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New add-on as of Core Update 131.

BorgBackup (short: Borg) is a deduplicating backup program. Optionally, it supports compression and authenticated encryption.

The main goal of Borg is to provide an efficient and secure way to backup data. The data deduplication technique used makes Borg suitable for daily backups since only changes are stored. The authenticated encryption technique makes it suitable for backups to not fully trusted targets. 1)


BorgBackup can be installed with the Pakfire web interface or via the console:

 pakfire install borgbackup


There is no web interface for this Addon. To run this Addon open the client console or terminal and access the IPFire box via SSH.

To obtain a list of possible commands, options, and arguments:

borg -h

The output is similar to this:

[root@ipfire ~]# borg -h
usage: borg [-V] [-h] [--critical] [--error] [--warning] [--info] [--debug]
            [--debug-topic TOPIC] [-p] [--log-json] [--lock-wait SECONDS]
            [--show-version] [--show-rc] [--umask M] [--remote-path PATH]
            [--remote-ratelimit RATE] [--consider-part-files]
            [--debug-profile FILE] [--rsh RSH]
            <command> ...

Borg Documentation
TechRepublic - How to use BorgBackup over your network
GitHub - borgbackup

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addons/borgbackup/start.txt · Last modified: 2019/05/10 21:31 by Jon