Quick 'Backup' Question

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Quick 'Backup' Question

Post by sdcougar » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:42 am

It gives options to back up: root; or desktop...or...

Does choosing root back up your 'Home' (documents, photos, ...)???

Desktop shows "home" folder....if you choose "desktop" is everything in the "Home" folder backed up???
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Re: Quick 'Backup' Question

Post by Cosmo. » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:04 am

What is your version of Mint and what is the desktop environment? If you don't know open a terminal and enter:

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inxi -Sz
Paste the output here.

You need to give this information for every help request in every thread.
Do not forget this in the future.

The mintBackup tool - if this is, what you mean - has been changed in the last version; so without knowing your system an answer cannot be given.

Besides that: I strongly recommend a far more reliable and flexible backup tool. I use Back in Time, which can also do fully automated backups.

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Re: Quick 'Backup' Question

Post by Termy » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:03 am

What is "It"? We aren't mind-readers. :P
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