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mintBackup, folder for the backup + question about SBackup

Postby linuxviolin on Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:26 pm

After a little research in the forum I found this topic and also this another topic

There are two guys who ask if it's possible to make the backup in another place than our home. Husse answered:

I obviously don't know enough about mintBackup, no idea really - I tried it and it made a backup, put it in home and stopped after a while,

and

mintBackup is to have an overhaul and we are (painfully) aware of the problem with where to save the backup


Can we now change the location of the backup? I guess we must change a setting in /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintBackup/mintBackup.py but as I'm not sure what to change I run this call for help :D


P.S.= I support also JohnH about

1. With the hidden directories option a "select all" option would be handy.



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EDIT

I just see the following app: SBackup (it is in the repos, I guess)

Simple Backup Suite for desktop use

Simple Backup Suite is a set of backend backup daemon and GNOME
GUI frontends that provide a simple yet powerful backup
solution for common desktop users.

Backups can be written to local directory or remote servers using
GNOME VFS technology. A fine control is possible regarding what
folders and files to backup. Files can be excluded even with a set
of regular expressions. Regular backups can be scheduled.

This tool has been written with Google sponsorship during Summer
of Code 2005 with mentoring help from Ubuntu.


So this app makes what made mintBackup and even some things that mintBackup does not make or can not make, maybe not yet (see above) e.g "Backups can be written to local directory or remote servers using GNOME VFS technology." or "Regular backups can be scheduled."

So do we really need of mintBackup when SBackup makes the same work and even more?

I am not trying to criticize the work of Clem, btw thank you to him for what he gives us, but I am curious and in a research mode almost permanent... :lol:

But I must say that I don't try SBackup... yet! :wink:

Does someone tried it?
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Re: mintBackup, folder for the backup + question about SBackup

Postby timh on Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:32 pm

Does someone tried it?


with Felicia RC1 sbackup is not working
I use [also used before] Grsync|GUI for Rsync, nice to work with
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Re: mintBackup, folder for the backup + question about SBackup

Postby kwisher on Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:48 pm

I use Simple Backup on all three of my Mint machines and back them up to a server. I did not get a chance to try it on Mint-6 because of an issue it had with my MP3 player. With Simple Backup available I do not see a need for the Mint team to spend valuable development time on their own package unless it can be made better than Simple Backup.
The instructions suggested Windows XP or better, so I installed Linux :)
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Re: mintBackup, folder for the backup + question about SBackup

Postby efdavila on Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:53 pm

Just finished installing Mint 6 and Simple Backup is not working for me either. Try to run the Simple Backup Config and nothing happens.
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Re: mintBackup, folder for the backup + question about SBackup

Postby timh on Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:56 am

efdavila wrote:Just finished installing Mint 6 and Simple Backup is not working for me either. Try to run the Simple Backup Config and nothing happens.


I saw the mistake the installation did.
go to mainmenu and look for the properties. You have to change the run command to gksu. there is a wrong entry.
for me it helps.
but I use Grsync. :mrgreen:
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Re: mintBackup, folder for the backup + question about SBack

Postby belzebub on Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:53 pm

hmmm, i tried to change to gksu also, but nothing happened, still.
in elyssa i bunkered all of my **** on an external HDD, so i wanted to so with 6. anyone an idea when this bug is gonna be fixed ?

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Re: mintBackup, folder for the backup + question about SBack

Postby timh on Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:25 pm

belzebub wrote:hmmm, i tried to change to gksu also, but nothing happened, still.
in elyssa i bunkered all of my **** on an external HDD, so i wanted to so with 6. anyone an idea when this bug is gonna be fixed ?


Hi Northlander,

would you please try this:

press [alt] plus [F2] and put the following in the command line

for configuration ::
Code: Select all
gksu /usr/sbin/simple-backup-config
ig

to start the prog ::
Code: Select all
gksu /usr/sbin/simple-restore-gnome


I hope it will be runnin' 8)
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Re: mintBackup, folder for the backup + question about SBackup

Postby belzebub on Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:39 pm

hi tom,

works perfect on my ecternal HDD. config done, but why no "normal" start just like in elyssa ?

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Re: mintBackup, folder for the backup + question about SBackup

Postby timh on Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:29 pm

belzebub wrote:hi tom,

works perfect on my ecternal HDD. config done, but why no "normal" start just like in elyssa ?

greeez,

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I'm happy that's running now.
the problem is the wrong entrie in the MainMenu from Felicia.
I make a screenshot to show you ::
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go to the menu  Configuration  Main Menu  properties of simple backup  change the command to gksu
the same with the config from simlpe-backup.
I had some other progs with that error. could be a deb. package maintainer thingi :?

hope I can help
and sorry for the german screenshot :)
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Re: mintBackup, folder for the backup + question about SBackup

Postby belzebub on Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:51 pm

THX a lot tim, and don´t worry, german is a common language. just like the babylonian rest of languages around this planet. i guess that´s one of the advantages of TUX. nowadays even the ferengy understand us, and that means quiet a lot..... :wink:

danke . :)

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Re: mintBackup, folder for the backup + question about SBackup

Postby timh on Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:48 pm

belzebub wrote: i guess that´s one of the advantages of TUX. nowadays even the ferengy understand us, and that means quiet a lot..... :wink:

danke . :)

greeez,

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Oh Yes! For that I 'm very happy to be a part of this nice big community and here we can help each other makes a lot of fun.
And good Karma I think :mrgreen:

wish you a nice weekend [& don't touch the ears of the ferengy 8) ]
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