Backup is the activity of copying files or databases so that they will be preserved in case of equipment failure or other catastrophe. This tag covers restoring from backup as well.

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Deja dup backup to external drive - metadata file not found in backup

This has happened a few times but I've left it and just manually backed up data files. This is a basic backup to an external hard drive. When Deja dup does the final step of validating the backup, it ...
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Create a Custom Distribution of Ubuntu 15.04

I want to make a custom distribution of my Ubuntu 15.04 i recently upgraded from 14.04 installed and configured lots of software i need and i want to make an install-able iso with all the apps i ...
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Is it possible to backup Network Manager profiles?

Is it possible to backup NetworkManager created profiles and restore them after OS reinstalation?
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Secure and automatic backup with rsync

I sync files on a few different devices with a remote ssh server using rsync. The problem is that I sometimes forget to sync a device on which I've modified a file and this makes things complicated. ...
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How to decrease dd output size via defragmenting and zero fill empty space

I want to make backups of a whole hdd using dd, unfortunately backup sizes matter I use the following commands to ensure compression and splitting (fat32 habit, since you cant save anything more than ...
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advice about restoring an old clonezilla backup

I have an external hard drive with a CloneZilla back-up of an old Ubuntu system that I was using in '09. I have considered trying to purchase the exact same Dell laptop this was on in the interest ...
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Backing up Ubuntu to a hard drive [duplicate]

What is the best program for backing Ubuntu up to a hard drive?
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rsync flags for backing up /home/$USER/ [closed]

I am writing a basic script to backup some of the directories in $HOME. I started with the -aAV flags but wonder if I should include any more flags that are useful for backups. My current script is ...
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Can Rsync get incremental on files it hasn't touched yet?

I have an Ubuntu server which acts as a file server for a few Windows clients, using Samba. This server mirrors a couple of large directories to a support server using rsync. I need to replace the ...
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encrypted drive, /boot on usbstick that is now lost: how to recreate it from backup?

Very quickly, here is my situation: Ubuntu 14.04 Entire hard disk is encrypted using LUKS boot partition was on an external USB thumbdrive. :-( bootable thumbdrive is gone for good :-) I had a ...
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Backup and restore

I've followed the tutorial here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BackupYourSystem/TAR Now to my issue. When i boot up my Ubuntu Server with a live cd to restore from my backupfile i stumble upon ...
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How can I use back and restore in my ubuntu phone?

I want to backup my ubuntu phone system,but when I reboot to recovery,it does not work. Who can help me backup my ubuntu touch?
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Backup files on external hard disk on Ubuntu using the tty-terminal

Is there a way to backup files from the tty terminal? I'm not able to start Ubuntu and none of the commands: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop work. I was getting ...
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cannot view partitions after rsync restore: how to backup better?

I have done a backup using rsync and restored the system as a test. All went well except that I cannot click on the partition listing in nautilus anymore. When I do it complains about "This location ...
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backintime backup and deleted files

I do backup with backintime. Then delete a file. Then do backup again. Inside the newest snapshot I still see the deleted file. All further snapshots also contain this file. Is this a normal behavior? ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Desktop disk mirroring

I have just installed Ubuntu in a dual boot system with Windows in my computer. This is my disk configuration: Disk /dev/sda: 931,5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * ...
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Ubuntu rescue mode mount and backup files

I'm logged into the Ubuntu Recovery mode to backup my files. The output of sudo fdisk -l is The output of parted --list is The output of lsblk and mount | grep /dev/sd is Could you help me ...
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rsync from local folder to mounted nfs share causes permission denied errors and nothing is copied

I have a home server that is sharing folders on the network using NFS. I have mounted these folders on my computer, for example: 192.168.1.20:/mnt/raiddisk/john /mnt/john nfs ...
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How to take backup and restore of installed files in ubuntu 14.04?

How to take Back-up and Restore files? How to know that the files that were taken back-up already? How to install it in another Computer? Its good to know to do by using Terminal instead of doing by ...
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Clonezilla Server Imaging to a smaller drive

Setup I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and have installed Clonezilla Server onto an old laptop which I use as an imaging server. This connects to a mini switch and then I connect other computers into that to ...
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Copy file from one ubuntu to another ubuntu

By using cron job I've successfully created a backup of mysql database on the Ubuntu. Below is the command under mysqldump.sh /opt/lampp/bin/./mysqldump -u root database-name | gzip ...
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How to create a snapshot of an encrypted btrfs @home subvolume?

We are using btrfs for its snapshot capabilities so we can backup user home directories. The user home directories are encrypted with encryptfs. We run sudo btrfs subvolume snapshot /home ...
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Ubuntu backup to install on new computer

How to create backup of my entire system (programs + data) to install on a new computer? This question has been asked but I couldn't find any answers regarding not cloning the boot partition (this ...
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Backup and restore the whole system multiple times

I am building a computer I am going to sell and need to make a restore system. I am running Ubuntu OEM install. What can I do so if it get restored multiple times. It still works.
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Installing Bacula while running MySQL 5.6

I am attempting to install Bacula (5.2.6+dfsg-9.1ubuntu3) on our server running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. However, I am having troubles very early in the installation process. Running the command apt-get ...
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sbakcup generates corrupt files

I need to recover a backup files created by sbackup (simple backup tool) but the backup folder is full of *.corrupt files. The last good incremental file is from 4 months ago. Why some backups become ...
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How can I back up my ubuntu server? [duplicate]

anyone know of the best way to backup my server as i really need to start doing it now. It only has one 500gb HDD installed. I have webmin installed to. Any help is appreciated thanks.
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Run script on mount

I have an encrypted HDD for which I would like to run a backup script when it is mounted. I found some information on how to achieve this with upstart, but since Ubuntu 15.04 uses systemd this ...
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To block by naming files from backup?

