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Error adding a new backup destination to Windows Server Backup

Problem When you try to add a new backup destination drive in Windows Server Backup, you may receive the following error: “The filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect” Cause This can happen if the existing backup drives are not connected. Solution Add the drive using the following commands from an elevated command […]

How to backup your MySQL databases to separate files

I wanted to dump all my MySQL databases using the mysqldump utility, but I wanted each database to be in a separate file. I couldn’t find a solution online, so I wrote my own script. Here it is: #!/bin/sh USERNAME=admin PASSWORD=topsecret BACKUPDIR=/var/local/mysql-backups for i in $(mysql -u $USERNAME -p$PASSWORD -e “SHOW DATABASES;” –skip-column-names –batch) do […]

Synchronize files between multiple computers without breaking a sweat

If you have more than one computer that you use on a regular basis, it seems like the file you need is always on the other computer. Sure, you can use a flash drive but if that’s still too much work, you need Dropbox! I use it all the time to sync files between my […]

Free Online Backup…with a buddy.

One of the questions I get asked the most is “How do I backup my PC?” Of couse, there’s a million ways to backup data but few are easy, reliable, or cheap. This might be the answer to all three of those problems. All you need is a high-speed Internet connection, and a friend. http://www.cucku.com/