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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Backup like in Redmond (16.04 Server)

I'm used to Windows and setting up my first Linux box in a long time. Under Windows the build-in approach to backups is threefold: You have "Windows Backup" which handles "System Images" for the OS ...
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Restore Backup with Corrupted Archive

I have a backup that was created with deja-dup, and apparently at some point a backup was interrupted because it fails about halfway through restoring the backup because one of the archives doesn't ...
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Windows 7 Full Backup w/ “Disk” Utility - Does It work?

I have two OSs installed on my box: Windows 7 and the latest Linux Mint. Those are installed on separate drives. Can I make a full system backup of Windows 7 using Disk Utility on Linux Mint? I found ...
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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 to Copy System With Systemback of Persistent Live Ubuntu?

System: Dell customer PC Studio XPS 8100 PC, i5 2009, 16 GB; which uses Legacy boot. Active on Persistent Live Ubuntu 16.04. SATA connection to HD-500GB which has System of Ubuntu 16.04 which I want ...
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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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Security of JBOD vs RAID while there is no backup

I have some large amount of data (~40 TB) consisting of small files. The data is currently stored on JBOD. Because the data is not super important and I cannot afford the needed disks there is no ...
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Clone Linux filesystem by copying files

It is possible to clone my filesystem with all my data and installed software just by copying the files? If so, how can I restore?
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Full restore of home directory from backup

Using version 14.04 LTS. I've been using Duplicity to back up my home directory (/home/user) to an external hard drive (/media/user/Backup). I've just reinstalled 14.04 LTS. Now I want to restore ...
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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 ...
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Backing up to make space space for dual boot

I want to do a backup of Ubuntu to install windows 8.1 and then later on dual boot it with Ubuntu, without losing my data. I'm currently using Ubuntu 15.10 operating system, and I sincerely love it, ...
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Can't copy to external harddrive because of error: “invalid or incomplete multibyte or wide character”

I have an external USB HD that I want to backup my music to. When I try using rsync or cp, most files copy, but some don't because of this error: invalid or incomplete multibyte or wide character ...
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How to automatically back up multi-partition harddrive?

I have a laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04. I would like a quick process to perform nightly backups of the entire hard drive. The ideal scenario would be to plug laptop into a hard drive, boot ...
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How to restore a Linux system to a previous state Using BTRFS as in Windows restore points

Windows restore points... How to have the same functionality in Ubuntu ? With existing tools like Deja-Dup I have tried to set up snapshots and got trouble following the instructions. Is there a ...
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How to backup the full system at runtime once a day

I would like to backup my 'server' running Ubuntu 14.04 every day at around 04:00. It needs to suspend after the backup has completed (I've got my script for this, but the software needs to have a ...
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Cannot rsync Git objects

I'm using rsync to backup my home directory to a Synology NAS. Everything works fine except Git objects: $ rsync -avP $HOME me@server:/volume1/homes/me/ ... rsync: ...
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Can't restore encrypted backup created with 10.04's deja-dup on 14.04 [closed]

I ran a Deja-Dup backup on an Ubuntu 10.04 LTS machine. It was an older version of Deja-Dup that came with 10.04 LTS. I password protected it. Then I installed 14.04.3 LTS Trusty Tahr from the 'Try ...
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Ubuntu Backups consume 100% of cpu

I'm using the Ubuntu pre-installed Backups software, with Ubuntu 16.04 for Desktop (but perhaps the same issue was on older Ubuntu also). Each time it starts (once a day) it consumes 100% of cpu ...
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Ubuntu FTP script to take backup and upload in my FTP server

Hie all I am trying to backup of my application directory, database backup and then sending it to my ftp server at hetzner by using the following script and i get few errors my server details: ...
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trying to restore backup files

This is what I get when I try to restore files: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 1494, in <module> with_tempdir(main) File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line ...
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Cannot restore Amazon S3 backups using deja-dup or duplicity, can anyone help?

Can anyone assist me with this? I've been using deja-dup to backup my Ubuntu 14.04 machine for a while. I have duplicity version 0.6.23, deja-dup version 30.0. No matter which backup I select, I get ...
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How do I backup computer that wont let me go on windows from usb hard drive with ubuntu?

