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Duplicity is a program for making encrypted bandwidth-efficient backups.

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How to restore duplicity backup from one hostname to another?

I have been running scheduled backup from my 22.04 on one laptop which saves the files to google drive that is identified by the hostname, as far as I know. Is it possible to restore the content of ...
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Weird behavior of packages (in fact winehq) after restoring using duplicity

Recently I sent my computer having Ubuntu 22.04 to some minor reparation. Having bad experience with this company, I backed up three folders in dejadup: /home/me,/usr/local/ and /etc. Indeed my fears ...
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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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22.04 duplicity backup failed with an exception!

Traceback (innermost last): File "/home/khteh/.local/bin/duplicity", line 87, in <module> with_tempdir(main) File "/home/khteh/.local/bin/duplicity", line 70, in ...
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What is causing this Duplicity "restart" to fail with "exit code '50'"?

This is part of the output from Duply, running on a 20.04 system. 19 |Start duply v2.2, time is 2022-03-31 03:24:01. 20 |Using profile '/etc/duply/system'. 21 |Using installed duplicity version 0.8....
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Backblaze restore and verify not working (duplicity)

I have been using Duplicity to backup my home dir to Backblaze. Creating new backups appears to be working, but when I try to either restore or verify files, I'm getting the following error: Attempt ...
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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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Backup: No space left on device. But space is there?

Ubuntu 21.10, graphical backup interface that comes with Gnome 40.4.0. I started getting "No space left on the device" when I am doing the backup. This happened after I added a few files ...
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How can I tell if Duplicity has frozen?

I am backing up an 8TB drive to a 16TB drive using Duplicity, and am wondering if there's any way to tell if it's getting stuck somewhere. This backup takes days, even with rsync, but I feel like it ...
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Which directories should be excluded when backing up the root directory using ubuntu? [duplicate]

I use duplicity to backup the root in ubuntu: sudo duplicity --no-encryption --exclude /proc / file:///Path_to_Backup_folder I receive the following errors: Error Operation not permitted getting ...
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Backup - Could not understand duplicity version

The backup was working fine, now the scheduled backup has the following error message: "Could not understand duplicity version."
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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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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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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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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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After upgrade, Duplicity with B2 Backblaze error

I just upgraded to 21.04 and started getting an error with using Duplicity with B2. Duplicity is version 0.8.17 b2 is version 2.5.0 b2sdk is 1.9.0 Each seems to work individually. When I try to run a ...
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Match current directory with duplicity

I am trying to include a folder in the current directory from where i'm backup up from. ./example but I get a error! cannot match any files in the base directory I am 100% sure that the file exists
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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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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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Browse folder from duplicity archive

I have deleted a folder that I should not have deleted and want to bring it back and I am completely certain that is is on my backup drive. I use duplicity and it is set up to backup my home directory ...
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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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Duplicity SSH error only when run by Cron

I have Duplicity running on my Ubuntu desktop. It runs properly if I run it from the command line, however, when I schedule it with Cron, I get this error: backendException: ssh connection to userid@...
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error processing remote manifest

I am running Ubuntu 20.4 LTS and I am having the following issue from past 3 days. whenever the Backup starts I get the following error message: (duplicity-inc.20200825t060008z.to.20200826t052304z....
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Installing duplicity via the ppa fails

I'm trying to follow the instructions here for setting up duplicity on ubuntu 16.04 server. but: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:duplicity-team/ppa Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:~duplicity-team/ubuntu/ppa'. 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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Duplicity with Google Cloud throwing TypeError

I had been using duplicity successfully to backup to GCS for some time but a few months ago it stopped working. I believe there's an encoding problem with moving to Python 3. I have seen a few similar ...
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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 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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Duplicity missing backup chains

I backed up my system a while ago and now when i reinstall Ubuntu 19.10, i tried to restore it from the backup but after a lot of trials i could not get duplicity to work, it always return the error ...
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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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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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Duplicity (Duply) over SCP very slow. What to look for?

I'm struggling to setup a simple backup routine to go from my local fileserver over to my friend's server (both Ubuntu 18.04). I finally got it all 'working', but when I do a test of a 750Mb fileset, ...
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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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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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pexpect not found

How can I get pexpect for duplicity? I was trying to my backup files with the following cmd duplicity restore -v8 --no-encryption "par2+file:/home/ken/backup" "home/ken/documents" it errors out with ...
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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): 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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Duplicity Collection Status Format

Wondering if I can get a hand here parsing the output from the command duplicity collection-status MYPATH My ulitimate goal is to build a "restore" script that will use this command and build out a ...
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Duplicity with GPG 2.1

I am trying to configure daily backups from my computer to a remote server using duplicity, but for some reason duplicity does not want to cooperate with GPG at all. I have never consciously used GPG ...
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Backup Tool Not Working in Ubuntu 18.04

I'm completely new to Linux OS environment & wanted to experiment a bit. After installing Ubuntu 18.04.2 TLS (& productivity software), I tried back-up my system w/ the Backup software ...
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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, 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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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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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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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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