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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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Create ext4 image skipping free space

To backup an ext4 partition the easy way is just to use cat or dd: cat /dev/sdXn > backup.img dd if=/dev/sdXn of=backup.img This of course is just a low level copy, so also the unused disk space ...
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Robocopy created hidden directory at destination

please see the picture. I can't see the directory "Backup" in Windows Explorer, although I can navigate to it. The same is true for PowerShell. When I go to the root of the directory &...
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Force whatsapp to upload backup [migrated]

My whatsapp is uploading backup every week so the backup system is working . But i want to backup the chat right now so i tried to press the big green "BACK UP" button. A pop up appeared &...
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Can I switch my operating system from Windows 10 to the latest version of Ubuntu?

I do a lot of 3d rendering and hardware-heavy work on my computer. The hardware itself is in good shape but Windows 10 won't stop freezing programs and takes forever to load files. I've heard that ...
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How to upload files from external harddrive to Synology NAS?

I have 10 or so external hard drives, from which I would like to transfer the data to a Synology NAS. I am at this screen when logged into the NAS: How do I transfer the folders and files from my ...
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Do partition management tools save you time when you want to merge two adjacent hard drive partitions?

On a mechanical hard drive, I have 4 partitions. I want to merge 2 physically adjacent partitions, each filled with over 200GB of data. Neither is a boot partition. From what I've researched, the ...
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Better backups for Windows (10, 11, etc)

I have a number of desktops, servers & other systems that I run & maintain - for myself, family & friends/colleagues. I've slowly over the years been inching/trial&erroring towards ...
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UrBackup: How can i change the storage to a newly created Raid 1?

Recently i created a NAS with OpenMediaVault (OMV 5.6.16-1 usul) with an old PC that i have here, my intention with this is to create an external backup for a Windows PC using UrBackup (2.1.20), i did ...
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Can I have robocopy delete absent files?

I'm setting up a drive to backup my data. I easily copied over the files using robocopy. But now I'm thinking about how to manage this when I come back in a month to update my backup. Sure I can ...
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Why is my backup file larger than the capacity of all backed up hard drives?

I have 3 hard drives that I regularly back up. Their sizes are: 500 GB, 1TB, and 1TB. When I run backup and restore with an 8TB disk I use for backup I surprisingly find that the harddrive is almost ...
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Error 0x800706BA Restoring Windows Server 2012 from System Image

I've been running Windows Server 2012 in a VMware Fusion virtual machine for a few years now. The VM has the OS, apps, and user data on one virtual disk and automated system image backups on another ...
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Trying to make a bat file autorun for backup when specific USB device is plugged in

So I'm trying to make a bat file run automatically on Windows 10 to backup files to an external USB drive whenever the USB drive is plugged in. I've so far thought about doing a Windows Task Scheduler ...
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Hard Drive space used but files are in found.000 and cannot be accessed

I had used Virtualbox for a virtual machine which had froze for a long period of time and would not close by shutting it down normally. I closed it by clicking the cross and restarted my machine. I ...
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Do I 'have' to switch to Google Drive? Security implications?

Google wants to move me from the Backup and Sync (currently running in the background) to Google Drive, which is a whole new game - not just cloud storage and sync, but an entire suite of word ...
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Why isn't my External Hard Drive getting backed up by Backblaze?

My External Hard Drive (8 TB Seagate External Hard Drive mounted as disk letter F) isn't backed up. by Backblaze? See demo below. Why isn't it getting backed up? I read https://help.backblaze.com/hc/...
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Restoring Passwords in Chrome

Recent versions of Chrome have been a disaster, crashing constantly and frequently taking windows with it. I backed up everything in C:\Users\me\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data. I uninstalled ...
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Can I move .exe files from a file history drive to a new computer?

If I backup my folders for Steam and GOG using the Windows 10 file history tool, would I be able to move those files to a new computer and run the .exe files?
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How to determine what this backup item originally was?

I've recently had a scary blue screen and hardware failure experience, and I'm backing up my data so that i can properly troubleshoot my system. I came across an oddity in the Windows 10 backup list ...
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Restoring the partition table and a fsarchiver backup from a dead disk to a new one

My openmediavault server's ssd disk died, and I replaced it with a new one (different brand, same capacity). Now I wanted to restore my last backup made with fsarchiver via the omv backup plugin, and ...
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WSL2 suddenly writing to system32 instead of network share

I am running wsl2 on Windows10 1909. I need to backup some data from a wsl2 folder to a network share. Therefore, I wrote a backup script which seems to be working fine when running manually. The ...
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Does a mirroring RAID require same-size HDD?

I am trying to think of a Raspberry Pi RAID for file storage. Reason: I have several HDDs each with some older backups, which doesn't really make sense. I am trying to consolidate the backups with a ...
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How can I archive multiple folders into a single tar file where all the folders are contained inside a single folder? [duplicate]

I have multiple folders that I want to be backed up regularly. My aim is to have a tar archive which has a single "Backup" folder inside it. Inside this "Backup" Folder would be ...
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How to efficiently backup virtual disks?

