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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Unable to mount USB hard drive [closed]

My computer is currently running Elementary OS (I know it's not Ubuntu but I want to install Ubuntu but need to backup files first before doing so) and is unable to mount my Lacie P'9233 ...
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Using rsync to mirror folders on NAS

I have an old netbook that I use as a torrent server running utorrent on ubuntu and accessing with the webUI, at the moment I add links through the UI and then manually copy the files over to my NAS. ...
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Backup Ubuntu + Apache + Postfix (no bash)

My company has 10 laptops and a server with Ubuntu onboard. There are also Apache and Postfix on it. I'm totally new to Ubuntu (I have never used it and I believe I have no need to try it). But for ...
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Create bootable CD from installed system

I have Ubuntu Server 13 installed, with a somewhat complex arrangement of software RAID, LVM2 and partitions. It's the kind of installation that the standard Ubuntu boot CD can't cope with. One day ...
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Deja-dup keeps asking me for my password every few minutes and doesn't seem to be doing anything

Every time I run deja-dup it repeatedly asks me for my password every few mintues. Also, in the 'detals' screen it just shows the same files and doesn't seem to scan any new ones. Any thoughts or ...
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Boot from the rsync backup copy

I have made a rsync backup of system using command rsync -aAXv /* /media --exclude={/dev/,/proc/,/sys/,/tmp/,/run/,/mnt/,/media/*,/lost+found} And now I want to boot from it. I have edited the ...
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Ubuntu FTP script to take backup and upload in my FTP server

Hie all I am trying to backup of my application directory, database backup and then sending it to my ftp server at hetzner by using the following script and i get few errors my server details: ...
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Ubuntu FTP Server - Hetzner

I have an FTP Backup Server in Hetzner with details Backup Server: u*****.your-backup.de I am trying to connect to it through my ubuntu server using command $ ftp u*****.your-backup.de and i see ...
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DejaDup Backup check time

I have the following Problem: When I am in office where we have a NAS to which DejaDup should backup it never fires up. As soon as I am at home (ironically, truely: sometimes when I work from home) ...
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Deja-Dup backup NAS problem

I'm trying to make a backup with Deja-Dup via LAN to my NAS using "Windows Share" (Samba). It worked the last days but since today I got the following error: DBus error ...
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VPS: Disaster recovery

I have a live vps running ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (Precise Pangolin), and though I have all of our web application's databases backed up to the amazon s3, and all of our source code backed up on bitbucket ...
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Restored file from back in time has “.backup.date”

That's basically my question. For example, there is /.bashrc and /.bashrc.backup.20131111 at the same time. What to do about them? It seems like the back up version is what I intended to restore.
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Can I restore applications settings from a back up of Ubuntu on a fresh install Lubuntu? (same machine)

And in general, I'm wondering if this is possible as I switch between Ubuntu derivatives? (or even Linux distro)
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Is there any way to get a MySQL database from a /var backup?

I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 13.10. After some time, I found that I didn't export all my MySQL databases. Some of them are missing. I still have a backup from my /var/ partition, but I ...
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Luckybackup rsync errors with exFAT

I am having an issue with luckybackup on ubuntu failing after I formatted an external SSD to exFAT using windows 7 I have installed the necessary drivers to access the exFAT file system, e.g. sudo ...
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Using Ubuntu to backup NTFS to SMB (zfs)

I'm trying to rescue a friend's borked Vista machine. I've created an Ubuntu boot disk and mounted both her NTFS partitions, and I'm trying to back everything up before attempting the rescue. I've ...
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AutoMySQLBackup - how to store username / password

I'm trying to setup AutoMySQLBackup on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS in security conscious manner. I've setup a mysql user with minimum privileges for backups. But when installing AutoMySQLBackup from apt-get ...
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How to install apple theme offline on ubuntu?

My friends likes to convert ubuntu theme to apple theme. but due to lack of internet connectivity he can't install apple theme using terminal(through commanding). Is there a way to back up my theme ...
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Restore with back in time after fresh install of ubuntu

I back up my home, which includes a list of installed softwares and PPA, on an external hard drive using back in time. I plan to do a fresh install of ubuntu. Will I then be able to install back in ...
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Archiving with rsync

I want to back up my data to an external hard drive. So far, I used to directly copy and paste each version of my home directory. This creates many versions of home directory. Many files are common ...
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Backup failing with No Space Left error

So I have a backup partition set aside on my 100GB HDD (old computer) of about 30 GB. I have some files that I want both Windows and Ubuntu to access (a NTFS partition) as well as the backup directory ...
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Mythbuntu Database Backup - changing the number of backups saved

I would like to change the number of database backups saved from the default 5. I have already moved the mythtv-database script to /etc/cron.daily and it is creating a backup each day instead of ...
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how to restore software from backup by deja dup

How to re install software from the backup. I backup the apps and data using deja dup Is it possible?.
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restoring backed up thunderbird files

How can I restore my backed up thunderbird files after format? Do I just copy the files back where thunderbird store these files? Or must I use import in thunderbird? What is the best way?
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How do i backup my videos folder

Is there a way that I can compress my videos folder to a very small size that can fit in an 8 GB USB-drive? The folder is about 32 GB and has all our family videos in it. I tried backing up but the ...
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backup dedicated server runing ubuntu 10.04 and plesk 11.01 prior to update os to uduntu 12.04

i would like to backup my dedicated server which is my web server hosting various sites and email, so that I can update the os to Ubuntu 12.04, and basically restore back to 10.04 if things go wrong. ...
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How to improve my backup strategy (rsync)?

