Ubuntu :: Back It Time Backup Utility?

Jan 6, 2010

How many of you guys use Back In Time as your backup utility? I tried using it, and it doesn't copy all of the folder contents to the backup drive in one pass. For example, it will copy 26 out of 80-ish gigs of data. To further complete the backup, I have to hit the "Take a snapshot" button to do another pass to add more data to the snapshots. I have to do this a couple times to get all the data.Does anyone else have this issue?

[UPDATE] It appears to copy all of the files at once, so long as you only select one backup location at a time. I was backing up an entire multimedia drive, my home directory, and my usb drive. When I had it set to only do the multimedia drive, it copied all of the files, whereas it wouldn't if I had set it up to back up all 3 locations at the same time. I guess the lesson here is to backup one location, then add another, get another snapshot, and repeat.

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Ubuntu :: Back In Time To Backup Home Directory To A Second Hdd That Is Mounted At /media/backup?

May 18, 2010

using Back In Time to backup my home directory to a second hdd that is mounted at /media/backupThe trouble is, I can do this using Back In Time (Root), but not using Back In Time without the root option. This is definitely a permissions issue - it can't write to the folder, but when I checked by right clicking on the backup directory and looking at the permission tab, it said I was the owner

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Ubuntu :: Real Time Backup In A Folder Called /home/backup?

Feb 2, 2011

I've tried to google but not much luck. What I would like to do is have anumber of folders on my desktop and their contents, replicated/duplicated into another folder on the same PC in real time. So for example, if I were to change an OpenOffice document in a specific folder on my Desktop it would be replicated/duplicated in real time. If I had three folders on my Desktop A, B and C they would also appear/be backed up (in real time) in a folder called /home/backup. Can this be done?

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Ubuntu :: Choosing A Backup Utility - Scheduling?

Apr 30, 2010

I have a computer running Ubuntu 9.10 as a server (it is in standard Ubuntu not Ubuntu server edition). I have 4 1TB hard drives, three of which I want to back up to on certain days of the week. I have tried using Lucky-Backup and Rsync but neither seem to be able to handle the amount of data (there is currently about 400GB). Does anyone know of a program that can run scheduled backups of this size?

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Ubuntu :: Good Native Backup Utility For 10.04

Jul 27, 2010

Can anyone recommend a good native backup utility for 10.04. I would like compression, the ability to image partitions and/or drives and a simple way to restore in the event of total drive failure. A nice incremental backup facility would be good too. I would be backing up to an external USB hard drive but of a smaller size than the source drive so compression and the ability to choose what and what not to backup is needed.

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Ubuntu :: Best Backup Method - Copy Drive Image Or Use Utility

Jul 8, 2011

I just got a 2TB drive with the intention of backing up multiple Ubuntu machines to it. What would be the best way to do this, keeping ease of restoration in mind? Should I just copy each drive image to the BU drive, or use a utility like Back in Time?

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Software :: Ubuntu 9.04 Server - Finding Utility To Backup Entire HDD?

Dec 26, 2009

I'm running ubuntu 9.04 64-bit server and am looking to backup my entire OS drive. I've got a 200GB main drive, and a 1TB storage drive mounted at /storage. I'm already good as far as setting up backups of my data - but redoing all of my settings and software would be a nightmare in the event of a HD failure.

So what I'm looking for is a command line utility to do an image of the main 200gb drive to an external usb drive. The software needs to function similar to the Windows Vista/7 System Image utility or DriveImage XML and be able to make the images without shutting down. The best I've found so far was [URL], but it uses a GUI, and doesn't support large files.

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Debian :: Incremental Encyrpted Local Backup Utility?

Sep 17, 2010

I want to backup data and upload to online hosting services.Since I'm uploading stuff online, I only want to upload encrypted data (so that even the hostiing service admins cannot look at the data).Thus, I first want to encyrpt my data locally that I want to backup. Since I will be making changes locally to the data, I want some sort of incremental imaging system where the incremental changes are stored in seperate files so that I only have to upload the incremental encrypted changes.

Duplicity is an option, but it uses GPG, which makes it a bit complicated; and I was wondering if there was any alternative which was simpler as I am only doing the encryption and backup locally.

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Software :: Use Wget To Retrieve Some Data From Tape Backup Utility?

Sep 30, 2010

I'm trying to use wget to retrieve some data from our tape backup utility (HP Command View 1/8 G2 Autoloader). The URL requires two parameters for the info I want to retrieve. I have searched for a few hours and have tried numerous combinations to get the data but the parameters aren't being executed. I have escaped the URL as well.


wget --user=x --password=x --recursive --no-clobber --page-requisites --html-extension --convert-links --no-parent -O ssi.html "10.0.x.x/inventory_status.ssi?mag_0=1&mag_1=1"



<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="javascript">


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Ubuntu :: Back Up/Sync Utility With Schedule And Network Access?

Apr 4, 2011

What's a good back up utility with a scheduling feature that can back up to a network hard drive? I'm backing up to an NTFS formatted external that is connected to my router and I would like the files to be backed up individually so they can be browsed by other PCs (Windows & Linux) on my network, as opposed to a disc image or archive like some back up programs.

