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Automatic system for os image creation/recovery

I will be doing some laptop cleaning with full disk format and os reinstal of Win7. And I thought about creating sepereate linux partition for os partition image. I know that It can be easily done ...
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how to create ubuntu installable iso image from files

this might be a quite silly question but I lack linux knowlege so here it is... I have an ubuntu VPS from which I need to create a development environment under my WMWare. So I wonder if the ...
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24 views

How do I have automatic encrypted backups?

I have a jailbroken iPhone, 2 Laptops, and another server. I will set up these devices to backup files to a main backup server I have but I'm wondering how I can have this done automatically while ...
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How do I examine or adjust the schedule for duplicity backups?

I am using duplicity on Fedora 20 to keep my machine backed up and I am wondering how to control the start time for backups. Ideally, I would like them to run during early morning hours but the gtk ...
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14 views

Are re-combined BTRFS incrementals identical to the original?

I have several systems running btrfs, and I'd like to use the btrfs subvolume send/receive features as a backup solution. I want to send daily incrementals to remote as efficiently as possible. That ...
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35 views

Can I restore a Unix server by copypasting system directories from a backup?

I messed up a Ubuntu server with lots of installed binaries, settings, etc. I'm going to have to reinstall Ubuntu, but I have a complete backup, hidden files and all, though not bootable. I'm hoping ...
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24 views

Synology NAS resume rsync backup after connection loss

I am trying to do a backup from a synology NAS to an offsite NAS. I am using rsync through DSM5 as of now, but it doesn't give me the possibility to resume the backup if a connection loss occurs. This ...
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29 views

mysql backup verification

Im not a dabase admin or advanced database user or advanced linux user.. but I would like to know how to verify mysql dumps because I am backing up my own sites manually. Normally when backing up lot ...
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26 views

Migrating files from Windows to Linux

I am converting my Windows 7 to an Arch Linux machine, and was wondering what the safest way to backup my files for use on Linux was. I don't want to use the Windows Backup and Restore facility as ...
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30 views

Find files with different inodes in same directory structure

We have a slight problem with our backups. Our setup is as follows: We create a backup using the rsync command. The backup uses the option --link-dest option, to create incremental backups with ...
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1answer
43 views

How to restore the file access time after extracting from archive

Is it possible under Linux to restore the file access time to that of the original file after extracting files from an archive created with tar on NTFS file system? tar does not restore the access ...
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1answer
14 views

How to read a Linux HD from a NAS on a windows machine?

I have/had a Buffalo NAS drive, LS-WSX Series working fine until I decided to clean out the trash folder on the NAS. Since then I can not access the shared folders that I had set up. I have spoken ...
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30 views

Tape backup with compression

I would like to backup a NAS to a series of LT02 tapes, (200 gigs uncompressed, 400gigs compressed.) There are about 700 gigs of data to back up. I initially tried cpio, first trying to set hardware ...
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ESXi and ghettoVCM - rotate weekly backups to (2) different drives

I am using ghettoVCB to perform VM snapshot backups on an ESXi server. ghettoVCB has a config file that stores parameters for performing the backup. One of the parameters is the destination path, ...
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26 views

why is rdiff-backup not compatible with encfs ---reverse

I'm trying to use encfs with rdiff-backup to ensure that my backups to a remote server are encrypted. The easiest way to do this would be to use encfs --reverse - which means encfs will create a ...
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1answer
33 views

Can I tell if crashplan has backed up a particular file in a particular state?

I would like to be able to tell, programmatically, if CrashPlan has backed-up a particular file, including the current updates to that file. I.e., that the current contents of a file are backed up. ...
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41 views

Does `dd` work on physical level or on filesystem level?

When you delete a file from a device, let's say an USB stick, then (without doing any further stuff) only the entry in the filesystem is deleted, the raw bytes of this file are still on the device ...
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1answer
42 views

How can I backup the entire file system on a backup image file?

I am pretty new to Linux. I am configuring my RaspBerry that use RaspBian (that is a minimalistic Debian distribution). Before changing some settings I want to have a backup of my entire system in ...
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41 views

Integrity check for the backup

I thought of different ways of integrity check for the backup and look for the fastest approach to start programming. in all these approaches randomness is used. I would appreciate if someone give ...
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52 views

File transfer tools for linux with support of zero-copy transfer

Are there small and simple file transfer tools for Linux, which can use "zero-copy" style of transferring files from HDD (SSD) to tcp socket, and back? I want to often send huge amount of ...
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1answer
69 views

Windows VS Linux - Bare Metal Backup Restores

I have been working with a few tools like Acronis TIEWS and CloneZilla, and have a question with respect to deploying backups for the two of them. In both cases, I could use a disk cloning/imaging ...
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1answer
34 views

Check shell Script copy Status

I have a cron script and i need to adjust it; Actually some clients are generating in a directory some files, my task is to backup that files to a tape, and i need to make a if then else cp $files ...
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21 views

Restoring backup with dd

I have made a backup of an hard drive using ddrescue. Now I have the .img file. How can I restore the .img Backup to an other hard drive? I have tried dd if=backup.img of=/dev/sdc but the hdd sdc is ...
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11 views

Using an SD card for regular backups? [duplicate]

I recently updated to a 128 GB solid state drive, and I've gotta say, I love the boot times and app load times, however I'm not keen on the increased possibility of spontaneous failure. I figure I've ...
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39 views

How to safely back up a sparsebundle that is exported via afpd?

I have several OSX client machines that back up via TimeMachine to AFP shares on an Ubuntu Linux server, exported by netatalk/afpd. These clients back up at arbitrary times of the day, every day. ...
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1answer
42 views

Delete all files older than a specific file name?

