New to Ubuntu, new to Déjà Dup too. I have been trying to setup Déjà Dup to backup the typical sub-folders of Home/ (ie my personal and my wife's personal folders) while keeping out the backups of everything else that would be unnecessary. I keep getting this error message:

Permission denied when trying to create

This happens despite that I added the folder /media on the ignore list.

Ignore list folder:

  • Trash
  • Downloads
  • .gvfs
  • smb://
  • smb://rt-n16/media/
  • /media

Does this mean that sub-folders of ignored folders are not ignored?

Thank you

  • Did u make sure that USB/Flash/external drive you're trying to write on is working properly? – danijelc Dec 9 '13 at 22:34

That error is because Deja Dup is trying to write to the external backup disk, but can't. Can you manually create a file on the backup disk in the file manager?

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  • I can only as root. This seems to be the issue here isn't it? – frepie Dec 11 '13 at 16:23
  • Sorry about this newbie error. I am definitely a newbie... – frepie Dec 11 '13 at 16:32

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