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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How to use flexbackup?

I am trying to use flexbackup which is a backup tool but, I don't know how to use it at all and nothing useful can be found in it's man page if anyone help me thanks to him/her.
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Is there a way to quickly recover from an interrupted rdiff-backup?

I created a local backup with the following command: rdiff-backup --print-statistics -v5 --exclude '**Trash**' ~/ /media/dowcet/USB-drive/home-backup/. It took a little over 3 hours to finish. When ...
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How to make an backup in order to reinstall the system?

I have upgraded my Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04. But I want 15.10 back, because the Intel Graphics drivers are not supported in 15.10 and I need them. I did "tar -cvf home-backup.tar.bz2 /home/" on my ...
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Backup then Upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04

Quick question, is it possible to backup an old 14.04 system and then install 16.04 and restore to that from the old 14.04 backup? -Thanks
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Why does Deja Dup appear to be backing up unchanged files?

Yesterday I ran an initial backup of my home folder and an additional storage folder using Déjà Dup in preparation for an upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS. This backup took well over 12hrs ...
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Apache startup script keeps lock file open

I am writing a bash script for a backup task. Among other things (file system freeze, database lock, snapshots,...) it involves shutting down Apache and restarting it after the Backup. Since that ...
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Check status progress on running rsync

I have started a rsync task via terminal on my local ubuntu machine to copy files from one local HDD to another local HDD with the command rsync -a --progress source destination. Hence I am able to ...
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Low disk space- running backups for a while

I am using backups in weekly basis(default Thursday- that is today). I have 500GB HDD but I hardly use 200GB approximately. Attached disk usage image along with the question. During backup my disk got ...
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Can't see Backup Settings (deja-dup) on System settings

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 and I want to change deja-dup default settings (location and schedule), but I don't see the option on system settings: System settings I removed and re-installed deja-dup and ...
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Migrating to Mythbuntu 16.04

I am currently using Mythbuntu 14.04 and want to upgrade, but I need to change partition layout, so I need to do a clean installation. However, I want to retain the recorded programs. 14.04 is using ...
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how to preview the effects of applying critical updates? how to determine what will they break?

Critical updates are important, mostly for security reasons. But... to deal with things that may break requires time, energy and patience... What may break? plugins (like in ...
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Server Recommendation - backup, files, ftp, vpn [closed]

I think that I Need a low end server, but I would like some recommendations on how much power to buy so that I have what I need for 5 to 10 years. I need an ubuntu server that will run a backup ...
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Permission denied even when run with sudo

I have a large 3TB NTFS formatted hard drive in my PC which I use for storage. I am trying to back it up onto an external drive. Every 6 months when I upgrade ubuntu I copy my home directory into ...
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Making a Live CD in Xubuntu

As soon i realised how important is to have a backup of your files,i bought a external drive in order to backup them.Now i want to switch to another Operatins System but still keep my Xubuntu Copy on ...
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Software restore after upgrade faliure from 15.10 to 16.04

I tried to upgrade My machine from 15.10 to 16.04 but it failed. Exact Details of Faliure: I couldn't get anything other than my Desktop and File Browser, while my files were visible and in working ...
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create home backup server [closed]

I guess I've got a more general question regarding the creating of a home backup server, a project which I wanted to do anyways and seems to get more and more important with locky etc. I've got an ...
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Avoid flooding disk by copying to failed mount point

I intend to copy files from one Kubuntu PC to the Samba share of a second PC as a backup. For this purpose I am using a backup GUI tool. I would like to mount the samba share to a mount point on the ...
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Erase duplicate files?

I have a 1 TB hard drive which I have been using for backups for a few years. The problem is I only did backups by hand. So now I have a lot of duplicates saved up. Is there a software or a script ...
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how to find a folder based on creation time

I would like to write a small script that: finds the creation date/time of a folder on a server that creates a backup folder every two days with the date as 2016 04 22 as folder name remove the ...
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How to do a monthly system backup

I want to create an automatic monthly backup on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Server Ed., with the following command: $ tar -cvpz --exclude=/bckupftp --exclude=/ser --exclude=/proc --exclude=/lost+found ...
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How to restore Dejadup 14.04 backup in 16.04?

I backed up my 14.04 installation with dejadup on Amazon S3. How can I restore it on a freshly installed Ubuntu 16.04, but not using it as backup?
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Can't Log In As User After Using A Restore Script

I used this script to restore my files and installed packages (home folder not encrypted) after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit. But when I tried to log in as a user, graphically, it just took me ...
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Backing up Trusty for Xenial

I want to install Xenial Xerus as soon as its final release is out but being an Ubuntu noob there's a fine chance that I might mess things up. I want to know if there's a way to back up my current ...
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Set suplicity to do not follow symbolic links

Currently duplicity supports (...) symbolic links (...) but not hard links. http://www.nongnu.org/duplicity/duplicity.1.html It is not clarified but most likely it means that soft links are ...
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Migrating iphoto library to Ubuntu

What's the best way to migrate an iPhoto library to linux So I have approx. 80,000 photos on an external Mac OSX journaled HDD that have been used with iphoto 6 (yes its old!), I now need to migrate ...
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crontab doesn't seem to work and makes different schedule in cron.d!

sudo crontab -e lets me edit the crontab, and I put in this: # Hourly backup 0 * * * * rsnapshot hourly # Daily backup 0 2 * * * rsnapshot daily # Weekly backup 0 4 * * 6 rsnapshot weekly And it ...
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Restore duplicity archive with entire path remembered

Lets say I have two files that I want to separately backup: /home/user1 and /home/user2/ This is easy: duplicity /home/user1 file:///media/mateusz/Backup/user1_backup duplicity /home/user2 ...
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How to perform differential backups with tar?

