Forcing a Full Backup with sbackup

Jay Ridgley jridgley2 at
Mon Aug 22 09:35:59 UTC 2011

On 08/21/11 17:25, ubuntu-users-request at wrote:
> Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2011 16:08:52 -0500 From: sktsee <sktseer at> To:
> ubuntu-users at Subject: Re: Forcing a Full Backup with sbackup
> Message-ID: <j2rs53$orm$1 at> Content-Type: text/plain;
> charset=UTF-8; format=flowed On 08/21/2011 02:53 PM, Jay Ridgley wrote:
>> >  Folks,
>> >
>> >  I use sbackup manual backup only for backing up my systems. I need to
>> >  force a full backup to be done for one of my systems. I deleted all
>> >  backups for it on the device that stores my backups; started sbackup and
>> >  discovered that I only had and incremental backup ad a result.
>> >
>> >  How can I force a full backup to be performed? The doumentation I have
>> >  seems to be lacking that information.
>> >
>> >  Thanks,
>> >  Jay
> If I go into sbackup-config-gtk and choose run manual backup now from
> the Tools menu, it presents a confirmation popup that has a checkbox to
> make a full backup. This is using the sbackup Maverick version from a
> ppa, though. Alternatively, I think you can set the amount of days
> between full backups to 0 and it should do a full backup every time
> sbackup launches.
> Here's the ppa if you are using Maverick or earlier:
> You may also want to post your question here:
>  if the suggestions above don't
> work for you.
> -- sktsee


Setting Days Between Full Backups to 0 did not work, however, setting it to 1 did.

I am running Lucid LTS. Gotta remember to say that...


Jay Ridgley
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