Here is how to create a simple borg backup. Something more along the lines of a zip file than a careful backup system. I’m using this method for long term storage. The primary benefits are de-duplication and compression.
Again, to clarify – these are not backups meant to be updated each day/week/month. These are simply long term storage that I normally would have made by rsyncing or making a tgz.
To create, run the following:
borg init -e none test1 borg create test1::first /path/to/files borg info test1
My test case gave 50% savings:
Original size Compressed size Deduplicated size All archives: 50.42 GB 35.15 GB 25.58 GB Unique chunks Total chunks Chunk index: 215930 520240
Don’t forget that you can mount borg archives to browse files.
borg mount test1::first /mnt/borg borg unmount /mnt/borg