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

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Is Deja Dup compatible with Dropbox?

If it is, how do I do it? I'm using Deja Dup 14.2 on Lucid.
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How can I use an existing S3 bucket in Backup?

I have an existing Amazon S3 bucket in the Oregon region. How can I use it as the backup location in Backup? Details I've enabled the Amazon S3 backup location, but I don't see a way to specify ...
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Can I use Amazon Glacier as the backup location?

Amazon Glacier storage is attractively inexpensive. Is there a way to make Backup use it as the backup location?
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Match Regular Expressions for Exclude List in deja-dup

It appears deja-dup does not accept regular expressions when adding entries via dconf-editor to org.gnome.DejaDup.exclude-list. Is there a solution to allow for regex matching of paths for this ...
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Backup no longer working

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10 backups no longer work (using the default Deja-Dup Backup tool). I always get the message: No space left in ‘/’. (which is NOT the path I backup to). The preferences ...
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Déjà Dup over SSH - where to enter my login credentials?

I'm trying to make a backup of my folder in my ubuntu 12.10. I'm using BackUp in system setting using ssh, it can go through preparation file to backup. but then failed. cannot have permission to ...
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Lubuntu and backup software?

I use unity and I appreciate the backup facilities incorporate since 12.04 (deja dup). Is it possible to use it with Lubuntu ? One of the advantages of the integration of deja dup in unity is the ...
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deja-dup backup encrypted home

Some days ago i have encrypted my home thanks to ecryptfs-utils. Now i have a big doubt regarding deja-dup and the future backup: can i backup the files that are in my home folder? will they be ...
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How do I restore Déjà Dup backups without Déjà Dup?

So I'm trying to restore my backup files with Déjà Dup, however, each time I enter in the correct password, it keeps asking for it over and over again. This seems to be a bug, and I have found a ...
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Deja Dup Backup to Cd/Dvd Possible or Not?

I started to use Linux/Ubuntu 12.04 last week. I'm a new comer. I liked this O.S. But I have a question which I couldn't find the answer here and by google search. The question is "Can I get scheduled ...
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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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Directory mirroring over network

I need a software or any other way to backup my home directory instantly so that if my data is lost I have another copy over the network. I have a NAS on my local network and I want to have an exact ...
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How can I backup files on /etc using Deja Dup? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I open Deja Dup as root? I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I'm trying to setup Deja Dup to backup the files for several users (/home) and /etc but as it runs as ...
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Truly Quiet Deja Dup

I have set-up Deja Dup to take backup over a ssh connection on the LAN. At times when the link is down, Deja Dup pops out a box 'No route to host'. Is there a way to avoid this? Like a -quiet ...
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Deja Dup backup, change use of /tmp to another folder/location

As the title suggests, I'd like to force Deja Dup to use a folder other than /tmp. My backups fail due to size size restrictions, see bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/deja-dup/+bug/1033552 Any help ...
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Where does deja-dup log its errors?

I configured Deja-dup to make a daily backup of my whole data drive. Now I get an error message each time, telling me, that not all files could be backuped. But i cannot find any Deja-dup logs in ...
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Backing up bind mounted folders

My layout is as follows. LVM Setup: /dev/VG/Documents, /dev/VG/Music, /dev/VG/Pictures, /dev/VG/Music, /dev/VG/Documents, etc.... Each of the LVMs is bind mounted to the corresponding folder name in ...
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How to restore downloads folder from de ja dup backup

I backed up my entire home folder including Downloads. After purchasing a new laptop, I found there is no "revert to previous version" when right clicking on downloads. There are files in Downloads ...
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Is it possible to restore only one directory with the backup utility?

I use the default backup utility of ubuntu (deja-dup) in the settings panel. Today I delete by error one directory. I tried to restore it but I did not succeed. Must I restore all my backup if I only ...
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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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Restoring backup with Deja Dup from external HD

So, here's the problem that I have with restoring. First, I backed up like everything. So I had place on the external HD for only one copy. I had to reinstall everything, but I didn't worry because I ...
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Can app developers indicate folders to be excluded from Déjà Dup?

OS X‘s Time Machine backup system has an API that let application developers indicate that certain folders belonging to the application should be excluded from the user‘s backup. This is done through ...
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How does deja-dup react to whole folders being moved?

Does deja-dup have some mechanism to detect when I've moved a complete folder into a new subfolder? Or will it copy all the files in the folder again? I'm talking about folders that contain some 100 ...
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Is there a setting to tell Deja dup when to make full backup?

