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Can I install a command line version of deja-dup backup utility on Ubuntu server?

I wish to restore a backup of my previous Home directory made with deja-dup.

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what about the scheduled tasks? I installed and configured it on a vnc session on the server. I scheduled the backup weekly, but there is no backup since 10 days. Is there something i have to activate? THX –  user269574 Apr 16 '14 at 15:41

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No, you can't. But Deja Dup is just a graphical front end for the command line tool duplicity, which you can use on a server.

Its command line interface is a bit complicated, but read its man page or some of the instructions in Deja Dup's manual restore help page:

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Yes you can. I just did.

Follow the instructions here and you can run deja-dup using the X of your own machine.

Then you just execute from your local machine:

ssh -X SERVER_IP deja-dup
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Although your answer is 100% correct, it might also become 100% useless if that link is moved, changed, merged into another one or the main site just disappears... :-( Therefore, please edit your answer, and copy the relevant steps from the link into your answer, thereby guaranteeing your answer for 100% of the lifetime of this site! ;-) You can always leave the link in at the bottom of your answer as a source for your material... –  Fabby Oct 6 at 10:09

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