Once again I would love your opinions and advice, if possible.
I am thinking in change rsync for Borg/Vorta, trying to improve my backup routine as well as to make it easier to maintain and test. Testing and pruning, moreover, is something I would like to implement better.
I thought first in Borg, but using its frontend Vorta. Anyone uses this set and could share his impressions?
So, sorry for asking this again. But I was wondering if I am only allowed to browse files and folders through Borg itself. I cannot browse all of that “outside” the tool, right? I mean, using a file manager, for example, to browse the repository?
while rsync has some argument flags for compressing and backing up the entire system, most don’t use it that way. in fact, most, imo, use (G)rsync as a high-end file mover. I do.
If you want my opinion for something like a scheduled backup, compressed rescue image and backup, the usual, I’d say Restic, a cli tool, was the best. If it has a UI frontend, then I don’t know about it.
That said let me share with you my current unpopular school of thought: I hate backups, having to worry about backup and I just stopped doing backups. It just doesn’t matter. Don’t give a crap about backups at all anymore. --When it comes to backups I am Peter Gibbons after hypnosis…
Rationale: I use Grsync to back up only what files matter, to an external location, regularly. That’s all I do.
– I realized one day that I am completely unintimidated and not too stressed about having to spend about 2 critical hours setting up a new install in case of a system failure or I wreck distro (more likely).
Get peripherals dialed in, critical packages, firewall, and you are back to commerce and browsing. All the stuff I thought I “loved” and had “dialed in tight” can be made right with spare time. There’s always a thrill with a new distro and trying things different. [you don’t get this freedom in Win and Mac].
Conventional wisdom and I have not always gotten along and I’m better for it.