I've seen the QAs about backup solutions, but I'm asking anyway. One because it's a personal situation I haven't solved yet, and two, because the answer can be useful for others. My situation is ...
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How to restore backup configurations of deja-dup

How can I restore backup configurations of deja-dup? I formatted my Ubutnu machine and I forget to copy the old configurations :(
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rsync'd a folder, folder doesn't show up, but free disk space decreased

I am currently trying to switch from mac to windows/ubuntu dual boot (on 2 seperate internal HDDs), but ran into some trouble restoring my documents. I am not sure all the information below is ...
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Keeping local folders synchronized [duplicate]

After repeatedly losing data on encrypted drives due to some trivial combination of software and hardware failure, I would like to know if there is a simple tool that keeps local folders synchronized. ...
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Restore Windows 7 System Image from Ubuntu

I had searched and searched and cannot find a simple answer to this question. I have a full backup data + system image of my current windows 7 on an external hard-disk. If I were to install ubuntu, ...
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How to routinely back up files on Ubuntu Server 12.XX? [duplicate]

I would like to know how I can setup a automated backup for Ubuntu server to either make a compressed backup of a group of files or upload them to a remote server. I don't need a whole system backup ...
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Can someone recommend me a backup solution that can be used for an educational institution? [duplicate]

The online university where I study is constantly experiencing data loss, including students’ files and literature, so I want to recommend them an effective solution.
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snapshot of certain user home directory every 12 hours

I have a build server that builds our comnay product in a continuous build method. the build user is called build (surprise ,surprise, i know :-) ) and most of the data that it uses is simply taken ...
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Installing on NTFS partition

Hello I currently have win xp installed on my pc , I got two drives C: (main one) and D: which I use as a backup drive and save all my videos & docs in. Last time I installed Ubuntu , it gave me ...
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||| New to Ubuntu + Need Help | Quantal . Dualboot . built in linux . toolbar …

i have installed Ubuntu quantal 12 along with Windows it worked fine at start and now the toolbar and most features in Ubuntu (including updates) are not working and i am only able to use a different ...
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Bacula job is giving back a restore OK message but nothing is restored

I want to restore one of my client that runs Linux Ubuntu Server. I tried to restore the client but it gave me the response that the restore is finished and its ok. I then went to the destination ...
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Kubuntu 13.10 - backintime-kde do not start

I have a Kubuntu 13.10 64bit fresh install. I installed backintime and backintime-kde4 When I launch backintime-kde4 it crashes saying: mirto@msb03:~/script$ backintime-kde4 Back In Time Version: ...
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Partitioning During Installation, Reinstalling Ubuntu, Backup donwloaded Repositories [closed]

I am new to Ubuntu and I have just finished installing 13.10 amd64 on my PC. This will replace my Windows 7 as my only OS. I just want to clarify some issues that've been bugging me. I tried reading ...
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setup rsync to delete files from my remote server once they have been successfully transfered to my local machine

I need help setting up rsync to transfer files from my remote server to my local machine and then delete the files form the remote server once they have been moved successfully to the local machine. ...
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Backup network for overheating USB WiFi Stick

My USB WiFi adapter tends to overheat and when it happens, it stops working until I pull it out and plug it in again. Since I often access my machine remotely from other places, when it happens, my ...
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Backup [How-to] [Help] [duplicate]

Currently I am using Ubuntu 13.10 for a few weeks. Before this, I am using Ubuntu 13.04 and everything is okay. When I upgraded to 13.10, finished the installation setup and I cant login. Looking all ...
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Crontab commands and backup

I have the following crontab running on my server: 0 23 * * * /etc/webmin/postgresql/backup.pl --all @daily /etc/webmin/fsdump/backup.pl 155931323799484 30 20 * * 0 /etc/webmin/fsdump/backup.pl ...
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How backup and restore Horde manualy

how can I backup and restore my horde sql database The Databse ist located in /var/lib/mysql/horde There are many *.frm files and one db.opt My Server ist broken, so I want to reinstall it. Can i ...
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How to restore missing calendar data from Lightning/Thunderbird

Today out of nowhere all my events and tasks disappeared from my Thunderbird. However, I have a full backup of .thunderbird folder. How can I restore my calendar data? I reverted these files to ...
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I need to get past my permissions to recover data

Due to some mishaps, I am unable to boot into Kubuntu at all. However, my data is still on the hard drive. I managed to get one of the other two computers to which I have access to read the disk by ...
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Killing a Plesk 11.5 backup process in Ubuntu

I want to kill a backup process initiated by Plesk in Ubuntu but don't know which processes safely can be killed: ps aux | grep backup root 20505 0.0 0.0 4392 604 ? Ss 01:43 ...
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Backing up with dd

I follow the instruction in this post, using the command dd if=/dev/sda1 | gzip > disk.img.gz but the imaging does not seem to stop. Is it because the disk.img is being put (as default) in my ...
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Question regarding drives

I am a new Ubuntu user who has spent a lot of time on Windows. A very common practice for me on Windows was making two drives, C: and D: , storing installs/files in C:, and I used D: for backup or if ...
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Standalone installation of ubuntu 13.10

I have windows 8 installed on my PC and now i want to install ubuntu 13.10 as a standalone OS i.e. i dont want to keep windows 8. I have 3 partition on my HDD. 350 MB (Boot Files in NTFS) 100 GB ...