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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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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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