Box Backup

An open source, completely automatic on-line backup system for UNIX.

Implementation

There are three main elements

Running the store server is a multi-step process, but the backup client is easy.

TLS (SSL revised) is used to encrypt connections, and more importantly, to authenticate servers and clients with both server and client side certificates. Scripts are provided to generate and manage these certificates.

Stored files are encrypted using AES for file data and Blowfish for metadata. This does mean that the one thing you do need to back up off-site and look after is a 1k file containing your keys -- the data on the server is useless without it. But it never changes, so that's OK.

Download

See the wiki for the latest compilation and installation instructions.

Source code is available on GitHub.

Documentation

The wiki contains user contributed documentation. Please use it for up to date information about Box Backup.

Mailing list

Please join the project mailing list, [email protected], for announcements of new versions and discussion of the system. Join at the sign up page.