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the act of copying data for use in case the original is lost or damaged

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What hidden folders in users' /home directories are safe to include in upgrades?

When installing a new version of Elementary OS, the team recommends avoiding copying old configuration files as it can create problems with users' accounts. But what specific .hidden folders in the ...
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Timeshift doesn't work on elementary os 6

I am pretty a newbie in the linux word but I have been using elementary os for about one year. I recently installed Elementary os 6 (I am late, I know) but I've an issue with Timeshift that I am not ...
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Idea for a backup application

I have an idea for an application that should help with backups. I came up with the idea after talking with my dad. He is very fond of his data and likes to create backups. But, being a silver surfer ...
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cloning the Linux hard drive to an exteranl USB Drive?

Ok, so I do not want to have the drive bootable, I do not want any existing data destroyed on the target device, all I want to do is clone the hard drive to an external source, much like I could do ...
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Best recovery for elementry os

What is the best over-all recovery program/procedure for elementary ? (Is the a way to backup in a way that the instance (system + my files) is fully recovered ? from external disk) Ilan
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Bootable backup solution for elementary juno

Does anyone have a backup solution that will provide a bootable backup of elementary juno on the regular? Coming from mac, I remember the days before time machine, and they were not pretty. In short,...
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Migration from a HDD to a SSD

I recently bought a 240GB SSD. Before that, the system (Elementary OS Loki) was installed on a 1TB HDD, consuming 512Gb. My idea would be to leave the user's folder on the HDD, which consumes lots of ...
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Recommended Backup Tool for Elementary OS

Is there a backup tool that the Elementary team recommends, even though they do not directly support the software? Or is there a technique within the OS I have yet to discover? There is talk of ...
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Save custom keyboard shortcuts ~ possibly backup other configurations

I have a lot of custom shortcuts with scripts and commands that I would like to backup/restore. I can save other configurations like "customized" icons, application launchers and settings from the ...
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Back in time doesn't make new snapshots

I've installed Back in time and configured it, however it isn't work. backintime/<username>/ directory was created but it is empty. How to fix it? Config: gnome.last_path=<folder> gnome....
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Back in time on Elementary OS

I did my backups with back in time before I moved to Elementary. Now I installed back in time and I do have to start the (root)-version - but it won´t start. How do I get the thing running? Thanks a ...
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How do I backup within elementary OS?

For past 1 year, I've been working on elementary OS and due to instability and other issues in the OS, i am switching from elementary OS to gnome ubuntu which is also a debian OS. my question is if i ...
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Back In Time does not show snapshots on new machine

I'm using Back In Time 1.1.12 in elementary 0.3.2 (based on Ubuntu 14.04) to backup my home folder to an external hard drive. Seemed to work fine so far. Now I've bought a new computer and installed ...
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Clean install + backup options

I've been running Freya since beta1, keeping it updated until today. Now, taking advantage of the 0.3.1 update, I want to perform a clean install. How do I go about doing this and backing up my data ...
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How to integrate Files with dejadup

The official backup tool in Debian systems is dejadup. It has integration with Nautlus in Gnome. Is there any possible way of getting the same support in Files?
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How to backup and restore the system?

How can I make a backup of the system and then restore it, in case of serious damage or failure? This is possible after a failed experiment.
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