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How to restore a system? [migrated]

I have a disk image from Acronis True Image 2011. My original disk, of 40gbs, had 2 partitions, 1 for FS and 1 for swap, but it started to fail. I've tried to make a backup, which finished with some ...
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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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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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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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Restore dual boot disk with clonezilla & grub repair

I have a dual boot system with first Windows Vista installed (ntfs partition) and then Ubuntu 12.04 (ext4 partition). I take full back up of it with clonezilla live, with full disk image. disk ...
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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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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 ...