Just updated from 15 to 16 and doing restore - Some help


I backed everything up to BACKUP and now restoring. It says it has Restore is Finished but some files could not be restored.

Make sure you can write to them.

How do I do this as there are quite a few.



If you selected to "Restore to the original positions", then the directories the files were restored to may lack the necessary permissions on your new account.
That is; the restoration put the files as they were permitted and mounted on your old account - but your new account has new permissions.

If ensuring all directories are given the new permissions

sudo chmod -R a+rwX,o-w /home/$USER

and that does not work... Here is a comprehensive guide on how to dig yourself out if the universe came crashing down around you:


Thank you. Will see how it goes :grinning:

Trying it now..
So far I get this..

david@david-HP-Compaq-6000-Pro-MT-PC:~$ mkdir -p /tmp/restore
david@david-HP-Compaq-6000-Pro-MT-PC:~$ duplicity gio+file:///media/backup
gpg: WARNING: unsafe permissions on homedir '/home/david/.gnupg'
Command line error: Expected 2 args, got 1
Enter 'duplicity --help' for help screen.

Do you have a home gnupg directory set up? If so, you might try:

chown -R $(whoami) ~/.gnupg/