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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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DVD-RAM - size mismatch for same brand

I'm still using DVD-RAM disks for archiving purposes, and during a move, a few disks of one archive-set were damaged, so I needed to create copies from the good set, and that's when things got bad: ...
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How to backup a Windows system installation (no user data)

I am a bit confused by the backup utilities in Windows 10, and a bit scared of the fact that Windows ships with 3 different utilities (as far as I can tell). What's the difference between System ...
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Good way to backup laptop SSD with UEFI, Ubuntu, Windows dual boot

I have an Acer Aspire R laptop with 260GB SSD, UEFI, Ubuntu and Windows 10 dual boot. How can I backup / clone / image the whole drive to be reinstalled on a new drive if current drive fails? a) ...
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How to recover Windows 10 from C: Partition?

Ok, brother-in-law accidentally put the wrong power cord! Windows 10 PC no longer boots and the Windows system partitions are foobar. The C: drive looks completely intact. So is there a way to ...
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Trying to backup a corrupted dynamic hdd

I think one of my drives is starting to fail. Sometimes it becomes unavailable all of sudden, and when I try to access files on that specific drive, File Explorer tells me it's an invalid path. Ran ...
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Software that compares directories and backup/sync only modified files [closed]

Is there a free software that will compare my D drive with my USB backup hardrive and copy/replace only the modified/newly created files to it? Windows 10 64 bits here.
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Does file history allow reconnecting to an old backup and just continue on from there later on like Time Machine?

I just reinstalled Windows 10 and I wanted to reconnect to my old file history backup on the network share (I don't plan to restore immediately, but I would like it to start backing up and sort of ...
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Were the files on my “host” hdd modified in any way after running the dd command while (only) the destination hdd was mounted?

PURPOSE: determine if the host hdd files should be completely intact, and thus, do not need to be re-copied. In 1-2 of my other questions, I asked about what happens if one or both of the hdd's are ...
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Mac mini with 2 MacOS installs backup both MacOS installs

I have a Mac mini with a external SSD. On internal SSD of my Mac mini I have a MacOS install for private use. On the external SSD I also have MacOS installed but this one I use for my work. So if I ...
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Advice on replacing hard disk with bad sectors

So recently my I encountered an event 11 atapi error in my event viewer. It says The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort0. I am running Win 7 SP1. This all started after I ...
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Rsync is not deleting files and complains of “No space left on device (28)”

I am using rsync (2.6.9, protocol version 29) on macOS 10.14.6 (Mojave) to backup a disk with videos. The source has 999GB capacity with 75GB free and the backup has 1TB capacity. The command is: $ ...
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Is rsync's --link-dest option “better” than --backup-dir?

In his popular article Easy Automated Snapshot-Style Backups with Linux and Rsync, Mike Rubel asserts that using rsync to create hard-linked snapshots with --link-dest is "a better way" to perform ...
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i can't backup with deja dup on kde 5.17

i've a linux computer with kubuntu 19.10 and i'm trying to do a backup with deja dup, but when i click on start backup it display me an error BackendException: PyDrive backend requires PyDrive ...
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Script to keep backup copies of a file/folder

I have a keepass file I want to keep versions of. I'd like to schedule a daily script that evaluates wether the file has been changed or not and compress it so I keep an image of that state. ...
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Should I encrypt my backup HDDs?

I want to encrypt the HDDs that I use for backups, but I am also afraid of encryption making my HDDs more prone to failures. Should I encrypt them anyways?
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Postgresql pg_dump not working with anacron (cron.daily) on Ubuntu 18.04

I have two files called lb and z-backup. z-backup is a sh script placed in cron.daily which calls the lb (sh) script as an anacron job. These are the files and their locations: ls -l ~/bin/lb -...
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Why I cannot restore system image onto new hard drive?

I have create system recovery image via Steps> Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Back up and Restore (Windows 7). I actually selected all partitions on the HDD. I then replaced my 1TB HDD with ...
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Veeam: Fail to restore domain controller objects to new domain

I'm having a problem to restore a Veeam Backup. My domain controller is having problems and is not starting. I created a new server with the same domain. When I try to restore the backup, the ...
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Tar complete vps server does not end - 24 hours

I need to do a complete reinstall. On my VPS Ubuntu 16.04 i got the problem my backup process wont end. I checked the data usage on my hard disk and the usual size is already backed up in less then a ...
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Backing up multiple files within one folder or multiple folders with fewer files?

I've accumulated tens of thousands of images over many years and they're contained in one single folder (My Pictures). I've attempted to backup the images to an external drive, but Windows seems to ...
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Urbackup unable to use btrfs partition

I'm trying to get urbackup 2.4.9.0 to work on Ubuntu 19.10 x86. I have a 2T usb drive partitioned as btrfs, but it's not recognized as btrfs by urbackup_snapshot_helper. /etc/urbackup/backupfolder ...
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Itunes backup got overwritten

There was some problem related calls and mobile data with my Iphone Xs Max. I tried to reset it. I took a backup of my device in iTunes and reset the device. After resetting, I connected again and ...
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How to split large (vmdk) files on an ESXi 6.0 host?

I've got a server running ESXi 6.0 in a data center and I need to do some backup of it. Currently it has three quite large disk images (1TB, 500GB, 500GB) and I need to download those. The only ...
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Where is stored the backups of wechat?

I am an android device with some conversations of wechat. I would like to do a backup of this conversations, so I am using the windows 10 application of we chat, that it seems it is the way to do the ...
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Robocopy - Possible issue while logging output?

