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LVM - Reducing COW size down to maximum usable size

I am doing snapshots on an LVM Volume. It works, but since a few minutes I do get a warning message. The command is: sudo lvcreate -s /dev/$VG/$LV -n $SNAP_NAME $VS 2>>$LOG The VG has enough ...

Backing up VHD Sets

I've recently created a guest fileserver cluster using VHD Sets. Everything is working fine except i can't do backup on the fileservers. Windows VSS tells me it cannot create snapshots of VMs with ...

Backing up a SSB volume in Windows

I have a single AD domain controller with 500GB SSD drive. I have a D: partition on it which I use to perform scheduled local backups of the System State, using Windows Server Backup. The size of the ...

Duplicity constant memory usage (duply)

I'm experiencing constant high memory usage from Duplicity on all servers running it as a backup tool to S3. Isn't Duplicity supposed to run its backup task and kill its job afterwards, or am I ...

Debian safe backup of server system drive?

I would like to backup a Debian 8.7 server system drive, SAFELY, using cron (thus non-GUI solution is wanted) to a remote ISCSI drive through local network. Using EXT4 as system partition format. By "...

Windows Server 2012 R2/Hyper-V - Restoring virtualized domain controllers

It appears as if there is a large amount of conflicting or old (pertaining to Server 2008) information regarding backing up and restoring domain controllers hosted in Hyper-V. I have two domain ...

Internal or external Backup Disks

I want setup a small energy efficient server for a home office. It has a system M2 boot drive, two disks in RAID-1 and two disks for a 2-way rotating full data backup. My question is how dangerous is ...

What are some good ways to verify data integrity for home use with Windows? [migrated]

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/...

Is installing NRPE on an ESXi for monitoring purpose a good idea?

I am using Centreon to monitore our VMs. I've also VM backups done on the ESXi (5.5.0) with ghettoVCB and sent to a NAS mounted on NFS. Now I would like to monitore those backups with a home made ...

Azure Backup offline initial backup not completing

We have a on-premises Windows server we are trying to get to backup to Azure. They have limited bandwidth. We started an "Offline-Backup workflow in Azure Backup." It appears that the import of the ...

Backup and Restore Using dd and gzip

I've seen various posts discussing the use of dd for creating an image of a drive and only storing 'used data'. Before posing the problem/question, let's assume a few things. Assumptions The drive ...

Bareos clustering installation

I already use a Bareos backup solution. Currently, I have one server who contain bareos-dir/sd/fd. I would configure Bareos on two servers (active/passive). It is possible to use Bareos in clustering?

Is there a way to measure or change how fast a Windows Server 2012 rehydrates data that it previously deduplicated?

Since the deduplication option was enabled on the Windows Server (currently at about 40 percent deduplication rate overall), the speed of the Backup Exec 16 job became much slower - less than 30 ...

Schedule a disk snapshot on GKE

I'd like to schedule this command line to run every 12h on Google Container Engine: gcloud compute --project "qvitoo-com" disks snapshot \ "SPECIFIC_INSTANCE_ID" --zone "europe-west1-c" --snapshot-...

Commvault storage policy

Hi I set up a storage policy last month and every seven days it was meant to back up sql, sql transaction logs and 3 windows servers (full system state), they are located on a remote site. The first ...

mongodb cluster backup using snapshots taken from single shared filer/volume

Setup There is a sharded mongo cluster deployed into company's data center (mongo version - 3.2.7, storage engine - WiredTiger). Each replica set has three members - primary, secondary and hidden. ...

Mailchimp Data Backup Recovery

So we accidentally deleted a field from our mailchimp list. I contacted Mailchimp support to see if they could recover the information for us. Mailchimp support has told me multiple times that it isn'...

How to have a remote folder mounted at boot, on system-level?

We use Press Store P5 for backups, running on Windows Server 2012 R2. One of the folders it sends to tape is mounted remotely via SMB. In order to get the P5 service to see this folder, it has to be ...

Random scheduling of backups in BareOS

I've recently configured the laptops and workstations in my environment with BareOS. We are doing this as a preventative measure for data loss (part of a grander scheme of recommendations). With the ...

Windows Server 2012 backup: the drive cannot find the sector requested

I have recently activated my Windows Server Backup, and till now i am receiving in each full backup, one error in my C unit where i have the OS. And there is: After doing some search I discover ...

Can I drop recovery partitions on my Windows 10 after having make a recovery drive? [migrated]

I want to install Ubuntu (with a dual-boot) on my new laptop but I have already 5 partitions on my SSD: 1 EFI partition, 1 for the Windows OS and 3 as recovery partitions. I created a recovery drive (...

azure backup vmware free esxi

I'm trying to configure Azure Backup with a free VMWare ESXi 5.5 host; I've seen this video enter link description here and followed the steps to configure the trusted certificate, but without luck; I ...

Linux backupmanager: where does the backup manager stores my mysql backup?

Here are my backupmanager config file: /etc/backup-manager.conf export BM_MYSQL_DATABASES="__ALL__" export BM_MYSQL_SAFEDUMPS="true" export BM_MYSQL_ADMINLOGIN="user1" export ...

Error “Invalid marker:null” with CloudBerry Backup and Amazon Glacier

I'm using CloudBerry backup on Amazon Glacier. After migrating to a new workstation the restoring of files is failing with the below error. I tried using CloudBerry S3 to access the glacier vault but ...

Azure Monitor - Action groups (preview)

I use Azure VM backup for one important server, and wish to use the new (preview) Monitor Activity log feature in Azure to receive backup status emails. The default notification feature in VM backup ...

