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29 views

recovering overwritten file in ubuntu

I recently just overwrote one of my sql dump file by doing the following command: mysqldump -u root -pTucson85719@ Directory > directory.sql is it possible to get back the file that is being ...
2
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1answer
71 views

RAID1 for cloning

I understand that RAID should not be used for backups but what about using it to create backups on physical level? I have a setup of regular rsync backups from all the network to one server. Once a ...
1
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0answers
131 views

Duplicity -> S3 backup failing with “[Errno 105] No buffer space available”

I have a nightly script on my Ubuntu 10.04 VPS which uses duplicity (0.6.24) to run incremental, encrypted backups to Amazon S3. This script had been working until a month or so ago when it started ...
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1answer
45 views

Bacula errors in bacula-sd.conf

I'm new to Bacula and just finished an install on Ubuntu 14.04. I have installed mySQL then Bacula. However getting the error below. user@Bacula:/$ sudo bacula-dir -tc /etc/bacula-sd.conf 13-May ...
3
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1answer
159 views

How to backup OS-specific files with rsync? (Mac OS X to Ubuntu Server)

I want to setup an automatic backup system using rsync to backup documents/source code from Mac OS X to Ubuntu Server. I have some documents written in Pages (iWork), and lastly when I tried to ...
0
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2answers
110 views

Graceful way to rsync millions of files between two local folders

I want to rsync a folder with millions of files from a local directory to another, on a daily basis. The files themselves change very rarely. I want to reduce the impact on the running server, e.g. ...
2
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2answers
255 views

Prevent the possiblity of writing data to an unmounted mount point directory [duplicate]

I have an Ubuntu server where I'm automounting an external hard drive each boot. To do this, I've created an empty folder on the root partition, and the drive gets mounted "inside" this folder. ...
0
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0answers
55 views

lvextend onto a ramdisk or tmpfs

I want to be able to run system image backups of my root partition without downtime. I've read that I can use LVM snapshots and dd to create such images, but my current lvgroup has no unallocated ...
0
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1answer
182 views

What is the best way to redundantly back up to external hdd so that one of the hdds can be unplugged daily to be taken off site?

The problem I've got is that I have a Ubuntu 13.10 instance, running ownCloud, and I want to keep redundant backups of the data directory from ownCloud on two external drives (1tb, USB3). The plan is ...
1
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0answers
109 views

Amazon S3 sync theory

I'm setting up a backup of my vital data (database and images, mainly) to S3 from my Ubuntu box. I've set up Amazon S3, and installed S3FS to mount the bucket on my machine. This is working well, but ...
0
votes
4answers
136 views

Back up compiled version of Apache2 for quick restore

I use Puppet to automate setting up servers for work. The only problem with this is that installing the specific version of the software in my stack is a bit tricky as dependencies are sometimes not ...
3
votes
1answer
103 views

Backup of write heavy Solr / MySQL server

I am attempting to set up an automatic backup for a server running Ubuntu. This server is used to host a couple applications which are rather write heavy and subject to a good amount of traffic. To be ...
2
votes
1answer
67 views

Taking an image of a failing boot drive

Ok, so my Ubuntu 12.10 install seems to have gone slightly sideways. It currently boots from a Compactflash card that I was planning on replacing soon, but as luck would have it it's gone down now. ...
14
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4answers
1k views

How do limit disc i/o during backup?

I have a cron that basically do a simple "tar zcf" in the night. The server has: 8 Cores - Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5606 @ 2.13GHz 25GB RAM Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS Hardware RAID 1 (LSI Logic / Symbios ...
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2answers
130 views

Which user should cron jobs run as?

Ubuntu server with users root www-data mywebsite1 mywebsite2 There are multiple websites hosted on this server, each with their own user. Each website has their own cron jobs mostly ...
1
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2answers
640 views

Using Rsync to backup a Windows Share

I have a Windows 7 box that I want to back up to an Ubuntu machine. I have mounted a Windows share on the Ubuntu box (using CIFS/Samba), and I want to use a cron job to rsync what's on the mounted ...
1
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3answers
254 views

Automated nightly backup of 1TB drive on Ubuntu Server

How you would set up an automated nightly backup for the whole disk (boot and data partition) running Ubuntu Server? I have a 1TB drive (current usage 200GB) and I want to have daily clone of this ...
1
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1answer
43 views

Is there a way to list files that can be recovered from rdiff-backup

I am testing rdiff-backup as a possible backup solution. There is one thing i cant find how to do and was wonder if it is possible. If I am backing up directories on a server. e.g. ...
1
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5answers
413 views

What's needed for a complete backup system?

