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This has happened a few times but I've left it and just manually backed up data files. This is a basic backup to an external hard drive. When Deja dup does the final step of validating the backup, it has returned this error several times in a row:

Could not restore ‘/home/briligg/.cache/deja-dup/metadata’: File not found in backup

What do I do about this?

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Check to ensure that the user the backup service runs as has read permission to the file or read and execute permission to the directory where the file is located.

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Here's what worked for me (Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS) -

1) I deleted the folder ~/.cache/deja-dup

2) I made a new, empty folder named deja-dup

The next two backup runs did not generate an error message.

       Don

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