I’ve been using Duplicati for about 1½ years if I remember correctly, and I would really like to like but I just can’t. It does the one thing I need a backup sofware to do, it automatically backs up my data to my FTP server. It’s the first software I’ve tried and I was very happy to see it was really simple to get configured.
But two things bother me so much that I’m giving up. When it makes backups, it everytime gives some error(s) or warning(s). The few first times after configuring a backup, it works, but after a while, errors and warnings every time. And the log (or what ever that is I get after clicking ‘result’ after backup) gives me ridiculous amount of data of wich 100% seem to be tech talk and no clear reason for anything.
The backups still seem to finnish and when I go to restore, usually even the latest files are there so that’s not the biggest problem.
But for me, and as I¨’ve read, for many others, the real problem is restoring stuff. If I make nice small test-backup with 100 files / 45mb, the restore works well. But when I try to restore one ******g .jpg from my real backups, it just keeps going and going and going. And it’s not about my connection, restoring doesn’t even transfer data more than a few seconds every now and then. What I’ve read, people have had their restores running for a few days so I’m not alone with this. I’ve read this and that and some more about it, but nothing helps.
Right now I’m testing restore on my new (=fresh install) laptop and it managed to finish in half an hour (didn’t expect that!), but again. 1 warning, 5435 errors. And the backup set is just few months old.
So, I’ve had it. It’s like finding a perfect girlfriend who turns out to be everything else. Very nice but nothing I trust with my 20+ years of (digital) history.