Is there any way to disable the check for new versions in Duplicati? I’ve read through the new documentation (looks awesome by the way) and have scoured the settings and didn’t see anything relevant.
I’ve got a new use case where I’m running Duplicati in portable mode, doing local backups, and would prefer not to have any attempts at outbound traffic from the network.
According to this
No quite, because it also does the same even if the base version is the latest. In that case it just launches itself again. You need to set the environment variable AUTOUPDATER_DUPLICATI_SKIP_UPDATE=1 to disable the auto-update system.
A bit off topic, but no they do not chain.
The reason for this setup is that the main process stays alive. Then after an update is applied, the spawned process quits with a special signal that causes the main process to start the latest (aka the updated) versi…
you could set an environment variable to disable the auto-update system.
Also remember to disable the usage reporter then. You can set this environment variable to force disable it (cannot be enabled when running):
While the environment variables should do the trick, at least one of them was referenced for a user who couldn’t get the GUI started at all.
And I could have sworn there used to be a GUI setting to disable update checks but I’m not finding it now, but I know that if you can get to your GUI you should be able to disable usage reporting from the main Settings menu:
Thanks everyone! I disabled the automatic update check and went ahead and set the environment variable for the usage stats for extra insurance.