Monthly Archives: January 2019

Sensible Windows files to exclude on Duplicati2

If for some reason you are unable to use Volume Shadow / VSS with Duplicati2 to enable backup of locked files the following list of exclusions may be a good start. Files who’s names contain: parent.lockExclude expression: *~$*Exclude expression: *__MACOSX*Files … Continue reading

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Multiple instances of Deezer Webapp

The music streaming service Deezer doesn’t allow you to crossfade tracks.. quite frustrating. While attempting to use their API to work out how I could script a crossfade (not possible) I went down the rabbit hole of wondering if I … Continue reading

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Clearing Duplicati backups

I you’ve run out of destination or drive storage space and need to delete older versions of your Duplicati2 backup then the following command will be helpful:   .\duplicati.commandline.exe delete “file://\\10.142.108.108\ServerBackup/” –keep-versions=1 –passphrase=yourpassphrasehere –dbpath=”C:\Users\administrator\AppData\Roaming\Duplicati\QYHDYVWMQL.sqlite” Replace the items in bold with … Continue reading

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“Use once” dynamic phishing “mail.portalinbox-read.host”

Update June 2019: The below URL scheme has changed. There is nothing “common” in any URL now except every domain, currently, ends in .host. E.g. a block on “.host/” would catch them until the actors change their domain extension. Update … Continue reading

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