Can't restore from Deja Dup backup

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dreamkatcha
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Can't restore from Deja Dup backup

Post by dreamkatcha » Mon May 07, 2018 5:12 am

Hi,

I updated my system backup with Deja Dup that I made under Xubuntu and then did a fresh install of Lubuntu, but can't restore it now I'm up and running again. I get the error "restore failed, no backups to restore" which is a complete lie since I can see it and point the program towards the right folder.

Does it matter that I made this under one distro and am trying to import it into another with a different partition configuration? I thought Deja Dup was blind to all that and was only interested in your selection of folders to backup. Am I missing something?

I wish I'd just copied all the files to an external drive now. This 'easy' tool just complicates things.

Any help would be much appreciated please.

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Re: Can't restore from Deja Dup backup

Post by catweazel » Mon May 07, 2018 5:27 am

dreamkatcha wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 5:12 am
Hi,

I updated my system backup with Deja Dup that I made under Xubuntu and then did a fresh install of Lubuntu, but can't restore it now I'm up and running again. I get the error "restore failed, no backups to restore" which is a complete lie since I can see it and point the program towards the right folder.
How does this relate to Linux Mint?
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Re: Can't restore from Deja Dup backup

Post by dreamkatcha » Mon May 07, 2018 5:33 am

I don't suppose it does really, but it's all Linux, shared software and processes etc. and I'm a member here and not anywhere else.

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Re: Can't restore from Deja Dup backup

Post by Moem » Mon May 07, 2018 5:47 am

Mod note:
Moved to Chat about Linux. We don't generally offer support for other OSses than Mint, just so you know for the future. It may all be Linux, but there are just so many... and besides, there's always differences so things would just get way too confusing. You might want to give https://www.linuxquestions.org/ a try.
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