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Live backup of QEMU/KVM/libVirt virtual machines via Duplicity

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The script below can be used to implement an efficient, secure and live backup of QEMU/KVM/libVirt virtual machines via Duplicity. It accepts the domain name as a parameter and can handle offline domains and multiple disks as well. XML domain definition is also made as a part of the backup. The Duplicity part is configured for an sftp transfer in our example, but can be adjusted for other types of operations Duplicity supports.

Give users access to read non-inherited folder permissions

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If you have a Windows folder structure with many non-inherited folders, it may be necessary to give a group of users access to read permissions only, to meet requirements from help desk or staff monitoring compliance. Assuming that you have administrator access to the Windows computer, the Powershell-based recipe below may help you:

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