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

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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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How to limit the upload speed of deja dup?

I am trying to limit the upload speed of deja dup because it uses all available bandwidth and it's a pain. Right now there is a bug opened to ask for this feature but in the meantime I would like to ...
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How to mount a Windows share using Deja-Dup and a NAS Device configured by a WinXP machine?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on my main laptop and my old machine runs Win XP. The Win XP machine configures a Buffalo LS-XL65F Network Attached Storage device. I'm having a problem with ...
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What happens when I cancel a Deja Dup backup?

Recently I had a reason to cancel a Deja Dup backup an hour later after it started. Now I wonder whether it messed up anything on the backup destination (AS3 storage)?
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How is the duplicity URL for Deja-Dup's UbuntuOne storage constructed?

I'm using Deja-Dup to store my backups from multiple systems to my UbuntuOne subscription. I have setup weekly backups that should be keep at least 28 days. Yet it seems that Deja-Dup will keep the ...
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Backing up with Deja Dup to multiple hard drives

I'd like to backup 3 hard drives into 2. Problem is, that I have no clue how to configure deja dup so that it would compress the files that it fits. FYI the 3 hard drives I was talking about are ...
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How can I backup the whole system status (not documents)?

I want to backup my system status, like Installed Packeges What's on my sidebar Grub Settings Kernel... in order to restore it in case of system crash. I don't care about my document, music, ...
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Deja-Dup says out of space though supposed to clear out older backups

Deja-Dup backup failed due to out of space condition on backup disk. It is indeed full, but I see many entries older than 1 month even though in the backup settings I indicate to keep backups for "at ...
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How to setup deja-up (backup) with “copy” cloud service?

I have ubuntu 13.04 beta2 and am wondering how to setup deja-dup to synch directly the selected folders with the "copy" cloud service (and others). Any idea? I guess you have to use the custom ...
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deja-vu backup, test restored random volume ok, being home it was encrypted

As root backed up using deja-dup to a stick and it was successful. Decided to test restoring one of the pgp volumes and it too was reported as successful. When I checked the test destination directory ...
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Backup programs and user data from an old hdd to a new installation on ssd

I have a Ubuntu system on my old hdd, which is connected via usb to this system, and a sdd is built into my notebook. At the moment I am running an Ubuntu system from a usb stick. I have tried to ...
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Can I restore with Déjà Dup after formatting my computer?

As Mountain Lion is coming this month, I would like to do a clean installation of my dual-boot iMac, but as I use more Ubuntu, I want to give it more HD space than it haves now (125 GB in a 500 GB ...
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“Invalid argument” error when trying to back up to a Windows share

I am trying to use deja-dup to back up my Ubuntu server to a windows shared drive. I have entered the needed information however,I keep getting "Invalid argument". How to use deja-dup with Windows ...
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fixed “no space left” error by formatting usb drive [closed]

I've been backing up to a 4GB usb drive.After upgrading to 11.10 I got "no space left" error in deja-dup. I deleted the cache file, but that didn't help. Since my home folder is < 4 GB, I thought ...
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How to know how dejadup calls duplicity?

I would like to know how dejadup calls duplicity (like which shell command with args) when ask to create a backup. I really like dejadup, but I would like to make a more flexible script by directly ...
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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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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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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 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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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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How to run deja-dup in gtk and debug mode?

As in the title I'm looking for a way to start deja-dup in gtk mode also in debugging mode. Excuse me if there was a question like this, but after an hour of research i could find a single one. Using ...
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Deja Dup: Volume doesn't implement mount

I am using Deja Dup for about two-three months and a week ago I started getting this error message and no backup was made: Backup Failed volume doesn't implement mount Is there something ...
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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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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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Delay Deja-Dup when starting system

I am backing up my Dropbox folder with Deja-Dup. Is there a way to delay deja-dup about 20 min after system start so that Dropbox gets the chance to sync to the newest files before the backup is ...
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Preventing Déjà Dup from attempting a backup when out of my network

I’ve set Déjà Dup to back up daily to my home network’s Synology NAS (by WebDAV, if you’re curious). The problem is that my laptop comes with me to many places. My laptop does not seem to realise ...
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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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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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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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using deja dup to backup my ubuntu to a windows shared folder

I have a ubuntu 12.04 running and have certain things installed like samba,nagios and likewise-open to have my ubuntu join a windows domain. this all works correctly. I am not an expert in linux ...
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Why does my deja dup restore run out of space?

I back up my "Home (myname)" folder weekly using Deja Dup to an external hard drive. The external HD is 320 GB. My computer is 160GB, with Partition 1=WinRE 13GB (sda1) Partition 2=Win7 52GB (sda2) ...
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Problems running Deja Dup with elevated priveleges

As advised by this answer, I'm using gksu deja-dup-preferences and gksu "deja-dup --backup" to backup my data, including files that have root-only permissions on them. Both of the two ways lead ...
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Run Command before automatic backup

I've been using the Deja Dupe to run automatic backups on my system. The problem I'm having is my server at work occasionally times out and essentially un-mounts my windows shares from Nautilus. I'd ...
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Backup keeps asking for Encryption Password while restoring

I'm attempting to restore from a previous backup but the restore keeps asking me for an Encrypted Password. I enter what I want it to be but it shows up some thirty seconds later to ask again. Why is ...
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Automatic backup keep failing, how can I force it to run?

Deja Dup keep failing to backup, giving the following error message: Failed to read /tmp/duplicity-rrKaLL-tempdir/mktemp-Xw6o6E-1: (<type 'exceptions.IOError'>, IOError('Not a gzipped file',), ...
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Deja Dup Folder Sync

After doing my first Deja Dup backup to my Ubuntu One service I noticed the folder show up in the list of folders to sync with my device. Should I sync this folder, why and/or why not?
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Deja Dup Ubuntu One plugin

I know this will be shipped by default in 11.10, but I was wondering if there is a plugin or addon (out now) that will allow me to backup to my Ubuntu One account?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...