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 is copying everything, even things that already exist

I'm using these arguments: -vtrPs --delete. With every other rsync backup I do (all with the same arguments), it ignores files that already exist. It's just this photo and video backup that it does ...
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Is there any medium to easily backup my files in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I would like to know about how to easily backup my files.
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How can I configure a second SSH key + user for a single server?

I have a SSH key which is passphrase-protected. Authentication to the server is by SSH key only, password authentication is disabled. Both the server and my desktop run Ubuntu 14.04 and authentication ...
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Automatic backup of folder

I have one particular folder on my linux box that I would like to have fully backed up and be able to "go back in time" on a file and see all previous revisions. To add complications, this folder is ...
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How to use Ubuntu Terminal to backup data over a shared netowrk drive

Firstly, I must confess and say that I'm very green in Linux so kindly forgive me for my newbie question. Secondly, forgive me again for the long post - I just had to be sure I got everything down. ...
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Deja-Dup: Upgrading to 14.04

I'm still running 12.04, waiting for the automatic upgrade to show up in the update manager. I have a Data partition different from my Ubuntu home, where I keep mainly all my work and important ...
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Is there a diff. or inc. backup with universal viewability

Is there such a thing as a differential or incremental backup where you don't need a specific program - just a file browser - to view (the most recent/the least recent/any version of) backed-up files? ...
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How do I get grub to load properly from a USB external hard drive?

I've created a bootable backup of my Ubuntu to an external USB hard drive. I can now boot to my external backup from grub when grub is loaded from my internal hard drive, but I cannot boot to grub on ...
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Create Back up image of the folder

Help me please what software(Ubuntu 14.04) to use for creating images (files, folder) I have some folder and files (not OS) which I need to move to another HDD. It should in one image file which i ...
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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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Sync between two Servers failing

I am back again with yet another question. Introduction: Ok so this time what I wanted to do is that I wanted to synchronize Files in my Ubuntu/Smaba Server to a local remote server. In my local ...
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How to make a bootable backup of my 14.04 computer

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running the GNOME shell and i want to know how to make a full backup of my os and files and settings. I cannot use remastersys and i have tried clonezilla but keep getting errors. ...
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How to run backintime as a user

To allow users to run backintime. I am usually running backintime-kde on ubuntu in the following way: sudo su ssh-agent bash backintime-kde4 --config /root/.config/backintime/config --profile-id 1 ...
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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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How can I switch a folder to read-only mode so I can backup, but letting the server to write transparently to a journal file

I have a very large server (Minecraft) using tens of gigabytes of files. Every two days, I make a backup, but since the server is so big, I have to shut it down for 45 minutes until the backup is ...
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Host-based mirroring on Ubuntu

Does Ubuntu have any native host-based mirroring? I need this for migrating data between storage arrays.
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Backup and restore question

I want to backup everything on my system, however there are some issues. There are broken system binaries, so disk imaging is not a good solution Copying everything but the /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, ...
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Backup says NAS target too small, but it's not

Using the Backups program on 14.04 LTS (which I believe is what used to be Deja Dup) I get the error that the backup location is too small. But the backup is pointed to a "Local folder" which is a ...
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Backups - Operation Unsupported

I am trying to back-up my /home/ folder to my FTP server using the backups program that is pre-installed on my Ubuntu 14.04 system, however after 5 minutes of clicking 'Backup now', I get an error ...
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If I replace Windows with Ubuntu, will I still have to back up my stuff?

I've heard from people that to get both Windows and Ubuntu you have to make a backup. Now, since I don't want to have to pay money for an external hard drive (and spend a few quadrillion years ...
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Backup software sources and reinstall: get latest versions of installed programs from the repository for new distribution

I'm migrating from 12.04 to 14.04. I have already backed up my installed software sources in 12.04 using sudo cp -R /etc/apt/sources.list* ~/ command from this question - Best way to backup all ...
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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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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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How can I prune my BTRFS backups?

I have a BTRFS backup system where I take daily snapshots (btrfs subvolume snapshot) and serialize them into incremental change files based off the previous days backup (btrfs send -f backup.date ...
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Are re-combined BTRFS incrementals identical to the original?

I have several systems running btrfs, and I'd like to use the btrfs subvolume send/receive features as a backup solution. I want to send daily incrementals to remote as efficiently as possible. That ...
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FTP backup Ubuntu server (help needed!!)

