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Duplicati - backup program

How to use Duplicati

Go to to download Duplicati

Click on this button: 

Once it’s downloaded, to install the program, you will need to run the file that downloaded called something like duplicati- (It will either be at the bottom of your screen or in the downloads folder)

This is the Welcome Screen:


Click Next to continue

The license agreement will need to be accepted:


Put a checkmark in the "I accept the terms in the License Agreement"

The button Next will turn from Gray to Black, please click Next to continue the installation.


Click Next to continue


Click Install

This will start installing the files on your computer.


Once completed, click Finish.(if you do not want to run the program uncheck "Launch Duplicati now"

Click Finish

Immediately a browser window will open up.

Select Menu

Then choose “Add backup

You should see the above screen

Click Configure a new backup and then Next

Choose a name

Fill out the name and passphrase.

(If you choose encryption we can’t help you get it if you forget the password. Chose No encryption if this is a possibility.)

Click Next

In the next screen, make sure you change the storage type to “Google Drive”

When you select Google Drive, your screen will change (see screenshot below).  Make sure to type the Path on Server and click the AuthID link to authenticate your account.

When you click AuthID, you get the next screen:

After you log in, you should see the following, go ahead and allow the connection.

You’ll return to something like this:

When you click “Next” you’ll advance to the next screen:

Select the files you want to backup.
You can click “Exclude” to exclude hidden files, system files, temporary files, and files larger than a specific size if you choose too.
When you’re ready, click Next.

Fill out the schedule with the following:
Date / Time
How often to Run again 
Days it’s allowed.
Then click Next

In the General options screen, you should set an upload size that is a compromise between your local file size and the number of backup “chunks” you want to have.  We’ve found that 1GB makes for a good compromise unless you are low on local drive space.

Click Save

If you’ve chosen “No Encryption” earlier, you’ll see the following.  Click Continue without encryption.

You will see a list of your scheduled backups.  If you’d like to run a backup that is outside of the schedule. 

Click “Run Now” to execute a backup.

You’ll see the above screen as it runs

That will finish the backup.  For restore instructions, please look at:

For restore instructions please look at: [Link for document 71044 is unavailable at this time.]

For assistance please contact the IT Help Desk by calling 573-341-4357 (HELP), visiting the IT Help Desk on the first floor of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library, or submitting a ticket online at:

Keywords:backing up computer, backing up files,   Doc ID:69601
Owner:Connie G.Group:Missouri University of Science and Technology
Created:2016-12-20 14:04 CSTUpdated:2017-07-27 11:35 CST
Sites:Missouri University of Science and Technology
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