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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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Dejadupe with gdocs

I have duplicity working with my Google Docs 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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Duplicity restore problems

A while ago I ran a backup of my system to a external HD and need to restore some of the files that should of been contained in the backup. I have tried Deja Dup and Duplicity command line to no ...
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duplicity - change passphrase

I am backing up automatically to a remote drive using symmetric encryption (passphrase). Is it possible to change the passphrase now (I have about 200 GB backups) for future backups?
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Restoring Deja Dup on newly formatted machine

I backed up my 12.04 LTS Ubuntu machine using the Deja Dup FTP service. I then formatted the hard drive, and reinstalled a fresh 12.04 LTS Ubuntu OS. Now I want to restore from the backup, but keep ...
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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

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 ...
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If I use DejaDup to backup to alternating destinations, will its incremental features still work?

The use case is this: I have two USB hard drives. Suppose one lives off-site, and another I keep at my desk. It's likely that one disk will get daily backups, the other weekly or monthly. If I ...
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restoring backups with duplicity

I backed up my /Home folder to an external hard drive and now I'm trying to restore it on a fresh install. When I try to restore with Deja Dup, it takes about 15 seconds then says it was successful. ...
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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 do I restore Déjà Dup backups without Déjà Dup?

So I'm trying to restore my backup files with Déjà Dup, however, each time I enter in the correct password, it keeps asking for it over and over again. This seems to be a bug, and I have found a ...
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How will Deja-Dup's performance vary with the type of the target?

This is a follow-up to this question. I have the possibility to use rsync, ftp, cifs or ftp for my remote backups, provided I can get them to work with the duplicity command line, of course. Will ...
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Using duplicity directly, is it possible to have multiple backup plans?

If I understand correctly, duplicity is the command line tool for creating backups and can be used stand-alone (i.e. no DejaDup involved) for creating backups. Is it possible to set up multiple ...
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Duplicity Errno21 when restoring from external HD [closed]

I've just needed to reinstall Ubuntu due to some graphics driver error, but before doing it I backup whole home directory onto an external HD. Now when trying to restore it with deja-dup I get info ...
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Backup with duplicity on Google Cloud Storage

I have already set a backup routine that backups all my files to Amazon S3 using duplicity. I would like to create a similar backup routine with Google Cloud Storage. Is it possible to get duplicity ...
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Why doesn't duply work when set as a cron job?

I have a problem with a cron job which starts but doesn't complete. Running the command manually works fine. I already read the page about cron issues and solutions here on AskUbuntu, tried the ...
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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 to exclude all hidden files and folders from duplicity backup

How can I set duplicity to exclude all hidden files and folders from backing them up, without specifying each and every one of them? Thank you
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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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Duplicity can't connect to CloudFiles “Network is unreachable” [closed]

Whenever I click "Backup now" in the Backup GUI, the smaller "Back Up" window opends, and after a while I get the following error message: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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How do I prevent Duplicity from looking at every file in parent folders?

When running the next command, I get errors about accessing certain files or directories (like /root) for which Duplicity does not have sufficient permissions: duplicity --dry-run ...