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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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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 ...
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Artifactory backup failing during export

We are using Jfrog artifactory version 6.7.0. For backing up artifactory repositories we are following JFrog Artifactory documented backup policy - https://www.jfrog.com/confluence/display/RTF/...
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Connecting LTO Fibre Tape Drive to QLE2460 HBA

I have an Ultrium BRSLA-0601-DC Fibre channel tape drive and a QLogic QLE2640 HBA card. Does anyone know if this configuration will work in connecting the two using Windows Server 2008R2. I have just ...
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Why doesn't this Systemd service run?

I'm trying to run a user service, to backup my documents, before the desktop system shuts down every night. # Needs to be placed in ~/.config/systemd/user/ [Unit] Description=Backup with restic ...
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Impossible to backup HyperV Virtual Machine when Snapshots exist

I have a Windows Server 2016 machine which is up to date. Hyper-V and Windows Server Backup is installed. These are the only 2 roles installed on this server. This server is standalone and does not ...
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Borgbackup: Use same repository after change of filesystem

I want to change my filesystem from ext4 to ZFS. I will backup my data from the current disk and reimport after I created the ZFS pool. I currently do a backup by using borgbackup. Can I keep to use ...
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Aws data recovery if data got deleted using rm -r command

I have an ubuntu server on AWS. And accidentally some data got deleted with rm -r command. Now the situation is that i don't have any service plan for backup. Do Aws have my previous backup or if i ...
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Failing to find a good solution for backing up my data because of external hard drives failures and filesystem differences

So my initial idea was to keep all (!) my files in three external hard drives: One for essentials (1TB), and the other two - the exact copies of all the files (3TB each). By all files I mean including ...
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SNAPAPI logs are increasing rapidly and C:\ drive is getting filled every 7 days

I am using Acronis Backup 11.7 for Linux server backups in our environment. Acronis management server is installed on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Linux Backups are running on it. For windows server ...
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MSSQL HOT Backup - Differential Backups

I want to create a full backup every 24H and Differential Backups every Hour. It is important to me that they'll be Hot backups - meaning that the back up will take place while the DB working and ...
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Error during running mysqldump for creating tar archive

I created mysqldump for creating tar archive but every time I received notice tar: Cowardly refusing to create an empty archive Using gzip created archive normally but with tar I can't move forward. ...
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IIS backup restoration and SSL certificate

I have some websites hosting on Windows Server 2016 with IIS and have set SSL certificates for some of my sites. I backup my IIS configuration using appcmd add backup and i use appcmd restore backup ...
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What do I need to connect an LTO 6 Ultrium Internal Drive to a PC?

I bought an internal IBM LTO 6-H SAS Tape Drive to back up my data (I have many TBs). I don't have a server, only a Windows 10 and Windows 7 PC. Which wires/card/adapters/enclosures do I need so it ...
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DAC (.dac) File type

Where do I find code examples for using Dac for Mysql ? As my DAC file stores backup of exchange mailboxes.Any help would be appreciated.Thanks in advance.
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Is it possible for git to ignore everything git-related and simply add the complete working tree?

So I was thinking of switching my personal data backup strategy from rsync to git. For this, I would like to simply initialize my personal folder as a repository, and regular backups would simply be ...
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Is it possible on mariadb/mysql to snapshop the db and revert it back later?

I know I can do a backup and revert it, but the goal is to use it for debug. I work with Drupal and often I have to debug code that will create/delete/edit data in the database, and then I have to ...
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Google Chrome Problems Restoring from Backup

Recently I reinstalled my system. I made a complete backup following this guide. After installing Chrome, I renamed the default directory into defaultOLD and copied my backup into the UserData ...
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What's the difference between the concepts “image” and backup?

What's the difference between the concepts "image" and backup? Because I've read that they use both concepts more or less for the same. For example when they explain how macrium reflect works.
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What is a dac file, and how do I use it?

I have taken backup of mailboxes of exchange server by "Code two" software.There are files generated by it are SDF(.sdf),BAK(.bak),xml and DAC(.dac).I searched so many times ,i haven't got any ...
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rsync delete folders from destination if does not exists in source

Whilst I take a backup I want to delete from the Hard disk that I store the backup folders that does not exists on source in order to keep my backup minimum. In the source I have lots of junk files ...
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How to RECOVER deleted files

I ran batch command prompt below (Win10 ent version), purge switch deleted all my files a level up within that folder (on a WD My Passport physical drive (password protected)), robocopy D:\X-folder G:...
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Not sure what the SYSTEM drive is doing on my second hard drive

I had a major crash last year and had to reinstall the system (windows 10) I made an extra copy of the system even though it would not boot (due to a windows update) and reinstalled all the programs ...
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How to divide large backup in several 10TB/10 mio chunks

We want to backup 2 EasyRaid boxes onto an IBM Tivoli system (Now called Spectrum protect). For each node we should have up to (official 10) 20 mio files and 10 TB of data. Number of nodes and time of ...
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The safest way to backup confidential files, possibly without cloud storage?

