On a clean re-install folders/directories dup names?
I made a clean re-installation of Ubuntu Precise Pangolin ver. 12.04 LTS. I used the "Custom" install to preserve my /sda5 or /home directory (or folder).
My username is "mark". The clean install shows, in the file manager Thunar, my username home folder with a house icon. It is unpopulated with the contents of my former /home or it's partition: /sda5 (which hold my files from the previous OS install.)
Does the System default application (package) "Backup" restore those files that I had backed up to the /home? What I'm trying to understand here is a few moments before posting this post, I tried to use "Backup" to restore the /home. After calling (or executing) "Backup", it ran, looking for a backup set. It found the most recent from June 6th, 2013 and offered to restore those files. I clicked the radio button "Continue", and the restore started, ran a while and quit, saying there wasn't enough storage space. That's incorrect.
mark@Lexington:~$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda3 18G 16G 1.3G 93% /
udev 2.0G 4.0K 2.0G 1% /dev
tmpfs 805M 968K 804M 1% /run
none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock
none 2.0G 2.4M 2.0G 1% /run/shm
/dev/sdb1 299G 183G 116G 62% /media/TV
/dev/sda5 342G 86G 239G 27% /media/36cdd55c-9079-4455-8627-c3b8bfda3a45
The backup set is approximately 80 gig, as is the pre-reinstall size of my /home. Also problematic is the usage of /sda3, my boot partiton. After attempting a restore "Backup" has placed the /sda5 files or objects in /sda3.
How can I safely remove the objects that "Backup" misplaced? Can "Backup" actually restore files to the proper location(s) in /sda5 and why was the former backup program "Déjà Dup" renamed: "Backup". That is such a common name that I cannot find a solution to my problem on the 'net and have to resort to taking UbuntuForum Member's time. Imagine using a "Tag" of backup, it returns way too much and makes the end user sift through too much spurious information.
Thanks for any response, whatsoever.
Last edited by Mark_in_Hollywood; June 22nd, 2013 at 07:20 AM.
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