Reset Ubuntu Password & Clone Drive

I have a small (128Gb) server running Ubuntu 16, which holds one website.

Total disk space used is 4Gb.

The server is hosted in my office on a Dell Latitude Laptop.

There are 3 aspects to this job,

1. I have lost the password, and need someone to help me recover it or reset it.

I can sometimes boot into GRUB mode, but then when I try to make a change, it asks me for a password, which I don't have.

But I can get into BIOS setup and there seem to be various password options there.

Hopefully you can coach me over S_K_Y_P_E to get going again.

2. After the password is reset or recovered, I want someone to to make a bootable backup of the entire Ubuntu installation and website onto a USB drive that is attached to the machine. I also want to know the script that you will use to achieve this, so I can repeat the process myself on other drives.

3. For future backups, I want a script that I can run from a Ubuntu Terminal window., that backs up all the files that have changes since the last backup.

4. The job is complete when I can boot from the USB drive and the website loads and functions OK.

NO phone calls or emails; Freelancer applications only.

Skills: Debian, Linux, PHP, System Admin, Ubuntu

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( 36 reviews ) Aldgate, Australia

Project ID: #15817956

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I am new to freelancer and want this job so i can help you attain what you are looking for. And also need to gain some experience about freelancing. Relevant Skills and Experience I am working on Linux, Ubuntu, CentOS More

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Depending on what the nature of the password is, we can fix it by booting from a live usb stick. If the disk is encrypted there's no hope of recovering it, though. Relevant Skills and Experience - Linux system adminis More

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hi! I have a good experience with linux systems. there are some ways to reset the password, but I think You'll need the live-cd/usb drive with any linux. also it is easy to backup the system partition

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I would be happy to help you with the password recovery task on your Ubuntu system. The task of creating a bootable backup/recovery system would be a larger project than I can commit to right now. Relevant Skills and More

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Hi, I am Linux system engineer and well hand on experience on this so kindly contact me Relevant Skills and Experience I have well Knowledge of Apache, DNS, SMTP, HTTP, Tomcat, Samba, IPsec, MySQL, NFS, Proxy servers More

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