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

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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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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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duplicity crashes in deja-dup

I use Ubuntu 22.04 with all packages up-to-date Hit by "Could not understand duplicity version." in Deja-dup, I checked duplicity [xavier@imladris ~]$ duplicity --version Traceback (most ...
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GPG - Bad Passphrase when using a signing key

I'm using duplicity (via duplicity-backup.sh https://github.com/zertrin/duplicity-backup.sh - no longer under development or supported, but it's a convenient wrapper for duplicity), which I've been ...
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CRASH /duplicity-full.20230105T083600Z.manifest /duplicity-full.20230105T083600Z.vol20.difftar.gz

I had a major crash of files shown above multiplying. could not get in laptop for days. running latest ubuntu jelly which not as satisfied with as 20.04. planning on running a virus scan.? Any one ...
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How can I dentify and delete superceded duplicity back up files?

I have numerous duplicity files in my Google Drive that appear to be chewing up storage, however each file is quite small. There are several variations of these files; duplicity-inc(remental?) ...
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Can't delete duplicity s3/glacier archives

For backing up my system to s3, I'm running: duplicity 0.8.17 Python 3.9.2 (default, Feb 28 2021, 17:03:44) boto3 '1.24.36' My backups run fine, as desired they are moved from s3 to glacier after a ...
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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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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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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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