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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Harddrive replication without *full* dump (dumping partitions is OK)

Today, I bought a second server almost identical to my first one (I guess). Specs (processor model, RAM, HDD) are the same. But I failed to copy the disk of the first one to the second one. It didn't ...
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Restore Disc for Windows Before Switching to Ubuntu [closed]

I have been trying to get my laptop to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu for hours and hours. No matter what I do there is just something else wrong. I want to just wipe Windows off my computer entirely ...
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Why won't dconf and .gvfs back up?

I'm been using the Ubuntu backup utility to backup my hard drive and for some reason. It won't back up the following files /home/username/.cache/dconf /home/username/.gvfs What is causing this and ...
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Create Ubuntu Standard Disk

We have demand for Ubuntu System within our Organisation. What I like to do is Reset Network Settings Reset Name of the PC Remove "More suggestions" from dash remove Music/movies from dash board. ...
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Can I copy my Ubuntu OS off my hard drive to a USB stick and boot from that stick with all my programs?

I'll be travelling and I hope to back up my laptop in case it gets stolen. I wonder if I can make my backup a bootable USB flash drive, that way I could just have my system as-is on stick and use it ...
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What's a good back-up strategy for 1 desktop PC?

No, this is not a comparison of back-up tools, nor is it a solicitation on What to backup or Why and only a little bit about Where to backup and When to do it. It's basically a strategy question: ...
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Can't edit system files with gksu gedit gives error when saving could not back up the old copy of the file before saving the new one

I am having an issue with my Lenovo Ideapad y410p with the speakers popping and making a ringing sound which I can't seem to figure out how to fix. I found one solution on Ask Ubuntu but I am unable ...
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Unable to retreive Tomboy Notes from Backup Folder

Due to a software malfunction in Ubuntu 12.04 I was unable to boot up my PC. I backed up the contents on PC hard drive onto an external HD. Then did a complete install upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04. I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Deja-Dup Backup to Synology DS413J

Can anyone give me a simple step by step guide as to how to set up backup to my Synology NAS with Deja-Dup? O/S is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 bit) and NAS is Synology DS413J.
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Using duplicity with gzip max compression but without encryption

I would like to use duplicity in order to perform local back-up of one USB external HD (let's call it hd1) to another USB external HD (let's call it hd2). I already use deja-dup (which is based on ...
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Diff between backups: see permissions, group and owner and sym link differences

Question Using only the command line, is it possible to tell if a rsync backup (on a NAS) and the original folder tree (on a web server) are exactly the same? I mean in terms of file sizes, ...
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Recover from improper setup of backup drive using Label//UUID

Objective: Set up home multi-system (Mac, perhaps Win7, and other Ubuntus) backup capability using Seagate Backup Plus 3T drive connected to Ubuntu Studio 14.04. I would like to simplify the drive ...
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WIndows 8 partition became unbootable - Help? [duplicate]

My Windows 8 partition suddenly became UNBOOTABLE (this is the main difference with the other threads on the subject). I was working on a report when the screen became black (I could just move the ...
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SMART status: failure imminent - file system unknown and inaccessible

I am currently trying to back up data from a hard drive which is about to fail, according to SMART. So I hooked the disk up to my SATA USB adapter and sure enough windows wouldn't recognize the ...
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LTO Backup problem in Ubuntu

I'm seeking advice how to troubleshoot this further... I have a Adaptec ASC-1405 SAS card and a HP LTO-4 tape drive. I make a normal tar backup, tar -cvf /dev/nst0 ... This works with any fuzz. But ...
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Can i create image of my current installed ubuntu so that i can install it on other machine? [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 TLS. Is there a way to produce an ISO installable image of my current system so as I could burn the image on a flash drive and be able to install it on an other PC ? Please ...
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How do I back up my apps?

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 on my Acer C720 Chromebook, and I am planning on upgrading my undersized drive that is not optimal for running full Linux, and reinstalling Chrome OS and a Linux ...
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SystemBack - Are frequent Updates Normal?

I have SystemBack ver. 1.1.3.110 (etc) installed on my PC, running Ubuntu 14.04. I've noticed that almost every time there are updates for my OS and programs, there is an update for SystemBack. It ...
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How can I use Dropbox as a backup without syncing the backup to my harddrive?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. I read this link: "How can I use DropBox as a simple backup?" which suggests to backup using deja-dup to the Dropbox folder. However, if I would do this, the backups will ...
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How to prevent deja-dup-monitor from running, or completely delete it?

My ubuntu is dead after a few minutes because a process called deja-dup-monitor consumes almost 7 GB memory. I searched the internet and found that it seems to be used for backups and related to the ...
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Backup system q from noob (w/ dropbox?)

Total noob here. I'm running 12.04 and want to back up my system before upgrading to the newest release. Is it possible (and advisable) to back up /home onto Dropbox? I've 1TB on Dropbox but Deja ...
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How can I automatically copy the content of a usb (flash) drive to another directory?

I want to program my Ubuntu in such a way that it automatically copies the content of USB flash drive to a defined folder in my home directory. I would like this to be done automatically when any ...
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How to recover lost data during upgrade from 12.10 to 14.04.1LTS?

I upgraded from 12.10 to 14.04.1LTS via usb this past Saturday afternoon. Prior to doing the upgrade, I backed everything up to an external HD. At least, I thought I backed everything up... Turns out ...
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Should I restore my backup or reinstall program's first?

