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How can I prune my BTRFS backups?

I have a BTRFS backup system where I take daily snapshots (btrfs subvolume snapshot) and serialize them into incremental change files based off the previous days backup (btrfs send -f backup.date ...
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Are re-combined BTRFS incrementals identical to the original?

I have several systems running btrfs, and I'd like to use the btrfs subvolume send/receive features as a backup solution. I want to send daily incrementals to remote as efficiently as possible. That ...
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1answer
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Files being wiped by cloud storage services

When I move and rename files using Ubuntu One or Grive Tools, using an SSD, sometimes clients doesn't catch the change properly and delete or make to reappear missing folders. Why it could be that?
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Problems with Extended Attributes limits in Linux kernel + XFS when making a rsync backup for OS X computers

If I understands it correctly XFS don't have a limit to the size of extended attributes(EA) but Linux kernel impose a limit at 64k? What I am trying to do is build a backup server that our Apple ...
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1answer
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Can /mnt be safely excluded from system backup? What is BootInfo and boot-sav?

I would normally think to exclude /mnt from a system backup then simply remake the empty dir on restoring the system, should the need arise, with mkdir /mnt. I'm curious however at the directory ...
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453 views

How to use ORI file sysstem on Ubuntu

How to use the new ORI file system on Ubuntu? Are there any documentations?
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What is the use of the *~ files; are they some kind of default backup in Ubuntu/Linux? [duplicate]

I've noticed this *~ file gets created (hidden) whenever I edit a file; usually text document, scripts. Is it some kind of backup?!? as it seems so... However, I don't have a backup service configured ...
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1answer
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Which filesystem should I use to format my external backup HDD? btrfs?

I have a new external USB drive I plan to use for storing backups only. (It is a WD Red 2TB NAS Hard Drive SATA III model WD20EFRX mounted in a USB enclosure.) The drive came without a partition ...
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I want to take Backup from ubuntu to other Drive from Terminal

My ubuntu has crashed and now I can only boot up from recovery mode where I can access only terminal. Is it possible for me to secure my data from Ubuntu in recovery mode? What would be ideal is to ...
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1answer
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optimum slice size for backing up data to DVD

How big should a slice be for a DVD, assuming that the file system restricts the size? Referencing: http://ubuntu.5.n6.nabble.com/DVD-file-size-td4572772.html should slices be 1GB or so? What's an ...
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3answers
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How to transfer file permissions from one folder to another?

I did cp -r on a folder (copy), then removed the original. I have a backup with most of the files. How do I restore the permissions of the files & folders on the copy using the backup? It ...
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Block-level deduplicating filesystem

I'm looking for a deduplicating copy-on-write filesystem solution for general user data such as /home and backups of it. It should use online/inline/synchronous deduplication at the block-level using ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 on modern SSD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I optimize the OS for SSDs? There is already quite a lot of questions regarding SSD disks with Ubuntu. But the technology moves forward. Are there any new things ...
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1answer
882 views

File Sync Between Multiple Drives and Computers

Since I have left Windows, I am looking for a software that will replace ViceVersa. I need something that is highly recommended for file syncing among the Linux / Ubuntu users as I am new to this ...
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6answers
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How to make and restore incremental snapshots of hard disk

I use Virtual Box a lot for distro / applications testing purposes. One of the features I simply love about it is virtual machines snapshots, its saves a state of a virtual machine and is able to ...
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2answers
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Why can't I copy a 5G file?

I'm trying to backup my VirtualBox, but when I try to copy the .VirtualBox directory to my external hard drive I get an "File too large" error: [130 amanda@luna ~]$ cp -r .VirtualBox ...
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How can I create a filesystem “view” of a folder that excludes certain files?

I want to have a path in the filesystem that shows the entire contents of some other path, excluding a few certain files of my choosing. For example, if the following already exists, original-path ...
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2answers
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What is the preferred way of transfering a filesystem between two local HDD's

I want to migrate an external USB HDD which I have been running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS for a while onto a Laptop internal HDD. Unfortunately the internal HDD is smaller than the external HDD so I cannot ...
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4answers
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How can I keep a folder synchronized to an external USB hard drive?

I have a growing music collection which I manually keep in sync with an external USB drive. Sometimes I edit their ID3 tags, add or delete a file in either the hard drive or the USB drive, and I would ...