Backup is the activity of copying files or databases so that they will be preserved in case of equipment failure or other catastrophe. This tag covers restoring from backup as well.

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'System program problem' and generally broken Ubuntu, unable to access files, etc

Today, Ubuntu crashed, and everything's gone wrong. I shut down my computer like usual, the proper way, but it just froze on my desktop background, and nothing else. I finally decided the only way to ...
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How to Create a cron job to backup ghost blog directory

I installed dropbox_uploader and set it up. I've successfully created a backup from the command line, now I'd like to make it a script and make it run at midnight daily. Can someone help me create a ...
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Backup (Deja-Dup) repeats backup of multiple folders

I have been using the default tool to backup folders on my PC and on an external hard drive, to second external drive. There's about 150GB total data. After making the first backup, I would expect ...
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Backup from 14.04 changed some 16.04 features

I recently clean installed my laptop with Ubuntu 16.04LTS. I was previously using Ubuntu 14.04LTS for which I had created backup using Aptik. So after the installation, I restored my backup from Aptik ...
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Splitting rsnapshot backup to multiple disks

I use an RPi and an external 1 TB harddrive at my parents' place to backup my files with rsnapshot. This backup is pulled from a disk of equal size in a file server in my home which in turn consists ...
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Dual Boot - backup & recovery

When I was relatively new to Ubuntu and I created a dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04 and Win 8 (now win 10). Things work fine but now I'd like to be able to back up and recover (just in case). I'...
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How do I backup my files from TTY login

I mistakenly changed permission recursively, issuing the following command on many files, including /usr/bin/sudo: chown -R $USER:$USER sudo Now I want to reinstall my Ubuntu OS but I need to back ...
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Deja Dup root backup fills up backup space way too fast

I am backing up the root folder onto a separate hard drive using Deja Dup on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine. The Ubuntu machine only uses about ~50 GB of memory and I have been backing up the system every ...
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Mondorescue site unsigned for apt-get Ubuntu

I have been trying to install mondorescue, however, after following the typical instruction wget ftp://ftp.mondorescue.org/ubuntu/`lsb_release -r|awk '{print $2}'`/mondorescue.sources.list sudo sh -c ...
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Fastest command to create a bit identical copy of a 4GB USB 2.0 drive

I have tried dd if=path_to_usb_drive of=path_to_copy_to, but it's too slow. How can this be speeded up?
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WD smartware ou equivalente (WD Smartware or Equivalent)

Recentemente mudei o sistema operativo para ubuntu 16.04. Antes tinha o windows 10 e utilizava o software da western digital para fazer os backups no disco externo da WD. Agora com o ubunto, reconhece ...
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Making an iso backup of my system

at work I use my system more like a Virtual Machine than a real computer, as I am always reinstall the operating system fresh then downloading the same stuff over and over again, so I just made an ...
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Deja Dup backup at specific time of the day? [duplicate]

Is there a way to backup my Ubuntu machine (14.04) at a specific time of the day using Deja Dup? I'd like to backup my computer at night when I am asleep. But it doesn't seem to give a choice for the ...
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how to make a full backup of ubuntu server for another computer?

I have a Ubuntu 15.10 server, which currently has a bunch of software installed on. Now, I want to make a full backup of everything there (including profiles, configs, etc...) on this computer (...
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Deja-Dup - send message after backup

Is it possible to send automatically mail or message via TCP port when backup is made by Deja Dup and when backups are scheduled eg. weekly.
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Restore Backup with Corrupted Archive [duplicate]

I have a backup that was created with deja-dup, and apparently at some point a backup was interrupted because it fails about halfway through restoring the backup because one of the archives doesn't ...
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Windows 7 Full Backup w/ “Disk” Utility - Does It work?

I have two OSs installed on my box: Windows 7 and the latest Linux Mint. Those are installed on separate drives. Can I make a full system backup of Windows 7 using Disk Utility on Linux Mint? I found ...
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Security of JBOD vs RAID while there is no backup

I have some large amount of data (~40 TB) consisting of small files. The data is currently stored on JBOD. Because the data is not super important and I cannot afford the needed disks there is no ...
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Clone Linux filesystem by copying files

It is possible to clone my filesystem with all my data and installed software just by copying the files? If so, how can I restore?
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Can't copy to external harddrive because of error: “invalid or incomplete multibyte or wide character”

I have an external USB HD that I want to backup my music to. When I try using rsync or cp, most files copy, but some don't because of this error: invalid or incomplete multibyte or wide character ...
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How to backup the full system at runtime once a day

I would like to backup my 'server' running Ubuntu 14.04 every day at around 04:00. It needs to suspend after the backup has completed (I've got my script for this, but the software needs to have a '...
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Ubuntu Backups consume 100% of cpu

I'm using the Ubuntu pre-installed Backups software, with Ubuntu 16.04 for Desktop (but perhaps the same issue was on older Ubuntu also). Each time it starts (once a day) it consumes 100% of cpu ...
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Cannot rsync Git objects

I'm using rsync to backup my home directory to a Synology NAS. Everything works fine except Git objects: $ rsync -avP $HOME me@server:/volume1/homes/me/ ... rsync: open(.git/objects/c8/...
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Can't restore encrypted backup created with 10.04's deja-dup on 14.04 [closed]

I ran a Deja-Dup backup on an Ubuntu 10.04 LTS machine. It was an older version of Deja-Dup that came with 10.04 LTS. I password protected it. Then I installed 14.04.3 LTS Trusty Tahr from the 'Try ...
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How to automatically back up multi-partition harddrive?

