Installed Mint 16 from the cover disc keeping the home directory from my Ubuntu 12.04 installation.
Had used Deja Dup before. It shows as being installed but there is only a menu entry that automatically starts a backup not the initial screen where I can change preferences. Tried Mintbackup which seems nice and simple but I can't see my eSATA external drive as a destination option. I can see it and its contents in Nemo.
A solution to either problem is good for me.