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    Re: Is there a backup program for Ubuntu?

    After looking at sbackup, and seeing how it works, this is the one I will use. I've tried a few but this one seems to beat them all. It's more configurable - and it's easy to use.

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    Re: Is there a backup program for Ubuntu?

    Glad u came right with that. All the best.
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    Re: Is there a backup program for Ubuntu?

    hey thanks for the help guys I will check out the programs you recommended.
    I guess I'll mark this as solved.

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    Re: Is there a backup program for Ubuntu?

    I use a free program called Clonezilla and it takes a image of whole drive not just one partition but Windows 7, 9.10 and 10.04 and you can also take image of just 1 partition you choose. Just restore and you are back to condition of when you imaged.
    It is a live CD and not an App.

    I sure like images a lot better than back-ups. If you do backups though make sure you
    go to bookmarks in firefox then to organize bookmarks to import and backup so you can save all your bookmarks to a backup drive or flash some media or another and a copy of your home folder. Synaptic has a markings backup have copy but never tried to restore.
    Anyone who has not made an iso of clonezilla and burned a live CD and looked through it you should it is quite nice and has an open source price. Free. Bought one of the image programs and Clonezilla is better, my mistake.
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    Re: Is there a backup program for Ubuntu?



    I like Clonezilla myself. As an addendum, here is an excellent tutorial on both Clonezilla and PartEd.
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    Re: Is there a backup program for Ubuntu?

    thanks very much.
    so as I understand this clonezilla would cover both my windowsXP and my Ubuntu9.10 partitions?

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    Re: Is there a backup program for Ubuntu?

    Yes it would - highly recommended

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    Re: Is there a backup program for Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by oingk View Post
    thanks very much.
    so as I understand this clonezilla would cover both my windowsXP and my Ubuntu9.10 partitions?
    Yes it does.

    I only image the main OS partition after doing clean installs and after getting the apps installed. For the data partition I just copy it to my server.
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    Re: Is there a backup program for Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesA View Post
    Yes it does.

    I only image the main OS partition after doing clean installs and after getting the apps installed. For the data partition I just copy it to my server.

    So Clonezilla is not capable of also backing up the data (files) ?

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    Re: Is there a backup program for Ubuntu?

    Clonezilla will copy every partition you tell it to. Even if it doesn't understand the filesystem - some future win8 format or ext5/6/7 - it will copy the raw sectors.

    I think CharlesA is saying that copying the data files individually is better for him. This way you can retrieve an individual backed up file or directory, instead of having to restore the entire partition. Clonezilla is not good at that.

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