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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Cannot open zip created with shell script

I try to make a backup script, but when i create a zip with the script, and use cd myzip it sais that it dosnt exitst even when i can see it on the server with FileZilla. This is my script: ...
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Copy file from one ubuntu to another ubuntu

By using cron job I've successfully created a backup of mysql database on the Ubuntu. Below is the command under mysqldump.sh /opt/lampp/bin/./mysqldump -u root database-name | gzip ...
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How to create a snapshot of an encrypted btrfs @home subvolume?

We are using btrfs for its snapshot capabilities so we can backup user home directories. The user home directories are encrypted with encryptfs. We run sudo btrfs subvolume snapshot /home ...
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Ubuntu backup to install on new computer

How to create backup of my entire system (programs + data) to install on a new computer? This question has been asked but I couldn't find any answers regarding not cloning the boot partition (this ...
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Backup and restore the whole system multiple times

I am building a computer I am going to sell and need to make a restore system. I am running Ubuntu OEM install. What can I do so if it get restored multiple times. It still works.
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Installing Bacula while running MySQL 5.6

I am attempting to install Bacula (5.2.6+dfsg-9.1ubuntu3) on our server running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. However, I am having troubles very early in the installation process. Running the command apt-get ...
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sbakcup generates corrupt files

I need to recover a backup files created by sbackup (simple backup tool) but the backup folder is full of *.corrupt files. The last good incremental file is from 4 months ago. Why some backups become ...
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Run script on mount

I have an encrypted HDD for which I would like to run a backup script when it is mounted. I found some information on how to achieve this with upstart, but since Ubuntu 15.04 uses systemd this ...
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How can I back up my ubuntu server? [duplicate]

anyone know of the best way to backup my server as i really need to start doing it now. It only has one 500gb HDD installed. I have webmin installed to. Any help is appreciated thanks.
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Use clonezilla without booting from the clonezilla live cd?

I have two hard drives, /dev/sda and /dev/sda. Predictably, I boot from sda. When I boot from the clonezilla live cd and go through the wizard to make a backup image, it tells me that I can use a ...
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To block by naming files from backup?

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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Can I use 'juju backup create' with the local provider when my primary user is not 'ubuntu'?

Vitals: HP DL380 g5; Ubuntu 14.04.2 trusty; Juju 1.24.0-trusty-amd64; local provider. I'm trying to back up my juju configuration using 'juju backup create', but it's failing to log in to the ...
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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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Ubuntu Backup - how to backup to server

Good morning, I am trying to setup my Ubuntu machine to backup to my Ubuntu server. When I goto backup, I cannot go into any of my none of my folders from the backup app to direct it to back up ...
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I installed Popcorn Time, it deleted all my Desktop items

Is anyone else familiar with this problem? What can I do to restore my data? Is there any default way Ubuntu backs up my stuff? Could it be moved somewhere? Nothing else is affected, only desktop, ...
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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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Permission for backup program

I'm new to Ubuntu and i have a problem and can't find an answer for it, so: I'm using Windows + Ubuntu and i'm using a ext4 partition for storing my backup, BUT every time when i need to do some ...
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Backup a remote server with Clonezilla

I've got a Virtual Private Server and I would rather make a backup. The fact is I got the cheapest VPS and it comes without any backup feature. So I wondered if it were possible to use CloneZilla to ...
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How to prevent deja-dup-monitor from running, or completely delete it?

My ubuntu is dead after a few minutes because a process called deja-dup-monitor consumes almost 7 GB memory. I searched the internet and found that it seems to be used for backups and related to the ...
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btrfs - Need help understanding it correctly

After spending hours and hours i cannot manage to understand btrfs enough to use it the way i want. In the end my goal is simple: Having a clean fail-proof solution for os upgrades. So i've exactly 3 ...
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External backup - “cp: cannot create regular file” error

I have always backed up my home directory to an external hard drive using the cp -r command. Until recently, it worked fine, but now I regularly get the error message cp: cannot create regular file ...
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Backup your home directory with rsync and skip useless folders

You can easyly backup your home folder on an external harddrive with $USER=`whoami` rsync -a --exclude=.cache --progress /home/$USER /media/linuxbackup/home/$USER I excluded the .cache folder cause ...
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Unable to restore specific directory from backup

A couple of months ago, I backed up using deja dup. Since then I've reinstalled 12.04. Recently I tried to restore the Documents directory via 'Restore missing files', and the scan came up empty. ...
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Is there an Ubuntu equivalent to Android's Titanium Backup and TWRP nandroid backup?

