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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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 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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How to backup guake's settings

I've worked a lot on configuring guake to my needs but I can't find a way to export these changes (doesn't seem to be related to gnome-terminal's profiles). Is there a way to backup my "guake profile" ...
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Mondorescue site unsigned for apt-get Ubuntu

I have been trying to install mondorescue, however, after following the typical instruction wget ftp://ftp.mondorescue.org/ubuntu/`lsb_release -r|awk '{print $2}'`/mondorescue.sources.list sudo sh -c ...
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Bare metal automated backup for 14.04

Wondering if anyone has a solution for an automated bare metal backup for server 14.04 running a lightweight gui? I am using crashplan at the moment, however as I am 4 hours away from the site, I ...
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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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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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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 and backup the messages in it. The Nokia Ovi Suite / Nokia PC Suite for Windows/Mac supports my phone but does not allow me backup messages. Is there a ...
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how to mount .vhdx image in lubuntu

So, I had a hard drive with Windows 8. The drive started dying, so I made an image backup to an external HDD. Because it's practically impossible to get an ISO of Windows 8, I installed Lubuntu. ...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 --exclude='/media/*/**'...
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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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Timeshift back up destination

Wondering if anyone had any experience with Timeshift. I can't seem to back up directly to my SD Card, it will back up to /timeshift/ folder and I'm having to copy the back ups over to my external ...
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7zip E_FAIL Error

I've done a Backup some time ago using 7zip, in which I splited the Files in 14 2GB (aprox) files. I'm running Ubuntu Server 15.10. This is what I'm trying to run in order to extract them: 7z x ...
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I can't restore backup from external HD after fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04

Before reinstalling, I backed up to not one, but two different hard drives. Reinstalled, updated with software updater, rebooted. Connected external hd, opened up backups, selected drive and folder (...
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Copying backups from remote server to local machine with a cronjob?

I have two remote servers, one running Apache and MySQL, and another Apache and Postgresql. Using these (https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Automated_Backup_on_Linux) scripts as reference, I've created ...
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Backup not working on a newly installed Ubuntu 14.04

I apologize, I have asked this before, but I thought that I would reinstall Ubuntu, and now I can't find my original question. I recently installed ubuntu 14.04. I then tried to restore my backed up ...
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I want to make incremental backups of the entire system to a SMB share. Help

I want to back up my server to an Apple Time Capsule using rdiff-backup. However the SMB/CIFS protocol it uses (do not talk about AFP, it won't work under wily despite supporting most features Linux ...
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How to back up an Encrypted Ubuntu Desktop as non-encrypted?

If you have full disk encryption on a Ubuntu desktop, and wish to take an image or backup of the installation to put on another computer as unencrypted... What is the best way to do it? In this case ...
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Restore not working

I'm new to Linux- (trying to leave Windows 10 with my customers and seeking alternatives besides iOS) I have been working with Ubuntu for 4 months and have spread it to my first customers, but ...
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What is for Ubuntu phones the equivalent to booting from a live USB?

Is there a feasible method to boot Ubuntu Touch - on a bq E5 - to bootfrom the mmc card or a USB device ? I am searching for the equivalent to similar methods of desktop Linux, in order to: - copy/...
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Dual Boot Backup Strategy - Straight Clone

I hope I'm asking this in the right place. Let me know if I'm not and I'll move it. For backup purposes, I've used Clonezilla to clone my laptop's dual boot HD (Windows7/Ubuntu 14.04) to an external ...
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rsync not working, /media/* not working in terminal

I've been using rsync --recursive --times --delete --log-file=/media/Data/Log.txt /media/Data/Documents/ /media/Backup/Documents2 rsync --recursive --times --delete --log-file=/media/Data/Log.txt /...
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Evernote: script that can incrementally download full db where note = file?

Is there any script to incrementally download my Evernote database in plaintext? I need to have not one big file but many files (with attachments) - I want to use cron for everyday backup to git and ...
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How to create a log of an rsync transfer on the remote server?

I have a lovely functional bash script, which uses rsync to create a backup on a remote server, utilising key-based authentication. It uses a standalone rsync command, rather than having to set up ...
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déja-dup not doing daily backup with suspend instead of reboot

instead of shutting down my and rebooting my machine I suspend and wake it up every time I use it. This however seems to break the déja-dup backup schedule which I have configured to be run daily. ...
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How to backup the first 3 of 5 partitions

I'm figuring out how to backup the first 3 of 5 partitions, in order to be able to restore them in case of disk failure or in case I messed up my system. Partition 4 and 5 are setup in RAID 1 ...
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Backup manager shows an error when I connect my external HDD

I have set Ubuntu to take a backup every day in my external (NTFS) hard drive. Usually I forget to connect it, I get a notification that the backup is being delayed, I connect my hard drive and the ...
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How to backup custom keyboard shortcuts to keep them across installations?

Is it possible to export/import or generally backup custom keyboard shortcuts to keep them across installations?
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How to backup Kubuntu 15.04 config/settings?

I would like to backup all my settings for the plasma desktop, dolphin, kate etc. I am working with kubuntu 15.04. How can I do this? Reason is: just a few moments ago my plasmashell crashed (black ...
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Save Ubuntu Backups in many locations

I would like to know if it's possible (or is planned to be possible) to be able to save the system backups in many locations. Let me explain my problem: I have a disk with my photos and an exactly the ...
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Rsync to exclude folder and include certain extensions

Creating a cron job for a nightly back-up. I have the code working in two permentations, but each does something I don't want it to do. Here are the contents of my filter list: - .*/ - $* - ._* -...
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How to backup maas database

Is there any recommended way to backup/restore maasdb ? I tried simple dump, then reinstall and restore but i ended up with 2 clusters, one which was disconnected with nodes and one connected but with ...
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USB hard drive appears multiple times in /media

My 2Tb Seagate backup drive is plugged into my laptop all the time. When I first plugged it in, it appeared as one drive in /media. Now, when I look in /media, it shows 4 drives entitled "Milford", "...