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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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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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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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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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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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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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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connect and open slimline xbox 360 internal Hard drive to ubuntu to back it up

When I connect my Slimline Xbox 360 to my old generation 1 or 2 Xbox (white one) with transfer cable it asks to format it, i'm trying to backup my slimline internal HDD to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS system then ...
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Error with s3 amazon, replaced file in /srv [on hold]

I made a mistake and I launched a sync amazon s3 in the wrong direction: aws s3 sync remote local for the / srv, I immediately blocked the process, attach files that have changed. Back up s3 was the ...
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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 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 ...
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/boot/map~ OK to delete when /boot/map does not exist?

I know that files that end with a tilde(~) are OK to delete because they are backups. However, I found /boot/map~, when /boot/map does not exist. Can I delete this? It is 117761 bytes (118 kilobytes), ...
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MySQL backup - incremental and differential [duplicate]

How can I backup MySQL database incrementally and differentially ? Does anyone have a script or recommended application for this purpose? Thanks.
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Irssi certificate, OpenPGP and SSH keys in a new install

I'm intending to perform a full fresh install of Xenial 64 bits on my laptop currently running Trusty 32, bits since my CPU is 64 bits capable. I want/need to keep my current Irssi certificate, ...
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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 /media/...
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Best backup approach for a USB drive [closed]

I'm currently using the grandfather, father, son approach to create backups of my everyday usb drive which I always carry around with me. The full drive is encrypted using dm-crypt and I use dd to ...
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Ubuntu Touch - Backup

Is there a way I can backup my Ubuntu phone and/or tablet (either a one off or periodically), like there is with my Ubuntu laptop? I am looking for something like rsynk or freefilesync. I personally ...
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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 system....
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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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Is `cp -R /usr/local/blah /removabledrive` a reasonable way to do a backup?

I'm resetting my Mom's computer because, due to poor maintenance, i.e not deleting anything, it's become too slow to be efficient in anything. She wants to keep just about everything, so nit picking a ...
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How to backup a folder once a day?

I use an instantaneous cloud service (dropbox), but If mess up with a file, dropbox will sync it anyway. So, how to backup a file/folder to another folder once a day? (Ubuntu 16.04)
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Restoring Windows after installing Ubuntu

My laptop's hard drive broke down recently, and I had to replace it. Before it broke, it was running Windows 8, and I was trying to set it up to dual boot with Ubuntu. But every time I ran the Ubuntu ...
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Create Ubuntu OS with Installed software [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I'm a beginner. I installed a lot of Software(Applications, Programs). I want to Install the same Ubuntu on another computer with the same settings as this one.
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How do i make my existing ubuntu in a bootable installation CD? I tried remastersys but fails with 11.10

I need to install 10 PC which has identical setup and hardware. So i was trying remastersys but its failing. How can i resolve this or use something else to achieve this? Updating the remastersys.log ...
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Wildcards in exclude-filelist for duplicity

I am trying to exclude a "bulk" folder in each home directory from the backup. For this purpose, I have a line - /data/home/*/bulk in my exclude-filelist file. However, this doesn't seem to be ...
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How to perform backup and restore with Duplicity

I run this command to backup the contents of /target to /backup/$DIR/. PASSPHRASE=$PASSPHRASE duplicity /target file:///backup/$DIR To reverse the process I was planning on running this: ...
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Making an iso backup of my system

at work I use my system more like a Virtual Machine than a real computer, as I am always reinstall the operating system fresh then downloading the same stuff over and over again, so I just made an ...
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Clone Server to home windows computer

My goal is to clone my ubuntu 12.04.5 - Server and send the files compressed to my windows computer over the internet. I am using ssh/putty to connect to my server. How do I compress and send the ...
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System backup and Restore

I have been keeping a backup of my linux ubuntu on a usb. I unisntalled wps office and now because wps has removed it from online I cannot reinstall. Therefore I restored a previous backup where I had ...
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Why is dd creating an enormous file when I try to create a backup disk image?

I've been trying to get CUDA to work on my system and in the process of messing with nvidia drivers I have broken ubuntu badly enough that I've had to reformat my drive partition multiple times. I've ...
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back up gmail and show backuped emails

I need to make a backup solution of imap/gmail: my idea is to use offlineimap (What can I use to automate backups of Gmail?) save emails in maildir folder and show them via imap dovecot my ...
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Automysqlbackup empty folders

I am trying to setup automysqlback to backup all my sql databases everyday and keep last 10 days of backups. Here is my config: http://pastebin.ubuntu.com/17254947/ When i run "sudo automysqlbackup" ...
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'System program problem' and generally broken Ubuntu, unable to access files, etc

Today, Ubuntu crashed, and everything's gone wrong. I shut down my computer like usual, the proper way, but it just froze on my desktop background, and nothing else. I finally decided the only way to ...
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How to Create a cron job to backup ghost blog directory

I installed dropbox_uploader and set it up. I've successfully created a backup from the command line, now I'd like to make it a script and make it run at midnight daily. Can someone help me create a ...
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What is the easiest way to re-install full system from a backup in my case?

I'm aware of a zillion way to create a full system backup/disk image etc. But to me it's unclear as to how to use it after hard disk failure (or it's being stolen etc.). I've got a dual-boot (w/ GRUB ...
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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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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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Backup (Deja-Dup) repeats backup of multiple folders

I have been using the default tool to backup folders on my PC and on an external hard drive, to second external drive. There's about 150GB total data. After making the first backup, I would expect ...
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Backup from 14.04 changed some 16.04 features

I recently clean installed my laptop with Ubuntu 16.04LTS. I was previously using Ubuntu 14.04LTS for which I had created backup using Aptik. So after the installation, I restored my backup from Aptik ...
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Deja Dup root backup fills up backup space way too fast

I am backing up the root folder onto a separate hard drive using Deja Dup on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine. The Ubuntu machine only uses about ~50 GB of memory and I have been backing up the system every ...
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Clonezilla image size smaller than expected

I just used Clonezilla for the first time today. It seemed to go well, but the resulting image is smaller than I expected. The parition that I wanted to clone has about 21GB of space used on it, yet ...
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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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Splitting rsnapshot backup to multiple disks

I use an RPi and an external 1 TB harddrive at my parents' place to backup my files with rsnapshot. This backup is pulled from a disk of equal size in a file server in my home which in turn consists ...
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How to write multiple backups in one tape?

I am using HP LTO -4 Tape and I want to make backup in tape drive without losing my old data of tape. tar -czf /dev/st0 /www /home When I run this command so every time my old data are removed and ...
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How do I backup my files from TTY login

I mistakenly changed permission recursively, issuing the following command on many files, including /usr/bin/sudo: chown -R $USER:$USER sudo Now I want to reinstall my Ubuntu OS but I need to back ...