Backup done in 16.04 LTS; restore possible in 17.10 LTS?

Asked by NAL on 2017-10-14

All backups were done in 16.04. These are the versions:

$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS
Release: 16.04
Codename: xenial

$ which python; python --version; which duplicity; duplicity --version; which deja-dup; deja-dup --version; which rsync ; rsync --version

/usr/bin/python
Python 2.7.12
/usr/bin/duplicity
duplicity 0.7.06
/usr/bin/deja-dup
deja-dup 34.2
/usr/bin/rsync
rsync version 3.1.1 protocol version 31

Will I be able to restore these files from a different computer which will have installed the next LTS 17.10? Current system is very old and will have to replace it. Trying to foresee and avoid problems when restoring old backups from newer python3/duplicity/deja-dup versions.

Thank you.

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Michael Terry (mterry) said : #1

Yes. Deja dup should be able to restore backups made with its
first version.
That said, the situation you describe is probably best managed by just
copying files to a thumb drive / hard drive and copying over to the
new system.
Duplicity’s file format is optimized for incremental backups over time
and is over engineered for a planned system migration.
But it should work fine.

On Sat, Oct 14, 2017, at 12:11, NAL wrote:
> New question #659463 on Déjà Dup:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/deja-dup/+question/659463
>
> All backups were done in 16.04. These are the versions:
>
> $ lsb_release -a
> No LSB modules are available.
> Distributor ID: Ubuntu
> Description: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS
> Release: 16.04
> Codename: xenial
>
> $ which python; python --version; which duplicity; duplicity --
> version;> which deja-dup; deja-dup --version; which rsync ; rsync --version
>
> /usr/bin/python
> Python 2.7.12
> /usr/bin/duplicity
> duplicity 0.7.06
> /usr/bin/deja-dup
> deja-dup 34.2
> /usr/bin/rsync
> rsync version 3.1.1 protocol version 31
>
>
> Will I be able to restore these files from a different computer which> will have installed the next LTS 17.10? Current system is very old and> will have to replace it. Trying to foresee and avoid problems when
> restoring old backups from newer python3/duplicity/deja-dup versions.>
> Thank you.
>
>
>
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