I have discovered that Duplicati is the most reliable application for managing data on my Linux workstation. After using it for nearly two months with the Ubuntu Linux version, I successfully connected it to my Google Drive account, and the scheduled backups worked flawlessly.
However, I would like to offer a few suggestions if they are welcome:
Improving Backup Duplication
I’ve noticed that Duplicati backs up all the data that has already been synchronized to the cloud drive, rather than only backing up files that haven’t been backed up or those that have been modified. Consequently, this consumes more internet data and takes up unnecessary space in the cloud. It would be great if there were an option to address this issue.
Enhancing Backup Synchronization
Currently, when a file is modified or new files are added to the destination folder, Duplicati doesn’t sync them immediately. Instead, it waits for the scheduled backups to run or requires manual initiation. To make the backups more efficient, it would be beneficial if the app could detect new changes made to local files and take the necessary actions accordingly.
Auto Start on System Startup
Using Ubuntu, I’ve observed that Duplicati doesn’t start working automatically when I power on my PC, even when I’m connected to the internet. Every time, I have to manually start or open the program for it to commence operations. This situation raises concern because if I forget to activate it, any changes made throughout the day or week will not be backed up. It would be convenient if the app could automatically initiate during system startup.
Customization of Backup Encryption
While encrypted backup files provide excellent security, I suggest allowing users to choose whether or not to password protect their backups. For instance, some individuals may desire to backup document folders to Google Drive while also accessing those files from mobile devices. However, accessing these encrypted and zipped files on a mobile device can be challenging. Similarly, if I use Duplicati to back up video and audio files to my network-attached storage accessible by other media viewers like TVs on the same network, it becomes difficult to view those compressed files. Therefore, it would be helpful to provide an option for users to decide whether or not to password protect their backups.
Thank you for your dedication and efforts in developing Duplicati