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Incremental btrfs snapshot backups with push/pull support via SSH

Project description


Btrfs snapshot backup utility

* Push/pull support via SSH
* Housekeeping
* Email notifications
* Compression of transferred data
* Syslog logging

System dependencies
The following packages have to be available on both source and destination

* btrfs-progs

The system executing btrfs-backup requires

* python3

* ssh (for remote push/pull, not required for local operation)
* lzop (for compression support if desired)
* pv (provides progress indication if installed)
* sendmail (for email notifications if desired)

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pip install btrfs-sxbackup

* when using ssh, public/private key authentication should be set up

Usage examples

Pull snapshot backups of **/** on remote host **** to local subvolume **/backup/myhost**

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btrfs-sxbackup ssh:// /backup/myhost

Push snapshot backups of local subvolume **/** to remote subvolume **/backup/myhost** on host ****

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btrfs-sxbackup / ssh://


Cronhob performing a local and remote pull backup job

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# /etc/cron.d/btrfs-sxbackup
30 2 * * * root btrfs-sxbackup / /mnt/backup/localsystem/ -sk 3 -dk "1d = 4/d, 1w = daily, 2m = none"
0 3 * * * root btrfs-sxbackup ssh://root@remotesystem/ /mnt/backup/remotesystem/ -sk 3 -dk "1d = 4/d, 1w = daily, 2m = none"

Synopsis and options

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usage: btrfs-sxbackup [-h] [-c] [-q] [-sk SOURCE_KEEP] [-dk DESTINATION_KEEP]
[-li LOG_IDENT] [--version]
source_subvolume destination_container_subvolume

positional arguments:
source_subvolume Source subvolume to backup. Local path or SSH url.
Destination subvolume receiving snapshots. Local path
or SSH url.

optional arguments:
-h, --help show this help message and exit
-c, --compress Enables compression during transmission, requires lzop
to be installed on both source and destination
-q, --quiet Do not log to STDOUT
-sk SOURCE_KEEP, --source-keep SOURCE_KEEP
Expression defining which source snapshots to
keep/cleanup. Can be a static number (of backups) or
more complex expression like "1d=4/d,1w=daily,2m=none"
literally translating to: "1 day from now keep 4
backups a day, 1 week from now keep daily backups, 2
months from now keep none". Default is 10
Expression defining which destination snapshots to
keep/cleanup. Can be a static number (of backups) or
more complex expression (see --source-keep arguemnt).
Default is 10
Override path to source snapshot container subvolume.
Both absolute and relative paths are possible. Default
is 'sxbackup', relative to source subvolume
-m [MAIL], --mail [MAIL]
Enables email notifications. If an email address is
given, it overrides the default email-recipient
setting in /etc/btrfs-sxbackup.conf
-li LOG_IDENT, --log-ident LOG_IDENT
Log ident used for syslog logging, defaults to script
--version show program's version number and exit

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