Introduction to Borg Backup - Linux Tutorials - Learn Linux Configuration

Borg is a very useful application we can use to create deduplicating backups on Linux. Free and open source software, it is, for the most part, written in Python and supports data compression and encryption. Thanks to the data de-duplication feature, only data which actually changes is archived, and this let us optimize both disk space and execution time. Borg is really easy to install, since it is packaged and included in the repositories of the most used Linux distributions.

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Great article, thank you!

Question: What would be the best method or procedure for incremental and rotating backups? For example, I would like to setup incremental backups during the week, and full backups on the weekends? Or that even necessary with Borg?