Upgrade to Ubuntu 10.4 caused sbackup backup operation to immediately fail without error message

Asked by SegundoBob on 2010-05-13

For many months, I ran Ubuntu 9.04. Each Wednesday, I hot-plugged-in my backup drive, mounted it, and ran System -> Administration -> Simple Backup Config. Each backup produced a file on my backup drive with a name indicating the current date and "incremental" or "full."

Then I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04. Now sbackup terminates immediately with no error message and it does NOT create any backup file.

I have searched the various log files and did not find anything that looked relevant, but that does not mean there isn't something relevant there.

I used Synaptic to re-install sbackup. There were no errors. This did not help.

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blokeley
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2010-05-15
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2010-05-15
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2010-05-15
Best blokeley (blokeley) said : #1

sbackup is broken in ubuntu 10.4.

However, you should be able to use it by opening a terminal and typing `sudo sbackupd` (without the quotes).

You may like to read:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1445260
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sbackup/+bug/311429

There is another backup utility called "Back In Time" but I haven't tried that.

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

The maintainers are working on this and a bugfix is already available. However, it has not been pushed in Lucid-updates so far. Thanks for your patience.

Jean-Peer (maintainer/developer of sbackup/nssbackup)

SegundoBob (bhossley) said : #3

Thanks blokeley, that solved my question.