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Old 05-11-2011, 12:51 PM   #1
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How do I use luckybackup to backup files to an external hard drive in ubuntu 10.10 ?


Hello:

I have installed luckybackup software on my ubuntu 10.10 notebook edition. But I don't know how to use it to backup files to an external hard drive. The Hard Drive is a 1 TB Seagate.

I don't think that the Destination Drop down menu in luckybackup even shows the External HD.


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Old 05-11-2011, 12:56 PM   #2
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Did you read the manual?
http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/m...ionDestination
Fill in the mount point from the drive.

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Old 05-11-2011, 12:56 PM   #3
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Is the external drive mounted?

maybe under /media/whatever-label ?
 
Old 05-11-2011, 01:06 PM   #4
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Did you read the manual?
http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/m...ionDestination
Fill in the mount point from the drive.

Kind regards


Yes I did and tried to follow it, but the drop down menu called Destination in super user wouldn't allow me to see the external HD. Of course I am doing it using GUI not the terminal.
 
Old 05-11-2011, 01:08 PM   #5
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Is the external drive mounted?

maybe under /media/whatever-label ?

Well it is a USB Seagate Drive. So I am not sure if it is mounted. The HD came originally bundled with backup software for Windows in mind not ubuntu. If I were backing up to windows then it would be easy, but ubuntu, not so.


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Old 05-11-2011, 01:22 PM   #6
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The command
Code:
mount
will show you if the drive is mounted.
If it isn't mounted, you need to mount it.

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Old 05-11-2011, 01:29 PM   #7
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The command
Code:
mount
will show you if the drive is mounted.
If it isn't mounted, you need to mount it.

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Well this is the output of mount command in the terminal.

Code:
mansour@ubuntu-notebook:~$ mount
/dev/sda5 on / type ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro,commit=0)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
none on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
none on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
none on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
/dev/sda1 on /boot type ext2 (rw)
/dev/sda9 on /tmp type ext2 (rw)
/dev/sda8 on /usr type ext2 (rw)
/dev/sda11 on /home type ext3 (rw,acl,commit=0)
/dev/sda6 on /var type ext2 (rw)
/dev/sda7 on /srv type ext3 (rw,commit=0)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/mansour/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=mansour)
/dev/sdb1 on /media/FreeAgent Drive type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096,default_permissions)
mansour@ubuntu-notebook:~$
So which one of these is the USB Hard Drive.

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Old 05-11-2011, 01:31 PM   #8
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So which one of these is the USB Hard Drive.
Code:
/dev/sdb1 on /media/FreeAgent Drive type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096,default_permissions)
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/dev/sdb1 on /media/FreeAgent Drive type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096,default_permissions)
Kind regards

OK, So I backed up the home directory, but now that I look at the HD, it isn't there.
 
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Perhaps you need to remount it, it's possible the program unmounted the drive after the backup.

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Perhaps you need to remount it, it's possible the program unmounted the drive after the backup.

Kind regards


I am sorry but what is the command to remount the drive?

thank you

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I am sorry but what is the command to remount the drive?
Code:
mount /dev/sdb1 /media
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:01 PM   #13
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Code:
mount /dev/sdb1 /media
Kind regards

Thank you.
Ok, so I tried and this is the outcome.

Code:
mansour@ubuntu-notebook:~$ sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media
[sudo] password for mansour: 
Mount is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened.
The volume may be already mounted, or another software may use it which
could be identified for example by the help of the 'fuser' command.
mansour@ubuntu-notebook:~$

Is it possible that because the drive is NTFS, while of course my files are ext3 file system, therefore I can't see it there on the drive?

Last edited by mansour; 05-11-2011 at 02:11 PM.
 
Old 05-11-2011, 02:09 PM   #14
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Then the drive is still mounted.
Quote:
OK, So I backed up the home directory, but now that I look at the HD, it isn't there.
Did you get any error messages?
Use your file browser to browse to the
Code:
/media
directory and look for the drive.

Don't forget to unmount the drive before removing it.
Close the luckybackup and do
Code:
umount /dev/sdb1 /media
Kind regards

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Old 05-11-2011, 02:20 PM   #15
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Then the drive is still mounted.

Did you get any error messages?
Use your file browser to browse to the
Code:
/media
directory and look for the drive.

Don't forget to unmount the drive before removing it.
Close the luckybackup and do
Code:
umount /dev/sdb1 /media
Kind regards
Ok, so I browsed the media, but my backup directroy isn't there.
 
  


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