Duplicati was designed for online backups from scratch. It is not only data efficient but also handles network issues nicely. E.g. interrupted backups can be resumed and Duplicati tests the content of backups regularly. That way broken backups on corrupt storage systems can be detected before it’s too late.
Remember when storing data, the rule of 3 applies. Duplicati is a great choice for one of those 3 options.
When you first open the app, you will be greeted with this screen. Select the appropriate answer for your situation.
The next screen you will see if you select Yes is below. Set your password and adjust any other settings you see fit. I left all the other settings other than the password at default.
Next we need to start backing up our data. Select add back up, and then configure a new back up.
Now name your back up and add a description if needed.
Note: at this step, you must enter a passphrase or disable encryption. Otherwise it will prompt you to do so at the end.
Next you will select your back up destination on your EVO server. The folder is your choice, so choose whatever folder is best for your situation.
Next you have to select the source data you want to back up. It has to be on the EVO server.
Ensure you tick the box next to the folder or file you want to back up. Clicking the file name will not prompt it to be selected, only highlighted.
Adjust your schedule to what you think is best for your situation. I used the default settings.
Finally you can adjust these options if you’d like. I used the default settings. You can explore the advanced options, but none of them were appropriate for what I wanted to back up. Click save and you are done!
After you clicked save, you will be taken back to the home screen and can make more back ups. You will also see data about your current back up as shown below.