Hi there - new Duplicacy user here! I have a couple questions on getting things setup the ideal way. My intent is mostly to backup a bunch of data on Site A Synology to Site B Synology via SFTP, then copy from Site B Synology to B2. However, I also have one or two computers in Site A which I would like to backup to storage on Site A NAS and let it then go from A to B and B2. I know how to do this part:
- On local computers, setup repos to be backed up and add NAS-A as SFTP storage to each computer
- On NAS-A, setup repos for its data and add NAS-B as SFTP storage
- I’ve setup the web GUI on the local computers and both NAS
What I need to figure out is how to setup the copy of local computer data from NAS-A storage to NAS-B storage and the copy from NAS-B storage to B2. From the forum topics like Encryption and backup/copy to same storage and Duplicacy copy confusion/question on this, it sounds like I need to setup dummy repos
- On NAS-A, initialize a dummy repo using a local path to A’s storage area as a default storage, then add the SFTP storage on NAS-B and do a copy from the dummy repo
- On NAS-B, initialize a dummy repo using a local path to B’s storage area as a default storage, then add B2 as a second storage and copy from the dummy repo
I’m trying to make sure I’m getting the process correct so I bolded all the duplicacy verbs. So basically the:
- local computers backup to NAS-A, then NAS-A copies to NAS-B
- NAS-A backs up its own data to NAS-B as well. Is this deduped with the copies from the local computers?
- NAS-B copies all its storage to B2.
- Somewhere, I need to prune NAS-A, NAS-B, and B2… I’m guessing NAS-A prunes its own storage, and NAS-B prunes its own as well as B2?
Am I getting all this correct? And then my final question is… Is there any way I can setup the dummy repo’s in the web gui? it would be nice to see the various storage usage and version graphs for my three storage locations (NAS-A, NAS-B, and B2).