View Full Version : [SOLVED] Backup Ability Broken???

October 15th, 2009, 06:48 PM
I have tried 3 methods of backing up my /home.

1- Deja Dup

2- Simple Backup

3- GRsync

NONE of them work. I get various error messages.

Please point me in the direction of using dd to copy (dump) my /home to a usb attached hard disk.

October 15th, 2009, 07:21 PM
The only method I'm familiar with is grsync, right now it seems to be broken in Karmic, so I just do it by hand, this is what I use.

rsync -av --delete /home/<me> <me>@server:restore

In the above example /home/<me> is my home directory <me>@server:restore/ is the directory I store the backup on, on my server. You can use any target directory using the example.

October 27th, 2009, 01:17 PM
I'm a developer of Deja Dup. Sorry to hear it didn't work. The version in Karmic (out in a couple days) might have fixed the bug you ran into, or you could try the official PPA [1].

Though if rsync works for you, that's good too. :)

[1] https://launchpad.net/~deja-dup-team/+archive/ppa