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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Timeshift back up destination

Wondering if anyone had any experience with Timeshift. I can't seem to back up directly to my SD Card, it will back up to /timeshift/ folder and I'm having to copy the back ups over to my external ...
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Scheduled backups of Ubuntu 14.04 file server

I’m new to Ubuntu. I previously ran an old laptop as a file server under Windows XP and am switching to Ubuntu 14.04. The only problem is with file backups as I haven’t found a GUI app that meets my ...
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Moving entire Linux installation to another drive

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with a lot of packages and work related stuff that I am very happy with it. It is installed on my main SSD drive which is a 120GB one (I had choosen "/" when I installed ubuntu, so ...
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How to backup Ubuntu active partition trough VNC

( Using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ) Hi, I am new to Backing-Up Linux in general. I've mostly backed up windows-based systems. Can you guys recommend me a program that I can use to back-up a partition. Like ...
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Back-up utility endlessly asks for encryption password

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS updated today. As I tried to start the scheduled back-up (on an external drive), the dialogue box asked me the encryption password endlessly and never proceeded to ...
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Backup failing due to Kernel Panic/Task Delay in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I5-based system that hosts three VM's and has been running happily for about a year. I recently set up a USB drive to back up the VM drives and wrote a simple script to shut ...
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evaluate the space required for backup

How do I evaluate how much space is necessary to store backup in my ubuntu system ? Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (32bit)
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How do I correctly backup data before fresh install?

I recently messed my box and want to install everything fresh. I currently have access to the hard disk through the live CD. I have my home folder which is what contains everything I need in the new ...
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how to keep backup of all softwares installed from ubuntu store?

i installed some heavy softwares around 2-3 GB of total in case ubuntu gets corrupted (recently it got due to some lightgm,gdm problem it got due to Gnome mayb i tried almost everything but ultimately ...
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anyway to take vhd backup of local desktop machine?

I was trying to build some app from source. Now I realize that my system configuration is not enough to build it. Now I am considering loading up my desktop on windows azure. I'd want to load the ...
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Is there a way to export and import panel setting for Lubuntu 14.04 or 15.10?

I am setting up a new PC with Lubuntu 15.10 and want to use the panel settings I have on my old Lubuntu 14.04. Is there a way to export those settings? Where are they stored? I speak about the clock, ...
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7zip E_FAIL Error

I've done a Backup some time ago using 7zip, in which I splited the Files in 14 2GB (aprox) files. I'm running Ubuntu Server 15.10. This is what I'm trying to run in order to extract them: 7z x ...
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Can I use a SSD Master, & mirror it with a HDD?

As the name suggests,I haven't used Ubuntu past the stage of just trying it out so far. I have grown to see though that it is a great OS & am currently typing this on a laptop that belongs to my ...
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Upgrading hard drive but new installation won't recognize old backup

In preparation for installing new hd, did several backups. Went to restore backup and Backups won't recognize the file. I see the file on the hd. The hd is working fine, did another backup of new ...
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Symlink does not work for dropbox

I am backing up home folder by create a symlink in dropbox. What I did: cd ~/Dropbox mkdir backup && cd backup ln -s ~ What I checked: ln -l. The symlink is created. The dropbox folder ...
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Full restore of home directory from backup

Using version 14.04 LTS. I've been using Duplicity to back up my home directory (/home/user) to an external hard drive (/media/user/Backup). I've just reinstalled 14.04 LTS. Now I want to restore ...
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Will Deja Dup backup from multiple accounts?

Will Deja Dup backup data from two user accounts on the same Ubuntu 14.04 computer to an external disc? I have successfully backed up and restored the main Administrator account but not a second user ...
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How to copy Ubuntu from an internal hard disk to new laptop?

I had a dual boot windows 7 Home Premium + Ubuntu laptop whose motherboard suddenly went dead on me. Lets call it old laptop. Now I have arranged a new laptop. It has a dual boot Windows 7 ultimate + ...
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problems with backup and tar in command line

I am studying for a Linux certification from the Linux foundation but I have some questions about one lab. Here is the lab: Create a directory called backup and in it place a compressed tar ...
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I can't restore backup from external HD after fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04

Before reinstalling, I backed up to not one, but two different hard drives. Reinstalled, updated with software updater, rebooted. Connected external hd, opened up backups, selected drive and folder ...
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How to automatically and remotely backup machine with windows 10 to ubuntu 14.04 server

I've tried looking into rsync but haven't found anything detailed enough on how to go from windows to ubuntu. What do I need to install on client and server sides? Thanks.
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How to move a YUMI multiboot flash drive?

Prior to installing Ubuntu 15.10, I've downloaded YUMI multiboot and macrium reflect to make a complete disc image backup of my original windows 10. I also used the same pen drive and multiboot to ...
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How can I queue failing or missed backup jobs, even if the computer is asleep or off?

I'm thinking about using rsync to backup my laptop to my home server via ssh. I want to do it daily so I plan to use crontab. My question is: if a job is missed (say the backup is scheduled for a time ...
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Would it be possible to save gedit backup files in a “specific” Folder?

Based on this Question I would like to know if it would be possible (and if so how) to save these auto-saved backup files into a specific or different folder. As I'm using git as a revision control ...
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Can Vagrant or Docker replace Clonezilla for dev machine cloning onto virtual machines?

The original question How do I migrate currently installed Ubuntu to a Virtual Machine? was insightful, but with the improvements and developments in systems like Vagrant or Docker, perhaps Clonezilla ...
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Backing up using Clonezilla, what's the order? Any better alternative?

