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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Automatic backup of web files on ubuntu

I have a Ubuntu server with a ruby on rails web appication. I would like to set up an automatic backup of this website during the night on another server (ovh for example). I don't know what would be ...
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Hdd to Sdd without external drive

I want to change from hdd to sdd with no extra drive to backup to. I am right now using dual-boot with Kubuntu 16.04 and Windows 10. On the new sdd, I wish to have only the Kubuntu. What are the ...
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Deja-dup keeps asking for password

I have a problem with deja-dup. When I try to make a backup to a server of mine it start the backup for +- 10 seconds and then asks for my encryption password over and over again. What I did so far: ...
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Cannot create a backup with Dell Recovery utility

I tried to create a backup using Dell Recovery utility after reinstalling Ubuntu. During that process I choose "No media, create image" options as I wanted to save .iso file on the hard drive. At the ...
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Is it possible to set Ubuntu a way that it does not shutdown before a script is finished?

I use a script to do incremental backups of a btrfs partition from one disk to another. The script is started by cron.weekly at random time of a day. If I shut down the system while the script is ...
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Backup Ubuntu from live disk?

is there a way to back up all of my data from a live disk? I just need my installed programs and files. My grub messed up and I'm just starting over. Here is the link to the issue I had for more ...
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create zip or tar for directory or files in a directory, A, then extract in the same directory A

Is there a way to extract files in a ~.tar to the location of which those files were zipped or tarred? For example, say you make test.tar to store a directory in ~/Documents/some_dir. Then you carry ...
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Best Practise for PostgreSQL Backup

I'm writing a script for backing up PostgreSQL each night and I'm happy with doing a full database dump. I'm curious about how I should backing up though. Is it wise for me to first do a VACUUM and ...
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ubuntu phone SO dual boot?

A few months ago I bought meizu Pro 5 (ubuntu edition) and I need whatsapp among other android apps. It is possible to make a dualboot or if unable to do so, as it could make a copy of the entire ...
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How to backup recovery Windows partition using Linux

I bought a new laptop with Windows installed on it. I'm going to wipe all partitions and install Linux. One day I'll probably sell that laptop, so it'll be nice to recover it to the manufacturer ...
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Best way to backup million of assets? weekly changing (adding only) using Bash Script?

I am currently setting up a website including a CMS which has millions of assets. Smaller and bigger pictures mainly. I would like to backup these files on a regular basis. For example weekly. I have ...
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Working with cronjobs, bashscripts to automate MySQL backups

I am currently setting up a system which uses a MySQL database. I want to create automated backups which run every evening at 10:00PM and also keep the backups for 30 days. I know there is a way ...
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Restoring backup from another installation and myy Encryption Password for Dejadup does not work. Why, and what do I do?

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu. I was running Ubuntu MATE and decided to scale down to a stripped down version. I backed up all of my files to an external HDD and took a picture of my passphrase so I ...
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Want to take back up with terminal

I want to take backup by terminal with email notification. Is it possible to do? I have tried with System Backup but it does not support email notification functionality. I have also tried with ...
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System backup to installable ISO on Ubuntu 16.04

How to backup my entire root partition (excluding /media) to an ISO file so i can install directly to ready to use OS? I see that software like Remastersys and all similar doesn't work on 16.04. Any ...
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s3cmd asking for S3 URI while using s3cmd get

I have uploaded a mysql backup file onto amazon s3 s3://bucketname/object/mysqlbackupfile. When i am trying to retrieve it using s3cmd get s3://bucketname/object/mysqlbackupfile there is an error ...
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How to update from 14.04.4 LTS to 16.04 LTS? [duplicate]

Currently I am running ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS and want to upgrade to 16.04 LTS. How can I upgrade? Or if upgrade isn't possible, then how can I keep my old files and softwares intact and fresh install? ...
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scripts in /etc/cron.hourly not executing

I have placed my mysql backup script in /etc/cron.hourly, i even made it executable and also the script starts with the line #!/bin/bash. But when i run sudo run-parts -v /etc/cron.hourly my backup ...
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Trouble taking auto backup of mysql database to amazon s3

I am new to this concept and i am using ubuntu14.04 lts O.S. I created a bash script which would take backup of mysql db, and also created a cronjob for a desired time. The thing is the backup is ...
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Automatic backup of Mysql database to Amazon s3 server using script and crontab

I am new to this concept so can someone please guide me the script code details and the proper usage of crontab while backing up database to amazon s3 server at a desired time. I went through ...
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Script to backup Mysql database onto amazon s3

Can someone explain the script for backing up of Mysql database onto amazon s3?Script
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“Cache invalid, retry (internally handled)” reported by System Settings -> Backups

When running a backup using System Settings -> Backups, the Back Up dialog box reports "Cache invalid, retry (internally handled)." I did not see any obviously relevant details in journalctl. What ...
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To sudo-tar by Transcend StoreJet's Backup Button?

Condition: bind a function to Transcend StoreJet's Backup button Differential conditions: no driver for the button in Linux through USB3 Exclude: all graphical backup softwares The product ...
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Complete Server Backup [on hold]

I am wondering about backups for my server. I had run a webserver with a LAMP stack on an old netbook for several years, and had never backed it up. Not best practice, but I digress. I recently ...
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How to use gdisk and parted to view content of GPT?

