Borg-Import Documentation

What is borg-import?

borg-import converts backups made with other backup software into the format used by BorgBackup.

See borg-import -h for more information.

Potential advantages over manually doing it

Note: we have different importers and some importers may not support all the features.

  • automation: less manual work, import lots of backups into a borg repo with one command
  • automatically makes up borg archive name from what you give + discovered timestamp
  • sets borg archive creation timestamp to the historically correct date/time
  • temporarily moves the source directory so the borg files cache will speed up borg create

Currently supported import formats


Usage: borg-import rsnapshot SNAPSHOT_ROOT BORG_REPOSITORY

See borg-import rsnapshot -h for help.