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

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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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Pausing and resuming backup to B2 using duplicity

I am doing a full backup of a huge folder (600 GB) containing mostly photos. I was wondering what downsides there are to stopping the first full backup. Will there be a re-optimization of the file ...
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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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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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Duplicity broken after upgrading to 20.04

When I start a clean duplicity backup I get the following error: librsync: ERROR: (rs_signature_init) invalid magic 0x39290000 librsync: ERROR: (rs_job_complete) signature job failed: bad magic number ...
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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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How to convert Deja Dup configuration to Duplicity configuration

How can I convert my existing Deja Dup configuration to Duplicity? I am running Ubuntu MATE 16.04 with Deja Dup 34.2 and Duplicity 0.7.06. I have configured Deja Dup to perform that backups using ...
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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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Retrieving specific 19.10 BackUp volumes after upgrade to 20.04

Recently upgraded to 20.04 love it. I did a back up in 19.10, before the upgrade, I also backed up most things manually, all to an external DD, but forgot to manually back up the Desktop. I cant seem ...
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Deja Dup restore fails with unknown error, creates a folder instead of a file

I'm a relative noob. I am running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Backed up a folder on my Data drive which is formatted as NTFS and that I use both from Windows10 and Ubuntu using Deja Dup and without encrypting ...
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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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Why does deja-dup put/leave backup files on my system?

I edited the post to include outputs of ls -al for relevant directories on my b/u HD and ~/.cache/deja-dup. From those outputs, I observe that the files have the same names, sizes, and times. Owners ...
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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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What to do when deja-dup restore failed?

I have a full backup done by deja-dup in a external HD of about 300Gb. I'm trying to restore it into another 1tb external HD, but when 58Gb was extracted an error have occurred :( Traceback (...
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duplicity list files

I have backed up files in /media/sdb1/mybkup I ask duplicity to list the backed up files. Tried several formats based on ask ubuntu answers duplicity list-current-files /media/sdb1/mybkup duplicity ...
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Duplicity with B2 Backblaze issue

Running 18.04LTS I've installed Duplicity... it seems to work. I'm running duplicity 0.7.18.2. I've installed the B2 Command line tool... it works without issue. I get the following when I try to ...
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How can I restore a folder backed up on my old computer running Ubuntu to my new one?

To my surprise and delight I was able to do this. I figured I should document it somewhere. It synthesizes a couple other answers I found to guide me but focuses on a case that I haven't seen ...
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Reading full deja-dup progress log

While restoring backed-up data, the attending window shows the last 100 actions in the Details box. Especially for lengthy operations, I would be interested in perusing the full list and seeing what ...
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Duplicity Error Message when Backing Up

Everything was working fine, nothing changed on my system - Ubuntu 18.04, right up to date. And I do the weekly backup to my external HDD and this message comes up after saying the backup failed. Can ...
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Extract unencrypted duplicity backup when all sigtar and most manifest files are missing

I am trying to extract a backup from an old duplicity back up (done by the ubuntu gui, I believe it was deja-dup). I copied all I could off a dying hard drive. I have a lot of difftar.gz files - ...
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How to restore from another account's backup? (deja-dup won't recognize backup)

So, to clarify the question, I had a backup on another Ubuntu account, but I had to reinstall Ubuntu over it, but still have said backup on my external hard drive. I went into deja-dup and attempted ...
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Deja Dup / Boto S3 backup getting 403 with valid credentials

I'm using Deja Dup to backup my laptop to S3. This has been working for many backups but as of 20 days ago stopped working. Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 1532, ...
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Users have different duplicity versions

I've just installed the latest version of duplicity (0.7.18 at the time of writing) using these instructions to add the ppa then update. I did this under my account which has sudo privileges and ...