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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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: ...
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Can't restore encrypted backup created with 10.04's deja-dup on 14.04 [on hold]

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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Can i do a backup in an external hard drive? If yes, how?

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 ...
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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 ...
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software for backup entire system

I want to create backup exactly what I have now in my os. I came across this post, but when I run sudo dd if=/dev/sda1 of=dump.img it create backup of the entire partition. Size of sda1 is 30gb and ...
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How do I create an ISO (or similar) DVD of an Ubuntu setup on VirtualBox

I need to create a DVD of a working Ubuntu, 14.04 LTS, with several software additions. I have "installed" the Ubuntu ISO on VirtualBox, updated everything, as well as added additional software items. ...
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Moved /home to another partition with pre-existing files, how to keep existing directory structure on partition

Ok so this is the scenario. I have a separate partition from my Ubuntu partition. I use this 500GB partition to store important data to keep it all in one place. On the 500GB partition I have a MISC ...
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Data loss from transfers to a different OS?

I'm trying to back up files to a hard drive loaded with Windows 10. I'm doing so via Ethernet because my photos take up 100 GB that that's the only hard drive I have. Could this method lead to data ...
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trouble creating directory backups of selected directories

I have to a create directory backups of selected directories; each backup should have only one root directory; if multiple directories are selected, then each of them should be stored in a separate ...
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How to restore a Linux system to a previous state Using BTRFS as in Windows restore points

Windows restore points... How to have the same functionality in Ubuntu ? With existing tools like Deja-Dup I have tried to set up snapshots and got trouble following the instructions. Is there a ...
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What is the format of .img files created by gnome-disk-utility?

In the built-in "Disks" tool (gnome-disk-utility), I am given the option to back up a partition with the "Create Partition Image..." option. If I select this, I am prompted for a filename, which has ...
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best way to backup sites and databases to a diferent drive

i have been searching and searching and finding nothing of any help heres the situation: i have the account space on an 500 gig ssd drive at /home/accountnames/ in 1 huge account i have a 2 tb media ...
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Is using exFat (linux driver) for writing backups safe? [closed]

Using an exFat partition gives me the advantage to be able to read and write on Windows and Mac natively. While Windows and Mac are using the original driver from Microsoft (Apple bought a license), ...
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How to find files that do not have a duplicate in a separate directory

I have an old backup of documents. In my current Documents directory, a lot of these files exist in different locations with different names. I'm trying to find a way to show which files exist in the ...
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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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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, ...