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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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Set quota for Synology Drive backups

When using Synology Drive's backup feature, is it possible to set storage quotas for each backup task? I'm going to be backing up multiple computers and want to avoid a situation where either of them ...
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What is the best way to have a bi-directional off-site data backup where I manage both, but only have access to part of the data?

I convinced a friend to "share" data backup. He'd have some disks at his home where I can back up important data outside of my home (in case of fire or something like that), and vice versa. ...
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How to script fixing position of backup GPT table

I'm writing Bash scripts to back up and restore drives. Restoring GPT to anything but the exact same drive is subject to problems in placement of the secondary partition table (at the end of the ...
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Where does Realtek Audio Control (one installed from Microsoft Store) store its settings?

I am trying to find where does the Realtek Audio Control, installed from Microsoft Store, store its settings, as at each motherboard's audio drivers update I get it reset!! Location of the Realtek ...
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How to setup and use a sparse image to archive my media incrementally?

I have looked up several tutorials on this, some are outdated and some don't explain it enough in detail. I am currently organizing my music library and would like to add a backup copy of each album ...
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Secure size-limited backups to a cPanel-controlled website

So I've just got a new computer and want to start doing the "right thing" with automatic backups. I've got a website (shared hosting, managed via cPanel), so the extra space on my server ...
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How to recover from bitrot?

My image library has been hit with bitrot, as exemplified by the image below: This is for a lot of images, maybe 2%, and is of course frustrating. I have backups, but the bitrot is in the backups too....
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Is there a way to use the “dd” command to transfer specific folders in an external hard drive?

I am currently trying to use dd to backup and copy the Backups.db folder (which contains all Time Machine Backups for Mac OS) in my external hard drive. The issue is that my hard drive does not only ...
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Error while using SteamCMD to backup Linux version of game

I'm aware that SteamCMD is probably geared towards people that run game servers but I thought I would try using it as a more practical way to back up the linux versions of my games without the hassle (...
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Does using splitted VM-images make RSYNC-backups more efficient when using “--whole-file”?

I'm backing up some VMs of VirtualBox with somewhat large image files for their HDDs using RSYNC currently. Some of those images are 100 GiB in size, one is even 750. Backing those files up by letting ...
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Excel 2016 auto backup file in dif location

i'm trying to create a backup from an excel file if anybody except the admin opens it but somehow i dont get why it doesnt work... if admin1 opens the file nothing should happen... if user1 opens the ...
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How can backup my app data when Windows is not starting? [closed]

[Windows7] I'm stuck in a boot loop. More here. I have WinPE and I can see my files and folders and back them up. However, I have very important data on several installed softwares which I would also ...
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Cloned SSD, how can I clone it again?

I cloned my SSD A to a similar SSD B with a live system and dd. Now that backup got old and I want to save SSD A again to SSD B. My question is, how can I delete that cloned SSD B to make it writeable ...
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How do you download an entire website for offline viewing with Wget?

I would like to download the entirety of a relatively small website (~50 pages) for offline viewing. I could manually open every page in a browser and download them via ctrl + s, and this would create ...
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Backing up encrypted system disk (veracrypt) using Macrium Reflect

New to imaging system disks and encrypting. I want to encrypt my C: system disk and then be able to back this up as easily and safely as possible. Using Veracrypt and Macrium Reflect. Done some ...
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btrfs check / scrub: what is the difference?

I am going to use (for now) btrfs on a couple of external USB HDD archives, in single-mode (no DUP, no RAID, no nothing; I will just keep it simple for now). So my idea is that I have two (manually ...
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How do I find my OneNote notebooks so I can back them up before doing a complete system wipe?

Okay so there's many issues with this. Ive worked mostly offline recently for OneNote. so nothings synced to the web. I use the desktop app for the program. under X account. when i try to log in to ...
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Unable to transfer File History data from older laptop to newer laptop

I got a new laptop, and I'm trying to transfer some data from my older laptop. I've been using File History to store backups on an external hard drive. My new laptop has an 1TB SSD, and I've been ...
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How to improve performance of RSYNC's delta transfer on receiving host using software only?

I'm using RSYNC to backup VMs for Virtual Box from one server to some Synology NAS DS1512+. The important point is that I really want to backup the VM-images itself, NOT individual files within those ...
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Browsable snapshot of IMAP mail messages

Given I have access to IMAP mailbox, what is the best way to create a browsable copy of all mails on my local computer running on Windows. The purpose is to have a backup (snapshot) of all mails and ...
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What is the random argument used with “rsync --server”?

I'm using RSYNC to backup files from two hosts to one other NAS and because of the amount of data to backup, the currently used settings of RSYNC etc. those two backups overlap currently. The NAS is ...
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Why is Outlook's exported datafile so large

As I'm quitting my job next week, I have to export my emails for my successors. One thing that I found very strange is that the size of the exported Outlook data is way too large. With a duration of 1 ...
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Windows 10 Backup Failed: Error code 0x81000019

The error message says, A shadow copy could not be created. Please check "VSS" and "SPP" application event logs for more information. Details: the writer experienced a non-...
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How to make a system disk image of windows 10 (GPT)?

I used to make a backup of my system partition (Win 7 MBR) with drivexml, so when something goes wrong I could restore my image along with progs and settings. Now I got new ssd and installed win 10 ...
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How rename files copied via Robocopy if it exist but with different modify date

I'm using Robocopy to copy files from a folder to another, i think my code will overwrite the file if it was existing on the destination folder and the timestamp was different, what im trying to do is ...
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How to copy symlinks to a device that does not support symlinks?

