restore from backup does not recognize custom backup directories

Bug #1804744 reported by ethanay on 2018-11-23
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Bug Description

1. I back up my computer to my external hard drive
2. I reinstall my new distro
3. I install deja-dup and duplicity
4. I open deja-dup, and select restore
5. I select my external hard drive and the restore directory
6. Deja-dup fails with "no backup found" message and creates a new backup directory on the hard drive

This indicated to me that deja dup ignored the restore directory I entered, and instead used the default directory, which did not exist, hence restore fails because the backend is told to look in the wrong place for the backup! This seems like more a user interface issue than an issue with the backup.

Here is the workflow I had to use to restore my backup:

1. Set storage location to "local folder" and then manually navigate to the folder on my external hard drive. If I did not do this specifically, then backup would fail. Selecting the external hard drive directly as the device and entering the folder in the "folder" field also fails.
2. Select restore and again use "local folder" and manually navigate to the folder on my external hard drive. If I instead try to use the hard drive device listed and enter the backup folder in the "folder" field, the restore also fails.

This issue occurs on both Ubuntu 18.04.1 and ElementaryOS Juno.

lsb_release -d
Description: elementary OS 5.0 Juno

dpkg-query -W deja-dup duplicity
deja-dup 37.1-2fakesync1
duplicity 0.7.17-0ubuntu1

gsettings list-recursively org.gnome.DejaDup > /tmp/deja-dup.gsettings
cat /tmp/deja-dup.gsettings
org.gnome.DejaDup last-restore '2018-11-23T01:39:44.556645Z'
org.gnome.DejaDup periodic true
org.gnome.DejaDup periodic-period 1
org.gnome.DejaDup full-backup-period 90
org.gnome.DejaDup backend 'local'
org.gnome.DejaDup last-run '2018-11-23T01:39:44.556645Z'
org.gnome.DejaDup nag-check ''
org.gnome.DejaDup prompt-check '2018-11-22T12:34:36.095106Z'
org.gnome.DejaDup root-prompt true
org.gnome.DejaDup include-list ['$HOME']
org.gnome.DejaDup exclude-list ['/home/ethan/.local/share/Trash']
org.gnome.DejaDup last-backup ''
org.gnome.DejaDup allow-metered false
org.gnome.DejaDup delete-after 0
org.gnome.DejaDup.Rackspace username ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.Rackspace container 'ethan-laptop'
org.gnome.DejaDup.S3 id ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.S3 bucket ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.S3 folder 'ethan-laptop'
org.gnome.DejaDup.OpenStack authurl ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.OpenStack tenant ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.OpenStack username ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.OpenStack container 'ethan-laptop'
org.gnome.DejaDup.GCS id ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.GCS bucket ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.GCS folder 'ethan-laptop'
org.gnome.DejaDup.Local folder '/media/ethan/porta_500gb/m1330'
org.gnome.DejaDup.Remote uri ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.Remote folder 'ethan-laptop'
org.gnome.DejaDup.Drive uuid '1919a422-d154-4e19-b551-f74b56cf1f0e'
org.gnome.DejaDup.Drive icon '. GThemedIcon drive-harddisk-usb drive-harddisk drive'
org.gnome.DejaDup.Drive folder 'm1330'
org.gnome.DejaDup.Drive name 'porta_500gb'
org.gnome.DejaDup.GOA id ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.GOA folder 'ethan-laptop'
org.gnome.DejaDup.GOA type 'google'
org.gnome.DejaDup.File short-name ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.File type 'normal'
org.gnome.DejaDup.File migrated true
org.gnome.DejaDup.File name ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.File path ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.File uuid ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.File icon ''
org.gnome.DejaDup.File relpath @ay []

ethanay (ethan-y-us) on 2018-11-23
summary: - restore from backup does not recognize backup directory
+ restore from backup does not recognize custom backup directories
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