In the few years since I started writing Déjà Dup, I’ve never actually had to use it to recover data from a backup. But now I’m not only the maintainer, I’m also a client!
The other day I accidentally erased the hard drive of my main machine but was able to recover the good bits from my S3 backup. Yay!
In other Déjà Dup news, the new stable 16.0 was just released (available in fine distros that ship GNOME 2.32). This is mostly a bug fix release, but with one nice new feature: if you are running out of space in your backup location, it will delete older backups until there is enough space rather than just yelling at you.