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Do I need to run BackInTime as root?

Just trying out BackInTime, not running as root, and when I've completed the initial configuration of settings I hit OK and... nothing happens. I've got my destination base set to a dedicated ...
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How do I perform a full system backup on Debian Stretch using rsync?

I have compiled and installed Back In Time to perform automated, full, system backups of my desktop computer running Debian Stretch (kernel 4.90.0-8-amd64). Back In Time uses rsync under the hood. ...
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rsync - specify negative exclusion (not inclusion)

I'm trying to tell rsync to ONLY include .org (or better yet, .org AND .py files). However, I have to do this through the --exclude= option, not the --include= option. Reason: I'm using BackInTime ...
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How can I reduce the size of my backintime snapshots?

I'm using backintime to create versioned backups of my root partition, and I would ideally like it to be making these snapshots quite often, daily if possible. However each snapshot at the moment is ...
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How to create a new BackInTime backup update after moving files/directories without deleting the old backup first?

So my situation is as follows: I'm using BackInTime (which uses rsync) to run full, incremental backups of my 3 TB drive to another 3 TB drive. I've done such a full backup once and have around 100GB ...
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How to restore permissions with BackInTime/rsync?

Apparently BackInTime, which uses rsync, doesn't just restore permissions when restoring files but also saves them separately to the data. Is it possible to restore permissions of specific directories ...
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Back In Time backup not starting via anacron because of “Can't open timestamp file for job…”

Back In Time is set up to start backups daily as soon as the external disk got connected. This results in a udev rule which starts anacron with a config file generated by Back In Time. Unfortunately ...
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Back In Time does not show (encrypted) snapshots on new machine

I'm using Back In Time 1.1.12 in elementary 0.3.2 (based on Ubuntu 14.04) to backup my home folder to an external hard drive. Seemed to work fine so far. Now I've bought a new computer and installed ...
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Restore Back In Time From Ubuntu To Debian

I used Back In Time (BIT) to back up my data to an external USB drive on Ubuntu 12.04. After problems with Ubuntu I made a fresh install of Debian 8.3. In Debian I have installed BIT and can see the ...
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rsync mkstemp failed: Invalid argument (22) with USB flash drive

I use "Back In Time" which is nothing more than a front end GUI to rsync version 3.0.9 protocol version 30. I'm running ubuntu 12.04. My backup device is a locally mounted USB flash stick/drive ...
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Backintime Linux desktop backup to a Synology DiskStation

Backintime doesn't support plain SFTP backends so it does not seem to be easy to setup a remote backup to a Synology Diskstation (in my case a DS214 with DSM 4.3). Backintime supports SSH/rsync based ...
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Run backup on HD plugged with systemd

When I plug a HD via USB, it should a) mount it b) run my backup script. What I currently have is backintime.service [Unit] Description="Runs backintime to backup." [Service] User=user ExecStart=/...