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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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Not able to do Backup in cloudera enterprise edition

Backing Up and Restoring HDFS Data Backing Up HDFS Files Establish a Peer Relationship to the Production Cluster Configure the Replication Schedule for the Backup Verify Successful ...
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Disaster Recovery dedicated server cPanel

Hello i'm looking for Disaster Recovery solution. What i need is to backup (rsync or anything?) SERVER configuration (cPanel confg)? for easyapache i have profile to download/upload for cPanel,DNS and ...
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Use rar in a batch file to create Incremental Backup

Can I use rar.exe in a batch file to create an Incremental Backup with date & time in the file name that works independently from system local
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PLEASE HELP - How to run a systemd service to backup files to USB when shutdown system

THE QUESTION When I press the shutdown button in a graphical environment can be IMMEDIATELY starts running the script before anything else ???? I want if I FORGET to put in usb, debian do not ...
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How do you backup / re-apply custom (not downloaded) ID3 tags on MP3s?

I've seen various players, song library managers, and other apps strip tags from mp3s. So it's not that hard to mistakenly delete or modify tags in batch. I've seen a lot of suggestions for ...
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Backup up only a particular file extension in a directory along with the folders

In short, I want to backup a directory, but I want to omit all folders that do not contain a particular filetype (.cst for this case) I use a simulation software that uses the extension .cst for ...
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Rsync with only one folder

I want to rsync my data to other vps. My 1st vps data is located in MERLIN directory,here is the path - /home/USERNAME/create/MERLIN there are other folders and sub folders in USERNAME and create ...
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Repurpose old computer into offsite backup server

So I have this old machine: Intel Pentium E5200, 2GB of DDR2 RAM, Radeon R5 230 2GB GPU, Gigabyte G31M-S2L MOBO which is currently sitting doing nothing. I thought of turning it into a NAS server or a ...
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How do I backup bad CD‐ROM?

I have some CD‐ROMs with same origin which are difficult to copy. When I insert them (one disc at once), I see one audio disc and one data disc in my file manager. It is possible to access and copy ...
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How to clone android smartphones? [migrated]

How can I easily clone android devices (apps, and their settings)? I have 1 phone that I need to clone to other devices. I know there is phone clone app by Huawei but that seems to work with Huawei ...
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Incremental backup with 7zip (follow up clarifications seeked)

For anyone Googling to get a working, complex, 7-zip differential backup going from the cmd.exe prompt... Here is my wallets backup script "C Backup Wallets (7zip) (Differential).bat". It will search ...
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Backup Issues: in love with blog posts

I fell in love with good blog posts only recently. Nevertheless, I have already piled up a bunch of urls to the good ones. I begin to worry that ten years later, many of them will no longer be ...
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How to copy entire folders/directories in command prompt?

My laptop isn’t booting, so I’m running a Windows ISO off a DVD and attempting to backup some files to an external hard drive plugged into the USB via Command Prompt. With command prompt I can enter ...
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Backup strategy to loose almost no data from VMs - no HA cluster

We are using 3 VMware ESXi Hosts with 10 Vms. Last week one of the Hosts crashed (raid controller corrupt), loosing all the data of this machine. I had to get the backup from the day before, wich took ...
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DD to local QNAP

ORIGINAL Q: Trying to backup a full drive via DD to a QNAP, but it's not as simple as a DD from regular drive to regular drive. How do I DD to a QNAP? The QNAP is local. UPDATE 1: Enabled SSH but ...
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New Install of OS X but saving my old system somewhere and make it bootable?

I have a Mac. It's is a big mess and I'd like to start afresh and install OS X again on top of it, getting rid of the old install and all the files. However, I'd like to somehow save the state of my ...
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Is there a tool like getfacl/setfacl for users/groups?

I am trying to backup a directory to cloud storage, but since most solutions do not natively support specifying the user/group of a file I would like to save the user/group to a file and backup that ...
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How to backup data to stand up bad sectors?

I use Windows. A year ago, I backuped my D: disk (500 GB) with Macrium Reflect (it stores file in its own format mrimg, similarly to DriveImageXML stores .xml) to external HDD. I don't remember if i'...
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What can a file copy miss that an image backup of a disk (image) will definitely catch, and is there anything that they both can miss?

So here is what I can think of that a file copy can miss: Locked Files (but you’ll usually know) Partitions Boot Flags on a partition Is there anything that both of them will miss? bios settings ...
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Local RAID1 in NAS and a remote backup disk consider as good backup strategy?

I have a RAID 1 Synology and a remote disk, each data is copied into 3 places, does it complies with backup 3 2 1 recommendation? Thank you.
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Correctly Mounting NTFS partition on Linux

So a brief overview of what I'm trying to accomplish: I'm currently running (an almost fresh install) of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a test hard drive. I also have a Windows 7 partition on the same drive. My ...
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Figuring out the size of data on an external harddrive

I have an external HD, a seagate backup plus slim 2TB. The filesystem on it is exfat. It has a single partition. I want to create a new partition table for this device, so I can use different ...
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Robocopy switches for incremental drive backup?

I have two hard drives: G: is an external USB drive connected to a Windows 10 PC H: is a network drive (another USB drive connected to the USB port of the home network router's USB port) I have ...
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How to copy Timeshift file into usb Linux Mint

I have recently upgraded from "python 3.6.8" to "python 3.7.3" . I have also installed sublime text editor. When I open my laptop, it is booting fine ("LinuxMint19.2"). The problem is when I type my ...
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How to use AWS S3 for linux file system backup?

