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    [SOLVED] Re: [12.04] Error using rsync to backup...

    @ Dennis N
    I used:

    rsync -rtui --exclude=.* /home/ben/ /media/backup
    I didn't get an error thia time, just a lot of repeated lines.

    ude=.*/ben/exclude=.*/backup/etc/security/sepermit.conf...
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    [SOLVED] Re: [12.04] Error using rsync to backup...

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    [SOLVED] Re: [12.04] Error using rsync to backup...

    @ Dennis N I tried :

    rsync -rtui /home/ /media/backup exclude=.*
    and I got into an endless loop....had to ^C.
    This is the last part of the loop:

    >f+++++++++...
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    [SOLVED] Re: [12.04] Error using rsync to backup...

    This is a single user computer. I am the only user on it.
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    [SOLVED] Re: [12.04] Error using rsync to backup...

    @ Dennis N - That readout was truncated. There are a LOT of .hidden files and folders.

    @ sudodus - Permissions on those files are -rw------.
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    [SOLVED] Re: [12.04] Error using rsync to backup...

    @ Dennis N - I had no problem with sudodus' rsync -av Source/ Destination, just backing up one folder, but it does not work for a real backup because I get a "Permission Denied" on all of the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: [12.04] Error using rsync to backup...

    @ sudodus +1 - Thank you for the exercises....and they were good ones. I learned a lot. Like "Keep it simple!"
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    [SOLVED] Re: [12.04] Error using rsync to backup...

    I checked and the pendrives are formatted ext4. I used two pendrives. I did this with the first:

    sudo rsync -varxPzh /source/ /destination
    It returned the same error as before.
    The second...
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    [SOLVED] Re: [12.04] Error using rsync to backup...

    I am the root user. The pendrive should be ext4....will check.
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    [SOLVED] [12.04] Error using rsync to backup...

    I am trying (and learning) to use rsync to back up my files (Everybody says "Back up before you do anything major.") Good advice. I am trying to back up my Home folder to a USB pendrive. I used the...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: [ubuntu] Recursive command to remove dirs & files

    @ papibe - I shall do as you suggest and start a new thread about this.
  12. [SOLVED] Re: [ubuntu] Recursive command to remove dirs & files

    I did a -vv (very verbose) Dry Run and got this:

    total: matches=0 hash_hits=0 false_alarms=0 data=0

    sent 135.68K bytes received 12.83K bytes 99.00K bytes/sec
    total size is 171.68M speedup...
  13. [SOLVED] Re: [ubuntu] Recursive command to remove dirs & files

    This is how it went"

    sent 138.91K bytes received 12.73K bytes 101.10K bytes/sec
    total size is 172.13M speedup is 1135.08 (DRY RUN)
    rsync error: some files/attrs were not transferred (see...
  14. [SOLVED] Re: [ubuntu] Recursive command to remove dirs & files

    Thank you, steeldriver, that's twice you have saved me some time & toil.

    Thanks for the heads-up warning.
  15. [SOLVED] Re: [ubuntu] Recursive command to remove dirs & files

    Thank you lisati I was going to ask y'all to move it to General because I realised it was in the wrong place. You moved it without my asking. Thank you, Ben
  16. [SOLVED] [ubuntu] Recursive command to remove dirs & files

    I have a file system that I need to remove part of it. I got into it, and there are myriad folders and files. I tried

    sudo rmdir -R <foldername>
    and evidently the -R has been dropped from rmdir...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Problems with accessing /etc folder

    Can you tell us what commands you used to get these errors? That may narrow it down.
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    [SOLVED] Re: dpkg output is odd...

    +1 steeldriver My bad.... I should have looked at the command closer. (I had the right command in mind, just didn't implement it.)

    Thanks, all you folks.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Unable to save files in home area

    You need to use gksudo with gedit.
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    [SOLVED] dpkg output is odd...

    I ran dpkg to check installed kernels and got this:

    ben@MissionControl:~$ dpkg -l grep linux-image
    Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
    |...
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    [lubuntu] Re: Freeze during shutdown

    What kind of video does it have? Enter in Terminal:

    lspci | grep VGA
    What do you get?
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    [ubuntu] Re: TLP overheating problem

    See this thread; It may be relevant....http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2207453&highlight=heat+sink
  23. Re: Packard Bell EasyNote TE69KB : White screen after installation Ubuntu 12.04

    @ oscar17; Snube (the OP -Original Poster) had the same problem (white screen), and I believe the comments in this thread helped him solve it.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Thunderbird (24.3.0) problem(s)...

    @ wamses2 - Purging and reinstalling seems to have gotten T-Bird back and running. I even still had my folders and saved emails. (This happened to me in Windows several months ago.).

    @ xeonix - +...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Thunderbird (24.3.0) problem(s)...

    Thank you xeonix for your help.
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