btrbk is a backup tool for btrfs subvolumes, taking advantage of btrfs specific capabilities to create atomic snapshots and transfer them incrementally to your backup locations.

The source and target locations are specified in a config file, which allows to easily configure simple scenarios like "laptop with locally attached backup disks", as well as more complex ones, e.g. "server receiving backups from several hosts via ssh, with different retention policy".

Key Features:

  • Atomic snapshots
  • Incremental backups
  • Configurable retention policy
  • Backups to multiple destinations
  • Transfer via ssh
  • Resume of backups (if backup target was not reachable for a while)
  • Encrypted backups to non-btrfs destinations
  • Wildcard subvolumes (useful for docker and lxc containers)
  • Transaction log
  • Comprehensive list and statistics output
  • Resolve and trace btrfs parent-child and received-from relationships
  • Display file changes between two backups

Please read the documentation for further information.

If you would like to contribute, visit the btrbk project page on GitHub.

Latest stable release: btrbk-0.29.1.tar.xz [2020-02-09]