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Old 05-21-2011, 03:41 PM   #1
Bob Appleby
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sbackup restore will not work with ubuntu 10.10, TAR problem.


It appears that backing up files is working, but when it comes to
restore, with some files it works and with others it does not. When
it does not, the message (Unable to finish successfully. TAR terminated with errors..) appears. It happened when using both compression formats of gzip and
bzip2, so I tried no compression and got the same message. There was
never a problem restoring the files in /home/bob/ but /usr/bin/ and
other directories did not work. The problems occurred in both a Dell and an HP netbook. Any ideas?
 
Old 05-22-2011, 09:18 AM   #2
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sbackup would need root permissions to write to /usr/bin and other root owned directories. It does not need root permissions to read those directories.
 
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:07 AM   #3
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How do I get root permission and use the graphic system to restore? Tried sudo su and logged into the root
with the terminal but sbackup still would not work.

What should I backup in order to restore everything as it was, after reloading Ubuntu?
 
Old 05-23-2011, 04:56 PM   #4
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Have you logged in as root (via su - ) in the terminal, or just assumed root through sudo ?
There is a difference.
You don't give enough symptoms.
 
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:12 AM   #5
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Main sbackup problem solved

Started the terminal, typed sudo su and got the # symbol. Went back to the desktop, ran sbackup restore from applications and it failed.

Just now I tried accessing sbackup-restore-gtk from the terminal and it worked like a charm. The one remaining problem: What should be backed up such that, if there is a system crash I can reload ubuntu from its disk, do the sbackup and have the system and all files exactly as they were? I've an impression that it should be: /home/bob/, /usr/bin/, /var/, and /usr/local/. Is this correct?

I really appreciate your help. I'm learning a lot.

Bob
 
  


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