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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Disk Image (made from DD) is Corrupted

Recently I made a complete backup of my computer (the entire /dev/sdb drive), which had Windows 7 on it (along with Lenovo Recovery & some other partitions), using a Ubuntu Live USB (21.04), on a ...
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How to rsync exclude directory and subdirectories Multiple

I want exclude multiple directory and subdirectories and its contents files. I want to transfer(send) all folder and file from /home/admin/web/domain.com/public_html But want to exclude these ...
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Ubuntu core appliance, NextCloud Home: How do I backup files

I have installed the NextCloud Home Ubuntu appliance on an Intel NUC with one old fashioned spinning disk and day-to-day operation works well. Now I'm a relatively happy NextCloud user and so are ...
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There was an error while getting the sharing information

I’m Maya. I’m taking backup by Ubuntu 2.02 And it’s done. But when I open this folder’s properties then notification appears. Notification is given below: There was an error while getting the sharing ...
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Where are unsaved files in notepad++ stored?

I had installed notepad++ using Softwares in my Ubuntu 18.04, which installed notepad++ using snap. Now, for some reason, my notepad++ is not opening. But I want to get all the unsaved text files I ...
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Partitions on ubuntu drive not shown correctly best way to fix the disk

A Ubuntu disk has corrupted partition table (I assume) what is the best why to handle this? Here are some outputs from parted fdisk lsblk gparted lsblk | grep sda sda 8:0 0 931.5G 0 disk ...
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can I reinstall Ubuntu 20.10 with all settings, apps and themes? [duplicate]

I set up the ubuntu 20.10 system perfectly for myself and installed some software. And can I keep the system I’m using right now to reinstall or give it to someone else? is it possible. can I ...
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How can I check if an ext4 UEFI system partition image is fine to boot?

In order to backup my Kubuntu system (ext4 partition) I have used a few times the Disks tool, which can also restore it. But in order to have a smaller img file I used to shrink first the partition ...
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How to Restore a virtualbox ubuntu 20.04 backup on Main Hard Disk

I've searched a lot, but I didn't find the solution to this type of question! I have an installed windows 10 on my Laptop and an installed ubuntu 20.04.01 on my Virtualbox. I want to know is it ...
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Does EncFS safely manage maximum filesize differences between target and source storage devices?

EncFS allows you to transparently encrypt data to the cloud or to external storage, as described in an answer to another question here: How to encrypt external devices using a cross-platform solution?....
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Deja Dup metered connection problem

I am using Ubuntu 20.04. When the time comes to auto-backup for Deja Dup (every night), I am having a notification something like "Backup delayed. It will start when an unmetered connection ...
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Why does wget try to access wrong target?

I am trying to mirror a site which I manage for backup purposes. Here is my wget command: wget \ --mirror \ # Download the whole site, updating local files as needed. --page-requisites \ # Get all ...
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Encrypted install: encrypt the local SD card backup

Introduction I have installed kubuntu 20.04.2 on my laptop using the excellent tutorial here: Encrypted custom install This works fine so far, the system boots well and the decryption offers a nice ...
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How do I covert my 2 backup mage1.img and image0.img fils into 1 .iso file to reinstall

I have backed up Linux however my VM backup results in 2 image files. image1.img and image0.img. I am stumped and would Like to have some suggestions on how I can use the image files to recreate a ...
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What data to back up?

I want to upgrade Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 20.04. I have a disk with the new OS. I have been told I should back up everything in the /home directory. I am shown either 91GB or 97GB there. The Disk Usage ...
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Does deja dup restore all my Ubuntu from only Google Drive after a complete wipe?

I set up my Backup software (deja dup) on Ubuntu 20.04 after a clean customizing. And my storage is Google Drive. So I have checked and there is the folder now on Google Drive. Someday for some reason ...
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rsync exclude option with file names with spaces

I have been trying to run rsync as follows; rsync -av --exclude '/home/joe/VirtualBox*' /dst where VirtualBox* denotes all files and directories under the directory 'VirtualBox VMs' However, it does ...
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Cloning boot drive that also contains software raid

Currently I have an old server running Novel OES. The drives (now drive) is part of a hardware RAID 1. To backup I just used YAST partitioner and cloned the partition table, allocated the rest of ...
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Store windows files on ubuntu

A small accounting firm (70-80 people) needs to store different files (.pdf, .xlsx, .doc, etc) in a single point and access it via the internet (everything would be hosted at home on a dedicated ...
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crontab not working with gsutil

I have the following bash script to run a postgres backup, compress it en push it to a google cloud bucket. This is installed on a google cloud VM so I have access to gsutil. The service account of ...
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how to create bash menu for listed folders

I have created a simple bash script in ubuntu to backup my projects: #!/bin/bash save_backup_path=~/Downloads/my_backup web_projects_path=~/Downloads/my_backup/projects cd $web_projects_path || ...
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Is there any way to copy files off onto a USB thumbdrive without sudo or GUI access?