I want to be able to look for the most recent file ending in .backup, and delete ALL files that are older than that file (but of course keep newer files). Here is an example of a directory listing ...
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1answer
22 views

Restoring file properties but not the complete files, from backup

While copying data from my old storage on a Linux computer to the new (linux-based) NAS, I accidentially failed with getting the properties (most important: the modify dates) along to the new ...
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Backup computers boot information/files under Linux

Basically the same question as the unanswered one of How to backup the boot information of a PC's Hard Disk?, but from a different angle because that one was seeking Windows based solution ...
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55 views

Will backing up a game CD/DVD work like this?

I recently heard that CDs and DVDs "go bad" after extended periods of time. Initially this was a problem for me because I couldn't write boot disks for new Linux distributions (at least until I get ...
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1answer
109 views

Exact copy of files from NTFS to another NTFS using Linux

I try to copy all files from an NTFS to an external drive and want to preserve all permissions and attributes. The external drive has already an NTFS and contains other files. I've considered using ...
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3answers
50 views

Correct option for SSH authentication?

I'm using rdiff-backup to send incremental backups to my local server. My host is Windows and my remote is a Linux machine. I'm trying to get my script to execute the following: command = ...
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1answer
53 views

rdiff-backup remote schema does not take input

I'm trying to set up rdiff-backup between my windows host machine and my remote linux machine. I'm using Windows 8.1. SSH and rdiff-backup is indeed within the PATH environment variablle... With the ...
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1answer
79 views

Backup the UEFI NVRAM entries in Linux

Is there any way to backup the UEFI NVRAM entries in Linux? (seem impossible as per https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1216104#p1216104, but want to confirm). My EFI menu has duplicate ...
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1answer
143 views

Backup a server using Ansible?

Ansible seems to be a pretty efficient automation tool to deploy and to update applications on servers. Is it possible to use it to backup a (Linux) server as well? Is it a good practice to do so? ...
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Backing up a directory of data incrementally in linux

I have a directory full of files that remain relatively static. However, some files are moved between subdirectories. I create a full backup every month of this data because it's a lot of data. I'd ...
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21 views

Clone a Linux virtual container as a virtual machine for testing

I have been given one Linux virtual container where I have installed all the apps, databases, etc. Now I want to clone that in my local computer as a virtual machine for testing. The Linux container ...
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1answer
33 views

Quickly Maintain Database of sha256sums? [closed]

I have many different disks (primarily harddisks) storing various files. I want to know that they are all backed up in some form. Given that I have terabytes of files somehow (backups of backups ...
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62 views

Full backup of a HDD with NTFS and EXT partitions using Windows

Windows can't read EXT, there are some apps to do it but are very limited and I need to do a full backup including the OSes (Windows 7 and Linux Mint) on the disk so it can be run from VirtualBox or ...
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0answers
28 views

How to backup incremental with rsync with diffrent location for incremental changes?

I want to do incremental backup with rsync in centos. but I want to have a full backup in a specific folder and for incremental changes I use to another folder with time stamp. Is it possible and how? ...
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2answers
63 views

How can I backup windows on linux server?

I have a linux server in my network and some windows servers and clients. I want to use the linux for backup windows servers and clients. How can I do this and what is the best linux tool for this ...
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1answer
56 views

Recover Firefox password files from backup

I recently set my Firefox (actually Iceweasel 24.3.0) master password and promptly forgot it. Before I set the master password I made a backup of my homedir and want to recover the password files ...
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38 views

Copy files to location, skipping duplicates (in source and dest. location)

I have an external hardrive I think is running down breaking (unable to delete some files from it). I copied a bunch of files over already but ran out of space. How do I dedup while copying/How to I ...
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59 views

Backup with rsync in an encrypted folder

I want to backup a folder from a remote server in a local folder encrypted with encfs. The files in the remote folder are owned by different users and I want to keep ownerships. The local folder is in ...
0
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1answer
20 views

Linux - archived view of folders (and files) without actual disk occupation - how?

System: Linux Mint 16 with Xfce. Context: For remote backup I use encfs with the reverse option (http://linux.die.net/man/1/encfs). This gives me an encrypted view of files on disk. I can then ...
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120 views

Restoring files, directories, and paths from lost+found

One of our drives suffered a crash and my entire user directory is gone (this is on a cluster which houses many user directories. For some reason, mine was the only affected one). The directory ...
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1answer
37 views

cwrsync and long file names issue

I am trying to use cwrsync on my windows server to backup to my linux server, but am running into an issue where the file names become too long. So a user on one of the systems will have a mapped ...
2
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1answer
216 views

rsync on NTFS - permissions

I'm backing up directories on a Fedora machine onto an NTFS drive (fuseblk according to df -T) and it seems to go just fine with this: ls -t | sed -e "1,"$n"d" | xargs -d '\n' rm -rf nice rsync -azv ...
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1answer
90 views

Linux tool to create a full backup of a SSD

I want to do backups from SSD's and HDD's, which are connected via a USB converter to my workstation. The backups should be bootable (after restoring of course^^), the tool shouldn't need ...
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1answer
569 views

7-zip backup folders, exclude some of folders but keep excluded folder's name

By using 7-zip in Linux I need to save zip file to absolute path: /var/www/vhosts/mysite.com/httpdocs/app/webroot/myfiles.7z backup all files and subfolders inside this: ...
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Bacula is backing up the same files every night

On my servers, I have a script that resets the owner/group of a large directory to a specific user and group every night. This is causing the stime (ls -l --time=status) to change, and thus bacula ...