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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FTP backup Ubuntu server (help needed!!)

I run a modded minecraft server and want to backup my world folder to my website. I would assume the easiest way to do this is via FTP. if someone could supply my with a script/program that can allow ...
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Restoring backup files from XP to Ubuntu

Since XP is no longer supported and I have no desire to enrich Mr. Gates any more by upgrading I have decided to take the plunge and run Ubuntu on my main home desktop. The goal here is to completely ...
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Are re-combined BTRFS incrementals identical to the original?

I have several systems running btrfs, and I'd like to use the btrfs subvolume send/receive features as a backup solution. I want to send daily incrementals to remote as efficiently as possible. That ...
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If I burned a backup image of ubuntu onto a disk would it be possible to login to a live session of this?

I want to burn an image of my current ubuntu setup onto a thumb drive. My question is will it be possible to login to a live session of my ubuntu setup from the thumb drive.
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Ubuntu 14.04 Periodical System Image Backup

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a 32GB mSATA drive with a mechanical drive dedicated to Windows and a data partition. I've spent a lot of time setting up my install with things like Android Studio, ...
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Use Backblaze online backup with Ubuntu

I've read good things about Backblaze but unfortunately they don't seem to support Linux/Ubuntu. Is not supporting Linux by Backblaze maybe not providing a nice GUI and it is still possible to use it ...
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Can't use Seagate Backup Plus external hard drive on this laptop

So somebody is letting me use their laptop with Ubuntu 13.10 on it, as my own laptop is currently needing repairs. I'm very new to Linux in general, so it's like I'm learning computers all over again. ...
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Full Rackspace cloud server backup to local

I want to rsync my entire Rackspace cloud server disk to a local drive. The command I am currently using is: rsync --dry-run --archive --xattrs --compress --partial --progress ...
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Deja-dup (backup tool) failing to backup

Running Ubuntu 14.04, using deja-dup (default duplicity-Ubuntu) as backup tool. It always worked till a couple of days ago. When backup starts to run now it reports an error: Backup Failed ...
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deja-dup back up fail unknown error ubuntu 14.04

Using Ubuntu 14.04 for a short time. Back up started failing and returning this message: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 1494, in <module> ...
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Backup Problem In Ubuntu 14.04

When I'm Backing Up My Files Using the Backup Application .at the last time it shows a error that Could Not Backup The Following files make sure you are able to open them /home/neel/.cache/dconf ...
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How to prevent a partition from being mounted [by dolphin]?

I have a partition taking a whole separate drive that I use for backups. I don't want it to be automounted at startup or mounted by anything I'm not aware of because else it would kill the purpose of ...
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Easiest way to move from Ubuntu to Windows? [duplicate]

For my study next year, my computer has to run Windows. It's a requirement. Right now, I want to get used to it a little more, so I plan on installing Windows preemptively. I'm currently running ...
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5th partition without format

I have a 500gb hdd with 4 primary partitions: sda1: ubuntu, sda2: swap (2gb), sda3: win8.1, sda4: logical (sda5 & sda6) storage. while creating all these partitions, i inadvertently left 7gb ...
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How do I backup unity tweak settings?

Is a backup of the home folder enough? All that I could find is ~/.config/unity-tweak-tool which only contains debug.log. However, I'm aware that the actual settings that this tool configures are ...
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Backing up system on a partition

I am willing to perform a clean installation of ubuntu on my hard drive. I was looking for efficient ways to backup settings and applications. There is one thing in common between all the ...
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How can I switch a folder to read-only mode so I can backup, but letting the server to write transparently to a journal file

I have a very large server (Minecraft) using tens of gigabytes of files. Every two days, I make a backup, but since the server is so big, I have to shut it down for 45 minutes until the backup is ...
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Most of my software just disappeared (Kubuntu)

Amarok, konsole, dolphin, volume control, and a lot of other software just disappeared after I restored pam.d to default last night. Is there some way for me to restore my software without restoring ...
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using the dd command to copy 'broken' disk

I have got an external seagate harddisk, used for backup. Now I can't enter the disk (not used dd command yet!). When I plugged it to a Windows computer, it said the disk needed to be formatted before ...
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Does duplicity detect when a Backup Is Already In-Progress?

Any time you schedule a recurring backup, it is always possible for a previously-initiated-backup to run so long that the next scheduled backup gets initiated before the previous backup completes. ...
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Locked out of Ubuntu 14.04 after Failed Restore

I made a deja dup backup from ubuntu 14.04 and tried to restore it to see if it works. There was a file in /root/.config/pulse/something that could not be restored. Even though rest of the restore ...
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Copying hard drive (~100 gigs) to a 2 terrabyte drive, tries to copy 143 terrabyes

Recently I have been trying to make a full backup of my Linux parition (of just a few hundred gigs- 3 tops) to my backup drive of 2 terrabytes (almost empty), I keep having an issue with running out ...
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Does Timeshift Backup provide (OSD) notifications in Ubuntu?

