deja-dup does not complain if SMB target is not available

Bug #1577109 reported by Jens
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deja-dup (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Half a year ago I upgraded our NAS with a different server and subsequently changed all our Linux desktops to back up to the new destination. Except one which I forgot. Since deja-dup never complained on this machine, the respective user also didn't complain and simply assumed everything was OK. So we lost half a year of backup security; luckily, the machine did not die.

Deja-dup should show an error message if the SMB target is not available at backup time - it did not do this here, it just failed silently. This is OK if one backup fails because the network is out, but if multiple backups (or a repeated attempt) fail it should definitely complain.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: deja-dup 30.0-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.19.0-58.64~14.04.1-generic 3.19.8-ckt16
Uname: Linux 3.19.0-58-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.19
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Sun May 1 09:50:19 2016
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: deja-dup
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Jens (jens-launchpad-net) wrote :
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Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

We should already be notifying the user in this case. Something like "Scheduled backup delayed. Backup will begin when the network is connected."

Sounds like that didn't work in this case.

The desktop environment was Unity I'm guessing?

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