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Simple backup won't open from menu

Postby rdh61 on Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:58 am

Hi,

I installed Simple Backup, which now appears in the menu, but it won't launch from the menu. Where can I find the files to try to launch it directly? I have tried to search for them by entering "simple backup" and "sbackup" into the Gnome Search Tool, but it finds nothing.

Many thanks.
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Re: Simple backup won't open from menu

Postby lagagnon on Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:14 pm

Is this the software?: http://simplelinuxbkup.sourceforge.net/#downld
If so, that page says you need to run the config script first from the command line. Try that...
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Re: Simple backup won't open from menu

Postby rdh61 on Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:19 am

Yes, this is the software I think. But I simply installed it with the package manager (sbackup). Problem is I don't know which directory it's installed into. However, I've found I can launch it with Gnome Do.
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Re: Simple backup won't open from menu

Postby lagagnon on Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:44 am

rdh61 wrote:Problem is I don't know which directory it's installed into.


Type "whereis sbackup" in a terminal.
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Re: Simple backup won't open from menu

Postby marcdilnutt on Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:26 am

I am having the same problem too, it wont run from the gnome menu but when i navigate to menu/control centre/administration and click on the icon it runs ok. Very strange.
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Re: Simple backup won't open from menu

Postby lagagnon on Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:41 pm

Right click on the Menu button, choose "Edit Menu", find the simple backup entry, edit it, what is the command line in the menu showing???
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Re: Simple backup won't open from menu

Postby rdh61 on Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:29 pm

su-to-root -x -c /usr/sbin/simple-backup-config
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Re: Simple backup won't open from menu

Postby rdh61 on Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:33 pm

whereis sback up: /etc/sbackup.conf/usr/share/sbackup
whereis simple-backup: /usr/share/man/man8/simple-backup.8.gz
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