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Re: What all do I need to migrate tarsnap-gui setup to new MacBook?

Skimming docs at https://shinnok.com/rants/2016/02/19/using-tarsnap-gui-on-os-x/ , you might have fallen through the cracks of their UI support. I'm more familiar with the command-line interface than the third-party GUI that runs on top of it. 

For the CLI, I would setup the config and run tarsnap --fsck to update the workstation state from the backups. 

I think you can then set the GUI to use the config and cache folders that the CLI uses. The tarsnap.db you mentioned is only for the GUI app configuration; I don't know how much or how well that will carry over from your work workstation to your personal workstation. 


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On Apr 9, 2021, at 10:22 PM, Amar via tarsnap-users <tarsnap-users@tarsnap.com> wrote:

I thought it’d be straightforward but I am stuck. I am sure I am doing something wrong I just don’t know what.

I have to return my work laptop today and that’s where I had setup Tarsnap-GUI and have been using.

I have saved the key file, I also have the tarsnap.db file. I of course have the tarsnap.com a/c password.
I will have same sets of data on my new laptop as well (I have already migrated local/laptop data to new one).

I want to just start backing up to the same remote with deduplication (from previously backed up data from previous laptop and all that) and all that.

I had installed via “brew install tarsnap-gui” and it installed tarsnap 1.0.39_1 (I didn’t install tarsnap separately)

When I run setup wizard it tries to verify archive integrity just based on the key, without even asking for my password. So I guess that should be fine as my key was generated 
with my email and a/c password. But can I just use it on new machine? There’s nothing there yet - not even my jobs, or config yet? 

So on 3rd step of setup wizard it’s perpetually stuck on “Verifying archive integrity”.
The Config directory (from step 2) is empty which makes sense as I have not imported or added any jobs etc. Should I copy paste tarsnap.db from previous machine (in App Data Directory).

Is there something I am missing?