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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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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 ...
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VM-Ware Workstation Backup onto remote server

My Setup is the following, a host Windows 10 machine with 2 Linux VMs running on VMware Workstation. Further I have access to a Backup server but only through the host machine not through the Linux ...
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What is this being backed up on my IPhone? [on hold]

While configuring backup settings on my iPhone, I noticed this section which is evidently not an app I installed: What is this app and what is being backed up?
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How to update a zip file in ssh? (Ubuntu)

I use zip to backup a website public folder (4 GB zip) daily. Is there a command to update the same zip file without creating from scratch each time? It should do 3 things: If file exist on zip, ...
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Have entire contents of the c drive as a folder how to make it bootable again

I have every single file of my old c drive copied in a folder. I did this using linux, so I'm sure all files are backed up. Now I want to return to that installation, but when I copy-paste files, ...
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View Windows Backup file selection set without wizard

The Windows 7 Backup tool wizard is painfully slow. Is there a way to view the file selection set another way? Windows backup always acts as if you're running it for the first time and steps through ...
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Windows Backup has detected that disk might be corrupted

I am trying to backup my VirtualBox windows 10 to my external hard drive with Windows 10 backup tool. (Control Panel/Backup and Restore) This tool tells me that my disk has a problem. Then I try to ...
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Scriptable and fast solution for restoring test environment [closed]

I was wondering if anyone can recommend backup tools that are powerful and scriptable with something like powershell via a command-line, API, etc. I need to create environments that will be part of ...
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Backing up files with path names longer than 260 characters

I can save files with long path names (< 260 characters) onto the local hard drive of my PC that has Windows 10. My passport backup system will show the backed up file in the directory, but I will ...
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disc drive markings indicating ability to write to mini-DVDs?

I recently decided to follow the best practice of storing backups at a different site (a safety deposit box). I only backup up my personal data, and the zip files are in the order of 100MB. Multiple ...
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How can I make robocopy continue to try even though there is an error 2 (file not found)?

I have a script that runs each night for backup purposes. The just of the script is it will backup a DB, compress it to a 7zip file and then copy it to a network location I have set-up. My script ...
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Outlook OST files not backed up by VSS engine

I just found, to my user's annoyance, that Windows VSS engine ignores Outlook's .OST files. This is set by default in the registry here, and acknowledged at, https://kb.acronis.com/content/48032 ...
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Why can I restore from a Windows 7 backup without the MediaID.bin?

When I read about Windows 7 backups the MediaID.bin file in the volume root is pretty much always mentioned as required. When I remove that file I can still open and seemingly restore files from the ...
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Windows Backup Tool only copies folder structure

I used the Windows Backup Tool to backup Windows Vista files onto an HDD and then used the Windows 10 version of the tool to restore them. For some reason, only the folder structure was copied - my ...
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“The specified network location cannot be used” error when trying to back up windows virtualbox to shared folder location

My main OS is Ubuntu and I am using windows 10 in virtualbox.I am trying to create a backup image of my windows 10 Virtualbox Machine so I will be able to install that backup to my other physical ...
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Monitor file system for processes accessing files Windows

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 running Veritas Enterprise Vault (EV). For backups of index data/metadata we put EV into backup mode and take a snapshot of the disks using the underlying SAN storage, ...
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Mysterous PST corruption

This is a tough one, am I allowed to offer beers for anyone who figures this out? If you are a computer repair enthusiast, this might be a fun one for you. So I have a client who I do basic computer ...
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Can windows 10 backup from one laptop be restored to another laptop?

Can windows 10 backup from one laptop be restored to another laptop (different hardware). I'm sure this was not possible prior to Windows 10. Kindly correct me, enlighten me if this is possible! ...
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How to programmatically upload files to Telegram?

Since Telegram is an infinite cloud service, I use it as a secondary backup location. I would like to automate this so that I don't have to remember to do it every month (in the last two years I ...
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Building a personal linux server for small enterprise purpose [closed]

I'd like to open my own agency and offer map (GIS) services to potential customers. I am thinking about the best way to host and serve such data/services. Right now, what I can think of is: server ...
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Backinpg up GnuPG data

Let's say I want to backup the minimum amount of information with respect to my current setup. I have one RSA public-private keypair generated on my computer and I want to backup this data so that I ...
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Can I use FileZilla to backup folders on my Mac to a hard drive connected to my mac?

I have a Macbook Pro and I'd wish to backup certain files to a certain external hard drive. I was thinking I could use FileZilla because it gives me this feature to overwrite if source is different or ...
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Timeshift schedules not working on Fedora and Manjaro. Why?

Nowadays I am using Fedora and Manajro mostly. I use openSUSE and sometimes min Mint. I have installed TimeShift in my machine with Manjaro and a friend's machine with Fedora. In both the schedules ...
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How to partclone an NTFS partition to a smaller disk without having space for the full image

Every now and then I have got the following problem: A disk fails and the replacement disk is smaller. The data often easily fits the smaller disk, but partclone simply does not shrink the ...
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Running cron jobs - best practices

I want to use cron in Linux to run backup scripts of various files in the system. The owners of these files are different users. Is it better to add entries in the cron of each user separately or run ...
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Universal Windows 10 image [closed]

I need your advises to create universal image with necessary programs and drivers. I want it to recover it to other PCs by acronis usb tool. how to prepare it and make back up so it will be suit to ...
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Running du on timeshift folders give different results

