It seems that my backups are broken on my Librem5.
I did a few successful initial ones with the default PureOS app, but after I started porting my data over to the phone I began to get failed backups, and for the past few weeks I have been unable to get one completed, whether scheduled or on-demand. What I get is a GPG error:
Error processing remote manifest (duplicity-inc.20230704T013147Z.to.20230704T052219Z.manifest.gpg
): GPG Failed, see log below:
====Begin GnuPG log====
gpg: decrypt_message failed: Unknown system error
====End GnuPG log====
Context: I am using the Librem5 basically always tethered: Hoyoki hub, ethernet cable, wired mouse & keyboard, HDMI screen. I am running the latest version of PureOS (latest update: today). I am keeping all my data on a 256GB microSD card in the phone, and I thought I would do backups to a different microSD card, so I got a 512GB one that I plugged into the slot on the hub. Under the Preferences > Folders option in the app, together with the default ‘Home’, I added the 256GB volume, which shows up as ‘/media/purism/3239-3663/’. I opted for encrypted backups, and I clicked on the ‘remember password’ box. The first time the Backup failed, I got an error message along the lines of:
Giving up after 5 attempts. Error: Error opening file
/media/purism/3038-6438/76osmiumBackup/duplicity_full.20230705T173739Z.vol1.difftar.gz : input/output error
I believe this was due to the fact that at that time the Librem5 was not connecting to the 512GB volume in the Hoyoki dock for some reason. Since then, every time I check, the backup SD card shows up normally in Files (I can access it fine), but the Backups still fail, and now I get the first error message (the GPG one). I have tried to only back up the Home directory on the phone, instead of the 256GB card, but I still get the same error message.
- Does it even make sense to use the default Backups app to run backups between these two SD cards? Would it make more sense to use a different program?
- Should I be concerned that my internal SD card is mounted in /media instead of /mnt? Could this be the culprit, and if so how would I fix it?
- Could the GPG error I get now be a consequence of the previous error? If so, might it be fixed by reinitializing the backups, and would that be as simple as deleting the current backup file on the 512GB volume?
Is this happening to anyone else?
Thanks in advance for any advice.
I apologize for asking newbie questions.