how to plan when the automatic bakup is done in deja-dup?

Asked by Carine Simon on 2011-11-16


I want to setup an automatic backup on my computer with deja-dup but there are few questions I am unable to solve:
how to plan when the automatic bakup is done?
do I have to guard all the back-up files to be able to restore the original ones? (I don't know what to answer when it is asked how long I want to keep the files)

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Michael Terry (mterry) said : #1

In general, you can't control when Deja Dup will decide to back up. If it starts backing up at a time that is inconvenient, you can delay it, but that's about it.

I'm not sure quite what you mean about guarding the files. You certainly need to keep them around in order to restore the originals, yes. The question about keeping backup files just lets you say that you only care about restoring as far back as, say, six months. That way, Deja Dup can delete older backups to save space.

But you can safely leave that setting on "Never" so that you will always have all your backups (at least until you start running out of disk space on your backup location, then Deja Dup will start deleting the oldest backups).

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