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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
2answers
11 views

Backup doubts: how can I use my backup files

I'm using Deja Dup for backing up my files and I have some doubts. 1) can I restore an old backup on a new computer (so with different drivers, partitions..)? For example migrating from ubuntu x.x to ...
2
votes
2answers
44 views

How can I back up Ubuntu partition before reinstall?

I want to re-install my Ubuntu install for various reasons. Before doing this, I would like to back up my Ubuntu partition, in case something goes wrong (highly unlikely). I have backed up entire ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Making full disk image with DD

it is possible to make a full disk image with running ubuntu with following command: dd if=/dev/sda of=/image_name After i make it, how can i restore that image on a crushed system?
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Ubuntu Installed ISO Copy or Deb installers

People have asked these questions in the past, but a lot of the software that makes a complete back up of an installed ubuntu are DEAD. I need easy quick help on how to make a complete back up of my ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Rsync over NFS hanging

When using rsync to back up a local system to an NFS server, the rsync processes all seem to get stuck after a few minutes. They are getting stuck on regular old files... most recently, syncing ...
2
votes
2answers
86 views

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. ...
2
votes
2answers
323 views

“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. ...
1
vote
1answer
15 views

How to fully cancel changes due to installation of software that require complex procedures?

I have recently install from source a software (Odoo) that require a complex procedure to be installed: creation of new users, connection to servers etc. etc. I want to install it again because it ...
1
vote
0answers
17 views

Problem running backup script at shutdown Ubuntu 14.04.2

I want to run a script at shutdown, and a far as I can tell I've followed the proper procedures. The script (close) is supposed to launch another script (gdrive) in a terminal which prompts me to sync ...
5
votes
4answers
2k views

What way is best for backing up apache2, mysql, cvs and webmin configuration files [closed]

I've Ubuntu 9.10 cloud servers running. I'll be using server administering gui tool 'webmin' for backing up resources like apache configuration files, mysql, cvs, the directory /var/www, and the ...
0
votes
3answers
47 views

Zip files into weekly archive with week number

I am trying to take a weekly archive of a folder to separate zip files. find . -name '*.txt' -ctime +7 -exec zip "archive-$("date+%Y-%U").zip" {} \; I am stuck on how to name the zip file. Any ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Easy way to install CrashPlan

Is there a .deb file, repo, PPA, or anything to install CrashPlan other than the non-standard install.sh file? I have fish as my shell, and I had to mess around a lot and finally use chsh first ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

How to make a custom snapshot of non-system related stuff and be able to restore without reboot?

I've looked through the past threads but couldn't find anything. I'm looking for the tool or solution that makes a snapshot of a system state (it doesn't have to be everything, but I could specify ...
1
vote
1answer
32 views

How to schedule backups more frequently

Is there any way to schedule backups more than once a day? Like, once an hour? -edit: using the compression method/program used by the automated backups in System Setting - Backups
1
vote
1answer
23 views

Back In Time lost my backup profiles (ie configuration) — in GUI only

This seems a bit odd to me. In very short, as noted in the question BackInTime seems to have lost my backup profiles -- or perhaps more accurately, is not able to pull information about the profiles ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

New Server - Need Backup Strategy Assistance

I previously had an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server that I was running off of a single 2 TB hard drive. I had also installed CrashPlan on it and was backing up some data from it to the cloud (including the ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Best and easy to use backup solution for Ubuntu Desktop and server

Can any please suggest any easy to install and easy to use backup solution for ubuntu server... GUI app is preferred and please also mention the installation commands and i want to backup it up to FTP ...
0
votes
2answers
4k views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
116 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Can I restore backup when I switch from HDD to SSD on my Laptop

So I finally got my 250GB SSD for my Laptop (a Samsung Np530u3c). I have to install Windows and Ubuntu together. I was wondering if I could just restore my Backup I did on my current System to the ...
0
votes
2answers
21 views

Reinstalling Ubuntu without formatting /home, BACKUP specific config files?

I've got /home & /(filesystem) on separate partitions. I've upgraded a few times (xubuntu) but my OS has picked up the inevitable fud over the years & I want to do a fresh install. To do a ...
0
votes
0answers
4 views

How to change deja dup user

I've set up Deja Dup to backup my files on a windows share using a service account, which works fine. Unfortunately I was requested to use another user, how can I force Deja Dup to use another user ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

script to compress multiple files

I have a script that generates backup and finds files older than 30 days and compresses them. Now the problem I'm facing is if the files are more than one than how can I edit the script so that it ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Did backup to root accidentally, need to revert

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu and upgraded to 15.04. I tried to restore from an earlier backup (using the default GUI software) but perplexingly, it didn't restore to my /home partition, but my root ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

I can't access my folder through Samba?

Okay so basically what's happening is, I made a folder called "Backup" and added a couple of folders. I can access all the folders in Backup but I can't access one specific folder that I named "HDD". ...
0
votes
3answers
7k views

Complete iPhone backup without iTunes?