As many who have used AWS S3 realize, it isn't a file system, but everything in the bucket is an object. While using the aws cli to do backups of a Linux server to S3, it doesn't preserve the ...
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SQL SERVER EXPRESS 2017 - RESTORE DATABASE FAILS

I backup a database using SQL Server Management Studio v17.9.1 and then I try to restore the backup but it fails with the following message. Thank you very much for helping. System.Data.SqlClient....
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How good of an idea is it to use an SD card for frequent backups of small files?

I'm using an old laptop, that I use for writing, and I would like to set up a backup system for. It has no WiFi (I don't want WiFi on it. Too many distractions come from the Internet) so backing up ...
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Automatic backup pruning solutions?

We are facing what I'm certain is an incredibly common problem: we do daily backups that result in compressed archive files that have the date in the file name, and we don't want to keep all of them ...
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Recover DAR Archive Slices using an Isolated Catalogue

I have a DAR archive of 10 slices. Having lost the last slice, how can the files in the 9 intact slices be recovered. (The catalogue of the whole archive is contained in the last slice.) There is a ...
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Is it possible to repair a BTRFS raid 0 file system from a backup?

Here's the situation I'm in. I set up BTRFS with data in raid0 and metadata in raid1. 1 of the drives failed and I've already ordered a replacement. I made daily backups of the data to a separate ...
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When using Windows 10 Backup, is it possible to persist defined folders after changing drives?

Aim I'd like to have a simple system in Windows 10 where I backup known folders daily to an external drive for two weeks, then switch that out with a second external drive, and repeat this process ...
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for networking guys..how to backup server

new to this..in the process of learning how to do this on my own... have two servers in different office locations, a few questions.. background info: - around 70GB of contents on the server needs to ...
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Time Machine backup folder getting twice as big on other hdd?

So i have an old 1TB HDD for my Time Machine backups. Its nearly full (950gb used) and now i decided to move to a bigger HDD (i buyed a 5TB drive, but made partitions to split it to 2TB and 3TB, the ...
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Create snapshot in virsh for domain with 2 or more disks

I would like to backup the disks of a VM following this procedure https://wiki.libvirt.org/page/Live-disk-backup-with-active-blockcommit 1) I create an external snapshot with virsh snapshot-create-as ...
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Can't Copy To Network Drive Using XCopy

I'd like to copy the contents of D:\Documents (a folder on a local hard-drive) to Z:\Documents (a folder mapped to a NAS device). xcopy.exe D:\Documents Z:\Documents /d /s /y /d - copies all Source ...
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Can rsync delete files on destination if no longer on source for X period of time?

I currently managed to get a simple rsync setup on ubuntu server 18.04, which does the following: copies all directory structure from /data on server-1 to /data on server-2 does not delete anything ...
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Backup to a drive turned a folder with the same name into a backup file

I did a backup in windows 10 using the "Backup and Restore (Windows 7) tool, and in it I did an entire backup of my entire user, which was named "Kao" However, the catch is that my backup drive ...
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what is the advantage of Image based backup versus file based backup

For basically historical reasons Im using Shadowprotect (disc image based) to backup my internal drives and Syncback (file based) to backup external USB photo and music libraries. I'm looking for a ...
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Access Denied Backing up / viewing files on Windows NTFS partition. How do not destructively fix permissions?

Operating system is 2000/XP/Vista/7. It should all be the same really. I am trying to view files or do a complete back up of a hard drive that is from a different Windows install. The problem is that ...
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Unable to delete a sql backup file(~2.1 TB ) even as an Admin

I have a SQL job which created a transaction log backup which is around ~2.1Tb. Using the same SQL job few more log backups are created and those are of low size. (~200 MB). When I tried to delete the ...
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Can I clone a hard drive containing an operating system using dd with any block size?

Is it safe to clone a hard drive to an image file in a bigger hard drive using dd and an arbitrary big block size for better speed? is the resulting image the same when using different bs? How about ...
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SQL full backup and differential backup query

I have a question regarding SQL backups. We have 3 SQK servers (A, B and C). I'm taking a full backup of a DB from server A and restoring it on server B. After that I'm taking a differential backups ...
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File copy tools that will preserve hard links at destination

rsync has a --hard-links option: -H, --hard-links This tells rsync to look for hard-linked files in the source and link together the corresponding files on the destination. ...
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How to take a backup on Sonicwall TZ215

I have been trying to take a backup using the CLI using putty of my sonicwall but facing issues. I have logged into the router fine using putty, and found here  https://www.sonicwall.com/support/...
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How to encrypt a partition that's shared by Windows and Linux?

I have a laptop where the drive is partitioned like this: So ext4 for Ubuntu 18, NTFS for Windows and then NTFS for the shared data. I would like to know how to encrypt the data partition such that ...
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Drive Snapshot - backup script

I'm testing Drive Snapshot and what got me really interested was this script: https://github.com/pcanterino/dsmonrot However, I've got a problem. I try to interrupt the script (close the PowerShell ...
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Backup bootable Linux usb drive with rsync

I am running a linux server off a bootable usb thumb drive. I have backed up the contents of the usb thumb drive with rysnc. I have tried to test this backup by using a different usb thumb drive and ...
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How to get signed in to Google Backup & Sync under these circumstances?

I was trying to sign in to Google Backup & Sync desktop application but after entering ID and password it would stuck on One moment screen forever so I tried to sign in using my browser and it ...
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Limit launchd script to running when on AC power

I have a simple backup script setup as shown below. I would like to modify so that it only runs when on AC power. Is this something I can achieve with launchd settings, or perhaps I could have the ...
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Best language/system to auto-batch copy files & dir's with file rename in Windows 8/10?

Robocopy came so close, but is missing file rename on copy. So could people please direct me to a language or system in Windows that would be well suited to the following : This is meant to be a ...