This bash script sends incremental snapshots to another drive for backing up data. Plug in and mount any btrfs-formatted device you want your system to be backed up to (like a USB drive). When you run the script you will be prompted to select a mounted btrfs device, or you can optionally select the disk using its UUID on the command line.
The script iterates through all snapper configurations by default (this can be
changed using the
-c flag). For each configuration it creates a new local
snapshot. If you have never synced to the specified device you will be prompted
to enter a directory on the device where the backup snapshots will go.
Additionally you are shown the location of the backed up snapshot. If you have
performed a backup to this device before, only the changes since the last backup
have to be sent.
snap-sync package using pacman if using Arch Linux.
Alternatively, download the latest release and signature from the releases page, verify the download, and then
make install. snapper is required.
If your system uses a non-default location for the snapper
configuration file, specify it on the command line with
SNAPPER_CONFIG. For example, for Arch Linux use
make SNAPPER_CONFIG=/etc/conf.d/snapper install
Starting with release 0.6, the tarballs are signed with my key with fingerprint
F7B28C61944FE30DABEEB0B01070BCC98C18BD66 (public key). Previous tarballs and commits
used a different key with fingerprint
snap-sync(8) after installation.
After reviewing the man page, check the issues page and file a new issue if your problem is not covered.
Help wanted! Feel free to fork and issue a pull request to add features or tackle an open issue.
See @rzerres's fork which has several enhancments.