I want to run Clonezilla Live from a CD in order to backup my Ubuntu partition. With dd I know the command and would be confident I'm not going to trash the wrong HD. dd just takes too long ...
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Restoring backups made with rsnapshot

So I have configured my backup server to pull full system backups from my prod server using rsnapshot. Here is the exclude list that I used for my backups: - /lost+found - /media/* - /cdrom/* - ...
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How to Copy my entire Ubuntu OS into new laptop for installing along with all data and programs installed

What I require is to make an exact copy of my existing Ubuntu installation along with all data and applications into a new laptop. What are the simple method's for a normal computer user without much ...
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Copying backups from remote server to local machine with a cronjob?

I have two remote servers, one running Apache and MySQL, and another Apache and Postgresql. Using these (https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Automated_Backup_on_Linux) scripts as reference, I've created ...
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Ubuntu hangs while restoring deja-dup backup

I'm using ubuntu 14.04, and yesterday, I made a complete backup of my system using deja-dup, backing up everything on /. When I attempted to restore the backup, ubuntu freezed while deja-dup was ...
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Backup not working on a newly installed Ubuntu 14.04

I apologize, I have asked this before, but I thought that I would reinstall Ubuntu, and now I can't find my original question. I recently installed ubuntu 14.04. I then tried to restore my backed up ...
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Is there any utility to make periodic backup checkpoints?

I had a bad experience updating packages and I want to know if there's some app to save checkpoints of the SO so if anything goes wrong with apt-get upgrade I can roll back......Thanks!
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I want to make incremental backups of the entire system to a SMB share. Help

I want to back up my server to an Apple Time Capsule using rdiff-backup. However the SMB/CIFS protocol it uses (do not talk about AFP, it won't work under wily despite supporting most features Linux ...
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How to back up an Encrypted Ubuntu Desktop as non-encrypted?

If you have full disk encryption on a Ubuntu desktop, and wish to take an image or backup of the installation to put on another computer as unencrypted... What is the best way to do it? In this case ...
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Increase bandwidth by merging two wifi cards

I have a xiaomi mini router which uses emits on both 2.4ghz and 5ghz frequencies. I have two wireless cards Intel Centrino Advanced N-6200 and Intel Centrino Advanced N-100 in my laptop. The first ...
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Clearing out Thunderbird on Ubuntu

I installed thunderbird on Ubuntu and started downloading emails via POP just to have a backup on my local machine. I downloaded about half of all the emails and then it said no more new emails and ...
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Backup fails and logs me out

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04. I did sudo apt-get upgrade and sudo apt-get updates. I then tried to restore my backed up files. I use the Backup program that comes standard with Ubuntu. I give it my ...
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rsync is failing when trying to sync a big home folder

I try to copy a very big home folder (/home/myUser) to a new computer over network. Although I regularly use rsync its failing after copying 55 / 80GB with the error message rsync error: some ...
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Where does backup goes, & how much memory it takes?

I have an issue with Ubuntu 14.04, & I think that it's because of the backup storage! The issue is that the available storage in my home directory is getting small without using by the time. I ...
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Running a Perl script as cronjob is not working while manual starting does the job

I have 3 cronjob entries (crontab -l) the first entry is a Perl script what creates a LVM backup of a virtual machine and the other two are just sh files performing mysqldump. Well however, I edited ...
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Restore not working

I'm new to Linux- (trying to leave Windows 10 with my customers and seeking alternatives besides iOS) I have been working with Ubuntu for 4 months and have spread it to my first customers, but ...
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How do I backup and restore all programs and settings without Clonezilla etc

I use things like Chrome (with 6 profiles), Steam, Xampp and bunch of Gnome Extensions. I tried Aptik and Duplicity, neither was able to restore my software or settings, only Home folder. I do ...
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What is the easiest way to re-install full system from a backup in my case?

I'm aware of a zillion way to create a full system backup/disk image etc. But to me it's unclear as to how to use it after hard disk failure (or it's being stolen etc.). I've got a dual-boot (w/ GRUB ...
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Backing up Ubuntu to a Windows NAS

I have spent hours trying to replicate the function of Cobian Backup (Windows only) on Linux (Xubuntu): basically to schedule backups of certain folders to an external hard drive attached to a router ...
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Synchronization schedule

I have two computers connected to the same home network. I would like to synchronize certain folders between the two. In the past I already used unison for this purpose and I think this could be a ...
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Backup files before upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 to 14.04 [duplicate]

am using ubuntu 13.04 and I would like to install ubuntu 14.04, how can I backup my old data files and programs in order to restore it in the new version ? Thank you
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Autobackup VMS when a specific hard drive is connected

I am looking for clues to make such a thing happen: when a specific drive is connected to my computer (Ubuntu Unity) I want to automatically backup my VM images if current backups are older than 2 ...
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What is for Ubuntu phones the equivalent to booting from a live USB?

Is there a feasible method to boot Ubuntu Touch - on a bq E5 - to bootfrom the mmc card or a USB device ? I am searching for the equivalent to similar methods of desktop Linux, in order to: - ...
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Want to test kernel 4.4 - How to backup whole system?

Sup, Im running 15.10 and my touchpad isnt working; I was advised to test kernel 4.4 to fix it. In case something fails (which happened under 14.04.3), I want to recover the whole system as it is ...
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Dual Boot Backup Strategy - Straight Clone

I hope I'm asking this in the right place. Let me know if I'm not and I'll move it. For backup purposes, I've used Clonezilla to clone my laptop's dual boot HD (Windows7/Ubuntu 14.04) to an external ...