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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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Using VirtualBox to boot into a disk image backup created with dd

I was on Ubuntu 16.04, and then I did a clean installation of 18.04. However, before doing that, I made a copy of all my files onto a USB drive so I could copy them into the new installation. I also ...
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Booting into an ISO full drive backup

UPDATE - NOT A DUPLICATE: The reason why I do not think this is a duplicate is because I need to access data within a program called Wekan. I do not know how to extract that data from Wekan by ...
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Laptop backup with rsync: how would restoring work? [on hold]

I decided to use rsync for backing up my laptop on an external hard drive. FYI: I am running Gallium OS 2.0, which is a derivative of Ubuntu 16.04. Following this guide, my plan would be to backup my ...
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Use VirtualBox to copy all information on partitions to virtual disks?

I need to copy all the information from the physical disk partitions to virtual machine files to make use of the information inside VirtualBox. I plan to do this using the command: VBoxManage ...
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How to Change Base Folder Date

I have a backup drive and keep seven rolling backups for the past seven days using Days of the week within a Bash script. day-1/home/username/.config day-2/home/username/.config When I look at that ...
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What Files to Exclude for a Backup [on hold]

It took me forever to get my current apps and themes configured just the way I want them. I'm looking for a way to include all these configurations, the apps themselves, and any of my personal files ...
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Ubuntu recovery mode. How to get backup of my home and download directories

I am having a disaster. My Ubuntu can not boot. The problem is summarised here I read about Ubunut recovery mode. I followed these instructions. I selected Drop to root shell promot. I got a shell in ...
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First bash script: computer to dropbox backup help

I have the following script in /.backup with a symlink to cron.weekly. The goal is to have my entire system encrypted, compressed, and saved to dropbox every week. This is my first bash script and I'm ...
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How do I restore important data for image.dd? Photorec will lose file names and will scatter the information

A few days ago I was in a middle of copying or cutting folders and data to my external hard drive and it was corrupted. I have tried to locate the lost information on Test Disk but I have now lost it ...
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How to do multiple time interval settings for different files in Deja Dup

I use DejaDup to Backup my files. I would like to Back up a set of files (especially programming codes) more often say every 5 minutes and delete backup older than 1 hour. I want to backup my ...
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Restoring Data from image.dd

A few days ago I was in a middle of copying or cutting folders and data to my external hard drive and it was corrupted. I have tried to locate the lost information on Test Disk but I have now lost it ...
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Missing “Include all” option in Timeshift backup?

For some reason Timeshift doesn't allow me to backup my $HOME files and directory. The Include all option is missing in the Users Home Directories window, any idea what could be the cause ? My home ...
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Backup failure after upgrade to 18.04

My computer was just upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 from 16.04. I have been having problem with the backup program. It appears that every time the backup program runs I get an error message and the backup ...
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Copy or clone hard drive to other hard drive [on hold]

I want to move all my files over to a 5TB hard drive and format My smaller drives to each accommodate a different operating system. For some reason my network settings have changed and I'm stuck in ...
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How to write a script that backs up printed documents every 6 hours?

I am currently working on a project where I have to build a Linux network on a virtual machine using Ubuntu 18.04. I am currently trying to figure out how to write a script that backs up the printed ...
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How to configure gdrive for deja-dup?

Currently using Kubuntu 18.04. I am trying to set up deja-dup to backup my files to my Google Drive. I have already added my google accounts and can access my files on Google Drive through dolphin. ...
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Can I delete the Deja-dup files if I no longer need the backup

I have a laptop with limited storage and was looking to free up some space and notice that this file is alomost 16 gb. I haven't backed up anything in over a year and have no need for that backup ...
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Can I access files directly after backup with Deja Dup?

I'm wanting to use Backups (Deja Dup), but I'm wondering if the files will be directly accessible off the hard disk after I've done my backup? Or do I need to perform a recovery in order to access the ...
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Is it possible (and relatively easy) for me to backup snaps, program data, and person files from Ubuntu 18.10 and 18.04?

The question should be mostly self-explanatory, but essentially I want to be able to move snaps, programs, (and their data) personal files, and preferably system settings from Ubuntu 18.10 to Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu server back to a couple of days ago

I am having trouble with my linux server. Yesterday I created a lot of directories and files that i no longer want/need. Is there a way to restore my system back to how it was a couple of days ago? ...
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How to restore from another account's backup? (deja-dup won't recognize backup)

So, to clarify the question, I had a backup on another Ubuntu account, but I had to reinstall Ubuntu over it, but still have said backup on my external hard drive. I went into deja-dup and attempted ...
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“Simple Backup” package fails after Ubuntu upgrade

I was happily using Simple Backup (sbackup package) for several years without problems under 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in ext3 format (backing up to an ext3 partition in an external drive). Then about a ...
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How to solve the error of the rsync error: error in IPC code (code 14) at pipe.c(85) [sender=3.1.2]

I'm using a command of rsync for making a new directory to save the images the command is rsync -ave --rsync-path="mkdir -p /var/www/html/uploads/ironnetwork/ && rsync" /var/www/html/uploads/...
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Deja Dup Restore

I would like to add full disk encryption to Ubuntu 18.04. I am aware it is not really possible without reinstalling the OS. I'm wondering if I can backup certain directories with Deja Dup then ...
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Trying to backup a folder in Ubuntu 18.04 to Google Drive

I selected folders I want to backup & the ones to exclude, logged in to my Google (business suite) account, granted permissions & installed duplicity package in the Ubuntu Backup Manager. But ...
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Need recommendations for Ubuntu server backup

I would like to backup my server settings and programs automatically. The program timeshift seems to do exactly what I want but I can't find instructions on how to use it with command line. Only with ...
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How to get my backup and restore working using FOSS tools

I'm a hobbyist with a short budget, a focus on FOSS tools, and 8 Linux systems. I've been backing up stuff for years on a collection of ever-larger external drives. This started about 15years ago. ...
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Backup for Cloud Email [duplicate]

I've got a lot of history in email servers in the cloud (i.e. someone else's computer). I'm looking for some way to make a local backup of all that data, preferably one I could easily access/search. ...
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Is it possible to require confirmation before delete with Timeshift?

