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

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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 ...
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Deja Dup`s “Back Up Now” button is not highlighted

I have setup my backup folder and put the Automatic backups switch to on. In the Overview tab I cant press the "Back Up Now" because it is grayed out. I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and here is the content ...
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How can I get DejaDup to ONLY backup to UbuntuOne?

How can I get DejaDup to ONLY backup to UbuntuOne? I installed 11.10 on a small partition two weeks ago, setup for daily backups and forgot about it. Next thing I know the disk was filled up and I ...
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How can I test the integrity of a backup made with Backup (Deja Dup)?

I'm running 11.10 and did a backup with the default program titled "Backup" (Deja Dup). How can I know that it backed up my files correctly / completely?
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How can I access directly to my backup files, without having to restore them?

I've allways made "simple" backups, saving all my files normally in folders on my external hard drive. I've already used the tool that Windows 7 (on my desktop computer) offers to make backups, but it ...
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Can you install Deja-dup on a headless server?

Can I install a command line version of deja-dup backup utility on Ubuntu server? I wish to restore a backup of my previous Home directory made with deja-dup.
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How do I create multiple backup jobs using DejaDup backup service?

I'd like to have different backup jobs scheduled at different times and frequencies (for instance, backup my Documents folder daily, but my music folder only on weekends), or backup daily to my local ...
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deja-dup for backups, Ubuntu One for file sync - question on plans

I'm not sure if I understand correctly, so asking. I often forget to back up my laptop. USB drive not connected, or doing something else, or.... So, I decided to synch to Ubuntu One. On reading ...
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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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Why isn't Deja Dup making room for more backups?

I've got Deja Dup (14.2) backing up to an external USB drive on Lucid. Up until now, I've had "Keep Backups for" set to "Forever". However, after a couple of months of usage, the drive is now full. ...
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DejaDup - Clearing settings due to backup troubles

The Problem I'm using Deja Dup to back up my recently restored and upgraded Ubuntu 11.10 machine. However, only one backup has ever succeeded; in every subsequent backup, I was continually asked for ...
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Deja Backup to Amazon S3 text-only possible?

I have an old laptop which a defect graphics card so that I can run only ubuntu text only. Is it possible to run deja backup from command line to backup to Amazons S3? Thanks a lot
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How can I limit the space assigned to Déjà Dup backups?

I'd like to use Déjà Dup to backup my system on a remote file server. The backup itself is working fine. However, I haven't seen a way to limit the size of the backup and the configuration says the ...
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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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Recommended total system backup solution [closed]

I already searched a bit around the answers here, but nothing satisfied me. I want a back-up solution that makes a total back-up, so that I can restore my Ubuntu system in case of major failures, like ...
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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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How will Deja-Dup operates when backing up to an external USB drive?

I want to set up regular backups, and deja-dup seems like a nice tool. However, I want to put my backups on an extension USB drive that I have, not on a remote network location. Naturally, this ...
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Is there an easy way to get a single folder out of a Deja-Dup backup?

When I installed 11.10, I manually moved my data. Unfortunately, I forgot to move ~/.shotwell. I have a recent Deja-Dup backup of my home directory (minus a few things like ~/.thumbnails and so on). ...
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Ubuntu one synchronization problems after reinstallation of Ubuntu

Installed U1 on my Ubuntu 11.10, synchronized flawlessly towards my smartphone. Wanted to get rid of Windows as second OS,and backed up by Deja Dup and reinstalled Ubuntu 11.10. After synchronization ...
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How can I make Deja Dup use AES 256 as the encryption algorithm?

I'm using Deja Dup on Oneiric Ocelot. How can I make it use AES 256 as the algorithm for encryption? Or for that matter, how can I control which encryption algorithm is used? Deja Dup uses ...
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How do I delete old backup files?

I have instructed DejaDup to keep one-week of backup files. Now it is passed more than a month and my backup storage is fed up with old backups. Is there a way to instruct DejaDup to delete old ...
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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?