Same here. For me, but moreover, for less tech-savvy users I have the charge of taking care of. (And I can’t wait to for the Improvements to mount experience to roll out )
@jkowalski while I get and agree with 2. and 3.
I’m not sure about 4.
How one would reconnect to temporarily disconnected repo?
About 1. I get that user needs some starting point. But I’m wondering if a default non-removable repo is the way to go. The very first time I opened KopiaUI, I was welcomed with the “Setup Repository” window listing providers. This seems more approachable to me.
And yes, Kopia Server should appear in the Provider pop-up menu.
I would prefer a list of repos be kept in the config file with one being the current one. I would like the GUI to show me that list along with the paths to those repos. I ran into the situation where I wanted to delete a repo but had forgotten the path. I had to look in the config file. I think the GUI should do that for me.
As a KopiaUI user (only), this set of improvements to repo management is very intuitive. I like it! Based on what I saw, users can create a second “repo2” and still easily retain access to repo1.
In the video, you showed how the user can customize the path to the repo’s config file. I assume then, that editing a remote server’s setting (IP address, port, etc) would require opening the config file. This is a good half measure - perhaps down the road even this can be edited from within KopiaUI.
The latest Kopia UI looks great so far. I just noticed the new Mount option which is fantastic. I wasn’t able to get mount to work with the cli on Win10 on 0.63.
The Repository creation UI looks good. And the ability to use multiple repositories in Kopia UI is also very nice.
This .80019 release also seems much faster to start. The 0.63 release would typically take about a minute to start.
The main capability I’d like to see is to be able to see a list of all versions of a file and choose which one to restore. ie. Search for a file, get a list showing date/time of backup of each version and select from that.
Crashplan did a good job of this (from memory) and Duplicati has Search, however IMO it is backwards as you pick a snapshot and then search for a file.
Unfortunately Restore capabilities are lacking in programs such as Relica and Duplicacy which seems very odd to me.
Yes and no: snapshotting can be automated using scheduling policies, but only using intervals (set in seconds), not a set wall-clock time. Therefor, if you set the same interval on multiple repos, snapshotting will repeat at the same time for all of them.
Say you set an interval of 3600 (one hour), snapshot will occur at 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 and so on. If you need them to be NOT at the same time, you can specify slightly different intervals (a difference of 13 seconds goes a long way).
If a planned snapshot is delayed (computer at sleep, for instance), it will occur as soon as possible, then get back to its “schedule” for the next one. Example:
If the computer goes to sleep at 9:51 and wakes at 10:38, snapshot will occur right away, then again at 11:00 and at the top of the hour from then on.
Sorry to resurrect an old thread but after seeing the video I realised what I was missing. I was looking for a way to change between repos via the GUI but am running the server on headless Ubuntu, so no traybar icon for me. Is this (=quickly changing repositories) also available via the normal GUI without having multiple instances of it open?