I am having an issue with my laptop and it won't let me turn it on. It goes straight to "preparing automatic restart" and then it gives me a blue screen with aload of options. Ive tried all of them ...
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Correct rsync statement

On the site "https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/rsync/" there is the following recommendation for a complete system backup: sudo rsync --delete --stats -PSvahHAXx --log-file=rsync.log ...
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Back-up utility endlessly asks for encryption password

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS updated today. As I tried to start the scheduled back-up (on an external drive), the dialogue box asked me the encryption password endlessly and never proceeded to ...
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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 froze while Deja-Dup was ...
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How to find files that do not have a duplicate in a separate directory

I have an old backup of documents. In my current Documents directory, a lot of these files exist in different locations with different names. I'm trying to find a way to show which files exist in the ...
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Low disk space- running backups for a while

I am using backups in weekly basis(default Thursday- that is today). I have 500GB HDD but I hardly use 200GB approximately. Attached disk usage image along with the question. During backup my disk got ...
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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 ...
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Compress a folder but skip compressing specific file types and include them as such

I am using tar with pigz to compress a folder and save a backup. Size of this folder ~190 GB or more. This folder has variety of content including numerous text and log files, ISOs and zip files in ...
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Backintime cannot find my snapshots

My Hard Drive failed and I had to do a fresh install of Ubuntu (13.10). Fortunately (maybe) I had backed up most of the folders from /etc and /home using Backintime (root). I installed BIT on the new ...
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software for backup entire system

I want to create backup exactly what I have now in my os. I came across this post, but when I run sudo dd if=/dev/sda1 of=dump.img it create backup of the entire partition. Size of sda1 is 30gb and ...
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How do I create an ISO (or similar) DVD of an Ubuntu setup on VirtualBox

I need to create a DVD of a working Ubuntu, 14.04 LTS, with several software additions. I have "installed" the Ubuntu ISO on VirtualBox, updated everything, as well as added additional software items. ...
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Apache startup script keeps lock file open

I am writing a bash script for a backup task. Among other things (file system freeze, database lock, snapshots,...) it involves shutting down Apache and restarting it after the Backup. Since that ...
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Moved /home to another partition with pre-existing files, how to keep existing directory structure on partition

Ok so this is the scenario. I have a separate partition from my Ubuntu partition. I use this 500GB partition to store important data to keep it all in one place. On the 500GB partition I have a MISC ...
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How to fix “K3b can only copy CD-Extra mixed mode CDs” error?

I'm trying to make a backup (an iso image) of an old cd, but I'm getting the error message "K3b can only copy CD-Extra mixed mode CDs", any idea how to fix it? I saw in a forum telling to check the ...
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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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trouble creating directory backups of selected directories

I have to a create directory backups of selected directories; each backup should have only one root directory; if multiple directories are selected, then each of them should be stored in a separate ...
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Data loss from transfers to a different OS?

I'm trying to back up files to a hard drive loaded with Windows 10. I'm doing so via Ethernet because my photos take up 100 GB that that's the only hard drive I have. Could this method lead to data ...
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What is the format of .img files created by gnome-disk-utility?

In the built-in "Disks" tool (gnome-disk-utility), I am given the option to back up a partition with the "Create Partition Image..." option. If I select this, I am prompted for a filename, which has ...
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best way to backup sites and databases to a diferent drive

i have been searching and searching and finding nothing of any help heres the situation: i have the account space on an 500 gig ssd drive at /home/accountnames/ in 1 huge account i have a 2 tb media ...
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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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Is using exFat (linux driver) for writing backups safe? [closed]

Using an exFat partition gives me the advantage to be able to read and write on Windows and Mac natively. While Windows and Mac are using the original driver from Microsoft (Apple bought a license), ...
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How tolerable is Deja Dup for backupping Continuous System in Ubuntu?

Assume you have 10 TB HDD in your Ubuntu 16.04 installation. You are copying documents from external HDD at rate 30 Mb/s to your Ubuntu harddisk. It will be lasting so long time that it will not be ...
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To ignore some files in backup of 16.04?

I have some data files of several GBs which I would not like to be included in backups. I am using at the moment Deja Dup but later Systemback. Systemback is making exact mirror images of the ...
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How to use flexbackup?

I am trying to use flexbackup which is a backup tool but, I don't know how to use it at all and nothing useful can be found in it's man page if anyone help me thanks to him/her.
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Is there a way to quickly recover from an interrupted rdiff-backup?

I created a local backup with the following command: rdiff-backup --print-statistics -v5 --exclude '**Trash**' ~/ /media/dowcet/USB-drive/home-backup/. It took a little over 3 hours to finish. When ...
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How to make an backup in order to reinstall the system?

I have upgraded my Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04. But I want 15.10 back, because the Intel Graphics drivers are not supported in 15.10 and I need them. I did "tar -cvf home-backup.tar.bz2 /home/" on my ...
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Backup then Upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04

Quick question, is it possible to backup an old 14.04 system and then install 16.04 and restore to that from the old 14.04 backup? -Thanks
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Why does Deja Dup appear to be backing up unchanged files?

Yesterday I ran an initial backup of my home folder and an additional storage folder using Déjà Dup in preparation for an upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS. This backup took well over 12hrs ...
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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 ...