Hello everyone! I am an Arq refugee and am trialing Duplicacy Web before buying. I like what I see and I have spent hours browsing the forum. Unfortunately, I have so many questions that I hope you can help with (apologies). I just want to get everything right.
Here are my devices:
- 3 computers (2 Macbook Pros and 1 iMac) all with Duplicacy Web
- 1 NAS (Synology) with Duplicacy CLI
- 1 VPS (offsite) with Duplicacy CLI
My usage is personal.
Question 1: Would it be correct that I would need to pay 3x personal licenses only as the NAS and the VPS would only use the CLI?
If I understood Duplicacy right, it is welcome to have an inception of backups.
For example, all of these scheduled backups are in the same storage, each of which has a different snapshot id:
- 1 Daily backup of /Users/user
- 1 backup each 4 hours of /Users/user/folderA
- 1 Hourly backup of /Users/user/folderB
- 1 backup each 15 minutes of /Users/user/folderB/importantFolder
Question 2: Is this inception of backups a good strategy given Duplicacy way of working, or should I rather perform a single backup of /Users/user more often?
Question 3: If the inception of backups works well, in case of sudden disaster (all data lost on a computer) and need of full recovery, would I need to perform 4 different restores (according to the example scheme) in order to retrieve the freshest files?
Copy vs backup of storage
All my computers and VPS perform a backup to my NAS. My NAS currently performs an offsite backup of selected folders.
Question 4: What would work better for Duplicacy related data, using copy commands from the computers and/or the NAS itself, or simply copying the storage folders from the NAS to somewhere else?
Global options in Duplicacy Web
Question 5: I use the option “-threads 4 -vss” for all my backups. Is there a way to have these options stored somewhere so that I do not have to specify them all the time?
Email notification from Duplicacy Web
Question 6: Is there a way to receive a notification on failure only?
I know this is related to ZeroTier and the way I probably do not understand it, but perhaps someone else here has had my issue and can help me with that.
Question 7: All my devices are part of the same ZeroTier network. If I backup a Macbook Pro to the NAS, which are part of the same local LAN, but using the ZeroTier IPs, my speed is reduced to 20%. Why is that?
(I do this so that I specify one IP and it does not matter if I am at home or outside my house for performing backups)
Again, sorry for all these questions and thank you in advance for any help!