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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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How to add files to inclusion and exclusion lists in deja-dup via command line?

I am using Ubuntu 18.04, and I am looking for a way to add files programmatically to deja-dup's inclusion and exclusion lists. I don't mind if this has to be done indirectly, i.e. if it's not ...
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Running DejaDup/Installing ubuntu-desktop Issues

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 on Windows 10. Running uname -r returns: 5.4.72-microsoft-standard-WSL2. I am trying to run deja-dup, but am having no luck. When I try kicking it off from a Ubuntu ...
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1TB External USB Hard Drive format problems on Ubuntu 20.04

I've recently tried a number 1 or 2TB external hard drives on USB as backup and hoping to use for deja-dup. The one I had previously was fine but it's full and I don't want to loose it. I've tried ...
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Deja-Dup backing up non-existent folder/file

On various distros and re-installations during scanning/backing up deja dup halts at /opt/firefox/updater.ini, and now I know why: the folder does not exist. The only folder in /opt is /brother (my ...
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How to restore settings for Ubuntu backup

After my biennial system rebuild to 22.04 LTS I am resetting config on all my apps. I know the password for my Backup app. So I can restore my old data backups with no problem. But I want to restore ...
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Backup: Could not restore the following files. Please make sure you are able to write to them

Every time I do my weekly backup, I get the following error: " Could not restore the following files. Please make sure you are able to write to them." and shows then these files: /etc/...
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Ubuntu 22.04 Deja Dup restore tab shows "Failed with unknown error" but I can access my backup GDrive folder

Deja Dup restore tab failed to show anything except the message "Failed with an unknown error" since I upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04. I can access the backup folder on Google Drive from the ...
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How effective is Deja Dup backups?

I previously used windows and had Acronis TrueImage that took System Image backups periodically. I cannot find any decent System Image backup tool but Deja Dup backup seems to be promising. CloneZilla ...
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Backup on Ubuntu with avoiding folder with particular names

I would like to do a backup periodically of my /home ""partition"" in cloud (Gdrive). The current back-up tool or program is used by Ubuntu to backup is Deja Dup and It doesn't ...
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How to restore .config from backup?

I'm reinstalling Ubuntu after numerous problems. I backed up using Deja Dup. Restoring files went fine except for a backup called .config which says: Could not restore following files. Please make ...
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Ubuntu default backup not working: duplicity-full.20220307T133808Z.vol3.difftar.gz

My first time doing a backup with the default backup app for Ubuntu 20.04 -it is not described anywhere, and there is no tutorial or description either - but it seems is the Deja-Dup app. I have a SSD ...
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How to list files and folders backed up by Deja Dup?

I'm using Deja Dup to back up my data to Google Drive. Would like to know how to list all files & folders that are currently backed up. I don't think it's possible through the GUI, so I'm ...
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Ubuntu Backups - Deja-Dup - Storage Location Not Available - Samba - Ubuntu 20.04.3

I've setup a Samba share server that 50+ people use for Backups, some on macOS but mostly on Ubuntu using the native Backups application and it worked perfectly for +6 months. But now the Ubuntu ...
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20.04 MATE desktop missing Deja-Dup indicator

I recently updated several home systems from 18.04 LTS Ubuntu with LXDE desktop to 20.04 LTS Ubuntu with MATE desktop. In the prior config when doing a Deja-Dup backup, an indicator appeared in the ...
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Restore from Deja Dup backup on Samba share (a Synology NAS)

I use Deja Dup to back up my Ubuntu system to a Synology NAS mounted as a Samba drive. Today I did a fresh installation of Kubuntu, and now I want to restore my files from backup. I can mount the ...
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Deja dup with LUKS

I have my home partition backed up on an external hard drive via Deja Dup. This is my only partition except my boot partition. I’d like to enable LUKS on it, so would it work to just do it (which ...
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Deja-dup does not restore files with spaces in the filename

A file written in LibreOffice was given a name which included spaces. It is no longer accessible for use but has been backed up using Deja-Dup each of the many weeks it has been in use. Attempts to ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: Backup error message: .../deja-dup/6954dcf2c450714bb132c356fde64f6e is no directory or doesn't exist

After new installation of Ubuntu 20.04, while trying to setup data backup, the error message /deja-dup/6954dcf2c450714bb132c356fde64f6e is no directory or doesn't exist is shown. I excluded the .cache ...
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How come deja-dup doesn't ask me for a password to restore?

