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 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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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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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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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?
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How can I fix Deja Dup hanging on restore?

I messed up with GIT and did hard reset (accidentally) and my effort to cancel it (from CL IDE) failed so my code is gone. Thank God today Deja Dup did a backup (although it did not finish as I told ...
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running deja-dup as cronjob, BU disc not connected

I have a problem with my backup cronjob. I use these settings (as proposed in that post): 15 * * * * env DISPLAY=:0 /usr/bin/deja-dup --backup During runtime deja-dup says: Backup location not ...
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What to select to back up from my system

I am using Déjà Dup and trying to back it up so i can try install a legacy driver and in case the install fails I can just restore. Tried Nepomuk but I dont understand not one bit of how it works so ...
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Are there any known issues with Deja-Dup and Ubuntu One; notebly on restore?

Aloha, I am planning a backup routine. I am thinking of using Deja-Dup and placing the backup in the default Ubuntu One folder. A while back I was making rsync backups and ran into problem when ...
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How often does Déjà Dup backup using “automatic backups” setting?

I have turned on "automatic backups" using Déjà Dup: How often will Déjà Dup make a backup now? Is it once a day? The help documentation doesn't say.
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How do I restore a specific folder from an encrypted backup?

I was wondering how to restore from an encrypted backup but only restore the Videos directory in the backup? The backup is stored on Ubuntu One and I'm using 12.04.
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Will deja dup or any other backup program work with Charter Cloud Drive?

Charter Communications offers their own cloud drive backup service for their customers. Since it is unlimited disk space, I am considering using it. Does deja dup or any other backup solution ...
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How can I get Deja-Dup to use my “Skydrive” account instead of Ubuntu One?

Wow can I set Deja-Dup to use my "SkyDrive" as the backup, since I have so much more storage? Any ideas or successful attempts?
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How to reset Deja Dup login credentials for remote location?

I configured Deja Dup to perform backups to my remote ftp server and had it remember the credentials to log in so that it could continue these automatically. How do I edit/update the credentials it ...
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Backing up to FTP server takes 8 hours

When trying to backup using deja dup to an FTP server, I find it takes about eight hours to backup what little I have in my home directory. This is a laptop, and so I have only had the time to have it ...
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Why is Ubuntu One slow to sync in 11.10, either backup or any sub-folder contents?

I have been trying to sync my documents folder of 1.4GB, it still hasn't worked and it has been syncing for a month. The top level syncs, files and folders in the Document folders, but contents of ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 (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> ...
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Deja Dup Backup Failure

I'm trying to Backup Now with Deja Dup, but get a failure soon after starting. Backup Failed Failed to retrieve share list from server: No such file or directory It doesn't tell me which file or ...
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System backup for testing new apps/settings

I am new to linux, and have been installing ubuntu again and again because I mess up something while trying different set-ups. I would like to have an incremental snapshot of my system so that I can ...
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Deja Dup gives “Invalid or incomplete multibyte or wide character” when attempting to restore from backup

I've been backing up weekly with Deja Dup in 13.10. After making a fresh backup, I formatted the drive and installed the Ubuntu 14.04 beta. Now, when attempting to restore, Deja Dup asks twice for ...
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How to restore automatic backup from UbuntuOne using Dejadup?

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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 ...