Been using Duplicacy for a year now and it has been great, though my hardware is about to be replaced and all of the files manually migrated to a new system in a different directory structure. I am preparing now for that move and would like it to be as seamless as possible, so I have a few questions. Hoping for some general advice:
Haven’t dug into this yet, but I think if the host name changes (which it will in my case) I just need to re-register the existing license with the new hostname. It sounds like when I do the transfer to the new system, I will not be able to use backups on the old system. (this kind of ties into the topic below)
I am currently using Wasabi for storage and plan to continue, but I am curious how much data that is stored in the old backups will be useful to the new system? For example, while the files being backed up are the same, they will be in different directories coming from a different system. Also, not sure if the new system will “pick up and recognize” what is already in Wasabi vs what is local.
It seems to me that I might want to begin a brand new backup set and then remove the old data at some point. This will orphan the old set which will have to be removed manually. Also it will force a full backup set upload as things are starting new.
The alternative is to have the new system continue to use the old backup set (somehow it would need to be smart enough to deal with that). Ideally, this means it “picks up” with the existing old set and somehow recognize that there were directory changes, but that the files are the same.
I appreciate any thoughts on best direction to take.