Ok, Noobe to Ubuntu, recently installed Lucid, did all the updates, Got my UT 99 loaded and working natively with TeamSpeak 3 (yea, even the sound works now) ... I really like the setup I have now. Can some one recommend a good backup program to use that will "completely" backup my current system "as installed"? I have installed "Back in Time", and it seems really easy to use, but I'm looking for something similar to (sorry have to say it "Windows System Restore").
I've tweaked and tweaked, updated my ALSA drivers, working openAL and got the latest ATI driver installed for my ATI 5770 ... even got a Xfi linux beta working from Creative (that was fun).. Something user friendly too, I'm learning, but still very new to Linux/commandline/Ubuntu.
I heard that Simple Backup 0.10.4 has bugs that doesn't allow it to create backups or replace them well.
I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
Is it true?
If so, what do you advise me to run in my Server to create regular backups of my shared folders with Win7 machines? I want it to make full backups not incremental ones if possible. and it has to be free, because i have to use it in a small enterprise.
So my dad had me build this file server at his studio. His old server was a Mac running OS X with some backup software called 'Retrospect'.
He has two backup drives - two identical 2-terabyte external drives. Each week he brings in one, plugs it into the server and at a scheduled time it would start the backup. The following week he'd bring in the other drive and backup to that - swapping each week. If the drive was missing at the time of backup, Restrospect would display a message saying it needs the drive to do the backup.
Personally I don't really like the fact that he's relying on himself or someone else to plug in the drives and do the backups, but he's paranoid that a disaster could occur in which the computer gets destroyed (maybe a comet hitting his studio.).
what I'm wondering is - is there some sort of backup software out there for Linux with a GUI that can just show current backup progress (if one is occurring) and allow you to configure how the backups can occur? I can make the window pop-up automatically using cron I guess, after which it can be closed by someone in the studio.
I'm guessing maybe a front end for rsync would be good, but I haven't seen any that do anything besides letting you configure rsync. P.S. I guess I could check if the drive is there by doing a grep on blkid for whatever the backup drive's UUID is to check if it's there.
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.
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.
I have installed an application manager(monitoring application) on my linux server. Now, i need to have backup schedule for my application. The application itself has executive file to backup database.But when i put this file in my crontab to schedule the backup program it wont run!50 09 * * * root /opt/ME/AppManager9/bin/BackupMysqlDB.sh
What is a Good Lightscribe Labeling Program for Ubuntu 9.04 64-bit? I installed LIGHTSCRIBE SIMPLE LABELER but it's the biggest piece of crap program, you can't even set the Font Size, all it allows you to do is set the Font. I'm not a Linux Expert so I need a program that is easy to install and does not require compiling or complex manual installation with multiple command line text commands (unless I can cut and paste). I'm still confused by the complex Linux directory structure I have no idea where or what my home directory is or how to get to it from a terminal window / command line prompt.
What program is good to install to partition my PC after installation (I installed without a partition). Also, any quick tips in partitioning? Lastly, I have an old Ubuntu installed together w/XP on another PC. I want to install Xubuntu to replace the old Ubuntu, using the same partition. Is that possible?
Anyone know any good word programs with a good grammar checker? i tried language tool with OOo but it is still buggy lags to find grammar, and unless the sentence is quite simple, it misses alot. tried lightproof too, it has yet to find any error, even in hyphenation which is what it is specifically meant to do. This would be nice to have so I can ween myself entirely off windows.
What is a good IP filter/firewall program? Seeing as how I like free softwares, I download a lot of torrents. When I was using Windows, I used PeerBlock (the newer fork of PeerGuardian), however, it's not available for Linux. What would be a good alternative for this in Linux? I tried iplist as it has a GUI, and it was extremely buggy and blocked random web pages even after I put them on the exceptions list. And MoBlock has no GUI from I understand, nor has it been updated in years.
I am in need of some input as to what may be a good cd/dvd label printing program or utility.I have used nero and surething on windows. I already tried glabel, the only template it has is for doulble sheet cd/dvds.I am looking for a single template or instructions for making labels in gimp or inkscape.
