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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 password for external Hard Drive

how can I make a password for my external hard disk easily & effectively? Do I need third party tools or I can do It from windows? thanks <3
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How to *only upload* files to my OneDrive and to prevent download anything via synchronization?

I need to upload some files (around 4GB-120GB) to somewhere as a online backup, every 1 or 2 months, from Win7, Win8.1, and Win Server 2016. I tried OneDrive, here is the problem: By default, it ...
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How to delete a Windows 7/10 backup period via command?

I'm running Windows 7 backup on a Windows 10 PC. In "Manage Windows Backup disk space" GUI I can see multiple "Backup Periods" and optionally can delete individual periods. However, if I run wbadmin ...
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unison: two computers, one external hard drive

I'd like to keep a common synchronized folder on two laptops. (With lots of media files and such, so can't use git, but on the other hand, very few changes needing reconciled.) The easiest way to do ...
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cannot find owncloud docker files for backup

I installed ownCloud via docker (only for LAN access) on an elementaryOS computer using the following tutorial: Docker Series Pt.1: How to Set up an ownCloud in 3 Minutes In part 3 of the same guide (...
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Emailing 13MB base64 creates extra 19MB .com

My daily backup script had to be changed to create base64 file instead of regular .tar.gz a while ago: Filename64="$Filename".64 cat "$Filename" | base64 > "$Filename64" echo -e "to: $EmailAddr\...
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Need access to Apple Time Machine Backup on hard drive that was booted on Ubuntu

I have a hard drive that I used for backing up an old Macbook via Time Machine (OSX Lion). I accidentally booted the external drive on my Ubuntu box which seems to have have changed the MBR. Now ...
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Is One Key Recovery on the Bios of the laptop? (transferring harddrives)

Lenovo 510p ideapad I need to changeout a 1tb hdd for 2tb drive. I'm used to making a windows backup of my harddrive on an external drive, then inserting the windows disks when the new drive is ...
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Deleting Recovery Partition - What will happen?

I need to free up as much space as possible on my hdd. I have the following partitions seen below: disk management pic The 5th partition in particular is called: 13.96 GB Healthy (Recovery Partition)....
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InfluxDB database failing in restoration

I have two influx database on two systems. I'm taking backup DB backup from one system and restoring it on another system. Looks restore is writing data but I'm not able to see the data in restored ...
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System backup too large for hdd

I made a system backup using One Key Recovery (OKR) for my lenovo ideapad, storing it on an external hdd. When I went to recover the backup using OKR it stated the hard drive doesn't have enough space ...
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Should I back up the data on a RAID 5 that had one drive fail?

I have a CentOS server that uses a RAID 5 array for data storage. Recently, one of the four drives in the array failed, and I was wondering whether it makes more sense to back up everything on the ...
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Exporting WhatsApp to PC with inline media - solutions?

Not entirely sure if this is the right place to ask, but thought I'd check. I want to export a WhatsApp chat to PC from an Android device (One Plus 6T), ideally in an easily readable format with the ...
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Copying files based on creation/modified date

I have a question about backing up files from the command line. We have a shared folder (stored on one of the computers) in the office containing several thousand files and subfolders. Until now, I've ...
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Registry Backup - Empty RegBack folder

Main Question: Where is the registry backup stored (win10, v.1803 or greater) and how can I access it via cmd? Context: I have an issue very similar to this one (corruption caused by the last ...
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Plesk on ubuntu not able to delete _bak www-data user?

My server is running at capacity and I'm trying to clear files/figure out what caused this issue. I can see that my _bak file is taking up a huge chunk of my server's space. But I can't delete it. ...
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Vmware cannot create snapshot

I use Veeam to backup our servers, it has been running smoothly for years. Veeam creates a snapshot of the VM and than backs up this snapshot. After completion the backup job deletes the snapshot. Due ...
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Data Protector - Cannot open: ([32] The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. ) => not backed up

does anybody know how to solve this error? I can see it during every backup job for many files: [Normal] From: VBDA@server.com "ex1@domain.com [/C]" Time: 6/18/2019 5:16:56 PM STARTING Disk ...
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Can I save a file into a cassette tape? How? [closed]

Suppose I have a rather small file, containing.. a photograph of a... llama. And I am very paranoid of people copying my llama photo, so I decide to store it in something inconspicuous like a cassette ...
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Does “bup index --clear” cause data loss?

I did "bup index" with some arguments, but during "bup save" realised that I included some very large folders that I do not want to back up. I cancelled "bup save" and modified my "bup index" command ...
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backup in jfrog artifactory failing

I'm trying to backup in jfrog artifactory but it's failing: The following errors have occurred: Failed to create backup dir: /root/20190612.095201.tmp: Unable to create directory /root/20190612....
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How do I move google chrome profiles without logging in to Google to a new machine?

I have several profiles I use for each client... means I have dozens, and basically none of them is associated to a Google account. I tried to copy... C:\Users\***\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User ...
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Forgot to preserve timestamp and mode during copy. How to restore?

