Hello! I’m new to Duplicati and am trying to learn as much as I can about how it works before I start using it. I’m curious how Duplicati behaves when a user deletes a file from the source directory. What impact does this have on the destination directory and a possible future restore operation?
For example, let’s say that Duplicati is set to perform a daily backup on a source directory containing photos and a user accidentally deletes a photo from that directory unknowingly. I’m curious:
- What does Duplicati do during the next backup cycle and how is the remote backup content affected?
- How does this behavior differ with different retention strategy settings for Duplicati?
- How does this impact a possible future restore action?
Context: This scenario describes my intended use case - family photos that a user may accidentally delete and not realize until days have past.