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It all should be simple, but I probably miss some detail:

  1. Made two backups (successfully)
  2. Choose one backup (successfully)
  3. Select it and press 'restore' - nothing happens, the files are not restored

Any suggestions, please?

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It doesn't seem like the software is updated anymore. – Shiki May 25 '11 at 21:17

If all else fails, you can always restore manually from the last snapshot. Go inspect the backup with a file browser: you will see that all your files are there.

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that's true, but what is the function of the "restore" button in that case? how about other snapshots then? – BreakPhreak May 24 '11 at 9:47
Ok, other snapshots work fine and the files are restored using the drag-n-drop interface. If noone will answer otherwise - I'd assume that the "restore" button is kinda bug and will mark your answer as the only real one (at least for my case). – BreakPhreak May 24 '11 at 10:05
Meanwhile, have another problem with BackInTime, just for a case that someone from the readers/repliers would like to have a look:… - if it is against the policy - kindly tell and I will remove it. – BreakPhreak May 24 '11 at 10:05
I think you should definitely file a bug. – Peltier May 24 '11 at 10:27
Just submitted the bug (along with two others) to the team. We will see if it works. Thanks. – BreakPhreak May 25 '11 at 21:08

I have the same issue and I opened the Backintime gui from the command line using sudo and it works. I needed to adjust the user in the profile options (from root to my user).

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Re-launched the BackInTime GUI from the command line (previously was launched via KDE launcher) and seen a message:

QInotifyFileSystemWatcherEngine::addPaths: inotify_add_watch failed: No such file or directory QFileSystemWatcher: failed to add paths: /home/breakphreak/.config/ibus/bus

When created the directory that wasn't there (/home/breakphreak/.config/ibus/bus), the restore button triggered an action but with a little success: got the following message:

INFO: Restore: /mnt/raid/pix/pic.jpg rsync: mkstemp "/mnt/raid/pix/.pic.jpg.2Zv0IT" failed: Permission denied (13) rsync error: some files/attrs were not transferred (see previous errors) (code 23) at main.c(1060) [sender=3.0.7] WARNING: Command "rsync -rtDH --links --no-p --no-g --no-o -R --backup --suffix=.backup.20110525 "/mnt/backup/backintime/beatkeeper/breakphreak/1/20110524-113821-277/backup/./mnt/raid/pix/pic.jpg" /" returns 5888 INFO: Restore permissions

Opened a bug.

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