I am trying Timeshift backup program for the first time in my Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit system. Setup and use is simple enough but I am used to Ubuntu's default program "Deja-Dup" providing persistent pop ...
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s3cmd causing huge memory usage on 12.04 server

Today I installed s3cmd on my server to facilitate backups to s3. Everything is working great, and I even scheduled a cron job to regularly back up. Then I went and checked my Media Temple dashboard ...
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I am one step closer to installing ubuntu, back is grayed out and I was stupid enough to not make a backup

Ok, so yeah, i've been stupid enough not to make a backup and 1 step closer to installing ubuntu. What I need is that is windows totally safe and not gonna be touched I made a new partition from ...
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Default permissions wrong for backup and other programms

I ran my first backup with ubuntu 14.04 which ended OK but reported a bunch of files that failed: these are all the ones in /home/me/.launchpadlib/api.launchpad.net/cache which are more recent ...
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Backup of multiple server with snapshot

I have three server that I need to be able to pull backups from using rnsapshot and save backups to a single backup server. How would I do it? So far all the guides I have read has one server in mind. ...
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Can root chown anything?

So I have a duplicity-based backup script which is run periodically as root thanks to anacron. It runs as root because I'm backing up about the whole file system (save for /tmp, /sys, etc), and also ...
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How to export Observium data?

Trying to figure out how to export the data from Observium to see the throughput of a network, and save it to a file. Any help would be great.
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Files being wiped by cloud storage services

When I move and rename files using Ubuntu One or Grive Tools, using an SSD, sometimes clients doesn't catch the change properly and delete or make to reappear missing folders. Why it could be that?
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EHCP backup restore

i have restored a backup of echp made yesterday, and now i can´t access one of my sites www.macsha.com It give me a blank page any idea? Please it's really urgent! Thank you
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Syncing dm-crypted drives?

I have 2 usb sticks, 8GB each: usb1 = /dev/sdb usb2 = /dev/sdc usb1 is a full dm-crypted drive and I am currently using usb2 as a backup, just incase usb1 fails. I am cloning usb1 to usb2 using ...
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How to Access Ubuntu Files From Bootable USB “Try Ubuntu” Section

Few hours ago I have tried to open my pc but I got error called "BOOTMGR IS MISSING" please restart pc, after little research I thought that I should create bootable Ubuntu USB and access my ubuntu ...
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Cloning a USB stick

make a dd backup of the dm-crypt usb and rest the test the backup I know I can make a copy of a usb stick using the following sudo dd if=/dev/sdb of=~/USB_image and then restore it using ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Fatal Exception

I use Ubuntu 14.04, 64-bit. I installed Virtualbox and was testing another Linux OS (Deepin). My system froze and I could not get to a TTY session to reboot. I had to do a hard restart and when Ubuntu ...
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backup valuable files in ctl+alt+F1

I'm having an issue with Unity not loading after I log in upon booting. All I get is my desktop background and a cursor, no top bar, no dash. I can't use any keyboard shortcuts (other than ...
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How can I access and backup ~/.gvfs and ~/.cache/dconf?

I am creating backup and after completion I got this.. Could not back up the following files. Please make sure you are able to open them. /home/vinay/.cache/dconf /home/vinay/.gvfs I ...
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“@reboot” command are not function properly

I have installed in my laptop Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating system and it working fine, problem only that my file backup script not work properly, because of @reboot command not function properly. ...
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backup without overwriting old backups

I'm using Ubuntu server 14.04 to backup all data from '/mnt/test/ folder' to '/home/john/' with TAR and archive to stuff.tar.gz and to make it to backup automatical. I use cron to backup it every ...
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Transfer all messages of thunderbird with windows 7 to thunderbird ubuntu 14.04?

How can I transfer all messages and contacts of thunderbird with windows 7 to thunderbird ubuntu 14.04? I know that have a free app called mozbackup. But it don't works with linux. There a way ...
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Which hidden files and directories do I need?

In a previous question, I explained my situation/plan: backing up home directory on external drive, reformatting laptop drive, installing 14.04, putting home directory back. (It hasn't happened yet ...
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Extract duplicity files manually

I lost the drive, and the Ubuntu OS installed in it, from which I created a backup using Duplicity, and I don't know how to restore the archived files I still keep in another drive. They all follow ...
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Deja Dup Backup Failure

I'm trying to Backup Now with Deja Dup, but get a failure soon after starting. Backup Failed Failed to retrieve share list from server: No such file or directory It doesn't tell me which file or ...
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Permission error trying this backup script

I am trying this Backup Shell Script from the server guide. Granted it's for my desktop running Xubuntu 14.04. The NFS is mounted and accessible. The script has been created and edited with the ...
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Restoring Ubuntu System

I had messed up my system running Ubuntu and Windows 7 and Windows 8. I was not able to boot into Ubuntu while I was could boot into windows. So I uninstalled Ubuntu through a live USB ,but before ...
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Restoring backup with tar

hi i'am usin Ubuntu server 14.04 I want to backup all data in /mnt/backups/(pictures music etc.) i use: tar -cvpzf backup.tar.gz /mnt/backups/ and i want recover into /home/john/recover/ i use: tar ...
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sata to usb reader issues

I have 2 laptops that are each running 10.04. One of these laptops got left out in the garage in the heat, shut itself down, and never restarted. There is only one file that I want off the laptop so I ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server on Barracuda Backup Server 490

I am fairly new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. But I have an old Barracuda Backup Server 490 that I want to re purpose. But Barraduca's rates are pretty steep when it comes to using their hardware. I ...
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Using Grive to backup Links to large folder

I have a folder that contains 2 Gig of photos for Shotwell that I want to backup using Grive. I created a Link to the folder and moved the link to the Google Drive folder. When I run Sync Now, it ...
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How to backup guake's settings

I've worked a lot on configuring guake to my needs but I can't find a way to export these changes (doesn't seem to be related to gnome-terminal's profiles). Is there a way to backup my "guake profile" ...