Questions tagged [backup]

Backup is the activity of copying files or databases so that they will be preserved in case of equipment failure or other catastrophe. This tag covers restoring from backup as well.

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What is the best solution for backing up a system you really need?

Hello my name is Sebastian and I had trouble with this driver: "ASUStek rtl8822be" My goal is it to use VGA passthrough on linux, but on the 1st try it failed. But this is not why I'm writing. You ...
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Deja dup not working in 20.04

I'm trying to create a backup using deja dup backup tool. When I click Bakcup now... I'm getting the message: In order to continue the following packages need to be installed: python3-pydrive I'...
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“mount(2) system call failed”, would any of the methods lead to file loss?

I am getting a error mount(2) system call failed:Structure needs cleaning while mounting a partition, would any of the methods lead to file loss? "Structure needs cleaning" error - cannot ...
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Timeshift Backup

I am creating a backup using timeshift (using rsync snapshot). But for that NTFS format does not work. I am going to make a partition on my external hard disk. What size is it advised to create. I am ...
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rsync is filling up my root folder

I have been using rsync to back up my home folder to another internal disk drive. The backups appear to be working fine. The files and folder structure are being reproduced accurately on the backup ...
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Restore directories backupped with system tool

I'm using 20.04 LTS and two days ago I made a backup of my home dir and something more. I did this with system tool backup (and restore) part of application installed by default from Ubuntu. I used an ...
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What can be causing disk activity in empty external drives as soon as I mount them

I have some 4TB drives that never saw heavy use, and have been given new partition tables and one large ext4 partition each for storing backups. Some of them exhibit the odd behavior that as soon as ...
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deja dup restore failed [closed]

I made a backup of my home folder in Kubuntu 20.04 and, when I tried to restore it in parrot OS latest, it says: Traceback (innermost last): File "/app/bin/duplicity", line 100, in <...
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dual boot ubuntu and windows 10 on ubuntu mashine

I have recently bought a new SSD for my laptop. Now, I want to create a dual boot system with ubuntu and windows 10. A lot of post recommend installing windows first and afterwards ubuntu. My ...
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Deja Dup authorization request failing to allow restoring backup

Running Ubuntu 20.04. I am a linux noob and I can't figure out what is preventing the program from restoring my backup. This was just a test to make sure it worked. If I back up to my hard disk and ...
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Creating a disk image while a disk is mounted

I was looking over this AskUbuntu question and don't feel that the OP's question fully answered. Is there a disk imaging utility for Ubuntu that allows the OS to be imaged while it is mounted, like ...
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What directories should I backup before a clean install of Ubuntu 20.04?

I am planning on upgrading my machine to the new Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (possibly Mate) by a clean install. I have a one terabyte external disk that I plan on copying my home directory (152.8 GB) to. This ...
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Any way to disable deja-dup periodic “restore check” when password encryption enabled?

If you enable backup password protection using deja-dup backup tool then periodically when you run a backup it prompts you for the password and does some sort of restore check. Does anyone know if it'...
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Bare metal backup

I'm renting out some bare metal machines and am finally starting to automate the process of provisioning. The idea is to setup a few bare metal machines and manage them via MAAS. I would like to ...
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How to convert Deja Dup configuration to Duplicity configuration

How can I convert my existing Deja Dup configuration to Duplicity? I am running Ubuntu MATE 16.04 with Deja Dup 34.2 and Duplicity 0.7.06. I have configured Deja Dup to perform that backups using ...
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Google Drive with Wine [duplicate]

I tried to install Google Drive Backup and Sync using Wine. It says "Installation Complete", but since I cannot choose where to install it, now I can't find where it is installed. Furthermore, if I ...
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Duplicity missing backup chains

I backed up my system a while ago and now when i reinstall Ubuntu 19.10, i tried to restore it from the backup but after a lot of trials i could not get duplicity to work, it always return the error ...
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Unable to export Bookmarks to newer version of Ubuntu

I have recently upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04. The problem is I cannot successfully export firefox bookmarks in old Ubuntu (18.04)to new (20.04). I performed the following actions: Went into ...
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Linux find file of a specific type, copy and add extension (iTunes backup rescue)

I'm having trouble rescuing data from an iTunes backup of an iPhone. So far, iExplorer and similar apps have failed due to the huge amount of data that needs to be transferred (16k+ photos). All of ...
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Launch Ubuntu Backup in Terminal

Good day, I've been searching for a tool (for Linux), that can "run" a backup of my server (filesystem) in my terminal. I've seen something like this a while ago, so I can't remember how this tools ...
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How can i take backup of Basket Note pads from command line?

I am using Basket note pads. There is option to take backup in GUI, but can i take backup from command line or Can i schedule it from gui? I want to enable backup of Basket note pads once in a day. ...
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What is the simplest way to backup a zfs file system to a second drive

When I upgraded to ubuntu 20.04 I started using zfs in my root file system. Until now I was using the program backuppc. Now that I have zfs root file system what is the best/simplest way to back up to ...
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How do I create and restore full Ubuntu partition backup? [duplicate]

is the a tool for Ubuntu, either bootable from an external USB or in-OS, that would allow creating full-partition backup of the system, and restore it if needed to bring the system and all the files ...
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Cronjob not running correctly

I have a prepared a script which will run a backup of my postgreSQL database using pgbackrest and then push it to Backblaze B2 using restic. Unfortunately it won't execute and show me no error in the ...
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Question about LVM and ext4 - anything similar to unRAID?

