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1answer
55 views

using the dd command to copy 'broken' disk

I have got an external seagate harddisk, used for backup. Now I can't enter the disk (not used dd command yet!). When I plugged it to a Windows computer, it said the disk needed to be formatted before ...
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0answers
25 views

Failure proof logical volumes on heterogenous bunch of irreliable hard disks

Like I guess most people do, I have accumulated an assortment of various hard drives over the years. They are mostly of different size, manufacturer, speed, etc. There are too many off them to put ...
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0answers
22 views

restoring deja-dup backups from HDD on windows (individual files ore a collection of files)

This question has been asked before but not in way that answered my question okey doley so with the details I have backed up all my files using deja DUP (aka default backup application in Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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1answer
39 views

Scheduled Power On/Off of 2nd HDD

im using a ubuntu 13.10 Server. I want to switch off the 2nd HDD completely and only power it up once a week to back up the system+data from the 1st HDD. I know how to use crontab, but I dont know how ...
1
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1answer
65 views

How to backup my system so that I can create an exact replica on another computer

I have a ubuntu 12 LTS and windows dual boot machine. My hard drive is going to fail soon and my machine has also become quite old now. I am buying a new computer soon. How can I restore my ubuntu ...
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0answers
23 views

Restore Failed : Failed with an unknown error

I am trying to restore my data to a new hard drive from my old hard drive. I created a backup on the old hard drive. When I restore it gives me the error "Restore Failed: Failed with an unknown ...
1
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1answer
62 views

Cloning a hard disk or creating a backup

I am changing my hard disk because in Ubuntu it shows "Disk Failure is Imminent". Which option is better: Should I clone my hard disk with new one or Should I create a backup using Ubuntu Backup and ...
2
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2answers
110 views

File permissions change after copying to portable hard disk

I had copied a directory contain C language source code files and some shell scripts from my Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit laptop to a portable hard disk some time back. I had copied it under root login. Now, ...
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1answer
32 views

i lost external hard data after linux reinstall [closed]

Linux reinstallation mount the external hard Reinstalling existing Linux (Pomeroy ago) nwatdeon data are transferred to external hard drive is not visible. Disk space, the backup data will remain ...
0
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0answers
25 views

Want to install ubuntu 12.04 new on ssd for / and hdd for /home but keep all settings [duplicate]

Good evening, i have ubuntu installed right now on my 2TB hdd. Runs very good. The last weeks i configured all programs/games/audio stuff now and are very fine with it. Now i got one new ssd drive ...
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3answers
2k views

Backup Drive Issue: Seagate backup plus 1TB in not getting detected

I just bought a new Seagate backup plus, 1 TB external backup drive, USB 3.0, it is working good with my windows, but when I login into my Ubuntu 12.04 it does not get detected by any way. Before ...
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1answer
421 views

Trying to mount ddrescue image from a 1tb crashed ntfs drive

It was time, after 5 years my 1tb external drive with all of my family photos and all my music crashed. Stupidly enough, i did not have two drives in raid, which i will do in the future. I ...
1
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0answers
1k views

Unable to mount USB hard drive [closed]

My computer is currently running Elementary OS (I know it's not Ubuntu but I want to install Ubuntu but need to backup files first before doing so) and is unable to mount my Lacie P'9233 ...
0
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0answers
23 views

Question regarding drives

I am a new Ubuntu user who has spent a lot of time on Windows. A very common practice for me on Windows was making two drives, C: and D: , storing installs/files in C:, and I used D: for backup or if ...
0
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1answer
99 views

Cloning only used part of Ext4 partition

I have a 320GB HDD. 100GB holds /, out of which only 30GB is used, and rest holds /mnt. I am planning to buy a 64GB SSD. And I can only use one HDD at a time. How can I create an image of that 30GB ...
0
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0answers
55 views

Data Backup to install Ubuntu

I am currently using Windows 8 on my laptop. I used to have a desktop with Windows XP on it but somehow it's not booting up. I have an internal HDD on the desktop which contains lots of free space. I ...
0
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2answers
229 views

What's the best way to backup files?

I have a lot of personal files, which I'd like to backup, however I don't want to just copy & paste all the time from one drive to another. Is there a better way of doing this? I have been told ...
11
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5answers
280 views

How to make duplicate of whole HDD?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 production server with a 500 GB (nearly 15 gb used) HDD. I want to duplicate whole HDD including, its partition structure, to another HDD with 400 GB size so that changing the ...
1
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1answer
410 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
91 views

External Drive Data is not available on other OS other than Ubuntu

I have 1 TB HDD . It was working well both in Ubuntu and windows , But three days go I can see my data and folders in Ubuntu only . But when I insert this HDD on other system having windows it is ...
0
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2answers
947 views

How to back up your internal hard drive OS before instaling Ubuntu

Hi I was wondering how to back up my computer OS and my stuff before formating the hard drive and instaling Ubuntu because I do not want to lose my stuff and my OS. Also I do not want to buy a new ...
0
votes
1answer
84 views

Is possible to back up files to two different hard disks at the same time?

Is there any way using the luckyBackup application to backup the same directories and files to two different USB hard disks in the same task, instead of adding two different tasks? It will speed up a ...
3
votes
2answers
6k views

How to make a backup of Ubuntu 12.04 full OS

How to make a complete operating system backup of Ubuntu without anything missing, to switch it to a different hard drive? A complete personal usable backup without using untrusted software, exactly ...
0
votes
1answer
582 views

Copy Recovery partition using Ubuntu

I have a dell computer and I will be DBAN ing the HDD because it has a bad sector on it that is slowing down the system. So I am wanting to copy the Recovery Partition to an image or another HDD. I ...
1
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1answer
118 views

Iso size versus Disk size

Hi guys I have a curiosity. Some days ago I installed an ubuntu on a flash disk. Then I took an image of its ext4 and swap area via dd. However, after a while I decided that I should move this ubuntu ...
0
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2answers
2k views

how to back up entire windows 7 OS [closed]

how to back up entire windows 7 OS to be used on another drive as if it were a new operating system? For example, to use both Ubuntu and Windows 7, yet have entire Ubuntu partition on the computer and ...
0
votes
1answer
204 views

How to make a backup of windows OS

How to make a complete operating system backup of windows without anything missing, to switch it to a different hard drive? A complete personal usable backup without using untrusted software, exactly ...
4
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5answers
2k views

Moving 11.10 complete system to a new bigger Harddisk

I would like to move my current installation of Ubuntu 11.10 to a bigger harddisk, since the old one is failing. I would like to avoid solutions like dd block copying (since there would be unused ...
4
votes
1answer
928 views

Cannot open my external hard drive anymore

I was using it to back up two laptops: an IBM ThinkPad running Xubuntu 11.10 with a Qimo session, and an LG R200 running Ubuntu 11.10. I had previously backed-up both computers, several times using ...
4
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1answer
887 views

How does the backup-button works and how can I use this under Ubuntu?

Many external hard drives have a backup-button with a OTB function for backing up stuff. An example is the "Sharkoon Quickstore Portable". So how does this button works? Is there a vendor neutral ...
2
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3answers
3k views

How do I copy an existing hard disc to a new one so I can boot off the new disc?

I currently have a failing hard drive which is the only hard drive in the machine. I have just bought a new hard drive to replace it, and my plan is to copy the contents of the old drive onto the new ...