Disclaimer: “Fast howto” means in my world just dumping my config files for everyone to use, explanations are optional. 🙂
Hint: duplicity is very good in encrypting your backuped data, but my backup data disks are already encrypted through luks, so I’m not using this feature!
[Unit] Description=weekly full home directory backup [Timer] # see systemd.time(7) manual page for other scheduling options OnCalendar=Sun # run immediately if we missed a backup for some reason Persistent=true OnBootSec=15min #OnUnitActiveSec=1w [Install] WantedBy=timers.target
[Unit] Description=full home backup [Service] Nice=19 IOSchedulingClass=2 IOSchedulingPriority=7 ExecStart=/root/homeBackup.sh
#!/bin/bash #backup to my NAS through NFS mount #(mounted at boot) duplicity --no-encryption --asynchronous-upload --volsize 100 -v6 --exclude '**/*/.cache' --exclude '**/whatever/you/like' /home file:///mnt/your/backup/path
#maybe a reload is needed systemctl daemon-reload #run manually (for testing maybe?) systemctl start homeBackup.service #enable timer systemctl enable homeBackup.timer #just enabling is not enough! #start the timer systemctl start homeBackup.timer #after start the first run starts immediately, after that at the specified time stamps with "OnCalendar" #check all timers (with inactives, --all) systemctl list-timers --all #check backup log journalctl -u homeBackup.service