I’ve recently started writing a new backup program. I’ve been asked why not just use Borg or Restic. This blog post is my answer to that.

Borg and Restic are both fine backup programs. I’ve been using Borg for a while. The point here for me is that I find implementing backup systems to be a fascinating hobby. Thus, I want to write my own. The act of developing being the point more than having something I can use myself. Everyone else should use something battle-tested, unless they want to help me build something they’d like to use themselves.