IDrive e2 now integrated with Duplicacy - Fast S3 Compatible Cloud storage

We launched IDrive e2 on April 13, 2022 offering no ingress or egress charges, storage starting at $0.004/GB/month and a fast network of 8 edge locations in the US and recently added location in Ireland. Duplicacy users! IDrive e2 is now available as a repository for your Duplicacy backups!

As a special, IDrive is offering 90% off plans for the first year, along with a 1TB 30 day trial for Duplicacy users! Please signup here: https://app.idrivee2.com/signup-duplicacy

We are also faster than AWS, Backblaze b2, and Wasabi, give our speed test a try

Use the IDrive® e2 storage as a repository for your Duplicacy backups. Create S3 Access Keys from the IDrive® e2 Access Keys tab and use them to establish connection with Duplicacy.

To access IDrive® e2 using S3 Access Keys,

  1. Download and install Duplicacy.

  1. Launch the application and go to STORAGE in the LHS. Choose the IDrive® e2 tab.

  1. Enter the access key details (created in IDrive® e2 account) and click on the Bucket listing icon.

  1. Choose IDrive® e2 bucket for cloud storage destination and click Select.

  1. Click Continue, provide a name for the Storage and click Add.

Once IDrive® e2 storage is added successfully, you can select IDrive e2 as the destination for your new backups.

This is great! For example, if we want to migrate from another cloud storage provider, B2, for example. Is there a guide on how to do so somewhere? I tried to find information, but I could not locate that information.

Thanks!

You should be able to just copy the data folder using any other tool, e.g. rclone, and then add newly copied folder in duplicacy as storage.

It may not make financial sense to migrate from b2: egress is expensive. Unless you route that through cloudflare, which costs your time.

I would wait until until archival storage is supported by duplicacy and migrate then. Using hot storage for backup is wasteful for vast majority of users, cost difference between various hot storage providers is negligible compared to cost savings with archival storage

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Interesting, I’ll test it.

Just a note:

In Duplicacy nomenclature, repositories are the location of source files, backup locations are storages.

Hi, here is some helpful info on some migration tools that will work:
https://www.idrive.com/e2/data-migration
We would recommend flexify.io

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Looks to me like iDrive is still slower than the competition from what I can see using their own speed test. That has been true for well over 10 years now and was still true when I last tried iDrive two months ago. iDrive’s gonna have to do better than this to get my attention.

It has been a hard experience to copy some Wasabi buckets to idrive e2. The copy starts but in the middle of the process errors like the ones below occur (different buckets, different storages):

Copying snapshot ******* at revision 193
Copying snapshot ******* at revision 194
Copying snapshot ******* at revision 195
Copying snapshot ******* at revision 196
Listing chunks/
^[OPFailed to list the directory chunks/: SerializationError: failed to unmarshal error message
        status code: 502, request id: , host id:
caused by: UnmarshalError: failed to unmarshal error message
        00000000  3c 68 74 6d 6c 3e 0d 0a  3c 68 65 61 64 3e 3c 74  |<html>..<head><t|
00000010  69 74 6c 65 3e 35 30 32  20 42 61 64 20 47 61 74  |itle>502 Bad Gat|
00000020  65 77 61 79 3c 2f 74 69  74 6c 65 3e 3c 2f 68 65  |eway</title></he|
00000030  61 64 3e 0d 0a 3c 62 6f  64 79 3e 0d 0a 3c 63 65  |ad>..<body>..<ce|
00000040  6e 74 65 72 3e 3c 68 31  3e 35 30 32 20 42 61 64  |nter><h1>502 Bad|
00000050  20 47 61 74 65 77 61 79  3c 2f 68 31 3e 3c 2f 63  | Gateway</h1></c|
00000060  65 6e 74 65 72 3e 0d 0a  3c 68 72 3e 3c 63 65 6e  |enter>..<hr><cen|
00000070  74 65 72 3e 6e 67 69 6e  78 3c 2f 63 65 6e 74 65  |ter>nginx</cente|
00000080  72 3e 0d 0a 3c 2f 62 6f  64 79 3e 0d 0a 3c 2f 68  |r>..</body>..</h|
00000090  74 6d 6c 3e 0d 0a                                 |tml>..|

