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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Make “backups” icon go away

Shortly after installing Ubuntu 14.04, I started getting this annoying black-box icon on my application launcher. I have to click on it and say "skip backups" every time I restart my computer to make ...
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Déjà Dup backup Restore Failure

I tried to restore a Deja Dup backup and it fails, I get an unknown error that has a trace back that is below. If there is anyway to just open the backup folders that would be enough for me to at ...
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Where to “--exclude” the specific directory's in mine backup script using tar

I want to backup my whole linux server but where do i --exclude=proc --exclude=sys --exclude=dev/pts --exclude=/var/backups . Please help!!! Here is my code. I may also have some errors in it. ...
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How to uninstall Ubuntu, but keep personal data? [duplicate]

I have windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 installed in my pc as dual-boot system.But now i want to uninstall ubuntu and reinstall it later.How can i uninstall ubuntu keeping my personal data as same as ...
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Updating to 14.04.1 LTS broke netatalk mounts

This morning I updated my Ubuntu Server installation from 14.04 to 14.04.1, using do-release-upgrade. Before the update, I was able to mount the shares on this server from my Mac, as well as use a ...
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Intel SSD bug: unbootable after sleep mode with low battery. need to backup data

After putting my notebook to sleep while it was on a low battery state I pluged my cable in and turned it on again. Then I got error messages about writing data to swap, ssd superblock and I/O errors ...
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Recovering Firefox's Saved Login Details

I'm trying to log in as admin to a Joomla site of mine. I was really lazy and always relied on Firefox to remember my login info. I've recently had to replace the hard drive in my laptop. I bought an ...
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Transfer “BackinTime” saves from old PC to new one

I'm changing my pc for a newer one. For two years, I have been keeping weekly "saves" using BackinTime. These saves are very helpful: they help to quickly go over the whole history of a project. Now, ...
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Making full disk image with DD

it is possible to make a full disk image with running ubuntu with following command: dd if=/dev/sda of=/image_name After i make it, how can i restore that image on a crushed system?
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How to copy or (quickly-and-easily) backup a “special file”?

Wanting to try this unverified answer for this unanswered question, but not without some kind of quick-and-easy backup. Thought copy-and-paste of the /dev/bus/usb/004 folder would do the trick, but ...
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How to make carbon copy of Ubuntu 14.04 and re-install it later?

My Ubuntu set-up is quite complex and it requires few hours of installing software, changing bash configuration and creating a lot of symlinks. Since I often experiment with my system, it tends to get ...
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Backing up everything including packages and all for later use

So I have been using linux ubuntu for a while.. and I am loving it... I have downloaded and installed a lot of packages and softwares... Now that I am thinking of trying another linux distro... Is ...
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There is a file in ~/.cache/deja-dup/.. with 899G size

I am running my mail server on ubuntu which has 1.2 TB in total space. Today I realized there was an issue on my mail server, it was refusing sending/receiving mails due to storage which triggers ...
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Copy data held by www-data over ssh

I have an apache server (machine #1) holding a database which I want to rsync distantly (the server is actually owncloud, for those who know). My data is maintained by the server and its rights are ...
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PostgreSQL Backup With Barman

I'm trying to backup my server which i created on PostgreSQL (9.1). While on my normal user i type "su barman", it asks me barman's password, i enter the password. On barman's shell i type "barman ...
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backup in 12.04 and restore in 14.04

Is it possible to backup an SSD in ubntu 12.04 64Bit and after a clean install of 14.04 64Bit restore it? In other words, if I want to do a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 how do I transfer all ...
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tar commands returns stdin error

tar -xvfz files.tgz gzip: stdin: not in gzip format tar: Child returned status 1 tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now This the error i got. (This file is created by tar -cvzf file.tgz file ) ...
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Alternative to missing samba_backup

The packaged samba-4 install does not include the samba_backup utility that normally comes with the source code install. Is it included in some other package? Is there an alternative solution that ...
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How to periodically back up a folder on change?

I want to achieve the following functionality in ubuntu but I dont know how to do it. I need a daemon that periodically backs up a directory, say dir to another location by doing the following: ...
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Questions about reinstallation

I reinstalled Ubuntu and got a system without internet. After deleting all types of drivers and putting important drivers and resetting network, it worked. Recently, I installed pantheon and mate, and ...
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Writing a script to rsync all directories

I have a huge set of backup files, each containing a directory of Videos. Each video directory is slightly different. I would like to merge these into a single directory to conserve, as I don't ...
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How to restore a Déjà Dup Backup file at command prompt with duplicity

I have used Déjà Dup Backup Tool to backup to external hard disk (/media/TOSHIBA EXT/) Now I want to test the backup. So I deleted one test file (/home/rch/hecatombe.txt). I can restore that file ...
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True Image Alternative

Is there any alternative to Acronis True Image which supports ext4/btrfs and has the same capabilities? I want: compression partition/disk level and also file level backup and restore image ...
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Lubuntu: After log in hangs. Need to backup and save my files

Problem: My lubuntu was having some problems with firefox yesterday so I decided to close it down and restart. But after logging in it just hangs. Nothing happens. Afters some searching on here I ...
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restore a backup from duplicity

I lost everything on my computer but hopefully I made several backups with duplicity. My problem is that I can't restore these backups. I tried a couple of commands like duplicity restore ...
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Is there any medium to easily backup my files in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I would like to know about how to easily backup my files.
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How can I configure a second SSH key + user for a single server?

