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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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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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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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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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Incorrect external hard drive or flash size in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and used EXT4 file system but everytime i copy files (any files) to a external hdd or flash drive the space seem to be incorrect for the external drives eg a 16GB flash ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...