I have done some restores directly from backup files (both from OneDrive storage and a local external disk), on the canary build. One of the jobs generated one warning, but I was unable to view the warning. I looked for the warning in different places:
- The message that reported the warning for the job (the usual one when the job finishes) did not have a “Show” button. I do not know if this is the usual behaviour for direct restores, or only happens when there are warnings, but 0 errors.
- The “View Log” web interface (which apparently does not list logs for direct restores).
- Browsing the SQLLite databases in either Duplicati’s AppData or Temp folder did not uncover any stored log on the database regarding this job (I browsed through Duplicati Server’s database as well as the job specific databases).
I was eventually able to view the warning by turning on live logging and running the direct restore again.
A related issue was reported here. Although my situation seems to imply that at least warnings for direct restores are not persistently logged at all.
Is there any official way, currently, to view these logs aside from live logging (which needs some foresight to activate, if you do not expect any errors or warnings)?