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

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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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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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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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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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Deja-Dup Google Drive Support

I tried to search to see if Google Drive is supported the same way Ubuntu One is supported for Deja-Dup but I haven't seen anything concrete. I don't want to store a local copy of the backed up files, ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Backup Failed, SELECT FOR UPDATE in a read-only transaction in automatic backups to U1 [closed]

Starting this morning (20 Feb 2014) my automated Deja back has started failing with: Maximum retries (3) reached. Please try again. (Original error: InternalError: cannot execute SELECT FOR UPDATE ...
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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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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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This system cache are so large?

I just run a disk analyer for my ubuntu 12.04. I found there is a huge folder under this directory ~/.cache/deja-dup. All the files inside name like duplicity-full.20121019T115047Z.manifest.part / ...
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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 ...
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deja-dup ssh method doesn't work - writes locally instead

After years of rsync, I'm giving deja-dup a try. Not so successful, so far: Every attempt to have it write its backup via ssh results in a local directory tree opened at the directory where the ...
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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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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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Can I restore a backup on a different computer than it was made?

I am using the default backup software for Ubuntu 14.04(deja dup). It backs up weekly to a network location. I'm about to put a new hard drive in my laptop, and I would rather just install ubuntu and ...
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Deja-dup repeatedly asks encryption password

Folks, I have been in trouble with deja-dup, Ubuntu backup utility. It asks encryption password every time when back up starts. I entered every related passwords (server's one, client's one, and all ...
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Ubuntu One no more syncing [closed]

Yesterday, February 20, on my Xubuntu 12.04 laptop my daily Déjà Dup backup to Ubuntu One failed with error message: Maximum retries (3) reached. Please try again. (Original error: InternalError: ...
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Used multiple encryption passwords, how to restore?

I'm not able to restore my deja dup backups because I used multiple passwords during encryption. The backups are stored on a local drive. Here's the output I got after trying duplicity: duplicity ...
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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 ...