Here’s how I have things set up at the moment. I have two hard drives in my computer designated for my data. The first is my basic data drive, which contains all files except video. The second is my video drive, reserved for my ever-increasing video footage.
When I first set up Duplicacy, I installed a third, large drive as my local backup. Using the web GUI, I set up two backups, one for the data drive (D:) with the backup ID of COMPUTERID-Data and one for the video drive (E:) with the backup ID of COMPUTERID-Video. These are both stored on the backup drive (Y:). (This is then copied to Backblaze, although I don’t think that’s really relevant to my question.)
My video drive is nearing full capacity, so I’ve installed another for further video files (F:). Of course, I want to add this to my backup, but I’m unsure if I should create a new backup ID for F: or if I should add it to the existing COMPUTERID-Video. (Click the +, select F: for the directory, click the green icon next to “Backup ID,” and select an existing backup ID.)
- I may be moving files between drives E: and F:.
- I will eventually add additional drives for video. Alternatively, I may move all files from E: and F: to an expandable RAID or similar storage solution.
It seems like using one backup ID for all video is the right solution, since it may all be consolidated to one storage device eventually, anyway, but I confess I don’t totally understand how Duplicacy handles such things. Naturally, I want to avoid files being needlessly backed up twice when I move them. Advice is appreciated.