If I want to make a new Ubuntu install just like my last one, should I restore from my backup first, then install all my programs, or vice versa? The backup included the entire home folder and only ...
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Best service to backup from ubuntu server

I have a home server based on Ubuntu Server 14.04. I use it as a home backup system for the various computers around the house. I would like to have a backup of my backup that is not on-site. I am ...
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Is there a way to backup an individual partition that is part of a logical volume?

Is there a way to backup an individual partition that is part of a logical volume? I would like to do an automated regular snapshot that is compressed if possible.
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“Backup Failed”: Could not restore ‘~/.cache/deja-dup/metadata’: File not found in backup

I'm starting backup from the 'Settings' app, clicking the 'Back Up Now...' button. It seems to back up fine, but when it get to 'verifying backup...' the error message shows up: Backup Failed. ...
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Error mounting: mount: /dev/sdb1: can't read superblock after clonezilla image restoration

Recently, I tried to restore a clonezilla backup of my usb harddisk as the previous one crashed. The old disk is 320GB (about 100Gb in use) and the new one is 1TB It seems the the image is restored ...
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How do I find a manual (user Guide) for Ukopp?

I downloaded Ukopp v.4.7 but I can't make it work? Are there instructions for it? I found a manual. You people called it a userguide-en.html, excellent! Lost it? WTF? Now I can't find it! Damn. I ...
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rsync --include-from not working

The man pages do not have examples for this. I am having a hard time telling rsync to only include some file where those files. I don't understand why you have to exclude in order to include, why the ...
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How to get saves and progress from one machine to another Battle for Wesnoth?

Long story short, I'm on "new" ubuntu, but got external HDD with Ubuntu partition. Both are Ubuntu 14.04, maybe with different modifications. I think I broke this other Ubuntu (it was while ago, so ...
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“Backup Failed” after manually deleting old backup files

The Ubuntu backup system was using up too much of my disk space, so I decided to start fresch, and manually remove all existing backup files. But now every time I start the backup process (either by ...
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Live USB backup methods

I'm currently running Ubuntu as a Live USB on a PC which also has Windows installed. However, I've discovered that updating or messing around with the kernel doesn't seem to do great things with the ...
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How to make a bootable backup of Ubuntu

I installed some software and set up some hardware on Ubuntu. Now I would like to have a backup of it on a bootable CD to restore the system whenever I want. What do I do?
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backup all installed softwares

I was thinking to backup installed software on my Ubuntu 14.04. So that when system gets corrupt, I can just copy-paste those folder and get all installed programs back along with their entries in ...
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Backup database with mysqldump

Hello i use mysqldump with crontab for save my database each hour but after one day i have 24 files What is solution for auto delete if more 5 files ? And what is chmod for folder backup for security ...
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Need to take bootable usb image of installed system

I installed Ubuntu 12.04, Java, PostgreSQL and some other applications on a desktop. I need the same things installed on other machines with the same hardware configuration but I don't want to ghost ...
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How to save daily changes in a virtualbox to a live USB

I have been successful in installing, booting and using Ubuntu into my 64gb USB flash drive. What I plan is to do is to convert a copy of my USB key to a virtual image and boot it using virtualbox. ...
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Using rsync to backup to two locations

Please forgive my ignorance, I have searched for an answer but have so far come up blank. Here's what I want to do: Use rsync to backup from the fileserver (Ubuntu Server 14.04) to a NAS device. ...
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Need help restoring Ubuntu Server backup

A month ago I started play with Ubuntu Server. While experimenting, bad things may happen and I've looked for some backup solutions to avoid reinstall Ubuntu and all stuffs many times per day, after ...
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External Hard Drive sync

I was wondering whether there's a mechanism to sync two external hard drives, so that the files are updated both ways (and they end up containing the exact same information). Ideally it could run ...
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Tar exit code non-zero

I'm trying to build a backup script that creates a full tarball from my system each night. To do this I followed the tutorial here. So to test it out I decided to create a manual backup: tar -cvpzf ...
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Struggling with server restore

I am new to Ubuntu after a long time of putting it off. Over the past few months I have gone from a complete novice to running my own home server with nginx and php-fpm and my website is working ...
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Why doesn't sbackup restore recognise it's own files?

When I try to restore a backup set created with [sbackup][1] [1]: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BackupYourSystem/SimpleBackupSuite the restore program does not confirm the backup set, despite ...
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How do I make grsync exactly mirror my hard drive over multiple backups?

I use grsync to backup my laptop's HDD to an external HDD on about a monthly schedule. The problem is that every time I move a folder to inside another folder on my laptop's HDD, grsync will not ...
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Restoring a VM to LV, GRUB disk not found

This is what my setup looks like: ubuntu 14.04 running KVM with libvirt has a HW-Raid it's running from (/dev/sda) and another HW-RAID (/dev/sdb) that is the PV to a LVM VG called "datavg" with ...
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Juju Backup Failing

Juju version 1.20.11-utopic-amd64 fails on backup, as per Juju documentation - Backup and Restore of the Juju State-Server: $ juju backups create ERROR unrecognized command: juju backups $ juju ...
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Why is Rsync copying the same subset of (unchanged) files every time?

I am backuping files on my machine with rsync, but notice in my log files that a small subset of the files are re-synced each and every time. Why is this happening? (I can understand that those ...
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Backup a file when edited, and give it a time-stamp? [duplicate]

I want to backup a particular file in another folder every time the file changed. Ideally, the backup-file should have a timestamp when backed. For example: Directory workfile ~/workfile Directory ...
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How to save a copy of the system on external HDD with Systemback? Permissions to copy issue

it's a while that I'm looking for an user-friendly application that allows me to save an exact copy of my hard disk as backup, and gladly I think I've found it in Systemback. With the default ...