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Should I attempt to write my own cross platform Backup Program?

Posted 20 July 2017 - 08:03 AM

In the past I've had issues with backup programs not being cross platform, such as Windows NT backup or Windows Backup and restore obviously as well as Nero Backup, LG Backup, Acronis, and just considering deep freeze. I found a nice program called duplicati, but it won't install through Ubuntu's software center and when I install it through command line or terminal with the following command:

dkpg -i /home/username/Downloads/Duplicati 1.3.4.deb

I get a message saying it installed with errors and when I go to run it Ubuntu says it experienced an error, like this:

[sudo] password for username:
(Reading database ... 287767 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../Downloads/Duplicati 1.3.4.deb ...
Unpacking duplicati (1.3.4) over (1.3.4) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of duplicati:
duplicati depends on libmono2.0-cil; however:
Package libmono2.0-cil is not installed.
duplicati depends on libmono-winforms2.0-cil; however:
Package libmono-winforms2.0-cil is not installed.
duplicati depends on expect; however:
Package expect is not installed.

dpkg: error processing package duplicati (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5.1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Errors were encountered while processing:
duplicati
[email protected]:~$

I found a complete list of cross-platform and proprietary backup programs listed here that I may want to try instead of attempt to write my own, but I do think duplicati is what I'm actually looking for and what I really want in a backup program. Therefore, maybe I just need to donate or contact the duplicati community, which I didn't see that I could contact them and that's disappointing as this is what I had hoped for in a backup program. However, it fails to work.

View PostProgrammingisnotmything, on 20 July 2017 - 07:58 AM, said:

In the past I've had issues with backup programs not being cross platform, such as Windows NT backup or Windows Backup and restore obviously as well as Nero Backup, LG Backup, Acronis, and just considering deep freeze. I found a nice program called duplicati, but it won't install through Ubuntu's software center and when I install it through command line or terminal with the following command:

dkpg -i /home/username/Downloads/Duplicati 1.3.4.deb

I get a message saying it installed with errors and when I go to run it Ubuntu says it experienced an error, like this:

[sudo] password for username:
(Reading database ... 287767 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../Downloads/Duplicati 1.3.4.deb ...
Unpacking duplicati (1.3.4) over (1.3.4) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of duplicati:
duplicati depends on libmono2.0-cil; however:
Package libmono2.0-cil is not installed.
duplicati depends on libmono-winforms2.0-cil; however:
Package libmono-winforms2.0-cil is not installed.
duplicati depends on expect; however:
Package expect is not installed.

dpkg: error processing package duplicati (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5.1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Errors were encountered while processing:
duplicati
[email protected]:~$

I found a complete list of cross-platform and proprietary backup programs listed here that I may want to try instead of attempt to write my own, but I do think duplicati is what I'm actually looking for and what I really want in a backup program. Therefore, maybe I just need to donate or contact the duplicati community, which I didn't see that I could contact them and that's disappointing as this is what I had hoped for in a backup program. However, it fails to work.


Here's the link to the list of backup programs I forgot to include:

https://en.wikipedia...backup_software

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Re: Should I attempt to write my own cross platform Backup Program?

Posted 20 July 2017 - 08:12 AM

So.. this is a linux support issue?

Sure, making some sort of file mover is always an option.

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duplicati depends on libmono2.0-cil; however:
Package libmono2.0-cil is not installed.

duplicati depends on libmono-winforms2.0-cil; however:
Package libmono-winforms2.0-cil is not installed.

duplicati depends on expect; however:
Package expect is not installed.

Seems like the errors are telling you what you need to install.
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Re: Should I attempt to write my own cross platform Backup Program?

Posted 20 July 2017 - 08:15 AM

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I should also say I've tried backups aka bacula in Ubuntu 14.4.3 LTS and it didn't work out so well because when the upgrade to Ubuntu 16.4 LTS failed from the installation disc and not from the popup box for the web upgrade it failed to restore all my files even though I knew my encryption key. Considering when I restored I couldn't open or use my files and I don't know if they fixed this possible issue in 16.4 now that I've successfully upgraded to it.

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