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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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??
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rsync script not working

I have a external USB drive that I use for backups. I wrote a bash script for rsync and it's worked flawlessly before. Tonight, I set the USB to mount in fstab and now when I try to run the rsync ...
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is there any app for backup/ restore installed apps in ubuntu?

For some reasons, you will need to do an ubuntu fresh install on the same PC/laptop by re-size partitions, or in other PCs/ laptops. Installation is OK, but it spends a lot of time for installing apps ...
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Moving from Linux mint to Ubuntu [closed]

I've moved between several Linux Distributions like Kubuntu, Open Suse, Kali, Linux mint and not forgetting Ubuntu, initially I picked Linux mint because the GUI was so beautiful and it was still ...
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Having problems with built-in backup utility

I use Backups (I believe it's just Deja Dupe) via the settings to do incremental weekly backups to an external HDD. I have it set to keep the backups "forever", but it says "old backups will be ...
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Restoring backup from dd image has really weird results

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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Can you backup with Duplicity (or similar) with Amazon Cloud Drive?

There are a number of excellent tutorials on using duplicity (and sometimes duply to simplify) to backup to Amazon S3: ...
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is it possible to rsync to another server using crontab?

Hi there is a bunch of videos and resources on how to rsync locally rsync /home/user1 /home/user2/backup, but i haven't found any tutorials on rsync crontab to another server pretty much, i use ...
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Backup tool for Hyper-V machines and Windows system state

is there any backup tool that makes backups of Hyper-V VMs and Windows Server 2008 R2 system state? Some will say to give Bacula a try, but I think it's a complex tool. Can I use a tool for this task ...
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Restart and resume applications like in OSX

In OSX there is this restart and resume feature, that makes every window of every application (that supports this feature) resume after a system reboot, even unsaved new documents, mails, images etc. ...
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Symbolic link that leads to one directory when writing, but another when reading

For my specific case, I am running a minecraft server on a SSD. I want to store one set of game files on the SSD so I can have a fast load time, but auto-backup to my HDD so I don't wear out the SSD ...
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Check if a screen is active and then display countdown

#!/bin/bash DATE=$(date +"%m-%d-%Y") Backup_from="/home/mc/server/prison/" Backup_to="/home/mc/backups/PRISON-$DATE.tar" echo "Starting backup of $Backup_from to $Backup_to" screen -dmS backup tar ...
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Full switch from windows to ubuntu?

Recently I partitioned my hard drive an allocated 60 GB of space to an Ubuntu dual-boot. However, I realized I've spent the majority of my time on Ubuntu and would like to replace windows with Ubuntu ...
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Reproducing DEB packages of APT cache

I wanted to use Aptik to backup all my PPAs and packages, because at some point I may need to clean install Ubuntu (same version). But unfortunately, before knowing about Aptik I ran apt-get clean ...
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Can't seem to get rsync right for backups

I'm trying to get rsync working as a simple backup tool (well, to be honest, more of a synchronization tool). I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a SSD on my home NAS, with two 3TB SATA drives for storage. I ...
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Disabling Deja Dup encryption

I know this used to be a bug, but was supposedly fixed ("option added"), but I can't find the fix. I want to disable encryption on my deja dup backup, as my storage location is now AES256 encrypted. ...
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question on a backup application on ubuntu mate 14.10

Hi I am a new user with the Ubuntu mate 14.10. I am currently using a backup application that Ubuntu unicorn is using for there users. I was trying to input my password to the submitted areas but ...
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Crashed Ubuntu 12.04 Server -> Need Help Recovering & Transitioning To New Server

I have been running an Ubuntu 12.04 server with a single 2 TB hard drive in a somewhat-older small form-factor (SFF) PC for a while now. I had a headless CrashPlan client installed on it to back up ...
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Files Cannot be Backed Up [duplicate]

