Is trial version limited to one repository?

madars     Dec 28 7:57AM 2016 GUI

Hey, guys!

Im searching for software to use with Backblaze B2, so I downloaded a trial of Duplicacy, all looks great except it looks like I can only choose one repository to back up. But what if a user has files on two drives?

Please tell me that this limitation is only for trial version :)


gchen    Dec 29 10:38AM 2016

The GUI version was designed to be a wrapper around the CLI version so it can support only one repository. If you use the CLI version, you can set up multiple scheduled backup jobs, one for each repository, using system-specific task schedulers (for instance, Task Scheduler on Windows and launchd/cron on macOS).

Another workaround, if all your repositories needs the same schedule, is to link all repositories into a master repository using symbolic links. Duplicacy treats the first-level symbolic links that point to absolute paths differently -- it will follow them as if they were subdirectories. For all other symbolic links it will backup them as symbolic links.


madars    Jan 3 8:52AM 2017

Thank you very much, gchen! :) That answers all my questions


JarnoP    Aug 24 3:59PM 2017

Hi gchen,

I would highly appreciate if the GUI version someday could support multiple repositories. I will manage with the command-line interface, but to be able to reach wider audiences, Duplicacy GUI should be more feature rich.


gchen    Aug 24 10:14PM 2017

I already started working on the new GUI version which will support multiple repositories. The new version is written in Go so it will call many functions directly instead of spawning an external process to run the CLI version.


JarnoP    Aug 25 1:24AM 2017

Fantastic news. Do you the new GUI will be released this year still? I can manage myself with the CLI, but I have to do IT for people less "fluent" with CLI and computers in general.


gchen    Aug 25 9:47AM 2017

The new GUI should be released by the end of this year. My estimate is at most 2 months from now.


tezgno    Sep 6 1:53PM 2017

I would love to see this feature too. In the end, my backup set would likely consist of several repositories from a single computer, all on the same schedule.


james    Dec 20 7:15AM 2017

Is this coming soon? I'm a trial user and would love to see it.


gchen    Dec 20 9:09PM 2017

I'll update the progress in this thread: https://duplicacy.com/issue?id=5742351410528256


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