Jan-Lukas Else

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restic’s prune is much faster now

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Remember how I told you about a pull request that speeds up the performance of restic’s prune command?

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How my data survived a corrupted hard drive

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… and what I’ve learned about backups and self-hosting my files.

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Published on in 💬 Micro

I’m switching from Backblaze B2 to Scaleway’s Object Storage.

I used to use B2 as a backup destination for my restic backups from various servers. The service is fine, but what drives me away is missing €-billing (and credit cards as the only payment method) and a somewhat slow performance (at least it feels like that). Scaleway asks for twice the price (0,01€ per GB per month) but the first 75GB are free. And my last monthly B2 bill was below 1$ anyway, so it doesn’t really matter. ☺️ Now backing up my 51GB home cloud: 4,5 hours left.

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Published on in 💬 Micro

restic is my tool of choice to do backups. I’m just eagerly waiting for this a(a)wsome PR to get merged and a new version released! I’m backing up my Nextcloud (currently ~50 GB), but I never pruned the backup and now the backup is taking up more than 160 GB. That’s still just peanuts with Backblaze B2 as online storage, but I like to have things clean and tidy and a prune is overdue.

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Backup a dockerized Postgres database with Resticker

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I got the question how to solve the problem that when backing up the storage of a dockerized Postgres database (using Resticker) it could be that the backup is corrupt because the database is still running.

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Automatically Backup Docker Volumes using restic

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One of the most visited pages on my blog is about how to automatically backup Docker volumes. In that post I use the Docker image blacklabelops/volumerize. Unfortunately that image is deprecated since March 2019 and not longer maintained.

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