Is there an Ubuntu equivalent to Android's Titanium Backup for backing up programs and settings and restoring them upon a new install? Is there a Nandroid backup that can back up an entire image of ...
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Deja Dup`s “Back Up Now” button is not highlighted

I have setup my backup folder and put the Automatic backups switch to on. In the Overview tab I cant press the "Back Up Now" because it is grayed out. I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and here is the content ...
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How to backup settings and list of installed packages

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 make duplicity upload to MEGA?

In unity settings, you have a Backups option, there you can choose from Storage Locations: FTP, SSH, WebDAV, Windows Share, Custom Location, Local Folder. Way back there was an option there to backup ...
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Copy hard drive

How do I go about coping my entire hard drive, which only has Ubuntu on it? It would be copied to an exterior hard drive, before I try the repair disk or have to wipe and reinstall. I don't want to ...
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Home Backup Server with Ubuntu - Drive Controller Configuration

I am planning a build for a personal backup server; building essentially a NAS that I would install backup utilities on. I want to run Ubuntu Server as the OS, and am hoping for around 5-6 individual ...
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Weekday backup for /home and /etc

I need to create an automatic backup in Ubuntu that runs from Monday to Friday at 1 am, backuping /home and /etc in another disk. Do you know how could I do that?
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How tolerable is Deja Dup for backupping Continuous System in Ubuntu?

Assume you have 10 TB HDD in your Ubuntu 14.04 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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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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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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Can Postfix check for a user on a downstream smtp?

the simplest solution for backup mx is a second postfix which relays every email to the main-server. The main problem is backscatter, when the server comes back online. Most of the time both systems ...
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Use rsync to backup .ecryptfs, but also use exclude some folders inside

I want to backup the /home/.ecryptfs folder on my machine using rsync. I don't want to back up the unencrypted files. However, I want to exclude certain folders. For example, music, downloads, or ...
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Syncing dm-crypted drives?

I have 2 usb sticks, 8GB each: usb1 = /dev/sdb usb2 = /dev/sdc usb1 is a full dm-crypted drive and I am currently using usb2 as a backup, just incase usb1 fails. I am cloning usb1 to usb2 using ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Need to put files from a Ubuntu box onto a domain server for backup

I have an Ubuntu box, it has an IP address in the same subnet as my windows server. However, the unbuntu box is not on the domain. And I want to keep it that way. This box cannot be on the domain. ...
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Ubuntu Installed ISO Copy or Deb installers [duplicate]

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 ...
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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 Snapshot and Recover complete Linux system? [closed]

I have a laptop with Ubuntu installed on it and some other private software and files. I want to make a complete image of the current state of my system and than make backups on daily basis of my ...
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How get isolinux/isolinux.bin?

I want to make my own distribution of Ubuntu 15.04. For this I used a program called remastersys. I did: sudo remastersys dist cdfs sudo remastersys dist iso mydist.iso after these commands I ...
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Can I copy my Ubuntu OS off my hard drive to a USB stick and boot from that stick with all my programs?

I'll be travelling and I hope to back up my laptop in case it gets stolen. I wonder if I can make my backup a bootable USB flash drive, that way I could just have my system as-is on stick and use it ...
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Backintime won't start (no module named dbus)

I've got the following error on Ubunu 14.04 : user@ubuntu:~$ sudo backintime Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/backintime/common/backintime.py", line 26, in import config ...
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What is a (reasonably) secure and automated way to backup my mysql database using (any) free cloud/online services?

I have a mysql database that I use for personal devlopment. I would like to back-it up online using any free (in cost) online storage. (dropbox, google-drive etc...) I am assuming a shell script ...
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What's a good back-up strategy for 1 desktop PC?

No, this is not a comparison of back-up tools, nor is it a solicitation on What to backup or Why and only a little bit about Where to backup and When to do it. It's basically a strategy question: ...
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Compress folders older than x days

In /opt/abc I have a path where a new folder gets created daily. In that folder a series of files gets created. I would like to run a script every Sunday at 02:00 and compress each folder which is ...
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Going to re-install ubuntu, how to backup my steam

My Ubuntu is now a mess.. after I switch my graphic card driver to fglrx (I don't really understand what is it) its really mess my whole computer, so i need to re-install my Ubuntu.. therefore, I need ...
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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 ...