After reading another thread on linux backup apps, I wanted to try fwbackups. It failed to install. It nearly installs, but ./configure fails because it can’t find gnome-docs-utils => 0.3.2. I have 0.14 installed. Isn’t 14>3? Or is it reading it as 0.30.2 and so 0.14 is older? (Don’t know any other way to explain the sort order).
Since the first time I tried, we have had many updates, including the kernel. fwbackups also had an update. However, the install continues to fail at the same point. I even tried copying gnome-docs-utils right into the fwbackups folder. No joy.
For some time, I have been trying to get backintime working on my 11.0 system (so I have a decent backup before upgrading !). It is on the Packman repository, but there seems to be a problem with pynotify. It only seems to backup folders :’(
I am a Windoze refugee and I am really not an expert, so if anybody here can suggest what’s needed to fix the problem I’d love to hear from you.
I got no real solution. I’m on opensuse 11.2 and fwbackups just works. The python problem disappeared… rather mysteriously. The problem that didn’t go away was the issue with compression. Compressing the files took forever. I was able to restore using the app and also to get individual files out of the uncompressed backup, using Dolphin.