After 4 months of trying to download this without downloading a premade blockchain.I have decided to start this diary. Since the last 4 years the ease of building a monero blockchain hasn't improved.
Nov 14 evening: Reloading a backup to data folder.
Nov 15 morning: Starting monerod from GUI. Synching successfully. /Plan to stop GUI before nighttime. Since scheduled backups might interfere with it (just through the HDD load) to the point of the monerod process stopping and maybe causing an error./