The storage has not been initialized on local backup

I am getting this error on my backups. I checked the storage and the “Run a check job to retrieve stats” is greyed out. I tried to recreate the storage and it is still greyed out. What am I doing wrong?


It sounds like you’re encountering an issue where your local backup storage hasn’t been properly initialized. Here are some steps to troubleshoot and resolve this issue:

  1. Verify Storage Initialization:
    Ensure the storage has been initialized correctly:

    duplicacy init -e <repository_id> <storage_url>

    Replace <repository_id> with your repository name and <storage_url> with your storage path.

  2. Check Storage Configuration:
    Make sure the storage configuration files are correctly set up in the storage directory.

  3. Permissions:
    Verify that Duplicacy has the necessary permissions to access and modify the storage location.

  4. Run a Check Job:
    Although the option is greyed out in the Web-UI, try running a check job via the CLI:

    duplicacy check -a
  5. Logs:
    Check the logs for any specific error messages that might provide more details on why the storage is not initialized.

  6. Remove and Re-Add Storage:
    Try removing the storage and then re-adding it. This can often resolve initialization issues:

    duplicacy add -e <repository_id> <storage_name> <storage_url>

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