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Old 09-07-2017, 08:13 PM   #1
patwines@antmail.com.au
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Back up fails


Attached error messages. Thank you

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 1532, in <module>
with_tempdir(main)
File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 1526, in with_tempdir
fn()
File "/usr/bin/duplicity", line 1377, in main
globals.lockfile.acquire(timeout=0)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/lockfile/linklockfile.py", line 21, in acquire
raise LockFailed("failed to create %s" % self.unique_name)
LockFailed: failed to create /home/patwines/.cache/deja-dup/ad68d7f32661d7d3e55ae8aa3eddf749/patwines-Lenovo-G700.180341037170561756962152
 
Old 09-07-2017, 08:27 PM   #2
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More information would be helpful.

What distro/version are you using? (Your user agent icon says "Ubuntu," but so too the the icons of many Ubuntu derivatives.

What program or command are you using to perform the backup?

You probably should read this: https://www.linuxquestions.org/linux...Ask_a_Question

The more information you provide, the easier it is for others to help you.

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Old 09-08-2017, 03:35 PM   #3
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I suspect one of two things.

If you didn't run the restore script with root the files may be locked.
or
It may be that you need to run a live system to restore some of these files as they may be locked by running system.

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Old 09-08-2017, 06:53 PM   #4
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Thank you for your reply.

I ran "chown -R user Home" and it fixed the problem.

For some reason Linus decided to lock and change the ownership of my Home file to root

Thank you

Pat W.
 
  


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