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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How to create a chron backup to both external hard drive and online service?

I need to create a chron backup to both external hard drive and online service (using ftp). I would like : only one software tool to do that; a daily backup to my external drive ; a weekly backup ...
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How can I backup and restore all installed fonts?

I am going to re-install my system. But before I do that, I would like to prepare everything well. One thing which is missing is making a backup of all fonts I have installed. I remember that I ...
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Make a backup of the installed packages on Ubuntu like Linux Mint

On the Linux mint you have a tool that list and save all your installed packages in a simple way. There is any way to do the same on Ubuntu/Xubuntu/Lubuntu/...?
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Bare metal automated backup for 14.04

Wondering if anyone has a solution for an automated bare metal backup for server 14.04 running a lightweight gui? I am using crashplan at the moment, however as I am 4 hours away from the site, I ...
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Can I install remastersys on Ubuntu 15.10? What repository should I install?

Every post I see about it seems at least one year old, plus the official website does not provide any link or in-depth description. Being just a newbie of Ubuntu I'm looking for a software that can ...
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Back up deja dup produced lots of duplicity.gpg files

I made a back up using the ubuntu default application for back ups and it created a folder called deja dup where inside it had lots of duplicity.gpg files Was this the intended result? I thought it ...
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Is it possible to turn off Backup's “fresh backup” feature?

I use Ubuntu 14.04's built-in Backup utility (backed by deja dup) and use daily backups. Every so often (every couple of months) Backup insists that it create a "fresh backup" in case of "backup ...
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Can you change the directory/mount point to another location

I am looking to change the directory to which the Ubuntu app store and terminal installs programs. The main reasons are for the factor that I use a lot of programs and when I add a program to Ubuntu, ...
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Recommended to Restore Ubuntu to a Backup After a REISUB Reboot?

Some background: I'm finding that my Ubuntu 14.04 box is freezing and becomes unresponsive to any suggestion in this thread: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? except REISUB'ing it. I also do daily ...
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Which backup package can meet these requirements?

I am looking for a decent, simple to use snapshot package. It should accomplish the following: store several profiles for different jobs (ex. /home part, /root part, ) linkable to cron for daily ...
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How to backup the first 3 of 5 partitions

I'm figuring out how to backup the first 3 of 5 partitions, in order to be able to restore them in case of disk failure or in case I messed up my system. Partition 4 and 5 are setup in RAID 1 ...
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Can I ignore files by pattern in deja-dup (Backup)?

My Déjà Dup backups have become quiet large and I noticed they contain a huge number of unnecessary files (e.g. *.pyc files, **__pycache__ folders and other build related temporary stuff). I know ...
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arc file extension backup image

I have an arc extension file (image.arc size 1.8 GB) which is a backup image. It was created by my previous staff. I don't what software he use to do the image. The question is : What software can I ...
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On Ubuntu 15.10 how do i backup data from the root shell prompt?

On Ubuntu 15.10 how do i backup data from the root shell prompt in recovery menu?
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Restoring data from a large partition

I have a dedicated server. I've been developing an app to handle my music collection, and I had in the past set up a backup solution for my code, but I blacklisted the /music folder . And the worst ...
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Backup manager shows an error when I connect my external HDD

I have set Ubuntu to take a backup every day in my external (NTFS) hard drive. Usually I forget to connect it, I get a notification that the backup is being delayed, I connect my hard drive and the ...
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How to recover backup

I made a back up with the following commands: cd / sudo tar cvpzf /media/fred/New_Book/14.10BU2015Mar25.tgz I am attempting to recover with: cd / sudo tar xvpfz ...
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Backing up and restoring Ubuntu on different machines

I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot on my Windows Machine. I recently got a Mac and would like to move my entire Windows-Ubuntu set up on to the Mac (using a virtual machine Ubuntu set ...
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Backing up Ubuntu system from Windows

I`m running both Ubuntu 14.04 (ssd) and Windows 10 (hdd) from my laptop and grup2 as boo manager. Almost every week i back up my whole system using Acronis TrueIMage in Windows 10, this inculding all ...
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Restoring Ubuntu 14.04 onto a new hard-drive when the old system was raid 1. Should I expect problems?

My current system is running software RAID 1 and I have made a backup of this system with the intention of restoring it onto a new hard-drive. For my new hard-drive I do NOT want RAID. Will there be ...
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Fail to mount LVM disks after VPS restore from a backup

After backup restore OS failed to boot. Recovery mode says LVM drive not found: dracut Warning: LVM vg_happy/lv_root not found Boot has failed. To debug this issue add "rdshell".. Adding ...
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simple tar and extract command

I am new to Ubuntu (terminal especially) and I am experimenting with the tar command. I have created a /test folder containing one single /test.txt file at /var/www/html/test/test.txt. I would like ...
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Block-level deduplicating filesystem 3

I've got the "problem" - how to backup KVM virtuals on compressed/deduplicated filesystem. It looks that NO enterprise stable filesystem exists yet ( free of charge ). But I found,I hope, "QUADSTOR" ...
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How to backup the installed applications in ubuntu

I want to format my laptop and reinstall ubuntu. But I dont want to redownload all the installed applications again. Is there any way that I can first backup the installed apps or find the backup deb ...
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Cannot find my Déjà Dup Backup Tool

hi I am trying to back my home directory up and I know that I have Déjà Dup Backup Tool installed but for some reason I cannot get to find it in order to back my files up. I don't want to remove it ...
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External USB HDD

How to fix External USB HDD: Health 0% Failure Predicted - Attribute: 5 Reallocated Sectors Count, Count of sectors moved to the spare area. Indicate problem with the disk surface or the read/write ...
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Confused! Rsync command for making hard-link!

rsync --archive --one-file-system --hard-links --human-readable --inplace --numeric-ids --link-dest=/home/www.example.com/public_html/ /home/www.example.com/public_html/ ...
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Can't get my backupscript to work?

