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What backup solution allows for the easiest migration and restore of machines, even if they're restored from a VM or bare metal and vice versa?

I manage a lot of Ubuntu machines, many physical, many virtual. Backup as a general concept is pretty simple, but backup of entire systems tends to get murky. I'm familiar with virt-p2v, but that ...
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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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Wondering if I could use Ubuntu Server as a backup server for my windows?

I'm planning to install Ubuntu as a WindowsDualBoot and the WindowsDualBoot guide says that I need to do a backup. I was thinking of using the Ubuntu Server as a backup hosting but I'm not so sure. I ...
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528 views

Ubuntu VPS Automatic Backup Script

Can anyone tell me how to create a backup script for Ubuntu VPS which is used as a webserver. I also want to add it as a cron job so that it runs automatically every day midnight at ...
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How can I use my Ubuntu server as a Time Capsule?

Apple's Time Machine backup features backs up on to a Time Capsule, which is normally either a dedicated, Apple-specific device, or some kind of network-attached storage formatted with HFS+. I don't ...
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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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1answer
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New to Linux - Need Suggestions on Hardware that is compatiable

I want to either build a tower or use my Lenovo TS130 server with Ubuntu. My goal is to do RAID 1 on the tower and install Ubuntu. The purpose of this machine is to use it as a file server for my ...
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Home Microserver using Ubuntu: backup with Deja-Dup

I see this topic is quite popular ([1], [2]) so I'm hopeful to get nice feedback on what I'm trying to do. I'm buying an HP Microserver with 4x 2TB, and I currently have two computers. I'd like this ...
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Home Microserver using Ubuntu: about the mediaserver

I see this optic is quite popular ([1], [2]) so I'm hopeful to get nice feedback on what I'm trying to do. I'm buying an HP Microserver with 4x 2TB, and I currently have two computers. I'd like this ...
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115 views

Home Microserver using Ubuntu and ZFS: about ZFS

I see this topic is quite a popular ([1], [2]) so hopefully I can get nice feedback on what I'm trying to do. I'm buying an HP Microserver with 4x 2TB, and I currently have two computers. I'd like ...
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1answer
75 views

Backup Ubuntu + Apache + Postfix (no bash)

My company has 10 laptops and a server with Ubuntu onboard. There are also Apache and Postfix on it. I'm totally new to Ubuntu (I have never used it and I believe I have no need to try it). But for ...
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660 views

Ubuntu FTP script to take backup and upload in my FTP server

Hie all I am trying to backup of my application directory, database backup and then sending it to my ftp server at hetzner by using the following script and i get few errors my server details: ...
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VPS: Disaster recovery

I have a live vps running ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (Precise Pangolin), and though I have all of our web application's databases backed up to the amazon s3, and all of our source code backed up on bitbucket ...
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1answer
312 views

Is there any way to get a MySQL database from a /var backup?

I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 13.10. After some time, I found that I didn't export all my MySQL databases. Some of them are missing. I still have a backup from my /var/ partition, but I ...
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backup dedicated server runing ubuntu 10.04 and plesk 11.01 prior to update os to uduntu 12.04

i would like to backup my dedicated server which is my web server hosting various sites and email, so that I can update the os to Ubuntu 12.04, and basically restore back to 10.04 if things go wrong. ...
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1answer
164 views

snapshot of certain user home directory every 12 hours

I have a build server that builds our comnay product in a continuous build method. the build user is called build (surprise ,surprise, i know :-) ) and most of the data that it uses is simply taken ...
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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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429 views

Backing up postfix + dovecot

I am renting a single server, on which I installed ubuntu 12.04, postfix and dovecot (and ISPConfig). I would like to backup the full postfix+dovecot configuration, in order to restore it in case of ...
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2answers
126 views

Backup Server docs and sql files with Grive

Has anyone ever used Grive for Ubuntu Server backs up to Google Drive? How safe would this be? (Not sure if my "anti-google" boss would like it too much but still)
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1answer
189 views

How to set up a very secure file server for home backup that is not available to the internet?

I am trying to setup a home backup machine running ubuntu. I want to be able to rsync from other linux machines and possibly from windows 7 (the windows part is not essential). I have read lots of ...
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54 views

How to setup auto backup between two linux systems?

I got ubuntu server and raspberry pi; pi has an external hard driver attached, How could I setup ubuntu(SSH) to backup certain folder to that external hdd? Pi and ubuntu server are in same network. ...
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1answer
311 views

Backup MYSQL DB on one server and restore on other, do i need the same version of MYSQL?

