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Set suplicity to do not follow symbolic links

Currently duplicity supports (...) symbolic links (...) but not hard links. http://www.nongnu.org/duplicity/duplicity.1.html It is not clarified but most likely it means that soft links are ...
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Restore duplicity archive with entire path remembered

Lets say I have two files that I want to separately backup: /home/user1 and /home/user2/ This is easy: duplicity /home/user1 file:///media/mateusz/Backup/user1_backup duplicity /home/user2 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Deja-Dub AssertionError

When I try to restore my backups, I get the following error. Any suggestions on how I still can restore my data at least partly? Thanks. Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Can't restore dconf user file

This is on Ubuntu 15.10. I had a ~/.config/dconf/user file of about 19kb. I back this up whenever I do a Deja-dup backup. After I recently reinstalled Ubuntu the newly installed ~/.config/dconf/user ...
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duplicity: problem parsing WebDAV URLs in bash script

I am not a seasoned Ubuntu admin, so please bear with me if I am missing something obvious... Many WebDAV-providers supply usernames as "emailaddress@provider.tld". Although this does not seem to be ...
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Identifying backup devices with deja-dup/duplicity

I am using the Ubuntu aic7xxx module (which is controlling an Adaptec 21960 scsi controller which in turn is connected to a Dell LTO tape unit). I have successfully installed deja-dup and duplicity. ...
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Made backups with --no-encryption, but when trying to restore it requires GnuPG passphrase

I've used duplicity to perform some backups and now I want to restore a file. I've used --no-encryption while performing the backups, but now duplicity requires the GnuPG passphrase. duplicity ...
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Cannot backup using Duplicity via cron

I am trying to run a backup script foo.sh via cron. The code is as follows: #!/bin/bash export PASSPHRASE=password123 duplicity ../learningbash file://../../../media/kingston unset PASSPHRASE Then ...
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Trouble with Deja Dup Restore

I'm trying to restore from a Deja Dup backup. My original system was Zorin 9, but when disk fried I moved to Ubuntu 14 installed on fresh disk. I don't think this is causing any problems, platform is ...
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Recommended to Restore Ubuntu to a Backup After a REISUB Reboot?

Some background: I'm finding that my Ubuntu 14.04 box is freezing and becomes unresponsive to any suggestion in this thread: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? except REISUB'ing it. I also do daily ...
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Can I ignore files by pattern in deja-dup (Backup)?

My Déjà Dup backups have become quiet large and I noticed they contain a huge number of unnecessary files (e.g. *.pyc files, **__pycache__ folders and other build related temporary stuff). I know ...
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deja-dup preferences error

Running xubuntu 15.04. When I start deja-dup I get this message: ** (deja-dup-preferences:8032): CRITICAL **: eja_dup_config_location_add_volume_full: assertion 'uuid != NULL' failed If I run a ...
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GNUPG / GPG / S3 / Duplicity gpg: no default secret key: secret key not available

I using S3 / duplicity back up script, save my files. It has been working just fine, until I added a second gpg key. Then all hell broke loose. I tried to deal with two keys, then I delete the second ...
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Duplicity Error accessing possibly locked file

I am experimenting with Duplicity. I am trying to backup my home directory to a local directory: duplicity --no-encryption /home/user file://home/user/backuptmp When I run this, I notice a few ...
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Duplicity/Deja-dup - full backup frequency

I setup Ubuntu backup functionality to backup my home directory. It takes full backup in a month period. Is there a possibility to change frequency of full backups? I want to setup duplicity to create ...
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Will Deja Dup make it's scheduled backup if user isn't logged in?

There are several users on one PC - user1, user2... User2 has a scheduled daily backup. Will Deja Dup make user2's daily incremental backup, while user1 is logged in and using the PC?
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Can you backup with Duplicity (or similar) with Amazon Cloud Drive?

There are a number of excellent tutorials on using duplicity (and sometimes duply to simplify) to backup to Amazon S3: ...
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Duplicity Command Line Restore Usage

After failing to fix a login issue, now I'm attempting to restore from a backup file using Duplicity. As I have no clue what went wrong where, I want to restore from backup file, let's say 30 days ...
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Using duplicity with gzip max compression but without encryption

I would like to use duplicity in order to perform local back-up of one USB external HD (let's call it hd1) to another USB external HD (let's call it hd2). I already use deja-dup (which is based on ...
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Wildcards in exclude-filelist for duplicity

I am trying to exclude a "bulk" folder in each home directory from the backup. For this purpose, I have a line - /data/home/*/bulk in my exclude-filelist file. However, this doesn't seem to be ...
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I can't locate a folder in my duplicity backup

I've been backing up data with deja dup. I've asked it to back up two folders: my home folder, and /media/D/data/. My D drive flamed out several weeks, and I've let backups run. I got a new hard drive ...
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Why does backup fail with permission denied (in /var/backups)? [closed]

My backup fails and shows this message: Permission denied when trying to create ‘/var/backups/duplicity-full.20140907T165614Z.vol1.difftar.gpg’ How do I remedy this?
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Extract a Folder from Duplicity Archive

Using the duplicity command, I need to specify the following: specify folder to restore indicate time and date from which to restore from indicate the destination to restore to How can a specify ...
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How to restore a Déjà Dup Backup file at command prompt with duplicity

