cannot do ftp backup

Asked by GG on 2008-03-18

If I tried to specify a FTP destination for the backup I get the error:
No plugin could deal with that schema 'ftp:// and the address
Simple Backup works fine.
Is that a bug?

Thanks

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Oumar Aziz OUATTARA
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2008-03-20
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2008-03-20
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2008-03-20

Hello,

sorry for the late answer, I didn't get the notification.
Well, actually, it's not a bug. It means you don't have the nssbackup-ftp plugin installed. It should be found in the ppa.
https://edge.launchpad.net/~nssbackup-team/+archive

GG (giorgio-gilestro) said : #2

Thanks for the answer. I just installed that plugin but still get the
same error.

Oumar Aziz OUATTARA wrote:
> Your question #27399 on NSsbackup changed:
> https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/nssbackup/+question/27399
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Oumar Aziz OUATTARA proposed the following answer:
> Hello,
>
> sorry for the late answer, I didn't get the notification.
> Well, actually, it's not a bug. It means you don't have the nssbackup-ftp plugin installed. It should be found in the ppa.
> https://edge.launchpad.net/~nssbackup-team/+archive
>
>

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Then, open nssbackup-config-gui and go to the *includes* tab. Try adding a remote location and see if your plugin is listed in the popup.
- If yes, select the ftp plugin and look at the schema to use for it . you should get the message "FTP schema is like : ftp://user:pass@server/anything"

- if no, then your plugin hasn't been well installed, which might be a bug.

BTW, which version of nssbackup are you using ?

GG (giorgio-gilestro) said : #4

Oumar Aziz OUATTARA wrote:
> Your question #27399 on NSsbackup changed:
> https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/nssbackup/+question/27399
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Oumar Aziz OUATTARA proposed the following answer:
> Then, open nssbackup-config-gui and go to the *includes* tab. Try adding a remote location and see if your plugin is listed in the popup.
> - If yes, select the ftp plugin and look at the schema to use for it . you should get the message "FTP schema is like : ftp://user:pass@server/anything"
>
> - if no, then your plugin hasn't been well installed, which might be a
> bug.
>
> BTW, which version of nssbackup are you using ?
>
>
Alright, I see. I was using sbackup that came from your repository
(1.04) and not nssbackup.
It was upgraded after I added the repository to the source list and
since the GUI was the same of nssbackup I thought I was using the right
thing.
But I wasn't. Kind of messy the whole thing, uh?
I removed sbackup, install nssbackup and the plugin showed up. Yet the
destination was unreachable [ErrNo2].
Moreover I saw there is no logarithmic purging of the old data (it says
"not implemented") and I am not even sure the email sending notification
works fine on my setup so I think I'll rather go back to sbackup and
wait for some more stable version of nssbackup.
Thanks anyway.

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well, you might not have noticed it but the logarithmic purge is not working on Sbackup either. The thing is I chose to tell it to the user in nssbackup.

As for the mail sending feature, it's just a question of setup for it to work. The functionality didn't exist in Sbackup. So it's better to test it in nssbackup and to report some bugs than to just leave it IMHO :-) .

I have removed sbackup 1.0 from my PPA cause it's confusing for the user.
I think NSSbackup will merge back to Sbackup in version 0.3.

As for the ftp plugins sending an error, that's sad :-( . We are using fuse here and sbackup is using gnomevfs. Maybe the plugins implementation is not good enough but we need users like you to help us testing and make a very stable version of sbackup.

But remember that NSsbackup will become sbackup back so it's better having the bugs fix in nssbackup before this happens :-)

Well thank you for your question.

If you're satisfied with the answer to you question, can you mark it as answered ?

GG (giorgio-gilestro) said : #6

Thanks Oumar Aziz OUATTARA, that solved my question.