I had a question in the old forum about Deja-Dup failing to create or restore back-ups.
For some bizarre reason it managed to go unsanswered throughout the life of Fedora 29 - weird huh ?
I lost patience and have trashed that Fedora 29 installation. I’m now the proud owner of a brand new Fedora 30 PC with only a single change
- I’ve installed Deja-Dup and have tried once again to get my data back onto this machine.
For about the entire year of being ignored the only suggestion was, and I paraphrase because … this is a new forum
“File a bug with the Deja-Dup developers because this can’t be a Fedora problem”
Filed the bug - no response other than " it might be an issue withe Fedora because other users aren’t seeing the same problem"
I tend to agree, mostly because I installed Deja-Dup on an MX Linux laptop and was able to run it, and restored the back-up on this external HDD.
So the steps taken to test whether it’s a problem with Fedora 30 have, thus far, consisted of.
- A new install of Fedora 30 (not an upgrade, the HDD was reformatted and repartitioned and the installer successfully completed.
- Opened the Software catalogue and installed “Backups” aka Deja-Dup
- Set the external drive as the back-up source
- Opted to Restore
- Waited until Deja-Dup found the back-ups on the drive.
- Selected the most recent
- Waited for a day while it restored.
I didn’t have to wait that long, after 12 hours I checked and it had failed - again with this error
Failed to read /home/saywot/.cache/deja-dup/tmp/duplicity-nf8HgH-tempdir/mktemp-62HNtZ-1: (<class ‘zlib.error’>, error(‘Error -3 while decompressing: invalid stored block lengths’,), <traceback object at 0x7f88d7846cf8>)