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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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Restoring clonezilla image to newly created LVM partition

I have read an article about LVM and I would like to install it. Is it possible to make first an image of my total installation, then delete everything, create new LVM partitions as explained in the ...
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Will Ubuntu backup work on Kubuntu

I recently lost all my files on Kubuntu when i tried running the rm -rf / command. I later downloaded stock Ubuntu and installed it on my laptop and I set the backup manager to backup every week. I ...
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Backup utility pops up automatically

In 14.04, how to stop it from popping up automatically? Without UbuntuOne if one does not have any other cloud account, it is quite annoying.
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Should one call this an inverse differential backup and how does one achieve it?

I make a lot of backups. I do so on different disks, which are stored on different places. I am looking for a type of backup, but I can't find its name (which I need in order to figure out whether ...
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How to backup Ubuntu with grub problem and reinstall then restore it?

Follow this question I couldn't repair it and I want to reinstall. What are lost? And How can I do that? Thanks...
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Back up of complete installation Ubuntu 14.04

I have just reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 with all the extra software that I usually need. Is there a way to make a bootable ISO file so I don't need to this procedure again? On my old windows-computer I ...
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Lossless Compression using rsync

When using the -z mode to compress data when running rsync, is the compression lossless? sudo rsync -az /path_to/A /path_to/B How can one ensure that any compression would be lossless?
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Mirror / Synchronize sda - sdb / while running server

My current scenario is that, I am using Ubuntu Linux 14.04.1 Server. Servers Installed Apache Webserver BIND DNS Server Dovecot IMAP/POP3 Server MySQL Database Server Postfix Mail ...
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How to recover data from corrupted os? (More info in comments) [closed]

Okay, my Mom has an Acer Aspire E1-472P 6860, and Windows has gotten corrupted and kind of just failed. It gives me the acer logo when I turn it on and then the message," Sorry, your pc has ...
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Backing up an encrypted home folder with Acronis

I have a dual-boot Windows/Ubuntu computer. There are three partitions - Windows, /, and /home. A separate HDD is used for data. So, I would like to make images of the OS and /home partitions for ...
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Microsoft Access Database (.mdb) corrupted after backup on ubuntu server

On my network I host several Microsoft Access databases in a folder shared with samba. I also backup the databases every day using SimpleBackup, which sticks them in an uncompressed .tar folder. When ...
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Setting permissions for SBackup destination folder

I make daily backups of a folder using SBackup and everything works great, except it sets the permissions for the backup folder to 700. This makes it so nobody on my network can access the backup ...
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How to backup to an SD Card in native format on shutdown

1/ I have a dual boot Laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 (the databases I have to use for work are Windows based) 2/. Unless I need to use the database I work in Ubuntu 3/. I use an SD card to ...
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Writer error when using tar to make a backup to a Windows network share

Hello, I'm a newbie to linux. I created a share in a windows machine named: //rui-pc/caixamagica Also a mounting point: /mnt/caixamagica and I want to backup my "/" (root) to that network drive.. ...
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Backup Windows's User Files to Ubuntu Server

I want to use Ubuntu Server as my central backup for my other workstation (about 6 PCs running Windows 8). Can it be done? My Ubuntu Server also running web server for development purpose. Performance ...
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How to put running time constraints on rsync processes?

I want to set a time limit on my rsync backup processes. How do I best go about? According to this post, there is an option to do exactly that: --time-limit When this option is used rsync will stop ...
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import thunderbird account from file

Thanks for the help everyone. I'm going to rephrase this entry to highlight the solution in case anyone else searches and ends up here. I had to re-install all my data from a saved backup. I use ...
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How can I do a backup of my Thunderbird inbox

Ubuntu 14.04 is seriously misbehaving, and I only have access to the terminal. I propose to do a full reinstall, but want to backup the Thunderbird inbox for reinserting if it is otherwise lost in the ...
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Is an Ubuntu Restore possible?

I would like to take a complete snapshot of my current Ubuntu 14.10 system, much like a Nandroid backup on Android phones. Is there a utility which allows one to backup the current system as it is, ...
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14.04 automatic ssh sync tool needed(backup)

Currently I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I would wish to make an automatic backup of my local drive to the university server. This server I can access to via ssh (no root rights). I am looking for a ...
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Restoring Linux System Files from Deja Dup Backup

So I inadvertently deleted or moved a system file or directory as super user on my Lenovo Yoga Pro with Ubuntu. I do have a backup created with Deja Dup. And I can get to the command prompt but not ...
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backup your home directory with rsync and skip useless folders

You can easyly backup your home folder on an external harddrive with $USER=`whoami` rsync -a --exclude=.cache --progress /home/$USER /media/linuxbackup/home/$USER I excluded the .cache folder cause ...
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How can I encrypt Deja-Dup backups with a GPG public key?

Deja Dup, the default backup tool in Ubuntu, allows encryption of backups by means of a password. How can I encrypt my backups using my GPG public key? This Debian bug report requests this ...
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How do I install the Mega Sync Client

How do I install the Dropbox alternative: Mega sync client?
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Backup LVM snapshots and Grub2 problem

Long story short, I'm using obnam to take backups of my system. This is what I do: take LVM snapshot of /, /usr, /boot, /var, /home mount the snapshots on /bck-snapshots, /bck-snapshots/usr, ...
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Minimizing effects of large number of files

I need to manage a filesystem with a large number of files (hundreds of thousands). This filesystem is rsynced periodically. The vast majority of files don't change often, but since there's so many, ...
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how do i backup each node in a MAAS clutser ?