I have a couple of Unix VMs (FreeBSD and Linux) hosted on a Windows 10 desktop -- using Virtual Box. I'd like to set up regular (daily?) backups for the virtual disks involved. Because the images are ...
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Recovery (restore) over PXE

How to do I restore my backup file (AOMEI or EaseUS) to multiple computers over the Internet? How can I take a backup of my computer (Windows 10 Pro) after sysprep on the computer and restore it to ...
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Encrypted backup of synology folder to aws glacier

I have ~5 TB on my Synology DS1821+ and want to backup the data to AWS Glacier. I know there is a Glacier App which can do these backups, however I need the data to be encrypted in the cloud. My plan ...
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Can't see all photos on iPhone when connected to Win10

Not wanting to use iCloud any longer for space and privacy reasons, I am trying to back up my iPhone photos to my Win10 PC via USB. The phone is connected to the PC with a USB cable and when plugged ...
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Windows Server 2019 thinks wrong driver is "Best"

We recently upgraded from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2019. This slowed our tape backup severely, doubling the time to complete our backup to a Quantum LTO tape drive. Searching for ...
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BSOD, failed automatic backup and internal drives suddenly showing up as "removable" on Windows 7

I've started experiencing BSOD on my Windows 7 computer. Usually the BSOD does not have any details but one of them had the KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE error. I thought it was probably a disk or the RAM so I ...
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Using Windows 10, how to "sync" documents, pictures, videos... folders with USB drive backup?

I have a backup of the documents, pictures and videos folders on a large external USB drive which took many hours to create. - Hey, even cloud services can lose files, as I found out to my cost 😏 I ...
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Copied \AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\backup to another computer but files not showing

I copied files in \AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\backup to another computer (new win10 SSD) but only new 1 is showing when I launch Notepad++. This used to work fine - has anything changed with the last ...
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Copying raw partition sequentially, in chunks, with error recovery

Normally if I want to copy a raw partition /dev/sdaX (with i/o errors when reading), I would just go with ddrescue <src> <dst>. The case here is that I'd like to be able to copy this ...
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launchd unable to access external drive

I'm trying to automate a script to backup a couple of directories on my Mac mini (macOS 11.4). Some of the files I want to backup are stored on an external drive that is mounted to /Volumes/SHASTA. I ...
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Easeus Todo Backup files during backup

I'm backing up 3 TB worth of data from my network shares using EaseUs Todo Backup. Obviously, this will take some time maybe 2 days. What will happen if files were changed by other users during this ...
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Symlink vs Hardlink and Backing up Win10

I have the following use case and am struggling to decide whether to use hard links or symlinks. I store e-books in a "Books" folder on my Win 10 Laptop. However I have a directory structure ...
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Is there any way to disallow Robocopy to download files from OneDrive to a local backup?

I hope you can help me. I currently use Robocopy to back up my OneDrive files to a local hard drive with the following command: robocopy Location1 Location2 /MIR /W:0 /R:1 /REG. It works great. ...
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Save the Data in the local hard drives while reinstalling Windows 10

Ok so I have my windows 10, which seems corrupted to me. Resetting the PC didn't helped. So I downloaded windows 10 ISO and now I wish to do a clean install. However, I want to save the data that is ...
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iPhone won't ask to trust computer again

I accidentally tapped "Don't trust" on my iPhone after connecting it to my Windows 10 PC and planning to import the latest pictures and videos I have taken during the summer. This is part of ...
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Restoring Windows from files

I recently had Windows implode on me from an update gone wrong. I was able to copy all my files both as a full copy and paste onto another drive, as well as a clonezilla image. After doing a clean ...
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Is there a way to clone an OpenWrt router?

Is there a way to clone an OpenWrt router? By cloning, I mean creating a complete backup image of what is on the device at a given time. Cloning software in this sense includes Clonzilla, Ghost, and ...
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Robocopy command isn't backing up, is this command valid?

I'm trying to use Robocopy to incrementally back-up my project every 15 minutes, only if there are changes. I'm using Windows Task Scheduler to start the .bat file at start-up, and because I don't ...
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removing old BTRFS snapshots with bash

I'm trying to build my own little backup script, I want to use BTRFS snapshots and keep them for a while. Meanwhile, creating the snapshots is no longer a problem for me, but now I would like to ...
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Backup only the File Allocation Table with the intention of recovering the files [closed]

I'm not an expert in file systems. However, I know that (I might be wrong) each file has an entry in FAT and when you delete the file the operating system just marks that file as "Deleted" ...
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How to move Google Drive Backup folder from one PC to another?

I have a folder on my current PC that I regularly download lots of pdfs, etc to. This folder is backed up and synced through the 'Backup and Sync' desktop client of Google Drive to my account. I want ...
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Rsync stalls while transferring some files

My computer is running macOS 11 with rsync version 2.6.9 protocol version 29. My backup destination is a Synology NAS running DSM 7.0 with rsync version 3.1.2 protocol version 31. I access the ...
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How to back-up a folder every 15 minutes without taking up more space than needed?

I'm incrementally backing up my coding project with Duplicity and am finding it's consuming storage faster than expected. The folder I'm backing up consists mostly of gifs, images, and libraries that ...
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Powershell Script to Backup Bookmarks / Favorite to a different drive for IE, Edge, & Chrome

I'm looking for a PowerShell script I can schedule that will automatically backup all my Favorites/Bookmarks from IE, Edge, and Chrome to a separate drive in case my laptop gets hosed. Can anyone help ...
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How to switch to ubuntu only from windows 10 on ssd without losing data on the second hard drive?

My laptop has ssd and hdd both. I want to switch to linux but I don't want to lose any data. So I will transfer all the data in the hard disk drive and install ubuntu on ssd. In this case, will I lose ...
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Run .cmd file every x minutes when app is being used?

I'm trying to find a way to incrementally back-up a folder every 15 minutes, but only if VS Code has been used/in focus since the last time it was backed up. Does anyone have an idea for how I could ...
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create gpg key to file, use private key from file

I want to store some important files online as a backup. The important part is, that I don't want to have the secret key on any device from which I might want to upload something. My idea: Encrypt ...
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How can I access contents of a SharePoint repo without downloading contents to my computer?

OK so I will probably butcher some terminology but bear with me... Our organization in transitioning to the Microsoft infrastructure. One thing that was done was backup to SharePoint of a NAS backup ...

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