Tag Archives: Back In Time

Scheduling Back In Time

Five years ago, in a series of posts, I outlined the difficulties that I experienced in getting Back In Time to make a daily backup of my dedicated data partition. After finding a solution to this issue (see: Getting to … Continue reading

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Re-doing disk imaging

A common question posed in various Linux forums takes the form “…how do I recover..?” The answer should be run your backup software and select restore. However, many users don’t seem to make comprehensive backups, for example by using disk-imaging … Continue reading

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Limiting Daily Backups

I used to let Back In Time make a seemingly endless series of daily backups of my data partition – at least I did so until my backup disk got full! Then, it was time to see how to limit … Continue reading

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Getting to the root of the problem

The previous set of posts have dealt with getting anacron and, in particular, Back In Time to run a daily backup job in the event that the computer is turned off when a scheduled task is set to occur. The … Continue reading

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User Confusion

Further research on my daily backup failing to run using anacron and Back In Time indicated that the system log file /var/log/syslog would provide some useful information. Since this file is typically quite large and contains thousands of lines of … Continue reading

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Error Logging

While searching for ways to see if my daily Back In Time backup script was running as a cron job, I came across a web posting that showed how to extend a command line in a script in order to … Continue reading

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Message in a bottle?

In my latest postings, I have been documenting the failure of anacron and/or Back In Time to run a daily backup of my data partition. My problem with the relevant cron job failing “silently” was that I wasn’t even sure … Continue reading

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