Re: [Nssbackup-team] [Bug 185167] Re: It lacks a special Notebook feature

2010-08-12 Thread Anton
I've implemented this for my wife as an autorun script on the external 
disk, which starts the backup. This works in Ubuntu (I don't know about 
other distro's). The only drawbacks are that it pops up a window asking 
the user if she want to execute this removable medium, and that you'll 
be depending on a proper setup in the configuration file, that will not 
be on the external disk. I do this with sbackup, but I'm sure it will 
work with nssbackup as the only feature you need is a command to start 
the backup.

It wouldn't be difficult for [ns]sbackup to have an option in the gui to 
install itself onto a particular external disk.

You could get some level of authorization by setting a custom backup 
path (possibly including a hash key in its name) that points to a 
directory on the external disk, and cancel backup if it doesn't exist. 
That way, any other USB drive with the same autorun script, would not 
get the backup.


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[Nssbackup-team] [Bug 185167] Re: It lacks a special Notebook feature

2010-08-11 Thread Jean-Peer Lorenz
** Changed in: nssbackup
Milestone: release0.3 = None

** Description changed:

- I installed a good friend after her Notebook died a Ubuntu at a used Thinkpad 
(was not expensive).
- She writes only texts and is surfing a little bit. But her texts a very 
important for her, so I gave her the tip to backup it on a usb-stick and on a 
external-hdd. 
- 
  It would be perfekt if the backup would start everytime a special partition 
will be mounted. (when the stick or the hdd appears (only her stick of course))
  if the backup is already made it stops and if there should be made on, it 
should start!
  
  I wrote a little python-script, but that is a very dirty hack!
  
  bye
  Frank Polte
+ 
+ Important: only her stick of course.
+ - how to ensure the backup destination for the automated backup is 
authorized?

** Changed in: nssbackup
   Status: Confirmed = Opinion

** Changed in: sbackup (Ubuntu)
   Status: New = Opinion

** Summary changed:

- It lacks a special Notebook feature
+ [Feature request] Auto backup when plugging external disk in

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[Nssbackup-team] [Bug 185167] Re: It lacks a special Notebook feature

2009-02-27 Thread Anton
Meanwhile, you may consider an alternative. You can put an 'autorun'
script on the USB stick that launches the backup. I've done that on my
external disk, but that one only runs the backup config, so I can push
'make backup now' (that was actually still using sbackup). Presumably,
you could likewise start the whole backup process in the background.

(One caveat comes from Gnome's security features. You will *always* have
to click 'yes' on two different notice windows to actually run the
autorun script.)

As to TimeMachine, I've started using TimeVault that does similar
things. It can write to an external disk, and IIRC it will gracefully
stop and re-start when the volume is removed and re-inserted. It's still
in beta phase (0.7.3 now), but already seems to work quite stably. It's
in the Ubuntu repo.

(by the way, there isn't anything particular to notebooks about this
feature...)

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[Nssbackup-team] [Bug 185167] Re: It lacks a special Notebook feature

2008-12-02 Thread Jean-Peer Lorenz
Very interesting feature, partly it sounds like Mac's TimeMachine ;) So
we put it on the wishlist for later releases. Unfortenately, it is not
so easy to implement - so be patient.


** Changed in: nssbackup
   Status: New = Confirmed

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