Clone Hard Drive to External USB Drive via CLI

No matter what OS you’re cloning, using “dd” via command line will still work.  I personally tested while cloning a 1TB Ubuntu hard drive to a fancy new 1TB SSD. Backstory: I purchased a new Dell 7737 laptop with a 1TB hybrid drive, which turned out to be slower than watching paint dry compared to the old SSD I’d been… Continue reading Clone Hard Drive to External USB Drive via CLI

Backup files from Linux to a Windows server

Ok, this may be my last disaster recovery and backup blog for a long time. As you can probably tell from the title this blog entry is all about keeping backup strategies as cheap as possible. My strategy is to backup all of my Windows and Linux servers to one central Windows server that is… Continue reading Backup files from Linux to a Windows server

Linux backup using CRON to local directory

As many have pointed out I am on a backup and disaster recovery kick lately. Some would say that it is about time, others are simply glad to see that data is now being backed up. I have found that it is easiest to zip up files on a local machine prior to moving them… Continue reading Linux backup using CRON to local directory

Backup Windows Domain Controller using NTBACKUP via cmd

Backing up your servers for disaster recovery these days much include your Domain Controller if you are utilizing a Windows Active Directory to manage your users. To do this is easy using a tool that comes installed on all Windows servers called NTBACKUP. Of course you can launch the GUI by entering NTBACKUP from the… Continue reading Backup Windows Domain Controller using NTBACKUP via cmd

Plesk backup problem

I had a problem backing up domains on a server and received the following error message: Error: Unable to create backup session: Specified file is not accessible Finally i solved this problem!!!! it was all about wrong permission in some folders! check that the folders ‘/var/lib/psa/dumps’ and ‘/var/lib/psa/dumps/tmp’ are chmod to 777