I copied my hard-disk to another one using cp and forgot to use the -p option. Now all the files have the date of copying as the creation date. Of course I discovered it too late when the original ...
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Issue in restoring / copying the 38.4G original file which is in Restore Point

I have my SeaGate Backup Plus Drive which is of 2TB. It is not taking a 40G VDI file while copying. It is taking up to 12.16G and there stopping. Tried copying with Windows Explorer, TeraCopy. Both ...
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MSSQL - Backup Database has wrong size

I have a database backup (.bak) with 10GB size which I import in my MSSQL-Database via: USE [master] GO RESTORE DATABASE [<dbname>] FROM DISK = N'$BAKFILEWITHPATH' WITH FILE = 1, MOVE N'$...
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svn admin stopped working with out of memory with aborted error during backup

svnadmin dump command failed with out of memory error and shows Aborted.The server has free diskspace about 60% .It was working fine for the last one year,but recently it is not working and giving ...
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Windows 10 SSD Won't Boot - Directory Structure Intact

Background steps that led to my current predicament: 1) My desktop PC had a PCIe ssd running windows 10 without problems. 2) My Windows laptop failed and in order to recover lost data from the ...
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svnadmin dump gives partial back up with error aborted

I was using svnadmin dump command to take svn dump.It was working fine for the last month.But for two days it is not working properly.Normally we get svn dump of 13 Gb on daily basis.But If I run the ...
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Which tools to use to backup SQL servers to csv files and delete?

I need an app which can do the following tasks: Log in into an SQL database (Microsoft, Oracle, etc.) Find the oldest data in some tables (can do with query; the tables have a "datetime" field) Save ...
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Windows EFS vs Windows Backup

I have just encrypted some folders holding my personal data using EFS on Windows 10 Pro. I had also configured Windows backup (using "Backup and Restore (Windows 7)" Control Panel applet) some time ...
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Missing Google Cloud Backups in Arq

I have had Arq linked to my Google nearline cloud storage account for about 3-4 years now as my offsite cloud backup for my Mac. A few months ago I changed banks and debit cards and so without ...
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Google Drive project not showing last 3 years of backups in Arq

I have had the backup software Arq linked to my Google Drive Nearline Cloud storage account for going on 3-4 years now as my offsite backup. A few months ago I changed banks and debit cards and so ...
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Are SSDs better than HDDs for long term idle storage? [duplicate]

I want to back up some files on an external disk. I won't be accessing the files as often, but I want them to be secure and private. It goes without saying that I don't want to upload them on the ...
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I think I totally deleted a very important folder and I'm freaking out. How can I go back to old restore points?

So I bought a new Notebook and installed Linux on it because I never used it and I wanted to try it. I used it for about two weeks before giving up yesterday and installing Windows 7, Linux is not for ...
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Are duplicity's temporary files and cache encrypted?

Duplicity can often use a lot of disk space for temporary files and the archive cache. It's tempting to use the --archive-dir and --tempdir arguments in order to store these on the same disk where the ...
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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 ...
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Restoring files from an rsync archive

I've created a backup using "rsync -az" and when I look at that archive it appears all files and directories are owned by root and all the permissions are 777. How do I restore a file from this ...
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mac tmutil compare works or fails depending on WHERE bundle is mounted

Using Time Machine to a Time Capsule - backups work smoothly. The problem is trying to use 'tmutil compare' to see the differences between 2 backups. MacOS Mojave 10.14.5 (same problem on previous OS ...
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Is it possible to merge two borg repositories?

I use borg as a backup solution for my Linux machine. I have two distinct borg repositories, let's call them /path/to/borg/repository/first/ and /path/to/borg/repository/second/ I need to merge ...
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How to sync dropbox folder with Sharepoint?

I want to sync the Dropbox folder with my SharePoint site (full sync, for general backup). How can I do it?
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rsync and ssh hangs without throwing an error or disconnecting

I am trying to create an offsite backup using rsync and ssh in a MacOS environment. The problem is that at a random point during the transfer process, rsync will hang but never disconnect or throw an ...
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Assistance with VBScript to backup log files

I am attempting to write a VBScript to backup the log files from a handful of network computers to a shared drive on a network server. This is what I have so far: Option Explicit Const ...
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How to backup Windows Password Recovery USB

I've created a Windows Password Recovery USB. I'd like to make a backup of this to my secure storage vault (KeePass vault) so that I'm not entirely dependant on keeping hold of the physical USB drive. ...
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OneDrive 0x80004005 error trying to protect documents

Having some real difficulties with OneDrive in our domain. The IT department has been able to switch to it fine for Desktop/Documents/Pictures backup, but outside of IT OneDrive works properly for ...
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How to upgrade factory backup on Windows 10?

I just ran through too many to count factory resets and failed Windows 10 updates. This led me to ask if there is a way to make my finished, updated system into backup that my computer reverts to in ...
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Restoring InnoDB-Table does not work

i have some issue while restoring data from ibd and ibdata-file. I had worked with these instructions, Recovering A Corrupt MySQL Database and it worked fine until I took a look at the data. The ...
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Automatically execute backup script when external hard drive is plugged with systemd

I have a laptop, an external USB hard drive and a backup script. Laptop runs Arch Linux. External USB hard drive is encrypted with LUKS. Backup script backups on a given mount point (/media/backup). ...
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Has a system upgrade ever really destroyed data? [closed]

Whenever you are upgrading your system, the first step is to back up important data, in case something goes wrong. However, when I am thinking about it, what could possibly realistically go wrong on a ...
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How can I restore Mozilla Firefox crashed session from “sessionrestore-backups” .jsonlz4 file?

My Firefox (Quantum v.66 on Windows 10) crashed, and I accidentally clicked "Start New Session" instead of "Restore Session", which lost all of my previous tabs. Good news: In my profile, in "...
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Using Clonezilla properly for backing up two physical disks, three OSes, to single USB drive

Never really used Clonezilla before and the guides I'm finding aren't exactly helpful for my setup. They are typically: 1 drive, 1 OS, to 1 backup drive. I have two physical SSDs in my laptop. One of ...