I know I can perform progressive (incremental) backups with tar using snapshots, I am doing something like this for the directory I want to create a backup for: tar cpf progressive.tar ...
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Script no longer running at shutdown

Before having upgraded to Ubuntu 15.10, I was running 14.04, I had a script which remotely backed up the code from my web server, and stored it in a new folder. This worked by running at shutdown, ...
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Backup (Deja Dup) failed even though it is scheduled

I am going to preface this and say it could be a bug, but I wanted to ask everyone to see if it is something that can be fixed. I am using Ubuntu's built in backup program Deja Dup. It is working ...
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How to adopt an Ubuntu backup of an external hard drive to Amazon S3?

My Ubuntu 14.04 machine gets rebuilt (fresh install) very often (once a month at least) I am trying to setup a backup solution using the Ubuntu built in Backup App for the following scenario: A ...
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trying to restore backup files

This is what I get when I try to restore files: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 1494, in <module> with_tempdir(main) File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line ...
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Scheduled backup of home server

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS as a home NAS server. I already made some scheduled rsync script to backup my photos, documents etc to an external drive. I want to do the same with the entire system, ...
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automysqlbackup why no rotation in ubuntu package

why is neither in the man file of the ubuntu package of automysqlbackup nor in the conf-file in /etc/default/automysqlbackup the rotation option mentioned (meaning the possibility of deleting backups ...
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How to use backup files in deja-dup when I can only operate in terminal

Just because of one mistake,my desktop has desktop only with wallpaper.The good thing I have ever backupd with the system's tool,and the backups are in the directory named deja-dup.But I don’t know ...
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Ubuntu's Desktop only has wallpaper but nothing after mounting /home

I am a beginner to Ubuntu,I has been installed Ubuntu for a few days.Today it noticed me it doesn't has enough room,and then I execute the command. mount -t ext4 /dev/sda6 /home But ...
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Backup Bootable USB

I am currently using Ubuntu directly from the USB drive because I have problems with my hard drive. I would like to know how to backup my bootable USB drive after each use so that I can save files and ...
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data transfer between kubuntu laptops

I need to transfer a lot of data [pdfs, images and lectures] from one laptop to the other. Both laptops are Kubuntu based. I would prefer a usb 3.0 (or2.0) data transfer cable, that transfers ...
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Does Deja Dup save hidden folders?

I'm scheduling my backups with Deja Dup and I'd like to know if hidden folders in the home directory, such as .thunderbird, will be included in my backups? My question comes from the fact that my ...
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Can't restore dconf user file

This is on Ubuntu 15.10. I had a ~/.config/dconf/user file of about 19kb. I back this up whenever I do a Deja-dup backup. After I recently reinstalled Ubuntu the newly installed ~/.config/dconf/user ...
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How to efficiently copy only modified files from a disk to external usb?

I have a directory called my_projects_linux inside the Ubuntu file system, which contains all my work from many years. The directory contains files, subdirectories and so on. For backup purposes, I ...
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URBackup auto backup

im very new to linux and would really appreciate some help. Ive installed windows server 2012 on pc with virtualbox. I then installed ubuntu 14.04 desktop on a vhd. Installed URBackup, setup all ...
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Backups on nas box with previous Windows installation

I've had a nas in my home for nearly 15 years now, build from hand me down components from my main computer and upgraded where ever. For a long time it was running Windows XP and Cobian Backup. But ...
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Script for rsyncing to cloud drive (webdav)

How could I make a script to sync all my files from a local server to a cloud space? This is intended to work as backup. Problem: Check if the cloud drive is connected, if not, connect it. As it's ...
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Change backup directory in Timeshift?

How does one do that? Is there not any way of saving one's backups up to a directory other than the default one? Such as, for example, an external drive?
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how to recover contents from home folder if ubuntu fails to boot and requires reinstallation?

i installed my IDE and have project on default home folder now in case ubuntu fails to boot how shall i recover contents from home folder. if make live USB ubuntu then it shows fresh home folder and ...
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How can I set up Deja-Dup to backup regularly, but write its backups to a folder where it has permissions to write, but I do not?

I would like to feel that my backup drive (an SD card) is not available to ransomeware if I get an infection. As it is, I leave my SD card mounted so that Deja Dup can backup my hard drive, but that ...
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Used Backup storage located it to a encrypted file directory thats synced to the Cloud “scenario”

So I used the encfs command to create a encrypted file directory and the decrypted file. I basically followed this tut here how-to-encrypt-cloud-storage-on-linux-and-windows-with-encfs I used the ...
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What includes in deja dup backup?

For some reason I need to reinstall my ubuntu 14.04. If I want to use all the installed programs, downloaded files, MySQL database I've created and all data files in '/www' folder later is it just ...
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Skip mv directory or file, if it is during copying

I wrote script in bash, to move every hour files and dirs (uploaded to FTP by other users) to another directory, where nobody can modify or delete them (some kind of backup). I must edit this ...