Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Mon Jan 26 21:27:26 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-01-26 at 15:15 -0600, John Graddy wrote:
> I have tried sbackup.  I can't make it work, even going through the
> procedure spelled out in the Ubuntu documentation.  
> I have a desktop system with two users.  I am the "administrator" and my
> wife also has an account.  I want her to use a backup to create her own
> file backups.  I can do that from my account, but, when she tries it
> from her account, the system asks for her administration password or
> tells her that she doesn't have permission to run the program.

You are doing it wrong. sbackup is more of a *system* backup system than
a strictly *personal* backup system. You are the administrator of the
machine (as defined in the "admin" group) and therefore responsible for
making backups. Just tell sbackup to back up all of /home (which will
include your wife's files) and whatever else your wife might need (maybe
also external drives that are mounted under /media), tell it to run
automatically, and you are done - without bothering your wife, who
otherwise would probably forget to backup, anyway.

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