Is there some settings to tell Deja dup when to make full backup? I using this just two weeks and today hit full backup again. I do backup at least once per day, but usaly 2-5 times per day. And Want ...
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Disk quota for a folder

I would like to limit the amount of data my Deja dup backup will try to put on its corresponding Dropbox folder, say limit it only to 500MB? Is it possible to set a disk quota on a file folder?
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Moving Deja Dup Backups From Dropbox to Ubuntu One

Is there a way where I can instead transfer/upload all my previous Deja dup backups from my Dropbox to my Ubuntu One and then from there, Deja dup will just continue synching with it whenever it ...
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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 wipe all Deja Dup backups?

I am unsure about what is the recommended way of wiping a Deja Dup backup. I've made a restructuring and a correction to the way my backups are made, and removed a large entity, cough rootfs, cough ...
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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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Where does Deja-dup keep its config files?

Deja-dup (now Ubuntu Backup) is just a GUI for duplicity, therefore it should store the config files somewhere. I would like to changed the backup volume size to something like 300MB and the increase ...
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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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Why is Deja-Dup slow to backup to Ubuntu One location? [closed]

I am using Deja-Dup to backup my home directory to Ubuntu One. Doing a full backup seems to take at least a day. My broadband upload speed is measuring about 3Mb/s at the moment, but when I use ...
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Deja-dup: Invalid data - SHA1 hash mismatch for file

I have backed up my data with deja-dup utility and made clean install of 12.04. But when I tried to restore the back up I got this error: invalid data - SHA1 hash mismatch for file: ...
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failing to boot after ''succesfully'' restoring from deja dup backup

Before upgrading to 12.04, I completely backed up 11.10 oneiric with deja-dup. In 12.04 I had major nvidia-related problems, so I decided to roll back to 11.10. I tried to restore from the backup and ...
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How do I open Deja Dup as root?

I wanted to backup /var/cache/apt/archives using 'Deja Dup' but it keeps saying >> Could not backup the following files. Please make sure you are able to open them. ...
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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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Backing up to Box.net account (webdav and Deja)

I have a Box.net account and it's feeling neglected so I decided to place my backups there since it's bigger than my Ubuntu One storage. When I try to set this up I get an error though. I set it up ...
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Clearing out Deja-Dup backups from my Ubuntu One cloud?

So, I pretty much exclusively use Ubuntu One for Deja-Dup. I have 3 computers hooked into this system, but one of them I don't use anymore. And now my 5GB of storage has been filled up. I can't afford ...
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How do I move my encrypted /home to a new computer?

Hi I have a new notebook and I want to move my home data to the new computer. I think there are multiple ways of doing this copy all to a external hdd and move back on new computer do an Deja-Dup ...
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How can I determine which files have been saved on Ubuntu One by Déjà Dup? [closed]

I decided to try out the Ubuntu Backup system application on my 11.10 partition. Currently I am just using the default settings to back up folders in my Home (~) folder to the deja-dup folder (?) in ...
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stuck on “preparing…” when restoring from deja-dup backup [closed]

I'm trying to restore my deja-dup backup from a certain date. However during restore after selecting the date to restore from i get a "restoring... "preparing"..." window that just seems stuck there ...
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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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Why doesn't Deja Dup complete the backup?

Deja Dup doesn't complete its backups anymore. When it runs, under "Details" I see it stucking at a certain file each time. I started it out of a Terminal, and this is the message I see appearing ...
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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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“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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Recovering deja-dup encryption password

I have lost my encryption password for backup on deja-dup. Please can you let me know how to recover it? By the way this is after a re-installation of ubuntu 11.10, so it is probable that the old ...
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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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How can I change the password of Deja-dup (Backup)?

How can I change the encrypted password of Deja-dup (Backup)? I have set the encrypted password, it worked in the first two days, but now every time the backup starts it asks for the password I type ...
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How can I force Déjà-Dup to backup only changed and new files?

Every day Déjà Dup backups it needs a long time because of my Pictures-folder. Is there a possibility to force Déjà Dup to backup only new and changed files?
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Cannot open my external hard drive anymore

I was using it to back up two laptops: an IBM ThinkPad running Xubuntu 11.10 with a Qimo session, and an LG R200 running Ubuntu 11.10. I had previously backed-up both computers, several times using ...