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 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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connect and open slimline xbox 360 internal Hard drive to ubuntu to back it up

When I connect my Slimline Xbox 360 to my old generation 1 or 2 Xbox (white one) with transfer cable it asks to format it, i'm trying to backup my slimline internal HDD to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS system then ...
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Error with s3 amazon, replaced file in /srv

I made a mistake and I launched a sync amazon s3 in the wrong direction: aws s3 sync remote local for the / srv, I immediately blocked the process, attach files that have changed. Back up s3 was the ...
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MySQL backup - incremental and differential

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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Best backup approach for a USB drive [on hold]

I'm currently using the grandfather, father, son approach to create backups of my everyday usb drive which I always carry around with me. The full drive is encrypted using dm-crypt and I use dd to ...
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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 perform backup and restore with Duplicity

I run this command to backup the contents of /target to /backup/$DIR/. PASSPHRASE=$PASSPHRASE duplicity /target file:///backup/$DIR To reverse the process I was planning on running this: ...
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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 ...
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How to Create a cron job to backup ghost blog directory

I installed dropbox_uploader and set it up. I've successfully created a backup from the command line, now I'd like to make it a script and make it run at midnight daily. Can someone help me create a ...
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Backup (Deja-Dup) repeats backup of multiple folders

I have been using the default tool to backup folders on my PC and on an external hard drive, to second external drive. There's about 150GB total data. After making the first backup, I would expect ...
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Backup from 14.04 changed some 16.04 features

I recently clean installed my laptop with Ubuntu 16.04LTS. I was previously using Ubuntu 14.04LTS for which I had created backup using Aptik. So after the installation, I restored my backup from Aptik ...
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Splitting rsnapshot backup to multiple disks

I use an RPi and an external 1 TB harddrive at my parents' place to backup my files with rsnapshot. This backup is pulled from a disk of equal size in a file server in my home which in turn consists ...
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Dual Boot - backup & recovery

When I was relatively new to Ubuntu and I created a dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04 and Win 8 (now win 10). Things work fine but now I'd like to be able to back up and recover (just in case). I'...
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How do I backup my files from TTY login

I mistakenly changed permission recursively, issuing the following command on many files, including /usr/bin/sudo: chown -R $USER:$USER sudo Now I want to reinstall my Ubuntu OS but I need to back ...
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Deja Dup root backup fills up backup space way too fast

I am backing up the root folder onto a separate hard drive using Deja Dup on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine. The Ubuntu machine only uses about ~50 GB of memory and I have been backing up the system every ...
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Mondorescue site unsigned for apt-get Ubuntu

I have been trying to install mondorescue, however, after following the typical instruction wget ftp://ftp.mondorescue.org/ubuntu/`lsb_release -r|awk '{print $2}'`/mondorescue.sources.list sudo sh -c ...
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Fastest command to create a bit identical copy of a 4GB USB 2.0 drive

I have tried dd if=path_to_usb_drive of=path_to_copy_to, but it's too slow. How can this be speeded up?
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WD smartware ou equivalente (WD Smartware or Equivalent)

Recentemente mudei o sistema operativo para ubuntu 16.04. Antes tinha o windows 10 e utilizava o software da western digital para fazer os backups no disco externo da WD. Agora com o ubunto, reconhece ...
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Making an iso backup of my system

at work I use my system more like a Virtual Machine than a real computer, as I am always reinstall the operating system fresh then downloading the same stuff over and over again, so I just made an ...
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Deja Dup backup at specific time of the day?

Is there a way to backup my Ubuntu machine (14.04) at a specific time of the day using Deja Dup? I'd like to backup my computer at night when I am asleep. But it doesn't seem to give a choice for the ...
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how to make a full backup of ubuntu server for another computer?

