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

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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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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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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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Restore read-only file from Deja-Dup

I have a backup of my web server files (user=www-data) created by my main Ubuntu user (not root) that has read access to the web server file system. I am unable to restore files via the Nautilus ...
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UDF Cannot Be Nested

I am a novice with security issues. I am trying to recover missing files with deja-vu backup and get the message "UDF cannot be nested." This is not using command line, just the GUI, as I have only ...
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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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Déjà Dub “Restore Failure”

I keep on getting the following failure while trying to restore my back up: Backup location ‘/media/rick/3D8A-5060/duplicity-full.20140102T163252Z.vol445.difftar.gz’ does not exist I understand ...
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Backup doesn't backup per schedule

12.04 LTS Backup ("deja-dup") is ignoring the schedule I put into it. It only backs up when I do a manual backup. How can I get it to run unattended?
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Déjà Dup Amazon s3 Restore fails

Backup (Deja-Dup v22) failed to do a restore of a single folder from my Amazon S3. Here's the error message: BackendException: Error downloading ...
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restoring deja-dup backups from HDD on windows (individual files ore a collection of files)

This question has been asked before but not in way that answered my question okey doley so with the details I have backed up all my files using deja DUP (aka default backup application in Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Deja-dup cannot access Truecrypt volume when run from Cron

I have a deja-dup set up to backup into a mounted Truecrypt volume. It works fine but now I would like to run deja-dup in my own intervals via Cron (set up for my account): * * * * * env DISPLAY=:0 ...
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Deja Dup Crash on Backup with unavailable network share [on hold]

Deja Dup was running fine testing with a network mount to Windows. I moved it to a new location where the network share is no longer available but is still in the backup set. I added a couple new ...
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deja dup returns an error

I created a backup of my home directory using Deja Dup. I had the system archive the backup to an external hard drive formatted with ntfs. When I tried to restore the backup to a new install of ...
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Verifying Deja Dup backup on S3 fails

I've installed the S3 plugin for Deja Dup and am using it to backup a fairly large amount of data. The backup seems to complete successfully but when Deja Dup tries to verify it I get an error. Has ...
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duplicity GnuPG passphrase for dejadup backup

I'm using Deja Dup backup and it backups everyday to my nas. Since there is no limit to the nas folder, the backup keeps growing and growing and now I want to delete old backups using this command: ...
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Problem changing settings in desktop and programs in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I had Ubuntu Gnome 13.10. installed, but it wasn't very stable, so I installed Ubuntu LTS 12.04 in its place, removing everything from /, but keeping /home. Now I have several, but possibly related ...
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Home Microserver using Ubuntu: backup with Deja-Dup

I see this topic is quite popular ([1], [2]) so I'm hopeful to get nice feedback on what I'm trying to do. I'm buying an HP Microserver with 4x 2TB, and I currently have two computers. I'd like this ...
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Restore Remote Addressbook from Backup

I'm running my own cloud at home to sync contacts and calendars. To backup my workstation ,running Ubuntu 13.10, I've used the pre-installed Déjà Dup. Unfortunately, setting up my new mobile phone, ...
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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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Does Déjà Dup backs up all configuration and packs installed?

I´ve read that Déjà Dup comes with Ubuntu (I have v.13.10) and it backs up your files in a very easy n00b-proof way. But I´ve installed a lot of packages, and I have the Unity sidebar with the icons ...
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Restoring Deja Dup on newly formatted machine

I backed up my 12.04 LTS Ubuntu machine using the Deja Dup FTP service. I then formatted the hard drive, and reinstalled a fresh 12.04 LTS Ubuntu OS. Now I want to restore from the backup, but keep ...
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Deja-dup keeps asking me for my password every few minutes and doesn't seem to be doing anything

Every time I run deja-dup it repeatedly asks me for my password every few mintues. Also, in the 'detals' screen it just shows the same files and doesn't seem to scan any new ones. Any thoughts or ...
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DejaDup Backup check time

I have the following Problem: When I am in office where we have a NAS to which DejaDup should backup it never fires up. As soon as I am at home (ironically, truely: sometimes when I work from home) ...
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Deja-Dup backup NAS problem

I'm trying to make a backup with Deja-Dup via LAN to my NAS using "Windows Share" (Samba). It worked the last days but since today I got the following error: DBus error ...
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How do I change the backup settings on Ubuntu One?

