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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Which Folders To Include In backup?

I'm quite new to Ubuntu and want to create a backup. I'm really not sure what files and folders to include so that if I restore my system it will be as it is now. I can't seem to find good details of ...
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Change backup directory in Timeshift?

How does one do that? Is there not any way of saving one's backups up to a directory other than the default one? Such as, for example, an external drive?
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Is it possible to set Ubuntu a way that it does not shutdown before a script is finished?

I use a script to do incremental backups of a btrfs partition from one disk to another. The script is started by cron.weekly at random time of a day. If I shut down the system while the script is ...
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Backup Ubuntu from live disk?

is there a way to back up all of my data from a live disk? I just need my installed programs and files. My grub messed up and I'm just starting over. Here is the link to the issue I had for more ...
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create zip or tar for directory or files in a directory, A, then extract in the same directory A

Is there a way to extract files in a ~.tar to the location of which those files were zipped or tarred? For example, say you make test.tar to store a directory in ~/Documents/some_dir. Then you carry ...
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Best Practise for PostgreSQL Backup

I'm writing a script for backing up PostgreSQL each night and I'm happy with doing a full database dump. I'm curious about how I should backing up though. Is it wise for me to first do a VACUUM and ...
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ubuntu phone SO dual boot?

A few months ago I bought meizu Pro 5 (ubuntu edition) and I need whatsapp among other android apps. It is possible to make a dualboot or if unable to do so, as it could make a copy of the entire ...
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How to backup recovery Windows partition using Linux

I bought a new laptop with Windows installed on it. I'm going to wipe all partitions and install Linux. One day I'll probably sell that laptop, so I'll be nice to recover it to the manufacturer ...
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Migrating to Mythbuntu 16.04

I am currently using Mythbuntu 14.04 and want to upgrade, but I need to change partition layout, so I need to do a clean installation. However, I want to retain the recorded programs. 14.04 is using ...
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Best way to backup million of assets? weekly changing (adding only) using Bash Script?

I am currently setting up a website including a CMS which has millions of assets. Smaller and bigger pictures mainly. I would like to backup these files on a regular basis. For example weekly. I have ...
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s3cmd asking for S3 URI while using s3cmd get

I have uploaded a mysql backup file onto amazon s3 s3://bucketname/object/mysqlbackupfile. When i am trying to retrieve it using s3cmd get s3://bucketname/object/mysqlbackupfile there is an error ...
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Working with cronjobs, bashscripts to automate MySQL backups

I am currently setting up a system which uses a MySQL database. I want to create automated backups which run every evening at 10:00PM and also keep the backups for 30 days. I know there is a way ...
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GUI program to create partition backup image no larger than its files?

I like 'Disks' (gnome-disk-utility) and its ability to create backups of system partitions. But at some point I read on the internet about a program that would create such images that are not as ...
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Where does Deja-dup keep its config files?

Deja-dup (now Ubuntu Backup) is just a GUI for duplicity, therefore it should store the config files somewhere. I would like to changed the backup volume size to something like 300MB and the increase ...
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Restoring backup from another installation and myy Encryption Password for Dejadup does not work. Why, and what do I do?

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu. I was running Ubuntu MATE and decided to scale down to a stripped down version. I backed up all of my files to an external HDD and took a picture of my passphrase so I ...
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Want to take back up with terminal

I want to take backup by terminal with email notification. Is it possible to do? I have tried with System Backup but it does not support email notification functionality. I have also tried with ...
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System backup to installable ISO on Ubuntu 16.04

How to backup my entire root partition (excluding /media) to an ISO file so i can install directly to ready to use OS? I see that software like Remastersys and all similar doesn't work on 16.04. Any ...
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How to update from 14.04.4 LTS to 16.04 LTS? [duplicate]

Currently I am running ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS and want to upgrade to 16.04 LTS. How can I upgrade? Or if upgrade isn't possible, then how can I keep my old files and softwares intact and fresh install? ...
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scripts in /etc/cron.hourly not executing

I have placed my mysql backup script in /etc/cron.hourly, i even made it executable and also the script starts with the line #!/bin/bash. But when i run sudo run-parts -v /etc/cron.hourly my backup ...
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Script to backup Mysql database onto amazon s3

Can someone explain the script for backing up of Mysql database onto amazon s3?Script
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Trouble taking auto backup of mysql database to amazon s3

I am new to this concept and i am using ubuntu14.04 lts O.S. I created a bash script which would take backup of mysql db, and also created a cronjob for a desired time. The thing is the backup is ...
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Automatic backup of Mysql database to Amazon s3 server using script and crontab

I am new to this concept so can someone please guide me the script code details and the proper usage of crontab while backing up database to amazon s3 server at a desired time. I went through ...
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To sudo-tar by Transcend StoreJet's Backup Button?

