Installing Duplicati on MacOS Sonoma

Hello all, I figured it might be helpful to some to summarize my Duplicati installation experience on my Macbook Air M1, currently running on macOS 14 Sonoma (14.4.1) with Duplicati

The user manual is a great place to start, especially under the prerequisites section for Mac next to the image: Installation - Duplicati 2 User's Manual

  • Installing Mono allows Duplicati to run on your Mac
  • Installing python3 allows the menubar/tray icon to show up

I was getting the following error code, until I gave permissions to Duplicati in the System Settings, under Full Disk Access.
[Warning-Duplicati.Library.Main.Operation.Backup.FileEnumerationProcess-FileAccessError]: Error reported while accessing file: /Users/*********/Pictures/Photos Library.photoslibrary/

I would anticipate the experience to be similar for the MacOS versions 12.3 and above like macOS 12 Monterey and macOS 13 Ventura.

I have also added the advanced option backup-test-percentage to test the entirety of my backup in the cloud over the course of the year, testing 2% of a backup running every two weeks.