I run Roon database backups to two different locations on a routine basis and keep 20 versions in one place and 40 versions in another. I’ve only used the restore feature once, which was when I moved from my old server to a new Nucleus+ about two years ago. The restore worked fine. But I’ve always been concerned about the future, since I see a lot of posts about Roon backups being unreliable and potentially becoming corrupted and/or copying corrupted data. So I am looking for advice on how I could do a separate backup of the entire contents of the Nucleus internal drive. I am talking about the database files, not the audio content, of course. I have a 4TB SSD installed in the Nucleus for audio content and I am already backing that up to my NAS via Carbon Copy Cloner.
What I am considering is the following:
- go to the Nucleus+ system status page and stop the Roon server
- connect to the internal drive of the Nucleus+ in Finder on my Mac
- run Carbon Copy Cloner from my Mac to copy the entire contents of the Nucleus’ Data directory (excluding the Storage folder) to my Synology NAS.
- restart Roon
Thoughts? Is anyone doing something like this, and is there way to test/confirm that this will work without taking the risk of wiping your Nucleus and trying to copy the files back.