I run a modded minecraft server and want to backup my world folder to my website. I would assume the easiest way to do this is via FTP. if someone could supply my with a script/program that can allow ...
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Restoring backup files from XP to Ubuntu

Since XP is no longer supported and I have no desire to enrich Mr. Gates any more by upgrading I have decided to take the plunge and run Ubuntu on my main home desktop. The goal here is to completely ...
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mounting logical volume from .img containing a luks encrypted volume group

I'm having some trouble restoring a back-up I made of a encrypted filesystem. The back-up is a .img file containing a single disc partition. This partition is a luks container in which a logical ...
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If I burned a backup image of ubuntu onto a disk would it be possible to login to a live session of this?

I want to burn an image of my current ubuntu setup onto a thumb drive. My question is will it be possible to login to a live session of my ubuntu setup from the thumb drive.
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Periodical System Image Backup

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a 32GB mSATA drive with a mechanical drive dedicated to Windows and a data partition. I've spent a lot of time setting up my install with things like Android Studio, ...
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Backup and restoration of USB-modem functionality

The laptop with USB modem is in another city with my elder relative. The laptop has dual boot with XP and Ubuntu. Modem works in XP. The modem did work in Ubuntu but not anymore. I cannot fix the ...
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Extract duplicity files manually

I lost the drive, and the Ubuntu OS installed in it, from which I created a backup using Duplicity, and I don't know how to restore the archived files I still keep in another drive. They all follow ...
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Using Grive to backup Links to large folder

I have a folder that contains 2 Gig of photos for Shotwell that I want to backup using Grive. I created a Link to the folder and moved the link to the Google Drive folder. When I run Sync Now, it ...
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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't use Seagate Backup Plus external hard drive on this laptop

So somebody is letting me use their laptop with Ubuntu 13.10 on it, as my own laptop is currently needing repairs. I'm very new to Linux in general, so it's like I'm learning computers all over again. ...
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Full Rackspace cloud server backup to local

I want to rsync my entire Rackspace cloud server disk to a local drive. The command I am currently using is: rsync --dry-run --archive --xattrs --compress --partial --progress ...
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Deja-dup (backup tool) failing to backup

Running Ubuntu 14.04, using deja-dup (default duplicity-Ubuntu) as backup tool. It always worked till a couple of days ago. When backup starts to run now it reports an error: Backup Failed ...
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How to restore filesystem-backup made by rsync?

Running version 12.04, with Virtualmin/Webmin. I tried to remove all unnecessary linux-image files today, since the /boot partition was full. I followed a guide from Ask Ubuntu, but that resulted in ...
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deja-dup back up fail unknown error ubuntu 14.04

Using Ubuntu 14.04 for a short time. Back up started failing and returning this message: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 1494, in <module> ...
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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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How to prevent a partition from being mounted [by dolphin]?

I have a partition taking a whole separate drive that I use for backups. I don't want it to be automounted at startup or mounted by anything I'm not aware of because else it would kill the purpose of ...
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Easiest way to move from Ubuntu to Windows? [duplicate]

For my study next year, my computer has to run Windows. It's a requirement. Right now, I want to get used to it a little more, so I plan on installing Windows preemptively. I'm currently running ...
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Best way to backup all settings, list of installed packages, tweaks, etc?

If I want to make a backup of everything I have done since the fresh install of Ubuntu, what are the possible options? What all should I backup? I want to get all the settings that I changed, all the ...
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How do I backup unity tweak settings?

Is a backup of the home folder enough? All that I could find is ~/.config/unity-tweak-tool which only contains debug.log. However, I'm aware that the actual settings that this tool configures are ...
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5th partition without format

I have a 500gb hdd with 4 primary partitions: sda1: ubuntu, sda2: swap (2gb), sda3: win8.1, sda4: logical (sda5 & sda6) storage. while creating all these partitions, i inadvertently left 7gb ...
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Backing up system on a partition

I am willing to perform a clean installation of ubuntu on my hard drive. I was looking for efficient ways to backup settings and applications. There is one thing in common between all the ...
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Configure rsnapshot to keep initial(first) backup forever?

How could I tell rsnapshot to keep the initial (ie., the very first backup) backup of my server forever, incase I may need it in some rare time (like for some files in /etc directory ) ?
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Backup of multiple server with snapshot

I have three server that I need to be able to pull backups from using rnsapshot and save backups to a single backup server. How would I do it? So far all the guides I have read has one server in mind. ...
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Most of my software just disappeared (Kubuntu)

Amarok, konsole, dolphin, volume control, and a lot of other software just disappeared after I restored pam.d to default last night. Is there some way for me to restore my software without restoring ...