gocryptfs VS BorgBackup

Compare gocryptfs vs BorgBackup and see what are their differences.


Encrypted overlay filesystem written in Go (by rfjakob)


Deduplicating archiver with compression and authenticated encryption. (by borgbackup)
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gocryptfs BorgBackup
21 121
2,050 7,742
- 1.1%
9.4 8.6
about 1 month ago 5 days ago
Go C
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of gocryptfs. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-15.


Posts with mentions or reviews of BorgBackup. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-01.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing gocryptfs and BorgBackup you can also consider the following projects:

Duplicati - Store securely encrypted backups in the cloud!

Duplicity - Unnoficial fork of Duplicity - Bandwidth Efficient Encrypted Backup

restic - Fast, secure, efficient backup program

Rsnapshot - a tool for backing up your data using rsync (if you want to get help, use https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/rsnapshot-discuss)

TimeShift - System restore tool for Linux. Creates filesystem snapshots using rsync+hardlinks, or BTRFS snapshots. Supports scheduled snapshots, multiple backup levels, and exclude filters. Snapshots can be restored while system is running or from Live CD/USB.

UrBackup - UrBackup - Client/Server Open Source Network Backup for Windows, MacOS and Linux

Backuppc - BackupPC is a high-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing up to a server's disk.

Bup - Very efficient backup system based on the git packfile format, providing fast incremental saves and global deduplication (among and within files, including virtual machine images). Current release is 0.31, and the development branch is master. Please post problems or patches to the mailing list for discussion (see the end of the README below).

Burp - burp - backup and restore program

Bareos - Main repository with the code for the libraries and daemons

Rdiff-backup - Reverse differential backup tool, over a network or locally.

Back In Time - Back In Time - A simple backup tool for Linux