caused by: expected element type <Error> but have <html>
Copying snapshot ******* at revision 93
Copying snapshot ******* at revision 94
Listing chunks/
Failed to list the directory chunks/: SerializationError: failed to unmarshal error message
        status code: 502, request id: , host id:
caused by: UnmarshalError: failed to unmarshal error message
        00000000  3c 68 74 6d 6c 3e 0d 0a  3c 68 65 61 64 3e 3c 74  |<html>..<head><t|
00000010  69 74 6c 65 3e 35 30 32  20 42 61 64 20 47 61 74  |itle>502 Bad Gat|
00000020  65 77 61 79 3c 2f 74 69  74 6c 65 3e 3c 2f 68 65  |eway</title></he|
00000030  61 64 3e 0d 0a 3c 62 6f  64 79 3e 0d 0a 3c 63 65  |ad>..<body>..<ce|
00000040  6e 74 65 72 3e 3c 68 31  3e 35 30 32 20 42 61 64  |nter><h1>502 Bad|
00000050  20 47 61 74 65 77 61 79  3c 2f 68 31 3e 3c 2f 63  | Gateway</h1></c|
00000060  65 6e 74 65 72 3e 0d 0a  3c 68 72 3e 3c 63 65 6e  |enter>..<hr><cen|
00000070  74 65 72 3e 6e 67 69 6e  78 3c 2f 63 65 6e 74 65  |ter>nginx</cente|
00000080  72 3e 0d 0a 3c 2f 62 6f  64 79 3e 0d 0a 3c 2f 68  |r>..</body>..</h|
00000090  74 6d 6c 3e 0d 0a                                 |tml>..|

caused by: expected element type <Error> but have <html>

Sometimes the process of chunks copying starts, but it stops in the middle with this error:

Failed to upload the chunk 864b1..................6bbed4b: SignatureDoesNotMatch: The request signature we calculated does not match the signature you provided. Check your key and signing method.
        status code: 403, request id: 16F7205CC0408171, host id:

I was able to copy a bucket with a set of snapshots, and when running check to verify that everything is ok, the first time it worked, but the second time:

2022-06-10 13:36:05.683 INFO SNAPSHOT_CHECK Listing all chunks
2022-06-10 13:36:05.683 TRACE LIST_FILES Listing chunks/
2022-06-10 13:48:09.022 ERROR LIST_FILES Failed to list the directory chunks/: SerializationError: failed to unmarshal error message
	status code: 502, request id: , host id: 
caused by: UnmarshalError: failed to unmarshal error message
	00000000  3c 68 74 6d 6c 3e 0d 0a  3c 68 65 61 64 3e 3c 74  |<html>..<head><t|
00000010  69 74 6c 65 3e 35 30 32  20 42 61 64 20 47 61 74  |itle>502 Bad Gat|
00000020  65 77 61 79 3c 2f 74 69  74 6c 65 3e 3c 2f 68 65  |eway</title></he|
00000030  61 64 3e 0d 0a 3c 62 6f  64 79 3e 0d 0a 3c 63 65  |ad>..<body>..<ce|
00000040  6e 74 65 72 3e 3c 68 31  3e 35 30 32 20 42 61 64  |nter><h1>502 Bad|
00000050  20 47 61 74 65 77 61 79  3c 2f 68 31 3e 3c 2f 63  | Gateway</h1></c|
00000060  65 6e 74 65 72 3e 0d 0a  3c 68 72 3e 3c 63 65 6e  |enter>..<hr><cen|
00000070  74 65 72 3e 6e 67 69 6e  78 3c 2f 63 65 6e 74 65  |ter>nginx</cente|
00000080  72 3e 0d 0a 3c 2f 62 6f  64 79 3e 0d 0a 3c 2f 68  |r>..</body>..</h|
00000090  74 6d 6c 3e 0d 0a                                 |tml>..|

caused by: expected element type <Error> but have <html>

Yes, I noticed the nginx there in the middle of the returned HTML…

Note: all this on 3 different machines, two VMs and one “physical”.

I’m starting to think if idrive e2 is reliable to store my backups… :thinking:

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Just to add some comparison to your screenshot :

This will probably be ignored… and i know the reasons why it is the way it is… but whilst your offer prices are pretty sensational, the fact that they are only valid on a yearly subscription rules me out… there’s no way in today’s (and likely the coming future) climate that i could commit to paying $200 in one foul swoop in a years time for 5TB of storage…

If i were to purchase 5TB at $20 now… in a years time could i switch that to monthly billing?

Regarding the errors reported above, a support ticket was opened that day. There goes a week with no response, let alone a solution. For my part idrive is ruled out as trusted storage.

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Hi, our support team will reach out to you