Upgrading backups made from sbackup

Asked by Phil Sumner on 2009-04-27

When starting a backup through nssbackup, I noted the message about upgrading old backups done with sbackupd. However, I can't find any information on this in the GUI. I did find how to do it from the command line ("nssbackup-upgrade-backups") but this was down to guesswork and tab-completion!

Is there any existing documentation on this, and if not, is it worth trying to knock something together?

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

Hello Phil,

what was the message you noted? I think it was a statement like: 'Old backups were found. If you want to use them please upgrade them.' Am I right?

You can upgrade your old backups by using the Restoration GUI. There exists a button named 'Upgrade'.

No, there is no existing documentation. And yes, something is needed here since the Upgrade feature will exist in further releases.

Regards. Jean-Peer

Anton (feenstra) said : #2

Jean-Peer Lorenz wrote:
> Question #68850 on NSsbackup changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/nssbackup/+question/68850
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Jean-Peer Lorenz proposed the following answer:
> Hello Phil,
>
> what was the message you noted? I think it was a statement like: 'Old
> backups were found. If you want to use them please upgrade them.' Am I
> right?
>
> You can upgrade your old backups by using the Restoration GUI. There
> exists a button named 'Upgrade'.

So, perhaps that is not the logical place? Can it be shifted to the
Backup GUI? After all, it is when changing settings for making backups,
that one may be thinking about the backups that were already made.

--
Groetjes,

Anton

Phil Sumner (pmsumner) said : #3

Hi Jean-Peer, yes you are right - that's the message I was thinking about. Sorry to be vague - 0130 is not a good time to be thinking straight!

I agree with Anton, that this feature should be in the same program that mentions it in a message, or the message should say "Use the upgrade backups feature which can be found in NSS Restore".

Thanks for the quick answer.

Phil Sumner (pmsumner) said : #4

Thanks Jean-Peer Lorenz, that solved my question.

Anton (feenstra) said : #5

Phil Sumner wrote:
> Question #68850 on NSsbackup changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/nssbackup/+question/68850
>
> Status: Answered => Solved
>
> Phil Sumner confirmed that the question is solved:
> Hi Jean-Peer, yes you are right - that's the message I was thinking
> about. Sorry to be vague - 0130 is not a good time to be thinking
> straight!
>
> I agree with Anton, that this feature should be in the same program that
> mentions it in a message, or the message should say "Use the upgrade
> backups feature which can be found in NSS Restore".

The 'Tools' menu seems a good place. Perhaps there an option to start
backup restore would also be useful.

In addition, it would seem logical that when setting destination in the
config gui, when old backups are detected there, the upgrade option can
be mentioned in a popup, or, even better, an upgrade button shown.

--
Groetjes,

Anton
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