After hearing about programs like PRISM, I don't trust cloud storage very much to backup my computer files. I'd like to know a way, the best way, to backup about 5-10GB of storage and ensure that I am ...
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rsync link-dest does not link even the content in the comparison directory is the same to the source directory

I found the "rsync --link-dest" behaves differently depending on how I created the comparison directory. If the comparison directory was created by a "cp" command, the "rsync --link-desk" does the ...
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Android backup over wifi without SD-Card or USB-Cable

I'm trying to do a full android backup of a phone with a broken USB-port and no SD-Card. I first attempted to follow this tutorial [GUIDE] How to make a nandroid backup directly to your computer ...
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Making disk partition image is slow

I have 2× M.2 SSD (One is Samsung SSD 970 Pro 512 GB and second one is ADATA SX8200PNP 1TB). I have 40 GB partition on Samsung SSD which i want to backup to ADATA drive as full partition image. (then ...
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Directory missing after rebooting Debian server

I rebooted a Debian 6.0.4 server and /opt/storage/ went missing. /opt/cronjobs/directory is present. There is a backup from 4 months ago. I restored it and in that the /opt/storage/ is present, but ...
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Is that possible to sync disks to tapes?

Normally when we talk about sync, it means sync data from location A to location B on DISK or DISK ARRAY. Is that even possible to do the sync from DISK to tapes? Lets say I have 15T data on disk and ...
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How do you create a backup image of a Linux virtual machine remotely?

I have access to a Red Hat Linux virtual machine (VM) through ssh, but cannot access the physical machine that hosts this VM. Is there a simple way to create a backup image of the whole VM remotely ...
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Backup and restore for Postgresql on Kubernetes

I have deployed Postgresql as stateful set in kubernetes with 3 replicas and SSL. I have also configured backup on NFS and temp backup on cinder. For tar I am able to restore the backup from restore ...
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How to really store your data (avoiding silent data corruption) [closed]

Something that really bothers me is silent data corruption. Over the years, I experienced it many times that suddenly you want to open some old pictures just to scratch your head and wonder wether ...
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How to extract the backup files generated using Windows 7?

A few years ago I used a Windows 7 utility to backup my computer. It made a folder with 18 files in it, four of which having (*.mbr, *.sfdisk, *.size, *.backup) extensions. The remaining 14 files have ...
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How to restore gpg private key from paperkey

If I only have printed gnupg private key via paperkey file with 100 lines and neither paperkey file nor OCR program, could I just type these 100 lines manually into a file and save as asc file. Will ...
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Veracrypt to Veracrypt copy hangs

For several years I've made a backup of my backup by plugging both USB external HDDs into my Windows 10 laptop, mounting them via Veracrypt and then simply dragging and dropping with File Explorer. ...
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Replacing an ssd on notebook (asus N501VW)

I'm finally running out of space on a 128GB ssd on a notebook (N501VW) and am thinking of replacing it with a larger, 500GB, drive. The setup: 1 notebook (N501VW) running Win 10 (x64) 3 drives (...
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How can I restore a weird Windows backup?

I need to restore some files that I saved about 5 years ago. Back then I created a backup with Windows, but I don't remember how or which Windows Version it was. All I have now are the files from the ...
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What happens if Oracle FRA location becomes unavailable?

I have a piece of software that is built around an Oracle 10g database. They have RMAN backups setup and FRA (flash/fast recovery area) on a separate disk. What would happen if this disk where the ...
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rsync: compare file only by file name

on my raspberry pi i offen download files from different sources at night or when i'm at work and sync them to my smartphone automatically when i'm in my home wifi. sometimes it happens that a ...
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Can you back-up your Google Drive folder (on my Mac) with Time Machine

Is this possible? We are using Google Drive File Stream (Version: 29.1.81.1927) to sync all of our working files from our Macs with our Google Drive account. So this contains a mixture of Google Docs/...
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Glacier retrieval of purged files

I want to retrieve files that were deleted from my network folders from Amazon Glacier via Cloudberry. I do not have an exact number for the files that were deleted and was wondering if it is possible ...
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how a Mac user creates unencrypted files on Windows shared folder?

I have a Mac user who can read/write on a windows shared folder, but when he creates files on the shared folder, these files seem to be green (encrypted) and can't be backed up on our backup system. I ...
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Robocopy mirror when source files have moved directory

so I'm using RoboCopy to mirror source and destination. It mirrors fine, so now I have matching content on Source A: and Destination B:. My question is this. If I take all files and subfolders from ...
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rsync large temp files

I'm a fairly new rsync user. I'm trying to understand rsync's creation/use of temporary files. Situation: I've a hard drive with many directories of images such as ├── [480K] Pictures/ │   ├── [4....
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scp error: not a regular file

I am trying to copy a directory from my local machine to a remote machine. Here is the command I am using; sudo scp /run/media/orcacomputers/DataCabinet/fileBackups/centos6-root/etc/httpd/conf.d​/ ...
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Compact transfer of partially empty blockdevice images for further compression

I like to do backups from a bunch of linux block devices on remote machines. Currently I am transferring the complete block device, albeit almost empty, to the backup machine and compress or ...
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Install and config Win10 and apps on a VM then move it to PC

I still use Win7 and wanna move to Win10. But it's gonna take days to install and configure all apps I need. It's a troubling process as I'd become limited on using my PC while I do whole installation ...
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How can I view my Instagram backup data in a friendly way?

recently i have downloaded a backup of my Instagram account ... and the zip file contained a lot of ".json" files and i have no idea how to view it like... the way that Instagram did thanks