Duplicity – Pleasure and Simplicity in Your Backups

Update 2016-02-13: I’m now making use of Duplicity’s “–full-if-older-than” backup option and the “remove-all-but-n-full” clean up mode to keep a moving window of 3 months of backups. This way your backups don’t keep growing and growing. I’ve updated the examples in below.

Duplicity – Pleasure and Simplicity in Your Backups

If you’re like me, you’ve spent a long time, in many different configurations, trying to come up with a simple yet flexible, easy to use yet space efficient backup solution for a long, long time. Well, I think I’ve finally jumped ship from shell scripts and tarballs to duplicity: bandwidth-efficient backup using the rsync algorithm. Although duplicity talks up encryption, and it’s great and makes it easy, it’s not required and I don’t use it. Here’s some tips and tricks to get you started…

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