Unassociated Database Files?


#1

I was doing some clean-up after making some big changes to my setup and I found these files. Are these safe to delete? I performed a lot of different operations around that time period including restores, rebuilds, and verifications but I’m not sure where they came from. They are in /root/.config/Duplicati.

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     155648 Nov 29 17:30 'backup 20181129053035.sqlite'
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  484564992 Nov 29 01:04 'backup 20181130010000.sqlite'
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   40390656 Nov 29 01:10 'backup 20181130010046.sqlite'
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   45940736 Nov 29 01:10 'backup 20181130010249.sqlite'
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   71049216 Nov 29 01:13 'backup 20181130010256.sqlite'
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  111964160 Nov 29 01:14 'backup 20181130010925.sqlite'
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   10149888 Nov 29 01:18 'backup 20181130011040.sqlite'
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    9023488 Nov 29 01:23 'backup 20181130011045.sqlite'
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  462299136 Nov 29 01:26 'backup 20181130011049.sqlite'
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   43089920 Nov 29 01:31 'backup 20181130011230.sqlite'
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1505005568 Nov 29 01:43 'backup 20181130011317.sqlite'
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  565608448 Nov 29 01:51 'backup 20181130012554.sqlite'
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  456486912 Nov 29 01:00 'backup 20181130012904.sqlite'
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  142098432 Nov 29 01:03 'backup 20181130013028.sqlite'
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  130785280 Nov 29 02:04 'backup 20181130020000.sqlite'

#2

They probably came from a Duplicati update around Nov 29 (did you update to 2.0.4.5 beta then?) which caused an update of the database format and left you backup copies of the old one in case it was useful.

Any progress in new beta?
Downgrading / reverting to a lower version

If this was your scenario, and you’re sure you don’t want to downgrade (or wish to take your chances with downgrade by manual database manipulation), then possibly the safest path is to move these elsewhere, ultimately deleting them after routine backups on Duplicati update seem OK and you opt to move forward.


#3

I did upgrade Duplicati, so that makes sense. I’ll move the files out of the way and proceed.

Thank you for the response.