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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rsync error while transfering data from one server to another

I have 2 ubuntu 14.04 servers in vm in my machine.I logged in the 2 servers as the user chandhu, then by using sudo -i , I changed as root. I have one file in the user chandhu.I wanna to move that ...
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Which Folders To Include In backup?

I'm quite new to Ubuntu and want to create a backup. I'm really not sure what files and folders to include so that if I restore my system it will be as it is now. I can't seem to find good details of ...
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Overwrite an existing directory?

I have a directory name foo located in ~/Desktop. Suppose I want to create a directory from a terminal with same name and in the same location. When I tried mkdir it gave an error: mkdir: cannot ...
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Rsync with special character files not working as intended between Mac and Linux

I want to use rsync to backup my Ubuntu server with a disk residing on a Mac. But I do not get it to work properly, since every time I re-run the rsync operation after the initial time, the files with ...
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How do I use Ubuntu Backup (DejaDup) with Owncloud (WebDAV)?

I'm trying to use Ubuntu Backup (ie. DejaDup) with Owncloud. I have an account with Owncube and made a folder in my root called 'backup-computer1' where I want my backups to go. Under Settings in ...
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Transfering my Ubuntu install onto a replacement hard drive

Today I am planning on swapping out my ridiculously small 20gb hard drive, for a less small 80gb. Only issue is that it's my Ubuntu drive and I'd rather not go through the install process again. I ...
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How to do a one way synchronization between folders?

I want to do one way synchronization. I am having Folder A on my computer which is constantly updated with content. Another Folder B is used for backup purpose which is on external HDD. Now what I ...
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how to burn cd with the CD/DVD creator

Is there some trick to burning a cd with the CD/DVD creator? I'm installing k3b because that's a known entity. What is this, and where is the "burn" button? Help just tells me this is Nautilus ...
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ubuntu grub rescue no loaded kernel

I backup my system by tar. And then tar -cxvf the backup file on the another disk ,Start the computer into the grub rescue,error: not found /boot/grub/i-386/normal.mod。 then I did: grub rescue > ...
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Remastersys Alternative

I was using remastersys on 12.04 to backup all my programs and settings and in that way, i was able to install it on many systems. Now I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I added Precise deb PPA to software ...
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2nd and 3rd disks mirrored for backup on Ubuntu Desktop

I wish to set up a small home server providing NAS and Web server functionality to my home network. I'd like to be able to store family pictures and other things I'd want backed up. So I had ...
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Minimum drive size for deja dup

I've been using Ubuntu for quite a while now, but so far I've never really had the need for backup tools like Deja Dup, since I've been using my PC mainly for doing some university work (writing ...
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Are there any issues with backing up Ubuntu running on an internal SSD drive to an internal HDD?

I'm configuring a new Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS machine and will be using a Samsung 512 GB SDD in my first internal hard drive bay. I've got a couple extra 500 GB HDD's that I don't want to waste, plus ...
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How to configure and create a free opensource backup solution for an enterprise [on hold]

My colleague and I are running a competition between windows and linux as servers for hosting a backup solution. I've been searching for one month with no luck (I am a new linux user). What I am ...
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How can I use DropBox as a simple backup?

I'd like to use my Dropbox account to backup my "Documents" folder, without running the risk of deleting something on Dropbox and my files being deleted on my computer. Is there any way to do this?
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How do I move (copy) my entire Ubuntu system to a different hard disk?

The HDD I have my Ubuntu installed is about to fail. I would rather not lose 3 years worth of data, customisation and apps. I am looking for a way to move the complete system (SWAP included, because ...
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Restoring a Backup from Terminal

So I have a pretty straightforward question, but have been unable to find a straightforward answer. I recently did an update on Ubuntu 14.04 and I shut down at the end of the night last night. But ...
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How to create daily offsite backups of a server, prepared on the server then pushed/pulled offsite?

after some weeks of trials, configurations, setups and reading of tuts and howto's i finally got my server working with some services, (email server, music streaming) etc. During my attempts I also ...
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Mount single partition from image of entire disk (device)

I made an image of my entire disk with dd if=/dev/sda of=/media/external_media/sda.img Now the problem is I'd like to mount an ext4 filesystem that was on that disk but mount -t ext4 -o loop ...
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Is there any way to get daily,weekly & monthly autobackups of mongodb running in ubuntu14.04?

Is there any way to get daily,weekly & monthly autobackups of mongodb running in ubuntu14.04 ?
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Why is this rsync + ssh cron job giving me 'Permission denied (publickey)' errors?

I make frequent backups to a local drive which I want to sync daily to a remote server. The target server is configured for SSH key (no password) access only. Since my primary SSH key for that server ...
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Backup function

I am attempting to make a function that you provide it a file name, it then make a back up of the file and slaps on a time stamp to mark the file. Once it time stamps the file it prints out all files ...
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Rsync between Ubuntu and Mac: how to get the iconv option to work

I usually backup between two Ubuntu machines, but I now want to use rsync to backup my Ubuntu server with a disk residing on a Mac. But I do not get it to work properly. The first time all is well, ...
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External HDD not mounted error for backup with LuckyBackup

I've come across LuckyBackup to make regular backups on a external drive. I've tried in Ubuntu 12.04 and has run fine saving files to the external hdd. But when I try ty the same in 14.04 it gives ...
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File swipped away after power faliure

We are bunch of guys (9) working on a project. All of us save our files to a single computer which has windows share enabled on the project folder. There is a problem of power cut out in our place and ...
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rsync not working between NTFS/FAT and EXT

I have music that I play in my car, from an FAT32 USB stick. The folder which I use to put songs on is stored on my EXT4 hard drive. I add/remove/retag songs regularly and occassionally want to ...
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Best Backup System for Ubuntu [duplicate]

Is Clonezilla the best backup system for Ubuntu 12.04.5? And if so, what do I need to do to download it...ie: Do I need to partition files? If so, how to do this. Thanks.
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How can I prevent configuration changes to a specific user account?

