I’m old to computers, but new to Duplicati. I came over here when Crashplan got its end of life warning.
I am going to use this thread to feedback my experiences of using Duplicati.
Generally I am coming to the forum, reading the FAQ and searching for my issues. This is showing up a few holes in the documentation that I would like to be able to help to fill.
I used to be a developer back in the day, but now I am a small IT engineer looking after home PCs and small business (usually below five people). My backups are generally Windows based using OneDrive, Network Shares and USB drives.
OneDrive Backups - nice and simple
Funnily enough, my first comment is about how well that OneDrive backup works. That one was the easiest to setup. Overall it has been almost comical as to how fast it is to setup Duplicati. So all is good in the majority.
Text format of a Windows Network Path
When backing up to a Windows Network Folder can some different text formatting be allowed for when entering a path. Windows paths are more usually \\Computer\Share\Folder\ so it is pretty confusing and unnatural to need to enter Computer/Share/Folder/
Yes, I understand the *nix roots in all of this, but a bit of text processing will save some confused heads.
Edit: Need to add to this. It was the lack of error messages that caused the above confusion. Running as a service Duplicati cannot access the network. But instead of saying that in an error message I thought it was complaining about the path being wrong… so I ended up with a local relative path in error and Duplicati happily backed up to the Program Files folder instead (!!)