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#1 dannyboy950

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 12:16 PM

Has anyone evr got that thing to actually work?  So far I can not get it to work at all.  Am I supposed to use something else instead.

If so why do they even have it pre-installed?


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Posted 07 May 2016 - 12:32 PM

If you are referring to the one shown below, I have never used it.  I back up my Linux partition with Clonezilla instead.  However, I suppose the Backup Tool does what it's suppose to do, i.e. backup your files and installed applications and restore them.  What exactly can't you get to work?  Were you successful in making a backup?  Did you fail to restore a backup you made previously?

 

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 03:45 PM

No sir have never got it to work at all,I have yet to make a successful backup yet.  I have clicked on each of the options listed to see what they offered and could do.

So far I see no way to back up to external media at all.  Seems to want to back up to the computer only.  Not much documentation or help files.

 

Still investigating at this time.

 

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 04:18 PM

IMHO, you may want to find another backup solution.  As I said, I don't use this app.  However, I did a little digging around and it seems like it's not too popular.  For example, see this... https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=48093&p=278733



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Posted 07 May 2016 - 08:40 PM

Agouti I have to agree.  Yea I found that link also. You guys really try to help a newbe, those guys seem to think newbes should not even be useing their vaunted system unless they really know what they are doing. {Go away boy why are you bothering us]

Not real great PR in MHO.


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Posted 08 May 2016 - 12:47 AM

In what way can't you get Backup to work.

 

Now it's not a tool I'd use myself, because there are much better options available, but it works well enough within its own limitations. I've just backed up my software selection using it, and it worked quickly and successfully created a backup on the external drive I stipulated.

 

When you tried to make your backup to an external drive, were you booted into an installed copy of Linux, or were you booting from a live USB or VM ?

 

Personally I use Timeshift and Aptik for "quick" backups of my system, and back my personal files up manually, since this gives me maximum control over my restore options.



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Posted 08 May 2016 - 02:28 AM

Gary I am trying from Cinnamon which is installed on my laptop/notebook . I have tried useing each of the first page 4 options and can get none of them to work. Agouti has the screenshot for them.

The screen shot will show the only options where to copy from and too. There is no option for an external drive even tho you can clearly see on the main screen my dvd drive.  It however is not in the list of from or to.

Please to note the option screen is the same on where to backup from or where to back up to. No other options available and it will not backup to any of them for me.

 

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 02:50 AM

I use Timeshift and Aptik for "quick" backups of my system,


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Posted 08 May 2016 - 06:52 AM

Yes thanks to the wizard and his tutorial most of us know about timeshift and Aptik some of us however can not even get it to complete download nevermind install.

We just do not have enough computer and internet speed.


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Posted 08 May 2016 - 08:18 AM

 

There is no option for an external drive even tho you can clearly see on the main screen my dvd drive.  It however is not in the list of from or to.

Please to note the option screen is the same on where to backup from or where to back up to. No other options available and it will not backup to any of them for me.

 

http://i.imgur.com/e6r8irc.png

 

I see your external drive is a CD/DVD drive, which may be the reason that it doesn't appear as a writable option for Backup since files have to be burnt to a CD/DVD.

 

I used a USB to write my backup to.

 

Try plugging in a USB drive, and then see if there is an option to write a backup to it.






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