You are not logged in.

#1 2018-01-20 21:48:59

Martin
Member
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Registered: 2015-10-01
Posts: 273
Website

DejaDup for backup?

Anyone using DejaDup?

/Martin


"Problems worthy of attack
prove their worth by hitting back."
Piet Hein

Offline

#2 2018-01-27 11:35:41

Martin
Member
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Registered: 2015-10-01
Posts: 273
Website

Re: DejaDup for backup?

I guess the answer is no.

/Martin


"Problems worthy of attack
prove their worth by hitting back."
Piet Hein

Offline

#3 2018-01-27 17:04:37

ohnonot
...again
Registered: 2015-09-29
Posts: 3,201
Website

Re: DejaDup for backup?

i think dejadup is only suitable for home folder backup, by its devs own admission.

and because i like to backup more than that, i use borg.

Offline

#4 2018-01-27 17:29:09

twoion
ほやほや
Registered: 2015-08-10
Posts: 2,238

Re: DejaDup for backup?

ohnonot wrote:

i use borg.

Same. It's great that deja-dup is addressing the lack of a novice-accessible desktop backup/restore service integration in the big desktop environments, but borg is very established and reliable and therefore hard to compete with. Especially because basic borg usage is also very simple. Simpler than rsync and its 1000 switches, I'd say.


Im grünen Wald, dort wo die Drossel singt…

Offline

#5 2018-01-27 20:03:52

cog
Member
From: New Mexico, USA
Registered: 2015-10-27
Posts: 125

Re: DejaDup for backup?

I've been using rsync exclusively for years but now will have to look into borg.

@martin
Deja has been on my desktop as part of the default install for a while (Ubuntu Mate)..  I've never touched it though.  I think it's because of TimeMachine that some of my co-worker's use being so unreliable and I assumed it was the same backup concept.

Backups being what they are, it's hard for me to use anything that's not super tried and true.

Last edited by cog (2018-01-27 20:08:44)


10% of The Fishermen Catch 90% of The Fish

Offline

#6 2018-01-27 20:06:22

Martin
Member
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Registered: 2015-10-01
Posts: 273
Website

Re: DejaDup for backup?

I hadn't heard of Borg before. I will investigate.

In my early Linux days I tried some 'user-friendly' back-up tool (this was on Mandrake Linux) but I found restoring from back-up was a hazzle and very hard to do after switching distro. I moved over to (G)rsync and have used it for many years now. Always open to new ideas, though.

/Martin


"Problems worthy of attack
prove their worth by hitting back."
Piet Hein

Offline

#7 2018-01-27 20:55:43

twoion
ほやほや
Registered: 2015-08-10
Posts: 2,238

Re: DejaDup for backup?

Martin wrote:

I hadn't heard of Borg before. I will investigate.

In my early Linux days I tried some 'user-friendly' back-up tool (this was on Mandrake Linux) but I found restoring from back-up was a hazzle and very hard to do after switching distro. I moved over to (G)rsync and have used it for many years now. Always open to new ideas, though.

/Martin

I'm using borg primarily on my /library mount point, which contains media like movies, comic books, pictures, audio, video, textbook/slide/paper PDFs. Here, whenever borg deduplicates something, it often saves me several hundred MB at a time.

I don't trust deduplication tools with my personal+essential documents and files, so ~/Documents, ~/Workspace and ~/Mail are still getting backed up using rsync.


Im grünen Wald, dort wo die Drossel singt…

Offline

#8 2018-07-24 15:25:25

g33zr
Member
From: State of Confusion
Registered: 2015-09-30
Posts: 281

Re: DejaDup for backup?

I'm running BunsenLabs on an aging System76 laptop and for years have used deja-dup as my backup and restore app. For some reason, I'm no longer able to restore. It seems it refuses to recognize my password. Can anyone recommend a backup program with a graphical UI that will work with both an Ubuntu-based distro and BunsenLabs?


What? Me worry?

Red pill or blue pill?

Offline

#9 2018-07-25 14:53:57

g33zr
Member
From: State of Confusion
Registered: 2015-09-30
Posts: 281

Re: DejaDup for backup?

On second thought, perhaps it's high time that I learned how to use Rsync or Borg.


What? Me worry?

Red pill or blue pill?

Offline

#10 2018-07-25 21:46:56

martix
Kim Jong-un Stunt Double
Registered: 2016-02-19
Posts: 1,267

Re: DejaDup for backup?

^There is a GUI for rsync called grsync. It looks luckyBackup and backintime are basically also GUIs for rsync.

Offline

#11 2018-07-26 01:04:32

g33zr
Member
From: State of Confusion
Registered: 2015-09-30
Posts: 281

Re: DejaDup for backup?

Thanks, I'll check it out. I've been underwhelmed with Luckybackup and Backintime.


What? Me worry?

Red pill or blue pill?

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB