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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Upgrade to RAID

I have a system running ubuntu server latest main version and I have it running on a single disk. I have installed another identical hard drive in the machine and I would like to convert this machine ...
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ubuntu rightclick command line custom backup

os: ubuntu 12.04 LTS, kernel: 3.8.0-35-generic kernel, when i right click on "text file/s", i would like to have a custom menu, to run a bash, to make a backup copy of text file/s i'm right clicking ...
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Whats going to happen to former files when installing Ubuntu Desktop?

I'm about to test out and probably upgrade my Windows Vista to the latest Ubuntu, and I was wondering what do I need to do in order to keep all my files so they are ready for Ubuntu. I'm obviously ...
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Can I save my Tweaks, themes, icons, customisation, softwares etc. like a backup and restore them if i do fresh install? [duplicate]

I did a lot of work today and enhanced the look of my Lubuntu 13.10. I also installed a lot of packages, like Numix icon theme from their PPA, downloaded icons and changed the taskbar color, size ...
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backing up from Ubuntu computer to NAS

My setup is a Sony Vaio laptop running Ubuntu 13.10 and a BuffaloTech NAS hard-wired to a Netgear 6300 router. The question is about automating the task of accessing the NAS from the laptop and ...
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Backup with rsync via smb

I have a netbook running Lubuntu 13.10 and a Windows PC running Windows 7 Home Premium. I can copy the folders I want to backup from my Lubuntu, go the folder named "Backup" on my Windows PC Desktop ...
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deja dup returns an error

I created a backup of my home directory using Deja Dup. I had the system archive the backup to an external hard drive formatted with ntfs. When I tried to restore the backup to a new install of ...
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Can I use a Timecapsule with Backup Utility?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.1. I have an Apple Time Capsule on my network (the latest model running firmware 7.7.9). I can view it my browsing to it in the file system, however, when I right click on it and ...
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Can I backup only if on a given network?

I'm using the backup utility included in the system to backup my laptop to a NAS at home. However, when I'm outside home, on another network, my system try to reach my NAS a pop a window telling it ...
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Disabling gedit backup files (filename~ tilde)

How can I get the following command to change for the root user as well? gsettings set org.gnome.gedit.preferences.editor create-backup-copy false This command should disable gedit backup files. ...
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Backintime cannot find my snapshots

My Hard Drive failed and I had to do a fresh install of Ubuntu (13.10). Fortunately (maybe) I had backed up most of the folders from /etc and /home using Backintime (root). I installed BIT on the new ...
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Moving from elementary OS to Xubuntu

One of my Pcs is dualbooted between elementary os luna running on kernel 3.11 and xubuntu 3.10. Elementary os is no longer booting correctly, it's booting into tty. I am unable to connect to the ...
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Problems with Extended Attributes limits in Linux kernel + XFS when making a rsync backup for OS X computers

If I understands it correctly XFS don't have a limit to the size of extended attributes(EA) but Linux kernel impose a limit at 64k? What I am trying to do is build a backup server that our Apple ...
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Deja-dup failing with “Host key verification failed”

A remote ssh sever I use for backup recently changed its keys. I removed the relevant line from ~/.ssh/known_hosts, so I can log into it without any trouble. Deja-dup does not seem to take note of ...
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SVN Incremental backup

I have few remote SVN Repos and I would like to get them backup in a incremental way. could somebody can help me , thank you ?
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Reliable backup mechanism for ubuntu

I need a backup mechanism for Ubuntu that meets two conditions: Is executed at given points in time (Cron - like) Verifies completion of each backup task (task didn't crash), otherwise - relaunches ...
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How can I access my home folder in a live usb directly?

I have just finished installing Ubuntu 12.04 from an 'updated' live usb. By updated I mean I had installed other softwares, removed others, run updates and upgrades, etc. To my surprise, the newly ...
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Automatic synchronization or backup to External HDD at every plugin

I used to backup one partition to an external drive using grsync but now i have to backup different different folders to corresponding folders in External HDD. It would be helpful if they can be ...
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How to make a script that backup System in Ubuntu 12.04?

I need a script that when I execute it, it will backup the system to a specific folder (destination). I'd also like to exclude some files.
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Backup WII games

What software should I use to backup WII games? I found this tutorial, but it didn't work. I may try to download wiibafu directly and install deb.
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Will this backup the partition contents of both linux and windows?

The partition table of my /sda disk got corrupted. I don't know the details of what happened exactly, but I can still read the disk, and boot into Linux, but not into Windows 8 anymore. I'm quite new ...
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Verifying Deja Dup backup on S3 fails

I've installed the S3 plugin for Deja Dup and am using it to backup a fairly large amount of data. The backup seems to complete successfully but when Deja Dup tries to verify it I get an error. Has ...
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Previously working external hard drive suddenly not detected - Ubuntu 12.04

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 and have been using the default Backup application with an external SATAIII hard drive. However, when I connected it via USB today, it didn't show up ...
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Create a bootable ubuntu backup partition [duplicate]

This question is asked many times but I haven't got the right answer. What I want is to create a partition where I backup my current Ubuntu partition that appears in the GRUB menu. If one day my ...
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Tar extract error - implausibly old time stamp 1970-01-01 01:00:00 [closed]

I was create a tar script to make a backup of / directory on flash drive with exluding these folders: /lost+found /mnt /media /proc /sys /tmp Here's a fragment of script: sudo tar -zcpf ...
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File sharing with Ubuntu 12.04 Server

I have setup Ubuntu 12.04 Server and am using it as a raid 1 backup for all my photos and files. I would like to set up a web based file server and backup like Google Drive so I can share my files and ...
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Ignore certain dotfiles from backup

When using the packaged Ubuntu Backup preferences pane, there is an option to ignore folders. Traditionally when using a nautilus based File dialogue, you could press CTRLH to hide/show dotfiles, or ...
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problem with btrfs tools

I've installed btrf-tools and I would like to shrink 5gb off my primary partition for use as a temporary snapshot for a dd backup. But first things first ... me@my:~$ btrfs fi show failed to open ...
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New to Linux - Need Suggestions on Hardware that is compatiable

I want to either build a tower or use my Lenovo TS130 server with Ubuntu. My goal is to do RAID 1 on the tower and install Ubuntu. The purpose of this machine is to use it as a file server for my ...
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duplicity GnuPG passphrase for dejadup backup

I'm using Deja Dup backup and it backups everyday to my nas. Since there is no limit to the nas folder, the backup keeps growing and growing and now I want to delete old backups using this command: ...
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How can I Sync/Backup iPhone 4S (IOS 7) with ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have recently upgraded my iPhone 4S to IOS 7. I have ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on all my systems and due to Security reasons it is not safe to sync and backup my iPhone on other's Windows based ...
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Home Microserver using Ubuntu: backup with Deja-Dup

I see this topic is quite popular ([1], [2]) so I'm hopeful to get nice feedback on what I'm trying to do. I'm buying an HP Microserver with 4x 2TB, and I currently have two computers. I'd like this ...
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Home Microserver using Ubuntu: about the mediaserver

I see this optic is quite popular ([1], [2]) so I'm hopeful to get nice feedback on what I'm trying to do. I'm buying an HP Microserver with 4x 2TB, and I currently have two computers. I'd like this ...
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Home Microserver using Ubuntu and ZFS: about ZFS

I see this topic is quite a popular ([1], [2]) so hopefully I can get nice feedback on what I'm trying to do. I'm buying an HP Microserver with 4x 2TB, and I currently have two computers. I'd like ...
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Can /mnt be safely excluded from system backup? What is BootInfo and boot-sav?

I would normally think to exclude /mnt from a system backup then simply remake the empty dir on restoring the system, should the need arise, with mkdir /mnt. I'm curious however at the directory ...
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File permissions change after copying to portable hard disk

I had copied a directory contain C language source code files and some shell scripts from my Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit laptop to a portable hard disk some time back. I had copied it under root login. Now, ...
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How to backup files without access to the desktop?

I recently made a driver change and now when I boot all I get is a black screen. I want to reinstall Ubuntu 12.04 LTS without losing all of my data and files in my /home folder. How can I create a ...
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How do I restore a single file with Deja Dup / Nautilus 3.8?

All tutorials say I have to go to the "File" menu and hit some sort of restore button, which does not consider that this freaking new file manager does not even have a menu bar. How am I supposed to ...
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i lost external hard data after linux reinstall [closed]

Linux reinstallation mount the external hard Reinstalling existing Linux (Pomeroy ago) nwatdeon data are transferred to external hard drive is not visible. Disk space, the backup data will remain ...
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How to use ORI file sysstem on Ubuntu

How to use the new ORI file system on Ubuntu? Are there any documentations?
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How can I back up Ubuntu and restore after the installation of Windows 8?

I have Ubuntu in a whole partition of 500 GB, and I need to install Windows 8. Can I back up the ubuntu 13.10 and save it some other external HDD? I want format whole drive and again do some ...
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How to correctly restore system from tar backup?

Ok, so I decided to make a backup of my ubuntu 13.04 system using tar. I was following guide here and I made a backup of my ubuntu installation. Now, what I don't understand, is how to restore from ...
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How to backup and restore the system? [duplicate]

I want to install some drivers for my graphics card. usually when I do that something goes wrong, I then try to fix it, something else goes wrong. I finally end in failure and have a destroyed system ...
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Want to install ubuntu 12.04 new on ssd for / and hdd for /home but keep all settings [duplicate]

Good evening, i have ubuntu installed right now on my 2TB hdd. Runs very good. The last weeks i configured all programs/games/audio stuff now and are very fine with it. Now i got one new ssd drive ...
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Backup Drive Issue: Seagate backup plus 1TB in not getting detected

I just bought a new Seagate backup plus, 1 TB external backup drive, USB 3.0, it is working good with my windows, but when I login into my Ubuntu 12.04 it does not get detected by any way. Before ...
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What's the best practice for backing up encrypted Ubuntu home dir?

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 and electing to encrypt my entire home directory, I am now wondering what the best way would be to back up the data here. I backed up the rest of my file system with ...
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How backup data from ubuntu using a livedvd with another ubuntu

I use a dual boot between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 . I cant have acess to my ubuntu, and I would like to backup its data from another ubutu bootable. When I look in the partition of the HD that has ...
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using rsync within the terminal

I am relatively new to Linux(Ubuntu 12.04) . I am researching on how to use rsync to backup a certain folder from my local (ubuntu) computer to my windows xp networked (shared) computer. What I want ...
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Restoring backup

I used rsync to back up my data from Vbox. I replaced the fstab of the backup with the fstab of a fresh install. I then used that data to restore everything on the same fresh install. Now I'm unable ...
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Trying to mount ddrescue image from a 1tb crashed ntfs drive

It was time, after 5 years my 1tb external drive with all of my family photos and all my music crashed. Stupidly enough, i did not have two drives in raid, which i will do in the future. I ...