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

2013-01-03 Thread Anton
Question #216105 on sbackup changed:
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Anton posted a new comment:
Just one additional note, as general 'good practice' regarding backups.

A backup is intended as a *fallback* option in case your primary data
gets lost. In the situation you describe, as soon as you erase all
(primary) data your backup becomes your only copy of the data, and you
therefore have no backup! So, whenever you are planning something like
this, make sure you have *two* *independent* copies/backups of your
primary data before you erase the primary data!

(To be sure, I also found this out the hard way, a long time ago, when a
backup failed to restore and it was the only copy of my boss's data at
that moment.)

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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 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 #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:
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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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[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

2012-12-06 Thread Ephaedrus
New question #216105 on sbackup:
https://answers.launchpad.net/sbackup/+question/216105

I made a full back up of my linux partition on my windows partition of my 
netbook so that I would be able to restore my information later.  I then erased 
my linux partition (ubuntu 10.10) and installed Ubuntu 12.04 .  When I went 
back to my windows 7 starter partition the back up folders were now empty. I 
had checked them previously to make sure that the back-up had been successful.  
I don't understand what went wrong and I am not without my data. Photorec did  
see some gzip files that I thought might be the missing backups but they were 
not recoverable (0 data).  Any suggestions ? Have I missed something? Are the 
back-ups there but not visible because of issues about myself not being root?  
Any help would be appreciated.

eph

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