Questions tagged [incremental-backup]

The process of only backing up changes to files rather than the entire file each time a change is made.

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Robocopy move old files instead of override

I'm really new to robocopy and can't find if my idea can be realised. I want to make a backup folder let's say destination "backup". But every time robocopy finds a file different from the ...
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How to delete a hard link in a directory without write permissions?

I'm configuring a snapshot daily backup based on this recipe: http://www.mikerubel.org/computers/rsync_snapshots/ To summarize, on the backup server I rotate the older copies by running: dir=...
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Diff since Nth byte for large file backup

I've a hundreds of very large files (500GB+) that I've to sync daily to an external server. These files are peculiar because they only change/append after the 99% of the file. Hence I was wondering if ...
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rsync ntfs/ext4 (windows/synology diskstation) incremental backup

Im trying to incrementel backup my windows server via rsync from my synology nas. For that i mounted the windows server on my diskstation under /volume1/homes/multimedia Then running rsync: rsync -av -...
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Is this a correct BTRFS incremental backup strategy?

Assuming /home is my BTRFS partition (to keep backups of) & /storage as my secondary disk (to store backups on), will this work? Initial Backup (8th Sept 2020): btrfs subvolume snapshot -r /home /...
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Can anyone explain these two options in Ease US Todo Backup?

I've just come across Ease US Todo Backup (free) and it seems like a godsend ... I've recently had one or two near-disasters with W10 files and in Linux have come the value the peace of mind you get ...
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incremental zfs send without “old” (common) snapshot

consider two machines A and B with zfs filesystems. I took a snapshot of A (let's call it syncsnap) and synced it over to B successfully. Now, I want to incrementally update B. Unfortunately, I ...
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Windows 2012 copy millions of small files

I have to copy about ~12 millions of small files (less than ~100kb e/o) from one VM with W2012r2 to another VM with W2016, using a dedicated gigabit NIC. I need to do an initial copy of all these ...
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Backup data to NAS and Cloud

I have a local workstation (Windows Server) and I want to backup 2 of its data drives nightly for a total of about 2.5TB. I also have a NAS (DS218+) connected to the network with 2 HDDs in RAID. I ...
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Software that compares directories and backup/sync only modified files [closed]

Is there a free software that will compare my D drive with my USB backup hardrive and copy/replace only the modified/newly created files to it? Windows 10 64 bits here.
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Is rsync's --link-dest option “better” than --backup-dir?

In his popular article Easy Automated Snapshot-Style Backups with Linux and Rsync, Mike Rubel asserts that using rsync to create hard-linked snapshots with --link-dest is "a better way" to perform ...
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Back windows up with ability to keep most recent files

My issue is, Windows 10 would not boot. When I pushed it to safe mode, I saw a message saying We couldn't complete the updates. Undoing changes. Don't turn off your computer The loop didn't end ...
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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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Need Auto Increment number beginning with Alphabet in Excel

Suppose I have a number ED000071, I want the next numbers to be ED000072, ED000073, ED000074.........ED999999, EE000001. Could someone please help me to write a formula for this in Excel?
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How does deleting old backups from time machine work

Time machine uses incremental backups, so to restore a backup it needs all backups made. Time machine also has the feature to delete the oldest backup when there is no free space anymore. But isn't ...
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incremental backup with robocopy not working with ms access files

I'm looking for incremental backup of one of my folders in my USB flash drive to my pc I'm using a ROBOCOPY command and has scheduled it on log on event through task scheduler Here's the code I'm ...
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Can I hard link files with rsync instead of copying them?

cp -l hard links files instead of copying them, saving filesystem space. I need to use rsync instead of cp because of its --exclude capabilities. So my question is, how do I get rsync to hard link ...
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Using OneDrive as a backup for my Pictures library

This sounds like an easy-enough question, and luckily I found an article on it here, which I followed. I have mapped my OneDrive as a Network Location on my PC, and it works perfectly (though I had ...
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How to backup Windows folder only?

I am low in HDD space and I use my C: drive for my other files too. On the other hand, I want to be able to periodically backup windows folder (preferably using a differential/incremental backup ...
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Backup an LVM partition regularly

I have a little home server (Ubuntu Server 17.10) and I'd like to setup some backups for it. My main points are: The server has two hard drives. The first one (an SSD) is partitioned with the EFI ...
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SQL Backup Software (VDP) and Log Shipping

My understanding of a SQL restore operation is that a full backup is required as well as all incremental backups performed since. Likewise my understanding of Log Shipping is that it is using a SQL ...
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What backup methods should I use in a two-stage backup plan? (PC to NAS to cloud)

I'm in the process of configuring what I hope will be a sensible, redundant backup solution for my home. I have a dual boot laptop (Ubuntu and Windows) and a home NAS. The idea is to set up backup ...
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Best flash filesystem for backup /home in linux

I'm searching for a good solution to backup /home of my Debian linux system to a USB memory stick of size 128 GB. The directory /home weights about 65 GB and is formatted as ext4. Naturally, with the ...
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btrfs incremental send and receive from local to remote machine issue with mariadb

I have problem with btrfs incremental send and receive from local to remote machine. My host Lxd is Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS with lxd 2.0.10 and btrfs-progs v4.4 My 2 containers are centos7 (CentOS Linux ...
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How do I set up a bootable incremental ZFS-on-root backup on a seperate drive?

