rpmckinley wrote: ⤴
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:32 am
All I get is "an error occurred trying to open files "name". And nothing is restored.
This probably can be fixed, but not much point. Simply copying everything to CD/DVD with Xfburn (as you did) is easier. Bear in mind my recommendation of the Backup Tool was based on the misimpression that it uses compression. As it doesn't, not worth having, IMHO.
Now under the new Mint 19.2 I read that the Mint backup-tool will only backup system files, and in fact actually does not even back them up, it really only backs up a list of what is installed on the computer. Nice to know what you HAD before a crash, but that's all you will get.
Pretty sure you misunderstand. This is what Backup Tool does for it's software "backup," but that's described on its face as only a list. The home folder backup is separate, still supported and copies files.
About my files and date, - - fortunately I also had copies of everything on dc/dvd that I copied there with xfburn. So I was able to retrieve most of them, no thanks to the backup-tool.
Why only "most"? This should be reliable, just inefficient, as you copy all the files every time.
Which leads back to my original question; What is a good backup utility for Linux Mint?
You don't really expect us to repeat all our posts, right?
VB - ... I think I would have to do a lot more research and reading to figure out how to configure that with this ASUS motherboard. The ASUS board will not install drivers into Windows untill after it's up and running. Which prevents Windows from loading at all.
is right, this belongs in a separate thread. In the spirit of encouraging you to pursue the matter, I will mention that installing Windows in VBox is different because it uses virtual hardware, so it's THOSE drivers Windows needs (and has). The only ASUS issue will be whether it supports virtualization, which almost certainly it does. But, please, open another thread for this topic.