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Old 05-22-2014, 08:04 AM   #1
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Lucky Backup Problem.


I just backed up all my files in my documents folder, took 45mins, went to see if all was OK.
The folders are all there but no contents, what have I done!!

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Old 05-22-2014, 08:36 AM   #2
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Deleted them all instead? No, seriously, you're going to have to give us more of a clue. What exactly was the command that you ran to back up the files. Where/what did you back them up to? Are they there?

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Old 05-22-2014, 10:31 AM   #3
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Trying to Back Up to external HD.

This is the command used:Click image for larger version

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Old 05-22-2014, 10:45 AM   #4
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Still no idea what application you were using, don't even know the distribution to hazard a guess. Please try to think what information YOU would need to help someone to solve a problem and post appropriately.

Your documents file is on your desktop? It's usually under /home. Did you back up a second empty one? What did you get on your external disk?

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Old 05-22-2014, 10:55 AM   #5
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Sorry but I am no comuter expert, perhaps that's part of the problem.

I am using Linux Mint 16, does that help.
 
Old 05-22-2014, 11:13 AM   #6
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lucky backup is the application.
I can not tell for certain. Maybe the task properties are not configured correctly. Maybe a permission issue although you did say the directories were created. Is the external drive formatted as NTFS?

http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/manual.html
 
Old 05-22-2014, 11:19 AM   #7
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lucky backup is the application.
I can not tell for certain. Maybe the task properties are not configured correctly. Maybe a permission issue although you did say the directories were created. Is the external drive formatted as NTFS?

http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/manual.html
I have had no problem using Backup Tool it's just that I wanted to use Easybackup as it can back up automatically once a week where Backup Tool is not able, therefore I am sure the external drive is formatted OK.
 
Old 05-22-2014, 12:58 PM   #8
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I just backed up all my files in my documents folder, took 45mins, went to see if all was OK.
The folders are all there but no contents, what have I done!!
You're really being very miserly with your information. What does "went to see if all was OK." mean? Can you show us all the commands you gave and what the exact response of your system was.

Also, if I'm reading your screenshot correctly, your destination folder is /media/troy/REMOTE HARD DRIVE. "REMOTE HARD DRIVE" is a rather strange name for a folder. The presence of spaces in the name opens the door to all kinds of errors. You need to know when you have to supply a back slash (\) to correctly render the space in a file/folder name.
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Old 05-22-2014, 01:29 PM   #9
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You're really being very miserly with your information. What does "went to see if all was OK." mean? After backingup I opened the documents folder on th HD and found all the folders inside copied from my Computers documents, but every folder was empty Can you show us all the commands you gave and what the exact response of your system was.

Also, if I'm reading your screenshot correctly, your destination folder is /media/roy/REMOTE HARD DRIVE. "REMOTE HARD DRIVE" is a rather strange name for a folder. The presence of spaces in the name opens the door to all kinds of errors. You need to know when you have to supply a back slash (\) to correctly render the space in a file/folder name.What would you suggest
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Please go easy with me I am no computer geek or expert, thanks.
 
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Sorry easy, peasy does it. You can try something like REMOTE_HARD_DRIVE which has no spaces. I'm surprised you got to name your external drive yourself. There days the drives get mounted and given names that are in /media/<username>/ and then some name the system gets off the device or the MAC address. For example I have a couple of external drives mounted and they are mounted here: /media/jdkaye/b1bf01a8-5047-441f-bb17-8d96e217a18f and /media/jdkaye/e0c208be-f070-49ce-899b-1e175b577bcc. I assume the funny alphanumerics are their mac addresses. If I mount my usb stick made by Kingston, it's mounted as /media/jdkaye/KINGSTON.
Get the idea?

Are you checking the contents of your folders from a terminal? If so what command did you use? If not, how did you check them?
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Old 05-22-2014, 02:50 PM   #11
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Your correct external drives are typically auto mounted (depends on distribution etc) to a directory /media/ or media/username/xxx where xxx is the UUID ( i.e. that big hex number) or the file system's label. Many drives that are formatted at the factory have labels.

Not enough information to know where to go look except verify your settings via the manual.
 
Old 05-23-2014, 09:29 AM   #12
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Wow!
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Please go easy with me I am no computer geek or expert, thanks.
Are you finding any of the posts useful or do you reckon that Linux people seem to complicate things unnecessarily? I can only apologise if you think some of your replies are in a foreign language but with little to go on it's difficult to know where to target the level of response.

I'm unaware of Luckybackup but after Googling for it came up with this. It looks like quite a good tutorial and can probably explain it better than I, as a non-user, could.

From your initial post:
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The folders are all there but no contents, what have I done!!
What did Luckybackup create on your external hard disk, anything?

I recently tried salvaging files by crudely "drag 'n' dropping" files from on disk to an external USB one to be told that I didn't have sufficient permissions to copy them over. I wonder if this may be your problem though I reckon a backup program would just create one archive file? Did you find the folders were empty on a restore? Where were the empty folders?
Am I getting too complicated?

I also go along with the REMOTE HARD DRIVE naming the guys have highlighted. You can also get round it by putting quotes round it, i.e. "REMOTE HARD DRIVE" would work.

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Old 05-23-2014, 11:14 AM   #13
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Wow! Are you finding any of the posts useful or do you reckon that Linux people seem to complicate things unnecessarily? I can only apologise if you think some of your replies are in a foreign language but with little to go on it's difficult to know where to target the level of response. i appreciate that it must be difficult, must admit however that many replies do assume that i have a far greater knowledge than I have, and this section is supposed to be for the newbie.

I'm unaware of Luckybackup but after Googling for it came up with this. It looks like quite a good tutorial and can probably explain it better than I, as a non-user, could.

From your initial post: What did Luckybackup create on your external hard disk, anything? Created all the folders but nothing inside, I am going back to square one and set it all up again and see what happens, more than likely it's me doing something stupid.

I recently tried salvaging files by crudely "drag 'n' dropping" files from on disk to an external USB one to be told that I didn't have sufficient permissions to copy them over. I wonder if this may be your problem though I reckon a backup program would just create one archive file? Did you find the folders were empty on a restore? Where were the empty folders?
Am I getting too complicated? I can drag and drop that's fine.

I also go along with the REMOTE HARD DRIVE naming the guys have highlighted. You can also get round it by putting quotes round it, i.e. "REMOTE HARD DRIVE" would work.

Play Bonny!

Thanks for you help.
 
  


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