I think I asked already but did not get a clear info on that one. For me duplicity works quite well with the one exception that I would like to be able to only fullbackup once a month instead of weekly, as most of the data are static though sending them through wan weekly seems a waste of bandwith.
I also consider this a nice feature for others so my questions are:
As this is not possible to configure through webinterface at present, are there any chances it could be configured by modifying a config file?
Is there any chance this could be added in webinterface in near future?
Thanks Giacomo. Sadly I don’t have the knowledge to change this script to my needs. I still consider this would be a nice feature, but I understand, that its not worth adding it if there is no need from other users. I guess, I will have to look around for another solution for backup this server than duplicity for ex. something that has deduplication. With duplicity I weekly have to transfer gigs of same data (its meant to backup our nethserver serving mails and nextcloud), and this adds round about 60 GB to the destination share, which then will become to big to backup to an external 500GB pendrive, let alone the wan traffic that is weekly generated.
It would have been nice to use the builtin backup feature.
I had choosen duplicity because of the full/inc concept and because being the default choice and also because it has compression, but thanks for the pointer. I will try restic. Unfortunatelly I don’t see rsync when configuring backup for my nethserver, because of target/destination for backup; I use a cifs share on another nethserver. Can you elaborate what “nicht referenzierte Daten löschen” means in restic configuration?
I see a minor “bug?” in restic backup. I can configure nethbackup(share)/nethhostname(folder) but the backup is still put into nethbackup share, so the /hostname is ignored. Is this reproducable? Well I just modified the first job that was configured to nethbackup share directly. I tried if deleting the job and creating a new one as mentioned above allows me to backup in a subfolder. As it doesn’t, I will have to create a separate share.
Hm strange, here I configured it accordingly but restic always created its folders under backup and not under test (in your example), although I wrote share/folder as you did with a / inbetween. Nevermind - workarounded it with a separate share. Thanks for testing anyway. I will maybe try again, but don’t want to bother you as long as I can create a separate share, its ok - not perfect, but ok
thanks for your suggestion. I thought about that too, but would like to keep nethbackup as one set for the complete hosted nethserver thats holds our mailboxes and nextcloud (which then is backuped to our local neth and afterwards backuped by local proxmox zfs send | recv. to an external storage. I also did study and exclude some folders. Gnite guys and thanks a lot for your great support!
After a successfull restic backup, I am happy with the size of the initial backup. 65.3 GB (74 GB on disk) - not that bad compared to the last full backup from duplicity (57.2 GB). I think I will profit much of the restic deduplication feature on the next snapshots.