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I have recently installed on a Debian squeeze_64 server the Backupninja and Duplicity utilities. My goal is to backup /foo/bar/* to /desti/nation/ with full backup once a week and differentially once a day (say, sunday 01:00 the full and 01:00 daily). /desti/nation/ is a mounted nfs directory from 10.0.0.1:/qwe/rty.

root@toor:/etc/backup.d# ls
10-full.dup  15-incr.dup
root@toor:/etc/backup.d# cat *
options = --no-encryption --dry-run --verbosity 9
testconnect=yes
[source]
include=/foo/bar/
[dest]
incremental=no
increments=0
keep=60
desturl = file:///desti/nation

options = --no-encryption --dry-run --verbosity 9
testconnect=yes
[source]
include=/foo/bar/
[dest]
incremental=yes
increments=7
keep=60
desturl = file:///desti/nation
root@toor:/etc/backup.d# backupninja --debug --test --now

The output is fulfilled with boring debug messages, but it contains the following:

Info: >>>> starting action /etc/backup.d/10-full.dup (because of --now)
Debug: yes
Fatal: The password option must be set.
Fatal: <<<< finished action /etc/backup.d/10-full.dup: FAILED

And the same for 15-incr.dup, respectively.

Info: FINISHED: 2 actions run. 2 fatal. 0 error. 0 warning.

is the final line. Well, I configured it to work without gpg and any kind of authorization, but it still needs a password. What is my fault?

UPDATE

Added the following lines to the files:

[gpg]
sign=no
encryptkey=
signkey=
password=

but the problem is exactly the same.

SOLVED

I really don't know what happened, I set once the password to a random value in both of the files. Then suffered endlessly, changed almost everything, and now tried password=\0 and password="". IT WORKS. Well, the next step was like password=dfsgdhn and password=dsfdghfd. Works too.

So I didn't find the solution, it repaired itself or what.

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Voting to close, as I don't think anyone can have a clue at what happened. –  Stéphane Gimenez Feb 15 '12 at 19:17
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