Unable to create symlink, error: EEXIST (17)

I’m running Duplicati - in Docker on a Raspberry Pi 4 4GB. Backups work fine, however when I test the restore on symlinks I receive the following error and nothing is restored.

  • Unable to create symlink from “/home/pi/stackup.sh” to “bin/stackup.sh”, error: EEXIST (17)
  • Restore completed without errors but no files were restored

log.zip (1.1 KB)

I just tried to restore a regular file and the restore completed with warnings and no files restored.

log2.zip (1.0 KB)

I was able to reproduce this. I’ll try to do more in depth debugging when I get some time. Thank you for reporting the issue, and welcome to the forum!

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Great, thanks.

I was able to restore to a different location but not overwrite or rename.

In my case, I found Duplicati was correctly reporting a symlink eg my Documents folder was a symlink to a owncloud/Documents folder.
In other words, do not try to restore to a symlinks directory!