backups with obnam

After playing around with my backup appliance from this post, I ended up switching the backup software from rsnapshot to obnam. Obnam seems to work better and have more features than rsnapshot, like deduplication, encryption, etc. The only problems that I have had with Obnam are slow backups, but I can live with that.

I’ve replaced rsnapshot with this command:

obnam backup -r /mnt/backups sftp://awsh@{my server}:/home \ --client-name=awsh_backup_client --log-level=debug \ --log=/var/log/obnam.log --log-keep=10 --exclude-caches

I can schedule that command or add others for different servers. More detail and examples can be found at