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I'm using TimeShift as recommended for system backup. It's worked so well I've been donating to the project. I'm using Deja-Dup and Duplicity for backing up all user files (the /home directory) to remote google drive.

It took me a while to get deja-dup and duplicity configured for remote only backups, via gnome-online-accounts to Google Drive. So finally after getting it set up correctly, I need to use it. I right-click in my home dir, and select "Restore missing files..." And then I only get the latest backup results to choose from. How can we choose from a date farther back?

  • Open Backups (deja-dup) and click the Restore... button. Select the location of the backup files, etc. – heynnema Jun 12 at 23:19
  • does that initiate a full restoration of all files listed for backup? – tidelake Jun 13 at 0:51
  • i went thru that and it wouldn't let me select specific file or foler to restore – tidelake Jun 13 at 1:26
  • If for whatever reason, you have a problem after trying to restore with the “Restore files to original locations” option, try restoring again to a temporary directory and moving your files to where they belong. – heynnema Jun 13 at 3:14

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