I’m new to Duplicacy but, after a few test-runs and comparisons, I like it a lot - it’s so fast…
My current setup is the following:
- Different devices create their backups to the NAS
- The NAS creates backups of the shared folders to the NAS
- Duplicati backups everything to B2
I want to switch almost everything to Duplicacy now. So a few clients already backup into an archive at the NAS. Others use still Veeam for the backup process. So now I have a backup directory at the NAS with
- two encrypted Duplicacy archives (one for servers and one for the PCs to make use of the deduplication)
- one encrypted Veeam backup
What’s the best way to sync them to B2?
Currently, I’m thinking of starting another Duplicacy backup job backing up the entire NAS backup folder to B2. But I guess that wouldn’t make too much sense, because all the files are already encrypted, deduplicated and compressed? I could imagine that this method could create a traffic overhead.
Another option would be to use the
copy cmd, at least for the Duplicacy archives. Then I could copy them to different buckets. The Veeam backup could still be another Duplicacy backup to B2.
Or, as a third option, I just sync the NAS backup folder with the b2sync script, rclone or anything else. But as I understood, that should be bad when backups start while it’s still copying files?
So what strategy would you recommend? What’s the most cost-effective and secure way to duplicate my backups to B2?