Ubuntu – How to open Deja Dup as root


I wanted to backup /var/cache/apt/archives using 'Deja Dup' but it keeps saying >>

Could not backup the following files. Please make sure you are able to open them.


Any help?

Best Answer

  1. Configure Deja Dup for your root backup: gksu deja-dup-preferences.

  2. Run backup then with: gksu "deja-dup --backup".

At least this worked for me. (You have to configure Deja Dup for root, too, at first - next to your configuration for the "normal" user.)

As mythsmith says: "You can do that just for system folders, and still keep your home folder configured in your user account."

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