Simple, configuration-driven backup software for servers and workstations
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borgmatic is simple, configuration-driven backup software for servers and workstations. Backup all of your machines from the command-line or scheduled jobs. No GUI required. Built atop Borg Backup, borgmatic initiates a backup, prunes any old backups according to a retention policy, and validates backups for consistency. borgmatic supports specifying your settings in a declarative configuration file, rather than having to put them all on the command-line, and handles common errors.

Here’s an example config file:

    # List of source directories to backup. Globs are expanded.
        - /home
        - /etc
        - /var/log/syslog*

    # Paths to local or remote repositories.
        - user@backupserver:sourcehostname.borg

    # Any paths matching these patterns are excluded from backups.
        - /home/*/.cache

    # Retention policy for how many backups to keep in each category.
    keep_daily: 7
    keep_weekly: 4
    keep_monthly: 6

    # List of consistency checks to run: "repository", "archives", or both.
        - repository
        - archives

borgmatic is hosted at with source code available. It’s also mirrored on GitHub for convenience.

Want to see borgmatic in action? Check out the screencast.

How-to guides

Reference guides

Hosting providers

Need somewhere to store your encrypted offsite backups? The following hosting providers include specific support for Borg/borgmatic. Using these links and services helps support borgmatic development and hosting. (These are referral links, but without any tracking scripts or cookies.)

  • Cloud Storage provider with full support for borg and any other SSH/SFTP tool
  • BorgBase: Borg hosting service with support for monitoring, 2FA, and append-only repos

Support and contributing


You’ve got issues? Or an idea for a feature enhancement? We’ve got an issue tracker. In order to create a new issue or comment on an issue, you’ll need to login first. Note that you can login with an existing GitHub account if you prefer.

If you’d like to chat with borgmatic developers or users, head on over to the #borgmatic IRC channel on Freenode, either via web chat or a native IRC client.

Other questions or comments? Contact


If you’d like to contribute to borgmatic development, please feel free to submit a Pull Request or open an issue first to discuss your idea. We also accept Pull Requests on GitHub, if that’s more your thing. In general, contributions are very welcome. We don’t bite!

Also, please check out the borgmatic development how-to for info on cloning source code, running tests, etc.