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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Login loop even after full hard disk recovery

after system update of my Ubuntu 14 I got login loop problem (after enter user name and password the screen flash then go back to the login screen again). I tried different solutions from previous ...
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Archiving a lot of files / one big file

I want to compress about 100'000 files (that's what find . -type f | wc -l says) with a total disk usage of 100 GB. Most of the files are small but just a handful of them makes up about 70 GB of the ...
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Is there a way to repair corrupt deja-dup backups?

Since 3 days I'm getting the following error-message, after trying to backup my system using deja-dup: Your backup appears to be corrupted. You should delete the backup and try again. There is no ...
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Systemback Live Image

I just used Systemback utility to create a live image of my 14.04 installation. I added the "include user data files" option. Now, my installation is over 100Gb, but the generated image was just ...
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Clonezilla and Alignment

I have to move my 14.04 system from my old SSD onto a new one. Having decided to use Clonezilla, I went for direct disk-to-image: this would have had the bootloader (grub) cloned as well, allowing to ...
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Duplicity - full backup frequency

I was setup Ubuntu backup functionality to backup my home directory. It takes full backup in a month period. Is there a possibility to change frequency of full backups? I want to setup duplicity to ...
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rsync back up of entire root system not working using --exclude?

I am trying to do a system back up of my entire OS I am using these command and both are not excluding the files I want sudo rsync -avz --exclude="/tmp" --exclude="/sys" --exclude="/lost+found" ...
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First-time backup landed in the wrong place

I used Backups with the following settings: Folders to save: Home(jeg) [ON] Folders to ignore: Trash, ~/Downloads [ON] Storage location: 799 GB Volume [ON] Folder: LinuxBackupDirectory [ON] ...
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Ext4 Samba Share reports wrong disk size

I have a 1.7TB primary partition formatted to ext4 that is currently being shared via samba from my raspberry pi. My goal was to use this partition with Ubuntu's built in Deja-Dup backup utility. ...
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Backing up a directory on Ubuntu server.

I have a minecraft server that runs on ubuntu server (headless). Hat I want to do is set up automatic backups to backup the "world" directory every night to my nas box. What would be the best ...
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Hard time to have a System Image backup and using Clonezilla Live

Oldfred suggested the following in an inquiry about using unallocated space as an extra partition of Ubuntu system to be used mainly for backups in "How to mount an extra partition in Ubuntu 14.04": ...
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Can't delete files from ecryptfs backup, HD maxed

Ok, so I had a ubuntu directory encrypted with ecryptfs, than my OS crashed, so I reinstalled lubuntu. kept the partition that had all personal files intact and reinstalled os in other partitions. ...
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Shell script I made is ridiculously verbose, and also is probably inefficient. Help!

I am new to Ubuntu, and so far have done several things I am quite proud of: Made an apache webserver with my own html (before a week ago I had never touched it) Made a stratum mining server +titcoin ...
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How to recreate source files neccesary for booting? [duplicate]

I'm new in Ubuntu. I wanted to upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 but there was an error during the upgrade caused by lack of space on boot partition. I deleted four files from there named like ...
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how to run scheduled task ,after resume from sleep,only if computer was sleeping at the time of schedule

i have a cron backup job set up, but i would like it to run after resume from sleep, if my computer was asleep at the scheduled time. example: backup script runs every night at 2:00. often i put my ...
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Back up option under system settings

I just used the back up option under system settings to back up my entire system. I did that in my home directory and created a folder with .gpg files under deja-dup. What is this sort of back up and ...
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Copy all files from my old hard drive to my new one

I'm changing my old hard drive (500GB full) with a new one (1TB). I use it to backup all my files, so I just need the best way to copy all files from old one to new one, but I don't want to use the ...
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How to take backup and restore? [duplicate]

Each time I install ubuntu 14.04 and I have to update the OS and download a whole bunch of softwares which is very boring to do. So is there any process that I can backup my ubuntu softwares and ...
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Difference in copying files recursively from a drive using rsync

I've used the command below to copy files from Windows drive to an external HDD, using the command: rsync -azv --progress --exclude "/Windows" --exclude "/Program Files" --exclude "Program Files ...
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Upgrade to 15.04 breaks deja dup backups to Amazon S3?

I had configured deja dup to backup to an Amazon S3 bucket as described in this question: How can I use an existing S3 bucket in Backup? and in more detail in this post, which worked smoothly. ...
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Bup - Backup thru ssh

I am new to ubuntu and to bup. I have my local machine and my remote server. I have generated SSH keys and on my server i have added my key and i auto login when i type ssh @ But when i try to run ...
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Unable to access drive to backup data “Unable to access “993 GB Volume””

My laptop failed to boot and none of the repairs here have helped, so I'm on an Ubuntu usb drive so I can back up my stuff and reinstall, but I can't access my files, the partition shows up, but fails ...
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Deja dup crashes while restoring backup

I wanted to upgrade from 14.04 to 15.04. So first I made a backup using deja dup. After upgrading ubuntu, when I went to restore from that backup, It starts restoring then gets to restoring a chrome ...
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Use rsync to backup .ecryptfs, but also use exclude some folders inside

I want to backup the /home/.ecryptfs folder on my machine using rsync. I don't want to back up the unencrypted files. However, I want to exclude certain folders. For example, music, downloads, or ...
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Will Deja Dup make it's scheduled backup if user isn't logged in?