Is there a way for me to copy some files in a user account I have access too off to a USB thumb drive or other method without root privileges? I also don't have access to a GUI. I had set up a a ...
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Simple offsite backup for entire server (inc. MySql/Apache)

I currently manage a small Ubuntu VPS running about a dozen websites (mostly Wordpress but a couple of .Net Core apps) with a fairly typical Apache/MySql setup and using LetsEncrypt for SSL. I have ...
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Clonezilla: realiable alternative

Does anybody knows a good alternative to clonezilla to clone the whole disk like in clonezilla? Thanks.
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List path of same folder content of two hard drives

I have two hard drives that I want to use for backing up copies of Instructional DVDs. The probleme is that in Drive A the DVD might be in \home\instructionals\Gman\ but in Drive B it might be in \...
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Macintosh ssd backup to external hard-drive - I don't have permission to access folders

My MacBook suddenly stopped working and, in my understanding, it couldn't be fixed. Thus, backup was made for external hard-drive, but I don't seem to have access to the folders. More specifically the ...
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I upgraded the system and I forgot to remove the problematic package

I forgot to remove the problematic package python3-uno and I upgraded to Ubuntu 20.10. Now I cannot install programs as before. The problem is in python3 packages, which prevent me from installing and ...
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BackupPC: SMB share backup does not back up OneDrive folders inside the SMB share

Pretty new to Ubuntu as I built a small server/NAS to back up my photos to. I am running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on the server and created a 3 disk Raid Z1 pool as my backup volume. I set up BackupPC to ...
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how to backup IMAP cotent

I want to backup the IMAP content to a hard disk. how must I proceed ? is there a software for it ? Can someone guide me ? Thanks Caius
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Compare files in directories with different structures and show differences (20.04)

While this may sound like a task that could be accomplished by rsync, diff and the likes, I haven't managed to succeed. AFAIK, these tools take the directory structure into account when comparing the ...
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What are deja-dups effective duplicity commands, which passwords are used?

The 'Backup' gui (Deja-dup) is nice, but I just ran into a problem where a restore wasn't found in the correct place, so I'm thinking having a command line version would be better. So, when we run ...
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DejaDup “Restore Failed, no backups to restore”

after recently having issues with my Ubuntu installation, I live booted Ubuntu, mounted the problematic partition, and made a complete backup of it using Deja Dup. However, upon wiping that partition ...
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Discs burned in Windows have different language filenames in Ubuntu

I've browsed these backups before and not had an issue with them [other than the rate a disc spins up, if at all], but now they're all given Chinese character filenames - it's probably a simple thing, ...
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Thunderbird: restore single email account coming from folder backup

I have mistakenly overwritten one of the email account of a Thunderbird profile and I would like to restore it from a folder backup of some months ago. It was an IMAP mailbox (that now is inactive) ...
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alternatives to clonezilla

My clonezilla no longer will offer an external drive as /home/image_part. It use to work. I don't know what happened and I have tried three different drives. I regularly backup my development ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 server on VPS. How to make .iso backup

I have a VPS hosted on OVH. Fortunately on SBG3 so my VPS is finally online. I have made regularly backup of code and I have tutorial for reinstall everything. I'm questioning about a full-system ...
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How to completely remove timeshift?

I installed Timeshift backup and Restore manager for my Ubuntu 20.04 and I interrupted the backup. Now I uninstalled the Timeshift but the folder still exists under the root with 15 GB of storage, And ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 default backup program not backing up .dbus file [duplicate]

Deja-dup dose not backup .dbus Ubuntu 20.04. If I use timeshift -/home/username and Deja-dup can I restore with fresh install off Ubuntu 20.04, restore with timeshift with snapshot on USB stick, and ...
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Restore specific kernel & modules (nvidia drivers)

Background: I've been running Ubuntu for years (started at 16.04, now at 20.04), and been constantly fighting with NVIDA drivers which I need as I use CUDA. As recently as yesterday, my NVIDIA 460 ...
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Running out of space in root: should I backup then reformat a partition? [duplicate]

I just started using Ubuntu a few days ago, and only gave it 25 GB of space. Now that I look back at it, I should of put 300 GB or more. Is there a way to add more space to my root directory? Or ...
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How to get rsync to synchronize only new blocks for blockchain

Every time I run rsync to backup a blockchain, it starts from the beginning and tries to sync the whole thing, every time, even though there may only be a few blocks worth of data that is new. The ...
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LTO3 tape drive with Adaptec 2940U2W on Ubuntu Server 16. Is it possible to feed it data fast enough with this combo?

Been playing around with tape backup for a while now and have been unable to make any headway in getting my LTO3 drive to work at full speed. I am using an HP Ultirum 960, an Adaptec 2940U2W and ...
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Easiest way to clone live Ubuntu Server installation

I'm using Ubuntu Server 20.04 for testing purposes and yesterday was the backup day - hardly to say backup, just removing the second drive from the md RAID 1, attaching it to another machine and then ...
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Backup failure using Deja Dup with google drive - Invalid Credentials

My Ubuntu version is 18.04. The error is as follows which only appears in the middle of uploading backup files: Giving up after 5 attempts. Error: gdata-service-error-quark: Authentication required: { ...
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Terminal settings (GCC,SQL-database,g++,java)

I have dual booted my laptop with windows and Ubuntu and now my Ubuntu is getting slower day by day. My question is, if I reinstall my Ubuntu (single booting to Ubuntu(removing dual boot)) then my ...
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How to back up the whole Ubuntu and after installing windows, install the Ubuntu backup along the windows again?

so installing windows along ubuntu is not the best option as far as I know and I don't want to loose my current ubuntu So Is there any way to back up the whole system and after installing windows, ...
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Migrate ubuntu install to another drive on the same computer

I want to migrate all my current data, that includes files, desktop, home folder, programs and even open tabs in browser and history to another volume at the same computer without having boot/grub ...
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The trickier part of a backup: The restoration

I would like to make the backup process of my system as sensible and efficient as possible. (Well, not as possible maybe, but a little bit at least.) In this course, the backup itself is the most ...
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command line backups that you can really use to shrink, store, and restore all the partitions of a boot disk

Please note, there is an issue where I need a solution that is both command line driven and using efi (uefi??) to get my system to work. I seen this question come up so many times, but all the answers,...
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Evolution restore while offline

I would like to backup Evolution and then restore from the backup file on a PC I have never logged into before which is offline and will never be online. I have checked 'synchronise remote mail ...

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