I am evaluating if Robocopy will be a good option for me for my backup script that will take backup of only newer files from C drive (NTFS) to a Pendrive (exFAT). I have this command that I am ...
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How to run Live backup of Virttual Machines - Libvirt-Qemu

im Trying to run this script https://gogs.tausys.de/shogun/libvirt-imagebackup/raw/master/backup-vms.sh When i run it, it starts like this. Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:44:59 +0200 Backup KVM online guest '...
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pg_dump with -w flag does not read from .pgpass file

I am trying to backup my PostgreSQL database called crewdb on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS from a script with the following command in it: pg_dump -h localhost -p 5432 -U postgres -w -C -F p -b -v -f ~/Dropbox\/...
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Setting up fileserver / backup for a small organization

I've been tasked with setting up a file sharing / backup solution for a small organization running up to three Windows boxes. While I'm reasonably well-versed in networking things, it's not really my ...
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Google Backup & Sync - stop Trash?

Just wondering if there's any way of stopping the Trash function in GB&S. I may be wrong, but it appears that when on the synched machine you modify a file that the old version of that file is ...
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Network Config for Remote Connection with Ubiquiti and Synology

I'm looking for some input and help from the experts here on how to best configure a NAS and internal network for remote access. I've done a ton of “googling” and research on this and seem to just ...
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Deletion of Google Backup and Sync Tool Folder

I am using Google Backup and Sync Tool to backup files. What happens when I accidentally delete a folder from my laptop which is syncing to Google Drive with this Tool? It may delete my previous sync ...
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Is it possible to take a reusable system image in Windows 10?

I am looking for a consistent solution to setup several windows 10 tablets with the same exact software and system configuration without applying all the modifications (edit the registry, install ...
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Windows 10: Move and convert partition

I have the following problem: On a Windows 10 System with a Adaptec Raid Controller, I have a logical dynamic disk (disk 1) and i plugged in a JBOD (disk 2). Disk 1 was originally the size of 2TB, ...
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xfsdump creates very large incremental backups

I am trying to backup a MongoDB database using a combination of LVM snapshots and xfsdump. The MongoDB runs in a docker container with a persistent volume residing on its own Logical Volume, that is ...
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How , import backup file ( .json ) on instagram

I've created a backup file with a .json extension from my Instagram account. Question: Can a mechanism be created to enable this file to be restore to the current account or to another account at ...
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How to use Rar.exe to Rar folders in their original name

I googled for days and could not find much help. I am trying to make a powershell .PS1 file to run it every 30 minutes to check if there is a new folder, It will RAR contents inside the folder and ...
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How does Google Backup & Sync know which way to sync?

The reason I ask this is because it seems to be a pretty important question. I have been using GB&S for some time now to back up the contents of each machine to different Gmail accounts, but ...
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Windows file permissions/ownership are preventing me syncing between computers

I have been using Google Backup and Sync for some time but I just decided it would be nice if I could use it for properly syncing so that data on all my Windows machines could essentially be the same, ...
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7-zip incorrectly lists content of incremental tar archive

I recently fell in love with the incremental functionality of gnu tar, which I use for my backup script: tar --create --gzip --file=$archive_file $NEXTCLOUD_DATA_DIRECTORY\ --listed-incremental=...
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Splitting encrypted container into chunks while keeping it mountable without re-assembly

I have a subscription to a 1TB cloud hosting provider, offering the possibility to upload any file of any size, based on OwnCloud. I'm planning to use this provider for long-term storage / backups (...
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Git clone hanging after restoring from macOS Time Machine

I just recently restored my Mac from a Time Machine backup and almost everything works perfectly. Strangely, git clone now fails to succeed. Instead, it just hangs after displaying Cloning into 'repo-...
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SQL backup size changing

I do 4 daily backups of the SQL Server (Express) installed in the company, using the following script sqlcmd -S SERVER_NAME\INSTANCE_NAME -U USER_NSAME -P PASSWORD -o D:\Backups\SQL\log3.txt -Q "...
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One drive syncing deleted local files

Some folders and files were copied from local C:\ to OneDrive. After (or during) the copying process, I deleted some folders and files from C:\ . Now OneDrive forever shows a blue circular arrow ...
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Recommended backup methodology for a photography business

Problem I have a small photography business. Currently, I'm sitting on 15TB worth of images, and it's growing about 100-150GB a month. Current setup I have 1 internal and 2 external drives. Currently,...
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Using MozyPro, how can I back up files that are in use constantly?

Our backups are failing because we're trying to back up a Windows service that is running - is there any way to run the backup without simultaneously disabling the Windows service?
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specify the interface for automated backups

I am running automated backups with duplicity, but I need a way to execute it from a specific network interface. Right now it has 2 interfaces: eno1-> local network ( say IP is: 1.1.1.1) eno2-> public ...
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how to split a string in two then assign each segment into a variable

I have this code: #!/bin/sh echo "--------- Backup config files -------------" find /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/ \ -type f \ -regex '.*\.\(vmx\|nvram\|vmsd\|vmdk\)$' \ ! -name '*-flat.vmdk' \ -...
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Limit Duplicity uploads to run only at out of office hours

I have a backup server that runs script made out of 2 parts: rync to copy from NAS onto local (for local backup) & duplicity to copy from local encrypted onto nextcloud server. script goes as: #...
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Can the .git folder be used for backup and restoring?

Seeing as git's book says that git keeps, as they call it, a database of all the snapshots of changes, does this mean that I can use .git for reliably backing up my code? That is, can I only back up ...
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Make a full backup with bb

I used Butterfly Backup to make incremental backups of an NFS share, with a weekly retention. The command used is the following: bb backup --computer srvfs1_1020 --destination /dev/nfs/bck --custom-...