Condition: bind a function to Transcend StoreJet's Backup button Differential conditions: no driver for the button in Linux through USB3 Exclude: all graphical backup softwares The product ...
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Deja Dup (Backup) Not Ignoring Folders

The built in backup application on a fresh installation of Ubuntu 13.04 works great. I have it set to encrypt my files and upload them via SSH to an offsite file server. However, not wanting to ...
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“Cache invalid, retry (internally handled)” reported by System Settings -> Backups

When running a backup using System Settings -> Backups, the Back Up dialog box reports "Cache invalid, retry (internally handled)." I did not see any obviously relevant details in journalctl. What ...
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Complete Server Backup

I am wondering about backups for my server. I had run a webserver with a LAMP stack on an old netbook for several years, and had never backed it up. Not best practice, but I digress. I recently ...
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How to move entire Back In Time backup set to new hard drive?

I have backintime storing backups to a hard drive. I'm replacing that hard drive and wish to copy everything from the old drive to the new one. How can I do that, preferably with rsync? I have 600GB ...
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upload local files to ftp server in a cron

I want to backup a local folder to a distant ftp server daily. Files in that folder should not be duplicated at backup-destination. Any file older than 1 month in both local and server should be ...
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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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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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How to use gdisk and parted to view content of GPT?

I did nandroid backup following [GUIDE] How to make a nandroid backup directly to your computer without using sdcard. Now I have whole memory block of my phone in RAW file format and I want to verify ...
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How do I delete/uninstall backup files

I need to remove old backups from my SSD and my external (Western Digital) hard drive because they're taking up so much space. Except for the most recent files/package, can I simply delete the old ...
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Which is Most TimeMachine-like Backup Program for Ubuntu?

I know this article but there is no comparison to OSX's TimeMachine. I would like to find a backup software which is about the same as TimeMachine or better. I would like to have such a software ...
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How to make a disk image and restore from it later?

I'm a new Linux user. I've reinstalled my Wubi from scratch at least ten times the last few weeks because while getting the system up and running (drivers, resolution, etc.) I've broken something (X, ...
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How to restore a broken Deja Dup backup manually

For various reasons (possibly this bug) a Deja Dup backup I made failed. I have been following this guide to restore my backup by hand. The steps have been: In the folder containing the backups run: ...
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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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Is it possible to continue interrupted duplicuty backup?

I'm using build in Ubuntu Deja-Dup frontend to Duplicity to backup my files. Sometimes backup takes tens of minutes. If it's to long to wait I break the backup progress and after reboot for example ...
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Deja-Dup - send message after backup

Is it possible to send automatically mail or message via TCP port when backup is made by Deja Dup and when backups are scheduled eg. weekly.
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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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Persistent USB synced to my laptop

I apologize if this is a duplicate, don't even know the right words to search. What inspired the thought:I know I can backup to a USB. I also know that a USB can be a persistent(believe this means it ...
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Evolution mail - backup readable and searchable

I'm using Evolution to link to my institute's Exchange Web Server (EWS), the problem is that the storage space of the latter is very limited. What I am looking for is the following: Previously, ...
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Reliable backup system with Ubuntu and ISP Config

I'm setting up new servers and I finally have a functional Ubuntu Web Server on EC2 Amazon AWS with: ISPConfig MySQL Postfix Bind Amavisd-New OpenDKIM Some domains are in Route 53 DNS Zone ...
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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 3....
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How to back up my entire system?

If I want to make a backup of my entire OS (including but not just my home directory), how do I go about this? Is it as simple as backing up everything in / and then when if I suffer a crash, just ...
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sbackup does not restore old snapshots

I'm using sbackup for some years. Actually it has version 0.11.6 . Yesterday I tried to restore a snapshot from 2011. I have got the message "*Snapshot version is not supported (Only 1.5 is supported)...
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Avoid flooding disk by copying to failed mount point

I intend to copy files from one Kubuntu PC to the Samba share of a second PC as a backup. For this purpose I am using a backup GUI tool. I would like to mount the samba share to a mount point on the ...
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Backup and restore single file?

I am planning to change my /etc/mysql/my.cnf file in Nano. I have 2 questions about this: Before I do this, is there a way to make a backup of this file? If something goes wrong, how can I restore ...
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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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How to Verify/Restore Whole-System Backup of tar czf?

I want to test that the whole system backup corresponds to the original. It would be great to understand some basic tests about rapid quality assurance because I do not have time to always .untar it ...