Very similar to this: Deja-Dup in Fedora 30 unable to create or restore - #22 by saywot
I have had deja-dup doing automatic backups of my Fedora 33 machine to an external 10T drive for some time. It seems to work and passes the automatic restoration verifications.
Yesterday I accidentally erased a file I needed and so I want to restore it, but it doesn’t appear to work. Here’s what I tried:
deja-dup --restore /home/me/secret.txt
After a long period of time, it finally shows me the most recent backup which is a few days old. I hit the “Forward” button on the upper right corner of the dialog box and then it goes and goes and goes for a very long time (over an half hour) and eventually asks me where I want to restore the file (answer: exactly where it was) but then it just shuts down without restoring the file.
journalctl has these lines:
Feb 13 13:03:50 flash earlyoom: mem avail: 130 of 15952 MiB ( 0.82%), swap free: 492 of 4991 MiB ( 9.86%) Feb 13 13:03:50 flash earlyoom: low memory! at or below SIGTERM limits: mem 2.51%, swap 10.00% Feb 13 13:03:51 flash earlyoom: sending SIGTERM to process 179688 uid 1000 "duplicity": badness 979, VmRSS 9818 MiB Feb 13 13:03:51 flash earlyoom: process exited after 0.5 seconds
This an i7 machine with 16GiB and almost nothing else running! The file is just a plain text file that’s probably less than 25KiB, so after a half hour of running, it fails to restore a single file?! What’s going on here? This does not inspire much confidence in deja-dup…