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I have lost my encryption password for backup on deja-dup.

Please can you let me know how to recover it? By the way this is after a re-installation of ubuntu 11.10, so it is probable that the old file where the passwords were written is lost.

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You cannot. A 128 Bit password cannot be bruteforced with a normal computer, that would take many many years.

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