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Incremental Backups using DejaDup to Cloud like Dropbox, Gdrive on 14.04

I'd like to have an incremental backup of a synced folder into a cloud service using DejaDup. The same thing I used to do with UbuntuOne that now is no more available. I'd like to use free cloud ...
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HDD failure recovery: Déjà Dup vs rsync

I want my data to be prepared as much as possible for a hardware failure (especially HDD crash). I've already "lost" in the past 2 HDDs, so I know the frustration that comes with it. I am already ...
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Backup and Disaster recovery moving from Windows XP

I have recently migrated from Windows XP to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and am trying to understand how to reproduce the functionality I used in Windows for backups, and if possible improve it. I used to run ...
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rsync creating target directory with old date

I have a script that automates backups - hourly snapshots of my xubuntu 12.04LTS workstation. It creates a directory named according to the date and time, ie: 20140316-1033, representing 10:33 this ...
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Configure rsnapshot to keep initial(first) backup forever?

How could I tell rsnapshot to keep the initial (ie., the very first backup) backup of my server forever, incase I may need it in some rare time (like for some files in /etc directory ) ?
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rsync two existing directories copying everything

I have two file servers in two locations. Currently both have the same data, which generally is unmodified (used for read only access).When the second server was set up (the one I'm sshing to) the ...
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Remote backup with a file by file encryption?

I want to do remote backups over Internet (so limited bandwidth) from an Ubuntu server to a iMac machine (POSIX compliant) supporting both ssh and rsync. I do have sudo rights on both machines. The ...
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Rsync setup: cannot get rsync command to work

I've been trying to successfully run rsync for days and come close, but still have no idea why it's not working... and I am getting further away from success. I posted the below input and resulting ...
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Backup with rsync via smb

I have a netbook running Lubuntu 13.10 and a Windows PC running Windows 7 Home Premium. I can copy the folders I want to backup from my Lubuntu, go the folder named "Backup" on my Windows PC Desktop ...
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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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using rsync within the terminal

I am relatively new to Linux(Ubuntu 12.04) . I am researching on how to use rsync to backup a certain folder from my local (ubuntu) computer to my windows xp networked (shared) computer. What I want ...
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Restoring backup

I used rsync to back up my data from Vbox. I replaced the fstab of the backup with the fstab of a fresh install. I then used that data to restore everything on the same fresh install. Now I'm unable ...
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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 ...
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Using rsync to mirror folders on NAS

I have an old netbook that I use as a torrent server running utorrent on ubuntu and accessing with the webUI, at the moment I add links through the UI and then manually copy the files over to my NAS. ...
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Boot from the rsync backup copy

I have made a rsync backup of system using command rsync -aAXv /* /media --exclude={/dev/,/proc/,/sys/,/tmp/,/run/,/mnt/,/media/*,/lost+found} And now I want to boot from it. I have edited the ...
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Luckybackup rsync errors with exFAT

I am having an issue with luckybackup on ubuntu failing after I formatted an external SSD to exFAT using windows 7 I have installed the necessary drivers to access the exFAT file system, e.g. sudo ...
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Archiving with rsync

I want to back up my data to an external hard drive. So far, I used to directly copy and paste each version of my home directory. This creates many versions of home directory. Many files are common ...
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How to improve my backup strategy (rsync)?

I've seen the QAs about backup solutions, but I'm asking anyway. One because it's a personal situation I haven't solved yet, and two, because the answer can be useful for others. My situation is ...
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rsync'd a folder, folder doesn't show up, but free disk space decreased

I am currently trying to switch from mac to windows/ubuntu dual boot (on 2 seperate internal HDDs), but ran into some trouble restoring my documents. I am not sure all the information below is ...
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setup rsync to delete files from my remote server once they have been successfully transfered to my local machine

I need help setting up rsync to transfer files from my remote server to my local machine and then delete the files form the remote server once they have been moved successfully to the local machine. ...
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Simple rsync incremental backup that timestamps deleted files

I use rsync as follows: rsync -a --backup --suffix="."$(date +"%Y%m%d%H%M") source backups to dump the whole of folder source into the folder backups, with the additional feature that if I ...
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How to restore filesystem-backup made by rsync?

Running version 12.04, with Virtualmin/Webmin. I tried to remove all unnecessary linux-image files today, since the /boot partition was full. I followed a guide from Ask Ubuntu, but that resulted in ...
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Owner, xattr on encrypted remote backup

I am trying to configure an encrypted remote backup. My approach is to backup my data to a local drive which is encrypted using ecryptfs (mounted with mount -t ecryptfs /lower_folder /upper_folder) ...
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how to take rcp to take daily backup of database from my ubuntu server to my local system?

I found this article http://www.howtogeek.com/135533/how-to-use-rsync-to-backup-your-data-on-linux/ but it looks outdated and I felt I may get a better answer at AsuUbuntu :) I have a server running ...
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Any way to back up a remote host with rsync without opening up for root access on either end?

I'm setting up a VPS that'll host a couple of sites, and I'd like to back up everything to another host which has a nice massive ZFS, allowing me to snapshot frequently. With the knowledge I have ...
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How to remotely backup a MySQL database?

How to backup MySQL database in a remote location using rsync? I tried mysqldump but it is storing the backup in the local machine only. Also I need the backup files to be stored in tar format in the ...
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What is wrong with my rsync backup sh script?

