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 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 ...
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Ubuntu backup - at the end of my teather

getting really frustrated with Ubuntu at the moment. I have been using the inbuilt backup system since I built Ubuntu 14.04, I use encryption and use the same password and it has never changed. HDD ...
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Change Priority of Process [duplicate]

I have this script I launch via startup applications: #!/bin/sh sleep 1200 while [ true ] do deja-dup --backup # line 5 sleep 7200 done According to System Monitor, the process name of the ...
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Clone ubuntu server to another machine using Clonezilla

I am trying to clone an Ubuntu Server 14.04 installation on another machine because I don't want to do a fresh install. I downloaded Clonezilla on the Ubuntu Server machine and followed the steps to ...
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How to back up to Dropbox

How do you perform backups to an external server like DropBox using the built in backups program in System Settings?
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Backup Trouble same drive mounted to / and /backups with RSYNC

So I'm getting a root partition as full after some errors. Here is what I'm seeing. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sdb1 175G 175G 0 100% / none ...
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How to connect Deja-Dup with OneDrive via webdav

How to connect to OneDrive using Deja-Dup backup? In location I am using the following configuration: WebDAV Server: onedrive.live.com ticked the Use secure connection (HTTPS) Port: 443 ...
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Deja-Dup: How to plan for use and allocate storage

I've used Deja-Dup for several years now as I slowly phased into full time Ubuntu usage. The first systems I used it on were small, noncritical test systems and the backups were small. Now that I ...
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How do I automate nightly disk imaging?

I do a lot of development work, and sometimes this means messing around with drivers, non-official packages, and boot settings. I want to start automating nightly disk imaging so no matter what ...
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Restoring BackInTime snapshot to new computer - copy config and change host name hasn't worked

My new system has a different name than the previous one, and BackInTime doesn't recognize the snapshot files. I'm a novice user of Ubuntu. I found the config file in the backup and copied it to ...
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how to use “.bak” file

I want to know how to use a backup file. My friend changed some configuration in interface file but those setting doesn't work but the previous setting works. He create a backup file interfaces.bak ...
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Rsync full backup --exclude option not working

I run the following command as sudo everything works fine: rsync -aAXv --delete ...
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Create install script based off existing system

I have an Ubuntu install that I have been using for about two years. It's getting a little wonky and I also may have to switch to a dual-boot setup with Windows due to a program my school requires. I ...
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Will rsync figure out a major file restructure

I have a 4TB and two 6TB external HDDs. I backed up the 4TB on both 6TBs. I set aside the 4TB. Took one 6TB and made it my go-to storage device. I did a lot of cleaning up, deleting and ...
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USB hard drive appears multiple times in /media

My 2Tb Seagate backup drive is plugged into my laptop all the time. When I first plugged it in, it appeared as one drive in /media. Now, when I look in /media, it shows 4 drives entitled "Milford", ...
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Deja dup backup to external drive - metadata file not found in backup

This has happened a few times but I've left it and just manually backed up data files. This is a basic backup to an external hard drive. When Deja dup does the final step of validating the backup, it ...
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Create a Custom Distribution of Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

I want to make a custom distribution of my Ubuntu 15.04 i recently upgraded from 14.04 installed and configured lots of software i need and i want to make an install-able iso with all the apps i ...
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Is it possible to backup Network Manager profiles?

Is it possible to backup NetworkManager created profiles and restore them after OS reinstalation?
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Secure and automatic backup with rsync

I sync files on a few different devices with a remote ssh server using rsync. The problem is that I sometimes forget to sync a device on which I've modified a file and this makes things complicated. ...
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How to decrease dd output size via defragmenting and zero fill empty space

I want to make backups of a whole hdd using dd, unfortunately backup sizes matter I use the following commands to ensure compression and splitting (fat32 habit, since you cant save anything more than ...
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advice about restoring an old clonezilla backup

I have an external hard drive with a CloneZilla back-up of an old Ubuntu system that I was using in '09. I have considered trying to purchase the exact same Dell laptop this was on in the interest ...
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Backing up Ubuntu to a hard drive [duplicate]

What is the best program for backing Ubuntu up to a hard drive?
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rsync flags for backing up /home/$USER/ [closed]

I am writing a basic script to backup some of the directories in $HOME. I started with the -aAV flags but wonder if I should include any more flags that are useful for backups. My current script is ...
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Can Rsync get incremental on files it hasn't touched yet?

I have an Ubuntu server which acts as a file server for a few Windows clients, using Samba. This server mirrors a couple of large directories to a support server using rsync. I need to replace the ...
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encrypted drive, /boot on usbstick that is now lost: how to recreate it from backup?

