Re: [Nssbackup-team] [Question #216105]: My back up files on a windows partition have been erased when I partitioned my linux partition and re-installed ubuntu

2012-12-12 Thread Anton
Question #216105 on sbackup changed:
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Status: Open = Answered

Anton proposed the following answer:
It sounds like you are out of luck, certainly because you say you did
see the backup files previously. But offhand I can't think of a likely
mechanism that would have erased your data (unless you have a
particularly bad setting for the backup cleaning in sbackup).

But it's difficult to diagnose your situation without being actually at
the machine. Any chance that you could have a local guru have a look at
it?

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Re: [Nssbackup-team] [Question #216144]: unexpected large increase in size of backup

2012-12-12 Thread Roger Norton
Question #216144 on sbackup changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/sbackup/+question/216144

Roger Norton gave more information on the question:
I had deleted the previous backups before carrying out the new full
backup.  I think the increase was due to the list of folders included
in the backup being changed - presumably accidentally by me - as the
larger backup included the default folders, whereas my previous
setting only included the home folder.  Oddly enough, none of the
other settings (backup frequency, destination etc.) were reset to
default at the same time.

Is it customary to have two copies of each of the Simple Backup-
Configuration and Simple Backup- Restoration on the dash?  This
configuration was set automatically when the dash was first installed
with the relevant ubuntu update.



On 12/12/2012, Anton question216...@answers.launchpad.net wrote:
 Your question #216144 on sbackup changed:
 https://answers.launchpad.net/sbackup/+question/216144

 Anton posted a new comment:
 Any chance that your latest backup also includes the previous backup,
 e.g. because you are backing up to a (local) drive that is included?

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Re: [Nssbackup-team] [Question #216105]: My back up files on a windows partition have been erased when I partitioned my linux partition and re-installed ubuntu

2012-12-12 Thread Osmo Laitinen
Question #216105 on sbackup changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/sbackup/+question/216105

Osmo Laitinen posted a new comment:
Bad luck and as Anton said, without access to your pc it is hard to say
what is going on. Anyway, Linux installation doesn't remove just some
data from other partitions. I think, by default those sbackup files
should be visible other than root user and certainly they should be
visible in Windows, I'd assume.

A few hints for the future:
1. have a separate /home (/data /whatever) partition which isn't touched during 
update/new installation. In that way you have all your data safe (unless you 
want to change filesystem).
2. have backups on external disk (local disk or other partition may have 
issues, as you unfortunately noticed)
3. have backups somewhere else (ie. cloud).

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