enter image description herethe restore of the entire backup from the 'Settings' app, works fine, but when it get to 'verifying backup...' using button 'back up now' i get the error message :

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


  • Please add screen shots, and steps for replication will help. – George Udosen Dec 22 '16 at 7:32

You can refer to : https://bugs.launchpad.net/deja-dup/+bug/1217959 (It's a big mess)

This bug is known for about 3 years now!

We know this problem happen when you symlink "~/.cache/deja-dup", but maybe there is other cases.

If you are in this case, you can try to delete your symlink, and replace it by : sudo mount --rbind /run/media/daboross/external/deja-dup-cache ~/.cache/deja-dup.

Or maybe create an empty ~/.cache/deja-dup/metadata file.

If none of these solutions works, I don't know, nobody knows :)

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