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Borg vs runrestic: What are the differences?

What is Borg? A deduplicating backup program that optionally supports compression and authenticated encryption. It is a deduplicating backup program. It provides an efficient and secure way to backup data. The data deduplication technique used makes it suitable for daily backups since only changes are stored. The authenticated encryption technique makes it suitable for backups to not fully trusted targets.

What is runrestic? A wrapper script for Restic backup software that inits, creates, prunes and checks backups. It is a simple Python wrapper script for the Restic backup software that initiates a backup, prunes any old backups according to a retention policy, and validates backups for consistency. The script supports specifying your settings in a declarative configuration file rather than having to put them all on the command-line, and handles common errors.

Borg and runrestic can be primarily classified as "Data Backup" tools.

Some of the features offered by Borg are:

  • Space efficient storage
  • Data encryption
  • Compression

On the other hand, runrestic provides the following key features:

  • Initiates a backup
  • Prunes any old backups according to a retention policy
  • Validates backups for consistency

runrestic is an open source tool with 23 GitHub stars and 7 GitHub forks. Here's a link to runrestic's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is Borg?

It is a deduplicating backup program. It provides an efficient and secure way to backup data. The data deduplication technique used makes it suitable for daily backups since only changes are stored. The authenticated encryption technique makes it suitable for backups to not fully trusted targets.

What is runrestic?

It is a simple Python wrapper script for the Restic backup software that initiates a backup, prunes any old backups according to a retention policy, and validates backups for consistency. The script supports specifying your settings in a declarative configuration file rather than having to put them all on the command-line, and handles common errors.

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