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What backup tools/scripts do you use in 2019 ?
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What backup tools/scripts do you use in 2019 ?



  • Rsync + cron

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  • JordJord Moderator, Provider

    Acronis normally.

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  • SteveMCSteveMC Member
    edited December 2019


    What backup tools/scripts do you use in 2019 ?

    2019 is living its last days ... :cry:

    Good Night and Good Luck :sleeping:

  • Borg + rsync

  • restic to b2.

    borg to vps.

    and important (not very personal/private) docs are anyway always saved in Dropbox folder that is also included in both the backups mentioned above.

  • Thank you all very much! Borg looks good.

    @Devil What are the main differences between restic and borg? Looks like they are the same, but restic can backup to some other places not limited to ssh/local storage?

  • DevilDevil Member
    edited December 2019

    main differences between restic and borg

    Yes, restic is more convenient and it has never thrown an error on me ever whenever I have tried, unlike Borg :smiley:

    I can use restic to b2 and pay only as much I use (in fact for a long time I was paying nothing as storage was below 10GB and transfers and other calls were within free limit) and it supports some other block storages too. Borg doesn't and for that I had to set it up on my VPS which I am not really very comfortable with. Reasons being I neither have the patience, nor time to learn and then use that skill to strengthen that VPS.

    But if your data can be compressed a lot then you might rather want borg. Or if the data is really a lot then maybe go for something like Backblaze (just my recommendation).

    A google result will fetch you detailed answers unlike mine :)

    PS. Whatever backup you do, keep testing its integrity (try with real restore of random files from random snapshots/versions) once every few months at least. Bit rot and other shit are real. Happy backing up :)

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  • @Devil Thank you! Good advice about testing backups integrity!

  • btrfs send | btrfs receive

    Providing less than /64 means "we are clueless about IPv6". My geekbench results. I haz BuyVM, OneProv, Servarica, Veesp.

  • restic

    its 2019!

  • WebProjectWebProject Member, Provider

    @_Nic said:
    Rsync + cron

    the same above:

    Rsync + bash/shell code + cron

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