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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 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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What are deja-dups effective duplicity commands, which passwords are used?

The 'Backup' gui (Deja-dup) is nice, but I just ran into a problem where a restore wasn't found in the correct place, so I'm thinking having a command line version would be better. So, when we run ...
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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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How to unzip .difftar files

I am trying to unzip a few .difftar files... Does anyone know how to do so? I have already tried to google it but nothing worked. Can anyone help?
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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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Deja-Dup Funcationality in Ubuntu vs Fedora 33

So, I was trying to move to Fedora 33, and I was almost there and had to go back to Ubuntu. But before I bailed on the whole Fedora trial I was restoring files from my Ubuntu's Deja-dup backup. The ...
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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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Scheduled Deja Dup Backup is not working throughing error Duplicity file .. missing

I observed since last one month that my weekly DD backup is not working. Its giving error that Duplicity file ... not found. I am using Ubuntu 20.x please suggest.
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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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How do I make 2 types of backup to Google Drive?

I have a single PC used for Personal and Business purposes and a subscription to Google Drive. 1.I want to make daily backups of the Home & Download files (i.e. all files) in case of disaster and ...
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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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Multi-user USB backup drive

I realize parts of this question are answered already, but this is a 4 part question. I am asking it entirely here because I suspect each part affects the others. Here is my total scenario: I have an ...
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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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Why does deja dup not delete old back up to get more space?

Deja dup does not delete old backups as stated on the scheduling tab: "Old backups will be deleted earlier if the storage location is low on space"? It does not inform that the back up is ...
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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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Deja-dub: files not backed up

After my first scheduled backup with Deja-dub after upgrading from 10.04 to 20.10 I get the warning that the following files couldn't be backed up: /home/steve/.cache/dconf /home/steve/.cache/doc /...
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Ubuntu 20.04 + DejaDup using ssh/sftp to a remote server?

I have a KVM vps with a 256Gb volume, which I want to use DejaDup to backup my workstation /home to. I've set up DejaDup with the directories I want to back up, but am running into a brick wall on ...
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Delete Déjà Dup

I am new to Ubuntu and I noticed that the deja-dup folder is eating away 500GB of space on the server. I would like to know if I can delete all the contents of this folder without causing the server ...
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Déjà Dup does not allow to change google drive account from which restore the files

I had to reinstall Ubuntu and then I wanted to restore the backup I saved in Google Drive (using Deja-dup). It didn't ask me which account, it just said that there weren't any backups to restore. ...
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Deja-dup asks for password on backup

I regularly backup my files to a remote server using Deja-dup. This backup is set up to take place over ssh. I have set up the ssh key such that I can ssh into the remote server without providing a ...
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DejaVu Backup not working for google drive

I've recently tried switching the google drive i upload my backups to, but now the backup utility (deja-dup) just isn't working. When I try to make a backup, it would scan, and then time out with ...
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Remove configuration files of Déjà Dup, purge not working

I want to completely reset deja-dup configuration files. I tried removing and installing again using snap, but previous settings are still there after a fresh install (e.g. backup path, folders to ...
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Backing up drives - alternating drives with Backup

I know how you can use Backup (the gui for duplicity) to back up to an external hard drive. But what if you want to back up to multiple drives? The situation might be you want to back up to drive A, ...
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“Backup Failed”: Could not restore ‘~/.cache/deja-dup/metadata’: File not found in backup

This problem has been reported before and claimed to be fixed. I am getting the same error when backing up which causes my next automatic backup to not start. Observations During backup there is a ~/....
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When I try to install deja dup I get an error message

When I try to install deja dup I get the error message Could not install GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.freedesktop.PackageKit was not provided by any .service ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 locks up when restoring a backup

For some reason, Ubuntu has started locking up when restoring a backup. My laptop's hdd indicator light stays on and some sound comes from the hdd that sounds like it is trying to access dead sectors. ...
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deja-dup wrong behaviour with google drive

I had a google account connected to Ubuntu20.04. I tried to make a backup to google drive and as intended, the backup started normally. I didn't have enough free space in this account so I decided to ...
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Is there a backup software for external hard drive working on both Ubuntu and Windows?

