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deja-dup - location of state information

asked 2017-08-07 03:59:37 -0500

pentalive gravatar image

Hi All, Where does deja-dup keep the information it needs to do incremental backups? - When I am at work vs. when I am at home I have to call my server by different names. Does this matter as long as I am always backing up to the same directory on my server or should I only do backups when in one location or the other (and not from either depending on where I am when I can do a backup)? When I am off my own network the server is access by a fully qualified name somename.dynamicdnsprovider.toplevel - but when I am on my network that name does not work and I have to use the server's real name which is different to "somename". Will this confuse deja-dup if I change that location between backups?

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answered 2017-08-09 06:36:29 -0500

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updated 2017-08-09 06:39:26 -0500

Yes, changing the destination host will confuse GNOME Backup. You’ll even get a warning saying the host has changed. I do believe it will even insist on doing a full backup instead of an incremental backup, but this could be me misremembering what the warning says.

This sounds like a network configuration issue. Specifically, a NAT deflection issue where port forwarding to your public WAN address doesn’t work from LAN. Solve this problem (refer to router manual) and you can use the same hostname from within and external to your network.

(PS: Your router may work this out by itself if you configure the DHCP domain name to be dynamicdnsprovider.toplevel.)

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answered 2017-08-09 17:44:56 -0500

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Thanks - I will limit by updates to my backups to when I am on my home network.

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