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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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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 ...
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Windows 10 File History is silently refusing to back up some of my files

I happened to check on my backups and I noticed that certain files are missing, even though I have them included in the backup. Good thing I checked! So how do I get them included in the backup? It's ...
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Why does my Robocopy always copy one file but not the other?

Trying to learn Robocopy for a basic backup plan, and I tried this in a bat file: @echo off echo "Hello World!" robocopy C:\Testfolder Z:\Testfolder pause where Z: is a network drive (a usb external ...
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Robocopy switches to make new copies of existing files?

This is for a very basic backup plan. Imagine that a full copy of c:/myfolder (and all its sub-folders) has already been created at d:/myfolder. Is it possible to use Robocopy as a daily/weekly job ...
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How to never lose a Chrome extension

How can I make sure that I won't lose a Chrome extension? A lot of things can result in the loss of a Chrome extension. For instance, the author can take it down or perhaps decide to charge money for ...
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How can I create system image file from a bunch of backup files?

I have a bunch of system backup files, which I need to create a bootable drive or a live image on a flash drive. I tried to search for all the available post online for creating a system image file, ...
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Backup error “BIOS Parameter Block is invalid for an NTFS file system”

What does this error mean? "BIOS Parameter Block is invalid for an NTFS file system" I am making a P2V copy with Iperius to a FreeNAS.
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Backintime Linux desktop backup to a Synology DiskStation (encrypted shared folder)

I want to use back in time (BIT) to backup my Ubuntu (18.04) workstation via SSH (rsync) to a Synology NAS running DSM6. To achieve that, I followed the BIT tutorial for that matter. However, ...
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Zip file from Docker volume

WordPress is running inside a Docker container. I want to create a separate image which will use cron to automatically create the backup of WordPress files and database. I am confused that what is the ...
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Is the encryption status of a backup logged in macOS?

I am running macOS Sierra (10.12) and I lost a backup I made in May 2019. I am not sure if it was encrypted or not. Is there a way to find out if it was encrypted? Is that logged somewhere in the ...
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How to restore files from `dump` archive with “Incorrect block” issue using `restore`?

My home server power supply died taking along the data drive, but the backup drive survived. I am trying to restore data from an archive created with the following dump command. dump -0 -uf /mnt/...
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PostgreSQL getting error during pg_restore using pgadmin pg_restore: [archiver (db)] could not execute query: ERROR: role does not exist

I am trying to restore a database from one schema to another schema in PostgreSQL using pgadmin backup and restore utility. The backup is successful for the database A but when I try to do the restore ...
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How is automatic cleanup of File History triggered in Windows 8.1 and 10?

I've set up File History in Windows 8.1 to delete backups older than one month, but that automatic cleanup is not working: The backup target contained files many months older. Cleaning up manually ...
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How can we recover/restore lost/overwritten data in our Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 2012?

I was going to restore our old backup of our data using SQL. I right clicked on the Databases > restore databases > Device > ok. Here I did not change the name under Destination (for Database) and ...
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What's the point of having a RAID 1 configuration over incremental backups to a secondary drive?

I have a synology NAS and I don't understand the point of RAID 1 system. Why bother having a mirror? If I delete a file by accident it's deleted on both drives.
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Why does my rsync command not recurse into directories?

I am trying to use rsync to backup a website on my raspberry pi, but when I specify include and exclude it is not recursing into subdirectories. I use the following command: rsync -rva html/ /media/...