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The line with DROPBOX="/root/Dropbox/Backups does not have a " at the end. The MYSQL, MYSQLDUMP and GZIP variables refer to the programs used to execute various commands. So they should contain the path of those programs: MYSQL="/usr/bin/mysql" MYSQLDUMP="/usr/bin/mysqldump" GZIP="/bin/gzip" You can use the output of which <program name> to see ...


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Try change your backup location to your user folder /home/[username]/backup. Your existing user account might not have permission accessing the /var/backups. Otherwise, you can use chown and chmod command to make /var/backups folder accessible by your account.


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Since everything is working fine from the command line, the error Permission denied (publickey) means that the SSH part of rsync is using a different identity file than the specified username. From Jan's comment on the original question, we can specify the identity file in the rsync command using -e 'ssh -i /path/to/identity.file' .... Using the below ...


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Distroshare Ubuntu Imager is a new script that I developed to replace Remastersys and Black Lab Image Creator: https://github.com/Distroshare/distroshare-ubuntu-imager . It is based on this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MakeALiveCD/DVD/BootableFlashFromHarddiskInstall, but includes some bug fixes and extras.


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Now with the new version 9.5 They have a 64-bit installer. This installer is a bit buggy. I'm keeping my changes to the installer updated on the Retrospect forums: http://forums.retrospect.com/index.php?/topic/151358-new-installer-bug-fixes-and-reports/ 14.04 is no officially supported, but 12.04 is not. I have however had some mixed success with the ...


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Solved my own problem. Answer was here. TL;DR - Change the folder's permissions by typing $ chmod 755 ~/.config/nautilus-actions in terminal. I found the answer in a post from 2012. Would be nice to know why this weird bug showed up again.


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You can use tools that allow for so-called bare metal restore, Acronis TrueImage is one of them and I'm pretty sure you'll find more. Using these tools, you can restore the image to a virtual machine, but be aware: You system might not be in the state you'd expect it to be, since you boot the system on other (virtual) hardware.


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It is adviced to make TWO backups. 1 for / and 1 for /home if they are on different partition. If you want one you will have to add a lot of exceptions to that one command. Example: sudo su cd / tar -cvpzf backup.tar.gz --exclude=/backup.tar.gz --one-file-system / tar -cvpzf backuphome.tar.gz --one-file-system /home/ will backup your root and exclude ALL ...


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For your MySQL databases, you must first dump the data using mysqldump, transfer the dump and then insert it into the backup system (mysql << my_dump) Alternatively, you could use replication (see: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/replication.html) but I guess it would be overkill in your case.



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