I’m a newbee here: Would like to use Storj with Duplicati for periodic data backups.
Thank you for the instructions: Backup With Duplicati | Storj Docs
(a) Suggested minor amendments to the discription.
(b) Duplicati fails to create backups, consistently index files missing and upload upload fatally broken.
(a) #2 Destination: When selecting the Storj sattelite, input of the full Satellite Address (from Storj website is needed), works unreliably with option; work-around: Access Grant works reliably
(b) We’re on a somewhat shaky internet connection. Uploads break off after some time and can not be resumed. Error messages include, “Database missing - repair”, “run purge command” (???); “No filelists found on the remote destination” (there ARE 14!) etc. – Only way out is to delete everything and restart a new, which invariably crashes in the same manner.
Any assistance would be highly appreciated!
Hello @PittP ,
Welcome to the forum!
Since the internet connection is not reliable, perhaps would be better to configure Duplicati via Gateway MT.
- Generate GatewayMT creds
- In Duplicati create a new backup job
- The connection type would be S3 compatible
- Select Use SSL checkbox
- Server should be Custom server url ()
- Place gateway endpoint without
https://to the Custom S3 endpoint field
- Specify a bucket in the Bucket field
- Bucket create region, Storage class leave by default
- Place your GatewayMT Access Key in the AWS Access ID field
- Place your GatewayMT Secret Key in the AWS Access Key field
- Check connection with Test Connection
Regarding databases - it’s a weak point of Duplicati. If it were lost or corrupted, the backup become almost useless (depending on what database is missed/corrupted during upload).
You could try to recover a database:
Then use one of three buttons
Sometimes it could repair a database, but it also could be recreated as a last resort.
More about Duplicati databases is better to read on their forum: https://forum.duplicati.com/
Thank you very much for this comprehensive reply, @Alexey!
I will report back with the outcomes - may however take a day or two…
Best regards, Pitt
Thank you again, @Alexey ! Followed your description in every detail - and both duplicati and storj work very well. To test the hard way while uploading filess, I interupted the internet connection, and forced shut down the computer: After both “crash scenarios” uploads would resume seamlessly. None of the potentially affected files had issues when retieving.
Thank you to all developers for such a robust system! Hope it remains that way.
Best regards, Pitt