OKAY… here is Feedback from using Duplicati on a 32-bit Win10 PC
This PC is an older messier one. It auto-upgraded from Win7.
It is a 32-bit OS installation.
Last week I ran the Duplicati installer on here. Then ran the commands for converting to a service.
FEEDBACK NOTE ONE:
Please throttle back on some of the splurge of debugging info hitting the screen. So much went up on the screen as the service was starting up that I think I missed all the errors caused by not having the VisualStudio package installed.
With that debugging info it is too easy to miss real errors. The errors need to SCREAM OUT so attention is paid to them.
Subsequent tests this PC were failing the backup with the AlphaVSS.x86.dll error as noted in an above post.
I swapped back to a command prompt.
Note This caused a pop-up error message about not being able to stop duplicati service. So I manually stopped and removed the service
sc stop duplicati
sc delete duplicati
Still got the same pop-up error box. No other error text splurge to the command prompt though.
I then fully uninstalled Duplicati and rebooted.
Ran the VisualStudio update again. Rebooted. Ran the Duplicati installer. Installed as a service - no errors.
Ran my test backups again - and all is now happy!! No errors on the locked files.
Maybe find a better test for the lack of the VisualStudio update? Maybe catch the AlphaVSS.x86 error and tell the user to go install the VS package and reinstall everything properly?
Or maybe during the initial run of duplicati.windowsserver slam a message box up in the user’s face when the AlphaVSS.x86 error kicks in.
I think this could well be the heart of my issues.