The initial decisions I made when setting up Ubuntu One were apparently awful decisions. I chose to "keep forever" and I'm not sure what else. Therefore, what occurred within not even two months was a ...
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Reinstall system using deja dup back-up from maintenance mode

Well the upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 failed, seemingly because it couldn't install 'tex-common'! I'll file a bug report later, but in the mean time I'm stuck in a maintenance shell: Scanning for Btrfs ...
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Back up a 12.04 system, then upgrade to 13.04 using a liveusb, then restore backup to regain files. Does that work?

i'm getting ready to upgrade my 12.04 install to 13.04, but i have seriously personalized my system with external PPAs, Ubuntu Tweak, and the like. I backed up my system with Deja-Dup, and I was ...
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ubuntu one deja dup space limit reached

I've a problem with my deja dup and backup to ubuntu one. The space limit is reached and I read the Clearing out Deja-Dup backups from my Ubuntu One cloud? and folowed the steps 1 to 5. But I didn't ...
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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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Retrieving Backed-Up files from Ubuntu 1 on different machine

I used deja-dup to back up a number of directories (containing scripts, images, data files etc.) from my work machine onto my work Ubuntu 1 account (a series of .sigtar.gz and .difftar.gz files). I'm ...
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Deja Dup - Recovering Backup File for Encrypted Archive

I have setup my Deja Dup backup job to use AES256, as noted in this previous question below: How can I make Deja Dup use AES 256 as the encryption algorithm? My Concern is as follows: If I copy ...
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Failed back up restore from Deja-dup backup

My Ubuntu crashed and I had to do a complete reinstall. I have made a full back onto an external hard drive of everything. Deja-dup always verified the backups and I never tested restoring as I ...
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how to restore your programs after back up?

I have reinstalled my Ubuntu 12.04 and restored my files via deja-dup back up, but my programs are still missing . Is there any way to restore them?
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Backup restore fails after update

I wanted to install windows xp beside ubuntu,so i desided to make an backup using daja vu and overwrite ubuntu and install windows and again ubuntu (this time beside windows) and restore the ...
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Trying to restore files from Ubuntu One, get error 401

I had a system crash on my laptop. I had to do a fresh install, and now I want to restore my backed up home directory from Ubuntu One. Everything starts out fine, it asks me for my encryption ...
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How can I recover album art from a Déjà Dup backup

I use banshee to play my music,I scoured the internet for about 50Gb worth of album art,needless to say my computer crashed right after I made a full backup after restoring all my music was back but ...
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question reagarding duplicity incremental backups

From my old computer I have 300GB worth of DejaDup backups. As I have migrated my data over to the new machine I want to slimm the backup down as much as possible. for the output of duplicity ...
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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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Ubuntu One not working, hampering backup

I've been unable to backup my system suing the deja-dup tool because of Ubuntu One not working properly. Whenever i try to run a backup, I'm asked to sign into Ubuntu One which on opening gives the ...
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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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Deja Dup does not ask for password for FTP, CIFS, WebDAV or SSH

I'd like to backup my $HOME to my local NAS using CIFS ("Samba", "Windows"), WebDAV, SSH or FTP. I don't care which one (or should I care? My NAS (Synology DS212) supports all). I've made somce ...
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syncing problem

For about a fortnight, I have been failing in syncing my files. The error message I am getting says: Giving up on request after 5 attempts, last status 400 Bad Request. Please fix the problem if ...
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Deja Dup dissapears when schedule

I run Ubuntu 12.04 and I have Deja Dup scheduled daily, but each time the schedule starts and I see the icon on the taskbar and I click the icon, the deja dup disappears. It is running because I see ...
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Restore duplicity backup from nautilus

I wanted to create backup at a specific hour and day, and afterer reading this: running deja-dup as cronjob, BU disc not connected I decided to make backups using duplicity from shell. I can create ...