LVM Snapshot mapping into new logical volume that's bigger

If I create a snapshot say: lvcreate --size 100M --snapshot --name homeSnap /dev/vg1/home then i back up this snapshot: dd if=/dev/vg1/homeSnap of=/mnt/data/backup.img then create a new logical ...

Is it good practice to cut power to an external backup drive when not in use?

The network I have just inherited has a single home-type (Seagate) NAS drive which is used as a data backup each night at midnight. As this company experienced a virus attack recently (before my ...

How to change the Physical Volume's rights

I'm trying to figure out how to manually change the PV rights. By ls -l /etc/lvm/archive we choose where to find the target. And by pvcreate --uuid $UUID --restore $DIR/$VG_FILE we restore it. But, ...

Mysql/Mariadb backup from non-bootable system

My working server crashed, more precise, my HDD got bad sectors. What is proper method to make a backup from non-working server and restore it later on newly installed server? Any set of files I need ...

Restoring Windows Image Backup to same drives in different computer

I have a Dell Precision T5400 with two 500 GB hard drives in RAID 1 using the motherboard RAID controller. I ran out of expansion room in the case, so I am moving to a Precision T7500, also with built-...

sql Operating system error 1385(Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer.)

All our SQL server backup jobs are managed and executed via an external third party task scheduler. Each SQL Server has an unique service account to run its SQL Server service and has access to a ...

Cloudberry & SageAccouting Access to the folder is denied

When Backing up the Sage Accounting Data folder Cloud berry says that access is denied. Yet the user has access. The work around currently is to run a Robocopy script before the backup to copy the ...

Bacula versions compatibility

Recently we have upgraded some of our servers to Ubuntu 16.04 and Bacula file daemon has also been upgraded to version 7.0.5. Now we have: Bacula director v5.2.6 (on Ubuntu 14.04) storage daemons ...

compacting revisions in an SVN Dump file [migrated]

I have taken a dump of my SVN repository, to migrate to another server, and have noticed that one sub-folder in particular which has 15 revisions changing its content is being pulled across as the ...

Altaro backup warning

I have a VM, which was originally running on Windows Server 2008 R2 with the Hyper-V role. The guest was a Server 2012 which was just serving as a domain controller (a backup one to the SBS 2011 ...

backuppc can't complete full backup. read error

I'm using backuppc on debian wheezy, the backup service never completes the first initial backp. I keep getting the "Parent read EOF from child: fatal error!" error. Tried to look it up, doesn't seem ...

Robocopy Error 5

When using robocopy to backup data in a directory tree to a NAS, I keep getting Error 5 - Copying NTFS Security to Destination Directory. Access denied. for folders which shouldn't return such error. ...

dropbox / syncthing / cold storage like server

I have a gluster file system on top of two zfs RAIDs, and I'm looking to set up filesharing with the following requirements: 1) Data security. Data at rest is taken care of, but I need to make sure ...

Robocopy - All data marked as modified

We make use of the following script to backup a folder (quite large - approx. 400GB), to a NAS with EXT4 Filesystem: robocopy "Source_Directory" "\\NAS\Destination\Directory" /MIR /FFT /COPYALL /W:5 /...

Azure: Linux VM restore not working

I have an Ubuntu virtual machine on Azure. This machine has only one disk attached, the OS Disk. I created a backup vault for this server, and the backup runs every night at 2AM. This server is bound ...

Pruning of backup files as they get older

I'm looking for a tool (for Linux) that will prune my backup files, not like the standard logrotate that completely deletes them after defined number of rotations, but where the files are basically ...

Why does backup script fail with cron?

So I'm doing automated backups of a database. The backup script works properly, both when I run it manually, and also when Cron runs scheduled hourly and daily backups. The backup fails, however, on ...

SSH connection to OpenWRT and RSYNC to connected device

I have possibility to use 2,5 GB Internet link in geographically distant location for backup needs. So I want to use TP-Link Gigabit router WR-1043WD with OpenWRT installed on it. There is Seagate ...

Large mysql dump pipe to s3

Is there any problem in doing this with lots of data? mysqldump ... | gzip | s3cmd put - s3://bucket/file.sql.gz The MySQL dump is about 100GB in size. What happens if gzip or s3cmd can't process ...

How to create a full backup of a remote ubuntu 16.04 server?

I just finished configuring a dedicated remote ubuntu server and want to create a backup with DD in order to be able to rebuild fast in case of hardware issues. The system has 2 SSD drives with 500GB ...

Azure Backup causes hyperv VM BSOD

We are backing up 5 servers to azure using azure backup agent and all running fine except the one which has its storage coming via iSCSI storage. Every time we run backup on this server after few ...

How to restore a Duplicity backup to a new host?

Had a catastrophic failure on a RAID array and lost everything. Have a full set of backups on S3 via duplicity (2003 files), encrypted with GPG. I have the passphrase and a copy of the private key ...

Large amounts of files over ftp can't be downloaded through ncftpget [on hold]

I need to backup files automatically from my host and the only available method is through ftp. I used to not have problems with ncftp, but I already noticed that the larger is the amount of files to ...

VSS writer NTDS State 11 failed and other writers state 5

We use Altaro VMBackup V7.0.20.3 to back up some VMs hosted on a single Hyper-V Host running Windows Server 2012 R2. One of the VMs running Windows Server 2008 gets the following error after the ...

How to import pop3/imap mails to new server (backup and restore IMAP/POP3 account)? [duplicate]

I have new Ubuntu server with Dovecot installed, with Roundcube frontend, with root access. And an inbox on third party service (web hosting + own domain pointed there by setting DNS addresses), ...
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