Let’s make sure I’m understanding this correctly.
- You’ve deleted a job we’ll call “VM” (I assume also deleting the local database but NOT the remote files)
- You manually deleted the remote files
- You created a new job called “VM” pointing to the same destination as the original one AND confirmed it has the same
--prefix parameter as the old job
- You’re getting the “Found parse-able files” message when you use the “Database -> Recreate” button
If I’ve got that right, then the issue is that the Recreate function uses the remote database files to rebuild the local database. Since you manually deleted those files in step 2 above, there’s nothing which which Duplicati can use to rebuild database.
Again, if this is the case I think the error message should check whether or not
--prefix is set and, if so, flat out say something like “the remote files with prefix VM could not be found”.