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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Backintime won't start (no module named dbus)

I've got the following error on Ubunu 14.04 : user@ubuntu:~$ sudo backintime Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/backintime/common/backintime.py", line 26, in import config ...
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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 ...
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Back-up (Deja-Dup) Problem/Error-“Failed to backup some files” in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I know this has alredy been answered in this & also this My problem is this: Could Not Backup The Following files make sure you are able to open them /home/me/.cache/dconf ...
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Backup problem with folder rename (use back in time)

We use Ubuntu Server (14.04) as file server. As backup solution we use "Back in Time". I have a general question about making backups, since we are having problems with the folder names from time to ...
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Turn cron job commands into executable script that can run manually

I was running my crontab that backups some folders, but since then, I have started the practice of shutting down my computer at night, so I find that they do not run...go figure right? :-) So my plan ...
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Backup doubts: how can I use my backup files

I'm using Deja Dup for backing up my files and I have some doubts. 1) can I restore an old backup on a new computer (so with different drivers, partitions..)? For example migrating from ubuntu x.x to ...
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How can I back up Ubuntu partition before reinstall?

I want to re-install my Ubuntu install for various reasons. Before doing this, I would like to back up my Ubuntu partition, in case something goes wrong (highly unlikely). I have backed up entire ...
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Ubuntu Installed ISO Copy or Deb installers

People have asked these questions in the past, but a lot of the software that makes a complete back up of an installed ubuntu are DEAD. I need easy quick help on how to make a complete back up of my ...
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Rsync over NFS hanging

When using rsync to back up a local system to an NFS server, the rsync processes all seem to get stuck after a few minutes. They are getting stuck on regular old files... most recently, syncing ...
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Problem running backup script at shutdown Ubuntu 14.04.2

I want to run a script at shutdown, and a far as I can tell I've followed the proper procedures. The script (close) is supposed to launch another script (gdrive) in a terminal which prompts me to sync ...
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How to fully cancel changes due to installation of software that require complex procedures?

I have recently install from source a software (Odoo) that require a complex procedure to be installed: creation of new users, connection to servers etc. etc. I want to install it again because it ...
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How to make a custom snapshot of non-system related stuff and be able to restore without reboot?

I've looked through the past threads but couldn't find anything. I'm looking for the tool or solution that makes a snapshot of a system state (it doesn't have to be everything, but I could specify ...
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Zip files into weekly archive with week number

I am trying to take a weekly archive of a folder to separate zip files. find . -name '*.txt' -ctime +7 -exec zip "archive-$("date+%Y-%U").zip" {} \; I am stuck on how to name the zip file. Any ...
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How to schedule backups more frequently

Is there any way to schedule backups more than once a day? Like, once an hour? -edit: using the compression method/program used by the automated backups in System Setting - Backups
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Best and easy to use backup solution for Ubuntu Desktop and server

Can any please suggest any easy to install and easy to use backup solution for ubuntu server... GUI app is preferred and please also mention the installation commands and i want to backup it up to FTP ...
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New Server - Need Backup Strategy Assistance

I previously had an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server that I was running off of a single 2 TB hard drive. I had also installed CrashPlan on it and was backing up some data from it to the cloud (including the ...
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Can I restore backup when I switch from HDD to SSD on my Laptop

So I finally got my 250GB SSD for my Laptop (a Samsung Np530u3c). I have to install Windows and Ubuntu together. I was wondering if I could just restore my Backup I did on my current System to the ...
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Back In Time lost my backup profiles (ie configuration) — in GUI only

This seems a bit odd to me. In very short, as noted in the question BackInTime seems to have lost my backup profiles -- or perhaps more accurately, is not able to pull information about the profiles ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu without formatting /home, BACKUP specific config files?

I've got /home & /(filesystem) on separate partitions. I've upgraded a few times (xubuntu) but my OS has picked up the inevitable fud over the years & I want to do a fresh install. To do a ...
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How to change deja dup user

I've set up Deja Dup to backup my files on a windows share using a service account, which works fine. Unfortunately I was requested to use another user, how can I force Deja Dup to use another user ...
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Did backup to root accidentally, need to revert

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu and upgraded to 15.04. I tried to restore from an earlier backup (using the default GUI software) but perplexingly, it didn't restore to my /home partition, but my root ...
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I can't access my folder through Samba?

