No "Choose Folder..." button when selecting a storage disk

Bug #878807 reported by Forage on 2011-10-20
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Déjà Dup
deja-dup (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When configuring deja-dup through the "Backup" dialog in the settings you can select a disk in the "Storage" section. When doing so you only get an empty "Folder" input field. This happens for local as well as external disks. Not often do you want the backup to be placed directly in the root of the disk though.

It would be more efficient to provide a "Choose Folder..." button, just like when selecting the "Local folder" option from the "Backup location" dropdown. Only in this case it would use the selected disk as a base. This would allow you to quickly choose a subfolder and/or create one.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: deja-dup 20.0-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic-pae 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic-pae i686
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Oct 20 14:07:12 2011
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release i386 (20111012)
SourcePackage: deja-dup
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Forage (forage) wrote :
Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

There is a "Folder" entry box that lets you enter a subfolder of the storage disk. You're asking for a button that lets you fill that out via a file dialog?

Forage (forage) wrote :


Just an empty "Folder" entry box as displayed now is basically useless. You could enter a full path in the box manually, true, but no one would really do that, especially when you want to store it in a subfolder located on the disk.

I.e. show the "Choose Folder..." button next to the "Folder" entry box when selecting the "Local folder" option from the "Backup location" combobox and show it when selecting one of the disk from the "Backup location" combobox. Where clicking on the button when "Local folder" is selected will take you to your home folder now, clicking on the button when a disk is selected should take you to the root of that disk.

Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

Note that you can should be entering a subfolder in the "Folder" field of a storage drive. That's what it's for.

But a Choose Folder... button would be an improvement, if we could restrict it to just the storage drive.

Changed in deja-dup:
status: New → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Vej (vej) on 2017-01-11
Changed in deja-dup (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Vej (vej) on 2017-05-19
Changed in deja-dup (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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