Ask / Submit

Backup to SD []

asked 2014-03-18 10:41:38 +0200

pizzulicchio gravatar image

I have inserted my 16gb sd card formatted in ext4 and it's correctly mounted:

/dev/mmcblk1p1 on /media/sdcard/e67536e7-91f2-49c3-a812-3bab1b660f22 type ext4 rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,noatime,dirsync,data=ordered)

/dev/mmcblk1p1 15G 567M 14G 4% /media/sdcard/e67536e7-91f2-49c3-a812-3bab1b660f22

After the update to into settings --> backup, scrolling down, it's possible to make a copy of backup into memory card. This process stops just started.

How is possible to debug this problem ?

edit retag flag offensive close delete


It tells me "Oops, could not copy" in the notifications. Could it be, that the change of the sdcard mountpoint from '/run/user/100000/media/sdcard/' to '/media/sdcard/[UUID]/' did not reach the devs for the backup copy?

jolladiho ( 2014-03-28 18:29:08 +0200 )edit

2 Answers

Sort by » oldest newest most voted

answered 2016-10-18 05:15:43 +0200

DarkTuring gravatar image

updated 2016-10-18 05:18:20 +0200

I did the same thing installed new SD card formatted as ext4 and it did not allow backup with the frowning face pointing you to the error log. Go to the backup error log file in your /tmp folder that was generated and open amd scroll to the bottom. If it states: "Cannot open: Permission denied...." then its a simple fix.

Find the name of your external SDcard mounting -mine is shown below, activate developer mode and su-devel then enter:

chmod -R a+rwX /media/sdcard/02acca7a-3b1f-41d4-99b5-e05be52fc9ca

This worked in Sailfish but probably should work for any issues with sdcard permission problems including trying to backup.

edit flag offensive delete publish link more


Worked for me, thanks a lot for the help!

enrish ( 2016-12-04 02:23:57 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-05-09 12:05:53 +0200

dez gravatar image

It is formatted as ext4, can you check permissions? Maybe it is read-only for the nemo user

edit flag offensive delete publish link more
Login/Signup to Answer

Question tools



Asked: 2014-03-18 10:41:38 +0200

Seen: 787 times

Last updated: Oct 18 '16