I have turned on "automatic backups" using Déjà Dup:

Automatic backups control screenshot

How often will Déjà Dup make a backup now? Is it once a day? The help documentation doesn't say.


Silly, me, I missed this option under the "Schedule" tab:

How often to backup setting screenshot

You can set it to either daily or weekly.

If those two options are not what you want, you can set it to a specific number of days by modifying a Dconf setting. For example, to modify it to two weeks, run:

gsettings set org.gnome.DejaDup periodic-period 14

You can also edit this setting with dconf-editor, the setting is found in the tree path /org/gnome/deja-dup.

  • Yeah and now try to find out on what HOUR of the day it does that and you can answer another q on au :+ – Rinzwind Jan 21 '13 at 13:32
  • @Rinzwind: which one? – Flimm Jan 21 '13 at 13:49
  • It will choose its own hour and time. You can't control its scheduling finer than the day. – Michael Terry Jan 30 '13 at 15:32

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