I have a laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04. I would like a quick process to perform nightly backups of the entire hard drive. The ideal scenario would be to plug laptop into a hard drive, boot ...
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How do I backup computer that wont let me go on windows from usb hard drive with ubuntu?

I am having an issue with my laptop and it won't let me turn it on. It goes straight to "preparing automatic restart" and then it gives me a blue screen with aload of options. Ive tried all of them ...
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Backing up to make space space for dual boot

I want to do a backup of Ubuntu to install windows 8.1 and then later on dual boot it with Ubuntu, without losing my data. I'm currently using Ubuntu 15.10 operating system, and I sincerely love it, ...
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How to Copy System With Systemback of Persistent Live Ubuntu?

System: Dell customer PC Studio XPS 8100 PC, i5 2009, 16 GB; which uses Legacy boot. Active on Persistent Live Ubuntu 16.04. SATA connection to HD-500GB which has System of Ubuntu 16.04 which I want ...
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Correct rsync statement

On the site "https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/rsync/" there is the following recommendation for a complete system backup: sudo rsync --delete --stats -PSvahHAXx --log-file=rsync.log --exclude='/media/*/**'...
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Cannot restore Amazon S3 backups using deja-dup or duplicity, can anyone help?

Can anyone assist me with this? I've been using deja-dup to backup my Ubuntu 14.04 machine for a while. I have duplicity version 0.6.23, deja-dup version 30.0. No matter which backup I select, I get ...
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Compress a folder but skip compressing specific file types and include them as such

I am using tar with pigz to compress a folder and save a backup. Size of this folder ~190 GB or more. This folder has variety of content including numerous text and log files, ISOs and zip files in ...
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software for backup entire system

I want to create backup exactly what I have now in my os. I came across this post, but when I run sudo dd if=/dev/sda1 of=dump.img it create backup of the entire partition. Size of sda1 is 30gb and ...
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How do I create an ISO (or similar) DVD of an Ubuntu setup on VirtualBox

I need to create a DVD of a working Ubuntu, 14.04 LTS, with several software additions. I have "installed" the Ubuntu ISO on VirtualBox, updated everything, as well as added additional software items. ...
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Moved /home to another partition with pre-existing files, how to keep existing directory structure on partition

Ok so this is the scenario. I have a separate partition from my Ubuntu partition. I use this 500GB partition to store important data to keep it all in one place. On the 500GB partition I have a MISC ...
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Data loss from transfers to a different OS?

I'm trying to back up files to a hard drive loaded with Windows 10. I'm doing so via Ethernet because my photos take up 100 GB that that's the only hard drive I have. Could this method lead to data ...
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trouble creating directory backups of selected directories

I have to a create directory backups of selected directories; each backup should have only one root directory; if multiple directories are selected, then each of them should be stored in a separate ...
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How to restore a Linux system to a previous state Using BTRFS as in Windows restore points

Windows restore points... How to have the same functionality in Ubuntu ? With existing tools like Deja-Dup I have tried to set up snapshots and got trouble following the instructions. Is there a ...
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What is the format of .img files created by gnome-disk-utility?

In the built-in "Disks" tool (gnome-disk-utility), I am given the option to back up a partition with the "Create Partition Image..." option. If I select this, I am prompted for a filename, which has ...
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Is using exFat (linux driver) for writing backups safe? [closed]

Using an exFat partition gives me the advantage to be able to read and write on Windows and Mac natively. While Windows and Mac are using the original driver from Microsoft (Apple bought a license), ...
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How to find files that do not have a duplicate in a separate directory

I have an old backup of documents. In my current Documents directory, a lot of these files exist in different locations with different names. I'm trying to find a way to show which files exist in the ...
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How to use flexbackup?

I am trying to use flexbackup which is a backup tool but, I don't know how to use it at all and nothing useful can be found in it's man page if anyone help me thanks to him/her.
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Is there a way to quickly recover from an interrupted rdiff-backup?

I created a local backup with the following command: rdiff-backup --print-statistics -v5 --exclude '**Trash**' ~/ /media/dowcet/USB-drive/home-backup/. It took a little over 3 hours to finish. When ...
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How to make an backup in order to reinstall the system?

I have upgraded my Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04. But I want 15.10 back, because the Intel Graphics drivers are not supported in 15.10 and I need them. I did "tar -cvf home-backup.tar.bz2 /home/" on my ...
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Backup then Upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04

Quick question, is it possible to backup an old 14.04 system and then install 16.04 and restore to that from the old 14.04 backup? -Thanks
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Why does Deja Dup appear to be backing up unchanged files?

Yesterday I ran an initial backup of my home folder and an additional storage folder using Déjà Dup in preparation for an upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS. This backup took well over 12hrs ...
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Apache startup script keeps lock file open

I am writing a bash script for a backup task. Among other things (file system freeze, database lock, snapshots,...) it involves shutting down Apache and restarting it after the Backup. Since that ...
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Check status progress on running rsync

I have started a rsync task via terminal on my local ubuntu machine to copy files from one local HDD to another local HDD with the command rsync -a --progress source destination. Hence I am able to ...
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Low disk space- running backups for a while

I am using backups in weekly basis(default Thursday- that is today). I have 500GB HDD but I hardly use 200GB approximately. Attached disk usage image along with the question. During backup my disk got ...
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Can't see Backup Settings (deja-dup) on System settings

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 and I want to change deja-dup default settings (location and schedule), but I don't see the option on system settings: System settings I removed and re-installed deja-dup and ...
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Migrating to Mythbuntu 16.04

I am currently using Mythbuntu 14.04 and want to upgrade, but I need to change partition layout, so I need to do a clean installation. However, I want to retain the recorded programs. 14.04 is using ...