Déjà Dup is a front end for Duplicity, and is Ubuntu's default backup utility since 11.10.

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How to restore automatic backup from UbuntuOne using Dejadup in Ubuntu 14.04?

I used to make an automatic backup of my files in UbuntuOne account using DejaDup. This option is no more availabe in Ubuntu 14.04. How can I get my files? They are compressed in my Ubuntu One account ...
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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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Deja Dup back-up on Dropbox instead of Ubuntu One [duplicate]

Since Ubuntu One is going away, Is there a way to set up Deja Dup to send my back-ups to Dropbox instead of Ubuntu One? (I'm running 13.10 64bit)
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UDF Cannot Be Nested

I am a novice with security issues. I am trying to recover missing files with deja-vu backup and get the message "UDF cannot be nested." This is not using command line, just the GUI, as I have only ...
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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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Deja-Dup Google Drive Support

I tried to search to see if Google Drive is supported the same way Ubuntu One is supported for Deja-Dup but I haven't seen anything concrete. I don't want to store a local copy of the backed up files, ...
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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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Deja-dup cannot access Truecrypt volume when run from Cron

I have a deja-dup set up to backup into a mounted Truecrypt volume. It works fine but now I would like to run deja-dup in my own intervals via Cron (set up for my account): * * * * * env DISPLAY=:0 ...
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Deja Dup Crash on Backup with unavailable network share [on hold]

Deja Dup was running fine testing with a network mount to Windows. I moved it to a new location where the network share is no longer available but is still in the backup set. I added a couple new ...
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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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Ubuntu One no more syncing [closed]

Yesterday, February 20, on my Xubuntu 12.04 laptop my daily Déjà Dup backup to Ubuntu One failed with error message: Maximum retries (3) reached. Please try again. (Original error: InternalError: ...
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Backup Failed, SELECT FOR UPDATE in a read-only transaction in automatic backups to U1 [closed]

Starting this morning (20 Feb 2014) my automated Deja back has started failing with: Maximum retries (3) reached. Please try again. (Original error: InternalError: cannot execute SELECT FOR UPDATE ...
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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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Problem changing settings in desktop and programs in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I had Ubuntu Gnome 13.10. installed, but it wasn't very stable, so I installed Ubuntu LTS 12.04 in its place, removing everything from /, but keeping /home. Now I have several, but possibly related ...
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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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Restore Remote Addressbook from Backup

I'm running my own cloud at home to sync contacts and calendars. To backup my workstation ,running Ubuntu 13.10, I've used the pre-installed Déjà Dup. Unfortunately, setting up my new mobile phone, ...
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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 failes to restore, folder doesn't exist

i would be glad for some help. i'm trying to restore my home folder under 13.10. deja-dup fails during the restore from my backup from an external disk, with the error: "failed to restore folder ...
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Restoring Deja Dup on newly formatted machine

I backed up my 12.04 LTS Ubuntu machine using the Deja Dup FTP service. I then formatted the hard drive, and reinstalled a fresh 12.04 LTS Ubuntu OS. Now I want to restore from the backup, but keep ...
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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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What is the .rnd binary in my folder?

Deja Dup cannot back up a hidden file .rnd located in my home folder. It is a binary file about 1kB in size. When I try to open in a text editor (gedit), I get an error message that there are ...
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How do I change the backup settings on Ubuntu One?

The initial decisions I made when setting up Ubuntu One were apparently awful decisions. I chose to "keep forever" and I'm not sure what else. Therefore, what occurred within not even two months was a ...
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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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Help I've made a mess with my encrypted folder

I have ubuntu installed on my laptop with the home folder encrypted. Yesterday trying to remove duplicate files in my music, photos and documents I've utilized fdupes in my entire home folder. For ...
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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?