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    Ubuntu backup tool cost me all my bookmarks and history

    The Ubuntu backup tool (I think it is duplicity) won't let me get back my bookmarks and history. I backed up my home folder and then did a restore. Now when I open Firefox I get this message "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by another application. Some security software can cause this problem." I managed to create a new profile and restore my bookmarks but I can not find how to restore my history.
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    Re: Ubuntu backup tool cost me all my bookmarks and history

    The lsof command show which files are open by which processes, then you can kill the offending process.

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    Re: Ubuntu backup tool cost me all my bookmarks and history

    After you did the restore from the backup, did you then reboot or at least log the user out and back in before running Firefox?
    regards

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