I backed up with deja-dup for the first time, and to restore it doesn't seem to need the password provided. This worries me, because I unselected the option to remember the password. I also want to ...
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Deja-dup broken package is blocking any apt operation [duplicate]

After reinstalling gnome, deja-dup seemed to be installed not correctly. So when i use any operation of apt i get the following error: E: The package deja-dup needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find ...
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Can't restore my backup using deja dup

It restores some things, but then it says that it cannot restore the following files and asks me to make sure I can write to them How do I do that? how do I make sure I am able to write to them?
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Deja Dup restore fails with unknown error, creates a folder instead of a file

reviewing a bit about it, I found this unsolved question in another forum that perfectly describes my downside: I'm a relative noob. I am running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Backed up a folder on my Data drive ...
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Restore one file or folder to a different computer with Deja Dup

I have a full backup on external HD using Deja Dup on a Ubuntu 20.04 desktop box. I just crashed and would like to restore certain files and folders to my tiny laptop. E.g. /home/joe/Documents/...
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Ubuntu 18.04, deja-dup, Backend

I have Ubuntu 18.04, and use deja-dup for making a backup of my folders into an external disk. I have the error: BackendException: Could not initialize backend: No module named gi.repository and no ...
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Deja Dup UnicodeDecodeError when attempting a restore from a live session onto a clean install

I'm trying to restore my system to before a borked upgrade. There is a fresh install of 18.04 Desktop on the drive now, and I'm trying to restore my settings and such using Deja Dup from a live ...
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Unity desktop configuration not recognized after restoring /home/user directory from backup

Starting point I have a new HDD in my desktop where I successfully installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with the same partition table as the old HDD, also with Ubuntu 20.04. In both situations I use the Unity ...
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Deja Dup asking for password multiple times Ubuntu 20.04

I'm hoping this is an easy answer: I'm running Deja Dup (or just 'Backup' in Ubuntu) to try to back my laptop onto an external drive. It asks me to set a password when I start. I do, and then it ...
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deja-dup: How to restore a LUbuntu 18.04.5 backup to Ubuntu 20.04.2, including with app settings and app local folders?

BACKGROUND I have an old PC running LUbuntu 18.04.5, and a newer PC on which I plan to run LUbuntu 20.04.2 or Ubuntu 20.04.2 (which I will first download to a DVD). Indications from the GUI of Deja-...
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External HDD became not visible in the file manager, after formatting

I'm running LUbuntu 18.04.5. The filemanager is PCManFM. Via the GUI of the Gnome 'Disks' accessory, I formatted a (till then) good, working external HDD, a 2TB WD 'My Passport', with the intention of ...
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Restoring a duplicity backup with Dejà Dup from a different computer

I'm making some scheduled encrypted backups from an Ubuntu Server to a remote computer, using duplicity. What I'd like to do is to access that remote computer from a third machine, Ubuntu Desktop in ...
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Running Ubuntu 21.04. Easiest way to get Deja Dup to automatically create and save a backup job log file after every backup job?