Edit: Just to be clear, this isn't going to be a web kiosk. The user will be able to run more programs than just a browser. At very least, some text editor and a few other programs which are already ...
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Can't tell if I backed-up my computer successfully

After hours of moving between two computers to reformat a hard-drive to even open properly on my computer (It is currently formatted as NTFS) I finally had some progress. Using Backup, I did... ...
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How do I Install Retrospect backup client on 14.04?

Retrospect Backup client require 32-bit libraries. On the 12.04 LTS I would install ia32-libs. That is no longer an available package and it appears that I must determine more precisely what libraries ...
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Installing ubuntu and drives partitioning [duplicate]

I am shortly switching to ubuntu forever. I want to erase windows 7 and run my laptop on ubuntu. I have acer aspire 4736z laptop with intel t4400 processor, 3 gb ram, 320 gb disk. Is 64 bit system ...
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How can i start another operating system from within the ubuntu live cd?

I'm in a situation where i want to test various backup scripts for a remote vbox or vmware VM. For that I'm going to use an improvised 'pre-boot' environment for the guest machine made from a ...
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how can I take lxc container backup

I want to take lxc container backup. We have server with 12.04 LTS ubuntu server and I have installed LXC - 1.0.0.alpha2 in it. I wanted to update our ubuntu server to 14.04 LTS. So what I want to do ...
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Wildcards in exclude-filelist for duplicity

I am trying to exclude a "bulk" folder in each home directory from the backup. For this purpose, I have a line - /data/home/*/bulk in my exclude-filelist file. However, this doesn't seem to be ...
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Trying to sync live data to a backup server

I'd like to take the data from the live system to a backup system (to test new features etc) Piecing together an rsync command, I have the following. How do I ensure everything is copied? Things ...
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Backup Problem In Ubuntu 14.04

When I'm Backing Up My Files Using the Backup Application .at the last time it shows a error that Could Not Backup The Following files make sure you are able to open them /home/neel/.cache/dconf ...
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thunderbird mail contacts backup

Do you know how I can back up my address book in Thunderbird mail. I want to be able to make a back up of my address book in case my computer crashes and I loose all my email contacts. I have managed ...
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How do I open deja-dup during a current backup?

I've got deja-dup doing regular backups and today it began one in the background. This will take a few hours and I want to pause it. Unfortunately, when I try to do so, the usual backup window that ...
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Deja Dup`s “Back Up Now” button is not highlighted

I have setup my backup folder and put the Automatic backups switch to on. In the Overview tab I cant press the "Back Up Now" because it is grayed out. I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and here is the content ...
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Fixing permissions of backup files that I don't have -r or -w access to - but still denied access

I've always used rsync to backup all my files to an external drive. Now after having formatted my hard disk and reinstalled Linux, I wanted to copy the backup files to my hard disk. The problem is ...
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I forgot the password to a cbz/zip file

I forgot the password to a cbz file, which when I open it says it only contains empty pages, so i rename it to zip, since I read it will open anyway, and I enter what I supposed to be the password, ...
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JBOD and Redundant Storage Pooling for Backups

I would like to add some redundancy for backups such that if one or two of the disks fail I can recover the data. I have a MythTV server with 5 disks (all XFS) where the sizes currently range from ...
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How to burn my original ubuntu on a DVD

i need to install windows 8.1 with Ubuntu (dual boot) but i can't because there's only one partition so i need to remove Ubuntu to delete the existing partition and make new ones.
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Ubuntu backup error backup location is too small, help please

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 from USB stick and using the default backup (a deja dup GUI I believe) to backup my windows 8 drive from my tablet to my desktop PC (windows 7). I have managed to get as far ...
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How do I backup ssh keys?

I am planning to do a fresh install of ubuntu 11.10 in my system. Before that i have setuped key based ssh authentication in this machine. Is it possible to take backup of those ssh keys, so that i ...
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How to create laptop backups that can be restored to a bootable virtual machine

Is there some way to configure Déjà Dup to create backups of a laptop to a server, such that the the most recent backup can be restored directly to (a bootable) virtual machine if the laptop is lost ...
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How would I use tar for full backup and restore with system on SSD and home on HDD?

How would I use tar for full backup and restore with system on SSD and home on HDD? The existing backup and restore answers don't seem to cover the case where root and home are on separate devices
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Complete Backup of Chromebook

I want to make a complete backup of my chromebook running ubuntu and chromeos. Because I spent some time configuring it and now i want to be able to fully restore it in case of a crash. Is there a ...
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Slow read/write to harddrive after backup?

Here's the story; I decided to make a backup of some files from an internal hard drive to an external, about 100GB, at something like 5mb each. This started off fine, predicted time at 2/3 hours. ...
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Recover data from crashed mac hard-drive from Ubuntu live CD

I've seen this question already posted but it didn't work for me. I have and old iMac from mid 2007 (iMac 7,1 if I'm not wrong). I made a backup of my iphone on itunes and then I made a complete ...