[rear-users] rear with Borg on USB

Robert Owens rowens at fdrinnovation.com
Mon Feb 5 16:13:30 CET 2018

In local.conf you can specify OUTPUT=USB (the default is OUTPUT=ISO).

You might also want to check out backuppc.  Although it doesn't have 
support yet in ReaR, it only requires an ssh server and rsync (or tar) 
in order to do a restore.  It does file pooling, which is similar to the 
deduplication that borg does, but it does it on entire files rather than 

On 2/4/2018 11:15 PM, Sascha Marcel Hacker wrote:
> Hi, im am new at rear and also borg.
> I've been looking for a while now to find a good backup solution for my 
> home storage server.
> It is a 5x2TB Raid system with ubuntu, with all of my dokuments, musik 
> and family pictures I want to use it on.
> A backup solution with dedub, incremental, compression and with no down 
> time is what i need.
> My previous backup soulution was a hotswap hdd for the system and a 
> external hdd for the pictures and documents, all with tar and gzip.
> But now i am looking for a new solution, something like acronis backup.
> I compared many backup programs like rsync, zbackup, bacula, ... and all 
> this has brought me to borg.
> The only thing thats missing is a disaster solution, because I like to 
> tinker with the system.
> So i bought a new external 8tb hdd to safe the whole system on.
> In another forum i heard of rear and the option to choose borg as the 
> backup backend.
> But for now i only found an example config with a network server. Is 
> there any way to setup rear to use it with usb?
> Sascha
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