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

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Ubuntu hangs while restoring deja-dup backup

I'm using ubuntu 14.04, and yesterday, I made a complete backup of my system using deja-dup, backing up everything on /. When I attempted to restore the backup, ubuntu freezed while deja-dup was ...
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Backup not working on a newly installed Ubuntu 14.04

I apologize, I have asked this before, but I thought that I would reinstall Ubuntu, and now I can't find my original question. I recently installed ubuntu 14.04. I then tried to restore my backed up ...
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What is the easiest way to re-install full system from a backup in my case?

I'm aware of a zillion way to create a full system backup/disk image etc. But to me it's unclear as to how to use it after hard disk failure (or it's being stolen etc.). I've got a dual-boot (w/ GRUB ...
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Can I safely delete the data in deja-dup folder in /home/user/.cache?

The disk usage analyser has shown me that about 700 MB is consumed by the folder /home/user/.cache/deja-dup/. Nearly all of the space is consumed by files named similar to ...
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blurry screen after restoring from vm backup in a physical machine using deja dup

I want to restore the backup from my vmware ubuntu14.04(the whole / directory) to a physical machine using deja dup. After I clicked 'Restore' button for a while, the files from my vmware ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 system rescue on Busy Box after botched Deja-Dup backup attempt

Merry Christmas! I received an external hard drive for Christmas and attempted a backup of the Home directory of my Linux Ubuntu 15.10 system. Unfortunately I botched it and when I came back to the ...
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Trouble with Deja Dup Restore

I'm trying to restore from a Deja Dup backup. My original system was Zorin 9, but when disk fried I moved to Ubuntu 14 installed on fresh disk. I don't think this is causing any problems, platform is ...
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ubuntu 12.04 won't install software [duplicate]

I'm using ubuntu 12.04. When I try and open software center it tries to open then it closes. When I try and install software via command line I get: root@server1:~/.config# sudo apt-get --purge ...
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déja-dup not doing daily backup with suspend instead of reboot

instead of shutting down my and rebooting my machine I suspend and wake it up every time I use it. This however seems to break the déja-dup backup schedule which I have configured to be run daily. ...
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Deja Dup - Should I backup hidden files located in home folder?

I'm using Deja Dup in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I do a backup for /home contents once a week. What should I do with the hidden files that are being stored? If unnecessary, how could tell Deja Dup to ignore ...
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Backups runs fine first time, but hangs on “Verifying” subsequent times

I'm having problems with Ubuntu's backups utility (which I believe is maybe the new name for Deja Dup?). First time I run a backup (to a NFS drive that mounts on startup) it works fine - it makes a ...
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Back up deja dup produced lots of duplicity.gpg files

I made a back up using the ubuntu default application for back ups and it created a folder called deja dup where inside it had lots of duplicity.gpg files Was this the intended result? I thought it ...
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Is it possible to turn off Backup's “fresh backup” feature?

I use Ubuntu 14.04's built-in Backup utility (backed by deja dup) and use daily backups. Every so often (every couple of months) Backup insists that it create a "fresh backup" in case of "backup ...
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Recommended to Restore Ubuntu to a Backup After a REISUB Reboot?

Some background: I'm finding that my Ubuntu 14.04 box is freezing and becomes unresponsive to any suggestion in this thread: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? except REISUB'ing it. I also do daily ...
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Can I ignore files by pattern in deja-dup (Backup)?

My Déjà Dup backups have become quiet large and I noticed they contain a huge number of unnecessary files (e.g. *.pyc files, **__pycache__ folders and other build related temporary stuff). I know ...
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Cannot find my Déjà Dup Backup Tool

hi I am trying to back my home directory up and I know that I have Déjà Dup Backup Tool installed but for some reason I cannot get to find it in order to back my files up. I don't want to remove it ...
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deja-dup preferences error

Running xubuntu 15.04. When I start deja-dup I get this message: ** (deja-dup-preferences:8032): CRITICAL **: eja_dup_config_location_add_volume_full: assertion 'uuid != NULL' failed If I run a ...
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ubuntu resolve unmet dependencies

I have tried to upgrade from ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04, it stopped upgrading and offered a partial upgrade which I didn't do. Right now I'm having an issue with deja-dup-monitor which is consuming about ...
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Change Priority of Process [duplicate]

I have this script I launch via startup applications: #!/bin/sh sleep 1200 while [ true ] do deja-dup --backup # line 5 sleep 7200 done According to System Monitor, the process name of the ...
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How to connect Deja-Dup with OneDrive via webdav

How to connect to OneDrive using Deja-Dup backup? In location I am using the following configuration: WebDAV Server: onedrive.live.com ticked the Use secure connection (HTTPS) Port: 443 ...
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Deja-Dup: How to plan for use and allocate storage

I've used Deja-Dup for several years now as I slowly phased into full time Ubuntu usage. The first systems I used it on were small, noncritical test systems and the backups were small. Now that I ...
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Deja dup backup to external drive - metadata file not found in backup

This has happened a few times but I've left it and just manually backed up data files. This is a basic backup to an external hard drive. When Deja dup does the final step of validating the backup, it ...
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rsync flags for backing up /home/$USER/ [closed]

I am writing a basic script to backup some of the directories in $HOME. I started with the -aAV flags but wonder if I should include any more flags that are useful for backups. My current script is ...
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To block by naming files from backup?

I have some data files of several GBs which I would not like to be included in backups. I am using at the moment Deja Dup but later Systemback. Systemback is making exact mirror images of the ...
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Déja Dup backup error message

I just started using Ubuntu 14.04 from yesterday. As till now the system is running pretty smooth. Although when trying to do a backup I got the following error-message: Could not backup the ...
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How tolerable is Deja Dup for backupping Continuous System in Ubuntu?

