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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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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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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Home server hdd setup

So i am trying to build home server for backup/archive purpose. I have older computer that i am using, it has intel core 2 cpu, 2gig of ram and 3 hdds - 3tb (new empty drive), 80gig old drive that 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 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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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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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 ...
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Déjà Dup won't back up ~/.config/nautilus-actions

I'm a mostly-noob with Ubuntu. Running 14.04 LTS 64-bit. I use Déjà Dup to backup my entire Home folder, daily, to an external 32GB SanDisk USB flash drive. But after every backup, Déjà Dup tells ...
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Files from Déjà dup cannot be restored. (Could not restore the following files. Please make sure you are able to write to them.)

I have a fresh installation on my old SSD-drive. Now I'd like to restore my data from a Déjà Dup backup, but i receive the error message: Could not restore the following files. Please make sure ...
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What are the alternatives to Ubuntu One? [closed]

Since canonical is shutting down Ubuntu One, what are the possible alternatives? I currently use Ubuntu One as a backup service for my Documents folder and various other folders I deem important. Of ...
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Xubuntu 14 backup and reinstall or make /home folder

I am dual-booting win8 and xubuntu 14, but I only gave xubuntu 30gb space and decided to make it my primary os now. I shrinked my windows volume and managed to free up around 300gb space.Now I would ...
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Why does backup fail with permission denied (in /var/backups)? [closed]

My backup fails and shows this message: Permission denied when trying to create ‘/var/backups/duplicity-full.20140907T165614Z.vol1.difftar.gpg’ How do I remedy this?
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“Syntax error: Unterminated quoted string”

I am trying to use a backup script that will backup my sql database and website files. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit version and zPanel. Here is what my DB structure is along with which DB I want ...
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How to: Make a “restore point” in Ubuntu, in case I break something?

How can i make a snapshot, a "restore point" in Ubuntu for when im about to try something I think is clever but turns out to be a "oh crap, not again" ?
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MySQL Automatic backup tools

I use back-in-time for backuping up my projects. but my Database's are not included. I'd like to backup all database's scheduling by day or hours. Is there any tool to backup MySQL automatically?
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How to backup and restore sources when upgrading to a newer version?

If I copy/paste the /etc/apt dir or just sources.list for that matter to a newer version, I will still have sources named for the old version (saucy for axample) which is not right. For example: deb ...
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restoring 12.04 backup on 14.04 fresh installation

I have a dedicated server running 12.04. The hardware configuration is not strong enough and I want to upgrade to better hardware. Unfortunately the new dedicated server is only compatible with 14.04. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Server with RAID 1 and Windows 7 for file backup

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 Server with RAID 1 with 250GB (2 x 250GB). And, on my notebook, I have Windows 7. Ubuntu Server shows up on my notebook but won't copy/move any of my files that I want to ...
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Previously working external hard drive suddenly not detected - Ubuntu 12.04

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 and have been using the default Backup application with an external SATAIII hard drive. However, when I connected it via USB today, it didn't show up ...
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Creating a repo with git( or any version control)

I have all my code/projects as repos in github. I use git a lot, I do have few projects which I cannot push to github at the same time, I want to keep a backup on my External Hard drive, is there any ...
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Backup with duplicity on Google Cloud Storage

I have already set a backup routine that backups all my files to Amazon S3 using duplicity. I would like to create a similar backup routine with Google Cloud Storage. Is it possible to get duplicity ...
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accidently overwritten the ~/.bashrc file

while testing some commands I cleared the content of the ~/.bashrc file and i don't have a backup from it is it enough to copy from /etc/skel/.bashrc to login normally the next time or i may face ...
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How do I put Ubuntu on a NON-flash external USB hard-drive?

