Deja Dup

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at
Sun Jan 10 11:13:12 UTC 2016


On 10/01/16 09:42, Johnny Rosenberg wrote:
> 2016-01-10 9:08 GMT+01:00 Tony Arnold <tony.arnold at 
> <mailto:tony.arnold at>>:
>     These settings look OK to me.
>         The button at the upper right corner of the window is ON.
>         At Overview, both buttons (”Reblaha” and ”Backup now”) are
>         greyed out
> Ooops, I was supposed to replace ”Reblaha” with the correct word (I 
> run Ubuntu in Swedish…), when I found out the translation, but I 
> forgot all about it… :P I think ”Restore” is the word I was looking for.

Yes, I figured out what you meant! And you are right, the button says 
'Restore...' in the English version.

> They were greyed out in both cases, but since then I restarted my 
> computer (since it was night and I was going to sleep). I'll check it 
> out right away…
> Ah, now they are not greyed out anymore! Turning the button to OFF 
> didn't change anything, though, except that the text above the ”Backup 
> now…” button changed slightly.

Logging out and back in might have had the same effect.

> Just pressed the button and it seems to work. It asked me for a 
> password, or to disable passwords, which I did, and now it's backing up.

Cool! Glad to see it working.

> I'm surprised that the user can't set the time.

Yes, that would be useful. There are some further settings you can find 
using the dconf-editor under org.gnome.deja-dup, but the time of backup 
is not there. You can refine how long it keeps backups for and how often 
it does a full backup, but not much else.

> Too bad if that's true, because my USB drive is a little bit noisy…
> And talking about backing up, saving files and things like that: Are 
> events like ”a file has been changed/added/removed" logged somewhere?

Apart from what you see in the window when it is running there is no 
other logging that I can find, which is a great shame. You can use 
duplicity directly to list backed up files and verify the backups etc. 
Look at the man pages for duplicity for more information.

Tony Arnold, IT Security Analyst, University of Manchester. T: +44 (0) 
161 275 6093, F: +44 (0) 705 344 3082, M: +44 (0) 773 330 0039, E: 
tony.arnold at
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