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Questions tagged [deja-dup]

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

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Cannot hide Google Drive icon from nautilus menu

Ever since I had selected my google drive account as my default storage location in Déjà Dup, an annoying icon with the name of my account shows up at the right side of my nautilus menu. When I ...
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Déjà Dup doesn't open a window when doing the backup

I have updated to 18.04.1 from 16.04.5 a few weeks ago and I noticed that Déjà Dup doesn't open a window when doing the backup like it used to (as far as I can say, the backup is done without problem)....
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dejadup details text is all black in 18.04 - how to stop?

Having updated to 18.04 from 16.04, I decided to start a new backup from scratch. I use dejadup and notice that when it's backing up, the details box appears mainly as a black rectangle, obscuring the ...
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Scenario for using deja-dup for restoration [closed]

I use deja-dup and Clonezilla for backups. What scenario would there be where deja-dup would be used to restore?
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Post 18.04.1 - Deja Dup cannot detect the mounted & ready optical disk (CD)

The CD contents are visible in "Files" but "Deja Dup" is not detecting it. In previous versions of Ubuntu, I could stop & restart the backup utility. The CD would then be detected and the backup ...
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Problem with '/usr/share/doc/libperl5.26'

Ubuntu! Well, I'm running Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) on VirtualBox with a Windows 7 Ultimate host. When I click Deja Dup Backup, it loads, but when I click Back Up Now it tells me to install '...
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The deja-dup-monitor allocates 112G of virtual memory - is it normal?

I have clean installation of Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with MATE DE. In htop I see that deja-dup-monitor wants 112G of virtual memory. Is it normal?
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deja dup for non-Linux partittions

I have two desktops which I purchased respectively with WINXP and WIN10, both of which I dual-booted to Ubuntu 16.04. Both have two internal hard drives, each of which is dedicated wholly to one of ...
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Restore old Déjà Dup back-up in 18.04 [duplicate]

How to restore the backup which is taken when my system had 16.04 using Déjà Dup? Now my system has 18.04.
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18.04, Deja Dup, backup to AWS S3 bucket

18.04 has a nag message about backups. I tried to configure it to backup to an AWS s3 bucket, as I'd done in 16.04. The new Deja Dup UI doesn't show AWS S3 as an option in "Online Accounts" (even ...
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Deja: Save backup at more places

I want make a backup with deja and save this backup local and about ssh for example. Is it possible to choose two or more places?
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Dejadup Error with restore function

Dejadup Error with restore function, Hi, i use dejadub and aws for backuping some data. GPGError: GPG Failed, see log below: ===== Begin GnuPG log ===== gpg: WARNING: "--no-use-agent" is an obsolete ...
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Restore individual folders from full backup using duplicity/deja

I have done a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver). I would like to selectively restore some folders from a backup performed using duplicity on Ubuntu 12.04 to avoid overriding my home folder....
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Backup the system, upgrade the os version and restore backup.. the whole process?

I'm using Ubunutu 15.04 at the moment and I want to upgrade it to 16.04 without losing any of my data(I guess it means home directory). I found a resource like this and think of using it but, first, ...
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Deja Dup fails to restore because it can't write to the directory

Installed Ubuntu 18.04 from a USB drive and wanted to restore a directory from the external backup drive that had been done previously on 17.10. After selecting the files listed by Deja Dup the ...
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Using Deja Dup Backup with Encrypted Drive

I have a veracrypt encrypted external that I mount at /mnt/mikedisk. I want to use that disk for my /home backups. The initial configuration worked fine, but I only connect the external periodically, ...
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Restoring files and folders from Deja Dup backup

I had hoped restoring files and folders backed up with Deja Dup would be a straight forward process but unfortunately this is not the case. This is my predicament: a week ago I foolishly decided to ...
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Deja dup backup permission issue

After solving this issue here: Restore backup using Deja Dup failed I get now always this issue when try to make new backup: Permission denied when trying to read ‘/duplicity-inc.20180611T065903Z.to....
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Restore backup using Deja Dup failed

I get this error when try to restore a backup: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 1532, in <module> with_tempdir(main) File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line ...
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Automatic backup using deja dup on 2 location: locally and usbdrive

I have setup automatic backup on local folder /home/zoroaster/backup and everything work fine, backup and restore. I would like now to setup a second backup on external usbdrive, so that in case ...
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Mount new USB drive

I have issue mounting an usb drive. After inserting the usb drive, I format disc via Disks app and then create partition ext4. After confirming the Disks app close. Then I am trying to mount but ...
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Restoring files with deja-dup fails with “could not restore /home/user/%N”

Every time I try to restore a file with déja-dup, I'm ending up with the following error: Could not restore /home/username/%N": Could not find file in backup copy And I find a directory %N under my ...
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Restoring files to upgraded Ubuntu version using Deja Dup

I am planning on upgrading my Ubuntu version from 14.04 to 16.04. I have a bunch of Deja Dup backup files for my 14.04 system. Suppose I put them on an external drive, something goes wrong with the ...
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How to delete storage locations on Deja Dup?

It's easy enough to add a storage location with Deja Dup, but the menu and the specific storage section don't have a delete button. There's instructions on clearing all settings, but how can I delete ...
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Why is Duplicity asking for a passphrase when restoring a backup?