Amazingly enough, circumstances have left me without a single USB flash drive, or a working CD-R drive. Also, because I moved about six months ago, I got rid of all my extra Ubuntu CDs that I used to ...
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backing up and restore drivers

i use a old dell inspiron ubuntu doesn't come with my wireless driver by default it does recognize the ethernet connection and used to downland wireless driver using cable connection . but now i dont ...
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Create and replace 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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How to prepare Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to upgrade 14.04

I want to upgrade my Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 but I always fear losing my data. I never upgrade an Linux`s distro before, actually, this is about one year I am using it. So I don't know how actually ...
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Use Backblaze online backup with Ubuntu

I've read good things about Backblaze but unfortunately they don't seem to support Linux/Ubuntu. Is not supporting Linux by Backblaze maybe not providing a nice GUI and it is still possible to use it ...
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Can I restore a backup on a different computer than it was made?

I am using the default backup software for Ubuntu 14.04(deja dup). It backs up weekly to a network location. I'm about to put a new hard drive in my laptop, and I would rather just install ubuntu and ...
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list all manually created files or files with a high 'user information input entropy'

Classically Linux consists of many files being libraries, executables, configuration and documents. The general idea is that such files are just bytes and can all be considered similarly. However, ...
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Use Ubuntu network share for Apple TimeMachine backups?

I want to backup my Mac to a network drive mounted on my Ubuntu computer? How do I set this up?
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Lost OS after backup of data files to external disk

Dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on a Fujitsu laptop I was attempting to back up my Ubuntu data files only to a WD portable HDD. My previous backup files had disappeared from a straight copy and paste ...
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Errors when attempting to setup snapshot post LVM setup

I have been given assistance in setting up my LVM to be able to use snapshot in a previous ubuntu thread though at this point I just cannot figure out how to get my snapshot setup so that I could feel ...
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Need to know best way to utilize LVM to backup Ubuntu

So I've had issues with Windows which forced me to install and learn Ubuntu as I'm fed up with MSFT. So now I need to know the most efficient/best way to image Ubuntu so that if I messed something up ...
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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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failure to restore backup from deja dup

I had ubuntu 12.04.1 and I made a backup with deja dup of the home folder in an external hard disk. Today I installed ubuntu 14.4 and erased the ubuntu 12.04.1. Now I'm trying to restore my back up. ...
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Proper way to remove an active / inactive LVM snapshot

I have created a sample ruby script file for removing extra LVM snapshots from the system. For removing LVM snapshot, we are using lvremove command. This command is working fine and we can remove ...
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How to backup the root-partition without the home partition [duplicate]

I'm looking for a terminal-command or maybe GUI-programm to backup my root-partition (on a running system) without the included home-folder(on extra partition). The whole disk is encrypted and also ...
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Problems restoring partition with “fsarchiver restfs”: it gets stuck!

I am having problems restoring my partition on a new SSD with fsarchiver. The creation of the archive of my partition went pretty smooth, but I can not restore it. I do not get any error, but it ...
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Remote rsnapshot failing with “Permission denied” error

I'm trying to set up remote backups with rsnapshot from my home server. I want my server to connect into my laptop and take backups over SSH.Everything is set up correctly and I can connect from my ...
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How do you Image Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 installations for restoration?

I want to do a clean install of Ubuntu and then create an image that I can use to restore the system to a clean state after I've tested the installation and use of an app within Ubuntu. But all I'm ...
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Updating to 14.04.1 LTS broke netatalk mounts

This morning I updated my Ubuntu Server installation from 14.04 to 14.04.1, using do-release-upgrade. Before the update, I was able to mount the shares on this server from my Mac, as well as use a ...
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Server backup to github

Is it somehow possible to backup a whole server on github from the command line? Something like: cd / git commit username/repos -patch master I know it might not be this easy, cause it might ...
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Is there a way to back up a whole hard disk (which holds the OS) and use it for a reinstall?

I've built my own system and the ssd i'm using has failed twice already. It's always been during boot up and it just says operating system missing. I've checked and made sure that it was definitely ...