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Webinar: Thomas Waldmann: "Borg Backup 1/2: the Holy Grail"

BorgBackup (short: Borg) is a deduplicating backup program. Optionally, it supports compression and authenticated encryption.

The main goal of Borg is to provide an efficient and secure way to backup data. The data deduplication technique used makes Borg suitable for daily backups since only changes are stored. The authenticated encryption technique makes it suitable for backups to not fully trusted targets.

This is an introductory talk about borgbackup the software and the FOSS project. If you are not a borg user (yet), this talk is recommended as preparation for the followup (July 15) talk which will dive into more details.

About the speaker

Thomas' interest in IT started with programmable calculators (Ti, Casio Basic), then had C64 + tape drive (Basic, Assembler, Pascal), Atari ST (Logo, Assembler, C, Prolog, ...), Transputer (Occam), i386 (C under DOS+Win31, what a pain), then OS/2 (finally: a real OS and 32bits, C/C++, REXX), then to Linux (C/C++, Python, shell, ...). Trying to avoid Windows. :-)

He studied CS ("Diplom Informatiker"), focus hardware and computational linguistics at University of Stuttgart and is running my own small IT company since then with his brother.

Thomas' focus nowadays is on Linux, Servers, Hardware, developing SW, usually in Python and for FOSS projects, like e.g.: BorgBackup, MoinMoin Wiki, bepasty,, xstatic, ...


  • 19:30 Deur open
  • 20:30 Opening
  • 20:35 Presentatie
  • 21:20 Vragen
  • 22:00 Sluiting avond
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