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    Feb 2007
    Manchester UK
    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Backing up to Box.Com with Deja Dup Backup

    I thought I should share my solution to a secure daily back up to the cloud. Presently, Ubuntu's default back up programme Déjà Dup Backup will not run a daily automated back up to Ubuntu One. It will run manually but there is at present a bug with some garbage about "network" see

    I recently stumbled on a free 15G offer for and wanted to see if I could use it with Déjà Dup Backup. The answer is yes and it is working really well: automatic daily to a fully PGP encrypted back up.

    I followed the guidance given here:

    to install davfs2 and create a secrets file. In the link, substitute "" for "" which is either wrong or changed.

    I had to tweak the FSTAB instructions they give because of permissions. After trial and error, I got this entry to automatic mount at boot and work fine: /home/[NAME]/ davfs rw,user,uid=[NAME],gid=[NAME],_netdev 0 0

    Use: sudo gedit /etc/fstab and add the equivalent line to your fstab using your name and the path to your mount point.

    In Déjà Dup Backup just set the back up folder to be a suitable "local" folder in the now mounted cloud storage folder. It looks local but its in the cloud!

    Hope this works for you as well as it is working for me.

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    Jun 2011

    Re: Backing up to Box.Com with Deja Dup Backup

    Thanks for the tutorial. Just one question...
    I want to make some symbolic links for my new /home/Box folder but every time I try to make the link I got this message:
    ln -s ~/Documents ~/Box
    ln: failed to create symbolic link «/home/*****/Box/Documents»: operation not supported

    Any suggestions for this problem??? Thanks.

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