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When I click on Deja-Dup Storage, I can see there are some Ubuntu folders,Ubuntu One, WebDav and all the Windows drive visible.

If I select a windows drive for my backup is it going to backup all files including my installed softwares, muzic, movies- everything ?!

When I open/closes a windows drive it mounts and unmounts. If I select that option does it going to cause any mount/unmount problem ?

What is WebDav ?

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Deja Dup is asking you where you want to store the backup files. It packages them up instead of storing them bare in the filesystem like using the copy command would, so storing them on remote machines or in different locales isn't a problem.

By default I believe Deja Dup only backs up your home directory. An easy way to 'backup' the package-manager-installed packages, you can do dpkg --get-selections > ~/Desktop/installed_packages.txt, and on the new system you can restore it by doing dpkg --set-selections < ~/Desktop/installed_packages.txt and then sudo dselect and going to Install. That will download and install all the packages the package manager had installed on your old system, and by having the installed_packages.txt file on your desktop it will get backed up with the rest of your home directory.

I'm not aware of a way of forcing it to do a full backup, though it may be possible if you read through the documentation for Deja Dup and Duplicity (the program Deja Dup is based on).

Webdav = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebDAV

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If you use WUBI then login Windows. Goto c:/ copy the ubuntu,wubi etc ubuntu related folders to a seperate directory (d:/).

If you messed up ,uninstall ubuntu using Wubi from windows control panel (will take only a sec). Again using Wubi Install ubuntu. Should be offline Installation.

Now copy ubuntu related files from d:/ and replace them with the new installation.

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