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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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" ...
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How to backup the installed applications in ubuntu

I want to format my laptop and reinstall ubuntu. But I dont want to redownload all the installed applications again. Is there any way that I can first backup the installed apps or find the backup deb ...
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Cannot find my Déjà Dup Backup Tool

hi I am trying to back my home directory up and I know that I have Déjà Dup Backup Tool installed but for some reason I cannot get to find it in order to back my files up. I don't want to remove it ...
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External USB HDD

How to fix External USB HDD: Health 0% Failure Predicted - Attribute: 5 Reallocated Sectors Count, Count of sectors moved to the spare area. Indicate problem with the disk surface or the read/write ...
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Confused! Rsync command for making hard-link!

rsync --archive --one-file-system --hard-links --human-readable --inplace --numeric-ids --link-dest=/home/www.example.com/public_html/ /home/www.example.com/public_html/ ...
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Can't get my backupscript to work?

I wrote a backupscript to make things easier on my desktop and server. But now the retrieve script isn't working. I'll post both script so you can get an idea of what I'm trying to do. I got my ...
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Restore Ubuntu using Systemback SBLive file

I need to restore my Ubuntu OS to an earlier time period. I have been suing Systemback to save backups of my system periodically. The problem is that .sblive files are created instead of the .iso ...
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Which program to choose a novice to create a backup directory?

I have kubuntu server 15.10. I want to install a backup to a directory of important documents will be copied to a removable hard disk. The amount of data that we have stored is not large, a maximum ...
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Clonezilla: Image size smaller than expected

This may have been asked before, but I couldn't find any old threads. I hope you guys can help me. I just used Clonezilla for the first time today. It seemed to go well, but the resulting image is ...
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deja-dup preferences error

Running xubuntu 15.04. When I start deja-dup I get this message: ** (deja-dup-preferences:8032): CRITICAL **: eja_dup_config_location_add_volume_full: assertion 'uuid != NULL' failed If I run a ...
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How to backup custom keyboard shortcuts to keep them across installations?

Is it possible to export/import or generally backup custom keyboard shortcuts to keep them across installations?
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How to backup Kubuntu 15.04 config/settings?

I would like to backup all my settings for the plasma desktop, dolphin, kate etc. I am working with kubuntu 15.04. How can I do this? Reason is: just a few moments ago my plasmashell crashed (black ...
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Setting up LVM Snapshot as a backup/restore point in ubuntu on an external drive

Here is a good article on how to use LVM Snapshot as backup/restore. But the thing is I would like to have that backup saved on my external hard drive. This was my approach: Create snapshot of ...
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how to do an on-change one-way sync/backup between folders on primary drive to secondary drive?

I have two HDs in my machine. All of Ubuntu is installed on the main drive. The 2nd HD is empty and is for backup purposes. I want to configure a one-way sync/backup of /home/* to the 2nd HD. I know ...
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ubuntu server won't boot after restoring backup

I have created a backup of my server using the following command: tar -cvzf ~/clone.tgz --exclude ~/clone.tgz /etc /home /opt /tmp /usr /var Then I want to restore this backup to another server ...
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Bacula Device “FileStorage” requested by DIR could not be opened or does not exist

i am trying to setup bacula to remotely backup my machine. My Configuration looks like this: Job { Name = "LocalBackup" JobDefs = "DefaultJob" } Job { Name = "RemoteBackup" JobDefs = ...
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To backup /home or entire system

I was doing some reading about how to backup and I kept running across people who say to just backup the /home/ folder instead of the whole system. I just don't understand the thinking here because ...
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Unable to backup two files [duplicate]

I'm new to Linux (Ubuntu 14.04) and did my first backup today, using the backup program that comes with the distro. After the backup was finished, there was a message that the following two files ...
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How to properly handle backing up a partition? [closed]

I have a computer running Ubuntu 14.04 partitioned like so: /dev/sda1 --- FAT32 --- 476Mb/4,32Mb used --- boot unallocated ----------- 1Mb /dev/sda3 --- ext4 --- 112,27Gb/22,26Gb used --- mount ...
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Create ISO installation from current Ubuntu Server installation

I have a kiosk running on Ubuntu server 14.04.3 and I would like to create an ISO file so when I want to create another kiosk all I will have to do is to install that ISO file and I'm done. To do that ...
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Save Ubuntu Backups in many locations

I would like to know if it's possible (or is planned to be possible) to be able to save the system backups in many locations. Let me explain my problem: I have a disk with my photos and an exactly the ...
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Backing up system to USB drive

I intend to back up my Ubuntu system to a USB stick before attempting to dual boot it with Windows 7. There are a few things I want to know: What file system should I use? Presently, the USB stick ...
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Rsync to exclude folder and include certain extensions

Creating a cron job for a nightly back-up. I have the code working in two permentations, but each does something I don't want it to do. Here are the contents of my filter list: - .*/ - $* - ._* ...
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Alternative to backup hdd with dd

I want to backup my os disk, I have several os and would love to dd my whole disk dd if="/dev/sda" | gzip | split -b 1000MiB - "/media/.../backup/us.bin.gz." but it takes to long and backups are ...
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Filesync in realtime

I was searching the way how to sync my ubuntu desktop home folders on my NAS. I tried several ways rsync, freefilesync ecc. All very good tools but nothing i found was like example ubuntu one or ...
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How to backup maas database

Is there any recommended way to backup/restore maasdb ? I tried simple dump, then reinstall and restore but i ended up with 2 clusters, one which was disconnected with nodes and one connected but with ...
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Data Backup of my previous OS (Windows8.1) after replace it with Ubuntu [duplicate]

I was trying to install Ubuntu 14 with dual boot (with my Windows8). During installation, Due to some mistakes I didnt install ubuntu and also my Windows drive shown locked. After that, I cant able ...
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Does rsync verify file copies on local drives?

I use rsync to do incremental backup of the local ext3 HD in my laptop onto an ext4 HD connected through USB to the laptop. I assume that rsync treats both these HDs as local, so I'm wondering if ...
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Ubuntu backup - at the end of my teather

getting really frustrated with Ubuntu at the moment. I have been using the inbuilt backup system since I built Ubuntu 14.04, I use encryption and use the same password and it has never changed. HDD ...
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Change Priority of Process [duplicate]

I have this script I launch via startup applications: #!/bin/sh sleep 1200 while [ true ] do deja-dup --backup # line 5 sleep 7200 done According to System Monitor, the process name of the ...
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Clone ubuntu server to another machine using Clonezilla

I am trying to clone an Ubuntu Server 14.04 installation on another machine because I don't want to do a fresh install. I downloaded Clonezilla on the Ubuntu Server machine and followed the steps to ...
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How to back up to Dropbox

How do you perform backups to an external server like DropBox using the built in backups program in System Settings?
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Backup Trouble same drive mounted to / and /backups with RSYNC

So I'm getting a root partition as full after some errors. Here is what I'm seeing. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sdb1 175G 175G 0 100% / none ...
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How to connect Deja-Dup with OneDrive via webdav

How to connect to OneDrive using Deja-Dup backup? In location I am using the following configuration: WebDAV Server: onedrive.live.com ticked the Use secure connection (HTTPS) Port: 443 ...
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Deja-Dup: How to plan for use and allocate storage

I've used Deja-Dup for several years now as I slowly phased into full time Ubuntu usage. The first systems I used it on were small, noncritical test systems and the backups were small. Now that I ...
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How do I automate nightly disk imaging?

I do a lot of development work, and sometimes this means messing around with drivers, non-official packages, and boot settings. I want to start automating nightly disk imaging so no matter what ...
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Restoring BackInTime snapshot to new computer - copy config and change host name hasn't worked

My new system has a different name than the previous one, and BackInTime doesn't recognize the snapshot files. I'm a novice user of Ubuntu. I found the config file in the backup and copied it to ...
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how to use “.bak” file

I want to know how to use a backup file. My friend changed some configuration in interface file but those setting doesn't work but the previous setting works. He create a backup file interfaces.bak ...
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Rsync full backup --exclude option not working

I run the following command as sudo everything works fine: rsync -aAXv --delete ...
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Create install script based off existing system

I have an Ubuntu install that I have been using for about two years. It's getting a little wonky and I also may have to switch to a dual-boot setup with Windows due to a program my school requires. I ...
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Will rsync figure out a major file restructure

I have a 4TB and two 6TB external HDDs. I backed up the 4TB on both 6TBs. I set aside the 4TB. Took one 6TB and made it my go-to storage device. I did a lot of cleaning up, deleting and ...
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USB hard drive appears multiple times in /media

My 2Tb Seagate backup drive is plugged into my laptop all the time. When I first plugged it in, it appeared as one drive in /media. Now, when I look in /media, it shows 4 drives entitled "Milford", ...
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Deja dup backup to external drive - metadata file not found in backup

This has happened a few times but I've left it and just manually backed up data files. This is a basic backup to an external hard drive. When Deja dup does the final step of validating the backup, it ...
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Create a Custom Distribution of Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

I want to make a custom distribution of my Ubuntu 15.04 i recently upgraded from 14.04 installed and configured lots of software i need and i want to make an install-able iso with all the apps i ...
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Is it possible to backup Network Manager profiles?

Is it possible to backup NetworkManager created profiles and restore them after OS reinstalation?
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Secure and automatic backup with rsync

I sync files on a few different devices with a remote ssh server using rsync. The problem is that I sometimes forget to sync a device on which I've modified a file and this makes things complicated. ...
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How to decrease dd output size via defragmenting and zero fill empty space

I want to make backups of a whole hdd using dd, unfortunately backup sizes matter I use the following commands to ensure compression and splitting (fat32 habit, since you cant save anything more than ...
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advice about restoring an old clonezilla backup

I have an external hard drive with a CloneZilla back-up of an old Ubuntu system that I was using in '09. I have considered trying to purchase the exact same Dell laptop this was on in the interest ...
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Backing up Ubuntu to a hard drive [duplicate]

What is the best program for backing Ubuntu up to a hard drive?
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rsync flags for backing up /home/$USER/ [closed]

I am writing a basic script to backup some of the directories in $HOME. I started with the -aAV flags but wonder if I should include any more flags that are useful for backups. My current script is ...