I have used Déjà Dup Backup Tool to backup to external hard disk (/media/TOSHIBA EXT/) Now I want to test the backup. So I deleted one test file (/home/rch/hecatombe.txt). I can restore that file ...
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restore a backup from duplicity

I lost everything on my computer but hopefully I made several backups with duplicity. My problem is that I can't restore these backups. I tried a couple of commands like duplicity restore ...
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Duplicity does not run via anacron in 14.04

Since the implementation of the lockfile option I cannot run duplicity via anacron (https://bugs.launchpad.net/duplicity/+bug/1320641). Is there any way to circumvent this?
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Deja Dup with Google Drive

I have duplicity working with my Google Drive storage but I can't seem to configure Deja Dup to use that also. My duplicity command is duplicity -v8 /home/[USERNAME]/Documents/ ...
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Does duplicity detect when a Backup Is Already In-Progress?

Any time you schedule a recurring backup, it is always possible for a previously-initiated-backup to run so long that the next scheduled backup gets initiated before the previous backup completes. ...
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Extract duplicity files manually

I lost the drive, and the Ubuntu OS installed in it, from which I created a backup using Duplicity, and I don't know how to restore the archived files I still keep in another drive. They all follow ...
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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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“'Mega' object has no attribute 'get_name_from_file'” when writing files to Mega

I am trying to have deja-dup backup my system to my https://mega.co.nz account 1- Déjà dup = Ubuntu easy front end to the powerful Duplicity 2- Duplicity states it supports Mega as from version ...
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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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Duplicity Errno 28 No space left on device [closed]

In addition to problems restoring files from Deja-Dup copies without Nautilus, duplicity can't even say on which device it lacks space while trying to restore a big backup.
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How to know how dejadup calls duplicity?

I would like to know how dejadup calls duplicity (like which shell command with args) when ask to create a backup. I really like dejadup, but I would like to make a more flexible script by directly ...
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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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Off Site backups to VPS/Amazon Web Services/Rackspace

Has anybody here ever gone down the line of using hosted services such as AWS or Rackspace to backup files off site? Was thinking of using Duplicity setup on a server and enable backups using GnuPG ...
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How to restore backup configurations of deja-dup

How can I restore backup configurations of deja-dup? I formatted my Ubutnu machine and I forget to copy the old configurations :(
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Duplicity Script to backup to Ubuntu one account [closed]

Is there a duplicity script available to run [cron] from root and backup /home directories (no matter how many Users I have) to a UBUNTU ONE Cloud Account. I will want to exclude all their /Downloads ...
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Ubuntu backup asks for encryption password repeatedly

I recently had to install a fresh Ubuntu. I have automatic backups of my old Ubuntu. I do not wish to restore to my old state. I just need to get back specific folders containing some pdfs and doc ...
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How to download a specific version of Duplicity

How do I install a specific version of duplicity. The one I have is duplicity 0.6.21 and the one I want is 0.6.18
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Problem excluding subdirectories after including their parent in Duplicity

I am backing up with something very similar to the below: /usr/bin/duplicity (irrelevant options) \ --include /home/me \ --exclude /home/me/example \ ssh://remote/backupjar The problem I have ...
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how to fix spelling mistakes in the man page

while reading the man page of duplicity I found some minor spelling mistakes. What is the easiest way to fix them, or have them fixed. PS: I'm not a programmer
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Automating duplicity backups using cron

How do I automate duplicity backups using cron using gpg encryption and the ssh backend?
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How is the duplicity URL for Deja-Dup's UbuntuOne storage constructed?

I'm using Deja-Dup to store my backups from multiple systems to my UbuntuOne subscription. I have setup weekly backups that should be keep at least 28 days. Yet it seems that Deja-Dup will keep the ...
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Why is deja backup / duplicity so fast?

I compared Deja backup/duplicity to Time Machine on similar hardware and Deja/duplicity is at least an order of magnitude faster. On same hardware an 100 MB incremental backup on Time Machine required ...
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Adjust timeout settings on ubuntu backup (dejadup)

I use deja-dup front-end (default backup application in Ubuntu since 12.04 or so?) to execute a remote backup. Recently, the backup seems to run fine, transferring files successfully to the remote ...
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Why do I get an “Operation not permitted” error when running duplicity as sudo?

Currently I'm backing up my /home/ folder to a usb mounted on /media/liamzebedee/X using duplicity. When I go to restore the folder to the USB however (using sudo), I get the error - Error ...
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Deja Dup resolves host name incorrectly, adds ISP hostname

PROBLEM: I backup to an SSH server via Deja Dup. Recently I am recieving warnings that: my backups are for a computer called my_actual_hostname but the current computer is my_hostname.hawaii.rr.com. ...
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How can I see which set of backups Déjà-Dup has already saved?

I've been using Déjà-dup for a while with good moments and bad moments (backup failed to complete for some unknown reason, there is already a bug report for this). So, I would like to check which ...
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Can I delete incremental backups made with Déjà Dup?

After using Déjà Dup for a while, I keep getting this error after every attempt at a backup: Backup location is too small. Try using one with more space. Could I delete some backups made of ...