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Setting up Borg for Backups to BorgBase

Borg is a lightweight backup client that you install locally to prepare your data before sending it to BorgBase for storage. Borg will deduplicate, compress and encrypt your files before sending them to us. Depending on your environment, there are different ways to set up Borg:

Desktop

For macOS- and Linux desktops we offer Vorta, our desktop client. It provides a graphical user interface around Borg and integrates with your desktop environment to make creating, browsing and restoring backups easier.

If you are new to Vorta and Borg Backup, be sure to start with this video by Sun Knudsen. He gives a high level overview Borg’s concepts and then walks through doing backups with Vorta step-by-step.

Servers

Import- and Export Existing Repositories

If you have an existing Borg repository and would like to keep your existing archive history, you can also import (and export) repos using Rsync.