I’ve been using Duplicati for a while to backup computers to an S3-compatible cloud account. My tasks are typically 20-200GB and run on a weekly schedule. The systems are all over the place and as I do not have regular access I set up a central dashboard at https://www.duplicati-monitoring.com.
Now I want to take care of a number of external drives with 500GB each. I’ll assign a persistent drive letter in Windows, and of course, the initial upload will have to be monitored. What should I do after that? Seems the best approach would be to create a separate task for each drive, and send out a periodic reminder to users to connect the drive and click “Run now” in the Web interface. I’ll add tracking to the dashboard to be sure users do not lag behind. Sounds reasonable to you guys?