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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04.3 hangs with live backup

I use Microsoft DPM to do backups. I have an Ubuntu 14.04.3 Server VM installed and when I try to do a live backup it just hangs. The problem is described here: http://blog.malyshev.com/?p=1563 I ...
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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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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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Restoring Ubuntu 14.04 onto a new hard-drive when the old system was raid 1. Should I expect problems?

My current system is running software RAID 1 and I have made a backup of this system with the intention of restoring it onto a new hard-drive. For my new hard-drive I do NOT want RAID. Will there be ...
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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", ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Desktop disk mirroring

I have just installed Ubuntu in a dual boot system with Windows in my computer. This is my disk configuration: Disk /dev/sda: 931,5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * ...
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Backing up firefox from old ubuntu version and importing it to new ubuntu installation

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 version. I have a previous version of 10.04. I want to keep all my book marks and history firefox in the new installation. I have read posts here saying to copy ...
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Systemback Live Image

I just used Systemback utility to create a live image of my 14.04 installation. I added the "include user data files" option. Now, my installation is over 100Gb, but the generated image was just ...
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Clonezilla and Alignment

I have to move my 14.04 system from my old SSD onto a new one. Having decided to use Clonezilla, I went for direct disk-to-image: this would have had the bootloader (grub) cloned as well, allowing to ...
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First-time backup landed in the wrong place

I used Backups with the following settings: Folders to save: Home(jeg) [ON] Folders to ignore: Trash, ~/Downloads [ON] Storage location: 799 GB Volume [ON] Folder: LinuxBackupDirectory [ON] ...
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Restoring backup from dd image has really weird results

I've been using Clonezilla for weekly image backups, which is obviously a little bit of a hassle. I've been trying to switch to dd, so I can have cron run it for me. This is what my backup script ...
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Full switch from windows to ubuntu?

Recently I partitioned my hard drive an allocated 60 GB of space to an Ubuntu dual-boot. However, I realized I've spent the majority of my time on Ubuntu and would like to replace windows with Ubuntu ...
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Recover the directory structure of a lost LVM Logical volume?

I am aware of the huge amount of data recovery questions on this site, and reading all of them I think my case is unique enough to warrant a new question. how it came to be I set up a LVM with ...
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Is it possible to create a bootable image of the current system and use it repair my system later?

I am trying to create a "rescue USB" of sorts. The plan is to back up (or clone) a current image of system (including all the packages and software that I have installed) on a 16 GB or a 32 GB USB ...
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Can't edit system files with gksu gedit gives error when saving could not back up the old copy of the file before saving the new one

I am having an issue with my Lenovo Ideapad y410p with the speakers popping and making a ringing sound which I can't seem to figure out how to fix. I found one solution on Ask Ubuntu but I am unable ...
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LTO Backup problem in Ubuntu

I'm seeking advice how to troubleshoot this further... I have a Adaptec ASC-1405 SAS card and a HP LTO-4 tape drive. I make a normal tar backup, tar -cvf /dev/nst0 ... This works with any fuzz. But ...
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How do I back up my apps?

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 on my Acer C720 Chromebook, and I am planning on upgrading my undersized drive that is not optimal for running full Linux, and reinstalling Chrome OS and a Linux ...