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Déjà Dup is a front end for Duplicity, and is Ubuntu's default backup utility since 11.10.

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Deja Dup authorization request failing to allow restoring backup

Running Ubuntu 20.04. I am a linux noob and I can't figure out what is preventing the program from restoring my backup. This was just a test to make sure it worked. If I back up to my hard disk and ...
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Any way to disable deja-dup periodic “restore check” when password encryption enabled?

If you enable backup password protection using deja-dup backup tool then periodically when you run a backup it prompts you for the password and does some sort of restore check. Does anyone know if it'...
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How to convert Deja Dup configuration to Duplicity configuration

How can I convert my existing Deja Dup configuration to Duplicity? I am running Ubuntu MATE 16.04 with Deja Dup 34.2 and Duplicity 0.7.06. I have configured Deja Dup to perform that backups using ...
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Deja Dup always creates First backup

I'm running MATE Ubuntu 16.04 on an ASUS x-550LA trying to back up to an external HDD via USB. Every time I run Deja Dup it Reports "Creating first copy". This is what I find if I open the external ...
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Create persistent usb with Déjà Dup

I broke my ubuntu install on a usb, but luckily, I backed up my ubuntu install to google drive. Since my server is a headless server, I would like to figure out how to restore my ubuntu install ...
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Deja Dup restore fails with unknown error, creates a folder instead of a file

I'm a relative noob. I am running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Backed up a folder on my Data drive which is formatted as NTFS and that I use both from Windows10 and Ubuntu using Deja Dup and without encrypting ...
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Deja-dup has an error backing up after updating to Ubuntu 20.04

I updated to 20.04 a couple days ago and now deja-dup won't backup. I'm backing up to a network server and the error is BackendException: Could not initialize backend: /snap/core18/current/lib/...
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Deja Dup Device Name Issue

My Linux desktop is 4 years old. I originally named it "foo", but 2ish years ago renamed it "bar". I turned on backups for the first time today using Deja Dup, and it used the old computer/hostname ...
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Why does deja-dup put/leave backup files on my system?

I edited the post to include outputs of ls -al for relevant directories on my b/u HD and ~/.cache/deja-dup. From those outputs, I observe that the files have the same names, sizes, and times. Owners ...
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Problem trying to build Deja Dup

this is both my first question here and my first try to build a custom app for Ubuntu, so I hope I'm not messing it up :) I want to modify Deja Dup app to make AWS S3 work with IBM COS S3. It should ...
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Unable to restore a Deja-dup backup

My laptop has just been repaired and I have a fresh, clean install of Ubuntu 18.04. I would like to restore the data in my home directory, using the backups I made on an external hard drive, using the ...
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Déjà Dup Backup failed to execute child process “duplicity” (No such file or directory) Ubuntu Mate 18.04.4 LTS

Since today I get the Déjà Dup error mentioned in the title. I'm aware that there are a lot of questions about this error. Sadly, the answers given there won't work for me because: sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS backup pops up with destination path access rights failure regularly

Since I had to downgrade from 19.10 to 18.04.4 LTS (a.k.a. re-install) due to security/maintenance policies, the ubuntu backup solution (duplicity/deja-dup, as it at least used to be called) behaves ...
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Deja Dup Permission Denied after creating initial directory

I am running deja-dup v40.6 (installed with snap) on Ubuntu 18.04, using Google as the storage backend. When I run a backup, a directory gets successfully created in my Google Drive with the correct ...
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Change Backups (Déjà Dup) encryption password

Issue: Déjà Dup doesn't work recognize my password. I think I just have forgotten it but I don't know how to change the password. What I would like to do: I would like to change the encryption ...
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Backups to google drive failing with RedirectMissingLocation error

Trying to set up an initial backup in Ubuntu 18.04 on google drive with a deja-dup installed as follows due to a known authentication error: snap install deja-dup --classic --beta The backup fails ...
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Deja Dup keeps backing up files I don't want it to back up

Ubuntu newbie here (using 16.04 LTS). Recently I slimmed down the list of folders for deja dup to backup since I noticed that my backup folder weight like 35 GB. Still, it looks like deja dup is ...
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Is it possible to restore a deja-dup backup using different software?

A few days ago I installed Ubuntu on my PC. Later I tried to do some other stuff with the Hard Disk, and I noticed that there were issues with booting up my other OS. I backed up using Deja-Dup, and ...
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Duplicity & Google Drive error

In order to back up my data, from my Ubuntu 18.04.3 system, I use Duplicity (0.7.17-0ubuntu1.1) and have the back-up stored in Google Drive. After running, duplicity gives this report: Giving up ...
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‘Deja Dup’ backup tool error

by using ‘Deja Dup’ backup tool software: I get this backup error : Traceback (innermost last): File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 1555, in <module> with_tempdir(main) File "/usr/bin/...
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Backup Failed - Deja Dup

Last few days I've been trying to make a new backup on Deja Dup but I get the error: Backup Failed Failed with an unknown error. Traceback (innermost last): File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 1555, ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 - Backup doesn't work after upgrade

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 19.10 from 19.04 and the backup has stopped working. It now shows, Backup Failed, Could not log into Google servers. OK There was no such problem before the upgrade. I ...
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Restore backup by deja-dup

I'm trying to restore a previously backed-up data by deja-dup but it keeps asking me for encryption password repeatedly. I thought maybe the password is incorrect and tried every other password I know ...
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Deja-dup losing its mind every few days on 19.10

I was using deja-dup on 16.04 with no problems. I recently upgraded to 19.10, and now I'm having problems with it losing its mind every few days. I set it up initially and it worked fine for a week ...
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Does Root Infer Home? Deja Dup (Duplicity)

