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trying to back up personal folders to usb drive {SOLVED]

Post by Willster » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:19 am

Using back-in-time and get this message:

Couldn't find UUID for "/media/neil/A_V Backup/backintime/Frankenstein-X58A-UD7/neil/1"

...could somebody help?

will
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Re: trying to back up personal folders to usb drive

Post by Minterator » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:45 am

Could be that the backup drive is not mounted or not mounted where you think it is. Find out with this command sudo lsblk

Command to backup your user folders should be something like rsync -a --delete /home/$USER /media/$USER/backup

Use double quotes if the path contains spaces, "/home/$USER" "/media/$USER/backup 1"
Mint 17.3 MATE, kernel 4.11.12

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Re: trying to back up personal folders to usb drive

Post by Willster » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:03 am

thank you...the drive seems to be mounted according to sudo lsblk...back-in-time won't accept my configuration...just tried again and it did! YAY! I'm so bloody ignorant of this that I don't know what i did/did not do, to make it work...but thank you kindly for the support, it's another little step on my journey...for what it's worth, I'm enjoying it, and I like this distro very much (guess that means it was time for me to transition!)
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Re: trying to back up personal folders to usb drive

Post by Minterator » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:56 am

Willster wrote:thank you...the drive seems to be mounted according to sudo lsblk...back-in-time won't accept my configuration...just tried again and it did! YAY! I'm so bloody ignorant of this that I don't know what i did/did not do, to make it work...but thank you kindly for the support, it's another little step on my journey...for what it's worth, I'm enjoying it, and I like this distro very much (guess that means it was time for me to transition!)
will
Welcome to Linux. I've never used back-in-time but the above command should work for any user. I'd try it in terminal and if everything works you can create a menu item with it or a luncher on your desktop. The first time you run it, it copies everything and after that it only copies new/modified files, so it may only take a few seconds. You can mount the disk by double-clicking it in file manager, or set it to mount automatically every time you start the OS.
Mint 17.3 MATE, kernel 4.11.12

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