deja-dup fails with "no space left" with no relevant settings to solve problem

Bug #1033552 reported by Christopher Barrington-Leigh on 2012-08-06
This bug affects 9 people
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Déjà Dup

Bug Description

I'm backing up to a huge remote disk.

Backups are failing, after a lot of CPU and I/O time, with a simple "Backup Failed. No space left." message.

The lack of space appears to be the limit of about 5 GB free on /tmp, *not* to do with any limit on the target disk.

The problem is that there is no option in the interface to set what should be used for temporary space. Can I just use the same remote disk as the target? Can I avoid needing any tmp space (why do I?). I can think of various relevant fixes and improved features (eg for deja-dup to be smarter or more communicative), but the bug is that even though I've a reasonable amount of space in my /tmp, my backups are FAILING and I'm without a backup for over a week.

 lsb_release -d
Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

dpkg-query -W deja-dup duplicity
deja-dup 22.0-0ubuntu2
duplicity 0.6.18-0ubuntu3

org.gnome.DejaDup backend 'file'
org.gnome.DejaDup delete-after 56
org.gnome.DejaDup exclude-list ['$TRASH', '$DOWNLOAD']
org.gnome.DejaDup include-list ['/home/cpbl/funding', ... etc]
org.gnome.DejaDup last-backup '2012-07-18T14:32:15.641401Z'
org.gnome.DejaDup last-restore ''
org.gnome.DejaDup last-run '2012-07-18T14:32:15.641401Z'
org.gnome.DejaDup periodic true
org.gnome.DejaDup periodic-period 1
org.gnome.DejaDup prompt-check 'disabled'
org.gnome.DejaDup root-prompt true
org.gnome.DejaDup welcomed true
org.gnome.DejaDup.File icon ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.File name ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.File path 'file:///home/ihsp-backup'
org.gnome.DejaDup.File relpath @ay []
org.gnome.DejaDup.File short-name ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.File type 'normal'
org.gnome.DejaDup.File uuid ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.Rackspace container 'my-computer'
org.gnome.DejaDup.Rackspace username ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.S3 bucket ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.S3 folder 'my-computer'
org.gnome.DejaDup.S3 id ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.U1 folder '/deja-dup/my-computer'

Brendan_P (brendan-p) wrote :

Same issue for me with a small difference, using tmpfs which has additional size restrictions depending on the amount of free memory at the time.

Is there a way to force the application to use a different location to '/tmp'?

papukaija (papukaija) on 2012-12-27
tags: added: precise

This bug still exists.
That it has not been addressed makes me wonder whether this project is still alive

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