Multi-user machine backups

ConfusedUser     Dec 5 9:06AM 2017 GUI


I am researching backup options. I have a few questions around use on a multi-user machine:

1) Will Duplicacy continue backing up even if no user is logged in?

2) Will Duplicacy continue backing up if installed by "User A" but "User B" is currently logged in?

3) Will Duplicacy backup all files from other users if running in another user account?

I am looking for a machine level backup solution rather than a user level. Something akin to Time Machine that runs as a system daemon.

gchen    Dec 5 8:49PM 2017

If this is a Windows machine, you can install Duplicacy as a Windows service and it will back up all files from any user even if the user is not logged in. There is a session in the User Guide on how to do this.

For macOS, there is a way to use launchd to run Duplicacy on startup, although I haven't tested it before.

ConfusedUser    Dec 6 6:16AM 2017

I'm using a Mac running macOS High Sierra. Thanks for the tip I'll investigate this further.

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