Category Archives: Backup

Uninstalling (Android) system apps with a non-system app

In the previous post, we used a manual method to uninstall system apps on a Moto G3 Android smartphone. Another way to (hopefully) achieve the same ends is to use a Play Store app designed for the purpose. One of … Continue reading

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Scheduling Back In Time

Five years ago, in a series of posts, I outlined the difficulties that I experienced in getting Back In Time to make a daily backup of my dedicated data partition. After finding a solution to this issue (see: Getting to … Continue reading

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Installing FreeFileSync in Linux Mint 18

My main data backup program is FreeFileSync in both Linux and Windows. However, when I attempted to install this package in Linux Mint 18 (Sarah) using the usual command to add the relevant PPA (sudo add-apt-repository ppa:freefilesync/ffs), I received the … Continue reading

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A non-standard disk-imaging option for Linux users

In a previous post (Backup, backup, backup…), I recommended that owners of Asus T100 hybrid machines use Macrium Reflect Free Edition to create a complete backup of their hard drives prior to attempting to install Linux in a dual-boot format. … Continue reading

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Re-doing disk imaging

A common question posed in various Linux forums takes the form “…how do I recover..?” The answer should be run your backup software and select restore. However, many users don’t seem to make comprehensive backups, for example by using disk-imaging … Continue reading

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Limiting Daily Backups

I used to let Back In Time make a seemingly endless series of daily backups of my data partition – at least I did so until my backup disk got full! Then, it was time to see how to limit … Continue reading

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Restoring a Linux partition on the T100

Having been disappointed that Ubuntu Linux Version 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) didn’t seem to provide any new support for the Asus Transformer T100 hybrid tablet, I decided to give Fedlet a try. This customized version of the Fedora distro is specifically … Continue reading

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Backup, backup, backup…

And now for something completely different – a posting devoted to Windows and a Window’s application in a Linux blog. But, let me explain…

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FreeFileSync Version 5.23

As promised by Zenju, the author of FreeFileSync (FreeFileSync and Ubuntu 13.10), Version 5.23 of the program is now available. This version of the file synchronization utility is compatible with Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander).

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FreeFileSync and Ubuntu 13.10

One minor disappointment with Ubuntu 13.10 is that a compatible version of FreeFileSync, my favourite file and folder synchronization tool, isn’t available yet for the new OS. But, if like me, you really want to use FFS – have no … Continue reading

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