Recovery search for files is very slow

Bug #1075092 reported by Bèr Kessels (berkes) on 2012-11-05
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Déjà Dup

Bug Description


Deja-dup with either encrypted backup on either local disk or any of the cloud-storage options.

I want to Recover any file from either nautilus or the Deja-Dup dialog.

I expect the to-be-recovered files to show up in the listing, in a reasonable amount of time.

Instead I got:
The search for options of files to be recovered, takes over 30 minutes to list several files.

* Been backing up for under a month; incremental, on a local (encryptfs) disk, backups themselves not encrypted.
* Attempt to recover ~/.bashrc.
* Rightclick in nautilus, option "recover missing files".
* Dialog pops up, showing message "searching for files a day ago" (I am using the Dutch locales, exact english message may be different). It searches for 15+ minutes.
* Waiting for the dialog to change its wording to "searching for files up to a month ago", for the file I want recovered was changed a week ago. It searches for over 30 minutes (15+30 = 45 minutes waiting).

I could expect the actual recovery to take long. But the listing could be sped up greatly e.g. by introducing an index-file. At the very least, the dialog should show progress, many users might expect it to be stuck when it does not change for over 45 minutes.

Technical data:
Description: Ubuntu 12.10
deja-dup 24.0-0ubuntu1
duplicity 0.6.19-0ubuntu2

No news for this since 2012 ???

Andreas E. (andreas-e) wrote :

This is still a severe limitation. I am not a person with a lot of data (considering hard drive sizes, 120GB is sparing). I know the files I want to recover and the time range, but I have to give up the expectation of having these files before tomorrow.

Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

As a workaround, you can run "deja-dup --restore FILENAME" if you already know the missing file name.

Vej (vej) on 2017-08-19
Changed in deja-dup:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
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