Deja-Dup 18.2.1/FC15/x86_64 Backup failed with message about missing tmp file
I have recently upgraded from FC14 to FC15. Under FC14, I successfully ran deja-dup backups of my (large) home directory. Under FC15, I was able to restore my /home successfully.
I just tried to create a full system backup to a 1Tb external drive mounted under /media/[drive name]/[directory which exists] (excluding the obvious candidates like /media, /proc, /dev, ...), running deja-dup from a command line as root. After performing the full system scan, it started creating backup files in the target directory, up to and including an archive file named "duplicity-full.20110903T030853Z.vol46.difftar.gz", but crashed with the following message:
Any ideas, folks? Is deja-dup not up to the task?
This is an upgrade ? right
did you use preupgrade ?
insert the dvd and upgrade form the dvd
or the recommended reformat and a new clean install
if not a new install
make a new user account to remove all the fedora 14 garbage settings leftover
if that dose not work then uninstall the leftover fedora 14 rpms and replace them with the fedora 15 rpms
Hi John VV.
I should have been clearer: I did the upgrade by starting with a full format and clean install of FC15, then restored my /home from a deja-vu backup.
you are using settings for fedora 14
15 changed a lot of things
it is RECOMMENDED to manually mover settings
the old ones might be incompatible with the new
I never saved any settings in my home folder only documents and non system files
i am betting that the fedora 15 is using settings for fedora 14
you should have a hidden folder called something like ".deja-vu" ( dot deja-vu )
rename it to ".deja-vu-old" and launch the program
John VV, I'm not sure that applies here. I previously used deja-dup as user 'doug', but the problem is occurring when I run it as root. This is the first time I have used it as root, so there should not have been any trace of deja-dup in /root, I would have thought.
I found /root/.cache/deja-dup as a directory, so renamed it as you suggested, erased the incomplete backup from the external drive and ran the application again. Something is being recorded somewhere other than .cache/deja-dup, because it 'remembered' the target directory for the backup I attempted earlier. This time, the backup ran to successful completion after several hours.
Result: I do not know why it failed, but clearing out the target directory and renaming /root/.cache/deja-dup allowed a fresh attempt to work.
Thanks for your advice.
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