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Global issues: Use indentation. It makes your code more readable (for you and for us). Use only straight quotes in bash. Other types of quotes might break commands. Do not append ; at the end of a single command. The ; character has a specific meaning and it's useless if appended to a single command. Specific issues: fdisk -l; You need to run fdisk as ...


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The only solution I am aware of is pixz (sudo apt-get install pixz), a variant of xz using a blocked encoder which allows for fast random acccess/indexing. Additionally, it is a parallel method using multiple cores for compression. Citing the docs: The existing XZ Utils ( http://tukaani.org/xz/ ) provide great compression in the .xz file format, but ...


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first install xdotool if you didn't do yet. sudo apt-get install xdotool Now specify the PID of the deja-dup backup process. ps aux | grep deja user 32052 18.5 0.1 1166992 33240 ? Sl 13:31 0:00 gnome-control-center deja-dup user 32073 11.5 0.0 744364 19704 ? SNl 13:31 0:00 deja-dup --backup user 32100 0.0 0.0 9452 944 pts/2 ...


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I would not recommend dd for this task. It will copy sector by sector, raw disk data; so it will work only if the partitions are exactly the same size and layout (leading to corruption otherwise). And then you have again another almost-full partion, that you have to extend... messy. And if the source filesystem is almost full, it's probably quite fragmented, ...


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Déjà Dup is an incremental back-up utility which means it will back up all the files that have changed since the last backup. To restore a backup, click the Restore button in the Déjà Dup window. It will automatically show you the folder that you last backed up to (or you can select the one you want). See here for a tutorial.


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Anacron can you what you are asking and is available in the Ubuntu repo's. From the man page: Anacron is used to execute commands periodically, with a frequency specified in days. Unlike cron(8), it does not assume that the machine is running continuously. Hence, it can be used on machines that aren't running 24 hours a day, to control regular jobs as ...


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Attic Backup Attic is a deduplicating backup program written in Python. The main goal of Attic is to provide an efficient and secure way to backup data. The data deduplication technique used makes Attic suitable for daily backups since only the changes are stored. Main Features: Easy to use Space efficient storage: Variable block size ...


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Just in case someone else needs help. This software does the job and more 'systemback' http://sourceforge.net/projects/systemback/ You dont need to install remastersys or pay for Black Lab Image creator. It's a very well design application and works great on 14.04 To install, open the terminal and do: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nemh/systemback sudo ...


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Your GPG secret keyring is already encrypted, though it's only as strong as your passphrase (which is true of any encryption). I'd make a tar file of all the files you want to backup (a few folders/files listed to tar, or with -T, --files-from get names to extract or create from FILE) and pipe tar's output to GPG. Basically: tar -c folder | gpg --output ...


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This problem impacts the underlying backend software, duplicity as well as deja dup. I filed a bug report for duplicity, which has now both confirmed the bug and issued a patch, see: https://bugs.launchpad.net/duplicity/+bug/1453232 This bug affects duplicity version 0.7.01 and is fixed in 0.7.02.


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you can either use some tools like clonezilla , redo backup or you can use command line tools such the command dd dd if=/dev/sdXX of=/dev/sdXX bs=4096 check this for how to dd or the command rsync rsync -av /mount-point-of-first-drive /mount-point-of-second-drive based on @Rman, for your case it's better to use rsync. Else if you want to use dd you ...


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When I was running minecraft servers I used rsync to copy from my ramdisk into a physical backup. Before you do this make sure you pause your world. I also used this method to sync my ftp server and my game servers. you can add a script into your crontab that pauses the world saves, then rsyncs to your backup directory, then re-enables world saves. you ...


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I con only think of one solution for you: Make a new partition, with a btrfs filesystem and activate transparent compression. Keep in mind tha some people still considder btrfs an "experimental" filesystem. That being said, my secondary backup HDD is using btrfs (for little over 2 years) and so far it's given me 0 issues. But as usual YMMV. This and this ...



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