Time option in RC2

Asked by dannyboy617 on 2009-02-06

Hi there,

I don't see a 'Time' tab in nssbackup-config-gui (RC2). I was expecting something similar to sbackup, with tabs for General, Include, Exclude, Destination, Time, Purging.... but I don't see Time. This means I can't specify the frequency of backups via the GUI (hourly, daily, etc.). Is there any way of 1) specifying the frequency, and 2) enabling this option in the GUI?

Many thanks,


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Best Jean-Peer Lorenz (peer.loz) said : #1

Hello Dan,

NSsbackup knows 2 modes of execution:
1. execution with root privileges (e.g. for backing up system files from /etc...). If you want to run NSsbackup as root, you can do so by clicking the entry from the main menu 'System->Administration'. You may be asked for your password in that case.

2. execution as user without any superuser privileges (e.g. for backing up personal data from your /home directory...). NSsbackup is executed without root privileges if you start it from the menu via 'Applications->Utilities'.

Since the schedule feature relies on cron/anacron and those are system daemons, it is neccessary to run NSsbackup as superuser to use scheduling. Moreover, because of that the 'Time' tab, for setting up scheduled backups is only visible if you run NSsbackup as superuser.

Best regards. Jean-Peer

Jean-Peer Lorenz (peer.loz) said : #2

Hello Dan,

is your problem is solved and your question answered? Please mark it as solved if so or request additional informations if not.

Regards. Jean-Peer

dannyboy617 (doctorpasty) said : #3

Thanks Jean-Peer Lorenz, that solved my question.