Is anyone using kopia for backup? I am wondering how reliable it is. After getting burned by duplicati I am wary of newer backup solutions.
I have a pretty comprehensive backup strategy today but I feel like there is a weakness. My cloud backups. Today I am replicating my encrypted borg backups to the cloud using rclone. While this works fine, it introduces a risk. If something bad happens to my local borg repo, that would get replicated to my cloud copy.
My objective is to retain my local borg repo but do a completely separate backup directly the cloud. I was originally thinking of using restic. But kopia also looks interesting.
True. For such data, there is no single backup solution, you always need multiple technologies.
For my needs, I have a really primitive solution, but I think quite effective. The really important data, which is unlikely to ever change, but must under all circumstances be preserved (tier 3, as I call it), I burn it to DVDs and give copies of it to a few trusted friends and family members for safe keeping.
I am a bit older than most of you here (40 in hexadecimal). When I started with computing in 1986 or so a teacher in a course said: One backup is no backup (It was in German: Ein Backup ist kein Backup). I never forgot this. That’s the reason I don’t believe you are paranoid. You may imagine that I also have much more than a single backup of my data.
Thanks, I will plan to setup Kopia for a cloud backup without root permission and systemd timer. It has nice policy UI which has schedule configuration.
I let restic for a weekly root backup in my other dual disks in my local.
I was using borg before and thought I would give bupstash and kopia a try side by side and see if they are any reliable. That’s the most important thing for me than X tool is 5 sec faster than Y tool when creating backups. I have about 12 kopia repos which I also sync with rclone once a week. Today when i booted up, 1 of the 12 repos struggled to connect. so I tried it again and got this error -
Connect Error: INTERNAL: internal server error: connect error: error opening repository: error connecting: unable to create shared content manager: error loading indexes: error downloading indexes: error loading index blob xn3_cb5c1140f8cb745b0512a4900af4816e-sbf300b730eccaaf3117-c1: error decrypting BLOB xn3_cb5c1140f8cb745b0512a4900af4816e-sbf300b730eccaaf3117-c1: ciphertext too short: 0
I thought if local data is corrupted, or if anything is wrong with my local repo maybe I could try connecting via rclone, but apparently that doesn’t work since the recent rclone upgrade (saw it in the kopia issues) I could download whole repo from the cloud backup manually and try it and that might work but all of this doesn’t make me confident. I posted on the kopia github and hopefully the repo isn’t lost completely.
Edit: Downloaded the repo from the cloud and tried opening it, same errors sadly. So looks like all snapshots are gone for that particular backup.