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i recently swapped over from ubuntu to mint (daryna).
i used mintbackup to save my home folder and then did a fresh install of elyssa.
i can't get mintbackup to work now.
when i open up the back-up it says it's "opening the archive" and stays like that for an hour before saying that there's an error and it can't open the tar.gz file.
does anyone know how to fix this?
i can't seem to find much about "mintbackup" anywhere.
the file size is about 50gig - could that be the problem?
any help is much appreciated.
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Wow 50 gb could be a problem, not sure but I always get an error with backup if I simply double click the saved file.
If I right click and tell it to open with mint backup then it normally works for me.
I've used backup several times now and I've always been able to get a good backup/restore but, I try to keep my file size below 500mb.
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I'm having the same problem and I do have some fairly important files in my backup (Newly upgraded to Elyssa, from Daryna). Hopefully an administrator will notice our woes and give us a little insight (and hopefully a solution) on this mintBackup problem/error.
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You might want to take a look at my back-up/restore and clean-up script in the How-to section of this forum. It is at version 1.4a and works very well for me.
It has a number of features and tries to be flexible to meet lots of different needs.
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