In testing the purge command, it seemed to foul up the dlist files on the back end.
The command itself ran without error, and afterwards if I went to the restore file selector the purged folder was no longer present. Also it did free up the expected amount of free space on the back end. Great!
But when I looked at the dlist, files, they were all exactly 541 bytes. I decrypted one of them and found that the zip only contained a single
manifest file with contents like this:
Unsurprisingly, if I told Duplicati to recreate the database, it failed miserably. Well actually the operation “completed” but with 1 warning for each of the 541-byte dlist files. After recreation there are no folders shown in the restore file selector dialog. The ‘restore from’ dropdown still shows all the backup versions though.
Has this experience ever been reported before?