Hyperbackup: Warning about unlocking encrypted volume when creating backup task.

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While setting up a Hyperbackup task from my new 923+ NAS to B2 Backblaze, I got a warning, "Make sure to unlock the encrypted volume before backup."

Okay... figured there'd be some later pop-up asking me for the vault password, but... nothing. Nor is there any place to go back and address this or enter it.

Knowing the volume should be automatically unlocked when I start the NAS, as long as its these drives in this NAS, I'm guessing this warning really means nothing? Are there actually normal circumstances not involving a major upgrade or drive removal, when an encrypted volume would be locked?
 
Cool. The backup task started at 4am, and now almost 5 hours later, it's at 1%. I don't even have much data on the NAS yet, really only 1.3TB so far, but Hyperbackup to B2 has never been fast.

Seems to be working! Of course I'll browse the backup and even restore a test file when it's done, just to be sure all is good.

Right now, I have two containers going on B2, one for old NAS and one for new. I'll have to figure out how to button up or maybe even delete the old one, at some point. It might make sense to see if I can clean up the old backup to just contain a single restore point for the last year or something, after I've built up a little history with the new. I figure I might hold onto the old backup as long as a year, just in case I discover anything that's been deleted.

Alternatively, I guess I could just throw the whole old NAS on a WD Passport drive, and then delete it off Backblaze entirely. I guess I should see how close I am to hitting their next pricing increment, before deciding.
 
Cool. The backup task started at 4am, and now almost 5 hours later, it's at 1%. I don't even have much data on the NAS yet, really only 1.3TB so far, but Hyperbackup to B2 has never been fast.
We backup about 4TB to B2 daily. Once the initial seeding was done with backup #1, it usually takes about 5-min for the NAS → B2 portion to run over our 40Mbps UL. It took a few days to seed the initial backup, Version rotation can take longer but it's all local. The Hyperbackup log will show [Amazon S3] or similar before the name of the backup task that actually goes over the internet.

As an aside but perhaps useful tidbit, we use B2 as a backup-of-last-resort while we run two NAS's at two sites, each with its own on-site USB-attached backup with extensive versioning and each synced to the other in real time with Synology Drive. All endpoints are backed up to NAS #1. B2 is not used for routine purposes and absent disaster will never actually be needed for a restore. As such, the initial NAS_1 → B2 backup is total, the whole shebang. Subsequent B2 runs are incremental but we do no versioning on B2 as the versioning is done on each NAS which mirrors the other.

For us the redundancy works well, improves information flow, and has been bacon-saving more than once over the last few years, and the B2 "insurance" is downright cheap.
 
Thanks! My primary usage of B2 is not only to have something off-site, all of my operations are presently in my home office, but also for an added layer of ransomware protection.

My prior employer was hit by a ransomware attack apparently infected several computers a full month before deploying. We basically lost 2 weeks of productivity, waiting for a combination of internal and external IT to sort it out, plus lost several large orders as a result of the ensuing delays. Bad situation, from which I learned you can never have too many layers and always some older restore points for each machine.
 

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