOMEI Backupper. The cloning was succesful according to AOMEI, but the drives cannot ...
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how to make a bat file that starts a file at specific time without task scheduler

I've created a .bat file that backups my files, but I want to create another .bat file that can run my first program as administrator on schedule (without using task scheduler). I don't want to use ...
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create date folder version backups with hard links and a combined view

I am using the ideas laid out in this article to create incremental versioned backups of my data. I basically sync the data to a current folder in my backup destination and then create a date folder ...
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How we can have the ability to build a new sharepoint server which have the same sharepoint patches installed [migrated]

we have couple of sharepoint 2013/2016 farms, and they all shared these architecture :- one sharepoint application server which have sharepoint server installed. one database server which have the ...
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How May I Get WD Backup Working Again?

I'm using the My Passport Ultra 2TB external hard drive as a backup. I checked on it today and found that it hasn't been backing things up for the last 3 1/2 weeks. I've tried opening the settings ...
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backing up corrupted linux os

The /bin folder of my linux system was accidentally deleted as a superuser. Now the system is corrupted, and restarting it will collapse the system. There are some stackoverflow posts which list what ...
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I want to move emails from outlook to a hard drive folder

I'd like to move emails, files and folders from outlook 365 to selected back-up folder on my computer drive. What's the best way to do this?
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Synology: Cold storage + backup

I got a 4-bay Synology NAS. For now, I populated it with 2 brand new 4TB HDD's. My main use cases are: - Backup data from my computers (maybe even periodic images) - Cold storage for shared data - ...
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Is HFS+ a good idea for access across Mac and Linux (and sometimes Windows)

I (also) use external hard drives for backup. For full backups I attach them directly via USB to a Mac, but most of the time they are attached (still USB)to a Linux (Raspberry Pi) server, where I can ...
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How to automate partition restore

I'd like to be able to restore a Linux partition on a headless PC via USB. What I envisage is a USB key with two partitions on it. One partition has something like PING (PING is not ghost) (the 'tool'...
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Impossible? Restoring/fixing a corrupted partition after updating Mojave?

it seems that my main partition got corrupted and now I can't access it after updating to Mojave. I ended up re-installing Sierra on my bootcamp partition (which is still accessible), but my main ...
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Robocopy won't produce consistent results

I'm trying to mirror my files from one computer to another with robocopy. SRC is a network share DST is a local dirve On the computer running the program, but the same result is experienced if I run ...
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Backup: How to mirror/clone LVM LVs (or VGs) on demand?

So far, I have a semi-automated backup approach for the whole system installed in different LVs, using LVM (CoW) snapshots (which can be created upon boot to avoid data corruption). That is, if I ...
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How do I get SQL Server Management Studio to find a .bak file to restore? [migrated]

I am trying to turn a .bak file into a database. I can't find the "Restore Database" button when I left-click "databases" when connected. This is what I should see. However, this is what I see. I ...
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About volume shadow copy in Disk2vhd

Because I have to create a copy of my unit with Disk2vhd I was reading a bit about Volume Shadow Copy to understand it better. As I understand it, Volume Shadow Copy allows you to make backup copies ...
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Stop rsync from deleting large amounts of data when disk accidentally umounted

I use rsync to mirror my hard drive onto a couple of devices with cron. The command is essentially this: rsync -avr --delete /home/username username@example.com:/home/username The problem I have is ...
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How do I access the contents of an mSecure backup?

I had an iPhone with mSecure as my password manager, and have some backups. Now I no longer have the iPhone, and it is not clear to me how to restore from Windows mSecure what data is in the backup. ...
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How can I backup a Veracrypt file container?

I have got a Veracrypt file that is approximately 100GB on an external hard drive. I make changes to the contents of this container often, and would like to know a way to quickly back up the updated ...
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Failed Jetpack Update Destroyed My Wordpress Website [migrated]

All was not lost, fortunately, but because I had an old copy of the website and database and used a local server I was able to determine the culprit behind the loss of all my recent changes. I was ...
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Deleting backups with `find -mtime +n` – more backups remain than expected

This is my script: find /backup/dir -mindepth 1 -depth -mtime +4 -exec rm -rf \{\} \; And after this I have always not last 4 backups but 5. I think find sucks for this. Maybe someone have any idea ...
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Windows 8/10 file backup to QNAP NAS with file history & enrypted remote backup

I have a QNAP TS-251+ NAS (connected via VPN + SMB if it matters) and would like to backup files from two machines to it (running Windows 8.1 and Windows 10), mostly user profile data (My Documents, ...
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How can I keep my mails on my PC, but delete from the server regularly?

