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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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Back up (save) the same file at periodic intervals

I am saving a stream in my HDD. I'd like to copy the file periodically into a subfolder backup such that the older versions of the the file are not deleted. Simply put Assume the original file is ...
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How to detect RAID 0 from Ubuntu Live CD?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed on a server with RAID 0 configuration. The server has many user accounts and the users have a lot of data in the server. The server has been crashed due to removal of ...
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Recovery hard drive

I accidentally formatted my RECOVERY hard drive (of file system type RAW). Actually, I don't really know what was inside it and what was it for, I thought that inside it were all my documents, from ...
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How can I backup my laptop to my ubuntu PC over the ethernet using clonezilla?

After searching the web for hours, I couldn't find a noob-guide for getting the job done. I have read bits of disconnected information here and there about nfs servers, dhcp, samba and so on. I've ...
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Wy is mysqldump producing structure only

OS Version: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS MySQL server version: Server version: 5.5.35-0ubuntu0.12.04.2 (Ubuntu) I have been using the following command to produce a data dump: mysqldump -u someuser ...
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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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How to back up Ubuntu 12.04 lts? Must be able to restore in 2 days or less

I run several e-commerce sites off my home server (my own, a family member's, and a customer's). Its an older Dell Dimension 4600 that I have running Ubuntu 12.04 lts. The computer doesn't show any ...
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Put another HDD in Ubuntu Server 10

I am using Ubuntu Server 10 for LAMP and hosting sites. I've added a second HDD for backups, but as the Server 10 runs without GUI, I don't know now how to access/configure backups to the second HDD ...
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dd records in records out different

Simple question: is it OK if the output in dd for "records in" and "records out" are different by 1? Or is this an indication that a disk error has occured? 96088211456 bytes (96 GB) copied, 873.174 ...
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Easiest way to backup VPS

My situation: I have VPS(ubuntu) with 2 websites on it. As i am new to VPS'ses (recently i've moved from Shared Hosting) i spent almost 2 weeks on learning how to configure my VPS to run all webs in ...
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overriding new ubuntu installation

I've got a ubuntu 11.10 which has lost its support in May 2013, now I'd like to reintall up to the most up-to-date LTS, which is 12.04. My question is regarding my current partitions and doing ...
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Unnamed, hidden partitions on my 500 GB HD, HP Pavilion dm4 Laptop

I have multiple doubts here. Its a Seagate 500GB 7200RPM HD. I had installed it few months back after my original Laptop HD stopped working. The current drives on my latop, as shown by the Windows ...
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1answer
106 views

Automatically create folder to mount remote folder

I'm using the CrashPlan client to backup my computer data to a local NAS. Unfortunately I can't directly put a remote folder in CrashPlan, I have to mount it in a local folder. But sometimes it can ...
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Can I back up my NFS server using lvm snapshots?

I'm using Ubuntu as an NFS host for my virtual machines running on xenserver. Can I use lvm snapshots to backup the whole volume? Then export it? Will my virtual machines suffer data corruption ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Restore: How to untar 'full backup archive' and remove any changes later on?

Linux newbie here. I got a fresh template of Ubuntu 13.04 installed on my VPS and made a full system backup using TAR: sudo tar -cvpjf backup.tar.bz2 --exclude=/backup.tar.bz2 --exclude=/dev/* ...
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106 views

Backup installed packages in Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in a VM using VirtualBox. I planned to learn android development and downloaded some sources to the VM. I downloaded it in my brother's net,which is really fast. Now, I ...
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How to open NTFS binary image on Linux?

Basically I have binary image of NTFS partition made with WinHex. WinHex is able to open such files and show directory structure, besides hex editing. Is there tool with similar capabilities on Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 full iphone backup

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and have an iPhone 5 using iOS 6.0.2. My question is how can I do a full backup on Ubuntu. Most questions I have seen on this are related to peoples music libraries etc how ...
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Logistics of a large data transfer

This is the setup: I have a Ubuntu server that is doing the heavily lifting. Its pulls backups from an NFS and puts them on a Drobo device connected via USB using rsync. The Drobo has two seperate ...
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781 views

How to backup mac data using ubuntu

Suddenly my Mac Mini hard drive crashed and I am trying to save data from Macintosh HD 2 in my USB case using Ubuntu. I am able to mount Macintosh HD 2 but getting this error: You do not have the ...
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Configure Rsnapshot

I'm backing up data on a Ubuntu computer to a separate hard drive. Do I need the admin permission to perform rsnapshot? I'm having following error when do rsnapshot configtest without sudo: ERROR: ...
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Implementation for backing up folders/files to remote dest via ssh with hourly backup schedule and backup prior to system shutdown

Please suggest backup implementation that meets the following requirements: Allows me to specify folders/files to backup Stores the backup on a remote destination via ssh Compresses the backup ...
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1answer
93 views

Create scheduled clone of OS drive? - Ubuntu Server

I have a home-built NAS at home, where a single drive drives the OS and 4 drives a RAID 5 array. The trouble is I don't want to risk harddrive failure on my single drive which holds the OS. That ...
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rsync works fine until I put it in crontab (UPDATE: 'date' doesn't work in crontab)

I've got this rsync command that works just fine when I run it from the command line (Ubuntu Server 12.04.1 LTS). I'd like it to run every hour, on the hour, and output the results (along with errors) ...
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291 views

Ubuntu server as a NAS, hot-swap and adding drives?

I'm thinking of buying a HP Proliant microserver to replace an old dusty laptop which I now use as a home server and a Netgear ReadyNASDuo which is not raided at the moment. I want the server to ...
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169 views

old hard drive failing and cannot access files

I have an old external 750GB Western Digital hard drive which has quite a bit of important data on it. when I connect it to my computer, I am able to see the device recognized but once when I click on ...
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290 views

How to create a local backup?

