Well, if you replace a proper backup solution with one providing a replica of files to another disk or location without the possibility to recover files having been deleted or changed, just what's currently on the replica media then I think that many will feel like I.johannes wrote:Sorry you are not happy with the new backup.
If Duplicity, or your implementation of functionality based on Duplicity, was not perfect (one major problem was that it was set up to compress the backup media which is pretty useless since allmost all data formats are already compressed) then replacing it with something that will not even be close to the same is not good.
Why do you think that a timeline is useless for a photo collection?johannes wrote:Nowdays the typical B3 user backs up their photo collection (could be 1 TB or more), and for that, timeline feature is useless.
I am a photographer and really prefer that solution to just having what-was-replicated-the-last-time approach.
What then about being able ro restore a file in the the /storage/web folder that my wife happened to delete or to revert to an older version of /home/myuser/bin/cool-script.sh?
Removing features is not solving problems. It's like accepting that the doctor amputates your foot instead of giving you the correct treatment.johannes wrote:Furthermore, restoring from a tree of multiple delta backups gets very heavy, and with large datasets it does not work properly on the B3. Due to the high number of issue reports on the backup we felt that it could not be trusted.