Okay so I'm having major issues installing/running iTunes through Wine, but I'm in major need to create (and be able to restore from) a full, complete backup for my iPhone since I'm doing a ton of ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Logrotate errors on weekends

I currently run an Ubuntu 14.10 server that is used to strictly store backups of my apps. I have a couple of custom (and simple) logrotate scripts that go through and rotates/gzips my database ...
1
vote
1answer
31 views

Using failed hard drive as storage [on hold]

Situation: Hard drive failed to boot could not be fixed with my level of knowledge Action I took : Bought new Hard drive and loaded Ubuntu 14.04 (had a copy handy) on it. I then used "Nautilus" ...
3
votes
4answers
925 views

Disabling gedit backup files (filename~ tilde)

How can I get the following command to change for the root user as well? gsettings set org.gnome.gedit.preferences.editor create-backup-copy false This command should disable gedit backup files. ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Backup - Backup to external drive is backing up that drive itself

I have little knowledge of Linux. I have a backup set to run everyday for the following folders: /home and / root. I have folders to ignore: Trash; ~/Downloads; /media/jsp/ScreenPlay [backup drive]. ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

How to property setup rsync?

I want to sync all files and folders in my home directory expect for the ones that start with . This is what I have done so far: rsync -azPnv --delete /home/USER/ DESTINATION In order to ignore ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

How to make a backup with deja-dup from command line?

I have been using deja-dup GUI for quiet some time and I am very satisfied with it. However, I would also like to execute the same profile via command line. Is that possible? In particular, I would ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views
7
votes
2answers
8k views

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?
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Mount a nas over the internet

I have an ubuntu server in a server farm (Aruba.it). It has no backup since it is just a development machine for web application but I wonder I can setup a backup of some data and mysql db. ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Graying and ungraying deja dup restore button

I use deja dup on a daily backup cycle. But when I call up its GUI, the restore button is grayed out. The work around I use to get the restore button active is to go to System Monitor and kill the ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

Properly backup OS/Boot partition

I have two drives in a media server that two different sizes, so I can't run raid on it. However I would like to backup my OS partition so that if Drive 1 fails I can just swap them, update grub/boot ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

how do I get back in time to write a backup to a new thumb drive when the old thumb drive is full

Attempting to get a snapshot on my recently erased thumb drive, because the thumb drive I have used in the past is full, I get the message in a status or notification bar, ¨nothing to be done¨. ...
6
votes
4answers
822 views

Filesystem that gives an encrypted view of a directory—the inverse of EncFS

Currently I'm using EncFS to encrypt my directory "confidential" to ".encconfidential" and sync that encrypted directory using an online service (e.g. Dropbox, UbuntuOne etc). However my entire disk ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

How can I make home/username.backup-2015-06-09 into home/username?

While installing a new package, the backup of the username directory was autmatically created. It would seem the installation indeed caused a problem, because afterwards there were no visible files in ...
6
votes
2answers
84 views

Is there a way to repair corrupt deja-dup backups?

Since 3 days I'm getting the following error-message, after trying to backup my system using deja-dup: Your backup appears to be corrupted. You should delete the backup and try again. There is no ...
0
votes
1answer
13 views

How to use the deja-backup

I had asked the question 2 days before that I was able to connect to wifi but internet was not being accessed. I think I have messed up with some conf files because I tried too many solution. So I ...
1
vote
0answers
42 views

Backing up firefox from old ubuntu version and importing it to new ubuntu installation

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 version. I have a previous version of 10.04. I want to keep all my book marks and history firefox in the new installation. I have read posts here saying to copy ...
1
vote
2answers
80 views

Ext4 Samba Share reports wrong disk size

I have a 1.7TB primary partition formatted to ext4 that is currently being shared via samba from my raspberry pi. My goal was to use this partition with Ubuntu's built in Deja-Dup backup utility. ...
0
votes
1answer
13 views

How do i boot into a backup from grub

I want to be able to boot into a backup version of my OS in case I accidentally change something so that i cant get past the grub menu. Is there a software for this? Is this possible with timeshift?
1
vote
1answer
36 views

i want to setup openstack please help

I am looking at starting a small backup company in my country and i was hoping to use openstack to build my private cloud... and also the main backup software I use loves Swift. The basic install ...
2
votes
1answer
29 views

Use zip command to place in directory after zipping

I'm creating my backup script and have this: DATE=$(date +"%m-%d-%Y") zip -r backup.$DATE /home/folder/folder First creates the date variable for the name, and the /home/folder/folder, I guess, is ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Changing hard drive

I have a laptop which has a broken hard drive. I am going to copy every piece of data from it (including the windows 7 which is in it) to an external hard drive. To do this I'll be using a flash drive ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

Does the automatic backup backup itself?

In Ubuntu I have noticed that there is an automatic backup feature, and by default it backs up the home folder, but the folder where it backs it up to is also in the home folder, so does it also ...
1
vote
0answers
113 views

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 ...