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. /var/cache/apt/archives/...
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Why can Déjà Dup not complete the backup of ./cache/dconf and .gvfs?

I'm 24hrs, or there about into using Déjà Dup. All seems well apart from this error message: Backup Finished Could not back up the following files. Please make sure you are able to open ...
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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 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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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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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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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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How would I use Deja Dup on a password protected SMB share?

How would I use Deja Dup to backup to a password protected SMB (on a samba server) share? Note: not a duplicate, I put a bounty on my previous question, and nobody answered it after a month.
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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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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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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 One,...
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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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How can I set Déjà Dup to keep backups for less than six months?

Déjà Dup allows me to choose whether to keep backups for six months, a year, or forever. How do I choose to keep backups for less than six months, say, three months, or even more?
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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: 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: duplicity-full....
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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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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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There is a file in ~/.cache/deja-dup/.. with 899G size

I am running my mail server on ubuntu which has 1.2 TB in total space. Today I realized there was an issue on my mail server, it was refusing sending/receiving mails due to storage which triggers ...
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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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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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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 deja-...
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“Backup Failed”: Could not restore ‘~/.cache/deja-dup/metadata’: File not found in backup

I'm starting backup from the 'Settings' app, clicking the 'Back Up Now...' button. It seems to back up fine, but when it get to 'verifying backup...' the error message shows up: Backup Failed. ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu's Desktop only has wallpaper but nothing after mounting /home

I am a beginner to Ubuntu,I has been installed Ubuntu for a few days.Today it noticed me it doesn't has enough room,and then I execute the command. mount -t ext4 /dev/sda6 /home But unfortunately,...
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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 ...