The Stack Overflow podcast is back! Listen to an interview with our new CEO.

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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
1answer
3k views

How to restore a DriveImage Backup to a GPT-based system drive

I just bought a new laptop and was trying different things on it. I backed up my system partition with DriveImage XML and made a clean install of Windows to test something new. Later, when I tried to ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

7z in batch file with variables “Incorrect command line”

I'm trying to run the following batch file: set HH=%time:~0,2% set HH=%HH: =0% IF %time:~0,2% GTR 5 ( IF %time:~0,2% LSS 21 ( FOR /F "TOKENS=1 DELIMS=:" %%A IN ('TIME/T') DO SET HH=%%A XCOPY "...
2
votes
2answers
90 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
34 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
522 views

duplicate file/folder finder application for windows 7

I got old archives of my old computers, Now I decided to merge all these folders and organize them, I got many backups so I need app that will find duplicate files and delete / move them, any ideas?
0
votes
0answers
8 views

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 '...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

EaseUS Todo Backup freeze at strartup

I have bee n using EaseUS ToDo backup trial version for backing up my system for about more than 3 years. So far it has worked well. But recently i downloaded their version 8.3 that is latest version ...
0
votes
1answer
10 views

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\/...
0
votes
3answers
3k views

How to backup on a external hard drive that is not always connected?

I am looking for a backup software that detects if my USB-Hard drive is connected and then starts a backup. Windows 7 can backup on external hard drive, but if the hard drive is not connected it just ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

Where to retrieve MySQL Database Backup? Centos 6

Had taken a look at: Where Are Databases Located - MySQL File Location Didn't seem to help much. I used this for a single MySQLDatabase backup: http://www.tecmint.com/mysql-backup-and-restore-...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

How does an application in linux knows the available bandwidth for data transfer(any daemon helps it?)

I am trying to understanding a backup application working and during the staging of the data and uploading to cloud, it sends data as per the available bandwidth. How does it know the available ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

How do I authenticate my external hard drive?

macOS Sierra 10.12.6 (MacBook Air) I am trying to move a directory/folder from my local disk to an external hard drive. But I get an error that says: Modifying "Remote Disk" requires an ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
5 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
40 views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

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 ...
17
votes
5answers
8k views

How to copy a btrfs filesystem

How can make a full copy of the contents of a btrfs filesystem? By full copy I mean not only the current data, but also different subvolumes with their snapshots, ideally preserving their CoW ...
0
votes
0answers
3 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
14 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

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, ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

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 ...
29
votes
7answers
17k views

How to delete all glacier data?

I was using a tool on Mac OS X called Arq to backup my data, but i found it so hard to upload all my stuff since I don't and can't have an internet connection that is fast enough for it. So I decided ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

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=...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

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 (...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How to backup a Samsung mobile to linux?

I have only linux machines and I'd like to make a backup of my mobile. How to do it, if a simple 'adb backup' doesn't work? On the android the Developer Options and USB Debugging are enabled. The adb ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

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-...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

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 "...
0
votes
1answer
12 views

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?
4
votes
1answer
4k views

Create a differential backup with rsync of a directory on my local drive to another directory on the same drive

How can I use rsync (but neither rsnapshot nor rdiff-backup nor any other application) to create a differential backup of a directory located on my local drive to another directory located on that ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

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,...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Is he wrong? rar.exe examples for full, differential & incremental backups use the option -ac twice

while playing with winrar incremental backups, I found this page: https://x443.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/winrar-incremental-differential-backup/ I was looking at how the options make rar tick when it ...
0
votes
0answers
4 views

How do I stop Amazon Web Service's RDS from locking out connections during backups? [migrated]

I've been using RDS for years, and this only became an issue a few months ago. I was pulling my hair out trying to find the source of the issue... only to figure out it's suddenly RDS. I've made no ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Linux online backup concept and tool recommendation

I got a VPS which is in fact an OpenVZ container - of course I don't have access to the host machine and VPS provider says that they don't do backups of single containers, probably only the host ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

faster dd backup by differential copy

im looking to use dd to back up my whole hard drive regularly but it takes around 1.5 hours and want to know if there is a faster way to back up. possibly just by updating the bytes which are ...
0
votes
1answer
307 views

rsnapshot or similar tool for no added size differential backup

I've currently got a backup that backs up all my files to an external hard drive, but currently I am traveling and I want to backup file changes, but without having to duplicate all the files, or ...
0
votes
3answers
790 views

Why would differential backups take less space than full or incremental backups?

According to this article from Microsoft Differential backups require even less disk, tape, or network drive space than incremental backups. Backup time is faster than full or incremental backups. ...
7
votes
1answer
4k views

rsync error: symlink has no referent

I am trying to configure rsnapshot (which uses rsync) to backup a Windows server but I am having trouble with rsync being unable to follow a symlink on the server to be backed up. Setup: Windows ...
1
vote
2answers
83 views

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' \ -...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

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: #...
1
vote
1answer
15 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
70 views

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-...
0
votes
0answers
308 views

Is it possible to perform a complete backup of the Users folder with Robocopy?

This is a more specific version of a broader question I posted a few weeks ago, I have my Users folder - B:\Users - on a separate drive to my Windows 7 system. I want to copy the contents of this ...