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

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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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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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Deja-Dup notifications in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.1

I have an issue with the Deja-Dup backup utility in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.1. I have it set to automatically backup every day and it backs up my entire home folder with a few sub-folders excluded. There ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Deja-Dup Backup to Synology DS413J

Can anyone give me a simple step by step guide as to how to set up backup to my Synology NAS with Deja-Dup? O/S is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 bit) and NAS is Synology DS413J.
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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 ...
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How to prevent deja-dup-monitor from running, or completely delete it?

My ubuntu is dead after a few minutes because a process called deja-dup-monitor consumes almost 7 GB memory. I searched the internet and found that it seems to be used for backups and related to the ...
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Backup system q from noob (w/ dropbox?)

Total noob here. I'm running 12.04 and want to back up my system before upgrading to the newest release. Is it possible (and advisable) to back up /home onto Dropbox? I've 1TB on Dropbox but Deja ...
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“Backup Failed”: Could not restore ‘~/.cache/deja-dup/metadata’: File not found in backup

I'm starting backup from the 'Settings' app, clicking the 'Back Up Now...' button. It seems to back up fine, but when it get to 'verifying backup...' the error message shows up: Backup Failed. ...
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“Backup Failed” after manually deleting old backup files

The Ubuntu backup system was using up too much of my disk space, so I decided to start fresch, and manually remove all existing backup files. But now every time I start the backup process (either by ...
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Should one call this an inverse differential backup and how does one achieve it?

I make a lot of backups. I do so on different disks, which are stored on different places. I am looking for a type of backup, but I can't find its name (which I need in order to figure out whether ...
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photorec recovery of a deja dup recovery

is it possible? I am attempting to recover deja dup files for a USB stick. I lost the files after an OS upgrade and then my USB stick broke (physically cracked the all in one chip). Really bad timing. ...
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Restoring Linux System Files from Deja Dup Backup

So I inadvertently deleted or moved a system file or directory as super user on my Lenovo Yoga Pro with Ubuntu. I do have a backup created with Deja Dup. And I can get to the command prompt but not ...
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How can I encrypt Deja-Dup backups with a GPG public key?

Deja Dup, the default backup tool in Ubuntu, allows encryption of backups by means of a password. How can I encrypt my backups using my GPG public key? This Debian bug report requests this ...
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Deja Dup error setting permissions

launching Deja dup I get this message: Error setting permissions: Function not implemented What should I do to fix this? Thanks!
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Folders to Backup

I have a 1TB external hard drive that I use to back up my entire computer. Right now, I have every one of the folders under my computer set to back up, that is, /home, /usr, etc. (Except /media, ...
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Minimum drive size for deja dup

I've been using Ubuntu for quite a while now, but so far I've never really had the need for backup tools like Deja Dup, since I've been using my PC mainly for doing some university work (writing ...
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Restoring a Backup from Terminal

So I have a pretty straightforward question, but have been unable to find a straightforward answer. I recently did an update on Ubuntu 14.04 and I shut down at the end of the night last night. But ...
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How do I open deja-dup during a current backup?

I've got deja-dup doing regular backups and today it began one in the background. This will take a few hours and I want to pause it. Unfortunately, when I try to do so, the usual backup window that ...
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I can't locate a folder in my duplicity backup

I've been backing up data with deja dup. I've asked it to back up two folders: my home folder, and /media/D/data/. My D drive flamed out several weeks, and I've let backups run. I got a new hard drive ...
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How to create laptop backups that can be restored to a bootable virtual machine

Is there some way to configure Déjà Dup to create backups of a laptop to a server, such that the the most recent backup can be restored directly to (a bootable) virtual machine if the laptop is lost ...
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how to remove member in group without admin

Sir I need one help we have our community small group one of my friend created last month unfortunately he deactivated that account so there is no Admin here how can i make admin there we wants to ...
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Déjà Dup won't back up ~/.config/nautilus-actions

I'm a mostly-noob with Ubuntu. Running 14.04 LTS 64-bit. I use Déjà Dup to backup my entire Home folder, daily, to an external 32GB SanDisk USB flash drive. But after every backup, Déjà Dup tells ...
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Deja Dup change how to restore date

I reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 on a dual boot (W7) Samsung laptop. When trying to restore Deja Dup from a USB Seagate HD the only option under "Restore from When" is today's date, which is not valid as ...
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What happens if deja dup backs up files which are locked or in use?

Since it backups the home dir, often it does it when I have files in used, for example file containers that are mounted as HDDs. I find it hard to believe it can copy them correctly but it just does ...
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Can I restore a backup on a different computer than it was made?

I am using the default backup software for Ubuntu 14.04(deja dup). It backs up weekly to a network location. I'm about to put a new hard drive in my laptop, and I would rather just install ubuntu and ...
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failure to restore backup from deja dup

I had ubuntu 12.04.1 and I made a backup with deja dup of the home folder in an external hard disk. Today I installed ubuntu 14.4 and erased the ubuntu 12.04.1. Now I'm trying to restore my back up. ...
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Déjà Dup backup Restore Failure

I tried to restore a Deja Dup backup and it fails, I get an unknown error that has a trace back that is below. If there is anyway to just open the backup folders that would be enough for me to at ...
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If I backup my Ubuntu (unity) using Deja, can I restore it when I use a fresh install of UbuntuGNOME?

This may be a weird question, but it has me stumped and google is little help. I am currently running Ubuntu with the default Unity interface. I've been wanting to experiment with different DE's for a ...
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There is a file in ~/.cache/deja-dup/.. with 899G size

I am running my mail server on ubuntu which has 1.2 TB in total space. Today I realized there was an issue on my mail server, it was refusing sending/receiving mails due to storage which triggers ...
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Deja-dup Restore failed

I've already read this and this. I even tried to mess around with gpg to change the pass phrase. I was unsuccessful, so I can't manually restore. I am running a clean install of Trusty Tahr, and I am ...
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How to restore a Déjà Dup Backup file at command prompt with duplicity

I have used Déjà Dup Backup Tool to backup to external hard disk (/media/TOSHIBA EXT/) Now I want to test the backup. So I deleted one test file (/home/rch/hecatombe.txt). I can restore that file ...
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Deja-Dup: Upgrading to 14.04

I'm still running 12.04, waiting for the automatic upgrade to show up in the update manager. I have a Data partition different from my Ubuntu home, where I keep mainly all my work and important ...
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Deja Dup with Google Drive

I have duplicity working with my Google Drive storage but I can't seem to configure Deja Dup to use that also. My duplicity command is duplicity -v8 /home/[USERNAME]/Documents/ ...
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How to safely upgrade Deja Dup on Ubuntu 12.04?

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04, with Deja Dup 22.0. I would like to update Deja Dup to later releases so I can utilize the integrity check feature for the backups, as suggested here: (How can I ...
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Deja dup restoring backup gives me black screen

I have made an full system backup, But when i restore the backup it is giving me black screen. and gives me unable to boot to login screen
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Deja-dup (backup tool) failing to backup

Running Ubuntu 14.04, using deja-dup (default duplicity-Ubuntu) as backup tool. It always worked till a couple of days ago. When backup starts to run now it reports an error: Backup Failed ...
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deja-dup back up fail unknown error ubuntu 14.04

Using Ubuntu 14.04 for a short time. Back up started failing and returning this message: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 1494, in <module> ...