Very quickly, here is my situation: Ubuntu 14.04 Entire hard disk is encrypted using LUKS boot partition was on an external USB thumbdrive. :-( bootable thumbdrive is gone for good :-) I had a ...
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Backup and restore

I've followed the tutorial here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BackupYourSystem/TAR Now to my issue. When i boot up my Ubuntu Server with a live cd to restore from my backupfile i stumble upon ...
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Backup files on external hard disk on Ubuntu using the tty-terminal

Is there a way to backup files from the tty terminal? I'm not able to start Ubuntu and none of the commands: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop work. I was getting ...
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cannot view partitions after rsync restore: how to backup better?

I have done a backup using rsync and restored the system as a test. All went well except that I cannot click on the partition listing in nautilus anymore. When I do it complains about "This location ...
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backintime backup and deleted files

I do backup with backintime. Then delete a file. Then do backup again. Inside the newest snapshot I still see the deleted file. All further snapshots also contain this file. Is this a normal behavior? ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Desktop disk mirroring

I have just installed Ubuntu in a dual boot system with Windows in my computer. This is my disk configuration: Disk /dev/sda: 931,5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * ...
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Ubuntu rescue mode mount and backup files

I'm logged into the Ubuntu Recovery mode to backup my files. The output of sudo fdisk -l is The output of parted --list is The output of lsblk and mount | grep /dev/sd is Could you help me ...
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rsync from local folder to mounted nfs share causes permission denied errors and nothing is copied

I have a home server that is sharing folders on the network using NFS. I have mounted these folders on my computer, for example: 192.168.1.20:/mnt/raiddisk/john /mnt/john nfs ...
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How to take backup and restore of installed files in ubuntu 14.04?

How to take Back-up and Restore files? How to know that the files that were taken back-up already? How to install it in another Computer? Its good to know to do by using Terminal instead of doing by ...
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Clonezilla Server Imaging to a smaller drive

Setup I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and have installed Clonezilla Server onto an old laptop which I use as an imaging server. This connects to a mini switch and then I connect other computers into that to ...
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Copy file from one ubuntu to another ubuntu

By using cron job I've successfully created a backup of mysql database on the Ubuntu. Below is the command under mysqldump.sh /opt/lampp/bin/./mysqldump -u root database-name | gzip ...
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How to create a snapshot of an encrypted btrfs @home subvolume?

We are using btrfs for its snapshot capabilities so we can backup user home directories. The user home directories are encrypted with encryptfs. We run sudo btrfs subvolume snapshot /home ...
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Ubuntu backup to install on new computer

How to create backup of my entire system (programs + data) to install on a new computer? This question has been asked but I couldn't find any answers regarding not cloning the boot partition (this ...
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Backup and restore the whole system multiple times

I am building a computer I am going to sell and need to make a restore system. I am running Ubuntu OEM install. What can I do so if it get restored multiple times. It still works.
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Installing Bacula while running MySQL 5.6

I am attempting to install Bacula (5.2.6+dfsg-9.1ubuntu3) on our server running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. However, I am having troubles very early in the installation process. Running the command apt-get ...
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sbakcup generates corrupt files

I need to recover a backup files created by sbackup (simple backup tool) but the backup folder is full of *.corrupt files. The last good incremental file is from 4 months ago. Why some backups become ...
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How can I back up my ubuntu server? [duplicate]

anyone know of the best way to backup my server as i really need to start doing it now. It only has one 500gb HDD installed. I have webmin installed to. Any help is appreciated thanks.
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Run script on mount

I have an encrypted HDD for which I would like to run a backup script when it is mounted. I found some information on how to achieve this with upstart, but since Ubuntu 15.04 uses systemd this ...
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To block by naming files from backup?

I have some data files of several GBs which I would not like to be included in backups. I am using at the moment Deja Dup but later Systemback. Systemback is making exact mirror images of the ...
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Can I use 'juju backup create' with the local provider when my primary user is not 'ubuntu'?

Vitals: HP DL380 g5; Ubuntu 14.04.2 trusty; Juju 1.24.0-trusty-amd64; local provider. I'm trying to back up my juju configuration using 'juju backup create', but it's failing to log in to the ...
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Ubuntu Backup - how to backup to server

Good morning, I am trying to setup my Ubuntu machine to backup to my Ubuntu server. When I goto backup, I cannot go into any of my none of my folders from the backup app to direct it to back up ...
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I installed Popcorn Time, it deleted all my Desktop items

Is anyone else familiar with this problem? What can I do to restore my data? Is there any default way Ubuntu backs up my stuff? Could it be moved somewhere? Nothing else is affected, only desktop, ...
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Permission for backup program

I'm new to Ubuntu and i have a problem and can't find an answer for it, so: I'm using Windows + Ubuntu and i'm using a ext4 partition for storing my backup, BUT every time when i need to do some ...
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btrfs - Need help understanding it correctly

After spending hours and hours i cannot manage to understand btrfs enough to use it the way i want. In the end my goal is simple: Having a clean fail-proof solution for os upgrades. So i've exactly 3 ...