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How to do a FULL system backup [duplicate]

I have been looking around but I cannot seem to find anything that will do a full system backup. Programs like deja dup let you pick which folders to backup but I want the entire Ubuntu OS and ...
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Backing up the whole (K)Ubuntu system [duplicate]

There is a fault in the dedicated graphics card, and so my laptop is almost unusable. I am thinking of getting it fixed in the warranty. However the only problem is that Dell's complete care warranty ...
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how do I make a backup of my entire system so I can restore it later? [duplicate]

I really like how my system is right now, but I want to try other versions of Ubuntu and I want to know I can go back to this setup at any moment. I want to backup my system and all the files that ...
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Backup and restore all application to fresh ubuntu install [duplicate]

I want to backup all my installed applications so that I can use them in fresh installation of Ubuntu (12.04 as of now) later. APTonCD only picks up .deb ( at /var/cache/apt/archives) but I have ...
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I'm upgrading from 18.04 to 20.04. Which of these files are the most important to backup? [duplicate]

I know most of the information I use in my daily basis is stored in the home folder, however, I want to be sure nothing important is left out of the backup. Edit: Which command I use to copy these ...
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Can i get a backup of ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm getting a new computer soon and I want to know how to get a backup of my Ubuntu system, and transfer it over to my new computer? How do i do that?
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How to burn my original ubuntu on a DVD [duplicate]

i need to install windows 8.1 with Ubuntu (dual boot) but i can't because there's only one partition so i need to remove Ubuntu to delete the existing partition and make new ones.
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How can I install Windows after I've installed Ubuntu?

I have Ubuntu on my laptop. Now I want install Windows 7 in a dual-boot. How can I do this? I can't lose my Ubuntu files, and I'm afraid that I might break GRUB. Go here for UEFI only!
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How do I use 'chmod' on an NTFS (or FAT32) partition?

I have a script that I need to execute on an NTFS partition. The script's permission is set to 600. I attempted to modify the permissions by running chmod 755 script.sh, which doesn't report a ...
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What's the "/sys" directory for?

A while ago I noticed this directory that I had not ever seen before, /sys. I researched a bit and read that "modern Linux systems" often have this directory, and that it manages devices. I ...
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Backup/clone live to a new partition which can be booted

Ubuntu 18.04 came out April 26, 2018 and I want to try it to upgrade my programs and convert my data but don't want to commit if there are bugs. I've shrunk Windows from 410 GB to 385 GB, rebooted ...
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Cannot upgrade from 21.10 to 22.04 [duplicate]

Since 21.10 isn't supported anymore, I'd like to upgrade to 22.04. However, running sudo do-release-upgrade gives the following output ... Please install all available updates for your release before ...
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How do I take an image/backup of Ubuntu partition and restore to VirtualBox VM

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed on an older hard disk. I recently bought a new disk and already installed Windows 7. I dont want to use the older disk anymore, and I would like to keep on using Ubuntu ...
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How to Snapshot and Recover complete Linux system? [closed]

I have a laptop with Ubuntu installed on it and some other private software and files. I want to make a complete image of the current state of my system and than make backups on daily basis of my work....
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Making an iso backup of my system

at work I use my system more like a Virtual Machine than a real computer, as I am always reinstall the operating system fresh then downloading the same stuff over and over again, so I just made an ...
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