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by trope
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Copying a Backup - "you do not have permissions"
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: Copying a Backup - "you do not have permissions"

I get the same error message when I tried dragging the folder again. I noticed there were some assumptions made above which may be relevant. The folder I am trying to copy is not in my home directory, it is on a different partition. I am not actively using crashplan, this is an old backup. Can I mod...
by trope
Tue May 26, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Copying a Backup - "you do not have permissions"
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: Copying a Backup - "you do not have permissions"

If you only want to copy documents and other files (music, video etc) why not simply use copy and paste? That will transfer safely and easily all your documents to any external harddisc in any LinuxMint OS. What kind of backup did you make? Was it an image backup? What commercial software program d...
by trope
Tue May 26, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Copying a Backup - "you do not have permissions"
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: Copying a Backup - "you do not have permissions"

It's easy to escalate permissions (enabling you to copy anything ), but would be better to fix the underlying problem. Please run this in Terminal (use copy-and-paste). Should reset everything so all files are owned by you: sudo chown -Rc $USER:$USER $HOME By the way, does it report anything? If so...
by trope
Sat May 23, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Copying a Backup - "you do not have permissions"
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Copying a Backup - "you do not have permissions"

Am using linux mint 19. I made a backup of files and folders using a commercial program on my computer. I'd now like to make a copy of that backup to an external HD. It is all in a single folder which I tried dragging in Caja and I get the error message: The folder "system-tools-backends" cannot be ...
by trope
Thu May 21, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I backup Timeshift?
Replies: 21
Views: 617

Re: Should I backup Timeshift?

Also note that you should use a tool capable of copying symbolic links, such as rsync or grsync (the latter a GUI version of rsync). Using nemo to copy the files to an external hard drive may mess up your symbolic links, rendering the timeshift snapshot unusable. I am using Caja, is it the same iss...
by trope
Thu May 21, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I backup Timeshift?
Replies: 21
Views: 617

Re: Should I backup Timeshift?

greenpossum wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:46 pm

If using Timeshift scheduling, you may risk copying it while Timeshift is writing (a new snapshot) to it.
Is there a way to tell when Timeshift is writing so that I don't copy it at the same time?
by trope
Tue May 19, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Timeshift - Separate Partition?
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Timeshift - Separate Partition?

Is there any reason to make 2 partitions ... Is there any reason to be stingy with the partitions? What's the size of the drive? How much already used? As mentioned, you have to use ext4 (or another Linux format) for Timeshift. Space permitting, I would give TS its own partition, 30 to 40 GB. Easie...
by trope
Tue May 12, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Timeshift - Separate Partition?
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Timeshift - Separate Partition?

I have an external HD that I am going to use for file backups, and I decided to include a timeshift backup there as well (right now the timeshift backups are all on my primary device). Is there any reason to make 2 partitions, one for timeshift and one for the linux file backups, or should I just ma...
by trope
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Multiple Versions of Libreoffice
Replies: 3
Views: 375

[SOLVED] Multiple Versions of Libreoffice

I have linux mint 19. I have 2 versions of libreoffice installed: Version: 6.0.7.3 Version: 6.2.0.3 I believe the former came with the OS and is the latest version in the software manager, so I must have installed the 6.2 manually. How can I uninstall/get rid of the older version? Is it safe to do s...
by trope
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backup Linux Mint and Mac on the same Hard Drive
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: Backup Linux Mint and Mac on the same Hard Drive

Why wouldn't you encrypt the time machine partition? absque told you why. (double risk of data loss) What you're not being told is that if you have to ask about encryption then you're potentially headed for disaster. I have been using encryption for what seems like 10 years and am very familiar wit...
by trope
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I backup Timeshift?
Replies: 21
Views: 617

Re: Should I backup Timeshift?

That was not my question. In other words, if I use Timeshift, should I backup the Timeshift files , along with the backup of my other files and folders? From the above posts, I can surmise the answer would be "No." Because while I can use Timeshift to restore to a previous configuration while there ...
by trope
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I backup Timeshift?
Replies: 21
Views: 617

Should I backup Timeshift?

As Timeshift takes up a significant amount of space, I am wondering if I should back it up with the rest of my computer backup? Eg, if there is a problem with my system while I can access it, I can use timeshift to restore a previous configuration (which I have had to do before and it worked great)....
by trope
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backup Linux Mint and Mac on the same Hard Drive
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: Backup Linux Mint and Mac on the same Hard Drive

You could set up two partitions on the external hard disk using Mac's Hard Disk Utility: one as HFS+ and one as MS-DOS. The MS-DOS partition can later be converted into ext4 under Linux. The Mac then probably wants to format the ext4 partition when plug in the hard disk. Does it make sense? I would...
by trope
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backup Linux Mint and Mac on the same Hard Drive
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Backup Linux Mint and Mac on the same Hard Drive

I have a computer with Linux Mint and a different computer (a macbook pro) running MacOS and would like to back them both up on the same external hard drive. For the Mac, I would like to use its built-in program Time Machine to do an encrypted backup. Can I use the same HD for both? If so, should I ...
by trope
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Keepass?
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Update Keepass?

I installed what is called "keepass2" from the software manager in linux mint. I am not sure that it is the same as anything here https://keepass.info/download.html as it looks like it is officially for windows and does not mention a "keepass2" for linux. However I also see some versions here: https...
by trope
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] List of Applications
Replies: 3
Views: 132

[SOLVED] List of Applications

I am running out of space on my root directory and would like to get rid of applications I am not using or have not used in a while. I believe I have installed a lot of applications using the command line over the years (due to specific applications not being available in the Mint software manager, ...
by trope
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Computer to sleep when inactive - terminal process?
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Computer to sleep when inactive - terminal process?

I am running a backup in the terminal. Do I need to change the power settings in Mint for when the computer goes to sleep when its inactive? In other words will it recognize that there is a terminal process and not make the computer go to sleep?
by trope
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How much space is Timeshift supposed to take?
Replies: 17
Views: 1205

Re: How much space is Timeshift supposed to take?

Additional info: My root is 22 GB and timeshift is 54G for 8 snapshots. It was ~27GB but I just deleted some flatpaks that were taking up a lot of space. t it depends on your root partition usage: if you installed tons of software and/or never removed old kernels I suppose it's possible. How can I t...
by trope
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Kernel Versions Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 156

[SOLVED] Kernel Versions Questions

Screenshots attached. Right now I am running kernel 4.15.0-65. I see in Update Manager that there is a line 4.18, but all of them are reported as being "end of life". Presumably 4.18 is newer than 4.15, so how can this be? I see a line of 5.0 versions, ~ 10. 9 of them say "superseded" and 1 is curre...
by trope
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Multiple Kernels in Update Manager
Replies: 1
Views: 93

[SOLVED] Multiple Kernels in Update Manager

As I presumably have not run the update manager frequently enough, I see 2 newer kernels than what I have, Is it okay to update both of them at the same time, or do I update the older one, then reboot, then update the newer one?

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