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System backup for testing new apps/settings

I am new to linux, and have been installing ubuntu again and again because I mess up something while trying different set-ups. I would like to have an incremental snapshot of my system so that I can ...
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Deja Vu wont restore backup

I have a problem when I try to restore a backup from an external hard drive. Deja Vu wont accept the password, it'll just keep prompting me for the password again and again, I'm absolutely sure that ...
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Incremental Backups using DejaDup to Cloud like Dropbox, Gdrive on 14.04

I'd like to have an incremental backup of a synced folder into a cloud service using DejaDup. The same thing I used to do with UbuntuOne that now is no more available. I'd like to use free cloud ...
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Deja Dup gives “Invalid or incomplete multibyte or wide character” when attempting to restore from backup

I've been backing up weekly with Deja Dup in 13.10. After making a fresh backup, I formatted the drive and installed the Ubuntu 14.04 beta. Now, when attempting to restore, Deja Dup asks twice for ...
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How to change cloud location in deja-dup?

I have recently created an account in surdoc cloud(its a free account). I want to backup my home pc data to surdoc cloud using deja-dup backup. Can anyone tell me what changes should I make to ...
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HDD failure recovery: Déjà Dup vs rsync

I want my data to be prepared as much as possible for a hardware failure (especially HDD crash). I've already "lost" in the past 2 HDDs, so I know the frustration that comes with it. I am already ...
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Different backup through deja dup

Since Ubuntu one is being dropped, I will have to make my system backup elsewhere. I asume that in deja dup, in the storage tab, the backup location Ubuntu one, will no longer be available. My ...
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Déjà Dub “Restore Failure”

I keep on getting the following failure while trying to restore my back up: Backup location ‘/media/rick/3D8A-5060/duplicity-full.20140102T163252Z.vol445.difftar.gz’ does not exist I understand ...
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Backup doesn't backup per schedule

12.04 LTS Backup ("deja-dup") is ignoring the schedule I put into it. It only backs up when I do a manual backup. How can I get it to run unattended?
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Déjà Dup Amazon s3 Restore fails

Backup (Deja-Dup v22) failed to do a restore of a single folder from my Amazon S3. Here's the error message: BackendException: Error downloading ...
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restoring deja-dup backups from HDD on windows (individual files ore a collection of files)

This question has been asked before but not in way that answered my question okey doley so with the details I have backed up all my files using deja DUP (aka default backup application in Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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How big is the deja-dup download?

I have successfully backed up my laptop data using deja-dup. I used a dedicated backup server, which I connected to using ssh over my home LAN. The size of the backup on the server disk is 250 GB. ...
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Restoring with Deja Dup program

I'm running ubuntu 12.04 and I've been using the default Deja Dup program for weekly backups, which I store in a separate disk. My question is this: If I wanted to perform a restore using this ...
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deja dup returns an error

I created a backup of my home directory using Deja Dup. I had the system archive the backup to an external hard drive formatted with ntfs. When I tried to restore the backup to a new install of ...
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Deja-dup failing with “Host key verification failed”

A remote ssh sever I use for backup recently changed its keys. I removed the relevant line from ~/.ssh/known_hosts, so I can log into it without any trouble. Deja-dup does not seem to take note of ...
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Verifying Deja Dup backup on S3 fails

I've installed the S3 plugin for Deja Dup and am using it to backup a fairly large amount of data. The backup seems to complete successfully but when Deja Dup tries to verify it I get an error. Has ...
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duplicity GnuPG passphrase for dejadup backup

I'm using Deja Dup backup and it backups everyday to my nas. Since there is no limit to the nas folder, the backup keeps growing and growing and now I want to delete old backups using this command: ...
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Home Microserver using Ubuntu: backup with Deja-Dup

I see this topic is quite popular ([1], [2]) so I'm hopeful to get nice feedback on what I'm trying to do. I'm buying an HP Microserver with 4x 2TB, and I currently have two computers. I'd like this ...
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How do I restore a single file with Deja Dup / Nautilus 3.8?

All tutorials say I have to go to the "File" menu and hit some sort of restore button, which does not consider that this freaking new file manager does not even have a menu bar. How am I supposed to ...
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How to do a FULL system backup [duplicate]

I have been looking around but I cannot seem to find anything that will do a full system backup. Programs like deja dup let you pick which folders to backup but I want the entire Ubuntu OS and ...
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Backup with Déjà Dup failing

New to Ubuntu, new to Déjà Dup too. I have been trying to setup Déjà Dup to backup the typical sub-folders of Home/ (ie my personal and my wife's personal folders) while keeping out the backups of ...
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Does Déjà Dup backs up all configuration and packs installed?

I´ve read that Déjà Dup comes with Ubuntu (I have v.13.10) and it backs up your files in a very easy n00b-proof way. But I´ve installed a lot of packages, and I have the Unity sidebar with the icons ...
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Deja-dup keeps asking me for my password every few minutes and doesn't seem to be doing anything

Every time I run deja-dup it repeatedly asks me for my password every few mintues. Also, in the 'detals' screen it just shows the same files and doesn't seem to scan any new ones. Any thoughts or ...
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DejaDup Backup check time

I have the following Problem: When I am in office where we have a NAS to which DejaDup should backup it never fires up. As soon as I am at home (ironically, truely: sometimes when I work from home) ...
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Deja-Dup backup NAS problem

I'm trying to make a backup with Deja-Dup via LAN to my NAS using "Windows Share" (Samba). It worked the last days but since today I got the following error: DBus error ...
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Backup failing with No Space Left error

So I have a backup partition set aside on my 100GB HDD (old computer) of about 30 GB. I have some files that I want both Windows and Ubuntu to access (a NTFS partition) as well as the backup directory ...
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How to restore backup configurations of deja-dup

How can I restore backup configurations of deja-dup? I formatted my Ubutnu machine and I forget to copy the old configurations :(
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Reinstall system using deja dup back-up from maintenance mode

Well the upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 failed, seemingly because it couldn't install 'tex-common'! I'll file a bug report later, but in the mean time I'm stuck in a maintenance shell: Scanning for Btrfs ...
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Are encrypted deja-dup backups resumable?

