Borg Backup 1.1 Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 8 October 2017 at 12:32 PM EDT. 5 Comments
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Borg Backup for those that haven't heard is a deduplicating backup program that also builds in compression and encryption abilities.

For those hearing about Borg for the first time, it's explained in more details via their documentation, "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."

Borg doesn't use its own compression algorithm but relies upon LZ4/zlib/LZMA and likewise for data encryption is using 256-bit AES. Borg supports most major non-Windows operating systems, including various BSDs.

Borg 1.1 was released this weekend and features a new experimental "recreate" feature, support for showing diffs between two archives, creation improvements, BLAKE2b256-based encryption modes, a JSON API, and a variety of other improvements.

Those potentially interested in using Borg for your open-source backup needs can learn more via the official v1.1 release announcement at BorgBackup.org.
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