UrBackup looks like a great solution, so I configured a test environment of a server and client (with corresponding UrBackup user accts) using virtual machines to learn about it.
I’m seeing some major issues (surprisingly) so I wanted to make sure it is not user error.
A couple of issues with File backup restore…
On the server (or client) web interface, go to Backups, select the client machine - observe the last incremental backup says 70.56MB. Click that backup, click ‘download folder as ZIP’ - observe it is 580MB! Why is this?
On the client web interface, go to Backups, select the client machine, select last last incremental backup (this puts me at File “C”), click Restore button. After the restore is done, I check a file on the desktop I had changed before the restore - the file was not restore to a previous version. Why is this? I would expect all of “C” to be restored. Also note that a new file I created was deleted, which is inconsistent with the old file not being restored.
I can drill down into the backup and successfully restore the one file on the desktop.
On the client web interface, go to Backups, select the client machine, select last last incremental backup, drill down into the file structure and observe the file ‘last modified’ times. Most are not changed, so why are they in the incremental backups?
On the client web interface, go to Backups, select the client machine, select last last incremental backup (this puts me at File “C”), click ‘restore folder to client’ - I get a dialog that seems to be missing some text (" ?"):
UrBackup - Allow restore
Are you sure you want to restore the files in ? Existing files in this folder will be overwritten. Files created within the selected folder since the backup will be deleted. When in doubt please cancel and run a file backup before proceeding.