What's a good cad program that works with Linux? Is it possible to do any cad drawings on Linux? I ve given up trying to run auto cad on Linux no matter how i try it just wont work properly and crashes and I lose what I have done. Are there any other options apart from QCAD?
I was wanting to know what's a good programming suite that is comparable to MS Visual C++. I'm also curious about the portability of something I make in Linux, can I make a program in Linux and import it over to Windows, and what would be involved in making it compatible?
Is there any good paint program on Linux, besides kolourpaint which is KDE and thus brings an awful lot of baggage into non-KDE systems?
(This is mainly with my lubuntu-on-USB in mind. The 300MB for kolourpaint and all its dependencies is not acceptable when there's only 4GB for the whole OS)
I can't stand mtPaint, it behaves very unlike most applications and I'm unable to figure how to do even simple tasks like colour picking or resizing a selection. GIMP is good but it's complex and overkill for simple tasks. Anything else?
I need to transfer some massive amount of data (2.5terrabyte, many files, directory structure) to a embedded raid-box which has a minimal linux on it (some custom distro from western digital). We tried rsync (version 2.6.7), but it crashes because the filelist is too big for the ram available (fixed in later versions of rsync, but I don't know how to update, it's not debian based and there are no compiler tools). We tried nfs, but the max bandwidth produced is around 1 mb/sec (cpu bound?), so it'd take around 3 weeks this way. Samba has problems with big files (and we have some 20gb files in there).
SCP isn't installed, and would probably also be cpu bound due to encryption I think. So the only option left would be ftp, we're currently trying using ncftp with the command "put -R /path/to/data/" , but it's been running for over an hour, eating up most of the ram, and not using any bandwidth. I think it is still building a file list or something. FTP already worked for a single 20gb file with acceptable bandwidth of about 12mb/sec. Does anyone know a better ftp program (for console) that can start transferring some data or at least display an estimated time for the copy-preperation?
I have a lot of RAR files and ISO. Is there a program like Winrar which could open them in Linux? Cause now it only opens zip files . Also I would like to know what the best package manager is (I mean the easiest -used to use the Software Manager in Mint 9 Xfce).At last I would like to know if there is a good program to make disk images to reset the system.
I like the convenience of having a music player that manages the placement of my music files based on the tags of the files, sorting into a root music folder with Artist/Album/01 - Track Title.mp3 sort of hierarchy. Previously, I was using Banshee for this feature, as even most of the other gui music players don't have this library management feature. Now, I've been trying to use console-based applications, and I have been using mpd + ncmpcpp fairly successfully. When I download new music, it is downloaded to a specific folder, and that's not part of my music collection. My previous workflow would be to open a gui filemanager at the downloaded folder, and drag and drop those songs onto banshee, which would then make a copy of those files in my library hierarchy. Currently, I'm doing the same thing, using Banshee only as a sort of import program, then closing it and updating my mpd database, and there we go.
If at all possible, I'd like to automate this to something where I can define a watch folder, and when some magical program sees new music in said watch folder, it identifies the correct place for the files to be copied into my heirarchy, renaming folders and files to the correct format. I know I've written a lot describing, but I don't actually think this too uncommon a task, and I'm wondering if anyone has a solution for my problem.
Back in the DOS days (yes I am dating myself) there was a backup command that would back the selected files across a series of floppy disks. Is there such a command in Karmic to backup across multiple DVDs?
I would like to do some backups of my data and other important files but I have more than 4 GB of information. I have seen posts on ways to write a compressed file but that still stores it on the HDD and I would like the files on DVDs in case the HDD crashes.
Does anyone have a suggestion for what is the best and easiest to use backup program for Ubuntu 10.10? I have an external hard drive and I'd like a program that can be used either manually or on a scheduled basis. I know there are several programs out there but I'd like to know which program(s) people have found most useful.
I installed Sbackup from synaptic.Now I am wondering if there are better backup programs for Ubuntu(I did read favorite backup solution poll in "find similar threads).I just need something very basic. I plan on doing thr backups manually about once per week, so I don't need anything too fancy or with too many options. What's your favorite? (tar doenn't count).