Do startup logs exist somewhere that isn’t the DB? I’m trying to debug why Duplicati won’t start.
I had Duplicati 184.108.40.206 installed as a Window service (Windows 10-1803) and it worked just fine. I also have Duplicati installed on numerous other Windows computers.
They all, one by one, upgraded to 1803/1903 releases of Windows 10 and I lost configs in the infamous “1803 removes the Windows directory” issue.
As such, I wanted to change the install directory (Migrating from User to Service install on Windows) locally. I didn’t realize it wasn’t just a change of data directory, so I uninstalled the service first.
I had a 2nd thought and decided to do this later, and reinstalled the service without specifying data directory and Duplicati wouldn’t start. Watching Task Manager, the Duplicati.WindowsService.exe is running without issue. Meanwhile, Duplicati.Server.exe is changing PID roughly 2-4 times a second. Something isn’t working, but I don’t see any error printouts and the only place I’ve seen the system log has been in a running Duplicati instance, so I’m unsure how to debug the service not starting up.
Everything I did:
- Stop running Duplicati service
- Duplicati.WindowsService.exe uninstall
- “User Decide against doing this now”
- Duplicati.WindowsService.exe install
- sc start Duplicati
- “Duplicati isn’t starting and the service keeps restarting… where are the logs?”