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

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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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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 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?
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Why does Déjà Dup say there is no space left?

I'm trying to backup my home directory (excluding a few folders). The backup is saved on a ~300 GB partition (called backups) of an internal drive, but not the same drive as the home directory. When I ...
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Amazon S3 option missing in Deja Dup?

I wanted to restore my backup (created with Deja Dup on Fedora 15) from Amazon S3, but the option to set up Amazon as storage location in Ubuntu's Deja Dup seems to be missing. I only have Ubuntu ...
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How do I set up Deja Dup to use encryption?

I noticed Deja Dup is featured heavily as the default backup tool in Ubuntu 11.10. It looks pretty good, and I noticed elsewhere that it seems to support encryption as well. However, the default ...
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Ubuntu One - Synch or Backup

Either I am not getting something or a lot of folks are not understanding the difference between sync and backup. This can be quite dangerous. My understanding of synching is that you are basically ...
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How to backup a single file with deja-dup? [duplicate]

when I reinstall I prefer to have a new system; however there are some configuration files in ~/ might like to keep. Can I back up a single file with deja dup? (note these files may need to stay in ...
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How can I force Déjà Dup to make a full backup?

My déjà dup backup seems to be corrupted, at least it tells me on every backup that there's a CRC error and aborts the backup. Now I think with a full backup I could fix this, but I haven't found a ...
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How can I change what time Deja Dup does its backup?

I believe it automatically runs at midnight, but I would rather it run during an off-peak internet period to save my quota. How can I change the time it runs?
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Is there any value to using Deja Dup in addition to Ubuntu One file sync?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 64bit and am currently using Ubuntu One file sync for all of my files and devices. I just discovered Deja Dup and was wondering if it was a good idea to use it in addition to ...
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How does the backup-button works and how can I use this under Ubuntu?

Many external hard drives have a backup-button with a OTB function for backing up stuff. An example is the "Sharkoon Quickstore Portable". So how does this button works? Is there a vendor neutral ...
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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 can I set up hourly Deja-Dup backups?

Is there a way I get the amazing Deja-dup to make me hourly backups in addition to daily, weekly, biweekly etc? If not, is there something else that I could use instead?
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How to delete all the settings for Deja Dup

When I upgraded to 11.04 Deja Dup started behaving strangely, it would begin a new full backup everytime the computer was started because it was looking for a drive and folder which I had removed some ...
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What happens if Déjà Dup tries to back up to a disconnected external disc?

I have just installed Déjà Dup on my (11.04) laptop and have scheduled automatic weekly backups to an external hard disc which is not always connected to the laptop. What will happen if a scheduled ...
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Is it possible to backup individual files with Deja Dup?

In the Deja Dup preferences, it is possible to select certain folders to backup and certain folders to exclude. I would like to be able to backup individual files in my Home folder (Such as .vimrc ...
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Can I use my Ubuntu One account to backup with Déjà Dup?

I would like to use my Ubuntu One account to back up some files with Déjà Dup. Is this possible?
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When I boot-up I get this dialog: “Backup Failed: Failed with an unknown error”

Backup Failed Failed with an unknown error. When I booted-up this morning I got a dialog which presented the above message and no other information! The dialog is "helpful" in that it tells ...