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    Issues backing up after installing Ubuntu

    I recently bought a Seagate 500gb Portable external harddrive, and plugged it into my laptop and ran a backup of all my files without a problem using the built-in backup feature in Windows 7. Then, a week or so later, I went to back it up again and got an error at the end saying that the backup failed and that: "The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect." I have tried to backup again and again, always with the same result. After I did the first backup I installed Ubuntu 12.04 using the Wubi installer from within Windows and this is what I think caused the problem. This is pretty important, so I would really appreciate any support on this.

    I posted this same question on the Microsoft support site, but all they said was this:
    "It is very difficult to answer your question, because of Ubuntu play the role. Ubuntu uses Grub 2 but I do not know it this is the case of WUBI. There are two possible solutions"
    1. Backup sector by sector (for example by Acronis)
    2. Address the Ubuntu community and place a question there"

    Thanks a lot,
    Jack

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    Re: Issues backing up after installing Ubuntu

    You're sure the Seagate isn't dead? Using either Windows or Ubuntu, can you read it?

    I back up just fine onto a WD external...

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    Re: Issues backing up after installing Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by FilterSelect View Post
    You're sure the Seagate isn't dead? Using either Windows or Ubuntu, can you read it?

    I back up just fine onto a WD external...
    That's not the issue... the harddrive is definitely functional, and I don't think this problem is anything to do with the harddrive.

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