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Errors when attempting to setup snapshot post LVM setup

I have been given assistance in setting up my LVM to be able to use snapshot in a previous ubuntu thread though at this point I just cannot figure out how to get my snapshot setup so that I could feel ...
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Need to know best way to utilize LVM to backup Ubuntu

So I've had issues with Windows which forced me to install and learn Ubuntu as I'm fed up with MSFT. So now I need to know the most efficient/best way to image Ubuntu so that if I messed something up ...
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Intel SSD bug: unbootable after sleep mode with low battery. need to backup data

After putting my notebook to sleep while it was on a low battery state I pluged my cable in and turned it on again. Then I got error messages about writing data to swap, ssd superblock and I/O errors ...
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Backing up system on a partition

I am willing to perform a clean installation of ubuntu on my hard drive. I was looking for efficient ways to backup settings and applications. There is one thing in common between all the ...
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I am one step closer to installing ubuntu, back is grayed out and I was stupid enough to not make a backup

Ok, so yeah, i've been stupid enough not to make a backup and 1 step closer to installing ubuntu. What I need is that is windows totally safe and not gonna be touched I made a new partition from ...
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I used Wubi to install 12.04 and update to 13.10. How can I switch to a real disk partion for 14.04 but keep all my custom programs and settings?

I think Wubi is an excellent tool, and it's a shame it's been discontinued, but I'm ready to use a real disk install because apparently it will speed up Ubuntu noticeably. However, I have a lot of ...
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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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Do I have to backup the boot partition table with partimage in order to make a full backup?

I am new to Linux and quite often break it. Now with Partimage and the RescueCD of it, i dumped my linux file system partition on sda2 to sda4 partition. In the install process of LInux mint, I ...
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System backup with dd to external hdd

I want to backup my whole system. I am wondering if the dd command is a good choice for that. dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb For example: /dev/sda is my system partition (partition is on a ssd if that ...
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problem with btrfs tools

I've installed btrf-tools and I would like to shrink 5gb off my primary partition for use as a temporary snapshot for a dd backup. But first things first ... me@my:~$ btrfs fi show failed to open ...
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Installing on NTFS partition

Hello I currently have win xp installed on my pc , I got two drives C: (main one) and D: which I use as a backup drive and save all my videos & docs in. Last time I installed Ubuntu , it gave me ...
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Partitioning During Installation, Reinstalling Ubuntu, Backup donwloaded Repositories [closed]

I am new to Ubuntu and I have just finished installing 13.10 amd64 on my PC. This will replace my Windows 7 as my only OS. I just want to clarify some issues that've been bugging me. I tried reading ...
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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 ...
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Standalone installation of ubuntu 13.10

I have windows 8 installed on my PC and now i want to install ubuntu 13.10 as a standalone OS i.e. i dont want to keep windows 8. I have 3 partition on my HDD. 350 MB (Boot Files in NTFS) 100 GB ...
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Can I dd if=/dev/sda to of=/dev/sdc3 (drive to partition)

Can I dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdd3 (copy drive to partition) ? Will it be a problem? The source and destination drives with their respective partitions are as follows: --Source Drive details-- Disk ...
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Least impact upgrade to latest ubuntu from old version

I am looking to upgrade from 13.04 to the upcoming 13.10 but have a few questions about how to handle the upgrade whilst having the least impact on my current setup. I have these partitions on my ...
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recover lost partiton table

Wanted to add 100 mb music file to my external drive which i am using as a backup drive for important data. When the transfer was over i hit the safe remove option. Then new dialog appears saying the ...
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WILL I LOOSE MY DATA STORED IN A DIFFERENT PARTITION TO THE ONE THAT I WILL INSTALL UBUNTU 12.04? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 in my laptop replacing my existing windows 8 PRO (am not affected by the UEFI since my laptop was a Windows 7 intial laptop). However I have several partitions in my ...
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How can I backup my Windows partition?

I dropped my laptop. The hard drive is now dead - we think; but more may be wrong with the laptop and that's what we are assuming. It is responding, but with long delays and issues. With this in ...
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232 views

How to move Ubuntu from one disk to another while keeping windows (using clonezilla?)

My current system drive is shared with windows and is running out of space. I have lots of programs installed and settings made in my Ubuntu system so I would really like to not have to re-install and ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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12.04 LTS, tried making bootable USB stick, Startup Disk Creator erased my backup drive!

I used Startup Disk Creator to try and make a bootable USB ubuntu stick to install on my new ultrabook. I had my 2TB backup USB drive attached, as I had just backed up everything on the flash drive. ...
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How to get back to windows after install Ubuntu in the same partition?

I have two partition on my system. On one partition, I keep my data, and on other I install my OS. By mistake, I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on the drive I had installed Windows. Now I need to get back ...
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452 views

Does Gparted do a True Bit by Bit partition copy

I know this isn't ubuntu specific but since it's linux I was hoping somebody here could answer this question, since I used the 6 questions a day limit on superuser. Does gparted do a true partition ...
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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 ...
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Backup, install and restore Programms/Settings of Ubuntu (Wubi ) Installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert Wubi install into regular install? I would like to now how to backup my Ubuntu (Wubi) instllation correctly. I would like to install Ubuntu on my harddisk ...
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Error splicing file: Value too large for defined data type

I just bought a new external hard disk for backup. When copying some files I get this error: Error splicing file: Value too large for defined data type I have searched for this but can't find ...
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How can I copy an NTFS partition to my new machine's HDD using Ubuntu?

Background: Got a new laptop recently. Got Ubuntu working on it and copied everything I needed from my old laptop's Ubuntu installation thusly. However, I had an NTFS partition on my old machine with ...
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281 views

Backup partitions belong to root, how do I fix it?

I've did a clean install of Ubuntu on my Notebook. I created 3 partitions, swap, the ubuntu partition, and a backup or files partition (located in /media/Backup). The thing that I don't understand is ...
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Does it makes sense to backup the whole partition as opposed to their files?

I know that on Windows it's quite futile to try to backup the "C:" partition file-wise and that's why a full partition backup is needed. Is it OK to backup a the root Linux partition file-wise? Are ...
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Possibility of inconsistencies in backups across LVM logical volume snapshots

I'd like to start using LVM snapshots to help ensure quality backups. If I have a /var partition that is on a separate volume from the rest of the root filesystem, can I still ensure that a backup ...