Backing up is the process of making copies (a backup) of data which may be used to restore the original after a data loss event.

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Image backup with deleted files [duplicate]

I have accidentally deleted some files. With rm. It seems recovery is not so easy on Linux. Is it some way I can do a image backup including the lost files (If they still exist)? I should know the ...
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Resumable transfer for btrfs send

I am planing to backup data via sending btrfs snapshots to an online storage. The storage is mounted as a LUKS encrypted container file on a cifs share. Later transfers will be reasonably fast, but ...
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Save a perfect configured desktop

I'm wondering how I can persist my perfect configured desktop system. I have - installed a fresh new debian - installed all my applications and tools I need (from vim to eclipse) - override my ...
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anacron — First daily boot > BackInTime

I'm seeing anacron at class and I didn't really undestood it so much. Now I have an exercise to execute a Back up at BackInTime 5 mins later of the first daily boot. How can I accomplish that?
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Restoring file system using tar causes login loop

Note: I am doing this to learn more about linux. I understand there are other tools that can be used with simple interfaces. Note: I am using Fedora 23. I have it installed physically on an SSD and ...
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Sync with Onedrive

I would like to sync (and backup) my /home directory with OneDrive. I found some great terminal clients, where you can even mount your directory, but nowhere did I found an option to this with some ...
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Clone Linux installation [duplicate]

I have 2 servers, one is brand new with noting on it and 2nd one has everything set up (postfix,dovecot,db,nginx etc..) and I'd like to copy entire image from server 1 to server 2. Is such thing ...
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Most efficient way to thin out a backup which uses hardlinks

I have a backup disk which contains hundreds of backups of the same machine from different dates. The backup was made with rsync and hardlinks, i.e. if a file doesn't change the backup script just ...
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Full system backup with dd include symlinks

I'm really new in unix and Linux and just tried to learn something. My question is how can I make full system image/backup with dd include symlinks? Is dd good or I should use another approach? Can ...
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Programmatically breaking all files in directory along size boundaries?

Okay, so I have a directory that has lots of files in it. These files are highly-compressed archives of documents, and I want to store these to a set of DVDs. That is, I want to have each archive on a ...
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Windows backup, bootable recovery media, and bootable ubuntu media on same flash drive

I'm going to install Ubuntu side-by-side with windows 10 and I'm seeing lots of advice to back up windows onto a system image. Moreover, it looks like to be able to restore that image if something ...
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systemd: gracefully fail backup when external disk not plugged in

I have a backup setup where I use systemd timers to do hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly backups. Each timer unit triggers a service that runs the backup script. The backup service units are of the ...
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Can I start the VM in openVZ once the checkpoint is completed during vzdump?

I have a VM with huge amount of data, close to 800GB. I was taking a vzdump of this VM. During the vzdump, openvz suspends the vm and does a check point and does a final sync of data before completing ...
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Tar directory into independent archive files no larger than a certain size

I have a directory containing many files. Together, these files take up several gigabytes of space. I'd like to compress this directory. But compressing the directory into a single file will make ...
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Server Upgrade from CENT OS 4 to 6

I will be updating my server since CENTOS 4.x is not supported long time ago. I really don't have any idea how to proceed and I have been searching how, but I can not understand since It is ...
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du --exclude directories - is this possible?

How to calculate disk usage of a file tree but excluding directories. I'd like to have something like: du --exclude type d I use rsync to mirror/backup part of my home dir and I want to double ...
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How to backup files in multiple directories with git?

The example below is simplified to show the core of the problem, not the problem itself(my file tree is more complicated than that). Let's say that I have two files I want to back up; one in ...
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How to reconfigure grub on a backed up arch linux on a USB flash disk

i managed to back up my arch linux suing rsync : # rsync -aAXv --exclude={"/dev/*","/proc/*","/sys/*","/tmp/*","/run/*","/mnt/*","/media/*","/lost+found"} / /run/media/username/archlinux edited ...
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systemd timer running rsync at 3am and stopping at 6am

How to make a systemd .timer , that starts rsync A U@H:B at 3am and stops (e.g. kill -TERM) at 6am on weekdays ? Do I have to make one that starts at 3am, and second that runs kill at 6am and for ...
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lftp mirror local directory to remote ftp server without deleting remote files which are missing locally

I have the following command: lftp -e 'mirror -R /local/backups /' -u username,password ftp://FTP_SERVER this works fine, until I started cleaning the /local/backups folder. I'd like to upload new ...
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How to shard file into n-out-of-m redundancy (erasure code e.g. kind of reed solomon)?

How to shard file file into m files, so it can be recovered with any n of them ? It look like Erasure Code, preferably "optimal erasure codes". (Example of another application and proposed ...
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Git Backup /home with other repos inside it

I'm trying to make an automated backup of my /home directory. In theory this is simple by running this in a cronjob: cd /home git add . git commit -m "nightly backup" git push where push will push ...
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backup and restore whole disk

I am using iMac, with GPT and Hybrid MBR partition table. the GPT layout is: EFI partition.(FAT32) Windows 7 partition.(NTFS) MacOS partition.(HFS+) Linux.(ext4) data.(exfat) the hybrid MBR is ...
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How to force low ssh-encryption

I regulary backup my computer to my BananaPi with a Hard Disk connected. The Problem is, that the transfer speed over ssh is pretty low because the Pi can't handle AES 256 encryption quick enough. ...
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Arch linux; changing fstab for bootable backups

I am trying to setup a fully bootable Arch backup by following https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/full_system_backup_with_rsync I am having a little trouble understanding the example "Update the ...
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Allow the restricted rsync (rrsync) script for arbitrary directories with authorized_keys

Automating Backups I would like to implement a backup solution with copies data from various directories from a Web server (WebServer) to a local backup server (BackupServer). The backup should run ...
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Backup with rsnapshot only if there are changes

I use rsnapshot to make regular backups of my systems' filesystems to a remote server. (For those familiar with rsync but less used to rsnapshot here is a brief introduction to its workings. A backup ...
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Fast filesystem for virtual backup environments

I know filesystem supporters war is behind the corner and there are plenty of fine tuning guide for each filesystem in the wild, so please stick to the specifications: I'm asking what would you ...
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Does a file move operation over SAMBA preserve the inode number?