I want to keep all the mails on my PC, but want to delete all the mails which are 10 or more days old. I am using Thunderbird as my mail client. Is there any option to do that? Please help guys. ...
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configure openssh server to automatically take backups when files are modified through scp or sftp

I've got openssh-server running on my Linux (Debian) server. This allows me to scp or sftp files to/from it, including overwriting files that are already there. I am wondering if there is a way to ...
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Check actual occupied disk space in case of malware

I have a win 10 HP laptop. Recently, I got infected with some malware (don't know what exactly, installed antivirus detected a couple of trojan generics, out of which one was most definitely a false ...
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Backup windows server 2008 fails - shadow copy

I want to back up my Windows Server, but it fails when making shadow copy. I have seen that it only fails when I want to make a complete backup of the system (and not if I select only D or E drive). ...
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MEGAcmd server not starting

I create backup system using MEGAcmd tool in https://mega.nz and add testing backup syncing and I delete mega folder to remove it. I don't know how to remove backup session, that's why I delete it. ...
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Accidentally over wrote a ISO to my time machine backup disk

Hello I'm looking for some help recovering the data from a time machine sparseimage file. At some point I must have accidentally wrote an iso image to my mounted Time Machine backup instead of the ...
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Trouble restoring backuped users folders

I have a broken windows 10 HDD. It fails to boot Windows 10. I moved the HDD to another machine, to do a backup. I was told to copy c:\users\username, reinstall windows, with same usernames, and ...
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How to manually backup synology system files?

I built a synology with 6 HDD drives. The files are only synchronized with Google Cloud. (Basic EXT4) I am afraid that HDD will crash down and I'd need to rebuild the system files, as the hyper backup ...
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Backing up NAS - Bufallo Link Station 420 - Synology - Mac

I have a Bufallo Link Station 420. A few years old and it keeps dropping off the network. I see others with the NAS struggle with a similar problem so I'm just replacing it and have bought a Synology ...
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Disk image of a VeraCrypt encrypted Windows 10 partition

I have a multi-boot system set up (Windows 10 and Ubuntu). The Windows 10 partition is encrypted with VeraCrypt and I can only boot via the VeraCrypt Bootloader. Now I want to create a disk image of ...
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How to avoid that mount -o remount modifies on-disk data?

I have an encrypted file system on a disk image file (using cryptsetup). The daily backup copies the disk image to the backup medium with rsync. Since this copies the entire image file when it was ...
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How can I use rsync to backup personal files to an external hard drive or network drive without having permission related issues?

Background What is the "correct" method to use rsync to backup data? The reason why I ask for the "correct" method is because my past experience of using rsync has resulted in permissions, file/...
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Backup & Restore desktop icons on Windows 7

My home computer, laptop and work PC have different desktop sizes. When I remotely connect from home to work or laptop to work via Citrix, Citrix rearranges my desktop icons on my work PC. I would ...
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Backup files from server (static IP) to home server (Dynamic IP)

I am already familiar and use rsync, scp transfers, tar, 7z etc however none of which solve a backup I intend to do rather regularly. I have a remote server with 80% used space on 100GB SSD that I ...
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Save full Skype chat history including photos

I am moving to a new computer and Skype account and would like to make a backup of a specific chat in the old account including the files shared in the conversation. The files that Skype saves in the ...
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rsync spawning excessive threads

The objective is to use rsync to synchronize a daily single .gz backup file. The command is: rsync -auvx /backup/source/*.gz /save/dest/ The files are on two separate systems; the source is mounted ...
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ROBOCOPY /XO fails to detect one newer file

I am using the XO option and usually it works fine. However, I am now faced with a situation where one file in a particular folder that is stubbornly not copied over, even though the source file's ...
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Is it safe to drop part of mozilla profile from the backup?

I have the problem, that my backup is flooded by mozilla's firefox' profiles. I have only one user with multiple profiles. The thing is that firefox saves various data in sqlite files etc that just ...
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Sending large backups over unreliable and slow internet connection

I have several remote computers running an application. This application has a backup feature, zipping configurations, the program itself, the database, etc. This file is, let's say, about 500mb. The ...
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Incremental backups with tar where current file has most recent and previous files only have different versions

I am somewhat familiar with how to use tar's --listed-incremental flag to take incremental backups. The end result is a backup-0 file that has the first full back-up and then backup-1, backup-2, ..., ...
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Windows File History / Backup - exclude folder by name

In Windows 10 "File History" / Backup (whatever it's called now), is there a way to exclude folders by name? For example, I'd like to exclude all folders named 'bin' from being backed up. Essentially, ...
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“This feature is not available in a portable workstation environment.” error

After cloning Windows 10 to an SSD, Windows 10 keeps opening dialog boxes with the message "This feature is not available in a portable workstation environment". They also appear when I try to use "...
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What filesystem and backup strategy for a small-scale home server?

I am rebuilding a home server after my previous one failed (My Odroid C1 with 1GB RAM running Ubuntu 14.04 was just struggling with RAM and other things that made it hang; my mdadm-lvm RAID1 storage ...