Using Ubuntu 16.04, deja-dup 34.2, and duplicity 0.7.06.
To start a weekly backup I connected the usual external drive with the usual computer, gave the password and received the halt message:
The existing backup is of a computer named correctname, but the current computer name is correctname.lan. If this is unexpected, you should back up to a different location.
This is unexpected. Not because I plugged the external drive into the wrong computer, but because the name of the computer is indeed correct. Checked with
I am not quite inclined to back up in a different location, because I would not want to have this issue happen again with other names/computers. Fresh backups are time-consuming, among other considerations.
The questions arise: how comes that deja-dup/duplicity is making up this name? how to fix this?
Added. By clicking on Continue you do perform an incremental backup. Still the halt message is an unnecessary stop in the procedure to avoid if possible.