How do I get the status page to reflect an existing backup set that was restored?


#1

As the subject says:

  • Laptop drive died. Great, no problem, I’ve got backups.
  • Reinstalled the OS, (ahem) found a version of Duplicati that didn’t crash on launch
  • Restored from destination

Magically, the duplicati configuration re-appears, although I was pretty annoyed because several scheduled backups immediately and simultaneously kicked off when I really didn’t want them to (I back up photos, for example, with a separate job, and I hadn’t done that restore yet. So now I have a “backup” of an empty photo directory!) Annoying as hell that nobody seems to have thought through through “maybe don’t fire off a whole bunch of backups if our configuration was restored as part of a backup” because there’s no way for a user to prevent this from happening…But I digress.

My main restore finishes and now I have the photo backup and the main backup. The photo backup shows “Last backup blah blah, X backups, Y GB” etc.

The main backup says: Never. This was after performing a partial backup, whereupon Duplicati ‘discovered’ the local database was out of sync and asked to repair (and did.)

How do I get the status of my main backup to show the correct last-backup date, size, count, etc?

Further: why does a cancelled backup appear to not actually update the database? I cancelled a backup, went over to the restore tab…and the partial backup (which uploaded a bunch of archive chunks) doesn’t show up. Does a backup have to fully complete in order to show up?

Why did a backup just complete, but I got 2 warnings, only one of which I can see, which is “Failed to connect: Value cannot be null. Parameter name: targetpath”

Just tried to do a verify via “command line” in the web UI so I could enable full block verification and test more than one (…seriously?) file. “System.FormatException: Input string was not in a correct format.”

head to desk

It still astounds me that there’s basically no way in Duplicati to kick off a full verify - ie “try to retrieve every file in the archives, and make sure they match not only what the database thinks it is, but what’s actually on the client disk.”


#2

And now after a reboot I can’t do another backup because this error pops up:

Access to the path “/Applications/Duplicati.app/Contents/Resources/ssh:” is denied

When I click on “Show” to see the error, that causes an error:

Failed to connect: Invalid ConnectionString format for parameter “Data Source”

bangs head on desk some more