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    Back In Time Cron Scheduling Problem

    For a while now, I've been using Back In Time to create backups of my home directory on an external drive. I've recently noticed that it has stopped backing up automatically. Today, I did some checking, and I discovered that Back In Time seems unable to create the cron job it needs to be able to run automatically. I ran backintime-gnome from the terminal, and here is the error output I came up with:

    Code:
    Snapshots path: /media/Backup HD
    Automatic backup: Every Hour
    /var/spool/cron/crontabs/**my username**: Permission denied
    crontab: error renaming crontabs/tmp.DKOFfv to crontabs/**my username**
    rename: Operation not permitted
    /var/spool/cron/crontabs/**my username**: Permission denied
    crontab: error renaming crontabs/tmp.N9ZzvD to crontabs/**my username**
    rename: Operation not permitted
    Anybody out there have any idea how I can fix this?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Back In Time Cron Scheduling Problem

    I hate to do it, but: bump.

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    Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

    Re: Back In Time Cron Scheduling Problem

    hey,
    not sure if it will be too helpful but i had some problems with BIT holding the destination of snapshots so i checked the config file at:
    /home/***user***/.config/backintime/config
    i would make sure these settings look right
    Might try running backintime-gnome as sudo to see if it is a true permissions issue, not sure how helpful it would be though

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