I couldn't find an appropriate thread discussing all the things at once so I'm going to ask here. I need something to backup 500GB worth of files to an external 2TB hard drive. I prefer some backup ...
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How to relocate duplicity (Backups) source directory?

I've configured a backup job through Backups UI. The full backup was performed as well as several incremental runs afterwards. I now have the need to relocate the source directory to a different path ...
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deja-dup - protection from cryptolockers

I really like the simplicity of deja-dup, but I'm a little concerned about the lack of protection against cryptolockers. I suspect a lot of people use it like I do, with a disk permanently plugged ...
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Why Déjà Dup is failing with gpg: decryption failed: Bad session key in Ubuntu 20.04.1?

When backup start, I have the error ===== Begin GnuPG log ===== gpg: AES256 encrypted data gpg: encrypted with 1 passphrase gpg: decryption failed: Bad session key ===== End GnuPG log ===== Though it ...
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Backups (Deja Dup) is missing Nextcloud option in 20.04 LTS

My Déjà Dup is missing an option to back up to Nextcloud. This is on 20.04 LTS. I see only three: Google Drive, Network Server, and Local Folder. Is there some way I can add it back? I do see the ...
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using deja dup/backintime to backup to a remote host

I had some lights on my XPS 13 laptop blinking this morning and this is getting me worried. I currently use Bankintime to backup locally while I develop just in case I eff something up while coding. I ...
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DéjàDup problem- How do I skip specific files

When backup finishes, there is always one file failure: “Backup Finished Could not back up the following files. Please make sure you are able to open them. /home/steve/.mysql_history” In the utility ...
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Déjà Dup restoring: Are existing folders with identical paths and names overwritten or merged?

Assume an existing folder on the hard drive and a folder with the identical path and name (but not identical content) included in the backup: Does the "Déjà Dup Backup Tool" (during its ...
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Deja Dup restore soft lock

I am testing my deja dup backup on ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS and when I restore anything it just gets stuck in a loop of waiting and asking for my password, no error message or progress made. I know the ...
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How can I remove a file from old duplicity backups?

I do one full duplicity backup (through Déjà-Dup) of my /home (except a couple of directories) about once a week. Now I found that I saved some very big files that I don't really need to include in my ...
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Deja dup back up failed

I'm using ubuntu 18.04 MATE ASUS laptop. When trying to run Deja dup I received the following:- BackendException: Could not initialise backend: cannot import name Gio This is not the first back up I ...
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deja dup, duplicity and google

I ran deja-dup to backup a directory to Google. It only worked partially, because authorization was lost before the job completed (in repeated attempts). I couldn't find a solution to that, so now I ...
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Backup Failed: Could not understand duplicity version + Cannot ask duplicity for its version

I get the following error when trying to run backup on my laptop running Ubuntu 18.04: I also get the following error when trying to ask duplicity for its version: xyz@thinkpad:~$ deja-dup --version ...
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Deja Dup not restoring files

I've been backing up my files every week for months now using Deja-Dup with no issues. I see the files in Google Drive. I had to reinstall Ubuntu and when trying to restore files DejaDup just tells me ...
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Déjà Dup “Revert to Previous Version” is missing from Nautilus's file context menu

I used to browse to a file in Nautilus, right click it and select “Revert to Previous Version” (or something close) to replace it with a backed-up copy. The Nautilus context menu option is missing now....
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deja-dup is still failing

I'm having the same issue and I'm not able to find any solution just like: deja-dup-backup-tool-error backup-failed-deja-dup deja-dup-backup-fails Installed versions: Duplicity 0.7.17 Python 2.7....
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Deja dup not working in 20.04

I'm trying to create a backup using deja dup backup tool. When I click Bakcup now... I'm getting the message: In order to continue the following packages need to be installed: python3-pydrive I'...
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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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