Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation


#1

I had an issue with one of my VMs and I had to rebuild it. I’ve rebuilt it and have installed duplicati. I’m now trying to restore. I can see my backups (in the file selection screen), I can select them and then hit restore but when I do I get an error stating:

“Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation”

If I click on the red “Show” button nothing happens. I’ve searched through trying to find some logs anywhere to tell me what’s wrong but I can’t find anything. Can anyone help me? I’m beginning to get worried my backups aren’t valid :frowning:

Thanks!
Brad


#2

Your backups should be ok. The problem is in the restore process. This is also being discussed here:

A fix has been proposed:


#3

As warwickmm says, it seems I introduced an unfortunate bug while trying to make restoring files in case of asymmetric gpg encryption more flexible. Hopefully @kenkendk has time to make a new canary release soon.


#4

Thanks guys - that was it. I downloaded the latest code using git, built it, created a deb file installed it and confirmed I can now restore files… given this means people can’t restore their files I hope a new beta build is being produced fairly soon?


#5

This issue should not be present on the current beta. Have you had this issue on the beta?


#6

Thanks for confirming that the proposed fix works! :slight_smile:

For the record, you probably could have used your existing version to restore with via the GUI Commandline option to get around this recent “System.ArgumentException: Empty passphrase not allowed” bug apparently introduced in 2.0.4.6.

I tested with the following and it worked just fine:

  • Click job Commandline link
  • Select “Command” of ‘restore’
  • Leave “Target URL >” alone
  • Clear all “Commandline arguments” to restore ALL files otherwise replace with a list of files (full paths) to be restored (one per line)
  • Click Edit as text link to the right of the “Advanced options”
  • Make sure at least the following are included
--version=0
--restore-path=/MyTestRestore/
--dbpath=/data/Duplicati/RASDWXHNGW.sqlite
--passphrase=myAwesomePassphrase
--no-local-blocks=1

Note: You only need --version= if you want to restore other than the latest backup and --no-local-blocks=1 is only need if you do NOT want to use local data where possible to reduce how much has to be pulled from the backup. I used it only because this was a test restore.