Tag Archives: FreeFileSync

Incorrect System Time in Linux Mint 18.3

After putting a fresh installation of Linux Mint 18.3 (Sylvia) in place on my dual-booted laptop computer, I noticed that the system date was fours hours slow. Previously, I found this to be related to the difference in which Windows … Continue reading

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Installing FreeFileSync in Linux Mint 18

My main data backup program is FreeFileSync in both Linux and Windows. However, when I attempted to install this package in Linux Mint 18 (Sarah) using the usual command to add the relevant PPA (sudo add-apt-repository ppa:freefilesync/ffs), I received the … 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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Correcting for DST with FreeFileSync

Synchronizing my dedicated data partition with my external USB backup drive has always been problematic when daylight saving time (DST) comes and goes. The problem is that – instantly – all the files on the external (FAT) drive appear to … Continue reading

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FreeFileSync Version 5.23

As promised by Zenju, the author of FreeFileSync (FreeFileSync and Ubuntu 13.10), Version 5.23 of the program is now available. This version of the file synchronization utility is compatible with Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander).

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FreeFileSync and Ubuntu 13.10

One minor disappointment with Ubuntu 13.10 is that a compatible version of FreeFileSync, my favourite file and folder synchronization tool, isn’t available yet for the new OS. But, if like me, you really want to use FFS – have no … Continue reading

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Newly-minted mount points

A surprising “feature” of Linux Mint 14 (and perhaps some recent versions of Ubuntu) is the fact that disk mounting points now appear as /media/{username}/{drivename} rather than simply /media/{drivename}. This change may mean rewriting some script files to take account … Continue reading

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