Questions tagged [online-backup]

Making copies of data and saving them online/in the cloud so that the copies may be used to restore the original after a data loss event, or for historical retention.

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Linux online backup concept and tool recommendation

I got a VPS which is in fact an OpenVZ container - of course I don't have access to the host machine and VPS provider says that they don't do backups of single containers, probably only the host ...
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Backing up local files of particular extensions to cloud providers

I want to back up my files to the cloud. I would gladly backup entire folders however since as I have hundreds of GB it is too much space for most free solutions. As a result I've set out to only ...
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What level of drive protection is adequate when using online backup services?

I have a home NAS with two 3TB drives. I currently have them in a mirror raid but think I might need more space for some future backups of the family's old pictures and DV+VHS tapes. I also use an ...
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did Google's Backup&Sync migrate my drive D?

Suddenly I am getting messages 'Drive D low on free storage. I check: LocalDisk D: 504 MB Storage usage: 471 MB used, 32.9 MB free Other: 454 MB System&reserved: 16.1 MB Documents:… What is this ...
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Downloading the google drive backups from the Backups folder

In my google drive I have a folder called Backups. In the Backups folder I have 2 backups. How do I go about downloading these 2 files onto a local backup external drive so I can delete the backups ...
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Google Backup and Sync starts over from the beginning and never finishes

I installed Backup and Sync a couple of weeks ago instead of the Google Drive and Google Photos apps on my Windows PC. The problem is the new Backup and Sync never finishes. It is "syncing xxx out of ...
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Can I backup with borg to Amazon Glacier?

I found that Amazon's Web Services, especially Glacier, are a very cost-effective way of storing data online. I'm wondering whether I can use them to backup my data with Borg Backup, which is an ...
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Split and encrypt a folder before uploading online for backup

I'd like to try out BackBlaze B2 to back up 400 GB of files. However, I'd like to zip and encrypt before uploading. Requirements split a folder to multiple folders (folders contain videos and images)...
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Backup to NAS or Cloud

Currently, we backup for all the servers daily using Symmetric Backup Executive 10D to a tape drive. But now, we're considering changing the backup to either NAS or to cloud storage since the tape ...
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How can I stop files infected with ransomware from replacing my cloud backup?

I saw this question on Security.SE and it got me thinking about my way of backing-up my data. The way I do it is by storing my most important data (including kind of personal things) on a folder on ...
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Migrating MacBook Pro image without Time Machine

What are my options if I have MacBook Pro with lots of data and apps, and I am moving to another country for work. I do not have any external hard drive. My employer will provide me with a better ...
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Is it a bad idea to upload my entire computer to Crashplan? [closed]

TL;DR: From a security standpoint, is it a bad idea to upload my entire computer to Crashplan? First off – despite the title of this question, I am not currently uploading my entire computer to ...
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Is there any way I can back up Hotmail/Outlook emails in Linux?

I only have Linux available to me right now, is there a way to download my emails (including sent emails) to my hard drive in Linux (Ubuntu)?
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Is in-line data de-duplication worthwhile when backing up for a photographer?

I create RAW image files plus a small selection of JPEG files derived from the RAW masters. The JPEGs once created are very, very rarely edited again but when they are because they are recompressed, ...
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Exclude file types with Bitcasa

Is there any way to exclude certain file types from being mirrored with Bitcasa? I have a lot of Lightroom catalogues to backup, and want to exclude all the preview files (*.lrprev), as it's just a ...
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Google Drive - large frequently modified files

I'm currently exploring the possibility of using Google Drive to automate backup of local files as I am already a paying customer with lots of free storage. I'm currently using Google Apps Email and ...
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One way back up on Google Drive?

Is it possible to automatically upload whatever is in a particular folder on my computer to google drive but not download what is on google drive and missing on my computer? If yes how?
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How can I detect if an online backup service is doing IP-based throttling?

I live on a campus in the US and I am trying to understand why my upload speed to the online backup service Backblaze on area Y of the campus is 10 times slower than on area X of the campus (20000 vs ...
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Backup Solution for Field Netbooks?

Windows 7 and Windows 8 Laptops Connected via cell phone hot spots and twice a week WiFi in the office We have about 20 computers that are in the field and about once a day at different times they ...
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Would it be okay to use the Amazon S3 for personal use? [closed]

I understand that AWS is meant for corporate use, but I just thought about using the S3 for personal backups, and by using their calculator it seems like it would be quite cheap in comparison to other ...
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Online backup solution [closed]

I am looking for a backup solution to backup all my data (about 3-4TB). I have look at many services out there, such as: http://www.backblaze.com/ http://www.crashplan.com/ Those services look very ...
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Backup restore other then Windows Backup

I need a way to backup and restore a system after a crash. Windows backup allows me to save user files nicely like documents and emails but the problem is you still have to format and reinstall ...
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Offsite Backups for multi clients

I have a few offices of businesses I need to backup remotely and I was wondering what would be my best options as far as doing that to ensure no one can access each other files. The systems are mostly ...
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Can I sync network folder with a Google drive?

