Help me choose between borg, restic and rclone

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  • Duplicacy

    A new generation cloud backup tool

    But if you want to skip the rclone and go straight to backing up to a cloud provider take a look at Duplicacy.

  • resticprofile

    Configuration profiles manager and scheduler for restic backup

    While we're talking restic tools, have you also tried restic-profile?

  • InfluxDB

    Collect and Analyze Billions of Data Points in Real Time. Manage all types of time series data in a single, purpose-built database. Run at any scale in any environment in the cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.

  • czkawka

    Multi functional app to find duplicates, empty folders, similar images etc.

    If you want to find and organize duplicates on disk, then there are other tools for that. I'm not particularly familiar with them, but you might try starting with czkawka which looks pretty featureful. The github page also compares it with a couple other similar tools. Otherwise you could try searching for "find duplicates" in /r/datahoarders or /r/selfhosted for ideas.

  • rclone

    "rsync for cloud storage" - Google Drive, S3, Dropbox, Backblaze B2, One Drive, Swift, Hubic, Wasabi, Google Cloud Storage, Yandex Files

    While your recommendation totally makes sense for this use case, I just wanted to add that s3fs is probably not the way to go with Borg if you're trying to use it with generic cloud object storage—for all the reasons you mention. Instead, my understanding is that Borg users often use rclone or similar to sync a local Borg repository to cloud storage. Much more reliable, but the downside is it requires extra local storage.

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