I’m running kopia 0.12.1 (build: 5227d74996b6520f9f96e4203cfe00b832a60d5f from: kopia/kopia) on a Ubuntu 16.04 VPS and noticed something I can’t explain. I hope someone will be able to help me on this.
Only one snapshot was created (by using the ui/kopia server start) and when listing the snapshots, i get the following :
/usr/bin/kopia --config-file=./repository.config snapshot list
2023-03-07 21:15:35 CET k365b106441bbf9d3d7d4068fd103b950 93 GB drwxr-xr-x files:704085 dirs:109857 (latest-1,hourly-1,daily-1,weekly-1,monthly-1,annual-1)
So far so good. Now when using the ui, I get the following :
There is a time limit for Kopia snapshots runs. If your snapshot operation doesn’t finish in time, you will get those incomplete snapshots. However, there’s no need to worry, as Kopia will eventually finish your initial snapshot and cleanup the incompletes afterwards.
You’d only be stuck with incompletes, if you dataset - or the changes to the dataset cannot be processes in that time frame.
The checkpoint-interval cannot be greater then 45 mins. Used to be 60, but security considersations for data integrity lowered that to 45 a couple of releases ago. But as I said, you can usually ignore this unless, you can’t get in a snapshot in time, once your initial snapshot is done.