I backupped my old db on ubuntu 10.10 server using mysql 5.1.49 using mysqldump now I want to restore the file on my other machine, using ubuntu 12.04 server with Mysql version 5.5.32 on it. I ...
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750 views

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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1answer
123 views

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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1answer
114 views

Need to create a backup server to backup some windows files

I need to create a backup server to backup some windows files (.xls, .doc and etc...). It will be backup 10 windows pc (xp/7) every half hour. Those files will be on a few directories on those ...
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1answer
134 views

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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2answers
65 views

SSH ids are forgotten on logout

I'm having trouble setting up SSH public key authentication. I want to use this to backup my server to a backup server with SSH. I will do this automatically with a cronjob, so I can't type in the ...
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0answers
39 views

Backup the server [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu as a server with Windows XP clients. There are many files shared via Samba. I need to schedule automatic backup of the files which is shared via samba (that is i need to backup ...
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212 views

Ubuntu Server 12.04.1 LTS - Snapshot?

I'm configuring OpenStack in my ubuntu server and now that I think I have this working and I want to do and try some configurations for Live Migration I want to know if there are any way to make a ...
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1answer
9k views

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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1answer
97 views

Easy painless backup of server?

I've recently started playing around with ubuntu server, trying out everything I can imagine. Along the way I've made some mistakes, poor choices and installed some crap that ill never need. My ...
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22 views

How to create a image backup of the Ubuntu server [duplicate]

I'm looking for a method to do system image backup on Ubuntu Server, such as AIX mksysb command, which allow us to boot the system from tape or DVD in order to restore the operating system and its ...
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1answer
223 views

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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0answers
118 views

Automatic differential backup solution for lucid-server? [closed]

I just have 1GB backup space on a ftp host. i need to automatically backup my server if any file has been changed. on this page i found some packages, but which is better for server?
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3answers
501 views

need a different backup solution

I just built a new media/backup server using Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. I installed a hard drive to be used only for music, pictures, and videos and formatted it fat32 so my 1 and only Windows PC could map ...
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3answers
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How do I backup a server?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 Server. I am totally new to Ubuntu and I want create a backup of my full operating system and restore it to another system or the same system. Could you possibly to explain the ...
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1answer
445 views

Running Back-in-Time on Ubuntu Server

So, I just installed Ubuntu Server and installed a basic, stripped-down graphical interface onto it so that I can use it. Since I'm new, I needed it. I am using it to run a Minecraft server, and was ...
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1answer
588 views

How to effectively move Ubuntu server from a VirtualBox to a dedicated server?

I run Ubuntu Server 11.10 i386 with Virtualbox. I want to create and move a complete backup to a dedicated computer. If possible downtime has to be cut to a minimum because the site is running right ...
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1answer
648 views

Why Clonezilla needs to reinstall grub? [closed]

By default CloneZilla Live will reinstall grub after restore. In my particular case I am restoring a disk image to same phisical disk without any partitioning/size change. I am expecting to have exact ...
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120 views

After restoring CZ image grub is damaged [closed]

After I restore disk/partition (same result) backup image of my Ubuntu server using CloneZilla Live, I get no arguments specified error on bootup, then the system is trying to boot but failing. I know ...
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1answer
418 views

Backup Ubuntu Server 11.10

I downloaded remastersys and it created an iso but I cannot get it to install my system on another hard drive. When it boots it shows the loading bar, which from my experience appears when starting ...
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3answers
3k views

How to create live backup of hard drive.

I am looking to have a backup copy of my hard drive incase of failure. Ideally I would like this to backup nightly. I want to be able to have 2 HD's installed in the system at the same time and boot ...
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3answers
1k views

What is the easiest, most effective backup system for Ubuntu Servers?

I'm trying to backup my /var/www/ folder, MySQL, and any other special documents like in the /etc/apache2/ folder. Does anyone have any solutions for backup software? Maybe something that's ...
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2answers
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Can you install Deja-dup on a headless server?

Can I install a command line version of deja-dup backup utility on Ubuntu server? I wish to restore a backup of my previous Home directory made with deja-dup.
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1answer
353 views

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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1answer
653 views

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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1answer
364 views

Can you help me remotely backup my filesystem?

The institution I work for wants me to backup the entire filesystem of a server and store it on another server. Both servers are running the latest release of Ubuntu. I'm having a little bit of ...
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4answers
1k views

Backing up a VM server to an external USB drive

I have an ubuntu 10.04 server running my VMs on kvm/qemu. I've been manually pausing my VMs (using virt-manager gui) and then copying the /var/lib/libvirt folder to an external usb drive at ...
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1answer
540 views

Create a snapshot/Backup of my Amazon Ubuntu Instance

Hi all I want to backup my amazon instance currently running on ubuntu 10.4 LTS, anyone know how to do that? I also have a Cent-OS instance which I bakup and restore by creating snapshots and images ...
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1answer
1k views

What is the default 'backup' user for?

I am setting up multiple-machine backup plan and I was hoping to use a user called 'backup' on each machine as the backup destination. My problem is, there is already a user called 'backup' on my ...