I am trying to backup a directory to a Samba share, which apparently does not support symlinks. Are there any good solutions of how to proceed? I would suggest a sensible behaviour might be to ...
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rsync ntfs/ext4 (windows/synology diskstation) incremental backup

Im trying to incrementel backup my windows server via rsync from my synology nas. For that i mounted the windows server on my diskstation under /volume1/homes/multimedia Then running rsync: rsync -av -...
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Copied Documents folder much larger than original

In setting up a new PC, I copied my Documents folder from my old machine to an external drive. The Properties dialogue shows this folder to be 19 GB and about 30,000 files. When copying to the new ...
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How to schedule a backup for only the new added files?

I'm a Windows user and wondering: how can I do a backup for the files on a specific folder if the files are not older than x days? Or to backup only the newly added/modified files without doing a full ...
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How do I back up Outlook 2019 (desktop) - all profiles and content (emails, calendar etc)

I am about to reformat my computer. I'd like to have Outlook 2019 (desktop) set up in the same way as it is now! This means, the same email accounts (I have several), the same data, email folders ...
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Are Windows-10 wbengine backup VHDX files updated with the latest changes since the backup finished, if the VHDX file is left mounted?

I have a Windows 10 system-image VHDX backup file from 1am, which is a backup of the C: drive (Labeled OS). The VHDX backup file is on drive J: Long after the backup has finished, I go to "disk ...
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secure data backup to remote server: scenario of compromised client

I want to backup some filesystem folders from a client to an external server. My goal is to have a secure backup on the external server even if the client gets compromised/hacked in any way. I am ...
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Auto-backup files that is a x days old

I have a hard disk that i need to backup.. the normal way to do that of course is to keep it connected and schadual the Windows filehistory to backup it every x days or hours but i'm worried of I have ...
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File History copies files even though I haven't changed them yet

In Windows 10 v1909, I'm trying to use File History. File History makes backup copies of previous versions of files AFTER I've made changes to them. But the instant I turn on "File History" ...
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How to backup/restore NVidia user created custom resolutions?

I'd like to backup NVidia custom resolution settings I added to my 144Hz monitor (I added also custom 60, 90, 120Hz modes). Now I'm afraid on next driver clean update (or after DDU pass) to loose ...
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Windows10 cmd xcopy made a “rogue copy”?

I recently reinstalled Windows due to some junction failure. I tried to make a backup of C:\ to a different drive. I did it through xcopy I think, or robocopy. Nevertheless, the backup completed and I ...
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Time Machine backup failing

My Time Machine backups starting failing a couple weeks ago. In my Console System Log, during the entire time it's backing up I have continuous entries like this: com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] (com.apple....
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Back up the download folder on win10 in OneDrive

Seems that one drive could only backup "desktop" "documents" "photos", but not the "download" folder?
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rsync failed: Permission denied (13)

I am trying to use "rsync" to copy file to another machine. This is the command I am trying: sudo rsync -avztP --delete --recursive --inplace /folder1/folder2/folder3/myfile someuser@192.168....
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Having multiple copies/backups on the same Hard drive?

Recently I have read somewhere that: - If you do not have 3 backups of your important data, you do not have your data. Now, I have a single 2 TB HDD. My important files are only of 100 GB in size. ...
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C Drive is full, but 90% is unsccessible space?

My server's C drive have a 1 TB SSD drive, but 98% of the disk is used. If I use WinTree or WinDir, it says I'm using 90 GB on my C drive.  But Windows says I'm using 940 GB. I tried a tool called &...
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Scheduling automatic backup in mac

Wanting to create a rudimentary back-up system, I have written a .plist file (Macintosh HD/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.backup.Document.plist) that schedules a shell script (Backup.sh): mkdir -p /Users/...
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Can I use a laptop to access my mobile phone SMS backup on google drive?

My mobile has lost its screen. I moved the SIM to a different mobile but no messages available. I found in google drive that the old phone had an SMS backup dated the last day it worked but I could ...
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Disk full when restoring Duplicity backup

I'm trying to restore a backup I made using Duplicity because my laptop got lost. I can't install Ubuntu into my current laptop, so I restore using Live USB. I can't restore the thing because ...
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How can I obtain the url of a URL using a Azure CLI command?

I have created an Azure storage account called 'mystore' and container called 'backups'. I want to create a backup service for my WebApp 'ABCWebApp' which will use this container using the following ...
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Is this a correct BTRFS incremental backup strategy?

Assuming /home is my BTRFS partition (to keep backups of) & /storage as my secondary disk (to store backups on), will this work? Initial Backup (8th Sept 2020): btrfs subvolume snapshot -r /home /...
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Are backups overwritten?

I understand that a full backup means, "copy everything", whereas an incremental backup means, "copy only changes files". Also, full backup takes a lot of space but incremental ...
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Is there a built in function to create image of the system?

I have here a lot of computers all the same hardware. They came with not up to date Windows 10 installed on them. I need to update them to the latest and install chrome that's pretty much it. Updating ...
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I messed up a backup script and now have File1.txt/File1.txt for a lot of files. How do I delete the directory and keep the file? OS is Ubuntu

For example, I have: ~/backup/File1.txt/File1.txt But I want to have: ~/backup/File1.txt The directory File1.txt is empty except for the file File1.txt. To manually solve the problem, I've moved ...
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backup system with dual boot using aomei doesn't work afterwards

I have two SSD and I want to move all the data from my old SSD to the newer and bigger one. I'm on a laptop so I can't have both SSD pluged in at the same time. I was told I could use a program like ...

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