I used Duplicati to backup my user data from my MacBook to Google Drive before resetting the machine and going back to a clean install. Backup worked very smoothly, but I am having some issues with restoring the data.
The size of the stored data is quite large, 200ish GB. After the first full backup I had done another one because I had added a few files. That backup could not be restored for some reason, so I went with the first one instead. I let the process run over night, only to find it stuck at 72 GB left in the morning.
I have paused the process and restarted the machine and Duplicati. I had to kill the Duplicati process several times because the browser window wouldn’t show up at first when launching the app from the Mac’s Launchpad. There was no indication of a paused process as far as I remember, so I figured the process might have been successful and the progress bar might just have been stuck.
I wanted to make sure the data has been restored in its entirety and re-ran the restoration. When I did that, I got the “The database file is locked database is locked” error. I did some research and figured it might have to do with the Duplicati data folder being part of the user home directory which I am restoring to. I tried to expand the file tree in the restore step to exclude it, but that would kill the process.
Now I managed to rerun the restoration and it’s stuck at 72 GB left again, no progress in the last 30 minutes.
Help is highly appreciated.