Whilst trying out Timeshift in a new install, I accidentally clicked the delete button and Timeshift deleted my snapshot without requiring confirmation. Is it possible configure Timeshift to insist ...
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Looking for a suitable backup tool

I want to find a solution for incremental backup of a directory. It's in fact a samba share directory and the files are office documents, presentations, movies. Currently I'm duplicating the ...
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What are the main differences between a system snapshots (Timeshift) and partition images (saved as iso)?

Following comments under this answer of mine I became interested in the question whether the best option for me in order to back-up a system is a partition back-up as described at the linked answer or ...
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save time in backup path of rsnapshot

I want to use rsnapshot for backuping my local system to an external disk. Since now I used a plane rsync command for creating hardlinked backup folders with names like 2018-10-15_12:23. I configured ...
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What is the best way to clone the system and backup files in Ubuntu 18.10

After spending so much time to change the settings to make the system work, I want to clone the system so that when something goes wrong, I can recover the system to its last cloned state. What is the ...
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How to install Kbackup?

I have 18.04 Ubuntu with Mate. I looked at Top 15 Open Source Backup Software for Linux page on Internet and found, that Kbackup fits my needs: it's a tool with tree inspector with checkbox (gnome ...
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ftp command times out in 18.04

I recently upgraded my server from 16.04 to 18.04. I have alway's used the command ftp://backups@192.168.1.x/ in Deja Dup on my laptop (also recently upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 from 17.10)to make ...
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Restore disk image while in rescue mode

I have taken a backup from my Linux disk using dd command and I've uploaded it to a website. Now there is a kernel panic in my VPS and I open the rescue mode and I want to download and restore that ...
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Deja-dup local restore fails, waiting for Google config

I backed up from Ubuntu 16.04 to a USB hard drive using Deja-Dup. Following a system crash I tried to restore the data files to my new system drive running 18.04. Deja-Dup offers a choice of backup ...
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input/output error when launching any program

Every program I launch on Ubuntu 16.04 generates an input/output error: $ top bash: /usr/bin/top: Input/output error $ pkill firefox bash: /usr/bin/firefox: Input/output error $ okular bash: /usr/bin/...
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How to Convert live image from sblive to .iso

I want to create my Linux iso file, I used systemback but the button of convert to iso is disabled and I can't touch the button.
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Ubuntu Backup (Déjà Dup) keeps failing to start

Backup (Déjà Dup) used to work well in Ubuntu 16.04 but since updating to 18.04 it will go weeks without backing up. If I try and force a backup by turning off the schedule slider, the "Back up now" ...
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Juju, restore backup, health ping failed, 2.3.5

After running juju in production for 6 months an issue with the available disk space has cropped up out of the blue. With a lack of directly specified basic system requirements for juju cloud ...
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pg_dump: role missing, how to add a “backup” role?

I am writing a backup script for my confluence database and data. I followed the advice in 1079213 and created the user backup-user. Access to my filesystem is ok. But I can't do the database dump. ...
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Are there any backup utilities for Lubuntu 18.04?

My hard disk recently started doing some weird things like shutting down at random times. I checked GNOME Disks and found out that it is likely to fail soon. So, I started searching for backup ...
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Backup Failed. Error: g-io-error-quark:

I have set up Ubuntu 16.04 to back up some folders to an external Seagate hard drive and it had been working fine but this morning the Back Up program gave the following message: Backup Failed. ...
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Duplicity Restore Failure under Ubuntu 18.04

My Duplicity backup created under Ubuntu 16.04 cannot be restored under 18.04. The backup is on an external Linq hard disk. Is there any chance of recovering the backup hard disk? This the message ...
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Cloned sdbx partition to sdax. Now Ubuntu boots from sdax instead of sdbx

I just wanted to do a backup and now this. How can I boot from sdbx? /dev/mapper/sda3_crypt: UUID="0sMY0p-eQ1c-FSgC-YZ2r-KqrD-pgqX-j52nld" TYPE="LVM2_member" /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root: UUID="...
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Backup script for mysql [duplicate]

I would like to write a bash script containing next command: mysqldump -u root -p moodle > moodle_sql_backup_21_08_2018.sql I added #!/bin/bash but then I get stuck with two problems: -p ...
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Backintime Deleted Files

I am using backintime (BIT) because it does what I want a backup software to do: backupping and taking snapshots of different states. My system: Xubuntu 16.04 and since yesterday Xubuntu 18.04. ...
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Does rsync --delete play nice with Ubutnu's implementation of ecryptfs? If not, is there a work-around?

I recently ran sudo rsync -aAXv --delete --exclude={"/dev/*","/proc/*","/sys/*","/tmp/*","/run/*","/mnt/*","/media/*","/lost+found"} / '/media/[my name]/Seagate Backup Plus Drive/RS backup method' ...
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What steps should I take to back-up the VHD and apply the Ubuntu patches to get to the supported version?

My Server that my technology is hosted on has become unstable and the Azure back-ups are failing regularly. The version of Ubuntu Operating system is out of support (End-of-life 27/04/2017) and needs ...