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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How to copy or (quickly-and-easily) backup a “special file”?

Wanting to try this unverified answer for this unanswered question, but not without some kind of quick-and-easy backup. Thought copy-and-paste of the /dev/bus/usb/004 folder would do the trick, but ...
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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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Need to backup messages Nokia 501

I need to connect my Nokia asha 501 to PC. The Nokia Ovi Suite / Nokia PC Suite for Windows/Mac does not support my phone. Is there a software avilable to **backup my message**s in my nokia asha 501?
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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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How to change cloud location in deja-dup?

I have recently created an account in surdoc cloud(its a free account). I want to backup my home pc data to surdoc cloud using deja-dup backup. Can anyone tell me what changes should I make to ...
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What backup solution allows for the easiest migration and restore of machines, even if they're restored from a VM or bare metal and vice versa?

I manage a lot of Ubuntu machines, many physical, many virtual. Backup as a general concept is pretty simple, but backup of entire systems tends to get murky. I'm familiar with virt-p2v, but that ...
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Rip a DVD title with IFO and BUP files from the command line

Like the title says, I would like to rip a DVD title with IFO and BUP files from the command line. I have tried several programs with varying results. Using dvdbackup: dvdbackup -i imagefile.img ...
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What's the best practice for backing up encrypted Ubuntu home dir?

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 and electing to encrypt my entire home directory, I am now wondering what the best way would be to back up the data here. I backed up the rest of my file system with ...
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Back Up unable to sign into Ubuntu One

I have no idea what the root cause is and I need help troubleshooting so I can figure that out. I noticed that my backup had not happened in 11 days. I tried to do it manually. It brings up a dialog ...
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Is it possible to use Amazon Glacier as backup target for CloneZilla?

If I boot up a system with the CloneZilla LiveCD, is it possible to create a image of an entire disk and upload it to Amazon Glacier? Edit: Maybe my question could be misunderstood. I know that it is ...
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How can I backup media from a tablet to my Ubuntu desktop?

I have Ubuntu 12.10 and a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 How can I use my desktop to back up my tablet? I tried to call Samsung support earlier, but they wanted $200 for their tech support!
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How to recover encrypted deja-dup backup from new install?

I have a backup of my documents stored in the Ubuntu One cloud. I used the default deja-dup backup application and I have enabled encyption. I was running Ubuntu 13.04 daily build but as the school ...
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Automatic incremental backups to an encrypted external hard disk

What is the best way to do automatic incremental backups (and if possible to store more than a single version of the same file) to an external usb hard disk with full hard disk encryption? I don't ...
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Scheduled backup and clone of Ubuntu USB live

I created a USB live with Ubuntu and works just great. However, I would want to know how to master this portable solution. My first concern is data lose (maybe the stick gets lost, maybe damaged) so ...
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How to prevent shutdown on certain condition?

Background I am using rsnapshot to backup my machines to a remote nfs nas device. This is somewhat tricky to use with my laptop since it is not guaranteed to be online at a specific time and for a ...
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Selective file restore for 12.04

I created a backup of my old 12.04 installation before the computer died. I have a new computer and wish to get some files from that backup [on a local usb connected drive]. How do I get to select ...
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failure to restore backup from deja dup

I had ubuntu 12.04.1 and I made a backup with deja dup of the home folder in an external hard disk. Today I installed ubuntu 14.4 and erased the ubuntu 12.04.1. Now I'm trying to restore my back up. ...
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Déjà Dup backup Restore Failure

I tried to restore a Deja Dup backup and it fails, I get an unknown error that has a trace back that is below. If there is anyway to just open the backup folders that would be enough for me to at ...
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PostgreSQL Backup With Barman

I'm trying to backup my server which i created on PostgreSQL (9.1). While on my normal user i type "su barman", it asks me barman's password, i enter the password. On barman's shell i type "barman ...
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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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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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Failure proof logical volumes on heterogenous bunch of irreliable hard disks

Like I guess most people do, I have accumulated an assortment of various hard drives over the years. They are mostly of different size, manufacturer, speed, etc. There are too many off them to put ...
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Tar restore from tape fails

I have a basic backup to tape script and restore script that was written by a previous admin. When trying to restore from tape, I get the following error: tar: v: Cannot open: No such file or ...
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How to properly clone both root and user information with proper permissions?

