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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Clonezilla Server Imaging to a smaller drive

Setup I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and have installed Clonezilla Server onto an old laptop which I use as an imaging server. This connects to a mini switch and then I connect other computers into that to ...
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Copy file from one ubuntu to another ubuntu

By using cron job I've successfully created a backup of mysql database on the Ubuntu. Below is the command under mysqldump.sh /opt/lampp/bin/./mysqldump -u root database-name | gzip ...
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How to create a snapshot of an encrypted btrfs @home subvolume?

We are using btrfs for its snapshot capabilities so we can backup user home directories. The user home directories are encrypted with encryptfs. We run sudo btrfs subvolume snapshot /home ...
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Ubuntu backup to install on new computer

How to create backup of my entire system (programs + data) to install on a new computer? This question has been asked but I couldn't find any answers regarding not cloning the boot partition (this ...
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Backup and restore the whole system multiple times

I am building a computer I am going to sell and need to make a restore system. I am running Ubuntu OEM install. What can I do so if it get restored multiple times. It still works.
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Installing Bacula while running MySQL 5.6

I am attempting to install Bacula (5.2.6+dfsg-9.1ubuntu3) on our server running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. However, I am having troubles very early in the installation process. Running the command apt-get ...
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sbakcup generates corrupt files

I need to recover a backup files created by sbackup (simple backup tool) but the backup folder is full of *.corrupt files. The last good incremental file is from 4 months ago. Why some backups become ...
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How can I back up my ubuntu server? [duplicate]

anyone know of the best way to backup my server as i really need to start doing it now. It only has one 500gb HDD installed. I have webmin installed to. Any help is appreciated thanks.
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Run script on mount

I have an encrypted HDD for which I would like to run a backup script when it is mounted. I found some information on how to achieve this with upstart, but since Ubuntu 15.04 uses systemd this ...
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To block by naming files from backup?

I have some data files of several GBs which I would not like to be included in backups. I am using at the moment Deja Dup but later Systemback. Systemback is making exact mirror images of the ...
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Can I use 'juju backup create' with the local provider when my primary user is not 'ubuntu'?

Vitals: HP DL380 g5; Ubuntu 14.04.2 trusty; Juju 1.24.0-trusty-amd64; local provider. I'm trying to back up my juju configuration using 'juju backup create', but it's failing to log in to the ...
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Ubuntu Backup - how to backup to server

Good morning, I am trying to setup my Ubuntu machine to backup to my Ubuntu server. When I goto backup, I cannot go into any of my none of my folders from the backup app to direct it to back up ...
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I installed Popcorn Time, it deleted all my Desktop items

Is anyone else familiar with this problem? What can I do to restore my data? Is there any default way Ubuntu backs up my stuff? Could it be moved somewhere? Nothing else is affected, only desktop, ...
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Permission for backup program

I'm new to Ubuntu and i have a problem and can't find an answer for it, so: I'm using Windows + Ubuntu and i'm using a ext4 partition for storing my backup, BUT every time when i need to do some ...
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btrfs - Need help understanding it correctly

After spending hours and hours i cannot manage to understand btrfs enough to use it the way i want. In the end my goal is simple: Having a clean fail-proof solution for os upgrades. So i've exactly 3 ...
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Backup a remote server with Clonezilla

I've got a Virtual Private Server and I would rather make a backup. The fact is I got the cheapest VPS and it comes without any backup feature. So I wondered if it were possible to use CloneZilla to ...
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Is there an Ubuntu equivalent to Android's Titanium Backup and TWRP nandroid backup?

Is there an Ubuntu equivalent to Android's Titanium Backup for backing up programs and settings and restoring them upon a new install? Is there a Nandroid backup that can back up an entire image of ...
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How do I make duplicity upload to MEGA?

In unity settings, you have a Backups option, there you can choose from Storage Locations: FTP, SSH, WebDAV, Windows Share, Custom Location, Local Folder. Way back there was an option there to backup ...
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How tolerable is Deja Dup for backupping Continuous System in Ubuntu?

Assume you have 10 TB HDD in your Ubuntu 14.04 installation. You are copying documents from external HDD at rate 30 Mb/s to your Ubuntu harddisk. It will be lasting so long time that it will not be ...
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Copy hard drive

How do I go about coping my entire hard drive, which only has Ubuntu on it? It would be copied to an exterior hard drive, before I try the repair disk or have to wipe and reinstall. I don't want to ...
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Home Backup Server with Ubuntu - Drive Controller Configuration

I am planning a build for a personal backup server; building essentially a NAS that I would install backup utilities on. I want to run Ubuntu Server as the OS, and am hoping for around 5-6 individual ...
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Can Postfix check for a user on a downstream smtp?

the simplest solution for backup mx is a second postfix which relays every email to the main-server. The main problem is backscatter, when the server comes back online. Most of the time both systems ...
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Unable to restore specific directory from backup

A couple of months ago, I backed up using deja dup. Since then I've reinstalled 12.04. Recently I tried to restore the Documents directory via 'Restore missing files', and the scan came up empty. ...
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Weekday backup for /home and /etc

I need to create an automatic backup in Ubuntu that runs from Monday to Friday at 1 am, backuping /home and /etc in another disk. Do you know how could I do that?
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Most TimeMachine-like Backup Program for Ubuntu

I know this article but there is no comparison to OSX's TimeMachine. I would like to find a backup software which is about the same as TimeMachine or better. I would like to have such a software ...
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Need to put files from a Ubuntu box onto a domain server for backup

I have an Ubuntu box, it has an IP address in the same subnet as my windows server. However, the unbuntu box is not on the domain. And I want to keep it that way. This box cannot be on the domain. ...
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How get isolinux/isolinux.bin?