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Ubuntu :: Messed Up Vital Files Could Go Back In Time And Restore Computer To A Selected Time

Nov 26, 2010

For like windows you can resore your os to a state of peace kind of. If you messed up your vital files you could go back in time and restore you computer to a selected time. I was wondering if you could do that for ubuntu

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General :: Good Backup Utility / Script / App / Got External FAT32 Drive

Mar 10, 2011

I am working from a laptop where all my work is stored on a 80GB drive. I am now also an owner of an external 250GB USB hard drive, formatted with FAT32. I want to keep it FAT32, so that I can offer some of my files to people that run Mac OS or Windows and I don't want to have them install ext3 for windows and what not.I am in need of a strategy which will allow me to keep a mirror of my laptop drive on my new external drive, i.e. no history / versioning required. However, I do care about file permissions. The files don't have to be stored as-is, they can be stored within a large (80GB?) tar file, that is fine - it would be easier for me to coerce people to open a .tar file than to install an ext3 driver for their OS, I suppose. I don't think I can keep file permissions otherwise, can I?

I have previously used a self-written sh script that used rsync to keep an up-to-date copy of my laptop filesystem on a USB flash drive, but in that case I had the flash drive formatted with ext3, so no problem with file permissions there. This time, it's trickier.

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Software :: Incremental Encrypted Local Backup Utility Alternative To Duplicity?

Aug 10, 2010

I want to backup data and upload to online hosting services. I first want to encyrpt my data locally that I want to backup. Since I will be making changes locally to the data, I want some sort of incremental imaging system where the incremental changes are stored in seperate files so that I only have to upload the incremental encrypted changes. Duplicity is an option, but it uses GPG, which makes it a bit complicated; and I was wondering if there was any alternative which was simpler as I am only doing the encryption and backup locally.

EDIT:I have only ONE computer on which the data resides, and on which the backup image image is made. That is, I have a directory foo on my computer, the backup of which will be made to back-foo on the same computer. I want back-foo to be in an encypted form Then back-foo will be uploaded (unencrypted) to microsft live storage or to spideroak storage etc. Since back-foo is encrypted, my upload is secure. And since I'm uploading, I want incremental backup support, that is, the backup utility should create new files which contain the incremental changes so that I can upload only the new files which contain the changes.

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Ubuntu :: Back Up Time Machine Back Ups From A Mac?

May 17, 2010

it was possible to back up time machine back ups from a mac in ubuntu.

I use a mac at work and use time machine to back up to an external hard drive which i take home each day. I wish to back up the time machine back ups off the external hard drive each day to my computer at home just to be safe is this possible?

I have managed to open the hard drive and have enabled view hidden files so i can see all the files but i am unable to copy them due to permission errors

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Ubuntu Installation :: Cpuid Utility Is Not Compiled With U9.04 And Utility Is Not Available As Package With Synaptic?

Feb 5, 2010

cpuid utility is not compiled with U9.04 and the utility is not available as a package with synaptic -
other distributions have it available as rpm . url

Any way to run this utility in the Debian world?

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General :: Back Up Initial State Of External Backup Drive?

Jan 1, 2011

I've picked up an HP Simplesave external drive. It comes with some fancy software that is of no use to me because I don't use Windows. Like many current consumer-targeted backup drives, the backup software is actually contained on the drive itself. I'd like to save the drive's initial state so that I can restore it if I decide to sell it.

The backup box itself is somewhat customized: in addition to the hard drive device, it presents a CDROM-like device on /dev/sr0. I gather that the purpose of this cdrom device is to bootstrap via Windows autoplay the backup application which lives on the disk itself. I wouldn't suppose any guarantees about how it does this, so it seems important to preserve the exact state of the disk.

The drive is formatted with a single 500GB NTFS partition. My initial thought was to use dd to dump the disk (/dev/sdb) itself, but this proved impractical, as the resulting file was not sparse. This seemed to be because the NTFS empty space is not filled with zeroes, but with a repeating series of 16 bytes.

I tried gzipping the output of dd. This reduced to the file to a manageable size — the first 18GB was compressed to 81MB, versus 47MB to tarball the contents of the mounted filesystem — but it was very slow on my admittedly somewhat derelict Pentium M processor. The time to do that first 18GB was about 30 minutes.


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General :: Rsync Runs Back Up But Process Is Already Running The Same Backup

Sep 15, 2010

I have cronjob that uses rsync to back up to a remote directory every hour. how do I set this rsync up so that if initial process is running already, it prevents running same rsync command and checks again in next hour until the process is finished/terminated?

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Networking :: Configure Ubuntu For Time Machine Backup?

Jan 10, 2010

I have a machine running Karmic sat in the corner of my office. I scp stuff from my mac to it quite a lot over my local wireless network.At the moment, it holds a .sparsebundle backup of my mac created by SuperDuper! (mac backup application) that I periodically transfer over. I'd like to make this system a little more sophisticated and use Apple's Time Machine to automatically backup to my Ubuntu box if possible.

