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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Help, ubuntu server 14.04 crontab cannot run my database backup script, but other simple script is ok

Hi All Ubuntu Server Experts I need help in cracking this crontab problem. So, I made a change in /etc/crontab to run a system script for database backup purpose. The crontab does not seems to run my ...
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Rsync exclude list bug

I have a script (cron job) that contains this line: rsync -avr --max-size=1G --exclude-from="${HOME}/.folder/exclude-list.txt" $HOME "${TARGET}/folder/" The exclude-list.txt contains these lines: /...
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Types and software to backup

Which the best software to use for make backup complete of my data? I prefer the program if run in the terminal and allow backup through network, internal networking. I don't know must about backup ...
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LVM restore wrong meta file?

I added the wrong file instead-of original file. vgcfgrestore -f /tmp/vg00.backup /dev/rdsk/c0t4d0 But i did vgcfgrestore -f /tmp/vg01.backup /dev/rdsk/c0t4d0 Now my volume shows volumes in ...
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Datafiles in Thunderbird Mail for backup/export [duplicate]

I am a novice user of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64-bit) using kernel 3.19.0.42-generic. I have had multiple problems with older kernels - probably of my own making! I was unable to login with these older ...
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How to put a cloned image to another HDD [closed]

My question is simple =) I am making a clone image using dd on the terminal on my Ubuntu system. I am saving it on external hdd. Now how do I upload that image to my 1 TB HDD thats in my tower. Also ...
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Cronjob permission denied (Nightly backup shell script)

I am trying to create a shell script to make a backup every night using tar. The error I get is: From shady@wserver1 Wed Dec 30 04:01:01 2015 Return-Path: <shady@wserver1> X-Original-To: ...
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Automated Backup for Bare Metal Restore

Complete Linux newbie here! Got my first Ubuntu 15.10 box (for running Ubiquiti Controller and Video NVR). I'd like to setup an automated daily (incremental) backup for bare metal restore in case of ...
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Automated backup script no longer running after upgrading to 14.04.3

I have a backup script that flawlessly backed up my system on an hourly basis, until I upgraded to Xubuntu 14.04 from Xununtu 12.04. I did not initially notice, since I just assumed it would keep ...
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Booting to a black screen after system update / USB drive not recognized

Since a recent system update (about a week ago) I cannot boot Lubuntu anymore. I'm using a ten years old Eee PC. After the "Lubuntu" sign disappears, all I get is a black screen (the LEDs are working, ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 system rescue on Busy Box after botched Deja-Dup backup attempt

Merry Christmas! I received an external hard drive for Christmas and attempted a backup of the Home directory of my Linux Ubuntu 15.10 system. Unfortunately I botched it and when I came back to the ...
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cp -u copies all files, not just newer ones

I'm sourceing script that says something like cp -vau /home/jordan/local-directory/ -t /media/jordan/A368-480F/BACKUP/ , and that's it. A368-480F/ is the directory that appears when I plug my USB ...
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Remind user of a backup task, for example once a week (Bonus: on shutdown)

I am looking for a kind of cron task that remindes (on my Xubuntu desktop) me once per week to do a backup (which is a rsnapshot shell script which should be started in a terminal to see the progress)....
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Backup and restore whole system with TAR issue

This happened a few times. So I am curious why. For some purpose, I did tar cf /backup/os.tar / --one-file-system. Then booted into rescue system and remade root filesystem. Then tar xf /backup/os....
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Trouble with Deja Dup Restore

I'm trying to restore from a Deja Dup backup. My original system was Zorin 9, but when disk fried I moved to Ubuntu 14 installed on fresh disk. I don't think this is causing any problems, platform is ...
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Removing duplicate directories

I'm backing up some files from my wife's computer (iMac) to my file server (Ubuntu). I'm using an external drive to which I've previously copied some of the files but I've since decided to use rsync. ...
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rsync not working, /media/* not working in terminal

I've been using rsync --recursive --times --delete --log-file=/media/Data/Log.txt /media/Data/Documents/ /media/Backup/Documents2 rsync --recursive --times --delete --log-file=/media/Data/Log.txt /...
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Easy way to create fallback installation of my system? [duplicate]

my current installation has lots of nice daemons installed/configured, Plugins for Firefox, nice packages installed. I guess sooner or later I will trash my installation somehow. I want to back up my ...
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Difference b/w Ubuntu backup and clonezilla

I have never backed up using Ubuntu backup. The two backups I have tried is Time Machine(Apple) and CloneZilla(Linux, Windows). I am not sure does Ubuntu create a clone of my hard disk like the other ...
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Evernote: script that can incrementally download full db where note = file?

Is there any script to incrementally download my Evernote database in plaintext? I need to have not one big file but many files (with attachments) - I want to use cron for everyday backup to git and ...
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How to create a log of an rsync transfer on the remote server?

I have a lovely functional bash script, which uses rsync to create a backup on a remote server, utilising key-based authentication. It uses a standalone rsync command, rather than having to set up ...
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Backup ubuntu packages

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my system, and I want to upgrade to Ubuntu 15.10. I want to backup the packages and list of added repositories. I made a déjà dup backup but I don't know if it backs ...
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Backup doesn't backup certain files

I've tried other answers on askubuntu.com to no avail. My backup finished, but gave this error. I really need my downloads folder to backup. I can open and write to the downloads folder just fine. ...
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How can I use my backup of Thunderbird

I read "How do I back up Thunderbird emails?" from here. How can I use it again when the account will be deleted from Thunderbird or change the operating system?
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Kubuntu not logging in after restoring an rscyn-based backup

My setup is as follows: In an extended partition, there is a 1GB ext2 boot partition, and a LUKS crypto container. Within the container there is an LVM physical volume, with one volume group, within ...
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déja-dup not doing daily backup with suspend instead of reboot

instead of shutting down my and rebooting my machine I suspend and wake it up every time I use it. This however seems to break the déja-dup backup schedule which I have configured to be run daily. ...
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Lost my drives data while installing ubuntu [duplicate]

I had some problems with my windows os and I often got some message saying that I have to choose a backup, I am tired of giving ask me again later, I thought to try with ubuntu alongside with windows, ...
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Deja Dup - Should I backup hidden files located in home folder?

I'm using Deja Dup in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I do a backup for /home contents once a week. What should I do with the hidden files that are being stored? If unnecessary, how could tell Deja Dup to ignore ...
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Local rsync command to capture a sub-sub-subdirectory of /

The task is simple: create a backup of /usr/local/bin and the files within it, and keep the path information. The following works, but I do not really understand what I have done. I've noticed that ...
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Backups runs fine first time, but hangs on “Verifying” subsequent times

I'm having problems with Ubuntu's backups utility (which I believe is maybe the new name for Deja Dup?). First time I run a backup (to a NFS drive that mounts on startup) it works fine - it makes a ...
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How can I backup packages from an install I can't currently boot

My ssd had a partition problem and I've been unable to repair grub. I can still access the partition with my files on it though so what I want to do is backup the installed packages and reinstall ...
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rsync synching unchanged files

New to rsync here. I used it to backup files on an external drive on my home drives. My rsync line is : sudo rsync -vv -rP /inputFolder ~/backupFolder I did 2 backups back to back to verify if ...
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How do I revert my source.list from the source.list.backup?

After following these commands from http://askubuntu.com/a/159371/63298, it removed my sources.list and when I do sudo apt-get upgrade, it's asking me to auto-remove the packages lost. How do I ...
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Properly Restore On Dissimilar Hardware?

I am trying to restore a backup from one HP Linux server (G7, Ubuntu Server 14.04.3) to another HP server (G5) with some dissimilar hardware. The backup is taken via Barracuda's Backup appliance. The ...
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Software for getting Back Up of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS OS along with newly installed software

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS . After installing this OS , many new softwares are installed , and also many packages are updated. Now, my question is , is there any software ,with the help of which I can ...
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is Dell Recovery tool contains updates while OS backup is getting exported?

I am using Ubuntu in Dell Vostro 15 Laptop. Through Dell Recovery tool a backup of O.S. is getting created. Backup file is like Ubuntu-14.04-amd64-dell_A00.iso I am updating O.S. & package / ...
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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 windows....
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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 ...