I have setup a MAAS cluster on that i have installed JUJU and deployed OPENSTACK now i want to take backup of each node of the cluster.Please suggest how i can take the backup of each node in the ...
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How can I fully backup my fully encrypted disk before upgrading to Trusty from Precise?

My computer is currently running Precise, and using full disk encryption. I'm nervous that if there are any complications when upgrading to Trusty, I won't be able to revert due to my disk being ...
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Back in time shows 'saving permission' in the bottom corner of the GUI all the time…is it bad?

Back in time displays 'saving permission...' in the bottom left corner of the GUI all the time, even when it is not being actively used. Does it always do that with other users? Is it a harmless ...
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Scheduled Cron Back up from EC2 to S3

I have created a script for scheduling sql back ups and store in Amazon S3. Below is the script that I used for taking backups. DATABASES="testdb" testdb_USER=root testdb_PW=root ...
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Deja Dup error setting permissions

launching Deja dup I get this message: Error setting permissions: Function not implemented What should I do to fix this? Thanks!
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rsync + ssh public key asking authentication

After creating the keys and use ssh-copy-id command successfully, I can connect by ssh user@host but when I'm trying to do a transfer via rsync and it asks for password... rsync command is as follows: ...
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Questions related to ubuntu and data storage

I am about to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release. I had Ubuntu 14.04 and installed emerald, and now I am unable to get the unity nor I am able to access my data. Only option left was to do ...
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Backup ALL Photos & Videos properly from iPad? [closed]

I have an iPad, and I want to back up all of my photos & videos from my iPad to the computer, I've tried FTP copying from the iPad to my PC, it didn't work out so well as some of the videos ...
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backing up software installed from repository

I have installed kubuntu-desktop from the ubuntu reposiitory. It seems to have messed up my unity GUI. SO i want to uninstall it,but I want to create a backup of the app before I remove, because I do ...
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Folders to Backup

I have a 1TB external hard drive that I use to back up my entire computer. Right now, I have every one of the folders under my computer set to back up, that is, /home, /usr, etc. (Except /media, ...
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zip warning: No such file or directory

I have a backup bash script for my Dovecot emails like this sudo zip -y -r -q ~/backup.zip /var/vmail/* -r is for recursive, -q is quiet (since man said that's useful for bash scripts), -y is to ...
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Asking for a sudo password in advance

I have some scripts for backing up data. Some of them need root access, so I use them with sudo. However, sometimes I get confused, e.g. for the mySQL backup, which also needs a mySQL root password. ...
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How do i backup games downloaded from ubuntu software center? [duplicate]

I have Laptop and PC, both are running Kali Linux.. and i have installed Many games on PC from Ubuntu software center such as Nexuiz, xmoto, sauerbraten, etc of big sized games.. i want to install ...
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rsync error while transfering data from one server to another

I have 2 ubuntu 14.04 servers in vm in my machine.I logged in the 2 servers as the user chandhu, then by using sudo -i , I changed as root. I have one file in the user chandhu.I wanna to move that ...
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ubuntu grub rescue no loaded kernel

I backup my system by tar. And then tar -cxvf the backup file on the another disk ,Start the computer into the grub rescue,error: not found /boot/grub/i-386/normal.mod。 then I did: grub rescue > ...
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Transfering my Ubuntu install onto a replacement hard drive

Today I am planning on swapping out my ridiculously small 20gb hard drive, for a less small 80gb. Only issue is that it's my Ubuntu drive and I'd rather not go through the install process again. I ...
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2nd and 3rd disks mirrored for backup on Ubuntu Desktop

I wish to set up a small home server providing NAS and Web server functionality to my home network. I'd like to be able to store family pictures and other things I'd want backed up. So I had ...
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Minimum drive size for deja dup

I've been using Ubuntu for quite a while now, but so far I've never really had the need for backup tools like Deja Dup, since I've been using my PC mainly for doing some university work (writing ...
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Are there any issues with backing up Ubuntu running on an internal SSD drive to an internal HDD?

I'm configuring a new Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS machine and will be using a Samsung 512 GB SDD in my first internal hard drive bay. I've got a couple extra 500 GB HDD's that I don't want to waste, plus ...
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Restoring a Backup from Terminal

So I have a pretty straightforward question, but have been unable to find a straightforward answer. I recently did an update on Ubuntu 14.04 and I shut down at the end of the night last night. But ...
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How to create daily offsite backups of a server, prepared on the server then pushed/pulled offsite?

after some weeks of trials, configurations, setups and reading of tuts and howto's i finally got my server working with some services, (email server, music streaming) etc. During my attempts I also ...
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Is there any way to get daily,weekly & monthly autobackups of mongodb running in ubuntu14.04?

Is there any way to get daily,weekly & monthly autobackups of mongodb running in ubuntu14.04 ?
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Rsync with special character files not working between Mac and Linux

I want to use rsync to backup my Ubuntu server with a disk residing on a Mac. But I do not get it to work properly, since every time I re-run the rsync operation after the initial time, the files with ...
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External HDD not mounted error for backup with LuckyBackup

I've come across LuckyBackup to make regular backups on a external drive. I've tried in Ubuntu 12.04 and has run fine saving files to the external hdd. But when I try ty the same in 14.04 it gives ...