File size for backups not user-defineable

Bug #1380996 reported by BeowulfOF
This bug affects 3 people
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deja-dup (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Description: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS
Release: 14.04

  Installiert: 30.0-0ubuntu4
  Installationskandidat: 30.0-0ubuntu4
 *** 30.0-0ubuntu4 0
        500 trusty/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Deja-Dup still has file size for backups hard-coded?!? but not user-defined.

It is allways good to have a standard that fits for most user, but the ability to define custom sizes for file size in backup without having to rewrite the whole program would be nice.

Please make the filesize for the backups an option in settings tab.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: deja-dup 30.0-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-38.65-generic
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-38-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.5
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Tue Oct 14 12:05:01 2014
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-10-25 (353 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Release amd64 (20131016.1)
SourcePackage: deja-dup
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2014-04-22 (174 days ago)

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BeowulfOF (beowulfof) wrote :
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in deja-dup (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Peter Silva (peter-bsqt) wrote :

here is a very small patch that just adds a dconf setting. So people who do not care, will not see it. But I need it. I did some backups with 250MB chunks, and I did not notice any slow down vs. 25mb chunks that are the default, but I don't really care how long it takes, I need the big chunks on the other end.

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Ubuntu Foundations Team Bug Bot (crichton) wrote :

The attachment "patch to add dconf setting so that only advanced users see it." seems to be a patch. If it isn't, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are a member of the ~ubuntu-reviewers, unsubscribe the team.

[This is an automated message performed by a Launchpad user owned by ~brian-murray, for any issues please contact him.]

tags: added: patch
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Michał Borsuk (michal-borsuk) wrote :

It's been six years and this issue remains a considerable problem.

After two years of using Deja Dup on 3 machines I have 2000-5000 files in each backup folder, because each file is only 25MB. Managing such a number, e.g. deleting old files manually, is a nightmare.

Please add this option, or increase the default size. 25MB is tiny as of 2021.

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