I did nandroid backup following [GUIDE] How to make a nandroid backup directly to your computer without using sdcard. Now I have whole memory block of my phone in RAW file format and I want to verify ...
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How to move entire Back In Time backup set to new hard drive?

I have backintime storing backups to a hard drive. I'm replacing that hard drive and wish to copy everything from the old drive to the new one. How can I do that, preferably with rsync? I have 600GB ...
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upload local files to ftp server in a cron

I want to backup a local folder to a distant ftp server daily. Files in that folder should not be duplicated at backup-destination. Any file older than 1 month in both local and server should be ...
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How do I delete/uninstall backup files

I need to remove old backups from my SSD and my external (Western Digital) hard drive because they're taking up so much space. Except for the most recent files/package, can I simply delete the old ...
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Is it possible to continue interrupted duplicuty backup?

I'm using build in Ubuntu Deja-Dup frontend to Duplicity to backup my files. Sometimes backup takes tens of minutes. If it's to long to wait I break the backup progress and after reboot for example ...
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Persistent USB synced to my laptop

I apologize if this is a duplicate, don't even know the right words to search. What inspired the thought:I know I can backup to a USB. I also know that a USB can be a persistent(believe this means it ...
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How to restore a broken Deja Dup backup manually

For various reasons (possibly this bug) a Deja Dup backup I made failed. I have been following this guide to restore my backup by hand. The steps have been: In the folder containing the backups run: ...
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Reliable backup system with Ubuntu and ISP Config

I'm setting up new servers and I finally have a functional Ubuntu Web Server on EC2 Amazon AWS with: ISPConfig MySQL Postfix Bind Amavisd-New OpenDKIM Some domains are in Route 53 DNS Zone ...
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Evolution mail - backup readable and searchable

I'm using Evolution to link to my institute's Exchange Web Server (EWS), the problem is that the storage space of the latter is very limited. What I am looking for is the following: Previously, ...
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sbackup does not restore old snapshots

I'm using sbackup for some years. Actually it has version 0.11.6 . Yesterday I tried to restore a snapshot from 2011. I have got the message "*Snapshot version is not supported (Only 1.5 is supported)...
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Backup and restore single file?

I am planning to change my /etc/mysql/my.cnf file in Nano. I have 2 questions about this: Before I do this, is there a way to make a backup of this file? If something goes wrong, how can I restore ...
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MySQL backup - incremental and differential [duplicate]

How can I backup MySQL database incrementally and differentially ? Does anyone have a script or recommended application for this purpose? Thanks.
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/boot/map~ OK to delete when /boot/map does not exist?

I know that files that end with a tilde(~) are OK to delete because they are backups. However, I found /boot/map~, when /boot/map does not exist. Can I delete this? It is 117761 bytes (118 kilobytes), ...
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Ubuntu Touch - Backup

Is there a way I can backup my Ubuntu phone and/or tablet (either a one off or periodically), like there is with my Ubuntu laptop? I am looking for something like rsynk or freefilesync. I personally ...
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Is `cp -R /usr/local/blah /removabledrive` a reasonable way to do a backup?

I'm resetting my Mom's computer because, due to poor maintenance, i.e not deleting anything, it's become too slow to be efficient in anything. She wants to keep just about everything, so nit picking a ...
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How to backup a folder once a day?

I use an instantaneous cloud service (dropbox), but If mess up with a file, dropbox will sync it anyway. So, how to backup a file/folder to another folder once a day? (Ubuntu 16.04)
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Restoring Windows after installing Ubuntu

My laptop's hard drive broke down recently, and I had to replace it. Before it broke, it was running Windows 8, and I was trying to set it up to dual boot with Ubuntu. But every time I ran the Ubuntu ...
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Irssi certificate, OpenPGP and SSH keys in a new install

I'm intending to perform a full fresh install of Xenial 64 bits on my laptop currently running Trusty 32, bits since my CPU is 64 bits capable. I want/need to keep my current Irssi certificate, ...
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Create Ubuntu OS with Installed software [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I'm a beginner. I installed a lot of Software(Applications, Programs). I want to Install the same Ubuntu on another computer with the same settings as this one.
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How to Verify/Restore Whole-System Backup of tar czf?

I want to test that the whole system backup corresponds to the original. It would be great to understand some basic tests about rapid quality assurance because I do not have time to always .untar it ...
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Clone Server to home windows computer

My goal is to clone my ubuntu 12.04.5 - Server and send the files compressed to my windows computer over the internet. I am using ssh/putty to connect to my server. How do I compress and send the ...
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System backup and Restore

I have been keeping a backup of my linux ubuntu on a usb. I unisntalled wps office and now because wps has removed it from online I cannot reinstall. Therefore I restored a previous backup where I had ...
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back up gmail and show backuped emails

I need to make a backup solution of imap/gmail: my idea is to use offlineimap (What can I use to automate backups of Gmail?) save emails in maildir folder and show them via imap dovecot my ...
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Automysqlbackup empty folders

I am trying to setup automysqlback to backup all my sql databases everyday and keep last 10 days of backups. Here is my config: http://pastebin.ubuntu.com/17254947/ When i run "sudo automysqlbackup" ...
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'System program problem' and generally broken Ubuntu, unable to access files, etc

Today, Ubuntu crashed, and everything's gone wrong. I shut down my computer like usual, the proper way, but it just froze on my desktop background, and nothing else. I finally decided the only way to ...