I have been looking for a backup software for my Ubuntu boxes that works with the similar ease of EaseUs backup software for windows. I would like to be able to back up both user info and root info. ...
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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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Installing 14.04 (64bit) and restoring certain config files from 12.04 (32bit)

I currently have a 12.04 LTS (32bit) installed alongside Windows. I've also set-up virtualbox inside my current Ubuntu installation. Well, I know that a simple sudo update-manager -d will get me ...
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Restore Failed : Failed with an unknown error

I am trying to restore my data to a new hard drive from my old hard drive. I created a backup on the old hard drive. When I restore it gives me the error "Restore Failed: Failed with an unknown ...
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How can I Sync/Backup iPhone 4S (IOS 7) with ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have recently upgraded my iPhone 4S to IOS 7. I have ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on all my systems and due to Security reasons it is not safe to sync and backup my iPhone on other's Windows based ...
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my external HDD has stopped working Need help to backup the files

I have got a 320gb external hdd (seagate) and few days ago it stopped working.. when connect to a PC i can see the hdd is connect but can not view the files inside it... when used in windows 7 OS the ...
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Create bootable CD from installed system

I have Ubuntu Server 13 installed, with a somewhat complex arrangement of software RAID, LVM2 and partitions. It's the kind of installation that the standard Ubuntu boot CD can't cope with. One day ...
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Least impact upgrade to latest ubuntu from old version

I am looking to upgrade from 13.04 to the upcoming 13.10 but have a few questions about how to handle the upgrade whilst having the least impact on my current setup. I have these partitions on my ...
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Used multiple encryption passwords, how to restore?

I'm not able to restore my deja dup backups because I used multiple passwords during encryption. The backups are stored on a local drive. Here's the output I got after trying duplicity: duplicity ...
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deja-dup fails on dodgy wifi connection?

My wife's 13.10 laptop doesn't get the best wireless signal. I have it set to run deja-dup using FTP to a local storage server. When a backup starts, it begins to do the backup, and then gets stuck ...
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Restore partition from entire hdd image

I backed up my hdd using # dd if=/dev/sda bs=8M | gzip -9 > "/media/[...]/sda.gz" and have this additional information: # fdisk -lu Platte /dev/sda: 500.1 GByte, 500107862016 Byte 255 Köpfe, ...
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Difftar archive not supported

How do I open difftar files? When I try to extract them I get the error 'archive type not supported'
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saving a large file across multiple DVDs

Do any of the dvd writers give the user an opportunity to use additional DVDs until the project being backed up is completed.
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Deja-dup failing to restore

I'm using 13.04 and made a full back up using Deja-dup onto and external hard drive. Deja-dup always verified the back-ups. When I try to restore through Deja-dup I get a message which I have posted ...
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Owner, xattr on encrypted remote backup

I am trying to configure an encrypted remote backup. My approach is to backup my data to a local drive which is encrypted using ecryptfs (mounted with mount -t ecryptfs /lower_folder /upper_folder) ...
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libvirt / virsh hot backup

Is it possible to do a hot backup of a running libvirt VM, or more precisely, it's image? What I ideally would want to do is: Stop writing to the disk, but still allow reading from it Cache all ...
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Backing up NAS data to local hard drive

I'm dual-booting Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. The only thing I still do in Windows is use Double Image to backup my data from my D-Link DNS 321 NAS to a local hard drive. Once I learn how to do such ...
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From where I can backup gmail offline chrome app data for migrating to another ubuntu

I have gmail offline app installed in Chrome. It has all my mail messages and attachments sync (offline stored) to my computer. Now I want to take backup of gmail-offline app data, As to use later on ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 automatic updates and backups do not work anylonger

I noticed that available updates are not longer alerted via the update manager in unity. The same happens to the backup, that is actually scheduled to be done daily, but this does never happen. How do ...
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Windows in not loading so trying to view file from ubuntu

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/use-ubuntu-live-cd-to-backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/ Using this link I am trying to open my windows drive. It says: Try to open drive ...
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Why's Clonezilla not able to complete the backup of my HDD (ext4)

I have a single HDD with one single partition. What I need is to make an entire backup image of it and burn it to a DVD so that, in case of a messup, I can restore the entire HDD, as it was before. ...
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Backup regimen - is this plan any good?

I have a desktop that has some valuable personal and financial records, photos, etc. I installed a second drive formatted ext3 called 'internalbackup'. I've been using a variety of backup programs, ...
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Restoring settings and packages to clean install

I recently backed up my entire filesystem to a network drive in order to allow me to delete the Ubuntu partition, move the partition on the disk and reinstall. I then attempted to copy all of the ...
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Failed backup after upgrade

No backup since upgrade to 13.04. I get: Giving up on request after 5 attempts, last status 400 Bad Request
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“error: unknown filesystem grub rescue” rescuing my old backup

I'm not working with Ubuntu any more, but I figured since my uninstalling Ubuntu caused this, I figured the community could help me. Ubuntu 32-bit was not working in multiple areas for me, and I ...
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restoring backups with duplicity

I backed up my /Home folder to an external hard drive and now I'm trying to restore it on a fresh install. When I try to restore with Deja Dup, it takes about 15 seconds then says it was successful. ...
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can Déjà Dup backup all the applications?

Déjà Dup backup usually backups the home folder. Is there anyway that it would backup my whole system(Including all the applications)? How can I do that? Suppose if my system crashes and I had to ...