Looks like nextdistroplease was linking to an article on installing unstable debian packages. I checked the internet wayback machine for that page (thank you archive.org). Nexdistroplease's point seems to be that mintbackup is inferior to deja-dup and should be uninstalled in favor of the newest (unstable) deja-dup. He/She probably has a good point there. This unfortunately doesn't address the original problem of mintbackup failing to start on Ubuntu, as described by mark1mint, ibm450, and guimaster.
I have the same issue, guimaster, but I don't exactly follow your solution.
The article at the link above has been removed, so here is what I did in order to get Mint Backup working on Kubuntu 12.04:
sudo apt-get install mint-meta-core
Now Mint Backup is working for me. Yay!
I can't quite figure out why mint-meta-core installed hddtemp though. Seems unnecessary...
I looked around for how to get the mint-meta-core installed and the results warned against crossing Mint and Ubuntu repos. I wonder if there's another solution... Untar my huge (600+GB) archive created by mintbackup manually?
I feel stupid for assuming mintbackup would be easy to get going.
EDIT: I manually extracted the tarball created by mintbackup successfully. No issues whatsoever. I used pv to view the progress:
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pv 2013-03-07-0910-backup.tar | tar xf - -C /home/jim/mint-restore/
574GB 1:41:08 [96.9MB/s] [=================================================>] 100%