I have a Ubuntu 15.10 server, which currently has a bunch of software installed on. Now, I want to make a full backup of everything there (including profiles, configs, etc...) on this computer (...
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Deja-Dup - send message after backup

Is it possible to send automatically mail or message via TCP port when backup is made by Deja Dup and when backups are scheduled eg. weekly.
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Restore Backup with Corrupted Archive

I have a backup that was created with deja-dup, and apparently at some point a backup was interrupted because it fails about halfway through restoring the backup because one of the archives doesn't ...
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Windows 7 Full Backup w/ “Disk” Utility - Does It work?

I have two OSs installed on my box: Windows 7 and the latest Linux Mint. Those are installed on separate drives. Can I make a full system backup of Windows 7 using Disk Utility on Linux Mint? I found ...
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Security of JBOD vs RAID while there is no backup

I have some large amount of data (~40 TB) consisting of small files. The data is currently stored on JBOD. Because the data is not super important and I cannot afford the needed disks there is no ...
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Clone Linux filesystem by copying files

It is possible to clone my filesystem with all my data and installed software just by copying the files? If so, how can I restore?
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Can't copy to external harddrive because of error: “invalid or incomplete multibyte or wide character”

I have an external USB HD that I want to backup my music to. When I try using rsync or cp, most files copy, but some don't because of this error: invalid or incomplete multibyte or wide character ...
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How to backup the full system at runtime once a day

I would like to backup my 'server' running Ubuntu 14.04 every day at around 04:00. It needs to suspend after the backup has completed (I've got my script for this, but the software needs to have a '...
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Ubuntu Backups consume 100% of cpu

I'm using the Ubuntu pre-installed Backups software, with Ubuntu 16.04 for Desktop (but perhaps the same issue was on older Ubuntu also). Each time it starts (once a day) it consumes 100% of cpu ...
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Cannot rsync Git objects

I'm using rsync to backup my home directory to a Synology NAS. Everything works fine except Git objects: $ rsync -avP $HOME me@server:/volume1/homes/me/ ... rsync: open(.git/objects/c8/...
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Can't restore encrypted backup created with 10.04's deja-dup on 14.04 [closed]

I ran a Deja-Dup backup on an Ubuntu 10.04 LTS machine. It was an older version of Deja-Dup that came with 10.04 LTS. I password protected it. Then I installed 14.04.3 LTS Trusty Tahr from the 'Try ...
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How to automatically back up multi-partition harddrive?

I have a laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04. I would like a quick process to perform nightly backups of the entire hard drive. The ideal scenario would be to plug laptop into a hard drive, boot ...
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How do I backup computer that wont let me go on windows from usb hard drive with ubuntu?

I am having an issue with my laptop and it won't let me turn it on. It goes straight to "preparing automatic restart" and then it gives me a blue screen with aload of options. Ive tried all of them ...
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Backing up to make space space for dual boot

I want to do a backup of Ubuntu to install windows 8.1 and then later on dual boot it with Ubuntu, without losing my data. I'm currently using Ubuntu 15.10 operating system, and I sincerely love it, ...
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How to Copy System With Systemback of Persistent Live Ubuntu?

System: Dell customer PC Studio XPS 8100 PC, i5 2009, 16 GB; which uses Legacy boot. Active on Persistent Live Ubuntu 16.04. SATA connection to HD-500GB which has System of Ubuntu 16.04 which I want ...
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Correct rsync statement

On the site "https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/rsync/" there is the following recommendation for a complete system backup: sudo rsync --delete --stats -PSvahHAXx --log-file=rsync.log --exclude='/media/*/**'...
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Cannot restore Amazon S3 backups using deja-dup or duplicity, can anyone help?

Can anyone assist me with this? I've been using deja-dup to backup my Ubuntu 14.04 machine for a while. I have duplicity version 0.6.23, deja-dup version 30.0. No matter which backup I select, I get ...
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Compress a folder but skip compressing specific file types and include them as such

I am using tar with pigz to compress a folder and save a backup. Size of this folder ~190 GB or more. This folder has variety of content including numerous text and log files, ISOs and zip files in ...