I have done a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver). I would like to selectively restore some folders from a backup performed using duplicity on Ubuntu 12.04 to avoid overriding my home folder. The backup is stored on an external drive. Two questions would follow.
First question, is there a way to a extract a single folder instead of the full backup restore using the Deja/Dup GUI? The answer provided in Is it possible to restore only one directory with the backup utility? is outdated and would not work for fresh installs.
Restoring the entire backup to a different folder and then copying individual folders, as stated in Can I restore a backup on a different computer than it was made?, would not be convenient due to storage issues.
Second Question, is there another GUI programs alternative for duplicity other than Deja/Dup that can do that? Otherwise, the way to go is following the steps in the following link: https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/DejaDup/Help/Restore/WorstCase#Restoring_by_Hand