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    Deja Dup Backup Tool is eating Filesystem Root memory alive. Why?

    I do not understand a lot of things related to the Linux environment admittedly. But I cannot grasp why when
    the Backups utilty Deja Dup is invoked and I backup my /Home partition to another physical hardrive partition folder
    I get a warning message that Filesystem Root is dangerously low on available memory!

    Why is memory being consumed on root when the backup folder is on another physical hardrrive?
    How do I prevent this from happening?
    Where can I look to free back up the 7 or 8 GB I had on filesystem root before running Deja Dup?

    I am very leary of Deja Dup now. Lol...

    update -Deja Dup did not use my other drive for some unknown reason and seems to have stuck it in root somewhere.
    Last edited by ozark_hillbilly; July 19th, 2023 at 08:42 PM.

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    Re: Deja Dup Backup Tool is eating Filesystem Root memory alive. Why?

    Just remove it then if your not going to use it.
    Code:
    sudo apt autoremove --purge deja-dup
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree... Done
    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
      deja-dup*
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
    After this operation, 1,696 kB disk space will be freed.
    Do you want to continue? [Y/n] 
    (Reading database ... 500217 files and directories currently installed.)
    Removing deja-dup (44.0-2) ...
    Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...
    Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.36.0-1.1ubuntu1) ...
    Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:amd64 (2.76.1-1) ...
    Processing triggers for man-db (2.11.2-1) ...
    Processing triggers for mailcap (3.70+nmu1ubuntu1) ...
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.26-1ubuntu5) ...
    (Reading database ... 499824 files and directories currently installed.)
    Purging configuration files for deja-dup (44.0-2) ...
    But I just disable it from starting:
    First see where:
    Code:
    dpkg -S deja-dup-monitor
    On XFCE4 on mine:
    Code:
    deja-dup: /usr/libexec/deja-dup/deja-dup-monitor
    So I'll remove it via:
    Code:
    sudo rm /usr/libexec/deja-dup/deja-dup-monitor
    And it will still work if needed.
    EDIT: You set the location yourself if locally, in >>Storage location (Settings)
    Last edited by 1fallen; July 19th, 2023 at 09:15 PM. Reason: add to
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    Re: Deja Dup Backup Tool is eating Filesystem Root memory alive. Why?

    Yeah, I am done with Deja Dup.

    Any suggestions on where to look in root for the 5 or 6 GB Deja Dup ate? I have 2 GB left and will need to
    work on cleaning root up anything superfluous.
    Then I will going forward just do a file copy of my /Home partition and dump it on a different drive.

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    Re: Deja Dup Backup Tool is eating Filesystem Root memory alive. Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by ozark_hillbilly View Post
    Yeah, I am done with Deja Dup.

    Any suggestions on where to look in root for the 5 or 6 GB Deja Dup ate? I have 2 GB left and will need to
    work on cleaning root up anything superfluous.
    Then I will going forward just do a file copy of my /Home partition and dump it on a different drive.
    Check in Settings is where you should of set it in the first place, under "Storage location"
    EDIT: I just checked and this worked for me:
    Code:
    gsettings set org.gnome.DejaDup delete-after 1
    The 1 indicates delete all after one day.
    Now you have me going down the list, you can also use:
    Code:
    duplicity remove-all-but-n-full 1 --force file:///home/username/deja-dup
    I don't use it so mine returns:
    Code:
    duplicity remove-all-but-n-full 1 --force file:///home/username/deja-dup
    gpg: WARNING: unsafe permissions on homedir '/home/me/.gnupg'
    Giving up after 1 attempts. FileNotFoundError: No such file or directory
    Last edited by 1fallen; July 19th, 2023 at 09:25 PM.
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    Re: Deja Dup Backup Tool is eating Filesystem Root memory alive. Why?

    There is nothing there in the designated storage folder location.
    Stupid question 1::::::::

    Does /media/Ed/ take memory away from root when data is transferred into any device/partition listed under /media/Ed.
    I know /media is listed under root but I cannot get my head around why I lose memory in root if the data is going on
    a different drive/partition.
    I can't even think straight right now after lsoing all that space on my filesystem root.

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    Re: Deja Dup Backup Tool is eating Filesystem Root memory alive. Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by ozark_hillbilly View Post
    There is nothing there in the designated storage folder location.
    Stupid question 1::::::::

    Does /media/Ed/ take memory away from root when data is transferred into any device/partition listed under /media/Ed.
    I know /media is listed under root but I cannot get my head around why I lose memory in root if the data is going on
    a different drive/partition.
    I can't even think straight right now after lsoing all that space on my filesystem root.
    One of us needs to keep our head...lol
    show this please:
    Code:
    sudo -s cd /root && ls
    EDIT: LOL My goodness it took me a beat to find your other post: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread....0#post14151440
    So that's where you will find your back-ups >>> /media/ed and it looks to have a bunch there.
    So lets have a peek there as well, again please show:
    Code:
    cd  /media/ed && ls
    Last edited by 1fallen; July 19th, 2023 at 10:21 PM.
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    Re: Deja Dup Backup Tool is eating Filesystem Root memory alive. Why?

    I deleted Deja Dup. It was not friendly.
    I ended up installing Bleachbit and rolled the dice on having it clean up my system.
    It created 14GB of free space and now my filesystem root is only 46% full. Yay!!!

    I still do not understand why my 78GB hard drive partition is having a "1" added to the UUID mount location after being mounted. It is a mystery
    I probably will not resolve.

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    Re: Deja Dup Backup Tool is eating Filesystem Root memory alive. Why?

    Here is result of the two command lines you requested:

    ed@ed-G41MT-S2PT:~$ sudo -s cd /root && ls

    [sudo] password for ed:

    'Dell Notebook & Windows Desktop' Music
    Desktop
    'Perfect Backup Jobs'
    Diagram8.dia.autosave
    Pictures
    Documents
    Propane_Sensor
    Downloads
    'Read Resistance'
    get-pip.py
    sketchbook
    get-pip.py.1
    snap
    get-pip.py.2
    sudo
    get-pip.py.3
    Sync
    Guns
    Templates
    hs_err_pid11558.log
    'Tuner App final install'
    'Linux-Windows Sketch Transfers'
    Videos
    "Mom's Safe"
    'Windows Desktop PC Files'

    ed@ed-G41MT-S2PT:~$ cd /media/ed && ls

    04e8bdce-0446-4973-96c5-7cd2afd52d5d

    04e8bdce-0446-4973-96c5-7cd2afd52d5d1

    ed@ed-G41MT-S

    I attached a screenshot as well. You notice the two identical partitions listed with one having an extra "1". ????

    I added a screenshot of the DISKS showing that partition in question.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by ozark_hillbilly; July 19th, 2023 at 10:58 PM. Reason: added pic

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    Re: Deja Dup Backup Tool is eating Filesystem Root memory alive. Why?

    I consider deja dup to be the friendliest thing there is. But from the sound of it you didn't have your backup mounting properly. Don't blame deja. For what it's worth though I run a duplicity script and just use Deja-dup as a frontend for file restoration as needed. Quite simple and convenient.

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    Re: Deja Dup Backup Tool is eating Filesystem Root memory alive. Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by ozark_hillbilly View Post
    ed@ed-G41MT-S2PT:~$ cd /media/ed && ls

    04e8bdce-0446-4973-96c5-7cd2afd52d5d

    04e8bdce-0446-4973-96c5-7cd2afd52d5d1
    If you truly uninstalled deja-dup then those won't be needed anymore, but if you want to keep them for backup sake, and providing they are true and tested working backups, then just move them of to another storage drive.
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