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 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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
I have a scheduled backup to run on our server at work and since the 7/12/09 it has be making 592k files instead of 10Mb files, In mysql-admin (the GUI tool) I have a stored connection for the user 'backup', the user has select and lock rights on the databases being backed up. I have a backup profile called 'backup_regular' and in the third tab along its scheduled to backup at 2 in the morning every week day. If I look at one of the small backup files generated I see the following:
-- MySQL Administrator dump 1.4 -- -- ------------------------------------------------------ -- Server version`
It seems that MySQL can open and write to the file fine, it just can't dump
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?
does anyone know of a good backup software for Ubuntu 10.4 that will let me select which folders to backup, rather than a complete backup? My install and settings etc can be replaced, but my photos and memories cannot!
After I spent some time discovering The BIG BANG of Universe and The Meaning of Life :
I managed somehow to create a script to make some backup of files on server and TAR it and then FTP the archive to another location FTP server and then emails result.
It also measures time needed to complete it and deletes archive older than XX days (set in find -mtime +20) and makes incremental backup every weekday and FULL on Sundays (which suits me bcoz no heavy load).
Files for TAR to include and exclude are in txt files listed each line separate name:
I am trying to create a backup script that will back up a single folder for a class i am in. I was wandering if I could get some help. If possible I would also like to know how to write a script that can encrypt that same file . I will be putting the back up in my /home/usr/Backup directory. I am not trying to back up my whole system just a single folder. I am using Fedora 11
Today I did a fresh install of 11.04 (beta), but I have the same problem on my 10.10 box too. However, I know it's not right, since my laptop and upstairs box (both running 10.10) look fine.The problem is that Scribus looks like a Windows 95 application. I assume that the problem may be with the Qt support.I installed the Qt setting manager and set the theme to GTK+, but it had no effect.