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Mon Jan 26 21:46:52 UTC 2009

On 01/26/2009 01:15 PM, John Graddy wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-01-26 at 19:30 +0100, Mario Vukelic wrote:
>> On Mon, 2009-01-26 at 10:35 -0600, John Graddy wrote:
>> > I recently installed hubackup on an 8.04 system.  When I execute
>> > "System > Adnministration > Home User Backup", the system creates a
>> > master backup DVD.  When I executue "System > Administration > Home User
>> > Restore" nothing happens. Any ideas?
>> This, I think. hubackup sucks.
>> Try using sbackup for a reasonably simple but working backup solution.
>> Strangely, Ubuntu does not offer a really good GUI backup solution. This
>> was discussed at the Ubuntu Developer Summit for version 9.04, but I
>> can't remember the outcome. The discussion results are somewhere here:
> 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.
> John

You might want to try grsync (a GUI for rsync):
[How To: Backup Ubuntu using Grsync]

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