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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rsync: Transfer vServer Backup to Windows Home PC?

Is it possible to transfer a rsync Backup directly to my Windows Computer at home (over the Internet), or is it just possible in a LAN? If not: Could you tell me a way how i could back it up and ...
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How to rollback btrfs snapshot not at the top of the btrfs tree

(I may be using the wrong terms in this question, but I'm trying to use the terminology in the linked page.) The ubuntu wiki explains how to rollback a snapshot that is located at the top of the ...
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how to tar in python

I want to backup my website using a python script. This is the script: #!/usr/bin/python import os import time import datetime from subprocess import call DATETIME = time.strftime('%Y%d%m-%H%M%S') ...
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How to restore windows 7 acronis backup when ubuntu is installed

I have windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 both installed on my machine (Dual boot). I frequently backup my windows C drive with acronis backup utility in case something happens and I can not access my ...
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Creating disk image where destination partition is smaller than the source

It seems one of the requirements of a disk image tool like Clonezilla is that the destination partition for the image is at least as large as the source partition. I have a Windows disk that I would ...
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restoring system from the command line using TimeShift

Somtimes when I install some package in ubuntu my system brokes so I have to reinstall ubuntu. I searched on google if I can do a backup for my system to restrore that backup when my system brokes and ...
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Converting a linux machine to virtual machine

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 8.1 on dual boot, using GRUB Loader to select between operating systems. I want to convert my Ubuntu physical machine to virtual. I've looked into VMware Converter ...
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Back in Time says “working…” but nothing happens [closed]

When I try to create a backup of my mint17 machine, Back in Time says "working..." but it then it stuck. After more than 24h the status hasn't changed and no backup is made / available. Does anybody ...
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How to copy sd card data to pc? I want to copy sd card to pc running ubuntu 15.10

I want to backup all the data from phone's SD card to PC. While simply doing copy & paste it shows an error. My phone is Motorola g 2nd gen lollipop. The customer care is of no use as they only ...
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Physical Backup of Maria DB as a snapshot using LVM

I have a SQL database which I want to backup as a snapshot. I want to use LVM to do so, but I am not able to do it. Also my database is not stored in a LVM partition but its located in my /dev/sda2 ...
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1:1 mirror script with rsync? And do disks spin down by default?

My old NAS crashed and I don't want to use a Hardware RAID controller any more so I created my first server with Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS. It's running on a SSD and stores my data on 2×3TB WD Red ...
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How can I make a backup of an EFI System partition?

Before I start making changes to the ESP I want to make a backup of it. Can I just copy the files and directories within it, let's say with my file manager, or cp, or do I have to use some tool like ...
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Automatic backup of mysql on ubuntu

I have a Ubuntu server with a Mysql daatabase. I would like to set up an automatic backup of this database during the night on another server (ovh for example). I don't know what would be the best ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 hangs with live backup

I use Microsoft DPM to do backups. I have an Ubuntu 14.04.3 Server VM installed and when I try to do a live backup it just hangs. The problem is described here: http://blog.malyshev.com/?p=1563 I ...
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rsync error script

I wrote a small script for rsync which does not work and I have no idea why: #!/bin/bash rsync \ -a \ --delete \ -b --backup-dir=/lunarc/nobackup/users/mcocdawc/.MIL53_backup/ \ --checksum \ -Pv ...
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Download backup to ubuntu

I had my site on bluehost now moved to vps running ubuntu I made the backup of my site on bluehost and saved it in public_html directory with permission 755 Now when i try: wget ...
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How to move windows files to ubuntu without dual booting?

I'm about to install ubuntu again after using windows for a couple of months and I was wondering if there was way to move my files to ubuntu during installation, maybe dual booting, moving them, then ...
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Is my rsync backup method safe?

I made a very simple backup script using rsync that backs up some folders to an USB stick. This is just for quick daily backups. The command is rsync -av --delete followed by --exclude options and ...
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Exlude one directory wit 7zip terminal

I have tried this many times but not yet got it. How to use 7zip to zip directory without one directory inside other. Like: I have a folder /home/files/ and inside that, directory1/ and directory2/. ...
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Can I backup via FTP using internal and external FTP addresses, automatically

I am currently using the backup utility on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and doing it through FTP on my notebook. I currently have to switch from my internal Private IP address, 192.168.XXX.XXX, to my external ...
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How to backup data of first computer to the hard drive of second?

I have two computers connected to same network. First computer (laptop) is for my primary use. I use Ubuntu's Backups program to backup my data for that I have to connect external hard drive. Now I ...
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How can I backup files? [duplicate]

Is there a way to backup Ubuntu using the GUI? I tried using rsync. It asks me "source and destination". I want to say back up everything on internal (/dev/sda*) hard drive and save it in external ...
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What backup utility/app would be better?

Before I had moved to Linux I had Windows XP Home and used Acronis True Image for my backups. I would still use it today if Acronis had a user/client application rather than just a "server" version. ...
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LuckyBackup scheduled backup does not work

I am using luckyBackup 0.4.8 on Kubuntu 15.04. I created a profile to backup my data files. When executing the profile manually everything works fine. I also created a cron schedule to execute the ...
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Ubuntu host/client server for backups?

Im not sure if this has been asked, I couldn't find it if it has been. Im wanting to use a ubuntu server to host a backup service of some kind to back up customer files that are located on windows ...
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Migrate from Ubuntu to Mint, easiest and most current suggestions?

I am thinking about changing my Ubuntu to Mint, as I have heard that it is faster and a little more stable than Ubuntu(Running 14.04, and some issues happen with loading and closing apps). I'm finding ...
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Daily Cron job not executing

I created the following cron job under /etc/cron.daily/backup-vivashost #!/bin/bash DATE=`date +%Y%m%d` mkdir /var/lib/html-backup/www-$DATE/ cp -R /var/www/html/* ...
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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" ...