Deja Dup

Johnny Rosenberg gurus.knugum at
Sat Jan 9 18:02:12 UTC 2016

This should be really simple, I guess, but still I can't figure it out.
Maybe it's just too simple…

Anyway, so far I always used my own script for doing daily backups. The
script use rsync for the actual work. Nothing fancy, but it does its job.

Anyway, Deja Dup has been around for a while and I thought that I wanted to
give it a go, but I just can't figure out how to make it actually do

Here are my settings.
Folders to save: Home (<MyUserName>)
Folders to ignore: Trash
Place to store: Local folder (/media/<MyUserName>/Backup 2000/Deja
Schedule: Every day, keep for at least 6 months

The button at the upper right corner of the window is ON.
At Overview, both buttons (”Reblaha” and ”Backup now”) are greyed out and
can not be used.

So how do I make the backup to actually do something? ”Backup now” doesn't
work and nothing happens at all. My USB drive is turned on and working.

Also, WHEN is it supposed to backup my files? That is at what time? The
perfect time would of course be when I turn my computer off (I didn't do
that yet, though), making sure a backup is taking place when no more files
will be added or changed for that session. Is that how it actually works?

Do I need to turn my USB disk on before backup is taking place? For
instance, if I try to backup using my own script, the script pops up a
dialogue that tells me that I need to start my USB drive, and then it gives
me 2 minutes to do so. During those two minutes, it constantly checks for
the drive and starts the backup automatically when it finds it. Does Deja
Dup use a similar approach?

Kind regards

Johnny Rosenberg
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