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How to have a backup server [closed]

Currently I have a server that hosts more than thirty websites. Sometime ago, the hard drives dropped and my sites did not work anymore. Fortunately I had backups of the site on another server. ...

Deploy and configure program on users PC through Group Policy [closed]

Sorry if this is a noob question but basically I am looking to put a program "Veeam Endpoint Backup" onto all of the users PC using Active Directory Group Policy instead of going through every PC to ...

Bareos / Bacula backup of virtualbox?

I just backed up a vm using bareos (a fork of Bacula) and it appears to have worked, but I installed the file daemon on the vm itself, and it doesn't feel right; I ended up with what appeared to be a ...

Download mails from backup server to exchange

I have a problem in our company. We are using Exchange 2016 in our company and we are using backup mail server from different provider as we were using this provider before we came up with our own ...

Setting up a server at home for backup purposes a bad idea?

I got burned by a hosting provider today, they had a datacenter issue and they claimed they do backups, but their backup was corrupted, so I lost a website that I had backed up on two different ...

Is My Understanding of Windows Bare Metal System / Images Backups vs. File Backups Correct?

So my understanding of it is like this, there are two types of backups, and they are Image Backups and Data / User File backups... Image Backups (System Backups / System State /Disaster Recovery ...

Best setup for secure entreprise file storage?

I'm looking for a solution to store files such as PDFs, .docs, images and videos for entreprise purposes. We're a startup with 15 people who need to access those files in sync all the time. Sometimes ...

xenserver backup by snapshot without mounted raw storage

I'm playing around with my ML350G6 where I installed Xenserver7 to manage some virtual machines. I also set-up some drives as passthrough disk (as described here: https://zerodispersion.com/xenserver-...

robocopy backup with /mir /maxage

I have directory tree with folder for each SQL database backup. In each of these folders there are files *.fullbak and *.diff. *.fullbak are generated every week in each folder. I keep 3 latest *....

Copy s3 contents of bucket, including all versions

I have a few S3 buckets that I want to hand access over to another organisation, as am handing over an existing hosting client to them. After looking through the docs, if I no longer want to be ...

How to have rsnapshot link to original files?

I'd like rsnapshot to not create a second copy of all my files and instead just have hardlinks to the original files and only save a copy of changes. I have a windows and linux server. I would like ...

How to create automatic scheduled PostgreSQL backup on Windows

Could you help me with my problem? I need to create scheduled WEEKLY backup dump on PostgreSQL. I need backup for example every Friday at 17-00 CET. And put it automatically on server and delete old ...

SQL Server backup overwrite increases in size

I have a small database, that backs up to around 3.5mb. If I overwrite the backup Tasks -> Backup -> Type: Full -> Backup to disk it increases in size each time around 3.5mb. If I delete ...

Bacula client need a OS reboot to work on CentOS

I have a Bacula server on my Linux CentOS 7 (Bacula version 5.2.13) and 3 Clients. 1 is a Windows and 2 Linux( Debian 8 und Centos 7) The Windows client and the debian client work fine but the CentOS ...

Netvault 10.0.5 - list files in a specific saveset

Does anyone know if it's possible to view the list of files in a specific saveset in Netvault 10.0.5? When I create a restore job with that saveset, it presents a full snapshot of all the files I can ...

Azure BackUpVault compression

I have enabled BackupVault in Azure for my vm and found that my 30gb vhd(system) have two snapshots (one daily) and these two snapshots consume only 6gb(as I understand). Does Azure BackUpVault use ...

Backup, Modify and Restore of Active Directory

Is there an easy way to do a backup, modify and restore of an active directory instance? More specifically, I'm looking to do a backup, then change all references of DC=foo,DC=com to DC=foo,DC=dev so ...

Hyper-V Virtual Switch backup

I'm planning to configure a backup solution for hyper-V VM's. I have tried to backup hyper-V host configuration details like virtual switch details, VM's, etc using in inbuilt windows system backup. ...

Debian: Get list of installed packages while in rescue mode

How can I get a a list of installed packages from a debian setup which is mounted to /mnt/ while using a rescue mode? Scenario: Server crashed, only rescue mode possible. Setting up a new server, ...

How do we handle sysadmin tasks in a non-traditional (academic/research-oriented) workplace?

Disclaimer: I'm struggling to figure out where this question fits -- it could be here, Workplace SE, or Academia SE -- so I'm happy to move it if necessary. I work in a research group at a large ...

Backup Exec Server is establishing connection to unknown host outside network

Backup Exec produces a large amount of entries in my firewall. It tries to connect to a host outside my network on TCP Port 135 which is normally used for RPC. As I noticed this I logged on that ...

Rsnapshot frequently exits with error 12 when processing tar.gz file

I have an rsnapshot tool to backup some machines. It's running on a QNAP NAS and backing up several machines. One of the things I backup is database backups. On one machine I create both plain text ...

Not able to install any package in SUSE linux 11

I am new to Suse. I am trying to install Netbackup 7.7.3 on a suse 11 server, But I am getting the below error. Enter the name of the NetBackup master server : ukgbdcbkppw021 Would you like to ...

rdiff-backup bug or error? Disk quota exceeded but that is not true

I want to make a backup with rdiff-backup. I have a backup VPS and I want to get the datas from remote host. Here it is my command what I used: rdiff-backup root@**RemoteIP**::/remotesourcefolder/ ...