I currently have 1 HDD in my media server running 18.04.04, but would like to add an SSD to put my OS and anything else that is not media. I read that unRAID creates one large volume with parity ...
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How to make sure that a external drive is mounted before copying files to it through a scheduled backup

I was having a lot of trouble with backup software so I decided to create my own backup code and scheduled it via crontab. Everything was going smoothly until a couple of weeks ago. My computer ...
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Timeshift backup to Samba NAS drive

I have a Samba NAS that I would like to be able to backup to using Timeshift. I am able to mount it to a folder via cifs-utils, but it does not show as an available local drive in timeshift. Mounting ...
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Deja Dup always creates First backup

I'm running MATE Ubuntu 16.04 on an ASUS x-550LA trying to back up to an external HDD via USB. Every time I run Deja Dup it Reports "Creating first copy". This is what I find if I open the external ...
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How to best coalesce data from a bunch of old disks

I've got a bunch of old disks (about 15 disks, mean age ca. 8 years, mostly USB 2, most less than a TB). Disks marks at least one of them as failing, some Input/Output errors are showing up, rsync ...
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Create persistent usb with Déjà Dup

I broke my ubuntu install on a usb, but luckily, I backed up my ubuntu install to google drive. Since my server is a headless server, I would like to figure out how to restore my ubuntu install ...
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Really slow external drives benchmark

Hello I have a Linux computer (Ubuntu 18.04 for the core) and I have 3 desktop environments (KDE Plasma, XFCE and Budgie) I was testing the KDE Plasma DE and I was really happy with it so I decided ...
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Bacups problem Ubuntu 18.04

I can't backup with Backups app in Ubuntu 18.04. The error message: Error processing remote manifest (duplicity-inc.20200427T121528Z.to.20200427T121758Z.manifest.gpg): GPG Failed, see log below: ====...
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Missing permission for GUI application to upload system snapshots

I'm using Timeshift to create snapshots of my system and I'm trying to upload these huge files onto Google Drive using the Application Insync. The problem is that the application does not have the ...
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How do I back up to iDrive?

I have purchased a subscription to back up my Linux Mint and Ubuntu systems to i-Drive. I need the iDrive script and instructions for online Linux backup.
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Ubuntu login problem after restoring backuped files from windows

Hello this is the description of my problem: I installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my inspiron N5010 Laptop. It runs very well until I restore my backup files. After that operation I can't login my account ...
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Deja Dup restore fails with unknown error, creates a folder instead of a file

I'm a relative noob. I am running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Backed up a folder on my Data drive which is formatted as NTFS and that I use both from Windows10 and Ubuntu using Deja Dup and without encrypting ...
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Back In Time (BIT) Restore Fails on 20.04 with rsync error

I just installed the current Xubuntu 20.04 and tried to restore my backup from my backintime backup via sshfs. Unfortunately, this failed. I checked the full log in /home/user/.local/share/backintime/...
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Move files from external HDD to new internal HDD while keeping external HDD as backup (rsync)

I currently have all my Movies and TV Series (around 2.5TB of data) stored in external HDDs. Recently I bought a new internal HDD for my home server and I wanted to copy all my files there. Up to this ...
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Timeshift setup: what is the result of the different `/root` options?

This is related to a similar question I have posted, but this is different: I just wonder what are the different options for /root doing. My intention is to save my system with all programs and ...
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Timeshift setup: how to backup system with programs and all theirs configs, but without Video, Music etc?

I only make rare snapshots on an external drive (RSYNC option). I would like to backup all my programs with all their configuration settings as I have them now, but when I restore my system all ...
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adb full restore soft buttons

I made the adb backup 2.5Gb, and did not create a password, and did a factory reset, followed by a google autorestore. Now when I try to restore the adb backup the soft buttons "restore" and "don't ...
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Is there is any way to create a backup of python virtual environment and restore it any linux distro?

I am a fan of Linux. so always I switching into OSs in a few months. I am using also virtual box but I like physical installation them. As I am a developer I have to rebuild or reinstall my ...
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MacBookPro Passport disk, mounted HFS + in Ubuntu. Files are readable but some directories are not

My MacBook died but the Passport was backing up regularly. I mounted the Passport disk and could read the files and a few of the directories. But some of the directories are not listed as directories. ...
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Backups initiated to pull from remote Ubuntu hosts

I am looking for a user-friendly solution to back-up a small cluster of Ubuntu servers. Ideally, I'd like to take a minimal representation of the standard configuration (i.e. a list of installed ...
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Backup Ubuntu 19.10, upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 and restore (if broken)

I'm pretty new in Ubuntu and I want to upgrade my Ubuntu 19.10 system to Ubuntu 20.04 (not the beta, I will do it when the full version is out) and to be safe I would do a backup of the entire system. ...
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I've used rdfind to hardlink some duplcates on my system, now ipython and all my configs don't work, how to go back?

I wrote the following $ rdfind -makehardlinks true and checked for all the files on the system. Now a lot of my functionalites don't work. I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS Is there a way of going back?
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How to run a script that is in mutiple directories

I just wanted to ask how I can run my backup script that is used for backing up my Tellico databases using one script to kick off the database backups located in different direcotories at the same ...
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Can I save my data while reinstalling Ubuntu again?

I'm having some trouble with wifi driver, so I'm reinstalling ubuntu 18.04. I currently have the same LTS version. I have some videos of size 100gb. How can I save that? Is there an option ubuntu ...
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Backing up Ubuntu System

After several instances of my Ubuntu 18.04 crashing unrecoverably and not booting I decided to backup my data/ settings/ themes etc. I wanted to boot and install my current system from a USB stick ...
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I need to make a backup of a SSD 240 GB [duplicate]

i need a help !! what do you suggest for my question: I need to make a backup of a SSD 240 GB (that was with Win10). What tool do you recommend me to do on Linux (Ubuntu) in the cloud? thank you

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