How to move backup from one PC to another?

I have backup database files and I want to move backup to new PC. I want to download backuped data to new PC from cloud and set up backup job that will retain all previous backup versions too. I want to do everything from GUI. How to do that?

When I am coping database files to PC where restoration needs to be done, should I overwrite “Duplicati-server.sqlite” that is created after Duplicati installation of keep it? gave some information. Was it enough?

Doing everything from the Duplicati GUI is probably not possible, but Windows also has GUI File Explorer. Suggestions for a GUI to move cloud to local backups (is that what you’re seeking?) depend on the cloud, however backups are portable and you just need to adjust the backup jobs to refer to the new destination.

What pieces do you still need?

I did it this way:

  1. Restored latest data from cloud with “Restore”.
  2. Created new back up job from saved job configuration pointing to restored data with “Add backup”.
  3. Replaced database of newly created backup job with database from old PC.

It seems that everything works. Is this way correct way?

If the intent was to use Duplicati as a migration tool for source data (step 1, direct restore to new PC),
Step 2 to create new backup configuration (export/copy-export-file/import could also have been done),
Step 3 to copy over the semi-random-numbers.sqlite job database from old PC
then you would wind up with configuration in the new Duplicati-server.sqlite (also copyable, if desired),
then sliding in the old job database under it should let it continue. Paths remain the same due to step 1
otherwise you would have to worry about old paths looking deleted, and possibly retention-aged away.

Copying more of the source files would also have worked (if you had enough carrying capacity), and it maybe would have been easier to copy more of the databases, but especially after test, I think it’s fine.

When I am coping database files to PC where restoration needs to be done, should I overwrite “Duplicati-server.sqlite” that is created after Duplicati installation of keep it? was a previous reply describing how copying everything would work, but your way of recreating the same configuration by hand also works.

Be careful not to run the backup on the old PC (maybe uninstall Duplicati) or it will damage the backup.

Step 2 was actually “Created new back up job from saved job configuration pointing to restored data with “Add backup” (I updated my previous post to reflect that).
I also coped all database files but have not overwrited "Duplicati-server.sqlite” (keped new one).

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