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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Backing up for syslog/dmesg/message to different folder

I have an assignment where I am required to back up the /var/log/dmesg, /var/log/syslog and /var/log/message to text files in a different folder such as the Desktop. It will also create a file called ...
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How to backup all the updates [duplicate]

Is there any way to create an updated fresh iso of installed ubuntu of my system so that i dont need to update all those package next time afte a fresh installation. If there please help me
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Automate backups of multiple Postgresql _CLUSTERS_

I'm looking for a way to automate backing up multiple PostgreSQL clusters. Any thoughts/hints before I do the following? I've already found the autopostgresqlbackup package. Which is a functional ...
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how to customize the maximum iso-filesize in genisoimage or alternativ programs?

I'm working on a systembackup with remastersys and i would like to create a rich live-system on my usb-device (32 GB) - but on my way the genisoimage limits the creation of an huge iso-image files ...
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Second HDD from Windows as backup

So I'm migrating back to Ubuntu after a long struggle with Windows specific applications for my college work. My problem is, I now have two hard drives in my laptop, an SSD and a mechanical one. I ...
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Using Thunderbird to automatically backup my email account

I use Thunderbird to backup my web-based email account: I open Thunderbird and copy the mail messages from the Inbox to a local folder. Is there a way to do this automatically every day, so that I ...
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iMac won't boot Ubuntu [closed]

I have an iMac and I installed Ubuntu because Lion was crap and was causing my computer problems. But I still wanted a Mac OS so I brought it in to the genius bar at Apple and they plugged it in and ...
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Could I make Automatic Backup Folder For All new files I create or download?

I want to make a folder for all the new files I create , some times I create them at different places (e.g Desktop , Download , Document etc ) The Question Why would I do that ? and The Answer Is ...
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rsync creating target directory with old date

I have a script that automates backups - hourly snapshots of my xubuntu 12.04LTS workstation. It creates a directory named according to the date and time, ie: 20140316-1033, representing 10:33 this ...
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How to make a pendrive snapshot

I am building a NAS server with Ubuntu Server 12.04 on an old laptop and am very happy with it. The OS is installed on a 8Gb pendrive (the swap partition and grub are also installed on it). I did a ...
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restoring deja-dup backups from HDD on windows (individual files ore a collection of files)

This question has been asked before but not in way that answered my question okey doley so with the details I have backed up all my files using deja DUP (aka default backup application in Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Used dd to backup a disk, now want to look at the filesystem

I dd copied /dev/sdd sudo dd if=/dev/sdd of=backup.img sudo fdisk backup.img Command (m for help): p Disk backup.img: 143.3 GB, 143274860544 bytes 61 heads, 35 sectors/track, 131069 cylinders, ...
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Is all of my data backup-ed with `adb backup -apk -shared -all`?

Per the Ubuntu wiki I backup-ed my Android phone like so: adb backup -apk -shared -all But after it finished, the backup.ad file was only 6,3 MB. Will it clearly stats in the Wiki that: ...This ...
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Configure rsnapshot to keep initial(first) backup forever?

How could I tell rsnapshot to keep the initial (ie., the very first backup) backup of my server forever, incase I may need it in some rare time (like for some files in /etc directory ) ?
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Wondering if I could use Ubuntu Server as a backup server for my windows?

I'm planning to install Ubuntu as a WindowsDualBoot and the WindowsDualBoot guide says that I need to do a backup. I was thinking of using the Ubuntu Server as a backup hosting but I'm not so sure. I ...
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find/tar combination to backup certain files at one level, and all files in one subdirectory

Our server's directory structure is like this /home/site1/public_html /home/site1/logs /home/site1/cgi-bin etc...(it's the standard when using virtualmin) What I want to schedule backups for is ...
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New user…When My backup software starts it tells me to sign in to Ubuntu One

I do have an active Ubuntu One account. When I click the sign in button nothing happens. Did I do something wrong?
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What software can I use to make a mirror image of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I used to use Easeus Todo for Windows, or Norton Ghost. What options do I have for linux?
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How to create a mountable backup with partclone(after using clonezilla), i can normally restore from with clonezilla?

So, i want to mount a clonezilla image file. For this to happen, i would use partclone and instead of ca 500 small files i will get one big file, which i could mount. Can i afterwards delete the ...
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Format USB stick using LVM?

Is it possible to format a USB stick using LVM? I am interested in LVM because apparently it allows you to create instantaneous snapshots for backup purposes.
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rsync two existing directories copying everything

I have two file servers in two locations. Currently both have the same data, which generally is unmodified (used for read only access).When the second server was set up (the one I'm sshing to) the ...
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Want To Completely Install Ubuntu As Only OS But Dont Know What Happens To Files

I would like to know how to get my files( Music, Videos, Etc..) to be on Ubuntu when I get rid of Windows OS. From reading this site I get the impression that if I completely use Ubuntu as my Os and ...
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Rip a DVD title with IFO and BUP files from the command line

Like the title says, I would like to rip a DVD title with IFO and BUP files from the command line. I have tried several programs with varying results. Using dvdbackup: dvdbackup -i imagefile.img ...
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Ubuntu VPS Automatic Backup Script

Can anyone tell me how to create a backup script for Ubuntu VPS which is used as a webserver. I also want to add it as a cron job so that it runs automatically every day midnight at ...
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Backing up 2 computers

I have 2 laptops that i would like to have the same videos, pictures, and documents on. both run Ubuntu, both have a media partition with mostly the same videos and stuff on them. Ubuntu one has only ...
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Can I load Clonezilla not from USB but from my main internal HDD?

