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Keeping local folders synchronized [duplicate]

After repeatedly losing data on encrypted drives due to some trivial combination of software and hardware failure, I would like to know if there is a simple tool that keeps local folders synchronized. ...
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1answer
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Can someone recommend me a backup solution that can be used for an educational institution? [duplicate]

The online university where I study is constantly experiencing data loss, including students’ files and literature, so I want to recommend them an effective solution.
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recommendation for easy to use SCSI tape backup - graphical interface

I'm looking for an easy to install / config / use software to make backups of user files or complete directories (no system files) in the filesystem (docs, exes, pdfs, odts, jpgs etc.). The system ...
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1answer
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Backup for ubuntu 12.04 NOT Deja Dup

I am interested in a backup solution (alternative to Deja Dup, as I do not like its characteristics) My requirements: R-SYNC or Differential Backup to FTP server Store files as-is (if file name is ...
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2answers
302 views

How to backup program data, such as Chromium and Thunderbird etc?

What do you recommend to backup, if you don't trust your linux system (I have the problem that sometimes I can't boot linux because of graphic-card issues). At the moment I'm using Back In Time and ...
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3answers
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Text editor where unsaved files can be recovered after computer crash?

I use Text Editor to draft emails and other messages. Not files that I want to save, just drafts. Problem: When my computer crashes (happens often recently), I loose the drafts. Is there a text ...
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463 views

Directory mirroring over network

I need a software or any other way to backup my home directory instantly so that if my data is lost I have another copy over the network. I have a NAS on my local network and I want to have an exact ...
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4answers
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Software to Copy a scratched CD/DVD/Blueray to an ISO file

I have some optical discs that are sorely scratched. I've cleaned the discs, but they still have trouble reading. When trying ddrescue to backup the discs, it will read up to X bytes, and fail on all ...
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3answers
503 views

Email backup/archival program that saves emails as *.txt files

I'm looking for a program that backs up all my emails from an online Emailaccount that support POP or IMAP by saving them as plain text files (an open document format or pdf file would also work) . ...
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3answers
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Is there an application that is like “Time Machine” on the Mac OSX?

If there is an application, does it work like "Time Machine" where it save backups of your computer and if wanted, go back to an earlier time on the computer for example where an virus was not there? ...
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4answers
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Back up the whole ubuntu system or system image creation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make a disk image and restore from it later? In windows back is very easy with Norton ghost. Run it and forget it, What is the same type of software for backing ...
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1answer
442 views

Alternative to CD/DVD Creator

Is there an alternative to CD/DVD Creator that I can install or enable so that I never have to see that program again. I don't like that it looks very much like a regular Ubuntu/Gnome directory ...
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Recommendations for a backup solution?

I'm looking for a backup solution for a specific use case. If none exists, then I'm tempted to make one. I have a large and growing collection of video files. On my workstation I have a fairly large ...
8
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2answers
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Clonezilla like app for the desktop?

What I am looking for is a way to clone hard drives (mainly windows partitions) while staying inside of the Ubuntu OS. I do not want to create a partition on the hard drive to boot off of and I am ...
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1answer
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Is there an alternative to carbonite?

Can anyone tell be if there is an alternative to carbonite for ubuntu. I love the idea of carbonite's "unlimited" automatic backup, can anyone help Cheers
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4answers
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MySQL Automatic backup tools

I use back-in-time for backuping up my projects. but my Database's are not included. I'd like to backup all database's scheduling by day or hours. Is there any tool to backup MySQL automatically?
4
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2answers
186 views

create OS back up

hello I have ubuntu 9 that I take with my Dell laptop! this CD contain a program that I can create a copy of all ubuntu files & programs into a CD and Run it from CD(live) or Intslall it(with all ...
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0answers
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Any SyncToy replacement? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SyncToy like application I use synctoy in Windows to keep my local files -> backup HDD in sync. Is there something like that in Ubuntu?
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1answer
124 views

Is there a way to revert the entire system to a set point in time?

I have a development computer running Ubuntu. I often mess things up and end up reconfiguring everything on the machine the way I like it. I would prefer to be able to revert my system to a set point. ...
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2answers
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What are full partition/disk imaging solutions that produce mountable images?

I want to make full disk images of different computers that I could later restore if something goes wrong. Also, being able to mount the image/access the backed up files would be really useful. What ...
1
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0answers
208 views

What is the best solution to backing up your computer to an external HD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Comparison of backup tools I have an external hard drive that I would like to make backups to, what I would like is have a program that is easy to set up to accomplish ...
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1answer
636 views

Windows 7 style backup?

With Windows 7 I can easily set up a scheduled backup, which will incrementally backup directories I have selected, as well as create a disk image, all whilst I am still using my PC. Is there ...
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4answers
904 views

What software can be used to create a restorable drive image?

Not sure what Linux software I would use for this, basically just like Acronis True Image for Windows, but for Linux. The rule is that we are keeping Windows out of the equation, I want to be able to ...
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31answers
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Comparison of backup tools

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