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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I can't access my folder through Samba?

Okay so basically what's happening is, I made a folder called "Backup" and added a couple of folders. I can access all the folders in Backup but I can't access one specific folder that I named "HDD". ...
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Logrotate errors on weekends

Update: After a lot of trial and error, I figured out that my logrotate for the giant backup was causing all the errors on the other logrotates. I had tried to only get 2 rotations so it'd look like: ...
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Using failed hard drive as storage [closed]

Situation: Hard drive failed to boot could not be fixed with my level of knowledge Action I took : Bought new Hard drive and loaded Ubuntu 14.04 (had a copy handy) on it. I then used "Nautilus" ...
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Backup - Backup to external drive is backing up that drive itself

I have little knowledge of Linux. I have a backup set to run everyday for the following folders: /home and / root. I have folders to ignore: Trash; ~/Downloads; /media/jsp/ScreenPlay [backup drive]. ...
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How to property setup rsync?

I want to sync all files and folders in my home directory expect for the ones that start with . This is what I have done so far: rsync -azPnv --delete /home/USER/ DESTINATION In order to ignore ...
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How to make a backup with deja-dup from command line?

I have been using deja-dup GUI for quiet some time and I am very satisfied with it. However, I would also like to execute the same profile via command line. Is that possible? In particular, I would ...
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I want to back up my Ubuntu so that I can restore it like a new install OS [duplicate]

Can I do this with pre-installed back-up application in Ubuntu?
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Graying and ungraying deja dup restore button

I use deja dup on a daily backup cycle. But when I call up its GUI, the restore button is grayed out. The work around I use to get the restore button active is to go to System Monitor and kill the ...
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how do I get back in time to write a backup to a new thumb drive when the old thumb drive is full

Attempting to get a snapshot on my recently erased thumb drive, because the thumb drive I have used in the past is full, I get the message in a status or notification bar, ¨nothing to be done¨. ...
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How can I make home/username.backup-2015-06-09 into home/username?

While installing a new package, the backup of the username directory was autmatically created. It would seem the installation indeed caused a problem, because afterwards there were no visible files in ...
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Properly backup OS/Boot partition

I have two drives in a media server that two different sizes, so I can't run raid on it. However I would like to backup my OS partition so that if Drive 1 fails I can just swap them, update grub/boot ...
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How to use the deja-backup

I had asked the question 2 days before that I was able to connect to wifi but internet was not being accessed. I think I have messed up with some conf files because I tried too many solution. So I ...
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Backing up firefox from old ubuntu version and importing it to new ubuntu installation

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 version. I have a previous version of 10.04. I want to keep all my book marks and history firefox in the new installation. I have read posts here saying to copy ...
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How do i boot into a backup from grub

I want to be able to boot into a backup version of my OS in case I accidentally change something so that i cant get past the grub menu. Is there a software for this? Is this possible with timeshift?
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Use zip command to place in directory after zipping

I'm creating my backup script and have this: DATE=$(date +"%m-%d-%Y") zip -r backup.$DATE /home/folder/folder First creates the date variable for the name, and the /home/folder/folder, I guess, is ...
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i want to setup openstack please help

I am looking at starting a small backup company in my country and i was hoping to use openstack to build my private cloud... and also the main backup software I use loves Swift. The basic install ...
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Changing hard drive

I have a laptop which has a broken hard drive. I am going to copy every piece of data from it (including the windows 7 which is in it) to an external hard drive. To do this I'll be using a flash drive ...
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Does the automatic backup backup itself?

In Ubuntu I have noticed that there is an automatic backup feature, and by default it backs up the home folder, but the folder where it backs it up to is also in the home folder, so does it also ...
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Duplicity Error accessing possibly locked file

I am experimenting with Duplicity. I am trying to backup my home directory to a local directory: duplicity --no-encryption /home/user file://home/user/backuptmp When I run this, I notice a few ...
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Login loop even after full hard disk recovery

after system update of my Ubuntu 14 I got login loop problem (after enter user name and password the screen flash then go back to the login screen again). I tried different solutions from previous ...
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Archiving a lot of files / one big file

I want to compress about 100'000 files (that's what find . -type f | wc -l says) with a total disk usage of 100 GB. Most of the files are small but just a handful of them makes up about 70 GB of the ...
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Is there a way to repair corrupt deja-dup backups?

Since 3 days I'm getting the following error-message, after trying to backup my system using deja-dup: Your backup appears to be corrupted. You should delete the backup and try again. There is no ...
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Systemback Live Image

I just used Systemback utility to create a live image of my 14.04 installation. I added the "include user data files" option. Now, my installation is over 100Gb, but the generated image was just ...
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Clonezilla and Alignment

I have to move my 14.04 system from my old SSD onto a new one. Having decided to use Clonezilla, I went for direct disk-to-image: this would have had the bootloader (grub) cloned as well, allowing to ...
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Duplicity - full backup frequency

I was setup Ubuntu backup functionality to backup my home directory. It takes full backup in a month period. Is there a possibility to change frequency of full backups? I want to setup duplicity to ...
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rsync back up of entire root system not working using --exclude?

