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As root backed up using deja-dup to a stick and it was successful. Decided to test restoring one of the pgp volumes and it too was reported as successful. When I checked the test destination directory most of the file names started with ECRYPTFS_ and were useless to me. Evidently the test must have been a part of /home which is encrypted. Tried searching for solution and found ecryptfs-mount-private. Ran it and the results were found mounted in desired /tmp/test directory but the files and filenames are still encrypted.
What next? does it have to be restored to /home/user or does it have to be backed up as the owner of the /home/user directory instead of root? While investigating it seems like encryption of the home directory adds a whole degree of difficulty to a deja-dup restore of such. Thanks for any help.

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