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
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?
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.
I have a Insprion 14R (N4010) and when I hibernate it will usually restore without a problem, but maybe 15% of the time it will reboot while loading. I would like to figure why, since I'd rather not lose anything... My swap space is 5.9GB, I have 4GB RAM (video uses 1gb, so I have 3gb usable)
My computer has different time when booting to linux or Windows.How to make the time the same?My computer time is 10:57pm Apr 14 when booting to linux.My computer time is 2:57am Apr 14 when booting to Windows Vista Home Premimum SP2.Both OS are set to the same time zone (GMT-5. Eastern Time US & Canada).
I found out that every time I play a file from my Banchee playlist after restarting my computer it won't play. The cure for this is just opening places/ntfs partition.After that it plays the same playlist normaly. But it's anoying having to do this every time..
every time I reboot and play a video file the colours are messed up. I need to manually increase then decrease the hue or saturation to get the picture to normal in smplayer. The colours aren't competely inversed as in the common bug with the totem sliders, they're just far too red and bright.Smplayer is the latest from PPA. I've checked the totem settings and everything is OK. It only takes two key presses to resolve but it's a pain, to be honest, so if anyone knows what causes this and how to fix it permanently I'd be much obliged.
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
I am running RHEL 5 on Vmware Workstation. That is i inslled Vmware Workstation on windows 7 and then in Vmware i installed RHEL 5 as a virtal machine. By mistake i made some wrong entry in my /etc/fstab file that is i was trying to automatically mount one folder under another folder. My syntax was wrong. So when i restart my RHEL 5 , at the boot time due to wrong entry in /etc/fstab system is giving file system error as follows:
Checking filesystems fsck.ext3: Unable to resolve 'LABEL=/home/download' fsck.ext3: Unable to resolve 'LABEL=/var/ftp/uploads' [FAILED] [code]....
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.
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
I just backup my files. During restoration, there's a hash mismatch report. What I want to know is that, is there a way to restore certain files in the back up? or is there are way to restore files by volume?
Im finally deleting vista from my disk, but as I am game addict I will re-install it afterwards just for games. Now I assume that will overwrite GRUB, so how do I restore boot record and at same time keep my grub config?
Am quite new to Ubuntu (10.04) and have recently reinstalled XP. I want to make an image of my windows partition to save time and effort when wanting to restore this. I read the Ubuntu documentation on Drive Imaging [URL]..community/DriveImaging and am wondering if I've done things ok?
I've booted using the Live CD. Windows is on sda1 and is a 50GB partition. I have a hidden ntfs partition on the same hard drive at sda9 of 10GB. The first time I tried this I got an error regarding my output file saying "Not a directory". I'm assuming that was because I hadn't mounted sda9. It also reported an error saying permission denied on sda1. I then mounted sda9
Code: sudo mount /dev/sda9 /mnt
I then changed to root as I thought not being in that was why I was getting the permissions error.
Code: sudo -s I've then done the following; Code: dd if=/dev/sda1 bs=1024 | gzip > /mnt/sda1.bin.gz
The terminal window is just showing a flashing cursor in the bottom left corner under the above command line input. Is the fact that my mount partition being smaller than my windows partition going to cause a problem or will gzip solve that? My Windows install occupies about 7.5GB of the 50GB partion.
I'm not sure if dd is just taking a long time to complete the task???
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: step time server 220.127.116.11 offset 1056.199059 secCurious what the "offset" means. Is there a way to ensure it keeps constant time without having to do it manually?
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.
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 ...
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?
It takes me a while to log in the splash screen just sits there for ages before i get to the desktop. Never used to be this slow and I'm not sure why. Firstly, I'm running Ubuntu 11.04, standard DE. I do have conky starting up in a script but it has the & at the end of the line so I didn't think this would cause it (or is there some special case for log in time on how & is treated?). However as a test I will comment out the line in the script and see if it is the cause.
However just for general knowledge and in case that isn't the problem, how does one go seeing what is happening during the time from when one log's in and the desktop is displayed? Is there some kind of log that shows the date/time that can be enabled or is there a debug mode that can be enabled somehow via special keys or maybe from grub?
I have several file servers in our offices and I am relatively new to Ubuntu / Linux. I get notices that there are updates for the server software from time to time. Is it typical to update everything when available or should I follow "If it ain't broke, don't fix it..." mentality?I would hate for everything to be working fine and then have an update throw me a curve.
I am running my Ubuntu 32 bit server on top of Windows 7 64 bit with VirualBox. It's a 2 core Atom. It's been working good for about half a year. But the last about 6 weeks the system time only in Ubuntu is going slow. About -8 per 24 hours! I can only guess because I have more things running in my Windows 7 and Ubuntu.
I can set it right by coping the hareware time to system time with this command:
Code: hwclock --hctosys
I want to run a crontab to have that command run every minute. But it don't seem to run.
Ever since I installed Ubuntu Natty, from time to time, for no particular reason, the entire computer screen freezes, and I am forced to hold the power button on my laptop to restart things with a hard reset. I cannot explain why it happens.
Such an issue never occurred in any of the past installations and versions of Ubuntu. This is a fresh installation of Natty by the way.
Also, I can currently be running a lot or nothing and it does this. Thus, it does not matter what I am actually doing (ie, what programs I might be running).
It has occurred about 10 times since I freshly installed Natty 6 days ago.
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.
I started out with Kubuntu RC, then installed ubuntu-desktop and updated all the way to the current state of packages.Anyway, from the moment I installed the RC, from time to time the boot splash appears, the dots light up/turn off and then the booting hags. No key seems to work.I the do a hard reset and everything works just fine.As not to open another thread:- how can I see the Ubuntu splash screen? (currently I can see the Kubuntu one)- how can I turn the splash off and have it boot in text mode?
I want to know how the computer sets time? When I turn off my computer or it is not connected to internet it shows me the correct time. When I login to my computer after so many days, it shows me the correct time though it was turned off for so many days. How is it possible?