I wrote a backupscript to make things easier on my desktop and server. But now the retrieve script isn't working. I'll post both script so you can get an idea of what I'm trying to do. I got my ...
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Restore Ubuntu using Systemback SBLive file

I need to restore my Ubuntu OS to an earlier time period. I have been suing Systemback to save backups of my system periodically. The problem is that .sblive files are created instead of the .iso ...
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Which program to choose a novice to create a backup directory?

I have kubuntu server 15.10. I want to install a backup to a directory of important documents will be copied to a removable hard disk. The amount of data that we have stored is not large, a maximum ...
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Clonezilla: Image size smaller than expected

This may have been asked before, but I couldn't find any old threads. I hope you guys can help me. I just used Clonezilla for the first time today. It seemed to go well, but the resulting image is ...
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deja-dup preferences error

Running xubuntu 15.04. When I start deja-dup I get this message: ** (deja-dup-preferences:8032): CRITICAL **: eja_dup_config_location_add_volume_full: assertion 'uuid != NULL' failed If I run a ...
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How to backup custom keyboard shortcuts to keep them across installations?

Is it possible to export/import or generally backup custom keyboard shortcuts to keep them across installations?
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How to backup Kubuntu 15.04 config/settings?

I would like to backup all my settings for the plasma desktop, dolphin, kate etc. I am working with kubuntu 15.04. How can I do this? Reason is: just a few moments ago my plasmashell crashed (black ...
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Setting up LVM Snapshot as a backup/restore point in ubuntu on an external drive

Here is a good article on how to use LVM Snapshot as backup/restore. But the thing is I would like to have that backup saved on my external hard drive. This was my approach: Create snapshot of ...
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how to do an on-change one-way sync/backup between folders on primary drive to secondary drive?

I have two HDs in my machine. All of Ubuntu is installed on the main drive. The 2nd HD is empty and is for backup purposes. I want to configure a one-way sync/backup of /home/* to the 2nd HD. I know ...
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ubuntu server won't boot after restoring backup

I have created a backup of my server using the following command: tar -cvzf ~/clone.tgz --exclude ~/clone.tgz /etc /home /opt /tmp /usr /var Then I want to restore this backup to another server ...
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Bacula Device “FileStorage” requested by DIR could not be opened or does not exist

i am trying to setup bacula to remotely backup my machine. My Configuration looks like this: Job { Name = "LocalBackup" JobDefs = "DefaultJob" } Job { Name = "RemoteBackup" JobDefs = ...
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To backup /home or entire system

I was doing some reading about how to backup and I kept running across people who say to just backup the /home/ folder instead of the whole system. I just don't understand the thinking here because ...
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Unable to backup two files [duplicate]

I'm new to Linux (Ubuntu 14.04) and did my first backup today, using the backup program that comes with the distro. After the backup was finished, there was a message that the following two files ...
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How to properly handle backing up a partition? [closed]

I have a computer running Ubuntu 14.04 partitioned like so: /dev/sda1 --- FAT32 --- 476Mb/4,32Mb used --- boot unallocated ----------- 1Mb /dev/sda3 --- ext4 --- 112,27Gb/22,26Gb used --- mount ...
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Create ISO installation from current Ubuntu Server installation

I have a kiosk running on Ubuntu server 14.04.3 and I would like to create an ISO file so when I want to create another kiosk all I will have to do is to install that ISO file and I'm done. To do that ...
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Save Ubuntu Backups in many locations

I would like to know if it's possible (or is planned to be possible) to be able to save the system backups in many locations. Let me explain my problem: I have a disk with my photos and an exactly the ...
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Backing up system to USB drive

I intend to back up my Ubuntu system to a USB stick before attempting to dual boot it with Windows 7. There are a few things I want to know: What file system should I use? Presently, the USB stick ...
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Rsync to exclude folder and include certain extensions

Creating a cron job for a nightly back-up. I have the code working in two permentations, but each does something I don't want it to do. Here are the contents of my filter list: - .*/ - $* - ._* ...
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Alternative to backup hdd with dd

I want to backup my os disk, I have several os and would love to dd my whole disk dd if="/dev/sda" | gzip | split -b 1000MiB - "/media/.../backup/us.bin.gz." but it takes to long and backups are ...
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Filesync in realtime

I was searching the way how to sync my ubuntu desktop home folders on my NAS. I tried several ways rsync, freefilesync ecc. All very good tools but nothing i found was like example ubuntu one or ...
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How to backup maas database

Is there any recommended way to backup/restore maasdb ? I tried simple dump, then reinstall and restore but i ended up with 2 clusters, one which was disconnected with nodes and one connected but with ...
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Data Backup of my previous OS (Windows8.1) after replace it with Ubuntu [duplicate]

I was trying to install Ubuntu 14 with dual boot (with my Windows8). During installation, Due to some mistakes I didnt install ubuntu and also my Windows drive shown locked. After that, I cant able ...
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Does rsync verify file copies on local drives?

I use rsync to do incremental backup of the local ext3 HD in my laptop onto an ext4 HD connected through USB to the laptop. I assume that rsync treats both these HDs as local, so I'm wondering if ...