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

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Restoring backup from another installation and myy Encryption Password for Dejadup does not work. Why, and what do I do?

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu. I was running Ubuntu MATE and decided to scale down to a stripped down version. I backed up all of my files to an external HDD and took a picture of my passphrase so I ...
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How do I delete/uninstall backup files

I need to remove old backups from my SSD and my external (Western Digital) hard drive because they're taking up so much space. Except for the most recent files/package, can I simply delete the old ...
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Is it possible to continue interrupted duplicuty backup?

I'm using build in Ubuntu Deja-Dup frontend to Duplicity to backup my files. Sometimes backup takes tens of minutes. If it's to long to wait I break the backup progress and after reboot for example ...
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How to restore a broken Deja Dup backup manually

For various reasons (possibly this bug) a Deja Dup backup I made failed. I have been following this guide to restore my backup by hand. The steps have been: In the folder containing the backups run: ...
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Why deja-dup fails with dependencies in 16.04?

I got many errors when first time trying to setup deja-dup. Now, I get only the following thing which is a similar warning as you get when python2-depreciation warnings. The install button stays ...
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'System program problem' and generally broken Ubuntu, unable to access files, etc

Today, Ubuntu crashed, and everything's gone wrong. I shut down my computer like usual, the proper way, but it just froze on my desktop background, and nothing else. I finally decided the only way to ...
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Backup (Deja-Dup) repeats backup of multiple folders

I have been using the default tool to backup folders on my PC and on an external hard drive, to second external drive. There's about 150GB total data. After making the first backup, I would expect ...
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How to restore backup from one system to other system using SSH option in Deja-dup in ubuntu

I have taken backup using Deja-dup on system-1. And I moved backup folder in system-2(other system). If all data is lost from system-1 then how do I restore backup which is on system-2 using ssh ...
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Deja Dup root backup fills up backup space way too fast

I am backing up the root folder onto a separate hard drive using Deja Dup on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine. The Ubuntu machine only uses about ~50 GB of memory and I have been backing up the system every ...
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Dejadup - Is there a way to tell how long a backup took?

As subject really, so I know to make time for it. Also can I schedule a particular time for deja dup to run? (An actual time like 12:00am) On the latest version on Ubuntu, it only gives me 2 options (...
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Deja Dup backup at specific time of the day? [duplicate]

Is there a way to backup my Ubuntu machine (14.04) at a specific time of the day using Deja Dup? I'd like to backup my computer at night when I am asleep. But it doesn't seem to give a choice for the ...
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Deja-Dup - send message after backup

Is it possible to send automatically mail or message via TCP port when backup is made by Deja Dup and when backups are scheduled eg. weekly.
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Restore Backup with Corrupted Archive [duplicate]

I have a backup that was created with deja-dup, and apparently at some point a backup was interrupted because it fails about halfway through restoring the backup because one of the archives doesn't ...
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Can't restore encrypted backup created with 10.04's deja-dup on 14.04 [closed]

I ran a Deja-Dup backup on an Ubuntu 10.04 LTS machine. It was an older version of Deja-Dup that came with 10.04 LTS. I password protected it. Then I installed 14.04.3 LTS Trusty Tahr from the 'Try ...
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Cannot restore Amazon S3 backups using deja-dup or duplicity, can anyone help?

Can anyone assist me with this? I've been using deja-dup to backup my Ubuntu 14.04 machine for a while. I have duplicity version 0.6.23, deja-dup version 30.0. No matter which backup I select, I get ...
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Restore Back from Ubuntu 15.10 under Ubuntu 16.04

I need help to recover my backed up data. I world really like to recover my ~/Documents folder at a minimum. I did a backup using Backup (which I guess is Deja-Dup) in Ubuntu 15.10 to my NAS. I then ...
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Why does Deja Dup appear to be backing up unchanged files?

Yesterday I ran an initial backup of my home folder and an additional storage folder using Déjà Dup in preparation for an upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS. This backup took well over 12hrs ...
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Can't see Backup Settings (deja-dup) on System settings

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 and I want to change deja-dup default settings (location and schedule), but I don't see the option on system settings: System settings I removed and re-installed deja-dup and ...
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What files does Déjà Dup back up?

Does Déjà Dup backup everything on my computer of just some files? Can Déjà Dup backup everything on my computer? Thanks guys and sorry for the noob question.
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Restore failed using deja-dup using Ubuntu 16.04

Is there anyway of making a partial restoration or anything? The error message is: failed with an unknown error, here is a full screenshot: http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=268555&...
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How to restore Dejadup 14.04 backup in 16.04?

