Duplicati is a simple-to-use software application designed to take a safety measure when it comes to personal and app files by backing them up to a secure location. It features basic and advanced features alike to please both user groups.
Speedy and customizable installer
The setup procedure does not take a long time to finish. Apart from the core files, the tool offers to automatically run at system startup and install multiple UI translations. These components can be customized, however.
Wizard-like interface with simple steps to follow
The UI is user-friendly, based on a wizard where you have to follow just a few simple stages to carry out a backup job in no time. It is also possible to restore files from a backup, as well as to edit or remove an existing backup from the scheduler.
Handy settings for scheduling backups, including encryption and upload options
A new backup is created by specifying a name and belonging group (if any), together with the files to include, between a custom folder list or ready options (documents, images, music, desktop files, application settings). The backup can be password-protected to prevent other users from accessing it. In the last step you can save the backup to file, FTP, Google Docs, OneDrive, and other locations.
Advanced backup options
It is possible to set a backup scheduler and frequency, time for removing old backups, limits (e.g. size, bandwidth), modify filters that control files included in the backup, manually override settings, as well as include the current Duplicati setup in the backup file.
Evaluation and conclusion
While it’s busy with a job, the app minimizes to the system tray area to become non-intrusive and let users carry on with their normal activity on the PC. It uses low CPU and memory during this time, so it does not affect overall performance. No errors were shown in our tests, and the utility did not hang or crash. Thanks to its advanced, yet approachable options, Duplicati should meet the requirements of most users when it comes to fast and effective backup jobs.