If I have a directory exposed over a SAMBA share and a user, from either a Linux or Windows system, moves a file from one place to another on that share, does SAMBA know to ask the operating system ...
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How can I make a full backup of a hosted Linux server

I want to rent a sever at Vultr for some sever side programming using Mono. I'm quite new to Linux. Despite knowing that Hosting companies care about server security I want to make sure to be able to ...
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Is there a way to interleave two filesystems of the same structure?

I have a large networked file system whose backup routine sees some file systems as higher priority than others and are given more redundancy with backups. At present those file systems are visible as ...
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How to configure gpg-agent to work correctly with obnam?

I'm trying to set up the de-duplicating backup program obnam so that it backups encrypted chunks on a remote server (raspberry pi B3 through ssh with USB hard drive) but can't get it even starting to ...
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Corrupted netatalk time machine drive

I wasn't sure, whether it fits this section. If not, please let me know by commenting and I will move it to other, more suitable section. My home nas, which is running debian jessie, is configured to ...
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Speed up / avoid calculation of rsync file lists

I use rsync 3.1.1 to keep in sync two discs, one of which is on the network and mounted as a samba share on /mnt/ROUTER_WD_2TB/. This is the source, with a speed of 30-40MB/s maximum due to network ...
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swap goes the second drive, how can I return it to normal from command line?

The following is my plan for partition of CentOS 6.7. I have two disks with A for system and files, B totally for backup. But, after installation, I log in using ssh root. Here is what I see: ...
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How to set up permissions on external hard drive in order to use it to backup using rsync?

So I have recently installed arch linux, and I was looking into a good way to back up my data. Looking at the wiki, I decided I followed this gude: ...
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Back In Time does not show (encrypted) snapshots on new machine

I'm using Back In Time 1.1.12 in elementary 0.3.2 (based on Ubuntu 14.04) to backup my home folder to an external hard drive. Seemed to work fine so far. Now I've bought a new computer and installed ...
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Backup mysql database via sftp

I have recently messed up my debian server and I have only sftp access for my files. I rescue almost everything except of my database. I have no longer direct ssh access, other than in rescue mode, ...
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prevent backup from running in parallel

In my script /usr/local/bin/backup, that I call every hour from /etc/crontab, I use rsync to copy data to an off-site server. That all worked fine, even in cases where we had somewhat more new data ...
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backup from server to computer (SSH)

First of all I am newbie at SSH. Could you tell me, how can I backup files from remote server to computer storage disk? I use Windows and program PuTTy to connect to server through ssh. Can you write ...
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How to reset a corrupted backuped file with Duplicity?

When a Duplicity incremental backup is interrupted, some backup files may be corrupted, and cannot be recovered later on (even if new incremental backups are done after the interrupted one). Those ...
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Looking for a way to backup/mirror a drive by swapping

I want to duplicate a drive. I am unable to hook up both the old and new drive at the same time (the old powerbrick died; so I have one powerbrick to swap between two drives). In years and years ...
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What should I backup?

I have backups from a couple of old desktop/laptop installation - most of which do not exist anymore. Which of the following folders or files can I savely remove because I will never need them ...
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Restore Back In Time From Ubuntu To Debian

I used Back In Time (BIT) to back up my data to an external USB drive on Ubuntu 12.04. After problems with Ubuntu I made a fresh install of Debian 8.3. In Debian I have installed BIT and can see the ...
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how to mirror a samba folder into an ext4 folder via rsync?

I have a FreeBSD file server and I also have just setup a xUbuntu 15.10 desktop. The desktop was previously running OS X but I backed up my files to the FreeBSD server before installing xUbuntu. ...
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Multiple Ubuntu Server Backups

I am soon to be dealing with multiple Ubuntu 14.04 Server Installations, none of which I will have physical access to. Some will be Digital Ocean Droplets, and some Mini-Server builds. I will have ...
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Backup remote data as root

I want to backup all data from a server before I do an Upgrade (Debian). Due to the fact, that there are many user accounts on the server, I thought I just copy all data with scp (scp -r * ...
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Fedora 22 recovery by package re-install

In case of hard disk failure, I want my recovery to (ideally) re-create the pre-hard-disk-crash environment. After researching backup strategies for my Fedora 22 home pc, I've decided to only use ...
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File System Permissions: User who can backup all files

I am setting up an automated backup job for some computers on my network. There is a server that will, daily, run an rsync command to backup each of the other computers. I'd like the user that the ...
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Fresh Debian install. What files do I restore from a backup?

I just installed Debian 8.2 Jessie fresh on a new machine. I ran tar -zxvpf myBackup.tar.gz to extract folders from a backup from my old machine, which also ran Debian 8.2 Jessie. The folders I ...