Borg Backup

(a fork of Attic-Backup)

 

 

"I found the Holy Grail of backups."

(Stavros K. about Attic-Backup, 8/2013)

 

 

 

GPN19 presentation by Thomas Waldmann

Borg Backup - Features

  • cli backup tool, separate GUIs
  • good arch / platform / fs support
  • deduplication  (content-defined chunking / hash-id)
  • compression  (lz4, zstd, zlib, lzma)
  • auth. encryption  (AES256 + hmac/blake2)
  • read from locally mounted fs

  • store to local fs or to remote borg

  • FUSE-mount backup archives

Borg Backup - remote backup

Own server with ssh and free space:

  • install borg, configure, done!

 

No own remote server? No problem:

  • rsync.net (ssh, cli)
  • hetzner's storage box
  • borgbase.com (ssh, web, easy)
  • mutual backups "nerd-to-nerd"
  • local repo + rclone to cloud

Borg Backup - GUIs, Tools

  • Vorta - a GUI for borg
    • Python 3.6+, Qt, Linux or macOS, GPL v3
    • assimilate less nerdy friends with this!
    • (show demo)
       
  • borgmatic - define borg jobs by config file
     
  • For more tools, see:
    • github: borgbackup/community
    • and please add your borg stuff there!

Borg Backup - Project

  • community project

  • FOSS  (BSD license)

  • Python 3.4+   (master: 3.5+)

  • for speed:  a little Cython & C

  • good docs  (for users, devs)

  • good test coverage, travis CI

  • vagrant for platform testing

Borg Backup - Status

  • 1.0.13 "oldstable" (last release?)
  • 1.1.10 "stable" (ongoing releases)
     
  • "hydrogen" milestone (1.2?):
    • code cleanups / refactorings / drop py34
    • new internal crypto api (AEAD style)
    • new repo compaction handling
       
  • "helium", ... milestones:
    • bigger crypto changes
    • multithreading

We need more contributors!

  • developers  (Python, Cython, C)
  • testers  (alpha/beta/rc, reproduce issues)
  • docs maintainers  (reST / sphinx)
  • community supporters  (ML / github)
  • security reviewers
  • sponsors / donations  (via BountySource)

 

Links

Questions / Feedback / Meet?

Find me at the conference.

Or use IRC, github issues or the mailing list.

 

E-Mail:   Thomas Waldmann  <tw @ waldmann - edv . de>

BorgBackup LT 35c3 (updated 2018-12)

By Thomas Waldmann

BorgBackup LT 35c3 (updated 2018-12)

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