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Restoring a Backup from Terminal

So I have a pretty straightforward question, but have been unable to find a straightforward answer. I recently did an update on Ubuntu 14.04 and I shut down at the end of the night last night. But ...
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Overwrite an existing directory?

I have a directory name foo located in ~/Desktop. Suppose I want to create a directory from a terminal with same name and in the same location. When I tried mkdir it gave an error: mkdir: cannot ...
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How to restore a Déjà Dup Backup file at command prompt with duplicity

I have used Déjà Dup Backup Tool to backup to external hard disk (/media/TOSHIBA EXT/) Now I want to test the backup. So I deleted one test file (/home/rch/hecatombe.txt). I can restore that file ...
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How to use Ubuntu Terminal to backup data over a shared netowrk drive

Firstly, I must confess and say that I'm very green in Linux so kindly forgive me for my newbie question. Secondly, forgive me again for the long post - I just had to be sure I got everything down. ...
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How to run backintime as a user

To allow users to run backintime. I am usually running backintime-kde on ubuntu in the following way: sudo su ssh-agent bash backintime-kde4 --config /root/.config/backintime/config --profile-id 1 ...
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Backup and restore question

I want to backup everything on my system, however there are some issues. There are broken system binaries, so disk imaging is not a good solution Copying everything but the /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, ...
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Shell script backup routers

Below is a script I've wrote to backup my routers and adsl modem, Any ideas to compact this script in less lines? Each router have a different kind of structure as you can see. #!/bin/sh ...
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what happens if i delete a file while tar is processing it?

I am attempting to backup my filesystem with the following command: tar -cvjf /fs.bz2 --exclude=/fs.bz2 --exclude=/proc --exclude=/lost+found --exclude=/mnt --exclude=/sys / This command has been ...
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Rip a DVD title with IFO and BUP files from the command line

Like the title says, I would like to rip a DVD title with IFO and BUP files from the command line. I have tried several programs with varying results. Using dvdbackup: dvdbackup -i imagefile.img ...
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Disabling gedit backup files (filename~ tilde)

How can I get the following command to change for the root user as well? gsettings set org.gnome.gedit.preferences.editor create-backup-copy false This command should disable gedit backup files. ...
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I need to get past my permissions to recover data

Due to some mishaps, I am unable to boot into Kubuntu at all. However, my data is still on the hard drive. I managed to get one of the other two computers to which I have access to read the disk by ...
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How to backup and restore Firefox bookmarks from command line?

Is there an easy way to backup Firefox bookmarks to a file with command line. Running a find command, I managed to find this file: ...
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How do I extract a specific file from a tar archive?

Hi is possible to restore a single file from the .tar backup ? I dont want to restore total backup . i just want to restore one single file from the backup .
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How to sync a folder to Ubuntu One cloud via command line?

I'm writing a shell script to back up my databases and send that backups to my Ubuntu One cloud. Basically, it dumps the databases into a sql file named after current date, putting it in a folder ...
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1answer
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Deja Backup to Amazon S3 text-only possible?

I have an old laptop which a defect graphics card so that I can run only ubuntu text only. Is it possible to run deja backup from command line to backup to Amazons S3? Thanks a lot
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extract gnome gconf settings from external partition

Are there any files in /etc/ or /home/ where the gconf data is actually written to? How can I make these work on a new system (preferably in terminal)? There are standard ways dumping/importing gconf ...
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How can I export MySQL database manually - without phpmyadmin [closed]

My phpmyadmin doesn't work, i see only white blank page when i open it(it's has some issue), However, I'd like to export my project databased manually to another computer. i saw all my databases ...
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Forceably set permissions when running rsync

Currently I am backing up gigabytes and gigabytes of data from a live server to a backup server using an rsync/ssh combination script, allowing for automated operation every night with a cron job. ...
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External backup - “cp: cannot create regular file” error

I have always backed up my home directory to an external hard drive using the cp -r command. Until recently, it worked fine, but now I regularly get the error message cp: cannot create regular file ...
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How can I setup nightly backups via the command line?

I'm running Ubuntu Server and I'm looking for an efficient way of performing nightly backups of particular directories using cron. However, since the computer isn't always on, I'd like it to just run ...