My goal is to find which files/folders take the most space in a snapshot from the backup tool timeshift but, when using du it yields different results: # du -hs * 18G 2018-09-21_16-14-57 910M ...
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How to perform application-consistent backup of Git repo

Imagine I have a bare Git repository on my own hosted server that is used by multiple folks for cloning, pushing, and pulling. What commands would be necessary to get such a repository into a state ...
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How to decode/decipher Mozilla Firefox proprietary .jsonlz4 format? (sessionstore-backups/recovery.jsonlz4)

I'm trying to get a handle on Mozilla Firefox's proprietary file format .jsonlz4, used, for example, for sessionstore-backups/recovery.jsonlz4, but to no avail. How do I get back my data, ...
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Accedently replaced a folder that had my backup of my computer on external hard drive with a folder with the same name

Accidentally replaced a folder on external hard that was my computer backup with a folder that had the same name then I stopped it in the middle and all the files are gone. Is there a free way to ...
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Linux: execute command on each copied file

What is the best way to copy files to a new location while executing a command on each copied file? The copied folder(s) is expected to have sub-directories. For example, you could be doing a cp -R ...
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Changed security permissions on external hard drive to a user with full control and now it will not allow me to backup it says

I have changed the security permissions on an external hard drive to a username and allowed full control now when I try to do a windows backup I get this error: Can someone please let me know what I ...
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Backup plan for VMs/docker on unraid [closed]

I am considering running an unraid server (https://unraid.net/) using the virtual machine manager (basically a front end for KVM) rather than many separate machines to do tasks in my network. My ...
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Copying large amount of files freezes Ubuntu and Windows

I have two machines: an old one (core i7-920/12 GB RAM) and a new one (AMD 1950X, 96 GB RAM). Both machines have Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10 in a dual boot setup. When I backup my NAS on the old one, ...
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How do I automate borg backup?

Background I would like to use Borg Backup as a backup solution for my Ubuntu server. They offer a very convenient sh script that they say you can just run as a cron job, but it is not working for ...
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Dell PowerEdge R900 adding Storage [closed]

I have a Dell PowerEdge R900 (manual) (getting started guide) with 5 each 3.5 inch SATA drives which add up to around 8TB. I want to mount or add an external USB or any other way connect another ...
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bareos/bacula: Mark a job as erroneous instead “Ok but with warnings”

I'm trying to backup a MsSQL server that is on a Windows server with bareos, but after some backups I've noticed that sometimes the important file fails to backup. Maybe the problem is related to VSS ...
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Why do we need copy data management(CDM)? [closed]

I know the CDM is very famous and vendors will said they can reduce consumption on your storage and disaster recovery or something else. But why do we need CDM rather than NAS? There're many NAS ...
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Disk Utility First Aid Fails on Time Machine Disk

I've been backing up my Mac with Time Machine on an external hard drive for several years. I recently plugged the external drive into my Mac, it spent a long time running fsck_hfs and finally showed ...
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system image vs backup?

Here is my understanding :- System image is exact replica of any given system. It contains OS + Disc data stored under drives + Installed softwares + Registry entries. So If i have taken the image of ...
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Full disk backup with UEFI entries

I just bought a laptop with preinstalled Win 10 and want to replace it with my favorite Linux distro. Before that I want to backup a system disk and recovery partitions with possibility to restore it ...
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WINDOWS 7 | Backup & Restore | limit number of backups (quantity)

win7_6.1.7601.sp1 Control Panel\System and Security\Backup and Restore I ended up finding out the hard way that Windows 7's Backup and Restore is an essential function. Where a user can define ...
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Can I use Windows 10 native system image backup to move my installed programs and data to a new computer?

What would happen if the new computer has different CPU, RAM and HDD size. Well, it certainly does but are there any consequences? For my special case it would be an upgrade from a Lenovo Thinkpad ...
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How to mirror a filesystem structure but wo any content

This is needed for backup purposes. Just the index of the entire fs structure. I can do such image with a FAR File Manager plugin. How can the same be achieved in the GNUverse? Mirroring means ...
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I have a 450 UPS, will it be enough to let me safely power down my 600watt psu computer?

I don't need to use it, just turning it off if a power outage happens is enough for me.
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best way to backup data to a sftp server

In my projects, I have work on a 800 GB of data (that includes data and codes). Some part of my data is constituted by somewhat large files, ~1GB, but I have also some folder with thousands of small ...
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dd not performing as expected in Cygwin

I am trying to backup an entire drive to an image file in Cygwin. $ dd if=/dev/sdc of=/cygdrive/i/Storage$/backups/2018-09-18.img conv=noerror,sync status=progress bs=1M 0+0 records in 0+0 records ...
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how can NAS work if it is not connected to Internet?

I was reading the reviews for a NAS backup solution: Western Digital 4TB My Cloud Home Personal Cloud Storage - WDBVXC0040HWT-NESN. I am referring to the this review on the product that criticized the ...
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Using OneDrive as “Pipeline” to Move Photos to my PC (but not Store the Photos on OneDrive)

I like that OneDrive can easily sync photos to my desktop Win 10 PC. My PC is my central repository of all my photos. I'm not looking to use OneDrive as the final destination - just a "pipeline" to ...
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DD image smaller than drive copied

I took a backup of my server's OS disk through a live USB. Using the command: dd if=/dev/sda bs=512 count=(30 gb worth of sectors) conv=noerror,sync status=progress | gzip -c > /path/to/removable/...