I installed antergos Linux with ZFS-on-root. The system is up and running and I’m glad because that alone is a success for me. Now apparently ZFS is mainly for NAS, RAID, Server configs etc. (and I ...
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Fast restore of a Duplicati 2 backup

I have started using Duplicati 2 to backup my data to an external harddrive. So far, it seems like a very robust and secure way to backup personal data, and it is opensource on top of all ! However ...
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dump/restore used to take 40 minutes for 4 filesystems, now takes 24 hours

On my small business linux server, I use dump for backups. I have 4 file systems, (root, home, app1, app2), of which root is a "real" partition, while the others are LVM partitions. All are ext4. I ...
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What are some good ways to verify data integrity for home use with Windows?

I currently make backups of my family pictures from my hard drive to an external drive and archive this every few months on a safe location. How can I guarantee that the file on my external drive and/...
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Centralized backup management solution

I’m looking for a solution that allows me to manage my clients’ backups from a centralized server in my office. The scenario is the following: Management Server: Installed in my Office Network is ...
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Why am I getting a full and an incremental backup on the same day?

On Acronis Advanced Backup 11.7.44421, given these backup rules I get two backups, one incremental at 3am and a full at 4am, on the first Sunday of the month: This last sunday, the computer slept ...
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Apache SVN realtime recommended backup solution

I have an apache subversion running in production environment, the repository size is around 100 GB. Now I am trying to build a failover standby for the primary SVN server. I have gone through a ...
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most optimal ZFS dataset configuration for duplicity back-end

I am currently using a FreeNAS system to back up my laptop and desktop. I am using deja-dup (which is a wrapper around duplicity) to handle the client side. Assuming i'm using the out-of-the box ...
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How do I schedule a linux backup job on a machine that's not always on?

I'd like to backup my files at midnight every day. Sometimes, I don't leave my computer on all night, and sometimes I don't use it for 2 or 3 days. When I turn my machine on, I want it to immediately ...
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How can I make incremental backups of a running linux system using freeware?

I'm looking for an incremental backup tool to use on a plain old running disk based linux system, such as ubuntu or the like, and a tool which is freeware. This is for a plain old desktop linux, and ...
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“Reverse incremental” backup for Windows?

I am looking for a way to make a "reverse incremental" backup under Windows. What I mean by reverse incremental is: source folder (S): files a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h target folder: newest backup (let's ...
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Outlook archiver-like application for Windows files? [closed]

Normally, I saved my working-files on SSD, but it's small (50GB) then I need move them to HDD for backup and refer later, is there any tool can do the job like Outlook-archived-feature? I'm using ...
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Best method to copy big partition contents with many hard links

We had a LVM of almost 16TB with ReiserFS. We now want to add more disks, but we cannot continue using ReiserFS, as it has a maximum capacity of 16TB. This volume is being used to make incremental ...
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How do incremental imaging programs know what changed?

When you tell an imaging program like Macrium Reflect to create an incremental backup, how does it figure out which clusters have changed on the volume since the last backup? For example, does it look ...
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Incremental backups with 7-zip

I am trying to set up an incremental backup with 7-zip after finding zip might not suit my needs fully/easily. My data is located in /media/Data/Work. For some reason it is not liking my code. I've ...
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My Toshiba Satellite 580GB drive continues to loose about 30GB and 20GB a day

I have been backing up the entire C: drive on a WD Passport** - also have moved almost 900GB to a Seagate Free Agent GoFlex 3TB drive, which I use almost exclusively for Movie and Video files (...
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Using Mac's Time Machine for an external drive connected only some of the time

I have just purchased a 1TB external hard drive to use as my Time Machine capsule. I will not have it connected all of the time, I will probably only connect it every month or so. Is there any way ...
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Paragon Backup&Recovery broken incremental backup [closed]

In April I made a full backup of my computer using Paragon Backup&Recovery 2014 Free and in June made a incremental backup using same tool. The problem is I didn't check if the backup is ok, and ...
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“2 way” NAS 'time-machine' backup [closed]

For off-site backup purposes I am looking at putting a NAS in 2 places (my own and another) and having them sync. This can be done with rsync obviously, but I'm looking for a bit more security data-...
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Can I change backup location from USB to network share and continue incremental backups?

I have an external hard drive which I use for backups of a Windows 7 Professional system. I already used Windows Backup to make an initial backup of approx 400 GB of data on that drive when it was ...
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Incremental Backups of ntfsclone Images

I am attempting to make compressed incremental backups of a Windows partition using ntfsclone on Linux. Currently, I am making full ntfsclone images using something like the following command: sudo ...
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Replicated Backup & Archival Solution? [closed]

I'm attempting to design a system for backup and archival, and I'm frustrated that I can see all the pieces I need, but can't seem to find anything that brings them all together. I want a system that ...
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Time-Machine weekly not incremental? [duplicate]

I Recently bought a 2Tb external drive and configured time machine on my OS X 10.6.8 iMac. It started by making a full backup (approximately 1.6 Tb). Fine. I see a series of hourly incremental backups ...
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Backing up a directory of data incrementally in linux

I have a directory full of files that remain relatively static. However, some files are moved between subdirectories. I create a full backup every month of this data because it's a lot of data. I'd ...
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USB hard drive incremental backup

I'm trying to set up a good home data backup solution and am having trouble finding software that would allow me to: 1) Have 2 identical external hard drives. 1 master and 1 slave. 2) Use the master ...
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p2p folder synchronization + encryption

I'm trying to implement a cheap backup system using my computer and my friend's computer. The idea is using each other hdd to store a copy of our files through Internet. Bittorrent Sync would be ...