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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Backup a remote server with Clonezilla

I've got a Virtual Private Server and I would rather make a backup. The fact is I got the cheapest VPS and it comes without any backup feature. So I wondered if it were possible to use CloneZilla to ...
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Is there an Ubuntu equivalent to Android's Titanium Backup and TWRP nandroid backup?

Is there an Ubuntu equivalent to Android's Titanium Backup for backing up programs and settings and restoring them upon a new install? Is there a Nandroid backup that can back up an entire image of ...
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How do I make duplicity upload to MEGA?

In unity settings, you have a Backups option, there you can choose from Storage Locations: FTP, SSH, WebDAV, Windows Share, Custom Location, Local Folder. Way back there was an option there to backup ...
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How tolerable is Deja Dup for backupping Continuous System in Ubuntu?

Assume you have 10 TB HDD in your Ubuntu 14.04 installation. You are copying documents from external HDD at rate 30 Mb/s to your Ubuntu harddisk. It will be lasting so long time that it will not be ...
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Copy hard drive

How do I go about coping my entire hard drive, which only has Ubuntu on it? It would be copied to an exterior hard drive, before I try the repair disk or have to wipe and reinstall. I don't want to ...
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Home Backup Server with Ubuntu - Drive Controller Configuration

I am planning a build for a personal backup server; building essentially a NAS that I would install backup utilities on. I want to run Ubuntu Server as the OS, and am hoping for around 5-6 individual ...
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Can Postfix check for a user on a downstream smtp?

the simplest solution for backup mx is a second postfix which relays every email to the main-server. The main problem is backscatter, when the server comes back online. Most of the time both systems ...
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Unable to restore specific directory from backup

A couple of months ago, I backed up using deja dup. Since then I've reinstalled 12.04. Recently I tried to restore the Documents directory via 'Restore missing files', and the scan came up empty. ...
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Weekday backup for /home and /etc

I need to create an automatic backup in Ubuntu that runs from Monday to Friday at 1 am, backuping /home and /etc in another disk. Do you know how could I do that?
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Most TimeMachine-like Backup Program for Ubuntu

I know this article but there is no comparison to OSX's TimeMachine. I would like to find a backup software which is about the same as TimeMachine or better. I would like to have such a software ...
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Need to put files from a Ubuntu box onto a domain server for backup

I have an Ubuntu box, it has an IP address in the same subnet as my windows server. However, the unbuntu box is not on the domain. And I want to keep it that way. This box cannot be on the domain. ...
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How get isolinux/isolinux.bin?

I want to make my own distribution of Ubuntu 15.04. For this I used a program called remastersys. I did: sudo remastersys dist cdfs sudo remastersys dist iso mydist.iso after these commands I ...
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How to Snapshot and Recover complete Linux system? [closed]

I have a laptop with Ubuntu installed on it and some other private software and files. I want to make a complete image of the current state of my system and than make backups on daily basis of my ...
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What is a (reasonably) secure and automated way to backup my mysql database using (any) free cloud/online services?

I have a mysql database that I use for personal devlopment. I would like to back-it up online using any free (in cost) online storage. (dropbox, google-drive etc...) I am assuming a shell script ...
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Compress folders older than x days

In /opt/abc I have a path where a new folder gets created daily. In that folder a series of files gets created. I would like to run a script every Sunday at 02:00 and compress each folder which is ...
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Going to re-install ubuntu, how to backup my steam

My Ubuntu is now a mess.. after I switch my graphic card driver to fglrx (I don't really understand what is it) its really mess my whole computer, so i need to re-install my Ubuntu.. therefore, I need ...
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Back-up (Deja-Dup) Problem/Error-“Failed to backup some files” in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I know this has alredy been answered in this & also this My problem is this: Could Not Backup The Following files make sure you are able to open them /home/me/.cache/dconf ...
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Backup problem with folder rename (use back in time)

We use Ubuntu Server (14.04) as file server. As backup solution we use "Back in Time". I have a general question about making backups, since we are having problems with the folder names from time to ...
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Turn cron job commands into executable script that can run manually

I was running my crontab that backups some folders, but since then, I have started the practice of shutting down my computer at night, so I find that they do not run...go figure right? :-) So my plan ...
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Backup doubts: how can I use my backup files

I'm using Deja Dup for backing up my files and I have some doubts. 1) can I restore an old backup on a new computer (so with different drivers, partitions..)? For example migrating from ubuntu x.x to ...
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How can I back up Ubuntu partition before reinstall?

I want to re-install my Ubuntu install for various reasons. Before doing this, I would like to back up my Ubuntu partition, in case something goes wrong (highly unlikely). I have backed up entire ...
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Ubuntu Installed ISO Copy or Deb installers [duplicate]

People have asked these questions in the past, but a lot of the software that makes a complete back up of an installed ubuntu are DEAD. I need easy quick help on how to make a complete back up of my ...
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Rsync over NFS hanging

When using rsync to back up a local system to an NFS server, the rsync processes all seem to get stuck after a few minutes. They are getting stuck on regular old files... most recently, syncing ...
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Problem running backup script at shutdown Ubuntu 14.04.2 [closed]

I want to run a script at shutdown, and a far as I can tell I've followed the proper procedures. The script (close) is supposed to launch another script (gdrive) in a terminal which prompts me to sync ...
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How to fully cancel changes due to installation of software that require complex procedures?