I have some data files of several GBs which I would not like to be included in backups. I am using at the moment Deja Dup but later Systemback. Systemback is making exact mirror images of the ...
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Can I use 'juju backup create' with the local provider when my primary user is not 'ubuntu'?

Vitals: HP DL380 g5; Ubuntu 14.04.2 trusty; Juju 1.24.0-trusty-amd64; local provider. I'm trying to back up my juju configuration using 'juju backup create', but it's failing to log in to the ...
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Ubuntu Backup - how to backup to server

Good morning, I am trying to setup my Ubuntu machine to backup to my Ubuntu server. When I goto backup, I cannot go into any of my none of my folders from the backup app to direct it to back up ...
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I installed Popcorn Time, it deleted all my Desktop items

Is anyone else familiar with this problem? What can I do to restore my data? Is there any default way Ubuntu backs up my stuff? Could it be moved somewhere? Nothing else is affected, only desktop, ...
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Permission for backup program

I'm new to Ubuntu and i have a problem and can't find an answer for it, so: I'm using Windows + Ubuntu and i'm using a ext4 partition for storing my backup, BUT every time when i need to do some ...
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btrfs - Need help understanding it correctly

After spending hours and hours i cannot manage to understand btrfs enough to use it the way i want. In the end my goal is simple: Having a clean fail-proof solution for os upgrades. So i've exactly 3 ...
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Backup a remote server with Clonezilla

I've got a Virtual Private Server and I would rather make a backup. The fact is I got the cheapest VPS and it comes without any backup feature. So I wondered if it were possible to use CloneZilla to ...
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Is there an Ubuntu equivalent to Android's Titanium Backup and TWRP nandroid backup?

Is there an Ubuntu equivalent to Android's Titanium Backup for backing up programs and settings and restoring them upon a new install? Is there a Nandroid backup that can back up an entire image of ...
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How do I make duplicity upload to MEGA?

In unity settings, you have a Backups option, there you can choose from Storage Locations: FTP, SSH, WebDAV, Windows Share, Custom Location, Local Folder. Way back there was an option there to backup ...
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How tolerable is Deja Dup for backupping Continuous System in Ubuntu?

Assume you have 10 TB HDD in your Ubuntu 14.04 installation. You are copying documents from external HDD at rate 30 Mb/s to your Ubuntu harddisk. It will be lasting so long time that it will not be ...
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Copy hard drive

How do I go about coping my entire hard drive, which only has Ubuntu on it? It would be copied to an exterior hard drive, before I try the repair disk or have to wipe and reinstall. I don't want to ...
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Home Backup Server with Ubuntu - Drive Controller Configuration

I am planning a build for a personal backup server; building essentially a NAS that I would install backup utilities on. I want to run Ubuntu Server as the OS, and am hoping for around 5-6 individual ...
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Can Postfix check for a user on a downstream smtp?

the simplest solution for backup mx is a second postfix which relays every email to the main-server. The main problem is backscatter, when the server comes back online. Most of the time both systems ...
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Unable to restore specific directory from backup

A couple of months ago, I backed up using deja dup. Since then I've reinstalled 12.04. Recently I tried to restore the Documents directory via 'Restore missing files', and the scan came up empty. ...
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Weekday backup for /home and /etc

I need to create an automatic backup in Ubuntu that runs from Monday to Friday at 1 am, backuping /home and /etc in another disk. Do you know how could I do that?
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Most TimeMachine-like Backup Program for Ubuntu

I know this article but there is no comparison to OSX's TimeMachine. I would like to find a backup software which is about the same as TimeMachine or better. I would like to have such a software ...
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Need to put files from a Ubuntu box onto a domain server for backup

I have an Ubuntu box, it has an IP address in the same subnet as my windows server. However, the unbuntu box is not on the domain. And I want to keep it that way. This box cannot be on the domain. ...
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How get isolinux/isolinux.bin?

I want to make my own distribution of Ubuntu 15.04. For this I used a program called remastersys. I did: sudo remastersys dist cdfs sudo remastersys dist iso mydist.iso after these commands I ...
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How to Snapshot and Recover complete Linux system? [closed]

I have a laptop with Ubuntu installed on it and some other private software and files. I want to make a complete image of the current state of my system and than make backups on daily basis of my ...
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What is a (reasonably) secure and automated way to backup my mysql database using (any) free cloud/online services?

I have a mysql database that I use for personal devlopment. I would like to back-it up online using any free (in cost) online storage. (dropbox, google-drive etc...) I am assuming a shell script ...
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Compress folders older than x days

In /opt/abc I have a path where a new folder gets created daily. In that folder a series of files gets created. I would like to run a script every Sunday at 02:00 and compress each folder which is ...
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Going to re-install ubuntu, how to backup my steam

My Ubuntu is now a mess.. after I switch my graphic card driver to fglrx (I don't really understand what is it) its really mess my whole computer, so i need to re-install my Ubuntu.. therefore, I need ...