Backup operation not supported by backend

Asked by Loren41 on 2013-01-24

Trying to run Deja Dup backup but operation fails. Message is "Backup Failed. Operation not supported by backend." Directing output via Samba to a server on my home network. Backups were working earlier but I must have changed something. Need help.
Prefer GUI solutions when possible.

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2013-01-25
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Loren41 (loren41) said : #1

On Thu 24 Jan 2013 10:31:03 AM EST, Loren41 wrote:
> New question #220046 on nautilus in Ubuntu:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+question/220046
>
> Trying to run Deja Dup backup but operation fails. Message is "Backup Failed. Operation not supported by backend." Directing output via Samba to a server on my home network. Backups were working earlier but I must have changed something. Need help.
> Prefer GUI solutions when possible.
>

Used Nautilus to view network files. Opened my server file /tower and
added Deja Dup to permissions list. Now the backup command returns
"Backup Failed. Location is already mounted." What is happening?

Michael Terry (mterry) said : #2

Which version of Ubuntu are you using?

Loren41 (loren41) said : #3

On Thu 24 Jan 2013 03:15:56 PM EST, Michael Terry wrote:
> Your question #220046 on deja-dup in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/deja-dup/+question/220046
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Michael Terry requested more information:
> Which version of Ubuntu are you using?
>

Ubuntu 12.04

Michael Terry (mterry) said : #4

Weird. Both your errors are things I wouldn't expect. Can you file a bug and provide all the information/logs it asks for?

Loren41 (loren41) said : #5

Problem solved! After creating a bug report, I went back to my Deja Dup settings screen and saw that the Server box was empty. I entered the name of my unRAID server, "tower," closed the screen and restarted Deja Dup. The backup began immediately.