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Vastly different size of directories in deja-dup and back in time?

I have used deja-dup for years. Today I've installed Back in Time. Both deja and BIT have backed up my /home today. (only object backed up is /home) Nautilus shows the deja-dup files at 29gig. The ...
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BackInTime restore problems: Screen-lock password rejected in mid restore

I’m doing a restore of my Ubuntu 16.xx partition. Meanwhile, the screen has locked up, wanting me to authenticate. So I enter my password and it says my password is invalid. Is this a temporary ...
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BackInTime can't write to external hard-drive anymore

I'm on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS using backintime for regular daily back-ups on to an external HD. Recently, it has been acting strange and hasn't backed up correctly. Upon trying to change settings, it is ...
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BackInTime Can't Remove Snapshot?

I had my external drive power down during a snapshot due to a power failure and now the new_snapshot folder can't be removed. At first, I thought that I could just give the program sudo permission, ...
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Back-in-time disk usage

I am using Back-in-time with encryption on a remote server (ext4 FS). I am aware that for an unencrypted backup, BiT uses hard links. Thus in nautilus, the folder size appears to be huge. The actual ...
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Back In Time Configuration Missing?

I've been backing up my system using Back in Time, and I recently had to reinstall my OS due to errors occurring on the OS. I can't seem to find the Back In Time Config file on my external HDD. The ...
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Back in Time won't start

After I accidentally made a computer shutdown during an not finished backup Back in Time wont start again, I also installed and deinstalled some programs using python. Here is the error message I get: ...
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Error: You can't include a backup sub-folder

BackInTime does not allow me to take snapshots of /home/user/directory and save it in /home/user/backintime/host/user/1. It complains "You can't include a backup sub-folder". I do not see the ...
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execute a command on virtualbox exit

I would like to execute a command on virtualbox exit. For example a backup script that saves the data on a shared drive (directory).
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Backintime backup utility on Kubuntu 16.04

I have an encrypted home directory; the directory i want to backup is on a windows partition and the target is an ext3 partition. The backup should be encrypted and the password saved in kwallet. I ...
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How to move entire Back In Time backup set to new hard drive?

I have backintime storing backups to a hard drive. I'm replacing that hard drive and wish to copy everything from the old drive to the new one. How can I do that, preferably with rsync? I have 600GB ...
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How to restore data from backintime

I crashed my ubuntu installation and reinstalled windows. However I had backintime installed and it took some snapshots which I still have on my HD. I tried to install it on a ubuntu in a virtualbox, ...
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Kubuntu not logging in after restoring an rscyn-based backup

My setup is as follows: In an extended partition, there is a 1GB ext2 boot partition, and a LUKS crypto container. Within the container there is an LVM physical volume, with one volume group, within ...
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Back in Time says “working…” but nothing happens [closed]

When I try to create a backup of my mint17 machine, Back in Time says "working..." but it then it stuck. After more than 24h the status hasn't changed and no backup is made / available. Does anybody ...
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Backintime won't start (no module named dbus)

I've got the following error on Ubunu 14.04 : user@ubuntu:~$ sudo backintime Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/backintime/common/backintime.py", line 26, in import config ...
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Backup problem with folder rename (use back in time)

We use Ubuntu Server (14.04) as file server. As backup solution we use "Back in Time". I have a general question about making backups, since we are having problems with the folder names from time to ...
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Back In Time lost my backup profiles (ie configuration) — in GUI only

This seems a bit odd to me. In very short, as noted in the question BackInTime seems to have lost my backup profiles -- or perhaps more accurately, is not able to pull information about the profiles ...
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Cannot login to ssh using back in time gnome

I'm trying to setup a scheduled backup with back in time. After entering my ssh data (host, port, username, path) and hit OK I get: Password-less authentication for user@xxx.xxx.xxx failed. Look at '...
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Back in time shows 'saving permission' in the bottom corner of the GUI all the time…is it bad?

Back in time displays 'saving permission...' in the bottom left corner of the GUI all the time, even when it is not being actively used. Does it always do that with other users? Is it a harmless ...
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Transfer “BackinTime” saves from old PC to new one

I'm changing my pc for a newer one. For two years, I have been keeping weekly "saves" using BackinTime. These saves are very helpful: they help to quickly go over the whole history of a project. Now, ...
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How to run backintime as a user

To allow users to run backintime. I am usually running backintime-kde on ubuntu in the following way: sudo su ssh-agent bash backintime-kde4 --config /root/.config/backintime/config --profile-id 1 ...
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Backintime cannot find my snapshots

My Hard Drive failed and I had to do a fresh install of Ubuntu (13.10). Fortunately (maybe) I had backed up most of the folders from /etc and /home using Backintime (root). I installed BIT on the new ...
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Restore with back in time after fresh install of ubuntu

I back up my home, which includes a list of installed softwares and PPA, on an external hard drive using back in time. I plan to do a fresh install of ubuntu. Will I then be able to install back in ...
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Can't reset BackInTime snapshot path

I've been using BackInTime with Ubuntu 12.04. The disk I was saving to is no longer available. BackInTime insists that I bring it back. (It says "Can't find snapshots folder. If it is on a ...
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Cron jobs show up in GNOME Scheduler but don't execute

I have configured Back In Time and MySQL Administrator to make a backup every day at 15:00. In order to be sure I have installed Gnome Scheduler to see whether these two applications are registered ...