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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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Backups deja-dup application issue

Ubuntu 22.04 Backups (deja-dup) "waiting for 240 GB drive to connect" What if I no longer have the USB drive. It won't allow me to backup this machine. I tried uninstalling / reinstalling ...
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How to install Déjà Dup Backups on Ubuntu 24.04 without snap?

Just installed Ubuntu 24.04 LTS. I can't find it in the Software App repository. However there is a Gnome App. I don't like Snap or Flathub. Any idea? Thanks
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DejaDup can't restore after fresh install, searches forever

Last week I backed up everything using Backups (DejaDup), then I swapped the old SSD for a new one and did a fresh installation of Ubuntu 24.04. I've installed DejaDup and Duplicity. I just get a ...
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Restore a single file with deja-dup in Ubuntu 20.04

I tried to restore a single file in Nautilus that I have accidentally overwritten. However, the context-menu entry to restore a (missing) file is no longer there. After some research I found, that the ...
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Deja Dup restore backup fail with unkonow error

I back up all my files from my last Ubuntu 22.04 OS to my external SSD. I installed the new Ubuntu 22.04 and when I try to restore my files with Deja Dup it fails with an unknown error. In terminal, I ...
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Backup (Deja-dup / Duplicity) on 22.04 failed leaving Root volume at 100%

I've used the Backup utility (via Gnome) to backup drives. It has repeatedly failed through lack of space. I've given it more and more Swap space, but it has finally failed leaving working directories ...
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Problem when trying to connect to wireless Wifi and Ethernet Ubuntu-23.10.1

Image of wireless networks Image of what happens when I click on any wireless network I have a problem with the internet connection in Ubuntu (DualBoot), as you can see in the images, when I click on ...
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Backups failing

I am using Gnome Deja-dup to backup files on my machine and getting daily messages stating that "backup failed" and nothing more. Is there a log file somewhere to look for more information ...
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Syntax to use deja-dup over network with ssh

Currently I use deja-dup to backup to a external ssd. The SSD is mounted under UbuntuBackup with folder mini. I am about to put this computer into semi-retirement. Then I would like to back up my new ...
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Deja-dup asks for administrator authentication

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, installed and managed by my workplace. I have set up backup on my home folder only, each day. Regardless, an authentication dialogue is opened each time: "...
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Deja Dup backup no longer working

I have been backing up my ~/home directory onto a 128GB SD card using Deja Dup for years now. I have directories on the card for each release of Ubuntu and when the card is full I delete a directory. ...
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Can I install the latest stable (deja dup v44) on 20.04?

I needed to replace my laptop hdd. Before it was replaced, I was able to backup important stuff to my unraid server via Backup gui. The laptop had been running 20.04 lts. When the new drive came in, I ...
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BackUp failed "No such file or directory"

Using Déjà Dup Backups 42.9 A few months ago I changed the location of Duplicity backups to my local NAS ( smb://wdmycloud/xxxxx/ ) and it's been working fine until last week. But now I get - BackUp ...
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Python error when running incremental duplicity backup to Backblaze B2

Running Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS on a VPS (Contabo), with Duplicity 0.8.21 and Python 3.10.12, and I am backing up to Backblaze B2. Full backups run fine, but I get Python errors when running an incremental ...
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fresh install 22.04 lts deja dup restore "no backup files found"

i have a confirmed backup of my old laptop image. deja dup does recognise the backup hard-drive and folder on fresh install of 22.04 LTS on new laptop.. but the deja dup on new install says 'no ...
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Deja Dup overwritten files

I have restored by deja dup an old version of our database so it has overwritten the current updated file. is there anyway I can get the overwritten file back?
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Backups fail to NFS share using Deja Dup

I've been trying to set up backups using the Ubuntu Backups app (Deja Dup). The destination is an Asustor NAS running the NFS sharing service. I can mount the share just fine using the command line (...
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Backup failed Another duplcity instance is already running with this archive directory in 22.04

I am using Ubunbut 22.04 with automatic backups scheduled through Déjà Dup. The PC is backed up to an external USB hard drive and I only plug in that hard drive when I see the Duplicity backup ...
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Workaround to change weekday of backup? (Deja Dup)

Question: Is it possible to manipulate the weekday and/or time that weekly backups occur with Deja Dup (Ubuntu's native backup system)? Premise: I know that there is no official setting in the app, ...
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Restore Deja Dup from root?

My Ubuntu 20.04 system is stuck in a login loop for one of the users, so I have narrowed it down to be a problem in one of my hidden files in my /home/username/ directory. Luckily, I have a backup ...
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how to determine deja dup error source

I'm trying to restore a backup on Ubuntu 22.04 5.19.0-38-generic. Did a backup of the home folder onto a HDD which is now supposed to be restored to the home folder after a reinstall. INFO 1 . ...
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Wired Ethernet Unmanaged while using a bridged network adaptor

My server (22.04) uses netplan to manage the ethernet connection and create a bridged network device for a VM. This works fine, the server and VM both get internet access but GNOME says that the wired ...
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Will ecryptfs-protected home partition backup be unreadeable after restoring it to a new ubuntu install?

I have a little problem here. I've just finished to set up my automatic backup system using Duplicity and Déja Dup. I backup my files to my server using SSH. After some testing, i've checked that I ...
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Deja-Dup "Grant access" Failing on Ubuntu 22.04

I've been trying to run deja-dup backup since I realised it's been a while (811 days) since it last backed up. I've been trying to run it and it keeps getting stuck at the "grant access" ...
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How to restore a too large backup

I made a backup of my system using Déjà Dup, and have it stored on an external hard drive. Today the day finally came when I needed it. When I tried to restore all, Déjà Dup timed out. So I tried ...
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deja dup wont upgrade due to error messages

Have upgrades outstanding for deja dup as snap but getting error message 'unable to update, cannot refresh..snap deja dup has running apps (monitor), pids: 4078. I am running ubuntu 20.04. Regular ...
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After upgrade 18.04 to 20.04, Deja Dup fails to backup; something about my LAN networking is broken

Deja Dup (DD) has worked w/o problem for 2+ years under Ubuntu Mate 18.04 - then I upgraded to 20.04 and DD no longer succeeds. DD halts when "back up now", with window "Storage ...
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Odd Error With deja-dup Backup Application

Ubuntu Version: 22.04.1 LTS Deja-Dup version 42.9 I use Timeshift to back up my Ubuntu system. This excludes folders: /root, /home/myadminname and /home/myusername from the system backup. The ...
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How to run déjà-dup backup tool as root in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS?

A common annoying daily problem with déjà pup: I try to backup many files which I (my user) have no reading access. I get this daily because I want to backup the whole /home directory: Previous ...
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Backup files in Ubuntu, no /var directory

I accidentally deleted my /var file and thus want to uninstall and install ubuntu again. I tried to install timeshift, Deja-dup and duplicity through apt in order to back up my files before I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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