The following is a shell script (backup.sh) rsync -abr --files-from='backup.txt' --delete --stats --progress --exclude={/home/rob} --log-file=/var/log/backup.log /home/ root@remote:/home/ I created ...
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How to backup Ubuntu in a remote Ubuntu system? [duplicate]

I am having a Ubuntu desktop. I need to backup the contents of my Ubuntu system in another Ubuntu system that is connected over a local area network. How can I schedule automatic backup to that remote ...
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Backup regimen - is this plan any good?

I have a desktop that has some valuable personal and financial records, photos, etc. I installed a second drive formatted ext3 called 'internalbackup'. I've been using a variety of backup programs, ...
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1answer
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Rsync behavior in a cron script

I have an nfs device that creates checkpoint (backups) everyday. I want to use Rsync to copy these checkpoints to another device (Drobo connected via iSCSI). So I've run the script on a single nfs ...
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Restoring settings and packages to clean install

I recently backed up my entire filesystem to a network drive in order to allow me to delete the Ubuntu partition, move the partition on the disk and reinstall. I then attempted to copy all of the ...
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1answer
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How to exclude files in rsync?

I'm using ubuntu server 12.04, now I want to backup some files using rsync, here is a try: rsync -aAX $HOME/Documents/* $HOME/Backups/TEST --exclude={$HOME/Documents/another/*,$HOME/Documents/temp/*} ...
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Errors with “Back in Time”

I get these errors with "Back in Time". Can someone explain how to avoid them? [E] Error: rsync: symlink ...
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rsync remove old backup on remote PC

Good day I use this script to backup my home PC to remote PC #!/bin/bash #Todays date in ISO-8601 format: DAY0=`date -I` #Yesterdays date in ISO-8601 format: DAY1=`date -I -d "1 day ago"` #The ...
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How to set up an rsync backup to Ubuntu securely?

I have been following various other tutorials and blog posts on setting up a Ubuntu machine as a backup "server" (I'll call it a server, but it's just running Ubuntu desktop) that I push new files to ...
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862 views

Bootable backup (clone)

I keep a backup of my settings and files using: sudo rsync --verbose --recursive --links --perms / /media/backup/ Is it possible to use rsync (or other bash options) to make a bootable backup of ...
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How can I make rsync to switch to another harddrive automatically if space on the first one is full?

My problem is, how can I make rsync to switch to another harddrive automatically if space on the first one is full? Is there a simple way? Or even a way without using rsync?
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Directory mirroring over network

I need a software or any other way to backup my home directory instantly so that if my data is lost I have another copy over the network. I have a NAS on my local network and I want to have an exact ...
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1answer
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What are the advantages and disadventages of git or bzr + rsync vs rdiff-backup?

I used to use rsync to do backups, but then I switched to rdiff-backup to incremental backups. Recently, I discovered git and bzr while working on a coding project. So, I was thinking, I could have ...
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rsync not working between NTFS/FAT and EXT

I have music that I play in my car, from an FAT32 USB stick. The folder which I use to put songs on is stored on my EXT4 hard drive. I add/remove/retag songs regularly and occassionally want to ...
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Backup on shutdown [closed]

I am developing a system that runs an rsync every 15 min using cron. It rsync's the users directory to a local backup on another device. I'd like to also run the rsync on shutdown or reboot. How do ...
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Rsync permission issues via SSH

I am backing up a networked server via SSH. Unfortunately, I can't seem to figure out how to get root access to the networked server with Rsync. I am using the following command to perform the backup: ...
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Permission denied for many directories with Rsync

I'm using Rsync to backup an Ubuntu Server server. I'm getting a lot of permission denied messages. Is there a command I can use to see exactly what directories were denied? I could scroll back up ...
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rsync verify a file already exists in dest folder so it will skip the copy on the 1st sync

I have been looking at different tutorials about rsync about some specific situation I have. I have a home server with all my pics, this server is my backup, my PC is the one that receives the new ...
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Switch to using rdiff-backup for backups of / instead of rsync?

I usually use rsync to do backups, with a command like this: rsync -avxz -e "ssh" --exclude ".gvfs" --numeric-ids / /media/Backup/slash/ How can I convert the arguments I use with rysnc to ...
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Backing up files from specific folders in rsync

How can I specify specific files to include/exclude in grsync/rsync? Currently, I use different operations to backup files from only specified folders. I want to do it now in 1 pass. I think I ...
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Possible to preview what will rsync do, before overwriting/deleting files?

With SyncToy on Windows, I can preview what it will do to my files before commiting the changes. Is it possible to do the same with rsync or something similar?
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Forceably set permissions when running rsync

Currently I am backing up gigabytes and gigabytes of data from a live server to a backup server using an rsync/ssh combination script, allowing for automated operation every night with a cron job. ...
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Backup files with rsync: error 23

I'm trying to make a backup of my /home to transfer all data from one computer to another. I wanted to save the backup on the same computer and than transfere it to another one. For safety reasons, ...
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Script for an incremental file system backup

I'd like to run the following incomplete script weekly in as a cron job to backup my home directory to an external drive mounted as /mnt/backups #!/bin/bash # TIMEDATE=$(date +%b-%d-%Y-%k:%M) ...