Questions tagged [backup]

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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Is there a way to do version controlled operating system back-ups?

I recently messed up pretty badly by removing all 32-bit binaries in my Ubuntu 18.04, of course I'd forgotten to make a back-up. I've had similar issues in the past on Windows as well where I did ...
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Clone Partition (OS Partition) Differential?

I am looking for software to do the following: Copy the partition highlighted in yellow to the same disk(another parition) (imagine there's enough space unallocated) Perform incremental/differential ...
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Creating GPG encrypted tar.gz Backup fails

I hope this kind of question is ok here ;) I am on Debian 10 Buster, trying to create an (GPG) encrypted, compressed tar file without intermediary files. I found this article[1] on the web which ...
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backup two factor authentication codes [closed]

As we know now a days most of the sites/app are enabling two factor authentication with SMS/Microsoft/Google Authenticator. Every website will give you one time use back up codes which are used when ...
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How to check what files on Drive A exist somewhere on Drive B [closed]

I'm trying to compact several years worth of backups and I have a ton of duplicate files, but they are not necessarily in the same folder structure. I'm looking (I think) for a piece of software that ...
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How would I rsync from SRC to DEST, verify the DEST file, then delete the SRC file? (rcursively)

I have two directories in a bash script held by these two variables $SRC $DEST How would I do a rsync copying files from $SRC/ to $DEST/, Verifying that the $DEST/* files match the $SRC/ files (best ...
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Samba/Avahi and changing permissions on Time Machine external drive

I recently decided to use my Time Machine external drive as a Raspberry Pi NAS and backup my data there. I'm using Samba and Avahi on latest Raspberry Pi OS. After setting everything up I'm still ...
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EaseUS Backup possible bug

I've been trying to use EaseUS Todo free backup to back some files on the network. If I choose the options Differential backup every day at 3 pm Appoint first daily backup as Differential Don't ...
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Android (Moto G3) Broken screen and unresponsive touch - How to backup?

My Moto G3 is having trouble with touch. I am not able to backup the data in computer. Because the default it charge only. I have not enabled usb debugging as well. It is a very painful situation. I ...
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When doing a backup, does it make sense to “copy as symlink” when source and destination are on the same volume, and “copy the content” otherwise?

Years after years, I'm using more and more symlinks between directories for many purposes. Let's say I do a backup of D:\. When configuring the backup task, you usually have two choices: either the ...
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Is there an easy way to update a backup drive?

I'm using ubuntu. I have an external drive and a backup of it. Is there any easy way to update the backup with changes made to the original drive? Essentially, when I add or remove or move files in ...
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Backup from an external USB-storage plugged in a FritzBox

I'm using an external USB-disk connected to a Fritz!Box for storing data. The data is accessible to all computers in the LAN by a share - this works fine! But now I want to backup the data from this ...
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Windows NAS backup/restore solution with browsable filesystem

I have been backing up my Mac to a NAS on my home network with Time Machine for years and now I'm investigating doing the same with a Windows system. My only gripe with Time Machine is that if I want ...
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How to execute a script when a volume is mounted in macOS

I have used this technique to back up my Time Machine backups to my Google Drive. I have a couple of issues remaining, and one of them is around automatically mounting my encrypted virtual Time ...
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High-available NFS service built with two shared-nothing storage nodes?

I have two servers with 6 identical 4TB disks each. Now I'd like to setup a high-available NFS service using them. The setup I'd have in mind: Both servers have a mdadm RAID6 with LVM on top => ...

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