ironscf at telkomsa.net
Sat Sep 26 19:27:20 UTC 2015
On Sat, 2015-09-26 at 16:50 +0100, Colin Law wrote:
> On 26 September 2015 at 16:41, Chas IRONS <ironscf at telkomsa.net> wrote:
> > On Sat, 2015-09-26 at 16:09 +0100, Colin Law wrote:
> > On 26 September 2015 at 15:18, Chas IRONS <ironscf at telkomsa.net> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi Ubuntu
> > >
> > > I get this error when I try to Backup on 14.04.1 using an 8GB usb flashdrive.
> > >
> > > Backup location ‘/tmp/duplicity-_JyeBF-tempdir/mktemp-uAPqIc-2’ does not exist.
> > Are you using the Backups graphical application? If so what have you
> > specified for Storage Location on the backups dialog?
> > Colin
> > *******************
> > Hi Colin and other ubuntu-users
> > I am a retired end user and have used Backups several times before with no error. Never tried any restore though.
> Are you trying to restore when it fails?
> > Yes I used Backups gui and set the Storage Location to Lexar which is my flashdrive that is mounted with all files deleted.
> If it is failing when backing up have you included /tmp in the folders
> to backup? If yes then this is a bad idea. If you are trying to
> backup the whole system then add /tmp to the folders to ignore. In
> fact you will have problems with a number of other system folders also
> in this case.
Hi Colin , Ralf and Brandon
Sorry. I did not give enough detail in my question. My Backups settings
Folders to save: Home (chas)
Folders to ignore: Rubbish Bin, ~/Downloads
Storage Location: Lexar (my flashdrive that is mounted with all files
So I was just trying to backup all my data.
Backups is from the Ubuntu Software Centre. "Deja Dup is a simple
backup tool and uses Duplicity as the backend ".
Reading the reviews by other users, it seems unreliable.
I liked the fact that a few settings gives an encrypted result and
I will try one more time tomorrow adding /tmp to be ignored. I will
also try clearing the deja-dup settings that Brandon advised.
After that I suppose copying my whole /home folder will be next best
Thanks again for your willing advice. Chas
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