Anyone have any experience of this? I'm kinda hoping for something a bit more straight forward than this: http:[url]....

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Ubuntu Servers :: Backup Setup - OS X Time Machine Support

Oct 12, 2010

I'm wanting to setup a file server for home. I'll probably use the following: Ebox, Firefly Media Server, TorrentFlux I'm still not sure about how to go about redundancy for the store, possibly software RAID 5. ZFS would be cool but the linux support through FUSE and large memory requirements are a bit of turn-off. I'm also not sure how to go about supporting TimeMachine on my new Macbook Pro. I've seen a couple of old guides on the web discussing Netatalk and Avahi but noting new.

I'm thinking I'll probably use a spare 2.5" 80GB SATA drive for the OS drive, and then probably 4x2TB HDD (for 6TB of useable storage in RAID 5). I'm not sure about what mobo and cpu to use yet. I was originally thinking to go with an atom based Mini-ITX mobo but to get one with 4x SATA ports is hard enough, let alone trying to get one with 5-6x (1 for OS and 4 for data) so I'm thinking maybe I should get a low power Intel or AMD based Micro-ATX mobo with 6x SATA. I'm also thinking I'll setup CrashPlan for online backup from the server (plus directly from my Macbook Pro and my Desktop).

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Ubuntu :: Back In Time - Restore After Re-install ?

Sep 12, 2010

I have my system and software and data on my computer on an internal drive. On that system I have Back in Time backup software. I use Back in Time, to backup my data to an external drive.

Question: If my computer dies or my internal drive fails, I have to completely re-install everything including my system and Back in Time. If I want to restore my data from the good external drive, how can I do that with Back in Time? Doesn't it keep the Snapshots info or preferences on my dead drive? Or do I need to point my freshly re-installed Back in Time just to the data drive and it will recognize the snapshots etc. automatically?

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Ubuntu :: Back In Time No Longer Works?

Nov 25, 2010

I've been using Back in Time on Maverick (originally on Karmic) for some time but in the last couple of weeks I haven't been able to make new backups. Here's my output:

[REDACTED: ~]$ backintime -b
Back In Time


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Ubuntu :: Back In Time On Firday At Midnight?

Jul 31, 2010

below is the default for a week using the program backintime@weekly nice -n 19 /usr/bin/backintime --backup-job >/dev/null 2>&1Did I edit the crontab right for once a week on friday at 12am?0 0 * * 5 nice -n 19 /usr/bin/backintime --backup-job >/dev/null 2>&1

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General :: Osx - Finding A Backup Software That Is Most Like Time Machine

Jun 17, 2010

What is the best Linux Mint backup tool that is most like Time Machine (that ships on Macs)?

The one thing that I want it to have similar to Time Machine is that it only backs up files that have been changed, therefore making for faster backups.

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Debian Installation :: Restore From (Ubuntu) Back In Time

Mar 12, 2016

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 USB drive. However, BIT cannot see the old snapshots. I had thought I would be able to restore on the new install.

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Ubuntu :: Time Not Synching \ It Corrects Itself Randomly But Then Goes Back?

Jul 15, 2010

My time keeps getting thrown off by about 15 minutes. It corrects itself randomly but then goes back! Not sure yet if it's decrementing slowly or if it takes 15 off all at once.ntpdate ntp.ubuntu.com puts it back, output is:Code:15 Jul 08:09:29 ntpdate[6157]: step time server offset 1056.199059 secCurious what the "offset" means. Is there a way to ensure it keeps constant time without having to do it manually?

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Ubuntu :: System Halts For A Short Time When Get Back?

Nov 12, 2010

I have installed ubuntu 10.10 for a short time, now I meet a problem:I always leave for lunch and leave my computer without turning off. When I get back, it shows a window. after I input my password, I enter my system.Then It halts, the only thing what I can do is moving mouse. After halting for nearly one minute, it resumes to normal.I hope someone can tell me what happens.

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General :: Crontab - Backup Database Daily At Fixed Time

Jul 28, 2010

I'm trying to back up my database daily at 2:30am. is this the right format?
30 2 * * * mysqldump -u root -pPassword database > backup_$(date +%y%m%d).sql

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Ubuntu :: Every Time Re-boot The Resolution Resets Back To A Default

May 2, 2010

I have recently installed ubuntu as my main operating system, everything has been working great except every time I re-boot the resolution resets back to a default. How can I get it to default to 1440x900?

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Debian :: How To Use Time Machine On Mac To Back Up Data

Apr 12, 2016

I want to back up my data on my MacBook Air using time machine. I have a desktop with Debian gnome installed where I want to store my back up data. But I can't manage to find a hard drive to start time machine on.

I have four hard drives installed in my Debian computer and I also want to share them over my home network. I am very new to Debian ...

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Ubuntu :: Setting Up User-callback Option In Back In Time Application?

Jan 22, 2011

I am trying to understand these two examples for setting up user-callback option in back in time application. I am trying to modify this to suit my needs, Back in time homepage has some basic info, but very terse, same with the man page. The following two examples are the only references I could find. first one from here - [URL] I don't want email to be sent, just an update to the log file will be fine.


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