So currently evaluating duplacacy and its looking like ill be going with it as its the best out of all the ones I have evaluated. I do however have a few questions I’m hoping someone can help with.
Say I have a 1TB drive, rather than backing it all up at once i do it folder by folder (slowly removing Folder filters I had set before running each backup). Is it better to get it all in the first initial backup? or is it ok to do it this way?, any disadvantages? since I shutdown/use the machine I just did it this so it was a smaller hit.
veracrypt - is there any issues with using Duplicacy with veracrypt mounted volumes (the volumes im backing up from are mounted VC volumes). Arq had issues with this that they werent willing to fix after talking to support. I’ve had no issues so far, but thought I’d ask incase someone has.
Also i only mount my volumes when i want to use them so they will stay unmounted 90% of the time. if I run up duplicacy with this unavailable i assume this will be fine?. My testing has proven not an issue so far. I will however mount them before I run a backup.
I’d like to understand this checkbox more “Copy-Compatible”, i believe Its set to be able to create a backup of 1 source it can be to two destination locations and rather than it backing up to those 2 locations it backs up to one and you can copy to the other using a “copy” job that would need to be setup under schedules. So you dont need to back it up “twice” ie just copies the extra data between locations?. (just want to make sure im correct)
Sorry for the long post, I read the lock-free de-duplication wiki but just wanted to understand these questions more.
Also love the product and community so far, I’ve read so many forum posts and I like that there is an active community. Took me a while to get my head around -keep/pruning but reading the forum sorted that for me :).