There are several users on one PC - user1, user2... User2 has a scheduled daily backup. Will Deja Dup make user2's daily incremental backup, while user1 is logged in and using the PC?
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The safest way to backup GPG and SSH keys

I have, in Ubuntu 14.10, generated a public and private GPG and SSH key set, but I am now needing to do a fresh install and don't want to lose them but don't just want to put them as text files on a ...
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Restoring a new install of Ubuntu from a .tar.gz backup

I have created a backup of my system using .tar.gz archive. Followed this example. Now I want a new install of Ubuntu on my other computer and want to carry accross my backup which contains all the ...
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back up ubuntu system

I have an external hard drive and I want to use free file sync to back up my data on this external hard drive. I know how to use free file syn, but I want to know how can I format my external hard ...
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Deja dup missed backing up a single directory

I ran deja dup on my home directory, and it appeared to back everything up. As a test I deleted some unimportant files and tried to restore. It scanned but found nothing. No error messages. I went ...
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Coverting Ubuntu desktop 14.04 LTS on virtualbox to fresh install of Ubuntu Desktop

I currently have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop installed on virtualbox. I have been using it as a server, but now I am going to try and convert it to a full on server edition of Ubuntu (not on virtualbox). ...
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rsync ignores /home directory

I'm trying to backup my whole HDD by using the following script: rsync -vaxE --progress --delete --log-file='./rsync-log' / /media/me/Backup/ It works as expected except for one thing - it copies ...
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Im copying data from ubuntu to windows. but the folder name is changing automatically [closed]

Im copying data from ubuntu to windows. but the folder name is changing automatically. I tried same copy to external drive also. After connecting to windows system the name of folder or file is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Backup is running automatically and running into a permission error

I've had Ubuntu dual-booted on my laptop for a few months now. In the last few weeks, Backup has been trying to do something (back my files up presumably) and has been running into the following error ...
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Problems installing packages from one system to another via scripts

System -> Ubuntu 14.04 System in VM -> Ubuntu DEV 14.04 I'm using the following scripts : Back up packages #!/bin/bash dir=source_files # if directory doesn't exist then make it if [ ! -d ...
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ubuntu update from already installed

I am having ubuntu 14.04 installed machine. same time I am having another machine which is installed with ubuntu 13.10. now I am going to upgrade my second machine to 14.04 with my installation ...
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Backup ubuntu and eliminate windows

Laptop is currently configured for dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows7, Windows7 was the original OS, Ubuntu 14.4 was added later. 500G harddrive has multiple partitions. VirtualBox was added under ...
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I can't find my apps

I recently backed up ubuntu and removed its partition. Then created a new partition which is larger. I restored the backup and only got my documents.I used the default backup application, I just ...
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Backing up the whole (K)Ubuntu system [duplicate]

There is a fault in the dedicated graphics card, and so my laptop is almost unusable. I am thinking of getting it fixed in the warranty. However the only problem is that Dell's complete care warranty ...
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Altering files kept on Windows through Ubuntu?

My laptop which had Windows 7 on it crashed today. Being unable to access any file kept within, I found about the LiveCD. So I created a LiveUSB with Ubuntu in it, and managed to access my Windows ...
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Black screen after 14.10 update, solutions don't work, need to recover encrypted files

I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 and got the black screen issue that had when trying other distributions. My graphics card is Intel HD Graphics 4400, I don't know if this info is enough or you ...
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How to copy directories and files from a corrupted harddrive?

I have an I/O error every time I copy folders and files from a partition to a backup harddrive . So how can I safely backup this data to my backup HDD?
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Problem cloning root and home before doing an upgrade from Trusty to Utopic

I'm trying to copy root and home to other partitions on my notebook internal drive and then boot from them (root2 and home2). Once it works, it can be an (almost) live backup or I could upgrade from ...
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Exporting the Gnome Keyring

I'm making a backup on an encrypted drive and I want to make a backup of my passwords (wifi, web, svn etc). Since I don't write down sensitive information, restoring my system after a fatal crash ...
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How can i mount a drive that does not want to mount?

I started off with previous versions of Lubuntu and settled on 14.10. using the box as a file server and/or torrent box. Upgraded from smaller to larger hard drives over time. The last HDD was 750GB. ...
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Linux backup recommendation? [duplicate]

I've read this excellent post: Comparison of backup tools ...But I'm having trouble finding one that meets my criteria. Hopefully someone with some hands-on experience can save me the weeks of trying ...
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System hangs after being restored from dd backup

I've been using Clonezilla for weekly image backups, which is obviously a little bit of a hassle. I've been trying to switch to dd, so I can have cron run it for me. This is what my backup script ...
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recovering files from windows backup

I am attempting to transfer files from my old Windows 7 computer to a new Computer that is running ubuntu 14.04. I have been backing up my files on my Windows box to an second sata HD. What I would ...
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cp problems with copying root

I have a little bash script going to check if the system has been backed up today and and if it hasn't then it copies the entire filesystem into the backups folder: date=$(date +"%m%d%y") sudo mkdir ...
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Parsing barry SMS backups

I used barry to backup all my messages on my BlackBerry Curve 9220. Now I try to restore them, but none of the messages get restored. I've tried it via the GUI as well as bio but to no avail. Now I ...
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Is there any script to take backup in mongodb

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and I have installed MongoDB on it and I want to take back up mongodb database by using script can any one give me a solution to back up??