How to backup to locally attached USB disk

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GodfatherB
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How to backup to locally attached USB disk

Post by GodfatherB » 18 Oct 2013, 16:40

Is there a simple way to backup (using this new backup in version 2.6) to a locally attachaed USB disk? By simple I mean through admin interface.

Gordon
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Re: How to backup to locally attached USB disk

Post by Gordon » 19 Oct 2013, 08:08

I think the basic design of the backup procedure is specifically targeted towards this type of operation? The one trouble is that it does not work too well with non-linux file systems on that external disk.

GodfatherB
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Re: How to backup to locally attached USB disk

Post by GodfatherB » 21 Oct 2013, 08:55

OK, I guess I could write localhost in the admin (backup) page, but I still can't choose any of the locations (I wish to backup to locally attached USB disk), moreover I can't choose exactly what I wish to backup (except for complete home folder or complete storage folder, and some other 3 useless choices).

So, my questions remains... is there a simple way to handle backup in more detail and with more choices, or can I only use rsync for local backup via command line?

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Re: How to backup to locally attached USB disk

Post by Gordon » 21 Oct 2013, 09:46

Well, if I go to the backup page and enter the `Add new backup job` dialogue it instantly shows me the two attached USB storage devices I have and a third option to add a new target. Am I correct to assume that you're seeing the add new target option only? If you go to the Disk menu, does the USB disk in fact show at all?

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Re: How to backup to locally attached USB disk

Post by GodfatherB » 22 Oct 2013, 15:45

This was strange... I didn't see the connected USB Disk in the Backup menu, so I disconnected and connected it again, and now it is there. OK, this makes much more sense now. What about what to backup... the available choices are quite limited; is there a way to add more backup sources to the list (more refined choices)?

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