Hi! I’m a new user and have spent the past few weeks wrestling with Urbackup to see if it would be a good backup solution for my and my girlfriend’s private computers. I have a few issues and questions I’ve run into that I will be asking when/if they are relevant but right now I’m seeing some major problems with the OS X client on my girlfriend’s laptop.
If a full backup is interrupted (for example by the computer idle sleeping or getting the lid closed) then the client will claim to “resume full backup” but it actually starts over and copies everything from scratch again - on a laptop this means that a full backup (600gb+ in this case) will only ever really complete if it’s left online and connected intentionally over a long period of time. It will “resume” a backup by deleting everything and starting over from scratch which seems a bit… misguided. Currently the backup server is on LAN but I intend to move it to a remote location soon so connectivity will be slower and this will be even more of a problem.
When I did this however and I finally managed to get a full backup done, it seems that the incremental backup (which works fine on my windows PC) doesn’t work properly:
As you can see it’s uploading the majority of files again despite the fact that none of them have changed (this was the laptop left on overnight). This also takes up extra space on the backup server despite the fact that the documentation says the same unchanged file will only ever be stored once even in consecutive full backups?
(New users can only put two links in a post so I have to mangle them somewhat…)
Here’s a server log excerpt from the currently active “incremental” backup:
Anything else I can provide to help figure this out?
The software seems to be a bit rough around the edges, UI- and documentation-wise, but the speed is amazing (much faster than any other software I tried) so if it works and can be trusted then I will be a very happy user of this for a long time I think!