I want to switch the Deja Dup backup location to a different drive but can't see an option to do this. How can it be done?

Is there a way to manage the utility other than the UI, which seems to be next to useless afaics? I'm looking at the interface now which tells me 'Next backup is today' but the 'Back up now' is greyed out as is the Restore button.

The storage button shows options 'Google, Next Cloud, Network Server, XXXXX, Local Folder' where XXXXX is the current set drive. And that's it in terms of options.

  • I'm using Ubuntu 18.10 – Ewan Apr 23 at 7:53
  • askubuntu.com/questions/969259/… claims its a bug and has a manual edit of dconf as a method – Rinzwind Apr 23 at 8:04
  • Thanks! Jeez - this thing's really ready for mass usage! I guess Time Machine is safe for now. I'll try later and update here. – Ewan Apr 23 at 8:08

If you open "Local Folder" there is a button with "Choose directory" (or similar, my OS language is German so I'm not exactly sure what it is in the English version). If you click on this button you can choose any directory to be the saving location on any drive, including attached USB drives, on your machine

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.