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    Backup Permission denied?

    Hi guys, I formatted a 500GB drive thats installed on my desktop. I run my main OS from a 60GB SSD and have a 750GB & 3TB drives for Media etc... However when I try to use the backup feature and tell it to backup on my "Backup Drive" (500GB) it says "Permission denied". Does anyone have any ideas why this may be happening?

    Many thanks,
    Josh

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    Re: Backup Permission denied?

    Probably you just need to take ownership of it, how did you mount this, via gui or manually?

    Should be somethign like

    Code:
    sudo chown $USER:$USER /path/to/backup/drive
    "You can't expect to hold supreme executive power just because some watery tart lobbed a sword at you"

    "Don't let your mind wander -- it's too little to be let out alone."

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    Re: Backup Permission denied?

    thanks for the fast reply! I just put it in, used GPARTED to format and mount it, it showed up in my home folder, just take do anything with it... :L ill try that command you just said about..

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    Re: Backup Permission denied?

    What would be the path to my backup drive?

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    Re: Backup Permission denied?

    What's the output of this command

    Code:
    mount
    "You can't expect to hold supreme executive power just because some watery tart lobbed a sword at you"

    "Don't let your mind wander -- it's too little to be let out alone."

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    Re: Backup Permission denied?

    /dev/sda1 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
    proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
    none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
    none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
    udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
    devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
    tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755)
    none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880)
    none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
    /dev/sdd2 on /home type ext4 (rw)
    gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/josh/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=josh)
    binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    /dev/sdc1 on /media/Backup type ext4 (rw)

    So im assuming /media/Backup would be the Backup drive?
    Last edited by RezPix; November 16th, 2012 at 08:39 PM.

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