Borg Backup Script
This is a little helper script to regulary back up your data using the Borg backup tool. I wrote this as I was frustrated with Deja-Dup, which does not allow me to exclude directories by pattern, hence I ended up with backups that were very large and took a really long time to create because they contained many directories with non-essential files (e.g. node modules or Python virtual environments). Borg backup is a simple tool that offers everything that Deja-Dup does and is easier to customize.
- Put the script in your home folder and make it executable.
- Call it regularly using e.g. cron (put e.g. "0 * * * * [your username] /home/[your username]/make_backup.sh" in your
/etc/crontab- this will call the script every hour). Please note that the script will perform its own checking to see