I use Clonezilla for backups. For that I write image to USB, loading from it and make image to my second PC. Can I load Clonezilla not from USB but from HDD of my laptop?
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script to backup file deleting file

Working on a bash script to take backup of a file, but the problem i get is that mv delete the file or rename it and create a file with the backupname. Script: test="/home/sysadmin/test/hei2.back" ...
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Scheduled Power On/Off of 2nd HDD

im using a ubuntu 13.10 Server. I want to switch off the 2nd HDD completely and only power it up once a week to back up the system+data from the 1st HDD. I know how to use crontab, but I dont know how ...
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PC System Status Bios visible through shell?

I am looking to view some settings that are visible through the bios in the command line. Our system has a built in holdup charge (shows SUSV status in bios) that I would like to poll regularly for a ...
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How to create a clone of my OS? [duplicate]

Today I ran into a irrecoverable problem by accidentally formatting my ubuntu drive, In future I don't want to face these kinda problems, So how can I have a clone of my OS (I mean with all the ...
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Backup SSD as image

I want to backup an existing SSD on a new notebook with a pre-installed Windows, Recovery Partition, ... before I wipe it and install Ubuntu on it. (It is too small for a dual-boot) Until now I have ...
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System backup with dd to external hdd

I want to backup my whole system. I am wondering if the dd command is a good choice for that. dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb For example: /dev/sda is my system partition (partition is on a ssd if that ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Making configuration backup

I'm new in Ubuntu but I really like it. I re-install it a lot of times past few days trying to change the system the way I like. Is there a way that I could make an ISO with the configurations I ...
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Backup an iPod Nano 4th generation?

I have an iPod Nano 4G and it is slowly dying on me. I would thus like to make a backup of its user data contents (so as to drop them later on onto a SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip). Can I do it from within ...
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How big is the deja-dup download?

I have successfully backed up my laptop data using deja-dup. I used a dedicated backup server, which I connected to using ssh over my home LAN. The size of the backup on the server disk is 250 GB. ...
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Remote backup with a file by file encryption?

I want to do remote backups over Internet (so limited bandwidth) from an Ubuntu server to a iMac machine (POSIX compliant) supporting both ssh and rsync. I do have sudo rights on both machines. The ...
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How can I use my Ubuntu server as a Time Capsule?

Apple's Time Machine backup features backs up on to a Time Capsule, which is normally either a dedicated, Apple-specific device, or some kind of network-attached storage formatted with HFS+. I don't ...
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Setting up LVM Snapshot as a backup/restore point in ubuntu [closed]

since I could not find how to post this as a blog/post/tutorial in AskUbuntu.. I decided on posting it here, were it is best exposed anyhow ... Setting up LVM Snapshot as a backup/restore point in ...
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How to make a disk image and restore to another, the hardware between the servers are the same

Currently there is an issue happening on the production environment and not happening in dev. so I would like to recreate it in dev by creating a image of prod and restore it in dev. the hardware are ...
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Off Site backups to VPS/Amazon Web Services/Rackspace

Has anybody here ever gone down the line of using hosted services such as AWS or Rackspace to backup files off site? Was thinking of using Duplicity setup on a server and enable backups using GnuPG ...
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How to backup my system so that I can create an exact replica on another computer

I have a ubuntu 12 LTS and windows dual boot machine. My hard drive is going to fail soon and my machine has also become quite old now. I am buying a new computer soon. How can I restore my ubuntu ...
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Backup of Apps and GUI Settings [duplicate]

Well, I got (I think) a pretty basic question. I'm new in Ubuntu, and I'm wondering how do I backup all I've installed and my GUI settings and tweaks. I'm not pretty much interested in backing up ...
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deja dup backup restore has failed me

I get this message when trying to restore from Deja Dup on 13.10 Backup location ‘/media/lawsonfamily/My Passport/duplicity-full.20140210T071338Z.vol177.difftar.gz’ does not exist. BUT, it does ...
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Restoring with Deja Dup program

I'm running ubuntu 12.04 and I've been using the default Deja Dup program for weekly backups, which I store in a separate disk. My question is this: If I wanted to perform a restore using this ...
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How to make image backup (.ISO) and install same in another system? [closed]

I am using kali linux.I want to setup my personnel Infosec research lab wit 3 system. One of my System has Important files and and it has updated daily basis. I want to make image copy of my entier ...
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How to backup and restore a full encrypted system

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 with full disk encryption on a Dell XPS 12, overwriting the original Windows 8 OS. In order to update the firmware and apply a hardware fix (to eliminate a screen ...
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Backup files and folders on Qnap Ts-421

I have a ubuntu 12.04 desk that I use as a file server, I have a Qnap turbo NAS Ts-421 that I'd like to use as a backup destination. I've enabled smb, nfs, ftp, and ssh and the firmware is the latest ...
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Rescheduling Backups: Is there a way to do it?

Is there a way to reschedule the backup to another day and keep it like that with the pre-installed backup program? Because the day I have it on (I do weekly backups) doesn't work for me and I have ...
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Restore Failed : Failed with an unknown error

I am trying to restore my data to a new hard drive from my old hard drive. I created a backup on the old hard drive. When I restore it gives me the error "Restore Failed: Failed with an unknown ...
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Cloning a hard disk or creating a backup

I am changing my hard disk because in Ubuntu it shows "Disk Failure is Imminent". Which option is better: Should I clone my hard disk with new one or Should I create a backup using Ubuntu Backup and ...