I want to make my own distribution of Ubuntu 15.04. For this I used a program called remastersys. I did: sudo remastersys dist cdfs sudo remastersys dist iso mydist.iso after these commands I ...
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How to Snapshot and Recover complete Linux system? [closed]

I have a laptop with Ubuntu installed on it and some other private software and files. I want to make a complete image of the current state of my system and than make backups on daily basis of my ...
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Backintime won't start (no module named dbus)

I've got the following error on Ubunu 14.04 : user@ubuntu:~$ sudo backintime Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/backintime/common/backintime.py", line 26, in import config ...
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What is a (reasonably) secure and automated way to backup my mysql database using (any) free cloud/online services?

I have a mysql database that I use for personal devlopment. I would like to back-it up online using any free (in cost) online storage. (dropbox, google-drive etc...) I am assuming a shell script ...
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Compress folders older than x days

In /opt/abc I have a path where a new folder gets created daily. In that folder a series of files gets created. I would like to run a script every Sunday at 02:00 and compress each folder which is ...
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Going to re-install ubuntu, how to backup my steam

My Ubuntu is now a mess.. after I switch my graphic card driver to fglrx (I don't really understand what is it) its really mess my whole computer, so i need to re-install my Ubuntu.. therefore, I need ...
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Back-up (Deja-Dup) Problem/Error-“Failed to backup some files” in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I know this has alredy been answered in this & also this My problem is this: Could Not Backup The Following files make sure you are able to open them /home/me/.cache/dconf ...
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Backup problem with folder rename (use back in time)

We use Ubuntu Server (14.04) as file server. As backup solution we use "Back in Time". I have a general question about making backups, since we are having problems with the folder names from time to ...
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Turn cron job commands into executable script that can run manually

I was running my crontab that backups some folders, but since then, I have started the practice of shutting down my computer at night, so I find that they do not run...go figure right? :-) So my plan ...
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Backup doubts: how can I use my backup files

I'm using Deja Dup for backing up my files and I have some doubts. 1) can I restore an old backup on a new computer (so with different drivers, partitions..)? For example migrating from ubuntu x.x to ...
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How can I back up Ubuntu partition before reinstall?

I want to re-install my Ubuntu install for various reasons. Before doing this, I would like to back up my Ubuntu partition, in case something goes wrong (highly unlikely). I have backed up entire ...
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Ubuntu Installed ISO Copy or Deb installers [duplicate]

People have asked these questions in the past, but a lot of the software that makes a complete back up of an installed ubuntu are DEAD. I need easy quick help on how to make a complete back up of my ...
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Rsync over NFS hanging

When using rsync to back up a local system to an NFS server, the rsync processes all seem to get stuck after a few minutes. They are getting stuck on regular old files... most recently, syncing ...
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Problem running backup script at shutdown Ubuntu 14.04.2

I want to run a script at shutdown, and a far as I can tell I've followed the proper procedures. The script (close) is supposed to launch another script (gdrive) in a terminal which prompts me to sync ...
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How to fully cancel changes due to installation of software that require complex procedures?

I have recently install from source a software (Odoo) that require a complex procedure to be installed: creation of new users, connection to servers etc. etc. I want to install it again because it ...
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How to make a custom snapshot of non-system related stuff and be able to restore without reboot?

I've looked through the past threads but couldn't find anything. I'm looking for the tool or solution that makes a snapshot of a system state (it doesn't have to be everything, but I could specify ...
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Zip files into weekly archive with week number

I am trying to take a weekly archive of a folder to separate zip files. find . -name '*.txt' -ctime +7 -exec zip "archive-$("date+%Y-%U").zip" {} \; I am stuck on how to name the zip file. Any ...
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How to schedule backups more frequently

Is there any way to schedule backups more than once a day? Like, once an hour? -edit: using the compression method/program used by the automated backups in System Setting - Backups
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Best and easy to use backup solution for Ubuntu Desktop and server

Can any please suggest any easy to install and easy to use backup solution for ubuntu server... GUI app is preferred and please also mention the installation commands and i want to backup it up to FTP ...
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New Server - Need Backup Strategy Assistance

I previously had an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server that I was running off of a single 2 TB hard drive. I had also installed CrashPlan on it and was backing up some data from it to the cloud (including the ...
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Can I restore backup when I switch from HDD to SSD on my Laptop

So I finally got my 250GB SSD for my Laptop (a Samsung Np530u3c). I have to install Windows and Ubuntu together. I was wondering if I could just restore my Backup I did on my current System to the ...
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Back In Time lost my backup profiles (ie configuration) — in GUI only

This seems a bit odd to me. In very short, as noted in the question BackInTime seems to have lost my backup profiles -- or perhaps more accurately, is not able to pull information about the profiles ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu without formatting /home, BACKUP specific config files?

I've got /home & /(filesystem) on separate partitions. I've upgraded a few times (xubuntu) but my OS has picked up the inevitable fud over the years & I want to do a fresh install. To do a ...
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How to change deja dup user

I've set up Deja Dup to backup my files on a windows share using a service account, which works fine. Unfortunately I was requested to use another user, how can I force Deja Dup to use another user ...