Matthias Liffers

[mətiːəs] he/him. Uninvited child of Whadjuk Noongar boodja. Gaming. Underwater photography. Sustainability. Self-hosted software. Occasionally knitting. FAIR research data. Metadata. Running from nothing.

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Joined 2 years ago
Cake day: November 18th, 2022


  • I’m using Autorestic, a wrapper for Restic that lets you specify everything in a config file. It can fire hooks before/after backups so I’ve added it to my healthchecks instance to know if backups were completed successfully.

    One caveat with Restic: it relies on hostnames to work optimally (for incremental backups) so if you’re using Autorestic in a container, set the host: option in the config file. My backups took a few hours each night until I fixed this - now they’re less than 30 minutes.