My backup fails and shows this message:

Permission denied when trying to create

How do I remedy this?

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    What are you using to backup? – Lucio Sep 7 '14 at 17:19
  • @Lucio Given the error message, presumably Duplicity is being used. – Eliah Kagan Sep 7 '14 at 23:25
  • Edit your question to show us the output of ls -ld /var/backups. – guntbert Sep 9 '14 at 20:02

Try change your backup location to your user folder /home/[username]/backup. Your existing user account might not have permission accessing the /var/backups. Otherwise, you can use chown and chmod command to make /var/backups folder accessible by your account.

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