I backed up my 14.04 installation with dejadup on Amazon S3. How can I restore it on a freshly installed Ubuntu 16.04, but not using it as backup?
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Ubuntu 14.04 Deja-Dub AssertionError

When I try to restore my backups, I get the following error. Any suggestions on how I still can restore my data at least partly? Thanks. Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/duplicity",...
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Restore with deja-dup

I recently had a hard drive failure on my PC (ubuntu 12.04), I purchased a new Hard Drive & installed 14.04. After installing the new Hard Drive my old one 'came back to life' so I continued ...
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Deja-dup does not resume from where it left after suspend

I'm trying to do a backup of about 800GB of data using deja-dup. It looks like this to take about two days; when I tell deja-dup to "resume later", then suspend my laptop, then bring up deja-dup again,...
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Backup (Deja Dup) failed even though it is scheduled

I am going to preface this and say it could be a bug, but I wanted to ask everyone to see if it is something that can be fixed. I am using Ubuntu's built in backup program Deja Dup. It is working ...
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trying to restore backup files

This is what I get when I try to restore files: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 1494, in <module> with_tempdir(main) File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line ...
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How to use backup files in deja-dup when I can only operate in terminal

Just because of one mistake,my desktop has desktop only with wallpaper.The good thing I have ever backupd with the system's tool,and the backups are in the directory named deja-dup.But I don’t know ...
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Ubuntu's Desktop only has wallpaper but nothing after mounting /home

I am a beginner to Ubuntu,I has been installed Ubuntu for a few days.Today it noticed me it doesn't has enough room,and then I execute the command. mount -t ext4 /dev/sda6 /home But unfortunately,...
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Does Deja Dup save hidden folders?

I'm scheduling my backups with Deja Dup and I'd like to know if hidden folders in the home directory, such as .thunderbird, will be included in my backups? My question comes from the fact that my ...
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Can't restore dconf user file

This is on Ubuntu 15.10. I had a ~/.config/dconf/user file of about 19kb. I back this up whenever I do a Deja-dup backup. After I recently reinstalled Ubuntu the newly installed ~/.config/dconf/user ...
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Deja-Dup error: directory does not exist

Thanks to many contributors, I have added the necessary modules, connected a LTO drive and mounted it so Deja-Dup sees it. Selection System Settings > backup, I can drill down to the folder /mnt/...
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Identifying backup devices with deja-dup/duplicity

I am using the Ubuntu aic7xxx module (which is controlling an Adaptec 21960 scsi controller which in turn is connected to a Dell LTO tape unit). I have successfully installed deja-dup and duplicity. ...
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How can I set up Deja-Dup to backup regularly, but write its backups to a folder where it has permissions to write, but I do not?

I would like to feel that my backup drive (an SD card) is not available to ransomeware if I get an infection. As it is, I leave my SD card mounted so that Deja Dup can backup my hard drive, but that ...
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Used Backup storage located it to a encrypted file directory thats synced to the Cloud “scenario”

So I used the encfs command to create a encrypted file directory and the decrypted file. I basically followed this tut here how-to-encrypt-cloud-storage-on-linux-and-windows-with-encfs I used the ...
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What includes in deja dup backup?

For some reason I need to reinstall my ubuntu 14.04. If I want to use all the installed programs, downloaded files, MySQL database I've created and all data files in '/www' folder later is it just ...
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Is it safe to remove deja-dup backups?

du -hsx * | sort -rh | head -6, I've noticed that deja-dup is taking up more than 30 GB of space on my SSD drive. Is there a way to delete old backups safely, or to minize the use of the backups up to ...
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How to backup Ubuntu active partition trough VNC

( Using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ) Hi, I am new to Backing-Up Linux in general. I've mostly backed up windows-based systems. Can you guys recommend me a program that I can use to back-up a partition. Like ...
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Back-up utility endlessly asks for encryption password

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS updated today. As I tried to start the scheduled back-up (on an external drive), the dialogue box asked me the encryption password endlessly and never proceeded to ...
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Will Deja Dup backup from multiple accounts?

Will Deja Dup backup data from two user accounts on the same Ubuntu 14.04 computer to an external disc? I have successfully backed up and restored the main Administrator account but not a second user ...
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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 froze 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 duplicity-new-signatures....
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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 ...