For my new server, I want to setup a proper backup solution. I've found a great setup that will do twice-daily incremental backups via Dropbox. I plan on backing up my various databases, the webroot ...
2
votes
1answer
87 views

Which is the best open source mail account backup solution for Ubuntu mail server? [closed]

We have a mail server (SMTP, IMAP , spam assassin , ClamAV ) running on Ubuntu and there are more than 200 mail accounts. We are looking for a backup solution for mail, which will allow us to take the ...
0
votes
1answer
243 views

Using NFS mount script with grandfather father-son script but only getting 6 daily backups. I should also have 4 weekly and 2 monthly backups

I'm using rsync to clone changes from a remote server(MT DV4.0) to a local one(ubuntu 11.10). I'm then using the following copy/paste script to compress then archive the files. #!/bin/bash ...
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votes
2answers
256 views

How do I copy files between harddrives on Ubuntu CLI? [closed]

I have a dedicated server with a 120gb main ssd. The server happens to come with a couple of 3000GB hard drives. I'd like to use them to back up my main drive. Preferably, I'd like one as an exact ...
0
votes
1answer
248 views

How should I Backup / Restore my Ubuntu server onto a different host?

I have an Ubuntu Server hosted with Amazon Web Services, but I'd like to back it up, and know that I can restore it to a different server. (local dev server, competing cloud server, ec2 server in a ...
0
votes
2answers
264 views

Faster way to mirror a FTP site

I am currently using wget -m to mirror a remote FTP but the speed suck, what are the good alternative (command) so we can parallel to download in order to boost the speed up?
1
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1answer
261 views

Backup files with backup-manager are empty

On my ubuntu server I use from long time backup-manager to dump and backup on FTP all MySQL databases, everything worked like a charm form this time. All of a sudden the backups files are empty. I try ...
1
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0answers
229 views

r1soft agent is failing with the error: “write error while sending code: Broken pipe”

I have an Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS server with r1soft agent installed in it. Recently, the backups are failing with the following error. -------- write error while sending code: Broken pipe -------- I ...
0
votes
1answer
302 views

Recover Redmine Installation on Ubuntu

I am getting crazy with something and I would like some help if there is someone can help. I had an Ubuntu Server where I was running the Redmine Project Management application; and some days ago the ...
10
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2answers
247 views

Should the virtualization host be allowed to run any service?

I recently setup a virtualization server for the small company I'm running. This server runs few virtual machines that are used for development, testing, etc... My business partner works from a ...
0
votes
1answer
306 views

Ubuntu 12.04 sbackupd missing

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 to Ubuntu 12.04 and sbackupd is completely gone. I used to call sbackupd from two cron jobs /etc/cron.d/sbackup1 and /etc/cron.d/sbackup2 as root with custom config ...
1
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1answer
70 views

Backup websites with database in ubuntu server

I am having one ubuntu local server in which we used to have all our development websites. They all are php based sites. I would like to know whether we can have script or something to cron backup the ...
0
votes
1answer
680 views

Can't mount after EBS snapshot and restore on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to backup and restore an EBS volume on EC2. So this is what I'm doing: ec2-create-snapshot <ebs volume> -d <snapshot name> ec2-create-volume --snapshot <snapshot code> -z ...
1
vote
1answer
370 views

Backup with rsync makes the server unresponsive

Setup: I would like to backup 1 TB on a weekly basis from PROD to BACKUP server. The servers run under Linux Ubuntu-1004-lucid-64-minimal 2.6.32-35-server. There is the BACKUP server (where I start ...
1
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1answer
106 views

Making regular 'backups' from a remote server to a local server

We're on a university campus, and each building has it's own local network connecting directly to the main server room. In our building, we're currently working on a large multimedia project. Some ...
0
votes
0answers
248 views

Taking a server snapshot for a Linux backup server

Is there a way to take a 'snapshot' of sorts and have my backup server mirror my live server, as a sort of testing environment? I know I've seen a lot of answers saying to use rsync. I'm not sure if ...
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votes
1answer
114 views

Ubuntu server backup in pendrive? [closed]

I'm currently facing the making of our Backup Plan, and I was wondering what's the risk of backing up my ubuntu server in a pendrive instead of DVDs or CDs (physical mediums). The server is used in ...
1
vote
2answers
504 views

What are the best practices to back up your production environment for a web app?