Just did my file back up. But I got a message that there are files cannot be backed up. For the detail, Here's the picture: Can somebody suggests me what's the problem, and how to solve it?
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How to Schedule Rsync over SSH (Ubuntu Server, Windows and OS X Clients) [duplicate]

On OS X I want to create a cron job that rsyncs certain folders to my Ubuntu server. I do something like this: MAILTO="my@email.com" */5 * * * * rsync -avz '/local folder/' ...
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Backing up a computer onto another computer

I'm not sure how to back up a Linux computer onto another computer like to a server. I don't know how to do it, can someone help me with this?
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Seagate HDD Error: Unable to mount and see the data inside it

While mounting my HDD on Ubuntu, it suddenly shows the following error: Unable to mount Seagate Backup Plus Drive- "DBus error org.gtk.Private.RemoteVolumeMonitor.Failed: An operation is already ...
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HDD backups are larger than physical disk size

So, I currently use Ubuntu mostly for backing up data on broken computers. Recently, though, I wanted to back up a system completely. The harddrive had 300GB of storage. I mounted the main partition ...
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Change rnapshot naming scheme to include date

I want to replace my current simple backup script with rsnapshot. I know you can change the snapshot folder names from hourly.0, hourly.1 ... to hoursAgo.0, hoursAgo.1 .... In order to make it easier ...
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Quake 1 Darkplaces Engine Save and Config Path

I recently installed and played Quake 1 but I would like to know where darkplaces saves the config and save files for backing up my data. Im installed the darkplaces engine through the command line: ...
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I forget my ubuntu backup password

I forgot my Ubuntu backup password. backup application shows every time I boot my system. what should I do?
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How can DejaDup backup folders requiring root permissions?

I'm using etckeeper to manage /etc and Deja-Dup for /home. I wanted to back up /etc/.git/ as well, using Deja-Dup, but this folder has owner:group set to root:root. Obviously, running Deja-Dup as my ...
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Errno 84 Invalid or incomplete multibyte or wide character - Deja Dup

I have pretty much the same issue as described here and I can't figure out how to resolve it and fix to restore my backup. I try to restore a backup to an external Hard-drive (USB) that already ...
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Ubuntu Install Snapshot / Mirror of HDD for Backup Purposes

I have got my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS install at a point I would like to take a snapshot of the whole drive, including the OS. I basically would like to mirror my Ubuntu drive onto an external/flash drive ...
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Is there a way to backup and restore basic file / folder permissions on Ubuntu the way that there is using icacls in Windows?

In Windows you can do this (backup and restore basic file permissions) can this be done in Linux? And to clarify, by basic file permissions I don't mean ACLs in Linux, I mean the default permissions ...
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Is there a way to backup and restore ACL file and folder permissions on Ubuntu the way that there is using icacls in Windows?

In Windows you can do this (backup and restore ACL permissions) can you do this in Ubuntu? And to clarify, I mean ACLs in Linux, I do not mean the default permissions modified with chmod / chown. ...
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aptik for non-root users

I want non-root users to be able to use aptik, particularly those with encrypted home directrories. I tried modifying the sudoers file for them -- it did not work. Here is the entry I set up in the ...
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Changing the backup/restore password

I forgot the password I was using for automatic backups and restore. I don't need to restore right now. I just want to set a new backup password for the next time the system backs my file up. ...
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Can I search Deja-Dup backup for a filename?

Sorry in advance if this question happens to be of a naïve sort. I know that recovering files in Déjà-Dup is pretty straightforward: simply go the the directory where the file used to be and (in ...
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Backing up important information

I'm currently using xUbuntu and I want to create a back-up on my external HDD of everything worth keeping so I can restore my system from scratch with the back up and wifi. I made a log file of all ...
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14.10 backup folder to another drive in the same machine?

I'm new to Linux so apologize in advance for the basic question. I have two drives installed in this machine. It is essentially poor man's RAID - the second drive is a copy of the first. There is a ...