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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How can I export MySQL database manually - without phpmyadmin [closed]

My phpmyadmin doesn't work. I see only white blank page when I open it (it has some issue), However, I'd like to export my project database manually to another computer. I saw all my databases ...
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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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Backing up using Clonezilla, what's the order? Any better alternative?

I want to run Clonezilla Live from a CD in order to backup my Ubuntu partition. With dd I know the command and would be confident I'm not going to trash the wrong HD. dd just takes too long ...
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Copying backups from remote server to local machine with a cronjob?

I have two remote servers, one running Apache and MySQL, and another Apache and Postgresql. Using these (https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Automated_Backup_on_Linux) scripts as reference, I've created ...
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(tar: /dev/nst0: Cannot read: Cannot allocate memory) with tar, pv and tape drive

I'm trying to use pv (pipeviewer) along with tar to do tape backups in order to see the progress and eta like so: du -s /home/myuser 115630916 /home/myuser tar -cf - /home/myuser/ | pv -s 115630916 ...
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Restoring backups made with rsnapshot

So I have configured my backup server to pull full system backups from my prod server using rsnapshot. Here is the exclude list that I used for my backups: - /lost+found - /media/* - /cdrom/* - ...
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How to Copy my entire Ubuntu OS into new laptop for installing along with all data and programs installed

What I require is to make an exact copy of my existing Ubuntu installation along with all data and applications into a new laptop. What are the simple method's for a normal computer user without much ...
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Ubuntu hangs while restoring deja-dup backup

I'm using ubuntu 14.04, and yesterday, I made a complete backup of my system using deja-dup, backing up everything on /. When I attempted to restore the backup, ubuntu freezed while deja-dup was ...
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Backup not working on a newly installed Ubuntu 14.04

I apologize, I have asked this before, but I thought that I would reinstall Ubuntu, and now I can't find my original question. I recently installed ubuntu 14.04. I then tried to restore my backed up ...
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Can Gedit also backup files like “Untitled Document 1”?

GEdit can make backups of files that have already been saved once. But can it make backups of files that I have just created, and not saved yet? Those files are typically shown as "Untitled Document ...
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Windows User Folder Is Showing Empty! I want to backup my data(My Documents) as my Hard Disk is likely to fail soon! Please HELP!

History: I was using Windows 7 and my laptop crashed and was not able to boot, I first tried ubuntu by live usb there I found out that my Hard disk was likely to fail soon, so to save the data I ...
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Is there any utility to make periodic backup checkpoints?

I had a bad experience updating packages and I want to know if there's some app to save checkpoints of the SO so if anything goes wrong with apt-get upgrade I can roll back......Thanks!
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I want to make incremental backups of the entire system to a SMB share. Help

I want to back up my server to an Apple Time Capsule using rdiff-backup. However the SMB/CIFS protocol it uses (do not talk about AFP, it won't work under wily despite supporting most features Linux ...
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Can I recover a former version of a libreoffice document?

I've searched high and low for an answer to this and haven't been able to find one, so hopefully someone here can help. I was working on an essay and had made substantial progress but had to take a ...
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How to back up an Encrypted Ubuntu Desktop as non-encrypted?

If you have full disk encryption on a Ubuntu desktop, and wish to take an image or backup of the installation to put on another computer as unencrypted... What is the best way to do it? In this case ...
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Why can't I copy a 5G file?

I'm trying to backup my VirtualBox, but when I try to copy the .VirtualBox directory to my external hard drive I get an "File too large" error: [130 amanda@luna ~]$ cp -r .VirtualBox ...
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Increase bandwidth by merging two wifi cards

I have a xiaomi mini router which uses emits on both 2.4ghz and 5ghz frequencies. I have two wireless cards Intel Centrino Advanced N-6200 and Intel Centrino Advanced N-100 in my laptop. The first ...
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Clearing out Thunderbird on Ubuntu

I installed thunderbird on Ubuntu and started downloading emails via POP just to have a backup on my local machine. I downloaded about half of all the emails and then it said no more new emails and ...
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Comparison of backup tools

This question exists because it has historical significance, but it is not considered a good, on-topic question for this site, so please do not use it as evidence that you can ask similar questions ...
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Backup fails and logs me out

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04. I did sudo apt-get upgrade and sudo apt-get updates. I then tried to restore my backed up files. I use the Backup program that comes standard with Ubuntu. I give it my ...
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Running a Perl script as cronjob is not working while manual starting does the job

I have 3 cronjob entries (crontab -l) the first entry is a Perl script what creates a LVM backup of a virtual machine and the other two are just sh files performing mysqldump. Well however, I edited ...
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rsync is failing when trying to sync a big home folder

I try to copy a very big home folder (/home/myUser) to a new computer over network. Although I regularly use rsync its failing after copying 55 / 80GB with the error message rsync error: some ...
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Where does backup goes, & how much memory it takes?

I have an issue with Ubuntu 14.04, & I think that it's because of the backup storage! The issue is that the available storage in my home directory is getting small without using by the time. I ...
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Restore not working

I'm new to Linux- (trying to leave Windows 10 with my customers and seeking alternatives besides iOS) I have been working with Ubuntu for 4 months and have spread it to my first customers, but ...
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How do I backup and restore all programs and settings without Clonezilla etc

I use things like Chrome (with 6 profiles), Steam, Xampp and bunch of Gnome Extensions. I tried Aptik and Duplicity, neither was able to restore my software or settings, only Home folder. I do ...
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What is the easiest way to re-install full system from a backup in my case?

