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    Default Can't get BackInTime to run

    I can't get BackInTime to run correctly either as root or non-root. I have an external hard drive which is set to always mount on boot that I want to use.
    If I try to schedule my backups without using root access, when I select anacron (my PC doesn't run all day and night) and click "OK", I get the message
    Can't find anacron.
    Are you sure anacron is installed ?
    If not you should disable daily anacron backups
    I have installed cronie-anacron.
    When I try to run anacron from the command line, I get
    Absolute path to 'anacron' is '/usr/sbin/anacron', so running it may require superuser privileges (eg. root).
    .

    If I try to set up the backups as root, everything seems to go fine, but there are no regular backups running ever. BackInTime doesn't even create the cron files in cron.daily! I can only take snapshots manually, which is less convenient than just drag-and-dropping my files.

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    Default Re: Can't get BackInTime to run

    anacron is a cron like processor so must be started as a service. I guess it would run at the system level and not the user level

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    Default Re: Can't get BackInTime to run

    I know what anacron is. This doesn't help at all.

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    Default Re: Can't get BackInTime to run

    Works fine here on 13.2 in a VM.

    What distribution version are you using and what GUI? Did you use the default openSUSE Backintime packages?
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    Default Re: Can't get BackInTime to run

    I'm using 13.2 with KDE. Backintime is 1.0.34-3.1.9-noarch from vendor openSUSE. Same for backintime-kde. Cronie-anacron is 1.4.12-56.3.1-x86_64 from vendor openSUSE, same for cronie.

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    Default Re: Can't get BackInTime to run

    Thing is is it running as a service? It is not something you would run as a user it may need a kick start to start the service.

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    Default Re: Can't get BackInTime to run

    Cron is listed as enabled and active in the services manager, "systemctl list-unit-files" lists it as enabled. No word on anacron though.

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    Default Re: Can't get BackInTime to run

    Well cron is different it is the normal cron job super.

    Cronie may be the key perhaps that needs started check in Yast-Services manager

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    Default Re: Can't get BackInTime to run

    Try firing up backintime-kde4 or backintime-gnome depending on your DE from a terminal window and it should dump error and informational messages there.

    It'll also output any cron changes it tries to make and possible errors related to it. I can't replicate the problem because I simply installed the kde4 version and it works like a charm out of the box.
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    Default Re: Can't get BackInTime to run

    Quote Originally Posted by Miuku View Post
    Try firing up backintime-kde4 or backintime-gnome depending on your DE from a terminal window and it should dump error and informational messages there. It'll also output any cron changes it tries to make and possible errors related to it. I can't replicate the problem because I simply installed the kde4 version and it works like a charm out of the box.
    No specific error messages. The entire output following the startup message is:
    Code:
    backintime(11046) KMimeTypeRepository::parents: "/usr/share/mime/subclasses"  refers to unknown mimetype  "application/vnd.ms-excel.sheet.binary.macroEnabled.12" 
    backintime(11046) KMimeTypeRepository::parents: "/usr/share/mime/subclasses"  refers to unknown mimetype  "application/vnd.ms-excel.sheet.binary.macroEnabled.12" 
    backintime(11046) KMimeTypeRepository::parents: "/usr/share/mime/subclasses"  refers to unknown mimetype  "application/vnd.ms-excel.addin.macroEnabled.12" 
    backintime(11046) KMimeTypeRepository::parents: "/usr/share/mime/subclasses"  refers to unknown mimetype  "application/vnd.ms-powerpoint.slideshow.macroEnabled.12" 
    backintime(11046) KMimeTypeRepository::parents: "/usr/share/mime/subclasses"  refers to unknown mimetype  "application/vnd.ms-powerpoint.slideshow.macroEnabled.12" 
    backintime(11046) KMimeTypeRepository::parents: "/usr/share/mime/subclasses"  refers to unknown mimetype  "application/vnd.ms-excel.sheet.macroEnabled.12" 
    backintime(11046) KMimeTypeRepository::parents: "/usr/share/mime/subclasses"  refers to unknown mimetype  "application/vnd.ms-excel.sheet.macroEnabled.12" 
    backintime(11046) KMimeTypeRepository::parents: "/usr/share/mime/subclasses"  refers to unknown mimetype  "application/vnd.ms-powerpoint.presentation.macroEnabled.12" 
    backintime(11046) KMimeTypeRepository::parents: "/usr/share/mime/subclasses"  refers to unknown mimetype  "application/vnd.ms-powerpoint.presentation.macroEnabled.12" 
    backintime(11046) KMimeTypeRepository::parents: "/usr/share/mime/subclasses"  refers to unknown mimetype  "application/vnd.ms-word.template.macroEnabled.12" 
    backintime(11046) KMimeTypeRepository::parents: "/usr/share/mime/subclasses"  refers to unknown mimetype  "application/vnd.ms-word.template.macroEnabled.12" 
    backintime(11046) KMimeTypeRepository::parents: "/usr/share/mime/subclasses"  refers to unknown mimetype  "application/vnd.ms-excel.template.macroEnabled.12" 
    backintime(11046) KMimeTypeRepository::parents: "/usr/share/mime/subclasses"  refers to unknown mimetype  "application/vnd.ms-excel.template.macroEnabled.12" 
    backintime(11046) KMimeTypeRepository::parents: "/usr/share/mime/subclasses"  refers to unknown mimetype  "application/vnd.ms-powerpoint.template.macroEnabled.12" 
    backintime(11046) KMimeTypeRepository::parents: "/usr/share/mime/subclasses"  refers to unknown mimetype  "application/vnd.ms-powerpoint.template.macroEnabled.12" 
    backintime(11046) KMimeTypeRepository::parents: "/usr/share/mime/subclasses"  refers to unknown mimetype  "application/vnd.ms-word.document.macroEnabled.12" 
    backintime(11046) KMimeTypeRepository::parents: "/usr/share/mime/subclasses"  refers to unknown mimetype  "application/vnd.ms-word.document.macroEnabled.12" 
    backintime(11046) KMimeTypeRepository::parents: "/usr/share/mime/subclasses"  refers to unknown mimetype  "application/vnd.ms-powerpoint.slide.macroEnabled.12" 
    Check snapshot folder: /mnt/external/snapshots
    Clearing system Back In Time entries
    Clearing anacrontab
    Profile: Main profile
    Automatic backup: Daily (anacron)
    The last five lines appear upon clicking "OK" after selecting "Daily (anacron)", together with the GUI message I mentioned in the first post.

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