I’ve just released version 0.2.2 of Obnam2, the second generation of my backup program. This alpha release is ready for a light trial of a modest amount of data. I would welcome any feedback you may have.

  • The git repository has an Ansible playbook for installing the server, see also the README.
  • https://obnam.org/ has installation instructions for the client. There is a Debian package that works on Debian 10 (buster) on the Intel 64-bit architecture (amd64), or you can build it from source on any Linux machine.
  • Rust crate

Obnam2 consists of a client and a server. Both are provided in the Debian package. The Ansible playbook provisions and starts the server.

Warning: this version is of alpha level quality. It’s missing most functionality and future versions will not be compatible with this version. This version does not support encryption. It’s not efficient. It’s not compatible with Obnam1.

If you might want to try a future production version of Obnam2, now would be a good time to try alpha versions and tell me what you like, what you don’t like, and what you would like in the future. Use the issue tracker if you can, please.

You can contribute to the project by telling me what you need. What would make you happy about using backup software? How can I make Obnam2 be the most boring backup solution ever?