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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Transfering steam saved data from a win install to a fresh jellyfish install

I recently made the transition from win7 to Ubuntu jelly 22.04, prior to that, i backed up my save-data from my steam folder to use it in the new installation, though, i don't know how to place the ...
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Why is Ubuntu Server NAS partition changing automatically filesystem to "read only" during backups?

UPDATE 05/13: I ran simultaneous backups from 3 workstations (3 different Samba users) yesterday (Windows image backups - almost 47 GB the biggest file, .vhdx type). I noticed that 1 Samba users wrote ...
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How can I restore cpanel backup from SSH?

I'm using reseller hosting with root access. Recently, I created a full cPanel backup of all the account located in my server, but now, I'm unable to restore it from SSH. However, I had done it from ...
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rsync all subdirs with a given name, at whatever depth in the tree

I have several subdirs named admin in my tree, at various depths. I mean to rsync all of them (keeping the original depth and names of parents thereof), and exclude the rest of the tree. What should ...
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How to restore settings for Ubuntu backup

After my biennial system rebuild to 22.04 LTS I am resetting config on all my apps. I know the password for my Backup app. So I can restore my old data backups with no problem. But I want to restore ...
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22.04 duplicity backup failed with an exception!

Traceback (innermost last): File "/home/khteh/.local/bin/duplicity", line 87, in <module> with_tempdir(main) File "/home/khteh/.local/bin/duplicity", line 70, in ...
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Where is lftp lockfile located?

It seems that I have a left over lockfile for lftp somewhere in my Ubuntu 22.04. I need help to locate it.
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How to change UUID of NTFS partition?

There is a way to modify the UUID of NTFS partition by modifying the superblock. Volume serial number is the eight bytes beginning at offset 0x48 in an ntfs formatted drive/partition so, altering it ...
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Backup: Could not restore the following files. Please make sure you are able to write to them

Every time I do my weekly backup, I get the following error: " Could not restore the following files. Please make sure you are able to write to them." and shows then these files: /etc/...
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Bacula on 22.04

After my upgrade from 21.10 to 22.04 I find that there is no bacula-fd binary and also no package. The other two components director and sd are present and also have packages, but no fd. Bacula worked ...
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Backup Minecraft server ubuntu server

I have a mc server running on ubuntu server 22.04 and I want to set it up to shutdown the mc server every 24 hours back up the entire server directory then restart the server, Would this be possible ...
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What systems files should I back up when upgrading Ubuntu from 20.04 to 22.04?

I wonder which systems files I should back up before upgrading from 20.04 LTS to 22.04 LTS? I am specifically interested in files outside of $HOME, as I have $HOME backed up anyway. I've seen some ...
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How to solve samba-ad-dc backup errors

i've got 2 samba-ad-dcs which store their db backups on each other. I managed to successfully pull a backup 2 days ago and ran into some errors today. In between i setup ssh connection between the ...
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Can Ubuntu 14 backups be used in Ubuntu 20

Finally upgraded to Ubuntu 20 LTS, but had created a full user backup using the 14's Backup utility. After finishing the 20 upgrade, I tried to use my 14 backups with the 20 backup utility, but no ...
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gedit stopped creating backups

Today gedit just stopped automatically creating a backup when I save a modified file. I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 fully updated,and I verified that "Preferences|Editor|Create a backup copy of files ...
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Im having issues with rsync not creating the directory

I am running a crontab to run this command everyday: rsync -a /etc/ root@192.168.100.11:/root/backup/$(date -I)/CS1-VM This works perfect without the addition of "/CS1-VM" however I have ...
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Best way to backup data and settings before reinstalling ubuntu?

I want to switch from Ubuntu 21.04 to 20.04 LTS and was wondering if there is a way to backup my settings (e.g. Gnome extensions) and data (Directions and files) in a way which makes it easy to ...
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Create Bootable Ubuntu O/S Backups

I have been searching for a backup tool that would allow me to create a bootable copy of the Ubuntu 18.04 Server (or higher) operating system image that is installed on any of my machines. I come from ...
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How effective is Deja Dup backups?

I previously used windows and had Acronis TrueImage that took System Image backups periodically. I cannot find any decent System Image backup tool but Deja Dup backup seems to be promising. CloneZilla ...
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How to open a file with a .backup extension in Lubuntu 20.04LTS?

I noticed that in my home/user folder there is a file called sda6.backup. It is seen below as the first file on the right in the second row. How do I open it? (I have accidentally deleted some files ...
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Mysql directory path in ubuntu 20.04 tls

I have a backup of a database that is more than 500MB and I need to restore on a server, but every time phpMyAdmin give me error. I want to restore it by uploading the file in my server then from ...
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Backups of home dirs in the face of snap (best practices)

To backup all user data, it made sense for me to backup /home/user. I could opt-out by configuring different paths outside /home for big data like the bitcoin blockchain, Spotify cache or Steam ...
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Recover files from previous OS after Ubuntu installation

So I installed Ubuntu 20.04 on a machine that was running Mint LMDE 4. After doing it, I realized I forgot to backup a folder that was in the Documents folder in the Mint OS. Is that a way to try to ...
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Bacula on Ubuntu 20.04

I setup a new Ubuntu desktop system, I called BACULA, to install Bacula to backup 3 other systems (TRISTRAM: Ubuntu, NANCY: Windows/10, MILLY: Windows/10). Everything seems to be OK, but I have a few ...
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rsync hanging on large transfer

I'm attempting to backup a mounted drive on one system to another. In the past, we've used rsync which has mostly worked (but perhaps not always) but recently the source drive did not mount properly. ...
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How to clear bad sector in an unmounted drive in ubuntu 18.04