I have recently install from source a software (Odoo) that require a complex procedure to be installed: creation of new users, connection to servers etc. etc. I want to install it again because it ...
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How to make a custom snapshot of non-system related stuff and be able to restore without reboot?

I've looked through the past threads but couldn't find anything. I'm looking for the tool or solution that makes a snapshot of a system state (it doesn't have to be everything, but I could specify ...
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Zip files into weekly archive with week number

I am trying to take a weekly archive of a folder to separate zip files. find . -name '*.txt' -ctime +7 -exec zip "archive-$("date+%Y-%U").zip" {} \; I am stuck on how to name the zip file. Any ...
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How to schedule backups more frequently

Is there any way to schedule backups more than once a day? Like, once an hour? -edit: using the compression method/program used by the automated backups in System Setting - Backups
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Best and easy to use backup solution for Ubuntu Desktop and server

Can any please suggest any easy to install and easy to use backup solution for ubuntu server... GUI app is preferred and please also mention the installation commands and i want to backup it up to FTP ...
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New Server - Need Backup Strategy Assistance

I previously had an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server that I was running off of a single 2 TB hard drive. I had also installed CrashPlan on it and was backing up some data from it to the cloud (including the ...
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Can I restore backup when I switch from HDD to SSD on my Laptop

So I finally got my 250GB SSD for my Laptop (a Samsung Np530u3c). I have to install Windows and Ubuntu together. I was wondering if I could just restore my Backup I did on my current System to the ...
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Back In Time lost my backup profiles (ie configuration) — in GUI only

This seems a bit odd to me. In very short, as noted in the question BackInTime seems to have lost my backup profiles -- or perhaps more accurately, is not able to pull information about the profiles ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu without formatting /home, BACKUP specific config files?

I've got /home & /(filesystem) on separate partitions. I've upgraded a few times (xubuntu) but my OS has picked up the inevitable fud over the years & I want to do a fresh install. To do a ...
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How to change deja dup user

I've set up Deja Dup to backup my files on a windows share using a service account, which works fine. Unfortunately I was requested to use another user, how can I force Deja Dup to use another user ...
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Did backup to root accidentally, need to revert

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu and upgraded to 15.04. I tried to restore from an earlier backup (using the default GUI software) but perplexingly, it didn't restore to my /home partition, but my root ...
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I can't access my folder through Samba?

Okay so basically what's happening is, I made a folder called "Backup" and added a couple of folders. I can access all the folders in Backup but I can't access one specific folder that I named "HDD". ...
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Logrotate errors on weekends

Update: After a lot of trial and error, I figured out that my logrotate for the giant backup was causing all the errors on the other logrotates. I had tried to only get 2 rotations so it'd look like: ...
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Using failed hard drive as storage [closed]

Situation: Hard drive failed to boot could not be fixed with my level of knowledge Action I took : Bought new Hard drive and loaded Ubuntu 14.04 (had a copy handy) on it. I then used "Nautilus" ...
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Backup - Backup to external drive is backing up that drive itself

I have little knowledge of Linux. I have a backup set to run everyday for the following folders: /home and / root. I have folders to ignore: Trash; ~/Downloads; /media/jsp/ScreenPlay [backup drive]. ...
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How to property setup rsync?

I want to sync all files and folders in my home directory expect for the ones that start with . This is what I have done so far: rsync -azPnv --delete /home/USER/ DESTINATION In order to ignore ...
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How to make a backup with deja-dup from command line?

I have been using deja-dup GUI for quiet some time and I am very satisfied with it. However, I would also like to execute the same profile via command line. Is that possible? In particular, I would ...
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I want to back up my Ubuntu so that I can restore it like a new install OS [duplicate]

Can I do this with pre-installed back-up application in Ubuntu?
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Graying and ungraying deja dup restore button

I use deja dup on a daily backup cycle. But when I call up its GUI, the restore button is grayed out. The work around I use to get the restore button active is to go to System Monitor and kill the ...
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how do I get back in time to write a backup to a new thumb drive when the old thumb drive is full

Attempting to get a snapshot on my recently erased thumb drive, because the thumb drive I have used in the past is full, I get the message in a status or notification bar, ¨nothing to be done¨. ...
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How can I make home/username.backup-2015-06-09 into home/username?

While installing a new package, the backup of the username directory was autmatically created. It would seem the installation indeed caused a problem, because afterwards there were no visible files in ...
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Properly backup OS/Boot partition

I have two drives in a media server that two different sizes, so I can't run raid on it. However I would like to backup my OS partition so that if Drive 1 fails I can just swap them, update grub/boot ...
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How to use the deja-backup

I had asked the question 2 days before that I was able to connect to wifi but internet was not being accessed. I think I have messed up with some conf files because I tried too many solution. So I ...
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Backing up firefox from old ubuntu version and importing it to new ubuntu installation

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 version. I have a previous version of 10.04. I want to keep all my book marks and history firefox in the new installation. I have read posts here saying to copy ...
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How do i boot into a backup from grub

I want to be able to boot into a backup version of my OS in case I accidentally change something so that i cant get past the grub menu. Is there a software for this? Is this possible with timeshift?
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Use zip command to place in directory after zipping

I'm creating my backup script and have this: DATE=$(date +"%m-%d-%Y") zip -r backup.$DATE /home/folder/folder First creates the date variable for the name, and the /home/folder/folder, I guess, is ...