I'm aware of a zillion way to create a full system backup/disk image etc. But to me it's unclear as to how to use it after hard disk failure (or it's being stolen etc.). I've got a dual-boot (w/ GRUB ...
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Backing up Ubuntu to a Windows NAS

I have spent hours trying to replicate the function of Cobian Backup (Windows only) on Linux (Xubuntu): basically to schedule backups of certain folders to an external hard drive attached to a router ...
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Synchronization schedule

I have two computers connected to the same home network. I would like to synchronize certain folders between the two. In the past I already used unison for this purpose and I think this could be a ...
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Backup files before upgrade from Ubuntu 13.04 to 14.04 [duplicate]

am using ubuntu 13.04 and I would like to install ubuntu 14.04, how can I backup my old data files and programs in order to restore it in the new version ? Thank you
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Autobackup VMS when a specific hard drive is connected

I am looking for clues to make such a thing happen: when a specific drive is connected to my computer (Ubuntu Unity) I want to automatically backup my VM images if current backups are older than 2 ...
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How to get backup and restore the software from a unbootable hard drive

I have an Ubuntu partition that is unbootable although still mountable, and I'd like to create a newly installed system with the exact same packages as this system. The way to restore the list of ...
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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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What is for Ubuntu phones the equivalent to booting from a live USB?

Is there a feasible method to boot Ubuntu Touch - on a bq E5 - to bootfrom the mmc card or a USB device ? I am searching for the equivalent to similar methods of desktop Linux, in order to: - ...
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Ubuntu Upgrade Doubt on Backup/Restore

I am running Ubuntu 15.10, 32 bits right now and I have its backup. I later plan to do a fresh install of ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64 bits later this April. Now, will I be able to successfully restore my ...
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Want to test kernel 4.4 - How to backup whole system?

Sup, Im running 15.10 and my touchpad isnt working; I was advised to test kernel 4.4 to fix it. In case something fails (which happened under 14.04.3), I want to recover the whole system as it is ...
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How to create Remastersys backup over 4GB on 14.04 or newer

I've been scouring google for help on this seemingly simple task and did not find anything comparable. I decided to tackle it myself and found a very simple solution. Everyone says the limit is the ...
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Dual Boot Backup Strategy - Straight Clone

I hope I'm asking this in the right place. Let me know if I'm not and I'll move it. For backup purposes, I've used Clonezilla to clone my laptop's dual boot HD (Windows7/Ubuntu 14.04) to an external ...
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Cloning multiple partitions in Ubuntu

I am attempting to clone multiple partitions with either Clonezilla or dd without cloning the whole drive which consists of: 1 - a boot partition 2 - a home partition Seen below is the original ...
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Is There a “Contacts” App for Complex Contacts?

Is There a "Contacts" App for Complex Contacts for my bq E5 Ubuntu phone? I am having problems with contacts containing often lengthy Notes. One could expect that, as while adding a new contact in ...
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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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Using Ubuntu Live CD to create disk image?

My Windows laptop (ThinkPad W520) has issues. Windows cannot repair itself. I have used a USB adapter to verify that the HDD is fine and also managed to boot it up using an Ubuntu Live disk. I want to ...
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Using Ubuntu computer as MAC server for itunes and pictures

So I have an Ubuntu desktop machine with 14 installed. We have one macbook air with a small SS HD (not enough space). I have one Win10 laptop that i got mostly for our updating a security device but ...
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Ubuntu to have multiple clones on one external drive

I recently backed up my entire Ubuntu 64bit 14.04 operating system using Clonezilla onto an exteranl hard drive, and wish to make a second clone, as my system has been updated. I want to keep both ...
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Is there a possibility to export/backup the settings of PCmanFM in Lubuntu?

I add a lot of shortcuts to my file manager pcmanfm, I am referring to the shortcuts in the left panel of the window, and would like to backup those.
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How to copy sd card data to pc? I want to copy sd card to pc running ubuntu 15.10

I want to backup all the data from phone's SD card to PC. While simply doing copy & paste it shows an error. My phone is Motorola g 2nd gen lollipop. The customer care is of no use as they only ...
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How to backup an Android phone on Ubuntu?

Is it possible to backup an Android mobile phone when connected to Ubuntu? I have looked trough and searched here, but couldn't find any answers to this question. I have just bought an Android phone ...
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How to make silent backups when plugging in a USB disk and when using Back In Time

Actually, I already answered that question, though I don't know if the answer is a good one. So what do you think about this: Task: let the computer start a backup using Back In Time (BIT) as ...
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rsync not setting the correct UID and GID on destination files

I am testing whether I use the correct options on rsync because I want to copy a large amount of files from my old server to the new server keeping exact permissions. On the old server, the file ...
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Configuring a NAS for Ubuntu and Windows

Within the last month I moved from a Windows to Ubuntu laptop. For my Window(s) computers (wife and mine) I was using 3rd Party backup/sync service, but with a Linux computer they want about 3x the ...
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how to recover old photos and videos

I was using Windows 7 (pirated version). My photos were lost when I installed Ubuntu. Now only one disk, no partition, while loading ubuntu I never formatted. Now, can I get my older photos and videos ...