I just started evaluating Kopia this month and am hoping someone here can help me with the following issue which I encountered/created when attempting to move my repository to a new location on the same drive (a 2 TB external USB drive). Currently, I am using Kopia UI v.0.8.4 on a Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS desktop with KDE.
Here are the steps I followed attempting to move my repository:
- Created new directory on same drive
- Moved all Kopia files to the new directory
- Updated the
pathvalue in my
~/.config/kopia/repository-?????????????.configfile with this new path.
Then, when I started the Kopia UI, it did not automatically find and connect to the repository as it usually does when this USB drive is mounted. So, I tried “Connect to Another Repository…”; picked Filesystem; entered my new path; and entered the repository password.
Kopia responded with:
Connect Error: INTERNAL: internal server error: connect error: unable to create shared content manager: error loading indexes: decrypt error: cipher: message authentication failed
I undid all of this (moved files back to original location; restored ~/.config/kopia/repository-???.config; and even power cycled my machine); but, I am still seeing the same behavior and error message when I start the Kopia UI.
Any advice/insight on what I did wrong and how I might recover would be greatly appreciated. If additional information would be helpful, please let me know what you would like to see.
This is a 31G repository; so, I’d like to avoid recreating it in addition to just understanding Kopia better before choosing it as a backup solution for my family.