Okay so basically what's happening is, I made a folder called "Backup" and added a couple of folders. I can access all the folders in Backup but I can't access one specific folder that I named "HDD". ...
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Logrotate errors on weekends

Update: After a lot of trial and error, I figured out that my logrotate for the giant backup was causing all the errors on the other logrotates. I had tried to only get 2 rotations so it'd look like: ...
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Using failed hard drive as storage [closed]

Situation: Hard drive failed to boot could not be fixed with my level of knowledge Action I took : Bought new Hard drive and loaded Ubuntu 14.04 (had a copy handy) on it. I then used "Nautilus" ...
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Backup - Backup to external drive is backing up that drive itself

I have little knowledge of Linux. I have a backup set to run everyday for the following folders: /home and / root. I have folders to ignore: Trash; ~/Downloads; /media/jsp/ScreenPlay [backup drive]. ...
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How to property setup rsync?

I want to sync all files and folders in my home directory expect for the ones that start with . This is what I have done so far: rsync -azPnv --delete /home/USER/ DESTINATION In order to ignore ...
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How to make a backup with deja-dup from command line?

I have been using deja-dup GUI for quiet some time and I am very satisfied with it. However, I would also like to execute the same profile via command line. Is that possible? In particular, I would ...
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I want to back up my Ubuntu so that I can restore it like a new install OS [duplicate]

Can I do this with pre-installed back-up application in Ubuntu?
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Graying and ungraying deja dup restore button

I use deja dup on a daily backup cycle. But when I call up its GUI, the restore button is grayed out. The work around I use to get the restore button active is to go to System Monitor and kill the ...
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Mount a nas over the internet

I have an ubuntu server in a server farm (Aruba.it). It has no backup since it is just a development machine for web application but I wonder I can setup a backup of some data and mysql db. ...
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how do I get back in time to write a backup to a new thumb drive when the old thumb drive is full

Attempting to get a snapshot on my recently erased thumb drive, because the thumb drive I have used in the past is full, I get the message in a status or notification bar, ¨nothing to be done¨. ...
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How can I make home/username.backup-2015-06-09 into home/username?

While installing a new package, the backup of the username directory was autmatically created. It would seem the installation indeed caused a problem, because afterwards there were no visible files in ...
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Properly backup OS/Boot partition

I have two drives in a media server that two different sizes, so I can't run raid on it. However I would like to backup my OS partition so that if Drive 1 fails I can just swap them, update grub/boot ...
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How to use the deja-backup

I had asked the question 2 days before that I was able to connect to wifi but internet was not being accessed. I think I have messed up with some conf files because I tried too many solution. So I ...
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Backing up firefox from old ubuntu version and importing it to new ubuntu installation

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 version. I have a previous version of 10.04. I want to keep all my book marks and history firefox in the new installation. I have read posts here saying to copy ...
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How do i boot into a backup from grub

I want to be able to boot into a backup version of my OS in case I accidentally change something so that i cant get past the grub menu. Is there a software for this? Is this possible with timeshift?
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Use zip command to place in directory after zipping

I'm creating my backup script and have this: DATE=$(date +"%m-%d-%Y") zip -r backup.$DATE /home/folder/folder First creates the date variable for the name, and the /home/folder/folder, I guess, is ...
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i want to setup openstack please help

I am looking at starting a small backup company in my country and i was hoping to use openstack to build my private cloud... and also the main backup software I use loves Swift. The basic install ...
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Changing hard drive

I have a laptop which has a broken hard drive. I am going to copy every piece of data from it (including the windows 7 which is in it) to an external hard drive. To do this I'll be using a flash drive ...
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Does the automatic backup backup itself?

In Ubuntu I have noticed that there is an automatic backup feature, and by default it backs up the home folder, but the folder where it backs it up to is also in the home folder, so does it also ...
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Duplicity Error accessing possibly locked file

I am experimenting with Duplicity. I am trying to backup my home directory to a local directory: duplicity --no-encryption /home/user file://home/user/backuptmp When I run this, I notice a few ...
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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" ...