Tag Archive: Backups

Use BaGoMa to backup your GMail account to your PC

BaGoMa is a python script that allows you to backup your GMail email account. Because of some limitations google puts on IMAP transfers, it may take a few days to successfully back up an entire GMail account if it’s a large one. I had nearly 200,000 messages in my GMail account and it took almost …

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Back Up/Restore Hard Drives And Partitions With CloneZilla Live

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Using TimeVault to create automated snapshots of directory trees

TimeVault is a simple front-end for making snapshots of a set of directories. Snapshots are a copy of a directory structure or file at a certain point in time. Restore functionality is integrated into Nautilus – previous versions of a file or directory that has a snapshot can be accessed by examining the properties and …

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Linux Backups for the regular user

Linux Planet has a 3-part series on simple backups for both single PCs and small networks, using portable USB storage devices. Learn how to nail down your device names in udev, attach your backup command to a menu icon, and schedule regular unattended backups. Linux Backups for the regular user: Part 1, Part 2 and …

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Using GParted to copy/move/backup entire partitions . . .

GParted is essentially the open source version of Partition Magic. It’s a most-excellent piece of software that can run off a standard Linux distribution for regular partition manipulation, but for wholesale moving or backup of boot partitions you’d have to use the LIVE-CD (only a 50meg ISO) which assures no partitions are mounted, so the …

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