I'm migrating from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04. I've got everything from 16.04 backed up via Deja-dup to an external disk. Now after I installed 18.04, I tried restoring it but failed. So I proceeded to try ...
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Back up password and all files lost

I made a back up to external storage (WD My Passport). Back up size is 255 GB and storage size is 1 TB. I forgotten the back up password. In the storage I had also other very important files that wasn'...
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Restore an encrypted deja dup backup from an earlier release

I've new installed Ubunntu 18.04. Now I want to restore my backup made under 16.04. They are encrypted. I was able to uncrypt the gpg-file and untared some files. All that worked. But now the content ...
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Duplicity: Key Error 418 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I am trying to back up from my archives from deja dup. However it ha encountered an error. I cannot find any references to Key error 418 relating to duplicity. I would like what the error is and where ...
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Unknown backup error - Déjà Dup

I am not able to back up my Ubuntu 17.10 to an FTP server through the system default program (Déjà Dup). Attempting to run the program reports a crash due to an unknown error. I have already checked ...
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Encrypted backup with Deja Dup fails on Ubuntu Budgie 17.10

Can anyone help me with the following error? When trying to verify an encrypted backup with Deja Dup, it says the backup failed and it returns the following error: GPG Failed, see log below: ===== ...
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Deja-dup “Restore failed - no backups to restore” after clean install of Ubuntu

I have a serious problem. Earlier today I had to make a clean install of Ubuntu 17.10 on my private computer. I'd hoped that I could easily access the (encrypted) backups I've earlier made with the ...
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How to enable cloud providers for Déjà Dup on Ubuntu 17.10

I'm using deja-dup 36.3 on Ubuntu 17.10. trying to setup backup with deja-dup. It seems it supports lots of options but they are hidden: For restore they are not hidden: Digging deeper, I found this ...
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Prevent deja-dup daemon from starting, but keep deja-dup

This applies to a 16.04 Lubuntu system. There's this related question How to prevent deja-dup-monitor from running, or completely delete it? but that user didn't use deja-dup and just wanted to kill ...
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Is there graphical backup software that is not prone to consistency problems?

As per this answer to the question "Can I continue working when backup is in progress?," the default backup software in Ubuntu, Deja Dup, is prone to consistency issues when backing up. That is, if ...
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déjà dup s3 bucket in europe west fails

If I configure déjà dup using the dconf editor to use a bucket located in the europe west region, the backup fails. And yet I can upload files to that bucket via the aws console. If I change the ...
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Déjà dup fails and backups deleted from s3 bucket

I have about 130GB that I am trying to back up to an S3 bucket using déjà dup. The backups start well. I see the files in the aws console. But sooner or later the backup fails. The problem is that ALL ...
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Restore only the last modified metadata from Deja Dup

When switching to my new PC i copied all my files from the original drive to the new one, setting all "last modified" timestamps to that date (1 December). That new disk has been used since then and ...
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How to setup Déjà Dup backup scheduling time?

I'm using Déjà Dup to backup my disks into a cloud disk, but it's not accessible 24/7 (long story). When it tries to connect and it's not accessible, Déjà Dup gives an error, and in the next time it ...
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Backup tools for backup Linux and Windows systems with encryption

Deja Dup doesn't support full system encryption, only home directory. rsync - I should make the backup, then archive the folder and then encrypt it. It's too long. tar archive of the system - I should ...
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Backup with Deja Dup via SSH fails

I am trying to backup an Ubuntu 16.04 system to a Synology NAS (DSM 6.0). Deja Dup fails with connection refused by server, but Duplicity itself directly works flawlessly. Deja Dup configuration: - ...
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How do I backup all files? (.dbus and dconf backup problems)

What are /home/user/.cache/dconf and /home/user/.dbus? Why does their backup fail? I tried following this 2013 answer (see code below) but while it allowed me to backup the above files, now I am told ...
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Recovering ecryptfs login password after changed ubuntu login [duplicate]

OK; so I tried to take up again an old Ubuntu install which I hadn't been using for a year or so, but that has some important data. I had encrypted my home folder and also my dejadup backup, very ...
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How do I open/configure/run Deja Dup as root in Ubuntu 17.10? [duplicate]

Trying to backup my System using Deja Dup I receive errors about files my normal user can not access. To backup my System I need to configure and later run DejaDup as root. I know a similar question ...
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deja-dup: __init__() takes exactly 4 arguments (3 given)

On Ubuntu 17.10, the Backups application fails with this error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 1546, in <module> with_tempdir(main) File "/usr/bin/...
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Is it necessary to keep records of my backups? [closed]

I have been using my Ubuntu 16.10 for over a year now and I have accumulated over 50GB of backups. Since I'm growing out of memory I wonder if this is a good practice to keep all the records of my ...
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Deja-Dup backup to Readyshare fails

I am trying to backup to a Readyshare USB drive using Deja-Dup 36.6 in Ubuntu 17.10 on Xorg. Using ftp:// I simply get an "Operation Failed" message. Using smb:// I get to the Password/Domain menu ...
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Backups / Deja-Dup Restore Help

I am using Deja-Dup on Ubuntu 16.04 and I'm a linux novice. I have three drives on my computer, one for the system and applications, one for my file storage, and one for backup. The file storage ...
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Verify hashes of Duplicity backups before a restore is attempted

I tried to restore a Deja-Dup backup yesterday, and got the dreaded SHA1 hash mismatch error. Of course, this was a worst case scenario - the bad file was the last full backup taken, so it and all ...
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Use SSH Public Key Login for Deja Dup

I have an encrypted hard drive mounted on a Raspberry Pi that I am using for backups on the local network. I have public key authentication set up for the Pi, so I can log in via SSH without a ...
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Best way to install deja-dup 37 from Bionic 18.04 repo on Artful 17.10

I'd like to install deja-dup 37 for backups to use the new Google Drive backend. deja-dup 37 is in the Bionic package repository but has not been backported to Artful yet. What would be the best way ...