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Déjà Dup

Simple backup tool for GNOME


Cloud Support in Déjà Dup

Storing your backups in the cloud is ideal, since cloud storage services are an easy way to make off-site backups that can be accessed anywhere. Déjà Dup supports several branded cloud providers.

Supported Cloud Services

Our policy is to only support consumer-targeted cloud services (i.e. Google Drive but not Google Cloud Storage, OneDrive but not Azure Storage, etc).

The only cloud service supported right now is Google Drive.

Deprecated Cloud Storage Services

Déjà Dup used to offer several more-technical cloud storage services. As of version 35.4, it no longer shows those services by default because in the long term, we'd like to move away from them.

Specifically, the following services are deprecated: Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Openstack Swift, and Rackspace Cloud Files.

How to Enable Anyway

If you want to restore from one, simply start a restore and select it from the location drop down. If you want to back up to one, open dconf-editor and navigate to /org/gnome/deja-dup and change the backend key to either gcs, openstack, rackspace, or s3.

When you next open Déjà Dup, you can now see a new option in the storage location drop down.

Will Support Disappear One Day?

Eventually, we might drop support for backing up to them. And then later, maybe we'll drop support for restoring from them too (but you can always use duplicity directly to restore or download the files locally first and then use Déjà Dup).

But there are no plans right now to drop support. For the foreseeable future, they are staying. They are just hidden by default.

Supporting More Services

All newly supported cloud services should be first added to duplicity and then supported in Déjà Dup after some testing.

Apps/DejaDup/Clouds (last edited 2019-11-18 04:28:10 by MichaelTerry)