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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Setting up LVM Snapshot as a backup/restore point in ubuntu

since I could not find how to post this as a blog/post/tutorial in AskUbuntu.. I decided on posting it here, were it is best exposed anyhow ... Setting up LVM Snapshot as a backup/restore point in ...
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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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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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Difference in copying files recursively from a drive using rsync

I've used the command below to copy files from Windows drive to an external HDD, using the command: rsync -azv --progress --exclude "/Windows" --exclude "/Program Files" --exclude "Program Files ...
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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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Error mounting: mount: /dev/sdb1: can't read superblock after clonezilla image restoration

Recently, I tried to restore a clonezilla backup of my usb harddisk as the previous one crashed. The old disk is 320GB (about 100Gb in use) and the new one is 1TB It seems the the image is restored ...
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Restoring a VM to LV, GRUB disk not found

This is what my setup looks like: ubuntu 14.04 running KVM with libvirt has a HW-Raid it's running from (/dev/sda) and another HW-RAID (/dev/sdb) that is the PV to a LVM VG called "datavg" with ...
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How to put running time constraints on rsync processes?

I want to set a time limit on my rsync backup processes. How do I best go about? According to this post, there is an option to do exactly that: --time-limit When this option is used rsync will stop ...
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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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Deja-dup (backup tool) failing to backup

Running Ubuntu 14.04, using deja-dup (default duplicity-Ubuntu) as backup tool. It always worked till a couple of days ago. When backup starts to run now it reports an error: Backup Failed ...
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deja-dup back up fail unknown error ubuntu 14.04

Using Ubuntu 14.04 for a short time. Back up started failing and returning this message: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 1494, in <module> ...
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Does Timeshift Backup provide (OSD) notifications in Ubuntu?

I am trying Timeshift backup program for the first time in my Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit system. Setup and use is simple enough but I am used to Ubuntu's default program "Deja-Dup" providing persistent pop ...
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Deja Dup Backup Failure

I'm trying to Backup Now with Deja Dup, but get a failure soon after starting. Backup Failed Failed to retrieve share list from server: No such file or directory It doesn't tell me which file or ...
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Using Grive to backup Links to large folder

I have a folder that contains 2 Gig of photos for Shotwell that I want to backup using Grive. I created a Link to the folder and moved the link to the Google Drive folder. When I run Sync Now, it ...
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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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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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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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Backup files and folders on Qnap Ts-421

I have a ubuntu 12.04 desk that I use as a file server, I have a Qnap turbo NAS Ts-421 that I'd like to use as a backup destination. I've enabled smb, nfs, ftp, and ssh and the firmware is the latest ...
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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 ...