The brand new released Google drive allows to sync a folder which resides under My Documents (on Windows systems). However, I would like to sync a folder that resides on a network-mapped drive. Would ...
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Do I need to backup .sav files?

I have a Virtualbox virtual machine that I use on an almost daily basis. When I exit I usually save the state of the machine, but all important data has been saved. On the same machine I run ...
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Solution to sync files on 2 computers in 2 remote locations

My friend runs 2 osteopath clinics and works between the 2 locations with another osteopath (they rotate which days they work in each clinic). A laptop stays at each clinic, and until recently were ...
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using crashplan to backup multiple machines to crashplan-central using a single hub machine

I am playing around with CrashPlan for the last few days, and i am still trying to get the hang of it. one thing i have noticed is that upload to CrashPlan Central from my work laptop is only sending ...
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Cloud storage provider lost my data. How to back up next time?

What do you do when cloud storage fails you? First, some background. A popular cloud storage provider (rhymes with Booger Link) damaged a bunch of my data. Getting it back was an uphill battle with ...
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Restore WHS2011 client backups from the cloud?

Starting with a little background: I have a home server with Windows Home Server 2011 installed. I make backups of the data stored on my home client computers to the home server using WHS' built in ...
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Best online backup for large virtual machine [closed]

I do all of my development in a virtualbox virtual machine. Copying it over and over again to an external for back-up gets tedious and I simply do not do it as often as I should. Ideally I would like ...
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disk-to-disk backup without costly backup redundancy?

A good backup strategy involves a combination of 1) disconnected backups/snapshots that will not be affected by bugs, viruses, and/or security breaches 2) geographically distributed backups to ...
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Cloud Storage/Sync solution for families [closed]

I am hoping someone knows of an online storage/sync service like Dropbox that can meet the following needs: I envision that each member of the family has a separate account to keep personal files. ...
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is there any online facility for backing linux data via ftp [closed]

I have around 50GB of data on my VPS . Is there any online website service which can provide me some 100GB space and ftp service so that i can upload my backups there with rsync . I don't want to on ...
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Rolling Your Own Online Storage on Shared Hosting Account

I've got a Windows-based shared webhosting account ( with arvixe.com - no admin/root access via RDP - all web control panels) which I used to use to host freelance (ASP.Net) projects for clients. Due ...
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Is my Backblaze backup safe if my laptop is stolen?

If my laptop is stolen, is there any reason to believe that the thief would be able to access my online backup? I use an application to encrypt passwords, and I don't see anything in the Backblaze ...
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Creating the PERFECT setup for back-ups [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How do you backup your data? What backup software for Windows? I want to setup a backup system for my laptop that is: convenient low-cost safe/redundant I consider myself ...
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Free remote backup between two locations [closed]

I'm about to send my mom a new laptop and will pre-configure it to work with a new wireless router when I do so. I'd like to set something up to allow automatic backup between their home and mine. I'...
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Evaluating backup services, preferably compatible with rsync? [closed]

I'm looking for a backup service and the cost is the most important factor. In order to properly evaluate the cost per year I will use the following data: 50 GB space usage and the transfer is not ...
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Any software to do minute-by-minute backup? [closed]

Of all the freeware backup programs I've checked out, the most frequent backup I could do automatically was every hour :( Is there any freeware that can backup my data every minute or so? I'm ...
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Can you help me review my Mac Backup Plan?

I'm reviewing my backup plan and would appreciate any thoughts about what more I should do (if anything) to make sure I'm properly covered in case a recovery situation occurs. :-) I have one machine. ...
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Mozy and others are there, but any to backup multiple computers

I read few posts on this forum on remote backup services. IDrive and Mozy provide FREE service to backup from single PC. Is there any service through which I can backup data from any computer, as I ...
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Backups and Virtual Machines [closed]

Wanted: An automated backup solution, for a Windows-based PC, that provides for a holistic, seamless recovery. Practically: I'd like to restore my programs, not just my documents and pictures. ...
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Backing up iPhoto library online

I want to protect my iPhoto library by uploading it to an offsite location via the internet and keeping it up to date there. The problem is it is a single 20 GB file, I don't want every import or edit ...