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Pbackup 3.1.9-1
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mow9902

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PostPosted: Thu 18 Dec 2008, 00:15    Post subject: Pbackup Latest release
Subject description: How to backup symlinks - the links - not the files pointed to
 

Thanks for your effort and persistence with this program. Very useful.

My question is "How do I backup a directory containing symlinks so that the links themselves are copied rather than the files they point to"?

I realize that I can use the "follow symlinks" option to backup the actual files pointed to, but I would like to be able to also backup the links themselves so that I don't have to recreate them after I restore from backup.

Am I making any sense? I have examined a number of gui backup programs and I cannot find any that actually does this. On the other hand, I can use ROX filer to manually copy symlinks so I expected that I would be able to accomplish the same thing automatically with a backup program.

Please excuse me if this is a stupid question - but as a newbie I have to start somewhere. thanks
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PostPosted: Thu 18 Dec 2008, 04:05    Post subject:  

mow9902
I don't get this. Symlinks are fully supported by Pbackup, and my tests work here. Could your problem be system releated? Be aware that vfat partitions (older windows filesystems and many memory sticks) does not support symlinks in Linux.


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PostPosted: Thu 18 Dec 2008, 18:28    Post subject: Backing up symlinks  

Zigbert

You are entirely correct. I was backing up to an NTFS disk. After your response I backed up to another linux partition and the symlinks were indeed backed up just as expected.

Sorry for any anxiety my question might have caused.
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PostPosted: Thu 25 Dec 2008, 07:51    Post subject:  

Version 3.1.5
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Apr 2009, 01:29    Post subject:  

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PostPosted: Sat 02 May 2009, 05:10    Post subject:  

Version 3.1.6
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Changelog
- Autodetection of all languages in ISO 639-1.
- Bugfix: kill pid when close window.
- Bugfix: better text-rendering in logbox when burning.

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PostPosted: Sat 02 May 2009, 05:58    Post subject: Thanks  

thanks!!
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PostPosted: Sun 28 Jun 2009, 10:17    Post subject:  

Version 3.17

Changelog
- Bugfix: increased startup sleep value.
- Bugfix: App killed at startup if xwinifo misses. (thanks to sketchman)
- Bugfix: Use english helpfile if active language lacks help.
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kuapao

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PostPosted: Mon 29 Jun 2009, 19:35    Post subject: ftp backup with Pbackup 3.1.7  

zigbert wrote:
Version 3.17

Changelog
- Bugfix: increased startup sleep value.
- Bugfix: App killed at startup if xwinifo misses. (thanks to sketchman)
- Bugfix: Use english helpfile if active language lacks help.


Hi zigbert,

Great app!!! Can you please check the FTP functionality? Here are my observations:

1. If either Username and Password are blanked out and the profile is saved, the window that prompts for server name, username and password (as defined in script func_ftp) no longer pops up.

2. I assumed that FTPSERVER can be of the form "ftp.server.com", but curl does not appear to like this and errors with 501 Not Implemented error. The only way I got FTP backup to work is to specify with the ftp:// prefix, as in "ftp://ftp.server.com".

I am using Puppy Linux 4.2 with pbackup 3.1.7 and
curl 7.17.1 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) libcurl/7.17.1 OpenSSL/0.9.8e zlib/1.2.3.

Non-FTP backup questions:
1. Before we "Start backup process", can we have a warning if I have unsaved changes (and as a result, settings from the saved profile will override any unsaved changes)? Eg. I made changes to username and password for FTP backup (but haven't saved them), I might mistakenly assume that the new settings will apply when I run the backup. Or are my assumptions wrong?

2. Temp storage, would it be possible to show the current setting for temp storage in the GUI? I know I can look in pbackuprc, but it would help to see it in the GUI.

3. Can we have Pbackup perform size calculations, source and target availability, and check ftp connectivity during the Inspection process? I guess I was looking for a "dry-run" feature.

Thank you!
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PostPosted: Tue 30 Jun 2009, 07:43    Post subject:  

kuapao
Thanks for feedback

I will deal with it when Pbackup gets its next overhauling.


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bkenn

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PostPosted: Mon 06 Jul 2009, 01:00    Post subject: Restore in PBackup 3.1.5
Subject description: How to?
 

Hello - I backed up the full contents of a partition and now I need to restore it. I am using puppy 421 and pbackup 3.1.5 The backup showed success. I could see the backup label in history but when I double clicked on it - as instructed on screen - to see the contents - nothing happened. I clicked on help and again - nothing. I clicked on the minus beside the history record and it disappeared. I am sure it was just the history record. The question is how do I restore my backup? I can see it on the partition where I backed it up to. Is there a manual that explains something I am not seeing in the interface? Or is there a command line method?

Your help is appreciated. This is an important backup of an entire ntfs partition. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon 06 Jul 2009, 23:02    Post subject: Restore not needed now
Subject description: Problem solved without pbackup
 

I used the cp command and restored the backup files with apparently full success. I still would like to know how pbackup does restore. Thanks
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jul 2009, 11:23    Post subject:  

bkenn
Good to hear that all went ok for you.
The restore function should do exactly what you did manually.

I'll test the restore function before next release


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PostPosted: Mon 03 Aug 2009, 04:16    Post subject:  

Version 3.1.8
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Changelog
- Bugfix: Restore (thanks to bkenn)
- Bugfix: pbackup -q fails with the loop in /usr/local/bin/pbackup.
- Bugfix: ftp-window didn't show up if any ftp-variable hold null. (thanks to kuapao)
- Bugfix: Ensure ftp prefix ftp://. (thanks to kuapao)

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PostPosted: Tue 01 Dec 2009, 09:55    Post subject:  

Hello,

I used Pbackup 3.1.8. (incremental backup) to backup files from a sambashare to a local directory. On first sight, everything worked OK, but I found out it has problems with directories that have been created after the last full backup. It finds and backs up files in directories that were there already, but it ignores recently created directories, including all files in them.

I hope there is a simple solution. Otherwise Pbackup is a nice little App.
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