I have a internal HDD which is perhaps failing and it shows HDD error at initial boot-up . Now I found that my drive is not showing up and making a strange buzz sound .its not detectable .I searched ...
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Create a browsable rootfs image

How to create a browsable rootfs image in Ubuntu? E.g. that I can extract files that I need in a matter of minutes? Have already considered dd and tar-gzing root fs, but both don’t answer the criteria ...
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Backup in Linux [closed]

The data on the hard drive is 10GB in size. Know that every day the data in the hard drive will increase by an average of 5%. So to perform level 0 (full) backup on day 0, level 1 backup on day 5 and ...
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Backup on Ubuntu with avoiding folder with particular names

I would like to do a backup periodically of my /home ""partition"" in cloud (Gdrive). The current back-up tool or program is used by Ubuntu to backup is Deja Dup and It doesn't ...
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How best to copy just parts of a tar file

I'm retired but I used to teach at a university. I was supposed to destroy all records of student grades (it's a law), but I just noticed a bunch of my backups have years of my home directory from ...
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Backing up Linux using timeshift on an external hard drive

So here I just installed Timeshift on my ubuntu 20.04 LTS. As I was trying to set up the backup of my entire system using timeshift, it shows that I can only save backup data on my primary partition. (...
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How to restore .config from backup?

I'm reinstalling Ubuntu after numerous problems. I backed up using Deja Dup. Restoring files went fine except for a backup called .config which says: Could not restore following files. Please make ...
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Which files to clean/delete that arent needed when making a disk Image

Before I make an image of an installation, I wish to clear files that not neccessary, like old log files, files that are created at boot, so when I compress the image, it does not add a lot of ...
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Backblaze restore and verify not working (duplicity)

I have been using Duplicity to backup my home dir to Backblaze. Creating new backups appears to be working, but when I try to either restore or verify files, I'm getting the following error: Attempt ...
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Writing over files that have the same filename to External backup HD

I have an external drive that I connect to backup various file types. I connect it to my MS Windows LT. Now my Windows LT is dying...so I connect it to my Linux LT. I have three files that I use ...
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Ubuntu default backup not working: duplicity-full.20220307T133808Z.vol3.difftar.gz

My first time doing a backup with the default backup app for Ubuntu 20.04 -it is not described anywhere, and there is no tutorial or description either - but it seems is the Deja-Dup app. I have a SSD ...
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Create an active backup / Mirror of a windows drive on a Ubuntu Sotware Raid

I have a 8TB drive on Windows that I use for data storage. I also have a 8TB Raid 1 on an Ubuntu machine (Home bare-metal). Id ideally like to have Ubuntu (or Windows) actively backup what is on the ...
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Looking for simple backup program

I am looking for a simple backup program that copies just files to a second computer. I do not want cloud storage or timemachine capabilities. Just want something that will check a folder for new ...
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ubuntu 20.04.3 - error "invalid filename" while copying to external HD

Why won't Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS copy all files to external HD? My external drive has been used as backup drive with Ubuntu 18..04 LTS for long time without any problems. But when I recently installed 20....
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Bacula - Keyword "WorkingDirectory" not permitted in this resource

Setting up bacula to backup my server root folder. Running Ubuntu Server 20.04.4. When testing the bacula-sd.conf file I get the below error: $ bacula-dir -tc /etc/bacula/bacula-sd.conf bacula-dir: ...
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rsync doesnt copy permissions to external drive

a similar Q is asked here: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/229779/rsync-command-not-preserving-permissions. They suggest using sudo, but sudo makes no difference for me the command i'm ...
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Configure Back In Time to backup home folders regardless of who is logged in

Our home computer has two user accounts on it, one admin (user A) and one standard user (user B). I'm trying to use Back In Time to create regular, separate backups of each user's home folders (with ...
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W10 Backup with documents, images, downloads...and Ubuntu?

I am pretty new using Ubuntu. I have been convinced for years that W10( like all previous versions of W) is a space devourer. And due to the abnormal size of the OS, unnecessarily claims a lot of ...
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Simple Backup bash Script with nohup and rsync

I have the following simple command to start my backup process in the background with nohup: nohup rsync -a /src /target & I am trying to find a proper solution to capture the exit code and send ...
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How to list files and folders backed up by Deja Dup?

I'm using Deja Dup to back up my data to Google Drive. Would like to know how to list all files & folders that are currently backed up. I don't think it's possible through the GUI, so I'm ...
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Using wildcards in "sources" for `rsync` command

I am trying to backup some files on another drive using rsync. As a test case, I am trying the following command: rsync -Rav --delete --stats /home/my_user/bin* "$dest" This command will ...
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How can i stop Timeshift from changing my second ssd mount point

I have two SSD's in my laptop. One SSD is where my system lies, and the other is used for data/media storage. I have set up Timeshift to make three daily backups, and to save them on the ssd for media/...
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ext4 FS image gets corrupted on first mount

I"m in the process of replacing my M.2 SSD with a new and larger one. I want to save an image of my existing partitions before I take out my old SSD so that I can refer to it when setting up my ...
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ZFS Harddrive Errors - Degraded Pool

I know there are some similar questions out there, but there is too much that is new to me to want continue sorting through my trouble shooting a problem alone. I have new disks. They have less than ...
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Flatpak command in crontab do nothing on Ubuntu 21.10

I've the following command in my crontab to make automatic backups using FreeFileSync. It was working just fine on Ubuntu 20.04 but I've noticed it doesn't work anymore on Ubuntu 21.10. 30 12 * * * ...
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