Been using Duplicati for around a couple years now. In that time I haven’t updated the software. The software works phenomenally. I have had to recover a few files a few times and I guess the only thing I wish that were different is the speed of the recovery. Recovery can take hours depending on the size, but It’s not a game changer.
I am currently running 18.104.22.168_Beta
I have read through the information regarding all updates since the version I have. I see that since, the database has changed a couple of versions. Also, I saw an issue with databases not working after a specific update:
- Fixed an issue with upgrading the database from a previous version
- If you used v22.214.171.124, your database is likely broken, see the forum for details: https://forum.duplicati.com/t/release-2-0-4-13-canary-2019-01-29/
The URL is now dead, so I couldn’t read the details.
So, I guess my question is what are the benefits to updating from the version I have? What risks are there for up updating from such an older version? Will I loose the ability to easily recover from the current backup sets?
My concern is I take an installed system that functions flawlessly and break it without any real reward. Then worst case scenario, I get a call to recover a critical file from two weeks ago and are unable to do so.
Any thoughts, feedback, comments would be greatly appreciated.