I am running 2 boxes on hetzner and would like to figure out the best way to back up the - app - data - live environment I understand that for the app and data parts, its very specific to my web ...
2
votes
1answer
444 views

sudoers not working for tar command

I want to disable the requirement of sudo or running as root for a bash script that does backups with tar. I added this line to my sudoers file username ALL=NOPASSWD: /bin/tar However after I ...
0
votes
2answers
433 views

How to backup an HFS+ partition using Ubuntu

i need to mount via AFP an HFS+ partition (Mac) and Backup it to an external drive, using Ubuntu. The problem is that in Nautilus i can 'view' the drive using afp:\myserver_ip but when i launch a ...
0
votes
3answers
319 views

FTP Directory with over 3 million files. Suggestions?

I've inherited an Ubuntu Server that is running an instance of Red5 which is storing the streams in a single directory. The streams directory has grown to over 3 million files, and the drive is ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

How to backup a linux server running a software raid

I would like to backup a production server running ubuntu 10.04 LTS on a software raid. In order to to that I have rebooted into a rescue system which is running in RAM. df -h on ubuntu looks like ...
0
votes
1answer
346 views

Backup Ubuntu server with RAID

I saw similar questions, but this a bit different. Namely, I am trying to make a backup of Ubuntu server with RAID on it. I want to backup complete configuration since that I recently had a problem ...
1
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1answer
1k views

How to make a full backup of an ubuntu root server with tar?

I am running ubuntu 10.04 LTS on a remote root server and almost the same setup on a development server over virtualbox. My goal is to backup the remote root server to an ftp-account. In case the hard ...
0
votes
1answer
65 views

Moving usb mounts ubuntu 10.10

I use a usb 1Tb hard driver for backups. I have three of them and I have one one site (two weeks old) for the next backup, one off site (one week old), and one in the system (current back drive). I ...
0
votes
2answers
541 views

How to make rsnapshot backups in different locations?

I have backup server that gathers backups from few other servers. I want to make directory structure like this /backup/snapshots/<hostname>/<period>.0/<files> Instead of default ...
1
vote
2answers
411 views

duplicity sftp backup encryption

I'm very new to linux and I am running difficulties with duplicity. I am currently trying to create a backup script using duplicity and backing up over sftp and I am not sure if I am already ...
0
votes
1answer
123 views

sbackup “unable to access remote destination”

I'm trying to get sbackup on my ubuntu 11.04 system set up to back up to a network disk. I can ftp to the location, and create/delete files. But whenever I try to set up sbackup via the GUI, I get ...
1
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1answer
708 views

ldapadd with automatic support for replace if entry already exists

I've been doing some testing with ldapadd and ldapmodify and what I noticed is: -ldapadd will fail if the entry already exists: => hdb_tool_entry_put: txn_aborted! DB_KEYEXIST: Key/data pair ...
0
votes
4answers
964 views

What backup tool should I use for easy incremental backups? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to provide proper backups for multiple Linux based servers? I want to do nightly backups of the whole system and be able to rollback to any of last 7 days. And, it ...
1
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3answers
2k views

Rsync Permissions Problem from One Server to Another - Mkdir Permission denied (13)

I am trying to use rsync to copy a backup folder on a local machine to another machine daily (in case of data loss or accidental deletion). This runs as a cronjob. I just the command rsync -av ...
3
votes
2answers
757 views

tar incremental backup with --listed-incremental does not work for me (Linux, Ubuntu)

according to http://www.gnu.org/software/automake/manual/tar/Incremental-Dumps.html, i try to create incremental backups with tar and --listed-incremental on my Ubuntu, but the --listed-incremental ...