I want to back up my whole disk with Deja Dup. The home partition & root are a singular partition. Does root infer home recursively?
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Backup stops because of claim 'Computer name changed', which is it not true

Using Ubuntu 16.04, deja-dup 34.2, and duplicity 0.7.06. To start a weekly backup I connected the usual external drive with the usual computer, gave the password and received the halt message: The ...
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Deja Dup restore lost last modified dates of files

After a new system install, I used Deja Dup to restore my files from a previous backup. I recovered my files, however I lost in the process all the dates of the files and folders. All of them have ...
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Deja Dup: Change Day of Weekly Backup

Is it possible to change the day that weekly backups occur with Deja Dup (Ubuntu "Backups")? It is currently set to backup every Thursday, which doesn't always work with my schedule.
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Duplicity not supported in 19.10?

While upgrading to 19.10 with the software updater it said 7 packages amongst them duplicity would be removed, the reason being that canonical does not support these packages any more. I have backed ...
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backups & deja dup not working

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 and used apt Backups to put it on my external-drive. This was another incremental backup. Reinstalled from the same Ubuntu 16.04 64bit ISO dvd. I launched backups, and got ...
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How to restore mupltiple duplicity backups to their original destination?

I had a 'little' problem upgrading from ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04. It was in bootloop after restarting. I did a backup two weeks earlier so I wasn't worried. I reinstalled ubuntu 19.10 without keeping the ...
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“Backups” (deja-dup): after installing duplicity 0.8 from source, “Backups” can't find it

When using "Backups" (a.k.a. deja-dup) - it doesn't find duplicity, although it's installed: I have been trying to backup using "Backups" (a.k.a. deja-dup), and it turns out that the current ...
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Built-in back up system on Ubuntu

I now use an external 2 TB HDD to store backups in case of a system crash. If Ubuntu fails to boot for any reason, how do I use the external HDD to recover the system to its full glory with all the ...
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How to have the “Restore Missing Files” function from Nautilus without installing Nautilus?

I find the "Restore Missing Files" function in Nautilus very useful. In fact, it's literally the only reason I have Nautilus installed! (I typically use Lubuntu or at least LXDE) Today I was ...
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Deja dup doesn't recover files that I unlocked

So, first time I used Deja dup it showed as an error that it couldn't backup some user protected files. I unlocked them and ran Deja dup again, this time with no errors. The thing is, when I restored ...
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What to use to backup server admin files to Google Drive?

I'd like to schedule periodic backups of admin files in an Ubuntu server to Google Drive but in a way that the server only uploads the files that have changed without keeping a local backup. From ...
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Deja Dup Restore Failed: Trying to restore specific files with Duplicity

I backed up my laptop using Deja-Dup. The backup behaved the same as every previous effort, creating files like this: duplicity-full.20190713T002854Z.vol1.difftar.gz duplicity-full.20190713T002854Z....
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Layers of confusion about Deja-Dup encrypted backups

I've been happily rolling along with my Deja-Dup backups to remote Google Drive for a month or so. At some point, I may or may not have entered a passphrase. I may or may not have had a GPG key at the ...
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Deja-Dup Verify Gone with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

For some years I have used Deja-Dup, presented in settings as Backups, to backup my Ubuntu LTS system. Last week, I upgraded from 16.04 LtS to 18.04 LTS. In 16.04, when the backup completed I would ...
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Deja-Dup, Duplicity: 31 GPGError, decryption failed: Bad session key

I'm using Deja-Dup for years to backup my desktop system to a local NAS. A while ago it stopped working. I tried using a new, clean destination folder on the NAS as well as numerous hints from the web,...
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Is it possible to restrict Deja Dup backup by network?

I want to restrict Deja Dup backup of my laptop to only my home network. It's not a big deal as it just fails if I'm working somewhere else but I wonder if it still possible to do?
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How to get a date range for Deja-Dup / Duplicity backup?

I'm using TimeShift as recommended for system backup. It's worked so well I've been donating to the project. I'm using Deja-Dup and Duplicity for backing up all user files (the /home directory) to ...
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deja-dup/duplicity: Backup Failed InvalidBackendURL

I have launched a backup on Ubuntu 18.04 via the Déjà Dup Backup Tool and it fails with the following error: Backup Failed InvalidBackendURL: missing // - relative paths not supported for scheme ...
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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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Copy a duplicity backup to another destination

I have a Duplicity backing up to an S3 bucket. It has n backups, acquired over a few years. I've recently bought an external drive to have a more local version immediately available. Is there a ...
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How do you change the backup location on Deja-Dup?

I want to switch the Deja Dup backup location to a different drive but can't see an option to do this. How can it be done? Is there a way to manage the utility other than the UI, which seems to be ...
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Duplicity Restore Failed

I was having some issues with my laptop connecting to wifi, so I decided just to reinstall the OS. I made a backup with Duplicity and moved it to my phone, made a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04, then ...
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What to do when deja-dup restore failed?

I have a full backup done by deja-dup in a external HD of about 300Gb. I'm trying to restore it into another 1tb external HD, but when 58Gb was extracted an error have occurred :( Traceback (...
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How to restore a deja-dup backup using a ubuntu booted from usb live?

I had my hd broken and now I'm using a live ubuntu booted from a usb. I need to restore my backup into a external hard-drive. I was able to start deja-dup and select my backup hd, but it gives a ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS backup failed

Hi I am a new user so be gentle! I have been getting on really well with Ubuntu since escaping from MS, but have encountered a problem with a scheduled backup, using Déjà Dup Backup Tool and a failed ...

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