Assume you have 10 TB HDD in your Ubuntu 14.04 installation. You are copying documents from external HDD at rate 30 Mb/s to your Ubuntu harddisk. It will be lasting so long time that it will not be ...
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Unable to restore specific directory from backup

A couple of months ago, I backed up using deja dup. Since then I've reinstalled 12.04. Recently I tried to restore the Documents directory via 'Restore missing files', and the scan came up empty. ...
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Back-up (Deja-Dup) Problem/Error-“Failed to backup some files” in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I know this has alredy been answered in this & also this My problem is this: Could Not Backup The Following files make sure you are able to open them /home/me/.cache/dconf ...
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How to change deja dup user

I've set up Deja Dup to backup my files on a windows share using a service account, which works fine. Unfortunately I was requested to use another user, how can I force Deja Dup to use another user ...
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How to make a backup with deja-dup from command line?

I have been using deja-dup GUI for quiet some time and I am very satisfied with it. However, I would also like to execute the same profile via command line. Is that possible? In particular, I would ...
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Graying and ungraying deja dup restore button

I use deja dup on a daily backup cycle. But when I call up its GUI, the restore button is grayed out. The work around I use to get the restore button active is to go to System Monitor and kill the ...
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Regarding restoration of data via Deja Dup

I recently had a crash while upgrading to 15.04 and lost all my data. I had to reinstall ubuntu from scratch to resolve this. However, I used to back up data regularly via deja dup. Is it possible to ...
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Does the automatic backup backup itself?

In Ubuntu I have noticed that there is an automatic backup feature, and by default it backs up the home folder, but the folder where it backs it up to is also in the home folder, so does it also ...
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Is there a way to repair corrupt deja-dup backups?

Since 3 days I'm getting the following error-message, after trying to backup my system using deja-dup: Your backup appears to be corrupted. You should delete the backup and try again. There is no ...
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Duplicity/Deja-dup - full backup frequency

I setup Ubuntu backup functionality to backup my home directory. It takes full backup in a month period. Is there a possibility to change frequency of full backups? I want to setup duplicity to create ...
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First-time backup landed in the wrong place

I used Backups with the following settings: Folders to save: Home(jeg) [ON] Folders to ignore: Trash, ~/Downloads [ON] Storage location: 799 GB Volume [ON] Folder: LinuxBackupDirectory [ON] ...
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Scheduling deja-dup to start later

When I open "Backups, Scheduling" in 14.04, it gives me a choice between "Every Week" and "Every Day." I want to schedule a backup every week, beginning at a time when I will be asleep. But the ...
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How to correctly version a modified package?

Currently I'm modifying the deja-dup backup tool, my inglorious attempts are documented under: https://answers.launchpad.net/deja-dup/+question/76645 and my source-branch can be found under: ...
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Ext4 Samba Share reports wrong disk size

I have a 1.7TB primary partition formatted to ext4 that is currently being shared via samba from my raspberry pi. My goal was to use this partition with Ubuntu's built in Deja-Dup backup utility. ...
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Upgrade to 15.04 breaks deja dup backups to Amazon S3?

I had configured deja dup to backup to an Amazon S3 bucket as described in this question: How can I use an existing S3 bucket in Backup? and in more detail in this post, which worked smoothly. ...
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Deja dup crashes while restoring backup

I wanted to upgrade from 14.04 to 15.04. So first I made a backup using deja dup. After upgrading ubuntu, when I went to restore from that backup, It starts restoring then gets to restoring a chrome ...
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Will Deja Dup make it's scheduled backup if user isn't logged in?

There are several users on one PC - user1, user2... User2 has a scheduled daily backup. Will Deja Dup make user2's daily incremental backup, while user1 is logged in and using the PC?
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Deja dup missed backing up a single directory

I ran deja dup on my home directory, and it appeared to back everything up. As a test I deleted some unimportant files and tried to restore. It scanned but found nothing. No error messages. I went ...
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Having problems with built-in backup utility

I use Backups (I believe it's just Deja Dupe) via the settings to do incremental weekly backups to an external HDD. I have it set to keep the backups "forever", but it says "old backups will be ...
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Why doesn't GTK_THEME=theme_name app_name changes theme in Kubuntu 14.04?

deja-dup crashes if used with oxygen-gtk3 theme. One of the easiest ways of changing themes of GTK3 apps is by using the GTK_THEME=theme_name app_name command line flag. It works on Fedora but doesn't ...
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Disabling Deja Dup encryption

I know this used to be a bug, but was supposedly fixed ("option added"), but I can't find the fix. I want to disable encryption on my deja dup backup, as my storage location is now AES256 encrypted. ...
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How can DejaDup backup folders requiring root permissions?

I'm using etckeeper to manage /etc and Deja-Dup for /home. I wanted to back up /etc/.git/ as well, using Deja-Dup, but this folder has owner:group set to root:root. Obviously, running Deja-Dup as my ...
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Errno 84 Invalid or incomplete multibyte or wide character - Deja Dup

I have pretty much the same issue as described here and I can't figure out how to resolve it and fix to restore my backup. I try to restore a backup to an external Hard-drive (USB) that already ...
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Can I search Deja-Dup backup for a filename?

Sorry in advance if this question happens to be of a naïve sort. I know that recovering files in Déjà-Dup is pretty straightforward: simply go the the directory where the file used to be and (in ...
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How can I use Dropbox as a backup without syncing the backup to my harddrive?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. I read this link: "How can I use DropBox as a simple backup?" which suggests to backup using deja-dup to the Dropbox folder. However, if I would do this, the backups will ...