DB2: How to retain backups if automatic backup is enabled

Is there a way to retain the backups or configure the interval when they are deleted? According the manuals it's not possible: "If backup to disk is selected, the automatic backup feature will ...

Capture outputs with bash to log it and alert user

I am modifying a backup script to save multiple servers with multiple services and different configurations using bash on an Ubuntu server. I save outputs from commands into a log file and sent these ...

duply backup to specific dir instead of home

While setting up duply for backup I am facing the following problem: Duply should backup a directory (/ruby-webapps/webapp-map/postgesqldata) to another local backup directory(/backup/webapp_database)...

Automatic backup of brocade switch FC configuration

What is the best way to set up automatic backup for switch FC configuration? I have searched the web and came across https://code.google.com/archive/p/save-simply-your-san/ , but it looks like it ...

How should I store my HDDs?

I have a few HDDs which contain backup data. I want to store them in a secure place. I know some good practices like storing them in a different building so if there is, let's say, a fire, you can ...

Does Veeam support marked transaction backups in SQL Server, as required by Team Foundation Server?

At my organisation we use Team Foundation Server (TFS). According to MSDN, because TFS data is split across a number of separate SQL Server databases, the safe way to create a backup is to use marked ...

Windows Server Backup MMC is crashing

I'm having a problem with Windows Server Backup. When I want to do anything, I get a window that says: blbmmc.dll MMC has detected an error in a snap-in and will unload it Report this ...

Azure Backup Server (DPM)

I am currently configuring Azure Backup server(stripped down version of DPM), I have three protection groups but I have one which is continuously failing when trying to create the online recovery ...

Restore differential backup to a SQL database that is mirrored

I have a database on a set of new servers running SQL Server 2012 Standard. These servers are hosting the database in a mirrored setup. The source of the database came from another source server ...

How to do restore test with limited testing resources?

How does a small organization with limited resources go about doing a restore test of its data backup system? The cajoling of "Test your backups!" seems unrealistic when faced with the reality of ...

What's the difference between Archive Software and Backup Software? [closed]

I was reading this article when I came across this curious tid bit: Think I'm exaggerating? Just ask Morgan Stanley, who up until the mid 00's used their backups as archives. The SEC asked them ...

How to backup file storage NAS through VM-based backup solutions

We have a need to backup both VMs (at the hypervisor level), and a large NAS used for file storage. We are a charity, and have 6 sockets to manage, and so the options that seem to have both VM and ...

Backup Informix databases in AIX with Veeam

My production database is currently on an IBM server with AIX. We use Informix as our database software. We've migrated most of our physical assets to vSphere and back everything up with Veeam. We ...

Synology volumes vs shared folders

What is the benefit of making more than 1 volume on disk group on Synology DiskStation? Or, in another words, what is the benefit of organising data into a) many volumes vs b) many shared folders on ...

ADAM (MSExchange) VSS Writer - Non-retryable error (when backing up with DPM, or makinng Hyperv checkpoint)

I have Exchange EDGE ROLE installed as VM on Hyper-v (Win 2016 std). When DPM 2016 tries to backup that VM I have an error that it is failing, I tracked the problem to inability to make VSS snapshot ...

System boots to initrmafs prompt after rdiff-backup restore

I was making daily backups with rdiff-backup. system and data partitions separately. Now I restored the system from the backup, but it doens't boot. All I get is an (initramfs) prompt. I typed echo $...

No internet connection on Synology DSM and no connection between diskstations (using active directory)

I have connected our new Synology Diskstation to our active directory according to the FAQ/tutorial. It gets connected and seems to work fine. I can ping the machine in the network and I can see the ...

Best way to download shared server filesystem preserving symlinks? [duplicate]

I'm moving my website(s) to a different server. Currently they are hosted on a shared server running c-panel and it's time to upgrade to a vps. The first step for me is to make a local copy (on my ...

mysql_config_editor for mariadb backups on SUSE

I want to run an automated backup process for mariadb on SUSE enterprise 12 hosted on Microsoft Azure using mysqlbackup. This requires a mariadb/mysql username and password. I want avoid to hard ...

windows server backup share point no admistrators permssions

As a result of a person at my office having all their files encrypted on their home computer, and also encrypted were all files that could reached using network-share's including C$ etc. I thought it ...

Cron backup tasks

I have been disconnected from the topic for a long time. Some time ago, I was used to use crontab in order to perform a task each some time. I need to perform a shell script each 30 minutes: #!/bin/...

Backup Client Computers using Windows Server or a NAS?

Not sure whether this is the right community to ask this question, so sorry if it's the wrong one!* Which option should (or is recommended) you use to make a backup of multiple computers (like 24-30 ...

duplicity: EOF in transport thread

I'm trying to use duplicity (0.7.10) but I have this problem and do not know how to solve it. Have you any suggestions? duplicity --verbosity 9 --no-encryption --full-if-older-than 15D "/var/backups/...

Windows Server backup full vs. incremental

my customers have several Windows Servers 2008-2012R2 and as they are all small customers, they barely invest into entry-level server with minimal setup, so a proper backup solution is mostly just ...

Ultrium Tape Backup Capacity

I have an Ultrium 448 tape drive, LTO-2 tapes (200/400GB) and I'm using HP Data Protector as the backup client. The system is set to format and overwrite all tapes but I never manage to get more that ~...

rsnapshot ignoring a “backup” line, logs are empty

I've been using rsnapshot to backup my server. In one server (debian 7) the exact same config works as expected. In the other (debian 8), it skips a directory im trying to backup, which has mysql dump ...
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