I am trying to do a system back up of my entire OS I am using these command and both are not excluding the files I want sudo rsync -avz --exclude="/tmp" --exclude="/sys" --exclude="/lost+found" ...
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First-time backup landed in the wrong place

I used Backups with the following settings: Folders to save: Home(jeg) [ON] Folders to ignore: Trash, ~/Downloads [ON] Storage location: 799 GB Volume [ON] Folder: LinuxBackupDirectory [ON] ...
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Ext4 Samba Share reports wrong disk size

I have a 1.7TB primary partition formatted to ext4 that is currently being shared via samba from my raspberry pi. My goal was to use this partition with Ubuntu's built in Deja-Dup backup utility. ...
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Backing up a directory on Ubuntu server.

I have a minecraft server that runs on ubuntu server (headless). Hat I want to do is set up automatic backups to backup the "world" directory every night to my nas box. What would be the best ...
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Hard time to have a System Image backup and using Clonezilla Live

Oldfred suggested the following in an inquiry about using unallocated space as an extra partition of Ubuntu system to be used mainly for backups in "How to mount an extra partition in Ubuntu 14.04": ...
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Can't delete files from ecryptfs backup, HD maxed

Ok, so I had a ubuntu directory encrypted with ecryptfs, than my OS crashed, so I reinstalled lubuntu. kept the partition that had all personal files intact and reinstalled os in other partitions. ...
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Shell script I made is ridiculously verbose, and also is probably inefficient. Help!

I am new to Ubuntu, and so far have done several things I am quite proud of: Made an apache webserver with my own html (before a week ago I had never touched it) Made a stratum mining server +titcoin ...
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How to recreate source files neccesary for booting? [duplicate]

I'm new in Ubuntu. I wanted to upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 but there was an error during the upgrade caused by lack of space on boot partition. I deleted four files from there named like ...
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how to run scheduled task ,after resume from sleep,only if computer was sleeping at the time of schedule

i have a cron backup job set up, but i would like it to run after resume from sleep, if my computer was asleep at the scheduled time. example: backup script runs every night at 2:00. often i put my ...
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Back up option under system settings

I just used the back up option under system settings to back up my entire system. I did that in my home directory and created a folder with .gpg files under deja-dup. What is this sort of back up and ...
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Copy all files from my old hard drive to my new one

I'm changing my old hard drive (500GB full) with a new one (1TB). I use it to backup all my files, so I just need the best way to copy all files from old one to new one, but I don't want to use the ...
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How to take backup and restore? [duplicate]

Each time I install ubuntu 14.04 and I have to update the OS and download a whole bunch of softwares which is very boring to do. So is there any process that I can backup my ubuntu softwares and ...
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Difference in copying files recursively from a drive using rsync

I've used the command below to copy files from Windows drive to an external HDD, using the command: rsync -azv --progress --exclude "/Windows" --exclude "/Program Files" --exclude "Program Files ...
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Upgrade to 15.04 breaks deja dup backups to Amazon S3?

I had configured deja dup to backup to an Amazon S3 bucket as described in this question: How can I use an existing S3 bucket in Backup? and in more detail in this post, which worked smoothly. ...
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Bup - Backup thru ssh

I am new to ubuntu and to bup. I have my local machine and my remote server. I have generated SSH keys and on my server i have added my key and i auto login when i type ssh @ But when i try to run ...
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Unable to access drive to backup data “Unable to access “993 GB Volume””

My laptop failed to boot and none of the repairs here have helped, so I'm on an Ubuntu usb drive so I can back up my stuff and reinstall, but I can't access my files, the partition shows up, but fails ...
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Deja dup crashes while restoring backup

I wanted to upgrade from 14.04 to 15.04. So first I made a backup using deja dup. After upgrading ubuntu, when I went to restore from that backup, It starts restoring then gets to restoring a chrome ...
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Use rsync to backup .ecryptfs, but also use exclude some folders inside

I want to backup the /home/.ecryptfs folder on my machine using rsync. I don't want to back up the unencrypted files. However, I want to exclude certain folders. For example, music, downloads, or ...
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Will Deja Dup make it's scheduled backup if user isn't logged in?

There are several users on one PC - user1, user2... User2 has a scheduled daily backup. Will Deja Dup make user2's daily incremental backup, while user1 is logged in and using the PC?
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The safest way to backup GPG and SSH keys

I have, in Ubuntu 14.10, generated a public and private GPG and SSH key set, but I am now needing to do a fresh install and don't want to lose them but don't just want to put them as text files on a ...
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Restoring a new install of Ubuntu from a .tar.gz backup

I have created a backup of my system using .tar.gz archive. Followed this example. Now I want a new install of Ubuntu on my other computer and want to carry accross my backup which contains all the ...
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back up ubuntu system

I have an external hard drive and I want to use free file sync to back up my data on this external hard drive. I know how to use free file syn, but I want to know how can I format my external hard ...
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Deja dup missed backing up a single directory

I ran deja dup on my home directory, and it appeared to back everything up. As a test I deleted some unimportant files and tried to restore. It scanned but found nothing. No error messages. I went ...
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Coverting Ubuntu desktop 14.04 LTS on virtualbox to fresh install of Ubuntu Desktop

I currently have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop installed on virtualbox. I have been using it as a server, but now I am going to try and convert it to a full on server edition of Ubuntu (not on virtualbox). ...
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rsync ignores /home directory

I'm trying to backup my whole HDD by using the following script: rsync -vaxE --progress --delete --log-file='./rsync-log' / /media/me/Backup/ It works as expected except for one thing - it copies ...