I have about 1TB of data I'd like to make an encrypted backup of over a period of a few sessions. I'm guessing under the hood deja-dup uses something like rsync and only modifies a backup when ...
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Back up a 12.04 system, then upgrade to 13.04 using a liveusb, then restore backup to regain files. Does that work?

i'm getting ready to upgrade my 12.04 install to 13.04, but i have seriously personalized my system with external PPAs, Ubuntu Tweak, and the like. I backed up my system with Deja-Dup, and I was ...
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ubuntu one deja dup space limit reached

I've a problem with my deja dup and backup to ubuntu one. The space limit is reached and I read the Clearing out Deja-Dup backups from my Ubuntu One cloud? and folowed the steps 1 to 5. But I didn't ...
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Deja Dup gets stuck on “Preparing…” or “Reading…” (when backing up)

A week ago, I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 (with deja-dup 27.3.1-0ubuntu1). Since then, Deja Dup hasn't been able to complete any backups. It goes through Preparing, and in the beginning, it managed to ...
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Retrieving Backed-Up files from Ubuntu 1 on different machine

I used deja-dup to back up a number of directories (containing scripts, images, data files etc.) from my work machine onto my work Ubuntu 1 account (a series of .sigtar.gz and .difftar.gz files). I'm ...
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Used multiple encryption passwords, how to restore?

I'm not able to restore my deja dup backups because I used multiple passwords during encryption. The backups are stored on a local drive. Here's the output I got after trying duplicity: duplicity ...
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How to backup files from one ubuntu machine to a shared NTFS drive on another ubuntu machine

I'm dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on my desktop machine which has a large NTFS hard drive I'd like to use to backup files from 2 laptops. One runs only Ubuntu 12.04 and the other only ...
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Deja Dup Backup: Limit Drive Space Usage and Force Full Backups Only

Good day, I have configured Deja Dup to backup my home folder and a couple other locations to a folder on a spare drive of mine, /media/backupDrive/myBackups. I have made some minor changes to GnuPG, ...
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Deja Dup - Recovering Backup File for Encrypted Archive

I have setup my Deja Dup backup job to use AES256, as noted in this previous question below: How can I make Deja Dup use AES 256 as the encryption algorithm? My Concern is as follows: If I copy ...
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deja-dup fails on dodgy wifi connection?

My wife's 13.10 laptop doesn't get the best wireless signal. I have it set to run deja-dup using FTP to a local storage server. When a backup starts, it begins to do the backup, and then gets stuck ...
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Backing up to two locations at the same time?

I'm using deja-dup to create backups of my documents, but it won't let me backup to two places at once. The backup button is greyed out. Is there any way to do this?
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Why can Déjà Dup not complete the backup of ./cache/dconf and .gvfs?

I'm 24hrs, or there about into using Déjà Dup. All seems well apart from this error message: Backup Finished Could not back up the following files. Please make sure you are able to open ...
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Difftar archive not supported

How do I open difftar files? When I try to extract them I get the error 'archive type not supported'
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Deja-dup failing to restore

I'm using 13.04 and made a full back up using Deja-dup onto and external hard drive. Deja-dup always verified the back-ups. When I try to restore through Deja-dup I get a message which I have posted ...
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Can a Deja Dup backup from Ubuntu be restored on Windows?

My laptop got broken recently (I had Ubuntu on it), and I've backups of my files on external HDD. The problem is that my new laptop has Windows 8 on it and I don't feel like switching to Ubuntu on it ...
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Backing up multiple accounts

Ubuntu 13.04 x64 I have recently set up my PC with multiple users (my own account and 3 additional standard accounts) As I have a habit of doing a fresh install every 6 months I always like to ...
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Backup restore fails after update

I wanted to install windows xp beside ubuntu,so i desided to make an backup using daja vu and overwrite ubuntu and install windows and again ubuntu (this time beside windows) and restore the ...
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Trying to restore files from Ubuntu One, get error 401

I had a system crash on my laptop. I had to do a fresh install, and now I want to restore my backed up home directory from Ubuntu One. Everything starts out fine, it asks me for my encryption ...
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How to start a script when Déjà Dup starts or an SMB share was mounted?

I need to start a script when a deja-dup backup starts. When deja-dup starts the backup, a SMB share is mounted by deja-dup. So, would it also be possible to start the script after this SMB share was ...
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Can I continue working when backup is in progress?

I would like to use Ubuntu backup (Déjà Dup) to back up the whole system on an external HDD. Can I use the OS (make changes to files) while the full backup is being made? How is this going to affect ...
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Backup Failed, need help not failing

Backup (Deja Dup) failed to do an initial backup to my Amazon S3, and despite my best Googling efforts, I could not find a solution : ( Here's the error message: BackendException: Error uploading ...
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How can I recover album art from a Déjà Dup backup

I use banshee to play my music,I scoured the internet for about 50Gb worth of album art,needless to say my computer crashed right after I made a full backup after restoring all my music was back but ...