Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 861856
Backups are removed while recreating new backup
Last modified: 2013-08-01 14:45:22 EDT
Description of problem:
I have been keeping daily backups of my laptop system. Last friday, my laptop asked to "create a new full backup" to ensure consistency of these backups. This backup didn't complete, as late friday I needed to travel for the weekend.
During the course of the weekend, my laptops filesystem experienced some corruption, meaning that I lost a significant part of my home directory.
The crushing realisation however, was that in the course of deja-dup creating a "new" backup to make my backups "more consistent", they were completely wiped. Thus, I have now lost the contents of my laptop.
The "new" backup that is made, should be made in parallel to the previous backups to prevent a state in which no complete full system backup is available.
This sounds like upstream bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/deja-dup/+bug/902985 which has been fixed since April (version 22.1).
But Fedora 17 has apparently stayed on 20.X, so never picked that fix up. Fedora 18 has pulled in 24.0, so this bug shouldn't be there.
To confirm it is that bug:
1) Did you choose to password-protect your backup?
2) When you say backups were removed, do you mean that it deleted all progress on the previous incomplete backup? Or that old, finished backups were also deleted?
1) No password was used
2) I had previous full and complete backups, with completed incremental backups. All progress on these was removed, which left me in a state of having no "full" backups available for restore. So in other words every single finished backup I had, was deleted.
Sorry, I should have noted - Deja-dup actually came up with a dialog box that said a new full backup must be taken to ensure consistency. It does not seem to be this bug that you are referencing.
Agreed it seems to be a different bug.
deja-dup-22.1-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing deja-dup-22.1-1.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
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