I have a linux (Ubuntu 12.04) web server and I want to create a cronjob to generate a differential backup, locally (in the same machine). Is that possible? With differential I mean that the first ...
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Testing backup solutions in virtual machine

I have Linux Mint. I want to test backup solutions inside virtual machine (dd, rsync, clonezilla, etc). The 2 questions are: is it safe to do this (especially dd)? does it have sense? I think ...
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239 views

How do I back up my Windows partition from an Ubuntu live CD?

My Windows partition (C:) is corrupt. I'm booting up from an Ubuntu live CD and trying to copy all the files from C: to my external drive, but the system expands all of the links, producing a ...
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How should I back up a dual-boot system?

I am planning to build a new computer in the fall with two hard drives: 1TB for Windows and 500GB for Ubuntu. I also have a 320GB external drive that I am using for backups on my current PC. I want to ...
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Hard drive partition size wrong. How do I resize without loss of data?

$ fsck fsck from util-linux 2.20.1 e2fsck 1.42 (29-Nov-2011) The filesystem size (according to the superblock) is 610471680 blocks The physical size of the device is 536870911 blocks Either the ...
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How to zip folder and upload to Dropbox?

I would like to zip a folder and upload to my dropbox from Ubuntu shell. I intend to use this as a backup solution, so it would also be nice to run everyday and replace the older file.. If dropbox ...
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1answer
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Tar backup with progress bar

I would like to add a progress bar to my tar backup command. I found out that the bar shell script should be able to do this, but I am unable to figure out the correct command. sudo tar pzcf - ...
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How do i install a remaster sys backup of a cli only ubuntu install to a hard drive

I'm currently in the process of migrating a system that runs a minimal install of ubuntu 10.04 from the system it was on to a VM. The approach i'm taking is to run remastersys to create a bootable ...
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RAID 1 on 2 external HDDs

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server on my old laptop. Its HDD (160 GB) is too small for the file storage I need, so I'd like to attach a couple of external HDDs to it (through USB ports). The data I'll keep ...
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Why does rsnapshot not back up /var/lib/mysql/*?

In rsnapshot's config file I added /var/lib/mysql/ as another source directory to back up. But rsnapshot does not back it up. Why? /var/log/rsnapshot does not list a relevant warning. The owner of ...
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Can I restore a Windows backup on Ubuntu?

I have a laptop running Windows 7, but now I want to use Ubuntu, so I need to transfer my data to Ubuntu. I have backup of all my important stuff made with the backup and restore utility provided ...
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1answer
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Backup Un-Bootable Windows 7 Partition with Ubuntu Live CD, then restore partition to fresh Windows 7

My Windows 7 computer can not get past the Windows 7 Splash Screen, cannot enter safe mode (stops loading at \Windows\system32\DRIVERS\cbvd.sys), cannot be system restored (from restore point), and ...
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622 views

Ubuntu Live CD not seeing windows files

I have booted using an Ubuntu Live CD as my Vista installation hangs after startup, I want to try and copy all files on the drive to an external drive. The internal drive was partitioned so in vista ...
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Cloning Fresh Windows 7 -fsed HDD to Linux Server because having no external HDD or disks for the Backup

New lenovo x220 laptop with Windows 7 Pro with the below specs. I want to backup the disk to my server but I need to know the W7 fs, what is it? $ sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb Windows/ NTFS signature ...
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Hard drive size 'loss' using EXT3 Filesystem

We have an Ubuntu backup server with removeable hard drives in caddys. They are standard IDE/PATA, it came to light that although the drives in the caddys are 160GB in size they where only ...
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/dev/sda1 or /dev/sdb1 i should write my iso? If i do wrong what will happen, can i reverse back?

I did a mistake and realized i would have choosen /dev/sdb1 instead of /dev/sda1. My own system i did something. But how can i reverse back? (i am sure if i reboot my system i wont be able to login ...
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Is there a backup tool which can work with different file systems?

I have a desktop running Ubuntu. My media collections go to an external HDD, plugged directly into the PC. This HDD is formatted with NTFS, so I can temporarily plug the HDD to a Windows PC and read ...
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Best backup solution for multiple hard drives?

I've got many hard drives. However I cannot find a decent application to keep two partitions in sync (master-slave). I've got: 2x 2TB 1x 500GB (USB/External/Portable) 1x 500GB (Boot, Win7) 1x 400GB ...
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How to make an image of a bootable flash drive without wasting space (as with dd) on Ubuntu

I've got a bootable flash memory card with an Ubuntu operating system on it along with other programs, ie. a fully functioning system I use on a single-board computer. I'd like to back it up on my ...
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Rsync and Windows 7

Can someone give me any tips on setting up some sort of Rsync server/client on Windows 7 to run rsync between both my web hosting server, and a backup server that I have running Ubuntu? I've tried ...
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How can I backup a Ubuntu system and restore it on another maching with completely different hardware?

I just completed my Ubuntu installation. It contains all packages I need and I configured my apps correctly. I would like to backup this installation and be able to restore it to different computers ...
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Does `dd` on a device skip anything?

I wanted to achieve a system disk backup with an Ubuntu live CD. I used the following command: dd if=/dev/sda conv=sync,noerror bs=64K | gzip -c > /media/external/image.gz This seemed to work. ...
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Setting up Thunderbird from a (partial) backup

On Ubuntu Linux, my computer started to die and I quickly backed up some stuff including the "Mail" folder of Thunderbird. I didn't copy the settings folder though, and I don't have any means to ...