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Ragnaroek
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2004 9:38 am    Post subject: Error: Could not create backup copy Reply with quote

Im getting the error message every time I want to save a changed OpenOffice 1.1.4 file. Sad

OS: Suse 9.2
OpenOffice installed in home-dir
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nobody any solution? Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Try tools/options and check "Paths". The backup directory path will be listed there. Do you havewrite access to the specified directory?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get "couldn't create backup copy" every time i try to save my work.
"Save as" works fine, the problem occurs when i modify something and then try to save.

I did a "chmod 777" on the backup directory listed in the Paths list.

I also did a "chmod 777 ..." on the directory i'm trying to use and even on the file i'm trying to modify. I don't know if it was a good idea, i'm a total n00b (i've been using gentoo for 3 weeks).

I searched this forum and the Gentoo forum but couldn't find anything... I don't know what to do.

I'm using OpenOffice 1.1.3 (openoffice-bin version) on a amd64 platform, with Gentoo.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 3:25 am    Post subject: Could not create backup - more specifications Reply with quote

Hello,
I just met the same problem of OO1.1.4 saying "Could not create backup copy." My experience is the following (Suse 9.2, OpenOffice 1.1.4):

The first save works fine. The second save (replacing the first saved file) does not any more work issuing the above error. This occurs at least with 'write' and 'calc'. This also occurs if the document is exported to PDF more than once on the same name. Hence the problem is maybe not related to the 'backup' and I think that the error message is misleading.

The Liquidator wrote:
Try tools/options and check "Paths".


In my case the error is independent on this path. Moreover, I have disabled the 'save backup' and nevertheless I get the error.

However, I get the error on a mount point to another computer (ncpmounted Novell server in this case), while I do not get the error when saving on local discs. I have appropriate rights to the mount point and the files since I am able to operate on them with other programs. I can for example open the test.sxw file with another editor, modify the file and then save it with the same name without problems.

Therefore, the problem still persists. Sad
thank you for your attention
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you should pop over to issuezilla and report it. It looks like the first backup isn't closed, so you can't open a second one.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bobharvey wrote:
I think you should pop over to issuezilla and report it.


Thank you. The problem is now on issuzilla as entry id 43707: http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=43707 for those that need to follow the thread in case there will be a continuation.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today i found that i didn't get any error when saving to /root (ext3 partition). I only get the error when trying to save to my fat32 partition (where gentoo can share files with windows).


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The solution is:

the partition where you're trying to save your files must be mounted with the "exec" option:

fstab:

Code:

/dev/sda5      /boot      ext2      noauto,noatime      1 2
/dev/sda6      none      swap      sw         0 0
/dev/sda7               /               ext3            noatime                 0 1
/dev/sda8               /home           ext3            noatime                 0 1
/dev/hdc1               /home/docs      vfat            auto,user,exec,gid=100,umask=2            0 0
/dev/hdc2               /home/mp3       vfat            auto,user,exec,gid=100,umask=2               0 0
/dev/sda9               /home/docs/sata1 vfat           auto,user,exec,gid=100,umask=2               0 0
/dev/sda10              /home/docs/sata2 vfat           auto,user,exec,gid=100,umask=2               0 0
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Try tools/options and check "Paths". The backup directory path will be listed there. Do you havewrite access to the specified directory? "

If you're using WinXP, change the path per Ian's suggestion first. I changed the path the backup would've tried to go to (though I had that 'create backups' option unchecked) to My Documents directory and it works fine now.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:08 pm    Post subject: impossible to save a "linked" file???? Reply with quote

Hi:

I, too, get the "could not create backup copy" error. The error is easy to replicate:

dir > original.txt
ln -s original.txt link-to-original.txt
dir original.txt link*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 user 12 2006.03.03 14:54:43 link-to-original.txt -> original.txt
-rw------- 1 user 3.7K 2006.03.03 14:55:10 original.txt
ooffice link-to-original.txt <<====can NOT "save" edits to this file
ooffice original.txt <<====can "save" edites to this file

I can edit "orignial", but not "link-to-original".

I've replicated this under the word processor and the spreadsheet.

I'm using RedHat WSv4===> openoffice 1.1.12.

I appreciate your suggestions.

RD



PS I'm posting this to these two threads. The first mentions the
problem with linked files, but there are no replies.

http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=18151
http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=15485
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