No backup notification / progress indicator on Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity)

Asked by Tomás Manzano Galán on 2016-10-24

Hi,

    After a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 I can't see sbackup icon/progress report at the top bar when performing a backup. I installed "Indicator Systemtray Unity" to support other applications and the icon didn't show there either. Currently there's no apparent way to know the progress of an ongoing operation.

     I also want to say I find this little tool the most valuable one for user backups. Balance between ease of use and setup ability is great.

Best regads

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #1

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I think either this is still an issue or I'm missing something. Anyone?

Helge Klemm (helgeklemm) said : #3

I have the same problem, the indicator on a fresh and clean 16.04 installation is missing. That's kind of annoying. A forced backup works, can't say anything about scheduled ones, but my guess is, that I won't see the indicator either.

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FoGia (fogiafour) said : #5

I noticed the problem on 16.10 and the bug remains in 17.04.

Are you using Unity ? or Gnome ?

FoGia (fogiafour) said : #7

I'm using unity.

This is due to the bug #1582080 . The problem is that from ubuntu 16.04, the right to see the Desktop Session environment has been restricted. A fix is to committed http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~sbackup-dev/sbackup/0.11/revision/287

You might be able to apply it on your system manually.

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