I'm using the Deja Dup GUI. I'm mostly a Linux newbie beginner so if the answer involves lots of complicated command lines without context, I may not be able to follow (unless you make it fully step ...
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Error when restoring backup folder from Duplicity

I performed a clean install of Ubuntu 20.04 and there are certain directories I want to restore from my Deja Dup backup (only one complete backup performed). I chose to use duplicity, as I want to ...
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Cannot connect to USB removeable HD using Deja Dup for backup on a 20.04 install

When I click "make a backup now" button, I get the following error message: "waiting for USB to become connected" It is already connected. Should I uninstall deja dup and reinstall ...
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Déjà Dup Backups skips Steam directory

I enabled periodic backups in Ubuntu 20.04 using Ubuntu's built-in Backups tool (Déjà Dup). I back-up my entire home directory and don't ignore any folders. Back-ups are executed every week. Today I ...
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Ubuntu backup restore stuck at very large file

I had to do a fresh install of Ubuntu on my computer and I'm now trying to restore my deja dup backups from my local NAS (via WiFi). This worked well until it hit a very large binary file (~ 100 GB) ...
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18.04: Duplicity stopped working

after reading related threads I realized, how brittle duplicity is for backups. Anyway, for some strange reasons deja-dup stopped working: first I got an error similar to this (probably made some ...
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Deja-Dup: The existing backup is of a computer named

So this is a bit tricky for me to explain and am sure I can use a better title but here is my shot at explaining this. So a few days back I was playing with a VM in GNOME-Boxes and eventually it ...
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Deja Dup risk of data loss

I'm currently using Deja Dup ("Ubuntu Backups") to create backups of my data. However when reading around I see a lot of issues of people being unable to restore their backups in case the ...
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Can I restore files backed up by Deja Dup on a Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04?

I currently have Ubuntu 16.04 installed. I intend to erase disk and perform a clean install of Ubuntu 20.04 from a bootable USB flash drive. If I were to backup my files using Deja Dup in 16.04, would ...
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Does deja dup restore all my Ubuntu from only Google Drive after a complete wipe?

I set up my Backup software (deja dup) on Ubuntu 20.04 after a clean customizing. And my storage is Google Drive. So I have checked and there is the folder now on Google Drive. Someday for some reason ...
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DejaDup "Restore Failed, no backups to restore"

after recently having issues with my Ubuntu installation, I live booted Ubuntu, mounted the problematic partition, and made a complete backup of it using Deja Dup. However, upon wiping that partition ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 default backup program not backing up .dbus file [duplicate]

Deja-dup dose not backup .dbus Ubuntu 20.04. If I use timeshift -/home/username and Deja-dup can I restore with fresh install off Ubuntu 20.04, restore with timeshift with snapshot on USB stick, and ...
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Backup before shutdown?

Deja Dup runs in the morning & hogs my CPU. Is there a way to add a new button to the Ubuntu "power off" menu that will "backup then shut down" in addition to the 'shut down' ...
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Backup failure using Deja Dup with google drive - Invalid Credentials

My Ubuntu version is 18.04. The error is as follows which only appears in the middle of uploading backup files: Giving up after 5 attempts. Error: gdata-service-error-quark: Authentication required: { ...
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Migrate ubuntu install to another drive on the same computer

I want to migrate all my current data, that includes files, desktop, home folder, programs and even open tabs in browser and history to another volume at the same computer without having boot/grub ...
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Does Déjà Dup remove deleted files when it makes an incremental backup?

Say a file is deleted after a full backup but before the next incremental backup. When incrementing the backup, will Déjà Dup remove the deleted file from the backup? Is there any way to recover the ...
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[Déjà Dup]: Backup Failed

I'm trying to use Déjà Dup Backup Tool going with the Ubuntu 20.04LTS to backup my computer. But when I click "Backup Now" or let the software work as scheduled, an error notification ...
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Improve full backup speed with Déjà Dup / Duplicity

Is there an ease fix two to improve the backup speed using the default Déjà Dup Backup solution of the Ubuntu Gnome Desktop? Actually I'm quite happy with my weekly duplicity backups, but I set it up ...
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What do I backup prior to upgrading 16.04 to 18.04? [duplicate]

I have deja-dup, and it is currently set by default to backup only my HOME directory. I'm about to upgrade my OS from 16.04 to 18.04 and am advised to 'take a backup'. I'm dubious that just backing up ...
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Builtin backup tool in LTS

I have been using the builtin backup tool for several months creating a automatic file every week. Today I had a chance to use it to restore my files, stored in a USB stick just for backup that I can ...
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