Thanks to the Duplicati team for developing such a great product and publishing it under a free software license, that’s very cool guys !
I would like to use Duplicati under Windows to automatically perform regular backups on an external hard disk, a bit like Time Machine for Mac users. I would like to use it in case of severe computer failure (main disk dead, laptop broken or lost, whatever) to be able to restore my work environment and files as soon as possible.
TL;DR : On Windows, I try to use Duplicati to automatically backup all the system on an external disk.
I have created a backup configuration to save all the stuff every day on the local external hard drive
G:\duplicati\backup\. But my main disk
C:, where Windows is installed, has not much free space.
When I start the backup process, Duplicati’s first action is to create a database on all the files to back up and to store it in a file named
dub[SOMETHING] and located in
C:\Users\myname\AppData\Local\Temp. This file is growing bigger and bigger until all the space on the
C: disk is out and the process exits, failing but not removing the file of dozens of gigabytes in the
I attempted to play with the options, in particular I have tried to set
dbpath to point to another path also in the
G:external disk (
G:\duplicati\db\localdb.sqlite), but it does not seem to do the job and I still have this file growing in
C: and eventually using all the free space.
TL:DR : I cannot find how to change the default path of the file that Duplicati creates in
- Is there a way to change the default path of the file created by Duplicati in
- Any other advice on how to proceed ?
Thank you by advance !