I have a SSH key which is passphrase-protected. Authentication to the server is by SSH key only, password authentication is disabled. Both the server and my desktop run Ubuntu 14.04 and authentication ...
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Automatic backup of folder

I have one particular folder on my linux box that I would like to have fully backed up and be able to "go back in time" on a file and see all previous revisions. To add complications, this folder is ...
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How to use Ubuntu Terminal to backup data over a shared netowrk drive

Firstly, I must confess and say that I'm very green in Linux so kindly forgive me for my newbie question. Secondly, forgive me again for the long post - I just had to be sure I got everything down. ...
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Is there a diff. or inc. backup with universal viewability

Is there such a thing as a differential or incremental backup where you don't need a specific program - just a file browser - to view (the most recent/the least recent/any version of) backed-up files? ...
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Deja-Dup: Upgrading to 14.04

I'm still running 12.04, waiting for the automatic upgrade to show up in the update manager. I have a Data partition different from my Ubuntu home, where I keep mainly all my work and important ...
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Create Back up image of the folder

Help me please what software(Ubuntu 14.04) to use for creating images (files, folder) I have some folder and files (not OS) which I need to move to another HDD. It should in one image file which i ...
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Sync between two Servers failing

I am back again with yet another question. Introduction: Ok so this time what I wanted to do is that I wanted to synchronize Files in my Ubuntu/Smaba Server to a local remote server. In my local ...
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How to make a bootable backup of my 14.04 computer

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running the GNOME shell and i want to know how to make a full backup of my os and files and settings. I cannot use remastersys and i have tried clonezilla but keep getting errors. ...
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How to run backintime as a user

To allow users to run backintime. I am usually running backintime-kde on ubuntu in the following way: sudo su ssh-agent bash backintime-kde4 --config /root/.config/backintime/config --profile-id 1 ...
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Host-based mirroring on Ubuntu

Does Ubuntu have any native host-based mirroring? I need this for migrating data between storage arrays.
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Backup and restore question

I want to backup everything on my system, however there are some issues. There are broken system binaries, so disk imaging is not a good solution Copying everything but the /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, ...
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Backup says NAS target too small, but it's not

Using the Backups program on 14.04 LTS (which I believe is what used to be Deja Dup) I get the error that the backup location is too small. But the backup is pointed to a "Local folder" which is a ...
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If I replace Windows with Ubuntu, will I still have to back up my stuff?

I've heard from people that to get both Windows and Ubuntu you have to make a backup. Now, since I don't want to have to pay money for an external hard drive (and spend a few quadrillion years ...
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Backups - Operation Unsupported

I am trying to back-up my /home/ folder to my FTP server using the backups program that is pre-installed on my Ubuntu 14.04 system, however after 5 minutes of clicking 'Backup now', I get an error ...
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Need to backup messages Nokia 501

I need to connect my Nokia asha 501 to PC and backup the messages in it. The Nokia Ovi Suite / Nokia PC Suite for Windows/Mac does not support my phone. Is there a software avilable to backup my ...
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Backup software sources and reinstall: get latest versions of installed programs from the repository for new distribution

I'm migrating from 12.04 to 14.04. I have already backed up my installed software sources in 12.04 using sudo cp -R /etc/apt/sources.list* ~/ command from this question - Best way to backup all ...
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How can I prune my BTRFS backups?

I have a BTRFS backup system where I take daily snapshots (btrfs subvolume snapshot) and serialize them into incremental change files based off the previous days backup (btrfs send -f backup.date ...
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FTP backup Ubuntu server (help needed!!)

I run a modded minecraft server and want to backup my world folder to my website. I would assume the easiest way to do this is via FTP. if someone could supply my with a script/program that can allow ...
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Restoring backup files from XP to Ubuntu

Since XP is no longer supported and I have no desire to enrich Mr. Gates any more by upgrading I have decided to take the plunge and run Ubuntu on my main home desktop. The goal here is to completely ...
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Are re-combined BTRFS incrementals identical to the original?

I have several systems running btrfs, and I'd like to use the btrfs subvolume send/receive features as a backup solution. I want to send daily incrementals to remote as efficiently as possible. That ...
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If I burned a backup image of ubuntu onto a disk would it be possible to login to a live session of this?

I want to burn an image of my current ubuntu setup onto a thumb drive. My question is will it be possible to login to a live session of my ubuntu setup from the thumb drive.
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Ubuntu 14.04 Periodical System Image Backup

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a 32GB mSATA drive with a mechanical drive dedicated to Windows and a data partition. I've spent a lot of time setting up my install with things like Android Studio, ...
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Use Backblaze online backup with Ubuntu

I've read good things about Backblaze but unfortunately they don't seem to support Linux/Ubuntu. Is not supporting Linux by Backblaze maybe not providing a nice GUI and it is still possible to use it ...
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Can't use Seagate Backup Plus external hard drive on this laptop

So somebody is letting me use their laptop with Ubuntu 13.10 on it, as my own laptop is currently needing repairs. I'm very new to Linux in general, so it's like I'm learning computers all over again. ...