Backup satashare as SOURCE

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Hi there

I have just connected an old SATA SSD to my ds218+ using an eSATA caddy. I am using it to store my FLAC music library for my Roon Server also running on the NAS (in a docker). Theory being the user experience is better as file read/access is quicker from the SSD than it is from one of the main spinning disks in the NAS. Certainly does seem to have sped things up.

I want to create a regular back up of the contents of the SSD, BUT hyper backup will not let me select the satashare folder as a source for the backup. In fact it refuses to show it on the folder tree when creating a new tasks.

Is it possible to trick hyperbackup to allowing this or does anyone have a workable alternative to suggest? I've tried using a symbolic link from the main disk to the satashare folder, but hyperback up wont recurse into symbollic links...

Any suggestions much appreciated...
 

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Why not look at it another way...

Place the music on the NAS's RAID and do a single version Hyper Backup to the SSD. That way there's always two copies and the SSD can still be used as a Roon source. How much space is the music library taking? You can always then do a multi-version backup to an off-NAS destination.

I keep my ALAC music (16bit/44.1kHz; 24bit/48kHz and 96kHz) on the NAS 'spinny' disks and haven't noticed any problems in playback: Audio Station, Plex/Plexamp, Media Server to HEOS. Mostly I've noticed it's the player that causes gaps where none should be, such as concert recordings.
 
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Hi fredbert - great idea, hadn't thought about it that way around!

Just tried it, and there is a slight snag, hyperbackup reports that the target directory is in use by another task. I am wondering if this is due to the Roon server process accessing files within that folder (which it will need to). Any thoughts?

PS - Roon does seem to be perceptibly faster now all the files are on an SSD. I guess its access patterns are more susceptable to latency because of how the Roon client apps access the library (as compared to plex media server).

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tried it, and there is a slight snag, hyperbackup reports that the target directory is in use by another task.
It means another HB task is targeting the same destination location, and I see you already have two suspects (Music_Flac Bac... and Roon_Backups...)

Try to select a subfolder on the SSD which will be where the music will be backed up to. So long as its not the same or within a destination as another task you should be ok.
 
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Those backup tasks are for google drive destinations (my off site backups), so definitely not the same as the sata drive.

However, I did figure it out. Basically hyperbackup does not like it when you select an existing subfolder with data in it as the destination directory. So I let hyperbackup create a new destinaiton folder on the sata drive, and then moved all the content into it. And bingo! Works perfectly. And the great thing is that Roon is blissfully unaware as I just re-point the folder mapping in the docker container set up...

Thanks for your help fredbert.
 

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You're most welcome. :)

Yes it has to be a new top-level folder as the destination.
 

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