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  1. #1

    Default Lucky Backup problem

    opensuse 13.2
    LB 0.4.8

    As a result of an external drive crashing, I replaced it with an SSD drive and tried to do a lucky backup.
    The new drive is the destination of LB so I picked it from the pick list, ran the dry run (everything ok), then for the live run I got these errors.
    Is there something different I need to do for the 1st time ?

    thanks

    Code:
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    execution of task : SDD-1, starting
    Source : /home/hexdump
    Destination : /run/media/hexdump/bc329db8-e83e-44cd-8b87-c307280ea52d/ 
    sending incremental file list
    
    
    rsync error: syntax or usage error (code 1) at main.c(855) [Receiver=3.1.1] 
    .
    .
        -----| Backing-up profile, logfiles and snapshot data -> Fail |-----
    execution of task : SDD-1, finished =====================================
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    trying to send an email
           . . .
    The specified command is probably not installed
    
    command:   
    exit code: 0
    output:    No such file or directory
    openSUSE 13.2

  2. #2

    Default Re: Lucky Backup problem

    Well, it looks like it has to do with the permissions so now I need to figure that out.
    I formatted and created partitions using Yast partitioner so maybe somewhere in there is a check box that I missed.
    openSUSE 13.2

  3. #3

    Default Re: Lucky Backup problem

    Yep, that was it. It tooke me a while to figure out how to fix it. From a terminal window, ownership and permissions.

    It seems like there should be an easier way for relative newbies.
    openSUSE 13.2

  4. #4

    Default Re: Lucky Backup problem

    Hi, me also use luckybackup, I suggest you tu use it as superuser, indipendently from this error, it is a very good software but I found that luckybackup has big problems running as user, as user it doesn't honor many settings so I found many files not updateded.
    ciao :-) pier

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    Default Re: Lucky Backup problem

    Depends on what you want to backup. If you are backing your home then you should be that user. If you are backing up the system then you should be root. You should see that luckybackup has a "as root" entry in the menu. Personally I only backup home I can always reinstall the OS.

    You have to wear the right hat to do things in an Unix like OS. There are two roles to play user and root. Root takes care of the system ie the OS ie the root file system He plays god. The user takes care of his own stuff but can't mess with the OS innards or any other users stuff with out explicit permission.So anything that has to do with the system you have to ware the root hat anything else you ware your user hat and take deal with your own things.

    Trouble is people have been spoiled by Windows rather muddy and uneven roles. But that is one of the main reasons Windows is a virus paradise.

    Once you understand the roles using it is not at all hard

  6. #6

    Default Re: Lucky Backup problem

    gogalthorp wrote:

    > Depends on what you want to backup. If you are backing your home then
    > you should be that user. If you are backing up the system then you
    > should be root. You should see that luckybackup has a "as root" entry in
    > the menu. Personally I only backup home I can always reinstall the OS.
    >


    It wouldn't hurt - even for more experienced users - to improve the
    visibility of some of the more subtle options in the UI and docs. Given the
    amount of power linux users, with or without root privileges, have I still
    have to triple check those settings to avoid missing "hidden" files or those
    with strange owner/groups settings. Since recovery options do not
    automatically the backup options, I can even screw up the restore of a
    perfectly good backup ;-)

    --
    Will Honea


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